After forty odd years one of the most important works of the Japanese jazz scene gets a release! Features two Japanese jazz musicians Kazutoki 'Kappo' Umezu (sax) and Yoriyuki Harada (piano, bass clarinet). In the mid 1970s, Umezu and Harada were part of the 'Studio We' new jazz movement in New York. On this recording made in Studio We in August 1975, they performed with Ahmed Abdullah (trumpet) William Parker (bass) and Rashid Shinan (drums) all of the Sun Ra Orchestra. Seikatsu Kojyo Iinkan was the first band formed by Umezu, and would go on to influence a generation of musicians upon his return to Japan from New York, including Compostella (the late Masami Shinoda), Daisuke Fuwa (Shibasashirazu etc.) and many other artists from the undergound jazz and avant garde scene.
1. Stravizauls (Yori Harada) 2. Kim (Kappo) 3. Not So Long Don (Kappo)