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!.

personnel:
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]


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

TMB 5015, recorded March 12 & 15, 1979



13 comments:

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.
Cheers

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?

Igor




taro nombei said...

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

http://www.mediafire.com/?31nlbdjqceh6ges

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!))

Igor

taro nombei said...

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