Friday, October 15, 2010

The Soul Medium - Woodstock Generation

Year : 1969
Label : Union
Genre : Jazz
Style : Jazz Rock, Psychedelic Moods

Jiro Inagaki is an iconic member of the japanese Jazz Rock scene during the seventies with his Soul Media group, based around Ryo Kawasaki, Yasuo Arakawa, Masaru Imada and Sadakazu Tabata. Woodstock Generation is a psychedelic jazz tribute album to the Woodstock Festival, recorded by The Soul Medium, a Jazz Rock band, first incarnation of The Soul Media. Titles include first versions of the classic Jiro's songs, Head Rock & The Ground For Peace (an original composition of Yasuo Arakawa, especially for Jiro), Knick Knack by Masahiko Sato, and three songs performed at the festival by Sly & Family Stone (I Want To Take You Higher), The Who (Summertime Blues) and Ten Years After (Spoonful). All tracks arranged by Jiro Inagaki.

Jiro Inagaki_saxophone
Masaru Imada_organ
Ryo Kawasaki_guitar
Yasuo Arakawa_bass
Sadakazu Tabata_drums
Tetsuo Fushimi & Shunzo Ohno_trumpet

01. Opening
02. Woodstock
03. I Want To Take You Higher
04. Mamma Told Me (Not To Come)
05. Summertime Blues
06. Spoonful
07. The Ground For Peace
08. Head Rock
09. Knick Knack

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