Kan

Hikigatari Battari 7: Ultra Tabun

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Singer/songwriter Kan alternates his concert tours between self-accompanied (vocals and piano only, all performed by Kan) and full-band shows. The self-accompanied tours are labeled as Hikigatari Battari when made into albums -- "self-accompanied with a bang," and that's what Kan provides. His music in solo form tends toward the sound of Billy Joel (one of his musical idols and forebears), and Hikigatari Battari 7 (not actually his seventh live album -- he simply enjoys prime numbers) indeed even includes a cover of Joel's "Allentown."

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