Friday, October 1, 2010

S.Sawada = T.Muraoka & The All-Stars - Hit And Hit In Bossa Nova

Year : 1968
Label : Nippon Columbia
Genre : Jazz, Latin Jazz, Pop
Style : Bossa Nova, Easy Listening

Twelve nice tracks to the latin mood performed by one of japanese jazz greats, the guitarist Shungo Sawada, reminding the fingering of the master Wes Montgomery. It's not only talking about Bossa Nova but rather of a subtle blend of Pop, Easy Listening & Latin tunes that Sawada serves us here. Recorded  in association of the saxophonist Takeru Muraoka (from the famous Count Buffalos band of drummer Akira Ishikawa), they are surrounded by the Nippon Columbia All-Stars featuring The Freedom Unity' member, Hiroshi Suzuki, bassist Yoshio Ikeda from Terumasa Hino Quintet & Kiyoshi Sugimoto Quartet and the great arranger Norio Maeda. The group revisits some standards of the japanese pop released in 1968, including songs from various pop artists such as Jun Mayuzumi (Angel Love) and GS rock bands as The Tigers (Flower Necklace), the Tempters (The Legend Of Emerald) or the Folk Crusaders (Kanashikute Yarikirenai). All tracks arranged by Norio Maeda.

Shungo Sawada_guitar
Takeru Muraoka_saxophone
Norio Maeda_piano, arrangements
Hiroshi Suzuki_trombone
Yoshio Ikeda_bass
Nishikawa Takaaki_drums

01. The Legend Of Emerald (Emerald No Densetsu)
02. Angel Love (Tenshi No Yūwaku)
03. Hoshi O Minaide
04. Summer Grass
05. Omoide No Yubiwa
06. Yume de Iikara
07. Koi No Tokimeki
08. C, C, C
09. Flower Necklace (Hana No Kubikazari)
10. Kanashikute Yarikirenai (Unbearably Sad)
11. Ai No Sono
12. Hana No Madonna

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