Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Isao Suzuki Sextet - 1976 - Ako's Dream

Isao Suzuki Sextet 
Ako's Dream

01. Ako's Dream
02. Isao Family
03. Feel Like Makin' Love
04. Seven Come Eleven

Bass, Electric Bass – Motohiko Hamase
Cello – Isao Suzuki
Drums – Akira Doi
Guitar – Kazumasa Akiyama
Guitar – Kazumi Watanabe
Piano, Electric Piano, Synthesizer – Tsuyoshi Yamamoto

Recorded October 19 & 27, 1976 at Epicurus Studio, Tokyo.

It's 1976 in Osaka. Isao Suzuki's name appears in the liner notes on records by Thelonius Monk, Charles Mingus, Ella Fitzgerald. He's returned to Japan from New York City where he played with Kenny Burrell and has started his own ensemble, the Sextet. His instrumentation has expanded to cello and piccolo bass from his origins on the jazz double-bass. The result is Ako's Dream.