Friday, August 25, 2017

Kazuki Tomokawa - 1978 - Ore no Uchi de Nari-yamanai Mono

Kazuki Tomokawa 
1978
Ore no Uchi de Nari-yamanai Mono



01. Circus
02. Rinjyu
03. Kojyo
04. Kikyo
05. Kuwana no Eki
06. Natsu no Hi no Uta
07. Yogore-chimatta Kanashimi ni
08. Haru no Hi no Yuugure
09. Rokugatsu no Ame
10. Boya

Tsuneo Ogaki: drums
Shinichi Takemura / Keiko Niwa: bass
Takeshi Mori: guitar
Kyoko Furuie: piano
Yoshinobu Hiraiwa: organ, keyboard
Toshiaki Ishizuka: percussion
Hirokazu Ishii: tuba
Shoji Maeda: flute, sax, piccolo
Sakae Yamada: french horn
Takashi Kato / Yoshinori Tada / Sadaji Okubo / Yoichiro Kobayashi: violin
Hiroo Horiguchi: cornet violin
Sachio Eto: ocarina
Ikuo Morimoto: harmonica
Manjyushage: chorus


The complete title is Ore no uchi de nariyamanai mono - Nakahara Chuya sakuhinshu. I only noticed the tiny furigana next to ? recently, I always read it as 'uta'. In any case, the title means 'Poems that won't stop crying inside of me - Collection of works by Chuya Nakahara', and this is the 4th studio album by bluesy folk hero Kazuki Tomokawa (?????); if you've been following this blog, you should know him by now. This is one from the first 2 decades of Tomokawa's career, before he was picked up by P.S.F. Records, and these albums are to this day far less easy to obtain than the later ones. The songs, settings of poems by Nakahara (whom you can get to know better here) are quite lavishly orchestrated. Once you get to know them, you can treat yourself to a comparison with ??????? (yes, that's basically the same title, with the first line omitted), a 2003 album (it was originally only to be found in the lavish P.S.F.-released 13-CD box) on which Tomokawa records all these songs again solo. I kind of like the almost bombastic arrangements on some of the versions here, though they may be an acquired taste for some.

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