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Takao Uematsu

Straight Ahead

Label: Octave Lab

Format: CD

Genre: Jazz

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*Limited Edition* A sweet set of Japanese jazz from the 70s straight ahead, but with some great fusion undercurrents too thanks to keyboards from Mikio Masuda, which electrify most of the tracks nicely! Takao Uematsu plays tenor throughout, and the group also features some great trumpet from Hitoshi Okano who's bold lines almost bring in a Freddie Hubbard CTI sensibility to the whole record! There's definitely a funky feel on some of the best numbers, but the album's got a depth that goes way beyond standard funky jazz too a really nice mix of modes on titles that include "Afro Blue", "Fancy Free", "Samba To Kiki", "White Fire", and "Mysterious Jump".

Cat. number: OTLCD2358
Year: 2018
Comes in mini LP replica with OBI & Japanese insert.

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