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Soup Live
Yoshihide Otomo, Bill Laswell, Yashuhiro
Soup Live
Genres: Jazz, New Age
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All Artists: Yoshihide Otomo, Bill Laswell, Yashuhiro
Title: Soup Live
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Pony Canyon
Release Date: 9/27/2004
Album Type: Import
Genres: Jazz, New Age
Styles: Modern Postbebop, Bebop
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaCD Credits: 2
UPC: 4995879185094

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This soup is even more delicious and more portions
yajdubuddah | cheboygan,michigan usa | 06/13/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

Disc 1: 1) Chikin (17:13); 2) Corn (20:11); 3) Onion (10:13); 4) Eel (23:18).
Disc 2: 1) Pea (15:30); 2) Clam (19:36); 3) Truffe (23:22).
Otomo Yoshihide: guitar, effects; Bill Laswell: bass, effects, samples; Yoshigaki Yasuhiro: drums, percussion, electric drum, trumpet;
guests: Naruyoshi Kikuchi: tenor saxophone, organ; Yuji Katsui: electric violin; Akira Sakata: alto saxophone.
Recorded at Shinjuku Pit Inn, Tokyo, Dec. 14 and 15. 2003.
Mix Translation by Bill Laswell. Mixed at Orange Music, NJ.
Engineered by Robert Musso, ass. James Dellatacoma.
Mastered by Michael Fossenkemper at Turtle Tone Studio, NYC.
Produced by Shin Terai for Texture Inc.
2004 (Sept. 20.) - Blues Interactions / P-Vine (Jp.), PCD-18509/10 (2CD) ******
yess i would have to say as a whole album this is better than the studio album. but it dosent have much of the added musicians of Naruyoshi Kikuchi: tenor saxophone, organ; Yuji Katsui: electric violin; Akira Sakata: alto saxophone, which when are used are amazing additions especially the violin, but i think that was the goal of the project, to try to be a 3 piece power house to prove that a 3 piece even live could proove that music of this colliber could be accomplished. this is a bit more harder edged that the studio album but no more that miles davis would do. and i do believe that they are stirring up a lot of the air that miles's 69-75 band accomplished along with herbie hancock and his stint in psychonavigated jazz with mwhandishi, sextent, and crossings, and of course pharoah sanders who worked with coltrane in the late 60's and formed his own band to further challenge jazz standerds with his afro/indian psychodelic experimental translations with lion thomas and other greats.
nothing like metal or verry dark muscic is featured here. just a mear fired up jazz psychodelic band, that fears no boundarys, no's no limits. this is not a typical band not like phish or greatfull dead or some hippi experiment. these are true musicians from mostelly japan, akira sakata is a world remound sax player that is a staple for the jazz community. his works are
1) Nitchimo Satchimo (AS) 6:30; 2) Hieyashi Bushi (AS,BL,RSJ) 5:50; 3) Wann kann ich Sie wiedersehen? (AS) 4:38; 4) Hitsujikai no Bansan (AS,BL,RSJ) 9:11; 5) Kibaminzoku no Odori (AS,BL,RSJ) 7:45; 6) Mooko (AS,BL) 3:02.
Akira Sakata: alto saxophone, bass clarinet, piano, vocalism; Bill Laswell: prepared fretless bass, 4-, 6- & 8- string bass, sitar bass, violin & ectar; Ronald Shannon Jackson: drums, percussion & scheollmie.
Recorded at Sorcerer Sound, New York, December 2, 3, 4 & 5. 1987.
Mixed at Quad Recording Studio. Engineering: Robert Musso.
Produced by Bill Laswell, Akira Sakata, Ronald Shannon Jackson & Robert Musso.
1988 - NEC Avenue, NACJ-1007 (CD) ***
1990 - Virgin / Venture, CDVE 46 (CD)
1999 - Absord Music Japan, ABCJ-61 (CD)
AKIRA SAKATA - Silent Plankton
1) Daphnia (AS,BL) 12:41; 2) Strange Island (AS) 6:30; 3) Strawberry - Kids in a Storm (AS) 10:21; 4) Ancient Dream (AS) 6:50; 5) Innocent Forest (AS) 7:18; 6) Look at me (AS) 8:07; 7) Silent Plankton (AS) 8:06.
Akira Sakata: alto saxophone, clarinet, bass clarinet, piano, synthesizer, bells, chinese flute; Bill Laswell: fretless bass, sitar bass, bowed bass, tapes, shortwave; Nicky Skopelitis: 6- and 8- string guitar; Aiyb Dieng: chatan, doff, bells, gongs, cymbals.
Tracks 1, 2 and 3 recorded Sept. 26, 27 and 28. 1989 at Krypton Studio, N.Y. Mixed Oct. 2. and 3. 1989 at Platinum Island, NY. Tracks 4, 5, 6 and 7 recorded April 20, 21, 22 and 23. 1990 at Magic Shop Studio, N.Y. Mixed April 24, 25. 1990 at Sound Track Studio, N.Y., and May 26. 1990 at Platinum Island, NY. Engineering by Robert Musso.
Produced by Bill Laswell & Akira Sakata.
1991 - Tokuma Japan, TKCB-30291 (CD)
1999 - Absord Music Japan, ABCJ-62 (CD) ****
AKIRA SAKATA - Fisherman'
1) Kaigara-bushi (14:43); 2) Ondo no hunauta (9:49); 3) Saitaro-bushi (8:43); 4) Wakare no ipponsugi (14:28).
Akira Sakata: vocal, alto saxophone, synthesizer; Pete Cosey: electric guitar; Hamid Drake: drums, congas; Bill Laswell: electric bass, synth bass.
Recorded and mixed at Orange Music Sound Studio, New Jersey, October 17-19, 2000.
Engineered by Robert Musso.
Mastered by Michael Fossenkemper on 21. Oct. 2000 at Turtletone.
Recording coordination by John Brown / Material Inc.
Produced by Bill Laswell and Akira Sakata.
