Nobu Stowe (須藤伸義 = Nobuyoshi Suto, Ph.D.) was born in Maebashi, Gumma, Japan. He started taking piano lessons at age 3 and composition at age 6. Stowe moved to the US to study Music (composition) and Psychology at University of California, at Berkeley. He then moved to Chicago to pursue graduate studies at University of Chicago. After receiving the doctorate degree in Psychology, he moved to Baltimore for post-doctoral training at National Institute of Health. In Baltimore, Stowe formed the post-fusion unit TRIO RICOCHET and performed at top venues, including Blue Note N.Y., The Knitting Factory, and Smithonian Institute. In addition to his composition-based piano trio, Stowe has lead/co-lead various projects exploring ‘total-improvisation’ (a la Keith Jarrett) collaborating with Perry Robinson, Badal Roy, Andrea Centazzo, Dave Ballou, Lisle Ellise, Brian Groder et al. He recently formed a new trio with the Italian multireedist Achille Succi and the drum legend Barry Altschul. Stowe has been featured/interviewed internationally on All About Jazz (USA), Jazz Review.com (USA), Coda Magazine (Canada), All About Jazz Italia (Italy), Jazz Colo(u)rs (Italy), Cuadernos de Jazz (Spain), Toma Jazz (Spain), Impro Jazz (France), Citizen Jazz (France), Bitaites (Portugal), Jazz & Tzaz (Greece), El Intruso (Argentina), and Jazz Tokyo (Japan). Stowe regularly contributes columns and interviews (including ones with Keith Jarrett, Michel Legrand, Gary Peacock, Paul Bley, Bill Frisell, Martial Solal, Marilyn Crispell, and Chico Hamilton) for Jazz Tokyo (www.jazztokyo.com). Stowe is the contributing author of "ECM カタログ” – the first ever complete catalogue of ECM Records (1969-2010) with full color album covers just published in Japan. He recently moved to San Diego and currently conducts scientific research at The Scripps Research Institute.
Already in May I got a mail from Nobu Stowe who offered me a dozen of his recordings for sharing here at Inconstant Sol.
They are meant as an appreciation for our ongoing efforts ;) in making available rare recordings which are OOP or where never (not yet?) released.
During the following weeks I shall upload his generous gifts. You will be able to listen to not yet released music and also to several issued ones.
More information on Nobu Stowe you'll find here and another interview from 2008.
I shall begin with a music which is not commercially available.
Thank you Nobu!
TRIO RICOCHET "BROOKLYN, FEBRUARY 2006"
Nobu Stowe, piano
Tyler Goodwin, double bass
Alan Munshower, drums
1. Overtyr 07:20
2. Le Problème Petit 06:41
3. Pochi 09:51
4. Nardis 09:15
5. Nouvelle Samba 08:08
6. Dawn Dance Of The East 08:56
7. Quite Rightly So... 06:23
8. Petrucciani 07:12
9. Darwin Perspective 13:33
All tunes by Nobu Stowe except "Nardis" by Miles Davis.
Recorded at "Wombat Studio", Brooklyn, NY on February 19, 2006.
[not on label but: "A Gift" 01] this recording is a contribution by Nobu Stowe to Inconstant Sol.
More to come!!