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Guitar great Saiichi Sugiyama acclaimed as "The Japanese Bluesmaster" TIME OUT with legendary Cream/Jack Bruce lyricist Pete Brown and excellent band to play tracks from new cd "So Am I".as well as some old favourites from Pete's back catalogue.
Click here to see some photos of Saiichi in action at The Rayners
Here are some audio clips from So Am I:
|Cellar Full Of Noise|
|I Never Turn|
So Am I was number 7 in the October 2004 Playlist
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What people have said about "So Am I"
"Dear Saiichi -- Being able to play your fine CD on my program is a privilege." - Mick Martin 88.9 KXJZ Sacramento, California
"You played 'I Never Turn' live with me in the studio recently at Resonance FM - am I wrong or is that one hell of a song? … The mix of electric and acoustic on this CD is very satisfying." - Pete Sargeant, Blues Matters
"The album captures and re-activates the essence of the early '70s British Rock that has long been lost even in Britain itself. We can be proud that it was a Japanese man who achieved this feat." - Strange Days September 2004 issue (original text in Japanese)
"Sugiyama's music manages to combine the blues feeling and catchy melodies… In a nutshell, it is classy songwriter stuff in the bloodline of the 70's (particularly British) rock and popular music." - Record Collectors, August 2004 issue (original text in Japanese)
"Keep a watch on how the audience in America and Europe are going to react to this music…" - The DIG (by Shinko Music), summer 2004 issue (original text in Japanese)
"…Sugiyama's husky bittersweet vocals and weeping guitar against the backdrop of a gorgeous full band sound makes a satisfying 14 tracks/70 minutes+ listening. … I get a vision of his soul on fire burning brightly through the tapestry of sound." - Player magazine, Sep 2004 issue (original text in Japanese)
"Your CD is here! Thanks a lot for very fine music!" - Vasja Ivanovski
103 FM, Macedonia