Jaco Pastorius Big Band - Twins I (1982) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series WPCR-27456}

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Jaco Pastorius Big Band - Twins I (1982) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series WPCR-27456}

Jaco Pastorius Big Band - Twins I (1982) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series WPCR-27456}
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© 1982, 2013 Warner Japan / Rhino | WPCR-27456 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / Fusion / Post Bop / Progressive Jazz

Features 24 bit remastering and comes with a mini-description. Recorded live at Budokan, Tokyo, September 1st 1982, Osaka Festival Hall, Osaka, September 4th 1982, Yokohama Stadium, Yokohama, September 5th 1982. I almost rated this recording a 4 because of the 20+ year old recording technology. But then I listened more seriously and was truly taken back with the fun roller coaster ride that Jaco and his 20 piece band took me on. With players like Don Alias on Percussion, Randy Brecker on Trumpet, Peter Erskine playing smoking drums and too many other heavyweights to mention I was taken to a really good place. From Jaco's incredible playing to Erskine, Brecker, french horns, tuba etc. this album goes where very few go even today. All I can say is buy it and hold on to your seat!

George Duke - Brazilian Fusion (2013) {Wounded Bird Records WOU 7001 rec 1977-1984}

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George Duke - Brazilian Fusion (2013) {Wounded Bird Records WOU 7001 rec 1977-1984}

George Duke - Brazilian Fusion (2013) {Wounded Bird Records WOU 7001 rec 1977-1984}
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© 1977-84, 2013 Wounded Bird Records / Heads Up / Epic | WOU 7001
Jazz / Fusion / Jazz Funk

A dream of a set – at least to our Brazilian-loving ears – a special package that brings together all the best Brazilian-flavored cuts from George Duke's late 70s run on Epic Records! The package is filled with wonderfully sunny grooves throughout – tunes that sparkle and soar with mighty nice rhythms – topped with loads of keyboards from George, and vocals that often have a scatting, breezy style that's plenty sweet – American soul influenced by Brazilian grooves, in a sound that's a bit like the feel of Earth Wind & Fire's "Brazilian Rhyme".

Eric Kloss - Sky Shadows / In The Land Of The Giants (1968-1969) {1999 Prestige Remaster}

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Eric Kloss - Sky Shadows / In The Land Of The Giants (1968-1969) {1999 Prestige Remaster}

Eric Kloss - Sky Shadows / In The Land Of The Giants (1968-69) {1999 Prestige Remaster}
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© 1999 Prestige / Fantasy | PRCD-24217-2
Jazz / Post Bop / Saxophone

For this 1969 release, saxophonist Eric Kloss, exclusively on alto for the date, is joined by tenor veteran Booker Ervin, allowing the 20-year-old Kloss to demonstrate he can readily go toe to toe with the Texan's big, blustery sound, as well as work in a more impressionistic vein. The rhythm section of drummer Alan Dawson and bassist Richard Davis is effective, although Davis is not quite up to his customary brilliance.

Giora Feidman - Viva El Klezmer (1991) {pläne ‎88712}

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Giora Feidman - Viva El Klezmer (1991) {pläne ‎88712}

Giora Feidman - Viva El Klezmer (1991) {pläne ‎88712}
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© 1991 Verlag "pläne" GmbH | ‎88712
World / Klezmer / Jewish Music / Clarinet

Argentine-born and Israeli-based, Giora Feidman has become the leading interpreter and performer of Eastern European klezmer. Despite his classical training with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Feidman's clarinet playing is unrestrainedly and emphatically eclectic. ~ Leon Jackson.

David Liebman Quintet - If They Only Knew (1980) {2015 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series}

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David Liebman Quintet - If They Only Knew (1980) {2015 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series}

David Liebman Quintet - If They Only Knew (1980) {2015 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series}
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© 1980, 2015 Timeless Records / Solid Records Japan / Ultra-Vibe | CDSOL-6341
Jazz / Post Bop / Modern Post Bebop / Fusion / Saxophone / Guitar

Reissue with the latest remastering. Features original cover artwork. Comes with a descripton in Japanese. There's a lot of great chromatic elements going on here – thanks to the work of John Scofield on guitar, who's at that key point where he could effortlessly balance melody and tone with these edges that are sharp, but also very spacious – kind of a wide style that really reaches out and wraps up the rest of the players in the group! Not that the record's one of John's as a leader, because the real driving force here is David Liebman on tenor and soprano sax – but he also seems to let Scofield set the tone at many times – which opens up work from the rest of the players, who include Terumasa Hino on trumpet, Ron McClure on bass, and Adam Nussbaum on drums. This approach makes the record a lot less arch than some of Liebman's other material from the time – and titles include "Reunion", "Moontide", "Move On Some", "Autumn In New York", "If They Only Knew", and "Capitstrano".

