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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote snobb Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 May 2020 at 11:08pm
one of most unusual pianist Masahiko Satoh album, coming from 1970, is reissiued on vinyl by Mitsuko & Svetlana and can be purchased from today

and yes - it's a soundtrack!


MASAHIKO SATO / &amp;#20304;&amp;#34276;&amp;#20801;&amp;#24422; / Kayobi No Onna(LP)
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote snobb Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 Jun 2020 at 2:02am
Japanese band Chico takes on popular jazz songs from modern r'n'b/world point of view. Herbie Hancock's "Maiden Voyage" with vocals? For jazz haters - The Beatles "A Day In The Life" cover .

Available from today (in Japan)






CHIKO / A Day in The Life


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Japanese guitarist Hirokazu Yamaguchi releases today his new album "Vortex Box". It attracts attention with its cover art, very much in early 70s Yamashita's style, and even more - the fact that Yamaguchi plays classical and 12-strings guitars.

HIROKAZU YAMAGUCHI / &amp;#23665;&amp;#21475;&amp;#24291;&amp;#21644; / Hirokazu Yamaguchis Vortex Box / &amp;#12498;&amp;#12525;&amp;#12459;&amp;#12474;&amp;#12539;&amp;#12516;&amp;#12510;&amp;#12464;&amp;#12481;&amp;#12474;&amp;#12539;&amp;#12508;&amp;#12523;&amp;#12486;&amp;#12483;&amp;#12463;&amp;#12473;&amp;#12539;&amp;#12508;&amp;#12483;&amp;#12463;&amp;#12473;





Vortex Box are
Hirokazu Yamaguchi: classical and 12 stringguitars
Yuichi Terai: saxophones and bass clarinet
Kosuke Ochiai: contrabass and morin khuur
Tomohiro Yahiro: percussions
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote snobb Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Sep 2020 at 2:07am
Radical Jazz Standard Quartet just released the album, which contains acoustic free jazz take on some jazz standards. It's good the originals are named by titles :)




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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote snobb Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 Mar 2021 at 11:27pm
The album of "Funky Duo" (vocals+bass and occasional percussion) is coming at the end of this March - and it doesn't sound all that funky

CHIE NISHIMURA / &amp;#35199;&amp;#26449;&amp;#30693;&amp;#24693; / FUNKY DUO / &amp;#12501;&amp;#12449;&amp;#12531;&amp;#12461;&amp;#12540;&amp;#12539;&amp;#12487;&amp;#12517;&amp;#12458;

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  • 1. A Lot Of Livin' To Do
  • 2. Mr.Flat Back
  • 3. This Masquerade
  • 4. Yesterday
  • 5. My Funny Valentine
  • 6. Cinema Paradiso
  • 7. A Night In Tunisia
  • 8. What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life
  • 9. Little B's Poem
  • 10.〜Bonus Track〜
  • 11. Time After Time
  • 12. A Whiter Shade Of Pale
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stylistically eclectic new album from drummer Keisuke Kishi just released





KEISUKE KISHI / &amp;#23736;&amp;#20339;&amp;#20305; / Elsewhere
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote snobb Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 Dec 2021 at 9:22am
two yrs old  7" single from Tokyo Shiokouji fits well under winter eves



 




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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Moshkito Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31 Dec 2021 at 5:30pm
Originally posted by snobb snobb wrote:


Hiromi and Edmar



Hi,

So nice, and so crazy at the same time. I bet she would do great in Las Vegas!
... And then one day, the prophet said that you and I would know what is art ... and real!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote js Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31 Dec 2021 at 5:55pm
I would guess that Hiromi has Played Vegas by now, don't know for sure though.
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Tenor Tomoaki Baba comes with new album combining old and new





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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote snobb Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 Jul 2022 at 11:37am
JAPANESE JAZZ REVISITED

There are great news for fans of Japanese jazz from 70s - many best albums are reissued in summer '22 in a new series "Japanese jazz Revisited" by Universal Japan 
 








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Japanese acoustic trio with wordless vocals on few tracks - Morphine Desert. Sounds quite like ... Japanese jazz. Released today.




