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B'z Support Members are musicians who contribute to their studio recordings as well as appear with B'z during their LIVE-GYM events playing the instruments not occupied by the primary duo of Koshi Inaba on vocals and Tak Matsumoto on guitar. The stable of support musicians that have provided drums, bass, keyboards, and other instruments during various B'z shows and in the studio include a number of esteemed musicians from various other successful music acts. Among those who have recorded and performed with B'z are American bassists Billy Sheehan of Mr. Big and Barry Sparks, who has previously toured with the Scorpions, UFO, and the Michael Schenker Group.

Typically, those touring with the band at a given time are also those providing their respective parts on the most recent recording efforts. This formation of touring and recording with the same team began in 1993 with one of the band's best-regarded albums, RUN. Additionally, active members often also appear in the band's music videos as well.

In addition to taking on various drummers, bassists, and keyboardists over time, B'z also occasionally tour with additional performers, such as brass sections, orchestras, and occasionally performance troupes providing choreography on stage behind the band's performance. In recent years, the band has added a backing guitarist and vocalist beginning when Shinichiro Ohta toured with the band in 2003 and continued through 2008. The role went absent from the band's 2009 and 2010 tours, but would be again filled in 2011 by a friend of Tak's, Yoshinobu Ohga, who was featured as one of the fellow guitarists on his concept album Theatre Of Strings in 2005.

For the purposes of this listing, members that have filled multiple roles are listed under their primary or most recognizable position, such as Akihito Tokunaga being included in the Bass section despite having contributed to arrangements. Songs on which an artist has performed another instrument or role are noted specifically next to the songs in question.

LAST UPDATED FOR: enigma (April 2016)
Current Support Members
Drums Bass Guitar Keyboards
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Shane Gaalaas
(2002-Present)
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Barry Sparks
(2003, 2008-Present)
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Yoshinobu Ohga
(2011-Present)
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Takanobu Masuda
(1992-1997, 1999-Present)
Support Members Index

Musicians that have ONLY contributed to Solo Projects are denoted according to the following:
Tak Matsumoto —— Koshi Inaba —— Both Solo

Primary Support

Drums

Atsuo Okamoto Billy Kilson Brian TichyChad SmithCindy Blackman Chris FrazierDenny FongheiserGregg BissonetteGreg Upchurch Hideo YamakiIkkoh TanakaJason Sutter Jeremy ColsonJoe Travers John FerraroJosh FreeseJun AoyamaKaichi KuroseKenny Aronoff Leonard Castro Masaki Watanuki Minoru Yasuda Munetaka HiguchiNobu SaitoNobuo EguchiPat TorpeyRicky Lawson Satoko Shane GaalaasShinya Soul ToolSyuichi Murakami Takashi Yokoyama Toyokawa Yoshiro

Bass

Akihito TokunagaBarry SparksBilly SheehanBryant Siono Chiharu MikuzukiChris Cheney Corey McCormick FingersHideaki Kanazawa Hiroshi Asai Hiroshi Udagawa Jack Blades Jara Harris Juan AldereteKaoru Ouhori Ken YoshidaKohichi TerasawaKoichi Osamu Koji NakamuraKoki ItoMasahiko RokukawaMasao AkashiMasatoshi Nishimura Masayoshi YamashitaMichael Rhodes Naoki Watanabe Phil Chenn Ric FierabracciRobert DeleoRoberto Vally Sakai Benisuke Sean HurleyShowtaro MitsuzonoTakamune Negishi Takeshi TanedaT-Bone Wolk Tomohito AokiTony FranklinTravis Carlton Vagabond SuzukiYoshihiro Naruse

Guitar

Duran Haruhata Michiya Juon Kohji Arinaga Larry Carlton Masaki Watanuki Rafael Moreira Seki Sho Shinichiro OhtaSlash Steve VaiStevie Salas Takashi Masuzaki Yogi Lonich Yoshihiro Matsura Yoshinobu Ohga

Keyboards

Akira OnozukaHirotaka IzumiHiroyuki Namba Jeff Babko Joseph Michael SzeibertLew Laing Marco Basci Patrick WarrenRei AtsumiTakanobu MasudaTetsuya Komuro Yoshinobu Kojima

Secondary Support

Brass

Azusa TojoBarry Green Bob ZungDavid Enos De La Luz Horn SectionDoyama AtsushiEijiro NakagawaGreg Adams Greg Vail Hideaki NakajiHidefumi TokiHiroshi SawanoHiroshi YamagishiHiroyuki NomuraHitoshi YokoyamaKaoru Sakuma Makoto IgarashiJeff Lewis Junichiro MurakamiKawai WakabaKazuhiro TakedaKazuki KatsutaKenichiro HayashiKenichiro NakaKenji NishiyamaKobayashi FutoshiKodaki AyaKoji IizasaKouju YamamatoLee Thornburg Makoto HiraharaMark Douthit Masahiko SugasakaMike Haynes Nobuo KatoOsamu UeishiOtohiko Fujita SKA-PARA HORNSKazuhara Shin Horn SectionShiro SasakiTakahiro MiyazakiTakushi TohyamaTatsuya ShimogamiToshihiko FurumuraVictor Reyes Watanabe FireYamamoto Takuo Yasushi GotandaYusuke Nakano

Strings

Chihiro Kohashi Eiko OnukiHIIRO StringsJimmy Z Zavala Kozue HayashiHiroaki Matsuno Hirochika Chimoto Hiroko IshikawaHiromi IsodaKangnam Ward Symphony Orchestra Kishimoto Ichiyo Maiko SugiyamaMaki Nagata|Maki Nagata|Maki NagataMasaharu Kanda Mayu TakahashiMei Mishina Min Chen Naoko IshibashiNoriko Takaichi Rie AkagiSaori Oka Seo Hyun-Seok Shinozaki StringsTAMA MUSICTakako Kurihara Tatsuya Yabe Tomomi TokunagaYayoi Fujita Yuka Eguchi Yumi Shimazu Yumi Shinozaki Yumiko Morooka

Vocals

APANI Ai Takaoka Aiko Kitahara Akane Sugazaki Akemi MoriAkiko Matsuda AmyAndre Pessis Anna Tsuchiya Asai NobumitsuAzumi Uehara BB IkkiesBUB Bill KinsleyCarol DavisChin-ling Liou Daria Kawashima Dax Reynosa Eric Martin Fayray Greta Karen GOWHazuki MoritaHitomi Genki Izumi Sakai JD CountsJack Blades Jeff Lord-AlgeJeffrey Qwest Joey McCoy Kaoru AbeKazuki Fukuda Keiko UtokuKurt SchaelerMaho Furukawa Mai Kuraki Maki OhguroMark Renk Masafumi NishidaMichelle MurphyMiyuki IwataNaoko IijimaNaoto Tsuruoka Natsuki MorikawaNoboru Adachi Norihiko TsurutaNumazaki KojiParisReiko IwakiriRima FujitaRin TakashimaRina Aiuchi Saeko KaiSam Drysdale Sayumi ChibaSeiichiroh Kuribayashi Shimizu Tomoyuki Shinichi FurukawaShinsuke Oda Shiori TakeiTakanobu Honda Takayuki Matsuda Taura Toshiaki The Waters Tony Fanucchi Wendy Moten Yasushi SuzukiYoko HiromotoYuichi IkusawaYuiko TsubokuraYuki GakaharaYumi Shizukusa Yuri Nakamura U-ka Saegusa

Harmonica

Ryuichiro SenooTomohiko Katoh

Production & Miscellaneous

Arrangement

Daisuke IkedaHideyuki TerachiKousuke OoshimaMinoru ToyodaRyoichi TerashimaSatoru SuzukiShingo Kamatat2oTakeshi HayamaTakuro Kubo

Mixing

Andy JohnsChris BellmanChris FuhrmanChris Lord-AlgeCory ChurkoSatoshi Fukuda Hiroyuki KobayashiHowie WeinbergIchiko FurukawaJason CorsaroJay BaumgardnerJerry Hay Masayuki NomuraNakajima Akio Paul Brown Robert Williams Roger LianShimada Masahiro Shin TakakuwaSpin Stealth Spike Ted JensenTomoko Nozaki

Miscellaneous

AerosmithHatakeyama KatsunoriLinkin ParkTokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra

Drums

Atsuo Okamoto

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岡本敦男

Nationality: Japan

Recordings

2002:
with Tak Matsumoto: Riverside Blues

Billy Kilson

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Nationality: United States

Recordings

2010:
with Larry Carlton & Tak Matsumoto: JAZZY BULLETS, Nite Crawler 2010, THE WAY WE WERE, Islands of Japan, Neon Blue, Tokyo Night, hotalu, East West Stroll, Easy Mystery, ao, Take Your Pick, A girl from China

Brian Tichy

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Born: August 18, 1968
Nationality: United States

Recordings

2000: juice, Seventh Heaven, Ai no prisoner
2003: Yasei no ENERGY, WAKE UP, RIGHT NOW, Hakanai Diamond, I'm in love?, Ai to Nikushimi no Hajimari, CHANGE THE FUTURE
2004: Kagayaku Unmei wa Sono Te no Naka ni
with TMG: OH JAPAN ~OUR TIME IS NOW~, TRAPPED, Everything Passes Away, KINGS FOR A DAY, I Know You by Heart, I wish you were here, THE GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH, Signs of Life, RED, WHITE AND BULLET BLUES, WONDERLAND, NEVER GOOD-BYE
2005: BLACK AND WHITE
with Tak Matsumoto: Theme from ULTRAMAN
2016:
with Tak Matsumoto: enigma, Rock The Rock, Dream Drive, The Rock Show

Profile: Brian Tichy is an American drummer with a long and storied history with many of the greatest rock acts, including Whitesnake, Billy Idol, Ozzy Osbourne, and Foreigner. He has contributed drums to a number of B'z tracks, including the singles "juice" and "Yasei no ENERGY". He also provided drums on tracks for the TMG album TMG I but was replaced by Chris Frazier for the live tour.

Chad Smith

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Born: October 25, 1961
Nationality: United States

Recordings

2009: Ichibu to Zenbu, DIVE, long time no see

Profile: As the longtime drummer of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Chad Smith has forged a reputation as one of rock's greatest all-time drummers. His work with B'z can be witnessed in the MAGIC documentary Magical Backstage Tour 2009. He was introduced to the band by fellow drummer Shane Gaalaas.

Cindy Blackman

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Nationality: United States

Recordings

2004:
with TMG: My Alibi, TRAIN, TRAIN, Two of a Kind

Chris Frazier

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Born: September 7, 1967
Nationality: United States

Tours

TMG LIVE TOUR "Dodge The Bullet"
SUMMER SONIC 04 (TMG)

Recordings

2003: Bluesy no Asa

Profile: Well-known drummer who rose to prominence as the drummer for Steve Vai. In 2004, he joined TMG for their only live tour that ventured all over Japan. Chris has likewise performed with Foreigner, Eddie Money, and Whitesnake among others.

Denny Fongheiser

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Nationality: United States

Tours

B'z LIVE-GYM Pleasure'95 "BUZZ!!"
B'z LIVE-GYM '96 "Spirit LOOSE" SHOWCASE
B'z LIVE-GYM '96 "Spirit LOOSE"
B'z LIVE-GYM Pleasure'97 "FIREBALL"

Recordings

1995: FUSHIDARA 100%
1996:
with Tak Matsumoto Rock'n Roll Standard Club Band: INTO THE ARENA

Gregg Bissonette

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Nationality: United States

Recordings

1996: Real Thing Shakes

Greg Upchurch

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Nationality: United States

Recordings

2004:
with Koshi Inaba: Wonderland, Tamayura, Toumei Ningen

Hideo Yamaki

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山木秀夫

Nationality: Japan

Recordings

1995: Negai, YOU & I
1996: SNOW, Shoushin, BABY MOON, sasanqua~Fuyuu no Hi, Aru Hisokana Koi, Kimi wo Tsurete
1997: FIREBALL, Kanashiki dreamer, Calling, Biribiri, DEEP KISS, Swimmer yo!! (Drum Fill), Survive, Happiness, Do me, Naite Naite Nakiyandara, CAT, Dattara Agechaeyo, Shower
with Koshi Inaba: Reiketsu, Sono Switch wo Ose, Nemurenai no wa Dare no Sei, Soul Station, arizona (Drums & Loop Drum), Little Flower
1998: Samayoeru Aoi Dangan, Hi, HOME, The Wild Wind
1999:
with Tak Matsumoto: ONE FOR THE ROAD, HEAVEN, SAKURA, two of us, Kamisama he, Fuyu no Hi, Ai~Ai~Ai~, Zero Yori Zero Kara, Believin' You
2000: Konya Tsuki no Mieru Oka ni, NEVER LET YOU GO -Mixture style-, Ima de wa... Ima Nara... Ima mo... -Mixture style-, Anata Nara Kamawanai, UBU, RING, Raging River, Thinking of you
2001: GOLD
2002: Atsuki Kodou no Hate, STAY GREEN ~Mijuku na Tabi wa Tomaranai~, Warp, Blue Sunshine, Everlasting, The Spiral, GO★FIGHT★WIN
with Tak Matsumoto: Trinity, Hana, Midousuji BLUE, Shu ~Asayake~
with Koshi Inaba: O.NO.RE, LOVE LETTER, Touch, Trash, Overture, Anata wo Yobu Koe wa Kaze ni Sarawarete, Here I am!!, Honno, Seno de Revolution, Todokimasu You ni
2003: New Message, Tabi☆EVERYDAY
with Koshi Inaba: Shizua na Ame
with Tak Matsumoto: Ihoujin, Watashi wa Kaze, Katte ni Shiyagare, Hitori ~I Stand Alone~
2004: Magnolia
with Koshi Inaba: Anata no Koe Dake ga Kono Mune Furumasu
2012:
with Tak Matsumoto: SUKIYAKI
2014:
with Koshi Inaba: Tomo yo, Route 53
2015: Classmate

Ikkoh Tanaka

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田中一光

Nationality: Japan

Tours

B'z LIVE-GYM '90~'91 "RISKY"
B'z LIVE-GYM '91~'92 "IN THE LIFE"
Z'b LIVE TOUR
B'z LIVE-GYM "Pleasure'91"
B'z LIVE-GYM Pleasure'92 "TIME"

B'z LIVE-GYM '93 "RUN"
B'z LIVE-GYM Pleasure'93 "JAP THE RIPPER"
B'z LIVE-GYM '94 "THE 9TH BLUES -Part1-"
B'z LIVE-GYM '94 "THE 9TH BLUES -Part2-"
Merry X'Mas ~ Mary Had a Little Lamb/Silent Night

Recordings

1991: LADY NAVIGATION, Pleasure'91 ~Jinsei no Kairaku~, LADY NAVIGATION ~Cookie & Car Stereo Style~, ALONE, Mou Ichido Kiss Shitakatta, WILD LIFE, Aikawarazu na Bokura (Tambourine & Backing Vocals)
with Tak Matsumoto: '88~Love Story, Love Ya
1992: TIME, ZERO, Koi-Gokoro (KOI-GOKORO), THE GAMBLER, Akai Kagerou, RUN, Out Of Control, NATIVE DANCE, MR. ROLLING THUNDER, Sayonara Nanka wa Iwasenai, Gekkou, Baby, you're my home, Itsuka no Merry Christmas, Boku no Tsumi, Koi Jyanakunaru Hi, Doushite mo Kimi wo Ushinaitakunai
1993: Ai no Mama ni Wagamama ni Boku wa Kimi Dake wo Kizutsukenai, JOY
1998: Pleasure'98 ~Jinsei no Kairaku~, RUN -1998 style-

Jason Sutter

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Nationality: United States

Tours

Tak Matsumoto Tour 2016 -The Voyage-

Recordings

2016:
with Tak Matsumoto: Vermillion Palace, Step to Heaven, Ups and Downs, Drifting, The Voyage, Hopes, Under The Sun, Roppongi Noise

Jeremy Colson

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Nationality: United States

Recordings

2007: SUPER LOVE SONG, Kokokara, Junjou ACTION, Mangetsu yo Terase, Perfect Life, Isshinfuran, ONE ON ONE, Nanto Iu Shiawase, Warui Yume, HOMETOWN BOYS' MARCH, Ore to Omae no Atarashii Kisetsu
2009: National Holiday

Joe Travers

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Nationality: United States

Recordings

2004:
with Koshi Inaba: Shoumen Shoutotsu, Hazumu Sekai

John Ferraro

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Nationality: United States

Tours

Larry Carlton & Tak Matsumoto LIVE 2010 "TAKE YOUR PICK"
Tak Matsumoto LIVE 2014 -New Horizon-

Recordings

2004:
with Tak Matsumoto: New Horizon, Take 5, Rodeo Blues, Island of peace, That's Cool, Shattered Glass, Tsuki no Akari, Reason to be..., BLACK JACK, Gakuseigai no Kissaten

Josh Freese

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Nationality: United States

Recordings

2007: Eien no Tsubasa, Lonely Stars
2010:
with Koshi Inaba & Slash: SAHARA
2012:
with Tak Matsumoto: THE WINGS

