7 September 2009

HIROSHI SUZUKI - CAT
















Hiroshi Suzuki for Columbia Japan from 1975.
Hiroshi Suzuki-Trombone ; Hiromasa Suzuki-Keyboards ; Akira Ishikawa-Drums ; Takeru Muraoka-Sax ; Kunimitsu Inaba-Bass

More super rare J Jazz making a first appearance in blogland and this is an absolute beauty made up of 5 long cuts that hit the perfect balance between jazz and fusion.Acoustic bass meshed with subtle funky drums topped with lashings of Rhodes,trombone and sax deliver a really stretched out understated rolling groove.
The album just grows and grows with repeated listening and it's a big favourite over here at Bacoso's Big Top - no surprise that it's
ALL KILLER NO FILLER !

43 comments:

Bacoso said...

http://rapidshare.com/files/276794772/cat.rar

Wallofsound said...

What a superb record. A real classic of mid-70s jazz-funk. I really am smitten. Thank you very much for alerting me to its existence. Now I'm going to have to track down a copy of my own!

Bacoso said...

WoS - good luck if you want a vinyl copy.I've been after one for ages with no joy at all and in the end had to buy the Jap cd reissue.A couple of dealers tell me the plastic goes for big bucks IF it ever turns up.Let me know if you bag one.

katonah said...

Wow, or should that be Meeow!,

did you see what i did there?
Many thanks as ever

Flormega said...

Yeah Super super super!!!!!
Thankz

chano said...

Thanks Bacoso, looks like a beauty.

Gianni aka Cesare Barbetta said...

thank you Bacoso,
it's always a pleasure visiting your blog

Solomon said...

Thank you.

Dr. Johnny Fever said...

This album is amazing! The rhodes work here is truly inspiring. Thanks again for the continuing education in killer grooves.

Simon666 said...

Up to your usual mindblowing standard! As you can imagine I'm all over this one :) Thanks a lot Bacoso.

fslmy said...

great drop, this has been on my to do list for a wee while. thx

Quimsy said...

great Simon - I like others have been searching for this for some time - even the reissue was proving elusive.

really appreciated

Bacoso said...

Q - Simon??? The Cote D'Azur really has wiped you out!

andy said...

Wonderful rhodes, thanks a million

Art Simon said...

I'm loving this one! Stellar. Godly post, thanks!

ish said...

Thanks Bacoso!

AmBrOsE said...

Thanx Bacoso....would love this on plastic!!!!!
Quality share as usual..

el goog said...

haha thank you bacoso, but i still haven't found what i'm looking for :)

corvimax said...

this is really good
thank you

Andy said...

Many thanks,can't wait to hear it.

matthew said...

Thank you. Love it!

LYSERGICFUNK said...

YEAH!!!!Very LysergicJazzFunk!!
UltraMegaThanks for this post!

Guido/LF

Fat Toro said...

Thanks a lot!

blackclassical said...

This is a bag of bollocks benny!

Bacoso said...

BC aka Sandy:fuck off and get back in your wheelchair you ginger wanker!Love from Benny's Ballbag X

Jur said...

Amazing album. Many, many thanks!!

Moes Lake said...

Thanks alot for this!

Moes Lake said...

After listening to this album I can say that 'Cat' record is incredible :) Bacoso you rock man!

nikos said...

Thank you very much for this CAT!
This was entirely new to me and very, very good. Are there any other records by H. Suzuki out there?

El Mafufo said...

more killer thanks

Thad said...

I'm a bit late to the party, but I wanted to say thanks for this. Very laid-back funky groove here; kind of CTI-like, but without the inherent cheese. Great stuff!

Chistochel said...

It's an amazing record! I simply love it! What a pearl!
Thank you so much! Please, keep up such good work!

P.S.: if you could recommend anything of this sort, I'd love to be directed to it :)

alex said...

many thanks bacoso!
love the j-jazz!
cant get enough m8!

xmnr0x23 said...

Bloody hell, I'm totally digging the drummer on this album. Thanks, B!

hooks said...

bang bang bang bang bang bang

incredible

and that's word!

pwr2thepeopleman said...

This is the third j-jazz album i've acquired and the 1st by hiroshi. I had such horrible preconceptions about j-jazz but they were shattered by takeshi inomata. I am wide open to this genre now. Thanks for the gift!

DJ-JFK (Jazzfunking) said...

Any chance of a re-up on this one please? ZippyShare would be good! Thx a lot :)

Unknown said...

any chance for a re up?

DW said...

Bacoso, I am joining the list of re-upper wanters'. It would be most appreciated.

ILIAS said...

Please re- up...Thank you!

Hugo CHAUMET said...

Hello,
Help!
  I listened to a few tracks on this great Japanese musicians.
  I wish I wanted to listen to the entire album as well.
  Unfortunately, the link placed on this page at the top no longer works.
  Could someone send me, please, a link still valid?
  Thank you a lot !!

Chistochel said...

There you go.

http://www.ex.ua/234232730015

You are welcome.

Hugo CHAUMET said...

Thank you very much !!
cool !