The Yamamoto Trio - Midnight Sugar
(180g 45rpm Vinyl 2LP)
180g 45RPM 2LP Edition Mastered by Tohru Kotetsu and Pressed at RTI!
Few, if any, international audiophile jazz recordings have maintained the kind of deep and profound influence over techniques and even entire label repertoire as Three Blind Mice's. The of-the-moment realism of Yoshihiko Kannari's recordings and production aesthetic of producer and label head Takeshi "Tee" Fujii have been the benchmark to match. It is to their immense credit that signature recordings like Blow Up, Midnight Sugar and Misty have yet to be matched over 40 years later.
Recorded on March 1, 1974 at Aoi Studio, Tokyo, on Midnight Sugar the Tsuyoshi Yamamoto Trio plays two of Tsuyoshi's own blues improvisations followed by jazz ballads that became standards for the Trio. It earned the 'Best Engineering Award' and 'Jazz Disc Award' from Swing Journal in 1974. It is Yamamoto's unmistakable skill and his jazz feeling which adds that certain touch of liveliness and spontaneity and makes the sonically stunning Midnight Sugar a unique experience of the highest order.
One of the most sought-after titles from the acclaimed Three Blind Mice catalog, Midnight Sugar is presented here in a sterling 180g 45rpm 2LP edition mastered by Tohru Kotetsu and pressed at RTI which lives up to and surpasses your most demanding audiophile judgments!
Tsuyoshi Yamamoto, piano
Isoo Fukui, bass
Tetsujiro Obara, drums
• 180g 45rpm vinyl 2LP from Impex Records
• Mastered by Tohru Kotetsu
• Pressed at RTI