Scenery

Ryo Fukui - Scenery
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1976 Ratings: #5
January 1, 1976 / Release Date
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ThrowBackG
91
I saw this documentary once about an old Japanese man who spent his life towards perfecting his own craft. His craft was cooking, Sushi I think? The documentary showed his emotional turmoil and how it affected his life and his craft for better and worse. A lot of the Japanese culture has this mentality and it's interesting to see it play out in art throughout Japan...and this is no different. Every key and note sounds passionately and intelligently pressed and played. It makes me wonder what ... read more
EMR
76
A japanese hidden gem from the 70s, Scenery was the debut album from amazing pianist and jazz artist Ryo Fukui, who crafted a few beautiful records in that decade, but that soon became absent from the studios, believing much more on the power of live performances and improvisations, than on studio full lenghts per se. What we have here is a really moving, beauty of an album that displayed this charming vintage sound, as organic and moving as anyone could hope a good jazz album to be. There is ... read more
KingKroolisbest
94
A lovely Jazz album. Check it out if you're tired of Miles Davis and John Coltrane.
Psycho_lad
90
YouTube recommendation do really gives out some good ass albums and this is one of them considering the snappy drums and smooth piano sounds.
KIDWITHGUNs
91
POWERHOUSE

I've found this gem after strange YouTube recommendations, but I'm not complaining this album is punchy (up until that pretty MEH ending).

Best: Early Summer (Which by the way, is nothing but semen in my ears, the way he plays with the piano in this one is beserk. 12/10)

Weakest: Scenery
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