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2018.01.04

Ryu Miho's "Woman in Jazz" 5th Minton House (JR Ishikawacho Station)

Ryu: The moment I opened the door, the ones that came into my eyes were records lined up in a rack. How many pieces are there?

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Oidon: There are about 3500 pieces now. The 1975 opening began at over 200, but it was easy to get records freely at that time, and there are not so many things like it is now, I think it will be a CD in the 90's But I think there were about 3500 pieces at that stage.

Ryu: Aren't you buying records after being selected?

Oidon: It's almost like it, but there is something like a staple that you have to put in place while doing Jazz. There was also a sort of arrangement like that, and those who have made up the previous album at that time were like Blue Notes, Standard, Prestige, Riverside, and so on, so it's hip-hop like There was nothing at that time, so in 75 years an album that almost crossed over came out and I started to align ECM system (ECM record). It takes a lot of time, effort and money to buy standard items, but we have also collected fusion groups like Chick Corea, Keith Jarrett, Herbie Hancock, and so on. At that time, the people who came to the shops were teenagers and twenties of the fusion generation, so there are many Jazz shops in Yokohama, and young people like to go to the Jazz shops In a good time when people get together without having to do anything commercialdid.

Ryu: How did the customers gather and what happened in the store?

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Oidon: At that time, if I put a white bill of Suntory on the table and put ice and water on it, I felt that four or five people would fill the table and fill their seats. At that time it was easy to make. If you put a bottle, you will have a seat.
It was like that in the 75 years that I could wait, even if I thought that people would be busy and ice cubes were not placed on the table.

Ryu: It's been recently that one by one has been ordered.

Oidon: That's right.

Ryu: I think that it is less likely to be able to come as a group of 4 or 5 people in the Jazz Cafe like in the times of the time, and that less people talk about Jazz in the group. But what kind of stories have you been talking about often?

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Oidon: At that time, I used to put a bottle and chattered, but when the talk was extremely exciting, I wrote a note saying 'I'm too shabby'. So I'm talking to some extent, but I'm asking you to refrain from talking loud for personal useIt was a form.
At that time, young people at that time went to Fusion as well if they had a hot topic artist in Japan, and I think that sharing of information from Swing Journal and monthly magazines has happened. Nowadays, there are a lot of people seeking the whole atmosphere and the sound as part of it.

Ryu: The records and speakers that I couldn't hear, and the ones that I couldn't see at home anymore, still there are a lot of people asking for sound and atmosphere.

Oidon: That's right. After that, people in their late twenties and early twenties are getting older, and there are people in their 50s and 70s. Young people are also welcome.

Ryu: Oiden looks very young, but it means that your growth is also being seen.

Oidon: I started this shop when I was 27 years old, when I was thinking that I could do nothing else and do what I want to do I was in the editorial department of the monthly Jazz, so I thought about it and started Jazz. It didn't have to be Jazz, but it could have been rock, but there are a lot of albums that capture the moment of the moment. If so, just aligning the records would be difficult. In the 50's and 60's in the Jazz, I thought that it would be somehow inconvenient if the part called "now" and the part "past" were put together.

Ryu: Well, I knew why I chose Jazz. Why is it also called 'oidon'?

Oi-don: It's a poor talker, and if you just say it's a good characterIt was good. Face up and take orders, so it's a business that holds true when you return. I can speak now. I was not able to speak if I entered the counter.
I didn't like being called a master when I came to be called Oidon. At that time there was a manga called "Men Iodon" by Reiji Matsumoto and it was small and covered with something like a tulip hat to hide her face, and there was a daughter of a nearby ramen shop, who attached it when she was in elementary school. But
The character called Oi-don is a character that likes ramen rice and lives in a quarter tatami, so I went to eat ramen rice correctly, so it became delicious.

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Ryu: You are also called by everyone.
I hear a lot of voices that there are many who are healed by the master, and I really meet them so I feel relieved and laugh as they are. I still have the image that the jazz cafe has to keep quiet, I feel relieved that this is only kind.

