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“Tada is a young genius, it also combines great energy and delicacy with his music, and also swings so hard! 

When I was with Miles, we helped each other to improve music. Miles needed me and I needed him.

I was a backbone for Miles when I was with Miles, but now Tada is a backbone for me.”

- Jimmy Cobb

“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