Saturday, May 16, 2015

George Otsuka Trio - Last Summer (Page 3)

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

Final chapter for drummer George Otsuka in the "Pages" jazz trilogy, released under "New Stream In Jazz" category of the "Takt Jazz Series", before to leave Nippon Columbia label. "Last Summer (Page 3)" is also the last album for this formation featuring pianist Hideo Ichikawa and bassist Masaoki Terakawa who introduce here, for the first time, electric materials for bass & piano (Hideo uses organ), bringing them a touch of Soul & Rock style. Titles include Jazz standards (Things We Did Last Summer, Over The Rainbow), and three originals songs composed by Hideo Ichikawa among others the two Soul-Jazz-Rock tunes "Sea View" & "Breeze Brook And Birds". All tracks arranged by Hideo Ichikawa & George Otsuka.

Hideo Ichikawa_piano, organ
Masaoki Terakawa_wood bass, electric bass
George Otsuka_drums

01. Last Summer
02. Things We Did Last Summer
03. Over The Rainbow
04. Sea View
05. Breeze Brook And Birds

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