White & Blue
was selected as a Writers Choice 2000 as a Top 10 album of the Year
by Coda magazine and earned considerable critical praise:
A potent mix of passion and calculated madness,
with Tamura's plaintive horn cry somewhere between a blast and a bleat.
Tamura initiates a solo
How Many? earned equally strong praise:
Tamura is an insane trumpet player … he is in exclusive company. Lester Bowie, Leo Smith and Ornette (on trumpet) are among those who have sailed into these uncharted waters. Weird, subterranean, hilarious, wickedly creative music—Michael J. Williams, American Reporter
… exudes vulnerability and spontaneity, even as it possesses a great vitality. Tamura's is a similar sensibility … Together Tamura and Fujii construct perfect little structures; their collaboration is balanced, astute, and very musical. A lovely album—Chris Kelsey, Cadence
Fourteen extremely improvisatory tunes. To say that Tamura produces unusual and distorted sounds on his horn is an understatement … Their music catches you unaware, creating tension and intrigue—Marcela Breton, Jazz Times
Stimulating and challenging … a quite intriguing listen. Recommended—Rotcod Zzaj, Improvijazzation Nation
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