2001 - Starlets' / Dogtails (Jp.), EOCD-0002 (CD) ******
MOOKO - Japan Concerts
1) Nitchino Satchimo (Mooko) 9:44; 2) Hunnahahna-Bushi (M) 7:16; 3) Itai-Itai (M) 2:08; 4) Mooko no Ohkami (A Mongolian Wolf) (M) 5:15; 5) Ryoshi Ga Uita (A Hunter is Coming) (M) 15:00.
Akira Sakata: alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, B-flat clarinet, bass clarinet, vocalism; Bill Laswell: basses; Ronald Shannon Jackson: drums, flute, schalmei, voice; Kiyohiko Semba: percussion.
Recorded with Sony DAT TCD-D10 in Nagoya, Ureshido and Tokyo, Japan on July 23, 29 and 31, 1988.
Preproduction and editing by Robert Musso at Platinum Island, New York City.
1992 - Celluloid, CELD 6175 (CD) *****
FLYING MIJINKO BAND - Central Asian Tour
This 2 disc set was issued by the Japan Foundation in limited quantity for "donation to qualified institutions". It centers on a tour set up by the Foundation during August and September 1994, through the Far East. It features musicians from America, Asia and Africa as well as native musicians from the countries visited.
Disc one: Section 1 (16:36): Qi Baoligao - Two Fleet Steeds of Genghis Khan (Mongolian Folk Song) 5:24; Flying Mijinko Band - Niikawa Kodaijin (Japanese Folk Song) 7:11;
Section 2 (16:03): Flying Mijinko Band - Tugrug Man From Texas (BL,Suso) 14:46;
Section 3 (13:55): Uzbekistan Troupe - Azim Daryo Uygurcha (Usbek. Folk Song) 8:35; Flying Mijinko Band, Qi Baoligao and Yema - Kohjoh No Tsuki (Taki) 5:43;
Section 4 (14:38): Flying Mijinko Band - Tsugaru Jongara-Bushi (Japanese Folk Song) 11:35.
Disc two: Section 1 (10:12): Flying Mijinko Band - Tsombon Tuuraitai Khuren (Mongolian Folk Song) 8:00;
Section 2 (6:17): Mongolian Troupe - Gepee Busgui gooj Nanna (Mongolian Folk Song) 3:22; Flying Mijinko Band and Uzbekistan Troupe - Leave Me (Turkish Song) 1:12;
Section 3 (10:23): Flying Mijinko Band - Morioka Sansa Odori (Japanese Folk Song) 9:42;
Section 4 (9:43): Flying Mijinko Band and Uzbekistan Troupe - Wica (Epo) 9:43;
Section 5 (7:00): Flying Mijinko Band - Sii Mai Yahlong (African Song) 4:48;
Section 6 (10:44): Flying Mijinko Band - Akita-Ondo (Jap. Folk Song) 7:25; Flying Mijinko Band - Kelafa (African Song) 1:30.
Akira Sakata: reeds; Febian Resa Pane: piano, keyboards; Asuka Kaneko: violin; Shozan Tanabe: shakuhachi; Michihiro Sato: tsugaru-shamisen; Nicky Skopelitis: electric guitar; Hiroshi Yoshino: contrabass; Bill Laswell: electric bass; Anton Fier: drums; Aiyb Dieng: percussion; Shigeri Kitsu: vocal, percussion; Foday Musa Suso: kora, voice, doussongoni; Kaori Kitsu: vocal, percussion; Epo: vocal; Guest musicians: Qi Baoligao: morin khoor; Yema: ????; Uzbekistan Troupe: Ismailov Khashimzhon: gidjak; Abdurashidov Abdulakad: nai; Turaev Bakhodir: doira; Kholtozhiev Abdurakhman Akbarovich: kanun; Mongolian Troupe: Dashijaviin Tsogbadrakh: morin khoor; Myagmarin Altangerel: khoomii; Segseegiin Enkhbayar: yadag.
Recorded at Ulan Theater, Hohhot on September 21, 1994 and at The Japan Foundation Forum, Tokyo, Japan, on September 25 & 26, 1994. Mixed at Greenpoint Studio. Engineering by Oz Fritz.
Executive Producer: Harumi Nakajima for the Japan Foundation.
Produced by Akira Sakata and Bill Laswell.
1995 - The Japan Foundation, JF-CD 0001-2 (2CD) *****
which was funder and started by the japaneese foundation to promote musical diversity anong various contreys like japan amarica and arfican and feature indiginious musicians of the culture they were touring
AUTONOMOUS ZONE - The Map Is Not The Territory
1) Invoke (AZ) 6:26; 2) Lost Dimension (AZ) 6:03; 3) The Grey Room (AZ) 5:34; 4) Black Light (AZ) 6:57; 5) The Hollow Earth (AZ) 5:47; 6) Chaos Field (AZ) 6:57.
Ginger Baker (1,4): drums; Anton Fier: drums, drum machine, percussion; Hideo Yamaki: drum machine,drums, balaphone, percussion; Foday Musa Suso: kora, talking drum, vocals; Bill Laswell: bass; Toshinori Kondo: trumpet, synthesizer; Akira Sakata: alto saxophone, clarinet, soprano saxophone, shanai; Yukihiro Isso: japanese flute; Peter Brotzmann: tenor saxophone, clarinet, taragato, bass clarinet; Haruo Togashi: synthesizer.
Recorded at Amuse Studio and Metal Box Studio, Tokyo, Jp. Engineering by Oz Fritz and Toshiyuki Otuki. Mixed at the Hit Factory NY.
Produced by Bill Laswell and Toshinori Kondo. Additional production and arrangements by Anton Fier and Hideo Yamaki.
1992 - Meldac, MECA-30012 (CD) ******
and these are just the ones that i am familiar of due to bill laswell and if you havent heard of bill laswell's elustrious career from 1979 to now than just type his name in popular music and exploor just a few of this hundreds of works.
all in all this album is twice as better and twice the price. if you are un shure of if you will like this just check out the studio album. this will give you an idea of what these guys can create i also have a review for the studio album to compare.
this is also not on back order it came verry fast direct from amazon, said it would take a long time but came in under 2 weeks"
Two hours of powerful improvisations.
Michael Stack | North Chelmsford, MA USA | 04/07/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

