As I started to think about what I wanted to say about the retirement of Hayao Miyazaki, my mind fell rather clumsily on the disputed quote said to about Alexander the Great about having “no more worlds to conquer.”
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Earlier this year Japanese avant-garde master Satoko Fujii unveiled a new ensemble with Spring Storm, the debut album for her Satoko Fujii New Trio.
A remastered reissue of the 2DVD/CD Tokyo Tapes — bolstered now with a new studio recording of Steve Hackett and John Wetton doing “All Along the Watchtower” — seeks to provide insights into both Genesis and King Crimson.
Van Halen belatedly began its 2013 tour of Japan with a jumbo set that expanded to include “Jamie’s Cryin,’” “Atomic Punk” and — just before the timeless “Ice Cream Man” — a special showing of David Lee Roth’s cool short film “Tokyo Story.” See video from today’s performance of “Panana” here!
Yesterday was about Satoko Fujii looking forward with her next small combo project, today is about one last glance back on her previous one.
It’s often said, when one door is closed, another one is opened. That’s how Satoko Fujii viewed the end of her ma-do quartet brought on by the sudden death of the bassist, Norikatsu Koreyasu.
‘It will be a grand jaunt’: The Band’s Garth Hudson, Sister Maud set for series of summer appearances
Even as Garth Hudson continues working on a new studio effort, the Band’s very busy multi-instrumentalist is prepping for a tour in Japan, to begin at the end of July.
“I love feedback very much.” When you hear the noise art of Otomo Yoshihide, you understand what an understatement that is, coming from him.
In a happy accident last May — the result of a last minute cancellation — Italian percussion legend Andrea Centazzo suddenly found himself on stage with two of Japan’s premier improvisers
Confusion Bleue is a self-described “total improvisation unit” led by Japanese pianist Nobu Stowe (who also hold a PhD in Psychology) and Omaha native, drummer Ray Sage (formally of Reverb Motherfuckers).