VariousJ Jazz: Deep Modern Jazz From Japan 1969-1984

Label:BBE – BBE434CLP
Series:J Jazz: Deep Modern Jazz From Japan
3 x Vinyl, LP, Compilation, Stereo, Gatefold
Genre:Jazz, Latin
Style:Latin Jazz, Jazz-Funk, Modal, Jazzdance


A1Koichi Matsukaze TrioEarth Mother
Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, FluteKoichi Matsukaze
Written-By, Composed By, ProducerKoichi Matsukaze
A2Takeo MoriyamaNorth Wind
DrumsTakeo Moriyama
PianoFumio Itabashi
Tenor Saxophone, Sopranino SaxophoneKatsumi Odagiri
TromboneShigeharu Mukai
Written-ByFumio Itabashi
B1Tohru Aizawa QuartetDead Letter
BassKozo Watanabe
Composed ByTohru Aizawa
EngineerKunio Arai
PianoTohru Aizawa
ProducerIkujiroh Tachibana
Tenor Saxophone, Soprano SaxophoneKyoichiroh Morimura
B2Eiji NakayamaAya's Samba
BassEiji Nakayama
Composed ByE. Nakayama*
DrumsTakaaki Atsumi
Tenor SaxophoneKenji Takahashi (3)
C1Takao UematsuWhite Fire
Composed ByTakao Uematsu
DrumsArihide Kurata
Electric Bass, Acoustic BassMotohiko Hamase
PercussionTatsuji Yokoyama
Piano, Electric Piano, SynthesizerMikio Masuda
Tenor SaxophoneTakao Uematsu
TrumpetHitoshi Okano
C2George Otsuka QuintetSea Breeze
DrumsGeorge Otsuka*
Electric PianoHideo Ichikawa
Recording SupervisorKouki Hanawa
Tenor SaxophoneTakao Uematsu
Trumpet, FlugelhornShunzo Ohno
Written-ByHideo Ichikawa
D1Shintaro QuintetA Blind Man
Bass, LeaderShintaro Nakamura (2)
DrumsFukushi Tainaka
PianoJeff Jenkins*
ProducerHideo Kawamura
Tenor SaxophoneRobert Kenmotsu*
TrumpetShunzo Ohno
Written-By, Composed By, Co-producerShintaro Nakamura (2)
D2Mitsuaki KatayamaUnknown Point
Composed ByMitsuaki Katayama
PianoKichiro Sugino
E1Fumio KarashimaLittle Island
BassIsao Suzuki
Composed ByFumio Karashima
DrumsJimmy Hopps
PianoFumio Karashima
E2Kiyoshi SugimotoLong Neal
Composed ByKeitaro Miho
DrumsArihide Kaneda
Electric PianoMasayoshi Yoneda
GuitarKiyoshi Sugimoto
Tenor SaxophoneTakao Uematsu
F1Takeo MoriyamaKaze
DrumsTakeo Moriyama
PercussionYoji Sadanari
ProducerGenji Sawai
Tenor Saxophone, Soprano SaxophoneShuichi Enomoto, Toshihiko Inoue
Written-ByToshihiko Inoue
F2Terumasa Hino Meets Reggie WorkmanOde To Workman
CongasYuji Imamura
DrumsMotohiko Hino
EngineerEiji Uemura
GuitarKiyoshi Sugimoto
Piano, Electric PianoHideo Ichikawa
Tenor Saxophone, Bass ClarinetTakao Uematsu
TrumpetTerumasa Hino
Written-By, ProducerTerumasa Hino

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Track A1 ℗ 1978 ALM Records, licensed by Kojima Recordings, Inc.
Track A2 ℗ 1978 Union Records, licensed courtesy of Teichku Entertainment
Track B1 ℗ 1975 Tachibana, licensed courtesy of Tohru Aizawa & Kyoichiro Morimura
Track B2 ℗ 1978 Johnny's Disk, licensed courtesy of Solid Records/Ultra-Vybe, Inc.
Track C1 ℗ 1977 Trio Records, a divison of Ultra-Vybe, Inc., licensed courtesy of Solid Records/Ultra-Vybe, Inc.
Track C2 ℗ 1971 Union Records, licensed courtesy of Teichku Entertainment
Track D1 ℗ 1984 Street Noise, a division of Shintaro Nakamura, licensed courtesy of Shintaro Nakamura through Solid Records/Ultra-Vybe, Inc.
Track D2 ℗ 1979 Johnny's Disk Records, licensed by Johnny's Disk Records through Solid Records/Ultra-Vybe, Inc.
Track E1 ℗ 1976 Whynot, licensed through Candid / UK
Track E2 ℗ 1973 Kiva, licensed courtesy of Elec
Track F1 ℗ 1983 VAP Inc., licensed courtesy of VAP Inc.
Track F2 ℗ 1970 Overseas Records

Includes obi strip.
on back cover: Made in the E.U.
Version with different distributor: J Jazz: Deep Modern Jazz From Japan 1969-1984

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-

Other Versions (2)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
New Submission
J Jazz: Deep Modern Jazz From Japan 1969-1984 (CD, Compilation)BBEBBE434CCDEurope2018
New Submission
J Jazz: Deep Modern Jazz From Japan 1969-1984 (3×LP, Compilation, Reissue, Gatefold)BBEBBE434CLPEuropeUnknown
    • saptecai's avatar
      Being repressed by BBE, expected June/July 2021. . .
      • dahveedm's avatar
        Light in the attic was selling a back order of this today (to coincide with the release of Volume 3) -- any word on a new repress? Missed my chance to grab one today but really hoping to get this incredible collection for a decent price
        • tassosn's avatar
          Any chance of a repress of this? After getting vol 2, i've been searching everywhere, but prices are way too high.
          • soulfunktion's avatar
            Edited 3 years ago
            Top notch compilation and I'm not sure why I didn't buy Vol. 1 when it came out but I now have both Volumes and they are damn good pressings as well. I'm transferring them onto my minidisc (needs 2 discs) so I can listen to them as I'm walking to work and lunchtimes.
            • jazzespagnole's avatar
              J Jazz Volume 2 on the way - preorders here :
              • Frederic1974's avatar
                repress coming 10 June 2018 - don't pay crazy prices just yet
                • milos.r's avatar
                  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!
                  • pier71's avatar
                    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.
                    • mkrzych's avatar
                      BTW, anyone know what could be source material for the vinyl pressing?



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