Release date: December 8, 2023
"A DAY OF THE SUN" is a spiritual jazz masterpiece full of poetry by two geniuses of the Japanese musical scene. Masahiko Togashi and Isao Suzuki, pivotal figures in jazz with a unique talent and sensitivity that transcends conventional jazz forms and styles.
In addition to being skilled performers they demonstrate extraordinary compositional talent that transcends their sensibilities and wisdom of more conventional jazz.
They are together a wonderful combination of techniques, but without the eyes and ears of these two artists, the mutual understanding, friendship and cooperation that only certain artists are able to recreate together, would never have given rise to this music.
The album is based on Togashi's drums/percussion and Suzuki's bass, with occasional changes to cello and piano/synths, and is skillfully performed by just the two of them, creating a unique worldview; a performance that far exceeds expectations.
The mystical melodies of the East, earthy percussion, and the sensibilities of the two intertwine to create a unique groove, resulting in a universal masterpiece that will never fade away and connects with today's sound makers and DJs.
Includes 4-sided insert with a very interesting interview at the time with the two musicians regarding the record.
Masahiko Togashi: Snare Drums, Tom Tom Set, Melody Tom Set, Bass Drum, Cymbals, Bells, Gong, Cow-bells, Synthetizer, Solina String-Synthesizer Arp
Isao Suzuki: Double-Bass, Piccolo-Bass, Cello, A. Piano, Bells, marimba, Maracas, Solina String-Synthesizer Arp
Recorded Feb. 1, 2 & 3, 1979 at King Records, Studio 2, Tokyo.
Original masters licensed by KING RECORD CO., LTD. Includes OBI and insert. Limited edition 500 copies.
Side A: A Day Of The Sun / Birth Of Yellow Eggs / Lonely Blue
Side B: Creatures In The Deep Blue Sea / Silvery Flash / Awakening Of The Fresh Green