Hidehiko Matsumoto Quartet – Sleepy (1976) [Japan 2006]
SACD Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 43:31 minutes | Front/Rear Covers | 1,76 GB
or FLAC (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/96 kHz | Front/Rear Covers | 975 MB
Winner of Swing Journal 2007 Best Engineering Award (in Reissue category)
Hidehiko “Sleepy” Matsumoto was one of the best jazz sax players in Japan. His nickname was given by an American soldier when he was playing in a US military camp after the war. A true giant on tenor and flute, his contributions to the jazz industry of Japan were many and recognized by many awards and honors.
This record, made in 1976 in a one-horn quartet setting, showcases Matsumoto’s brilliant playing on both tenor saxophone and flute. He is a true master of both instruments and it is a great pleasure to hear him beautifully recorded by the people of Three Blind Mice label. A masterpiece, with great sound.
01. Duke’s Days
02. You Don’t Know What Love Is
03. Chasin’ The Blues
04. Right Down Step
05. My One And Only Love
Hidehiko Matsumoto – flute,tenor sax
Hideo Ichikawa – piano
Nobuyoshi Ino – bass
Motohiko Hino – drums
Produced by Takeshi Fujii. Engineered by Yoshihiko Kannari.
Recorded on September 13 & 24, 1976 at Epicurus Studio, Tokyo.
Three Blind Mice / Sony Music Direct, Japan # MHCP 10032