Japan Jazz 1000

Gerry Mulligan - Jeru (1962) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 4024}

Gerry Mulligan - Jeru (1962) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 4024}
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© 1962, 2014 Columbia / Sony Music Japan | SICP 4024
Jazz / Cool / West Coast Jazz / Baritone Saxophone

Reissue with latest 2014 DSD remastering. Comes with liner notes. Jeru was a favor that Gerry Mulligan did for his drummer, Dave Bailey, who owned a startup label called Jazzline. Mulligan was bet-ween recording contracts. The ensemble played together only once, during the four-and-a-half-hour session when Jeru was made in 1962. It features Tommy Flanagan on piano, Ben Tucker on bass, Bailey on drums and Alec Dorsey on congas. The album never appeared on Jazzline because CBS bought the master and released it on Columbia.
The Gerry Mulligan Quartet - What Is There To Say? (1959) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 4255}

The Gerry Mulligan Quartet - What Is There To Say? (1959) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 4255}
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© 1959, 2014 Columbia / Sony Music Japan | SICP 4255
Jazz / Cool / West Coast Jazz / Baritone Saxophone

Reissue with latest 2014 remastering. Comes with liner notes. The last of the pianoless quartet albums that Gerry Mulligan recorded in the 1950s is one of the best, featuring the complementary trumpet of Art Farmer, bassist Bill Crow, and drummer Dave Bailey along with the baritonist/leader. This recording is a little skimpy on playing time but makes every moment count. Virtually every selection is memorable, with "What Is There to Say," "Just in Time," "Festive Minor," "My Funny Valentine," and "Utter Chaos" being the high points. Highly recommended both to Mulligan collectors and to jazz listeners who are just discovering the great baritonist.
Duke Pearson - Prairie Dog (1966) {2012 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit WPCR-27166}

Duke Pearson - Prairie Dog (1966) {2012 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit WPCR-27166}
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© 1966, 2012 Warner Japan / Atlantic / Rhino | WPCR-27166 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / Hard Bop / Soul Jazz / Piano

Features 24 bit digital remastering. Comes with a description. his 1966 date by Duke Pearson with an octet was originally issued by Atlantic. Reissued by Collectables, this is Pearson in full soul-jazz mode, driven deeply by the blues, with an all-star band (not all members play on all tunes): drummer Mickey Roker; Harold Vick on soprano; James Spaulding on flute and alto; bassist Bob Cranshaw; trumpeter Johnny Coles; tenor George Coleman; guitarist Gene Bertoncini; and Pearson on piano and celeste.
Phil Woods - Warm Woods (1957) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 4213}

Phil Woods - Warm Woods (1957) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 4213}
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© 1957, 2014 Epic / Sony Music Japan | SICP 4213 | DSD Remaster
Jazz / Bop / Hard Bop / Saxophone

This long-out-of-print CD has finally been reissued and it's a must-have for Phil Woods fans, or for anyone interested in an excellent example of post-Parker be-bop saxophone. The sound quality is excellent, the rhythm section is very competent and Phil is at the top of his game on a nice mix of standards and originals. It's easy to see why he has been the benchmark for jazz alto for decades. His swing and inventiveness are nicely showcased as he eases his way through the list of tunes. If one were to buy one or two CD's that best show Phil Woods' ability to create meaningful jazz, this one would have to be high on the list for consideration. Don't miss it!
Jimmy Giuffre - The Four Brothers Sound (1958) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit WPCR-27267}

Jimmy Giuffre - The Four Brothers Sound (1958) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit WPCR-27267}
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© 1958, 2013 Warner Japan / Atlantic / Rhino | WPCR-27267 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / Cool / Tenor Saxophone

Features 24 bit digital remastering. Comes with a description. On this interesting LP, Four Brothers Sound refers to the four overdubbed tenor saxes Giuffre uses throughout the session. The effect is similar to that achieved by Bill Evans on his similar effort, Conversations With Myself. The chief differences between the two might be this: where Evans layered wholly different improvisational lines to the same changes, Giuffre generally sticks to ensemble work. Also, Evans was the only performer on his set, while pianist Bob Brookmeyer and guitarist Jim Hall join Giuffre on several cuts.
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 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.
Denny Zeitlin - Zeitgeist (1967) {2015 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICJ 81}

Denny Zeitlin - Zeitgeist (1967) {2015 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICJ 81}
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© 1967, 2015 Columbia / Sony Music Japan | SICJ 81
Jazz / Hard Bop / Post Bop / Contemporary Jazz / Piano Trio

Reissue with the latest 2015 DSD remastering. Comes with liner notes. Pianist Denny Zeitlin is sporting a beard on the cover of this fourth album for Columbia Records – and his music here definitely reflects a bit of a change from his earlier cleaner-cut image! Denny steps a bit outside at times – never to much so to make the album a session of avant jazz, but definitely showing the listener at the start that he's able to stretch out in the same way as some of the more adventurous pianists of his generation – yet really sound best as a master of lyrical understatement, as on his previous few records! Zeitlin's command of chords is wonderful – these blocks of color and subtle sound in his hands – inspired by Bill Evans, but taken in a whole new direction – and set up here in two different trios, with either Charlie Haden or Joe Halpin on bass, and Oliver Johnson or Jerry Granelli on drums. The real star of the show is always Denny.