Valley of the Wind
Taca.. (Accordion).. .. Born in Okayama, Japan, in 1977, at the age of 9 Taca started playing the accordion. He moved to Italy in order to improve his talent when he was 20 years old. The following year, he moved base to Paris and studied classic accordion under Frederic Guerouet and jazz accordion under Daniel Millie. Composition and harmony creation were taught by Daniel Goyone. In 2001, Taca and a Chilean guitarist, Marcelo Zavala, formed a jazz group called "Le Pacifiqueesprit". His music displays influence from Japanese music, tango, Brazilian music etc, and he has performed live mainly in Paris. .. Meanwhile, he started collaboration of ad-hoc dancing and live music with Gyohei Zaitsu. In 2007 he was invited to perform for Shinsaku Maehama's "Golem" at the Winter Paris Collection. In 2008, he released his debut album, "The Valley of the Wind/La Vall?e du Vent" and his second album "La Route de la Soie / Silkroad project" was released in 2009.