Japan Fusion Best Collection 1000 Series

David "Fathead" Newman - Newmanism (1974) {2015 Japan Fusion Best Collection 1000 Series}

David "Fathead" Newman - Newmanism (1974) {2015 Japan Fusion Best Collection 1000 Series}
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© 2015 Atlantic / Rhino / WEA / Warner | WPCR-28166
Jazz / Soul Jazz / Blues Jazz / Fusion / Saxophone

Reissue with 24-bit digital remastering. Comes with a mini-description. Sweet electric grooving from David Newman – a great little album cut with Roy Ayers on vibes and Pat Rebillot on electric piano – both of whom bring a very different feel to the set than Newman's work of the 60s! The style is warm and tight, but never too smooth – as there's these sharp edges and a slightly sinister undercurrent that you don't really find in some of David's other records of the period. Rhythm is by Ron Carter on bass and Andrew Smith or Roy Brooks on drums – plus added percussion from Armen Halburian, who kicks in a slight Latin essence on some numbers – which adds to the hipness of the grooves. Titles include nice versions of Roy Ayers' tracks "Foxy Brown" and "Sweet Tears", plus the cuts "Brandy", "Song For The New Man", "Baby Rae", and "Let Me Know".
Robin Kenyatta - Until (1968) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit WPCR-27317}

Robin Kenyatta - Until (1968) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit WPCR-27317}
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© 2013 Atlantic / Warner Japan / Rhino / Vortex | WPCR-27317 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / Hard Bop / Avant-Garde Jazz / Saxophone

Features 24bit digital remastering. Comes with a description. One of the earliest albums as a leader from reedman Robin Kenyatta – and a set that's also one of his most compelling too! There's a definitely freer sound here than on some of Robin's smoother sets from the 70s – a vibe that's somewhere near the space of Impulse Records in the post-Coltrane years, and which is right at home on Atlantic's Vortex label subsidiary.
The Gary Burton Quartet - Live In Tokyo (1971) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit WPCR-27379}

The Gary Burton Quartet - Live In Tokyo (1971) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit WPCR-27379}
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© 1971, 2013 Atlantic / Warner Japan / Rhino | WPCR-27379 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / Post Bop / Vibes

Features 24 bit remastering and comes with a mini-description. A wonderful live set from Gary Burton – originally issued only in Japan, but a wonderful record that stands strongly with Gary's classic early 70s work for Atlantic and ECM Records! The group's a quartet – and has Gary's vibes alongside warm guitar lines from Sam Brown – a player whose sense of tone and timing really echoes that of Burton – cascading fresh sounds one minute, laying back in waves the next – always hitting the right balance of space and tone to keep things right.
Art Farmer - To Sweden with Love (1964) {2012 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit WPCR-27052)

Art Farmer - To Sweden with Love (1964) {2012 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit WPCR-27052)
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© 1964, 2012 Atlantic / Rhino / Warner Japan | WPCR-27052 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / Bop / Cool / Flugelhorn / Guitar

Features 24 bit remastering and comes with a mini-description. The premise of this Atlantic set is a bit unusual. The Art Farmer Quartet (consisting of flügelhornist Farmer, guitarist Jim Hall, bassist Steve Swallow, and drummer Pete LaRoca), which was together from 1962-1964 (after the demise of the Jazztet), was passing through Stockholm, Sweden at the time of this date and the musicians felt inspired to record a full album of traditional Swedish folk songs.
Shorty Rogers & His Giants - Way Up There (1955) {2012 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit WPCR-27159}

Shorty Rogers & His Giants - Way Up There (1955) {2012 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit WPCR-27159}
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© 1955, 2012 Atlantic / WEA / Warner Japan | WPCR-27159 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / Cool / West Coast Jazz / Trumpet

Features 24 bit remastering and comes with a mini-description. Shorty Rogers is definitely way up there with this classic album for Atlantic Records – hitting heights that even go beyond his more famous sides for RCA! The groove here is sharp, but also has room for lots of individual flavors too – thanks to different groupings of west coast players who include Bud Shank on alto, Jimmy Giuffre on baritone and tenor, Lou Levy on piano, Shelly Manne on drums, Barney Kessel on guitar, and Pete Candoli, Conte Candoli, Harry Edison, and Don Fagerquist on trumpets! Shorty himself wrote nearly all the tracks on the set – at a point at which he was really hitting his stride as a composer, doing an incredible job of mixing modern ideas and swinging jazz – as you'll hear on cuts that include "Pixieland", "Solarization", "Baklava Bridge", "March Of The Martians", "Moten Swing", and "Wail Of Two Cities".
Shirley Scott - Something (1970) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit WPCR-27335}

