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5th album "Parade" & 6th album "Quietude"

4th, April, 2010 release !!



mama!milk Quintet

Yuko Ikoma, accordion
Kosuke Shimizu, contrabass
Yuichi Inobori, flute,trombone
Takeo Toyama, piano
Tsutom Kurihara, drums

Sat 31 October @ Mengyo-Kaikan ( 綿業会館 ) , Osaka, Japan

mama!milk @ Honen-in temple, Kyoto 2005

"ときのあとさき" mama!milk concert at Honen-in temple, Kyoto, Japan.
29 August 2009

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Latest album
mama!milk 'Fragrance of Notes'

Gilles Peterson's Worldwide Awards 2009
"Jazz Album of the Year 2009 "

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Sound that stops the moment and makes you wonder

mama!milk is by accordion player Yuko Ikoma and ContrabassKosuke Shimizu, they're based in the old city Kyoto and has beendoing a live at art museums, theater, cafe and even at a temple.
Their music are like a flame at the fireplace, burning quietly but not silently and burn the heart of people who listen to it. It's been a while since I have been facinated by their music.

Their new album Fragrance of Notes was released this summer after five years, the album is made with artists Tsutomu Kurihara (drums), Takeo Tohyama (piano) and also Gak Sato (Theremin) who worked at Right Tempo for more than 10years, and a lso Yuichi Inobori (flute/trombone) as guest players.
The 14tracks or should I say 14piece of poems are like a picture scroll which will bring back some old and sweet memories. It reminded me a film the romantic three piece made by movie director Seijun Suzuki, this album is a masterpiece.

The sexy and beautiful sound of accordion will cross by to the cool contrabass as if it is trying to seduce and other instruments were smiling to hear that eroticism in that sound and fit in as well.Inner ecstasy comes out from that crossing and continues to stay regardless of time.

This album will become a sound track for me as we toward to autumn.

text by Toshio MATSUURA ( web magazine OPENERS )


kosuke shimizu (db), yuko ikoma (acc)
photo by Toru Imanishi

Official my space page, mama!milk, yuko ikoma

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mama!milk 'Fragrance of Notes' ensemble
takeo toyama (pf), kosuke shimizu (db), tsutom kurihara (ds), yuichi inobori (fl, tr), yuko ikoma (acc)
photo by syasinger-z @ Hara Museum of Contemporary Art

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Fragrance for "Fragrance of Notes"
"Fragrance of Notes" premium kit by graf salon × Les coeure nue × mama!milk

Last Update
14. July 2009

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