Swinging Japan

VA - Swinging Japan: The Neo-Mod Scene Tokyo Style (2015)  Music

Posted by ciklon5 at March 22, 2016
VA - Swinging Japan: The Neo-Mod Scene Tokyo Style (2015)

VA - Swinging Japan: The Neo-Mod Scene Tokyo Style (2015)
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Genre: Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Garage Rock, Beat, Mod / Label: Acid Jazz

In truth, most will be unaware of the vibrancy of the Japanese "neo-mod" scene, an apparently thriving collection of (mostly Tokyo-based) bands paying tributes to the classic sounds of the 1960s. Thankfully, this compilation from Acid Jazz is the perfect introduction, showcasing the garage-rock, Small Faces and Who-influenced sounds being pushed forwards by the likes of Shotgun Runners, The Furs, The Hair, and The Crawlin' Kingsnakes. While some of the English vocals have a distinctive Japanese lilt, otherwise this material could have been recorded in Kilbun, circa 1965. Loud, energetic and blessed with more than a frisson of excitement, Swinging Japan is an enjoyable eye-opener for those with a love of mod culture.
The Teddy Wilson Trio & Gerry Mulligan Quartet & Bill Evans - At Newport (1957) {2016 Japan Verve 60th Rare Albums Series}

The Teddy Wilson Trio & Gerry Mulligan Quartet & Bill Evans - At Newport (1957) {2016 Japan Verve 60th Rare Albums SHM-CD Reissue Series}
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© 1957, 2016 Verve / Universal Japan | UCCV-9631 | Mono
Jazz / Bop / Cool

Verve 60th Anniversary Rare Albums SHM-CD Reissue Series. Reissue with SHM-CD format. Two different sides of Verve Records in the 50s – one modern, one a bit more traditional – and both represented in live material from the Newport Jazz Festival in 1957! Side one features a stunning live performance from pianist Teddy Wilson – working in a tight trio with Milt Hinton on bass and Spec Powell on drums – and really blowing away any conceptions we might have had about Wilson being aging or flowery at the time. Instead, he's got a sharp edge and command of the keys that's amazing – and which almost seems to have a bit more bite than usual in this concert setting.
The Slide Hampton Octet - Somethin' Sanctified (1960) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit Remaster WPCR-27237}

The Slide Hampton Octet - Somethin' Sanctified (1960) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit Remaster WPCR-27237}
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© 1960, 2013 Atlantic / Rhino / Warner Japan / WEA | WPCR-27237 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / Bop / Hard Bop / Trombone

Features 24 bit remastering and comes with a mini-description. Somethin' Sanctified is an album by American jazz trombonist, composer and arranger Slide Hampton which was released on the Atlantic label in 1961. In 1959, trombonist Slide Hampton was known mainly for the excellent arrangements he did for the Maynard Ferguson Band, so it was no surprise that he formed his octet band and began making a serious bid for recognition as a top jazz artist and arranger, recording his first album for the small label Strand. His impact was immediate and in 1960 Slide signed for Atlantic resulting in two studio albums, Sister Salvation and Somethin Sanctified, which were the octets first for the label.
Mel Torme - Comin' Home Baby! (1962) {2012 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit Remaster WPCR-27148}

Mel Torme - Comin' Home Baby! (1962) {2012 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit Remaster WPCR-27148}
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© 1962, 2012 Atlantic / Warner Japan / WEA / Rhino | WPCR-27148 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / Vocal Jazz / Cool / Traditional Pop Vocal

Features 24 bit remastering and comes with a mini-description. The 1960's represented a very interesting time for musicians of all genres; three particular reasons began a trend for future generations of musical artists. The Beach Boys, The Beatles, and The Rolling Stones were the 3 reasons which permanently altered the musical landscape and basically made it impossible for stars of the past to remain economically viable in the present. The only 2 exceptions to the rule of course were Mel Tormé and Frank Sinatra.
The Clare Fischer Big Band - Thesaurus (1968) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit Remaster WPCR-27243}

The Clare Fischer Big Band - Thesaurus (1968) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit Remaster WPCR-27243}
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© 1968, 2013 Atlantic / Warner Japan / WEA / Rhino | WPCR-27243 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / Hard Bop / Latin Jazz / World Fusion / Modern Big Band / Piano

