A solo show from Derek that had some different sounds not heard on Cosmic Jazz before. There were three tunes from Japan, although one featured some distinguised guests from the USA. There was a different side to McCoy Tyner, with the late Phyllis Hyman on vocals, who I have known from a 12″ disco single in my collection (Riding the Tiger) not as a jazz singer. She did, however, sing with Pharaoh Sanders as well.
There was more scatting, this time from Betty Carter, who was a supreme exponent of the art, some offbeat sounds from Michael White to prove The Blessing Song is not the only interesting thing he has done – and even a touch of latin jazz from Johnny Blas who has a band with a mighty brass section including four trombones.
- Takeo Moriyama – Watarase
- String Band featuring Isao Suzuki – Nica’s Dream
- Michael White – Fiesta Dominica
- Betty Carter – Sounds
- Dave Holland Big Band – A Time Remembered
- Johnny Blas – Picadillo
- McCoy Tyner – Love Surrounds Us Everywhere
- Randy Weston – In Memory Of
- Terumasa Hino – Fuji
This week’s video clip is Terumasa Hino in action at the Mt Fuji Festival in 1989. He’s with Mulgrew Miller, Don Braden (check out his powerful solo in part one of this YouTube entry), Ira Coleman and Ralph Peterson.