タグ別アーカイブ: Cecil Taylor

Yosuke Yamashita interview on radio in Osaka(5)

Yosuke Yamashita co-starred with legend Cecil Taylor who he was a longing.

They talked together about music four hours in Cecil’s home in NYC.

Next day finally Yosuke Yamashita could play piano.

There was a musical score written in an alphabet.

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In September 2006, at the home of Cecil Taylor

He had began playing piano and Cecil Taylor sat next to him.

So he played a duet without his noticing it.

Then they had meeting several times for Cecil’s Japan concert.

In 2007 January,they held duo concert at Tokyo Opera City Hall in Japan.

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He enthused about their rehearsal on that occasion on a radio broadcast.

Their duo concert was scheduled to be 45 minutes.

They did a rehearsal about 90 minutes.

He had good enough at that rehearsal,but Cecil Taylor was not satisfied.

After a toilet break they also did a rehearsal about 90 minutes.

Eventually duo concert time had ended in 43 minutes.

Encore was played in just two minutes.

He said that it was most difficult to end in free jazz improvisation.

He is a lecture theme of the university for two minutes of Encore.

Now he lectures a class of Kunitachi College of Music about “Encore of two minutes”.

He wrote an article for The Nihon Keizai Shinbun about Cecil Taylor.

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2008年日本経済新聞夕刊文化欄 “Japanese newspaper”

This is Yosuke Yamashita plays Greensleeves

Yosuke Yamashita interview on radio in Osaka(4)

He was not satisfied with his modern jazz style.

In 1969 he had turned to free jazz style from modern jazz.

In addition, he had started new playing style by elbow.

In those days he thought that free jazz playing was made up of two important elements.

Free jazz musician must play improvisation and can interact freely with any musician.

He has played with musicians of all genres.

He said a following name.”The Art Ensemble Of Chicago” and “Eitetsu Hayasi(林英哲)” and “Cecil Taylor”.

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In 2006 March,he participated in Ornette Coleman Quartet Japan tour as the opening performance.

Ornette Coleman called on him to play at encore,and played “Song X”.

This song was Ornate Coleman’s favorite tune composed by Pat Metheny.Go Here

Next day,I want to post about collaboration with Cecil Taylor.

This is The Art Ensemble Of Chicago.

This is Eitetsu Hayashi and Yosuke Yamashita plays Bolero(ボレロ)
September 18, 1999, In Suntory Hall,Tokyo.