Mabumi Yamaguchi Quartet - Leeward (2020) Hi-Res

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Title: Leeward
Year Of Release: 1978 / 2014 / 2020
Label: Think! Records / Union Records – THCD-328 / CD, Album, Reissue, Remastered, Japanese Jazz Classics / Le Très Jazz Club - WEB
Genre: Jazz, Fusion
Quality: FLAC (tracks+.cue,log artwork) / FLAC (tracks) 24bit-88.2kHz
Total Time: 39:49
Total Size: 247 / 760 Mb


01. Dawn (12:34)
02. Dewdrop (07:00)
03. Distant Thunder (10:35)
04. Leeward (09:32)

Spare sounds, but beautifully woven together – all in service of these lovely long tracks that really highlight the soulful side of reedman Mabumi Yamaguchi! Each number here takes up half the side of a record – there's only four tracks in all – and Yamaguchi plays these slow-building, spiritually-searching solos on tenor and soprano sax – working with some great Fender Rhodes in the background on most numbers, plus bass and drums that build into the rhythms slowly – then get very full by the end of the record. The whole thing's wonderful – as powerful as it is poetic – and titles include "Dawn", "Dewdrop", "Distant Thunder", and "Leeward".