buttonModern Folk Quartet
@ Yokohama Thumbs Up (15th Dec. '05)


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 モダン・フォーク・カルテット... と、そのバンドの名前だけで充分に想像できるだろう、かなりゆったりとした、フォークっぽく、ジャズっぽい音のニュアンス。そして、どこかノスタルジックでもありながら、暖かい。そんなイメージをそのまま形にしたのがこのバンド。といっても、その歴史は長く、彼らのデビュー・アルバムが発表されたのは1963年。ほぼ40年前だというから、ぶっ飛ばされる。いわゆる、第一次フォーク・ブームのバンドのひとつだったらしいんだが、そんな彼らが2枚のアルバムを発表して、忘れられていた頃といってもいいだろう、80年代終わりに復活。「ムーンライト・セレナーデ」という、ビッグ・バンド・ジャズの代名詞といってもいいグレン・ミラーの名曲をタイトルにアルバムを発表しているんだが、それからでもすでに10数年。写真からもわかるように、中年の親父も、「ごめんなさい」としかいいようのない、人生の酸いも甘いも噛み分けた大人のミュージシャンたちが集まっているのがこのバンド。売れるとか、売れないとか、音楽産業だとかなんだとか、そんなこと全然関係なく、楽しい音楽をお客さんと一緒にほのぼのと楽しみながら演奏している様が、実は、かっこいい。

 楽器をとっかえ、ひっかえ...冗談を交えたMCを連発しながら、お客さんを飽きさせることなく続くライヴは、1時間半を少し過ぎたぐらいだったんだが、あっという間に終わってしまったような... ギター、ベース、バンジョーから、いろんな楽器が飛び出してくる。音がのびて、漫画の効果音のような音がでるティン・ホイッスル(なんて名前なんだろう?)や、ほのぼのとしてジャズ風味を出すには最適なクラリネットにウクレレ、はたまた、入国するときに別室に連れて行かれて、説明を求められたことがあるのこぎりとか... もの悲しい音がするこれで、「昔ね、こんな歌がねぇ...」と「上を向いて歩こう」なんてメロディが聞こえてきた。なんでも、取調室で実際に曲を演奏したんだとか... というこぼれ話を交えながら、笑い声も何度も聞こえてくるアット・ホームなコンサート。

 ノスタルジックで心地よい「ムーンライト・セレナーデ」も演奏してくれたり、キングストン・トリオなんて、やはり懐かしいフォークの曲も演奏してくれた。時には、ちょっとラテン風味やハワイ風味の曲が奏でられたりと、おじさんたちの華麗なコーラスにうっとりしたりと、アメリカの良心がそのまま形になったようなのが彼らのライヴ。この日はツアー初日で明日から東京で2公演、それから大阪、、そして、金沢と彼らの旅が続く。チャンスがあれば、こういったのんびりと楽しめるライヴに足を運んでもらいたいものだと、思いますよ。



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tour schedule

12/15 Yokohama Thumbs Up
12/17 Akebonobashi Back in Town
12/18 Akebonobashi Back in Town
12/19 Umeda Banana Hall
12/20 Kanazawa Mokkiriya

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" Live at the Ice House, 1978"


"Modern Folk Quartet" (US import / 国内盤)
"Changes"(US import / 国内盤)



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