Masahiko Sato enlisted Jiro Inagaki and His Big Soul Media band to back him on his Bridge Over Troubled Water LP, originally released in 1971. This pressing was made for RSD 2021 Japan, as part of the HMV Project Re:Vinyl series. (This means it comes with the Project Re:Vinyl OBI, even though it isn't pictured). The LP itself comes in a gatefold sleeve and meets the high standards of this series.
Stylistically, this LP covers a lot of ground. Sato and company play bop, big band and free jazz, across six tracks. An A side of covers and a B side of Sato's originals. No matter the writer or the style, it is wonderful to hear Sato and Inagaki at work. This LP is a great addition to almost any jazz fan's collection. It has a little of everything and some of the best musicians in Japan playing it.
- Bridge Over Troubled Water
- Love and Peace
- Somethin' Goin' On
- Sniper's Snooze