20 October 2012

ROY HAYNES - TOGYU












Roy Haynes for RCA Japan from 1973.

Roy Haynes - Drums,Vocal ; Richard Davis - Bass ; Kenny Barron - Piano ; Teruo Nakamura - Percussion
First time out in blogland for this rarity which only made a limited vinyl release in Japan in '75 and has never made a reissue since in any format.Haynes is joined by Barron on piano and Richard Davis on bass - sitting  in for Nakamura - who moves over to percussion and production duties for the session  . Four long cuts make up the album - two originals from Barron and Haynes plus a couple of standards.
 "Azteca" is a furious firecracker to kick off with and the latin mood continues with Chano Pozo's "Tin Tin Deo" and Haynes' "Togyu". "Dear Old Stockholm" closes the album and  is performed as a trio with Nakamura sitting out.
TOUGH!



5 October 2012

ODE TO MASABUMI KIKUCHI






Blackclassical back on the mix with this superb tribute to Masabumi Kikuchi over at The Word Is Bond.
The Very Finest In Japanese Jazz.....