OK, I just cracked open the new (cheap) BBE reissue, that I'd bought from Dusty to give to a friend (but now I'm thinking he may get my previous CD of this, which has everything in Japanese). BECAUSE, this new BBE reissue has all new English liners, including brief interview segments with several of the original players -- and an English translation of the original liners too.
So, now I'm just reading that the leader -- the bass player, Shintaro Nakamura -- briefly played with Woody Shaw! And the very last tune "A Blind Man" was specifically inspired by Shaw's writing (according to the original liners) -- and the title references Shaw's (then) vision problems. Check out Shunzo Ohno's solo here at the 3:00 minute mark (I think I have this YouTube clip cued up to start right there).
The first I ever heard from this album, was "A Blind Man" from the first volume of this J-Jazz compilation series -- but this track is the very same one as is on the Evolution album.
I about dropped my teeth the first time I heard this track on the J-Jazz comp, thinking it was actually Woody Shaw. This should cue to a few seconds before his (Ohno's) solo at the 3-minute mark...
I don't think there was enough usable material for the normal three CD Mosaic Selects. I think at this point, Mosaic had all but halted its Mosaic Singles program. Too bad, this music deserves to be heard.
It would also be nice to have all three Denny Zeitlin 1750 Arch LPs reissued in a set.