Saturday, May 16, 2015

Akira Ishikawa & Count Buffalo - Uganda (Dawn Of African Rock)

Year : 1972
Label : Toshiba
Genre : Jazz, Rock
Style : Jazz Rock, Afrobeat

No need to introduce the best known & Holy Grail record of Akira Ishikawa & his progressive Rock Band, Count Buffalo. The band plays Afrobeat & Jazz Rock music with Afro-Rhythms improvisations, performed in a quartet formation featuring Takeru Muraoka (compositions & arrangements), Larry Sunaga & Kimio Mizutani. Uganda is a kind of play from East Africa in four acts including Wanyamana Mapambazuko, Na Tu Penda Sana, Vita & Pigmy in Swahili tongue. All tracks arranged & composed by Takeru Muraoka & Akira Ishikawa.

Akira Ishikawa_drums & percussion
Hideaki Chihara_bass
Kimio Mizutani_guitar
Larry Sunaga_percussion

01. Wanyamana Mapambazuko
02. Na Tu Penda Sana
03. Vita
04. Pigmy 

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