Feb 15, 2011

Yosuke Yamashita - Spider

barabara sounds sez:
Staying close to home, and more from the superb Yosuke Yamashita. Spider is one of six (I believe) he made with his New York Trio, which comprised him plus the great Cecil McBee and Pheeroan akLaff. They began playing together in 1988, and so by the time this fine set was laid down (in NYC, in June '95) they'd built up a really good understanding.

The trio are in top form from the get-go. and there's some great playing. One of the stand-outs for me is One for M, but the title track, at the very end, is also a blast.

tracks:
Cats Dance; Revenge Of Picasso; One For M; Quiet Days; Fourth Step; Kids In Memory;Doubles; Stream; Spider

The other feature of this album is the cool spider-themed artwork — full scans of the CD inserts included!

Looking for more Yamashita? Then check out the comprehensive discography over on the indispensible — but currently dormant — El Goog Ja, here... Unfortunately most of the RS links are extinct, but it'll give you an idea of what to look out for. Expect a few more posts in the future here...

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steve said...

Thanks, this is really nice. Not your typical piano trio . . . artwork is sweet as well!

taro nombei said...

@ steve
thanks for dropping by.
yes, that artwork is indeed 'sweet' — just as long as you're not an arachnophobe ;-)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for this!

g.raf said...

There's some beautiful music here.
Thanks for sharing it.

taro nombei said...

@ g.raf
You're very welcome.
Very good to 'see' you dropping in here!

drfeelgoed said...

a bit late, but just now noticed this post, thanks!

taro nombei said...

@ drfeelgoed
more yamashita and j-jazz in the pipeline, once things settle down here a bit ;-)

Anonymous said...

thanks again

Me,Myself and I said...

We're looking forward to listening to this!