Hideyasu Terakawa Quartet | Introducing Hideyasu Terakawa Quartet Live Featuring Hiroshi Fujii

Hideyasu Terakawa Quartet

introducing hideyasu terakawa quartet live featuring hiroshi fujii



I Remember Clifford

Stella By Starlight

BBE Music’s J Jazz Masterclass Series drops this real obscurity of quality to savour. Taken from the rare 1978  private press album ‘Introducing’ this private press gig recording was originally released in less than 100 copies.

Led by saxophonist Hideyasu Terakawa alongside bassist Tetsuo Miura and drummer Akihiro "Thunder" Nakaya, the album was recorded live in concert as Terakawa stopped by at the jazz spot DIG in Masuda City, Japan, on the first of a seven-day regional tour in October

1978. Joining the trio was the featured guest, vibist Hiroshi Fujii.

According to Fujii, “a special label, Red Horison, released only this one album and it was sold at a few local record stores and available for sale when we played live. After this live recording, I did not perform with Terakawa again.” The current whereabouts of saxophonist

Hideyasu Terakawa remains a mystery but we are delighted to be able to present this wonderful album to a new audience.

Unlike previous J Jazz Masterclass releases, the album contains no original compositions but rather fascinating interpretations of material by leading American jazz composers such as Wayne Shorter (Black Nile, as featured on J Jazz vol 3), Frank Foster (Simone) and Milt Jackson and Jimmy Heath (Rerev).