A mindblowing set from early 70s Japan – and a record that's every bit as sinister as you'd guess from its title! Blues Creation certainly started out with a blues influence in their music, but like some of the headier British groups of the moment, they've turned that love of guitar lines ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Lovely work from Eliane Elias – and exactly the set you should turn to if you ever doubted her chops on the piano! Elias starts with a quick rendition of Bud Powell's "Hallucinations", played with a deftness that Toshiko Akiyoshi would appreciate – and the set then runs into ... read moreCD
(Out of print. Small tear caused by cutout hole in corner of booklet.)
2 ... LP Denon (Japan), 1972. Very Good Gatefold ...
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the insert. Cover has some edge wear.)
Carmen Maki —
Blues Creation ... LP Denon/Sony (Japan), 1971. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)...
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Japanese singer Carmen Maki works here with Blues Creation – on a set that's headier and heavier than just about anything she ever recorded! The group themselves are amazing – searing with guitar work that rivals the best of the Anglo blues-inspired hard rock combos of the period ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Toshiyuki Miyama & His New Herd —
Perspective ... LP Denon (Japan), 1969. Very Good+ ...
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Extremely fresh large group work from the New Herd of Toshiyuki Miyama – groovy one minute, then free and exploratory the next – stepping out at a level here that easily matches some of the most free-thinking big band work from the MPS scene of the time! The title track's a loosely ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the insert. Cover has some wear and aging, light sticker spot, half split top seam, and mostly split spine.)
Randy Weston/Vishnu Wood —
Perspective ... LP Denon (Japan), 1976. Near Mint- ...
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Sublime duets – Weston on piano, Wood on bass – on titles that include "Blues To Be There" and "African Cookbook" – plus "Body & Soul" as a piano solo, and "Khadesha" as a bass solo. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the insert. Cover has a half split top seam and some edge wear.)
A really unusual set from the Japanese scene of the 70s – and a record that represents some of the higher pinnacles of their recording technology at the time! The songs here are billed as "Japanese traditional melodies by PCM Recording Systems" – and they are hardly ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album