Saturday, April 2, 2011

Shunzo Ohno - Quater Moon

Year : 1979
Label : King Records
Serie : Electric Bird
Genre : Jazz, Latin Jazz
Style : Fusion, Jazz Funk, Smooth Jazz

Shunzo Ohno is japanese trumpeter, a versatile musician who has played, recorded and toured with such renowned leaders as Gil Evans, Herbie Hancock or Wayne Shorter. In the late sixties, at the age of 19 years old, Shunzo was enrolled by drummer Takeshi Inomata in his new Jazz Rock band, The Sound Limited. Later, in the early seventies, Shunzo played in various groups as the Soul Media of saxophonist Jiro Inagaki, was sideman for drummer George Otsuka, and formed in 1972, his first jazz quartet featuring pianist Mikio Masuda, in order to record his debut album as a leader, Falter Out, released in 1973. Settled in New York since 1974, after a tour throughout the US with Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers, he regularly recruits, subsequently, american musicians such as Roy Haynes or bassist Reggie Lucas, and toured with the Machito & his Afro Cuban Orchestra. Shunzo recorded his first US leader album "Something's Comming" in 1975, but becomes internationally renowned from the Jazz Funk album "Bubbles" in 1976. Quater Moon was recorded at the famous Electric Lady studio in New York, under Electric Bird japanese label, with various american musicians including Marcus Miller, Carter Jefferson, Kenny Kirkland & Onaje Allan Gumbs. Titles include only compositions arranged by Shunzo Ohno.

Shunzo Ohno_trumpet, flugelhorn & mini moog
Carter Jefferson_trumpet & saxophone  
Kenny Kirkland & Onaje Allan Gumbs_keyboards  
Marcus Miller_electric bass 
Jeff Laton_guitar  
Sue Evans_congas, percussion 
Victor Louis_drums

01. Fatback
02. May
03. Jeff
04. In The Sky
05. Autumn Rain
06. The Dawn
07. Quater Moon
08. We Will

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