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My old friend Kaoru Watanabe and I began our musical collaborations several decades ago when we were growing up in St. Louis, MO and then re-located to New York City. After many years of playing informally and in private settings, we began performing in public in early 2009. Our combined experience playing both composed and improvised music that delves into jazz, modern classical, traditional Japanese and Jewish music, and beyond, gives our sound a broad, expansive palette. The music is at times delicate, pensive, ferocious, textural, rhythmically intricate and full of the unexpected.