Shintaro Quintet

Evolution (195497030439)

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Evolution

Shintaro Quintet

BBE

195497030439

GEN 163680

195497030439

JAZZ

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CD 14,03 €

DIGIPACK EDITION

Recorded in 1984 and originally released on the private label Streetnoise Records, Evolution is a perfect example of stately modal jazz with every one of its five tracks composed by band leader and bassist, Shintaro Nakamura. A cut from the album, ‘A Blind Man’, was included on the BBE Music compilation ‘J Jazz – Deep Modern Jazz from Japan 1969-1984’, and it’s a track that’s indicative of the album’s graceful blend of spiritual jazz and gently swinging minor blues waltzes, a style favoured by Nakamura that allows the band to stretch out and explore the strong melodic themes, lush arrangements and seductive rhythms.

PERSONNEL:

  • Robert Kenmotsu - tenor sax
  • TShunzo Ohno - trumpet
  • Jeff Jenkins - piano
  • Shintaro Nakamura - bass, leader
  • Fukushi Tainaka - drums

Recorded on January 10th and 13th, 1984 at Hi-Five Studio, New York

TRACKS:

  • 01. Future On You
  • 02. Don’t Forget Me
  • 03. Sweet and Sour Sound
  • 04. Evolution (Extended Version)
  • 05. A Blind Man
  • 06. Evolution