20 December 2009

MAL WALDRON - TOKYO BOUND



















Mal Waldron for RCA Victor Japan from 1970.
Mal Waldron-Piano;Takeshi Inomata-Drums;Yasuo Arakawa-Bass

Tremendous all killer trio date with Waldron joined by a top flight Japanese rhythm section on four original compositions which only saw a release in Japan.Check out the rocking intensity of "Rock One For Jimbo San" and "Japanese Island" which builds from an ominous brooding intro into a marvellous modal waltz."Atomic Energy" blows up with a headlong banging vamp from Waldron's left hand while the right runs all over the keys and then to close "Mount Fujiyama" a more introspective rumination and dissection of the tune's theme.
Inomata's drumming is a revelation throughout the session intricate yet swinging with fantastic use of cymbals.(Don't forget to check out Inomata's Sound of Sounds lp also recorded in 1970 which I posted here during the summer)
Respect to El Goog for introducing me to this great album.I finally picked a copy up from Japan via ebay last month - not cheap but worth every penny.
Very highly recomnmended.

53 comments:

matthew said...

Yes Bacoso. Top of my wants since I heard Japanese Island on a Blackclassical mix. Watched it on ebay (twice) but too pricey. Thank you soooo much for posting. Best Christmas pressie this year! :)

Newk said...

Wow. I'm absolutely obsessed with Mal Waldron, but I'd given up any hopes of finding this. Thank you so much. This man and his music have brought many moments of inspiration to my life. Now, if only I could track down the album Spanish Bitch...

serviceton said...

the home Waldron collection is a sprawling thing that runs over many titles and media.
*This* is a happy and most excellent addition to that collection.
thanks bacoso .

orleyfarm said...

Hot shit man! I'm counting the minutes till this comes in. Many many thanks.

Art Simon said...

Wow, I'm loving it. Inomata can really play. Up popped the devil is still my favorite though (http://hooksgems.blogspot.com/2009/07/mal-waldron-up-popped-devil.html)

Thanks!

Andy said...

Thank you,your recommendations are always acted upon.Merry Xmas

Reza said...

Yo ho ho , happy xmas mate

Brother_jing said...

happy xmas Bacoso!!

Oracle said...

been listening to mr. waldron lately and am looking forward to hearing this one. Merry Christmas.

katonah said...

Properly jealous of this one Bacoso. Thanks for this one and all the other gems hanging around this place.
Best blog out there by a cuntry mile !!

Chief said...

your blog has changed my life thank you

Chief said...

your blog has changed my life thank you

blackclassical said...

If youre quick 60 shooters

http://cgi.ebay.com/LP-MAL-WALDRON-Tokyo-Bound-JAPAN-ONLY-ORIGINAL_W0QQitemZ360210317890QQcmdZViewItemQQptZMusic_on_Vinyl?hash=item53de354242

winton tostello said...

thanks very much!
waldron is one of my favourites!!
merry xmas everybody!

trane said...

Never enough Mal, thanks for this!

chazz said...

Great drop Mr.B
From His Enja Trio LP's like "Up Popped The Devil" and "Black Glory" to the incredible Vanguard Lps with Shaw and Rouse (need to get that DVD) Waldron was in a class by himself.Saw him a few times and he never less than superb.This is a great LP.Now if I can find his "Miles" LP on Freedom!
Cheers
Chazz

g.raf said...

Big thanks for this and all the other great stuff you have shared this year. A very Merry Christmas to you!

klakadak said...

Thanks a lot for this share and Merry Christmas/Happy New Year/Happy Holidays, Bacoso! The same to all readers!

taro nombei said...

thanks from Tokyo!
and best wishes for the holiday season!

rasta rocket said...

great album
thanx bacoso!!

cheeba said...

Beautiful...Maldron is so under-appreciated and always up to hear more. Thanks and all the best for 2010!

JAZZYPIER ♪ said...

Merry XMas and a happy New Year Bacoso!

laconico said...

MW is always welcome, thanks Bacoso

Igor said...

Thanks for sharing, Bacoso.

Jazzrealities said...

Many thanks for the rare Mal Waldron. Can you get more of his rare music?
jazzrealities

pootie said...

This is really some fantastic stuff. Thanks much for posting it.

Roland561 said...

thanks

sitarswami said...

Thanks for this wonderful lp. Have you heard "The Call" -- it's an early 70s quartet date with Mal on elec piano and Jimmy Jackson on organ.

hookfinger said...

Great record. Thanks B. for many great things.

the doc said...

thanks for one I didn't have!! Best for 2010.

solcofn said...

Awesome! Thanks!!!

chano said...

New Waldron, amazing, thanks Bacoso.

Moes Lake said...

Wonderful uplifting jazz record. Don't know much about it but sounds really good! Great bass and drum playing as well! Thanks for this!

jazzlover said...

Thank you Bacoso,it's a great post from Waldron.Your Blog is very nice organized and good stuff.Thanks again !

Bacoso said...

320 vinyl rip:
http://www.mediafire.com/?mmniwdxnjgm

chu said...

MAL WALDRON - TOKYO BOUND

Many thanks for this rarity!

open form said...
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el goog said...

Wow yeah i like to hear you have it.
peace

open form said...

great quality sounds :o)

thank you & el goog

enjoying Inomata touch

http://www.inosan.com/

is doing classes? :o))


love
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mingusal said...

My goodness this was great stuff. Thanks!!

FlimFlam said...

beautiful - god knows what you paid for this - thanks

Philo said...

Mal Waldron - Tokyo Bound (1970)

Stunning! This is just wonderful.

Thanks.

is said...

Thank you very much Mr Bacoso!

velobrewer said...

Mal Waldron - Tokyo Bound.

It's easy to understand why this is highly sought -- rarely found and a trio performance that rivals any of his career. Tonight is my second spin of this and it is truly inspired. Thank you.

KingCake said...

Oh Boy, Oh Boy - thanks sooo much

troods said...

I guess I am gonna rock this weekend!!

pedro said...

god bless you

-t! said...

Great album. Thank you so much for sharing...sounds great!!!!
-t!

T.I.M. said...

Thanks a lot for this. One can never heve too many Waldron albums!

8mmbolex said...

wow, superb! many thanks!

Mr. OK Jazz Tokyo said...

Man, these Mal Waldron albums you got here are just superb! Such a shame the cafe "Masako" here in Tokyo closed down last year, the owner Masako was good friends with Mal and there was a huge painting of the two of them right when you went in the cafe. Thanks as always for the great stuff,
Mr OK Jazz TOKYO

Eric said...

Thank you. Mal Waldron is always interesting, and getting hold of some more obscure records is very welcome.

Z. said...

oh my god, how do you do all this? Thanks!