Nobuyuki Nakajima

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About Nobuyuki Nakajima

In the artist’s words: Describe one of your earliest musical memories in detail. My father was a composer, a wide variety of music existed all around me. Classical, jazz, Latin, pop, film music... I started learning to play the piano when I was in elementary school, and naturally began to play such music on the piano myself. What are your top 3 all-time favorite albums on Apple Music, and why? Why did you choose these three albums in particular? Duke Ellington, Money Jungle João Gilberto, Amoroso XTC, Skylarking (Remastered) Amoroso : Beautiful João's voice and its a flowing arrangement by Klaus Ogerman. Money Jungle :Its high-voltage current-like playing and the precision behind it. Skylarking : The quality of its music and the acoustic design of the entire work. Find a song of yours on Apple Music that you love and tell us what makes it special. Tell us why you chose this song. “輝かしい未来へのエール” The album that contains this song was composed for the TV drama series "Yae no Sakura", which follows the life of a japanise woman (Yae). Hope beyond sorrow. Sadness in hope. I express that feeling in this song. What’s one of the most memorable moments in your career so far? In 2011, when the earthquake occurred in Fukushima, French actress Jane Birkin came to Japan and gave a concert. I acted as her accompanist and after that accompanied her on her world tours for several years as music director, arranger and pianist. Is there anything left on your bucket list as an artist or band? To constantly create works (songs, albums, theatrical works) and present them. Adhere to the style and accept the necessary changes in line with the times.

July 31, 1969
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