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Yonin Bayashi

Kasutoshi Morizono – guitar, vocal. Kazuo Nakamura – bass, vocal. Daiji Okai – drums, tubular bells, percussio. Hidemi Sakashita – piano, e. piano, Mellotron, Mini-Moog (joined ’71.

This Tokyo quartet began in 1970 as 'San-Nin' (the trio), with Kasutoshi Morizono on guitar and vocals, Kazuo Nakamura o bass and vocals, and Daiji Okai on drums. In early 1971, they were joined by keyboard player Hidemi Sakashita, and thereafter took the name Yonin-Bayashi, which is old Japanese for 'quartet. The band's first gig was at the Satsuki-Sai (May Festival) at Tokyo University ...read more

Kasutoshi Morizono – guitar, vocal. Kazuo Nakamura – bass, vocal. Daiji Okai – drums, tubular bells, percussio. Hidemi Sakashita – piano, e. piano, Mellotron, Mini-Moog (joined ’71.

This Tokyo quartet began in 1970 as 'San-Nin' (the trio), with Kasutoshi Morizono on guitar and vocals, Kazuo Nakamura o bass and vocals, and Daiji Okai on drums. In early 1971, they were joined by keyboard player Hidemi Sakashita, and thereafter took the name Yonin-Bayashi, which is old Japanese for 'quartet. The band's first gig was at the Satsuki-Sai (May Festival) at Tokyo University, on May 1971. Yonin-Bayashi released several LPs during the 1970s, one of which - ISHOKU-SOKUHATSU - is at number 48 in Japrocksampler's Top 50.

They sound like an eclectic mix of 70s prog bands mixed with lofty psychedelic, some kraut influences, proto j-poppy parts and very eccentric singing. « hide

Similar Bands: King Crimson, Camel, Pink Floyd, The Doors

Ishoku-Sokuhatsu
1974

4.4
5 Votes

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