"One of the most adventurous young bands that is auspiciously exploring jazz with its national heritage in mind is UoU, a quintet of musicians who hail from Japan" -Dan Ouellette, DownBeat
UoU pronounced "you owe you" :
Takuji Yamada :Saxophones, Bass clarinet, Daisuke Abe :Guitar, Yoko Komori :Piano, Kuriko Tsugawa :Bass, Yoshifumi Nihonmatsu :Drums
Take the 7 Train (Tippin' 1112)
"Each musician, from alto saxophonist Takuji Yamada to guitarist Daisuke Abe and drummer Yoshifumi Nihonmatsu, handle their respective instruments with a deep sense of tradition, and more importantly, consistent expression."
Home (Tippin' 1107)
"The band, named UoU, consists of members who have garnered numerous individual recognitions and awards, and studied/performed with a who's who's list of today's jazz leaders. Yet, as collective, this debut exudes a polished distinctiveness, clear abilities and original compositions."
-All about Jazz