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Ryo Fukui – Mellow Dream | We Release Jazz Reissue

$48.00

We Release Jazz

Ryo Fukui – Mellow Dream | We Release Jazz Reissue

$48.00

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“We Release Jazz (WRWTFWW Records’ new sister-label) is thrilled to present the official reissue of criminally overlooked Japanese jazz gem Mellow Dream (1977) by Hokkaido pianist wunderkind Ryo Fukui, released in conjunction with the its legendary predecessor Scenery, sourced from the original masters and available on limited edition 180g vinyl mastered at half speed for audiophile sound.

Firmly standing on the foundation he laid down with Scenery, Ryo Fukui continues his exploration of modal, bop and cool jazz sounds with meticulous grace and absolute mastery. As its title suggests, Mellow Dream ventures into slightly mellower, more soulful, and sometimes more contemplative territories (the Bill Evans-reminiscent "Mellow Dream" and "My Foolish Heart") while still packing the commanding punch Fukui’s work is loved for, as heard on the amazingly bombastic "Baron Potato Blues" or the gigantic McCoy Tyner/John Coltrane-influenced "Horizon" which sees each member of the trio (Satoshi Denpo is on bass and Yoshinori Fukui is on drums) demonstrating their virtuosity for 9 exhilarating minutes.” – Bandcamp

“Mellow Dream is not forgotten jazz classic that Scenery was, but it’s an album that I think captures many moments of equal power, and showed Ryo Fukui as a man with no shortage of love for jazz music.” – Overblown

 Item description:        

Artist:

Ryo Fukui

Title:

Mellow Dream

Label:

We Release Jazz

Format:

Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition, Reissue, 180 Gram

Pressing:

Switzerland

Release Date:

This reissue: 28th May 2018 | Original: 1977

Genre:

Jazz

Style:

Fusion, Post Bop, Modal, Cool Jazz

Catalog No:

WRJ002LTD

Condition:

New