INTERVIEW

  • Jul
Natsuki Kido 3DAYS

This is Natsuki Kido. Following last year’s event, I will be doing 3DAYS in my birthday month. The world is as unsettled as ever, but we musicians have no choice but to do what we can to make music, and as a clumsy person, I will be presenting the music that only we can make on these three days, as a band formed with musicians I trust.

On the first day of the event, BondageFruit, the band that started my creative process, will be playing all my compositions. We are a band that pursues music that sounds exotic to anyone in the world.

On the second day, FRELAND, a band that pursues original music while sticking to the beautiful sound of folk guitar that has a distant connection to bluegrass, will be releasing the band’s long-awaited debut album first!

And the third day is Tango! With the help of some of the best tango musicians of our time, we will be playing straight Argentine tango. Of course, we will also be performing the music of Astor Piazzolla, who celebrates his 100th birthday this year. All three days will be filled with special music, so please come and join us!

– Natsuki Kido

Photo by Naoyoshi Sueishi

July 2(Fri) /3(Sat) /4(Sun)

 

Advance ticket:3,300 yen (one drink included)
Ticket on the day:3,850 yen (one drink included)

 

*Advance tickets will start selling at the reception desk of Shinjuku Pit Inn, by phone (03-3354-2024), and also via the ticket reservation form of each performance from 11 AM on June 1, Tuesday.- (we accept reservations. Those who have advance tickets can skip the line at the entrance when the venue opens on the day.)

 

2日 BondageFruit
Natsuki Kido (g), Yuji Katsui (vln), Hirohiko Otsubo (b), Kumiko Takara (vib, per), Yoichi Okabe (per)

 

3日 FRETLAND 1st album ‘Voyage’ Pre-Sale Concert
Natsuki Kido (ag), Yoshihiro Arita (ag banjo), Shunji Takenaka (ag)

 

4日 Natsuki Kido Quinteto
Natsuki Kido (g), Satoshi Kitamura (bandneon), Kumiko Kondo (vln), Hiroshi Kumata (p), Toru Nishijima (b)

  • Aug
Tamaya Honda 3DAYS

Three Nights Dedicated to the Greatest Japanese Jazzmen

 

“You can’t catch up with Max Roach by following Max Roach. So, I’m taking a different path than he is.” Masahiko Togashi died six days after Max Roach’s death.

 

Toshinori Kondo, who traveled to unexplored areas of the world and continued to send out his spiritual world through his trumpet with a mixture of roar and love, was a person who spoke out against the world until the end.

 

Takehiro Honda, who wrote in his elementary school calligraphy, “To the end of my power,” continued to play vigorously until the day before he died.

 

This year’s Tamaya 3-DAYS event will be a solemn and lively memorial to these three people, with me as the sender. I don’t need to say much about these three greats, but anyway, I’m looking forward to playing in thee three days.

 

The first day will be dedicated to Toshinori Kondo, who passed away suddenly last year. With Taizo Sakai, Haruo Togashi, and Akira Sakata, the main members of the IMA band, and Akira Sakata, who had a close relationship with late Kondo, we will portray Kondo’s magnificent sound universe with ‘Kusottare-busi’.

 

The second day will be dedicated to Shinji Hashimoto, who unfortunately passed away last year. August 21st is also my father’s birthday. We will mourn Shinji Hashimoto, who also played funky guitar in the Takehiro Honda Tribute Band, and will play his tunes with the tribute band members.

 

The third day will be a memorial for Masahiko Togashi, the drummer/percussionist I respect most in the world. Pianist Masahiko Satoh, who knew Mr. Togashi best, and bassist Takashi Sugawa, who is playing with Mr. Sato for the first time, will join me to remember him in my special way.

 

All three of them are spirited musicians who have pursued their own unique music, and they are important people who continue to give me the courage to live and a sincere attitude toward music.

 

I myself want to refresh my mind and express myself to the fullest in these three days, so please come to join us.

 

– Tamaya Honda

 

Photo:Toru Takashita

August 20 (Fri) / August 21 (Sat) / August 22 (Sun)

 

Open19:00 / Start19:30
20th,22th: 3,300 yen (one drink included)
21th: 3,850 yen  (one drink included)

 

*We will start accepting reservations at the reception counter of Shinjuku Pit Inn, or by phone (03-3354-2024), or via the ticket reservation form of each performance from AM11:00 on July 1, Thursday. (Customers who made reservations will be given reference numbers for priority entrance.)

 

20th Homage to KONDO = Toshinori Kondo =
Tamaya Honda (ds), Taizo Sakai (g), Haruo Togashi (key), Akira Sakata (sax)

 

21th Takehiro Honda Tribute Band
Tamaya Honda (ds), Kosuke Mine (ts), Miyuki Moriya (as), Satoshi Izumi (g), Fumio Itabashi (p), Yasushi Yoneki (b)

 

22th Masahiko Togashi in my mind
Tamaya Honda (ds), Masahiko Satoh (p), Takashi Sugawa (b)

  • Sep
TReS Special 3DAYS

On the first day, we will feature ‘Baila TReS’ that made two CDs, with the members who have developed a deep connection through years of touring. “Baila” means “dance” in Spanish, and the thrilling back-and-forth interplay that unfolds over a fun, danceable groove is the essence of this band.

