Jan 13, 2011

Hidefumi Toki & The Super Jazz Trio - City-Toki

barabara sounds sez:
Hidefumi Toki burst onto the scene back in the early 70s as the sax player in Toshiyuki Miyama's New Herd — in fact I was reminded of this album by Katonah's great recent post of Sunday Thing over on his always essential Private Press [even though Toki didn't actually play on that one]. Before long Toki was leading his own unit, and by the time City-Toki came out in 1978 he was just about at the top of his game. Most of what came next is not really worth exhuming — a sad decline into fuzak and session wilderness. But on this album, cut in NYC, he certainly shows he has the chops to hold his own with a rhythm section of the quality of Flanagan, Workman and Chambers. He's also come up with some nice compositions. I can't say it's absolutely all killer [to quote a line] but it's definitely more than just filler.

Recorded July 6 1978 at Sound Ideas Studio NYC; issued on Baystate; this is ripped from the 2005 JP-only CD reissue.

personnel:
Hidefumi Toki alto sax, soprano sax; Tommy Flanagan piano; Reggie Workman bass; Joe Chambers drums

There's a [not totally complete] Toki discography here...

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

It's always super to get comments.

http://www.mediafire.com/?d4d0qwukgh9kh1s

katonah said...

Another nice drop TN, many thanks, looking forward to this as always.

Calisan said...

Great!! More japanese welcome! wonderful set with Workman and Chambers
A couple years ago I heard from MyJazzWorld but this is the CD version
Thanks for all

taro nombei said...

@ katonah, Calisan
thanks, good to hear from you!

Bhowani said...

Thank you !

Anonymous said...

awesome thanks!

-frankie mules

taro nombei said...

@ Bhowani & @ frankie mules
thanks for dropping by — and dropping comments too :-)

Jeremy said...

Thanksalicious! Looks good!

gregoriograzi said...

I'd really like to hear City-Toki. Any possibility of a re-up?
grazie.

michaeljt90 said...

Could I second the movement to re-up? Been searching for this album for awhile.
Cheers

taro nombei said...

@ michaeljt90, @ gregoriograzi

Thanks for letting me know.
It won't be for a couple of weeks, but I'll try to get to that soon.
Stay tuned...

nijimasu said...

still looking forward to this! thanks taro!

Anonymous said...


http://www.mediafire.com/download/ap55i4xu4ja1abi/T-City.zip

taro nombei said...

@ nijimasu
Let me know how you like it!

nijimasu said...

can't thank you enough for uploading, but currently set to private

taro nombei said...

oops sorry 'bout that.
should be good now. but holler if it's not!

nijimasu said...

nice! beautiful stuff, toki is a favorite of mine. once again, really appreciate the share. thanks taro!
cheers