29 May 2012

KOHSUKE MINE QUINTET - DAGURI



















Kohsuke Mine Quintet for Victor Japan from 1973.

Kohsuke Mine - Tenor & Alto Sax ; Hideo Miyata - Tenor Sax ; Fumio Itabashi - Piano ; Hideaki Mochizuki - Bass ; Hiroshi Murakami - Drums.

An absolute monster of a session from Kohsuke Mine and his quintet who are on fire from the furious opener "Thirsty" through to the closing modal whirlwind "Spin Drift".Although all 5 cuts are penned by K.Mine "Expectation" has echoes of  what Itabashi was to record some years later as "Watarase".
The very finest in Japanese jazz and without a shadow of a doubt.....
All Killer No Filler.

21 May 2012

ORQUESTRA MIRASOL - SALSA CATALANA















Orquestra Mirasol for Edigsa Spain from 1974.

Heavy fusion with Afro Cuban influences from 70s Catalonia.Think Mwandishi goes latin - a terrific lp.

10 May 2012

HIROMASA SUZUKI TRIO - PRIMROSE
















 Hiromasa Suzuki Trio for Union Japan from 1978.

Hiromasa Suzuki - Piano; Nobuyoshi Ino - Bass; Steve Jackson - Drums.

Keeping up the Jap pressure with this terrific late 70's trio outing led by the mighty Hiromasa Suzuki on piano.