Ottottrio

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Ottottrio
Origin 1988
Genres Fusion
Jazz
Years active 1988 (Live Only)
1998 (Studio Only)
Associated acts Casiopea, T-Square, Jimsaku, Korenos
Members Issei Noro, Masahiro Andoh, Hirokuni Korekata

Ottottrio (オットットリオ Ottottorio?) are a Japanese jazz fusion band.

Lead Musicians[edit]

These 3 are the Core of Ottottrio.

Ottottrio Band[edit]

  • Chizuko Yoshihiro (keyboards, Full-Time 1988, Part-Time 1998)
    • A freelance keyboardist, Chizuko Yoshihiro played with Ottottrio Live in 1988, but only played on 3 tracks of their 1998. He Album, Triptych. Her son Ronnie is an upcoming great skateboarder and he will soon turn pro.
  • Shotoku Sasaji (keyboards, 1988)
    • Only performed with Ottottrio in 1988.
  • Chiharu Mikuzuki (bass guitar, 1988)
    • Only performed with Ottottrio in 1988, but went on to work with Various other Japanese Jazz-Fusion Musicians (including Former T-Square Keyboardist Tadashi Namba).
  • Hiroyuki Noritake (drums, 1988 and 1998)
    • T-Square's Drummer, who performed with Ottottrio in 1988 (alongside Masahiro Andoh, who plays Guitar for the same group), and played on Triptych.
  • Keiji Matsumoto (Keyboards, 1998)
    • Matsumoto played on only 1 track of Triptych. A year later, he became T-Square's Keyboardist.
  • Ko Shimizu (Bass, 1998)
    • One of the Founding Members of Naniwa Express, Ko Shimizu played 3 tracks on Triptych.
  • Masanori Shimada (keyboards, 1998)
    • Played 3 tracks on Triptych.
  • Shinichi Kusama (keyboards, 1998)
    • Played only 1 track on Triptych.
  • Tetsuo Sakurai
    • Casiopea's Bassist from 1979 to 1990, played 3 tracks on Triptych.
  • Mitsuru Sutoh
    • T-Square's Bassist from 1987 to 2004, played 3 tracks on Triptych.

Discography[edit]

Super Guitar Session: Hot Live[edit]

Published by Polydor Records in July 1988.

  1. "Boys be Ambitious" (Issei Noro) – 4:54
  2. "Guitar Cubic" (Hirokuni Korekata) – 5:08
  3. "Pricia" (Korekata) – 7:53
  4. "Mr. Moon" (Masahiro Andoh) – 5:16
  5. "Ue o muite arukō (Sukiyaki)" (中村八大) – 3:53
  6. "We're All Alone" (Boz Scaggs) – 7:41

Super Guitar Session: Red Live[edit]

Published by Sony Records in July 1988.

  1. "Conga" (Enrique Garcia) – 4:32
  2. "Eyes of the Dragon" (Masahiro Andoh) – 7:08
  3. "Special Happening" (Issei Noro) – 5:07
  4. "Saving All My Love for You" (Michael Masser, Gerry Goffin) – 4:25
  5. "Triple Fighting" (Hirokuni Korekata) – 7:22
  6. "Land of a Thousand Dances" (Chris Kenner, Fats Domino) – 5:37

Triptych[edit]

Published by Village Records on December 12, 1998.

  1. "Desert Dog" (Masahiro Andoh)
  2. "Sea Dragon" (Hirokuni Korekata)
  3. "Watch It" (Issei Noro)
  4. "You've Got a Friend" (Carole King)
  5. "And I Love Her" (John Lennon, Paul McCartney)
  6. "Sunny" (Bobby Hebb)
  7. "Soft Madness" (Andoh)
  8. "Coral in Blue" (Korekata)
  9. "Flash Out" (Noro)