Time and weather influence your listening choices. It's true, just think about it. Anyway it's just before midnight, it's lightly raining after storming all evening. I'm on the back porch hanging mellow. Bourbon in hand, I'm totalling digging some solo piano which just seems perfect right now.
But I chose to not go down the backroads of america but to venture to the land of the rising sun. I been digging this jazz from japan for the last few years. The good stuff is hard to come by, the great stuff...ridiculous.
Here's a couple of really good solo piano lps. These are a bit more laid back than Yamashita's trio stuff, but perfectly played for a night like this.
The lps are " Alone" and "Breathtake"
1. Flight Of The Autumn Leaves
4. Closing Theme
recorded Toshicenter Hall, Tokyo, 3/14/74
3. Mina's Second Theme
6. It Will Be Forever
7. Turning Point
recorded Munich Union Studio 1975