9 December 2007


Terumasa Hino for CBS Sony from 1981.
Thought I'd repost this monster as it's in keeping with my current Jap jazz theme.
320 rip this time from the original vinyl
Top piece of Japanese fusion with arrangements by Gil Evans and Masabumi Kikuchi from a stellar line up.Highly Recommended.

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 anchored by a titanic bass line with chattering guitars and a wall of percussion with soloists taking off in all directions - murdah !!!
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 digeredoo 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.
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 Billy Hart Drums Reggie Workman Bass (Acoustic) Steve Turre Bass (Acoustic)Conch Shells Didgeridoo

Arranged by Masabumi Kikuchi and Gil Evans
Produced by Kiyoshi Itoh; Assistant Producer: Hiro KajiwaraExecutive Producer:Toshinari KoinumaProject Coordinator: Hiro Kajiwara and Yukio Morisaki
Recorded by Jim McCurdy; Mixed by Jim McCurdy and Kiyoshi ItohRecorded and mixed at Sound Ideas Studio, NYC in Feburary and March 1981
"Merry-Go-Round", "Cherry Hill Angel", "Aboriginal" recorded at The Automatt, San Francisco on February 24, 1981 by Leslie Jones
Mastered by Mitsuharu Kobayashi SONY MUSIC Shinanomachi StudioAssistant Engineers: Todd Anderson, Bob De Caro and Barry Harris
This got a cd reissue in Japan years ago which is now deleted.


"Big Al" Marghreb said...

Good stuff, Bacoso! Yer schooling me.

david_grundy said...


winton tostello said...

many thanks!
not to underestimate watanabe here, but every piece of music with james mason is considered essential!!

winton tostello said...

excuse me , i meant not to neglect hino...

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Barbatruco Producciones said...

please,very hard to find this one...