Shoji Yokouchi Quartet - Blonde On The Rocks (1976) [Japan 2007]
SACD Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 42:52 minutes | Front/Rear Covers | 1,26 GB
or DSD64 2.0 (from SACD-ISO to Tracks.dsf) > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | Front/Rear Covers | 1,14 GB
or FLAC (carefully converted & encoded to tracks) 24bit/96 kHz | Front/Rear Covers | 961 MB
Shoji Yokouchi was a skillful studio musician, composer and arranger who worked in pop and other genres of music, but at the core he was always a jazz guitarist. In this album, Yokouchi is paired with another guitarist, Toru Konishi, to form a piano-less, twin guitar quartet. In this collaborative and competitive setting, the two guitarists in turn take the lead, comp, play counterpoints and take simultaneous solos. The interplay between Yokouchi (heard from the right channel, with a fatter tone) and Konishi (the left channel) is effective and exciting.