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Mitsuaki Katayama

First Flight

Label: Solid Records

Format: CD

Genre: Jazz

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*Limited Edition* Exactly the kind of record that's got us digging Japanese trio sessions from the 70s so much a set that's filled with lots of warm, soulful sounds, creatively compelling changes, and fresh rhythms that really keep the tunes interesting! There's a slight undercurrent of funk on most numbers, but never too much as the set still preserves all the best lyrical lines of pianist Kichiro Sugino, who steps beautifully around the bass of Kishio Kitahara and drums of Mitsaki Katayama, a perfectly-hinged trio who soar plenty on the record  more than enough to earn the "flight" in the title! This one's really a cut above filled with wonderful energy, and never a dull moment throughoutì a real gem that's waiting to be re-discovered by the 21st Century generation. Titles include "Unknown Point", "Arizona High Way", "It's Over", "Louis", and "First Flight".  

Cat. number: CDSOL-1349
Year: 2010
Recorded at the Kesennuma Civic Hall on June 24, 1979. Originally issued as JD-3. Issued in a regular jewel case with clear tray and obi. Trifold insert includes liner notes in Japanese. Artist name spelled as "Mitsaki" on front cover. Album title misspelled as "First Fright" on traycard and disc.

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