Tuesday, June 16, 2015

New Herd - Perspective

Year : 1969
Label : Nippon Columbia
Serie : Modern Jazz Series
Genre : Jazz
Style :  Big Band, Modal, Jazz-Rock, Avant-garde

Also presented as a Masahiko Sato work in co-leading alongside Toshiyuki Miyama, Perspective is a major album to the forefront of Japanese music, representative of the best Jazz productions recorded during the late sixties and coming from Japan. The title song is a original avant-garde composition including free improvisations, written and arranged by Masahiko Sato. Lazy Lazy is composed & arranged by pianist Norio Maeda on the modal form with Jazz Rock & Big Band style. Yamaki Kozaburo has composed, meanwhile, the "Furisode Girl", based on some Far East folklore mixed with the modal jazz style. The rest of the songs includes Pithecanthropus Erectus, arranged by Norio Maeda from the original by Charlie Mingus, the Jazz Rock cover from The Beatles, Tomorrows Never Knows and Africa by John Coltrane, both arranged by Yamaki Kozaburo.

Toshiyuki Miyama_band leader, alto & soprano saxophone
Hiroshi Takami_alto saxophone
Kosuke Ichihara_tenor saxophone
Shunzo Sunahara_baritone saxophone
Kōji Hatori_trumpet 
Seiichi Tokura_trombone
Masahiko Sato & Norio Maeda_piano 
Kōzaburō Yamaki_guitar
Masao Kunisada_bass
Sadaichi Tabata_drums

01. Perspective
02. Lazy Lazy
03. Tomorrow Never Knows
04. Pithecanthropus Erectus
05. Furisode Girl
06. Africa

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