Hideto Kanai Group – Q (1971) [Japan 2007]
SACD Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 41:58 minutes | Scans included | 1,87 GB
or FLAC (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/96 kHz | Full Scans included | 1,02 GB
The sixth album released by Three Blind Mice turned the spotlight on Hideto Kanai a veteran bassist who had been pursuing a very progressive, unique and uncompromising kind of jazz since the early 1960s. With his passion for educating young musicians and adventurous nature, Kanai has drawn some comparisons to another great leader, Charles Mingus, whom he respected.
The four performances in this album are all free-oriented and may be challenging for some listeners, but they riveting, fascinating, and ultimately satisfying. The opening and closing numbers were actually quite “composed.” In an interesting collaboration with contemporary composers (from the world of classical music), Shuko Mizuno wrote “April” and Hiroshi Nanatsuya wrote “Meditation” specially for this group.
01. April Song For Kanai,Zui-Zui-Zui-Du-Tubadaba
Hideto Kanai – bass
Kosuke Mine – alto sax
Allan Praskin – alto sax
Tadayuki Harada – baritone sax
Masamichi Suzuki – trumpet
Hiroshi Koizumi – flute
Choyo Kanda – xylophone
Masayuki Takayanagi – guitar
Motohiko Hino – drums
Hiroshi Yamazaki – drums
Produced by Takeshi Fujii. Engineered by Yoshihiko Kannnari.
Recorded on May 9 & 17, 1971 at Aio Studio, Tokyo, Japan.
Three Blind Mice / Sony Music Direct, Japan # MHCP 10045