REVIEW: Takuya Kuroda, ‘Fly Moon Die Soon’ (First World) 

Trumpeter and vocalist Takuya Kuroda’s sixth release deviates from his norm of live-in-the-studio tracking by increasing the use of studio effects. Loops, overdubs, sampling and beats combine with the input of guest musicians —periodically invited into the studio — to cohesively engender music that grooves to pop yet satisfies jazz yearnings. The resulting nine tracks

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