EAST PLANETS by TAKEO MORIYAMA

SKU105572
ArtistTAKEO MORIYAMA
TitleEAST PLANETS
LabelBBE
Catalog #BBE 473ALP
Genre
ReleaseW 39 - 2018
FormatVinyl - EU2LP
 € 24,99 incl. VAT, excl. shipping

Tracks

  1. East Plants
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/e/105572_east_planets/1_east_plants.mp3
  2. Take
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/e/105572_east_planets/2_take.mp3
  3. Kagelou
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/e/105572_east_planets/3_kagelou.mp3
  4. Kaze
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/e/105572_east_planets/4_kaze.mp3
  5. Fields
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/e/105572_east_planets/5_fields.mp3
  6. Tooku
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/e/105572_east_planets/6_tooku.mp3

Description

The latest instalment in the J Jazz Masterclass Series on BBE Music: ‘East Plants’ by Takeo Moriyama, one of Japan’s finest jazz drummers.A genuine ‘under the radar’ album known only to a handful of Japanese jazz collectors, ‘East Plants’ is now available once more, reissued for the first time as a double 180g LP, with exact reproductions of the original artwork, obi strip and insert. It also comes with the original notes fully translated. This reissue is fully endorsed by Takeo Moriyama himself. Originally released in 1983 on the Japanese VAP label, ‘East Plants’ is an essential album in the J Jazz canon. It’s an album that distils several key characteristics of Moriyama’s music: clearly articulated and inventive rhythms, open yet orderly arrangements, and an accessible groove balanced with a graceful control. ‘East Plants’ features no piano, just percussion, bass and reeds. From the luxurious raga-like build of the album’s hypnotic title track and the fierce post-bop workout of ‘Fields’, to the stately modal track ‘Kaze’ ( as featured on the sell-out BBE compilation, ‘J Jazz: Deep Modern Jazz From Japan 1968-1984’), the album was, until now, a rarely acknowledged masterpiece. ‘East Plants’ shows Moriyama’s quintet at their most transcendent: delicate layers of percussion by Yoji Sadanari, a warm and pliant bass from Hideki Mochizuki, with colour and texture provided by the eloquent reed work of Shuichi Enomoto and Toshiko Inoue. And, overseeing it all, Moriyama’s discreet yet commanding drumming. The BBE J Jazz Masterclass Series is curated by Tony Higgins and Mike Peden and is dedicated to presenting the very finest in Japanese jazz. The series will feature rare, long-lost and unreleased material presented in the highest quality reproductions of the original releases, fully licensed and authorised.

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