ソロアルバムの新しいレヴューがアコースティックサイトminor 7thから届きました。
きれいな文章でまとめてもらいありがたいです。書いてくれたのは作家のCeline Keatingさん。さすがに物書きだけあるなと思わせる書き方です。彼女はニューヨーク在住で、先日のRubin Museumでのライブにも来てくれました。英語ですが、下に掲載します。

"While one shouldn't judge a book -- or a CD -- by its cover, it's hard not to be a bit awed by the appearance of Hiroya Tsukamoto's first solo offering. Gorgeous, spare, sublime -- these adjectives also apply to the music of "Solo," a work of atmospheric beauty that reveals different aspects upon each listen. These are meditative, reflective pieces with highly evocative titles like "Tears," "Waiting for April," "Longing," and "From Coast to Coast" that spin seductive images in the mind while inducing tranquility. Tsukamoto says in his album notes that he began experimenting with DADGAD tuning one day and within a few weeks completed the 10 songs in this collection. Indeed, these pieces relate organically to each other in an extended meditation, opening with the chiming tones of "Icy Day." Such electrifying harmonics are a distinctive feature of Tsukamoto's compositions, which display world, fusion, and progressive jazz leanings and are characterized by slow to medium tempos, lyrical melodies, and hypnotically rhythmic arpeggios. Tsukamoto, originally from Kyoto, Japan, came to the United States on a scholarship to Berklee College of Music and has released three previous albums with his band Interoceanico. His sensibilities are genteel and restrained, and his compositions involve much repetition and pattern making, yet within those constraints there is such intricate variety that the listener remains thoroughly absorbed. In just one example, "Soledad" includes a light rapid arpeggio pattern with an ethereal melody, followed by numerous variations, a fiery progression of jazzy chords, and a return to the arpeggio that opened the piece. "Salvador," too, is a labyrinth of variations unfolding one out of the next. Throughout, Tsukamoto plays with fluid mastery, pristine tone, and great warmth. "

今から南部メンフィスへ向かいます。金曜24日はDitty TVにてスタジオライブに出演します。ライブストリーミングで見れるようですが、現地時間の午後1時=日本では夜中、になりますのでちょっと時間的にはきびしいと思いますが。南部のフォークの雰囲気を味わってきたいです。