Karlheinz Stockhausen - Text-CD 20 - Brief ein Heinrich 1969, 2 Interviews 1970 (2008) {Stockhausen-Verlag}

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Karlheinz Stockhausen - Text-CD 20 - Brief ein Heinrich 1969, 2 Interviews 1970 (2008) {Stockhausen-Verlag}

Karlheinz Stockhausen - Text-CD 20 - Brief ein Heinrich 1969, 2 Interviews 1970 (2008) {Stockhausen-Verlag}
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© 2008 Stockhausen-Verlag | Stockhausen Text-CD 20
Classical / Avant-Garde / Experimental / 20th Century / Spoken Word

Since January 2007 the Stockhausen-Verlag is releasing Text-CDs of a new series: lectures which Stockhausen has given since 1952. The edition is limited to 300 copies per release. He wrote and spoke these lectures in German. Most of them are supplemented with musical examples.

Bill Evans Trio - Waltz For Debby (1961) {OJC Remasters Complete Series rel 2010, item 12of33}

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Bill Evans Trio - Waltz For Debby (1961) {OJC Remasters Complete Series rel 2010, item 12of33}

Bill Evans Trio - Waltz For Debby (1961) {OJC Remasters Complete Series rel 2010, item 12of33}
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© 1961, 2010 Riverside / Concord | 0888072323261
Jazz / Modal Music / Post Bop / Piano

An extension of the popular Original Jazz Classics series (est. 1982), the new OJC Remasters releases reveal the sonic benefits of 24-bit remastering-a technology that didn't exist when these titles were originally issued on compact disc. The addition of newly-written liner notes further enhances the illuminating quality of the OJC Remasters reissues. "Each of the recordings in this series is an all-time jazz classic," says Nick Phillips, Vice President of Jazz and Catalog A&R at Concord Music Group and producer of the series.

Charles Earland - Leaving This Planet (1973) {2014 Japan Rare Groove Funk Best Collection 1000}

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Charles Earland - Leaving This Planet (1973) {2014 Japan Rare Groove Funk Best Collection 1000}

Charles Earland - Leaving This Planet (1973) {2014 Japan Rare Groove Funk Best Collection 1000}
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© 1973, 2014 Prestige / Concord / Universal Music Japan | UCC0-90341
Jazz / Jazz Funk / Soul Jazz / Organ

One of the greatest albums ever from organist Charles Earland – a double-length set that's filled with spiritual, soaring grooves! The style here is a perfect blend of the rougher soul jazz of Earland's roots with some of the spacier styles of his later recordings – served up in a sound that's majestic and powerful, almost with an indie soul jazz sort of vibe overall! There's an immediate urgency to most numbers that's totally undeniable – a lesson learned from the electric experiments of Herbie Hancock and Miles Davis, but fused down into a core essence – then let loose on a soaring journey to the heavens.

Woody Shaw - With Tone Jansa Quartet (1985) {2015 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series}

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Woody Shaw - With Tone Jansa Quartet (1985) {2015 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series}

Woody Shaw - With Tone Jansa Quartet (1985) {2015 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series}
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© 1985, 2015 Timeless Records / Solid Records Japan / Ultra-Vibe | CDSOL-6359
Jazz / Hard Bop / Post Bop / Trumpet / Saxophone

Reissue with the latest remastering. Features original cover artwork. Comes with a descripton in Japanese. One of our favorite Woody Shaw albums from his later years – and an album that's got the same joyous spirit and free soaring feel of his best 70s work! The core group on the album is the Tone Jansa Quartet – led by European reedman Jansa, and working in a space that's quite similar to that of Shaw's backing groups on previous sessions. Jansa wrote all the tunes on the set, and gave them a soaring feel that we really love – just the right mix of introspection and exploration found on classic Shaw sessions like Little Red's Fantasy or Lovedance. Titles include "Midi", "Boland", "Call Mobility", "River", and "May".

Bobbi Humphrey - Dig This! (1972) {2014 Japan SHM-CD Blue Note 24-192 Remaster TYCJ-81100}

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Bobbi Humphrey - Dig This! (1972) {2014 Japan SHM-CD Blue Note 24-192 Remaster TYCJ-81100}

Bobbi Humphrey - Dig This! (1972) {2014 Japan SHM-CD Blue Note 24-192 Remaster TYCJ-81100}
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© 1972, 2014 Universal Japan / Blue Note | BN 75th The Masterworks | TYCJ-81100
Jazz / Soul Jazz / Jazz Funk / Crossover Jazz / Flute

Features the high-fidelity SHM-CD format (compatible with standard CD player) and the latest 24bit 192kHz remastering. A stone killer from funky flute player Bobbi Humphrey – one of her early albums for Blue Note Records, and a set that's a perfect summation of the best sides of her talents! The album's got a slightly different feel than Bobbi's work with Larry Mizell – yet still sports a similar approach that blends her amazingly spiritual flute lines with rich larger backings – in this case arranged by Horace Ott, Alphonse Mouzon, and Wade Marcus, in a sublime blend of electric jazz and soaring strings – all with a feel that's almost like some lost blacksploitation soundtrack!

