* Japanese 1LP Gatefold Edition, Reissue
Sammy sings soul – not Sammy Davis Jr, but this ultra-hip Japanese singer from the early 70s – a female vocalist who works here with great backings from the Freedom Unity ensemble! The tunes are all numbers from American and British sources of the 50s and 60s – tunes [...]
* Japanese 1LP Limited Edition, Reissue
Now that classes are over, I’m going to return to another album-a-day effort in order to garner attention towards some of my favorite listens in the past four months.
Today, we’re beginning with an excellent jazz fusion record from Japan. The Freedom Unity was strung together by Hiromasa Suzuki in [...]
* Digipack CD
“Standards,” the fourth full-length recording from Chicago’s Tortoise, boldly announces their return following 1998’s TNT. Tortoise spent the bulk of 1998 and a portion of 1999 touring the world. Following tours of the U.S., Europe, South America, Japan, Brazil, and Australia, Tortoise members worked on other projects that occupied them until the [...]