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 モダン・フォーク・カルテット... と、そのバンドの名前だけで充分に想像できるだろう、かなりゆったりとした、フォークっぽく、ジャズっぽい音のニュアンス。そして、どこかノスタルジックでもありながら、暖かい。そんなイメージをそのまま形にしたのがこのバンド。といっても、その歴史は長く、彼らのデビュー・アルバムが発表されたのは1963年。ほぼ40年前だというから、ぶっ飛ばされる。いわゆる、第一次フォーク・ブームのバンドのひとつだったらしいんだが、そんな彼らが2枚のアルバムを発表して、忘れられていた頃といってもいいだろう、80年代終わりに復活。「ムーンライト・セレナーデ」という、ビッグ・バンド・ジャズの代名詞といってもいいグレン・ミラーの名曲をタイトルにアルバムを発表しているんだが、それからでもすでに10数年。写真からもわかるように、中年の親父も、「ごめんなさい」としかいいようのない、人生の酸いも甘いも噛み分けた大人のミュージシャンたちが集まっているのがこのバンド。売れるとか、売れないとか、音楽産業だとかなんだとか、そんなこと全然関係なく、楽しい音楽をお客さんと一緒にほのぼのと楽しみながら演奏している様が、実は、かっこいい。

 楽器をとっかえ、ひっかえ...冗談を交えたMCを連発しながら、お客さんを飽きさせることなく続くライヴは、1時間半を少し過ぎたぐらいだったんだが、あっという間に終わってしまったような... ギター、ベース、バンジョーから、いろんな楽器が飛び出してくる。音がのびて、漫画の効果音のような音がでるティン・ホイッスル(なんて名前なんだろう?)や、ほのぼのとしてジャズ風味を出すには最適なクラリネットにウクレレ、はたまた、入国するときに別室に連れて行かれて、説明を求められたことがあるのこぎりとか... もの悲しい音がするこれで、「昔ね、こんな歌がねぇ...」と「上を向いて歩こう」なんてメロディが聞こえてきた。なんでも、取調室で実際に曲を演奏したんだとか... というこぼれ話を交えながら、笑い声も何度も聞こえてくるアット・ホームなコンサート。

 ノスタルジックで心地よい「ムーンライト・セレナーデ」も演奏してくれたり、キングストン・トリオなんて、やはり懐かしいフォークの曲も演奏してくれた。時には、ちょっとラテン風味やハワイ風味の曲が奏でられたりと、おじさんたちの華麗なコーラスにうっとりしたりと、アメリカの良心がそのまま形になったようなのが彼らのライヴ。この日はツアー初日で明日から東京で2公演、それから大阪、、そして、金沢と彼らの旅が続く。チャンスがあれば、こういったのんびりと楽しめるライヴに足を運んでもらいたいものだと、思いますよ。



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12/5 Yokohama Thums Up
12/17 Akebonobashi Back in Town
12/18 Akebonobashi Back in Town
12/19 Umeda Banana Hall
12/20 Kanazawa Mokkiriya

