Takuya Kuroda, ‘Midnight Crisp’ (First World) | Review

On his seventh album, Midnight Crisp, Japanese trumpet alchemist Takuya Kuroda continues to effortlessly meld post-bop with hip-hop, funk, neo soul, electronica, Afrobeat and fusion to arrive at a sublime place of his creation. The trumpeter is accompanied by kindred spirits — trombonist Corey King, saxophonist Craig Hill, keyboardist Takahiro Izumikawa, drummer Adam Jackson, bassist

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