Bass on Times is a 2009 album from jazz bassist Satoshi Kosugi, a well-known and active musician in Japan’s jazz scene spanning several decades. For this recording, Kosugi assembles familiar partners and veteran players such as the bluesy Shinji Hashimoto on guitar and Kazuhide Motooka on piano, to deliver hard-swinging standards such as “Monk’s Dream”, “Vierd Blues”, and “The Best Thing For You Would Be Me”. With good arrangements and strong bass, naturally, the well-established musicians deliver quality jazz with a genuine good spirit throughout this satisfying record. One happy highlight even has Kosugi joyfully whistling the melody on “There Goes My Heart” as he doubles with his bass line to open and close the swinging tune.
Bass on Times by Satoshi Kosugi
- Satoshi Kosugi - bass
- Yoshiro Okazaki - trumpet
- Kazuhide Motooka - piano
- Shinji Hashimoto - guitar
- Yoshihito Eto - drums
Released in 2009 on Pax Box Press as PBP-0001.
Japanese Names: Satoshi Kosugi 小杉敏 Yoshiro Okazaki 岡崎好朗 Kazuhide Motooka 元岡一英 Shinji Hashimoto 橋本信二 Yoshihito Eto 江藤良人
Audio and Video
- A live performance featuring Kanji Ohta on piano, Satoshi Kosugi on bass, and Kenichiro Murata on drums playing Charlie Parker’s “Chasin’ the Bird”
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Feb 3, 2018 (Updated May 30, 2021)