Naosuke Miyamoto Sextet
Japanese jazz reissues are very much in vogue at the moment - something due in no small part to the great work being done by labels like Le Très Jazz Club and Studio Mule. This new edition of the Naosuke Miyamoto Sextet’s 1973 LP STEP! comes courtesy of the former and is another fine example of Japan’s mid-century jazz scene. Hard, modal post-bop - it’s also the only album the group ever made, which adds to the curiosity factor.