13 December 2007
TERUMASA HINO - PYRAMID
Terumasa Hino for Sony CBS from 1982.
Terumasa Hino/ cornet,flugelhorn Kenny Kirkland/ kb Lou Volpe/ eg Tom Barney/ eb Richie Morales/ ds Manolo Badrena/perc David Sanborn/ as Don Alias/ perc Suiho Tosha/ Noh Bue Alan Rubin/ tp Lew Soloff/ tp David Taylor/ bass-tb Joe Randazzo/ bass-tb Jerry Dodgion/ as Dennis Morouse/ ts Ronnie Cuber/ bs
Boogie business for Terumasa Hino hitting more on the jazz funk side of things.Check the title tune-handclaps,popping slapbacked bass and a hijacked disco feel that comes on like The Village People meets Miles Davis(well,Tom Barney played with Davis so that's my tenuous connection made!)."Igor's Hideaway" is much better with a stop start slow sliding funky tempo which made it the club cut from the lp.
The rest of the lp moves from the self expanatory "T Funk" and a couple of other up tempo tunes to some reasonable ballads but I have to admit the saccharine"Sunfields" really has me running for the sick bag!
Recorded at Record Plant Studios, NYC in June, July, 1982
Ripped @320 from the original vinyl-made a japanese cd which is now deleted.