''a mature player with keen sense of composition,
considerable technical skill...''
John Heidt, Vintage Guitar Magazine
''Guitarist Nobuki Takamen has taken his Gibson around the
made his name in jazz with range from pensive to
the Montreal Jazz Festival
''Takamen has a consistently mellow tone and a style that
relaxed to fiery.''
Scott Yanow, LA Jazz Scene
''... prodigious technique... lyrical melodies akin to James
sink into the mind, inviting subconscious lyric-writing from
even the most
Dave Major, AllAboutJazz
''Takamen continues his seamless merging of lyrically-
compositions, with peppery, in-the-pocket grooves.''
Glenn Astarita, JazzReview.com