Live Review: "Euphoria" By Keiko Matsui (9/10)


Producers: Keiko Matsui & Bud Harner

An influential, globally acclaimed contemporary jazz artist, keyboardist-composer Keiko Matsui titled her exotic and eclectic Euphoria after the uplift she feels when seeing her classical and new age influenced smooth jazz connecting people around the world. Driven by vibrant melodies and multi-cultural percussive energy, her adventure includes jazz fusion, a prayerful meditation, an R&B anthem with Lalah Hathaway, a spirited tango, a jaunt to Paraguay and a piece she calls her “jazz symphony.” – Jonathan Widran