Jesus will it ever stop raining? Here is a couple of J Jazz mixes. One focusing on Masabumi Kikuchi the other classics / hard to find tunes.
First up Masabumi Kikuchi.
Incredibly talented Japanese jazz pianist and composer Masabumi Kikuchi who released many a sought after album. He’s worked with a veritable who’s who with regard to jazz musicians such as Sadao Watanabe, Terumasa Hino, Kosuke Mine, Hozan Yamamoto within his native Japan as well as such US luminaries as Sonny Rollins, Woody Herman, Mal Waldron, Joe Henderson, McCoy Tyner, Elvin Jones, Miles Davis, Billy Harper, and Hannibal Peterson… You get the point.
This mix is from way back in 2007 and is a back-to-back collection of mellow spiritual Jazz rounding off with some class hard to pull Rhodes based fusion from the amazing 1970 Re-Confirmation LP.
Next. This second one is a bonus. Five long form Spiritual Japanese Jazz tracks from Terumassa Hino from the very hard to find (even in Japan) 1982 LP Live in Neumuro Vol. 2, Toshiyuki Miyama / New Herd who mainly recorded on the legendary Three Blind Mice Label, Japanese drum god Ryojiro Furusawa Quartet+1 Featuring Shigeharu Muka, Bassist Yoshio Ikedae and another class drummer Takeo Moriyama.