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 Posted:   Jan 21, 2021 - 9:35 AM   
 By:   davefg   (Member)

Sending him my best: https://www.theguardian.com/music/2021/jan/21/composer-ryuichi-sakamoto-diagnosed-with-bowel-cancer

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 21, 2021 - 9:43 AM   
 By:   Peter Greenhill   (Member)

Very sorry to hear this. I send him my best wishes for a speedy recovery.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 21, 2021 - 10:24 AM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

Sending positive vibes.

His Jobim tribute album with the Morelenbaums is a real favorite.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 21, 2021 - 10:26 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Oh, shucks. He has previously batted cancer (in his throat, I believe?), and now here's another bout. Hoping for the best!

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 21, 2021 - 11:15 AM   
 By:   Leo Nicols   (Member)

Wishing you a speedy recovery Maestro....my thoughts are with you.

Leo.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 21, 2021 - 11:50 AM   
 By:   Tall Guy   (Member)

Absolutely all the very best to him in this awful situation. I was a big fan of him as a musician anyway and my admiration increased after seeing a documentary on NHK about his part in rescuing and restoring a piano that was damaged in the earthquake a decade ago as a spiritual reminder.

 
 Posted:   Jan 21, 2021 - 11:56 AM   
 By:   steffromuk   (Member)

It's the second time he's battling cancer. I really hope he wins this battle again.

 
 Posted:   Jan 21, 2021 - 5:29 PM   
 By:   ZapBrannigan   (Member)

I saw WILD PALMS in first run on ABC; ran out and bought the CD. And I still play "Harry to Hospital" on a semi-regular basis.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 22, 2021 - 4:58 AM   
 By:   William R.   (Member)

Not an expert on his non-film work, but am very fond of his scores for THE LAST EMPEROR, WILD PALMS, THE SHELTERING SKY, and FEMME FATALE. I remember THE REVENANT being very effective in the film as well. This is awful news and I hope he recovers.

 
 Posted:   Jan 22, 2021 - 4:04 PM   
 By:   drivingmissdaisy   (Member)

Very sad to read this, huge fan of his music.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 24, 2021 - 1:55 PM   
 By:   ghost of 82   (Member)

How sad. The Wings of Honnêamise, Wild Palms... Wonderful music. I hope things go well. This year is devestating enough without news like this.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 24, 2021 - 2:29 PM   
 By:   jkannry   (Member)

I saw WILD PALMS in first run on ABC; ran out and bought the CD. And I still play "Harry to Hospital" on a semi-regular basis.

Same. Saw on first run on ABC. Ran out and bought the CD right around then. I loved the opening title. I’ll have to check out Harry to hospital again.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 25, 2021 - 1:48 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Absolutely all the very best to him in this awful situation. I was a big fan of him as a musician anyway and my admiration increased after seeing a documentary on NHK about his part in rescuing and restoring a piano that was damaged in the earthquake a decade ago as a spiritual reminder.

Yes, RUYICHI SAKAMOTO: CODA from a couple of years ago is a brilliant documentary, and - like you - it re-ignited my interest in his work.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 25, 2021 - 3:50 PM   
 By:   Octoberman   (Member)

No one should have to endure such a hardship even once, never mind twice.
I hope he turns out okay--he is SUCH a cool guy.

Not too long ago I read an interview where he talked about his dream of re-scoring all the Yasujiro Ozu films, possibly in collaboration with Takemitsu.
Too late, of course, for that collaboration, but can you imagine how amazing that would have been?*
I hope it's something Sakamoto still pursues if he can, even if it's just solo--even if it's just "Tokyo Story".

(*Not that there's at all anything wrong with Ozu's original films' scores.)

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 25, 2021 - 4:14 PM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

Anyone have the Jobim album I mentioned?

It was recorded at Jobim's place with Sakamoto on piano.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 26, 2021 - 6:26 AM   
 By:   Peter Greenhill   (Member)

Anyone have the Jobim album I mentioned?

It was recorded at Jobim's place with Sakamoto on piano.

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I have a CD quality download and it is a lovely album.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 27, 2021 - 11:53 AM   
 By:   couvee   (Member)

Anyone have the Jobim album I mentioned?

It was recorded at Jobim's place with Sakamoto on piano.


After you mentioned it (an album that I never heard of, and I have quite a lot of Sakamoto-albums), I traced down a copy on eBay from Japan and ordered it immediately. It sounds very intriguing and without hearing a single note I decided I needed it. Thanks for bringing it to my attention. The friendly seller shipped it out the very same day I ordered it. I can't wait to hear this, I love both Sakamoto and Jobim.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 27, 2021 - 12:05 PM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

Anyone have the Jobim album I mentioned?

It was recorded at Jobim's place with Sakamoto on piano.


After you mentioned it (an album that I never heard of, and I have quite a lot of Sakamoto-albums), I traced down a copy on eBay from Japan and ordered it immediately. It sounds very intriguing and without hearing a single note I decided I needed it. Thanks for bringing it to my attention. The friendly seller shipped it out the very same day I ordered it. I can't wait to hear this, I love both Sakamoto and Jobim.


It is beautiful. Recorded in Jobim's house, on Jobim's piano. While there are a few familiar favorites, the group plays some rarities, including IIRC some things that had not been commercially released prior.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 28, 2021 - 11:17 AM   
 By:   couvee   (Member)

Just received the album today in the mailbox, that was quick from Japan! I really love it, right down my alley (as I expected). I recognised some songs that Astrud Gilberto had done, mostly in English though. Nice to hear the Portugese lyrics, overall a very pleasant listen. Thanks so much for the tip!

 
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