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Richard Stoltzman and Mika Yoshida(4)

February 24.2017

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Mika Stoltzman was born in 1964 ,in Amakusa Island, Kumamoto, Japan.

At the age of 27 she woke up as musician by meeting with the world famous percussionist Stomp Yamash’ta(ツトム・ヤマシタ) .

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When she was  30 year old she went abroad for study in New York.

So she met the global percussion ensemble group “NEXUS”.

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Photo by nexuspercussion.com/

Mika has devoted herself to marimba performance and musical studies under the strong influence of the “NEXUS.”

She is also studying Jazz privately with jazz vibe master, Mike Mainieri, in New York.

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Photo above of Mike Mainieri

Her first recording “Mikarimba” (2010) was produced by drummer Steve Gadd and features bassist Eddie Gomez.

In August, 2011, She held recitals at Blue Note Jazz clubs throughout Japan with her group, MIKARIMBA.

In 2012, she performed with Richard Stoltzman, Steve Gadd, Eddie Gomez and Mike Mainieri (vibraphone).

Mika and MIKARIMBA  made her second album, “If You Believe,”.

She assembled the members for her recording,Richard Stoltzman, Steve Gadd, Eddie Gomez, John Tropea (guitar), Duke Gadd, and the Harlem String Quartet.

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Photo above of Mika and Richard Stoltzman and Yousui Inoue(井上陽水)://www.mikarimba-stoltzman.net/

Here is MIKA Marimba play “Jubilation”.

Here is MIKA Marimba play “Take The A Train”.

Here is Mikarimba Japan Tour 2014 play “Marika Groove”.

Richard Stoltzman and Mika Yoshida(3)

February 23.2017

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Richard Stoltzman has made an effort to play new music for the clarinet.

Toru Takemitsu had composed the “Fantazuma / Cantos” for Stoltzman.

Toru Takemitsu (武満 徹) was a Japanese composer and writer on aesthetics and music theory.

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I found an interesting clip.

Takemitsu was acclaiming about Stoltzman in the first part of the video(日本語です).

In addition Stolzman and Takemistu had a conversation at the end of the portion of the video.

I think their conversation is invaluable.

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Also Richard Stoltzman has performed with pop artists like Chick Corea, Steve Gadd, Eddie Gomez, Mel Tormé and Judy Collins.

Stoltzman is noted for his double lip embouchure, wide vibrato, and ability to mimic the sound of a human voice on the clarinet.

下記解説はSony Music Shopから引用しました。
彼の奏法は、ダブル・リップ奏法と呼ばれるやや特殊なもので、上の唇で歯を巻いて楽器を構え、歯でくわえて固定しないため柔らかく構えることから、より繊細な表現が可能となっています。高音域での極弱音や、クロスオーバー音楽のアルバムなどでは、あたかも人間の声のようなビブラートや音色を持つ、数少ないクラリネット奏者です。

Here is Toru Takemitsu’s work “Fantasma/Cantos”.

Here is Richard Stoltzman advertise his first concert in New York City, on January 14, 2012.

Here is Richard Stoltzman and Kenichi Tsunoda Big Band play “Fascinating Rhythm”.

Here is Richard Stoltzman play “Clarinet Concerto” by Aaron Copland
Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor and London Symphony Orchestra

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Photo above of Richard Stoltzman and Yousui Inoue(井上陽水)  from Mika Stoltzmanのブログ http://www.mikarimba-stoltzman.net/