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Taeko Onuki holds annual year-end performance at Hitomi Memorial Hall!
Onuki Taeko’s annual year-end concert was held on December 3rd (Sat) at the Showa Women’s University Hitomi Memorial Hall in Tokyo. It will be the first concert in three and a half years with a band. Onuki’s permanent band, Hirokazu Ogura (guitar), Masato Suzuki (bass), Hisashi Numazawa (drums), Tatsuo Hayashi (drums), Fabian Reza Panet (acoustic piano), Mori Toshiyuki (Key) and Shohei Amimori (Key), who arranged Onuki’s new song announced this year, are a seven-member band. After 17:41, the lights in the hall were turned off and Onuki appeared waving his hands at the audience. “I’m happy to meet you all today.” “Yokogao” is played with a jazzy arrangement featuring an acoustic guitar on a wood base. The concert began quietly in a calm mood. [Image 2
What was played on this night was the second album “SUNSHOWER (1977)”, “MIGNONNE (1978)”, “cliche (1982)” and “LUCY (1997)” from the albums released in the 70s and 90s Centered on music. Some albums were produced with multiple recordings of electronic instruments such as synthesizers, and many songs were difficult to reproduce with live instruments at concerts. At this concert, Onuki tried to extract the sound source track at that time from the multi-tape and perform it with a live band. Onuki and the band play live together with the keyboard and programmed sounds played by Ryuichi Sakamoto over 30 to 40 years ago, and the chorus part sung by Onuki himself at the time, realizing a co-star that transcends time and space. The audience was overjoyed at the luxurious environment in which the sounds of those days and the sounds of today are combined. They gave generous applause to the miraculous co-starring.
Of course, not only songs played with sequences, but also songs played only by the permanent band. Also noteworthy is the twin drum formation of Tatsuo Hayashi and Hisashi Numazawa. In rock live performances, etc., twin drums are sometimes introduced to amplify the sound pressure. Here, the two perform separate rhythms without interfering with each other, adding color to Onuki’s vocals. Other members are also famous musicians. At the time of the 70’s, the fusion sound called “crossover” and the groovy performance full of the essence of black music made the audience excited. In addition, the three keyboardists who manipulate each instrument, acoustic piano (Pane), electric piano + organ (Mori), and synthesizer (Amimori), show a variety of expressions with their outstanding performance skills without using sequences. had succeeded in
The concert by Taeko Onuki’s band lasted for about two hours, interweaved with co-stars that transcended time and space. In January next spring, the same members as on this day will perform in Osaka for the first time in about four and a half years.
Taeko Onuki Concert 2022
Date: 2022/12/3 (Sat) 17:30 start (16:30 open)
Venue: Hitomi Memorial Hall, Showa Women’s University
Cast: Taeko Onuki/Hirokazu Ogura/Masato Suzuki/Takashi
Numazawa/c/Fabien Reza Pane/Toshiyuki Mori/Shohei Amimori
-Taeko Onuki Concert 2022/Osaka Performance-
Date and time: January 29, 2023 (Sun) Open 16:45 / Start 17:30 Venue: Cool Japan Park Osaka WW Hall
Ticket price (tax included/all seats reserved): 11,000 yen
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Born in Tokyo.
In 1973, formed Sugar Babe with Tatsuro Yamashita. Released the album “SONGS” in 1975 and disbanded in 1976. In the same year, he made his solo debut with “Grey Skies”.
Since the concert at Suntory Hall in 1987, he has continued to form a band and perform acoustic live performances in parallel, and has released 27 original albums to date.
He has published a number of essays, including My Lifestyle (Shinchosha, 2013). He has also produced many commercials, movies, TV and game
music-related works, including the main theme of the movie “Shall we dance?” / Awarded the 21st Japan Academy Award for Best Music) and many other soundtracks. He is also known for his songs that children can easily relate to, such as “Metropolitan Museum” and “Peter Rabbit and I.”
In the recent city pop boom, the 2nd album “SUNSHOWER” became a hot topic, and many albums were re-released on vinyl in the 2010s. Details about this release: