Friday, February 10, 2017

Takeshi Inomata & Sound Limited - 1970 - Sounds of Sound L.T.D

Takeshi Inomata & Sound Limited 
Sounds of Sound L.T.D

01. Theme ~ Mustache (8:02)
02. Tak's Tune (4:23)
03. Joint (4:58)
04. Monster (4:29)
05. Lullaby For Yuh (3:12)
06. Scotland Scene (6:53)
07. Theme (1:03)

Jun Suzuki: Bass
Takeshi Inomata: Drums
Toshiaki Yokota: Flute
Ryo Kawasaki: Guitar
Shigenori Kamiya: Guitar
Yusuke Hoguchi: Organ
Takao Uematsu: Tenor Saxophone
Shigemichi Domoto: Trombone
Takashi Imai: Trombone
Shunzo Ohno: Trumpet
Takashi Kumagai: Trumpet

Recorded in March 1970. Originally released 1970 on Columbia in Japan under the 'label' "Groove Sound Series".

Takeshi INOMATA, currently known as one of the most renowned and most influential jazz drummers in Japan, was born at Takarazuka, Japan in 1936. His father (an oboist of Takarazuka Revue Company), his elderly brother (a genius jazz trumpeter), and The Benny Goodman Orchestra whose album he had again and again listened to in his teenaged days could influence much on him and as a result he appeared on stage as a drummer at age 16. His terrific talent and enthusiasm for drumming surprisingly improve and develop his technique, that could let himself win the prize of Swing Journal Magazine's newcomer award in 1957. He showed his ability of jazz drumming in US Camps (later he mentioned he had played drums with smell of butter and hamburger steaks around him) and joined for a jazz outfit Westliners, but an enthusiasm that he wanted to play borderless music made him form SOUND L.T.D. (Limited), a progressive jazz-rock outfit. In those days such a mysterious and perverse creation might confuse every rock & jazz fan and reviewer. Now Takeshi makes a large contribution toward training younger jazz musicians and making a record of the history of Japanese jazz, and simultaneously stands on many worldwide stages , e.g. Carnegie Hall or Apollo Theater.

Essential, unforgettable & most valuable rare groove LP, Sounds Of Sound L.T.D. is a classic from the Japanese Jazz Rock scene, recorded by the great jazz drummer, Takeshi Inomata. Inomata is one of the best known japanese jazz musicians, born into a musical family, who, under the influence of his brother and after have heard the Gene Krupa performance on Sing, Sing, Sing by Benny Goodman, decided him to become professional drummer. In the early sixties, he was enrolled in the Hidehiko Matsumoto Quintet, played several times for Helen Merrill (In Tokyo '63, Plaisir D'amour '69, Sings The Beatles '70), with Teddy Wilson, Hiroshi Suzuki, in the Mal Waldron Trio and later, was sideman for pianist Norio Maeda (in groups Norio Maeda Trio, The Wind-Breakers in 1978). In the late sixties, he formed The Sound Limited Jazz Rock group based on his previous band, The West Liners, with some of its members featuring Toshiaki Yokota, Jun Suzuki, Ryo Kawasaki, Takashi Imai & the young Shunzo Ohno. Titles includes psychedelic grooves, Big Band sessions, great solo flute, organ & drum strong beat on Mustache (which ends by the Hey Jude chorus), the massive and dynamic funky Joint, the psychedelic rock Tak's Tune and the melodic jazz, Monster.