The words Mr.Tanigawa spoke “There is everything in this house” I could really understand.
It feels better if I call In F a house more than a jazz club because it is like visiting a friends house.
There are interesting books, music and cd’s all round the wall and it is a nice bright atmosphere. Also the delicious food and Japanese Sake, there is no way you will not have fun.
I was a great fan of Mr.Tanigawa. When I went to see Mr.Toru Tenda’s gig Mr.Tanigawa was playing the piano. I thought that it was amazing at that time and then was astonished when I found out that the beautiful song played by a orchestra that I heard on TV was written by Mr.Tanigawa.
That is why I was so pleased when the master of In F said he would do a booking with me and Mr.Tanigawa as the [Challenge series]
I respect Mr.Tanigawa’s writing because his melody seems comfortable but something new and his harmony is simple but very original. I was so pleased that I had the chance to play his originals.
Also I thought that maybe this will be the only chance in my life so I took many of my original songs.
These were great fun too.
To be lucky the only chance led to the next chance and I will be able to play with him again.
It will be on 17th of December and next time it will a trio with Ms Mio Matuda.
I am very excited.
In in F I am playing a Series called [challenge series] . Anything can happen here, standards, free improvisation, or original songs. It is a place to meet new people and seek for new possibilities.