INTERVIEW

  • Apr
Shinjuku Pit Inn Golden Week Special 2022

Shinjuku Pit Inn Golden Week Special 2022

 

 

Open 19:00 Start 19:30

 

 

4/28(thu) 〜 5/4(wed)

*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 March 1, Tuesday. (Customers who made reservations will be given reference numbers for priority entrance.)

 

 

4/28(thu) .Push                     3,300 yen (including tax) (one drink included)

Shohei Nishimura (ds), Akiha Nakashima (sax), Ami Ogaeri (p), Makoto Togashi (b)

 

.Push is a band of four young jazz musicians with “Cathy and Hot Jazz” as a motto. Their live performances have been highly acclaimed from a wide range of the audience from younger generations to hard-core jazz fans all over Japan.

We recorded our third album in February and will do a live show at Pit Inn before the release.

 

 

4/29(fri) Dairo Suga Trio                   3,300 yen (including tax) (one drink included)

Dairo Suga (p), Hiroki Chiba (b), Sohnosuke Imaizumi (ds)

 

Each member’s individuality will cross over with various fields of music from jazz, classical music to hip-hop and so on, to stimulate your five senses from every angle. Urban yet agitating, minimal yet dynamic. Welcome to the final frontier of true entertainment!

 

 

4/30(sat) Takeshi Shibuya ORCHESTRA         3,850 yen (including tax) (one drink included)

Takeshi Shibuya (p, or), Kosuke Mine (ts), Koichi Matsukaze (sax, fl), Eiichi Hayashi (as), Kenta Tsugami (sax), Osamu Matsumoto (tb), Akihiro Ishiwatari (g), Katsumasa Kamimura (b), Akira Sotoyama (ds), Guest: Hideko Shimizu (vo)

 

Takeshi Shibuya Orchestra covers a wide range of repertoire from Dixieland to free jazz. Although they do not have Shibuya’s original pieces in their repertoire, Shibuya’s arrangements are full of magic in every number, expressing the mesmerizing flow of the wavering sounds.

 

 

5/1(sun) 2(mon) 3(tue) Yosuke Yamashita Golden Week 3DAYS 2022  ¥5,500 (including tax) (one drink included)

1st Yosuke Yamashita Special Session 1

Yosuke Yamashita (p), Kengo Nakamura (b), Shinnosuke Takahashi (ds), Atsushi Ikeda (as)

2nd Yosuke Yamashita Special Session 2

Yosuke Yamashita (p), Motoi Kanamori (b), Takashi Fukuoka (per), Takumi Nakayama (as)

3rd Yosuke Yamashita Special Quartet

Yosuke Yamashita (p), Benisuke Sakai (b), Tamaya Honda (ds), Shinpei Ruike (tp)

 

Yosuke Yamashita’s annual Golden Week 3Days. Musicians with close ties to Yamashita will come together for three nights of passionate performances. Each of the three days will feature a different bassist, drummer, and horn player. Please come and join us!

 

 

5/4(wed) Toshiyuki Honda BarnIing Wave Quartet  ¥3,850 (including tax) (one drink included)
Toshiyuki Honda (sax), Soichi Noriki (key, p), Gregg Lee(b), Shingo Okudaira (ds)

 

The album ‘CC-Rex’ is a great tribute to the late Chick Corea in Japan. The Toshiyuki Honda Barning Wave Quartet put their hearts and souls into this album, and the spirit of Chick Corea can be found in every song they play. Don’t miss this day’s special show!

 

 

5/5(thu) Otomo Yoshihide Small Stone Quintet

*Advance ticket: 4,400 yen / Same-day ticket:4,840 yen (including tax) (one drink included)

Otomo Yoshihide (g), Kei Matsumaru (sax), Osamu Imagome (tb), Keigo Iwami (b), Yasuhiro Yoshigaki (ds)

 

This is the second live performance of the new unit by Otomo Yoshihide. Once again, we will add more new pieces to the program and challenge a new world of interactive conducting and interplay.

5/5(thu)

*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 AM11:00 on March 1, Tuesday – (we accept reservations. Those who have advance tickets can skip the line at the entrance when the venue opens on the day.)

