Akira Ishikawa & Count Buffalos

Akira Ishikawa & Count Buffalos were a Japanese free-jazz/psych big band that released more than 30 albums on Columbia, Denon, and Toshiba between 1969 and 1985.

Members: Akira Ishikawa (drums, bongos), Masaoki Terakawa (bass), 佐藤允彦 [Masahiko Sato] (piano, clavinet), Hiromasa Suzuki (piano, electric piano, keyboards), 杉本喜代志 [Kiyoshi Sugimoto] (guitar, electric guitar), 村岡建 [Takeru Muraoka] (saxophone, tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone), Isao Eto (electric bass), Masami Kawahara (percussion), 前田憲男 [Norio Maeda] (organ), Chihari Hideaki (bass), Kimio Mizutani (guitar), Larry Sunaga (percussion), Hideo Ichikawa (piano, keyboards), Rinsyoe Kida (shamisen), Koji Hatori (trumpet), 直居隆雄 [Takao Naoi] (guitar), Masao Suzuki (saxophone), Eiji Arai (trombone)

Discography:

  • Exciting Drums: African Rock Party (1969 • Count Buffalo & His Rock Band)
  • Soul & Rock (1969 • Count Buffalo & The Jazz Rock Band)
  • Bakishinba – Memories of Africa (1970)
  • Electrum (1970)
  • African Rock (1971)
  • Uganda (1972)
  • Get Up! (1975)
  • Emergency (1976 • Count Buffalos)

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