Super Rare 180g Japanese Import LP Mastered From The Original Tapes!
Unicorn was bassist Teruo Nakamura's first date as a leader. Recorded and issued in Japan on the legendary Three Blind Mice imprint in 1973, Nakamura had been working in New York since 1964. He'd done a lot of hardscrabble work before 1969 when he landed the gig as bassist in Roy Haynes' first group of the time. During that year he formed a band with Steve Grossman and Lenny White, who both appear here. This is an interesting date because it equally divided between very electric fusion tracks and more modal acoustic numbers.
Mastered From The Original Master Tapes
Resealable Outer Sleeve
Includes Original Cover Artwork & Additinal 12" Vinyl Die-Cut White Jacket.
Teruo Nakamura, bass, electric bass
Alvern Bunn, congas (A1, B2, B3)
Alphonse Mouzon, drums (A2, A3, B1)
Lenny White, drums (A1, B2, B3)
George Cables, electric piano (A1, B2, B3), piano (B2)
Hubert Eaves III, electric piano (A3, B1), piano (A2)
John MIller, piano (B2)
Keiji Kishida, percussion (A1, A2, B1, B2, B3)
Ronald Jackson, percussion (B1)
Steve Grossman, soprano saxophone (A1, B2, B2), tenor saxophone (A3, B3)
Charles Sullivan, trumpet (B2, B3)
Sandy Hewitt, vocals (A2, B1)
1. Unicorn Lady
3. Some Other Blues
1. Umma Be Me
2. New Moon
3. Derrick's Dance
Recorded May 18 & June 8, 1973 at Sound Ideas Studio, New York, USA