The Freedom Unity

The Freedom Unity were a Japanese jazz-rock band that released the album Something on Liberty in 1970, followed by four albums on assorted labels in 1971, most notably the Victor release Down by the Naked City. Members: Akira Ishikawa (drums), Hiromasa Suzuki (electric piano), 鈴木弘 [Hiroshi Suzuki] (trombone), 稲葉国光 [Kunimitsu Inaba] (double bass), 村岡建 [Takeru […]

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, […]

Akira Ishikawa & Count Buffalos ‎– Electrum (1970)

Electrum is the third album by Akira Ishikawa and the Count Buffalos, released in 1970 on Victor. Tracklist: A. “Electrum” (20:56) B1. “Revulsion” (7:36) B2. “ Speak Under My Breath” (5:37) B3. “The Eyebrow” (7:08) Credits 寺川正興 〈Masaoki Terakawa〉 — bass, electric bass Akira Ishikawa — drums Sugimoto Kiyoshi — electric guitar Hiromasa Suzuki — […]

Miho Kei & Jazz Eleven ‎– こけざる組曲 [Kokezaru Kumikyoku] (1971)

Kokezaru Kumikyoku is the singular album by Japanese jazz-rock collective K. Miho & Jazz Eleven, released in 1971 on MCA. Tracklist: A1. こけざる組曲 – Kokezaru Kumikyoku — “見ざる – Mizaru” (6:37) — “聞かざる – Kikazaru” (4:41) — “言わざる – Iwazaru” (7:02) B1. “杵 – Kine” (7:19) B2. “能面 – Nomen” (7:40) Credits: 村岡健 (Muraoka Takeru) […]