Wednesday, 2 September 2009

T.Honda (Takehiro Honda) & His Orchestra ”What’s Going On”

T.Honda (Takehiro Honda) & His Orchestra

What’s Going On
( LP Trio Records, 1973 )
Catalog # PA-9722

Side A
1-Ain’t tell you a good way but
2-Check out your mind
3-Ain’t funky now
4-What’s going on
Side B
1-Sham time
2-Greasy spoon
3-Dock of the bay

Personnel & Credits:
T.Honda (piano,Electronic piano,hammond)
T.Fushimi (tr)
S.Morikawa (tr)
Teddy Adams (trom)
K.Mine (A.sax)
K.Takeda (T.sax)
James Check (dr)
T.Kusumoto (dr)
T.Kawabata (b)
Ken Lawson (gu)
Y.Imamura (conga)
Arr.Teddy Adams,T.Honda

Early soul jazz piano work from Takehiro Honda — recorded in a style that’s quite different than most of his later albums! The sound here is full and rich — with Honda’s work on the keys augmented by fuller backings arranged by Teddy Adams — all recorded in the US (we think), with a quality that’s a fair bit like some of the best soul jazz coming out of LA at the end of the 60s! Honda plays both acoustic and electric piano — and the groove has a hiply vamping style that’s always verging on funky, but which is a bit more laidback overall. The record echoes with plenty of the best influences from Les McCann, The Crusaders, Gerald Wilson, and other west coast soul jazz figures — and titles include “Greasy Spoon”, “Sham Time”, “Ain’t Tell You A Good Way But”, “Ain’t It Funky Now”, “What’s Going On”, and “Check Out Your Mind”.

Pier’s Note:
Japaneses playing Brown’s & Gaye’s covers…fantastic!

By Pier

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