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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.
Gerry Mulligan - Mainstream Of Jazz - Special Edition (1956) {EmArcy Japan 826 993-2}

Gerry Mulligan - Mainstream Of Jazz - Special Edition (1956) {EmArcy Japan 826 993-2}
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© 1956, 1986 Mercury / EmArcy Japan | 826 993-2 / 32JD-126
Jazz / Cool / West Coast Jazz / Mainstream Jazz / Saxophone

One of three LPs recorded by the Gerry Mulligan Sextet of 1955-56, this set includes plenty of lesser-known songs including "Mainstream," "Igloo" and "Lollypop." With such strong soloists as baritonist Mulligan, the always swinging tenor of Zoot Sims, valve trombonist Bob Brookmeyer and trumpeter Jon Eardley, this was a classic West Coast style jazz band and each of its recordings are worth acquiring.
The Jazz Modes - The Most Happy Fella (1957) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit WPCR-27234}

The Jazz Modes - The Most Happy Fella (1957) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit WPCR-27234}
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© 1957, 2013 Warner Japan / Atlantic / Rhino | WPCR-27234 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / Bop / Cool

Features 24 bit digital remastering. Comes with a description. Originally released on Atlantic in 1957, the short-lived bop quintet les Jazz Modes performed excerpts from Frank Loesser's third Broadway musical The Most Happy Fella. This tasteful date features Julius Watkins on French horn (and pre-Thelonious Monk) and tenor saxophonist Charlie Rouse, accompanied by pianist Gildo Mahones, bassist, Martin Rivera, drummer Ron Jefferson, and, for this date only, vocalist Eileen Gilbert was added on "My Heart Is So Full of You."
Slide Hampton - Jazz With A Twist (1962) {2012 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit WPCR-27048}

Slide Hampton - Jazz With A Twist (1962) {2012 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit WPCR-27048}
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© 1962, 2012 Atlantic / Warner Japan / Rhino | WPCR-27048 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / Bop / Hard Bop / Trombone

Features 24 bit digital remastering. Comes with a description. A firey stormer from the great Slide Hampton! The album's one of his few early sides for Atlantic – and like the others, it's a groundbreaking batch of larger group material, with slide out front on trombone, and the rest of the ensemble vamping along like a tight Blue Note combo. Players are excellent – and include George Coleman on tenor, Horace Parlan on piano, Hobart Dotson on trumpet, and Ray Barretto on drums – and Slide makes them come together so tightly, you'd think they were working together every night of the week! Titles include "The Barbarians", "Strollin", "The Jazz Twist", "Red Top", "Slide Slid", and "Day In Day Out".
Jack Wilson - The Jack Wilson Quartet featuring Roy Ayers (1963) {2012 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit WPCR-27094}

Jack Wilson - The Jack Wilson Quartet featuring Roy Ayers (1963) {2012 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit WPCR-27094}
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© 1963, 2012 Warner Japan / Atlantic / Rhino | WPCR-27094 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / Cool / Post Bop / Piano

A great album recorded in 1963 for Atlantic – one of our favorite ever! Jack Wilson's one of our favorite piano players, and we rave about him all the time on these pages – and one of the reasons why we love him so much is that he was often accompanied by Roy Ayers, who started out his career playing vibes in his group! The pair together are a dream, and this album is arguably their best effort – filled with moody modal cuts, and lots of lyrical interplay that hits these beautiful high points, then dives into pits of darkness. Titles include "Harbor Freeway", "De Critifeux", "Corcovado", "Jackleg", and "Nirvana & Dana".
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.