Birdland

COMPOSERS: Bill Evans,Satie,Steely Dan
LABELS: Columbia
PERFORMER: Masanori Sasaji (p, elec p), Ernie Watts, Larry Williams (ts), Jack Nimitz (bs, bc), Dave Carpenter (b), etc
CATALOGUE NO: 501 734-2

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A big band with a big sound nimbly negotiates Sasaji’s detailed charts to produce a sound that combines swing band harmonies with jazz fusion brightness. With raw material as diverse as Steely Dan, Bill Evans and Erik Satie, this must have been fun to do. GB