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Soil & Pimp Sessions - Pimp Master

Soil and Pimp Sessions Pimp Master
Soil & Pimp Sessions - Pimp Master
(CD) Compost Records COMP229, 2006-07-03

Tracklisting :
01. Pimp Master
02. No Taboo
03. Filter
04. Suffocation
05. Stinger
06. Waltz For Goddess
07. Avalanche
08. A Wheel Within A Wheel
09. J.D.F.#
10. Low Life
11. No Matter
12. Mo' Better Blues
13. Wasted Time
14. Master Of Pimp
15. Hirameku Yaiba

Musicians :
President aka Shacho (agitator)
Motoharu (sax)
Akita Goldman (bass)
Tabu zombie (trumpet)
Josei (piano, key)
Midorin (drums)

Links :

Press Release :
SOIL & "PIMP" SESSIONS is an explosive jazz band, comprised of six musicians; President aka Shacho (agitator), Tabu zombie (trumpet), Motoharu (sax), Josei (piano, key), Akita Goldman (bass) and Midorin(drums).

At its core, the group is about giving pulsating live performances. SOIL & "PIMP" SESSIONS combine the highest musicianship with the coolest of cool sounds and atmosphere. Their brand of jazz is rough around the edges,unadulterated entertainment and constantly kept at boiling point.

Each member brings his own unique talent and perspective. They originally met at a club event in Tokyo in 2001. The Tokyo club scene was dominated by DJs until SOIL & "PIMP" SESSIONS arrived, breaking the mold as live pioneers.

In 2003 they had no commercial recordings available, yet that year on reputation alone were invited to perform at Japan's premier festival, Fuji Rock Festival. It was a defining moment, lapped up by those lucky enough to witness it, hugely praised and one of the major talking points of the entire festival.

After a major record company scramble for their signature, the group signed to Victor Entertainment in 2004. Their first mini-album 'Pimpin ' came out in June, immediately garnering rave reviews, and credited as one of the most influential releases that year. The group defied boundaries and genres,attracting listeners of jazz, club and rock. They performed at the major summer festivals in Japan. At the Asagiri Jam Festival, fellow performers Los Lobos caught their act and were so impressed they invited each member to join them on stage as a soloist in a jam session. This session became a highlight of the festival, a bright spot in the bad weather.

In February 2005, they released their first full album 'Pimp Master '. The album was soon play listed on the main FM radio stations, unusually for an instrumental group, and they graced the cover of a poster campaign for Tower Records, the biggest chain of record stores in Japan.

Press Release (french) :
Six musiciens japonais composent ce groupe de jazz un peu déjanté : un trompettiste, un saxophoniste, un pianiste, un bassiste, un batteur et… un agitateur! Armés d 'une indiscutable maîtrise technique, ces énergumènes développent avec une énergie rock la puissance d 'un big band embarqué dans un train à grande vitesse sous l 'effet de produits euphorisants.

Ils se rencontrent en 2001 dans un club de Tokyo et se sont depuis imposés dans leur capitale comme de vraies bêtes de scène séduisant autant des publics amateurs de jazz, de rock ou de musiques de club. En puisant dans le jazz ce qu 'ils y trouvent de plus stimulant, cool et festif à la fois (be bop, swing, influences latines…), ce gang impertinent modèle sa propre vision d 'un jazz actuel. Et nous donne à entendre ce qu 'aurait pu être le "Tijuana moods" de Charlie mingus s 'il l 'avait enregistré en 2005 et sous amphétamines. Déjà cultes sur leur territoire d 'origine, le phénomène Soil & Pimp débarque en Europe grâce à Compost & Brownswood, le nouveau label de Gilles Peterson. Le groupe a reçu les prix du " meilleur morceau" et de la " meilleure performance live" aux remises de prix de la BBC. En tournée à Montreux le 13 juillet et le 15 au Festival de Jazz de Sète, accompagnés de Gilles peterson.


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