I am very happy to announce the release of my debut solo album "TOMODACHI: Friends.”
It was released in the US this October and will be released in Japan on December 20th from the major distribution company Disk Union.
I could not have done it without my family and many precious friends. I played with amazing musicians including: Peter Erskine, Alan Broadbent, Harold Danko, Tiger Okoshi, Alan Pasqua, Maki “Maggie” Inouye, Hiro Kawashima, Hiroko Williams, Maurice Gainen and many more….
World renown former "Weather Report" drummer Peter Erskine gave me a great nice endorsement. This is an excerpt:
"As far as I’m concerned, one of the more welcome sounds in jazz is the flute. Making this album, I learned to respect Nori's great ear and talent. It’s high time that he shares his gift with the world … his time has arrived. Congratulations, Nori … and welcome.” -Peter Erskine
I will donate 20% of the sales to a school in Cambodia where my family and I are going at the end of the year to do volunteer work. My wife and I adopted two Cambodian children 20 years ago who are now wonderful young adults. They make our lives so worthwhile that we are sharing our happiness with their country.
Thank you for your support!