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Orquesta Libre

Orquesta Libre

Orquesta Libre


Orquesta Libre (オルケスタ・リブレ) is a Japanese big band / Jazz combo which was formed in 2011 by drummer Yasuhiro Yoshigaki. The members are: Yasuhiro Yoshigaki, Taisei Aoki, Hiroyuki Shiotani, Daisuke Fujiwara, Takao Watanabe, Gideon Juckes, Kumiko Takara, Masato Suzuki, Motomu Shiiya and Yoichi Okabe. They mostly play jazz, swing and pop standards and tour Europe every second year starting in 2012. The first gig was held in June 2011 at Shinjuku Pit Inn, which is well-established jazz club in Tokyo. Read more on Last.fm
Orquesta Libre (オルケスタ・リブレ) is a Japanese big band / Jazz combo which was formed in 2011 by drummer Yasuhiro Yoshigaki. The members are: Yasuhiro Yoshigaki, Taisei Aoki, Hiroyuki Shiotani, Daisuke Fujiwara, Takao Watanabe, Gideon Juckes, Kumiko Takara, Masato Suzuki, Motomu Shiiya and Yoichi Okabe. They mostly play jazz, swing and pop standards and tour Europe every second year starting in 2012. The first gig was held in June 2011 at Shinjuku Pit Inn, which is well-established jazz club in Tokyo.The band was formed to play for reconstruction of "various kinds standard tunes", bringing together top musicians from various kinds of music (include English tuba player Gideon Juckes,ex Bellowhead). Orquesta Libre is Yoshigaki's latest project, dedicated to it's very own take on "playing standards" today - here compositions by Don Cherry, Ennio Morricone, Burt Bacharach, Kurt Weill, Duke Ellington, Charles Mingus and other prominent composers from the fields of jazz, pop, film music and much else. Chosen simply out of love for the original music Orquesta Libre offers not reproductions, but strikingly unique interpretations and tributes, with elaborate arrangements - by Yoshigaki and member Taisei Aoki - taking full advantage of the extended lineup featuring horn section, vibraphone and steel guitar.

The group is comprised of an outstanding selection of the most talented musicians from the greater Tokyo area, all fluent in modern jazz, bossa swing, contemporary improvisation and the many other musical expressions that makes up the sound of Orquesta Libre. The result is fresh and challenging, yet always warm and melodic. In July 2012, Orquesta Libre will come to Europa to play in Copenhagen Jazz Festival and some club gigs in London, Germany and other countries. And also in japanese famous rock festival "Fuji Rock Festival". Along with these, they are going to release albums this year from EWE (japanese famous jazz label).

Already 2 live albums were distributed from web label “OTOTOY”. They've had several gigs performing "3 penny opera" with a singer in 2013. Followed by that, they've released an album "plays Duke Ellington" and will tour Europe in July 2014 again, this time with tap dancer RonxII and pianist スガダイロー (Suga Dairo). This tour also included a 4 day live (July 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th) in Passau/Germany with 4 different mottos: "Orquesta Libre Plays Standards", "Orquesta Libre Goes Tap Dancing", "Orquesta Libre Lays Hand On Piano" and "Orquesta Libre Plays Duke Ellington". In 2016 they released a collaboration album "ROCK OPERA!" with ROLLY containing more opera-esque songs and toured Europe again in July. Discography: Physical releases: 2012/07/04 Can't Help Falling In Love (Instrumental songs) 2012/07/04 UTA NO KA・TA・TI (Red Disc with 柳原陽一郎 (Yoichiro Yanagihara), Yellow Disc with おおはた雄一 (Yuichi Ohata)) 2014 Orquesta Libre plays Duke Ellington (with スガダイロー (Suga Dairo) & RONxII) as CD and Vinyl 2016/03/23 ROCK OPERA! (with rolly) as CD-R Online releases (from Ototoy.jp): 2012/03/30 Plays Standards vol.1 -Live at PIT INN 2012.02.05- (with おおはた雄一 (Yuichi Ohata)) 2012/05/30 Plays Standards vol.2 -Live at PIT INN 2012.0417- (with 柳原陽一郎 (Yoichiro Yanagihara)) 2012/07/24 Plays Standards vol.3 -LIVE at PIT INN 2012.06.22- (with スガダイロー (Suga Dairo) & RONxII) Members: Yasuhiro Yoshigaki(ds,arr) (ROVO,ONJT,Vincent Atmicus, Orquesta Nudge! Nudge!,ex.渋さ知らズ,DCPRG,ONJO) http://y-yoshigaki.com/ Twitter(@1959221) Taisei Aoki(tb,pianica,arr) (熱帯ジャズ楽団,Vincent Atmicus,ex.ONJO) http://d.hatena.ne.jp/taiseiaoki/ Twitter(@taisei_tb) Hiroyuki Shiotani(ss,cl) http://www23.ocn.ne.jp/~sax-box/ Daisuke Fujiwara(ta) (ex.Phat) http://fujiwaradaisuke.com/ Twitter(@dicekayf) Takao Watanabe(tp) (Pikaia Pandeiro Special,ex.忌野清志郎バンド) http://www007.upp.so-net.ne.jp/rappa-nave/ Gideon Juckes(tuba) (Fu-Ching-Gido,渋さ知らズ,シカラムータ,NTC,ex.Bellowhead) http://flavors.me/gideonjuckes Twitter(@NerimaTeaClub) Kumiko Takara(vib.pianica) (Bondage Fruits,Warehouse, Vincent Atmicus, Orquesta Nudge! Nudge!,ex.ONJO) http://www.kigeki-eikenn.com/history/2003/yumemori2003/takara.htm Masato Suzuki(b) (Little Creatures, Naruyoshi Kikuchi DUB SEXTET) http://www.tone.jp/artists/suzukimasato/ Twitter(@sudumasa) Motomu Shiiya(g,steel-g) (Siiya Brown,大橋トリオ,CM, TV) http://www.geocities.jp/motomu1029/ Twitter(@Shiiya1029) Yoichi Okabe(perc) (ROVO,スリル, Vincent Atmicus,Orquesta Nudge! Nudge!, THE SEATBELTS) http://donna-oto.com/okabe/ Twitter(@Jikken_OKBY) Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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