Toshiyuki Miyama & The New Herd - Nio & PigeonLABEL: Columbia
Expected in stock between 8th - 22nd March
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"Japanese jazz and big band masterpieces re-released on clear green color vinyl! Nio dances and pigeons dance. A mysterious melody that flows in a strong groove. Pursuing the possibilities of big band sound, this is the true essence of new hard and its climax. New Hard, led by Toshiyuki Miyama, is one of Japan's leading big bands. Since the release of ``Perspective'' in 1969, they have opened up new horizons in big band jazz with their cutting-edge sound. This work ""Niou to Hato"" is one of the representative works of new hard released in 1972. Kozaburo Yamaki was in charge of the entire composition and arrangement, and deeply pursued one of his long-standing themes: ""Japan."" Japanese features, traditions, and scenes expressed through elaborate, multi-layered arrangements and performances. A profound and dynamic melody with a Japanese atmosphere that can be described as mysterious. Starting with ""Seijinshiki,"" which is led by a strong groove, the album is lined up with songs full of deep flavor and great excitement. This is the true essence of new hard work and its climax. text by Yusuke Ogawa (universounds/Deep Jazz Reality)"