■TOKYO CHUTEI IKI

Akira Mizutani

I am Akira Mizutani, the head of "Tokyo Chutei Iki". (English name as "Tokyo mid-low frequency band limits")

"Tokyo Chutei Iki" is formed with 12 baritone-saxophone players without any other instruments even drums and bass. We use only human voices and baritone saxophones.

We are organized in early 2000, and we released 6 original albums and 3 DVDs in japan. Our music is very unique that cannot be classified in particular genres such as jazz, classic, rock, etc..

If you need further information, please feel free to contact me by e-mail.
You will receive the reply from me.

Thank you.

Akira Mizutani

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■ PERSONNEL

MIZUTANI AKIRA [BARITONE-SAXOPHONE,Vocal] 
KITO AKIRA [BARITONE-SAXOPHONE] 
SUZUKI HIROSHI [BARITONE-SAXOPHONE] 
HIGASHI RYOTA [BARITONE-SAXOPHONE]
TSUTSUI YOICHI [BARITONE-SAXOPHONE] 
UDAGAWA TORAZO [BARITONE-SAXOPHONE] 
YAMAMOTO MASATO [BARITONE-SAXOPHONE]
CHOEMON MACHIDA [BARITONE-SAXOPHONE]
JUNICHI KAMIUNTEN [BARITONE-SAXOPHONE]
TAKUYA MATSUMOTO [BARITONE-SAXOPHONE]
HIDEYUKI YAMANAKA [BARITONE-SAXOPHONE]
KOSE [BARITONE-SAXOPHONE]

Suzuki, Tsutsui, Kamiunten, Higashi, Mizutani, Kito, Yamamoto, Udagawa, Machida, Matsumoto, Yamanaka, Kose

Photo by Tsuyoshi Kobayashi


■Biography

2016

@Live act = Organizeing "Tokyo International Baritone Sax Festival 2016", CANADA Tour  = "Montréal International Jazz Festival 2016", Concert at Montréal Consulat Général du Japon, Concert at Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre of Montreal, BELGIUM Tour  = Concert at Japanese-school-brussels, Concert at Embassy of Japan in Belgium, Concert at Japanese Tuin in Hasselt, Concert at Point Culture ULB"

@TV = CTV, CBC (Canada), TVl (Belgium)

@Radio = Jazz FM (UK)

@Press = The Economist, The Daily Telegraph, London Jazz News (UK), Tokyo Shimbun (Japan)

 

2015

@Live act = Organizeing "Tokyo International Baritone Sax Festival 2015", "TERATOTERA Sound Fes_Tokyo"

@DVD = "Sax Oddities" [SCR-011]SHINCHU RECORDS

 

2014

@Live act = UK Tour  = "London jazz festival 2014 " (RONNIE SCOTT'S JAZZ CLUB), St John on Bethnal Green, Golders Green Parish Church, BELGIUM Tour  = Citaderic Basement_Gent, Le Cafe Central_BRUSSELS, Blavo, Musical Instruments Museum_BRUSSELS, Organizeing "Tokyo International Baritone Sax Festival 2014"

@Radio = BBC Radio3 "In Tune" (Best of In Tune 2014 Perform "One Hundred Fingers"), Radio Panik Brussels

 

2013

@DVD = "CANDY" [SCR010/DQB-48] SHINCHU RECORDS

@Radio = "DWALMACAT" Fm Brussels

@Work = "Meiji Yogurt LG21" (music for TVCM) 

 

2012

@Live act = "MAARTEN LUTHE KERK" (as open rehersal)_AMSTERDAM_NETHERLANDS, "NORTH SEA JAZZ FESTIVAL"_ROTTERDAM NETHERLANDS, "Awesome Tokyo Tour 2012"_JAPAN (Yokohama, Nagoya, Tokyo)

 

2011

@Live act = "Moon Riders ~HINOTAMA-BOY 35th Anniversary Concert" TOKYO_JAPAN

@CD = "The Last Baritonik"[SCR-008/DQC-625] "Awesome Tokyo" [SCR-009 / DQC-818]SHINCHU RECORDS

 

