Friday, April 10, 2015

Kazuo Yashiro Trio - Black Nag


Year : 1969
Label : Nippon Columbia
Serie : Takt Jazz Series
Genre : Jazz
Style : Post Bop, Soul Jazz

One of the most wanted "Takt Jazz Series - New Stream In Jazz" album, including pop rhythms, super grooves & boogaloo style by another well-known japanese jazz trio formed by Kazuo Yashiro featuring his sideman bassist Masanaga Harada and band leader of The Exciters, Jimmy Takeuchi. The japanese jazz masterpiece "Black Nag" benefited from know-how of the legendary japanese sound engineer Okihiko Sugano, the japanese counterpart of Rudy Van Gelder. Titles include two great Jazz standards revisited, "Love For Sale" of  Cole Porter, the Sonny Burke's "Black Coffee", the Bossa Nova classics from Chico Buarque (Carolina) to A.C. Jobim (Favela), pop & soul covers from The Beatles (Lady Madonna) and Ray Charles (Georgia On My Mind). Titles include also two original compositions by Kazuo Yashiro, whose the iconic track "Black Nag" selected for "Shibuya Jazz Classics" & "Midnight Tokyo (Club Jazz Music)", famous compilations, supervised by Sleep Walker & Konishi Yasuharu.

Kazuo Yashiro_piano
Masanaga Harada_electric bass
Jimmy Takeuchi_drums

01. Love For Sale
02. Carolina
03. Marionette Blues
04. Black Coffee
05. Lady Madonna
06. Black Nag
07. Georgia On My Mind
08. Favela

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