For the evening set Achim played “Ballad II” from Kikuchi’s 2012 album “Sunrise” on ECM Records. Thom Jurek of Allmusic.com writes of Kikuchi’s playing on the album: “[He] showcases an approach to the form that is mysterious, intuitive, and purposely unsystematic. Key changes and slight tempo variations occur suddenly, and then vanish as if their appeal has been exhausted, only to return at a later time — or not. Kikuchi‘s touch reveals no hesitation in his ideas. His harmonic statements are instinctive, canny, sometimes spare, sometimes subtly dissonant, but always compelling; they never force their way.”
KTRU's 26th annual Outdoor Show is just around the corner, on April 22, check it out:
Steve Cox's Beard (KTRU Battle of the Bands winner)
David Morgan & Charles Moon (MC/DJ)
For more details, click here! We hope to see you there as we celebrate our 50th anniversary!