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Noge morning, coffee and Bill Evans

Jazzz Café CHIGUSA 
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Jazz soaking in tonight
File.4 Bill Evans "Waltz for Debby"
(Akiko Shinmura / Jazz Cafe Chigusa)

Chigusa's cafe business is from 12:00 noon. Preparations for opening a store can be made even in the last minute of the afternoon, but sometimes we want to occupy the store and sometimes go early in the morning.
It's getting colder recently, so the morning morning smells like winter. The downtown area is cool and quiet like the heat of last night's lie, and there are few people passing by. I watched an empty bottle of sake waiting for collection in the street and a mountain of washrooms, and said, "I was also a well-behaved drunk last night," while having coffee alone in Siphon, come down alone. It's nice to have coffee in the glass funnel and make a rattling noise, so I'm not recording yet. When the siphon calms down and the coffee smells in the store, turn on the audio.
* Oversized speaker sitting inside the Chigusa store

The first thing to play is that the piano is the leading record. Mamoru Yoshida "Oyaji" liked the piano. Especially Bill Evans' "Waltz for Debby".
The presence of Chigusa's oversized speakers is designed to make the piano trio sound well. The emotional and delicate piano tones, especially the high notes, make the tweeter upbeat. I believe I'm in good shape today as well and put a squeeze on a 50-year-old speaker saying, "Yes, it sounds good! When I listen to this song, I sometimes remember.

In the early 2000s, when I was a student, the number of jazz cafes was already low, and there was no “60s, 70s momentum” heard by people. Still stubbornAnd, in the store like a hole, the store that listens to jazz in a loud volume remained in Potsupotsu. I don't know the age of the jazz cafe's heyday, but I think that the cool atmosphere ignoring the commerciality is "cool!" I went to a cafe. At first, I don't understand the rules well, and there is no request for songs. If you open the door so often, it's a dream if you think from now on.

The first request success was JAZZ @ GROOVE which was located at Dogenzaka in Shibuya. It was an Altech speaker, and it was a store that I could hear at a loud volume. The record is Bill Evans' Waltz for Debby. It is the recording when Bill Evans First Trio performed live in Village Vanguard of NY in 1961.
By the way, Evans participates in Miles Davis's Kind of Blue (1959 release). It is the best-selling album in jazz history, and it is a legendary album that established a new performance technique called mode jazz. "Waltz for Debby" is an album that I tried to record in my first trio two years later, and as a masterpiece that remains in jazz history, I won the top 100 in Swing Journal's top 100.

Well, what is it like listening to such a masterpiece at a high volume? Although I requested it in hopes, I was baptized with an intense sound throughout my body, and I was a little confused. The whole album of the high-pitched melody and cold impression, even the sound with a sense of tension, the air inside the storeLet's make it tight. I have no choice but to pretend that I have learned around and listen to the wrinkles in my chin.
However, the second album "Waltz for Deby", which also became the album title, slightly relieved the wrinkles of the brow. This song, created to celebrate the 3rd birthday of nephew Debby, is a beautiful and beautiful sound with a watery particle like splashing water. I imagined a scene where an adorable three-year-old girl dances innocently with the uncle's waltz, and made my mind a little lighter.
It was only 3 songs on one side and about 20 minutes for the time, but the first request and the tension by the cold melody of the loud piano, and a little relaxation ... I felt very long.

I never went to a jazz cafe any time soon, and JAZZ @ GROOVE also closed. I was chased by the busy days and got used to the cafe where good coffee came out soon and I could not afford to enjoy the sound in the jazz cafe. However, life is an interesting thing, so I arrive at Noge to be swept away and work as a Chigashi staff. I had never dreamed of coming to the day when I entered the counter of a long-established jazz cafe.

* Evans autographed portrait portrait

A little earlier than usual, I come to Chigusa and listen to "Waltz for Debby". It seems that the music that used to be cold seems to have a warm feeling that inspires the sound equipment of the now-earned producer. However, I do not go to trauma, but I feel a little nervous when I hear the beginning. It wasn't as long as I was stretching and going to a jazz cafe.

Noge's morning passes slowly, remembering all these things. It's about time to open a store, a regular will come.

  • Place
    Jazzz Café CHIGUSA

    Founded in 1933. One of the oldest jazz cafes in Japan. Since its founding, Mamoru Yoshida, who was the founder, has been making "a store to listen to sounds" and is deeply involved not only as a jazz cafe owner but also as a planner and guardian in Yokohama's music scene, whose life is last Continued to be with jazz until. It is currently operated as a general foundation.

    • Shop / Place name
      Jazz Cafe Chigusa
    • Address
      2-94 Nogecho Naka-ku Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture
    • TEL
    • Business Hour
      【Tue-Sat】 12: 00〜22: 00 【Sun ・ Mon】 12: 00〜18: 00
    • Service
    • Total number of seats
      20 seats