Pianist Makoto Terashita has only released three records under his name during his career. ‘Topology’ with Harold Land, on the great indie Japanese label Aketa (1984), ‘Ihatov’, a trio, with only one of his composition (1997) and ‘Great Harvest’. Released in 1978 on the Japanese label Union, ‘Great Harvest’ is the first record of, then, young Makoto Terashita who proudly poses on the back cover of this album recorded in New York.
In five tracks, three of them being his own compositions (‘Samoa’, ‘Great Harvest’ and ‘Tell Me An Old Story Grand Papa’), Makoto Terashita shows an exceptional mastery of the piano, accompanied by Bob Berg on tenor sax, Errol Walter on bass, Jo Jones Jr on drums and Yoshiaki Masuo on guitar.
A not to be missed for Japanese jazz fans and all great jazz lovers.