Features 24 bit remastering and comes with a mini-description. Clare Fischer's big-band release was only briefly available as an Atlantic LP but it has finally reappeared in the CD era after a brief appearance under another title on LP some ten years after its first release. Fischer's potent originals and first-rate arrangements bring out the best in his musicians, which include Warne Marsh and Conte Candoli (featured on "Miles Behind"), Bill Perkins on a work trumpeter Stewart Fischer specially composed for the baritone saxophonist ("Calamus"), and alto saxophonist Gary Foster featured with Marsh on Lennie Tristano's "Lennie's Pennies."
Frank Rosolino - Turn Me Loose! (1961) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit Remaster WPCR-27233}

Frank Rosolino - Turn Me Loose! (1961) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit Remaster WPCR-27233}
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© 1961, 2013 Reprise / Warner Japan / WEA / Rhino | WPCR-27233 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / Cool / Bop / Trombone

Features 24 bit remastering and comes with a mini-description. Those only familiar with Frank Rosolino’s trombone work may be surprised to find out that he also dabbled in vocals as well. Rosolino was highly regarded as a trombonist, especially on the West Coast scene, but seldom recorded as a leader; Free For All on the Specialty label is probably his best known work. Turn Me Loose features Rosolino doing double duty as soloist and vocalist, a la Chet Baker, and one could judge solely by the cover that this is an entertaining record by a man who is marching to the beat of a different drummer.
The Chico Hamilton Quintet - Gongs East! (1958) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit Remaster} (ft. Eric Dolphy)

The Chico Hamilton Quintet - Gongs East! (1958) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit Remaster} (ft. Eric Dolphy)
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© 1958, 2013 Warner Bros. / Warner Japan / WEA / Rhino | WPCR-27232 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / Cool / West Coast Jazz / Bop / Drums / Saxophone / Clarinet

Features 24 bit remastering and comes with a mini-description. Quite possibly the best album to feature the talents of Chico Hamilton and Eric Dolphy – a set recorded at a time when Dolphy was an up-and-coming player on the west coast scene! Although Chico Hamilton had recorded with unusual reed players before, Dolphy brings a depth of soul and spirit to this album that's missing from a lot of Chico's earlier work at the time – a style that still holds onto some of the measured qualities of the Pacific Jazz work by the Hamilton group, yet which also opens up into some of the darker corners that Dolphy would explore more on his own recordings of the 60s.
Mingus Dynasty - Chair In The Sky (1979) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit Remastered}

Mingus Dynasty - Chair In The Sky (1979) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit Remastered}
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© 1979, 2013 Elektra / Warner Japan / WEA / Rhino | WPCR-27440 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / Post Bop / Progressive Jazz

Features 24 bit remastering and comes with a mini-description. After bassist/composer Charles Mingus' death on January 5, 1979, a reunion band featuring some of his former sidemen called Mingus Dynasty was formed. Cut just six months after the bassist's demise, this album was the first Mingus Dynasty recording, and it has its moments. Such alumni as altoist John Handy, trombonist Jimmy Knepper, trumpeter Jimmy Owens, and tenorman Joe Farrell meet up with two members of Mingus' last major band (pianist Don Pullen and drummer Dannie Richmond), plus bassist Charlie Haden, who ably fills in for the late bandleader.
The Art Farmer Quartet featuring Jim Hall - Interaction (1963) {Atlantic Warner Japan 30XD-1039 rel 1988}

The Art Farmer Quartet featuring Jim Hall - Interaction (1963) {Atlantic Warner Japan 30XD-1039 rel 1988}
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© 1963, 1988 Atlantic / Warner Japan | 30XD-1039
Jazz / Bop / Cool / Flugelhorn / Guitar

This [reissue] restores to circulation a strong Atlantic date from Art Farmer's immediate post-Jazztet period and features Farmer's quartet playing standards with swinging subtlety. Interaction, from 1963, is a vehicle for the intertwining improvisations of guitarist Jim Hall and Farmer, on flügelhorn, who weaves through and around Hall's sublimely understated lines with disarming ease, elegance, and sensitivity.
The George Lewis Band Of New Orleans - Jazz At Preservation Hall IV (1962) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit}

The George Lewis Band Of New Orleans - Jazz At Preservation Hall IV (1962) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit remastered}
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© 1962, 2013 Atlantic / Warner Japan / WEA / Rhino | WPCR-27393 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / New Orleans Jazz / Jazz Blues / Clarinet

Features 24 bit remastering and comes with a mini-description. This is the music that will be playing when you die and go to heaven. Excellent original style Dixieland, George's clarinet is heaven! I don't know if any record can do justice to the live experience of the original giants of jazz creating this stuff. But the George Lewis tracks on this record come pretty close! For this alone this CD is well worth buying.