Takuya Kuroda talks with Chris Philips about 'Zigzagger.'

Nov 08, 2016, 12:20 PM

Brooklyn-based Japanese trumpeter Takuya Kuroda joined Chris on The Blueprint ahead of his EFG London Jazz Festival date at The Jazz Cafe on November 11th to talk about his new album 'Zigzagger.' It's a groove-packed album leaning deeply into hip hop and Afro-funk beats and, trumpet in hand, Takuya played freestyle over instrumentals from Mos Def and J Dilla in response to Chris' challenge.