Thursday, November 7, 2019

UEMATSU, TAKAO QUARTET/QUINTET – Debut (Three Blind Mice ‎– 3 / LP-1970)




Label: Three Blind Mice ‎– TBM-3
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album / Country: Japan / Released: 1970
Style: Post Bop, Contemporary Jazz
Recorded 19 Nov. 1970 at Nippon Hoso (1st Studio), Tokyo, Japan.
Art Direction – Ben Nishizawa
Engineer [Recording Engineer] – Yoshihiko Kannari
Producer – Takeshi Fujii
Matrix / Runout: (Side 1 Runout Stamped): a 949 T
Matrix / Runout: (Side 2 Runout Stamped): a 950

side 1:
A1 - Inside Parts  (T. Uematsu) ................................................................................ 11:09
A2 - Stella By Starlight  (V. Young) ............................................................................ 9:31

side 2:
B1 - T.I.  (Y. Suzuki) ................................................................................................... 8:46
B2 - Sleep, My Love  (Y. Suzuki) ............................................................................... 7:48

Personnel:
Takao Uematsu – tenor saxophone
Sadayasu Fujii – electric piano [fender piano]
Yoshio Suzuki – bass
George Otsuka – drums, percussion
Takashi Imai – trombone (B1, B2)

This is where it all started... The legendary independent jazz label Three Blind Mice was established in 1970, with a clear mission of introducing true talents without consideration for commercialism...


A great debut from Japanese tenorist Takao Uematsu – a player who blows here with a wonderful sense of tone right from the start – almost an inherent sense of spiritualism that he still manages bring to tunes with a straight ahead swing! The approach is a bit like Archie Shepp in that cool stretch when he was stepping away from the outside – and Uematsu's clearly a player who knows the far reaches, but often just hints at them in his music – while moving through these long-blown lines spurred on by a really wonderful group! The combo features excellent Fender Rhodes from Sadayasu Fujii – who stretches out on the long tracks on the set – plus trombone from Takashi Imai, bass from Yoshio Suzuki, and drums from George Otsuka. Titles include "TI", "Sleep My Love", "Stella By Starlight", and "Inside Parts".    (Dusty Groove, Inc.)





It has stood the test of time, and even today, sounds fresh, exciting and just plain brilliant.



If you find it, buy this album!

65 comments:

  1. TAKAO UEMATSU QUARTET/QUINTET – Debut (TBM-3 / LP-1970)
    Vinyl Rip/FLAC-96+Artwork (377.58 MB)


    You can get the download link via:
    differentper@gmail.com

    Note:
    You only do this once, ensuring that you automatically receive a download link to your address for each newly released album here, without re-requesting.

    Regards

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  2. hello, could you send this to my gmail account please? i did not receive it. thank you r. keith noble wonderful site with unique music posts.

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  3. Fala ti ko bratu! Pozlatile ti se ruke!!! :)

    Thank you brother! Your hands are gilded !!!

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  4. thanks for your exquisite work here!

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  5. Thank you, Vitko! I am enjoying this, especially the flavor of the tunes on Side B. Very nice for a cold, snowy night in this part of the world.

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  6. Vitko
    Thanks for the excellent post.
    - Rich

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  7. Awesome, Thank you Vitko maybe some butter for that roll!

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  8. Thank you very much for this album,...and the scans too...
    Thanks a lot!!!
    Best wishes.

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  9. Real cool - many thanks!

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  10. Vitko, thanks so much for the links for these Japanese issues - I am not familiar with most of these artists, great opportunity to rectify that!

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  11. Good day for you. Thanks for links. It's just great!

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  12. Thanks for links. It's great!

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  13. fantastic SOUNDs! thankyouverymuchVitko ... ermanno

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  14. This one is a very good example of semi electric bop from the early 70's in the east, cool stuff

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  15. Thank you very much for your dedication!

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  16. Many thanks for upgrade, Vitko. I love this album, but my copy is in very low quality.

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  17. Thank-you so much for the generous care you take

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  18. Thank You! The audio is exquisite.

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  19. Thank you so much for this latest LP rip, cheers JC

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  20. Thanks for sharing - much appreciated

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  21. Many Thanks Vitko, as always...wonderful

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  22. thaanks vitko for the email links to these japanese classics

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  23. Thank You very much for sharing! This music is sensational.

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  24. Looks like a good'un, thanks for sharing Vitko

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  25. Excellent share. Thrilled to have it. Thank you!

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  26. Great jazz bop music. Thank you!

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  27. Thank you so much....japan jazz is such a wonderful paradox...and so hard to find sometimes.

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  28. Great music. And thanks for the links.

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  29. gerd aus nürnberg
    danke vitko. eine tolle arbeit. bester blog.

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  30. Thank you Vitko for this great record.

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  31. The sun rises at the east & your rips sound so goooood!
    10000 thks

    zardoz1984

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  32. and more than Shepp, I hear some echoes of Joe Henderson too (remember his great In Japan, recorded in Tokyo some half year later, quite impressive!)

    zardoz1984

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    1. Ah yes Joe Henderson. In any case, a lovely record. thanks

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  33. Ah yes, beautiful share Vitko. Thanks for all your efforts, they are much appreciated.

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  34. Thanks for this , sounds great !

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  35. this is amazing...thank you so much!

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  36. Hi Vikto.
    Thank you very much, you have been very kind.

    Rob

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

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  38. Thank Vitko you're right it sounds so fresh and a wonderful share

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  39. Hi Vitko, thanks a lot for sharing. Always wonderful music.

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  40. thank you. this has been a wonderful listen. I appreciate the share Vitko

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  41. Thank you Vitko,

    for your efforts to introduce us to great masters and masterpieces

    Roman

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  42. Vitko, I have been enjoying this one so much that I wanted to say thank you a second time. A beautiful record! Thank you for sharing it with us. I agree with anon's comment above about the echoes of Joe Henderson in Mr. Uematsu's playing. Just wonderful.

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  43. I'm glad you enjoyed it, Nick.
    Cheers!

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  44. These men had obviously absorbed the influences of American Jazz - specifically late Fifties-early Sixties "straight ahead" - this recording wouldn't raise eyebrows if it had appeared on a Riverside or Blue Note label.
    The original compositions are the best numbers, and the bass playing of Yoshio Suzuki the most impressive to these ears.

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  45. P.S. Excellent sound quality on the original recording and a great, very quiet transfer - appreciated.

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  46. Your sound invitations are a kind of window.
    Thanx.

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  47. Many, many thanks for this record, Vitko!

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