Monday, November 25, 2013

Hino = Kikuchi Quintet

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

The brilliant Terumasa Hino with the Masabumi Kikuchi Quintet in the 'New Stream In Jazz' as part of the Takt Jazz Series, recorded in 1968 and released for Nippon Columbia. It's the second collaboration of Terumasa Hino with pianist Masabumi Kikuchi (the first on Feeling Good' LP released in 1968) and the second pianist who accompanied the group after Yuji Ohno on Alone, Alone And Alone (1967). This quintet was based on the model of the Second Great Quintet by Miles Davis and formed around Takeru Muraoka, Kunimitsu Inaba and Motohiko Hino who were active between 1967-1970. Later, the group was joined by Hiromasa Suzuki who has replaced Kikuchi on Hi-Nology (1969), Swing Journal Jazz Workshop 1 - Terumasa Hino Concert (1969), Hakuchu No Shugeki Original Soundtrack (1970) & Into The Heaven (1970). All tracks composed & arranged by Masabumi Kikuchi.

Terumasa Hino_trumpet
Takeru Muraoka_tenor saxophone
Masabumi Kikuchi_piano
Kunimitsu Inaba_bass
Motohiko Hino_drums

01. Tender Passion
02. Ideal Portrait
03. Long Trip
04. H. G. And Pretty

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