Friday, December 14, 2012

Nobuo Hara & His Sharps & Flats + 1 - Electronics


Year : 1970
Label : Nippon Columbia
Genre : Jazz
Style : Soul Jazz, Big Band

Crossover Jazz album by Sharps & Flats big band of  Nobuo Hara featuring special guest pianist, Takehiro Honda, which as the title suggests, introduces, for the first time, the Fender Rhodes and Hammond organ. Nobuo Hara enlisted the services of several musicians who contribute to this new Funk/Soul orientation : Masahiko Satoh, Yasuo Arakawa, Kiyoshi Yamaya & Yasuhiro Koyama, all in charge of arrangements.  Titles include some psychedelic grooves & Soul materials as in versions of Jethro Tull's Bourree, Come Together by The Beatles or Bobby Russell's Honey but also Rhythm&Blues with Horse Laugh Blues & Light Blues. 
 
Takehiro Honda_electric piano, Hammond organ
Nobuo Hara, Kazunori Taniguchi, Hisahide Kato_tenor saxophone
Koji Suzuki, Hajime Maekawa_alto saxophone
Nobuyuki Morikawa_baritone saxophone
Shozo Morikawa, Teruyuki Fukushima, Hiroshi Sawa, Kunitoshi Shinohara_trumpet
Tadao Taniyama, Hiroshi Suzuki, Tomoaki Hashizume, Masahiro Nakajima_trombone
Toshihiko Ogawa_piano
Hiroshi Takeuchi_bass
Kazuhiro Ebisawa_drums
Takao Naoi_guitar

01. Bouree
02. Breit Kopt
03. Liberation
04. Tumblin! Tumbourin!
05. Nervous Break Down
06. Spinning Wheel
07. Come Together
08. Honey
09. Horse Laugh Blues
10. Light Blues 

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