Hiroko Kokubu Bridge XRCD

Hiroko Kokubu

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Mastered by Alan Yoshida!

A multi-media celebrity in Japan, Hiroko Kokubu continues to win an increasingly appreciative American audience with Bridge, her second release for JVC Music and XRCD.

On this recording, a collection of mostly original tunes along with a strikingly original rendition of Simon and Garfunkel’s Bridge Over Troubled Water, the contemporary jazz pianist’s extraordinary talent and passion for her art are enhanced by the support of several renowned players including Alex Acuna, Abraham Laboriel, Gary Herbig and both Tom Coster and his son, Tommy.

Hiroko Kokubu, acoustic piano, synth strings, Pianica
Alex Acuna, drums, percussion, cymbols
Abe Laboriel, electric bass, acoustic fretless bass
Ramon Stagnaro, electric guitar, 12-string guitar
Gary Herbig, alto sax, flute, alto flute, soprano sax, hand clapping, voices, clarinet
Tom Coster, Fender Rhodes, Hammond B-3
Tommy Coster, Jr., synthesizers, loop, percusion, synth bass, log drum, synth tambourine
Greg Adams, flugelhorn
Andy Narell, steel pans

1. Catalina Island
2. Rudy's Dream
3. Bridge Over Troubled Water
4. Lullaby of Takeda
5. Essence
6. Lettins' Go
7. Keep Hope Alive
8. Baked Potato Man
9. Innocence of Spring
10. Our Story
11. Peranzetta
12. Serenato*

*Previously unreleased in the U.S.A.

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