Friday, March 23, 2012

Sharps & Flats In Newport


Year : 1967
Label : CBS/Sony
Genre : Jazz
Style : Modal, World, Traditional, Big Band

The japanese "Buddy Rich Big Band", the Sharps & Flats featuring Hiroshi Suzuki & special guest musician, the best known shakuhachi player (japanese bamboo flute), Hozan Yamamoto playing on Hakone Mago Uta, Midare & So Tired. Nobuo Hara recorded all these songs in studio after them played at the Newport Jazz Festival in 1967. Titles include cinematic mood (Sakura Sakura), Hard Bop, Modal Jazz, traditional japanese music & popular folk songs (Hakone Mago Uta, Midare, Sohran-Bushi & Awa Dance) All tracks conducted by Nobuo Hara, arranged by Norio Maeda & Kiyoshi Yamaya.

Nobuo Hara_tenor saxophone
Hiroshi Suzuki_trombone 
Nobuyuki Morikawa_baritone saxophone
Koji Suzuki_alto saxophone
Kunitoshi Shinohara & Teruyuki Fukushima_trumpet
Toshihiko Ogawa_piano 
Takeyoshi Noguchi_guitar
Hiroshi Takeuchi_bass
Yoshio Nakamura_drums

01. Sakura Sakura
02. Etenraku
03. Hakone Mago Uta
04. Midare
05. Sohran-Bushi
06. Geisha Girl
07. Koto
08. So Tired
09. Awa Dance

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