Friday, August 25, 2017

Masahiko Togashi - 1976 - Guild For Human Music

Masahiko Togashi
Guild For Human Music

01. First Expression 8:07
02. Second Expression 4:29
03. Third Expression 8:15
04. Fourth Expression 6:45
05. Fifth Expression 2:44
06. Sixth Expression 10:18

Bass – Yoshio Ikeda
Cello, Bass – Keiki Midorikawa (tracks: A1 to A3, B2)
Keyboards – Masahiko Satoh (tracks: B1, B3)
Percussion – Masahiko Togashi, Yoshizaburo Toyozumi, Tatsuzi Yokoyama
Woodwind – Hideo Miyata, Masami Nakagawa, Shigeo Suzuki

Recorded May 23, 24, 26, & 27, 1976 at Nippon Columbia's 1st studio, Tokyo, Japan.

If you are looking for an album that will transcend you into another dimension then you have come to the right place. This is the progressive-exploratory side of jazz and trips right over fusion.....smack dab!

This album is not for the faint-of-heart! It is a study in both sound and textures with some crazy percussion throughout.

"Guild For Human Muisc" is composed of 6 "expressions" which is a very good choice of words to depict there songs. Togashi blends his vast array of percussion with various woodwinds, keyboards, flutes and bass effects creating a very lunaristic - transcedental'ish album that verges on extraterrestrial! other words this is far out stuff....

The end result is an album that really works considering how "lunaristic" it is.......

The sound quality is also outstanding and is pure audiophile territory!

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