Yasuaki Shimizu – Tamare-Tamara
From Yasuaki Shimizu – Subliminal
Released on Invitation, 1987, Japan
Yasuaki Shimizu is a legendary saxophonist from Japan. Playing on essential albums such as Mariah’s Utakata No Hibi (yes, that recently reissued holy grail), he released 6 Jazz-Fusion albums before moving to Europe (Paris, London) and finally releasing Subliminal in 1987.
Tamare-Tamara is one of the highlights of Subliminal : with its crazy vocals, its super nervous rhytmical section, this track is without doubts an absolute afro-new-wave-floor-killer and a perfect example of how versatile one of our favorite artists is.