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Tak Matsumoto


Takahiro Matsumoto, better referred to as basically Tak Matsumoto, rose to be Asia’s undisputed number 1 rock and roll guitarist of his period, mainly because from the achievement of his music group B’z, although his single and collaborative initiatives played a viable function in establishing his popularity aswell. Matsumoto created his rock and roll obsession in the beginning of senior high school, quickly shifting from basically hearing the Beatles, the Rolling Rocks, Deep Crimson, and Led Zeppelin to purchasing a Gibson Les Paul and exercising for ten hours per day. This devotion paid, but it got years, where Matsumoto spent time impressing teachers in a music college and then functioning being a program guitarist using the ’80s large metal/AOR superstar Mari Hamada as well as the pop/rockers TM Network. He didn’t enjoy it, because their sound didn’t have sufficient guitars, but an individual solo work (Thousand Influx, 1988) demonstrated him it wasn’t quite what he needed, either. Then, alongside the vocalist and lyricist Koshi Inaba, he founded B’z — not really probably the most hard rocking music group to walk the planet earth, but one among the more lucrative ones, with product sales exceeding 75 million CDs within the first 2 decades of its presence. Nevertheless, B’z didn’t suffice because the just musical automobile for Matsumoto, who by no means stopped doing regular side tasks — his single discography until 2008 included five appropriate complete albums, all carried out in the traditional hard rock style. In 1999 his instrumental prowess gained Matsumoto a advertising like a Gibson Personal Designer, upon the suggestion of Steve Vai, with whom B’z toured in Japan — Matsumoto was the 1st guitarist from Japan to obtain the honor, but he composed for the by snatching the record for the amount of signature models, which he offers four. Among his even more inventive difficulties to your guitar hero file format was an recording of Japanese New 12 months classics, Strike Parade (2003), documented by using the nation’s primary rock vocalists, and a quasi-classical endeavor, Home of Strings (2004), created in accurate Deep Purple style for guitar and orchestra. In 2004 he also created the Tak Matsumoto Group having a solid of Western music artists including Eric Martin from Mr. Big on vocals, the music group releasing the recording TMG I exactly the same 12 months. In 2005 Matsumoto came back to traditional music to rework four tunes by other music artists for any cover album, Theater of Strings, released by his personal label.

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Date Of Birth March 27, 1961
Height 1.65 m
Profession Guitarist, Singer, Composer, Music Producer, Songwriter, Music Arranger
Nationality Japanese
Awards Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Instrumental Album
Music Groups B'z, Tak Matsumoto Group
Music Songs Ultra Soul, LOVE PHANTOM, ????chop, Moichido Kiss Shitakatta, ALONE, Hadashi no megami, Ai no Bakudan, ???Komachi Angel, Negai, Samayoeru aoi dangan, Easy Come, Easy Go!, Aino mama ni waga mama ni boku wa kimi dake wo kizutsukenai, ???Runaway, Love Me, I Love You, Liar! Liar!, Into Free -Dangan-, Fukiarenasai, DIVE, Itsukano Merry Christmas, OH! GIRL, Blowin', LADY NAVIGATION, #1090 ?Million Dreams?, Swimmer Yo!!, Don't Leave Me, Don't Wanna Lie, Native Dance, Koi ja Nakunaru hi, YOU&I, GO FURTHER
Albums C'mon, enigma, EPIC DAY, Brotherhood, Take Your Pick, New Horizon, THE HIT PARADE, The 7th Blues, Wanna Go Home, KNOCKIN’ “T” AROUND, Dragon from the West, Hana, Theatre Of Strings, Rock'n Roll Standard Club, Break Through, In The Life, Electric Island, Acoustic Sea, Off the Lock, B'z The Best XXV 1999-2012, B'z The Best "Ultra Pleasure", B'z The Best "Ultra Treasure", Thousand Wave, B'z The Best XXV 1988-1998, Bad Communication, BIG MACHINE, Strings of My Soul, House of Strings, B'z LIVE-GYM 2015 -EPIC NIGHT-, B'z The Best "Pleasure", B'z The Best "Treasure"
Movies Ultraman: The Next

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Tajomaru 2009 performer: "PRAY" - as Takahiro Matsumoto / writer: "PRAY"
Ultraman 2004 performer: "Ultraman" Theme Song



Ultraman 2004

Music Department

Music Department

Beautiful Life 2000 TV Series composer: theme song "Konya Tsuki no mieru oka ni" - as B'z



Rock Prophecies 2009 Documentary
NHK supesharu 2008 TV Series documentary Himself
The Bz: Japan to Hollywood 2007 Short Himself

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