Sunday, December 27, 2009

Tsuyoshi Yamamoto Trio - Girl Talk 1975

Tsuyoshi Yamamoto Trio - Girl Talk 1975


Previously available as a standard XRCD, this very popular TBM Release has now been remastered for XRCD24! Features: Tsuyoshi Yamamoto on piano, Akira Daiyoshi on bass and Tetsujiro Obara on drums. Includes their special renditions of: “I Love you Porgy,” “Autumn in New York” and of course “Girl Talk.” The soothing sound of this XRCD is a superb example of just how good a Piano-Trio from Japan can sound.
Completing a “trilogy” of great records that started with Midnight Sugar and Misty, Girl Talk solidified Tsuyoshi Yamamoto’s reputation as Japan’s premier jazz pianist. Though he would continue to tour and record for Takeshi “Tee” Fujii more than a decade, GIRL TALK became the pinnacle of his career. This trio of classic LPs together are a benchmark in Japanese jazz records in particular and recording engineering in general. As usual, master recordist Yoshihiko Kannari worked with Yamamoto, bassist Akira Daiyoshi and drummer Tetsujiro Onaba at AOI Studios, Tokyo, which featured a tight, nicely baffled room. Kannari’s recordings are prized for their immediacy and dynamic expressiveness, both traits exhibited on Girl Talk to startling effect. Like Midnight Sugar and Misty before it, Kannari’s work on Girl Talk won him the prestigious Swing Journal Critic Poll “Jazz Disc” Engineering award in 1976. It is only natural that Cisco Music include this historic title on its Limited Edition 45-rpm HQ-180 Vinyl.
Tsuyoshi Yamamoto- Piano
Isoo Fukui- Bass
Tetsujiro Obara- Drums
Lp A
A1. The Way We Were 5:27
A2. Girl Talk 6:13
A3. Gone With the Wind 6:36

Lp B
B1. Take the 'A' Train 5:22
B2. I Love You Porgy 4:51
B3. What Now My Love 5:01
B4. Autumn In New York 4:44

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