Kanji Ohta - This Is No Laughing Matter (2015)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 46:43 min | 108 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: JZAZ Records
Each of the tracks featured on this CD has a particular relevance to me and with that in mind, I’d like to share with you some of my reasons behind choosing them. ‘Confirmation’ is one of the most famous songs by Charlie Parker and yet I’d never recorded it until now. I’m so pleased to have put that right. ‘Holy Land’ is dedicated to Cedar Walton who, sadly, passed away in 2013. I met him in Tokyo, 30 years ago, and he sent me his original sheet music of ‘Holy Land’ which reminds me of him; a beautiful memory. ‘That Old Black Magic’ was simply one of the songs that Bud Powell loved and loved to play.