""Soup Live" is a double live album (extending over two hours) of performances by the trio of Otomo Yoshihide (guitar), Bill Laswell (bass) and Toshigaki Yasuhiro (drums, trumpet) with guests captured in December of 2003 in Tokyo. This is the same trio that recorded the superb studio album "Soup" and is similar to the studio album-- essentially the album consists of seven extended jams (the shrotest around ten minutes, the longest over twenty) with the trio exploring their many musical styles and sounds-- jazz, rock, dub, techno, noise, free improv... it all comes floating in and out of the performances here at one time or another.

I am reminded when listening to this of David Torn's description of his music as "ambient with an attitude", but perhaps a notion of "angry ambient" is a bit more appropriate-- the trio performs frantic energy improvs that feel deeply rooted in the work of Brian Eno but manage to capture intensity like the most frantic of power trio improv. With the addition of a lead voice on some tracks (Naruyoshi Kikuchi on tenor sax and organ, Yuji Katsui on electric violin and Akira Sakata on alto sax), there seems to be more of an opportunity, remarkably, for the trio to interact, with Otomo joining Laswell and Toshigaki in setting up grooves and rhythms for the lead players to work on. Of particular note is "Eel", the closing track on the first disc-- Naruyoshi's tenor comes in delicately at first, playing long tones and simple melodic statements over a minimalist bassline from Laswell but there's an underlying tension that comes loose with Naruyoshi exploring the altissimo register of the horn. After several minutes of this, suddenly a fantastic groove is established by the trio, with Otomo joining in to provide a platform over which Naruyoshi digs deep. Towards the end of the piece (and not for the first or last time on the record), Otomo seems to evoke the ghost of Sonny Sharrock, pulling forth statements, themes and ideas like only Sharrock seemed to manage.

And really, the whole thing is like this-- over two hours of ambient with an attitude, of explosive improvisation and powerful performances. Odds are if you're looking at this, you'll love it. It's just as fantastic as the studio record, and both are highly recommended."