Isao Suzuki

Masahiko Togashi & Isao Suzuki - A Day of the Sun (Japan Edition) (1979/2012)

Masahiko Togashi & Isao Suzuki - A Day of the Sun (Japan Edition) (1979/2012)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 179.88 Mb | 37:37 | Covers
Experimental, Free Jazz, Minimal | Country: Japan | Label: King Records - KICJ 2296

"A Day Of The Sun" is two Japanese jazz greats duo's album. Percussionist Masahiko Togashi (besides of pianist Masahiko Satoh) are key figure of Japanese free jazz,played with virtually everyone of important Japanese advanced jazz musician and recorded lot of albums,some of them (especially recorded in late 60s - early 70s)are part of Japanese jazz "golden fund". Acoustic bassist Isao Suzuki is even more legendary figure - in Japan he is usually titled "Godfather of Jazz".
Isao Suzuki & Sunao Wada - Now's The Time (1974) {2014 Japan Three Blind Mice Mini LP Blu-spec CD Remaster THCD-315}

Isao Suzuki & Sunao Wada - Now's The Time (1974) {2014 Japan Three Blind Mice Mini LP Blu-spec CD Remaster THCD-315}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 327 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 121 Mb
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© 1974, 2014 Three Blind Mice / Sony Music Direct (Japan) / Think! Records | THCD-315 | LP TBM-29
Jazz / Post Bop / Contemporary Jazz

Three Blind Mice Blu-spec CD reissue series! Limited paper sleeve edition! Now's The Time captured two groups who performed at the Three Blind Mice's own jazz festival called "5 Days in Jazz 1974." The first group was the Tsuyoshi Yamamoto Trio with guest soloists Isao Suzuki on cello and Sunao Wada on guitar. They performed two songs on Side A of the original vinyl LP.

Isao Suzuki - Cadillac Woman (Japan Edition) (2017)  Music

Posted by Domestos at Nov. 1, 2017
Isao Suzuki - Cadillac Woman (Japan Edition) (2017)

Isao Suzuki - Cadillac Woman (Japan Edition) (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 207.00 Mb | 36:36 | Covers
Fusion | Country: Japan | Label: JVC Kenwood Victor Entertainment Corp. (VICJ-77043)

A fantastic electric album from one of the most unique bassists of the 70s – and one that also features help from a hip American rhythm trio too! By the time of this set, Isao Suzuki had already made some incredible records for the Three Blind Mice label – sets that showcased both his inventive work on bass and cello, with very different phrasing than most other players of his generation.
Isao Suzuki Sextet - Ako's Dream (1976) {2013 Japan Three Blind Mice Mini LP Blu-spec Remaster}

Isao Suzuki Sextet - Ako's Dream (1976) {2013 Japan Three Blind Mice Mini LP Blu-spec Remaster}
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© 2013 Three Blind Mice / Sony Music Japan | THCD-248 | LP TBM-76
Jazz / Fusion / Post Bop / Cello

Three Blind Mice Blu-spec CD reissue series. Limited paper sleeve edition. With his stunning debut album Blow Up in 1973, bassist Isao Suzuki quickly became a star musician in the roster of the Three Blind Mice label. Ako's Dream was his seventh album, and as the jacket and the title suggest, it is dedicated to his young baby girl named Ako.
VA - The Famous Sound of Three Blind Mice Vol. 1-3 (1987-1989) {TBM Records, TBM CD 9001~03, W. Germany}

VA - The Famous Sound of Three Blind Mice Vol. 1-3 (1987-1989) {TBM Records, TBM CD 9001~03, W. Germany}
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© 1987-1989 Three Blind Mice | TBM CD 9001~03
Jazz / Post Bop / Contemporary Jazz

During the 70s, the Japanese jazz scene was in an incredibly intense phase - one that had players breaking out of older modes that were often strict copies of American jazz, and working in newer styles that often blended soul, modal, and spiritual jazz with freer-thinking ideas and more Eastern-inspired modes. The result was an incredible batch of music that was probably more strongly recorded by the Three Blind Mice label than any other Japanese imprint - because unlike some of their contemporaries, TBM didn't fill their catalog with work by American players, and often focused exclusively on Japanese artists.

Mal Waldron - Mal: Live 4 To 1 (Japan Edition) (1971/1989)  Music

Posted by Domestos at Feb. 7, 2018
Mal Waldron - Mal: Live 4 To 1 (Japan Edition) (1971/1989)

Mal Waldron - Mal: Live 4 To 1 (Japan Edition) (1971/1989)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 323.08 Mb | 76:10 | Covers
Hard Bop, Post-Bop | Label: Philips/Nippon Phonogram - EJD-3037

Mal: Live 4 to 1 is a live album by American jazz pianist Mal Waldron featuring a performance recorded in Tokyo, Japan in 1971 and released on the Japanese Philips label. West 54 Records reissued the album on LP in 1980 as Left Alone - Mal Waldron Live. Here is some more Mal Waldron from 1971. This time, recorded, as well as released in Japan. Two nights live in quartet, trio, duo and solo performances with Kohsuke Mine, Isao Suzuki, Yoshiyuki Nakamura and Masabumi Kikuchi.
Isao Nakamura - Carter, Huber, Kagel, Pagh-Paan, Eötvös, Xenakis & Hosokawa: Works for Solo Percussion (2018) {NEOS Digital}

