Shigeo Sekito

Real Name:
関藤 繁生(セキトオ・シゲオ)
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Sekitō Shigeo (関藤 繁生) is a Japanese electone player. In the mid-1970s he recorded a four-LP album set titled Special Sound Series for Nippon Columbia.

Often called as a Superstar or Genius of Electone, Shigeo Sekito is widely recognized as a specially gifted and outstanding energetic Electone player in the Electone community. He learned piano since he was infancy, began to compose at the age of 17 and majored in composition in Osaka Education College. Later, he was charmed with the new instrument called Electone, which was Yamaha's newly debut electronic transistor organs. A while later, he made his debut at the 1967 Electone Grand Prix.

Since his debut, this composer and also as a musician has remarkably applied his abundant talents to Electone. His fresh, energetic, rhytmic and sometimes humorous style of playing is attracting a growing number of fans and enthusiasts to try and play Electone, and expected to develop new possibilities in Electone world. He is actively engaged in numerous concerts and recordings, both at home and abroad, practicing up to 14 to 15 hours a day. Sekito's music is what mostly described as "careful as the devil and daring as the angel itself". His selection of tone color, certainly of setting tones and miraculously manipulation of tones and bound to make us find ourselves all of a sudden pulled back to our past inner experiences or thrown away into the opened future cosmic space. This is indeed, a demonic work and may also as a result from the sweetness and purity of the angelic whisperings.

Sekitō's parents were both primary-school teachers and he has two sisters, both of whom are pianists. Sekitō graduated from Osaka Kyoiku University's Special Music Course Composition Department. According to the New Straits Times, Sekitō had released ten albums by 1991 and averaged two concerts per month, using the rest of his time to teach piano to students. In 1991, Sekitō performed arrangements of works by Mozart and Beethoven on his EL 90 Electone at the World Trade Centre, Kuala Lumpur. Sekitō began the concert by playing his own arrangement of the Concierto de Aranjuez by Joaquin Rodrigo. To this day, he's still remaining active since 1975 to present world.
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Albums

GS-7012 Shigeo Sekito - 華麗なるエレクトーン (ザ・ワード) album art Shigeo Sekito 華麗なるエレクトーン (ザ・ワード)(LP, Album) Columbia GS-7012 Japan 1975 Sell This Version
GS-7011 Shigeo Sekito - 華麗なるエレクトーン (キャッチ・イン・アリス) album art Shigeo Sekito 華麗なるエレクトーン (キャッチ・イン・アリス)(LP, Album) Columbia GS-7011 Japan 1975 Sell This Version
GS-7017 Shigeo Sekito - 華麗なるエレクトーン (パセティック) album art Shigeo Sekito 華麗なるエレクトーン (パセティック)(LP, Album) Columbia GS-7017 Japan 1976 Sell This Version
GS-7051 Shigeo Sekito - 華麗なるエレクトーン (サマータイム)  album art Shigeo Sekito 華麗なるエレクトーン (サマータイム) (LP, Album) Columbia GS-7051 Japan 1977 Sell This Version
GZ-7122 Shigeo Sekito - エレクトーンの魅力 - 青い影 / 天使のささやき album art セキトオ・シゲオ* エレクトーンの魅力 - 青い影 / 天使のささやき (Album) Columbia GZ-7122 Japan 1979 Sell This Version
GQ-7019 Shigeo Sekito - アーティスティック・エレクトーン = Artistic Electone album art Shigeo Sekito アーティスティック・エレクトーン = Artistic Electone(LP, Album) Columbia GQ-7019 Japan 1985 Sell This Version
SOND66006 Shigeo Sekito - Electone Fantastic Ex21のすべて album art Koichi Oki, Ushio Sakai, Hidemi Saito, Shigeo Sekito Koichi Oki, Ushio Sakai, Hidemi Saito, Shigeo Sekito - Electone Fantastic Ex21のすべて(LP) CBS/Sony SOND66006 Japan Unknown Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

JS7S223 Shigeo Sekito - ザ・ワードII = The Word II album art セキトオ・シゲオ* = Shigeo Sekito セキトオ・シゲオ* = Shigeo Sekito - ザ・ワードII = The Word II(7", Single) JET SET (3), Columbia JS7S223 Japan 2019 Sell This Version

Compilations

32CY-1141 Shigeo Sekito - 華麗なるポピュラー・エレクトーン album art Shigeo Sekito 華麗なるポピュラー・エレクトーン(CD, Comp) Columbia 32CY-1141 Japan 1986 Sell This Version
COCB-54277 Shigeo Sekito - Special Sound Selection - The Word album art Shigeo Sekito Special Sound Selection - The Word(CD, Album, Comp) Columbia COCB-54277 Japan 2018 Sell This Version
YES-003 Shigeo Sekito - Holiday In Electone By E-3 album art Shigeo Sekito, Hidemi Saito, Koichi Oki, Ushio Sakai Shigeo Sekito, Hidemi Saito, Koichi Oki, Ushio Sakai - Holiday In Electone By E-3(7", Comp) Yamaha YES-003 Japan Unknown Sell This Version