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

3 × Vinyl, LP, Compilation

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A1 Koichi Matsukaze Trio Earth Mother
Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Flute – Koichi MatsukazeBass – Tamio KawabataDrums – Ryojiro FurusawaPiano – Toshiyuki DaitokuWritten-By, Composed By, Producer – Koichi Matsukaze
A2 Takeo Moriyama North Wind
Bass – Hideaki MochizukiDrums – Takeo MoriyamaPiano – Fumio ItabashiTenor Saxophone, Sopranino Saxophone – Katsumi OdagiriTrombone – Shigeharu MukaiWritten-By – Fumio Itabashi
B1 Tohru Aizawa Quartet Dead Letter
Bass – Kozo WatanabeComposed By – Tohru AizawaDrums – Tetsuya MorimuraEngineer – Kunio AraiPiano – Tohru AizawaProducer – Ikujiroh TachibanaTenor Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone – Kyoichiroh Morimura
B2 Eiji Nakayama Aya's Samba
Bass – Eiji NakayamaComposed By – E. Nakayama*Drums – Takaaki AtsumiPiano – Atsushi SakurabaTenor Saxophone – Kenji Takahashi (3)
C1 Takao Uematsu White Fire
Composed By – Takao UematsuDrums – Arihide KurataElectric Bass, Acoustic Bass – Motohiko HamasePercussion – Tatsuji YokoyamaPiano, Electric Piano, Synthesizer – Mikio MasudaTenor Saxophone – Takao UematsuTrumpet – Hitoshi Okano
C2 George Otsuka Quintet Sea Breeze
Bass – Takashi MizuhashiDrums – George Otsuka*Electric Piano – Hideo IchikawaRecording Supervisor – Kouki HanawaTenor Saxophone – Takao UematsuTrumpet, Flugelhorn – Shunzo OhnoWritten-By – Hideo Ichikawa
D1 Shintaro Quintet A Blind Man
Bass, Leader – Shintaro Nakamura (2)Drums – Fukushi TainakaPiano – Jeff Jenkins*Producer – Hideo KawamuraTenor Saxophone – Robert Kenmotsu*Trumpet – Shunzo OhnoWritten-By, Composed By, Co-producer – Shintaro Nakamura (2)
D2 Mitsuaki Katayama Unknown Point
Bass – Kishio KitaharaComposed By – Mitsuaki KatayamaDrums – Mitsuaki KatayamaPiano – Kichiro Sugino
E1 Fumio Karashima Little Island
Bass – Isao SuzukiComposed By – Fumio KarashimaDrums – Jimmy HoppsPiano – Fumio Karashima
E2 Kiyoshi Sugimoto Long Neal
Bass – Tamio KawabataComposed By – Keitaro MihoDrums – Arihide KanedaElectric Piano – Masayoshi YonedaGuitar – Kiyoshi SugimotoTenor Saxophone – Takao Uematsu
F1 Takeo Moriyama Kaze
Arranged By – Takeo Moriyama, Toshihiko InoueBass – Hideaki MochizukiDrums – Takeo MoriyamaPercussion – Yoji SadanariProducer – Genji SawaiTenor Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone – Shuichi Enomoto, Toshihiko InoueWritten-By – Toshihiko Inoue
F2 Terumasa Hino Meets Reggie Workman Ode To Workman
Bass – Reggie WorkmanCongas – Yuji ImamuraDrums – Motohiko HinoEngineer – Eiji UemuraGuitar – Kiyoshi SugimotoPiano, Electric Piano – Hideo IchikawaTenor Saxophone, Bass Clarinet – Takao UematsuTrumpet – Terumasa HinoWritten-By, Producer – Terumasa Hino

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Includes obi strip.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 730003143410
  • Label Code: LC 15287
  • Matrix / Runout (Etched all sides): RC
  • Matrix / Runout (Stamped A): BBE 434CLP-A -46462-
  • Matrix / Runout (Stamped B): BBE 434CLP-B -46462-
  • Matrix / Runout (Stamped C): BBE 434CLP-C -46463-
  • Matrix / Runout (Stamped D): BBE 434CLP-D -46463-
  • Matrix / Runout (Stamped E): BBE 434CLP-E -46464-
  • Matrix / Runout (Stamped F): BBE 434CLP-F -46464-

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May 25, 2018
repress coming 10 June 2018 - don't pay crazy prices just yet


March 6, 2018
Sold out almost everywhere but I found one at a random online electronics warehouse that had one left in stock.
There‘s a repress due in summer, don‘t pay extraorbitant prices here!


March 6, 2018

I had the vinyl first press pre-ordered at Boomkat. A few days after release they contacted me they were out of stock and couldn't deliver. I didn't wait and immediately ordered one of the two copies on Discogs.

What a fantastic compilation! Music and soundwise! The way to get introduced to Japanese modern jazz. I heard some of the records involved will be rereleased by BBE soon. So there's more beauty to come.


March 5, 2018

BTW, anyone know what could be source material for the vinyl pressing?


March 3, 2018

Best jazz comp I've heard in a long time, every track is a revelation... TOP recommendation if you're a jazz head... It's great that the light has been shone on this area of jazz 10/10


February 28, 2018
This is how it should be: Bonus tracks on the vinyl-version, Great!