that we are too focused on the old, somewhat anally fixated on excavating the obscure past ,through endlessly fetishizing vinyl objects which are the ever present talismen of socially retarded middle class white males,and their attendant painfully self conscious intellectual pretensions....(to the detriment and exclusion of the here and now , the fresh , new vibrant and important)
in that spirit here is a concert, i like very much by the Otomo Yoshide trio, a stripped down version of his phenomenal new Jazz quartet/quintet , (with Veteran trumpteter Itaru Oki as special guest on one piece only)..
(original taper/seeders notes)
Otomo Yoshihide Trio
Maison de la culture du Japon a Paris
Sep 27th 2008
Otomo Yoshihide g
Mizutani Hiroaki b
Yoshigaki Yasuhiro dms
guest Oki Itaru fl,tpt on set 2 track 03 (encore)
Audience MD recording :
Sony ECM-MS907 > Sony MZ-N707 >
HDD > Creative wave studio >
Nero noise reduction > FLAC
01 31'21 (starts with "Song for Che" by Charlie Haden)
02 19'24 ("Lonely Woman" by Ornette Coleman)
I first became aware of Yoshihide through the uniquely eclectic,post Modern Noise rock of 'Ground Zero' in the early 90's, and have been a fan ever since..
Yoshihide has gone on to numerous projects , many such as Filament the unique electro acoustic improv group, with sachiko M and Yoshimitsu Ichiraku, have abandoned known formal,structural and instrumental conventions, using sine wave generators, empty samplers and no input mixing boards
to create light subtly nuanced complex pulsating interlocking drones
Yoshihide is also a/(THE)contemporary monster Free Jazz guitarist , surpassing in ferocity and frenetically inventive energy such obvious role models as Masayuki Takayanagi and Sonny Sharrock ..
a note to anyone who likes this, there are many available releases of Yoshihide's currently available
this is a great place to check out items and to buy from
Other great examples of Yoshihide playing shit hot Guitar in a 'free jazz',idiom are the collaborations with the Thing (Shinjuku Crawl is killer!!!) ,on smalltown supersound, and the Amazing, O.Y,New jazz Quartet Live in Lisbon on Cleanfeed,