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Ornette Coleman - Skies Of America (1972) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 4042}

Ornette Coleman - Skies Of America (1972) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 4042}
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© 1972, 2014 Columbia / Sony Music Japan | SICP 4042
Jazz / Avant-Garde Jazz / Contemporary Jazz / Saxophone

Reissue with the latest remastering. Comes with liner notes. A brilliant large ensemble work from Ornette Coleman – ambitious material recorded with full orchestra, in a haunting sound that's light years from any of his smaller group recordings of the 60s and 70s! There's an incredible feel to the strings used here – played by the London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by David Measham – all tied up and dark, with swirling sounds that run up beautifully from the bottom, then take off to the skies promised in the title – opening the door for Ornette to come in and solo freely over the top – in a magical mix that easily makes the record a standout in his long and mighty career!
Art Blakey - Live At Montreux and Northsea (1980) {2015 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Series CDSOL-6305}

Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers Big Band - Live At Montreux and Northsea (1980) {2015 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Series CDSOL-6305}
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© 1980, 2015 Timeless Records / Solid Records Japan / Ultra-Vibe | CDSOL-6305
Jazz / Hard Bop

Reissue with the latest remastering. Features original cover artwork. Comes with a descripton in Japanese. A beautiful big band set from the great Art Blakey – but one that's got all the sharp focus of his small group sides by the Jazz Messengers! The lineup here is a great one – that very vibrant early 80s version of Blakey's group with Bobby Watson on alto sax, Bill Pierce on tenor, and James Williams on piano – augmented by Kevin Eubanks on guitar, Valerie Ponomarev on trumpet, and the Marsalis brothers rounding out the set with some extra horn work! The sound is strong and proud, and handled by Blakey with a tightness that's similar to his smaller group work of the time – but with a power that's simply incredible – especially when Watson's presence is made known on his tunes "Wheel Within A Wheel", "Linwood", and "Bit A Bittadose". Also features a take on Williams' "Minor Thesis".
Tal Farlow - The Swinging Guitar Of Tal Farlow (1956) {Verve Japan UCCU-9282 24-bit rel 2006}

Tal Farlow - The Swinging Guitar Of Tal Farlow (1956) {Verve Japan UCCU-9282 24-bit rel 2006}
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© 1956, 2006 Verve / Universal Japan | UCCU-9282 | 24 Bit Mastering
Jazz / Cool / Bop / Mainstream Jazz / Guitar

In the mid-'50s, guitarist Tal Farlow led one of his finest groups, a drumless trio with pianist Eddie Costa and bassist Vinnie Burke. The same band would record the album Tal a week or two later. With Burke contributing a constant walking bass, the interplay between Farlow and Costa is always exciting, whether they are playing unisons or trading off. This 1999 CD reissue not only has the original seven selections but "Gone With the Wind" (which was left off of the original LP due to lack of space) plus three full-length alternate takes that are basically on the same level as the masters. Among the highpoints are "Taking a Chance on Love," "Yardbird Suite," "Like Someone in Love," and Farlow's lone original, "Meteor," which utilizes the chord changes of "Confirmation." Hot bebop that is easily recommended.
"Big" John Patton - Oh Baby! (1965) {Blue Note Japan SHM-CD UCCQ-5113 rel 2015} (24-192 remaster)

"Big" John Patton - Oh Baby! (1965) {Blue Note Japan SHM-CD UCCQ-5113 rel 2015} (24-192 remaster)
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© 1965, 2015 Universal Japan / Blue Note | BN 75th The Masterworks | UCCQ-5113
Jazz / Soul Jazz / Hard Bop / Jazz Funk / Organ Hammond B-3

Features the high-fidelity SHM-CD format (compatible with standard CD player) and the latest 24bit 192kHz remastering. Oh Baby is right – as the album's one of the best John Patton albums for Blue Note – a perfect mix of funky organ and burning hardbop! The tracks hare are all originals penned for the album – mostly by Patton, but also by other group members – the kind of fresh grooves that made John's organ work for Blue Note really stand out from the rest of the 60s Hammond generation – very creative stuff, with occasional modern touches, and a rhythmic conception that's not only unusual, but which also really lets the soloists stretch out on their grooves! Players include Harold Vick on tenor, Blue Mitchell on trumpet, Ben Dixon on drums, and Grant Green on guitar – and the album's about as sharp as you can get for a Blue Note organ session. Titles include "Fat Judy", "Each Time", "One To Twelve", and "Night Flight".
Earl Coleman - Earl Coleman Returns (1956) {2013 Japan Prestige 7000 Chronicle SHM-CD HR Cutting Series UCCO-5245}

