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V.A. - J-Jazz: Deep Modern Jazz From Japan 1969-1984
A1Koichi Matsukaze Trio – Earth Mother
A2Takeo Moriyama Quartet with Shigeharu Mukai – North Wind*
B1Tohru Aizawa Quartet – Dead Letter
B2Eiji Nakayama – Aya’s Samba
C1Takao Uematsu – White Fire
C2George Otsuka Quintet – Sea Breeze*
D1Shintaro Quintet – A Blind Man
D2Mitsuaki Katayama – Unknown Point
E1Fumio Karashima – Little Island
E2Kiyoshi Sugimoto – Long Neal
F1Takeo Moriyama – Kaze
F2Terumasa Hino Meets Reggie Workman – Ode to Workman*

J-Jazz: Deep Modern Jazz From Japan 1969-1984

BBE | Item No: 565362
Vinyl 3LP | 2018 / EU – Original | New
26,99 €
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Item Description
In the years following World War Two, Japan developed one of the most insatiable, dynamic and diverse markets for jazz. For a crucial period of little over a decade – from the late 1960s to the early 1980s – Japanese jazz culture progressed at an astonishing rate, producing an extraordinary array of artists, recordings and record labels that created some of the most forward thinking and impressive jazz to be committed to tape. This amazing journey is explored on ‘J Jazz’.
This compilation from BBE uncovers some of the most sought after and rare material from this period and pulls together key artists who shaped the post-war modern jazz scene in Japan.

‘J Jazz’ includes obscure and sought after rarities like the bass-driven power jazz of Koichi Matsukaze’s ‘Earth Mother’, the holy grail rarity of Aizawa Tohru Quartet’s ‘Dead Letter’ and the loping majesty of Takeo Moriyama’s ‘North Wind’. This collection takes the listener into deep spiritual jazz, post-modal impressionism and fierce dance-floor fusion with material from artists and composers whose names are generally only known to committed collectors of Japanese jazz. Fumio Karashima, Mitsuaki Katayama, Takeo Moriyama and Kiyoshi Sugimoto are among the names featured on an album aiming to shed a little light on the shadowy world of Japanese jazz clubs, tucked away in the neon backstreets. This music demands a wider audience and BBE are excited to deliver a landmark compilation, lifting the veil on this wonderful and mysterious area of the global jazz catalogue.

None of the tracks featured on ‘J Jazz’ have ever received an official release outside Japan before. The albums the tracks are taken from are extremely hard to find and often fetch huge sums on the collector’s circuit. Originally pressed in small numbers on independent and private labels such as Union, Johnny’s Disk, Whynot, ALM and VAP, these tracks are now available for everyone to enjoy.

Compiled by Tony Higgins and Mike Peden, both long-time collectors of Japanese jazz, ’J Jazz’ brings together the very best in modern jazz from Japan, recorded during a critical period of musical and cultural transition that saw composers and musicians not only assert a new artistic identity but also create a lasting musical legacy.
Item Details
Item No:565362
Titel:J-Jazz: Deep Modern Jazz From Japan 1969-1984
Format:Vinyl 3LP, Vinyl, LP
Pressing:EU – Original
Release Date:2018
Genre:Organic Grooves
Style:Jazz / Fusion
Available since:21.02.2018
Price:26,99 €
Weight:750g (plus 250g Packaging)
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