October 14, 2018

Colin Vallon Trio played Osaka Municipal Abeno Ward Inhabitant Center Small Hall in Osaka on October 10th, 2018


Colin Vallon (piano), Patrice Moret (double bass) and Julian Sartorius (drums) performed at Osaka Municipal Abeno Ward Inhabitant Center Small Hall in Osaka, Japan on Wednesday, October 10th, 2018.







Personnel:

- Colin Vallon (piano)

- Patrice Moret (double bass)

- Julian Sartorius (drums)


at Osaka Municipal Abeno Ward Inhabitant Center Small Hall in Osaka, Japan on Wednesday, October 10th, 2018









The show took place as one of the Match&Fuse Tour events.

The trio played songs from their latest album "Danse", which was released in 2017 under the label of ECM Records.






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posted by Jazz Up Japan at 13:37 on October 14, 2018 JST | show report | このブログの読者になる | 更新情報をチェックする

October 07, 2018

Sadao Watanabe played Billboard Live Osaka in Osaka, Japan on October 1st and 2nd, 2018


Sadao Watanabe (alto saxophone), Fabio Torres (piano), Swami Jr. (guitar), Kiichiro Komobuchi (double bass) and Celso De Almeida (drums) performed at Billboard Live Osaka in Osaka, Japan on October 1st and 2nd, 2018.







Personnel:

- Sadao Watanabe (alto saxophone)

- Fabio Torres (piano)

- Swami Jr. (guitar)

- Kiichiro Komobuchi (double bass)

- Celso De Almeida (drums)


at Billboard Live Osaka in Osaka, Japan on October 1st and 2nd, 2018









They played songs from Watanabe's latest album "Re-Bop The Night" among others.

Watanabe was so amazing that he kept blowing his ax with hardly any breaks, sometimes tapping the cymbal, for about eighty minutes on the stage.






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posted by Jazz Up Japan at 11:04 on October 07, 2018 JST | show report | このブログの読者になる | 更新情報をチェックする

September 27, 2018

Ai Kuwabara (pf), Steve Gadd (ds) and Will Lee (bs) played Billboard Live Osaka on Sep 21st, 2018


Ai Kuwabara toured Japan with Steve Gadd and Will Lee for the second consecutive year.







Personnel:

- Ai Kuwabara (piano)

- Steve Gadd (drums)

- Will Lee (electric bass)

at Billboard Live Osaka in Osaka, Japan on Friday, September 21st, 2018



Set list for the show
* 2nd Stage
1. Somehow It's Been A Rough Day
2. How Do You Keep The Music Playing?
3. Black Orpheus
4. - Lee also on vocals
5. Whereabouts
6. Saw
7. March Comes In Like A Lion
8. All Life Will End Someday, Only The Sea Will Remain - Lee and Kuwabara also on vocals
〜 Happy Birthday to Kuwabara
9.
* Encore
The Back







Ai Kuwabara released an album with Steve Gadd and Will Lee in 2017.

The work "Somehow, Someday, Somewhere" was created after Kuwabara climbed out of the doldrums, which lasted for about eighteen months, with the encouragement she received from Quincy Jones at Montreux Jazz Festival in 2015.

Kuwabara met Gadd at The 12th Tokyo Jazz Festival in 2013, followed by his another show in Japan that put her in touch with Lee. They hit it off well enough to promise to play together in the near future.








That night the trio played some of the songs from the CD, as well as the pieces Kuwabara wrote for the tour.









Kuwabara turned twenty-seven that day.

It was so exciting for everybody there to celebrate her birthday amid the show.






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posted by Jazz Up Japan at 19:34 on September 27, 2018 JST | show report | このブログの読者になる | 更新情報をチェックする