Eiji Kadota just released a new single, “Connie” and the reviews are already praising his work – a song he wrote for his beautiful wife.  Here’s a sneak peak of his fabulous video!

iTunes:    Connie on iTunes
Qobuz:     Connie on Qobuz

“Connie” follows the uber success of Eiji Kadota’s solo album, “The Flow” which was awarded a Golden Melody Award and features instrumental songs deemed a compilation of his music experiences.  While it is a ‘non- genre’ integration of rock, jazz, funk and pop, it is also a consolidation of his unique music style.  In co-production with Michael Ning, up-and-coming bassist of “Yellow Funky Stuff,” the album was created featuring many top tier musicians from New York, Hong Kong and Japan.  The drummers are Aaron Comess from Spin Doctors (nominated for a Grammy Award); Keith Carlock drummer of Sting and TOTO; Shuichi Murakami, Japan’s greatest drummer; Jun Kung a seasoned drummer of Hong Kong, Brazilian young genius Adriano Moreira and Mr. Q who is a leading drummer in Taiwan. Keyboardists are Takeshi Obayashi, an up-and-coming pianist in New York, Martin Musaubach from Argentine and Sheng Fei Lu, Taiwan’s leading keyboardist.

Eiji Kadota, guitarist, composer, arranger and producer, was born in Kagoshima, Japan in 1961 and grew up in Tokyo.  Influenced by his brother, he enjoyed listening to Beatles since grade school and started playing guitar at the age of 13.   As a teenager Eiji was devoted to the music of Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, Jimi Hendrix among others. Later he was fascinated by jazz fusion through Larry Carlton,Lee Ritenour, Staff, The Crusaders, etc.  At the same time, he was also drawn to the funk music of Tower of Power, David T. Walker, Ray Parker Jr., and Paul Jackson Jr.  This diversity in music styles has led to Eiji’s creative ‘non-genre’ music.