– THE PEACEFUL PROTEST –
Pianist Mika Pohjola and multi-instrumental wizard Yusuke Yamamoto (percussion, loops, flute) team up under the “Sound of Village Duo” moniker on their album Live in Tokyo – a completely improvised set that features East Berimbau as its lead-off track.
And while the piece has its complexity, what is amazing about it is how playful it manages to be. Pohjola hops from one melodic idea to the next while Yamamoto’s supporting rhythms lollop along with him.
While obviously not fully formed, in some respects, the track’s beauty is in its simplicity, in the way it manages to capture a mood and trickle along, setting the scene.
If you like this try my review of Blue Cosmos by Quartetto Minimo.
Live in Tokyo is out now through Blue Music Group.
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And so we reach a cease-fire for this week.
You can find all of the tracks reviewed above in the 45 Revolutions per Minute playlist below or click to access the Future Jazz Playlist on Spotify itself.
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Until next time, love and noise.
– SV –