Ryo Fukui Trio – Live At Vidro ’77 (Vinyl 2LP)
Managed to secure a few more copies of this fine record. Expected to arrive last week of April. Pre-order your copy if you missed the first batch. These are the final copies of this first and only pressing of this title.
First release Japan-pressed Vinyl 2LP with obi. on 24 March 2021.
This is a completely unreleased live recording from June 8, 1977.
The recording was made at the Sapporo live house “Vidro” by Masataka Ito, the producer of Fukui’s “Scenery” and “Mellow Dream”. This is the performance of the Fukui Trio at that time, but at the same time, it has an overwhelming amount of heat and freshness that you don’t find in studio recordings, and it is very exciting.
Not to mention the brilliant 16-minute “Mellow Dream”, the dynamic “Speak Low”, the lustrous “Body & Soul”, the galloping “Love For Sale”, the profound “Mr. P.C.”, and the spilling “My Foolish Heart”. It was an amazing performance. At the time, excerpts from this show were approved by Trio Records headquarters, which led to the production of their second album, “Mellow Dream. It is a valuable source in every sense.
A – Mellow Dream (Ryo Fukui)
B1 – Speak Low (Kurt Weill)
B2 – Body And Soul (Johnny Green)
C – Love For Sale (Cole Porter)
D1 – Mr. P.C. (John Coltrane)
D2 – My Foolish Heart (Victor Young)