Friday, April 27, 2012

Yuji Ohno Trio - Boss Piano

Year : 2012
Genre : Jazz, Latin Jazz
Style : Bossa Nova, Afro Cuban Jazz, Jazz Funk
Website : 大野雄二 Official Website - Vap

The new production of Yuji Ohno for his own label Lupintic, featuring all members of the Lupintic Five band, although the main formation is based on a jazz trio. From Rhythm & Blues to Latin Jazz, Yuji Ohno revisits popular songs (What Now, My Love? by Gilbert Bécaud or Georgia by Ray Charles)  and plays the great jazz standards including Duke Ellinghton's Satin Doll, Red Garland's Rojo or The Afro Cuban tune, Manteca by Dizzie Gillepsie. All tracks arranged by Yuji Ohno.

Yuji Ohno_keyboards
Yosuke Inoue_bass
Yoshihito Eto_drums
Keiji Matsushima_trumpet
Hisatsugu Suzuki_soprano sax, tenor sax
Satoshi Izumi_guitar
Eijiro Nakagawa_trombone
Shinobu Ishizaki_baritone sax
Masato Kawase_percussion

01. You Are My Sunshine
02. What Now, My Love?
03. Amazonas
04. See See Rider
05. Satin Doll
06. Manteca
07. Goin` Out of My Head
08. Rojo
09. Georgia On My Mind


Sunday, April 8, 2012

Freddie Hubbard - Backlash

Year : 1967
Label : Atlantic
Genre : Jazz
Style : Hard Bop

His first of four Atlantic albums between Hard Bop, Avant-Garde and Soul Jazz featuring James Spauling and Ray Barretto. Titles include own compositions of Freddie Hubbard, Backlash by Don Pickett and popularized by Nina Simone, The Return of the Prodigal Son by Harold Ousley & Echoes of Blue  Robert Cunningham.

Freddie Hubbard_trumpet, flugelhorn 
James Spaulding_alto saxophone, flute 
Albert Dailey_piano 
Bob Cunningham_bass 
Ray Appleton_drums 
Ray Barretto_congas

01. Backlash
02. The Return of the Prodigal Son
03. Little Sunflower
04. On the Que-Tee
05. Up Jumped Spring
06. Echoes of Blue
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