Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Miho Kei & Jazz Eleven - 1971 - Kokezaru Kumikyoku

Miho Kei & Jazz Eleven 
Kokezaru Kumikyoku

01. ざる [Mizaru]
02. 聞かざる [Kikazaru]
03. 言わざる [Iwazaru]
04. 杵 [Kine]
05. 能面 [Nomen]

Drums – Akira Ishikawa, Takeshi Inomata
Electric Bass – Yasuo Arakawa
Electric Guitar – Ryo Kawasaki
Electric Piano, Harpsichord – Masahiko Sato
Koto – Suma No Arashi
Percussion [Tsuzumi] – Kikutada Katada
Shakuhachi – Minoru Muraoka
Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Flute [Indian Flute] – Takeru Muraoka
Trumpet – Takehisa Suzuki
Vocals – Mutsumi Masuda

Originally released on Victor Company Of Japan, Ltd. (MCA Records) in 1971.

Limited 500 press, with a serial number.

An obscure jazz psych rarity from 1971 Japan with a heavyweight line up of the finest musicians who would go on to shape the country's jazz scene during the the 70's and beyond. Soundtrack composer Keitaro Miho (who doesn't actually play on the project) put together this sophisticated cocktail of jazz and radical psychedelia with traditional Japanese instruments , avant-garde vocal sketches and film music.Very highly recommended.