Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Nobuo Hara And Sharps & Flats - Double Exposure

Year : 1970
Label : Liberty
Genre : Jazz
Style : Big Band, Modal

The Nippon Big Band Sharps & Flats' project mixing Jazz & Cinematic moods with Oriental influences, led by Nobuo Hara with the partnership of pianist/arranger, the great Lady of Jazz, Toshiko Akiyoshi featuring Takao Naoi from The Count Buffalos, Toshihiko Ogawa, Hiroshi Takeuchi plus a large Brass Ensemble where evolve likewise Hiroshi Suzuki, Koji Suzuki & Teruyuki Fukushima. Titles include four Akiyoshi's compositions which are Let's Roll In Sake played on spy mod with its dynamic drum breaks, Sumie, Fool & the funky blues Double Exposure. The last two are composed by the arranger Eiichi Fujii, Ostinatism & the Lonely Girl Of East. Tracks 1 to 3, 6 arranged by Toshiko Akiyoshi while tracks 4 & 5 arranged by Eiichi Fujii.

Nobuo Hara_tenor saxophone
Koji Suzuki_alto saxophone
Teruyuki Fukushima_trumpet 
Hiroshi Suzuki_trombone
Toshihiko Ogawa_piano 
Hiroshi Takeuchi_bass  
Takao Naoi_guitar 
Kazuhiro Ebisawa_drums

And More...

01. Let 's Roll In Sake
02. Sumie (Impression Of Black And White Picture)
03. Fool
04. Ostinatism
05. Lonely Girl Of East
06. Double Exposure

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