Shoji Yokouchi Quartet – Blonde On The Rocks (1976) [Japan 2007]
SACD Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 42:52 minutes | Front/Rear Covers | 1,73 GB
or FLAC (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/96 kHz | Front/Rear Covers | 933 MB
Shoji Yokouchi was a skillful studio musician, composer and arranger who worked in pop and other genres of music, but at the core he was always a jazz guitarist. In this album, Yokouchi is paired with another guitarist, Toru Konishi, to form a piano-less, twin guitar quartet. In this collaborative and competitive setting, the two guitarists in turn take the lead, comp, play counterpoints and take simultaneous solos. The interplay between Yokouchi (heard from the right channel, with a fatter tone) and Konishi (the left channel) is effective and exciting.
01. Blonde On The Rocks
02. 2 East 3 West
03. Softly As In A Morning Sunrise
04. The Night Comers
05. Swingin’ On A Camel
06. Lover Man
Shoji Yokouchi – guitar
Toru Konishi – guitar
Masanaga Harada – bass
Hajime Ishimatsu – drums
Produced by Takeshi Fujii. Engineered by Yoshihiko Kannnari.
Recorded on March 17, 1976 at Epicurus Studio, Tokio, Japan.
Three Blind Mice / Sony Music Direct, Japan # MHCP 10040