5 July 2007


Terumasa Hino for Somethin' Else Japan from 1994.
Great piece of post-fusion/ latin /hard bop with Hino and Tatsuyah Satoh riding a four man wave of drums and percussion with Jay Hoggard guesting on vibes and marimba-tough stuff.
Two files-here and here.

This is one of trumpeter Terumasa Hinos more interesting releases. Hino often sounds like an exact duplicate of Freddie Hubbard in his prime on the more hard bop-oriented pieces while mixing in a bit of Miles Davis with Hubbard on the funkier numbers. He is joined by a fine Japanese group (in addition to Jay Hoggard on marimbas and vibes and percussionist Don Alias) which includes two percussionists who keep the rhythms torrid; Hoggard (particularly on marimbas) is a major part of the ensembles. Highlights include memorable versions of Horace Silver's "Song for My Father" (which is given funky Latin rhythms) and Silvers neglected "Calcutta Cutie." Other than the tribute, "Art Blakey," most of the other performances utilize rhythmic vamps while "Suavemente" features the trumpeter's expressive long tones over a synthesizer. Every selection holds one's interest, making this one of Terumasa Hinos most rewarding recordings to date. ~ Scott Yanow, All Music Guide

Tatsuya Sano
Sax (Tenor
Hiromasa Suzuki
Tatsuji Yokoyama
Mark DeRose
Kenji Hino
Bass (Electric)
Benisuke Sakai
Takeaki Sugiyama
Don Alias
Percussion, Arranger
Motohiko Hino
Terumasa Hino
Trumpet, Main Performer
Jay Hoggard
Marimba, Vibraphone
CD rip @320 .Only released in Japan and now deleted.


vesper said...

Hey Bacoso, Terumasa is everywhere ! :)
Thanks for this one

Jazz-Nekko said...

indeed a very nice share - not one easily found these days here. hino fans snap everything quickly as nostalgia for his music grows. owners of his LPs can count on very fine prices IF someone were to sell them!

cheers, bacoso


rw said...

Great post, anything on, TETSUJINO - DOUBLE TROUBLE?