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A solo project by jazz violinist Sotaro Kitatoko is a loop performance using an electric violin and effects pedals.
By recording in real time, you can enjoy the "process" in which the song is nearing completion.You continue to focus on the changes of timbre and also a very unique play style like guitar, bass, drum part by electric violin.
Many of the songs are inspired by nature, It also includes new songs composed during the transformation of the 2020 lifestyle.
Solo performance using a loop pedal with only one 5-string electric violin.
There is a form of creative performance in a limited space.
For each song, you will encounter various scenes like a movie.
Following the first distribution album "Jazz Violin From Tiny Room Jun,2020", the second has already appeared. (Aug,2020)
5-String Electric Violin (YEV105, YAMAHA)
All tunes composed by Sotaro Kitatoko
Mixing & Mastering Engineer - Keigo Bigpapa Sano
Assistant Engineer- Takuto Saji
Produced by Sotaro Kitatoko
Japanese jazz violinist, Sotaro Kitatoko was born in 1980.He began to learn the violin at the age of five. At university, He encountered jazz violin through Stephane Grappelli. After studying with John Blake in the United States,2005 He won three awards including the best player award in the competition of the biggest jazz festival in Japan. (Yokohama jazz promenade)He also interacts with international players such as Christian Howes, Mads Tolling and Tim Kliphuis.Sotaro is known as those who can also play Jazz Manouche (Gypsy Jazz) In 2007, his performance was recorded on the album of the hot club record in Norway. (Django Festival vol.5) playing Modern Jazz , Smooth Jazz , Jazz Manouche .cooperated artist of YAMAHA Silent Violin, Electric Violin. Sotaro is influenced by great musicians like John Blake, Stephane Grappelli, Django Reinhardt, Oscar Peterson, Stan Getz, Kenny Barron, Christian Howes, George Robert, John Pizzarelli and Chuck Loeb. 1st [Night & Day]Modern jazz with Piano Trio 2013 (CD, online music distribution) 2nd[C'est Si Bon]Gypsy jazz 2015 (CD only) 3rd[Jazz Violin From Tiny Room] Self-Recording 2020 (online music distribution) --------------------------------------------------- will be on sale 4th[Electric Violin Looper(tentative)]Electric Violin Solo Performance2020(online music distribution)