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Itaru Oki / Phantom Note

Itaru Oki (trumpet), Yoshiaki Fujikawa (alto sax), Keiki Midorikawa (cello, bass, piano), Gozo Yoshimasu (ptery reading on 5).

We are very glad to inform that a long time out of printed OFF BEAT label LP is reprinted on CD. Itaru Oki visited Paris, France in the 70s and when he came back to Japan temporarily in '75, he organized a elite free jazz troop and recorded in studio. "Phantom Note" is his 3rd album, more straight, heavier and flamed out free jazz than experimental music part of his 1st "Satsujin Kyoshitsu (Murder Class)" or 2nd "Shirasagi (Egret)". Especially, the tune called 'Kodai Tenmondai (Ancient Observatory)' which Gozo Yoshimasu read his poet has a vigorous voice and playing, and it will move your heart surely. The masterpiece on '75 in Japan.

doubtmusic / dmrp-128
Street date : 19 July, 2009
Cover : paper sleeve
2,200 yen(tax ex)
2,310 yen(tax in)i
original linernotes : Teruto Soejima
P & C doubtmusic


1. A Black Iron Cat Mask (4:25)
2. The Cats of Rue Saint Denis (9:59)
3. Escargot (8:10)
4. Smily Nanri-san (6:32)
5. Kodai-tenmondai -- Ancient Observatory (9:12)
6. Caesar and Capone (5:57)