Tremolo of Joy

by Kato Hideki

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"Tremolo of Joy" is the vocal cry of Native Americans prior to a hunt or fight. This evocative term inspired me to write music that was based on magical realism: myths of love, life and death. My intention was not to adapt the stories but to reflect them. I wrote and recorded seven tunes with their variations that folded back into the main tunes. It took several years for me to complete and release this album, and by the end, the music started to sound like an ever-unfolding dream. As Marcel Proust said, "If a little dreaming is dangerous, the cure is not to dream less but to dream more, to dream all the time." Enjoy!


released December 22, 2014

Kato Hideki, acoustic bass
Charlie Burnham, violin
Briggan Krauss, alto saxophone
Ed Tomney, analogue synthesizer & room tone
Grant Calvin Weston, drums & trumpet (on track 5)

Recorded by Grey Gersten at Location One, NYC in 2007
Produced, mixed and mastered by Kato Hideki

Album Cover: Kevin Bud Jones
Image: Lisa Beck, "Untitled (into my head rose)"

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Kato Hideki Brooklyn, New York

Kato Hideki is a musician, composer & producer, who lives in Brooklyn, NYC. His music is available on Tzadik, Virgin UK, Extreme, Doubt Music, Disc Callithump & Presqu'ile Records. He co-produced Karen Mantler's "BUSINESS IS BAD" (ECM); music for the Bessie Award-winning "THEM" with Chris Cochrane (Tzadik); and Collapsible Shoulder's "EVERYWHERE". ... more

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