Saturday, July 11, 2015

Akira Ishikawa & The Gentures - Beat Pops / Drum Hits


Year : 1970
Label : DENON/Columbia
Genre : Jazz, Rock
Style : Jazz Rock, Pop, Psychedelic

Groovy cover versions of well-known pop songs arranged by Masahiko Aoi and played by the jazz rock band, The Gentures (featuring Hiromasa Suzuki, Kiyoshi Sugimoto & Takeru Muraoka), led by the great jazz drummer Akira Ishikawa, on the same way as Rock, Rock '70. Titles include some western popular hits which left their mark in Japan as "Sugar Sugar",  "Come Together", "Suspicious Minds" or "Honky Tonk Women". Among others titles likewise include, various french songs such as "Aime Ceux Qui T'aiment" by Danièle Vidal (best known in Japan than France under "Tenshi No Rakugaki") or "Love Me Tonight" (Maurice Chevalier), "Green River" by The Creedance and the pop rock song "In the Year 2525". All tracks arranged by Masahiko Aoi.

Akira Ishikawa_drums
Takeshi Onodera_percussion
Hiromasa Suzuki_keyboards
Kiyoshi Sugimoto_guitar
Masaoki Terakawa & Isao Eto_bass
Takeru Muraoka_soprano saxophone
Hiroshi Suzuki_trombone
Tetsuo Fushimi_trumpet

01. Sugar Sugar
02. The Train 
03. Come Together 
04. Green River 
05. Aime Ceux Qui T'aiment
06. Early In The Morning
07. Little Woman
08. Suspicious Minds
09. In the Year 2525 
10. Honky Tonk Women
11. Love Me Tonight 
12. Happy Heart 
13. Sealed With A Kiss 
14. From A Distance

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