Monday, July 3, 2017

Masaru Imada Trio + 2 - Green Caterpillar

Year : 1975
Label : TBM
Genre : Jazz
Style : Modal, Post Bop, Contemporary Jazz

The Masaru Imada's best known record released on the legendary japanese jazz label TBM. "Green Caterpillar" is a jazz masterpiece featuring talented musicians as guitarist Kazumi Watanabe, percussionist Yuji Imamura, bassist Isao Fukui (also called Isoo) & drummer Tetsujiro Obara (both members of Imada's main trio formation during the seventies). The album opens with a top of the groove "A Green Caterpillar", a 11 minute piece played in the jazz funk style including the characteristic guitar play of Kazumi Watanabe, similar as his american peers, Wes Montgomery and George Benson. The other titles include "A Straight Flash", "Blue Impulse" and the flamenco tune "Spanish Flower" rather played in a modal style. All tracks composed by Masaru Imada.

Masaru Imada_piano, Fender Rhodes
Kazumi Watanabe_guitar
Isoo Fukui_bass
Tetsujiro Obara_drums
Yuji Imamura_congas, percussion

01. A Green Caterpillar
02. Straight Flash
03. Blue Impulse
04. Spanish Flower

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