Saturday, May 24, 2014

Count Buffalo & The Jazz Rock Band - Soul & Rock

Year : 1969
Label : Denon
Genre : Jazz
Style : Jazz Rock, Modal, Free Improvisations, Psychedelic

Free Jazz Rock album with covers and originals compositions recorded by the Count Buffalo band, precursor of the Japanese Progressive Jazz Rock genre featuring Masahiko Satō & Hiromasa Suzuki. The first album of Akira Ishikawa under  Count Buffalo nickname who was active since the mid-fifties as percussionist and probably the most famous jazz drummer alongside Motohiko Hino, Takeshi Inomata & George Kawaguchi. Each track contains some free forms of Jazz & psychedelic rock including two classics from The Beatles, the Motown cult song, I'm Gonna Make You Love Me which was performed by The Supremes & Marvin Gay, the negro spiritual Deep River, two compositions of Masahiko Satō The Cougar & No More Than A Drop.

Akira Ishikawa_drums
Masaoki Terakawa_bass
Masahiko Satō_piano
Hiromasa Suzuki_electric piano
Kiyoshi Sugimoto_guitar
Takeru Muraoka_saxophone

01. The Cougar
02. I'm Gonna Make You Love Me
03. Michelle
04. Green Sleeves
05. The Sandpiper
06. No More Than A Drop
07. Hey Jude
08. Deep River
09. Mago-Uta 

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