Wednesday, October 9, 2019

KOSUKE ICHIHARA [市 原 宏 祐] – Departure / Introducing Kosuke Ichihara (CBS/Sony - SONP 50296-L / LP-1971)




Label: CBS / Sony - SONP 50296-L
Series: SX68Sound -, Sound Adventure Series -
Format: Vinyl , LP, Album / Country: Japan / Released: 1971
Style: Avant-garde, Modal, Free Improvisation
Recorded at CBS/Sony Studio, Roppongi, Tokyo on October 10-13, 1970.
Design [Cover] - Mitsuru Yamada
Photography By - Hozumi Nakadaira
Engineer [Recording] - Mitsukazu Tanaka , Ryusuke Sase
Producer - Koji Amenomori
Supervised By - Shoichi Yui
Directed By - Shinichi Hashimoto
Gatefold sleeve with insert.
Title given in katakana as "デパーチャー/イントロデューシング"
Matrix / Runout (Runout, Etching, Side A): 50296-A1 IA3
Matrix / Runout (Runout, Etching, Side B): 50296-B1 IA3

side 1:
A1 - Nothing On Either Side ..................................................................................... 11:24
A2 - Flow, As They Flow ............................................................................................ 6:14

side 2:
B1 - The Lupus ......................................................................................................... 11:35
B2 - Elegy ................................................................................................................. 11:22

Music and Arranged By – Masahiko Sato

Personnel:
Kosuke Ichihara – tenor saxophone, sopranino saxophone, flute
Masahiko Sato – fender piano
Masaoki Terakawa – bass
George Otsuka – drums, percussion
Hiroki Tamaki / Seiichiro Yamamoto – violin
Osamu Suzuki – viola
Toshibumi Waki – cello

This is the first work as a leader by Love Live Life leader and tenor Kosuke Ichihara. The composition is Masahiko Sato, who participates in the electric piano. One from the CBS-SONY Sound Adventure series.



This work is often described as avant-garde jazz, but Love Live Life (3L) has a strong New Rock color, but this is the basic while still incorporating the latest sounds of modal, free, electric, etc. It is composed of jazz idiom, and you can see that 3L is in a different line.
There are two compositions on page A, the first "Nothing On Either Side" is a song, piercing with a free-form ad-lib from, a brilliant opening for the track "Flow, As They Flow" a beautiful ballad with a delicate touch.




Side B begins with "The Lupus", maestral groovy funky tune, and the album ends with 11+ minutes "Elegy" featuring a flute with a conceptual flow with avant-garde touch strings on the front and back. It is finished in a joyful work where you can feel the excitement of interplay in the midst of tension.
All the compositions are very attractive and well thought out, and the overall flow is wonderful. It is one that can be enjoyed by Kosuke Ichihara and Masahiko Sato at the peak...

Another rare Japanese beauty. ENJOY!



If you find it, buy this album!

85 comments:

  1. KOSUKE ICHIHARA – Departure / Introducing Kosuke Ichihara (LP-1971)
    Vinyl Rip/FLAC-96+Artwork (380.23 MB)


    All of you who have requested a download link for album "Eclipse", check your mail. A new download link has arrived. You have a great album in front of you; KOSUKE ICHIHARA – Departure (LP-1971). Another Japanese rarity. Enjoy!


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  2. This one looks great Vitko! Thanks for all you do!

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  3. Thank you so very much, Mr. Dillon, and Vitko, for making this wonderful recording available to us.

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  4. Very happy to have this. Thank you for sharing! -- gilhodges

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  5. Received! Thank you!! Listening now

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  6. Thank you very much for this one and for all the great work you do Vitko.

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  7. Nice!! Thank you for this surprise. I'm listening to the first track right now, and this is very enjoyable music.

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  8. Thank you Vitko for your continued generosity and unparalleled great taste in amazing and rare music!!

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  9. Thank you Vitko, looking forward to hearing this!

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  10. Many thanks for this marvellous music Vitko!

