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LP (Item 2410) Catalyst, Early 70s — Condition: Used
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Great early album by Hino – with a sound that's reminiscent of some of the Impulse work by artists like Pharaoh Sanders or Gato Barbieri. Takao Uematsu, the tenor player, is great, and has an excellent hard reed sound and a very spiritual vibe, and the electric piano player, Mikio Masuda, gives a very cool edge to the sound. Tracks include the excellent originals "Be and Know" and "Reaction", and the album ranks as one of our faves from the Terumasa Hino catalog! (Cover has a cut corner, promo sticker, wear, and flaking in one corner.)  © 1996-2015, Dusty Groove, Inc.

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