Akira Ishikawa – Back To Rhythm (LP, Album, RE)
Ultra-rare jazz-funk/fusion album by Japanese drummer, Akira Ishikawa. Featuring percussion-heavy versions of ‘Let’s Start’, ‘Bongo Rock’ and ‘Pick Up The Pieces’.
‘Back To Rhythm’ was the final recording in Ishikawa’s African-influenced period. He cut this record with his band ‘Count Buffalos’, featuring Kiyoshi Sugimoto, Takeru Muraoka, Larry Sunaga and arranger Hiromasa Suzuki.
Includes excellent cover versions of The Beatles, Simon & Garfunkel, BT Express, Stevie Wonder, Average White Band, Incredible Bongo Band and Fela Kuti.
Originally released in Japan in 1975 by Columbia, this is now extremely difficult to find in its original format.
A1 I’ve Got To Use My Imagination
A2 Bongo Rock
A3 Do It Til You’re Satisfied
A4 Hey Jude
A5 El Condor Pasa
B1 Pick Up The Pieces
B2 Love Is The Answer
B3 I Shot The Sheriff
B4 Let’s Start
B5 Boogie On Raggae Woman
Back To Rhythm
Album, LP, RE
Funk / Soul, Jazz