Japan, 1970, jazz fusion / Japanese folk
Minoru Muraoka – Osorezan: Not afraid for the rock part of the jazz fusion to be played on Japanese instruments, even the shakuhachi and the koto, with a strong Japanese flavor to the phrasing. And of course there are the wild-as-the-mountains female vocals cutting through the mists. It’s not until near the end of the epic opening track that brass jazz instruments come into the equation, and then the Japanese hand drums start going crazy. Very little electric guitar on this one.