Glenn Horiuchi Unit(a): Fair Play
All four players make liberal use of vocal snippets ranging from existential questions like "Why do the angels cry?" to facts-of-life reflections on working with the San Diego Water Utilities Department: "Ten feet under the ground, just me and my drill! So cool, so peaceful!" As you might imagine, it's an odd mixture: at times bordering on random. But even in its heaviest moments of free interplay, Horiuchi's unit never loses its sense of humor.
Track Listing: Fair Play; Angel Tears; Wet Tap; Manzanar Voices - Part II.
Personnel: Glenn Horiuchi: piano, shamisen, bamboo flute, voice; Francis Wong: tenor saxophone, violin, bamboo flute, voice; Jeanette Wrate: percussion, voice; William Roper: tuba, voice.
Record Label: Soul Note
Style: Modern Jazz