CD Reviews

Taku Sugimoto – Quartet Octet

February 9, 2014

CD Slubmusic Tengu For those with similar musical tastes to my own, an ensemble made up of Taku Sugimoto (guitar), Taku Unami (sinetones),Nikos Veliotis (cello), Kazushige kinoshita (violin), Klaus Filip (sinetones), Ko Ishikawa (sho), Moe Kamura (voice), Radu Malfatti (trombone) and Masahiko Okura (clarinet) is a mouthwatering proposition. The first four names in that list […]

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CD Reviews

Radu Malfatti, Taku Unami

November 27, 2012

CD Erstwhile ErstLive A live recording then of a meeting of two of my favourite musicians, though in the case of one of them, Taku Unami, one wonders if musician is still the apposite term. By the time these two performed together in New York in September 2011, Unami had primarily stopped working with anything […]

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CD Reviews

Monday 23rd November

November 23, 2009

The headache I went to bed with last night stuck around for most of today as well, and only this evening after a decent meal do I feel a bit fitter. I have managed to listen to some music today though, quite a bit of it actually, though I am only going to write about […]

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CD Reviews

Tuesday 22nd September

September 22, 2009

So after a relatively depressing day on Monday it was lovely to wake this morning and find an email announcing the birth of Lucio Capece’s second child. Big congratulations go to him, his partner and family. I’ve spent the last few days listening on and off to a new CD by Lucio alongside Radu Malfatti […]

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CD Reviews

Saturday 21st February

February 22, 2009

Last night I mentioned that over the past eighteen months or so I have to some degree reopened my ears to all kinds of improvised music again. That might be a slight exaggeration. I still have the same musical preferences but I have removed the idiotic blinkers that had caused me to reject out of […]

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CD Reviews

How to bin trends and alienate people

October 29, 2007

Years back when my youngest brother Neil lived here and I played music a lot louder than I do today, he perfected a good vocal impression of the 90’s improv that poured out of my room. His high speed, jerky, staccato approximation managed to sum up the music really well in a few seconds. Back […]

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Concert Reviews

Another city, another concert.

May 28, 2007

After a week that seemed to go on forever I cut it short Friday lunchtime and after a lot of trouble involving someone trying to fraudulently use my debit card I got on a train into London, before transferring across to the Eurostar terminal at Waterloo to head over to Brussels for the Radu Malfatti […]

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