Ryo Fukui

A Letter from Slowboat (Limited EditioN) (4251804120838)

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2015

A Letter from Slowboat (Limited EditioN)

Ryo Fukui

We Release Jazz

4251804120838

LPS 163141

4251804120838

JAZZ

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LP 24,78 €

LIMITED EDITION

180 GRAM VINYL HALF SPEED MASTERED

HEAVY SLEEVE AND OBI

The official reissue of Ryo Fukui's final album, the very personal contemporary jazz offering, A Letter from Slowboat, sourced from the original masters. Known for his miraculous albums 1976's Scenery and 1977's Mellow Dream, legendary Hokkaido pianist Ryo Fukui, with the help of his wife Yasuko, opened his very own jazz club in Sapporo in 1995, Slowboat. This is where Ryo Fukui spent the latter half of his career, playing again and again, welcoming peers for unforgettable sessions, and perfecting the craft he lived for: jazz. A Letter from Slowboat is a poetic, soulful, and honest love letter to Hokkaido, to Fukui's jazz club, and to endless hours of practicing artistry in a place called home.

PERSONNEL:

  • Ryo Fukui - piano
  • Takumi Awaya - bass
  • Itetsu takemura - drums

Jazz Club Slowboat, Sapporo, January 25 & 26, 2015

TRACKS:

  • SIDE A
  • A1. Sonora
  • A2. Stella By Starlight
  • A3. Speak Low
  • A4. Nobody Knows The Trouble I've Seen
  • SIDE B
  • B1. Old Country
  • B2. Soultrane
  • B3. Chasin' The Bird
  • B4. Be My Love