A fantastic compilation of Japanese jazz tunes from the 70s - compiled by United Future Organization's Raphael Sebbag! This is another in the increasingly great Shibuya Jazz Classics series – curated by the producers/
DJs from the modern scene – and this could be the best one yet! Raphael collects some of the greatest Latin jazz-inspired tunes from the scene, most of which are astonishingly strong! The tunes all have Latin elements, but there's not a textbook style in any case. The groove is ever expansive, with dexterous playing throughout. The rhythm's are beautifully, frenetically percussive, and the spiritual soul jazz vibe is in full effect. Pure greatness! Tracks include "A Wind From Spain" by Carioca, "Spanish Flow
er" by Nasaru Imada Trio
, "Soul Tomato", by Miyasaka Takashi Quintet, "Mystic Heart" by Marty Bracey, "Dragon Dance" by Makoto Terashita & Harold Land, "Peace Of Ground" by Zenzile featuring Marion Brown, "Latino Suite" by McCoy Tyner and more.