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ジジキ ?? Tzitziki (Eine Kleine Nachtmusik/ekn03/JPN/CD/2008)

-1995 Mandara II
1.まちかね [6:52]
2.竹花(野戦の月 劇中曲)[3:38]
3.東名 [5:52]
4.東名/四面道 [7:55]
-1996 Mandara II
5.四面道 [7:01]
6.夕焼けの空には [2:33]
7.竹踊り(野戦の月 劇中曲)[6:21]
8.月に群雲 [5:32]
9.東名 [4:30]
10.中杉通りのハンコ屋さん [6:08]
11.海が見えたら [6:05]
12.中杉通りのハンコ屋さんU [10:25]
CD-2000円

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Personnel:
西村卓也:シェシズ、DNJ、ピジンコンボ、みみのこと、etc : BASS
中尾勘二:コンポステラ、マヘル・シャラル・ハシュ・バズ、梅津和時&BAND、etc : Saxophone
久下恵生:パンゴ、裸のラリーズ、コンポステラ、A-MUSIK、etc : Drums
工藤冬里:シェシズ、ノイズ、マヘル・シャラル・ハシュ・バズ、etc : Piano

Tracks 1 to 4 recorded during 1995 at Manda-La II, Kichijoji, Tokyo. Tracks 5 to 12 during 1996 at the same venue.
Limited (first) edition of 500.

Release Date jan 2008
URL: http://www.yamimimi.com/


Notes:
「昔、レコード屋には邦人ジャズってコーナーがあったじゃない」
そう言う西村のリーダーバンド、ジジキ(tzitziki:ギリシャ語で蝉の意)には、失われた「邦人ジャズ」の匂いがある。
日本にいながら邦人と称されることの奇妙な感覚、落とし所のなさに通じるものがそこにはあり、
突出した方法論も、派手な凄みもないかわりに、アンダーグラウンドシーンを支えてきた
(というよりは単にまっとうに評価されてこなかった)、
四人の手だれが織りなす彼ら自身の音の結構がある。

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REVIEW:
Numbered edition of 500 copies in hand-stitched embossed art paper sleeves from Ikuro Takahashi's (Fushitsusha/Kousokuya et al) own private press. This is another major archival release from the vaults of the Japanese underground, documenting a group led by Tori Kudo (Maher Shalal Hash Baz/Noise/Guys ‘n' Dolls et al) on piano and featuring Kanji Nakao (Compostera) on saxophone, Yoshi Kuge (Compostera) on drums and Takuya Nishimura (Che-SHIZU) on bass. This is the closest that Tori has ever come to cutting a free jazz album, though it's inevitably a couple of sails more skewed than a simple investigation of the elasticity of genre. Nakao is a fantastic player, now a model of control, now barking through the low register like a headier Sonny Rollins and Tori pushes him the whole way, pursuing ideas with big barracking chords and dancing around the themes with ploy-rhythmic re-statements. There's a nice, dusty feel to the recording, a time machine aspect that seems to lend it an extra layer of poignancy while the tough/tender interaction perfectly captures that sublime happy/sad feel of all of the best Maher/Tori sides. Two concerts are included, one from 1995 and another from 1996. Many fantastic hitherto-unknown releases appearing from the mists of the Tokyo underground of late and this is another highly recommended installment. (David Keenan of Volcanic Tongue)
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LINK:
-MIMINOKOTO (including nishimura's Biography)
URL: http://miminokoto.com/
-Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
URL: http://www.yamimimi.com/

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