Jazz KOTO Ramses
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Jazz KOTO Ramses

新宿区, Tōkyō, Japan | Established. Jan 01, 2015 | SELF

新宿区, Tōkyō, Japan | SELF
Established on Jan, 2015
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"Japanese Harp(Koto), Band "Ramses""

This&That Café Vol. 20 "Grows on Rock"

The first performer is Ramses. - Ramses


"Japanese Fes ,Jazz koto Band "Ramses""

Ramses &

Support /// a.Sax,Shakuhachi,Drums - Ramses


"Jazz Koto Band "Ramses" Rehearsal"

Rehearsal -


Discography

Ramses 1st album  [yasoukyoku]

2014.9

A straight forward authentic style of Jazz by Ramses, a unit with ancient Japanese harp strings Koto. Jazz divines descend on the ancient harps and rise again with new wings. Enjoy the universe of Ramses, with their amazing swing notes of no comparison.

Ramses’ 1st Album CD “Yasou-kyoku, Nocturne on Japanese harps”

☆ Sleeve “Japanese ancient instrument “Koto” reincarnates into Jazz; The Koto fascinating the blue note swings and Jazz seducing the ancient reclusive strings.”

☆ Text in small font on back “A straight forward authentic style of Jazz by Ramses, a unit with ancient Japanese harp strings Sou. Jazz divines descend on the ancient harps and rise again with new wings. Enjoy the universe of Ramses, with their amazing swing notes of no comparison.

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☆ Title / Composer;
1 Dinner Time / Masashi Miyamoto
2 夜箏曲 (yasoukyoku) / Masashi Miyamoto
3 On Green Dolphin Street / Bronislau Kaper
4 Jitterbug Waltz / Fats Waller
5 Bitter Sweet / Masashi Miyamoto
6 Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 2 3rd movement / Rachmaninov
7 Come Rain or Come Shine / Harold Arlen
8 Szabor / Masashi Miyamoto
9 Nuages / Django Reinhardt
10 Pork Pie Blues / Masashi Miyamoto

Velvet yuko/Yasminn/Masashi Miyamoto/

Special Support / Minoru Senkouji

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Jaz Koto Band ,Ramses

Ramses, unit of Jazz on Japanese Harps ~~ Sou, 17-strings Koto, Guitar

Sou(13 strings koto) / 17 strings koto / Jazz guiter
Member
*Velvet yuko (Sou)
*Yasumi Horigome(17 gen)
*Masashi Miyamoto(Jazz Guitar,play,Composed,arranged)

Ramses’ 1st Album CD “Yasou-kyoku, Nocturne on Japanese harps”

☆ Sleeve “Japanese ancient instrument “Koto” reincarnates into Jazz; The Koto fascinating the blue note swings and Jazz seducing the ancient reclusive strings.”

☆ Text in small font on back “A straight forward authentic style of Jazz by Ramses, a unit with ancient Japanese harp strings Sou. Jazz divines descend on the ancient harps and rise again with new wings. Enjoy the universe of Ramses, with their amazing swing notes of no comparison.

Japanese ancient instrument “Koto” reincarnates into Jazz; The Koto fascinating the blue note swings and Jazz seducing the ancient reclusive strings.

In 2010, Yasminn, Yuko and Masashi got together to play jazz with the traditional Japanese string instruments.
They had all been to Egypt before by coincidence, and so agreed to name themselves “the Ramses,” after a legendary Pharao, out of their shared empathy for the Egyptian Civilization.

They also shared a strong desire to play jazz with the Koto – not just jazz, but a bold, sturdy one.
Can we really play that out as it echoes in our hearts? The attempts, long, winding and diverse, have never ceased to date.

As we envisioned recording, we came to an idea of adding a new breed to the trio, not just percussions, nor Japanese drums, but jazz beats.
So joined drummer Minoru Senkouji as special support. Rehearsals began in Autumn 2013, running all the way through the recording sessions in 2014.
We encountered a physical gap of the volumes between the Koto and the drum sounds.
Also a challenge to satisfy a subtle balance of the volumes, while ensuring aggressive but delicate drum beats.
Thus came a new vitality to the life of the Ramses.
A fruit born was the album’s starter, Yasoukyoku, a tune embodying real-life straight jazz notes played by the Koto and the drums.
Fusion of the Koto and jazz creates a straight-ahead music landscape like none other – “Jazz Koto” Now sets off the soaring journey of the Ramses.

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