2012/08/27

Birdland , Music Exploration Company

Birdland / Weather Report
"Birdland" is a jazz-fusion instrumental composition written by keyboardist Joe Zawinul, of Weather Report. The song made its first debut on Weather Report's 7th studio album, Heavy Weather, in 1977 shortly after the addition of virtuoso bassist, Jaco Pastorius. In previous years, the Weather Report had received a moderate amount of commercial success and achievement, however after the release of Heavy Weather, with Birdland at the helm of the album, the band gained an unearthly amount of media success. Birdland gained a number of awards, as well as a few top rankings on the Billboard 200 Music Chart. Briskly after the fusion piece reached the top of the charts, it became known as a jazz standard, ( from Wikipedia )
I think the theme song played faithfully to the original, however, wanted to free improvisation.

August 18, 2012. Jazz House Augusta / Maebashi
Music Exploration Company
Taiger Kotetsu (g)、Takuya Aiba (as)、Hideaki Kohga (key)
Masayuki Doki (b)、Hiroyuki Kanazawa (d)

Zawinulの綿密に計算され尽くした曲である。
名曲であればあるほど、演奏者が自由に飛んで行くことを許してくれない。
シャッフルに行ってしまうとリズムを戻すことが難しい。
それにしても難しい曲だ

動画データ
動画 : FujiFilm x10 1920×1080mode
録音 : Roland R-26 44kHz
音声処理 : Sound Studio , Bassをかなり持ち上げました。
編集 : Final Cut Pro X