Osamu Kitajima —
Benzaiten ... LP Antilles/PMG (Australia), 1976. New Copy (reissue)...
About April 15, 2016 (delayed)
Nice US issue of a Japanese session by the guitarist who's best known to the world for some of his electric fusion LPs from the late 70's. This one's got a bit more of a traditional Japanese feel – although it's still got some nice jazzy moments – and Osamu plays a lot of acoustic guitar, and the group's augmented by flutes and traditional percussion instruments. There's a lot of nice breezy cuts, and the tracks include "Benzaiten", "Tengu", "Whoma", and "Biwa". (Jazz, Global Grooves)LP, Vinyl record album