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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote snobb Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 Apr 2018 at 12:38am
Renown duo of pianist Satoko Fujii and trumpeter Natsuki Tamura release debut album of their new project - Kira Kira (with drummer Ittetsu Takemura Australian keyboardist Alister Spence)







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Young pianist Masahiro Urashima album:


浦島正&amp;#149; / Palm Of A Bear






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Funky fusioners Muff release new 7" single upcoming weekend


MUFF / Muff / HARLEM EXPRESS / A SPACE ODYSSEY(7&quot;)


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Korean r'n'b singer Choyoung releases today her single on Japanese label Kissing Fish Records


Choyoung / Our Thing / Black Music(7)




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Young r'n'b (with touch of psychedelia) band Perfect Yasai Pluck





new album release - May 23

perfect yasai pluck / KIMYOU NA KYUUKA / &amp;#130;&amp;#131;&amp;#159;&amp;#131;&amp;#130;な&amp;#145;&amp;#154;&amp;#135;
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote snobb Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 May 2018 at 12:11am
"Japanese Candy Dulfer" - Miyuki Fujino






new album - already released

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote snobb Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 May 2018 at 12:45am
One of the hippest Japanese scene band TRI4TH just released their new album "Hybrid Roots"







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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote snobb Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31 May 2018 at 12:54am
Simple analog-organ based music from Mahogany Organ All-Stars





new album's coming in June


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Mainstream (with some freer elements) Trio Shinkai No Mado debut album is released today:





TRIO SHINKAI NO MADO / 深海&amp;amp;#131;&amp;amp;#142;&amp;amp;#147; / BLIND CINEMA / &amp;amp;#155;&amp;amp;#131;&amp;amp;#150;&amp;amp;#137;&amp;amp;#130;&amp;amp;#131;&amp;amp;#134; &amp;amp;#139;&amp;amp;#131;&amp;amp;#152;&amp;nbsp;&amp;amp;#148;


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Odd Japanese quartet Trapeza (originally written on Cyrillic) plays Russian pseudo-folklore songs with serious faces adding some free jazz soloing Embarrassed   Debut (and only) album comes from late 2017







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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote snobb Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Sep 2018 at 4:47am
The duo of Yumi Orikasa(shakuhachi, koto, shamisen) and Christian Adair(drums, sax, and piano).
Mix of spiritual jazz, Japanese folk and some pop. Released three weeks ago.


 
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Pianist Miho Nakada covers wide area from Hiromi-influenced high-energy piano fusion to mainstream jazz. New album on sale today





 

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mellotronjazz Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 Sep 2018 at 2:25am
just given this a listen! sounds great... I've not heard much jazz from Japan but after hearing this i think i will be listening to more.
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Jazz guitarist Kazushiro Nakane releases today his new album "The Art Of Rolling"





 
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new album from Japanese Zeuhl veterans KoenjiHyakkei





 
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An album of ballads released yesterday by pianist Michiko Ogawa - "Balluchon:12 Songs For Music And Sound Travelers"







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New Heritage Of Real Heavy Metal or NHORHM are Japanese guys playing acoustic chamber jazz versions of known heavy metal hits





their new album is released today :


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Second album from young mainstream jazz band J-Squad just released:


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In modern life big bands become rare pleasure since in cost-saving world to run big band is an expensive affair.

Liverwort Lab are Japanese big band who released  their debut album four days ago.









listen samples here:







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Japanese CARAVAN by Japanese Journey (not US AOR band):





new album released October 10 2018

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    Journey&nbsp;-&nbsp;Kurofune




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