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“His name is Tadataka Unno.

The things I love about his playing are

he has a tremendous sense of dynamics.

And he doesn’t just bang the piano.

He touches it like Hank Jones, Teddy Wilson and Tommy Flanagan.


He’s not afraid to play something beautiful.

It’s more of the challenge to play something beautiful.

It’s challenging to do that and it still makes it interesting.”

- Roy Hargrove, 1969-2018