It's 1976 in Osaka. Isao Suzuki's name appears in the liner notes on records by Thelonius Monk, Charles Mingus, Ella Fitzgerald. He's returned to Japan from New York City where he played with Kenny Burrell and has started his own ensemble, the Sextet. His instrumentation has expanded to cello and piccolo bass from his origins on the jazz double-bass. The result is Ako's Dream.