Jun Aoyama

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青山 純

Born: March 10, 1957
Died: December 3, 2013

Nationality: Japan

Recordings

1989: HURRY UP!, GUITAR KIDS RHAPSODY, Yoru ni Furaretemo, OH! GIRL
1990: BOYS IN TOWN, GUITAR wa Naiteiru, Ima de wa... Ima Nara... Ima mo..., STARDUST TRAIN
1990: Easy Come, Easy Go!, GO! NUDE! GO!, "Itoshii Hito yo" Good Night..., GUITAR KIDS RHAPSODY CAMDEN LOCK STYLE, GIMME YOUR LOVE -Fukutsu no LOVE DRIVER-, HOT FASHION -Ryuukoukata-, HOLY NIGHT ni Kuchizuke wo, Tashika na Mono wa Yami no Naka, FRIDAY MIDNIGHT BLUE
1991: Kodoku no Runaway, Loving All Night ~Octopus Style~, Love & Chain ~Godzilla Style~, GO-GO-GIRLS (Drum Fill), Wonderful Opportunity, TONIGHT(Is The Night), "Kairaku no Heya", Urei no GYPSY, Crazy Rendezvous, Sore Demo Kimi ni wa Modorenai
1992: Wanna Go Home, Long Distance Call, '88~Love Story (Wanna Go Home Version), Love Ya (Wanna Go Home Version), Jammin' of The Guitar, Speed
1993: Hadashi no Megami, KARA・KARA
1994: Don't Leave Me, Mannequin Village, LOVE IS DEAD, Odekake Shimasho, Miseinen, Yami no Ame, MY SAD LOVE, Queen of Madrid, Himitsu na Futari, Strings of My Soul, Akai Kawa, WILD ROAD, Sweet Lil' Devil, THE BORDER, JAP THE RIPPER, SLAVE TO THE NIGHT, Haru (Drums & Timpany), Yaburenu Yume wo Hikizutte, LADY NAVIGATION (English Version), Mou Karimakka, farewell song, MOTEL, hole in my heart
1995: love me, I love you, Tokyo, The Loose, Negai ("BUZZ!!" STYLE), Yumemi ga Oka, BAD COMMUNICATION (000‐18), Kienai Niji, Teki ga Inakerya, Kirei na Ai Jyanakutemo, drive to MY WORLD
1996: Mienai Chikara ~INVISIBLE ONE~
with Tak Matsumoto Rock 'n Roll Standard Club Band: CAUSE WE'VE ENDED AS LOVERS, SUNSET
1997: Calling
with Koshi Inaba: Kuchibiru, Taifuu Demo Kurya ii, Shakunetsu no Hito, Chopsticks, JEALOUS DOG, Ai Naki Michi
2003:
with Koshi Inaba: AKATSUKI

Kaichi Kurose

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黒瀬蛙一

Nationality: Japan

Tours

Rock'n Roll Standard Club Band Tour
B'z SHOWCASE "GO! GO! HEAVEN"
B'z LIVE-GYM '98 "SURVIVE"
B'z LIVE-GYM '99 -Brotherhood- SHOWCASE "B'zepp"
B'z LIVE-GYM '99 "Brotherhood"

B'z LIVE-GYM Pleasure 2000 "juice"
B'z LIVE-GYM in Taipei & Hong Kong 2001
B'z SHOWCASE "Kobushi wo Nigire"
B'z LIVE-GYM 2001 "ELEVEN"

Recordings

1995:
with Tak Matsumoto: Don't ask me, baby
1996:
with Tak Matsumoto Rock'n Roll Standard Club: MOVE OVER, LIFE FOR THE TAKING, COMMUNICATION BREAKDOWN, MISTREATED
1998:
with Koshi Inaba: Tooku Made, CHAIN, Not Too Late
1999: girigiri chop, ONE, F・E・A・R, Brotherhood, Nagai Ai, Yume no Youna Hibi, Gin no Tsubasa de Tobe, Sono Te de Furete Goran, Nagare Yuku Hibi, SKIN, Ikasete Okure!, SHINE
2000: Dakara Sono Te wo Hanashite -Mixture style-, OH! GIRL -Mixture style-, Kodoku no Runaway -Mixture style-, You pray, I stay, guilty, Shinjiru Kurai Ii Darou, Kirameku Hito, TOKYO DEVIL, Kobushi wo Nigire, Tobira
2000: Makka na Silk

Kenny Aronoff

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Nationality: United States

Recordings

2004:
with Koshi Inaba: I AM YOUR BABY, THE RACE, Suiheisen, Subete no Shiawase wo Oazuke ni, SAIHATE HOTEL

Leonard Castro

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Nickname: Lenny
Nationality: United States

Recordings

2010:
with Koshi Inaba & Slash: SAHARA
2014:
with Tak Matsumoto: Take 5

Masaki Watanuki

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綿貫正顕

Born: 1972
Nationality: United States

Tours

Koshi Inaba LIVE 2004 ~en~

Minoru Yasuda

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Nationality: Japan

Recordings

1997:
with Koshi Inaba: Chopsticks (Djembe)

Munetaka Higuchi

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樋口宗孝

Born: December 24, 1958
Died: November 30, 2008

Nationality: Japan

Recordings

1988:
with Tak Matsumoto: Touch Operation, SPAIN, "99", So Long, Play It So Loud, Teaser, Take Five, No Way Out
1996:
with Tak Matsumoto Rock'n Roll Standard Club: I GOT THE FIRE, FOOL FOR YOUR LOVING, ROCK AND ROLL, HOOCHIE KOO, WISHING WELL

Nobu Saito

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斎藤ノブ

Nationality: Japan

Recordings

1996: Shoushin (Percussion)
1997: Shower (Percussion)
1998: HOME (Percussion)
2008: Ore to Omae no Atarashi Kisetsu (Conga, Shaker & Tambourine)

Nobuo Eguchi

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江口信夫

Nationality: Japan

Recordings

1988: Yuube no Crying ~This is my truth~, Nothing To Change
1989: Kimi no Naka de Odoritai, NEVER LET YOU GO, ROSY

Pat Torpey

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Nationality: United States

Recordings

1999: girigiri chop (Version 51)

Profile: The drummer of fellow rock band Mr. Big, with which B'z have close ties and have worked together on numerous occasions. He appeared to perform "girigiri chop (Version 51)" on Music Station as a special B'z x Mr. Big collaboration with Mr. Big bassist Billy Sheehan, who has also worked with B'z.

Ricky Lawson

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Born: November 8, 1954
Died: December 23, 2013

Nationality: United States

Recordings

2002:
with Tak Matsumoto: Live Life

Satoko

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Born: September 10, 1982
Nationality: Japan

Tours

Koshi Inaba LIVE 2014 ~en-ball~
Koshi Inaba LIVE 2016 ~enIII~

Recordings

2014:
with Koshi Inaba: oh my love

Shane Gaalaas

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Born: August 8, 1967
Nationality: Canada

Tours

B'z SHOWCASE "SAPPORO DEVIL"
B'z LIVE-GYM 2002 "GREEN ~GO★FIGHT★WIN~"
B'z LIVE-GYM 2002 "Rock n' California Roll"
2002 FIFA World Cup International Day Concert
B'z SHOWCASE 2003 "IT'S SHOWCASE!!"
B'z LIVE-GYM The Final Pleasure "IT'S SHOWTIME!!"
B'z LIVE-GYM 2003 "BANZAI IN NORTH AMERICA"
B'z SHOWCASE 2003 "BIG MACHINE"
B'z SHOWCASE 2005 "Abashiri Extra Edition"
B'z LIVE-GYM 2005 "CIRCLE OF ROCK"
B'z LIVE-GYM 2006 "MONSTER'S GARAGE"
B'z SHOWCASE 2006 "Yokosuka MONSTER"
B'z LIVE in Namba
B'z SHOWCASE 2007 -19-
B'z SHOWCASE 2007 -B'z In Your Town-
SUMMER SONIC 07
B'z SHOWCASE 2008 -Kiyotake ACTION-

B'z LIVE-GYM 2008 "ACTION"
B'z LIVE-GYM Pleasure 2008 -GLORY DAYS-
B'z SHOWCASE 2009 -B'z In Your Town-
SUMMER SONIC 09
B'z LIVE-GYM 2010 "Ain't No Magic"
B'z LIVE-GYM 2011 -long time no see-
Music for Relief's Secret Show for Japan
Pepsi NEX presents B'z 1DAY LIVE
B'z LIVE-GYM 2011 -C'mon-
TV Asahi Dream Festival 2011
B'z LIVE-GYM 2012 -Into Free-
Pepsi NEX presents B'z PREMIUM LIVE
AEROSONIC
B'z SHOWCASE 2013 -Pleasure75-
B'z LIVE-GYM Pleasure 2013 -ENDLESS SUMMER-
B'z Special LIVE at EX THEATER ROPPONGI

Recordings

2002: Yoruyo Akenaide
2003: Yasei no ENERGY, Arakure, IT'S SHOWTIME!! (Album Version), BIG MACHINE, Nightbird, Mabushii Sign, ROOTS
2004: BANZAI, ARIGATO, Mou Hanasanai
2005: Ai no Bakudan, Fever, Amaku Yasashii Binetsu, THE CIRCLE, X, Pulse, Fly The Flag, Aqua Blue, Suiren, Sanctuary, Shiroi Hibana, Icarus, Brighter Day, OCEAN, Narifuri Kamawazu Dakishimete, Dear my lovely pain
2006: Shoudou, Yuruginai Mono Hitotsu, Pierrot, SPLASH!, MVP, ALL-OUT ATTACK, Koi no Summer Session, Kemuri no Sekai, Mugon no Promise, MONSTER, Netemo Sametemo, Happy Birthday, Amadare Blues, Ashita Mata Hi ga Noboru Nara
2007: FRICTION, FRICTION -LAP 2-, Kuroi Seishun, Boku ni wa Kimi ga Iru, Koubou, Traveling Men no Theme, BUDDY
2008: BURN -Fumetsu no Face-, yokohama, Kibou no Uta, BAD COMMUNICATION -ULTRA Pleasure Style-, Pleasure 2008 ~Jinsei no Kairaku~, BLOWIN' -ULTRA Treasure Style-, Glory Days, Itsuka Mata Koko de
2009: MY LONELY TOWN, Kirei na Namida, Time Flies, PRAY, MAGIC, Mayday!, TINY DROPS, Dare ni mo Ienee, Yume no Naka de Aimashou, Freedom Train
2010:
with Koshi Inaba: Okay, Salvation, My Mirai, Zettai(teki), The Morning Call, Lone Pine, Eden, CAGE FIGHT, Koyoi Kimi to, Kono Te wo Totte Hashiridashite, Sariyuku Hito he, Fushichou, Shujinkou, Little Boy, Itaikena Taiyou
2011: Sayonara Kizu Darake no Hibi yo, Dawn Runner, Don't Wanna Lie, Homebound, C'mon, Hito Shizuku no Anata, DAREKA, Boss, Too Young, Pilgrim, The Meister, Dead End, Meimei, ultra soul 2011
2012: GO FOR IT, BABY -Kioku no Sanmyaku-, Honoka Naru Hi, Ryuusei Mask, Love Bomb (Plus Lyrics Composition & Mixing), Splash (Plus Lyrics Composition & Mixing), Juice (Plus Lyrics Composition & Mixing), Ultra Soul (Plus Lyrics Composition & Mixing), Into Free -Dangan- (Plus Lyrics Composition & Mixing)
with Tak Matsumoto: ALL RIGHT NOW (Anna Tsuchiya & Tak Matsumoto Collaboration)
2013: HEAT, Kakushin, Q&A, Utopia
2014:
with Tak Matsumoto: Rain
with Koshi Inaba: Cross Creek, Golden Road, Stay Free, Bicycle Girl, Kodoku no Susume, photograph, Nensho
2015: Uchouten, Endless Summer, Las Vegas, Exit To The Sun, NO EXCUSE, Amari ni mo, EPIC DAY, Black Coffee, Kimi wo Ki ni Shinai Hi Nado, Man Of The Match, RED
2016:
with Tak Matsumoto: Mystic Journey, #1090 ~Million Dreams~

Profile: A Canadian drummer that has toured with a number of high-profile rock acts like Yngwie Malmsteen and The Michael Schenker Group, Shane began touring with B'z in 2002 and has remained with the band in the years since. His long tenure has made him the second-longest support member after keyboardist Takanobu Masuda.

Shane's love of music was ignited upon seeing a KISS concert at the age of nine. After graduating high school, he toured with various music acts whilst studying percussion, piano, and jazz until eventually moving to Los Angeles in 1993. This culminated in a stint with Swedish guitar virtuoso Yngwie Malmsteen as his live drummer, which also led to Shane working with future B'z bassist Barry Sparks. The two went on to work together for many years. Ultimately, after landing the gig of B'z drummer, Shane soon introduced Barry to the band.

Shane has had a long career as a drummer and has released a number of solo albums, on which he also plays guitar, bass, and provides vocals. Shane has also become close friends with Koshi, with the two frequently surfing together and Shane even assisting in crafting the English versions of various B'z songs in recent years. Additionally, Shane has released his own English version of "Brotherhood" on his 2013 album Ascend and previously released a Japanese cover of "Hadashi no Megami" in Japan.

Shinya

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真矢

Nationality: Japan

Recordings

1999:
with Tak Matsumoto: GO FURTHER

Soul Tool

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そうる透

Nationality: Japan

Recordings

1985:
with Tak Matsumoto: STORM BELT, FALLING TIDE
1995: Suna no Hanabira
1996: Mienai Chikara ~INVISIBLE ONE~, MOVE

Syuichi Murakami

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村上秀一

Nickname: Ponta (ポンタ)

Nationality: Japan

Recordings

1997:
with Tak Matsumoto: Nothin' But The Blues

Takashi Yokoyama

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Nationality: Japan

Recordings

1997:
with Koshi Inaba: Chopsticks (Djembe)

Toyokawa Yoshiro

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豊川義弘

Nationality: Japan

Recordings

1985:
with Tak Matsumoto: TOUCH OPERATION, DEAD LINE

Bass

Akihito Tokunaga

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徳永暁人

Born: September 22, 1971
Nationality: Japan

Tours

B'z LIVE-GYM '98 "SURVIVE"
B'z SHOWCASE 2003 "IT'S SHOWCASE!!"
B'z LIVE-GYM The Final Pleasure "IT'S SHOWTIME!!"
Koshi Inaba LIVE 2004 ~en~ (Guest Backing Vocals)
B'z SHOWCASE 2005 "Abashiri Extra Edition"
B'z LIVE-GYM 2005 "CIRCLE OF ROCK"
B'z SHOWCASE 2006 "Yokosuka MONSTER"
B'z LIVE-GYM 2006 "MONSTER'S GARAGE"

B'z LIVE in Namba
B'z SHOWCASE 2007 -19-
B'z SHOWCASE 2007 -B'z In Your Town-
SUMMER SONIC 07

Recordings

Also contributed to Arrangement for most tracks listed below

1997: Calling, Liar! Liar!, Biri Biri (Arrangement Only) DEEP KISS, Swimmer yo!!, Survive, Do me, Naite Naite Nakiyandara, CAT, Dattara Agechaeyo, Shower, Anata Nara Kamawanai (Plus Synthesizer)
2000: Seventh Heaven (Clavinet)
2001: ultra soul (Arrangement & Programming Only), Swimmer yo 2001!!, ROCK man
2002: Atsuki Kodou no Hate, Idome yo Hakanai Kono Toki ni, STAY GREEN (Arrangement Only), Warp, SIGNAL, SURFIN' 3000GTR, Everlasting (Arrangement Only), ultra soul (Alternative Guitar Solo ver.) (Arrangement & Programming Only), FOREVER MINE, The Spiral, GO★FIGHT★WIN, Itsuka no Merry Christmas (Secret Version) (Arrangement Only)
with Tak Matsumoto: FIGHTING BULL, DRAGON FROM THE WEST, NOTTEKE, Riverside Blues (Arrangement Only), Koi Uta (Arrangement Only), #1090 [Sen Mu Ichiya], Machi, Little Wing, hallelujah (Arrangement Only), ENGAGED, You Know....
2003: IT'S SHOWTIME!!, New Message, Yasei no ENERGY, Tabi☆EVERYDAY, Arakure, WAKE UP, RIGHT NOW, Hakanai Diamond, I'm in love?, Ai to Nikushimi no Hajimari, BIG MACHINE, Nightbird, Bluesy na Asa, Mabushii Sign, CHANGE THE FUTURE, ROOTS
with Tak Matsumoto: Ihoujin, Ame no Machi wo, Imitation Gold, Watashi wa Kaze, Katte ni Shiyagare, Namida no Taiyou, Sonoki ni Sasenaide, Minato no Yoko Yokohama Yokosuka, Paper Doll, "Ichigo Hakusho" wo Mou Ichido, Shoujo A, Byun Byun, Purple Town, Toki ni Ai wa, SPINNING TOE-HOLD, Hitori ~I Stand Alone~
with Koshi Inaba: AKATSUKI (plus Additional Programming), Shizuka na Ame, I'm on fire
2004: BANZAI, ARIGATO, Kagayaku Unmei wa Sono Te no Naka ni, Mou Hanasanai (Arrangement Only)
with Koshi Inaba: , Wonderland, Anata no Koe Dake ga Kono Mune Furumasu, Okaeri (and Chorus), Tamayura, Koufuku e no Nagai Sakamichi (and Chorus), SAIHATE HOTEL, Toumei Ningen (and Acoustic Guitar)
with Tak Matsumoto: WHITE CHRISTMAS (Arrangement Only), Itsuka no Merry Christmas (Arrangement Only), sasanqua~Fuyuu no Yuu (Arrangement & Toy Piano), Ai no Mama ni Wagamama ni Boku wa Kimi Dake wo Kizutsukenai (Arrangement Only), SACRED FIELD~RED SUN~GO FURTHER (Arrangement Only), Theme from ULTRAMAN (Arrangement Only), LOVE PHANTOM (Arrangement Only)
2005: Ai no Bakudan, Fever, Amaku Yasashii Binetsu, THE CIRCLE, X, Pulse, Fly The Flag, Aqua Blue, Suiren, Sanctuary, Shiroi Hibana, Icarus, BLACK AND WHITE, Brighter Day, OCEAN, Narifuri Kamawazu Dakishimete, Dear my lovely pain
with Tak Matsumoto: ENTER THE DRAGON THEME
with TMG (ARRANGEMENT ONLY): TMG I (All Tracks)
2006: Shoudou, Kesshou, Yuruginai Mono Hitotsu, Pierrot, SPLASH!, MVP, ALL-OUT ATTACK (plus Chorus), Koi no Summer Session (plus Chorus), Kemuri no Sekai (plus Chorus), Shoudou ~MONSTER MiX~ (plus Chorus), Mugon no Promise, MONSTER (plus Chorus), Netemo Sametemo, Happy Birthday (plus Chorus), Amadare Blues, Ashita Mata Hi ga Noboru Nara
2007: Eien no Tsubasa (Arrangement Only), FRICTION, FRICTION -LAP 2-, HOMETOWN BOYS' MARCH (Plus Chorus), Traveling Men no Theme (Plus Chorus), Nanto iu Shiawase (Arrangement Only)
2008: yokohama, Kibou no Uta
2012:
with Tak Matsumoto: THE WINGS
2014:
with Koshi Inaba: Stay Free), Kodoku no Susume
2016:
with Koshi Inaba: Hane (Plus Acoustic Guitar), Symphony #9 (Plus Guitar, Acoustic Guitar & Mandolin), BLEED (Plus Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Mandolin & Keyboards), Suiro (Plus Guitar & Keyboards)

Profile: A well-known multi-instrumentalist both in and out of the studio. He is primarily known in Japan as one of the founding members of fellow rock band doa, of which guitarist Shinichiro Ohta from the band has likewise toured with B'z.

