STOMU YAMASHITA — Stomu Yamash'ta's East Wind : One By One

Jazz music community with review and forums

STOMU YAMASHITA - Stomu Yamash'ta's East Wind  : One By One cover
3.50 | 1 rating | 1 review
Buy this album from MMA partners

Album · 1974

Tracklist

One By One / Hey Man (10:43)
A1 One By One
A2 Hey Man
A3 One By One Reprise
-
A4 Black Flame 3:30
A5 Rain Race 1:30
A6 Tangerine Beach 3:35

Superstar / Loxcycle (12:23)
B1 Superstar
B2 Loxycycle
-
B3 Nurburgring 2:34
B4 Seasons 1:30
B5 Accident 1:40
B6 At Tangerine Beach 2:28

Line-up/Musicians

- Bernie Holland / guitar
- Brian Gascoigne / keyboards, synthesizer
- Gary Boyle / guitar
- Hisako Yamashta / violin
- Hugh Hopper / bass
- Mike Travis / drums
- Nigel Morris / drums
- Stomu Yamashta / keyboards, percussion

About this release

Island Records ‎– ILPS 9269 (UK)

Music from the film "One By One".Recorded at Olympic Studios and Island Studios.

Thanks to kazuhiro for the addition and snobb for the updates

Buy STOMU YAMASHITA - STOMU YAMASH'TA'S EAST WIND : ONE BY ONE music

More places to buy metal & STOMU YAMASHITA music

STOMU YAMASHITA STOMU YAMASH'TA'S EAST WIND : ONE BY ONE reviews

Specialists/collaborators reviews

No STOMU YAMASHITASTOMU YAMASH'TA'S EAST WIND : ONE BY ONE reviews posted by specialists/experts yet.

Members reviews

Sean Trane
Second Stomu album under the East Wind group name, with almost the same line-up, this album has a striking artwork photo of Stomu shot by future famous Mick Rock. The m album is actually the soundtrack of a movie (I've never seen it) of the movie of the same name, which appears to be about motor racing. Most of the music comes in a continuous flow, but it can't avoid the pitfall of soundtracks: like so many of those, the music serves the image and without the images, the music seems at times completely directionless, although One By One is not catastrophic in this regard.

The album starts (purposely?) on the 200 MPH title track suite (lasting almost 11 mins), which is a fast- driving jazz-rock, while the middle movement Hey Man is sung by percussionist/flutist Sami Abu, talking a sweet funk overtone, and the suite-closing Reprise sees Boyle's guitar solo soaring like an eagle over Hopper's superb bass work, which is quite different than what he had gotten used to on Soft Machine albums. The cosmic eerie opening Black Flame contrast with the solemnity of the rest of the track, a dramatic classical theme, played partly with classic instruments than with synthesizers. Rain race is is probably the best moment of the album with a superb Fender Rhodes over a string section, too bad its so short and followed by a fairly cheesy classical string closing Tangerine Beach, even if it had started well enough with a gloomy Moog trick.

The flipside attacks on a funk guitar over a square rhythm, and Yamashta's brother's violin and Abu's vocals and congas. While the 12-mins+ Superstar/Loxycycle (the only track played by other musicians than East Wind) goes through many changes, the track veers towards a jazz-funk that had by now overtaken the previous jazz-rock in most of the international JR/F scene. Nurburgring (it was at the time the longest circuit in the world measuring some 23 km long) is a quite interesting track, probably the proggiest of the album, but it's followed by a pointless Four Seasons passage (then again without the images of the movie, who says pointless) from Vivaldi. Accident is a wild musical free-for-all completely chaotic and followed by a cheesy mock chamber quartet piece to close the debate, echoing the other Tangerine track of the other side.

Yet another interesting album like Freedom, Floating Music and the Go project, OBO is certainly in Stomu's best five albums, although for a better enjoyment of this album, I think it would certainly gain seeing the movie for which the music was composed

Ratings only

No STOMU YAMASHITA ratings only posted yet.

Write/edit review

You must be logged in to write or edit review

JMA TOP 5 Jazz ALBUMS

Rating by members, ranked by custom algorithm
Albums with 30 ratings and more
Kind of Blue Cool Jazz
MILES DAVIS
Buy this album from our partners
A Love Supreme Post Bop
JOHN COLTRANE
Buy this album from our partners
The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady Progressive Big Band
CHARLES MINGUS
Buy this album from our partners
My Favorite Things Hard Bop
JOHN COLTRANE
Buy this album from our partners

New Jazz Artists

New Jazz Releases

Live in Bergamo Avant-Garde Jazz
NUBLU ORCHESTRA CONDUCTED BY BUTCH MORRIS
Buy this album from MMA partners
Live in Sao Paolo Avant-Garde Jazz
NUBLU ORCHESTRA CONDUCTED BY BUTCH MORRIS
Buy this album from MMA partners
Mental Climbers Jazz Related Rock
CHRONES
Buy this album from MMA partners
The Ilkley Suite Post-Fusion Contemporary
JAMIL SHERIFF
Buy this album from MMA partners
More new releases

New Jazz Online Videos

Cut from Stone
JAMIL SHERIFF
js· 7 hours ago
So What
ALAN GOLDSHER
js· 1 day ago
Kerpiç Kerpiç Üstüne
EDIZ HAFIZOĞLU
js· 1 day ago
After All
DON GATO
js· 1 day ago
More videos

New JMA Jazz Forum Topics

More in the forums

New Site interactions

More...

Latest Jazz News

members-submitted

More in the forums

Social Media

Follow us