23 July 2014

MITSUAKI KANNO - BUSHO


























Mitsuaki Kanno for RCA Japan from 1970.

Mitsuaki Kanno (p), Osamu Oyama (ss, ts), Hiroyuki Yamakawa (ts), Tomoya Haneo (tp), Yasutoshi Inamori (fl), Yasushi Mitsui (g), Shizuo Hashimoto (b), Masabori Asakura (b), Junichi Mitobe (ds, perc)

Superb blend of free and modal jazz with Japanese elements from pianist Kanno and his group featuring four long original compositions the highlight being the rolling modal  "Kumo No Ito" (Spider Silk).
The finest in Japanese jazz....