Tokunaga has written music and worked on the arrangements for the vast majority of Being artists, having amassed a successful track record as a songwriter in his tenure. He is widely known for his work with Mai Kuraki after having written numerous songs for her over the course of her career.

For most songs that he provided bass on for B'z recordings, he also assisted on the arrangement. In addition, he has also toured with B'z on a number of different occasions, becoming one of their most frequent support members on the road.

Barry Sparks

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Born: June 20, 1968
Nationality: United States

Tours

B'z LIVE-GYM 2003 "BANZAI IN NORTH AMERICA"
B'z LIVE-GYM 2003 "BIG MACHINE"
B'z SHOWCASE 2008 -Kiyotake ACTION-
B'z LIVE-GYM 2008 "ACTION"
B'z LIVE-GYM Pleasure 2008 -GLORY DAYS-
B'z SHOWCASE 2009 -B'z In Your Town-
SUMMER SONIC 09
B'z LIVE-GYM 2010 "Ain't No Magic"
B'z LIVE-GYM 2011 -long time no see-
Music for Relief's Secret Show for Japan

B'z LIVE-GYM 2011 -C'mon-
Pepsi NEX presents B'z 1DAY LIVE
TV Asahi Dream Festival 2011
B'z LIVE-GYM 2012 -Into Free-
Pepsi NEX presents B'z PREMIUM LIVE
B'z SHOWCASE 2013 -Pleasure75-
AEROSONIC
B'z LIVE-GYM Pleasure 2013 -ENDLESS SUMMER-
B'z Special LIVE at EX THEATER ROPPONGI

Recordings

2008: BURN -Fumetsu no Face-, BAD COMMUNICATION -ULTRA Pleasure Style-, Pleasure 2008 ~Jinsei no Kairaku~, BLOWIN' -ULTRA Treasure Style-, Glory Days, Itsuka Mata Koko de
2009: MY LONELY TOWN, Kirei na Namida, Time Flies, PRAY, MAGIC, Mayday!, TINY DROPS, Dare ni mo Ienee, Yume no Naka de Aimashou, Freedom Train
2011: Sayonara Kizu Darake no Hibi yo, Dawn Runner, Don't Wanna Lie, Homebound, C'mon, Hito Shizuka no Anata, DAREKA, Boss, Pilgrim, The Meister, Deadend, Meimei, ultra soul 2011
2012: GO FOR IT, BABY -Kioku no Sanmyaku-, Honoka Naru Hi, Ryuusei Mask, Love Bomb, Splash, Juice, Ultra Soul, Into Free -Dangan-
with Tak Matsumoto: ALL RIGHT NOW (Anna Tsuchiya & Tak Matsumoto Collaboration)
2013: HEAT, Kakushin, Q&A, Utopia
2014:
with Tak Matsumoto: Rain
2015: Uchouten, Endless Summer, Las Vegas, Exit To The Sun, NO EXCUSE, Amari ni mo, EPIC DAY, Black Coffee, Kimi wo Ki ni Shinai Hi Nado, Man Of The Match, RED
2016:
with Tak Matsumoto: Mystic Journey

Profile: An American bassist that has played with some of the most recognizable rock and metal acts in the world, Barry was introduced to Tak and Koshi by his longtime friend Shane Gaalaas, whom he met during their time touring with The Michael Schenker Group and also played in the sideproject Cosmosquad with. Barry describes himself as the world's biggest KISS fan and has amassed a large collection of vinyl records. His love of records would be something he would introduce to Tak, whom Barry considers a close friend.

In 2004, Barry released a solo album entitled Can't Look Back on which he performed all vocals, guitar, and bass.

Billy Sheehan

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Born: March 19, 1953
Nationality: United States

Tours

B'z SHOWCASE "SAPPORO DEVIL"
B'z LIVE-GYM 2002 "GREEN ~GO★FIGHT★WIN~"
B'z LIVE-GYM 2002 "Rock n' California Roll"
2002 FIFA World Cup International Day Concert

Recordings

1999: girigiri chop (Version 51), Nagare Yuku Hibi, Ikasete Okure!, SHINE
with Tak Matsumoto: GO FURTHER
2002: Yoruyo Akenaide
2004: Mou Hanasanai

Bryant Siono

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Nationality: United States

Recordings

2014:
with Tak Matsumoto: Feel like a woman tonite

Chiharu Mikuzuki

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美久月千晴

Born: N/A
Nationality: Japan

Recordings

2015: Classmate

Chris Cheney


Nationality: United States

Recordings

2010:
with Slash & Koshi Inaba: SAHARA

Corey McCormick

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Nationality: United States

Tours

Koshi Inaba LIVE 2010 ~enII~
Koshi Inaba LIVE 2014 ~en-ball~
Koshi Inaba LIVE 2016 ~enIII~

Recordings

2010:
with Koshi Inaba: Salvation, Zettai(teki), The Morning Call, Lone Pine, Koyoi Kimi to, Kono Te wo Totte Hashiridashite, Sariyuku Hito he, Fushichou, Little Boy
2014:
with Koshi Inaba: Bicycle Girl

Fingers


フィンガーズ

Born: N/A
Nationality: Japan

Recordings

2000: juice, Ai no prisoner

Hideaki Kanazawa

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Born: N/A
Nationality: Japan

Recordings

2002:
with Koshi Inaba: Touch (Acoustic Bass)

Hiroshi Asai

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麻井寛史

Born: N/A
Nationality: Japan

Tours

Koshi Inaba LIVE 2004 ~en~

Recordings

2004:
with Koshi Inaba: Yokorenbo

Hiroshi Udagawa

宇田川博史

Nationality: Japan

Recordings

1998:
with Koshi Inaba: Tooku Made, CHAIN, Not Too Late

Jack Blades

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Born: N/A
Nationality: United States

Tours

TMG LIVE TOUR "Dodge The Bullet"

Recordings

2004:
with Tak Matsumoto Group: OH JAPAN ~OUR TIME IS NOW~ (Plus Lyric Composition & Backing Vocals with Eric Martin), Everything Passes Away (Plus Lyric Composition & Backing Vocals with Eric Martin), KINGS FOR A DAY, I Know You by Heart (Plus Lyric Composition & Backing Vocals), I wish you were here (Plus Lyric Composition & Backing Vocals with Eric Martin), THE GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH (Plus Backing Vocals), Signs of Life (Plus Lyric Composition & Backing Vocals), RED, WHITE AND BULLET BLUES, TRAPPED (Plus Backing Vocals), My Alibi (Plus Lyric Composition & Backing Vocals), WONDERLAND (Plus Backing Vocals), TRAIN, TRAIN (Plus Backing Vocals), Two of a Kind (Plus Lyric Composition & Backing Vocals), NEVER GOOD-BYE (Plus Lyric Composition & Backing Vocals)

Jara Harris

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Nationality: United States

Recordings

2004:
with Koshi Inaba: Shoumen Shoutotsu, Hazumu Sekai (Plus Keyboards)
2010:
with Koshi Inaba: Okay, My Mirai, Eden, CAGE FIGHT, Shujinkou, Itaike na Taiyou

Juan Alderete

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Born: September 5, 1963
Nationality: United States

Recordings

2007: Junjou ACTION, Mangetsu yo Terase, Isshinfuran, ONE ON ONE, Ore to Omae no Atarashii Kisetsu
2009: Ichibu to Zenbu, DIVE, long time no see
2016:
with Tak Matsumoto: Vermillion Palace, Step to Heaven

Kaoru Ouhori


大掘 薫

Nationality: United States

Recordings

1985:
with Tak Matsumoto: TOUCH OPERATION, DEAD LINE
1988:
with Tak Matsumoto: SPAIN, Take Five, No Way Out

Ken Yoshida

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吉田 建

Born: November 21, 1949
Nationality: Japan

Recordings

2002: STAY GREEN ~Mijuku na Tabi wa Tomaranai~
with Koshi Inaba: Seno de Revolution, Todokimasu You ni
2003: Tabi☆EVERYDAY
2004: Magnolia

Kohichi Terasawa

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寺沢功一

Born: July 5, 1963
Nationality: Japan

Recordings

1992:
with Tak Matsumoto: Jammin' of The Guitar
1999: girigiri chop

Koichi Osamu

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納 浩一

Nationality: United States

Recordings

2012:
with Tak Matsumoto: SUKIYAKI
2014:
with Koshi Inaba: Tomo yo

Koji Nakamura

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中村 "キタロー" 幸司

Nickname: Kitaroh

Born: June 9, 1958
Nationality: Japan

Recordings

1995: Negai, YOU & I
1996: Shoushin, sasanqua~Fuyuu no Hi, Aru Hisokana Koi, Kimi wo Tsurete
1998:
with Koshi Inaba: Reiketsu, Nemurenai no wa Dare no Sei, Soul Station, Little Flower
1999:
with Tak Matsumoto: HEAVEN
2000: Konya Tsuki no Mieru Oka ni, NEVER LET YOU GO -Mixture style-, Ima de wa... Ima Nara... Ima mo... -Mixture style-, RING, Thinking of you
2001: GOLD

Koki Ito

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伊藤広規

Born: February 19, 1954
Nationality: Japan

Recordings

1995: Yumemi ga Oka, BAD COMMUNICATION (000-18), Kienai Niji

Masahiko Rokukawa

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六川正彦

Born: July 18, 1951
Nationality: Japan

Recordings

1995: Suna no Hanabira

Masao Akashi

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明石昌夫

Nickname: Max Brightstone

Born: March 25, 1957
Nationality: Japan

Tours

B'z LIVE-GYM #00 "OFF THE LOCK"
B'z BAD-CLUB GYM
B'z LIVE-GYM #001 "OFF THE LOCK"
B'z LIVE-GYM "BREAK THROUGH"
B'z LIVE-GYM '90~'91 "RISKY"
B'z LIVE-GYM "Pleasure'91"
Z'b LIVE TOUR
B'z LIVE-GYM '91~'92 "IN THE LIFE"
B'z LIVE-GYM Pleasure'92 "TIME"

B'z LIVE-GYM '93 "RUN"
B'z LIVE-GYM Pleasure'93 "JAP THE RIPPER"
B'z LIVE-GYM '94 "THE 9TH BLUES -Part1-"
B'z LIVE-GYM '94 "THE 9TH BLUES -Part2-"
Merry X'Mas ~ Mary Had a Little Lamb/Silent Night
B'z LIVE-GYM Pleasure'95 "BUZZ!!"
B'z LIVE-GYM '96 "Spirit LOOSE" SHOWCASE
B'z LIVE-GYM '96 "Spirit LOOSE"
B'z LIVE-GYM Pleasure'97 "FIREBALL"

Recordings

1988: B'z (All Tracks, Arrangement Only), OFF THE LOCK (All Tracks, Arrangement Only), BAD COMMUNICATION (All Tracks, Arrangement Only), BREAK THROUGH (All Tracks, Arrangement Only)
1989: OFF THE LOCK (All Tracks, Arrangement & Backing Vocals)
1990: BREAK THROUGH (All Tracks, Arrangement & Backing Vocals), BE THERE (All Tracks, Arrangement Only), Taiyou no Komachi Angel (Arrangement Only), Good-bye Holy Days (Arrangement Only), WICKED BEAT (All Tracks, Arrangement Only), Easy Come, Easy Go! (Arrangement Only), GO! NUDE! GO! (Arrangement Only), Itoshii Hito yo Good Night... (Arrangement Only), GUITAR KIDS RHAPSODY CAMDEN LOCK STYLE (Arrangement Only), RISKY (All Tracks, Arrangement Only)
1991: LADY NAVIGATION (Arrangement Only), Pleasure'91 -Jinsei no Kairaku- (Arrangement Only), MARS (All Tracks, Arrangement Only), IN THE LIFE (All Tracks, Plus Arrangement), Aikawarazu na Bokura (Arrangement & Chorus Vocals)
with Tak Matsumoto: '88~Love Story (Arrangement Only), Love Ya (Arrangement Only), ALONE (Arrangement Only), GO-GO-GIRLS (Arrangement & Bass Only), #1090 ~Thousand Dreams~ (Arrangement Only), LIFE (Arrangement Only)
1992: BLOWIN' (Arrangement Only), TIME (Arrangement Only), ZERO (Plus Arrangement), Koi-Gokoro (KOI-GOKORO) (Plus Arrangement), RUN (All Tracks, Plus Arrangement & Manipulator), Friends (Arrangement Only), Itsuka no Merry Christmas (Plus Arrangement), Boku no Tsumi (Plus Arrangement), Koi Jyanakunaru Hi (Plus Arrangement), Doushite mo Kimi wo Ushinaitakunai (Plus Arrangement)
with Tak Matsumoto: Wanna Go Home (Plus Arrangement), 99 (Arrangement Only), Long Distance Call (Arrangement Only), Jammin' of The Guitar (Arrangement Only), Speed (Arrangement Only)
1993: Ai no Mama ni Wagamama ni Boku wa Kimi Dake wo Kizutsukenai (Plus Arrangement), JOY (Plus Arrangement), Hadashi no Megami (Plus Arrangement), KARA-KARA (Plus Arrangement)
1994: Don't Leave Me (Plus Arrangement), MOTEL (Plus Arrangement), The 7th Blues (All Tracks, Plus Arrangement), MOTEL (Plus Arrangement), hole in my heart (Plus Arrangement)
1995: Tokyo (Plus Arrangement), Teki ga Inakerya (Plus Arrangement), FUSHIDARA 100%, The Loose, Negai ("BUZZ!!" STYLE), love me,I love you (with G-Bass),Kirei na Ai Jyanakutemo, drive to MY WORLD, Don't ask me, baby
1996: Mienai Chikara ~INVISIBLE ONE~, MOVE
with Tak Matsumoto's Rock'n Roll Standard Club Band: I GOT THE FIRE, FOOL FOR YOUR LOVING, CAUSE WE'VE ENDED AS LOVERS, INTO THE ARENA, MOVE OVER, LIFE FOR THE TAKING, SUNSET, WISHING WELL, COMMUNICATION BREAKDOWN, MISTREATED
1997: Calling
with Koshi Inaba: Kuchibiru, Sono Switch wo Ose, arizona, Taifuu Demo Kurya ii, Shakunetsu no Hito, Jealous Dog, Ai Naka Michi
1998: Samayoeru Aoi Dangan, Hi, HOME, The Wild Wind, Pleasure'98 ~Jinsei no Kairaku~, RUN -1998 style-
2000: OH! GIRL -Mixture style- (Arrangement & Synthesizer Only), NEVER LET YOU GO -Mixture style- (Arrangement & Synthesizer Only), JOY -Mixture mix- (Plus Arrangement & Manipulator), Ima de wa... Ima Nara... Ima mo... -Mixture style- (Arrangement & Synthesizer Only), Kodoku no Runaway -Mixture style- (Arrangement & Synthesizer Only), Tokyo -Mixture mix- (Plus Arrangement), hole in my heart -Mixture mix- (Plus Arrangement & Manipulator), KARA-KARA -Mixture mix- (Plus Arrangement & Manipulator), UBU (Plus Arrangement), guilty, Shinjiru Kurai Ii Darou, Kirameku HIto, TOKYO DEVIL, Kobushi wo Nigire
2001: Makka na Silk
2002:
with Koshi Inaba: LOVE LETTER, TRASH, Anata wo Yobu Koe wa Kaze ni Sarawarete, Here I am!!

Masatoshi Nishimura

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西村麻聡

Born: August 30, 1958
Nationality: Japan

Recordings

1988:
with Tak Matsumoto: Touch Operation, "99", So Long, Play It So Loud

Masayoshi Yamashita

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山下 昌良

Born: November 29, 1961
Nationality: Japan

Tours

Tak Matsumoto Tour 2016 -The Voyage-

Profile: The bassist for fellow Japanese rock band LOUDNESS, of which B'z has long been acquainted. Invited to tour on bass as part of Tak Matsumoto Tour 2016 -The Voyage- as his first official collaboration with Tak.

