doctor umezu diva is a japanese sax player kazutoki umezu’s one off project which he invited two female artists, one is a legendary marimba player midori takada and one more is a vocalist&pianist and half of japanese newwave band colored music in the end of 80’s.
this album was one of the best kept secret jazz album from japan. dubby from ondas tokyo(he compiled “va/midnight in tokyo vol.2” on studio mule) brought me this record. it was really hard to find as the amount of copies has been very limited.
this album is a unique mixture of modern classical sound and avant-garde jazz which is kind of similar with strata east or nimbus.