Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Akira Ishikawa - Back To Rhythm

Year : 1975
Label : Columbia
Genre : Jazz
Style : Jazz Funk

A Jazz Funk album which closing the African period of Akira Ishikawa, always surrounded by his fabulous Count Buffalos featuring Kiyoshi Sugimoto, Takeru Muraoka, Larry Sunaga plus arranger Hiromasa Suzuki. Titles include Pop covers from The Beatles to Simon & Garfunkel, classics of Funk as the Do It Til You're Satisfied of the BT' Express or the Boogie On Reggae Woman by Stevie Wonder, a groovy variation of Pick Up The Pieces by the Average White Band (played like James Brown), I Shot The Sheriff (from the Eric Clapton version), Bongo Rock (Incredible Bongo Band) and the Fela Kuti's Let's Start. All tracks arranged by Hiromasa Suzuki.

Akira Ishikawa_drums, vocals, african percussions
Masaoki Terakawa_bass
Kiyoshi Sugimoto, Takao Naoi & Tsunehide Matsuki_guitar
Hiromasa Suzuki_synthetizer
Takeru Muraoka & Masao Suzuki_saxophones
Eiji Arai_trombone
Koji Hatori_trumpet
Larry Sunaga_percussions

01. I've Got To Use My Imagination
02. Bongo Rock
03. Do It'til You're Satisfied
04. Hey Jude
05. El Condor Pasa
06. Pick Up The Pieces
07. Love Is The Answer
08. I Shot The Sheriff
09. Let's Start
10. Boogie On Reggae Woman

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