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Ole by Kazuhiko Tsumura
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Artist/Band:Kazuhiko Tsumura
Name:Ole
Cat No.:FSY-508
Performed by:Kazuhiko Tsumura (guitar)
Bill Mays (piano)
Mattias Svensson (bass)
Joe La Barbera (drums)
Keisuke Ohta (violin)
Release Date:04/22/2009
Description:Out of print! We only have a few copies left in stock!

is a well-respected guitarist in Japan, and it is somewhat surprising that Ole is his second leader album in his long career of over 30 years. But, perhaps it was worth the wait, because it turned out to be a truly fabulous CD.

The greatness of the CD undoubtedly is due to the superb musicians, supporting the leader -- who plays the nylon string guitar throughout -- are American pianist extraordinaire Bill Mays, master drummer Joe La Barbera, Swedish bassist Mattias Svensson, and guest violinist Keisuke Ohta. The potency of this group is magnificent, and I cannot stress enough how great the rock-solid rhythm section is.

The second factor, aside from the brilliant performances, is the varied and ingenious selection of tunes. Between the tango-flavored opening track "Oclupaca" by Ellington and the Flamenco-tinged title number by John Coltrane, we have familiar "Greensleeves" performed twice, once by solo guitar and once by the quartet. We have a beautiful spiritual "Abide With Me" melding into a spirited rendition of Monk's "Green Chimneys," Horace Silver's "Peace," Gato Barbieri's "Last Tango In Paris" as well as three attractive originals by Tsumura.

After Mikio Ishida's Turkish Mambo, Mattias Svensson Trio's Hedad Up High and Bill Mays Trio's The Best Is Yet To Come, this is the fourth great CDs I've heard from Five Stars Records. I'm beginning to like this small, independent label. Highly recommended!

Recorded at Wang Guang RecLabs, Tokyo, December 20, 2008
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Album Tracks:
1. OclupacaMP3 Sample
2. 3 Lines
3. Greensleeves (guitar solo)
4. Greensleeves (quartet)MP3 Sample
5. OléMP3 Sample
6. Blue's Circle
7. Abide With Me - Green Chimneys
8. Peace
9. Last Tango In Paris
10. A Thousand Islands
11. Bouquet Of Blues
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