Black Orpheus

Masabumi Kikuchi

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Format: CD

Cat No: 4732215

Release Date:  08 April 2016

Label:  ECM

Packaging Type:  Jewel Case

No of Units:  1

Barcode:  602547322159

Genres:  Jazz  Contemporary  

  • Description

    A document of a 2012 Japanese solo recital - not only the last in his homeland but the last anywhere - by idiosyncratic improviser Masabumi Kikuchi (1939-2015). One of the uncategorisable greats, Kikuchi occupied his own musical universe and in his final years was quietly and systematically severing his ties to jazz, drifting instead towards what he called 'floating sound and harmonies', introspective and poetic improvisations. Song forms still sometimes materialized. Kikuchi revisits "Little Abi", a ballad for his daughter, which the pianist once recorded with Elvin Jones. And there is a surprising and very touching version of the wistfully yearning theme from the 1959 Brazilian film Black Orpheus.

  • Tracklisting

      Disc 1

      Side 1

      • 1. Tokyo Part I
      • 2. Tokyo Part II
      • 3. Tokyo Part III
      • 4. Tokyo Part IV
      • 5. Tokyo Part V
      • 6. Black Orpheus (Manhã de Carnaval)
      • 7. Tokyo Part VI
      • 8. Tokyo Part VII
      • 9. Tokyo Part VIII
      • 10. Tokyo Part IX
      • 11. Little Abi