8 December 2007
MASABUMI KIKUCHI - EAST WIND
Masabumi Kikuchi for EastWind from 1976.
Masabumi Kikuchi (p)Terumasa Hino (tp), Kousuke Mine (ts), Juni Booth (b), Eric Gravatt (ds).
More hard core jap business this is an acoustic session of wonderful deep spiritual jazz featuring two extended compositions for each side of the lp.A great heavy duty rhythm session of Juni Booth and Eric Gravatt gives you a good idea of what it's going to sound like.Must be one of Gravatt's last sessions before he jacked it all in and became a prison warder.He's been playing again over the past few years and I saw him give his kit a good battering in Gary Bartz's band about 2004.
Ripped @320 from the original vinyl-reissued on cd about 1998 and now deleted.