24 November 2010

YOSUKE YAMASHITA TRIO "CONCERT IN NEW JAZZ" (UNION, 1969)


This was the third LP of the Yamashita Trio, still with the original sax player Seiichi Nakamura. It was reissued as CD in 1991 with one piece more. Also some pieces were longer than on the LP.
But both are out of print.

Yosuke Yamashita is in Japan much more famous for his movie acting and his books which are bestsellers - as I was told by a japanese friend.
Sometimes he is marked as the japanese Cecil Taylor - but I think it is obvious that he has a voice all his own. However - C.T. was/is his "hero" - and there was a concert in which both played together. It seems it was filmed - something I would like to watch.

Here again one can notice, as Kinabalu remarked, the extraordinary energy and stamina of the group.


YOSUKE YAMASHITA TRIO "CONCERT IN NEW JAZZ"

Yosuke Yamashita,p
Seiichi Nakamura,ts,ss,cl
Takeo Moriyama,dr

1. Sate (Well) (Moriyama) 13:11
2. Mina's Second Theme (Yamashita) 06:44
3. Mokurin (Nakamura) 11:52
4. Gugan (Yamashita) 07:49

Recorded live at "Sankei Hall", Tokyo on 21st September, 1969

UNION UPS-20115

12 comments:

onxidlib said...
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mike said...

Thanks for the great Yamashita posts!

If you, or anyone out there, has his long sought after "April Fool: Coming Muhammad Ali", it would be much appreciated to see it here! Here's a description of this rarity:

http://www.japanimprov.com/indies/superfuji/aprilfool.html

Anonymous said...

Note that if it's on the very astute japanimprov.com it means that it is for SALE. Japanimprov takes Paypal and has an excellent and communicative service. "April Fool" is in print through SuperFujiDisk, an imprint of DiskUnion.

1009 said...

Thanks also for this! I've been able to pick up a few YY albums on CD in the US, albeit at rather high import prices ($25 or more). It would be nice to see some of this Japanese music made available like FMP is doing through the Destination: Out online store (in FLAC and mp3 formats).

Anonymous said...

Sure! Difficult anyway. Some of these records are held by big majors in Japan - Toshiba (EMI), RCA/Victor, Columbia... sadly not their policy, in Japan as well as anywhere else in this universe... Hopefully there are fantastic and dedicated labels in Japan doing the job on smaller labels - DoubMusic and Jinya reissuing Offbeat, etc... Praise to them.

mike said...

I thought I'd update us all... Here is the album I requested above!!

http://barabarasounds.blogspot.com/2011/04/yamashita-yosuke-trio-april-fool-coming.html

onxidlib said...
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Anonymous said...

Is it possible to get a re-up of this album (the oron doesn't link to anything and the RS comes up as exceeding the daily limit each time)
Thanks
Alfie

onxidlib said...

...re-up will be done in the upcoming days.

onxidlib said...

...managed to up it today.
Hope a 1fichier link is fine...
1f

Anonymous said...

Huge thank-yous for this one.
I've been hunting for this for a while since coming across a piece of footage of the trio in a Japanese film from way back then.
Thanks
Alfie

Anonymous said...

Thank you thank you onxidlib & inconstant sol. Wonderful