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Otomo Yoshihide Special Big Band

Live at Shinjuku Pit Inn

(Pit Inn, PILJ-0009) (Japan) (CD)


  1. Song for Che--Reducing Agent (9:13)
  2. Entertainment World (6:35)
  3. Something Sweet, Something Tender (7:17)
  4. Olo the Boy from Tibet (8:51)
  5. Gazzelloni (2:49)
  6. Umi (7:39)
  7. Straight Up and Down (8:57)
  8. The Wages of Resistance (4:21)
  9. Years of Solitude (5:16)
  10. Comme la Radio (9:17)
  11. Amachan's Theme (3:43)

Music by Charlie Haden ("Song for Che"), Otomo Yoshihide ("Reducing Agent," 2, 4, 6, 8, 11), Eric Dolphy (3, 5, 7), Astor Piazzolla (9), and Brigitte Fontaine and Areski Belkacem (10)

Otomo Yoshihide Special Big Band
Otomo Yoshihide: guitar
Naoko Eto: piano, electric piano
Tatsuo Kondo: keyboard, harmonica
Kan Saito: flute, piccolo
Nashie Inoue: clarinet, bass clarinet
Hiroshi Suzuki: saxophone, recorder
Ryoko Egawa: saxophone
Ryota Higashi: saxophone
Shutoku Sato: trumpet
Osamu Imagome: trumpet
Jinya Kimura: tuba
Shunsuke Okuchi: accordion
Shinobu Kawai: bass
Takefumi Kobayashi: drums
Nanae Uehara: marimba, percussion
Hitomi Aikawa: percussion
Sachiko M: sinewaves

Recorded live by Akinori Kikuchi at Shinjuku Pit Inn, Tokyo, December 28 and 29, 2014
Mixed and mastered by Akinori Kikuchi at Pit Inn Music Work Room
Produced by Otomo Yoshihide and Jiro Shinagawa
Photos by Masanori Doi and Shigeru Uchiyama
Design by yamasin(g)
Includes a 16-page booklet with liner notes by Koji Murai in Japanese and English (English translation by Cathy Fishman) and photos

Released in December 2015