Jun 19, 2012
In early July, Makigami tours Norway and Denmark with saxophonist Torben Snekkestad and his group, the Living Room Trio. The trio is consisted of Torben Snekkestad (saxophone), Søren Kjærgaard (keyboards), and Thomas Strønen (drums). The tour date is as follows:
July 6 - Kongsberg Jazz Festival (with Torben Snekkestad)
July 7 - Copenhagen Jazz Festival (with Torben Snekkestad)
July 8 - Copenhagen Jazz Festival (with the Living Room Trio)
For details, please refer these related sites:
Kongsberg Jazz Festival
Copenhagen Jazz Festival
The Living Room Trio Danish Tour with Makigami Koichi
Jun 12, 2012
The excerpt from the video recording of the Godzilla Legend performance last year just uploaded on YouTube.
Inoue Makoto (synthesizer)
Makigami Koichi (MC, vocal, theremin, gong)
Mita Freeman (guitar)
Sakaide Masami (bass)
Shimizu Kazuto (synthesizer)
Sato Masaharu (drums)
Tatsumi Mitsuhide (trumpet)
Nakane Nobuhiro (trombone)
Yoshida Ryuichi (baritone saxophone, bass clarinet)
Fuwa Daisuke (bass)
Yoshigaki Yasuhiro (drums)
Koharu (accordion, vocal)
Recorded at Daikanyama UNIT, Tokyo on December 25, 2011.
Jun 9, 2012
Here's an update on Hikashu's appearance at Fuji Rock Festival 2012.
Billed as "Gojira-Hoshanou-Hikashu" [Godzilla Legend-Radioactivity-Hikashu], the band will appear two times on different stages on July 29, the last day of this year's festival. The location and time schedule are as follows:
11:30-12:20 Orange Court
16:30-17:00 Atomic Cafe [held at Gypsy Avalon]
Also, Makigami will take part in a panel discussion on the ongoing Nuke problem at Atomic Cafe, starting at 17:10.
The personel is the same as the christmas concert last year except one additional member - Mariannne Shinonome on vocal, from Kinoco Hotel. There's a speculation that the ensemble might prepare a featured number for her.
Again, this is an opportunity indeed. Hikashu, Charan-Po-Rantan, the members from the Shibusa Shirazu Orchestra playing the music from the classic monster movies together. It sounds so great and it really is. Right now, there is no further plan for this ensemble and maybe this is the last chance to see them live, so do not miss it.
To confirm the location of the stages, consult with the Stage Information page on Fuji Rock Festival official website.
Note: revised and corrected on July 5 for time schedule and personel.
Hikashu will reunite with Godzilla Legend and Charan-Po-Rantan at Fuji Rock Festival 2012
Jun 4, 2012
A live performance of Mori Ikue's epic project "Kibyoshi" will be held in Yokohama with new personnel.
June 6, 2012
Mori Ikue "Kibyoshi" Performance
Mori Ikue (visual presentation, electronics), Makigami Koichi (narration, theremin), Jim O'Rourke (synthesizer), Shanir Blumenkranz (bass, oud), Motonaga Taku (shakuhachi)
@ BankArt Studio
open 18:30 - start 19:30
adv 4,000 yen - at door 4,500 yen
For ticket, use an application form available here
Mori Ikue 'Kibyoshi' Japan Tour
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