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Spooky Hotel
I Don't Believe It Sounds So Bad
Date:05, Mar, 2020
Investigated and Written by Misaka Youhei
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Spooky Hotel
Released on Sep. 6, 2013

VILLAGE MUSIC

01. The Adventure of Uncle Senri
02. Love Strictly
03. Lexington Avenue 3AM
04. Swab Family
05. Spooky Smile
06. April 25th Hotel
07. House Keeping
08. Intellectual Lover
09. Room Hydrangea
10. Dear My Old Love
11. Sweet Home Hotel

[DVD]
1. Spooky Hotel Recording
2. Sweet Home Hotel@Tomi Jazz

Hello. Today I'm mentioning about "Spooky Hotel," it is Oe Senri's second jazz album released in 2013 September. Do you remember 2013 September? It was very hot. I remember Osaka recorded over 30℃ although it was already fall.

What? You don't know what Oe senri is? First, I am explaining who he is. He is a Japanese male jazz pianist who originally debuted as a popular singer-songwriter in 1983 Japan. And they say he produced several hit songs. He made his debut before I was born, and I don't know how famous he was actually. Japanese TV programs have hardly shown us his singing somehow.

The 20th century finished and the 21st came. Oe had been troubled about his career. He had originally longed to be a jazz pianist, they say. But he was a pop singer.

"What should he do?" That question was the trouble. He was at the crossroads of his life in 00's. And finally in 2007, he decided to get out from the pop music field and get into the jazz world. In 2008, he moved to the US for studying jazz. He was born in 1960 September 6, and was 48 years old in 2008. He learned hard with the mates far younger than him.

Through the studying times, he became a jazz pianist. In 2012 September 6 (his birthday), his first jazz album was out. And the same day of the next year, "Spooky Hotel" appeared.

2012 to 2019, he released several jazz albums. Why did I pick up "Spooky Hotel" among them? In fact, it sold worst among his jazz albums, as ranked at the 117th of Oricon Weekly Chart. But I don't believe it sounds so bad at all. So picked it up.


Oe Senri at Sony Music Official Site




 

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