Masaru Imada (今田勝, Imada Masaru, born 21 March 1932) is a Japanese jazz pianist and composer.
|Birth name||Masaru Imada (今田勝, Imada Masaru)|
|Born||21 March 1932|
Life and careerEdit
Imada was born in Tokyo on 21 March 1932. He had classical piano lessons. He played jazz in student bands while a student at Meiji University, after which he worked in business for a year. He then decided to pursue music professionally. From 1953 he was part of clarinetist Eiji Kitamura's band.
An asterisk (*) after the year indicates that it is the year of release.
|1970*||Maki||Quartet, with tenor sax, bass, drums|
|1970*||Now!||Three Blind Mice||Quartet, with tenor sax, bass, drums|
|1973||Poppy||Three Blind Mice||Some tracks solo piano; some tracks trio, with Isao Fukui (bass), Masahiko Ozu (drums)|
|1975||Green Caterpillar||Three Blind Mice||Quintet, with Kazumi Watanabe (guitar), Isao Fukui (bass), Tetsujiro Obara (drums), Yuji Imamura (percussion)|
|1976||Masaru Imada Piano||Three Blind Mice||Solo piano|
|1977||Alone Together||Three Blind Mice||Duo, with George Mraz (bass)|
|1980||Andalusian Breeze||Trio||With Kazumi Watanabe (guitar), Mitsuaki Furuno (bass), Shinji Mori (drums), Yuji Imamura (percussion)|
|1981||Carnival||Trio||With Michael Brecker (tenor sax), Randy Brecker (flugelhorn), Kiyoshi Sugimoto (guitar), Akira Okazawa (bass), Yuichi Tokashiki (drums), Yuji Imamura (percussion)|
|1982*||Seaside||With Grover Washington, Jr. (tenor sax, alto sax, soprano sax, flute), Tom Brown (trumpet), Steve Kahn (guitar), Anthony Jackson (bass), Steve Jordan (drums), Manolo Badrena (percussion)|
|1986*||Strange Conversation||Polydor||Quartet, with keyboard, bass, drums|
|2002*||Standards||Three Blind Mice|
- Sugiyama, Kazunori, Imada, Masaru, Grove Music Online. Oxford Music Online. Oxford University Press, retrieved 1 February 2015