Masabumi Kikuchi 1939-2015

‘I’m more free now (at 70) because I started believing in myself. When I sit down at the piano I do not prepare what I will play nor do I think about how to play, and I believe I found the way of putting out something new, and I guess I could call it my own.’

Read more about Kikuchi-san here, and a great interview here

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