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✨✧ George OtsukaPhysical Structure ... CD
Three Blind Mice/Craftman (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Japanese drummer George Otsuka is always one hell of a hip cat – one of those players whose name on a record always means that we'll pick it up – and never fail to hear something wonderful! And while Otsuka first got his start working with a piano trio at the end of the 60s, this sweet set from the mid 70s really has him stretching out nicely – working with a freewheeling group that has plenty of spiritual elements – but in that gentler avant mode you'd find in the Japanese scene of the time. The set's got some especially great Fender Rhodes and piano from Fumio Karashima, plus tenor and soprano sax from Shozo Sasaki – and all tracks are nice and long, and really let the instrumentation build up in this flowing, organic sort of way. Mitsuaki Furuno plays bass, and Norio Ohno adds in a bit of extra percussion too – and titles include a nice reading of "Naima", with lots of fast-moving congas – plus "Physical Structure", "Mustard Pot", and "Little Island". CD
(Part of the Three Blind Mice Supreme Collection!)
 
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George Ohtsuka 5Loving You GeorgeGeorge Ohtsuka Quintet At Nemu Jazz In ... CD
King/We Want Sounds (UK), 1975. New Copy ... $18.99 About May 1, 2021
Long tracks, lots of open energy, and plenty of freewheeling solos too – just the sort of Japanese jazz album from the 70s we treasure so much! The group here is led by drummer George Ohtsuka – sometimes spelled Otsuka – and features Fumio Karashima on piano and Fender Rhodes – a great player who has a way of rolling things out with a hell of a lot of feeling – a mix of modal and lyrical energy that sets fire to each tune in a different way – and provides just the right colors of inspiration for Shoszu Sasaki to soar on soprano and tenor sax! The group also features Mitsuaki Furuno on bass and Norio Ohno on additional percussion – and titles include a take on Steve Kuhn's "Something Everywhere", Coltrane's "Miles Mode", Minnie Riperton's "Loving You", and the Karashima original "Little Island". CD
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George Ohtsuka 5Loving You GeorgeGeorge Ohtsuka Quintet At Nemu Jazz In ... LP
King/We Want Sounds (UK), 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $32.99 About May 1, 2021
Long tracks, lots of open energy, and plenty of freewheeling solos too – just the sort of Japanese jazz album from the 70s we treasure so much! The group here is led by drummer George Ohtsuka – sometimes spelled Otsuka – and features Fumio Karashima on piano and Fender Rhodes – a great player who has a way of rolling things out with a hell of a lot of feeling – a mix of modal and lyrical energy that sets fire to each tune in a different way – and provides just the right colors of inspiration for Shoszu Sasaki to soar on soprano and tenor sax! The group also features Mitsuaki Furuno on bass and Norio Ohno on additional percussion – and titles include a take on Steve Kuhn's "Something Everywhere", Coltrane's "Miles Mode", Minnie Riperton's "Loving You", and the Karashima original "Little Island". LP, Vinyl record album
This title is scheduled for release about Saturday, May 1.

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✨✧ Fumio KarashimaGathering ... CD
Three Blind Mice/Craftman (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A great pianist in a really great trio – on a record that's wonderful not just for the piano lines of Fumio Karashima, but also for the bass of Isao Suzuki and drums of George Otsuka! All three players were really reinventing the sound of jazz on the Japanese scene of the 70s – and all musicians have strong knowledge of modern elements, but also have no trouble expressing themselves in warmer, more lyrical ways as well – which makes for a depth of emotion that really shows the Three Blind Mice label at its best. The tracks are long, open, and expressive in ways that are never indulgent – and titles include "Tones For Joan's Bones", "Gringo", "Gathering", and "Once We Loved". CD
(Part of the Three Blind Mice Supreme Collection!)

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✨✧ Teruhiko KataokaLove Walking (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Why Not/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Maybe the only album we've ever seen from Japanese trombonist Teruhiko Kataoka – a really sharp-edged player, working here with an excellent sound! The tracks are long, and have strong soulful currents – similar to other 70s work on the Why Not label by the American players who made up most of its catalog – as Teruhiko shapes these long lines in the lead, in a great combo that also features strong piano work from Fumio Karashima, plus bass from Kiyoto Fujiwara, drums from George Otsuka, and some added trombone on a few tracks from Osamu Shiomura! Titles include "Love Walking", "Isolation", "Emily", and "Whirl Wind". CD
(Part of the Nippon Jazz Spirits series!)
 
 
 



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