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Japanese jazz expert Yosuke Agawa selected excellent collection oh earlier Japanese jazz Wajazz series






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Japanese label Venus, renown by their series of acoustic semi-audiophile albums with soft-erotique cover art (usually hard bop ballads, so-called "late night jazz"), after all these years is still active releasing new Eric Alexaner album.


ERIC ALEXANDER - Eric Alexander Quartet : Gentle Ballads VI cover




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pianist Dairo Suga plays really fast on his newest album "2022" (released summer 2022).Check Yamahita's renown "Kurdish Dance" version






DAIRO SUGA / &amp;#12473;&amp;#12460;&amp;#12480;&amp;#12452;&amp;#12525;&amp;#12540; / 2022


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Japanese pianist Masako Ohta (resides in Germany) duets with German trumpeter Matthias Lindermayr, just released, are dreamy and romantic. Something for fans of ECM music, far not so refined, but more lively though.


MASAKO OHTA / &amp;#22823;&amp;#30000;&amp;#40635;&amp;#20304;&amp;#23376; / MMMMH


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A compilation of pre-WWII Japanese jazz, true rarities
jUST RELEASED


Heta Jazz! Showa Senzen Ichiki Band 1929-1940

Heta Jazz! Showa Senzen Ichiki Band 1929-1940
1. Sing me a Song of Araby / Itoi Mitsuya Kokka Jazz Band 2. Tell Me / Heuripin Jazz Band 3. Yes Sir, That's my Baby / Shin Matsumoto Estal Molly Jazz Band 4. Falling in Love Again / Inoue Takako Alha Berwyn Dance Orchestra 5. Song of the Vagabonds / Yutaka Amemiya SR Jazz Band 6. With My Guitar and You) / Ishiko Niko Actors Jazz Band 7. Ukulele Baby / Ted Maki Wiiliam Fujimura Band 8. Ai no Sa Yaki / Tado Taro KOK Music Orchestra 9. Shanghai Lil / Eugenie Miyashita Etoile Jazz Band 10. Sigh and Cry Blues / Sam Kato Dance Ensemble 11. Bugle Call Rag / Center Dance Orchestra 12. Put on Your old Gray Bonnet / Center Dance Orchestra 13. St. Louis Blues / Nagatsu Dance Ensemble 14. Dinah / Cherryland Dance Orchestra 15. Rags & Patches / Cherryland Dance Orchestra 16. Fiesta / Cherryland Dance Orchestra 17. Lady of Spain / Cherryland Dance Orchestra 18. La Cucaracha / Helen Hirose Coca Dance Orchestra 19. The Peanuts Vendor / Fukuo Tanaka Rhythm Voice Flap Orchestra 20. Carioca / Nobuko Tanida Conductor : Masanori Kimura Hosei University Mandolin Orchestra 21. The Campbells Are Swinging / Keio B.R.B. Light Musicians 22. Abba Dabba / Keio B.R.B. Light Musicians 23. My Blue Heaven / Hatushiro Otsuga Standard Jazz 




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Shigetaka Ikemoto progressive big band releases new album:
SHIGETAKA IKEMOTO / &amp;#27744;&amp;#26412;&amp;#33538;&amp;#36020; / isles - Oath

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Japanese avant-garde legend sax player Akira Sakata sounds unusually sentimental in his new project Cocoda (collaboration with his son drummer Manabu Sakata among others)



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Chick Corea's rare album from early 70s "Sundance" will bere-issued in Japan in the beginning of 2024.
All-star lineup (Woody Shaw on trumpet, Hubert Laws on flute, Bennie Maupin on tenor sax, Dave Holland on bass, Horace Arnold and Jack DeJohnette on drums besides of Corea's piano) and interesting avant-garde jazz scented music. 

listen to whole original album here:


Reissue cover art:

CHICK COREA / &amp;amp;amp;#12481;&amp;amp;amp;#12483;&amp;amp;amp;#12463;&amp;amp;amp;#12539;&amp;amp;amp;#12467;&amp;amp;amp;#12522;&amp;amp;amp;#12450; / &amp;amp;amp;#12469;&amp;amp;amp;#12531;&amp;amp;amp;#12480;&amp;amp;amp;#12531;&amp;amp;amp;#12473;





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