Hideto Kanai Quintet – Concierto De Aranjuez (1978) [Japan 2006]
SACD Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 39:09 minutes | Front/Rear Covers | 1,58 GB
or FLAC (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/96 kHz | Front/Rear Covers | 876 MB
Bassist Hideto Kanai has been leading the progressive jazz scene in Japan since the 1960s (see Masayuki Takayanagi’s Ginparis Session), and this 1978 recording is considered as one of his major achievements. Kanai’s regular group, consisting of three young Japanese musicians and an American expat drummer Michael Reznikoff, recorded four long numbers – ranging from six to 13 minutes each – within just six hours. “Mr. Gabe” and “Silk Road” are original compositions by Kanai. The searching and experimental quality of their performance clearly shows that they have gone through the free jazz movement, but it is not totally atonal nor without structure.
01. Concierto De Aranjuez
04. Silk Road
Hideto Kanai – bass
Toshihiko Inoue – soprano & tenor sax
Mikinori Fujiwara – alto, soprano & tenor sax, flute
Yoshito Osawa – piano
Michael Reznikoff – drums
Produced by Takeshi Fujii. Engineered by Yoshihiko Kannnari.
Recorded on November 2, 1978 at Epicurus Studio, Tokyo, Japan.
Three Blind Mice / Sony Music Direct, Japan # MHCP 10034