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  11. Thanks Vitko & Mr. Dillon for keeping me in the loop for the jap gems

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  12. Many thanks for sending the link Vitko, this looks good!

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  13. thank you so much from russia!!

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  14. Thank-you so much, beautifully curated music again

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  15. Vitko, your listings are always so thorough, detailed and complete. The rips are also consistently top notch. So as not impact my brother-in-laws data usage, I'm only copying links for the next week or so, but it's nice to have this to look forward to. Much appreciated.

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  16. Great album. Thanks very much Vitko.

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  17. Excellent Album. Thanks Vitko.
    RichP

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  18. Many thanks Vitko!!!

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  19. Wonderful surprise! Thank you for the link!

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  20. Wow, what a great surprise!
    Thank you Vitko!

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  22. Dear Vitko,
    many thanks for enclosing the link for another rare album. Great service from yours. I'll download immediately.
    Meanwhile I'd played the Masayuki Takayanagi album a couple of times. A great piece of free improvised music in my opinion.. But I needed to use headphones. My wife would not like to listen to. ☺
    All the best

    Uwe

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  23. Thanks very much for this rarity. The perfect beginning for a weekend.

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  24. Many thanks for this splendid LP, John

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  25. Thanks a lot Vitko - much appreciated

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  26. Thank you so much Vitko!!!

    Cheers

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  27. It's a great album, thanks for all.
    Nefertiti.

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  28. A little something for the weekend? This'll do nicely.
    Looks like it's gonna be a blast.
    Thanks Vitko.

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  29. Thanks a lot for this and for all the other fantastic musi you post here!

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  30. Thanks for sharing these great records. Your hard work is deeply appreciated.

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  31. thank you Vitko, i keep saying it´s a wonderful world, regards...

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  32. experimentalchristianmusikOctober 14, 2019 at 5:30 PM

    Thanks so much, very good record :)

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  33. Absolutely fantastic tenor. Thanks for introducing another great player to me.

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  34. Nice! Just when I think there couldn't be any more early '70s J-Jazz treasures to unearth... another one! Thanks Vitko.

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  35. Very enjoyable. The whole band are great, and good to hear more Masahiko Satoh again. Thanks a lot.

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  36. Another unbelievable post. Supreme gratitude

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  37. Un grand MERCI Vitko for this great LP. TF

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  38. Thanks a lot for this and for all the other fantastic music you post here!

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  39. Fantastic – many thanks!

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  40. This is great. I love early 70s Satoh.

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  41. Thanks again. Wonderful post.
    Andrzej

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  42. Excellent! Very different to LLL and not quite as experimental as I had hoped for, but great avant garde jazz.

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  43. Thank you very much for this excellent album!

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  44. Thanks for the link, i really appreciate your work !

    S.

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  45. Thanks for the link, So much unheard music that deserves it.

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  46. Thanks a lot. The album is great. Maciek

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  47. Really enjoying this right now - thanks so much, Vitko. I agree with the above comment - not particularly experimental or way out, but topnotch postbop/freeish jazz. Great stuff!

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  48. hello, awesome site and selections. truly enjoy your offerings. thank you r. keith noble

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  49. Thanks for the download link, what a fantastic record!

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  50. Great album, love early/mid 70s Japanese jazz. Thanks for posting as this was new to me.

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  51. Thank you so much for sharing this; as always, impeccable taste!

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  52. Thank you for this exellentt album and for your great blog

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  53. thanks for this album,vitko :)

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  54. Thanks for sharing this amazing album.

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  55. Thank you very much for this one. Completely unknown by me.

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  56. Thank you so much for sharing this rare (as hen's teeth) gem! Never had a chance to hear it before.

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  57. Hi Vikto.
    Thank you very much, you have been very kind.
    Thank you so much for all the pearls that you share.

    Rob

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  58. Thank you for these beauties, Vitko. Amazing stuff.

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  59. Great job Vitko,thanks a lot!!!

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  60. Again Vitko, an outstanding share. I do appreciate your kindness and generosity

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