2010

@Live act = "WORLD HAPPINESS 2010 Pre Event"_TOKYO_JAPAN, "BARBICAN SUMMER "BLAZE" FESTIVAL"_LONDON_UK (as the support band for Caetano Veloso), "RONNNIE SCOTT'S JAZZ CLUB"_LONDON_UK (as the support band for Caetano Veloso,BILL EVANS and ROBBEN FORD), "LE BAR DU MATIN!_BRUSSELS_BELGIUM, NORTH SEA JAZZ FESTIVAL"_ROTTERDAM_NETHERLANDS, "The  Last Baritonik Tour 2010"_JAPAN (Yokohama, Kobe, Hiroshima, Kyoto, Nagoya, Tokyo)

@TV = "J-MELO" NHK

 

2009

@Live act = "Back from the UK Tour 2009" (Tokyo, Yokohama, Nagoya, Kyoto, Kobe, Hiroshima)

@TV = "Bikeina TV" CBC

2008 @Live act = "London Jazz Festival 2008" (Arts Depot, Ray's Jazz at Foyles, Spice of Life, St John on Bethnal Green), "Textile Council Tour 2008" (Tokyo, Yokohama, Nagoya, Kyoto, Kobe, Hiroshima)

@CD = "Paris Collection" [SCR-007/DQC-629]SHINCHU RECORDS

@Radio = ZIP-FM, Radio-i, NHK-FM

 

2007

@Live act = "Back from the UK Tour 2007" (Tokyo,  Nagoya, Kyoto, Osaka)

@DVD = "Tokyo Chutei Iki Live in London"[SCR-006/DQB-29]SHINCHU RECORDS

@Work = "Tao Comme des Garcons Paris Collection 2008 Printemps/Ete" (sound tracks for the fashion show)

 

2006

@Live act = "London Jazz Festival 2006" (Pizza on the Park, Ray's Jazz at Foyles) , "Eleven Kinds Tour" (Tokyo,  Nagoya, Kyoto, Osaka)

@CD = "Eleven Kinds " [SCR-005/DQC-627] SHINCHU RECORDS

@Radio = "Live Beat" NHK-FM, "Andy Kershaw's program" BBC Radio3, "Woo My Time" TOKAI RADIO, "Paradise Garage" GIFU-FM

@Work = "RICHO Japan" (music for TVCM)

 

2005

@Live act = "Tokyo-chutei-iki Tour" (Tokyo,  Nagoya, Kyoto)

@CD = "Sound of the World" (Charlie Gillett's compilation album) [WRASS-169] WRASS RECORDS, "Tokyo Chutei Iki" [SCR-004] SHINCHU RECORDS

@Radio = "Charlie Gillett's program" BBC Radio3, "DWALMACAT" FN Brussels

 

2004

@Live act = "Shouraku-ji" (old temple at Machida, Tokyo), fronted sor Tatekawa Shinosuke (Japanese traditional comedian) at Yasuda Seimei hall at Shinjuku, Tokyo

@Radio = "Andy Kershaw's program" BBC Radio3, "Charlie Gillett's program" BBC Radio3

 

2003

@Live act = "Haru Ichiban Concert" (Osaka)

 

2002

@Live act = "In the Mass Tour" (Tokyo,  Nagoya), "Hinotama Boy Tour" (Tokyo, Nagoya)

@CD = "In the Mass" [SCR-003/DQC-626]SHINCHU RECORDS, "Hinotama Boy" [SCR-002] SHINCHU RECORDS, "Happy End Cover Box" (compilation album) [OZDISC-091/094] OZDISC

@Work = sound tracks for the movie "G8"

@Radio = "Yougata Chance" NHK

 

2001

@Live act = co-played with "Taraf du Haiduks" and "Kocani Orkester", fronted for "The Beatniks"

@CD = "Tochu" [SCR-001] SHINCHU RECORDS

 

2000

@Live act = "Myojo Tour" (Tokyo, Nagoya, Osaka), co-played with "Fanfare Ciocaria" (from Rumania)

@CD = "Myojo" [EQCD-0005] EQUIVOCAL RECORDS

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