Kazuo Yashiro – Side By Side 2 (1976) [Japan 2001]
SACD Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 43:52 minutes | Scans included | 1,36 GB
or DSD64 Stereo (from SACD-ISO to Tracks.dsf) > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | Scans included | 1,29 GB
or FLAC (carefully converted & encoded to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans included | 897 MB
Born in Tokyo, Yashiro Kazuo was an acclaimed jazz pianist. He first came to prominence in the late 1950s when he joined vocalist Kiyoko Maruyama’s band, touring and making his first recorded appearance. In 1960, he was a member of Far East Coast Jazz, a band selected by the Swing Journal readers. In this group, he played alongside Akira Fukuhara, Akira Miyazawa, Hideto Kanai and Hideo Shiraki. Yashiro Kazuo then went on to play alongside Sadao Watanabe and Toshiyuki Miyama. He’s released a series of albums throughout the 1970s and 1980s, including Side By Side 2 (1976), recorded as Piano Quartet.
01. She’s Funny That Way (Bösendorfer)
02. If I Had You (Bösendorfer)
03. So Tired (Bösendorfer)
04. Again (Bösendorfer)
05. C’est Magnifique (Bösendorfer)
06. My Silent Love (Bösendorfer)
07. When I Grow Too Old To Dream (Steinway)
08. Lover Man (Steinway)
09. Joy Spring (Steinway)
10. Day Dream (Steinway)
Kazuo Yashiro – piano
Masanaga Harada – bass
Taketoshi Igarashi – drums
Ikuo Shiosaki – guitar
Recorded on October 11, 1975 at Aoyama Tower Hall, and on October 13, 1975 at Iino Hall.
DSD Remastered on October 31/November 1, 2000 at King Sekiguchidai Studio by Tomoyoshi Ezaki
Analog Tape – Scotch 206 to Sony PCM9000 and dCs 904/954/992/972.