One of Japan's Top Pianists on 180g High Quality Vinyl! Forgotten Classic from the Yamamoto Trio!
Since his stunning debut in 1974 on the Three Blind Mice label, Japanese pianist Tsuyoshi Yamamoto has built a career that now spans four decades.
Yamamoto's bluesy and sometimes funky piano style is buoyed by the strong, swinging support of bassist Hiroshi Kagawa and drummer Toshio Osumi. Together, they make muscular and uplifting music. The tracks are mostly well-known standards, rounded out by a Japanese song "Tsuki No Sabaku (Desert on the Moon)" and Yamamoto's original composition "Gentle Blues."
• 180g Vinyl
• Mixed & Mastered by Tetsuo Hara
• Venus Hyper Magnum Sound Direct Mix Stereo
Tsuyoshi Yamamoto, piano
Hiroshi Kagawa, bass
Toshio Osumi, drums
1. Bye Bye Blackbird
2. Cheek To Cheek
3. Gentle Blues
4. I Left My Heart In San Francisco
2. Cry Me A River / Left Alone
3. My Funny Valentine
Recorded January 23, 2013 at Sony Music Studios in Tokyo