Feb 22, 2014

The Living Room Trio (Snekkestad, Strønen, Kjærgaard) with Makigami Koichi Japan Tour 2014

Makigami Koichi has organized a Japan tour of a European improvisation group called The Living Room Trio in April this year. This is the first time they ever play in Japan.

The Living Room Trio is formed in 2009 and consisted of Toben Snekkestad on saxophones, Thomas Strønen on drums, and Søren Kjærgaard on piano and synthesizer.

From their site:

Norwegian saxophone wizard Torben Snekkestad formed a new project for the Copenhagen Jazzfestival in 2009 called “The Living Room”. The trio consist of some very exiting musicians from the Nordic new music/ jazz/improv/electronica scene. The ensemble has now toured in Scandinavia and have developed into a powerful unit, with a unique sound, based on improvisation and compositional frameworks. The trio have also played concerts in Norway with the japanese vocal master Koichi Makigami.

These three young talented musicians are armed with strong individual improvisations, subtle structures, highly-charged grooves and interactive curiosity!

Makigami has been playing with the trio on and off for years, and at last, we will come to know how they actually sound like. Of course, Makigami will sit in all the gigs, and some dates will have a guest, Janmah Shimamura on guitar. Also, the tour includes the two double-bill gigs with Hikashu.

The tour dates:

April 23 Shinjuku Pit-Inn @ Shinjuku, Tokyo
April 24 Valentine Drive @ Nagoya
April 25 Sakuraza @ Kofu (with Hikashu)
April 26 La Mama @ Shibuya, Tokyo (with Hikashu)
April 28 Air-Gin @ Kannai, Yokohama

April 23, 2014
@ Shinjuku Pit-Inn
Shinjuku, Tokyo
open 19:30 - start 20:00

Shinjuku Pit-Inn, Shinjuku, Tokyo

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April 24, 2014
@ Valentine Drive
Guest: Janmah Shimamura on guitar
open 18:30 - start 19:30

Valentine Drive, Nagoya

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April 25, 2014
@ Sakuraza
Kofu, Yamanashi
Other Act: Hikashu
open 19:00 - start 19:30
adv 4,000 yen - at door 4,500 yen

Sakuraza, Kofu, Yamanashi

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April 26, 2014
@ La Mama
Shibuya, Tokyo
Other Act: Hikashu
open 18:00 - start 18:30
adv 3,600 yen - at door 4,000 yen
(one drink order minimum)

La Mama, Shibuya, Tokyo

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April 28, 2014
@ Air-Gin
Kannai, Yokohama
Guest: Janmah Shimamura on guitar
open 19:00 - start 19:30

Air-Gin, Kannai, Yokohama

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