January 25, 2019

TANGO GRELIO: Syunji Hoshino (bn) and Takahiro Yonesaka (gt) played with Naoko Matsumoto (vn) at Cafe Prélude in Osaka, on Jan 19, 2019



Tango music duo of bandoneonist Syunji Hoshino and guitarist Takahiro Yonesaka: TANGO GRELIO performed featuring violinist Naoko Matsumoto at Cafe Prélude in Osaka, on January 19th, 2019.








Personnel:

- TANGO GRELIO
+ Syunji Hoshino (bandoneón)
+ Takahiro Yonesaka (guitar)
- Naoko Matsumoto (violin)

at Cafe Prélude in Osaka, Japan on Saturday, January 19th, 2019


Set list for the show
* 1st Stage
1. El ultimo café (bn, gt)
2. Un placer (bn, gt)
3. Ausencias (bn, gt)
4. Una noche de garufa (bn, gt, vn)
5. Por Una Cabeza (bn, gt, vn)
6. Milonga triste (bn, gt, vn)
7. Nocturna (bn, gt, vn)
* 2nd Stage
1. La trampera (bn, gt)
2. Ave Maria - Tanti Anni Prima (gt, vn)
3. Soledad (bn, vn)
4. Tanguera (bn, gt, vn)
5. Theme from "Schindler's List" (bn, gt, vn)
6. Escualo (bn, gt, vn)
7. Libertango (bn, gt, vn)
* Encore
La cumparcita (bn, gt, vn)






They played a repertoire of tango songs with such expressive power that they didn't seem to share the stage in front of an audience for the first time.






[left to right] Takahiro Yonesaka (gt), Syunji Hoshino (bn), Naoko Matsumoto (vn)
Photo from TANGO GRELIO's Facebook Page






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posted by Jazz Up Japan at 13:34 on January 25, 2019 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

December 31, 2018

Kaoru Azuma (vo), Junichi Saeki (pf), Sho Iwata (bs), Hideaki Kakimoto (ds) played M CUATRO in Amagasaki, Hyogo, on Dec 28, 2018



Kaoru Azuma (voice), Junichi Saeki (piano), Sho Iwata (double bass) and Hideaki Kakimoto (drums) performed at M CUATRO in Amagasaki City, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan on Friday, December 28th, 2018.






Personnel:

- Kaoru Azuma (voice)
- Junichi Saeki (piano)
- Sho Iwata (double bass)
- Hideaki Kakimoto (drums)

at M CUATRO in Amagasaki City, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan on Friday, December 28th, 2018


Set list for the show
* 1st Stage
1. Chanson d'Andy - instrumental
2. You Must Believe In Spring - instrumental
3. Our Love Is Here To Stay
4. Água de Beber
5. Remember Me
6. Stardust
7. Moanin'
* 2nd Stage
1. Caruso - instrumental
2. America - instrumental
3. Cantaloupe Island / music by Herbie Hancock, lyrics by Kaoru Azuma
4. 人生の扉 / music and lyrics by Mariya Takeuchi
5. East Of The Sun (and West of the Moon)
6. What Are You Doing New Year's Eve?
7. L.O.V.E.
* Encore
情熱大陸 Jonetsu Tairiku / Taro Hakase - Azuma scats






They demonstrated a versatile ability to play instrumental pieces from a French film, a bossa nova song in Portuguese, jazz standards in English, a Japanese pop tune and so forth.

In addition, Azuma sang Herbie Hancock's composition she had written lyrics to.



Azuma (vo), Saeki (pf), Iwata (bs), Kakimoto (ds)
Kaoru Azuma (vo), Junichi Saeki (pf), Sho Iwata (ds), Hideaki Kakimoto (ds)





It was terribly chilly outside that night, but the show was warm and fuzzy enough to get ready to enjoy a great New Year's Day with.



Azuma (vo), Saeki (pf), Iwata (bs), Kakimoto (ds)
[left to right] Hideaki Kakimoto (ds), Kaoru Azuma (vo), Sho Iwata (ds), Junichi Saeki (pf)








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posted by Jazz Up Japan at 11:01 on December 31, 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

December 25, 2018

The Stylistics played Billboard Live Osaka in Osaka, on December 16th, 2018


The Stylistics performed a live concert to celebrate their fiftieth anniversary at Billboard Live Osaka in Osaka, Japan on Sunday, December 16th, 2018.







Personnel:

The Stylistics

- Airrion Love (vocals)
- Herbert Murrell (vocals)
- Jason Sharp (vocals)
- Barrington "Bo" Henderson (vocals)


- Stephan Myerson (keyboards)
- Max Hoenig (keyboards)
- Rutherford Gay Jr. (guitar)
- Tetsuya Mizobuchi (bass)
- Austin Marlow (drums)


at Billboard Live Osaka in Osaka, Japan on December 12th, 13th, 15th and 16th, 2018









They played Christmas numbers as well as their 70s hit songs.


The show was sweet enough to bring back memories to the audience.






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posted by Jazz Up Japan at 19:10 on December 25, 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