Feb 5, 2012

Hideto Kanai - What

barabara sounds sez:
Another fine contribution from the mighty bongohito, continuing the recent TBM thread. Bassman Hideto Kanai here with his homage to one of the greats, Charles Mingus. Recorded just a couple of months after Mingus passed, it includes a couple of his compositions — plus Kanai's own bluesy homage, which was recorded with a slight change of personnel.

There's very little about this particularly album anywhere on the web, but Kanai himself needs little introduction if you're a regular visitor at Barabara Manor. There's been no reissue (that I'm aware of) of this, nor any previous postings in the blogosphere. Big up bongohito!.

Hideto Kanai bass, guitar; Toshihiko Inoue tenor sax; Mikinori Fujinori soprano, alto & baritone sax; Yoshito Osawa piano; Yasuhiro Yamazaki drums
[For Charles: Hideto Kanai bass, guitar; Toshihiko Inoue tenor sax; Mikinori Fujinori soprano, alto & baritone sax; Fumio Yasuda piano; Tohru Takeda drums]

A) 1) What Love; 2) Rhapsody in Blue
B) 1. Chokuritsu Bummeijin; For Charles; Tensions

TMB 5015, recorded March 12 & 15, 1979


taro nombei said...

Bonghito dropped the link in the comments for "Q". For those of you who missed it, here it is again:

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

chano said...

Great tribute, thanks B&B for another killer Kanai session.

hideo said...

I missed it--thanks for the heads-up

E-mile said...

thanks Bonghito & TN, i overlooked this! esp. like the closing track Tensions to bits [:-)

corvimax said...

thank you!

Solomon said...

Thank you.

boogieman said...

Hi Taro, I DL this one a good while ago but forgot to say thanks and leave a comment. This is a stupendous album, it reminds me of the first time i heard the Candid recordings of Mingus, I was in my late teens, around 1970. Everybody else was into rock and then I heard the Faubus Fable. This is a very strong album.

taro nombei said...

Thanks for all the feedback. Great to know this excellent album is finding appreciative ears.

@ boogieman
Mingus is a giant, and Kanai chose wisely for his mentor/inspiration.
All the best to you!

Juby said...

Thank you for this wonderful music! Your work is a constant source of education and inspiration!

Anonymous said...

"Concierto de Aranjuez" is pretty impressive stuff,
looks like "What" might be interesting to me too)
i don't want to be a bother, but is there any chance to reupload this one?


taro nombei said...

Happy to repost if there's interest. Here you go Igor (and everyone else)…


And all props to Bongohito for the original share.

Anonymous said...

huge thank to Bongohito and huge thank to a very kind person, who brings the things out of dead!)) i appreciate this much, seriously it means a lot for me

as for the album directly...it is an inspirational and adventurous, i like it a lot!))


taro nombei said...

I really appreciate all the comments!
Peace and all the best from over here…