 

 

Ticket Reservation

4/28 .Push

.Push

 

4/29 Dairo Suga Trio

Dairo Suga

 

4/30 Takeshi Shibuya ORCHESTRA

Takeshi Shibuya

 

5/1 Yosuke Yamashita Special Session 1

501Yosuke Yamashita

 

5/2 Yosuke Yamashita Special Session 2

502Yosuke Yamashita

 

5/3 Yosuke Yamashita Special Quartet

503Yosuke Yamashita

 

5/4 Toshiyuki Honda BarnIing Wave Quartet

Toshiyuki Honda

 

5/5 Otomo Yoshihide Small Stone Quintet

Otomo Yoshihide

 

 

 

  • May
T R Y🅰️NGLE

Shinjuku Pit Inn has been my home for as long as I have been in jazz, and it continues to be an important place that has led the jazz world in Japan without fading away. The early Pit Inn was located behind Kinokuniya bookstore, I believe, and the seating in those days was wooden benches. I still remember how overwhelmed and impressed I was when I saw Elvin there.

 

Later, New Jazz Hall, a venue for avant-garde performances, was opened on the second floor of the building, where I met Kaoru Abe, who later became the inspiration for the creation of the Kaoru Abe/Hiroshi Yamazaki DUO/JAZZBED. There is also the quartet ‘4SPIRITS’ with Raymond McMorrin (Ts), which focused on orthodox 4-beat jazz, which is my starting point. In recent years, I have reunited with Otomo Yoshihide after many decades, and the Pit Inn is such an important place for me to express myself and is a very special live music venue.

 

TRY ANGLE, which is scheduled to perform next month, is a unit that started in July 2019 with Nobuyoshi Ino, who traveled with me in the Masayuki ‘JOJO’ Takayanagi group, a cutting-edge guitarist who worked with me for a long time from the ’60s to the ’80s. With myself and Mr. Ino at the core, we will add musicians with a variety of expressive abilities to the core, and create sounds centered on a free form to the fullest extent. We have had many performances with various guests with this concept of ‘TRY (Trial) ANGLE (Perspectives on capturing music)’.

 

This is one of the units that I am currently focusing on the most, as it gives me the opportunity to play with musicians that I have never played with before. Eiichi Hayashi, who will be performing with us this time, hit it off with us when he came as a guest for the first time on October 10, 2019, and we have already performed together on many stages since then, so we can call him a semi-regular performer. Still, he takes a different and innovative approach each time, and I am greatly looking forward to next month’s performance.

 

– Hiroshi Yamazaki

5/23(mon)
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 April 1, Friday. (Customers who made reservations will be given reference numbers for priority entrance.)

 

 

Hiroshi Yamazaki (ds), Nobuyoshi Ino (b), Eiichi Hayashi (as)

  • Jun
Yasuhiro Yoshigaki 5DAYS

This year’s 5DAYS events will feature both sides of the set with older bands and musicians who have been working together in recent years in a large formation. We hope you enjoy the layers of various overlapping sounds.

 

First of all, I would like to open the first day with a performance with the great Masahiko Satoh, which I have been looking forward to for the past few years. It will be an impromptu banquet with Takayuki Kato, Junji Hirose, and Kumiko Takara, all of whom I respect and admire.

 

On the second day, “Orquesta Libre = ROLLY” will return after a three-year absence. Pop and psychedelic. A mysterious opera (?) born from the fusion of jazz and rock. Please enjoy.

 

Gathering for the first time in several years is the roaring jazz unit Emergency! Under the mottoes of “Swing,” “Manly,” and “Psychedelic,” a group of good old fools who will never settle down will deliver hot sounds.

 

On the 4th day, we will present a jazz band I started with Mitsuru Nasuno, a good friend of ours who has been working together with us in Altered states, and some young talented musicians. This time it will be an expanded double band with Ornette Coleman And Prime Time and EBB in mind. The drum duo in “Picnic at the Music Hall” was so much fun that I invited Shun Ishiwaka to join us. We will dedicate this concert to R.S. Jackson and P. Motian!

