Yuzu Natsumi is a Singer-Songwriter in Tokyo, Japan. In 2018, she visited me for a joint concert and after only one rehearsal, we decided to record an album together!
Bringing together percussionist/flutist Eien Hunter-Ishikawa from Portland and Bassist Karl Hedlund from Sweden, we created ‘California Dreams’. Most of these songs are original pieces from Yuzu Natsumi, and others are creative arrangements of traditional Japanese minyo (folk songs).
It’s a beautiful blending of traditional Japanese instrumentation (shamisen, fue, taiko, minyo vocals) and western instrumentation (mandolin, vibes, bass, and more), so please listen and enjoy the California Dreams!