Ryo Fukui - My Favorite Tune - We Release Jazz
Ryo Fukui's My Favorite Tune album is a lovely adventure into bop. It was first released in 1994 by Sapporo Jazz Create and this reissue comes with liner notes by Yusuke Ogawa. The album was his only solo piano album that was recorded live. The set, played at The Lutheran Hall in Sapporo, features firm fan favs like 'Nord' and 'Voyage' next to alternate takes on some of his own classics such as 'Scenery' and 'Mellow Dream'. The music of Barry Harris, Sonny Clark and Avery Parrish is also covered in truly unique Ryo Fukui fashion and the whole thing has been mastered at half speed.