Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Richie Cole - 1981 - Cool 'C'

Richie Cole
Cool 'C'

01. Back To Bop 5:18
02. Willow Weep For Me 7:30
03. Blue Bossa 5:40
04. Someday My Prince Will Come 4:28
05. Autumn Leaves 4:29
06. Cool "C" 4:56
07. On Green Dolphin Street 4:48

Bass – Nobuyoshi Ino
Drums – Motohiko Hino
Percussion – Masato Kawase, Tadaomi Anai
Piano – Himiko Kikuchi
Saxophone – Richie Cole
Trombone – Hitomi Uchida, Michio Kagiwada, Toshinobu Kawashima
Trumpet – Masahiro Kobayashi, Shin Kazuhara* (tracks: B2), Yoshikazu Kishi

Recorded On Feb. 7&8,1981 at King Studio,Tokyo.

Recorded during his first visit to Japan, this out-of-print LP features altoist Richie Cole playing five bop standards, his own "Cool 'C"' and pianist Himiko Kikuchi's "Back to Bop." Cole is joined by eight brass players, a rhythm section and two percussionists, all of whom are fine Japanese musicians. The results are generally hard-swinging bop with enough humor and color to hold one's interest. The focus is on Cole throughout and he makes a rare appearance on tenor during "On Green Dolphin Street."

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