Archive for October 23rd, 2009



Tokyo Blue launched its debut album titled ‘The Naked Soul’ at Groove Junction on the 8th of October 2009. The venue was nice and cozy for their new school jazz-styled music (or rather, contemporary jazz? or indie-jazz, or jazz rock?). Tokyo Blue is purely an instrumental band, made up of 3 really talented musicians, namely Hiroaki Maekawa on the bass, Ywenna Carollin on the piano and Joshua Maran on the drums. Individually, they really excel in the instruments they play, and put together, heck, it’s like 3 solo musicians trying to outwit each other in a competition.


They kicked off the night with the first song from the album, Spark Of Life. More songs from the album were played including Beautiful War, Balance and The Naked Soul. The jazz they played wasn’t the relaxed jazz with a lounge feeling, it was more of an upbeat jazz that won’t make you sleepy. There was a short break after that in which people could purchase their albums, retailing at RM29.90 each and comes with a free A3-sized poster.

XFM. Kami Tak Hot, Kami Cool!