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LIVE CONCERTS Compiled by Maki Nibayashi and Stuart Braun     Friday 30

Glen Miller Orchestra


The original swingmaster Glen Miller’s big band defined the genre in the ’40s.
Yokohama Minato Mirai Hall, 11/30, 6:30pm, ¥6000(S), ¥5000(A). Tel: 045-453-5080. Yokosuka Fine Arts Theater, 12/2, 2pm, ¥4000(A), ¥3000(B). Tel: 0468-28-1602. Orchard Hall, 12/4 & 16, 2pm, Suntory Hall, 12/9, 2pm. Tokyo Fine Arts Theater, 12/15, 2pm. ¥6000(S), ¥5000(A). Info: Ito Music Promotions 5466-9999
 
Ian Brown

Ex-Stone Roses front man is resurrected.
Club Quattro, 11/30-12/1, 7pm, ¥6000. Liquid Room, 12/3-4, 7pm, ¥6000. Info: Smash 3444-6751
 
Electraglide 2001

With Fatboy Slim, Aphex Twin, Darren Emerson, Laurent Garnier, Mouse on Mars, Howie B, Plaid, Buffalo Daughter, Richard Marshall.
Makuhari Messe International Hall 1-3, 9pm, ¥7500. Info: Beatink 5722-5999
 
Herbert

English techno deconstructionist.
Liquid Room, 9pm, ¥3800(adv), ¥4300(door). Tel: 3200-6831
 
Take 6
Six-man chorus ensemble.
Blue Note, 11/30-12/1, 7 & 9:30pm, ¥10,000. Tel: 5485-0088
 
Eric Alexander Quartet
With special guests Ryan Kisor on trumpet, Harold Mabern on piano, Nat Reeves on bass and Joe Farnsworth on drums. This Illinois-bred tenor saxophonist is here for two nights to wow all.
B-Flat Akasaka, 11/30 7pm, ¥8000(adv), ¥8500(door). Tel: 5563-2563
 

Saturday 1



Act Against AIDS 2001
Top Japanese bands and actors get together for this annual charity concert. With Pani Crew, Pornograffiti, Colo, Heads, dicot, P.I. Monster, Goro Kishitani, etc.
Nihon Budokan, 6:30pm, ¥5000. Info: 5749-9927
 
Mojo Lounge-rock
What The Dickens, 8:30pm, free. Tel: 3780-2099.
 
Take 6
See Friday
 
Ian Brown
See Friday
 

Sunday 2



Boz Scaggs
From R&B to soul/rock and some questionable material in the ’80s, guitarist Boz Scaggs is playing out the twilight of his career.
NHK Hall, 6pm, ¥8000(S), ¥7000(A). Info: UDO 3402-5999
 
Regurgitator
Popular Australian four-piece mixing post-rock with electronica and everything in between.
Club Quattro, 12/2-3, 12/5-6, 7pm, ¥5500. Info: Smash 3444-6751
 
Niki King, Ski Oakenfull & Para: Diso with DJ Venom Viper Squad
A once-in-a-lifetime collaboration.

Blue Note, 6:30 & 9pm, ¥6000. Tel: 5485-0088


 
George & the Bed Boys-pop
What The Dickens, 8:30pm, free. Tel: 3780-2099.
 

Glen Miller Orchestra


See Friday
 

Monday 3



Brian Nova Trio
Greg Williamson on drums, Brian Nova on guitar and Buddy Catlett on acoustic bass.
B-Flat Akasaka, 7:30 & 9:15pm, ¥3000. Tel: 5563-2563
 
Regurgitator
See Sunday
 

Tuesday 4



Bobby Caldwell
The swooner in person.
Blue Note, 12/4-5, 12/7-8, 7 & 9:30pm, 12/9, 6:30 & 9pm, ¥10,000. Tel: 5485-0088
 
Tim Leffman
What The Dickens, 8:30pm, free. Tel: 3780-2099.
 

Glen Miller Orchestra


See Friday
 

Wednesday 5



Bjork
With orchestra and choir and special guests Matmos.
Orchard Hall, 12/5, Tokyo International Forum, 12/7, 7pm, ¥15,000(S), ¥12,000(A), ¥9000(B). Info: 0180-993-773.
 
Isley Brothers
From gospel a cappella to R&B and funk.
Shibuya Ax, 12/5-6, 7pm, ¥7500. Info: Creativeman 5466-0777
 
Dead Flower Children
What The Dickens, 8:30pm, free. Tel: 3780-2099.
 
Regurgitator
See Sunday
 
Bobby Caldwell
See Tuesday
 

Thursday 6



Choro Club with Marcos Suzano
A three-man acoustic strings trio with Brazilian percussionist and rhythm creator Marcos Suzano.
Tokyo Kusatsu Hall, 7pm, ¥4500(adv), ¥5000(door). Info: Conversation 5280-9996
 
Mike Price Jazz Orchestra—A Tribute to Frank Sinatra
Featuring Victor Savoy with songs like “Come Fly With Me,” “Witchcraft,” “Call Me Irresponsible,” “Strangers in the Night” and other greatest hits.
B Flat Akasaka, 12/6-7, 7:30pm & 9:15pm, ¥5000(adv), ¥5500(door). Tel: 5563-2563
 
Robin Loochie Acoustic
What The Dickens, 8:30pm, free. Tel: 3780-2099.
 
Regurgitator
See Sunday
 
Isley Brothers
See Wednesday
 

Friday  7



Velocity Boy
What The Dickens, 8:30pm, free. Tel: 3780-2099.
 
Bobby Caldwell
See Tuesday
 
Bjork
See Wednesday
 
Mike Price Jazz Orchestra—A Tribute to Frank Sinatra See Thursday
 
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