Italian label Future Shock present a reissue of Hiroshi Suzuki/Masahiko Togashi Quintet's Variation, originally released in 1969. It comes on 180G, blue vinyl and is limited to 500 copies. Essential jazz album among the influences of the future-jazz quartet Sleep Walker by trombonist Hiroshi Suzuki. Variation is a joint project including the legendary jazz drummer Masahiko Togashi featuring pianist Yuji Ohno, saxophonist Jun Suzuki and trumpeter Tetsuo Fushimi. Masahiko Togashi was a major figure alongside Masahiko Sato, Masayuki Takayanagi, and Yosuke Yamashita in the blooming of free jazz in Japan in the late sixties whose Variation is one of the iconic masterpieces.
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