Michael Rhodes

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Born: N/A
Nationality: United States

Tours

Larry Carlton & Tak Matsumoto LIVE 2010 "TAKE YOUR PICK"

Recordings

2010:
with Larry Carlton & Tak Matsumoto: JAZZY BULLETS, Nite Crawler 2010, THE WAY WE WERE, Islands of Japan, Neon Blue, Tokyo Night, hotalu, East West Stroll, Easy Mystery, ao, Take Your Pick, A girl from China

Naoki Watanabe

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渡辺直樹

Born: N/A
Nationality: Japan

Recordings

1992:
with Tak Matsumoto: Air Port (Fretless Bass)
2002: Utsukushii Sekai
with Tak Matsumoto: Riverside Blues

Phil Chenn


Nationality: United States

Recordings

1996:
with Larry Carlton & Tak Matsumoto: ROCK AND ROLL, HOOCHIE KOO

Ric Fierabracci

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Born: 1963
Nationality: United States

Recordings

2011: Too Young (Wood Bass)

Robert Deleo

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Born: February 2, 1966
Nationality: United States

Recordings

2007: SUPER LOVE SONG, Kokokara, Warui Yume

Roberto Vally

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Nationality: United States

Recordings

2012:
with Tak Matsumoto: Live Life

Sakai Benisuke


Nationality: Japan

Recordings

1997:
with Koshi Inaba: Nani mo Nai Machi

Sean Hurley

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Born: 1973
Nationality: United States

Recordings

2007: Eien no Tsubasa, Lonely Stars, Kuroi Seishun (Electric Bass & Wood Bass), Perfect Life, Boku ni wa Kimi ga Iru, Nanto Iu Shiawase, HOMETOWN BOYS' MARCH, Koubou, Traveling Men no Theme, BUDDY
2009: National Holiday
2012:
with Tak Matsumoto: THE WINGS
2016:
with Tak Matsumoto: enigma, Ups and Downs, Rock The Rock, The Voyage, Hopes, Under The Sun, Dream Drive, Rock The Show, Roppongi Noise, enigma ~epilogue~ (Wood Bass)

Showtaro Mitsuzono

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満園庄太郎

Born: June 17, 1970
Nationality: Japan

Tours

B'z LIVE-GYM '99 -Brotherhood- SHOWCASE "B'zepp"
B'z LIVE-GYM '99 "Brotherhood"
B'z LIVE-GYM Pleasure 2000 "juice"
B'z SHOWCASE "Kobushi wo Nigire"
B'z LIVE-GYM 2001 "ELEVEN"
B'z LIVE-GYM in Taipei & Hong Kong 2001

Recordings

1999: ONE, F・E・A・R, Nagai Ai, Yume no Youna Hibi, Gin no Tsubasa de Tobe, Sono Te de Furete Goran, SKIN
2000: Dakara Sono Te wo Hanashite -Mixture style-, OH! GIRL -Mixture style-, Kodou no Runaway -Mixture style-, You pray, I stay, Tobira

Takamune Negishi

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根岸孝旨

Born: N/A
Nationality: Japan

Recordings

2002:
with Koshi Inaba: O.NO.RE, Overture

Takeshi Taneda

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種子田 健

Born: N/A
Nationality: Japan

Recordings

2014:
with Koshi Inaba: oh my love, Route 53

T-Bone Wolk


Nationality: United States

Recordings

2004:
with Koshi Inaba: I AM YOUR BABY, THE RACE, Subete no Shiawase wo Oazuke ni, Tamayura

Tomohito Aoki

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青木智仁

Born: June 12, 1957
Nationality: Japan

Recordings

1996: SNOW, BABY MOON
1997:
with Koshi Inaba: Nami (Fretless Bass)
2002:
with Koshi Inaba: GO, Honno
2004:
with Koshi Inaba: Suiheisen

Tony Franklin

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Born: April 2, 1962
Nationality: United Kingdom

Recordings

1996: Real Thing Shakes

Travis Carlton

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Born: N/A
Nationality: United States

Tours

Tak Matsumoto LIVE 2014 -New Horizon-

Recordings

2014:
with Tak Matsumoto: New Horizon, That's Cool, Reason to be..., BLACK JACK, Gakuseigai no Kissaten
2016:
with Tak Matsumoto: #1090 ~Million Dreams~

Vagabond Suzuki

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バカボン鈴木

Born: September 28, 1956
Nationality: Japan

Recordings

1999:
with Tak Matsumoto: ONE FOR THE ROAD, Nothin' But The Blues, SAKURA, two of us, Kamisama he, Fuyu no Hi, Ai~Ai~Ai, Zero Yori Zero Kara, Believin' You
2000: May, Raging River
2002: Blue Sunshine, Everlasting
with Tak Matsumoto: Trinity, Hana, Midousuji BLUE, Shu ~Asayake~

Yoshihiro Naruse


鳴瀬喜博

Nationality: Japan

Recordings

1985:
with Tak Matsumoto: STORM BELT, FALLING TIDE

Guitar

Duran

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Born: N/A
Nationality: Japan

Tours

Koshi Inaba LIVE 2014 ~en-ball~
Koshi Inaba LIVE 2016 ~enIII~

Haruhata Michiya

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春畑道哉

Born: N/A
Nationality: Japan

Recordings

2003:
with Koshi Inaba: AKATSUKI
2005:
with Tak Matsumoto: THE MAGNIFICENT FOUR

Juon

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Born: N/A
Nationality: Japan

Tours

Koshi Inaba LIVE 2014 ~en-ball~
Koshi Inaba LIVE 2016 ~enIII~

Kohji Arinaga



Nationality: Japan

Recordings

2003:
with Koshi Inaba: AKATSUKI Version S.S.S

Larry Carlton

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Nickname: Mr. 335

Born: March 2, 1948
Nationality: United States

Tours

Larry Carlton & Tak Matsumoto LIVE 2010 "TAKE YOUR PICK"

Recordings

2010:
with Tak Matsumoto: JAZZY BULLETS, Nite Crawler 2010 (Plus Composition & Arrangement), THE WAY WE WERE, Islands of Japan (Plus Composition & Arrangement), Neon Blue (Plus Composition & Arrangement), Tokyo Night, hotalu, East West Stroll (Plus Composition & Arrangement), Easy Mystery (Plus Composition & Arrangement), ao, Take Your Pick (Plus Composition & Arrangement), A girl from China
2012:
with Tak Matsumoto: SUKIYAKI

Masaki Watanuki

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綿貫正顕

Born: 1972
Nationality: United States

Tours

THURSDAY LIVE at hills Bread Factory "ROCK NIGHT" OPENING ACT (Koshi Inaba, with Yoshinobu Ohga)
THE ROCK ODYSSEY 2004 (Koshi Inaba, with Yoshinobu Ohga)
Koshi Inaba LIVE 2004 ~en~ (with Yoshinobu Ohga)

Rafael Moreira

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Born: N/A
Nationality: United States

Recordings

2010:
with Koshi Inaba: Salvation, LOST, Zettai(teki), The Morning Call, Lone Pine, Koyoi Kimi to, Kono Te wo Toote Hanashidashite, Sariyuku Hito he, Fushichou, Little Boy
2010:
with Koshi Inaba: Cross Creek, Bicycle Girl, Kodoku no Susume

Seki Sho


Born: N/A
Nationality: Japan

Recordings

1997:
with Koshi Inaba: Shakunetsu no Hito

Shinichiro Ohta

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大田紳一郎

Born: August 2, 1967
Nationality: Japan

Tours

B'z SHOWCASE 2003 "BIG MACHINE"
B'z LIVE-GYM 2003 "BIG MACHINE"
Koshi Inaba LIVE 2004 ~en~ (Guest Backing Vocals)
B'z SHOWCASE 2005 "Abashiri Extra Edition" (Backing Guitar & Vocals)
B'z LIVE-GYM 2005 "CIRCLE OF ROCK" (Backing Guitar & Vocals)
B'z SHOWCASE 2006 "Yokosuka MONSTER" (Backing Guitar & Vocals)
B'z LIVE-GYM 2006 "MONSTER'S GARAGE" (Backing Guitar & Vocals)
B'z LIVE in Namba 2006 (Backing Guitar & Vocals)
B'z SHOWCASE 2007 -19- (Backing Guitar & Vocals)
B'z SHOWCASE 2007 -B'z In Your Town- (Backing Guitar & Vocals)
B'z LIVE-GYM Pleasure 2008 -GLORY DAYS- (Backing Guitar & Vocals)
B'z LIVE-GYM 2008 "ACTION" (Backing Guitar & Vocals)

Recordings

1998: Hi (Backing Vocals)
2004:
with Tak Matsumoto: TRAPPED (Backing Vocals)
with Koshi Inaba: Okaeri (Backing Vocals), Koufuku e no Nagai Sakamichi (Backing Vocals)
2005: OCEAN (Backing Vocals)
2006: ALL-OUT ATTACK (Backing Vocals), Koi no Summer Session (Backing Vocals), Kemuri no Sekai (Backing Vocals), Shoudou ~MONSTER MiX~ (Backing Vocals), MONSTER (Backing Vocals), Happy Birthday (Backing Vocals), Ashita Mata Hi ga Noboru Nara (Backing Vocals)
2007: HOMETOWN BOYS' MARCH (Backing Vocals), Traveling Men no Theme (Backing Vocals)

Slash

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Born: July 23, 1965
Nationality: United States

Tours

SUMMER SONIC 2010 ("SAHARA" featuring Koshi Inaba)

Recordings

2010:
with Koshi Inaba: SAHARA, SAHARA (English Version)

Steve Vai

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Born: June 6, 1960
Nationality: United States

Recordings

1999: Asian Sky (Steve Vai & B'z Collaboration)
2002:
with Tak Matsumoto: #1090 [Sen Mu Ichiya] (Mixing Only), Romeo & Juliet (Mixing & Opening Voice Only)

Stevie Salas

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Born: November 17, 1963
Nationality: United States

Tours

Koshi Inaba LIVE 2010 ~enII~ (Guest Appearance at Nippon Budokan Show)

Recordings

2004:
with Koshi Inaba: Wonderland, I AM YOUR BABY, THE RACE, Shoumen Shoutotsu, Subete no Shiawase wo Oazuke ni, Tamayura, Hazumu Sekai, SAIHATE HOTEL, Toumei Ningen
2009:
with Tak Matsumoto: BLOCK ROCKIN (Stevie Salas & Tak Matsumoto Collaboration)
2010:
with Koshi Inaba: Okay, My Mirai, Eden, CAGE FIGHT, Shujinkou, Itaike na Taiyou

Takashi Masuzaki

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増崎孝司

Born: N/A
Nationality: Japan

Recordings

2005:
with Tak Matsumoto: THE MAGNIFICENT FOUR

Yogi Lonich

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Nationality: United States

Recordings

2014:
with Koshi Inaba: Tomo yo (Electric & Acoustic Guitar), Route 53

Yoshihiro Matsura

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松浦善博

Born: N/A
Nationality: Japan

Recordings

1997:
with Koshi Inaba: Little Flower (Slide Guitar Solo)

Yoshinobu Ohga

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大賀好修

Born: April 8, 1971
Nationality: Japan

Tours

THURSDAY LIVE at hills Bread Factory "ROCK NIGHT" OPENING ACT (Koshi Inaba)
SUMMER SONIC 04 (Koshi Inaba)
THE ROCK ODYSSEY 2004 (Koshi Inaba)
Koshi Inaba LIVE 2004 ~en~ (with Masaki Watanuki)
Pepsi NEX presents B'z 1DAY LIVE
B'z LIVE-GYM 2011 -long time no see-
Music for Relief's Secret Show for Japan
TV Asahi Dream Festival 2011
B'z LIVE-GYM 2011 -C'mon-
Pepsi NEX presents B'z PREMIUM LIVE
B'z LIVE-GYM 2012 -Into Free-

B'z SHOWCASE 2013 -Pleasure75-
B'z LIVE-GYM Pleasure 2013 -ENDLESS SUMMER-
AEROSONIC
B'z Special LIVE at EX THEATER ROPPONGI
Tak Matsumoto LIVE 2014 -New Horizon-
B'z SHOWCASE 2015 -Shimonoseki Uchouten NIGHT-
B'z LIVE-GYM 2015 -EPIC NIGHT-
ROCKROCK 20th ANNIVERSARY LIVE "ROCK BEYOND ROCK"
B'z SHOWCASE 2015 -Shinagawa Uchouten NIGHT-
TV Asahi Dream Festival 2015
Tak Matsumoto Tour 2016 -The Voyage-

Recordings

2003:
with Tak Matsumoto: Foggy Night (Arrangement Only)
2004: Wonderland (Slide Guitar, Acoustic Guitar & Arrangement), Anata no Koe Dake ga Kono Mune Furumasu (Acoustic & Electric Guitar), THE RACE (Arrangement Only), Subete no Shiawase wo Oazuke ni (Arrangement Only)
2005:
with Tak Matsumoto: THE MAGNIFICENT FOUR (Electric Guitar)
2010:
with Koshi Inaba: CAGE FIGHT (Slide Guitar), Little Boy (Acoustic Guitar), Itaike na Taiyou (Slide Guitar)
2014:
with Koshi Inaba: oh my love (Electric Guitar), Golden Road (Electric Guitar), Stay Free (Electric Guitar), photograph (Electric Guitar), Nensho (Electric Guitar)
2015: Uchouten (Arrangement Only), Las Vegas (Arrangement Only), NO EXCUSE (Arrangement Only), Amari ni mo (Arrangement Only), EPIC DAY (Arrangement Only), Black Coffee (Arrangement Only), Man Of The Match (Arrangement Only)

Keyboards

Akira Onozuka

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小野塚 晃

Born: July 29, 1967
Nationality: Japan

Tours

Koshi Inaba LIVE 2010 ~enII~
Tak Matsumoto LIVE 2014 -New Horizon-
Tak Matsumoto Tour 2016 -The Voyage-

Recordings

1990: It's Raining...
1991: ALONE, "Kairaku no Heya", Mou Ichido Kiss Shitakatta
1992: Boku no Tsumi, Love is..., Koi Jyanakunaru Hi, Doushite mo Kimi wo Ushinaitakunai, Itsuka no Merry Christmas (Reprise)
with Tak Matsumoto: Wanna Go Home (Pf), Air Port (Electronic Piano), Life II (Pf), Wanna Go Home (Reprise) (Pf)
1994: LOVE IS DEAD (A.pf), Miseinen (A.pf), Yami no Ame (A.pf), MY SAD LOVE (Pf(SG-1.KORG)), THE BORDER (Rhodes pf), Haru (A.pf), Yaburenu Yume wo Hikizutte (E.pf(SG-1&DX-7)), LADY NAVIGATION (Bluesy English Version) (A.pf), Mou Karimakka (A.pf), farewell song (A.pf), MOTEL (Pf)
1995: Negai (PF & SYNTH), YOU & I (Pf & Synthesizer), Tokyo (Pf), Negai ("BUZZ!!" STYLE) (Organ, Pf & Synthesizer), Yumemi ga Oka (Organ, Pf & Synthesizer), BAD COMMUNICATION (000‐18) (Organ, Pf & Synthesizer), Kienai Niji (Organ, Pf & Synthesizer), Teki ga Inakerya (Organ, Pf & Synthesizer), Suna no Hanabiri (Organ, Pf & Synthesizer), Kirei na Ai Jyanakutemo (Organ, Pf & Synthesizer), drive to MY WORLD (Organ, Pf & Syn)
1996: SNOW (Pf, Epf & Organ), Shoushin (Pf, Epf & Organ), BABY MOON (Pf, Epf & Organ), sasanqua~Fuyu no Hi (Pf, Epf & Organ), Aru Hisokana Koi (Pf, Epf & Organ), Kimi wo Tsurete (Pf, Epf & Organ)
with Tak Matsumoto's Rock'n Roll Standard Club Band: CAUSE WE'VE ENDED AS LOVERS (Eletronic Piano), SUNSET (Synthesizer & Piano),
1997: Calling (Pf), Survive (Piano), Happiness (Piano, Hammond Organ & Synthesizer), Do me (Hammond Organ), Naite Naite Nakiyandara (Piano & Hammond Organ), CAT (YAMAHA CS-10), Dattara Agechaeyo (Piano & Hammond Organ), Shower (Fender Rhodes)
with Koshi Inaba: Reiketsu (Wurlitzer), Sono Switch wo Ose (Hammond B-3), Nemurenai no wa Dare no Sei (Hammond B-3), Soul Station (Hammond B-3 & Moog), arizona (Hammond B-3), Fuusen (Piano), Shakunetsu no Hito (Hammond B-3), Ai Naki Michi (Hammond B-3 & Piano, Percussion), Little Flower (Wurlitzer & Piano), Chopsticks (Percussion)
1998: Hi (Hammond B-3 Organ)
with Koshi Inaba: Tooku Made, CHAIN, Not Too Late
1999: Yume no Youna Hibi (Organ), Nagare Yuku Hibi (Organ), SHINE (Organ)
with Tak Matsumoto: ONE FOR THE ROAD (Pf), Nothin' But The Blues (Pf & Org), SAKURA (Pf & Org), Kamisama he (Pf & Org), Ai~Ai~Ai~ (Pf & Org), Zero Yori Zero Kara (Pf & Org), Believin' You (Pf & Org)
2000: Konya Tsuki no Mieru Oka ni (Acoustic Piano), Anata Nara Kamawanai (Organ), May (Acoustic Piano), RING (Acoustic Piano), Raging River (Acoustic Piano)
2001: GOLD (Acoustic Piano)
2002: Blue Sunshine (Hammond B-3), Utsukushiki Sekai (Acoustic Piano), Everlasting (Acoustic Piano), The Spiral (Acoustic Piano)
with Tak Matsumoto: Riverside Blues (Acoustic Piano), Trinity (Acoustic Piano), Hana (Acoustic Piano), Machi (Acoustic Piano), Midousuji BLUE (Hammond B-3), Shu ~Asayake~ (Acoustic Piano), Romeo & Juliet (Acoustic Piano), ENGAGED (Acoustic Piano)
with Koshi Inaba: Touch (Acoustic Piano), Overture (Acoustic Piano), Honno (Acoustic Piano)
2004:
with Koshi Inaba: Shizuka na Ame (Wurlitzer), I'm on fire (Acoustic Piano)
with Tak Matsumoto: Watashi wa Kaze (Acoustic Piano, Hammond B-3)
2004:
with Tak Matsumoto: MY FAVORITE THINGS (Piano)
2006:Koi no Summer Session, Kemuri no Sekai, Mugon no Promise, Amadare Blues, Ashita Mata Hi ga Noboru Nara
2007: SUPER LOVE SONG (Organ), Koko Kara (Piano), Mangetsu yo Terase (Piano), Isshinfuran (Organ), ONE ON ONE (Piano & Organ), Boku wa Kimi ga Iru (Piano),

