HOLY BASIL RECORDS 023
We are very happy to continue the reissue series of Shigeo Sekitō's iconic "Sepcial Sound" series with its 4th instalment, "Summertime", a radiant musical tapestry woven by the ingenious Japanese musician. Unveiled in the vibrant 1970s, this album radiates with the warmth and effervescence of the summer season, showcasing Sekito's ability to infuse his compositions with a sun-kissed energy and a sense of carefree joy.
As the fourth installment in the Special Sound Series, "Summertime" is a celebration of the spirit of the season, where Sekito's musical prowess shines brightly. Drawing inspiration from the carefree vibes of summer, the album seamlessly blends elements of jazz, soul, and funk, creating a sound that mirrors the sunlit days and breezy nights.
Sekito's virtuosity is palpable in every note, as he skillfully navigates a melodic journey filled with upbeat rhythms, infectious grooves, and soulful arrangements. The album's title, "Summertime," encapsulates the essence of the music within – a vibrant and uplifting experience that captures the spirit of the season with a musical palette.
From the lively and danceable beats of tracks like "Sunshine Samba" to the mellow, contemplative moments in "Golden Evenings," Sekito crafts an auditory landscape that mirrors the diverse experiences of summer. Each composition is a testament to his ability to evoke emotions and paint vivid sonic pictures, transporting listeners to sun-drenched beaches, lively festivals, and leisurely afternoons.
"Summertime" stands as a testament to Shigeo Sekito's musical versatility and his innate ability to capture the essence of a moment through sound. This album, with its infectious energy and melodic charm, has earned its place as a timeless tribute to the carefree and joyful spirit of summer, making it a delightful addition to any music collection.
©℗ 1977, Nippon Columbia Co., Ltd. / Licensed to Holy Basil Records by Nippon Columbia Co., Ltd.
A1. サマータイム = Summertime
A2. 酒とバラの日々 = The Days Of Wine & Roses
A3. ソフィスティケイテッド・レディ = Sophysticated Lady
A4. お願いだから = For Heaven's Sake
A5. フライ・ミー・トゥ・ザ・ムーン = Fly Me To The Moon
B1. ジャスト・メット・ア・ストロベリー・ラブ = Just Met A Strawberry Love
B2. 処女航海 = Meiden Voyage
B3. 四月の想い出 = I'll Remember April
B4. マンハッタン = Manhattan
B5. 奥様たちと恋人たち = Wives & Lovers