Masabumi Kikuchi

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Masabumi Kikuchi
Birth name Masabumi Kikuchi
Also known as Poo Sun
Born 19 October 1939
Origin JapanTokyo, Japan
Genres Jazz
Instruments Piano
Associated acts Lionel Hampton
Sonny Rollins
Woody Herman
Mal Waldron
Website Official Site (Japanese)
Fan Site

Masabumi Kikuchi (菊地 雅章 Kikuchi Masabumi?, born 19 October 1939) is a Japanese jazz pianist and composer born in Tokyo, Japan, notable for working with a variety of well-known jazz musicians, such as Lionel Hampton, Sonny Rollins, Woody Herman, Mal Waldron, Joe Henderson, McCoy Tyner, Elvin Jones, Miles Davis, Paul Motian, Billy Harper and Hannibal Peterson.


As leader[edit]

  • Poo-Sun (Philips, 1970)
  • East Wind (East Wind, 1974)
  • Matrix (Catalyst, 1977)
  • Wishes/Kochi (East Wind, 1976; Inner City, 1978)
  • But Not for Me (Flying Disk, 1978)
  • Susto (CBS/Sony, 1981)
  • One-Way Traveller (CBS/Sony, 1982)
  • Dreamachine (Rec. 1989–90, Glass House, 1992; Pioneer)
  • Feel You (Bellaphon, 1993)
  • Raw Material #1 (Alfa, 1997)
  • Melancholy Gil (Universal)
  • Slash Trio (3d Records)
  • Slash Trio, Vol. 2 (3d)
  • After Hours, Vol. 2 (Blue Note)
  • Aaobb (3d)
  • Sunrise (ECM)

As co-leader[edit]

  • Hozan Yamamoto + Masabumi Kikuchi – 銀界 / Silver World (Philips, 1971; reissued 1994) with Gary Peacock and Hiroshi Murakami
  • Masabumi Kikuchi, Masahiko Togashi, Gary PeacockPoesy : The Man Who Keeps Washing His Hands (Philips, 1971)
  • Masabumi Kikuchi + Gil Evans (Philips, 1972); Japanese big band with Billy Harper directed by Gil Evans
  • Elvin Jones / Masabumi Kikuchi – Hollow Out (Philips, 1973)
  • Terumasa Hino, Masahiko Togashi, Masabumi Kikuchi – Triple Helix (Enja, 1993)

With Tethered Moon (Trio with Paul Motian and Gary Peacock)

As sideman[edit]

With Pee Wee Ellis

With Gil Evans

With Joe Henderson

  • Joe Henderson and Kikuchi, Hino in Concert (Rec. 1971, Fontana, 1974)

With Terumasa Hino

With Helen Merrill

With Paul Motian

With Takeshi Shibuya

With Mal Waldron

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