Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Yasuo Higuchi & Doremi Band - New York Cut


Year : 1979
Label : Warner Pioneer
Genre : Jazz
Style : Jazz Funk

Yasuo Higuchi is a pianist, bandmaster and arranger, best known through his musical works produced for japanese television series & cinema. Yasuo Higuchi was especially in charge of famous compositions for animation music such as Osamu Tezuka's "Phoenix 2772" movie, "Tetsuwa Atom" (Astro Boy) and "Mobile New Century Gundam X" series. "New York Cut" is a condensed of pure jazz groove played by the Doremi Band, formed around guitarist John Scofield, bassist Will Lee, keyboardist Jorge Dalto and percussionist Dwight Gassaway. Titles include "To The New World" (cited by Gilles Peterson as his inspirations), "Uncle From Uncle", "Giraffe (In Memory Of Taki San)" played in a kind of flamenco style, "A Magazine On The Street" to the disco funk accents, all composed by Yasuo Higuchi. Recorded at CBS Studio, New York, on March 9 & 10, 1979.

Yasuo Higuchi_piano, conductor
Jorge Dalto_piano
Will Lee_bass
Chris Parker_drums
John Scofield_guitar
Dwight Gassaway_percussion

01.To The New World
02.The Earth`s Bellybutton
03.Uncle From Uncle
04.The West Wind From The East brass band
05.Giraffe (In Memory Of Taki San)
06.A Magazine On The Street
07.Warm Air In The Ellipsoid Of Revolution
08. On To The New World
09. The Other Side of Life


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