Various ‎– Spiritual Jazz Vol.8 Japan: Parts I & II

Jazzman ‎– JMANCD 096
Spiritual Jazz – Volume 8
2 × CD, Compilation, Remastered


1-1 Mitsuaki Kanno Kumo No Ito 14:39
1-2 Tadao Hayashi My Favorite Things 5:30
1-3 Minoru Muraoka Positive & Negative 9:20
1-4 Takeo Moriyama East Plants 10:22
1-5 Koichi Matsukaze Under Construction 6:39
1-6 Sadao Watanabe & Charlie Mariano Ragam Sinthubairavi 11:33
1-7 Shungo Sawada Footprint 9:17
1-8 New Direction For The Arts Sun In The East 10:00
2-1 Four Units Scarborough Fair 7:47
2-2 Tohru Aizawa Sacrament 11:23
2-3 Keitaro Miho Kikazaru 4:38
2-4 Tee & Company Spanish Flower 18:55
2-5 Takeo Moriyama Watarase 6:36
2-6 Kiyoshi Sugimoto Babylonia Wind 9:57
2-7 Toshiko Akiyoshi Kisarazu Zinku 5:49
2-8 Yoshio Ikeda Whispering Weeds 11:47

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Digipack release with mock obi strip.
Comes with 32-page booklet featuring liner notes in both Japanese and English.

Sadao Watanabe's name misspelled "Watanebe" on digipak and in booklet caption.

"Esoteric, Modal And Progressive Jazz From Japan: 1961-1983"

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5036468200961
  • Matrix / Runout (Part I): E22724 JMANCD 096 CD2
  • Mastering SID Code (Part I & II): IFPI LD02
  • Mould SID Code (Part I): IFPI 5J82
  • Matrix / Runout (Part II): E22705 JMANCD 096 CD2
  • Mould SID Code (Part II): IFPI 5J01

Other Versions (3 of 3) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
JMANLP 097 Various Spiritual Jazz Vol.8 Japan: Part Two(2xLP, Comp) Jazzman JMANLP 097 UK 2018 Sell This Version
CDSOL-70262, JMANCD 096 Various Spiritual Jazz Vol.8 Japan: Parts I & II(2xCD, Comp, RM) Solid Records (6), Jazzman CDSOL-70262, JMANCD 096 Japan 2018 Sell This Version
JMANLP 096 Various Spiritual Jazz Vol.8 Japan: Part One(2xLP, Comp) Jazzman JMANLP 096 UK 2018 Sell This Version


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April 17, 2018
my fave compilation 2018 so far. Good sound, CD version is fine with me, Vinyl a bit overpriced imo.
Spirits high above !


March 28, 2018

Amazing album, but no surprise there. I was curious to see what the Japanese take on spiritual jazz would entail, and this compilation covers quite a wide array of what exactly that means. Ranging from more traditional takes infused with Japanese touches to wilder extended workouts, I'm enamored. The sound is great, and overall a well-presented package with extensive bilingual notes and gorgeous design. I'd imagine the vinyls are stunning, but this came out to 1/3 of the cost...