On the second day, we will feature the father and son band ‘TReS’ performing for the first time with another father and son band, the Ishii-ke (Ishii Family). The aesthetic and brilliant world of the Ishii-ke, featuring a pianist and a violinist, will surely give a new inspiration to TReS. Expectations are especially high for the first encounter between the two second-generation Japanese, who are still in their twenties.

On the third day, “TReS” will be welcoming three talented performers. The members were all old acquaintances who knew each other well. The feast of TReS and the musicians, who are capable of playing a wide variety of repertoire including Brazilian, Latin, jazz, and free music, is a fun and harmonious festival.

September 17th(fri) 18th(sat) 19th(sun)

 

Open19:00 / Start19:30
3,300 yen (one drink included)

 

*We will start accepting reservations at the reception counter of Shinjuku Pit Inn, or by phone (03-3354-2024), or via the ticket reservation form of each performance from AM11:00 on August 1, Sunday. (Customers who made reservations will be given reference numbers for priority entrance.)

 

17th Baila TReS
Toshiki Nagata (b), RIO (bsax), Sachi Hayasaka (sax), Shikou Ito (p), Gen Ogimi (per)

 

18th TReS with Ishii-ke
【Toshiki Nagata (b), RIO (bsax), Sachi Hayasaka (sax)】Ishii-ke【Akira Ishii (p), Tomohiro Ishii (vln)】

 

19th TReS with Friends
【Toshiki Nagata (b), RIO (bsax), Sachi Hayasaka (sax)】Shiro Sadamura (vln), Nobumasa Tanaka (p), Yoichi Okabe (per)

Tamaya Honda 3DAYS

Three Nights Dedicated to the Greatest Japanese Jazzmen

 

“You can’t catch up with Max Roach by following Max Roach. So, I’m taking a different path than he is.” Masahiko Togashi died six days after Max Roach’s death.

 

Toshinori Kondo, who traveled to unexplored areas of the world and continued to send out his spiritual world through his trumpet with a mixture of roar and love, was a person who spoke out against the world until the end.

 

Takehiro Honda, who wrote in his elementary school calligraphy, “To the end of my power,” continued to play vigorously until the day before he died.

 

This year’s Tamaya 3-DAYS event will be a solemn and lively memorial to these three people, with me as the sender. I don’t need to say much about these three greats, but anyway, I’m looking forward to playing in thee three days.

 

The first day will be dedicated to Toshinori Kondo, who passed away suddenly last year. With Taizo Sakai, Haruo Togashi, and Akira Sakata, the main members of the IMA band, and Akira Sakata, who had a close relationship with late Kondo, we will portray Kondo’s magnificent sound universe with ‘Kusottare-busi’.

 

The second day will be dedicated to Shinji Hashimoto, who unfortunately passed away last year. August 21st is also my father’s birthday. We will mourn Shinji Hashimoto, who also played funky guitar in the Takehiro Honda Tribute Band, and will play his tunes with the tribute band members.

 

The third day will be a memorial for Masahiko Togashi, the drummer/percussionist I respect most in the world. Pianist Masahiko Satoh, who knew Mr. Togashi best, and bassist Takashi Sugawa, who is playing with Mr. Sato for the first time, will join me to remember him in my special way.

 

All three of them are spirited musicians who have pursued their own unique music, and they are important people who continue to give me the courage to live and a sincere attitude toward music.

 

I myself want to refresh my mind and express myself to the fullest in these three days, so please come to join us.

 

– Tamaya Honda

 

Photo:Toru Takashita

August 20 (Fri) / August 21 (Sat) / August 22 (Sun)

 

Open19:00 / Start19:30
20th,22th: 3,300 yen (one drink included)
21th: 3,850 yen  (one drink included)

 

*We will start accepting reservations at the reception counter of Shinjuku Pit Inn, or by phone (03-3354-2024), or via the ticket reservation form of each performance from AM11:00 on July 1, Thursday. (Customers who made reservations will be given reference numbers for priority entrance.)

 

20th Homage to KONDO = Toshinori Kondo =
Tamaya Honda (ds), Taizo Sakai (g), Haruo Togashi (key), Akira Sakata (sax)

 

21th Takehiro Honda Tribute Band
Tamaya Honda (ds), Kosuke Mine (ts), Miyuki Moriya (as), Satoshi Izumi (g), Fumio Itabashi (p), Yasushi Yoneki (b)

 

22th Masahiko Togashi in my mind
Tamaya Honda (ds), Masahiko Satoh (p), Takashi Sugawa (b)

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