Masahiko Togashi & J.J. Spirits - Live at Pit Inn Shinjuku





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CVEN 0201 SA
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Japanese free jazz corner stone percussionist Masahiko Togashi is known mostly by his late 60s-early 70s advanced recordings but actually he continued playing and recording up to the beginning of new century. His music is mostly all avant-garde jazz but there is a rare exemption — his J.J.Spirits (or Japan Jazz Spirits).

His accompanying all-star quartet on this date included legendary pianist Masahiko Satoh (another Japanese free jazz cult figure),sax player Kohsuke Mine (better known by his excellent albums from early 70s) and bassist Nobuyoshi Ino. Surprisingly enough for band of such background, J.J. Spirits played mostly jazz standards not all that far from originals.

Here on this live gig (as almost on any other music recorded by Togashi as leader) an extremely important factor is great team and band members' communication. Togashi was a better organizer than leading artist, and his best albums are well-organized collaborative works.

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Kohsuke Mine, tenor saxophone
Masahiko Satoh, piano
Nobuyoshi Ino, bass
Masahiko Togashi, drums

1. Monk’s Hat Blues ~ Milestones
2. All The Things You Are
3. Autumn In New York
4. It’s You Or No On
5. So What ~ Monk Hat Blues

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