Post Number: 208
|Posted on Sunday, January 07, 2007 - 3:02 am: |
This guy surely does !!!
Post Number: 209
|Posted on Sunday, January 07, 2007 - 3:07 am: |
...some more ???
Post Number: 33
|Posted on Sunday, January 07, 2007 - 4:30 am: |
His name is Yoshihiro Naruse. Very famous bass player in Japan. And he was famous for Alembic bass player before.
Post Number: 210
|Posted on Sunday, January 07, 2007 - 7:00 am: |
Hi Toshiaki ,
Great to know that !!!
This guy is really amazing and seems really enjoying what he does , very friendly guy !!!
Post Number: 657
|Posted on Sunday, January 07, 2007 - 7:33 am: |
I watched a few other videos by the group. They are really good. Unfortunately Casiopea recordings are only available as imports here so the cost puts them out of my purchase range without hearing them first.
Post Number: 270
|Posted on Sunday, January 07, 2007 - 3:22 pm: |
Amazing! Great sound and very fluid technique!
Post Number: 229
|Posted on Sunday, January 07, 2007 - 4:39 pm: |
Love the tremelo bar on the bass.
Anyone know what it is?
Post Number: 138
|Posted on Sunday, January 07, 2007 - 6:23 pm: |
He has many signature models by Tune.
Look Narucho's Bass !
He is not only endorser, he is the technical adviser.
The manufacture were collaborated some previous models with Alembic.
Their body lamination (exotic top wood) was inspired it.
His style with tremolo bar was started with Alembic Distilate bass.
Surely he was Alembic lovers !
This bass was owned by himself.
(Message edited by room037 on January 08, 2007)
Post Number: 77
|Posted on Sunday, January 07, 2007 - 6:51 pm: |
I believe there are 2 types of music, showoff music, and music you can listen to. This is showoff music, but its amazing at what he can do.
Post Number: 801
|Posted on Sunday, January 07, 2007 - 10:20 pm: |
Hey Jordan, I happen to agree with you. If I were to just sit down and listen to a recording, with my eyes closed, this would be pretty boring.
Once every minute or two, there might be something that would catch my attention. But he is a great performer, and he has at least one technique that I don't quite understand. Lots of talent, and great stage presence.
Just not quite enough to convince me to watch a second video, and not nearly enough musical content to consider a recording. But I am glad I watched the first one.
Post Number: 658
|Posted on Monday, January 08, 2007 - 5:40 am: |
I agree about the performance but many artists will do similar things while performing. This is showmanship. We also need to keep in mind this is a bass solo inside a complete performance.
I have been able to find a few tidbits of Casiopea, the group Narucho is in, and it actually sounds like they are very good Jazz and Jazz Fusion group. The biggest problem is I can't seem to get the Japanese CD sites to play samples on my machine to get a better idea of their sound (they have 30 or so albums to their credit).
Post Number: 103
|Posted on Monday, January 08, 2007 - 9:37 am: |
The Casiopea albums that I've heard definitely don't feature nearly as much shredding as that bass solo.
Personally, for Japanese fusion I prefer the band Prism - it's more guitar-heavy, and I like the songs better...
Post Number: 2
|Posted on Monday, January 08, 2007 - 4:23 pm: |
HOLY S---!!!!!! WOWOWOWOWOW, I can't come down!
Thanks for the links, they were perfect timing for my mood. I loved it! That guy is HOTTTT. I would love to see the rest of the band.
Thanks again, P
Post Number: 194
|Posted on Tuesday, January 09, 2007 - 12:36 am: |
It would've been cool if he'd broken down in the middle of that and started reading poetry. Now THAT'S entertainment.
(Message edited by hb3 on January 09, 2007)
Post Number: 101
|Posted on Friday, January 12, 2007 - 4:01 pm: |
Personally, I find solos extremely boring to watch and listen to. The only real purpose they serve is self indulgence on the part of the artist.
Post Number: 234
|Posted on Saturday, January 13, 2007 - 4:38 am: |
Kevin, are you talking primarily bass solos?
I agree when they go on a bit long. I would think that this fella pushed hard but give one some food for thought. I like to see new ideas presented on how a bass can be used.
While I tend to lean toward the Jamerson grove school of bass playing, I am entranced by the percussive attack mode of some of the young guns.
What would have happened to Motown if they had hired this guy back in the 60's?
Post Number: 77
|Posted on Saturday, January 13, 2007 - 6:24 am: |
I don't know what put me off more - his raised eyebrows, incredulous grin, spread hands and slight shrug, seeming to ask the audience "I stopped and it's still going - aren't I brilliant to be able hit a button on a phrase sampler?" or the audience's apparent concurrance. I think he has really fast fingers, really fast feet, a really fast smile, and he bored me really fast. He should sit down and watch that Victor Wooten solo that was linked a while back - now THAT'S how you show off.
Post Number: 198
|Posted on Saturday, January 13, 2007 - 2:24 pm: |
It's true -- put that video and the Wooten video side by side, and most people will take the raised eyebrows and incredulous grin. Believe it!!!!
Post Number: 1114
|Posted on Saturday, January 13, 2007 - 10:31 pm: |
Over the top doesn't begin to cover it, but I got to give him his props.
I love TUNE basses. I missed out on them when they were imported in the 80s, and the latter day Korean examples that Sam Ash sells are the unfortunate result of TUNE losing their marketing in all other parts of the world save for Japan itself. The NTB/TWB basses were brimming with uncommon ideas for their day that have since spread across a lot of other basses. I just love the little pointed headstocks and the reversed keys where you still get a straight pull without the paddle headstock. They are very compact, almost tiny. Ibanez really modeled the SoundGear shape after these. TUNE's no-longer-in-production WoodBass was the first thin, hollowbody, piezo-only bass, stunningly beautiful, a full 20 years ago.
Brilliant little basses, one more example of that 80s Japanes bass explosion that resulted in the BB Yamahas, the Aria SBs, the Ibanez Musicians, and the Daions. Twenty years later, the TRBs and Soundgears and BTBs are much 'safer' instruments, and Aria after the loss of Matsumoku and H. Noble (gone to run his own Atlansia), it's just not the same level of creativity that arrived in that bubble.
Although . . . for those of you who still have a latent Matsumoku lust, the Godlyke axes, built by Bacchus in Japan, are some of the rare Japanese basses available on this side of the pond.
J o e y