Thursday, June 23, 2011

Toshiyuki Miyama & His New Herd - Your Best Pops 12

Year : 1969
Label : Crown
Genre : Jazz
Style : Pop, Jazz Rock, Big Band

Toshiyuki Miyama, one of the greatest japanese jazz saxophonist, arranger & conductor, made his first steps during the fifties in some US military clubs. Toshiyuki has recorded over 70 albums, composed & produced several music materials for radio, cinema & television. In 1958, he formed his first "New Herd", one of the most preeminent Big Band in the Japan Jazz history which gained international recognition with the Sharps & Flats led by Nobuo Hara. The New Herd has otherwise counted in its ranks another great pianist and arranger in the person of Norio Maeda. Among his feats, The New Herd has supported Charlie Mingus on Charles Mingus With Orchestra album (1971), performed itself in concert for Thelonius Monk (Thelonius Monk In Tokyo - 1970) and Nancy Wilson in 1974. Toshiyuki Miyama present us a cover album taking the greatest hits of international Pop Music including famous songs from The Beatles, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Marie Laforêt, the Zombies or The Doors. All tracks conducted & arranged by Toshiyuki Miyama.

Toshiyuki Miyama_band leader, alto & soprano saxophone
Hiroshi Takami_alto saxophone
Kosuke Ichihara_tenor saxophone
Shunzo Sunahara_baritone saxophone
Kōji Hatori_trumpet
Seiichi Tokura_trombone
Masahiko Sato & Norio Maeda_piano
Kōzaburō Yamaki_guitar
Masao Kunisada_bass
Sadaichi Tabata_drums

 01. Get Back
02. Bubble Gum Music
03. Aquarius
04. Proud Mary
05. Manchester & Liverpool
06. I Can't Keep from Cryin' Sometimes
07. La Pioggia
08. Time of the Season
09. Indian Giver
10. Touch Me
11. Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da
12. Good Bye

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