Shiota Norihide – Bassplayer, Bandleader, Producer

I went to a nice gig at Naru in Ochanomizu last Friday. Bassist Norihide Shiota was starting a three-night stay at Naru with a different liineup each night. Friday was an unusual sextet inlcuding three alto-sax players. Really swinging though and a great Monk cover in the middle of the set.  Shiota-san just came back from 10+ years living in New York so I got to catch up with him soon for a chat. (Video is from a gig in November, couldn’t get any footage from last Friday!)

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Mr. OK Jazz is a 20+ year resident of Japan and spends all his free time wandering the Kanto area looking for jazz cafes, bars, clubs and record stores. For two years he hosted the OK Jazz radio show on InterFM Radio, currently the OK Jazz podcast. You can reach him at *protected email*