Daigo Nakai has been playing regularly as part of my trio, and it has been really enjoyable to have him in the band. However, Daigo is leaving Australia and he will start his adventure in Europe.
We will have a farewell show for Daigo on 7 October 2014, 8:00pm–11:00pm at Open Studio, 204 High St, Northcote, Vic, AU. Entry by donation.
Line up: ade ishs (acoustic piano), Chelsea Allen (drums), Daigo Nakai (acoustic bass), and some guests.
ade ishs Trio at The Newnorthern
My trio with Chelsea Allen and Daigo Nakai will play on 26 July 2014, 4:30pm at The Newnorthern, 359 Barker St, Castlemaine, Vic, AU. Entry: $20/$15 concession. Book online or contact Zoe Dattner, 03 5472 2787, [email protected].
New Release: Four Seasons Suite
Whole year themed music that combines a classical sonata-like form with jazz improvisations
ade ishs releases his new album on 16 June through the Purrfect Records label in association with ade ishs Music. After his previous solo piano releases, Visions and New Butterfly, this is his third (in addition to his trio recording).
Unlike any of his previous albums, this one only contains his album-long original piece, divided into four movements, in the sense of movements in, for example, a classical sonata. “Most people probably only know me as a jazz player. That is of course far from the truth. My musical training was mostly classical performance, and I guess I have this affinity for classical music. However, at the same time, every movement in the Four Seasons Suite contains improvised sections as typically found in jazz.”
The movements are called “Summer to Autumn”, “Autumn to Winter”, “Winter to Spring”, and “Spring to Summer”. “Instead of having each movement tell a story about a season, I’d rather have them tell stories about the transitions from one to another, more specifically, the transitions of the four seasons in Melbourne as experienced by myself. I begin with summer as I arrived in Australia in summer after living my life in the tropical Jakarta.”
- Four Seasons Suite. Movement I: Summer to Autumn
- Four Seasons Suite. Movement II: Autumn to Winter
- Four Seasons Suite. Movement III: Winter to Spring
- Four Seasons Suite. Movement IV: Spring to Summer
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New Release: ade ishs Trio
A meditative quality that goes beyond the jazz trio sound
The ade ishs Trio launches their CD on 1 November. Band leader ade ishs has previously released solo piano recordings, but this is his first release in the trio format.
With the current line up of ade ishs on piano, Chelsea Allen on drums and Daigo Nakai on acoustic bass, he’s trying to create an equality within the band. “I’m trying to avoid having the piano always the front liner. On this recording, the bass and drums are all front liners, on different tracks.”
The Differing Sky features drums, and For What It’s Worth features a singing bass solo… throughout the album the three musicians are featured equally.
The CD includes songs that ade ishs has written over the last decade. Night Birds was written in 2002 and Understanding is from a few months ago. He’s been writing originals for decades and has always been drawn to the trio format.
“When we first met, we weren’t sure we were an originals band, but over time we started playing more of my originals and then we wanted to record. By the time we came to make the CD, we had more than enough. We had the luxury of being able to choose the best.”
- Night Birds
- Cold Summer
- The Differing Sky
- For What It’s Worth
- Victoria Street
- Go On 3
Listen and purchase (physical and digital)
- Amazon (physical and digital).
- Bandcamp (physical and digital).
- CD Baby (physical and digital).
- iTunes (digital).
In Melbourne, Australia, also available at these boutiques:
- Audiophile Reference Recordings c/o Burwood Music Centre. 2 Florence St, Burwood.
- Thomas’ Music. 31 Bourke St, Melbourne CBD.
The launch event will take place tonight also in Melbourne at 8pm at Live at Baker Street c/o Burwood Music Centre. 2 Florence St, Burwood. Book a seat.
Pre-order ade ishs Trio’s Debut Album
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