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A Drop of Water

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Released  1987
Artist  Keiko Matsui
Genre  Jazz
Keiko Project (1985)  A Drop of Water (1987)
Release date  1987
Label  Shout! Factory
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A Drop of Water (1987)  Under Northern Lights (1989)
Similar  Spring Selection, Moyo, Sapphire, Wildflower

a drop of water by keiko matsui

A Drop of Water is the debut album by Keiko Matsui from 1987. The album was also released in 1993 and then 1997 adding a bonus track for the previous album.


The original cover showed some colored pictures of Keiko Matsui with some other thing. The other released cover showed Keiko Matsui reaching for the Sun in the blue sky.

A drop of water keiko matsui


This auspicious introduction to the many aspects of the composer's skills finds her surrounded by a slew of L.A.'s top players, some of whom had yet to begin their own solo careers at this point: Grant Geissman, Brandon Fields, Robben Ford, Nathan East, and Jimmy Johnson. Matsui balances a mystic Eastern edge with a lighthearted New Agey pop appeal. "Ancient Wind" and the Geissman co-composition "Mediterranean Sea" are the best cuts, building from pastoral ideas into an explosive ensemble hook. Matsui also showed her penchant for soulful vocal pieces, using Abu Khalil and Marva King to varying effectiveness. The emotional vocal title cut was inspired by Challenger astronaut Ron McNair.


  • Keiko Matsui: Piano, Keyboards
  • Kazu Matsui: Shakuhachi
  • Brandon Fields: Saxophone
  • Walt Flower: Flugelhorn
  • Susie Katayama: Cello
  • David Garfield: Piano, Synthesizers
  • Derek Nakamato: Synthesizers
  • Grant Geissman: Guitar
  • Robben Ford: Guitar
  • Nathan East: Bass
  • Gregg Bissonette: Drums
  • Micheal Fisher: Percussion
  • Songs

    1Ancient Wind
    2Light Above the Trees4:48
    3Harbour Wind5:41


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