was ushered in by another typhoon...forget cycling - time for some fine jazz and fine booze! Spent the entire day yesterday at Jazz in Fuchu
2011 - Eiji Taniguchi is getting better and better every year...real magic (if Benny could have heard this; he would have been real astounded) !!
zaterdag 29 mei 2010
Spent most of the day moving from one live performance to another at the annual "JAZZ in FUCHU" event. Very impressive young artists and jazz combos like the "Asaoka Yu Quartet," "4mat." and "Bebado". Most enjoyable was the "Swing Bacchus" big band with guest star Eiji Taniguchi, my favorite clarinet player. I have been following Taniguchi's career since he anchored the "Kurakurakurarinetto" series on Music Bird. His sound is close to that of Benny Goodman but his technique, buttery tone and repertoire reaches far beyond that of the King of Swing! Bravo Taniguchi...you're the best !