Mayumi Sonoda with Kichiro Sugino Trio
Gogo Sanji No Aki
Here we have another great reissue shipped via the Studio Mule-Johnny’s Disk Record pipeline. For those of you unfamiliar with Studio Mule, a sub-label of Mule Musiq, all you need to know is 1) that they specialise in re-releasing Japanese jazz rarities, and 2) that they find a lot of their material from the archives of the Johnny’s Disk Record imprint. Mayumi Sonoda and Kichiru Sugino Trio’s 1982 LP Gogo Sanji No Aki is the latest gem, a hazily beautiful selection of Billie Holiday-inspired numbers.