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Itaru Oki


Label: Octave Lab

Format: CD

Genre: Jazz

In stock


*Limited Edition* Oki Itaru went to France in 1974, and recorded this album in 1977 when he temporarily returned to Japan. The group consisted of Keiki Midorikawa and Masahiko Togashi, with whom Oki had collaborated since the early days of his career, and Takashi Kako, who had befriended him in Paris. The matured musicality of the group finally reached its climax with this reunion and encounter. This is one of Oki's masterpieces, and at the same time a masterpiece that conveys the maturity of Japanese free jazz in the mid-1970s. Limited edition A-type paper-jacket CD, digitally remastered in 2021. New commentary included.

Cat. number: OTLCD2521
Year: 2021
Recorded at Teichiku Suginami Studios, Tokyo on February 8 & 9, 1977. Mixed at A&M Studios, Tokyo Feburary 13 1977. Comes in mini LP replica with OBI & Japanese insert.