1983 Jazz

Sadao Watanabe – Fill Up The Night (1983)  Music

Posted by janwal46 at Oct. 23, 2009
Sadao Watanabe – Fill Up The Night (1983)

Sadao Watanabe – Fill Up The Night (1983)
Elektra – Warner-Pioneer Japan | 1983 | Jazz Pop Soul | EAC RIP | FLAC+CUE+LOG+HQ-Covers (400Dpi) | 252Mb+14Mb

Similar to Grover Washington Jr.'s Winelight album this album is not for jazz purists but for those who want beautiful arrangements, some with a funky beat, some soulful and romantic. This is perfect music for a dinner party or a romantic interlude.
This is the epitome of "Smooth Jazz", that is to say, very commercial and very listenable. I know, this is much more "pop" and "soul" music than jazz, but for the right purpose it's ejoyable music !!
The Count Basie Kansas City Septem – Mostly Blues…And Some Others (1983)

The Count Basie Kansas City Septem – Mostly Blues…And Some Others (1983)
Pablo | 1983 | Jazz | EAC RIP | FLAC+CUE+LOG+HQ-Covers (400Dpi) | 299Mb+6Mb

Nobody played small band blues better than Basie and thanks to Pablo records for releasing so many of these sessions. The formula was simple. Put Basie in a studio with some experienced jazz men and turn on the tape machine! And this session featured Eddie lockjaw Davis on sax, Snooky Young on muted trumpet, and Joe Pass on electric guitar. The songs are relaxed and bluesy, all done Basie style. The sessions must have been a joy to record. lots of bluesy riffing, lots of great soloing, and more Basie piano than on any of his big band recordings. It's sad most of these great musicians are no longer with us, but it's good that the music is still available for us to enjoy.

Teddy Wilson – The Greatest Jazz Piano (1983) (Polydor Japan)  Music

Posted by janwal46 at Aug. 21, 2009
Teddy Wilson – The Greatest Jazz Piano (1983) (Polydor Japan)

Teddy Wilson – The Greatest Jazz Piano (1983) (Polydor Japan)
1983 | Jazz | EAC RIP | FLAC+CUE+LOG+HQ-Covers (400Dpi) | 227Mb+12Mb

Three years before his death in 1986 Teddy Wilson recorded this solo piano album in Japan. All tracks are well known standards, but Teddy makes them sound in his familiar and unmatched way. A real must have for his fans, because this album is very hard to find.
The Great Jazz Trio – N.Y. Sophisticate A Tribute To Duke Ellington (1983) (Denon-Digital Recording)

The Great Jazz Trio – N.Y. Sophisticate A Tribute To Duke Ellington (1983) (Denon-Digital Recording)
1983 | Jazz | EAC RIP | FLAC+CUE+LOG+HQ-Covers (400Dpi) | 242Mb+5Mb

Hank Jones is one of the most gifted jazz pianists of the second half of the 20th century, and this salute to Duke Ellington is only slightly blemished by the sometimes overbearing string arrangements by Masahiko Satoh. His trio, with bassist Eddie Gomez and drummer Jimmy Cobb, sticks to familiar selections from the vast Ellington songbook, with Jones occasionally switching to a Fender Rhodes electric piano or celeste. Happily the strings are omitted from cookers such as "C Jam Blues" and "Take the 'A' Train."

Milt Jackson – Soul Route (1983)(Pablo/Polydor Japan)  Music

Posted by janwal46 at July 23, 2009
Milt Jackson – Soul Route (1983)(Pablo/Polydor Japan)

Milt Jackson – Soul Route (1983)(Pablo/Polydor Japan)
1983 | Jazz | EAC RIP | FLAC+CUE+LOG+HQ-Covers(400Dpi) | 274Mb+7Mb

This is probably the best late Milt Jackson together with the album "Soul Fusion" (with pianist Monty Alexander). Milt is brilliant as usual. Ray Brown is steady as a rock. Gene Harris plays electric keyboard and piano like a champ - he is very very good! Try to sit still to this swingin blues oriented jazz. You'll have to superglue your right foot to the floor to be able to do that! Highest Recommendations!
Janice Lakers & Debbie Poryes - The Rainbow Lady (1985) {2016 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series}

Janice Lakers & Debbie Poryes - The Rainbow Lady (1985) {2016 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 204 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 82 Mb
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© 1985, 2016 Limetree / Timeless Records / Solid Records Japan / Ultra-Vibe | CDSOL-6433
Jazz / Cool / Standards / Vocal Jazz / Hip Jazz / Piano Trio

