Hailed by fellow guitarists as a ‘brilliant groove player,’ Masa Sumidé stretches the limit of the acoustic guitar and lets it sing with his unique one-man band style and melodic compositions. His repertoire runs from jaw-dropping funky tunes to sophisticated yet accessible jazzy, bluesy grooves along with some ballads that are sure to touch the soul. His performance is like a hard-to-put-down novel; he simply grabs you from the fi rst note and will not let you go until the very end. Although Masa changed his style to solo guitar after migrating to Australia from Japan in ’96, his percussive and highly distinctive way of playing is making its mark as fast as the bullet train.
“One of the world’s greatest solo guitarists. I can’t imagine anyone not playing these over and over.”
~ ~ Tuck Andress (Tuck & Patti)