Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Isao Suzuki & His Fellows - 1976 - Touch

Isao Suzuki & His Fellows 

01. Touch 11:11
02. On The Trail 5:40
03. She's Funny That Way 9:25
04. Round About Midnight 10:14

Bass – Isao Suzuki
Congas – Yoichi Ogawa
Drums – Tetsujiro Obara
Guitar – Kazumi Watanabe
Guitar – Masayuki Ise
Piano – Kunihiko Sugano

Recorded on November 20 & 26, 1975 at Epicurus Studio, Tokyo.

Isao Suzuki & His Fellows featuring Kunihiko Sugano and the prominent leader of the Jazz Rock style during the eighties in japan, guitarist Kazumi Watanabe. Recorded in the late 1975 at Tokyo Epicurus Studio, released under Three Blind Mice label, "Touch" consists in an eclectic selection of styles ranging from Swing, Bossa Nova to Jazz rock (the opening song over 11 minutes with the Kazumi's long guitar riff), all involving various remarkable inspirational grooves from Suzuki. Titles include "Touch" composed by Mr. Suzuki, "On The Trail" from Jazz composer & concertmaster Ferde Grofé, "She's Funny That Way" to the bossa arrangements (based on a original composition of Richard Whiting) with an expanded solo of Kunihiko Sugano, and the representative song of the Thelonious Monk's genius, the jazz standard "Round about Midnight".