224

Ken Field/Katsui Yuji/Kido Natsuki/Shimizu Kazuto: Tokyo In F

AAJ Staff By

Sign in to view read count
Tokyo in F presents the international meeting of American Ken Field (Birdsongs of the Mesozoic) with Japanese musicians Kazuto (Arepos), Natsuki (Bondage Fruit), and Yuji (Bondage Fruit). Since this group of musicians had not previously played together before their date at Tokyo's In F nightclub, this live record oozes with spontaneity and a constant sense of discovery. Combining the restrained sound of chamber music with the constant fluxology of free jazz, the quartet makes creative use of its fresh instrumentation. A guitar, for example, can serve as a timekeeping piece or a harmonic device or a tool for melodic expression. Appearing throughout the record are snippets of bluegrass and blues and various other genres.

What distinguishes Tokyo in F from other freely improvised records is its range of emotive expression, smoothly varying from moments of quiet melodicism to outbursts of excited frenzy. This, combined with the obvious sensitivity of expression among the players, helps make the recording an unusually satisfying document—as well as a particularly accessible piece for the listener.

Track Listing: First Set; Second Set.

Personnel: Ken Field: alto sax, flute, percussion; Katsui Yuji: violin; Kido Natsuki: guitar; Shimizu Kazuto: piano.

Title: Tokyo In F | Year Released: 2000 | Record Label: Sublingual Records

Tags

comments powered by Disqus

Shop for Music

Start your music shopping from All About Jazz and you'll support us in the process. Learn how.

Album Reviews
Interviews
Album Reviews
Read more articles
I Want That Sound!

I Want That Sound!

Innova Recordings
2016

buy
Live Snakes

Live Snakes

Accurate Records
2014

buy
Sensorium: Music for Dance & Film

Sensorium: Music for...

Innova Recordings
2012

buy
Forked Tongue

Forked Tongue

Cuneiform Records
2008

buy
Under the Skin

Under the Skin

Innova Recordings
2004

buy
Year of the Snake

Year of the Snake

Innova Recordings
2003

buy

Upcoming Shows

Date Detail Price
Jul25Thu
Revolutionary Snake Ensemble
Truro Public Library
Truro, MA
Jul25Thu
Vb & The Buzz
Waydowntown
Provincetown, MA
Jul27Sat
CABARET
Fisherman Hall
Provincetown, MA
$45
Aug2Fri
Vb & The Buzz
Waydowntown
Provincetown, MA
Aug4Sun
Julie Dougherty Duo
Nathaniel's, In The Hawthorne Hotel
Salem, MA
Aug10Sat
Bittersweet Band
Waydowntown
Provincetown, MA
Aug14Wed
Vb And The Buzz
Herring Cove Beach Deck
Provincetown, MA

Related Articles

Read Czech Wishes Album Reviews
Czech Wishes
By Troy Dostert
July 23, 2019
Read More Arriving Album Reviews
More Arriving
By Gareth Thompson
July 23, 2019
Read Wschod Album Reviews
Wschod
By Don Phipps
July 23, 2019
Read Wonderment Album Reviews
Wonderment
By Mike Jurkovic
July 23, 2019
Read Terra Incognita Album Reviews
Terra Incognita
By Karl Ackermann
July 22, 2019
Read Bedroom Tapes Album Reviews
Bedroom Tapes
By John Bricker
July 22, 2019
Read Calenture and Light Leaks Album Reviews
Calenture and Light Leaks
By Don Phipps
July 22, 2019