Chet Baker - In New York (1958) {OJC Remasters Complete Series rel 2011, item 8of33}

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Chet Baker - In New York (1958) {OJC Remasters Complete Series rel 2011, item 8of33}

Chet Baker - In New York (1958) {OJC Remasters Complete Series rel 2011, item 8of33}
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© 1958, 2011 Riverside / Concord | 0888072328433
Jazz / Cool / West Coast Jazz / Trumpet

An extension of the popular Original Jazz Classics series (est. 1982), the new OJC Remasters releases reveal the sonic benefits of 24-bit remastering-a technology that didn't exist when these titles were originally issued on compact disc. The addition of newly-written liner notes further enhances the illuminating quality of the OJC Remasters reissues. "Each of the recordings in this series is an all-time jazz classic," says Nick Phillips, Vice President of Jazz and Catalog A&R at Concord Music Group and producer of the series.

Charlie Hunter - Everybody Has A Plan Until They Get Punched In The Mouth (2016) {GroundUP Music 0602547939807}

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Charlie Hunter - Everybody Has A Plan Until They Get Punched In The Mouth (2016) {GroundUP Music 0602547939807}

Charlie Hunter - Everybody Has A Plan Until They Get Punched In The Mouth (2016) {GroundUP Music 0602547939807}
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© 2016 GroundUP Music | 0602547939807
Jazz / Jazz Blues / Modern Jazz / Jazz Funk / Groove / Guitar

Charlie Hunter's Everybody Has a Plan Until They Get Punched in the Mouth is not only his first recording for a major label in nine years, but his first with a larger-than-trio-sized band since 2003. His personnel include drummer Bobby Previte, trombonist Curtis Fowlkes (who both played on 2015's Let the Bells Ring On and 2003's Right Now Move), and cornetist Kirk Knuffke. The album's title paraphrases a quote by former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson. It's a metaphorical reference to the contrast between an envisioned plan for living and the reality that transpires later.

Willie Colon - The Big Break (1970) {Fania 4639509019-2 rel 2010}

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Willie Colon - The Big Break (1970) {Fania 4639509019-2 rel 2010}

Willie Colon - The Big Break (1970) {Fania 4639509019-2 rel 2010}
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© 1970, 2010 Fania Records / Codigo Music | 463 950 9019-2
Jazz / Boogaloo / Salsa / Latin Jazz / Tropical / Trombone / Vocals

This rhythemic album would make ya sing and dance!!Hector Lavoe's lead singing parts touch up the album.With hits such as Abuelita,Barrunto,Panamena,Ghana'e,Sigue Feliz,and Pa'Colombia;you'll never get tired of dancing!!Willie Colon's band *SiZzLeS* throuhout the record that keeps this album going! If you love Salsa and it Latin rhythemical traits, you'll LOVE this album!!

Takada Midori - Tree of Life (1999) {BAJ Records BJCD-0008}

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Takada Midori - Tree of Life (1999) {BAJ Records BJCD-0008}

Takada Midori - Tree of Life (1999) {BAJ Records BJCD-0008}
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© 1999 BAJ Records | BJCD-0008
Classical / Japanese / Contemporary / Folk / Minimalism / Ethnic / Percussion

Japan's Midori Takada is a gifted percussionist and composer, whose ambient, minimalist music combines East Asian and African traditions with jazz and progressive classical sounds. Born in Tokyo in 1951, Takada honed her skills studying at Tokyo's University of Arts. After graduating, she made her professional debut performing with the Berlin RIAS Symphony Orchestra in the '70s.

Pat Martino - Exit (1976) {Master Sound Japan Mini LP SRCS 9413}

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Pat Martino - Exit (1976) {Master Sound Japan Mini LP SRCS 9413}

Pat Martino - Exit (1976) {Master Sound Japan Mini LP SRCS 9413}
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© 1976, 1998 Muse Records / Sony Music Japan | Master Sound DSD | SRCS 9413
Jazz / Post Bop / Guitar

This LP gave listeners a good sampling of mid-1970s Pat Martino. The distinctive yet flexible guitarist teams up with Gil Goldstein (who sticks here to acoustic piano), the great bassist Richard Davis, and drummer Billy Hart. Martino plays more standards than usual (four out of six songs, including "Days of Wine and Roses" and "Blue Bossa"), and, of his two originals, "Three Base Hit" has the spirit and fire of bop. An excellent outing.