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Otomo Yoshihide’s New Jazz Orchestra

SONIC ARTS LOUNGE | JAPAN AND THE WEST
Out of Lunch
Otomo Yoshihide’s New Jazz Orchestra
plays music by Eric Dolphy, Otomo Yoshihide and others

Otomo Yoshihide is one of the most creative and original musicians of Japan’s experimental music scene and has inhabited many divergent sound worlds in the course of his career. In 1990 he founded the influential “Ground Zero” band, cultivated a temporary passion for “low frequency minimalist electronic music“, and has played in varying jazz formations, like the New Jazz Quintet (from 1999), later the New Jazz Orchestra. At SONIC ARTS LOUNGE of MaerzMusik 2006 Yoshihide and New Jazz Orchestra will present two different programmes, re-producing, re-arranging and re-inventing existent musical material: TV music by Takeo Yamashita and Eric Dolphy’s “out to lunch” – a play on the title and music on Dolphy’s LP bearing the same title.