Friday, May 8, 2009

Takeshi Inomata & Sound L.T.D. - Sounds Of Sound L.T.D.

Year : 1970
Label : Nippon Columbia
Serie : Groovy Sound Series/Takt Jazz Series
Genre : Jazz
Style : Jazz Rock, Psychedelic
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Essential, unforgettable & most valuable rare groove LP, Sounds Of Sound L.T.D. is a classic from the Japanese Jazz Rock scene, recorded by the great jazz drummer, Takeshi Inomata. Inomata is one of the best known japanese jazz musicians, born into a musical family, who, under the influence of his brother and after have heard the Gene Krupa performance on Sing, Sing, Sing by Benny Goodman, decided him to become professional drummer. In the early sixties, he was enrolled in the Hidehiko Matsumoto Quintet, played several times for Helen Merrill (In Tokyo '63, Plaisir D'amour '69, Sings The Beatles '70), with Teddy Wilson, Hiroshi Suzuki, in the Mal Waldron Trio and later, was sideman for pianist Norio Maeda (in groups Norio Maeda Trio, The Wind-Breakers in 1978). In the late sixties, he formed The Sound Limited Jazz Rock group based on his previous band, The West Liners, with some of its members featuring Toshiaki Yokota, Jun Suzuki, Ryo Kawasaki, Takashi Imai & the young Shunzo Ohno. Titles includes psychedelic grooves, Big Band sessions, great solo flute, organ & drum strong beat on Mustache (which ends by the Hey Jude chorus), the massive and dynamic funky Joint, the psychedelic rock Tak's Tune and the melodic jazz, Monster.

Takeshi Inomata_drums
Jun Suzuki_bass
Ryo Kawasaki & Shigenori Kamiya_guitar
Yusuke Hoguchi_organ
Toshiaki Yokota_flute
Takao Uematsu_saxophone
Shunzo Ohno & Takashi Kumagai_trumpet
Shigemichi Domoto & Takashi Imai_trombone

01. Theme/Mustache
02. Takt's Tune
03. Joint
04. Monster
05. Lullaby For Yuh
06. scotland Scene
07. Theme

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