Nanto Iu Shiawase (Organ), Warui Yume (Piano & Wurlitzer), Traveling Men no Theme (Organ), BUDDY (Organ)

2010: Kirei na Namida (Piano), TINY DROPS (Piano)
with Koshi Inaba: Salvation (Piano), The Morning Call (Piano), Kono Te wo Totte Hashiridashite (Piano), Sariyuku Hito he (Organ)
2011: DAREKA (Piano, Organ), Boss (Organ) , Too Young (Wurlitzer), Meimei (Piano)
2012:
with Tak Matsumoto: THE WINGS (Piano), SUKIYAKI (Piano)
2014:
with Tak Matsumoto: New Horizon (Electronic Piano), Rodeo Blues (E.Piano), Island of peace, That's Cool (E.Piano), Shattered Glass, Tsuki no Akari, Reason to be... (Organ), BLACK JACK (Wurlitzer), Gakuseigai no Kissaten (Wurlitzer), Rain (Organ)
with Koshi Inaba: oh my love(Piano, Organ), Nakinagara (Piano), Stay Free (Organ), Route 53 (Piano & Organ), Nensho (Piano)
2015: Amari ni mo (Piano & Organ)
2016:
with Tak Matsumoto: The Voyage (Rhodes Piano), Under The Sun (Piano), Mystic Journey (Piano)

Hirotaka Izumi

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和泉宏隆

Born: September 28, 1958
Nationality: Japan

Recordings

1998: HOME (Piano & Accordion)
1998:
with Tak Matsumoto: #1090 [Sen Mu Ichiya] (Acoustic Piano)

Hiroyuki Namba

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難波弘之

Born: September 9, 1953
Nationality: Japan

Recordings

1985:
with Tak Matsumoto: STORM BELT, FALLING TIDE
1996:
with Tak Matsumoto's Rock'n Roll Standard Club Band: FOOL FOR YOUR LOVING (Organ), ROCK AND ROLL, HOOCHIE KOO (Organ), WISHING WELL (Organ)

Jeff Babko

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Nationality: United States

Recordings

2010:
with Larry Carlton & Tak Matsumoto: JAZZY BULLETS, Nite Crawler 2010, THE WAY WE WERE, Islands of Japan, Neon Blue, Tokyo Night, hotalu, East West Stroll, Easy Mystery, ao, Take Your Pick, A girl from China
2016:
with Tak Matsumoto: Step to Heaven (Organ), Hopes (Organ), Dream Drive (Organ), Roppongi Noise (Rhodes Piano)

Joseph Michael Szeibert


Nationality: United States

Recordings

1996: Real Thing Shakes

Lew Laing

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Nationality: United States

Recordings

2014:
with Tak Matsumoto: Feel like a woman tonite (Plus Wah Guitar & Drums)

Marco Basci

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Nationality: United States

Recordings

2012:
with Tak Matsumoto: The Moment (Organ), Live Life (Electric Piano)

Patrick Warren

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Nationality: United States

Recordings

2007: Kokokara (Mellotron)

Rei Atsumi

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厚見玲衣

Born: May 18, 1957
Nationality: Japan

Recordings

1994: JAP THE RIPPER (Hammond Organ)

Takanobu Masuda

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増田隆宣

Born: February 26, 1961
Nationality: Japan

Tours

B'z LIVE-GYM Pleasure'92 "TIME"
B'z LIVE-GYM '93 "RUN"
B'z LIVE-GYM Pleasure'93 "JAP THE RIPPER"
B'z LIVE-GYM '94 "THE 9TH BLUES -Part1-"
B'z LIVE-GYM '94 "THE 9TH BLUES -Part2-"
Merry X'Mas ~ Mary Had a Little Lamb/Silent Night
B'z LIVE-GYM Pleasure'95 "BUZZ!!"
Rock'n Roll Standard Club Band Tour
B'z LIVE-GYM '96 "Spirit LOOSE" SHOWCASE
B'z LIVE-GYM '96 "Spirit LOOSE"
B'z LIVE-GYM Pleasure'97 "FIREBALL"
B'z LIVE-GYM '99 -Brotherhood- SHOWCASE "B'zepp"
B'z LIVE-GYM '99 "Brotherhood"
B'z LIVE-GYM Pleasure 2000 "juice"
B'z SHOWCASE "Kobushi wo Nigire"
B'z LIVE-GYM 2001 "ELEVEN"
B'z LIVE-GYM in Taipei & Hong Kong 2001
B'z SHOWCASE "SAPPORO DEVIL"
B'z LIVE-GYM 2002 "GREEN ~GO★FIGHT★WIN~"
2002 FIFA World Cup International Day Concert
B'z LIVE-GYM 2002 "Rock n' California Roll"
B'z SHOWCASE 2003 "IT'S SHOWCASE!!"
B'z LIVE-GYM The Final Pleasure "IT'S SHOWTIME!!"
B'z LIVE-GYM 2003 "BANZAI IN NORTH AMERICA"
B'z SHOWCASE 2003 "BIG MACHINE"
B'z LIVE-GYM 2003 "BIG MACHINE"
B'z SHOWCASE 2005 "Abashiri Extra Edition"
B'z LIVE-GYM 2005 "CIRCLE OF ROCK"

B'z SHOWCASE 2006 "Yokosuka MONSTER"
B'z LIVE-GYM 2006 "MONSTER'S GARAGE"
B'z LIVE in Namba 2006
B'z SHOWCASE 2007 -19-
B'z SHOWCASE 2007 -B'z In Your Town-
SUMMER SONIC 07
B'z SHOWCASE 2008 -Kiyotake ACTION-
B'z LIVE-GYM 2008 "ACTION"
B'z LIVE-GYM Pleasure 2008 -GLORY DAYS-
B'z SHOWCASE 2009 -B'z In Your Town-
SUMMER SONIC 09
B'z LIVE-GYM 2010 "Ain't No Magic"
Pepsi NEX presents B'z 1DAY LIVE
B'z LIVE-GYM 2011 -long time no see-
TV Asahi Dream Festival 2011
Music for Relief's Secret Show for Japan
B'z LIVE-GYM 2011 -C'mon-
Pepsi NEX presents B'z PREMIUM LIVE
B'z LIVE-GYM 2012 -Into Free-
B'z SHOWCASE 2013 -Pleasure75-
B'z LIVE-GYM Pleasure 2013 -ENDLESS SUMMER-
B'z Special LIVE at EX THEATER ROPPONGI
B'z SHOWCASE 2015 -Shimonoseki Uchouten NIGHT-
B'z LIVE-GYM 2015 -EPIC NIGHT-
ROCKROCK 20th ANNIVERSARY LIVE "ROCK BEYOND ROCK"
B'z SHOWCASE 2015 -Shinagawa Uchouten NIGHT-
TV Asahi Dream Festival 2015

Recordings

1985:
with Tak Matsumoto: TOUCH OPERATION, DEAD LINE
1988:
with Tak Matsumoto: THOUSAND WAVE, TOUCH OPERATION, "99", SO LONG, VAMPIRE HUNTER "D"
1990: STARDUST TRAIN
with Tak Matsumoto: LADY NAVIGATION, Pleasure'91 -Jinsei no Kairaku-
1992: THE GAMBLER, Akai Kagerou, Out Of Control, NATIVE DANCE, Gekkou
1994: Don't Leave Me (Hammond Organ), Odekake Shimasho (Hammond Organ), Queen of Madrid (Hammond Organ), Strings of My Soul (A.pf), WILD ROAD (Hammond Organ), SLAVE TO THE NIGHT (Hammond Organ), MOTEL (Hammond Organ), hole in my heart (Hammond Organ)
1995: FUSHIDARA 100% (Organ & Moog), Teki ga Inakerya (Organ)
with Tak Matsumoto: Don't ask me, baby (Organ, Unreleased)
1996: Mienai Chikara ~INVISIBLE ONE~ (Organ), MOVE (Organ)
with Tak Matsumoto's Rock'n Roll Standard Club Band: INTO THE ARENA (Organ & Moog), MOVE OVER (Piano & Organ), LIFE FOR THE TAKING (Eletric Piano, Synthesizer & Organ), COMMUNICATION BREAKDOWN (Organ), MISTREATED (Organ)
1998: Pleasure'98 ~Jinsei no Kairaku~, RUN -1998 style-
1999: ONE (Acoustic Piano)
2009: DIVE (Organ), MAGIC (Organ), Mayday! (Organ)
2015: Endless Summer, EPIC DAY (Organ)

Tetsuya Komuro

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小室哲哉

Born: November 27, 1958
Nationality: Japan

Recordings

1988:
with Tak Matsumoto: Vampire Hunter "D" (Original Composition), PLAY IT SO LOUD (Keyboards)

Yoshinobu Kojima

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小島良喜

Born: November 22, 1957
Nationality: Japan

Tours

Koshi Inaba LIVE 2004 ~en~

Recordings

2004:
with Koshi Inaba: Anata no Koe Dake ga Kono Mune Furumasu (Piano), Suiheisen (Piano), Subete no Shiawase wo Oazuke ni (Organ), Tamayura (Piano), Koufuku e no Nagai Sakamichi (E.Piano)

Arrangement

Daisuke Ikeda

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池田大介

Born: N/A
Nationality: Japan

Recordings

1995: YOU & I (Manipulator Only), love me, I love you, love me, I love you (with G-Bass), Tokyo, LOVE PHANTOM, FUSHIDARA 100%, The Loose, Kienai Niji, Kirei na Ai Jyanakutemo
1996: Mienai Chikara ~INVISIBLE ONE~, FRIENDS II (All Tracks)
1997: Calling
with Koshi Inaba: Fuusen (Strings & Horn Only), Little Flower (Strings & Horn)
1998: Samayoeru Aoi Dangan (Synthesizer Only), Hi (Synthesizer Only), HOME (Synthesizer Only), The Wild Wind (Synthesizer Only)
1999: ONE (Strings), Nagai Ai (Strings Section), Gin no Tsubasa de Tobe (Brass Section), SKIN (Strings Section)
with Tak Matsumoto: THE CHANGING, (ONE FOR THE ROAD), THE CHANGING ~Electric Lady Mix~, Nothin' But The Blues, HEAVEN, GO FURTHER, two of us, Kamisama he, Fuyu no Hi, Ai~Ai~Ai~, Zero Yori Zero Kara, Believin' You
2000: You pray, I stay (Manipulator Only), RING (Strings Only), Raging River (Strings & Chorus Only)
2001: GOLD (Strings & Horn)
2002: STAY GREEN ~Mijuku na Tabi wa Tomaranai~, Blue Sunshine, Utsukushii Sekai, Everlasting, Yoruyo Akenaide
with Koshi Inaba: LOVE LETTER (Strings Only), Touch (Co-Arrangements & Strings), Overture (Co-Arrangements & Strings), GO (Co-Arrangements & Programming), Famiresu Gozen 3-Ji (Co-Arrangements & Strings)
with Tak Matsumoto: SACRED FIELD, Trinity, Hana, Shu ~Asayake~, Romeo & Juliet
2003: Tabi☆EVERYDAY (Brass)
with Koshi Inaba: I'm on fire (Programming & Strings), AKATSUKI Version O
2004: BANZAI
with Tak Matsumoto: Koi Uta (House Of Strings Version), #1090 ~Thousand Dreams~ (House Of Strings Version), Hana (House Of Strings Version), Ai no Mama ni Wagamama ni Boku wa Kimi Dake wo Kizutsukenai (House Of Strings Version), BLUE (House Of Strings Version), BLACK JACK (House Of Strings Version), SACRED FIELD~RED SUN~GO FURTHER (House Of Strings Version), Strings of My Soul (House Of Strings Version)
2005:
with Tak Matsumoto: MY FAVORITE THINGS, The Godfather (Waltz~Love Theme), THE MAGNIFICENT FOUR
2006: Pierrot (Additional Programming), MVP (Strings Scored & Conducted)
2007: Lonely Stars, SUPER LOVE SONG, Koko Kara, FRICTION, FRICTION -LAP2-, Mangetsu yo Terase, Ore to Omae no Atarashii Kisetsu, BUDDY
2009: National Holiday

Hideyuki Terachi

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寺地秀行

Nickname: Dr. Terachi

Born: N/A
Nationality: Japan

Recordings

2002:
with Koshi Inaba: AKATSUKI, Shizua na Ame
2004: Magnolia, Mou Hanasanai
with Koshi Inaba: Anata no Koe Dake ga Kono Mune Furumasu, I AM YOUR BABY, Okaeri, Suiheisen, Tamayura, Yokorenbo, Ano Inochi Kono Inochi
2007: SUPER LOVE SONG, Koko Kara, Junjou ACTION, Kuroi Seishun, Mangetsu yo Terase, Perfect Life, Isshinfuran, girigiri chop, ONE, Boku ni wa Kimi ga Iru, Nanto Iu Shiawase, Warui Yume, HOMETOWN BOYS' MARCH, Koubou, Traveling Men no Theme, Ore to Omae no Atarashii Kisetsu, BUDDY
2008: BURN -Fumetsu no Face-
2009: Ichibu to Zenbu, DIVE, National Holiday, MY LONELY TOWN, Kirei na Namida, Ichibu to Zenbu -Ballad Version-, MAGIC (All Tracks)
2010:
with Tak Matsumoto: TAKE YOUR PICK (All Tracks)
with Koshi Inaba: Okay, Salvation, My Mirai, Hadou (All Tracks)
2011: Sayonara Kizu Darake no Hibi yo, Dawn Runner, Don't Wanna Lie, Homebound, C'mon (All Tracks)
2012: GO FOR IT, BABY -Kioku no Sanmyaku-, Honoka Naru Hi, Ryuusei Mask
with Tak Matsumoto: ALL RIGHT NOW (Anna Tsuchiya & Tak Matsumoto Collaboration)
with Tak Matsumoto: The Moment, Live Life, Hana (Strings Of My Soul Version), SUKIYAKI, 99 (Strings Of My Soul Version)
2014:
with Tak Matsumoto: New Horizon (All Tracks)
with Koshi Inaba: Jimmy no Asa, oh my love, Cross Creek, Golden Road, Nakinagara, Bicycle Girl, Tomo yo, photograph, Route 53, Nensho
2014: Uchouten, Endless Summer, Las Vegas, Exit To The Sun, Classmate, Kimi wo Ki ni Shinai Hi Nado, RED

Kousuke Ooshima

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大島康祐

Born: September 4, 1970
Nationality: Japan

Tours

Koshi Inaba LIVE 2014 ~en-ball~
Koshi Inaba LIVE 2016 ~enIII~

Recordings

1999:
with Tak Matsumoto: SAKURA
2000: May

Minoru Toyoda


Nationality: Japan

Recordings

2002: Atsuki Kodou no Hate (Mixing Assistant), Everlasting (Mixing Assistant)
with Koshi Inaba: O.NO.RE, TRASH, Anata wo Yobu Koe wa Kaze ni Sarawarete, LOVE LETTER (Additional Programming), TRASH, Anata wo Yobu Koe wa Kaze ni Sarawarete, Seno de Revolution, Todokimasu You ni
2003: Hakanai Diamond (Pre-Production Programming)

Ryoichi Terashima

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寺島良一

Born: N/A
Nationality: Japan

Recordings

1989: OFF THE LOCK (Backing Vocals, All Tracks)
1997: Reiketsu (Plus Guitar), Kuchibiru (Plus Guitar & Loop Drum), Sono Switch wo Ose (Plus Guitar & Loop Drum), Nami (Plus Guitar & Rhythm Synthesizer), Nemurenai no wa Dare no Sei (Plus Guitar), Soul Station (Plus Guitar), arizona (Plus Guitar), Fuusen (Arrangement Only), Taifuu Demo Kurya ii, Shakunetsu no Hito (Arrangement Only), Nani mo Nai Machi (Plus Guitar & Rhythm Synthesizer), Chopsticks (Plus Guitar, Bass & Percussion), Jealous Dog (Plus Guitar & Electric Mandolin), Ai Naka Michi (Plus Guitar), Little Flower (Plus Guitar)
1998:
with Koshi Inaba: Tooku Made (Plus Guitar), CHAIN (Plus Guitar), Not Too Late (Plus Guitar)
2002:
with Koshi Inaba: Honno (Plus Acoustic Guitar, Co-Arrangement with Daisuke Ikedaa), Here I am!! (Plus Programming, Co-Arrangement with Daisuke Ikeda), LOVE LETTER (Co-Arrangement with Daisuke Ikeda)
2004:
with Koshi Inaba: Anata no Koe Dake ga Kono Mune Furumasu (Guitar Only), Koufuku e no Nagai Sakamichi (Plus Guitar)

