Japan's Kan Sano Previews Fantastic Farewell Even Though He Just Got Here
I’m not sure why Berklee-trained jazzed pianist/Tokyo-based beatmaker Kan Sano is saying goodbye, but it’s cool, as long as he leaves us with this record.
Fantastic Farewell is set to drop in April, and we’ve already heard a couple of the tracks from this collection. “Dream In” made its way onto Iggy a couple of weeks back. His Stevie Wonder remix for Japan won’t be on the record, but there are plenty more instrumental delights of the jazzy variety.
If jazz is a bit over your head at times (like it is for me), Kan does a great job of bringing those complicated melodies into the realm of understanding for instrumental hip hop aficionados. All that harmonic madness is there, but it swings with a hip hop beat. A lot like Yesterday’s New Quintet.
Have a listen to the sampler for Fantastic Farewell below, and stay tuned here for more on the album.