Dec 1, 2012

Hideto Kanai Quintet - Concierto de Aranjuez

somebody (can't find the link now) sez:
A progressive, daring jazz date. The title track is an impressive answer to the earlier versions by Miles Davis and Jim Hall.

barabara sounds sez:
Damn right it is. Listen to Miles… and then to Hall... and then wrap your ears around Kanai and his quintet. They're not kind-of sort-of  "thereabouts": they're absolutely "there". The rest of the album is none too shabby either!

01 Concierto de Aranjuez
02 Tensions

03 For Charles
04 What Love
05 Congratulation
06 Rhapsody in Blue

Hideto Kanai bass
Toshihiko Inoue soprano sax; tenor sax
Mikinori Fujiwara alto, soprano & tenor sax, flute
Yoshito Osawa piano
Michael Reznikoff drums.