with Adam Linz & Chris Bates
Aug. 7, 2016
Studio Z: 275 East Fourth Street, Suite 200, St. Paul
$10-20 sliding scale depending on need
Tatsuya Nakatani returns to the Twin Cities in solo and trio sets with Adam Linz and Chris Bates.
Tatsuya Nakatani is a creative artist / percussionist originally from Osaka, Japan who has released over sixty recordings in North America and Europe. Residing in the USA since 1994 he has performed countless solo percussion concerts and has collaborated with hundreds of artists in international music festivals, university concert halls, art museums and galleries. His latest project is the Nakatani Gong Orchestra, which builds community ensembles performing on multiple bowed gongs under his direction, as recently presented at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.
Nakatani’s constant touring fosters the raw and fresh quality in his music, which can only survive through an open willingness to share energy, culture, music and self on a global human scale. His master classes and workshops at schools and universities, emphasize his unique musical approach and philosophy in creating visceral, non-linear music.
He has created his own instrumentation, effectively inventing many instruments and extended techniques. He utilizes drums, gongs, cymbals, singing bowls, metal objects, bells, and various sticks and bows to create an intense, intuitively primitive, expressive music of unusually strong spirit that defies category or genre. His music is based in improvised/ experimental music, jazz, free jazz, rock, and noise, yet retains the sense of space and beauty found in traditional Japanese folk music.
Adam Linz and Chris Bates are two of the most respected and innovative acoustic bassists working in the Twin Cities. They have both forged relationships with the jazz and improvised music communities that now go back over 20 years working as sidemen and as leaders in multiple contexts.
From his solo work ‘A Kiss For Luck’ and projects like Suki Takahashi, Fat Kid Wednesdays, Embezzler and his own band Le Percheron, Adam is known for his expansive sound and deeply original approach to the bass.
Chris is known for his work with Atlantis Quartet, Red Planet (plus several others) and leading his own groups Red5 and Good Vibes along with being a first call sideman. His sonority and clarity of sound transfers to any situation across all styles.
Adam, Chris and Tatsuya have played together on two other occasions and they are very excited to collaborate again. This show promises to touch on all the possible textures and sounds that are available to these master musicians.