Here's a new series of monthly digital releases under the name "Delicatessen LAB", brought by Nakatsuka Takeshi.
The first is of Ishikawa Shūnosuke, a sax and flute player who is a regular member of Nakatsuka's live band and who also recently played on stage for Nomiya Maki's 30th anniversary concert. This digital EP contains two groovy and funky tracks I'd recommend to fans of Wack Wack Rhythm Band. This is out now on iTunes Japan.
"Shū" can be caught live with his band Uit Nederland for a lunch concert at Ove Cafe (Omotesando) on May 13, with his Shunosuke Ishikawa Quartet at Shimokitazawa Seed Ship on June 6, and also as part of Nakatsuka Takeshi's band at Shibuya JZ Brat on May 26 (also playing are Kaji Hideki and jazz singer akiko).
Shūnosuke Ishikawa "shumusic EP" (Download)
石川周之介 「shumusic EP」
2. Tokyo Blue Note
Live performance of "Tokyo Blue Note" with Uit Nederland