Masara "Masarascope" 5.23.2003
Masara is a trio made up of Takagi Junichi (guitar), Ohta Keisuke (violin) and Yoshimi Masaki (tabla). Takagi plays various styles from classical to jazz and flamenco and has played sessions with musicians such as Ron Carter and Mal Waldron in the States. Violinist Ohta has worked on a range of musical projects and also in the fields of film, theater, advertising, fashion shows and the like. Yoshimi studied tabla in Mumbai (Bombay as was), India back in the 1980's and has been working on numerous projects pursuing the many possibilities of this instrument ever since. Reflecting the members' broad range of musical backgrounds, this first album Masara has created is a true gem of world music, featuring colorful ethnic essences from all over the globe.