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Hideo Shiraki Quintet
Plays Horace Silver

We Are Busy Bodies

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Hideo Shiraki was a Japanese drummer who led a hard-bop quintet in Tokyo in the late 1950s and 1960s. Given Blue Note's strong distribution in Japan, Shiraki's group was widely popular there but not very well known here. In Sept. 1962, Shiraki recorded Hideo Shiraki Plays Horace Silver. The band, billed as the Hideo Quintet Plus One, featured  Naoya Omata (tp), Akira Fukuhara (vtb), Hidehiko “Sleepy" Matsumoto (ts,fl), Yuzuru Sera (p), Hachiro Kurita (b) and Hideo Shiraki (d). The arrangements were by Matsumoto.

Why bother to listen to this album when you can hear Silver's original versions? Because Shiraki brings a different kind of interpretive energy and excitement to the material. His drumming is driving and engaging while the group plays with stinging heat! - All About Jazz

Label: We Are Busy Bodies – WABB-140
Series: King Jazz Series1
Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Stereo
Country: Canada
Genre: Jazz
Style: Hard Bop