1st ever re-issue of obscure and private Japanese Jazz from 1983. A real gem by unknown Japanese female pianist Harumi Takeuchi and her group. The music is based on Japanese local tradition, including essence of spiritual/free jazz and latin/brazilian feel with true grooves and impressions. Kappa No Ayamari Shoumon / For Sons was recorded in Hamamatsu (Shizuoka prefecture), Japan by female pianist Harumi Takeuchi. She’s not a popular artist in Japanese Jazz scene, as her activities were limited (with her 5 sons) and more focused on to her related local city Hamamatsu area. She learned her piano skills from Mitsuaki Kanno (famous for one of the best JP Jazz/Masterpiece album called “Shisendo No Aki (1973)”, later renamed as “Busho (1976)” and movie sound track called “Suna No Utsuwa (Castle of Sand) (1974)” as well) and recorded only 2 albums (one is live recordings) on her career. “Kappa No Ayamari Shoumon / For Sons” is only one studio album by her and the best one.
The album has 2 different sides, former is based on the traditional story in old Hamamatsu area. The song “A1. Kappa No Ayamari Shoumon” is Harumi’s original beautiful semi-free jazz written for creative dance program, with essence of Japanese traditional feel and spiritual jazz mode. Beautiful themes reminds us sweet moments of fabulous 70s “Strata-East” sounds. As the title says, latter is more commercial side and played as “Mother” for her 5 sons. The album was recorded by her husband (bassist on the album, also he was professional and talented recording engineer) for very limited amount only for local market at that time so it was considered as an obscure and rare private gem for long time. Fortunately it has full of both musical & recording qualities by the talented players and engineers. After long time researching and negotiating by Masao MARUYAMA from “production dessinee”, finally this real gem will be officially re-issued in high quality re-mastered sounds from Original Master source. Comes with classic Gatefold Tip-On cover with Obi and JP Liner notes, and is remastered Sound for Vinyl from Original Master Source at Studio Djoke, Tokyo . Vinyl Pressed by Toyo Kasei, and all other Materials manufactured in Japan with top quality. Liner notes by Yusuke Ogawa (Universounds/Deep Jazz Reality)