Sunday, March 16, 2014

Takehiro Honda Trio - This Is Honda

Year : 1972
Label : Trio Records
Genre : Jazz
Style : Post Bop, Hard Bop

Best Jazz recording award of the Swing Journal for the year 1972 in japan, the masterpiece recommended from the prolific pianist, Takehiro Honda, who released seven others albums between 1969 & 1972. It's the second album of Honda with the same formation featuring Mr. Bass Yoshio "Chin" Suzuki who played various times with Honda plus Fumio Watanabe (brother of Sadao) on drums. All are supported by famous japanese sound engineer, Okihiko Sugano who has also worked on several Sadao's recordings during the seventies. Titles include popular song You Don't Know What Love Is  from Keep 'Em Flying movie (1941), jazz standards as  Bye Bye Blackbird or the piano solo from Thelonius Monk's Round About Midnight. All tracks arranged by Takehiro Honda & recorded at Iino Hall, Tokyo, mixed by Okihiko Sugano.     

Takehiro Honda_piano
Yoshio Suzuki_bass
Fumio Watanabe_drums

01. You Don't Know What Love Is   
02. Bye Bye Blackbird   
03. Round About Midnight   
04. Softly As In Morning Sunrise   
05. When Sunny Gets Blue   
06. Secret Love

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