12 March 2009
MASABUMI KIKUCHI - BUT NOT FOR ME
Masabumi Kikuchi for Flying Disk Japan from 1978.
Masabumi Kikuchi-Piano;Gary Peacock-Bass;AlFoster-Drums;Badal Roy-Tabla;Alyrio Lima-Percussion;Azzedin Weston-Percussion.
Another Blogland exclusive for this one from Japan.
A wonderful piece of piano trio dynamics augmented by percussion (check the enclosed rear sleeve credits).When I bought this I wasn't really taken by it at all....but the more I listened the more the album grew on me and now I'm just blown away by it.
Check out Gary Peacock's "Pumu #1" featuring Badal Roy in full effect embellishing a static motif allowing Kikuchi to go into full flow.
"Circle Dance" is as it sounds and perhaps the acoustic cousin of the fantastic "Circle Line" from Kikuchi's 1981 release "Susto".
The whole lp is great so just download and open your mind....fabulous music...highly recommended.
All Killer No Filler!