Oidon: That was good. I think it's amazing if there is someone who speaks in their own words in one album, but I don't know if there is a technique or not, but I think the piano or something is great, but with ordinary people It is not changing.
Well, I just listen to it every day.

Ryu: That's the biggest, isn't it? How is it chosen?

Oidon: Don't think too much, if there is a piano solo, put a piano trio, tenor, put a trumpet, and make a little bit of an instrumentIt is all about choosing in such a way while shifting.

Ryu: I see. It is because the atmosphere of the shop is broken because it changes suddenly.

Oi-don: But there are also things that lose change, but I also feel that some things will gain new things.

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Ryu: This theme called Woman in Jazz. Do you want to introduce you to a single woman, who can come alone?

Oidodon: The door is closed because it is cold now, but when the door is open, everyone is looking at the shop. The door here is very heavy. With the courage to enter, I think it will take time until you open a heavy door and feel comfortable. I can feel safe once I get in, but I think I have the courage to go there. So if you open the door a little, you will see your eyes, but if you enter it you will feel the comfort as the sound will protect. I would like to tell you that this is not a light store.

Ryu: That's what I intended.

Oidon: I think nowadays the place you can't see from outside is very important. The square and glass-clad shop has a private part that you can see from inside but you don't want to see it, so this invisible seat, table seat is a memorial to the person in their teens and 20sI think it was an important time to take, so I think that it is an important part whether it is parting or not, so I'm going to leave it.

Ryu: If you become an adult, you may feel different if you sit in the same seat again, but you will also have many memories.

Oidodon: Well, in fact, the private space is a brick, but it is a mess with books, but it hasn't changed for 75 years. I cut a veneer version from one sheet to make a chair, but it has not changed yet. I do my best to make my mind and cut the gravure of Swing Journal on the day before the store opening and draw it with charcoal. Nothing has changed since the opening of the store.

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Ryu: That's right! cool. It's a shop that doesn't change, and it feels like it's a time slip, and it's a shop that has carved its history. That's excellent.

Ryu: What's your favorite shop?

Oidon: Johnny Walker's Double Black and Four Roses and IW Harper are now cheaper to keep bottles.

Ryu: Also at this time, are there any recommended drinks that fit the Jazz?

Oidon: It's cold, so it's a hot wine. I only make it with power.
It's a cafeThe chai comes out and pours it with a mug. It is more popular to use chai as it is made sweet by putting cinnamon on the leaves and boiling it with milk to make it full.

Ryu: What does this store have for Oiden?

Oidon: You may come here, for example, once a year or once a week.
I am here every day. If I was not comfortable I would run away first. So here is a cozy place for me. That is what only me protects. I wonder if the customer is not the first but I am the first. It will not last if it is not.

Ryu: That's right. What is Oidon's Jazz

Oidon: What is all life?

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Ryu: Finally, please give a message to the female reader.

Oidon: Women act by themselves including where they want to go, men can not do anything, but women are voluntarily moving around with their vitality and it is enviable from the perspective of men I think. Behavioral patterns that say there is almost nothing to protect. It is a feeling that I want you to blow it out freely. Even if I say that I want it, it is a balloon. It is best to do what you want to do now, so it took me some time to find itThe moment I sat here is a good thing, so I only have to leave from there, so I think it's a happy thing to be alive, to be late, not early, and to be alive now. Happiness is here now.
Now is the happiest. Happiness is neither in the past nor in the future. Please do your best playing jazz and jazz vocals

Ryu: Thank you! I was also encouraged.

How was it. The 5th "Woman in Jazz"
This time, I visited the long-established jazz bar Minton House, which is quietly located in the narrow path of Yamashita-cho, near Yokohama Chinatown. If you open a heavy door, you will be healed by the sound and atmosphere while time slips. And if you talk about it, you may be more relaxed.

Related URL:http://jazz-kissa.jp/yokohama-mintonhouse-photo-collection
  • Area
    Yokohama City (excluding the bay area)