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Many of the top Cuban jazz musicians have played in Irakere during the past several decades, including altoist Paquito D'Rivera and trumpeter Arturo Sandoval before both individually defected. The result was the six-part Scandinavian Suite, the inspiration for which was drawn in part by Miki's experience when he had spent 10 months in Finland, and this ambitious and magnificent recording that stands now as a landmark in the history of orchestral jazz in Japan. Mostly modal compositions and prominent use of synthesizers and electric guitars reflect the time The performance and recording are equally as brilliant as the composition itself.
The album mixes great sounds from Count Buffalos with the solo talents of Rinsoye Kida on shamisen — the traditional Japanese three-stringed instrument that's usually used in much more conservative settings — but which is recorded here in a style that's right up front in the mix, and able to step out nicely in front of the fuller, groovier backings from Ishikawa and his group!
Given the nature of the instrument, the style is quite different than some other jazz albums from the time that try to mix with Japanese folkloric styles — maybe a bit like Dorothy Ashby on the koto, but more striking overall. All tracks arranged by Hiromasa Suzuki………….. Akira Ishikawa was born in Yokosuka in He was hugely influenced by African rhythms after visiting East Africa in the Besides working as a session musician and also on TV he takes the blame for this theme tune for an NHK kids show , he spent a lot of time working on projects to benefit African kids.
In the s he founded the music club Piga Piga in Ebisu, which hosted some of the best live African sounds in Tokyo. He later moved back to live in Kenya, which is where he died in Akira Ishikawa - - Back to Rhythm. Akira Ishikawa had a mission. He wanted to find the eternal now of rhythm. After a mind-blowing trip to Africa in , the Japanese percussionist had a goal — true Afro-delic Acid Rock. He hooked up with composer Muroaka Takeru and this album was born in Awash in minimalist percussion — at times sounding like a field recording of a commune or some street performers — the album devolves into primitive heavy acid rock and throbbing seriousness.
Ishikawa's intense personal vision and mission is no record-collector curiosity. This beauty deserves our attention. In the early 20th century the cocktail, like Coca-Cola itself, was most popular in the Southern United States.
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