Otomo Yoshihide's New Jazz Orchestra

Also known as ONJO, ONJO (Otomo Yoshihide's New Jazz Orchestra)
Members of Otomo Yoshihide's New Jazz Orchestra: Alfred Harth, Axel Dörner, Cor Fuhler, Hiroaki Mizutani, Kumiko Takara, Mats Gustafsson, Otomo Yoshihide, Sachiko M, Taisei Aoki, Tsugami Kenta, Yasuhiro Yoshigaki
This performer (group) in the Internet: http://www.japanimprov.com/yotomo/newjazzquintet/index.html

Discography of Otomo Yoshihide's New Jazz Orchestra:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 ONJO 7 Audio 2005 Doubtmusic
2 Out To Lunch 5 Audio 2005-12-00 Doubtmusic
3 Live Vol. 1 Series Circuit 10 Audio 2007-07-15 Doubtmusic
4 Live Vol. 2 Parallel Circuit 9 Audio 2007-08-19 Doubtmusic

Since 2005, [b]Otomo Yoshihide's New Jazz Orchestra[/b] is one of Otomo's main projects, in which he explores the field of jazz, live improv, post-onkyo, electroacoustic music. The Orchestra acts as a successor for both New Jazz Quintet (ONJQ) and New Jazz Ensemble (ONJE), and has an ever-changing line-up of approximately 10-12 musicians.

In 2005 New Jazz Orchestra released two albums: [i]ONJO[/i] with vocals by [a=Kahimi Karie] and [a=Mariko Hamada], and [i]Out To Lunch[/i], covering [a=Eric Dolphy]'s eponymous album [m=64167] in its entirety.

ONJO gave many live performances in 2006-2007 in Japan, Germany, Switzerland, France, Italy. Some of those concerts are documented on two sequential double-albums [i]Live Vol. 1 Series Circuit[/i] and [i]Live Vol. 2 Parallel Circuit[/i] – particularly shows in Berlin, Tokyo and Nagoya, where Orchestra played in very extended line-up of 30+ artists.

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