A straight-ahead work of ambitions following the continuous heritage of jazz yet speaking for its future
UNDA, the upcoming sophomore album from RS5pb (Ruike Shinpei 5 piece band) following the live recording 4AM, is their first studio record!
Shinpei Ruike, who is firmly establishing his reputation as the No.1 young trumpeter by receiving rave acclaim from numerous outlets, is releasing a new album, which is a rock-tinged work of ten ambitious tunes including nine original tunes created with his band RS5pb. The sole cover is the intriguing and daring rendition of “Maiysha”, reincarnating Miles Davis’ 1974 masterpiece Get Up With It in these times!
While following and inheriting the continuous history of jazz trumpet starting as way back as Louis Armstrong and by way of Miles Davis, Ruike unleashed his sensibility as a young man living in the present times to incorporate a variety of musical elements and create an innovative work of art that would puncture the current music scene in Japan and the world.
Technical wise, this album was recorded on PCM 32bit / 96KHz to realize an elaborate yet vigorous sound, whereas the previous album was recorded on DSD. Comparing the two recording systems is something to enjoy.