Shirley Scott - Something (1970) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit WPCR-27335}
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© 1970, 2013 Atlantic / Rhino / Warner Japan / WEA | WPCR-27335 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / Soul Jazz / Hard Bop / Organ

Features 24 bit remastering and comes with a mini-description. Something is an album by organist Shirley Scott recorded in 1970 and released on the Atlantic label. It includes instrumental covers of several contemporary hits from artists such as the Beatles and the Jackson 5, along with the original song "Messie Bessie".
John Lewis - Evolution II (2000) {2014 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit WPCR-27942}

John Lewis - Evolution II (2000) {2014 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit WPCR-27942}
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© 2000, 2014 Atlantic / Warner Japan / Rhino | WPCR-27942 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / Third Stream / Piano

Features 24 bit remastering and comes with a mini-description. On May 3, 2000, John Lewis turned 80 – and almost half a century after the formation of the Modern Jazz Quartet, he could still inspire a variety of reactions. Over the years, Lewis' detractors have insisted that his piano playing is too polite and overly mannered; his admirers, however, have exalted him as the epitome of class and sophistication. To be sure, Lewis' pianism is quite sophisticated, but that doesn't mean that he doesn't swing or that he isn't soulful. Recorded in 2000 and released in early 2001, Evolution II isn't going to convert anyone who isn't already an admirer of the pianist's cool jazz/third stream approach.
John Lewis - Evolution (1999) {2014 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit WPCR-27905}

John Lewis - Evolution (1999) {2014 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit WPCR-27905}
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© 1999, 2014 Atlantic / Warner Japan / Rhino | WPCR-27905 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / Third Stream / Piano

Features 24 bit digital remastering. Comes with a mini description and bonus track. John Lewis, a founding member of the Modern Jazz Quartet (and architect, with Gunther Schuller, of the "Third Stream" movement that attempted a fusion of classical music and jazz), has always been known for the delicacy and refinement of his playing and for the quality of his compositions. This solo album will only add to his reputation in both regards.
Clarke-Boland Big Band - Handle With Care (1963) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit WPCR-27294}

Clarke-Boland Big Band - Handle With Care (1963) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit WPCR-27294}
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© 1963, 2013 Atlantic / Warner Japan / Rhino | WPCR-27294 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / Modern Big Band / Progressive Jazz

Features 24 bit remastering and comes with a mini-description. Great work by this legendary hard swinging band – an early 60s American album issued on Atlantic Records, in the years before the Clark Boland Band's legendary run on MPS! Despite the early date, the album's got all the core elements of the band's sound in place – soaring rhythms, sharp-edged frontlines, and some great solo work by players who include Benny Bailey, Derek Humble, Jimmy Woode, Shahib Shihab, Idrees Sulieman, and Fats Sadi – coming together in a brilliant trans-Atlantic meeting of jazz talents! Tracks include "Long Note Blues", "Speedy Reeds", "Sonor", and "Om Mani Padme Hum".
Nat Adderley - Autobiography (1966) {2012 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit WPCR-27011}

Nat Adderley - Autobiography (1966) {2012 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit WPCR-27011}
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© 1966, 2012 Atlantic / Rhino / Warner Japan / WEA | WPCR-27011 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / Hard Bop / Soul Jazz / Cornet

Features 24 bit remastering and comes with a mini-description. Cornetist Nat Adderley's first album as a leader after the collapse of Riverside found him switching to Atlantic and performing eight of his most rewarding compositions. With several brass players, Seldon Powell on tenor and flute, pianist Joe Zawinul (who provided the arrangements), bassist Sam Jones, Grady Tate or Bruno Carr on drums and guest spots by Victor Pantoja and Willie Bobo on Latin percussion, Nat performs such numbers as his greatest hit "Work Song," "Sermonette," "The Old Country," "Little Boy With The Sad Eyes" and "Jive Samba." It is a pity that the music on this valuable Lp has yet to be reissued on CD.