Japan Jazz Collection 100

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!
Weather Report - Weather Report (1971) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 4226}

Weather Report - Weather Report (1971) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 4226}
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© 1971, 2014 Columbia / Sony Music Japan | SICP 4226
Jazz / Fusion

Reissue with DSD remastering. Comes with liner notes. Here we have the free-floating, abstract beginnings of Weather Report, which would define the state of the electronic jazz/rock art from its first note almost to its last. Their first album is a direct extension of the Miles Davis In a Silent Way/Bitches Brew period, more fluid in sound and more volatile in interplay. Joe Zawinul ruminates in a delicate, liquid manner on Rhodes electric piano; at this early stage, he used a ring modulator to create weird synthesizer-like effects.
The Phil Woods Six - "Live" From The Showboat (1976) {2CD 2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 3992~3}

The Phil Woods Six - "Live" From The Showboat (1976) {2CD 2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 3992~3}
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© 1976, 2014 RCA / Sony Music Japan | SICP 3992~3
Jazz / Hard Bop / Post Bop / Progressive Jazz / Saxophone

Reissue with the latest remastering. Comes with liner notes. A double-length, ultra-cool set from saxophonist Phil Woods – yet another aspect of his great body of work from the 70s, and a live date that features Woods at the head of a sextet! The group here features acoustic piano, electric guitar, bass, drums, and percussion – all used in ways that are often a bit more organically building and spacious than some of Phil's more intense Rhythm Machine albums – showing a new sensitivity in Woods' music, but one that still has plenty of room for searing, searching solo moments! Titles include "Django's Castle", "A Little Peace", "Brazilian Affair", "I'm Late", "Superwoman", "High Clouds", "How's Your Mama", and "Rain Danse".
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.
Miles Davis - In Person Friday Night At The Blackhawk Vol.1 (1961) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series}

Miles Davis - In Person Friday Night At The Blackhawk, San Francisco Vol.1 (1961) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 3963}
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© 1961, 2014 Columbia / Sony Music Japan | SICP 3963
Jazz / Cool / Bop / Hard Bop / Trumpet

Reissue with latest remastering. Comes with new liner notes. The first of two sets recorded during a weekend in 1961 features the Miles Davis Quintet at a period of time when Hank Mobley was on tenor and the rhythm section was comprised of pianist Wynton Kelly, bassist Paul Chambers, and drummer Jimmy Cobb. What is most remarkable is the way Kelly fits into this particular blend of the Miles band. Kelly's interplay with Chambers is especially brilliant, because his sense of blues phrasing inside counterpoint harmony is edgy and large, with left-hand chords in the middle register rather than sharp right-hand runs to accentuate choruses.
Louis Armstrong - The Complete Town Hall Concert (1947) {2CD 2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 4005~6}

Louis Armstrong - The Complete Town Hall Concert (1947) {2CD 2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 4005~6}
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© 1947, 2014 RCA / Sony Music Japan | SICP 4005~6 | Mono
Jazz / Classic Jazz / Early Jazz / New Orleans Jazz / Swing

Reissue with latest 2014 DSD remastering. Comes with liner notes. One of the key turning points of Louis Armstrong's career occurred at the Town Hall concert fully documented on this two-CD set, a reissue of the earlier two-LP release. Armstrong, who had been leading a big band for 18 years, was showcased with some musical friends who were all very complementary players (including trombonist Jack Teagarden, clarinetist Peanuts Hucko and cornetist Bobby Hackett), and the results were so exciting that Armstrong soon broke up his orchestra to form a similar all-star sextet.
Miles Davis - More Music From The Legendary Carnegie Hall Concert (1961) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series}

Miles Davis - More Music From The Legendary Carnegie Hall Concert (1961) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 3962}
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© 1961, 2014 Columbia / Sony Music Japan | SICP 3962 | MONO
Jazz / Hard Bop / Experimental Big Band / Modal Music / Trumpet

Reissue with the latest remastering. Comes with liner notes. Extra material from the 1961 date at Carnegie Hall, an astounding live set that featured Miles in a transitional quintet with Hank Mobley, Wynton Kelly, Paul Chambers and Jimmy Cobb, and also with the Gil Evans Orchestra. The performance is rendered with a subtle grace, an excellent portrait of Miles at a pivotal point in his career, moving on from his early command of bop and explorations of the cool, but not yet exploding his sound altogether with the modal approach that he would soon adopt. Side one features "Concierto De Anranjuez", and side two features "Teo", 'Walkin" and "I Thought About You".
Miles Davis - Miles Davis At Carnegie Hall (1961) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 3961}

Miles Davis - Miles Davis At Carnegie Hall (1961) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 3961}
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© 1961, 2014 Columbia / Sony Music Japan | SICP 3961 | MONO
Jazz / Hard Bop / Experimental Big Band / Modal Music / Trumpet

Reissue with the latest remastering. Comes with liner notes. Miles Davis at Carnegie Hall is a live album by American jazz musician Miles Davis, recorded on May 19, 1961, at Carnegie Hall and released by Columbia Records. Davis is captured with his transitional small combo featuring Hank Mobley, Wynton Kelly, Paul Chambers, and Jimmy Cobb, as well as with the Gil Evans Orchestra. It was one of only two concerts Davis and Evans performed together, and that alone makes the album necessary for collectors, but the music itself is terrific. Neither the small group nor large band performances offer any new revelations, but they both showcase a strong, powerful Davis, and the music is quite enjoyable.
Art Blakey & Les Jazz-Messengers - Au Club Saint-Germain Vol.3 (1959) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series}

Art Blakey & Les Jazz-Messengers - Au Club Saint-Germain Vol.3 (1959) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 3968}
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© 1959, 2014 RCA / Sony Music Japan | SICP 3968
Jazz / Hard Bop

Reissue with the latest remastering. Comes with liner notes. Grand Prix Du Disque De L'académie Charles Cros 1959. Recorded at the celebrated Club Saint Germain, the formation presented here marks the third incarnation of Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers, with trumpeter Lee Morgan (then only 20 years old), tenor saxophonist Benny Golson, pianist Bobby Timmons and bassist Jymie Merrit. For the last two tunes, bop drum pioneer Kenny Clarke (who was living in Paris) substitutes Blakey. Besides the individual gifts of each member, the group forms a compact unit with a cohesive sound. “We play modern jazz”, explained Blakey during a 1958 interview, “and to understand it you mus listen. We study, we rehearse. The Jazz Messengers are very serious about getting the music across to you. If you don’t want to listen, maybe the person sitting next to you does.”
Art Blakey & Les Jazz-Messengers - Au Club Saint-Germain Vol.2 (1959) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series}

Art Blakey & Les Jazz-Messengers - Au Club Saint-Germain Vol.2 (1959) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 3967}
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© 1959, 2014 RCA / Sony Music Japan | SICP 3967
Jazz / Hard Bop

Reissue with the latest remastering. Comes with liner notes. Grand Prix Du Disque De L'académie Charles Cros 1959. Recorded at the celebrated Club Saint Germain, the formation presented here marks the third incarnation of Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers, with trumpeter Lee Morgan (then only 20 years old), tenor saxophonist Benny Golson, pianist Bobby Timmons and bassist Jymie Merrit. For the last two tunes, bop drum pioneer Kenny Clarke (who was living in Paris) substitutes Blakey. Besides the individual gifts of each member, the group forms a compact unit with a cohesive sound. “We play modern jazz”, explained Blakey during a 1958 interview, “and to understand it you mus listen. We study, we rehearse. The Jazz Messengers are very serious about getting the music across to you. If you don’t want to listen, maybe the person sitting next to you does.”