November 29. 2016
Photo of Miki Yamaoka and Benny Golson
Today I want to introduce about Miki Yamaoka’s work with Benny Golson.
In 1997 she recorded for the first time in NY.
Fortunately she had recorded “I Remember Clliford ” with Tommy Flanagan and Benny Golson.
That started a firm friendship between Miki Yamaoka and Benny Golson.
Then Benny Golson has cooperated to her as producer and music director and player.
Last week Benny Golson arrived to Narita airport.
He visited to play for 35th anniversary concert of Miki Yamaoka.
You can listen to “Love” at her website.Go here
About ‘One Day,Forever’,please refer to below website.
Here is 「Dear Friends」recorded on March 9,2007 in N.Y.C.
Here is “MIKI YAMAOKA & BENNY GOLSON / 山岡未樹&ベニー・ゴルソン”
November 28. 2016
Photo above, from left, Benny Golson,vocalist Miki Yamaoka, pianist Souichi Noriki,drummer Rikiya Higashihara,bassist Yoshihiro Tokiyasu at the RUG TIME OSAKA(Photo from Miki Yamaoka Facebook)
Yesterday I went to the terrific concert in Osaka.
Benny Golson visited to Japan for 35th anniversary concert of Japanese jazz singer Miki Yamaoka.
He came to Japan alone without his attendant.
Today I will post their ending tune ”Blues March”.
The song is the composer’s acknowledgement of the early marching bands of New Orleans.
Benny Golson saluted the audience at the beginning and end of the song.
Also the drummer Rikiya Higashihara(東原力哉) was great.
It was wonderful to hear ”Blues March” by Higashihara’s drumming.
Photo from Rikiya Higashihara Website
Here is Benny Golson & Lee Morgan play “Blues March”(1958)