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button2005

buttonSoul Flower Acoustic Partisan : (6th Dec. @ Kichijoji Star Pine's Cafe)
buttonKid Carpet : (28th Nov. @ Barfly London)
buttonBanda Bassotti : (25th Nov. @ SO36 Berlin)
buttonKemuri : (22nd Nov. @ Liquidroom Ebisu)
buttonWillie McNeil & Sono Lux : (8th Nov. @ King King, Hollywood)
buttonDoberman : (2nd Nov. @ Shibuya Quattro)
buttonDoves : (30th Oct. @ Shibuya AX)
buttonUmekichi : (29th Oct. @ Asagaya Space Valio)
buttonShibusa Shirazu & Zoobombs : (23rd Oct. @ Ueno Suijo Ongakudo)
buttonShibusa Shirazu : (16th Oct. @ Yokohama Thumbs Up)
buttonUmekichi : (14th Oct. @ Aoyama Mandala)
buttonGwang Myeong Music Valley Festival (8th Oct. in Gwang Myeong, Korea) feat. Hata & Ran, Monotype, Starry-Eyed & Murmur's Loom / Cabinet Singalongs / Oh! Brothers / Amature Amplifier / Peppertones / Mongoose / Sogyumo Acacia Band / Kafka / Slow June / Cosmos / Bluedawn / Sweater / 49morphines / Vassline / Lee Jang-Hyuk / My Aunt Mary / Huckleberry Finn / Deli Spice
buttonGwang Myeong Music Valley Festival (7th Oct. in Gwang Myeong, Korea) feat. Snowdrop Sixteen, & Tearliner, Underwear Band, Edao, O So-Young & Bird, Han Dong Jun & Jang Pil Soon, feat. Jo Dong-Jin, Lee Seung-Yeol, Lee Tzsche, Lee Byung-Woo, Hahn Dae-Soo
buttonUmekichi : (4th Oct. @ Saitama Heaven's Rock VJ3)
buttonElectrelane : (2nd Oct. @ Asagiri Jam)
buttonThe String Cheese Incident / Sun Paulo : (1st Oct. @ Asagiri Jam)
buttonTheatre Brook : (30th Sept. @ Liquidroom Ebisu)
buttonSoul Flower Union : (28th Sept. @ Nagoya Electric Lady Land)
buttonK' DO, Taeko Onuki : (27th Sept. @ Nagoya Blue Note)
buttonTheatre Brook : (26th Sept. @ Nagoya Quattro)
buttonDouble Famous : (24th Sept. @ Daikanyama Unit)
buttonKatteni Shiyagare : (23rd Sept. @ Liquidroom Ebisu)
buttonTheatre Brook with Tabaccojuice : (19th Sept. @ Sendai Macana)
buttonTheatre Brook : (18th Sept. @ Sendai Macana)
buttonKemuri, : (17th Sept. @ Liquidroom Ebisu)
buttonKemuri with Potshot, Rude Bones, and Tijuana Brook, : (16th Sept. @ Liquidroom Ebisu)
buttonFantomas with Zu : (5th Sept. @ Shibuya Quattro)
buttonKemuri with No Hitter : (23rd Aug.. @ Sapporo Bessie Hall)
buttonKemuri with Largenal Nature : (22nd Aug. @ Asahikawa Casino Drive)
buttonLittle Joe Washington with Jungle Hop : (16th June. @ Shibuya Quattro)
buttonPealout : (11th June. @ Fukuoka Drum Son)
buttonKemuri : (17th May. @ Kawasaki Club Citta)
button寿 [kotobuki] and 桃梨 [momonashi] : (12th May. @ Hatsudai Doors)
buttonDown Beat Rulers : feat people and DJs, Los Rancheros, Little Fats & Swingin' hot shot party, akiko & The Travellers and The Ska Flames: (3rd May. @ Ebisu Garden Hall)
buttonTheatre Brook : (24th Apr. @ Shinjuku Loft)
buttonSAVE The TOWN & The EARTH! feat. Dachambo, ピンボールドライヴ &Bobin & The Mantra : (22nd Apr. @ Shimokitazawa 251)
buttonSAVE The TOWN & The EARTH! feat. sayokotonara, So So So, Gerhen Oshima, kizu Sisters : (21st Apr. @ Shimokitazawa 440)
buttonShibusa Shirazu : (17th Apr. @ Shibuya Quattro)
buttonShibusa Shirazu : (13th Apr. @ Kichijoji Star Pine's Cafe)
buttonBloodest Saxophone : (10th Apr. @ Kawasaki Club Citta)
buttonKatteni Shiyagare : (10th Apr. @ Kawasaki Club Citta)
buttonMozaik : (9th Apr. @ Kichijoji Star Pine's Cafe)
buttonMozaik with with Hiroshi Yamaguchi & Akiko Hamada, Soul Flower Mononoke Summit : (8th Apr. @ Shibuya Duo Music Exchange)
buttonMozaik : (3rd Apr. @ Kyoto Takutaku)
buttonShibusa Shirazu : (1st Apr. @ Shinjuku Pit Inn)
buttonStreet Beat Festival '05 feat. Banda Bassotti, Bombshell Rocks, and The Slackers : (19th Mar. @ Villagio Globale in Rome)
buttonStreet Beat Festival '05 feat. Banda Bassotti, Bombshell Rocks, and The Slackers : (18th Mar. @ Babylonia in Ponderano)
buttonStreet Beat Festival '05 feat. Banda Bassotti, Bombshell Rocks, and The Slackers : (17th Mar. @ Teatro Polivalente Occupato in Bolgna)
buttonStreet Beat Festival '05 feat. Banda Bassotti, Bombshell Rocks, and The Slackers : (16th Mar. @ Auditorium Flog in Firenze)
button戦後60年の沖縄から平和をひらくコンサート feat. Shibusa Shirazu Orchestra, Kotobuki, and Soul Flower Mononoke Summit : (12th Mar. @ Ueno Suijo Ongakudo)
buttonBlack Bottom Brass Band : (29th Jan. @ Koenji Star Pine's Cafe)
buttonSan Paulo : (28th Jan. @ Daikanyama Air)
buttonHappy Dispatch : (25th Jan. @ Shibuya Aoi Heya)
buttonKatteni Shiyagare : (23rd Jan. @ Ebisu Liquidroom)
button"Tsuzuraori no Utage" feat. Soul Flower Mononoke Sumit, Hiroshi Yamaguchi and more : (16th Jan. @ Nagata Shrine. Kobe)
buttonKemuri : (14th Jan. @ Shibuya AX)
buttonGreat Adventure : (9th Jan. @ Zepp Sapporo)
buttonThe Music : (9th Jan. @ Zepp Sapporo)
buttonKemuri : (8th Jan. @ Namba Hatch)