Satoru Suzuki


Nationality: Japan

Recordings

1999: Brotherhood (Manipulator, All Tracks)

Shingo Kamata



Nationality: Japan

Recordings

2006: MVP (Brass Score & Conductor), Koi no Summer Session (Brass Score & Conductor), Amadare Blues (Brass Score & Conductor)

t2o


Nationality: Japan

Recordings

2002:
with Tak Matsumoto: DRAGON FROM THE WEST, Koi Uta, Midousuji BLUE

Takeshi Hayama


葉山たけし

Nationality: Japan

Recordings

1992:
with Tak Matsumoto: 99, Air Port, Life II

Takuro Kubo


久保 琢郎し

Nickname: TAKURO

Nationality: Japan

Recordings

2002:
with Tak Matsumoto: ENGAGED (Original Composition)

Mixing

Andy Johns

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Born: May 20, 1950
Died: April 7, 2013
Nationality: United Kingdom

Recordings

1996: Real Thing Shakes

Chris Bellman

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Nationality: United States

Recordings

2002: The Ballads ~Love & B'z~ (Masting, All Tracks)
2003: Dakara Sono Te wo Hanashite~BLOWIN' Singles (Mastering, 2003 Remastered Versions)

Chris Fuhrman


Nationality: United States

Recordings

1999: Brotherhood, Yume no Youna Hibi, Gin no Tsubasa de Tobe, Nagare Yuku Hibi , SKIN, Ikasete Okure!, SHINE

Chris Lord-Alge

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Nationality: United States

Recordings

1994: Don't Leave Me, Mannequin Village, The 7th Blues (All Tracks)

Cory Churko

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Nationality: United States

Recordings

2012: B'z (English Album) (All Tracks with Shane Gaalaas)

Satoshi Fukuda


Nationality: Japan

Recordings

2004:
with Koshi Inaba: Shoumen Shoutotsu, Subete no Shiawase wo Oazuke ni, Hazumu Sekai, Yokorenbo, Toumei Ningen, Ano Inochi Kono Inochi
2005: Ai no Bakudan, THE CIRCLE (All Tracks)

Hiroyuki Kobayashi


Nickname: "punch"

Nationality: Japan

Recordings

2002:
with Koshi Inaba: Here I am!!
2003: IT'S SHOWTIME!!, New Message, Yasei no ENERGY, Tabi☆EVERYDAY, BIG MACHINE (All Tracks)
with Koshi Inaba: KI (All Tracks)
with Tak Matsumoto: Ihoujin, Imitation Gold, Katte ni Shiyagare, Minato no Yoko Yokohama Yokosuka, Byun Byun, SPINNING TOE-HOLD, Hitori ~I Stand Alone~
2003: BANZAI, Magnolia, ARIGATO, Kagayaku Unmei wa Sono Te no Naka ni, Mou Hanasanai
with Tak Matsumoto: OH JAPAN ~OUR TIME IS NOW~, TRAPPED, TMG I (All Tracks), RED SUN, House Of Strings (All Tracks)
2004:
with Koshi Inaba: I AM YOUR BABY, THE RACE, Tamayura, SAIHATE HOTEL
2005: Ai no Bakudan, Fever, Amaku Yasashii Binetsu, THE CIRCLE (All Tracks), OCEAN, Narifuri Kamawazu Dakishimete, Dear my lovely pain
with Tak Matsumoto: Theme from ULTRAMAN, Theatre Of Strings (Co-Mixing with Tak Matsumoto)
2006: Kesshou
2007: BURN -Fumetsu no Face-
2009: Ichibu to Zenbu, DIVE, National Holiday, MY LONELY TOWN, Kirei na Namida, Ichibu to Zenbu -Ballad Version-, MAGIC (All Tracks)
2010:
with Koshi Inaba: Okay, Salvation, My Mirai, Hadou (All Tracks)
with Tak Matsumoto: TAKE YOUR PICK (All Tracks)
2011: Sayonara Kizu Darake no Hibi yo, Dawn Runner, Don't Wanna Lie, Homebound, C'mon (All Tracks)
with Tak Matsumoto: ALL RIGHT NOW (Anna Tsuchiya Collaboration with Tak Matsumoto)
2012: Honoka Naru Hi, Ryuusei Mask
with Tak Matsumoto: #1090 Sen Mu Ichiya, TRINITY, Koi no Uta, sasanqua~Fuyuu no Hi, SUKIYAKI (Japanese Version Only), MY FAVORITE THINGS, Romeo & Juliet, 99
2014:
with Tak Matsumoto: Island of peace, Tsuki no Akari, Reason to be..., Gakuseigai no Kissaten, Rain
with Koshi Inaba: Singing Bird (All Tracks)
2015: Uchouten, Endless Summer, EPIC DAY (All Tracks), RED

Howie Weinberg

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Nationality: United States

Recordings

2007: ACTION (Mastering, All Tracks)

Ichiko Furukawa


Nationality: Japan

Recordings

1996: Rock'n Roll Standard Club (Mastering, All Tracks)
1997: FIREBALL (Mastering), Kanashiki dreamer (Mastering), Calling, Gimme your love (Live at Tokyo Dome (Mastering), Liar! Liar! (Mastering), Biri Biri (Mastering), SURVIVE (Mastering, All Tracks)
with Koshi Inaba: Magma (Mastering, All Tracks)
1998: Samayoeru Aoi Dangan

Jason Corsaro

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Nationality: United States

Recordings

1990: GO! NUDE! GO!, Itoshii Hito yo Good Night..., RISKY (All Tracks)
1991: MARS (All Tracks)

Jay Baumgardner

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Nationality: United States

Recordings

2006: Shoudou, Kesshou, Yuruginai Mono Hitotsu, Pierrot, SPLASH!, MVP, MONSTER (All Tracks)
2007: SUPER LOVE SONG, FRICTION, ACTION (All Tracks)
2008: yokohama, Kibou no Uta

Jerry Hay


Nationality: United States

Recordings

2012:
with Tak Matsumoto: Live Life (Horn Arrangement)

Masayuki Nomura

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野村昌之

Nationality: Japan

Recordings

1988: B'z (All Tracks)
with Tak Matsumoto: Thousand Wave (All Tracks)
1989: OFF THE LOCK (All Tracks), BAD COMMUNICATION (All Tracks)
1990: BREAK THROUGH (All Tracks), BE THERE], Hoshi Furu Yoru ni Sawagou, Taiyou no Komachi Angel, Good-bye Holy Days, WICKED BEAT (All Tracks), Easy Come, Easy Go!, GO! NUDE! GO!, GUITAR KIDS RHAPSODY CAMDEN LOCK STYLE
1991: LADY NAVIGATION, Pleasure'91 -Jinsei No Kairaku-, ALONE, GO-GO-GIRLS, IN THE LIFE (All Tracks)
with Tak Matsumoto: '88~Love Story, Love Ya
1992: BLOWIN', TIME, ZERO, Koi-Gokoro, RUN, FRIENDS (All Tracks)
with Tak Matsumoto: #1090 ~Thousand Dreams~, LIFE, Wanna Go Home (All Tracks)
1993: Ai no Mama ni Wagamama ni Boku wa Kimi Dake wo Kizutsukenai, JOY, Hadashi no Megami, KARA・KARA
1994: MOTEL, hole in my heart
1995: Negai, YOU & I, love me, I love you, Tokyo, LOVE PHANTOM, FUSHIDARA 100%, LOOSE (All Tracks)
1996: Mienai Chikara ~INVISIBLE ONE~, MOVE, FRIENDS II (All Tracks)
with Tak Matsumoto: Rock'n Roll Standard Club (All Tracks), Thousand Wave Plus (All Tracks)
1997: FIREBALL, Kanashiki dreamer, Calling, Gimme your love (Live at Tokyo Dome), Liar! Liar!, Biri Biri, SURVIVE (All Tracks)
with Koshi Inaba: Magma (All Tracks) + Jealous Dog (Loop Drum)
1998: Samayoeru Aoi Dangan, Hi, HOME, The Wild Wind
with Koshi Inaba: Tooku Made, CHAIN, Not Too Late
1999: girigiri chop, ONE, F・E・A・R, girigiri chop (Version 51), Sono Te de Furete Goran
with Tak Matsumoto: THE CHANGING, ONE FOR THE ROAD, KNOCKIN' "T" AROUND (All Tracks)
2000: Konya Tsuki no Mieru Oka ni, Dakara Sono Te wo Hanashite -Mixture style-, B'z The "Mixture" (All Tracks), May, You pray, I stay, juice, UBU, RING, guilty
2001: ultra soul, ROCK man, Swimmer yo 2001!!, GOLD, ultra soul ~Splash Style~, Makka na Silk
2002: Atsuki Kodou no Hate, Yoru yo Akenaide, Idome yo Hakanai Kono Toki ni, GREEN (All Tracks)
with Tak Matsumoto: DRAGON FROM THE WEST (All Tracks), Koi Uta, Hana, Machi, Midousuji BLUE, Shu ~Asayake~, Little Wing, hallelujah, ENGAGED, You Know...., 2011
with Koshi Inaba: Shian (Mix Coordination, All Tracks)

Nakajima Akio


Nationality: Japan

Recordings

2004:
with Koshi Inaba: Suiheisen

Paul Brown

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Nationality: United States

Recordings

2012:
with Tak Matsumoto: The Moment (Plus Arrangement & Percussion), Live Life (Plus Arrangement), BLUE, Hana, THE WINGS (Plus Guitar Solo, International Edition Only), SUKIYAKI (International Edition Only)
Also Co-Producer on Strings Of My Soul
2014:
with Tak Matsumoto: New Horizon, Take 5, Feel like a woman tonite (Plus Arrangement), Rodeo Blues, That's Cool, Shattered Glass, BLACK JACK
Also Co-Producer on New Horizon

Robert Williams


Nationality: United States

Recordings

2012:
with Tak Matsumoto: Co Producer on Strings Of My Soul
2014:
with Tak Matsumoto: Co Producer on New Horizon

Roger Lian


Nationality: United States

Recordings

2007: SUPER LOVE SONG (Mastering), FRICTION (Mastering)

Shimada Masahiro


Nationality: Japan

Recordings

2004:
with Koshi Inaba: Peace Of Mind (Mastering, All Tracks)

Shin Takakuwa


Nationality: Japan

Recordings

2002:
with Koshi Inaba: LOVE LETTER, Touch, Overture, Honno, Seno de Revolution, Todokimasu You ni
2003:
with Tak Matsumoto: Purple Town (“You Oughta Know By Now”~“パープルタウン”)

Spin Stealth Spike


Nationality: Japan

Recordings

2002:
with Koshi Inaba: AKATSUKI Version S.S.S

Ted Jensen

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Nationality: United States

Recordings

2006: Shoudou (Mastering), Kesshou (Mastering), Yuruginai Mono Hitotsu (Mastering), Pierrot (Mastering), SPLASH! (Mastering), MVP (Mastering), MONSTER (All Tracks)
2008: BURN -Fumetsu no Face- (Mastering), Kibou no Uta (Mastering), yokohama (Mastering)

Tomoko Nozaki


Nationality: Japan

Recordings

2002:
with Koshi Inaba: GO
2003:
with Tak Matsumoto: Namida no Taiyou , Sonoki ni Sasenaide, Ame no Machi wo, Paper Doll, "Ichigo Hakusho" wo Mou Ichido, Foggy Night, Shoujo A, Toki ni Ai wa, Watashi wa Kaze
2004:
with Koshi Inaba: Wonderland, Anata no Koe Dake ga Kono Mune Furumasu, Okaeri, Koufuku e no Nagai Sakamichi

Harmonica

Ryuichiro Senoo

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妹尾隆一郎

Born: June 17, 1949
Nationality: Japan

Recordings

1994: Don't Leave Me, Sweet Lil' Devil
1995: BAD COMMUNICATION (000‐18)

Tomohiko Katoh

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加藤友彦

Nickname: cha cha

Born: 1965
Nationality: Japan

Recordings

1991: Loving All Night ~Octopus Style~
1992: Baby, you're my home

Vocals

APANI


Nationality: Japan

Recordings

1999:
with Tak Matsumoto: THE CHANGING ~Electric Lady Mix~

Ai Takaoka

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高岡亜衣

Born: January 8, 1982
Nationality: Japan

Recordings

2003:
with Tak Matsumoto: Sonoki ni Sasenaide, Minato no Yoko Yokohama Yokosuka

Aiko Kitahara

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北原愛子

Born: N/A
Nationality: Japan

Recordings

2003:
with Tak Matsumoto: Sonoki ni Sasenaide, Minato no Yoko Yokohama Yokosuka

Akane Sugazaki

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菅崎 茜

Born: January 7, 1989
Nationality: Japan

Recordings

2003:
with Tak Matsumoto: "Ichigo Hakusho" wo Mou Ichido, Minato no Yoko Yokohama Yokosuka

Akemi Mori


Nationality: Japan

Recordings

1995: LOVE PHANTOM (Soprano Voice)

Akiko Matsuda


松田明子

Nationality: Japan

Recordings

2003:
with Tak Matsumoto: Ame no Machi wo, Minato no Yoko Yokohama Yokosuka

Amy


Nationality: Japan

Recordings

1989: BAD COMMUNICATION (Opening Voice)
1990: Bad Communication E.Style (Opening Voice, Original 1989 Recording)
1998: Bad Communication E.Style (Opening Voice, Original 1989 Recording)
2008: BAD COMMUNICATION -ULTRA Pleasure Style- (Opening Voice, Original 1989 Recording)

Profile: "Amy" is the woman who announces "Well, I really don't know how to say it, but I guess I love you" at the beginning of "BAD COMMUNICATION". The line was only recorded for the original version and re-used for future iterations and reversions. The woman's true identity is unknown other than she was a radio DJ at the time of recording.

Andre Pessis

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Nationality: Japan

Recordings

2004:
with Tak Matsumoto Group: KINGS FOR A DAY (Lyric Composition with Eric Martin & Tony Fanucchi), THE GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH (Lyric Composition with Eric Martin), RED, WHITE AND BULLET BLUES (Lyric Composition with Eric Martin), TRAPPED (Lyric Composition with Eric Martin), WONDERLAND (Lyric Composition with Eric Martin), TRAIN, TRAIN (Lyric Composition with Eric Martin)

Anna Tsuchiya

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土屋 アンナ

Born: March 11, 1984
Nationality: Japan

Recordings

2012:
with Tak Matsumoto: ALL RIGHT NOW (Lead Vocals, Collaboration with Tak Matsumoto)

Asai Nobumitsu


Nationality: Japan

Recordings

1989: OFF THE LOCK (All Tracks)

Azumi Uehara

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上原あずみ

Born: April 10, 1984
Nationality: Japan

Recordings

2003:
with Tak Matsumoto: Shoujou A, Minato no Yoko Yokohama Yokosuka

B.B. Ikkies


Nationality: United States

Recordings

1989: BAD COMMUNICATION (Backing Vocals, All Tracks)
1997: DEEP KISS (Backing Vocals), Dattara Agechaeyo (Backing Vocals)
1998: Hi (Backing Vocals)

BUB

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Nationality: Japan

Recordings

1997:
with Koshi Inaba: Jealous Dog (Barking Dog)

Profile: Koshi's dog that was brought in to the studio to perform the bark on "Jealous Dog". Koshi felt bad for the dog as he wasn't used to being in confined spaces and reacted poorly to being in the recording booth.