Isao Nakamura - Carter, Huber, Kagel, Pagh-Paan, Eötvös, Xenakis & Hosokawa: Works for Solo Percussion (2018) {NEOS Digital Download}
FLAC (tracks) - 16bit/44kHz - Official Digital Download (qobuz.com) -> 208 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 140 Mb | Cover | 5% repair rar
© 2018 Neos Music | NEOS10819
Classical / Contemporary Classical / Percussion

On this CD, Isao Nakamura presents a selection of works for solo percussion which – despite some very demanding technical passages – do not focus primarily on technical brilliance but on clear, focused artistic ideas, as well as, in some cases, extra-musical concepts. The main focus here is on drums. As the only instruments tuned to a specific pitch, in this CD the timpani features in two movements of Elliott Carter's "Eight Pieces for Four Timpani" and in Peter Eötvös's "Thunder".
Masaaki Suzuki, Tapiola Sinfonietta - Stravinsky: Pulcinella Suite; Apollon Musagète; Concerto in D for Strings (2016) [Re-Up]

Igor Stravinsky: Pulcinella Suite; Apollon Musagète; Concerto in D for Strings (2016)
Tapiola Sinfonietta, conducted by Masaaki Suzuki

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 277 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 153 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS | # BIS-SACD-2211 | Time: 01:04:55

Masaaki Suzuki is firmly established as a leading authority on the works of Bach, both in his capacity as director of the Bach Collegium Japan and as an organist and harpsichordist. In recent years he has also been appearing in front of eminent orchestras worldwide, however, conducting repertoire as diverse as Britten, Fauré or Mahler. For his first recording of 20th century repertoire, Suzuki has chosen to collaborate with the acclaimed Tapiola Sinfonietta in an all-Stravinsky programme. The disc begins with the music for Pulcinella – here in the concert suite devised by the composer – which Stravinsky later described as ‘the epiphany through which the whole of my later work became possible’. Pulcinella was commissioned in 1919 by the Ballets Russes, for which Stravinsky had already written The Firebird, Petrushka and The Rite of Spring. For this adaptation of an early eighteenth-century commedia dell'arte libretto, he based his score on existing music, initially ascribed to Pergolesi although material by other baroque composers is also included.

Helen Merrill - Bossa Nova In Tokyo (1993)  Music

Posted by Domestos at April 11, 2018
Helen Merrill - Bossa Nova In Tokyo (1993)

Helen Merrill - Bossa Nova In Tokyo (1993)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 199.04 Mb | 35:08 | Cover
Vocal Jazz | Country: USA | Label: JVC Compact Discs - VICJ 23173

The third album recorded in Japan by Helen Merrill with the Sadao Watanabe Quintet featuring Masabumi Kikuchi, Isao Suzuki & Masahiko Togashi, arranger Norio Maeda plus strings ensemble. The band replays the Bossa Nova's greatest hits among others, original compositions from the master Antonio Carlos Jobim as So Danço Samba, How Insensitive or Agua Di Beber, just as some Japanese Pop (Yume Wa Yoru Hiraku, Shinjite Itai) & Jazz standards (Fly Me To The Moon, The Shadow Of Your Smile). All tracks arranged by Norio Maeda (tracks: 1, 3, 6, 8, 11, 12) & Sadao Watanabe (tracks: 2, 4, 5, 7, 9, 10), recorded at Victor Studios, Tokyo.

Hiroshi Suzuki - Cat (1975) Remastered Reissue 2014 [Re-Up]  Music

Posted by Designol at March 26, 2018
Hiroshi Suzuki - Cat (1975) Remastered Reissue 2014 [Re-Up]

Hiroshi Suzuki - Cat (1975) Remastered Reissue 2014
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 255 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 124 Mb | Scans included
Jazz Fusion, Jazz Funk | Label: Columbia | # COCB-54118 | Time: 00:40:20

Hiroshi Suzuki is probably the best know japanese jazz trombonist with Hiroshi Fukumura. Hiroshi started his professional career in the Nobuo Hara' Sharps & Flats big band, played for various jazz artists as well as Sadao Watanabe, Takeshi Inomata, Yuji Ohno or Shungo Sawada. In 1969, he recorded for Takt Jazz Series, the japanese jazz masterpiece Variation with the Masahiko Togashi Quintet, and Up Up And Away with his big band, The Happy Cats. Later, Hiroshi joined the new super Jazz combo formed by Akira Ishikawa & Hiromasa Suzuki, the Freedom Unity, featuring saxophonist Takeru Muraoka & bassist Kunimitsu Inaba, all present on this recording. Titles include the familiar Jazz standard Walk Tall composed by Joe Zawinul for Cannonball Adderley, Cat by Takeru Muraoka and Romance by Hiromasa Suzuki plus two original compositions by Hiroshi Suzuki, Shrimp Dance & Kuro To Shiro.