Ryo Fukui was a Japanese pianist based in Sapporo. He was born in 1948 in Biratori, Hokkaido. He played regularly at the Slowboat jazz club. The genre of Fukui’s music is considered Nu-Jazz.
A legend died today.
David Warren “Dave” Brubeck (December 6, 1920 – December 5, 2012) was an American jazz pianist. He wrote a number of jazz standards, including “In Your Own Sweet Way” and “The Duke”. Brubeck’s style ranged from refined to bombastic, reflecting his mother’s attempts at classical training and his improvisational skills. His music was known for employing unusual time signatures, and superimposing contrasting rhythms, meters, and tonalities.