Jazz Pianist Hiromasa Suzuki is probably best known for the oddly popular album Rock Joint Cither Silk Road, which personally left me cold. He went on to make a slew of jazz or fusion albums, all relatively light or low energy (not to the level for example of the gorgeous Hairpin Circus Kikuchi) throughout the seventies. Forgettable, or disposable. Then, in 1981, rechristened the Colgen New Band, he produced a wonderful and excellent instrumental fusion epic.
Already by the first track, A Heavenly Maiden, you've hit the ball out of the park for me:
And knocked out a few spectators who weren't paying enough attention. Hope they don't get post-concussion syndrome or these loud musical sounds will aggravate and annoy.
Then the interest and energy keep up all the way through at least until the closer, when our high-powered vehicle crashes into the pedestrian, a cover version of the tired old standard Stella by Starlight. God I hate those jazz standards.
I'll throw in some more LPs from this artist, altogether more disappointing. There are occasional good pieces, in the grand fusionary tradition, but most are bland and generic.