INTERVIEW

  • Dec
Otomo Yoshihide - Annual Year-End 4 Days 6 Concert

I’m really, really happy that Pit Inn can continue to hold live concerts like this and have their usual end-of-year 4 DAYS, that’s all it takes!
First of all, we’ll be having a CD release concert of ONJQ, which was canceled before. I’ve been wanting to do this so badly, so this time it’s 2 days.
At GEKIBAN on the second day, we will play not only the soundtrack that I have been working on but also some of the musical pieces that I have been composing in the past half-year.
And the production of my special big band’s album that we have recorded during the self-restraint period will be completed soon. I’m proud to say it’s a masterpiece. This is the first time to unveil the new songs we’re recording there as well.
We haven’t been able to sell anything at the venue for a long time, so this time we’ll be doing a big sale at the venue, including some rare items. Please look forward to that as well!

12/26(土) 27(日) 28(月) 29(火)

 

26th,27th,28th: open 19:00 / start 19:30
29th: 1st Set (open 13:30 / start 14:00-16:00), 2nd Set (open 16:30 / start 17:00-19:00), 3rd Set (open 19:30 / start 20:00-22:00) *2 concerts of 45 minutes per set

 

26th,27th,28th: advance ticket: 3,500 yen + tax, ticket-on-the-day: 4,000 yen + tax (limited to 50 tickets)

 

29th: advance ticket: 6,000 yen + tax, ticket-on-the-day: 6,500 yen + tax (limited to 33 tickets)
1st Set (open 13:30 / start 14:00-16:00)
2nd Set (open 16:30 / start 17:00-19:00)
3rd Set (open 19:30 / start 20:00-22:00)
*As for the event “1st,2nd,3rd Set’, we closed reservations since we have already reached 33 reservations for the full seating. On the day of the event, only customers who have made reservations will be admitted. We apologize for the inconvenience., and thank you for your cooperation.

 

*Advance tickets will start selling at the Shinjuku Pit Inn at 11 AM on November 1 (Sun). (We accept reservations. Only on the day the tickets go on sale, two tickets are available per person per performance.)

  • Jan
NEW YEAR SPECIAL 2021 Takeo Moriyama 3DAYS

The COVID-19 had a significant impact on the activities of the musicians, too, with such a strict restriction order as:

“Warning! Live performances must adhere to the following rules”

1. Avoid singing, because the vocalist’s breath may mix with the breath of the audience in the room.
2. All instrumentalists will be required to wear masks, even horn players.
3. Put the mouthpiece under the mask and blow as weakly as possible.
4. An orchestra is impossible. There are too many players and they are too narrowly spaced from each other. They have too many instruments, not only piano, bass, drums but also saxophones, other horns, and percussions. Not fitting on stage, it would be like playing in the audience.
5. The scariest part is after the performance. Avoid attending an ‘after-party’ because the performers will likely scream loudly and irrationally after the concerts with a sense of liberation and happiness.
6. If you have no choice but to sit around the table at the after-party, sit at a distance so you won’t hear each other’s voice.
7. If you drink alcoholic beverages, please suck it through a straw, under a mask.
8. Commemorative photos should be taken one person at a time to maintain a social distance.

In short, when the performance is over, please go home promptly without face-to-face contact with anyone.

“We would like to ask our customers the following rules as well”

1. Please do not get emotional or excited during the performance.
This increases your breathing rate and heart rate, which will make it easier for you to spread the coronavirus.
2. As much as possible, please try not to listen, look away, or think of other things.
3. Listening to the radio, for example, with earphones is highly recommended.
4. After the performance, please turn away from the performers and leave as fast as you can.

It’s like playing chess without the pieces. There is no way of winning, even for Souta Fujii.

So, would you like to quit?  No! 
I will win! Even only with flying chariots and bishops!

– Takeo Moriyama, The Piano DUO

Jan. 2 (Sat), 3 (Sun), 4 (Mon)
OPEN17:30 START 18:00 4,000 yen + tax (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 December 6, Sunday. (we accept reservations. Those who have advance tickets can skip the line at the entrance when the venue opens on the day.)

2日 two by two, day1
Nobumasa Tanaka (p) & Takeo Moriyama (ds)/Shiko Ito (p)×Takeo Moriyama (ds)
3日 two by two, day2
Mikiko Nagatate (p) & Takeo Moriyama (ds)/Ami Ogaeri (p)×Takeo Moriyama (ds)

 

4日 Tamaya Honda & Takumi Nakayama Saxophone Quartet
Tamaya Honda (ds), Takumi Nakayama (ss, as, fl), Ryoma Mano (ss, as, fl), Kazuki Kurokawa (ts, fl), RIO(bs)

  • Feb
Junichiro Ohkuchi 4DAYS - 5 Performances

On Feb. 11, Junichiro Ohkuchi will have a session with a young guitarist who creates a unique world with his persuasive sounds.
On Feb. 12, we will feature a percussive trio to play jazz numbers and original tunes on the groove spun by a master of Latin music.
On Feb. 13, we will present the steady sounds of Ohkuchi’s regular trio.
On Feb. 14 (Daytime Show), we will feature a bass-less trio with radiant, big-hearted saxophone sounds and the precise drumming.
On Feb. 14 (Evening Show), we will feature Ohkuchi’s quartet with Eiichi Hayashi, one of the most outstanding musicians of his generation, as a front player, to present thrilling interplays of the musicians.

