third reissue of fumio itabashi on mule. “rise and shine live at the aketa’s” is his 2nd release on 1977 which is recorded at legendary jazz club in tokyo. but this album was actually recorded before his first release “toh”, so this album is his first album in fact. “jumping board” on a side is japanese hard bop classic and itabashi’s cover version of “my funny valentine” is very sweet and elegant. main track(for us)” rise and shine” is one of his best work. it reminds us pharaoh sanders if he plays piano… limited initial press. don’t sleep!