Shingo Okudaira The New Force +1: Shingo Okudaira , Makoto Oka , Hideaki Hori , Kosuke Ochiai, Takayoshi Baba

2024 / 05 / 23 (Thu)
Live House:
Pit Inn - Shinjuku
Acoustic, Improvised, Instrumental, Jam, Jazz
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Shingo Okudaira The New Force +1: Shingo Okudaira , Makoto Oka , Hideaki Hori , Kosuke Ochiai, Takayoshi Baba


Shingo Okudaira THE NEW FORCE +1
Shingo Okudaira (ds), Makoto Oka (sax), Hideaki Hori (p), Kosuke Ochiai (b), Takayoshi Baba (g)
*Reservations (priority entrance at the time of opening) will be accepted from 11:00 AM on April 1 (mon) by phone (03-3354-2024), at the reception desk of Pit Inn Shinjuku, or through the online ticket reservation form for each performance date on our website.
Reservations will be accepted until the day before the event.

This album is dedicated to Carlos Garnett (ts), who passed away last year (March 3, 2023).
Coincidentally, I met Carlos Garnett in New York when he was my age (57). At the time, Carlos was recovering from depression and practicing hard to return to performing.
Carlos' saxophone playing was so powerful that it could not be matched by such young players as Branford Marsalis and Joshua Redman, who were emerging in the jazz world at the time, and he had the aura of a "real monster".
I became a regular member of his band and played with him for the next 15 years. Throughout that time, his energy, creativity, and above all, his passion for music showed no sign of waning. I consider it a great source of inspiration for my music career and a great honor to have played drums in his band for so long.
Such a giant of a man passed away last March at the age of 85.

On the other hand, would I, now 57 years old, be able to have such a high spirit as he had back then? When I was driven by such self-doubt, I felt as if he were saying to me, "Shingo, you've still got a long way to go!" This album is a collection of six pieces carefully selected from our performances at the Shinjuku Pit Inn, where we performed in memory of our friend who was in heaven.

The title of this album, Big Brother, is what I used to call Carlos in my emails to him. I had originally written Mr. Garnett, but he said, "Shingo, don't be so formal, just call me Brother," so I decided to add Big to it out of respect for him.
- Shingo Okudaira

Live House

Live House:
Pit Inn
Accord Bldg B1, 2-12-4 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku
Address (Japanese):
新宿区新宿2-12-4アコード新宿 B1
Closest stations:
Shinjuku, Shinjuku Sanchome
Pit Inn


Jazz and improvised music venue.



Come out of JR Shinjuku station East exit in front of Alta. Walk right down Shinjuku-dori, pass Mitsukoshi and Isetan department stores. Keep going until you get to the Shinjuku 2-chome intersection. Turn left here and you can find Pit Inn on the right in the basement of the Accord Building.


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