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".
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.
The Chico Hamilton Quintet - The Three Faces Of Chico (1959) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit WPCR-27276}

The Chico Hamilton Quintet - The Three Faces Of Chico (1959) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit Remaster WPCR-27276}
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© 1959, 2013 Warner Bros. / Warner Japan / Rhino | WPCR-27276 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / Cool / Hard Bop / West Coast Jazz / Drums / Percussion

Features 24 bit remastering and comes with a mini-description. A fine showcase for Chico Hamilton as a triple-threat artist: drummer extraordinaire ("Miss Movement," "Trinkets," etc.), vocalist ("She's Funny That Way," "The Best Things in Life Are Free," "Where or When"), and, of course, leader. His vocals are reminiscent of Nat King Cole, with subtleties all his own, and his drumming is just as impressive amid its own set of superlatives, many of which are shown off on the Hamilton originals "Happy Little Dance" and "Trinkets."
The Modern Jazz Quartet - Concert In Japan Vol.2 (1966) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit Remaster WPCR-27455}

The Modern Jazz Quartet - Concert In Japan Vol.2 (1966) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit Remaster WPCR-27455}
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© 1966, 2013 Atlantic / Warner Japan / Rhino | WPCR-27455 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / Cool / Third Stream

Features 24 bit digital remastering. An excellent Japanese performance from the Modern Jazz Quartet – and a set that was issued in a bit of a lull during their 60s American years for Atlantic Records – which makes it even more important as a key part of their catalog at the time! The 1966 date has the combo in fine form – and almost stepping out with a bit of added soulfulness, in ways that echo some of the styles that Milt Jackson was exploring on his own at the time, and which seem to be brought back to the group! Milt's vibes are wonderful – ringing out with a great sense of pride and presence that may well go beyond earlier MJQ material.
The Modern Jazz Quartet - Concert In Japan Vol.1 (1966) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit Remaster WPCR-27454}

The Modern Jazz Quartet - Concert In Japan Vol.1 (1966) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit Remaster WPCR-27454}
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© 1966, 2013 Atlantic / Warner Japan / Rhino | WPCR-27454 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / Cool / Third Stream

Features 24 bit digital remastering. An excellent Japanese performance from the Modern Jazz Quartet – and a set that was issued in a bit of a lull during their 60s American years for Atlantic Records – which makes it even more important as a key part of their catalog at the time! The 1966 date has the combo in fine form – and almost stepping out with a bit of added soulfulness, in ways that echo some of the styles that Milt Jackson was exploring on his own at the time, and which seem to be brought back to the group! Milt's vibes are wonderful – ringing out with a great sense of pride and presence that may well go beyond earlier MJQ material.
Sonny Fortune - Infinity Is (1978) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit Remaster WPCR-27410}

Sonny Fortune - Infinity Is (1978) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit Remaster WPCR-27410}
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© 1978, 2013 Atlantic / Rhino / WEA / Warner Japan | WPCR-27410 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / Post Bop / Soul Jazz / Saxophone / Flute

Features 24 bit remastering and comes with a mini-description. A beautiful set from Sonny Fortune – a bit smoother than some of his earlier work, but still with a deeply soulful finish that keeps the album fresh throughout! Nearly every track was written (or co-written) by Larry Willis, who plays piano and Fender Rhodes on the set, and really feels like Sonny's co-leader on the session – and who gives the album a hiply swinging feel that's similar to his own work at the time. Titles include "Samba Touch", "Perihelion", "This Side Of Infinity", "Turning It Over", and "The Blues Are Green".
Sonny Fortune - Serengeti Minstrel (1977) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit Remaster WPCR-27370}

Sonny Fortune - Serengeti Minstrel (1977) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit Remaster WPCR-27370}
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© 1977, 2013 Atlantic / Rhino / WEA / Warner Japan | WPCR-27370 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / Jazz Funk / Post Bop / Saxophone

Features 24 bit remastering and comes with a mini-description. A great one from Sonny Fortune – done with the fusiony sound he was working so well with at the time, and still filled with a tight conception and an incredible group of musicians who bring depth and deliver some really great solos! The title track is an incredible 10 minute cut that breaks into a beautiful modal groove about 4 minutes into it – and that groove is completely wonderful. It's far from the only high point of a set filled with them. Players include Kenny Barron on Fender Rhodes, Woody Shaw on coronet & flugelhorn, Gary King on bass, Jack DeJohnette on drums, Sammy Figueroa on congas, Rafael Cruz on percussion, and Sonny doing his thing on flute, piccolo and sax. Other tracks include "Bacchanal", "Never Again Is Such A Long Time", "There's Nothing Smart About Being Stupid" and "The Afro-Americans".
Sonny Fortune - With Sound Reason (1979) {2014 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit Remaster WPCR-27473}

Sonny Fortune - With Sound Reason (1979) {2014 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit Remaster WPCR-27473}
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© 1979, 2014 Atlantic / Rhino / WEA / Warner Japan | WPCR-27473 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / Jazz Funk / Post Bop / Saxophone

Features 24 bit remastering and comes with a mini-description. I have waited a lifetime for this album to be put on CD and I have finally gotten my wish. With Sound Reason is a funky masterpiece of a CD. This CD has really great stand out cuts on it. Georgiana is a great slow to mid-tempo groove that really takes this CD to the stratosphere. Other funky grooves are Come in out of the Rain, Igbob Shuffle, and Boy from Witbank, one of my personal favorites. The other three songs are really nice slower romantic and latin influenced pieces. Sonny Fortune does a great job on this album. Get it if like swinging late 70's jazz. A classic gem of a CD.
Jay McShann - The Big Apple Bash (1978) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit Remaster WPCR-27278}

Jay McShann - The Big Apple Bash (1978) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit Remaster WPCR-27278}
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© 1978, 2013 Atlantic / Rhino / Warner Japan / WEA | WPCR-27278 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / Jazz Blues / Blues / Piano

Features 24 bit remastering and comes with a mini-description. Pianist Jay McShann has spent much of his career being classified as a blues pianist when in fact he is a flexible swing stylist. On this excellent release, McShann appears with two groups of all-stars. His original "Crazy Legs and Friday Strut" and "Georgia on My Mind" find him joined by Herbie Mann (on flute and tenor), baritonist Gerry Mulligan and a rhythm section that includes guitarist John Scofield. The other selections (two standards, Duke Ellington's "Blue Feeling" and McShann's own "Jumpin' the Blues") are performed by an octet also featuring Mann, altoist Earle Warren, trumpeter Doc Cheatham, trombonist Dicky Wells and Scofield. The unusual grouping of swing, bop and modern stylists is successful (the material is pretty basic) and Janis Siegel's guest appearance for a vocal duet with McShann on "Ain't Misbehavin'" works.