Quasimode is a 4 piece Jazz band based in Tokyo, Japan and formed in 2002. They have already gained strong support in their native land. With a mixed club and Latin feel they deliver all their music live and so represent a new breed of Jazz bands who have gained a strong following with DJs and on the club circuit while all the time still thrilling live audiences. Their sound is based on authentic jazz rhythms from the 60s and 70s and has been linked with similar Jap-Jazz bands like SOIL & PIMP SESSION and SLEEP WALKER. Guests on the album include one of the world’s greatest jazz vocalists — Carmen Lundy — on the song “Time Is Love”. But there are also many great instrumental numbers on this album, which give the band a chance to show their individual skills and all round musicianship. “For Self Defense” has a classic swinging feel – this is simply timeless music, eternally relevant. Their sound is often packed full of summery Latin rhythms. “Last Nine Days” is a romantic ballad ideal for dancing in the moonlight. “The Land Of Freedom” captures on disc the live energy that Quasimode exude when they play live in clubs, often to audiences of 2-3 thousand capacity. With such an exploding jazz scene growing in Japan it was clear that Tokyo wasn’t big enough to hold all the talent coming from there.