Teruo Nakamura Rising Sun Band at Zinc Bar
Tue, June 24, 2014
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For decades, while Teruo Nakamura was busy producing more than 60 records performed by such legendary musicians as Stanley Turrentine, George Benson, Roy Haynes, Grover Washington, Hellen Merrill, Bob Mintzer, Steve Grossman, Roy Ayers, Steve Gadd and Herbie Hancock, and working tirelessly for AIDS awareness both in the US and Japan, his original electric Jazz sound has not only survived, but also thrived with a little help from unlikely artists such as hip hop sampling wizards PM Dawn, The Roots and Jay Z. Inheriting such fighting spirit of bebop and insatiable hunger for funkiness, “ Rising Sun” and “ Manhattan Special” became cult classics and put him on a hip hop family tree as well. ...