Monday, November 25, 2013

Hidehiko Matsumoto - The First By Sleepy

Year : 1977
Label : Pro Use Series/Toshiba
Serie : Direct Cutting
Genre : Jazz, Latin
Style : Contempory Jazz, Cool Jazz

'Sleepy' Matsumoto recorded here a similar album as The Big 4 album of George Kawaguchi (released the previous year), in which he composed the most of the songs. The Matsumoto Quartet plays, in a versatile jazz, some of the best jazz standards by Chet Baker, Duke Ellington/Billy Strayhorn, Paul Desmond, Sonny Rollins and George Gershwin. Titles include various style between Cool Jazz (My Funny Valentine, Satin Doll), Bossa Nova (Tuesday Samba), Hard Bop and Traditional (Take Five, St. Thomas). Tuesday Samba is a variation of Monday Samba on the Kawaguchi album, both composed by Hidehiko Matsumoto.

Hidehiko'Sleepy' Matsumoto_tenor saxophone & flute
Yasuhisa Akutsu_bass
Norio Kotani_piano
Takaaki Nishikawa_drums
01. My Funny Valentine       
02. Tuesday Samba (Kayobi No Samba)    
03. Satin Doll       
04. St. Thomas       
05. Take Five       
06. Someone To Watch Over Me

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