Friday, November 13, 2015

Jiro Inagaki & His Soul Media, Tokyo Cuban Boys - Quad Dimension/Rock'N Latin


Year : 1971
Label : Nippon Columbia
Serie : Master Sonic
Genre : Jazz, Latin Jazz
Style : Jazz Rock, Pop, Latin Rock

An umpteenth recording jazz rock session performed by Jiro inagaki & His Soul Media, released in 1971, arranged by Jazz producer Takeo Ogawa, and backed by the most famous japanese Latin Big Band, the Tokyo Cuban Boys conducted by Tadaaki Misago. The Tokyo Cuban Boys formed in 1949 have contributed to the expansion of  latin music in Japan, they released over 200 albums between 1949 and 1980. Although less interesting than the Head Rock album, "Quad Dimension/Rock'N Latin" leaves however its mark by its originality and remains a well-made Jazz Rock fusion album including latin breaks & pop rhythms. Titles include a variety of international Pop songs having had a great success in Japan (from The Beatles to Blood, Sweet And Tears by Fleetwood Mac & The Creedence) and jazz standard "Watermelon Man". All tracks arranged by Takeo Ogawa.

Tadaaki Misago_conductor
Jiro Inagaki_tenor saxophone
Ryo Kawasaki_guitar
Yasuo Arakawa_bass
Masaru Imada_organ  

Takeshi Inomata_drums
Tetsuo Fushimi_trumpet
Tadayuki Harada_baritone saxophone
Shigeo Suzuki_alto saxophone
Takehisa Suzuki Shunzo Ohno_trumpet
Takashi Imai Shigemichi Domoto_trombone

01. 25 Or 6 To 4
02. Black Magic Woman
03. Bridge Over Troubled Water
04. 21 ST Century Show
05. Love Story
06. Spinning Wheel
07. Proud Mary
08. Watermelon Man
09. Up, Up And Away
10. Hey Jude

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