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Masayuki Takayanagi and New Direction for the Arts

Free Form Suite

(Think! Records, THCD-230) (Japan) (CD)

  1. The Blues (6:12)
  2. You Don't Know What Love Is (9:52)
  3. Sun in the East (10:04)
  4. Free Form Suite, 1st Movement (6:51)
  5. Free Form Suite, 2nd Movement (6:40)
  6. Free Form Suite, 3rd Movement (9:45)

Composed by Masayuki Takayanagi (1, 3-6) and Gene de Paul (2)

Masayuki Takayanagi and New Direction for the Arts
Masayuki Takayanagi: acoustic guitar, electric guitar, gut guitar
Kenji Mori: clarinet, flute, soprano saxophone, alto saxophone, piccolo, recorder
Hiroshi Yamazaki: drums, percussion
Joe Mizuki: drums, percussion
Toshio Sato: time conductor

Produced by Takeshi Fujii
Recorded live by Yoshihiko Kannari at Aoi Studio, Tokyo, May 19, 1972
Art direction by Tsutomu Nishizawa
Includes a 12-page booklet with liner notes by Masayuki Takayanagi and Takeshi Fujii, the musicians' biographies, and track notes (all in Japanese)

Released in August 2013
Originally released in 1972 as an LP on Three Blind Mice (TBM-10)