Earl Coleman - Earl Coleman Returns (1956) {2013 Japan Prestige 7000 Chronicle SHM-CD HR Cutting Series UCCO-5245}
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© 1956, 2013 Prestige / Concord / Universal Japan | UCCO-5245 | Mono | PRLP 7045
Jazz / Vocal Jazz / Standards

Reissue features the latest digital remastering and the high-fidelity SHM-CD format (compatible with standard CD player) and the latest DSD / HR Cutting remastering. Comes with a description. Features the original LP designs. Possibly the strongest album ever recorded by mellow-voiced jazz vocalist Earl Coleman – a singer with a deeper style that's very much in the classic Billy Eckstine mode, but which swings a bit more freely in a small combo! The set's got a nicely open style – with longer tracks than usual for a jazz vocal date, and lots of room for jazz soloists that include Art Farmer on trumpet, Gigi Gryce on alto, and Hank Jones on piano.

Don Cherry - Brown Rice (1975) {A&M Japan}  Music

Posted by TestTickles at April 25, 2018
Don Cherry - Brown Rice (1975) {A&M Japan}

Don Cherry - Brown Rice (1975) {A&M Japan}
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Genre: jazz, free jazz

Brown Rice is the 1975 album by Don Cherry. This was originally released as an album in Italy before other countries released it domestically. The United States released it on A&M's jazz subsidiary, Horizon. This was reissued on compact disc in Japan through A&M and while it is undated, it was most likely pressed in the mid to late 1990's.
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".
Lee Morgan - Delightfulee (1966) {Blue Note Japan SHM-CD UCCQ-5073 rel 2014} (24-192 remaster)

Lee Morgan - Delightfulee (1966) {Blue Note Japan SHM-CD UCCQ-5073 rel 2014} (24-192 remaster)
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© 1966, 2014 Universal Japan / Blue Note | BN 75th The Masterworks | UCCQ-5073
Jazz / Hard Bop / Soul Jazz / Trumpet

Features SHM-CD format and the latest 24bit 192kHz remastering. As Lee Morgan's career moved from hard and post-bop to soul-jazz, Delightfulee serves as a further bridge in a half-and-half fashion. Four of the seven cuts feature his potent quintet with a young and emerging tenor saxophonist, Joe Henderson, as his front line mate, McCoy Tyner ever brilliant on piano, and Billy Higgins firing up the rhythm as only the drummer could. The remainder of the date consists of tracks orchestrated by Oliver Nelson featuring an 11-piece ensemble. There are two selections that feature versions of compositions with both configurations.
Miles Davis - Dark Magus (1974) {2CD Set CBS Sony Japan, Early Press, 50DP 719~20 rel 1987}

Miles Davis - Dark Magus (1974) {2CD Set CBS Sony Japan, Early Press, 50DP 719~20 rel 1987}
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© 1974, 1987 CBS / Sony Inc. Japan | 50DP 719~20
Jazz / Fusion / Jazz Funk / Jazz Rock / Trumpet

In January 1973, David Liebman, the saxophonist who played on the first sessions of On The Corner let himself be persuaded to play with the group. It really wasn’t his kind of music, but he thought that “it was where things were happening,” and as was his habit, he joined the fray. And it was prodigious, even if Miles had reduced his band in an attempt to radicalize the Afro-funk directions of On The Corner. No more keyboards, except for a few touches by Miles himself and no more Indian instruments.
Queen - Queen (1973) {1998, 25 Anniversary Edition, Remastered, Japan}

Queen - Queen (1973) {1998, 25 Anniversary Edition, Remastered, Japan}
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Art Rock, Glam Rock, Hard Rock, Classic Rock | Toshiba-EMI Ltd. #TOCP-65101

Like any patchy but promising debut from a classic rock group, it's often easy to underrate Queen's eponymous 1973 debut, since it has no more than one well-known anthem and plays more like a collection of ideas than a cohesive album. But what ideas! Almost every one of Queen's signatures are already present, from Freddie Mercury's operatic harmonies to Brian May's rich, orchestral guitar overdubs and the suite-like structures of "Great King Rat." That rich, florid feel could be characterized as glam, but even in these early days that appellation didn't quite fit Queen, since they were at once too heavy and arty to be glam and – ironically enough, considering their legendary excess – they were hardly trashy enough to be glam.