Masahiko Sato Trio
Express (Japan) 1978
ETJ-65020 (LP) w/obi(some wrinkles and stains on back.), insert.
sleeve : NM-
media : NM-/NM-(some very slightly surface noises, still fine condition.)
This album was debut album by Masahiko Sato, one of Japan's leading jazz pianists, who has been active at the forefront of the music. This is a reissue of the album released in 1978 with a different jacket design as part of the "Far East Jazz" series. The first album by the Masahiko Sato Trio was a cover of a theme song from a chivalrous movie titled "Dawn Song" in 1966, but this is the first full-fledged jazz album along with "Deformation". It was a trio composition with Yasuo Arakawa (b) and Masahiko Togashi (ds), and except for A1, a cover of The Beatles, all the songs were originally scored by Masahiko Sato. It's a wonderful work where you can feel that his luscious and outstanding performance had already blossomed in the early stages of his career, from modal arrangements to post-bop/free music. Masahiko Togashi's playing is very cool.A1: Michelle