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Pieces Of Somethin' Else – Mixed By Hiroko Otsuka

CD (Item 772575) Blue Note (Japan), 1990s — Condition: Used
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A compelling look at the Something Else label – put together by Japanese DJ Hiroko Otsuka! Something Else was kind of like a Japanese arm of Blue Note back in the 90s – a label that recorded some excellent contemporary material, much of which also came out here, too – usually freshly modern jazz from some of the generation's most accomplished players – both American and Japanese! Over the years, the material's become quite overlooked, and is ripe for rediscovery now – as there's some real killers in the catalog, as you'll hear on this sweet little collection! The sound is more complex than just jazz funk, modal, or fusion – but most of the cuts also have a groove of their own, too – but in ways that go past the usual Blue Note bag. Titles include "Conservation" by Superblue, "Enemy Within" by Ralph Peterson, "Us Three" by Junko Onishi/Motohiko Hino Trio, "The Cry" by George Adams, "Tribe" by Teramasa Hino, "New Boots For Brooks" by Hugh Lawson, "Monk's Plumb" by Jack DeJohnette, "Mother Wit" by Geri Allen, and "Rites Of Passage" by Jackie McLean.  © 1996-2022, Dusty Groove, Inc.
(Out of print.)

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