Saturday, December 20, 2008

Various - Session : Sounds By Okihiko Sugano

Year : 1972
Label : Yamaha
Genre : Jazz
Style : Contemporary Jazz, Post Bop

First volume of three discs serie dedicated to the Yamaha's keyboards in a project created by Okihiko Sugano (brother of pianist Kunihiko Sugano), a famous japanese sound engineer & arranger. The Yamaha's Session I is conducted by Okihiko Sugano who has recruited for the occasion, some renowned japanese musicians featuring Takeshi Inomata, Eiji Kitamura, Yuzuru Sera, Kazuo Yashiro, Hiroshi Okazaki plus the american drummer Buffalo Bill Robinson. Titles include as well as New Orleans jazz style (St. James Infirmary, Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans), Latin beat (A Dialogue Of Drums And Latin Percussion) & Contemporary Jazz (Stardust, Days Of Wine And Roses). Arranged & conducted by Okihiko Sugano.

Okihiko Sugano_presenter
Yuzuru Sera & Kazuo Yashiro_piano
Harada Masanaga_double bass
Jun Suzuki_electric bass
Hiroshi Okazaki_saxophone
Mitsui Akio_trumpet
Eiji Kitamura_clarinet
Ichiro Masuda_vibes
Buffalo Bill Robinson, Hiroshi Sunaga & Takeshi Inomata_drums

01. Miracle
02. My Ideal
03. Days Of Wine And Roses
04. St. James Infirmary
05. Stardust
06. Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans
07. That Old Feeling
08. A Dialogue Of Drums And Latin Percussion

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