Saturday, October 17, 2009

Shinjuku Crawl

Here is another record you have to buy: The Thing With Otomo Yoshihide: "Shinjuku Crawl" (Smalltown Superjazz 2009). This time Mats Gustafsson (saxophone) , Ingebrigt Håker Flaten (bass) and Paal Nilssen-Love (drums) bring along Otomo Yoshihide (guitar).
On he previous The Thing album ("Bag It") (released this spring) Gustafsson used some electronics, and it seems like a natural development with Yoshihide opening up the tight trio. From time to time it reminds me of Scorch Trio too, and I would really have liked to see this version of The Thing live.

But who produced the album, who made the cover, where was the music recorded, did Yoshihide play more than guitar, do they thank somebody, are they angry, did they eat at Ruby´s or was it sushi all the way? I don´t know, because I bought files (at eMusic) this time! Yes yes, I will be able to find most of the information I feel I need later, but buying music as files always makes me feel I do not get the full weight. Music is more than sound, and please all record companies, online shops and artists: More information on the net, please!


D said...

According to Mats Gustafsson's website: "recorded sep 2007 in Tokyo by Jim O'Rourke."

Svenn said...

Good! Some of the artists are great on the Web, have to admit that! Like Nilssen-Love, Gustafsson and Vandermark. The record companies and the shops should do most of the hard work to sell of course. Thanks for commenting :-)