Bill Kinsley


Nationality: United States

Recordings

1994: WILD ROAD, Sweet Lil' Devil, farewell song

Carol Davis

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Born: N/A
Nationality: United States

Recordings

1994: WILD ROAD, Sweet Lil' Devil, farewell song

Chin-ling Liou


Recordings

2002:
with Tak Matsumoto: #1090 [Sen Mu Ichiya] (Spoken Voice)

Daria Kawashima

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川島だりあ

Born: March 21, 1967
Nationality: Japan

Recordings

2003:
with Tak Matsumoto: Byun Byun, Minato no Yoko Yokohama Yokosuka (Chorus Vocals)

Dax Reynosa


Nationality: United States

Recordings

2014:
with Tak Matsumoto: Live Life (Background Vocals)

Eric Martin

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Born: October 10, 1960
Nationality: United States

Tours

TMG LIVE TOUR "Dodge The Bullet"
SUMMER SONIC 04 (TMG)

Recordings

2004:
with Tak Matsumoto Group: OH JAPAN ~OUR TIME IS NOW~ (Lead Vocals & Lyric Composition with Jack Blades, Everything Passes Away (Lead Vocals), KINGS FOR A DAY (Lead Vocals & Lyric Composition with Andre Pessis & Tony Fanucchi), I Know You by Heart (Lead Vocals & Lyric Composition with Jack Blades), I wish you were here (Lead Vocals & Lyric Composition with Jack Blades), THE GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH (Lead Vocals & Lyric Composition with Andre Pessis), Signs of Life (Lead Vocals), RED, WHITE AND BULLET BLUES (Lead Vocals & Lyric Composition with Andre Pessis), TRAPPED (Lead Vocals & Lyric Composition with Andre Pessis), My Alibi (Lead Vocals), WONDERLAND (Lead Vocals & Lyric Composition with Andre Pessis), TRAIN, TRAIN (Lead Vocals & Lyric Composition with Andre Pessis), Two of a Kind (Lead Vocals), NEVER GOOD-BYE (Lead Vocals)

Fayray

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フェイレイ

Born: April 18, 1976
Nationality: Japan

Recordings

2003:
with Tak Matsumoto: Paper Doll, Minato no Yoko Yokohama Yokosuka

Greta Karen

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Nationality: Iceland

Recordings

2003:
with Tak Matsumoto: #1090 ~Million Dreams~ (Chorus)

GOW


Nationality: Filipino

Recordings

2006: Mugon no Promise (Filipino Voice)

Hazuki Morita

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森田葉月

Nationality: Japan

Recordings

2006: Koi no Summer Session, Happy Birthday

Hitomi Genki


Nationality: Japan

Recordings

1996:
with Tak Matsumoto's Rock'n Roll Standard Club Band: MOVE OVER, COMMUNICATION BREAKDOWN

Izumi Sakai

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坂井泉水

Nickname: ZARD

Born: February 6, 1967
Died: May 27, 2007
Nationality: Japan

Recordings

2003:
with Tak Matsumoto: Ihoujin (Lead Vocals), Minato no Yoko Yokohama Yokosuka (Chorus Vocals)

J.D. Counts

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Nationality: United States

Recordings

1994: JAP THE RIPPER (Gang Vocals)

Jeff Lord-Alge

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Nationality: United States

Recordings

1994: WILD ROAD, Sweet Lil' Devil, JAP THE RIPPER

Jeffrey Qwest


Nationality: United States

Recordings

2004:
with Tak Matsumoto: Hitori ~I Stand Alone~, Minato no Yoko Yokohama Yokosuka

Joey McCoy


Nationality: United States

Recordings

1992:
with Tak Matsumoto: #1090 ~Thousand Dreams~ (Vocals & Rap), 99 (Vocals & Rap)
2016:
with Tak Matsumoto: #1090 ~Million Dreams~ (Vocals & Rap, Original 1992 Recording)

Kaoru Abe

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阿部 薫

Nationality: Japan

Recordings

1990: BREAK THROUGH (All Tracks)

Kazuki Fukuda


福田和希

Nationality: Japan

Recordings

2003:
with Tak Matsumoto: Ihoujin (Backing Vocals)

Keiko Utoku

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Born: April 7, 1967
Nationality: Japan

Recordings

1995: LOVE PHANTOM (Female Voice)
1999:
with Tak Matsumoto: THE CHANGING, THE CHANGING ~Electric Lady Mix~, Nothin' But The Blues, SAKURA, two of us, Fuyu no Hi, Zero Yori Zero Kara
2002:
with Tak Matsumoto: hallelujah
2003:
with Tak Matsumoto: Toki ni Ai wa, Minato no Yoko Yokohama Yokosuka (Chorus Vocals), "Ichigo Hakusho" wo Mou Ichido

Kurt Schaeler


Nationality: United States

Recordings

1994: WILD ROAD, Sweet Lil' Devil, JAP THE RIPPER, farewell song

Maho Furukawa


ふるかわ魔法

Nationality: Japan

Recordings

2002:
with Tak Matsumoto: Koi Uta

Mai Kuraki

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倉木麻衣

Born: October 28, 1982
Nationality: Japan

Recordings

2003:
with Tak Matsumoto: Imitation Gold, Minato no Yoko Yokohama Yokosuka

Maki Ohguro

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大黒摩季

Born: December 31, 1969
Nationality: Japan

Recordings

1990: Love & Chain ~Godzilla Style~, Wonderful Opportunity, TONIGHT(Is The Night)
1991:
with Tak Matsumoto: Love Ya
1992: Boku no Tsumi, Doushite mo Kimi wo Ushinaitakunai
with Tak Matsumoto: #1090 ~Thousand Dreams~
1993: Ai no Mama ni Wagamama ni Boku wa Kimi Dake wo Kizutsukenai, JOY, Hadashi no Megami
1996:
with Tak Matsumoto: ROCK AND ROLL, HOOCHIE KOO

Mark Renk

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Born: N/A
Nationality: United States

Recordings

2016:
with Tak Matsumoto: enigma (Voice & Vocals), Drifting (Voice & Vocals), Hopes (Voice & Vocals), Under The Sun (Voice & Vocals), enigma ~epilogue~ (Voice & Vocals)

Masafumi Nishida

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西田昌史

Nickname: MARCY

Born: July 8, 1959
Nationality: Japan

Recordings

1993: Hadashi no Megami

Michelle Murphy


Nationality: United States

Recordings

1994: WILD ROAD, Sweet Lil' Devil, farewell song

Miyuki Iwata


Nationality: Japan

Recordings

2003: New Message (Backing Vocals)

Naoko Iijima

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飯島直子

Born: February 29, 1968
Nationality: Japan

Recordings

1995: FUSHIDARA 100%

Naoto Tsuruoka


Nationality: Japan

Recordings

2002:
with Koshi Inaba: Anata wo Yobu Koe wa Kaze ni Sarawarete, Seno de Revolution

Natsuki Morikawa


森川七月

Nationality: Japan

Recordings

2006: Koi no Summer Session, Happy Birthday

Noboru Adachi

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安達 昇

Born: N/A
Nationality: Japan

Recordings

2003:
with Tak Matsumoto: Ihoujin (Backing Vocals)

Norihiko Tsuruta


Nationality: Japan

Recordings

1989: OFF THE LOCK (All Tracks)

Numazaki Koji


Nationality: Japan

Recordings

1994: WILD ROAD, Sweet Lil' Devil, JAP THE RIPPER

Paris


Nationality: Japan

Recordings

1990: It's Raining... (Phone Voice)

Reiko Iwakiri


Nationality: Japan

Recordings

1994: Odekake Shimamasho
1995: love me, I love you, love me, I love you (with G-Bass)

Rima Fujita


藤田理麻

Nationality: Japan

Recordings

1990:Love & Chain ~Godzilla Style~ (Voices)

Rin Takashima


Nationality: Japan

Recordings

1994: Don't Leave Me (Backing Vocals), Miseinen (Backing Vocals), WILD ROAD (Backing Vocals), Sweet Lil' Devil (Backing Vocals), THE BORDER (Backing Vocals), SLAVE TO THE NIGHT (Backing Vocals), farewell song (Backing Vocals)

Rina Aiuchi

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愛内里菜

Born: July 31, 1980
Nationality: Japan

Recordings

2004:
with Tak Matsumoto: Namida no Taiyou (Lead Vocals), Minato no Yoko Yokohama Yokosuka (Chorus Vocals)

Profile: A talented vocalist known for her high-pitched speaking voice that contrasts greatly with her wide singing range, Rina Aiuchi was one of Being GIZA's most popular artists throughout her career with the company. She released 32 singles beginning in the year 2000 before announcing her retirement from the music industry in 2010. After a six year hiatus, in 2016, she announced her intention to return to music.

Saeko Kai



Nationality: Japan

Recordings

1997: Do me

Sam Drysdale

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Nationality: United States

Recordings

2014:
with Tak Matsumoto: Live Life

Sayumi Chiba


千葉 SAYUMI

Nationality: Japan

Recordings

1995: Negai (Backing Vocals), Negai ("BUZZ!!" STYLE) (Backing Vocals)

Seiichiroh Kuribayashi


Nationality: Japan

Recordings

1992:
with Tak Matsumoto: Long Distance Call, Air Port

Shimizu Tomoyuki


Nationality: Japan

Recordings

2002:
with Koshi Inaba: Anata wo Yobu Koe wa Kaze ni Sarawarete, Seno de Revolution

Shinichi Furukawa


Nationality: Japan

Recordings

1992: Itsuka no Merry Christmas, Koi Jyanakunaru Hi
1995: Tokyo, Kienai Niji

Shinsuke Oda


Nationality: Japan

Recordings

1997:
with Koshi Inaba: Taifuu Demo Kurya ii (Voices)

Shiori Takei

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竹井詩織里

Born: February 2, 1985
Nationality: Japan

Recordings

2003:
with Tak Matsumoto: Purple Town, Minato no Yoko Yokohama Yokosuka
2006: Koi no Summer Session, Happy Birthday

Takanobu Honda


Nationality: Japan

Recordings

1999:
with Tak Matsumoto: SAKURA, |two of us, Fuyu no Hi, Zero Yori Zero Kara

Takayuki Matsuda


Nationality: Japan

Recordings

2002:
with Koshi Inaba: Anata wo Yobu Koe wa Kaze ni Sarawarete, Seno de Revolution

Taura Toshiaki


Nationality: Japan

Recordings

2002:
with Koshi Inaba: Anata wo Yobu Koe wa Kaze ni Sarawarete, Seno de Revolution

The Waters


Nationality: Japan

Recordings

1999:
with Tak Matsumoto: Believin' You

Tony Fanucchi

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Nationality: Japan

Recordings

2004:
with Tak Matsumoto Group: KINGS FOR A DAY (Lyric Composition with Andre Pessis & Tony Fanucchi)

Wendy Moten

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Born: November 22, 1965
Nationality: United States

Recordings

2014:
with Tak Matsumoto: Feel like a woman tonite (Lead Vocals)

Yasushi Suzuki


Nationality: Japan

Recordings

1994: MOTEL

Yoko Hiromoto


Nationality: Japan

Tours

B'z LIVE-GYM "BREAK THROUGH"
Z'b LIVE TOUR
B'z LIVE-GYM '90~'91 "RISKY"
B'z LIVE-GYM "Pleasure'91"
B'z LIVE-GYM '91~'92 "IN THE LIFE"
B'z LIVE-GYM #00 "OFF THE LOCK"
B'z BAD-CLUB GYM
B'z LIVE-GYM #001 "OFF THE LOCK"

Recordings

1990: BREAK THROUGH (Backing Vocals, All Tracks)
1992: Aikawarazu na Bokura (Chorus Vocals)

Yuichi Ikusawa

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生沢佑一

Born: May 31, 1958
Nationality: Japan

Recordings

1993: Ai no Mama ni Wagamama ni Boku wa Kimi Dake wo Kizutsukenai
1994: Don't Leave Me, LADY NAVIGATION (Blusey English Version)
1995: Negai, Negai ("BUZZ!!" STYLE)
1996:
with Tak Matsumoto's Rock'n Roll Standard Club Band: I GOT THE FIRE, FOOL FOR YOUR LOVING, ROCK AND ROLL, HOOCHIE KOO, LIFE FOR THE TAKING, WISHING WELL, MISTREATED
1999:
with Tak Matsumoto: THE CHANGING, Nothin' But The Blues, HEAVEN, Kamisama he, Ai~Ai~Ai~
2012:
with Tak Matsumoto: ALL RIGHT NOW (Anna Tsuchiya & Tak Matsumoto Collaboration)

Yuiko Tsubokura

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坪倉唯子

Born: March 4, 1963
Nationality: Japan

Recordings

1990: LADY-GO-ROUND (English Backing Vocals), LOVE & CHAIN (Backing Vocals)
1991: VAMPIRE WOMAN (Backing Vocals)
1992: GO-GO-GIRLS (Backing Vocals)
1996: Shoushin (Backing Vocals), Kimi wo Tsurete (Backing Vocals)

Yuki Gakahara


Nationality: Japan

Recordings

1992: Koi-Gokoro (KOI-GOKORO) (Backing Vocals)

Yumi Shizukusa

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滴草由実

Born: July 9, 1984
Nationality: Japan

Recordings

2003:
with Tak Matsumoto: Foggy Night, Minato no Yoko Yokohama Yokosuka

Yuri Nakamura

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中村由利

Nickname: GARNET CROW (Vocalist) Born: July 4, 1977
Nationality: Japan

Recordings

2003:
with Tak Matsumoto: Watashi wa Kaze, Minato no Yoko Yokohama Yokosuka

U-ka Saegusa

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三枝夕夏

Born: June 9, 1980
Nationality: Japan

Recordings

2003:
with Tak Matsumoto: Sonoki ni Sasenaide, Minato no Yoko Yokohama Yokosuka

Strings

Chihiro Kohashi

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Nationality: Japan

Recordings

2002:
with Koshi Inaba: Overture (Harp), Anata wo Yobu Koe wa Kaze ni Sarawarete (Harp)

Eiko Onuki

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Nationality: Japan

Recordings

1997:
with Koshi Inaba: Fuusen, Little Flower
2004:
with Tak Matsumoto: sasanqua~Fuyu no Hi (V.Cello)
2006: Mugon no Promise

HIIRO Strings

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日色(純一)ストリングス

Nationality: Japan

Recordings

1992: Friends
1993: Ai no Mama ni Wagamama ni Boku wa Kimi Dake wo Kizutsukenai, JOY
1994: Strings of My Soul, Akai Kawa, THE BORDER, Yaburenu Yume wo Hikizutte (Additional Strings by Junichi Hiiro), farewell song, MOTEL
1995: YOU & I, love me, I love you, love me, I love you (with G-Bass), Tokyo, Kirei na Ai Jyanakutemo Yumemi ga Oka, Kienai Niji
1997: Naite Naite Nakiyandara, CAT
2002:
with Tak Matsumoto: Romeo & Juliet

Jimmy Z Zavala

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Nationality: United States

Recordings

2016:
with Tak Matsumoto: Dream Drive (Harp)

Kozue Hayashi

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林こずえ

Nationality: Japan

Recordings

2009: MY LONELY TOWN, Kirei na Namida, TINY DROPS
2010:
with Koshi Inaba: Lone Pine, Kono Te wo Toote Hanashidashite, Fushichou, Little Boy(Violin)

Hiroaki Matsuno

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松野弘明

Nationality: Japan

Recordings

1998:
with Koshi Inaba: Tooku Made, CHAIN, Not Too Late
2002:
with Koshi Inaba: LOVE LETTER

Hirochika Chimoto

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千本博愛

Nationality: Japan

Recordings

1998:
with Koshi Inaba: Tooku Made (Cello), CHAIN (Cello), Not Too Late (Cello)

Hiroko Ishikawa

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石川寛子

Nationality: Japan

Recordings

2014:
with Koshi Inaba: Island of peace, Shattered Glass, Tsuki no Akari
with Tak Matsumoto: Nakinagara, Tomo yo, Route 53
2015: Exit To The Sun, Classmate
2016:
with Tak Matsumoto: Vermillion Palace, Drifting, The Voyage, Mystic Journey

Hiromi Isoda

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Nationality: Japan

Recordings

2007: Eien no Tsubasa

Kangnam Ward Symphony Orchestra


Nationality: Japan

Recordings

2004:
with Tak Matsumoto: BLACK JACK (Orchestra)

Kishimoto Ichiyo

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岸本一遥

Nationality: Japan

Recordings

2004:
with Koshi Inaba: I AM YOUR BABY (Fiddle)

Maiko Sugiyama

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杉山麻衣子

Nationality: Japan

Recordings

2011: Don't Wanna Lie, Homebound, Pilgrim, Meimei
2015: Kimi wo Ki ni Shinai Hi Nado

Maki Nagata


Nationality: Japan

Recordings

2004:
with Tak Matsumoto: WHITE CHRISTMAS (Violin), Itsuka no Merry Christmas (Violin), sasanqua~Fuyu no Hi (Violin)
2006: MVP (Violin), MONSTER (Violin), Mugon no Promise (Violin)

Masaharu Kanda


Nationality: Japan

Recordings

2002:
with Koshi Inaba: Famiresu Gozen 3-Ji

Mayu Takahashi


Nationality: Japan

Recordings

2006: Mugon no Promise (Viola)

Mei Mishina

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Nationality: Japan

Recordings

2010:
with Koshi Inaba: Little Boy (Viola)

Min Chen

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チェン・ミン

Nationality: Japan

Recordings

2002:
with Tak Matsumoto: Koi Uta (Erhu), Hana (Erhu)

Naoko Ishibashi

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石橋尚子

Nationality: Japan

Recordings

2006: Mugon no Promise (Violin)
2007: Boku ni wa Kimi ga Iru, Warui Yume, HOMETOWN BOYS' MARCH, Koubou

Noriko Takaichi


Nationality: Japan

Recordings

2004:
with Tak Matsumoto: Itsuka no Merry Christmas (Wood Winds, House Of Strings Version)

Rie Akagi

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赤木りえ

Nationality: Japan

Recordings

1996: Shoushin (Flute)

Saori Oka


Nationality: Japan

Recordings

2004:
with Tak Matsumoto: sasanqua~Fuyu no Hi (Viola)

Seo Hyun-Seok


Nationality: Japan

Recordings

2004:
with Tak Matsumoto: BLACK JACK (Conducting)

Shinozaki Strings


篠崎ストリングス

Nationality: Japan

Recordings

1995: LOVE PHANTOM
1996: SNOW, Shoushin, BABY MOON, sasanqua~Fuyu no Hi, Aru Hisokana Koi, Kimi wo Tsurete
1997: Calling
1998: The Wild Wind
1999: ONE, Nagai Ai, SKIN
with Tak Matsumoto: Nothin' But The Blues, GO FURTHER, two of us, Fuyu no Hi, Zero Yori Zero Kara, Believin' You
2000: RING, Raging River
2001: GOLD
2002: Trinity, Koi Uta, Hana, Machi, Midousuji BLUE, Shu ~Asayake~, Everlasting, LOVE LETTER, Touch, ::with Koshi Inaba: Overture
with Koshi Inaba: I'm on fire
2005:
with Tak Matsumoto: MY FAVORITE THINGS

