Yeah you could say that. You're definitely right. I actually did already lol. Have you heard of Nicholas Cheung or Mark Meronek/Justin Ong?
Nujabes Tribute 2 - Nicholas Cheung - YouTube
Some other videos but with rapping lol. I like the beta version of "Greater Purpose" for some reason.
Marcus D feat Cise Star "Greater Purpose" Rec in Tokyo - YouTube
Himuki - Hold On - YouTube
(Speaking of tributes, WitnessRecollective has a pretty great tribute EP you can download for free assuming you havenít already ;3)
"Just Forget" is so good. x3
And thatís actually really cool to hear how Nujabes left such an impression on your flute playing; I have a few friends who play various instruments and they also specifically cite Nujabesís music as influence for their works. If I were to guess, Iíd say one of those neighboring artist who had an impact on your flute playing was Uyama Hiroto. Iím right, arenít I? lol
It's such a shame he passed away so early. It's cool to hear that many people have been influenced by him and some have made some pretty cool tributes. I still consider him today one of my biggest influences in my preferences in music as well as my high school years in jazz band. My professor was wondering how in the world did I adapted/created such a style on the flute, mainly the lower/warmer tones, and I mentioned directly I was influenced by Nujabes and other neighboring artists.
Here's a track that I've always tried to create similarly in the intros of jazz solos.
Force Of Nature (Nujabes) - Just Forget (One of My Favorites) - YouTube
Oh, most definitely—I started listening to Nujabes almost 9 years ago and I’ve been a staunch fan of his ever since. He was a genius and did a lot to shape my taste in music.
Imagine my shock when I first read he died on the Hyde-Out website. To this day, I still can’t believe it.
Hey .Oji, this might seem like a random question but you happen to listen to Nujabes pretty often? I always love listening to his tracks and other artists that similarly compose like him.