"Recorded in 1984 and originally released on the private label Streetnoise Records, Evolution is a perfect example of stately modal jazz with every one of its five tracks composed by band leader and bassist, Shintaro Nakamura. A cut from the album, ‘A Blind Man’, was included on the compilation ‘J Jazz – Deep Modern Jazz from Japan 1969-1984’, and it’s a track that’s indicative of the album’s graceful blend of spiritual jazz and gently swinging minor blues waltzes, a style favoured by Nakamura that allows the band to stretch out and explore the strong melodic themes, lush arrangements and seductive rhythms. Recorded in New York, Evolution features the great Japanese trumpet player Shunzo Ohno alongside a mixed Japanese-American band. Evolution is reissued as a double 45rpm 180g LP, cut by the Grammy-nominated Carvery Studio. The BBE Music edition features exact reproductions of the original artwork and super-rare diagonal obi strip. It also comes with the original notes fully translated plus a new extended essay and interview with band members by Tony Higgins." - BBE
- lone album from avant-garde Japanese-American jazz group recorded in 1984 in New York City
- 180g black double vinyl pressing
- official high-quality reissue cut at 45RPM
- housed in deluxe gatefold jacket w/ extensive liner notes + obi strip
- first time on vinyl since 1984, first time on double vinyl
- featuring Shintaro Nakamura (b), Robert Kenmotsu (t. sax), Shunzo Ohno (t), Jeff Jenkins (p), Fukushi Tainaka (d)
- music label: BBE 2021
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