it is a great album! it sounds like he had passed through my lessons. (tony allen) although i did not think deeply about it but i felt that a certain time had come for me and i decided to produce my solo album. it was 20 years since i first started playing drums and since then, out of all the brilliant artists who live in japan that i played with, i wanted to freely enlist players who i really wanted to create music with. the initial catalyst was my strong yearning, wanting to know, what sort of creativity would result, if i produced my own album.