1989 Keiko Matsui ‎– Under Northern Lights

Under Northern Lights is an album by Keiko Matsui, released in 1989.

Keiko Matsui (松居 慶子 Matsui Keiko, born 26 July 1961, as Keiko Doi), is a Japanese keyboardist and composer, specializing in smooth jazz, jazz fusion and new-age music. Her career spans four decades, during which time she has released twenty CDs (in addition to various compilations). She resides in Los Angeles, California.

Tracks

1 Under Northern Lights (Keiko Matsui) 4:23
2 Mountain Shakedown (Keiko Matsui) 4:23
3 Secret Forest (Keiko Matsui) 4:29
4 The Morning Moon (Keiko Matsui) 4:32
5 As Far as the Eye Can See (Keiko Matsui, Jeff Day) 4:39
6 The Ruins of Sonora (Keiko Matsui) 4:56
7 High Brow Country Affair (Keiko Matsui, Jeff Day) 3:33
8 Walls of the Cave (Keiko Matsui) 5:14
9 Flight of the Angels (Keiko Matsui) 3:38
10 The Gate (Keiko Matsui) 3:52

Media

Musicians

1 Under Northern Lights

GuitarRobben Ford
PercussionMike Fisher
PianoKeiko Matsui
SynthesizerKeiko Matsui
SynthesizerDerek Nakamoto
ShakuhachiKazu Matsui
SaxBrandon Fields


2 Mountain Shakedown

BassAbe Laboriel
HiHAtVinnie Colaiuta
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
PianoKeiko Matsui
SynthesizerKeiko Matsui
SynthesizerDerek Nakamoto
SaxBrandon Fields
SaxEric Marienthal
TromboneSteve Holtzman
TrumpetClay Jenkins
TrumpetMark Hatch
PercussionMike Fisher


3 Secret Forest

BassMatt Bissonette
DrumsTom Walsh
GuitarGrant Geissman
PianoKeiko Matsui
SynthesizerKeiko Matsui
PercussionMike Fisher


4 The Morning Moon

BassKenny Wild
DrumsArt Rodriguez
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
Acoustic GuitarGrant Geissman
PianoKeiko Matsui
SynthesizerKeiko Matsui
EWIJudd Miller
SaxEric Marienthal
PercussionMike Fisher


5 As Far as the Eye Can See

BassLeland Sklar
DrumsCarlos Vega
GuitarTeddy Castalucci
PianoKeiko Matsui
SynthesizerKeiko Matsui
SynthesizerGary Stockdale
SaxBrandon Fields
PercussionMike Fisher
Background VocalsPhyllis St. James
VocalsHoward Smith


6 The Ruins of Sonora

BassJimmy Johnson
DrumsCarlos Vega
Guitar (solo)Robben Ford
GuitarGrant Geissman
Acoustic GuitarGino D’auri
PianoKeiko Matsui
SynthesizerKeiko Matsui
TrumpetMark Hatch
PercussionMike Fisher


7 High Brow Country Affair

BassKenny Wild
DrumsArt Rodriguez
Guitar (solo)Robben Ford
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
PianoKeiko Matsui
SynthesizerKeiko Matsui
SaxEric Marienthal
TromboneSteve Holtzman
TrumpetClay Jenkins
TrumpetMark Hatch
PercussionMike Fisher
Background VocalsCarmen Twillie
Background VocalsHoward Smith
Background VocalsLeslie Smith
Background VocalsPhyllis St. James


8 Walls of the Cave

BassLeland Sklar
DrumsCarlos Vega
GuitarTeddy Castalucci
PianoKeiko Matsui
SynthesizerKeiko Matsui
SynthesizerDerek Nakamoto
ShakuhachiKazu Matsui
PercussionMike Fisher


9 Flight of the Angels

DrumsArt Rodriguez
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
Acoustic GuitarGrant Geissman
PianoKeiko Matsui
FluteRobert Crosby
French HornJerry Folsom
HornRobert Crosby
OboeRobert Crosby
SaxRobert Crosby
PercussionMike Fisher


10 The Gate

BassJimmy Johnson
DrumsCarlos Vega
GuitarGrant Geissman
PianoKeiko Matsui
SynthesizerKeiko Matsui
FluteEric Marienthal
EWIJudd Miller
HarpAmy Shulman
PercussionMike Fisher

Liner Notes

Producer – Kazu Matsui
Arranged By – Derek Nakamoto (Tracks 1, 2, 8)
Arranged By – Keiko Matsui (Tracks 3, 6)
Arranged By – Gary Stockdale (Tracks 4, 5, 7, 9)
Arranged By (Strings And Horn) – Gary Stockdale (Track 10)
Mastered By – Steve Hall
Recorder – Robert Crosby (Track 9)
Recorded By, Mixed By – Alan Hirshberg

Artwork By, Design – Kathleen Covert
Photography By – Timothy White

Phonographic Copyright (p) – MCA Records, Inc.
Copyright (c) – MCA Records, Inc.
Manufactured By – MCA Records, Inc.
Recorded At – Studio Sound Recorders
Recorded At – Mad Hatter Studios
Recorded At – Producers Workshop
Mastered At – Future Disc