8 May 2006


Top piece of Japanese fusion from a stellar line up.
Merry Go Round was huge on the dance floor for Paul Murphy back in the day at the Electric Ballroom - a massive hunk of funk underpinned by a titanic bass line with chattering guitars and a wall of percussion with soloists taking off in all directions - murder !!! Aboriginal is as good but this time 3 acoustic basses twist and turn under more percussion and keyboards with Steve Grossman and Hino blowing madly and then half way through Steve Turre kicks in with degere doo and conch shells...Rolf Harris it aint! Yellow Jacket is a more conventional slinky sliding bit of funk and the albums rounded out with a couple of moody atmospheric tunes-Miwa Yama and Cherry Hill Angel.
I think this got a cd re issue in Japan which is probably deleted by now . This is ripped from the original vinyl.
Eddie Gomez Bass (Acoustic)
Harvey Mason, Sr. Drums
Emily Mitchell Harp
Kenny Kirkland Keyboards
David Spinozza Guitar
Barry Finnerty Guitar
Terumasa Hino Cornet, Flugelhorn, Main Performer, Trumpet
Masabumi Kikuchi Arranger, Keyboards, Piccolo Flute
Mark Gray Keyboards
Gil Evans Arranger
Butch Campbell Guitar
Anthony Jackson Bass
Airto Moreira Percussion
Steve Grossman Sax (Soprano)
Lou Volpe Guitar
Don Alias Percussion
George Mraz Bass (Acoustic)
James Mason Guitar
Manolo Badrena Percussion
Herbie Hancock Keyboards
Lenny White Drums, Handclapping
Sam Morrison Wind Synthesizer
Kiyoski Itoh Producer
Billy Hart Drums
Reggie Workman Bass (Acoustic)
Steve Turre Bass (Acoustic)



ganietzsche said...

Hey, if its not too much trouble I'd really appreciate a re-up of this album if possible. Thanks a lot, keep up the excellent work.

Sergej said...

Hi. Please, bring Teramusa back to life. Thank you.