Japan Jazz 1000

The Ray Bryant Trio - Little Susie (1960) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 4028}

The Ray Bryant Trio - Little Susie (1960) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 4028}
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© 1960, 2014 Columbia / Sony Music Japan | SICP 4028
Jazz / Soul Jazz / Hard Bop / Piano Trio

Reissue with the latest remastering. Comes with liner notes. Hard-hitting trio work from Ray – one of his early albums for Columbia, and the record that gave him a surprisingly big hit! "Little Susie" is one of those early 60s soul jazz standards, the kind of catchy tune that got played all over the place on radio, and which forever put the artist at the top of the list for recording dates and live sets for a few years. Ray's riding high here – with a trio that features brother Tommy Bryant on bass, and either Eddie Locke or Gus Johnson on drums – and the album's got lots of other short tracks with a similar down-home soul jazz kind of approach. Titles include "Blues For Norrie", "Big Buddy", "Greensleeves", and "If I Can Just Make It".
Ray Bryant - Ray Bryant Trio (1956) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 3973}

Ray Bryant - Ray Bryant Trio (1956) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 3973}
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© 1956, 2014 Epic / Sony Music Japan | SICP 3973 | Mono
Jazz / Bop / Soul Jazz / Piano

Reissue with latest remastering. Comes with liner notes. The first full album from the great Ray Bryant – recorded shortly after his famous Epic Records session with Betty Carter! The album's got Ray grooving in a hard early soul jazz mode – working in a trio with either Kenny Clarke or Osie Johnson on drums, and Wyatt Reuther on bass – at a level that still shows some influence from other pianists, but already with that unique hard-left style that would make Bryant a big favorite in short years to come. Candido joins in on congas on 2 of the album's best tracks – a hard grooving take on "Night In Tunisia", plus Ray's classic "Cubano Chant", a dancing Latin groover that went onto become an oft-recorded Latin Jazz standard – and other titles include "Pawn Ticket", "Philadelphia Bound", and "Off Shore".
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.
Herbie Hancock - Mr. Hands (1979) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 3997}

Herbie Hancock - Mr. Hands (1979) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 3997}
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© 1979, 2014 Columbia / Sony Music Japan | SICP 3997
Jazz / Post Bop / Fusion / Jazz Funk / Piano

Reissue with latest DSD remastering. Comes with liner notes. Herbie Hancock's lackluster string of electric albums around this period was enhanced by this one shining exception: an incorrigibly eclectic record that flits freely all over the spectrum. Using several different rhythm sections, Herbie Hancock is much more the imaginative hands-on player than at any time since the prime Headhunters period, overdubbing lots of parts from his ever-growing collection of keyboards. He has regained a good deal of his ability to ride in the groove.
Duke Ellington - Jazz At The Plaza, Vol. II (1958) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 4243}

Duke Ellington - Jazz At The Plaza, Vol. II (1958) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 4243}
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© 1958, 2014 Columbia / Sony Music Japan | SICP 4243 | DSD remaster
Jazz / Big Band

Reissue with latest 2014 DSD remastering. Comes with liner notes. Jazz at the Plaza Vol. II is a live album by American pianist, composer and bandleader Duke Ellington recorded in 1958 at a party for Columbia Records and released on the label in 1973. The Miles Davis Sextet was also recorded at the same event and released as the first volume of Jazz at the Plaza. An intimate live session from Duke Ellington and his great late 50s orchestra – presented here at a private party hosted by Columbia Records at the Plaza Hotel in New York – at a time when Ellington was making some of his best music for the label! The tracks here are every bit on a par with Duke's late 50s gems for Columbia – and have the orchestra stepping out strongly on short numbers that maybe have a bit more swing and a bit less overall concept – as the soloist shift, and shine nicely on each tune!
Miles Davis - Jazz At The Plaza, Vol. I (1958) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 4242}

Miles Davis - Jazz At The Plaza, Vol. I (1958) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 4242}
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© 1958, 2014 Columbia / Sony Music Japan | SICP 4242
Jazz / Hard Bop / Modal Music / Trumpet

Reissue with the latest remastering. Comes with new liner notes. Jazz at the Plaza is a live album by Miles Davis. It was recorded in 1958 and released in 1973 by Columbia Records. A great lost live set – recorded in 1958 during that pivotal time when Miles was working with Coltrane, Cannonball Adderley, Bill Evans, Paul Chambers, and Philly Joe Jones. The whole thing's a great example of how the group could hold up the perfection of Kind Of Blue in a live setting – and the long tracks include "Straight, No Chaser", "If I Were A Bell", and "Oleo".
Miles Davis - We Want Miles (1981) {2CD 2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 4019~20}

Miles Davis - We Want Miles (1981) {2CD 2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 4019~20}
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© 1981, 2014 Columbia / Sony Music Japan | SICP 4019~20
Jazz / Fusion / Trumpet

Reissue with the latest 2014 DSD remastering. Comes with new liner notes. Well, it's not the Plugged Nickel or electric Japan in the 70s – but this is a surprisingly great 2LP set of live work by Miles from the early 80s – recorded in New York and Boston, with a lively full-on concert sort of feel! The group features Marcus Miller on bass, Bill Evans on soprano sax, Al Foster on drums, Mike Stern on guitar, and Mino Cinelu on percussion – and the tracks are long tunes, done with a bit of electricity, and sort of a joyous approach overall. Titles include "Kix", "My Man's Gone Now", "Jean Pierre", "Fast Track", and "Back Seat Betty".
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.
Miles Davis - In Person Saturday Night At The Blackhawk Vol.2 (1961) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series}

Miles Davis - In Person Saturday Night At The Blackhawk, San Francisco Vol.2 (1961) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 3964}
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© 1961, 2014 Columbia / Sony Music Japan | SICP 3964
Jazz / Cool / Bop / Hard Bop / Trumpet

Reissue with latest remastering. Comes with new liner notes. This cd is the second of 2 put out to chronicle Miles' stay at the Blackhawk in San Francisco in 1961. After a period of transition which included the sometimes uneven results of the "Someday My Prince Will Come" lp, Miles' working band of Hank Mobley on tenor sax, Wynton Kelly on piano, Paul Chambers, bass, and drummer Jimmy Cobb, were coming together as a tight unit. Both dates of the Blackhawk shows are prime examples of the greatness of this working group.