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J Jazz: Deep Modern Jazz From Japan 1969-1984

BBE Barely Breaking Even
nr katalogowy BBE434CCD
dostępność: 48h

CD 43,90  









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In the years following the World War Two, Japan developed one of the most insatiable, dynamic and diverse markets for jazz. For a crucial period of little over a decade - from the late 1960s to the early 1980s - Japanese jazz culture progressed at an astonishing rate, producing an extraordinary array of artists, recordings and record labels that created some of the most forward thinking and impressive jazz to be committed to tape. This amazing journey is explored on ‘J Jazz’.

This compilation from BBE uncovers some of the most sought after and rare material from this period and pulls together key artists who shaped the post-war modern jazz scene in Japan.

‘J Jazz' includes obscure and sought after rarities like the bass-driven power jazz of Koichi Matsukaze’s‘Earth Mother’, the holy grail rarity of Aizawa Tohru Quartet’s ‘Dead Letter’ and the loping majesty of Takeo Moriyama’s ‘North Wind’. This collection takes the listener into deep spiritual jazz, post-modal impressionism and fierce dance-floor fusion with material from artists and composers whose names are generally only known to committed collectors of Japanese jazz. Fumio Karashima, Mitsuaki Katayama,Takeo Moriyama and Kiyoshi Sugimoto are among the names featured on an album aiming to shed a little light on the shadowy world of Japanese jazz clubs, tucked away in the neon backstreets. This music demands a wider audience and BBE are excited to deliver a landmark compilation, lifting the veil on this wonderful and mysterious area of the global jazz catalogue.

None of the tracks featured on ‘J Jazz’ have ever received an official release outside Japan before. The albums the tracks are taken from are extremely hard to find and often fetch huge sums on the collector’s circuit. Originally pressed in small numbers on independent and private labels such as Union, Johnny’s Disk, Whynot, ALM and VAP, these tracks are now available for everyone to enjoy.

Compiled by Tony Higgins and Mike Peden, both long-time collectors of Japanese jazz, ’J Jazz’ brings together the very best in modern jazz from Japan, recorded duringa critical period of musical and cultural transition that saw composers and musicians not only assert a new artistic identity but also create a lasting musical legacy.

For Fans Of: Gilles Peterson, Wax Poetics, The Cinematic Orchestra


T R A C K L I S T A

01. Koichi Matsukaze Trio - Earth Mother
02. Tohru Aizawa Quartet - Dead Letter
03. Eiji Nakayama - Aya’s Samba
04. Takao Uematsu - White Fire
05. Shintaro Quintet - A Blind Man
06. Mitsuaki Katayama - Unknown Point
07. Takeo Moriyama - Kaze
08. Fumio Karashima - Little Island
09. Kiyoshi Sugimoto - Long Neal
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SEAN FORAN & STUART MCCALLUM

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MINORU MURAOKA

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CD 42,90
Japanese jazz/breakbeat, folkloric mega-rarity as hallowed the likes of DJ Shadow, Cut Chemist, Egon and co. Uniquely combines traditional Japanese instrum ...
48 Godzin
JAZZ/DOWNTEMPO
JAZZ/DOWNTEMPO
SEAN FORAN & STUART MCCALLUM

Counterpart

CD 42,90
“Guitarist Stuart McCallum’s compositions are exemplary of everything that is exciting about new British Jazz” - Jazzwise
48 Godzin