Sunday, January 27, 2013

Hiroshi Suzuki & His Happy Cats - Up Up And Away

Year : 1969
Label : Nippon Columbia
Serie : Takt Jazz Series
Genre : Jazz
Style : Hard Bop, Soul Jazz, Free Improvisations

Another great Takt Jazz Series album by trombonist Hiroshi Suzuki, first work as a leader after his duet  with drummer Masahiko Togashi  (Hiroshi suzuki/Masahiko Togashi Quintet Variation released in 1969). Hiroshi started in Sharps & Flats, played with several talented musicians as bossa nova guitarist Shungo Sawada or Yuji Ohno and was member of the legendary Freedom Unity. The line-up consists to great big band with Takeshi Inomata, Tetsuo Fushimi and Shigeo Suzuki. Titles includes only pop covers from The Beatles, Burt Bacharach to Dusty Sprinfield, except 125th St. & 7th Avenue by american jazz saxophonist, Oliver Nelson. Performed by Hiroshi Suzuki & His Happy Cats.

Hiroshi Suzuki_trombone
Shigeo Suzuki _alto saxophone
Ichiro Mimori_tenor saxophone
Shiro Ohno_baritone saxophone
Tetsuo Fushimi_trumpet
Shigeaki Ikeno_organ
Takeshi inomata_drums
Tsuneo Shibata_bass
01. The Fool On The Hill
02. 125th St. & 7th Avenue
03. Up Up And Away
04. It Was A Very Good Year
05. Spooky
06. Eleanor Rigby
07. The Look Of Love
08. Stagolee

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