Monday, May 21, 2012

Toshiaki Yokota & The Beat Generation - Flute Adventure

Year : 1971
Label : King Records
Serie : NEWS
Genre : Jazz, Latin Jazz
Style : Jazz Rock, Psychedelic, Bossa Nova

Flute Adventure is the third and concept album recorded by The Beat Generation, a japanese avant-garde jazz rock group influenced by the psychedelic movement, the french symbolism & american counterculture. The group consists of Hideo Ishikawa, Sadanori Nakamure plus some members from the Count Buffalos such as Kimio Mizutani, Larry Sunaga & Masaoki Terakawa, led by the flutist Toshiaki Yokota. Toshiaki Yokota is one of the most finest shakuhachi player, a pioneer of Jazz Flute who introduced the japanese bamboo flute in modern music with Minoru Muraoka & Hozan Yamamoto, he was member of various jazz rock groups as The Sound Limited or the progressive rock band, Love Live Life. The First side is a tribute devoted to the Arthur Rimbaud's poetry, called le soleil était encore chaud (track 1 to 4), a Jazz Rock suite characterized by african influence, psychedelia, free improvisations & electric sounds. The side B offers to us a Brazilian moment between Bossa Nova & Jazz Samba, including original Yokota's tune Ofélia ; Samba De Orfeu (based on Black Orpheus (Orfeu da Conceição)), a classic composed by Vinicius de Moraes and played in a kind of Samba Rock fusion form ; Orfeu Negro ; and at last, an amazing re-interpretation of Reza coupled with his Ending Samba.
Toshiaki Yokota_ flute (Indian, alto & bass)
Kimio Mizutani_electric guitar
Kinio Sato_bass
Antonio Ishida_drums
Larry Sunaga_percussion
Sadanori Nakamure_guitar
Masaoki Terakawa_bass
Hideo Ishikawa_ piano
Pedro Umemura_percussion
Eiji Narushima_percussion
Nobuyuki Murakami_guitar

01. Clair Déluge
02. Cimmerie
03. Bal Des Pendus
04. Nuit De L'enfer
05. Ofelia
06. Samba De Orfeu
07. Orfeu Negro
08. Reza~Ending Samba

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