From: Wesley (wesleyhongkong_at_earthlink.net)
Date: 2003-03-29 03:51:17
Review+Features:: Sleep Walker, Yuki (Judy & Mary), Asian Dub Foundation
a review of the new Sleep Walker album and links to Yuki (Judy & Mary)
and Asian Dub Foundation features at Metropolis, which have been up for
a while already.
-- SLEEP WALKER Sleep Walker (Especial) With the gathering of Sugimoto Tomokazu, Fujii Nobuaki, former Mondo Grosso groover Nakamura Masato, and the ever omnipresent Yoshizawa Hajime the all-star quartet of Sleep Walker is created. Post-bop and avant-jazz are filtered through the bandís acuity for memorable melodies and riveting rhythms. Although this is their self-titled debut, they sound and play like this is their nth album together. Altogether, it sounds like an update of the great 60ís British jazz sounds. Drummer Fujii fires hits and taps that ripple in engaging cascades like stones skipping on water, wood-bassist Sugimoto breathes a feeling of expectancy into the low-end, and band leader Nakamura, largely responsible for the melodic leads, delivers Pharoah Sanders-inspired sax. Yoshizawa, the virtuoso pianist with a celebrated acid jazz and nu-jazz history, paints the back- and foreground with layers of his twinkling optimism. A lovely musical family these four are. Wesley Chu http://metropolis.japantoday.com/tokyo/recent/music_cd.asp - Features Yuki (leader singer of Judy & Mary) http://metropolis.japantoday.com/tokyo/recent/music_beat.asp Asian Dub Foundation http://metropolis.japantoday.com/tokyo/recent/music.asp Wesley [Sound :: Lounge] http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SoundLounge