Sunday Mitsuru / The Tale Of Times
Award-winning producer/multi-instrumentalist, Sunday Mitsuru’s 4th solo album „The Tale Of Times“ includes 12 tracks of his solo works.
Since Covid-19 pandemic, his group with Kaoru Enjoji, Mellowtique couldn’t work together, so, Mitsuru decided to work on his own music as solo artist. This, his 4th album includes brand new tracks from Mitsuru and also includes re-mixed, remastered of his past works as well.
The music is lots of fun, an attractive combination of Jazzy electronic funk, Bossa nova, Latin, and Soul. Sound style is surprisingly varied for being essentially the work of one person; from Herbie Hancock type Funk jazz „Secret Hunters“ to Acid jazz vocal „Love Find A Way“, Chillout ambient „Dancing Under The Moon“ to AOR instrumental „Will Be Fine“, Latin jazz „Rejoice“ layers Gospel choir, and mellow „Never Forget Your Smile“ featuring violin & recorder.
He has a deep understanding of the techniques and traditions of the Jazz / Funk / Latin genre, and a firm believer in the time-honored traditional of composition and careful attention to detail, Sunday Mitsuru’s work demonstrates how personal and affecting music can be when the right elements come together.
The talented Acid jazz / Funk / Latin / Dance artist out of Los Angeles with an enigmatic side, Sunday Mitsuru’s 4th solo album would fit right in on a late-night smooth jazz station.
Sunday Mitsuru Biography
Born in Tokyo, Sunday Mitsuru’s past has been as intergalatic as the music he has produced over the past decade.
In 1985, he felt his talents needed a more international flavor. Mitsuru moved to Los Angeles and established Press On Productions with legendary jazz/funk guitarist David T. Walker. Mitsuru formed band called „Warm Heart“ with David T. Walker which also included James Gadson (drums), Jerry Peters (keyboards), and Scott Edwards (bass), and released 3 albums.
He produced over 30 jazz-fusion albums and worked with legendary Jazz/Funk artists such as The Crusaders, Joe Sample, Wilton Felder, Alex Acuna, Nick DeCaro, Seawind, Barbara Morrison, Billy Preston, Stevie Wonder, Booker T. Jones, Steve Cropper, Luis Johnson, Harvey Mason, Bobby Lyle, Leon Chancler, Ray Parker Jr., Jeff Pocaro, Steve Lukather, and more.
In the mid 1990’s, Mitsuru’s transition into electronica beagn taking place. With roots in jazz-fusion, Mitsuru’s steps into elctronica were an expression of a single soulful artist with one sound performed by one artist. With only a sampler and his computer, Mitsuru opened „Valley of the Moon Studios“ in Silver Lake, CA. (Now at Highland Park, LA, California)
In 1999, Mitsuru formed an art group simply called „Ultralights“ and produced his first Future Jazz CD entitled, „Eclipsing The Past“ which was released by Shadow Records.
Mitsuru is working on several different projects (Including Movie soundtracks such as „Dinner Rush“ directed by: Bob Giraldi, Animation movie soundtracks, TV-advertisement, Remix) that have taken him from the studio room to interactive media.
On April 2014, Sunday released an album „LA Moonshine“ for digital download. Legendary soul/funk guitarist David T. Walker guested on one song.
Beside a musician/composer, Mitsuru keep producing other musicians, and album projects. He had co-produced & recording direction for Hawaiian music album with Grammy award winning Hawaiian slack key guitarist Jeff Peterson, and On January 2018, American singer/songwriter Natasha Remi’s debut album is released, which Mitsuru produced, arranged, co-writing, and performed on all tracks.
With singer Kaoru Enjoji, he formed new stylish pop duo „Mellowtique“ in late 2018, and recorded their first full album, released from German Blue Flame Records, with a sound that’s being described as Chillout stylish pop.