The Basie Orchestra pays tribute to their departed Count – and the groove here is every bit the sort you'd expect from the ensemble at their height! Frank Foster's in the lead with the group at this point, and he's definitely back in the Basie bag, after stretching out soulfully on his own ... read moreCD
A post-Basie session from the Count Basie Orchestra – recorded after the Count had passed away, and Frank Foster returned from his wayward years to assume leadership of the group! The sound here is very much in the best Basie mode of the late 50s and early 60s – extremely fluid large ... read moreCD
(Out of print.)
Far Out —
Nihonjin ... CD Denon/Everland (Austria), 1971. New Copy ...
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Far Out, indeed – the early 70s album from Japan's Far Out – the only album we've ever seen by the group, before they went on to work as The Far East Family Bland – with just 2 slow building, tripped out, but still remarkably involving jams that each run the better part of 20 ... read moreCD
Warm and lyrical solo piano work from Tommy Flanagan – a Japanese only session from the mid 70s, and one of the first of a long run of well-produced dates that Flanagan would do for that market! The format's even more intimate than the relaxed setting of some of Tommy's American dates of the ... read moreCD
2 ... LP Denon (Japan), 1972. Very Good Gatefold ...
Haunting early work from Japanese reed legend Sadao Watanabe – an artist who makes the record way more than just a set of familiar ballads! True, the set's a bit more mellow than some of Watanabe's other work of the time – but his work on alto and flute really have this subtle sort of ... read moreCD
A really unusual set from the Japanese scene of the 70s – and a record that represents some of the higher pinnacles of their recording technology at the time! The songs here are billed as "Japanese traditional melodies by PCM Recording Systems" – and they are hardly ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album