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We Release Jazz announce the official reissue of Ryo Fukui's New York sessions
with Lisle Atkinson and Leroy Williams, the aptly titled album Ryo Fukui in
New York, sourced from the original masters. Recorded in February 1999 at
Avatar Recording Studios in New York and inspired by Ryo Fukui's idol and
mentor Barry Harris, the fourth album from the famed Sapporo pianist captures
memorable sessions with seasoned American jazz musicians (and frequent Barry
Harris collaborators) Lisle Arthur Atkinson on bass and Leroy Williams on drums.
Ryo Fukui in New York is pure bop heaven, glowing with poetic takes on classics
by Charlie Parker, George Gershwin, Duke Ellington, Jerome Kern,
Cole Porter, and Bud Powell, plus a supreme remake of Fukui's very own
Mellow Dream (WRJ 002CD/LP). It's expressive, soulful, and vibrating with a
bouncing swing feel all the way through; every note falls exactly where it should,
undeniable brilliance. Much like the other albums by the genius from Hokkaido,
it's got that "special something", hard to grasp, hard to describe, but 100% felt.
Skills and heart, the Ryo Fukui way. Following his New York adventures, Ryo Fukui
headed back to Sapporo, and more precisely to his jazz club Slowboat, where his
newly acquired experience inspired numerous jam sessions and a full dedication
to perfecting his craft. He sadly passed away in 2016, leaving behind a legacy of
works that is sure to captivate jazz lovers for generations to come, and Slowboat,
where the magic still hap-pens to this day.
01. Hot House
02. All The Things You Are
03. Red Carpet
04. Bouncing With Bud
05. Embraceable You
06. Just One of Those Things
07. Mellow Dream
LP version on 180 gram vinyl, mastered at half speed for full audiophile sound;
Heavy sleeve and obi.