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SO HAYASHI feat. NOVA EXPRESS
"TAKE IT FROM THE PAST / SWING IN MEDITATION"
CS12"-03 
NOVEMBER 2002

A1
SO HAYASHI
TAKE IT FROM THE PAST
(Hayashi) 7:12

B1
SO HAYASHI & NOVA EXPRESS
SWING IN MEDITATION
(Hayashi/Krstic/Petrovic) 6:38


A:
So Hayashi: keyboards, programming
B:
So Hayashi: keyboards, programming
NOVA EXPRESS:
Dusan Petrovic: sax, breath
Mihailo Krstic: bass, violin, programming

Recorded in 2002 in Tokyo, Japan by So Hayashi and Belgrade, Yugoslavia by Nova Express
Mastered in London by Messy Productions (messypro.com) Tracks are taken from So Hayashi's forthcoming debut album due in Spring, 2003.

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SUPPORTED BY:
MIKE CHADWICK @ Cutting Edge/Jazz FM
LESS GAMMAS@ Compost
CRATE SOUL BROTHERS @ Tilos Radio
EDDY & DUS @ Aquarius
PATRIC FORGE @ Cosmic Jam / Kiss FM

DJ TRUE @ Deeper Than Disco / WHCR 90.3 FM NYC
ENNIO STYLES @ Stylin / RRR 102.7FM, Melbourne
GERRY O'ROURKE @ Higherground
CHRISSIE MURRAY @ Ronnie Scott's
DAVID BASSIN @ Freefall / KUSF San Francisco 
RICHARD E @ Solar Apple Quarktette


REVIEWS:

ENNIO STYLES
I'm definitely looking forward to hearing the album. As I said on the radio, you've shown again that Cosmic Sounds is willing to go a bit deeper with old and new sounds. Nice one.
CHRISSIE MURRAY
OMG, this is outstanding... New CS discovery, Japan’s gifted, George Duke-inspired So Hayashi – the real musical maverick here?
STRAIGHT NO CHASER winter 2002
Playlisted on I'AM SPARTACUS.. CHART page 66
CRISPIN DIOR
Think that "Take It From The Past" is wonderful but it limits to a very specialist market and Unlikely to get many plays in a club. It is far easier to get with "Swing In Meditation" for club sessions.
RICHARD E (Solar Apple Quarktette)
Two marvellous downbeat space jazz journeys from this new Japanese signing to Cosmic Sounds…
BLUES & SOUL issue 883, Dec 2002, page 16.
Continuing the Eastern theme started by Kyoto Jazz Massive earlier in the reviews is So Hayashi, whose abstract jazz stylings are evident on this, his first release. Don't pretend you already know that he's in his late twenties, from Tokyo, and has been playing in bands since his teens; his debut on the appropriately named Cosmic Sounds label, though, is an admirable introduction. Fusing live and electronic sounds, "Take It From The Past" is a spaced out, busy downtempo piece; "Swing In Meditation" featuring Belgrade's Nova Express on the other side is another mellow slow-burner which is pleasant enough but won't really draw you in unless you're a jazz junkie. Still, this is an encouraging first release from So Hayashi and we await his future releases with open ears. (Verdict: Don't expect to hear it on the radio so go buy it)
JAZZ AT RONNIE SCOTT'S no 140, page 10
Japanese keyboard discovery. Imagine 'George Duke-on-acid with a mixer'. A tempting taster for So Hayashi's debut album. I can't wait. (Chrissie Murray)
DAVID BASSIN @ Free Fall
I'm looking forward to the So Hayashi album - "Take It From The Past" was one of my favorite records from last year..
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