The number of groups that I would like to perform with has increased considerably over the past few years, and this 4DAYS is a great opportunity for me as a performer to present these projects, so the audience can listen to them altogether. It is so uplifting. Please come to our concerts as many as you can, ideally more than one, come and experience the colors, the pictures, and the heartbeat of our music. If you listen to all of them, you will probably see a big rainbow.

After the four days, I hope that I could see the direction that I should be heading for, which would be fantastic. We will go on while valuing our lives. Thank you so much for your support.

2/11(thur) 12(fri) 13(sat) 14(sun)
open19:00 start19:30 *2/14 Daytime open13:30 start14:00
3,000 yen + tax (one drink included)
*2/14 Daytime 2,500 yen + tax (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 15:00 on January 2, Saturday. (Customers who made reservations will be given reference numbers for priority entrance.)

 

11日 Special Session
Junichiro Ohkuchi (key, p), May Inoue (g), Ryoji Orihara (fretless b), Ittetsu Takemura (ds)
12日 the Percussive Trio
Junichiro Ohkuchi (p), Tetsuo Koizumi (b), Gen Ogimi (per, vo)
13日 Junichiro Ohkuchi Trio
Junichiro Ohkuchi (p), Yasushi Yoneki (b), Tamaya Honda (ds)
14日(Daytime) Trio 3rd
Junichiro Ohkuchi (p), Masayo Koketsu (sax), Akira Sotoyama (ds)
14日Ohkuchi・Hayashi Quartet
Junichiro Ohkuchi (p), Eiichi Hayashi (as), Yasushi Yoneki (b), Takuji Kusumoto (ds)

NEW YEAR SPECIAL 2021 Takeo Moriyama 3DAYS

The COVID-19 had a significant impact on the activities of the musicians, too, with such a strict restriction order as:

“Warning! Live performances must adhere to the following rules”

1. Avoid singing, because the vocalist’s breath may mix with the breath of the audience in the room.
2. All instrumentalists will be required to wear masks, even horn players.
3. Put the mouthpiece under the mask and blow as weakly as possible.
4. An orchestra is impossible. There are too many players and they are too narrowly spaced from each other. They have too many instruments, not only piano, bass, drums but also saxophones, other horns, and percussions. Not fitting on stage, it would be like playing in the audience.
5. The scariest part is after the performance. Avoid attending an ‘after-party’ because the performers will likely scream loudly and irrationally after the concerts with a sense of liberation and happiness.
6. If you have no choice but to sit around the table at the after-party, sit at a distance so you won’t hear each other’s voice.
7. If you drink alcoholic beverages, please suck it through a straw, under a mask.
8. Commemorative photos should be taken one person at a time to maintain a social distance.

In short, when the performance is over, please go home promptly without face-to-face contact with anyone.

“We would like to ask our customers the following rules as well”

1. Please do not get emotional or excited during the performance.
This increases your breathing rate and heart rate, which will make it easier for you to spread the coronavirus.
2. As much as possible, please try not to listen, look away, or think of other things.
3. Listening to the radio, for example, with earphones is highly recommended.
4. After the performance, please turn away from the performers and leave as fast as you can.

It’s like playing chess without the pieces. There is no way of winning, even for Souta Fujii.

So, would you like to quit?  No! 
I will win! Even only with flying chariots and bishops!

– Takeo Moriyama, The Piano DUO

Jan. 2 (Sat), 3 (Sun), 4 (Mon)
OPEN17:30 START 18:00 4,000 yen + tax (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 December 6, Sunday. (we accept reservations. Those who have advance tickets can skip the line at the entrance when the venue opens on the day.)

2日 two by two, day1
Nobumasa Tanaka (p) & Takeo Moriyama (ds)/Shiko Ito (p)×Takeo Moriyama (ds)
3日 two by two, day2
Mikiko Nagatate (p) & Takeo Moriyama (ds)/Ami Ogaeri (p)×Takeo Moriyama (ds)

 

4日 Tamaya Honda & Takumi Nakayama Saxophone Quartet
Tamaya Honda (ds), Takumi Nakayama (ss, as, fl), Ryoma Mano (ss, as, fl), Kazuki Kurokawa (ts, fl), RIO(bs)

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