6 February 2011

MAL WALDRON - TERUMASA HINO REMINICENT SUITE






















Mal Waldron & Terumasa Hino for Victor Japan from 1972.
Terumasa Hino (tp) Takao Uematsu (ts) Mal Waldron (p) Isao Suzuki (b) Motohiko Hino (d) Yuhji Imamura (per)

Waldron sits in with Terumasa Hino's 72 quintet (taking the piano chair of Mikio Masuda) for this magnificent recording featuring two epic cuts spanning a side a piece with composing credits split between Waldron and Hino.Something of an obscurity even to Waldron fans this has never seen a vinyl or cd reissue even in Japan which is a great pity as its a phenomenal lp.
"Reminicent Suite" is by Waldron and opens with a typical hammered down solo piano theme rapidly picked up by the rest of the quintet which is then comprehensively shredded,mangled and spat out until around 15 minutes when the vamp slides into a beautiful coda creating a more reflective mood for some lyrical work by Hino, Uematsu and Waldron who then bring the track to a close with a brief restatement of the theme.
"Black Forest" is a churning 6/8 styled naningo the soloists darting out from the thickets of percussion with Waldron battering the cyclical motif into submission.Hino and Uematsu drop rip roaring solos followed by Waldron and then its over to Motohiko Hino and Suzuki before back into the theme for conclusion.
Breathtaking stuff and a huge favourite over here at Bacoso's Big Top.
All Killer No Filler!

40 comments:

Bacoso said...

vinyl rip@320:
http://www.mediafire.com/?8fta4c7emq5tow2

Dr. Puck said...

Another -didn't know it existed' drop. Thanks.

none said...

Incredible! Thank you.

nico said...

Thanks, love terumasa hino.

cannonball said...

Staggering!Waldron is just breathtaking!Uematsu & Hino are all over this!What a great share!
Thanks Thanks Thanks!

toshio said...

thanks a great album - hope this prevents it from obscurity.

trane said...

Great post, thanks a lot. Any chance you find this one (it never made it to cd)?:

Mal Waldron Playes the blues Live at Domicile Enja 5021 (trio)

none said...

Trane: There appears to be a listing for a cd
http://www.discogs.com/Mal-Waldron-Plays-The-Blues-Live-At-The-Domicile/release/450997
(enja 2002-2)
although I haven't checked to see if it is actually available anywhere. It didn't show up on the enja site but I only did a really quick search.

Bacoso: I would second Trane's request. I'm loving the Mal Waldron albums and the trio settings are my favorite. Thanks again for all of your hard work.

vesper said...

Breathtaking, you said it... And Herbie back on the front page!

playjazzloud said...

fascinated to check this out. sounds very interesting. thx for sharing.

MrBill said...

Thanks so much for the Waldron-Hino - some great "J-jazz" figures plus the great Waldron.

Art Simon said...

This one is rock solid. Killer. Made my day. Awesome post!

Sous Les Patio La Plage said...

If it's even have as good as Black Chant, it'll be great.
Really enjoying your music, mate.
many thanks from Lancs.

Rob Ewing said...

Thank you for sharing. I'm particularly impressed by the young Motohiko Hino.

pepper67 said...

thanks!! ALWAYS great to hear 70's Hino

pepper67 said...

thanks!! always great to hear 70's Hino!!

Arkadin said...

Domo arigato, sensei Bacoso. Great album, great write-up!

josef said...

superb lp many thankyou's....

taro nombei said...

definitely killer, start to to finish.
great find too.
all in all, another brilliant share, massively appreciated!

oolong32 said...

Thank you! I listened to it while doing my morning yoga, the sun salutation went double-time :-)

Marko said...

Please more of Mal waldron, everything you have :) since tokyo bound, i am in love with his work :)

Mr. OK Jazz Tokyo said...

Thanks for this! I'm getting so into Mal Waldron recently, amazing musician. Check out the painting here at Masako's cafe in Tokyo (sadly now closed). She was good friends with Mal. Hope it's ok to link to my site here in the comments. http://www.tokyojazzsite.com/content/masako

T.I.M. said...

There's almost no info to be found on this album anywhere - so that's a bonafide rarity for you. Thanks a loty Bacoso!

katonah said...

just spent the 3/4 of an hour giving this the attention it deserves. Ace!

wanderin said...

Thank you. The gifts you provide keep on giving. What beauty you provide.

chano said...

A beauty, no doubt. Thanks Bacoso.

steve.d said...

A storming opening track,a great listen thank you.

peskypesky said...

lordy lordy!!! this is fantastic. a must-have album in every jazz fan's collection. wow.

F.M. said...

New discovery for me. Absolutely amazing. Thank you.

groovemerchant said...

An excellent piece of writing and a great lp - thankyou,

Gianni aka Cesare Barbetta said...

I agree with Katonah comment.
thank you Bacoso.

THOMAS 'Tom' CIZAUSKAS said...

Hot!

uppoppedthedevil said...

I didnt know this existed and I thought I knew the whole Waldron catalogue.Stunning stuff and your write up really captures this.Excellent work many thanks.

hooks said...

a big hit over here at hooks' hovel too, cheers mister, haven't heard a bad Hino yet!!!!!!!!!!!!

all praise due

pwr2thepeopleman said...

can't stop. j-jazz has a hold of me

Vamoaê said...

i'm a addicted to japan jazz now, thanks to you!

Hebdomeros said...

Fantastico. Thanks.

Kathryn said...

f-f-f-fantastic! thank you

Nick Thabit said...

Truly fantastic album. Just came here from Youtube posting http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E4w6SCqeLY0&feature=relmfu
to find out the composers, got it, thank you. All hail the masters!

Unknown said...

Beauty !!!
Peace & Respect!