In 1991 – 2000,He and Bill Berry jointly planned International Jazz party.
His performance gained a high rating by Leonard Feather.
“The man saved the stagnation of the jazz clarinet.”
Also Leonard Feather wrote “JAZZ REVIEW” in 1993.
“Kitamura has been hailed as the man who saved Japan from allowing the clarinet to sink into oblivion there. Winner of countless polls on home turf, he has graduated from a Benny Goodman influence to become his country’s counterpart of Buddy De Franco.”
Then the Concord Jazz label signed him up for a few recordings as its first Japanese artist.
Here is The Woody Herman Orchestra With Eiji Kitamura, Cal Tjader and others play “The Woodchopper’s Ball”.
Here is Eiji Kitamura plays “Someday Sweethart”.
Here is Eiji Kitamura plays “Liebesfreud by Fritz Kreisler”.(愛の喜び クライスラー)