Saturday, May 16, 2015

The Freedom Unity - Down By The Naked City


Year : 1971
Label : Victor
Genre : Jazz
Style : Spiritual, Hard Bop, Modal

The second avant-garde jazz masterpiece of a legendary japanese Jazz combo formed in Quintet, by Hiromasa "Colgen" Suzuki with others members from the Terumasa Hino's Hi-Nology line-up featuring Takeru Muraoka, Kunimitsu Inaba, Hiroshi Suzuki and Akira Ishikawa in addition. The group was formed under the influence of Miles Davis (in particular albums from his electric jazz period), recorded several brilliant albums which started with Something in 1970, collaborated to the Salute To Soul album by the japanese female vocalist Masami Chino (called Sammy), with the Singers Three chorus group for Dynamic Rock (1971), and Hiroshi Suzuki on Cat released in 1975. Titles include the title-track, an extended suite in two parts over 23 minutes time, composed by Hiroshi Suzuki, The Equator, The Old Castle & the Muraoka's original composition, Light Up. All  tracks arranged by Hiromasa Suzuki.

Takeru Muraoka_tenor & soprano saxophone
Hiroshi Suzuki_trombone
Hiromasa Suzuki_electric piano
Kunimitsu Inaba_bass
Akira Ishikawa_drums

01. Down By The Naked City 
Part 1 : The Doors Of Perception  
Part 2 : The Dancing Protoplasm 
02.  The Equator
03.  The Old Castle 
04.  Light Up



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