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    WE RELEASE JAZZ #10

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    180g Half Speed Mastered LP in heavy sleeve with OBI.

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    Hiroshi Suzuki's Cat.
    Recorded at Nippon-Columbia Daiichi Studio, on Oct 8-10, 1975.
    Trombone: Hiroshi Suzuki.
    Keyboards: Hiromasa Suzuki.
    Bass: Kunimitsu Inaba.
    Drums: Akira Ishikawa.
    Saxophone: Takeru Muraoka.
    The legendary jazz-funk masterpiece fully reissued on We Release Jazz.
    180g Half Speed Mastered LP in heavy sleeve with OBI.
    With liner notes.
    Super smooth, extra funky, indeniable grooves, this is the real deal!

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    Recorded at Nippon-Columbia Daiichi Studio, on Oct 8-10, 1975.
    Trombone: Hiroshi Suzuki.
    Keyboards: Hiromasa Suzuki.
    Bass: Kunimitsu Inaba.
    Drums: Akira Ishikawa.
    Saxophone: Takeru Muraoka.
    The legendary jazz-funk masterpiece fully reissued on We Release Jazz.
    Digipack CD.
    With liner notes.
    Super smooth, extra funky, indeniable grooves, this is the real deal!

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    Hiroshi Suzuki's Cat.
    Recorded at Nippon-Columbia Daiichi Studio, on Oct 8-10, 1975.
    Trombone: Hiroshi Suzuki.
    Keyboards: Hiromasa Suzuki.
    Bass: Kunimitsu Inaba.
    Drums: Akira Ishikawa.
    Saxophone: Takeru Muraoka.
    The legendary jazz-funk masterpiece fully reissued on We Release Jazz.
    180g Half Speed Mastered LP in heavy sleeve with OBI.
    With liner notes.
    Super smooth, extra funky, indeniable grooves, this is the real deal!

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    Collector's item - Hiroshi Suzuki - Cat TEST PRESSING - Only 28 - Only here.

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    WE RELEASE JAZZ #10

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    180g Half Speed Mastered LP in heavy sleeve with OBI + Limited Cat x Pierre Thyss t-shirt!

    It's here!
    Hiroshi Suzuki's Cat.
    Recorded at Nippon-Columbia Daiichi Studio, on Oct 8-10, 1975.
    Trombone: Hiroshi Suzuki.
    Keyboards: Hiromasa Suzuki.
    Bass: Kunimitsu Inaba.
    Drums: Akira Ishikawa.
    Saxophone: Takeru Muraoka.
    The legendary jazz-funk masterpiece fully reissued on We Release Jazz.
    180g Half Speed Mastered LP in heavy sleeve with OBI.
    With liner notes.
    Super smooth, extra funky, indeniable grooves, this is the real deal!

    ... more

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WE RELEASE JAZZ #10!

*** NEW BATCH SHIPS AROUND AUGUST 20TH 2021 ***

*** TERRITORY RESTRICTION - NO SALES TO JAPAN ***

VINYL AND CD ONLY - NO DIGITAL

It's here!
Hiroshi Suzuki's Cat.
Recorded at Nippon-Columbia Daiichi Studio, on Oct 8-10, 1975.
Trombone: Hiroshi Suzuki.
Keyboards: Hiromasa Suzuki.
Bass: Kunimitsu Inaba.
Drums: Akira Ishikawa.
Saxophone: Takeru Muraoka.
The legendary jazz-funk masterpiece fully reissued on We Release Jazz.
180g Half Speed Mastered LP in heavy sleeve with OBI or digipack CD.
With liner notes.
Super smooth, extra funky, indeniable grooves, this is the real deal!

We Release Jazz is ecstatic (purrrr!) to announce the official reissue of Hiroshi Suzuki’s glorious jazz-fusion-funk Holy Grail Cat (originally released in 1976), sourced from the original masters and available on limited edition 180 gram vinyl mastered at half speed for full audiophile sound, as well as on digipack CD. Both versions come with liner notes by Teruo Isono.

Cat was recorded in October 1975 at at Nippon Columbia Studio, while Hiroshi Suzuki was visiting his home country of Japan after moving to Las Vegas in 1971 to play with Buddy Rich and perfect his craft. Back on his old stomping grounds, the man known as Neko (Cat) immediately reunited with his dear friends for an epic two day session of groove magic. The chemistry was still intact. The skills and style had grown.

The result, Cat, is a smooth masterpiece, a deep and soulful affair where stunning trombone solos by Hiroshi Suzuki flirt with Takeru Muraoka’s heavenly saxophone and the sensual rhythm section of Hiromasa Suzuki (keyboards), Kunimitsu Inaba (bass), and Akira Ishikawa (drums).

Celebrated in jazz collectors circles, in the lofi beat scene, and among music diggers around the world, Cat has become one of the most sought-after Japanese jazz albums of all time and, much like Ryo Fukui’s Scenery, has fascinated old and young generations alike.

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released June 11, 2021

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