These world-class musicians perform their highly anticipated debut concert together, creating a fresh take on their specially chosen compositions. They each have recent albums which are enjoying great critical acclaim. This promises to be a very special evening of sublimely beautiful music.
Shinya Fukumori – drums
Andrew McCormack – piano
The programme will feature compositions by both musicians. Yokohama Calling are very excited to be facilitating this unique meeting of musical talent and the possibilities it will bring.
“Fukumori is among the most poetic of drummers, his light touch lending only the necessary textures and rhythms: reminiscent of the late, great drummer Paul Motian, a frequent contributor to ECM recordings.” – Mark Sullivan, allaboutjazz
“The words classy and eloquent immediately spring to mind when you listen to pianist Andrew McCormack.” – Selwyn Harris, Jazzwise
“McCormack is a brilliant British pianist and composer.” – Giles Peterson, BBC Radio 6 Presenter
“Fukumori is capable of driving proceedings along in a more traditional and swinging manner, but here the emphasis is on a more intimate level, engaging in a deep yet contemplative conversation with his fellow musicians.” – Nick Lea, jazzviews
Yokohama Calling is a UK based operation working with Japanese artists to promote Japanese music and culture outside of Japan. The vision is to bring UK and Japanese artists together - to foster the spirit of collaboration, to create new bonds and make great music.