JazzOSAKA Main Contents, Vol. 6 (March 2017)

Here is the sixth installment of JazzOSAKA, an overview of major jazz happenings in Osaka in the first three months of 2017.
The first half features guitarist Lee Ritenour and his performance at Billboard Live OSAKA. A regular visitor to Japan, Lee heads an East Meets West band comprised of superb musicians active in the U.S. and his Japanese friends. The segment includes an interview with Lee about his work with Japanese musicians.
The second half features a performance at Mister Kelly’s, a top class jazz club in Umeda, the northern commercial district of Osaka that hosts famous jazz acts from both in and out of Japan daily. Performing is Lars Jansson, a well-known Swedish pianist with a dedicated following in Japan. He plays music from his latest album, and we talk with him about his visits to Japan and strong connections to Japanese culture.

CHAPTER 1
LEE RITENOUR AND JAPANESE FRIENDS
(Billboard Live OSAKA, March 8, 2017)
00’08” – 03’08” ♪ Agua de Beber (Water the Drink)
03’08” – 05’01” Interview with Lee Ritenour
05’01” – 11:35” ♪ Rio Funk

CHAPTER 2
LARS JANSSON TRIO “More Human” CD RELEASE TOUR
(Mister Kelly’s, March 30, 2017)
11’36” – 17’49” ♪ A Beautiful Smile
17’49” – 20’19” Interview with Lars Jansson
20’19” – 27’25” ♪ Confirmation


JazzOSAKAのメイン動画コンテンツ第6弾(2017年3月)

2017年始め、大阪で開催された主な2つのライブをご紹介します。
まず前半は、来日歴が豊富なギター奏者 リー・リトナー率いる「東西混合バンド」の演奏です。アメリカで活躍しているミュージシャンとリーがよく共演している日本人ミュージシャンで構成されたバンド演奏のほかに、リーが日本人ミュージシャンと共演した経験などを語るインタビューもご覧いただけます。
そして後半では、市内北部の繁華街「梅田」にあるミスターケリーズという一流の国内外ミュージシャンが連日出演するクラブに出演されたラッシュ・ジャンソン・トリオの演奏をご紹介します。最新アルバムからの曲を演奏したステージから2曲と日本文化を敬愛するラッシュへのインタビューもお楽しみできます。

CHAPTER 1
リー・リトナー & ジャパネーズ・フレンズ
ビルボードライブ大阪に於いて
(2017年3月8日)
00’08” – 03’08” ♪ おいしい水
03’08” – 05’01” リー・リトナーへのインタビュー
05’01” – 11:35” ♪ リオ・ファンク

CHAPTER 2
ラッシュ・ジャンソン・トリオ「More Human」CD発売記念ツアー
ミスターケリーズに於いて
(2017年3月30日)
11’36” – 17’49” ♪ ア・ビューティフル・スマイル
17’49” – 20’19” ラッシュ・ジャンソンへのインタビュー
20’19” – 27’25” ♪ コンファメーション

ALLNEWSEVENT・LIVEYOUTUBE
Recommended gigs for September 2017 added!
2017.08.18
Check out the updated listings of recommended gigs and new concerts happening in Osaka during September 2017!

2017年9月、大阪で開催されるお薦めライブやコンサート情報を更新しました!...
2017.08.18
Former leader of Quasimode, a band that didn’t limit itself to the boundaries of jazz in creating its own style of danceable jazz, will bring his trio composed of Quasimode’s rhythm section to Osaka f...
2017.08.18
As today’s most influential producer and player, Terrace Martin deftly links contemporary jazz with hip-hop. Come out for a wonderful evening of new, free jazz from contemporary jazz’s finest innovato...
2017.08.18
Actor and singer Yasuko Agawa and her band composed of Japan’s finest musicians will take the audience back to the 1980s at an evening of gorgeous crossover sounds for adults.

Date: Sep 27 (Wed)
T...
2017.08.18
David Matthews, pianist and arranger for many famous albums, will bring his quintet composed of New York’s finest musicians. Come and hear the band’s newest lineup do its unique take on well-known jaz...
2017.08.18
Popular male singer Kei Kobayashi will bring his soft voice to Osaka for the first time in a long while.

Date: Sep 18 (Mon)
Time: 6:30 & 8:30 pm

Performers:
Kei Kobayashi (vo), Kiyoshi Takeshi...
2017.08.18
Thrilling audiences around the world, pianist Chihiro Yamanaka will play compositions from her new album MONK STUDIES, a tribute to Thelonious Monk for the 100th anniversary of his birth, and exhibit ...
2017.08.18
A special night of famous jazz standards performed by Masahiko Osaka, one of Japan’s finest drummers, and a band led by pianist Kiyoshi Takeshita.

Date: Sep 7 (Thu)
Time: 7:00 & 9:00 pm

Perform...
2017.08.18
Attracting attention from around the world, young drummer Senri Kawaguchi will perform with her new band featuring Philippe Saisse as sound producer. Come and hear her superb drumming as the trio play...
2017.08.18
A chance to hear the beautiful vocals of Sari, a singer and voice actor in Japanese dubbings of Disney movies.

Date: Sep 6 (Wed)
Time: 7:00 & 9:00 pm

Performers:
Sari (vo), Toru Nakajima (p),...
2017.08.18
Now known around the world, Japanese pianist Makoto Ozone has gotten back together trio members James Genus and Clarence Penn for the first time in over ten years. They will perform compositions from ...
2017.08.18
Leader of Osaka’s finest big band – the Arrow Jazz Orchestra – veteran trombone player Hiroshi Munekiyo will lead a quintet in a performance of jazz standards. Check out this night of spontaneous jazz...
2017.08.18
World renown guitarist Al Di Meola, who has been continually amazing fans with his emotional, sophisticated rhythm and syncopation, will bring his tour celebrating the 40th anniversary of his classic ...
2017.08.18
A New York based singer, Hiromi Suda will perform her unique original music which mixes Brazilian, Japanese and jazz essences. Together with a band of Japan’s leading players, she will give a colorful...
2017.08.18
This trio composed of three young Russian musicians will visit Japan for the first time. Come and experience its rich sounds combining jazz with Russian classical and folk music that brings audiences ...
Recommended gigs for August 2017 added!
2017.07.29
Check out the updated listings of recommended gigs and new concerts happening in Osaka during August 2017!

2017年8月、大阪で開催されるお薦めライブやコンサート情報を更新しました!...
2017.07.29
Always at the forefront of Japanese jazz, TOKU will welcome hip-hop artist Zeebra, one of the many guests on his latest album, and perform his interpretations of popular numbers written by rock music ...
2017.07.29
A hybrid band composed to two Japanese players based in New York and three American musicians, the New Century Jazz Quintet will perform again this year in Osaka! Releasing albums annually since it in...
2017.07.29
A quartet headed by two of Japan’s jazz stars of the future – pianist Hideaki Hori and sax player Wataru Hamasaki. Come and experience up close their imaginative technique and musical interactions.

...
2017.07.29
Three gifted musicians will give an organ-based funky and bluesy performance that drives ahead at full steam. Don’t miss this chance to see the unified groove of this burning trio.

Date: Aug 19 (Sa...
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