Masabumi Kikuchi – Susto +2 [Japan] (2016)

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Title: Susto +2 [Japan Crossover & Fusion Collection 1000]
Year Of Release: 2016 (1981)
Label: Sony Music [SICJ 169]
Genre: Jazz / Fusion / Jazz Funk
Quality: FLAC (tracks+.cue,log) | Mp3
Total Time: 55:22
Total Size: 694 MB | 285 MB (Scans)
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Reissue with the latest DSD remastering. Comes with liner notes. A great album of funky Japanese fusion – one of the few sets from the Japanese scene of the late 70s that got any sort of wider release in the US – and a treasure that we’ve loved for years! The set’s got a really great sound – soulful and funky, but sharp too – in a lineup that features a variety of keyboards from Masabumi Kikuchi, plus work by Terumasa Hino on trumpet, Steve Grossman and Dave Liebman on saxes, and James Mason on guitar! The best cuts have a funky feel that’s in the CTI/Kudu mode – perhaps mixed with a bit of Herbie Hancock keyboard jamming – and the album’s a surprisingly lost funky gem in the Columbia catalog of the early 80s, with a much harder edge than some of the other work on the label at the time

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