Tadataka Unno Trio

Tadataka Unno - piano

Essiet Okon Essiet - bass

Jonathan Barber - drums

 

The Side Door Jazz Club, 85 Lyme St, Old Lyme, CT

 

"Musician are often given to ecstatic superlatives when they discuss the talents of pianist Tadataka Unno, and it's easy to see why. Placed in nearly any style of jazz and in any concert setting. Tadataka consistently offers a perfect balance of virtuosity and taste. Though he has lived stateside for less than a decade, Tadataka's performance résumé already reads like a jazz hall of fame. His gorgeous pearly keyboard touch, tasteful sense of restraint and incredible ears have earned him many deserved accolades. While a first-call sideman to instrumentalists and vocalists alike, Tadataka particularly shines in his own straight-ahead projects. Indeed, when he brings his trip to The Side Door, Tadataka will offer definitive evidence that he is the heir apparent to the genius of Hank Jones." by Seton Hawkins, Hot House Jazz Guide July 2016