Today , I went to Mobius Yotsuya for jam session. One of the host members Kazui invited me . I have met him only once but he was very impressive because of his cool bass playing. I realized soon that he loves Marcus Miller from his phrase. ; )
He is Kenji “Jino” Hino’s disciple . I was really looking forward to seeing Jino, too.（He is also the host member.）
It’s been about 1 year since I took his lesson in Ikebukuro . I’m a big fan of his fantastic groove.
When I arrived there , it was already full of people and the session was a blast!!
Today I had a rehearsal with Gt&Vo Shoka Okubo / Dr Makotomo Sonohara / Gt&Vo Chihana.
It’s been a long time to see Shoka and Makotomo!!! I really missed them, so I was going bananas. Shaka Okubo Blues Project (Shoka+Makotomo+Juna)will have a concert featuring Chihana at Ginza Hakuhinkann for Yuya Uchida New Year World Rock Festival .
We’ll perform three songs together . I need to consider which costume I will wear because my body size probably changed…I’m “growing up”…. ; (
After the rehearsal, I was a session host with a guitar player Naoto Saito and a drummer Yuto Sasaoka at Okachimahi Jam Session .
Many musicians came there , thanks a million !
I played the drums only a song,too….. lol
It was terrible… I realized that I don’t have a sense of drumming….lol
These days I was usually alone. I kind of like it but today I really enjoyed being with people and laughing well.
I feel happy that I can work as a musician even though I hadn’t been in Japan for several months .
tomato/ orange / smoothie (protein+soy milk + a bit of milk + amazake+ acai)
chicken stake don
Today I had Jeff Beck cover gig vol.2 at Akasaka Crawfish!
The member is the same with the last time.
Gt. Isamu Houda
Key . Harunobu Okubo
Ba. Juna Serita
They are Japanese rock legends . I ‘m so happy to perform with them again.
Today’s my setting.
・Fender jazz bass
Simple is best I think…..
We performed around 12 songs. I do love Tal Wilkenfeld , so I listened to her sound again and again. After all her groove is superb. She is my idol.
There were many difficult sounds…. it would be my training…lol
Above all, I’m pleased that I could play the bass with other musicians for the first time in a while.
I was always writing 「Hey guys! I’m a bass guitar player Juna Serita!!」, but to be honest, I was afraid whether I can call myself “bassist ” because I didn’t play the bass guitar at all in the term of studies abroad .
Finally I’ve restarted my career as a bass guitar player : D Hey guys! I’m a bass guitar player Juna Serita!!
A great guitar player called “Japanese Jeff Beck” was coming there as a audience…….His name is Hiroyuki Otsuki
banana/ orange / smoothie (whey protein＋soy milk + a bit of milk )
natto+egg/curry / tomato / cabbage soup / stir fried pork and vegetables (eggplant / red bell peppers /shiitake mushroom )
dinner(inShimokitazawa Kurosawa Shokudo)
Deep fried chicken set /
Today I went to see my friend’s gig(guitar player Hideaki Yamakado & bass player Ogan chan) at Simokitazawa Garden.
When I got there ,the band that I don’t know was performing.
Seemed like it is it is very noisy . I expected my ears would be injured , so I was about to get out and wait at the entrance until head liner performance(my friend’s band).
But the drums sounds caught my hart , and also his physical performance caught my eyes perfectly .
The member is guitar & vocal / guitar & vocal / drums . Trio band. There is no bass guitar player. Although ,one of guitar players were slapping almost all songs. I was wondering why he didn’t choose to play bass guitar instead of guitar. Little by little I realized. The sounds they want to express need two guitar without question.
They are badass….! I wanted to them earlier.
This is their youtube video , but I’m pretty sure you never know their all attraction through only video. I recommend to see their performance in real life.
Overtime, my friend’s band M.O.E started their performance.
In my opinion, the guitar player Hide is good at rock/ metal/ and so on .. and the bass guitar player Oganchan ‘s cup of tea is blues rock.
However the band performed exact Fusion !! Sounds toooooo difficult !! lol Get outta here….. They are superb.
They had 60 minutes for performance but they played only 6songs since each songs are almost 10minutes…lol
I’m pleased that I could hear their solo section much. Most songs were instrumental music but the bass player Oganchan sang only one song as a bass & vocalist. It was the best for me!! It beats me that when I hear blues music I feel so good. I didn’t mean it but perhaps my heart is full of blues music after all because of Shoka Okubo…lol
I brought my ESP bass guitar in the Philippines . Of course it is not bad, but never beat this. I’m keen to sleep with it tonight….. Perhaps everyone doesn’t know how much I was missing it!!
Although I didn’t have enough time to play it today.
I thought I took vacation until 17th since I wanted to focus on preparation for my gig, but seems like I did not do it and my English lesson in Japan restarted today.
I’m attending group class ,but fortunately the student was only me. lol
The teacher is same with before. He was interested in my experience in the Philippines.
Surely I have many stories to tell him , so we had a livery conversation.
Teacher「Is there any difference between Japan and foreign countries?」
Juna「Uhh maybe there are many differences …. but the things I was really surprised is most foreigners think Japanese women are bitch . The reason is that they thought so from Japanese adult videos . Of course I told them “No” because it is just business. The process is depends on the person. : ( 」
Teacher 「Ahh, I think not bitch. Some people think just “EASY”.」
Juna「Oh.. I see. 」
I don’t wanna be easy…. lol
We had talked for an hour without pause.
To be honest, I was always nervous when talk to him before because I couldn’t understand what he said sometimes and also I couldn’t express what I want to say . However today, I almost understood what he said . And even if I couldn’t understand, I can ask him in English and he will explain in other word.
And the reason I picked up the conversation topic on the blog in spite of the fact that we also had other topics is that I don’t mean to like dirty topic, but I was just happy that now I can debate like this private topic in English. : D hehe
He was very surprised at my improvement .
After the class, the stuff recommended that I transfer two levels higher class.