Saturday, May 24, 2014

Hiroshi Suzuki = Masahiko Togashi Quintet - Variation

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

Hiroshi Suzuki associated to the legendary jazz drummer Masahiko Togashi featuring Yuji Ohno, Jun Suzuki & Tetsuo Fushimi. Masahiko Togashi started to play professionally in the Sadao Watanabe Quartet (1957), later, played for several Jazz Greats as pianist Toshiko Akiyoshi, Helen Merrill, Masayuki Takayanagi, Yosuke Yamashita or Charlie Mariano and likewise in various groups as the Miyama New Herd. He recorded some Free Jazz sessions in 1969 with the Masahiko Satō Trio, various solo projects (whose We Now Create is the first), and the same year, formed his best known quintet, the J.J. Spirits in partnership of Satō. This collectible item of Free & Spiritual J-Jazz, features among the influences of the japanese jazz group Sleepwalker and was selected for the compilation dedicated to their Jazz' favorites (including Castle Cats) called Shibuya Jazz Classics - Sleep Walker Collection.

Hiroshi Suzuki_trombone
Masahiko Togashi_drums, percussions
Jun Suzuki_bass
Yuji Ohno_piano
Tetsuo Fushimi_trumpet

01. Castle Cats
02. Variation
03. Suzu No Uta
04. Alfie
05. Passion

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