Shingo Yuji is a jazz guitarist from Los Angeles who continues on the riches that musicians like George Benson, Pat Martino, Al DiMeola, Kazumi Watanabe, and Yoshiaki Masuo were able to provide in their music in the last 40 years. Now Yuji shows what he is capable of not only amongst his jazz brethrenm but all guitarists across the world. Introducing Shingo Yuji (Yujipan Music) has the kind of style that brings to mind the words “fluidity”, “strength”, “power”, and anything that can be used to explain power. “Shadows On The Sun” has him flipping riffs left and right, only to follow with a cover of Charles Mingus’ “The Dry Cleaner From Des Moines” where he smooths things out in a Wes Montgomery-like fashion and allows to let that mother breathe. In other word, it will sound like the guitar is speaking to you and you alone. Or without the journalistic ego, it just sounds very good.
With an album as strong as this, I hope he will continue to record and perform more, in order to take his music and career further.