Reissue with the latest remastering and the original cover artwork. Comes with a description written in Japanese. Janice Lakers is a singer we only know from this one album – but she's a hip vocalist with a very compelling style – one that's very much in the best mode of some of the cooler American jazz singers of the late 70s! The song choices are great – some hipper jazz standards – and she's got a way of opening up with the lyrics that's far different than older vocal modes of the 50s – instead nearer to the territory of artists like Janet Lawson or Judy Roberts. Backing is by a hip trio with Debbie Poryes on piano – who really open up with their own sense of presence on the record, too – and titles include "Waltz For Debby", "Like A Lover", "Falling Grace", "Rainbow Lady", "In Your Own Sweet Way", and a nicely grooving take on "Moondance".
Reflexionen - Reflexionen (1983) {2016 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series}

Reflexionen - Reflexionen (1983) {2016 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series}
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© 1983, 2016 Timeless Records / Solid Records Japan / Ultra-Vibe | CDSOL-6431
Jazz / Post Bop / Modern Jazz / Saxophone / Piano Trio

Reissue with the latest remastering and the original cover artwork. Comes with a description written in Japanese. One of the more freewheeling groups we've ever heard recording for the Timeless label – especially during the 80s stretch in which this set was recorded – a free-thinking quartet that features Urs Leimgruber on soprano, tenor, and bass saxophone – plus Don Friedman on piano, Bobby Burri on bass, and Joel Allouche on drums! Leimgruber's sound really sets the tone for the record – with moody passages some stretches, or a bolder attack at other moments – then supported strongly by Friedman's piano, really gets a lot of freedom here. All tracks are long, and very different than usual for Timeless.
George Adams / Don Pullen Quartet - City Gates (1983) {2015 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series}

George Adams / Don Pullen Quartet - City Gates (1983) {2015 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series}
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© 1983, 2015 Timeless Records / Solid Records Japan / Ultra-Vibe | CDSOL-6407
Jazz / Post Bop / Avant-Garde Jazz / Saxophone / Piano Trio

Reissue with the latest remastering and the original cover artwork. Comes with a description written in Japanese. George Adams and Don Pullen knock it out of the park on this one – finding great company in each other's presence, and really moving things forward in the process! The set begins with a long track titled "Mingus Metamorphosis", and that really sums up the spirit of the record – an 80s reworking of all the ideas that the players had learned from Mingus, but with an individual, personal sense that's all their own – and very different than some of the more standard modes of the Mingus Dynasty group that continued the legacy in a more direct manner. Adams is bold one minute, lyrical the next – and plays both tenor and flute – alongside Pullen on piano, Cameron Brown on bass, and Dannie Richmond on drums.
Cedar Walton - Eastern Rebellion 4 (1983) {2015 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series}

Cedar Walton - Eastern Rebellion 4 (1983) {2015 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 237 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 90 Mb
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© 2015 Timeless Records / Solid Records Japan / Ultra-Vibe | CDSOL-6332
Jazz / Hard Bop / Piano

Reissue with the latest remastering. Features original cover artwork. Comes with a descripton in Japanese. An expanded version of the quartet you'd usually expect to hear in this classic Eastern Rebellion series – and a group that really makes all the best of all their added elements! In addition to Cedar Walton's amazing work on piano, the set also features Curtis Fuller on trombone, Chocolate Armenteros on trumpet, Bob Berg on tenor, David Williams on bass, and Billy Higgins on drums – the last three of whom are familiar Rebellion partners, but who get some new power in the lead from the presence of Fuller and Armenteros!
Bobby Hutcherson - Four Seasons (1983) {2015 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series}

Bobby Hutcherson - Four Seasons (1983) {2015 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 288 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 109 Mb
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© 2015 Timeless Records / Solid Records Japan / Ultra-Vibe | CDSOL-6324
Jazz / Post Bop / Vibes

Reissue with the latest remastering. Features original cover artwork. Comes with a descripton in Japanese. A simple but effective session from vibist Bobby Hutcherson – one that comes across with a really subtle brilliance! The tracks are all standards – performed by Hutcherson on vibes, with a quartet that includes George Cables on acoustic piano, Herbie Lewis on bass, and Philly Joe Jones on drums – all working with Bobby in a style that allows a lot of open space between the notes, an approach that's especially nice in the interplay between piano and vibes on the set. The style is a bit more understated than some of Hutcherson's other records of the time, but that also makes for a wonderfully gimmick-free approach that takes us right to the core of his talents. Titles include "Star Eyes", "If I Were A Bell", "Summertime", "Autumn Leaves", and "All Of You".