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A new trio : "Les Parisiens"

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A new trio is born, on Nami Miyata initiative, Nami actually living in France, the most parisian among the japanese harmonica players.
In this trio, Nami is the soloist playing on the chromatic harmonica (Hohner Super 64X) but also on traditional japanese "tremolo" harmonicas (diatonic and pentatonic Tombo). This is giving to the formation an atypical repertoire, influenced by the Japan refinement combined with the occidental harmonica culture.
Maurice Bailly is playing on bass (he was bassist for the Hotvill's and the "Amuse Gueules"), and Jean labre is playing on chord. Their repertoire try to keep the concept of the traditional trio, the tones combination of the instruments and arrangements highlighting it. A very varied repertoire, ranging from traditional to jazz and variety.
They have already performed several times ; their first concert was in Paris, at the "Espace Japon", in Spring 2005, and it has been a promising success.
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Photo JC Gard
Published February 3rd 2006

 

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