A genre defying blockbuster and awesome beat creating sound guru, who is forever innovative in his approach to music. Yamasaki (Tom Edwards) has enjoyed album releases with the independent labels Criminal Recordz and Just Joe as well as achieving underground acclaim and radio play across the world (including having his tracks feature on Scott Mills show on BBC Radio 1 and The Jazz Suite & Soul Travels Radio in the USA).
The Yamasaki sound is “steeped in the greats like Hancock, Coltrane and Gil Scott-Heron, they are also intrinsically linked to the lure of modern Jazz and Funk. It takes the sterling early nineties work of the Acid Jazz label and builds upon it yet again” (Robert McNamara, Redtrackmusic). Yamasaki blends the sounds of funk, soul, big-beat, and jazz, into tracks that seriously make you want to get up and groove along with the beat.
In an awe inspiring collaborative effort Yamasaki has teamed up with jazz pioneer, guitarist Melvin Antonio Chenault who hails from Michigan USA. As Children of a new Jazz he creates a fusion of jazz,classical and all other styes that inspire. This is a music for the person needing some mental and emotional stimulation! In partnership with Yamasaki, Melvin has helped stretch the boundaries of Jazz far into the distance.
Check out Yamasaki at http://www.myspace.com/yamasakijazz