Monday, March 16, 2009

Bingo Miki And Inner Galaxy Orchestra - Back To The Sea

Year : 1978
Label : Three Blind Mice
Genre : Jazz
Style : Jazz Funk, Big Band, Fusion

Back To The Sea is a project to the cinematic concept created by Bingo Miki and recorded on the cult label Three Blind Mice (equivalent of CTI records in Japan). It performed by a large Big Band based on 28 musicians gathered in three sections (brass, reeds & rhythm), including some Japanese Jazz Giants as Hidehiko Matsumoto, Masao Suzuki Kenji Mori, Masaru Imada or Himiko Kikuchi. On Back To The Sea (Epilogue), note the presence of famous pop/jazz vocalist Mari Nakamoto who recorded Unforgetable! (1973) & Little Girl Blue (1974) with the Shoji Yokouchi Trio on the same label. At Montreux Jazz Festival in 1979, The Inner Galaxy Orchestra was surrounded by trumpetist Jon Faddis, trombonist Bob Brookmeyer, guitarist Joe Beck and bassist Richard Davis. The project mix Contempory Jazz tracks & Fusion Jazz Funk all arranged, composed and conducted by Bingo Miki.

Bingo Miki_leader
Hidehiko Matsumoto_flute & tenor saxophone
Masao Suzuki_soprano & alto saxophone, clarinet 
Kenji Mori_alto & tenor saxophone, clarinet
Masaru Imada & Himiko Kikuchi_keyboards
Masatsugu Matsumoto_guitar
Mitsuaki Furuno & Yukinori Narishige_bass
Yoshiyuki Nakamura & Takuji Kusumoto_drums
Tetsuya Furutani_percussion 

And many others...

01. Back To The Sea (Prologue)
02. Swingin' On The Horizon
03. When Waves Sing
04. Natural Flow
05. Merman's Dance
06. Back To The Sea (Epilogue)

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