George Kawaguchi’s The Big 4 – The Big 4 (1976) [Japan 2006]
SACD Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 42:25 minutes | Front/Rear Covers | 1,71 GB
or FLAC (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/96 kHz | Front/Rear Covers | 949 MB
Joji “George” Kawaguchi was a Japanese jazz drummer and bandleader. The Big Four had their debut concert in a large theater, Nichigeki in Yurakucho, Tokyo in May 1953. The Big Four was named the Number 1 combo in the 1954 by Swing Journal poll and created an all-time Jazz boom in Japan. George Kawaguchi was voted Number 1 drummer six years in a row. The Big Four played intermittently into the 1980s. George Kawaguchi played extensively with Art Blakey on tour in the 1980s. He also recorded extensively as a leader until his death in 2003.
01. Invader 7
02. Blues For Big Talk George
03. Monday Samba
05. Sleepy’s Funk
06. Love For Sale
George Kawaguchi – drums
Hidehiko “Sleepy” Matsumoto – tenor sax, flute
Hideo Ichikawa – piano
Takashi Mizuhashi – bass
Produced by Takeshi Fujii.
Recorded by Yoshihiko Kannari on April 12 & 19, 1976 at Epicurus Studio, Tokyo.
Three Blind Mice / Sony Music Direct, Japan # MHCP 10033