Tomas Fujiwara & the Hook Up World Premiere of Music from 3rd Record Tonight! (Sneak Peak #4)

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Tonight Tomas Fujiwara & the Hook Up perform the world premiere of music from the third record, After All Is Said, at Cornelia Street Cafe, 9 pm, 2 sets. Below is the fourth and final installment of an interview conducted with Tomas over the past few weeks.

Interview

Cisco Bradley: If you had to pick five non-contemporary records that most impacted you what would they be?

Tomas Fujiwara:

  1. John Coltrane: A Love Supreme
  2. Sonny Rollins: Saxophone Colossus
  3. Miles Davis: Four and More
  4. Wayne Shorter: Speak No Evil
  5. Charlie Parker: Bird with Strings

Cisco Bradley: What five contemporary records have had the greatest influence upon you?

Tomas Fujiwara:

  1. Wayne Shorter: Beyond the Sound Barrier
  2. Gerald Cleaver Uncle June: Be It As I See It
  3. Kendrick Lamar: good kid, m.A.A.d. city
  4. Michael Formanek: Small Places
  5. Meshell Ndegeocello: Comfort Woman

Cisco Bradley: This time of year, you must have one eye on the NBA Playoffs. What are your predictions?

Tomas Fujiwara:

First round East winners: Hawks, Cavs, Bulls, Wizards

First round West winners: Warriors, Memphis, San Antonio (I’m not convinced by the Clippers), Houston

Second Round East winners: Hawks, Cavs

Second Round West winners: San Antonio, Memphis (I think they’ll wear the Warriors down physically)

Eastern Conference Champ: Cavs

Western Conference Champ: San Antonio

Champion: San Antonio (We’ve learned to never count them out)

The Spurs still have it, and peaked at the right time. The Cavs rely too much on a great inexperienced player (Irving), a great and poorly utilized player (Love), and a proven implosion-waiting-to-happen (JR Smith). Plus, they have a rookie coach who hasn’t been particularly impressive. Popovich is going to take it to him.

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