Saturday, April 23, 2011

Akira Ishikawa Trio & R&B All Stars - Soul Session Jazz Goes R&B

Year : 1969
Label : Philips
Genre : Jazz, Pop
Style : Funk/Soul, Jazz Rock

Soul & Pop cover album from the Akira Ishikawa Trio formed by Masaoki Terakawa & Masahiko Sato featuring the R&B All Stars group, and accompanied by strings orchestra conducted by Masami Kawahara. Akira & his group reproduces here, some famous Rhythm&Blues standards released under Stax & Atlantic labels from various artists such as Otis Redding, Eddie Floyd or Aretha Franklin, played in the pure Rock 'N' Roll style including jazz arrangements. Day Tripper, Mercy, Mercy, Mercy & Sunny are exclusively performed by the trio, all tracks arranged by Hiromasa Suzuki, Masahiko Sato & Kunihiko Murai.
Akira Ishikawa_drums
Masaoki Terakawa_bass
Masahiko Sato_piano
Hiromasa Suzuki_electric piano
Kiyoshi Sugimoto_guitar
Hiroshi Suzuki_trombone
Tetsuo Fushimi & Koji Hatori_trumpet

01. I Thank You
02. Knock On Wood
03. Day Tripper
04. Hold On, I'm Comin'
05. (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay
06. Funky Street
07. Mercy, Mercy, Mercy
08. Gimme A Little Sign
09. Sunny
10. Chain Of Fools
11. I Say A Little Prayer
12. Soul Finger

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