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More on Kei Akagi and his Trio
- The Trio was formed in 2000 and has given well over 300 performances. Its music is documented on six CD’s. The band leader, Kei Akagi, has been a mainstay of the international jazz world for over two decades.
- Perhaps best known for his work as a member of the Miles Davis band in the late 1980’s, his career also includes extended associations with major figures such as Stanley Turrentine, James Newton, Joe Farrell, Al DiMeola, and Airto Moreira.
- Kei Akagi has also performed or recorded with Art Pepper, Blue Mitchell, Freddie Hubbard, Ron Carter, Charlie Haden, Charnett Moffett, Tom Harrell, Bobby Shew, Eddie Harris, Slide Hampton, Steve Turre, Robin Eubanks, Jean-Luc Ponty, Jeff Watts, Allan Holdsworth, and others.
- Akagi has recorded 13 CD’s as a solo artist and leader. As a sideman and accompanist, he is on over 60 CD’s worldwide, including Miles Davis’ last recorded works.