A leader with a fine future.
Magazine by Joe Tangari
everything ceaselessly flows, oft breezy, swingin', be-boppy while wafting through the hip museum
review by Mark S. Tucker
no matter how complex and expansive things may get, she retains those qualities that made the songs memorable in the first place. It’s a hell of an accomplishment. It’s also a seriously exciting album
One of the best things to come out all year. It was my Pick of the Week when it first hit the shelves back in January… and it remains one of the best things on that shelf as the year comes to a close.
-Bird is the Worm
Her swooping lines and emotive outpourings are contemporary without losing the sense of tradition inherent in both Japanese folk and Western jazz - in other words she can swing!
Omura masterfully injects her bold and contemporary blend of jazz into these Japanese standards to create a new and refreshing sound she can proudly call her own.
by Sebastien Helary
Roots is a tremendous accomplishment, and undoubtedly one of the most important and creative jazz albums produced by a violinist in recent history.
- Chtistian Howes
Roots reaches back for its source material but is most certainly contemporary music at its best.
- Step Tempest
At once, Tomoko Omura's Roots is stirring and melodiously captivating