May 21, 2010 – 12:26 pm

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Shinjuku Jam 2010 [no label, 3CD]

Live at Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan, May 20, 2010. Very good audience recording.

If you are into experimental, avant garde or free jazz, this one’s for you. More so if you have long bus or train ride or maybe a short flight.

It’s possible the last time Keiji Haino, Jim O’Rourke and Yoshio Kuge played together was two years ago in May 2008. But on May 20, 2010, the three played an improvisational piece in Tokyo, Japan which lasts two-and-a-half hours.

Over his illustrious career, experimental musician Keiji Haino has performed with Derek Bailey, Peter Brotzmann, Lee Konitz, Bill Laswell, John Zorn and Fred Frith. One can’t get any more indie and experimental than Jim O’Rourke. While the musician/producer was associated with the Chicago experimental scene, he has also been with Gastr Del Sol and Sonic Youth, not to mention the Merce Cunningham dance company. Yoshio Kuge may be listed as a punk drummer but such labels become meaningless if you are performing with Haino and O’Rourke.

And word on the street is that “Haino never rehearses with a collaborator before a performance as a means of safeguarding the intricacies of improvisational dynamic”.

Thanks to fykfyk for sharing the lossless track on the Dime site. For the convenience of those who want to burn this as an audio CD, the track has been (judiciously) split into three CDs.

Click on the highlighted tracks to download the MP3s (these are high quality MP3s - sample rate of 320 kbps). As far as we can ascertain, these tracks have never been officially released on CD.

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Disc 1
Track 01. Part 1 (0:28) (1.0MB)
Track 02. Part 2 (11:47) (27.6MB)
Track 03. Part 3 (38:44) (90.7MB)

Disc 2
Track 04. Part 4 (60:54) (142.7MB)

Disc 3
Track 05. Part 5 (38:47) (90.9MB)

Keiji Haino - guitar, vocals
Jim O’Rourke - bass
Yoshio Kuge - drums

Jim O’Rourke released The Visitor in September 2009. Click on the link to order Jim O’Rourke albums.

Click on the link to order Keiji Haino albums.

Click here to order Yoshio Kuge’s The Fist album.

  1. 2 Responses to “KEIJI HAINO, JIM O’ROURKE, YOSHIO KUGE - TOKYO 2010”

  2. hey bigo, thanks!!! after i fix the tags, i will lay down and listen. i did the tags just the way you have them. that’s how it should be.

    i don’t have anything jim o’rourke is on, but as i recall, on the otomo yoshihde italy show, he does a song by him or i know he mentions his name for sure.


    By Ed Saad on May 23, 2010

  3. thanks for the upload!

    By 1001daze on Aug 1, 2011

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