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May 20th, 2009

I was doing tracking session at The Village Recorders. Victor Indrizzo was tracking in Studio D. Eric Clapton was working up stairs in Robbie Robertson's room.

October 24th, 2008

I did a couple gigs with very talented singer Nyee Moses.
She got great band include Reggie Hamilton Bass, Alex Alessandroni Keys and MD, Juan Carlos Quintero Guitar, Storm Lee Gardner Backing vox.
And special guest Greg Adams Trumpet.
On second time around with Oscar Cartaya Bass, Brian Swartz Trumpet, and Kevin Ricard Percussion,

April 2nd, 2008

I was in studio for Biff Johnson's record on other day. I played 2 songs. Other musicians who played on these tracks were Jeff Babko, John Daversa, Satnam Ramgotra and more.

Also I did session for Japanese artist Ayumi Hamasaki at Record Plant studio. This track is on her new album Guilty already sold 1,800,000 copies. Also released as her 44th degital single which downloaded about 1,000,000 (full song) times. Other musicians who played on this track were CMJK, Chris Chaney, David Campbell, Suize Katayama and more.

September 14th, 2007

I did recording date with my friend Thorn at Hot Pie Studio with Bass player Tom Witt, Recording engineer Jeff Peters. That was fun session.
Also, I did some record date at Studio City Sound with Grammy-award winning mixer Tom Weir.

September 16th, 2006

There is some gig date and sample update. I have been recording different projects in my studio. I just came back from Vegas & Utah last week. That was fun trip. My friend bass player Tom Witt asked me to play with Missing Persons end of this month. What honor to play Terry Bozzio's parts on the gig. Rest of band are Andy Abad on guitar, Ed Roth on Keyboards and Dale Bozzio on Vocal.
It is nice to hear Gwen Stefani sold over 7,000,000 copies of album L.A.M.B. worldwide. It was nice to be a part of her band to promote album.

May 27th, 2005

I just came back from Miami, New York, Boston, Los Angeles and San Diego.
My favolite show was Los Angeles Angel Stadium in Anaheim CA with 65,000 people.

Februally 13th, 2005

I played on 47th Grammy Awards with Gwen Stefani at Staple Center in Los Angeles.
That was great to see other drummers include Kenny Aronoff, Vinnie Colaiuta, and Steve Jordan.

Week before that we were in London for Brit Awards

November 17th, 2004

I am in Rome, Italy for Europe Music Awards.

September 7th, 2004

I start playing for singer Gwen Stefani. Due to her first solo record is coming up soon.
I will be touring with her to promote her new album "Love, Angel, Music, Baby".

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Makoto uses the following:
GretschZildjian CymbalsGibraltar HardwareVater PercussionRemoDW

LPRhythm TechFactory Metal Percussion