Stomu Takeishi has played electric fretless bass in a variety of jazz settings throughout the ’90s and 2000s. A member of Henry Threadgill’s Make a Move and Zooid, Myra Melford‘s Crush Trio (with drummer Kenny Wollesen), and Erik Friedlander‘s Topaz (with brother Satoshi Takeishi on percussion), Stomu Takeishi has also played in trumpeter Cuong Vu‘s group Vu-Tet, and in the North Indian-influenced Alankar. Takeishi performs on Satoko Fujii’s album, South Wind, and has played with such musicians as Henry Threadgill, Don Cherry, Randy Brecker, and Wynton Marsalis. Takeishi has toured internationally with these various groups, from N.Y.C. to Finland’s Tampere Festival.
by Joslyn Layne, All Music Guide