Akira Ishikawa & His Count Buffalos, African Rock

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RSD 2022 - DROP 1
1971 => 2022

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    A1 祈り - Prayer = Sala
    A2 夜明け - Dawn = Alfajari
    A3 動物 - Animals = Mnama
    A4 狩 - Hunting = Mwindo
    B1 大地 - The Earth = Ardhi
    B2 愛 - Love = Upendo
    B3 喜び - Joy = Furaha
    B4 ジャンボ - Jumbo = Jambo


    Limited Edition
    Released for Record Store Day | April 23, 2022

    Reissue, originally released in 1971. Japanese jazz drummer Akira Ishikawa has recorded countless albums with the band Count Buffalos, though few are quite as revered and sought-after as 1971 set African Rock. Of his albums, this is certainly the most dazzling and impactful, flawlessly produced. More than "African rock", it is psychedelic spiritual jazz with funky veins; the set is a brilliant blend of Akira Ishikawa's favorite styles with juicy, tribal, and deep percussive elements -- his drums are flanked by Kenji Shiraishi's marimba and Masami Kawahara's percussion -- which in some moments recall Fela Kuti (see the superb "Animals / Mnama") and in many other the electric Miles Davis. He brings a completely new global sound to his music with the inclusion of the electronic component with the "tabbing" of Kimio Mizutani's guitar solos and electric piano accompaniment by the great Hiromasa "Colgen" Suzuki (also on acoustic piano and composition). Undoubtedly one of the best records produced in Japan in the '70s. Unmissable! Fully licensed and remastered from the original tapes. Includes OBI and insert.