TAMA MUSIC


Also Includes:
Lime Ladies Orchestra

Nationality: Japan

Recordings

2000: Raging River (Chorus Vocals)
2001: GOLD (Brass Section)
2003:
with Koshi Inaba: AKATSUKI Version O (Orchestra)
2004:
with Tak Matsumoto: WHITE CHRISTMAS (Strings), Itsuka no Merry Christmas (Strings & Wood Winds)
2004: OCEAN (Strings)
2006: Yuruginai Mono Hitotsu (Strings), MVP (Strings), MONSTER (Strings)
2007: Eien no Tsubasa (Strings), Koko Kara (Strings), Boku ni wa Kimi ga Iru (Strings), Warui Yume (Strings), HOMETOWN BOYS' MARCH (Strings), Koubou (Strings)
2009: MY LONELY TOWN (Strings), Kirei na Namida (Strings), TINY DROPS (Strings)
2010: Lone Pine (Strings), Kono Te wo Totte Hashiridashite (Strings), Fushichou (Strings)
with Koshi Inaba:
2011: Dawn Runner (Strings), Don't Wanna Lie (Strings), Homebound (Strings), Pilgrim (Strings), Meimei (Strings)
2012:
with Tak Matsumoto: THE WINGS (Strings)
2014:
with Koshi Inaba: Island of peace (Strings), Shattered Glass (Strings), Tsuki no Akari (Strings)
with Tak Matsumoto: Nakinagara (Strings), Tomo yo (Strings), Route 53 (Strings)
2015: Exit To The Sun (Strings), Classmate (Strings), Kimi wo Ki ni Shinai Hi Nado (Strings)

Takako Kurihara

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Nationality: Japan

Recordings

2010:
with Koshi Inaba: Little Boy (Violin)

Tatsuya Yabe


Nationality: Japan

Recordings

2004:
with Tak Matsumoto: Koi Uta (Violin Solo, House Of Strings Version), Hana (Violin Solo, House Of Strings Version)

Tomomi Tokunaga


Nationality: Japan

Recordings

2006: Yuruginai Mono Hitotsu (Strings)

Yayoi Fujita

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Nationality: Japan

Recordings

2004:
with Tak Matsumoto: sasanqua~Fuyu no Hi (Violin)

Yuka Eguchi

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江口有香

Nationality: Japan

Recordings

1998:
with Koshi Inaba: Tooku Made (Violin), CHAIN (Violin), Not Too Late (Violin)

Yumi Shimazu


Nationality: Japan

Recordings

2010:
with Koshi Inaba: Little Boy (Cello), Akai Ito (Cello)

Yumi Shinozaki

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篠崎友美

Nationality: Japan

Recordings

1998:
with Koshi Inaba: Tooku Made (Viola), CHAIN (Viola), Not Too Late (Viola)

Yumiko Morooka

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諸岡 由美子

Nationality: Japan

Recordings

2010:
with Koshi Inaba: Jimmy no Asa (Cello)

Brass

Azusa Tojo

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東條あづさ

Nationality: Japan

Recordings

2006: MVP (Trombone), Koi no Summer Session (Trombone), Amadare Blues (Trombone)
2009: Mayday! (Trombone), Yume no Naka de Aimashou (Trombone), Freedom Train (Trombone)
2010:
with Tak Matsumoto: JAZZY BULLETS (Trombone), A girl from China (Trombone)
with Koshi Inaba: Little Boy (Trombone)
2016:
with Tak Matsumoto: Rock The Rock (Trombone), Dream Drive (Trombone)

Barry Green

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Nationality: United States

Recordings

2010:
with Tak Matsumoto: Nite Crawler 2010 (Trombone), Easy Mystery (Trombone), Take Your Pick (Trombone)

Bob Zung

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Nationality: United States

Recordings

1998: Do me (Saxophone), Dattara Agachaeyo (Saxophone)

David Enos

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Nationality: United States

Recordings

2014:
with Tak Matsumoto: Take 5 (Wood Bass), Rodeo Blues (Wood Bass), Island of peace (Wood Bass), Shattered Glass (Wood Bass), Tsuki no Akari (Wood Bass)

De La Luz Horn Section


Shigeru Terauchi (Trumpet)
Shiro Sasaki [佐々木史郎] (Trumpet)
Yoshimoto Fukumoto (Trumpet)
Hideaki Nakaji (Trombone)
Taisei Aoki [青木タイセイ] (Trombone)

Nationality: Japan

Recordings

1994: Odekake Shimasho, Himitsu na Futari

Doyama Atsushi

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堂山敦史

Nationality: Japan

Recordings

2015: Classmate (Horn)

Eijiro Nakagawa

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中川英二郎

Nationality: Japan

Recordings

1995: Teki ga Inakerya (Trombone)
1997: Do me (Trombone), Dattara Agachaeyo (Trombone)

Greg Adams

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Nationality: United States

Recordings

2014:
with Tak Matsumoto: New Horizon (Trumpet), Feel like a woman tonite (Trumpet), Rodeo Blues (Trumpet), That's Cool (Trumpet), BLACK JACK (Trumpet)

Greg Vail

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Nationality: United States

Recordings

2014:
with Tak Matsumoto: New Horizon (Tenor Saxophone & Saxophone), Take 5 (Flute), Feel like a woman tonite (Flute & Saxophone), Rodeo Blues (Saxophone), That's Cool (Tenor Saxophone & Saxophone), Shattered Glass (Flute), BLACK JACK (Saxophone)
2016:
with Tak Matsumoto: Rock The Rock (Tenor Saxophone Solo), Dream Drive (Tenor Saxophone Solo), Roppongi Noise (Tenor Saxophone Solo)

Hideaki Nakaji

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中路英明

Nationality: Japan

Recordings

1994: Odekake Shimasho, Himitsu na Futari
1995: Negai, Negai ("BUZZ!!" STYLE), YOU & I, love me, I love you, love me, I love you (with G-Bass), The Loose
1999: Gin no Tsubasa de Tobe
2002:
with Koshi Inaba: Touch (Acoustic Bass)

Hidefumi Toki

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土岐英史

Nationality: Japan

Recordings

1996: Aru Hisokana Koi (Saxophone), Kimi wo Tsurete (Saxophone)

Hiroshi Sawano

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澤野博敬

Nationality: Japan

Recordings

1992: ZERO (Trumpet), Koi-Gokoro (KOI-GOKORO) (Trumpet), THE GAMBLER (Trumpet), NATIVE DANCE (Trumpet), MR. ROLLING THUNDER (Trumpet), Doushite mo Kimi wo Ushinaitakunai (Trumpet)
1993: Ai no Mama ni Wagamama ni Boku wa Kimi Dake wo Kizutsukenai (Trumpet)
1999: Gin no Tsubasa de Tobe (Trumpet)

Hiroshi Yamagishi

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山岸 博

Nationality: Japan

Recordings

1994: Akai Kawa (Horn), Haru (Horn), farewell song (Horn)

Hiroyuki Nomura

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野村裕之

Nationality: Japan

Recordings

1992: ZERO (Trombone), Koi-Gokoro (KOI-GOKORO) (Trombone), THE GAMBLER (Trombone), NATIVE DANCE (Trombone), MR. ROLLING THUNDER (Trombone), Doushite mo Kimi wo Ushinaitakunai (Trombone)
1993: Ai no Mama ni Wagamama ni Boku wa Kimi Dake wo Kizutsukenai (Trombone)
2003: Tabi☆EVERYDAY (Trombone)
2011: DAREKA (Trombone), Too Young (Trombone)
2012: SUKIYAKI (Trombone)

Hitoshi Yokoyama

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横山 均

Nationality: Japan

Recordings

1994: Akai Kawa (Trumpet), Haru (Trumpet), farewell song (Trumpet)

Kaoru Sakuma


Nationality: Japan

Recordings

2016:
with Tak Matsumoto: Rock The Rock (Trumpet), Dream Drive (Trumpet)

Makoto Igarashi

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五十嵐誠

Nationality: Japan

Recordings

2015: Las Vegas (Trombone)

Jeff Lewis


Nationality: United States

Recordings

2012:
with Tak Matsumoto: Live Life (Trumpet)

Junichiro Murakami

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村上準一郎

Nationality: Japan

Recordings

1994: Akai Kawa (Trombone), Haru (Trombone), farewell song (Trombone)

Kawai Wakaba

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河合わかば

Nationality: Japan

Recordings

2000: Seventh Heaven (Trombone)
2007: Nanto Iu Shiawase (Trombone), HOMETOWN BOYS' MARCH (Trombone)

Kazuhiro Takeda

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武田和大

Nationality: Japan

Recordings

2006: MVP (Baritone Sax), Koi no Summer Session (Baritone Sax), Amadare Blues (Baritone Sax)
2010:
with Tak Matsumoto: JAZZY BULLETS (Baritone Sax), A girl from China, Little Boy (Baritone Sax)

Kazuki Katsuta

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勝田一樹

Nationality: Japan

Recordings

1992: ZERO (Saxophone), Koi-Gokoro (KOI-GOKORO) (Saxophone), THE GAMBLER (Saxophone), RUN (Saxophone), NATIVE DANCE (Saxophone), MR. ROLLING THUNDER (Saxophone)
1994: LOVE IS DEAD (Horns Arrangement)
1995: Negai (Saxophone), Negai ("BUZZ!!" STYLE) (Saxophone), YOU & I (Saxophone), love me, I love you (Saxophone), love me, I love you (with G-Bass) (Saxophone), The Loose (Saxophone)
1999: Gin no Tsubasa de Tobe (Saxophone)
2000: Seventh Heaven (Saxophone)
2003: Tabi☆EVERYDAY (Saxophone)
2007: Nanto Iu Shiawase (Saxophone), HOMETOWN BOYS' MARCH (Saxophone)
2010:
with Koshi Inaba: Koyoi Kimi to (Saxophone)
2011: DAREKA (Saxophone), Too Young (Saxophone), The Meister (Saxophone)
2012:
with Tak Matsumoto: SUKIYAKI (Saxophone)
2015: Las Vegas (Saxophone)

Kenichiro Hayashi

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林 研一郎

Nationality: Japan

Recordings

1995: Teki ga Inakerya (Trumpet)

Kenichiro Naka


Nationality: Japan

Recordings

2010: Mayday! (Trumpet), Yume no Naka de Aimashou (Trumpet), Freedom Train (Trumpet)

Kenji Nishiyama

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西山健治

Nationality: Japan

Recordings

1994: Akai Kawa (Trombone), Haru (Trombone), farewell song (Trombone)

Kobayashi Futoshi

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小林 太

Nationality: Japan

Recordings

1995: Negai, Negai ("BUZZ!!" STYLE, YOU & I, love me, I love you, love me, I love you (with G-Bass), The Loose
2000: Seventh Heaven
2003: Tabi☆EVERYDAY
2007: Nanto Iu Shiawase, HOMETOWN BOYS' MARCH
2011: DAREKA, Too Young
2012:
with Tak Matsumoto: SUKIYAKI

Kodaki Aya

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小瀧 綾

Nationality: Japan

Recordings

2015: Classmate (Oboe)

Koji Iizasa

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飯笹浩二

Nationality: Japan

Recordings

1994: Akai Kawa (Horn), Haru (Horn), farewell song (Horn)

Kouju Yamamato

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山本公樹

Nationality: Japan

Recordings

1992: Ai no Mama ni Wagamama ni Boku wa Kimi Dake wo Kizutsukenai (Saxophone)

Lee Thornburg

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Nationality: United States

Recordings

2012:
with Tak Matsumoto: New Horizon (Trombone), Feel like a woman tonite (Trombone), Rodeo Blues (Trombone), That's Cool (Trombone), BLACK JACK (Trombone)

Makoto Hirahara

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平原 智

Nationality: Japan

Recordings

1995: Teki ga Inakerya (Saxophone)

Mark Douthit

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Nationality: United States

Recordings

2010:
with Tak Matsumoto: Nite Crawler 2010 (Saxophone), Easy Mystery (Saxophone), Take Your Pick (Saxophone)

Masahiko Sugasaka

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菅坂雅彦

Nationality: Japan

Recordings

1994: Akai Kawa (Trumpet), Haru (Trumpet), farewell song (Trumpet)

Mike Haynes

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Nationality: United States

Recordings

2010:
with Tak Matsumoto: Nite Crawler 2010 (Trumpet), Easy Mystery (Trumpet), Take Your Pick (Trumpet)

Nobuo Kato

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河東伸夫

Nationality: Japan

Recordings

1997: Do me (Saxophone), Dattara Agachaeyo (Saxophone)

Osamu Ueishi

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上石 統

Nationality: Japan

Recordings

2006: MVP (Trumpet), Koi no Summer Session (Trumpet), Amadare Blues (Trumpet)
2009: Mayday! (Trumpet), Yume no Naka de Aimashou (Trumpet), Freedom Train (Trumpet)
2010:
with Tak Matsumoto: JAZZY BULLETS, A girl from China (Trumpet), Little Boy (Trumpet)
2016:
with Tak Matsumoto: Rock The Rock (Trumpet), Dream Drive (Trumpet)

Otohiko Fujita

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藤田乙比古

Nationality: Japan

Recordings

1997:
with Koshi Inaba: Fuusen (Horn)

SKA-PARA HORNS


Nagoya Kimiyoshi [名古屋君義] (Trumpet)
Kitahara Masahiko [北原雅彦] (Trumbone)
Hiyamuta Tatsuyuki [冷牟田竜之] (Alto Sax)
GAMOU (Tenor Sax)
Yanaka Atsushi [谷中 敦] (Baritone Sax)


Nationality: Japan

Recordings

1994: Don't Leave Me, Mannequin Village, MY SAD LOVE, SLAVE TO THE NIGHT

Kazuhara Shin Horn Section

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Nationality: Japan

Recordings

1994: LOVE IS DEAD (Trumpets, with Jake H. Concepcion), hole in my heart (Trumpet)
1995: Teki ga Inakerya (Trumpet)
1997: Do me (Trumpet), Dattara Agachaeyo (Trumpet)
with Koshi Inaba: Nemurenai no wa Dare no Sei (Trumpet)

Shiro Sasaki

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佐々木史郎

Nationality: Japan

Recordings

1994: Odekake Shimasho (Trumpet, with SKA-PARA HORNS), Himitsu na Futari (Trumpet, with SKA-PARA HORNS)
1995: Negai (Trumpet), Negai ("BUZZ!!" STYLE) (Trumpet), YOU & I (Trumpet), love me, I love you (Trumpet), love me, I love you (with G-Bass) (Trumpet)
1996: The Loose (Trumpet)
1999: Gin no Tsubasa de Tobe (Trumpet)
2000: Seventh Heaven (Trumpet)
2003: Tabi☆EVERYDAY (Trumpet)
2007: Nanto Iu Shiawase (Trumpet), HOMETOWN BOYS' MARCH (Trumpet)
2015: Las Vegas (Trumpet)

Takahiro Miyazaki

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宮崎隆睦

Nationality: Japan

Recordings

2006: MVP (Alto Sax), Koi no Summer Session (Alto Sax), Amadare Blues (Alto Sax)

Takushi Tohyama

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遠山拓志

Nationality: Japan

Recordings

2012:
with Tak Matsumoto: SUKIYAKI (Trumpet)
2015: Las Vegas (Trumpet)

Tatsuya Shimogami

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下神竜哉

Nationality: Japan

Recordings

1992: THE GAMBLER (Trumpet), NATIVE DANCE (Trumpet), MR. ROLLING THUNDER (Trumpet)

Toshihiko Furumura

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古村敏比古

Nationality: Japan

Recordings

1990: Tashika na Mono wa Yami no Naka (Saxophone)
1991: Wonderful Opportunity (Saxophone), TONIGHT(Is The Night) (Saxophone), "Kairaku no Heya" (Saxophone)
1993: KARA・KARA (Saxophone)
1998: RUN -1998 style- (Saxophone)

Victor Reyes


Nationality: United States

Recordings

2012:
with Tak Matsumoto: Live Life (Saxophone)

Watanabe Fire

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渡辺ファイアー

Nationality: Japan

Recordings

2009: Mayday! (Saxophone), Yume no Naka de Aimashou (Saxophone), Freedom Train (Saxophone)
2010:
with Tak Matsumoto: JAZZY BULLETS (Saxophone), A girl from China (Saxophone)
with Koshi Inaba: Little Boy (Alto Sax)
2016:
with Tak Matsumoto: Rock The Rock (Saxophone), Dream Drive (Saxophone)

Yamamoto Takuo

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山本拓夫

Nationality: Japan

Recordings

2014:
with Koshi Inaba: Jimmy no Asa (Flute), Nakinagara (Flute)

Yasushi Gotanda

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五反田 靖

Nationality: Japan

Recordings

1993: Ai no Mama ni Wagamama ni Boku wa Kimi Dake wo Kizutsukenai (Trumpet)

Yusuke Nakano


Nationality: Japan

Recordings

2004:
with Tak Matsumoto: WHITE CHRISTMAS (Trumpet)

Miscellaneous

Aerosmith

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Members:
Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Brad Whitford, Tom Hamilton & Joey Kramer

Nationality: United States

Tours

2002 FIFA World Cup International Day Concert (Joint Headlining Event with B'z—Co-performance of "Train Kept A Rollin'")
AEROSONIC (Joint Headlining Event with B'z—Co-performance of "Mama Kin")

Profile:

Hatakeyama Katsunori

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畠山勝紀

Nickname: hakkai
Nationality: Japan

Recordings

2000: TOKYO DEVIL (Chinese Gong)

Profile: Tak's longtime guitar technician and one of the most well-known B'z staff members. He has managed Tak's guitar sound since 1991 both on tour and in the studio, with Tak trusting him implicitly. Hakkai can be seen with many other staff members in the music video for "GOLD" and most recently is known as, in addition to lead guitar tech, the band's main equipment manager.

Linkin Park

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Members:
Chester Bennington, Mike Shinoda, Rob Bourdon, Brad Delson, Dave Farrell, Joe Hahn

Nationality: United States

Tours

Music for Relief's Secret Show for Japan (Joint Headlining Event with B'z)

Profile:

Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra

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Nationality: Japan

Tours

Tak Matsumoto & Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra Special Collaboration 2004: "Hana"

Profile: