sortie début octobre 2021
We Release Jazz is very happy to announce the official reissue of Ryo Fukui’s only solo piano album, recorded live, June 4-5, 1994 at The Lutheran Hall in Sapporo. Sourced from the original masters, this intimate offering from the Japanese jazz legend is available on limited edition 180 gram vinyl mastered at half speed for full audiophile sound, as well as on digipack CD. Both formats come with liner notes by Yusuke Ogawa. Originally released on CD only by Sapporo Jazz Create in 1994, My Favorite Tune is a beautiful bop adventure which includes two superb compositions that Ryo Fukui wrote as an homage to his beloved Hokkaido region, the fan-favorite “Nord” and “Voyage”, a tribute to his mentor Barry Harris ("Nobody’s"), alternate versions of his mega classics “Scenery” and “Mellow Dream”, and, last but not least, bewitching takes on timeless gems by Sonny Clark and Avery Parrish.My Favorite Tune plays like a cool summer night, full of contemplative notes and deep feelings, with Ryo Fukui baring his heart on the piano and displaying the soulful sophistication he is loved for. A true masterpiece completing his amazing discography.Points of interests- For fans of jazz, soul jazz, modal, hard bop, piano, Japanese jazz, Hokkaido, Scenery, cool summer nights and intimate piano moments.- Official reissue of the only solo piano album by legendary Hokkaido pianist Ryo Fukui.- 11th release from We Release Jazz, notably following Hiroshi Suzuki’s Cat, Ryo Fukui’s Scenery and Mellow Dream, the soundtrack of Le Cercle Rouge by Eric Demarsan, and Marc Moulin’s Placebo Live 1971. We Release Jazz is the sister-label of Geneva-based WRWTFWW Records.