button2004

button The Dynamite Family Band : (2nd Dec. @ Sibuya Yaneura)
button Betagarri : (29th Nov. @ Shimokitazawa Basement Bar)
button The Dynamite Family Band : (29th Nov. @ Shimokitazawa Basement Bar)
button The Used : (24th Nov. @ Shibuya AX)
button Leyona : (1st Nov. @ Ebisu Liquidroom)
button The Dynamite Family Band : (29th Oct. @ Shimokitazawa Basement Bar)
button The Dynamite Family Band : (16th Oct. @ Kichijoji Warp)
button 33rd year of Tomo-san : Masato Tomobe : (9th Oct. @ Shimokitazawa La Cana)
button Masato Tomobe : (9th Oct. @ Shimokitazawa La Cana)
button Los Lobos : (3rd Oct. @ Asagiri Arena)
button FORCE OF NATURE (KZA&DJ KENT) : (3rd Oct. @ Asagiri Arena)
button Hanada Hiroyuki Band : (3rd Oct. @ Asagiri Arena)
button Jah Shaka : (2nd Oct. @ Asagiri Arena)
button The Stands : (2nd Oct. @ Asagiri Arena)
button Omosukoko Taiko : (2nd Oct. @ Asagiri Arena)
button Katteni Shiyagare : (2nd Oct. @ Asagiri Arena)
button Soul Flower Union : (26th Sept. @ Shinsaibashi Quattro)
button KEMURI : (24th Sept. @ Nagoya Quattro)
button KEMURI : (21st Sept. @ Shibuya O-East)
button Glam Rock Easter feat. Akima & Neos, Panta, Rolly, Issay and more : (16th Sept. @ Shibuya Quattro)
button The Dynamite Famili Band : (6th Sept. @ Shimokitazawa Shelter)
button Fermin Muguruza & Kontrabanda : (25th July @ Shimokitazawa Basement Bar)
buttonThe 3peace : (25th July @ Shimokitazawa Basement Bar)
buttonShang Shang Typhoon : (7th July @ Shinjuku Hanazono Shrine)
buttonBen Harper & The Innocent Crimiinals : (26th June @ Glastonbury Festival, Pilton)
buttonBen Harper & The Innocent Crimiinals : (23rd June @ Carling Apollo Hammersmith)
buttonBen Harper & The Innocent Crimiinals : (22nd June @ Carling Apollo Hammersmith)
buttonDoberman : (20th June @ Shinjuku Loft)
buttonCocore : (12th June @ SSAMZIE SPACE BARAM, Seoul)
buttonSoul Flower Union : (11th June @ Shibuya Quattro)
buttonSoul Flower Mononoke Summit : (9th June @ Shimokitazawa 251)
buttonKenji Endo : (3rd June @ Shibuya Quattro)
buttonTheatre Brook : (1st June @ Shibuya O-East)
buttonTheatre Group Kibo Butai with Rie Arima : (27th May @ Kobe Bunka Hall)
buttonHige Gakudan : (23rd May @ Sapporo Sound Crew Basement)
buttonThe Johnny Boys : (23rd May @ Sapporo Sound Crew Basement)
buttonStreet Beat Festival feat. Sandokan & Manicomio Latino / Burning Heads / Doberman / Banda Bassotti: (25th Apr @ Museo Cervi in Reggio Emilia)
buttonStreet Beat Festival feat. Sandokan & Manicomio Latino / Burning Heads / Doberman / Banda Bassotti: (24th Apr @ Villagio Globale in Rome)
buttonStreet Beat Festival feat. The Movement / Fermin Muguruza & Kontrabanda / Banda Bassotti: (17th Apr @ Leonkavallo in Milan)
buttonStreet Beat Festival feat. The Movement / Fermin Muguruza & Kontrabanda / Banda Bassotti: (16th Apr @ Ku.Bo in Bolzano)
buttonStreet Beat Festival feat. The Movement / Fermin Muguruza & Kontrabanda / Banda Bassotti: (15th Apr @ Estragon in Bologna)
buttonStreet Beat Festival feat. The Movement / Fermin Muguruza & Kontrabanda / Banda Bassotti: (14th Apr @ Auditorium Flog in Firenze)
buttonShibusa Shirazu : (7th Apr @ Shibuya Quattro)
buttonShibusa Shirazu : (6th Apr @ Shibuya Quattro)
buttonTokyo Pinsalocks : (3rd Apr @ Shibuya BOXX)
buttonBleach : (3rd Apr @ Shibuya BOXX)
buttonLook Straight : Rie Arima (30th Mar @ Osaka Mindo Kaikan)
buttonRie Arima : (30th Mar @ Osaka Mindo Kaikan)
buttonThe 3Peace : (26th Mar @ Shinjuku Red Cloth)


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