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File under: Japanese JazzModal

George Kawaguchi's The Big 4

The Big 4

Label: Craftman Records, CS Record, Three Blind Mice

Format: CD

Genre: Jazz

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*2023 stock* Japan's legendary drummer steps out here with a killer combo – definitely a "big 4", given that the group features excellent tenor work from Hidehiko "Sleepy" Matsumoto, plus Fender Rhodes and acoustic piano from Hideo Ichikawa! George Kawaguchi's famous sense of swing really gets the whole thing going – that big, round approach to the drums that was somewhere in a space between Art Blakey and Buddy Rich – and which was definitely hitting some of its hipper tones by the time of this 70s set. The group also features Takashi Mizuhashi on bass (Dusty Groove)

File under: Japanese JazzModal
Cat. number: CMRS-0143, DQCP-5381, TBM 66
Year: 2021
Recorded 12 and 19 April 1976 at Epicurus Studio, Tokyo.

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