 

On the final day, this performance by Limited Edition, which aims for “low jazz,” is a homage to CODONA and the World Saxophone Quartet. Please also check out the grooves of African drumming authority Daisuke Iwahara and bassist Keigo Iwami.

 

Don’t miss these five concerts!

 

 

photo by Kvk Shishido

6/14(火) 15(水) 16(木) 17(金) 18(土)

open19:00 start19:30

 

 

14日,16日=3,300 yen  15日=4,400 yen  17日,18日=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 AM11:00 on May 1, Sunday – (we accept reservations. Those who have advance tickets can skip the line at the entrance when the venue opens on the day.)

 

 

14th Improvisation Night

Masahiko Satoh (p), Takayuki Kato (g), Junji Hirose (ts), Kumiko Takara (vib, per), Yasuhiro Yoshigaki (ds),

 

 

15th Orquesta Libre & ROLLY = Rock Opera

Yasuhiro Yoshigaki (ds), Taisei Aoki (tb, arr), Hiroyuki Shiotani (ss, cl), Daisuke Fujiwara (ts), Takao Watanabe (tp), Ryuichi Yoshida (bs, fl), Kumiko Takara (vib), Motomu Shiiya (g), Masato Suzuki (b), Yoichi Okabe (per), +ROLLY (g, vo)

 

 

16th Emergency!

Otomo Yoshihide (g), CEO (g), Hiroaki Mizutani (b), Yasuhiro Yoshigaki (ds)

 

 

17th iKnoW Electric Re-Bop Double Band

Shinpei Ruike (tp), Kei Matsumaru (as), Ippei Kato (el-g), Tokutaro Hosoi (el-g) , Mitsuru Nasuno (b), Yoshiaki Takahashi (b), Yoshiki Takahashi (b), Shun Ishiwaka (ds), Yasuhiro Yoshigaki (ds)

 

 

18th Limited Edition plays Metamorphosis

Ryuichi Yoshida (bs, fl), Yoshihiro Goseki (ts, ss), Junichi Kamiunten (ts, b-cl), Koki Matsui (as, ss), Keigo Iwami (b), Daisuke Iwahara (per), Yasuhiro Yoshigaki (ds)

 

T R Y🅰️NGLE

Shinjuku Pit Inn has been my home for as long as I have been in jazz, and it continues to be an important place that has led the jazz world in Japan without fading away. The early Pit Inn was located behind Kinokuniya bookstore, I believe, and the seating in those days was wooden benches. I still remember how overwhelmed and impressed I was when I saw Elvin there.

 

Later, New Jazz Hall, a venue for avant-garde performances, was opened on the second floor of the building, where I met Kaoru Abe, who later became the inspiration for the creation of the Kaoru Abe/Hiroshi Yamazaki DUO/JAZZBED. There is also the quartet ‘4SPIRITS’ with Raymond McMorrin (Ts), which focused on orthodox 4-beat jazz, which is my starting point. In recent years, I have reunited with Otomo Yoshihide after many decades, and the Pit Inn is such an important place for me to express myself and is a very special live music venue.

 

TRY ANGLE, which is scheduled to perform next month, is a unit that started in July 2019 with Nobuyoshi Ino, who traveled with me in the Masayuki ‘JOJO’ Takayanagi group, a cutting-edge guitarist who worked with me for a long time from the ’60s to the ’80s. With myself and Mr. Ino at the core, we will add musicians with a variety of expressive abilities to the core, and create sounds centered on a free form to the fullest extent. We have had many performances with various guests with this concept of ‘TRY (Trial) ANGLE (Perspectives on capturing music)’.

 

This is one of the units that I am currently focusing on the most, as it gives me the opportunity to play with musicians that I have never played with before. Eiichi Hayashi, who will be performing with us this time, hit it off with us when he came as a guest for the first time on October 10, 2019, and we have already performed together on many stages since then, so we can call him a semi-regular performer. Still, he takes a different and innovative approach each time, and I am greatly looking forward to next month’s performance.

 

– Hiroshi Yamazaki

5/23(mon)
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 April 1, Friday. (Customers who made reservations will be given reference numbers for priority entrance.)

 

 

Hiroshi Yamazaki (ds), Nobuyoshi Ino (b), Eiichi Hayashi (as)
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