Jan 22, 2012

Kanai, Hideto Group - "Q"

barabara sounds sez:
More goodies from the tbm vaults, this time from pioneering jazz bass great Hideto Kanai. Laid down in 1971, his ensemble features some of the future lunimaries of j-jazz. Mine is there, so is Takayanagi and Motohiko Hino (here sharing drums duties with Hiroshi Yamazaki) among others. Even the CD reissue is well OOP, but it's the music not the rarity that makes this special. Free but not without structure, this is classic tbm, classic 70s j-jazz. A barabara classic in fact. 

east wind says:
The sixth album released by Three Blind Mice turned the spotlight on Hideto Kanai a veteran bassist who had been pursuing a very progressive, unique and uncompromising kind of jazz since the early 1960s. With his passion for educating young musicians and adventurous nature, Kanai has drawn some comparisons to another great leader, Charles Mingus, whom he respected.

The four performances in this album are all free-oriented and may be challenging for some listeners, but they riveting, fascinating, and ultimately satisfying. The opening and closing numbers were actually quite "composed." In an interesting collaboration with contemporary composers (from the world of classical music), Shuko Mizuno wrote "April" and Hiroshi Nanatsuya wrote "Meditation" specially for this group.



personnel:
Hideto Kanai bass; Kosuke Mine alto sax; Allan Praskin alto sax; Tadayuki Harada baritone sax; Masamichi Suzuki trumpet; Hiroshi Koizumi flute; Choyo Kanda xylophone; Masayuki Takayanagi guitar; Mototeru Hino drums; Hiroshi Yamazaki drums

tracks:
1. April Songs for Kanai, Zui-zui-zui-du-tubadaba; 2. Q; 3. Kaleidoscope; 4. Meditation

There's a short bio of Kanai here... 



21 comments:

Anonymous said...
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Anonymous said...

Thank you!

taro nombei said...

@ anon
You're welcome!

taro nombei said...

@ previous anon
(posted on first trial posting of this — now erased)

Thanks for offering your llnks. It just took me (and mf) a while to get my rip uploaded...

bongohito said...

Ohayo -
You *knew* I'd drop by to say thanks for this gem! I especially appreciate the posts that stretch my ear, as it were.
Stay warm (that snow...),
Bongohito

taro nombei said...

@ bongohito
Yes it's chilly alright. But not when you've got good sounds tp get you through the winter. Surprised you don't have this one already :)

bongohito said...

I always feared it too "challenging" for these ears. However, your timing is perfect as I'm fully down with it now. Cheers!

bongohito said...

taro -
i see a copy of kanai's "what" (tbm 5015) in my collection. like an upload?
cheers,
bongo

taro nombei said...

@ bongohito
Absolutely. Send it down the pipes and we'll share it far and wide! Looking forward!

bongohito said...

my pleasure. here is hideto kanai's "what (dedicated to the late charlie parker)" on tbm;

http://www.mediafire.com/file/33vn1pgywu9j0kg/hideto kanai quintet - what.rar

(a seperate post?)

taro nombei said...

Brilliant!
As you suggest, rather than leaving it to languish here in the comments, I'll give it a dedicated post (I'll make time at the weekend).

I've got a couple more tbm to follow after that too!

bongohito said...

Cheers and (most of all) enjoy!

Anonymous said...

Thank you very much!

Sergey Razorenov said...

Please update the links.

Sergey Razorenov said...

Please update the links.

taro nombei said...

@ Sergey Razorenov

Thanks for your succinct request.

taro nombei said...

Now form an orderly "Q" for this:

http://www.mediafire.com/?d4rdf975qeu0h8b

And let's hear from you!!

Sergey Razorenov said...

Many thanks.

Sergey Razorenov said...

Downloaded, thank you.

Juby said...

Thank you so much for updating the link! I am totally hooked!

taro nombei said...

@ Juby
Glad to year that!