Welcome to the FLIP SERIES. It's a new series where a group or an artists are sharing an album together.
Japanese Jazz trio Nautilus are starting with the A-Side. Label head Oonops is working with them since 2017 and this is their eighth common project. He selected two of his favourite tunes from Nautilus back archive which are called »In The Rain« – a cover version of an old soul classic by The Dramatics from 1971 as well as »Kudu« by Eddie Henderson from 1976 (both previously only available on the Japanese market). Additionally there are three new cover versions which Oonops desired to get arranged: »Manhã« by Azymuth, »The Bottle« by Gil Scott-Heron and »Be Thankful For What You Got« by William DeVaughn! All classics and new reinterpreted in the typical Nautilus way.
For the flip side Oonops selected his favourite tunes by traditional Japanese singer Anna Sato & Nautilus drummer Toshiyuki Sasaki. They released two common digital albums named »Message & Message 2 – Reincarnation« and now found on this mini sampler on 12"-vinyl for the first time.
»Manhã« played by Gilles Peterson (BBC Radio 6 Music)
For all fans of this band: stay excited because a debut live tour for Germany in May 2022 is planned! credits released September 2, 2022
Arranged by: Toshiyuki Sasaki
Drums: Toshiyuki Sasaki
Keys: Mariko Nakabayashi
Bass: Shigeki Umezawa
A1 written by: The Dramatics
A2 written by: Azymuth
A3 written by: Gil-Scott Heron
A4 written by: Patrice Rushen
A5 written by: William DeVaughn
Drums arranged by: Toshiyuki Sasaki
Vocals arranged by: Anna Sato
Artwork and layout: Glueset
Photography Nautilus: Orie Ichihashi
Photography Anna Sato & Toshiyuki Sasaki: Rino Kojima
Conceptual project idea: Oonops