Revelation Film Festival 2014

2019  Films

Nao Takeuchi / Ballads

Australian Premiere

In more than 40 years of my life as a musician, I was fortunate enough to encounter many excellent musicians. Luckily, I could have a lot of experience of playing in various performance styles from straight ahead jazz to free-style improvisation. 

My long-term dream is to release a ballad album. In creation of the album it was my great pleasure that I could perform with the most supreme musicians and I could go back to the basics of performance to play melodies like singing on saxophone. 

I would like to dedicate this album to John Coltrane and Elvin Jones. It is John Coltrane who made me resolve to live as a saxophonist and is still alive in my mind even though 50 years passed after his death. Elvin Jones showed me the way to live my life as a musician. I want to extend my sincere thanks to both.

Screens with Carmine Street Guitars.


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  • Director:Kazuhito Takazawa
  • Year:2018
  • Country:Japan
  • Duration:8mins
  • Rated:Unclassified 15

Session Times

  • Sat 6th, 2.20pm, Luna Leederville Sun 7th, 2pm, SX Wed 10th, 4.30pm, Luna Leederville, Sun 14th, 3.15pm, Luna Leederville

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