Saturday, May 29, 2010

N.Maeda = J.Inagaki And The All-Stars - This Is Jazz Rock

Year : 1968
Label : Nippon Columbia
Genre : Jazz
Style : Soul Jazz

Norio Maeda associated to saxophonist Jiro Inagaki and the Columbia All-Stars in duet album "This Is Jazz Rock" featuring Kiyoshi Sugimoto, Tetsuo Fushimi & Takeshi Inomata. Best known as jazz arranger, in charge of several experimental jazz projects, in groups The West Liners, The Third, Wind-Breakers or Super Tri Piano feat. Masahiko Sato & Hiromasa Suzuki, Norio Maeda was also a popular composer of various TV shows, programs and soundtrack director of japanese movies & animated series (as Crusher Joe). As arranger and pianist Norio Maeda was recruited by various artists among others Helen MerrillTakeshi Inomata, Akira Miyazawa, Martha Miyake, The Tokyo Cuban Boys, Toshiyuki Miyama's New Herd or Akira Ishikawa's Count Buffalos. Despite the fact that album title is appointed "Jazz-Rock", Norio Maeda revisits here various standard songs from Jazz to Pop passing by Soul and Rhythm&Blues, all played in the Soul Jazz style, including covers songs of The Beatles (Day TripperHere, There & Everywhere), The Barkays (Soul Finger), The Temptations (My Girl) or Herbie Hancock (Watermelon Man). "This Is Jazz-Rock" was reissued in 2008 under the Yasuharu Konishi Classics Serie for Columbia*Readymade label.

Norio Maeda_organ
Jiro Inagaki_tenor saxophone
Kiyoshi Sugimoto_guitar
Tetsuo Fushimi_trumpet
Takeshi Inomata_drums
Tatsuro Takimoto_bass
Osamu Nakajima_percussions

01. Pata-Pata
02. Mercy, Mercy, Mercy
03. Day Tripper
04. Snap-Shot
05. My Girl
06. Boom Boom
07. Watermelon Man
08. Barock
09. House Of The Rising Sun
10. Go Go A Go Go
11. Soul Finger
12. Here, There & Everywhere

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