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Takeshi Inomata & Sound LimitedInnocent Canon ... LP
King/Cinedelic (Italy), 1971. New Copy (reissue)... $30.99 36.99
Nothing innocent about this record – because the groove is hard and heavy, wild and trippy – a really heady brew of funky jazz and more psychedelic influences – all recorded with some weird sounds in the background too! The album's a great one from Japanese groove pioneer Takeshi Inomata – and it's almost a fusion of earlier 60s funky band jazz with some of the more tripped-out modes of the jazz rock era. Vamping rhythms and full-on organs are undercut by wiggy guitar parts and soaring organ lines – all augmented by spoken Japanese passages, sound effects, and production styles that abstract out some instruments into very unusual modes. There's plenty of soulful and funky moments throughout – and titles include "The Death Of Janis", "Child & I", "Blue", "Alone", and "Go For Nothing". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Takeshi Inomata & Sound LtdNew Rock In Europe ... LP
Express/Lawson (Japan), 1970. New Copy (reissue)... $39.99 48.99 About August 28, 2024
Not European rock, but funky jazz instead – served up by a very cool Japanese group with a lot of funky undercurrents! The approach here is similar to some of the other Sound Ltd albums from Takeshi Inomata – a reworking of an older big band mode, with more electric and groovy elements – including standout work on electric bass, guitar, and Hammond! There's some of the usual instrumentation in the mix too – trumpet, tenor, and some mighty nice flute – and many of the tunes are reworkings of late 60s rock numbers, but given a funky jazz twist that's mighty nice. The album's worth it alone for a sublime remake of Donovan's "Barabajagal" – and other tracks include "Something", "London Bridge Is Falling Down", "Goodbye", "Greensleeves", "Mustache", and "Hurdy Gurdy Man". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Takeshi Inomata & Sound LimitedSounds Of Sound Limited ... LP
Columbia/Lawson (Japan), 1970. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A killer funky group from early 70s Japan – a slightly large ensemble, but one with some really heavy drums at the bottom – plus some great use of organ and electric guitar! There's a tight brace of horns at the top – flute, tenor, trumpets, and trombone – but the rhythms are what really drive the record, and give the whole thing a sometimes-funky, always-groovy quality that never lets up! The mode is almost soundtrack funk at times – jazz, but filled with some rich colors and expansive tones too – and there's a sophistication here that really rewards repeated listenings, but never gets in the way of the groovier moments too. Titles include "Theme Mustache", "Tak's Tune", "Joint", "Monster", "Lullaby For Yuh", and "Scotland Scene". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Takeshi InomataSound Limited ... LP
Express/Universal (Japan), 1970. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A record with a staid sort of cover, one that hides all the great funky energy underneath – as the set's a killer album from Japanese drummer Takeshi Inomata, working here with his Sound Ltd group in a wonderful blend of jazz, funk, and psychedelic mode! There's a fantastic swirling of elements going on here – including guitar from a young Ryo Kawasaki, plus trumpet from Shunzo Ohno, flute from Toshiako Yokota, and tenor from Takao Uematsu – as well as trombone from Takashi Imai, who handled the arrangements with Inomata and Norio Maeda. The record is a key evolution of the late 60s Japanese way of serving up new jazz takes on American hits – as the record is funky, yet filled with original material that really pushes the boundaries – on titles that include "It Better End Soon", "Sometimes In Winter", "South California Purples", "Tell All The People", "Tag 5 Tune", and "Pacific C55". LP, Vinyl record album
 
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VariousKaruizawa Music Inn Vol 1 – Modern Jazz Meeting ... LP
Toshiba/Universal (Japan), 1961. New Copy ... $44.99 49.99
All-star jazz from the Japanese scene of the early 60s – a record that's almost in the Verve Records jam session or JATP style – as it features some of the greatest players on the Japanese scene of the time, coming together on some really long tracks that take off in a beautiful way! The set features two cuts, each taking up a side of the record – and that leaves plenty of room for long solo contributions from musicians who include Sadao Watanabe on alto, Akira Miyazawa on tenor, Norio Maeda on piano, Takeshi Inomata on drums, Shungo Sawada on guitar, and Akira Nakano on trumpet. Players are different on each side of the record – changing things up nicely, to present the range of new Japanese jazz voices that were making the start of the 60s such a key part of the scene – and the titles include extended takes on "Moanin" and "Walkin". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousSensational Jazz 70 Vols 1 & 2 ... LP
Columbia/Lawson (Japan), 1970. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $49.99 59.99 About August 28, 2024
Japanese jazz in the 70s was certainly a sensational thing – as you'll hear on this incredible double-length package! The album's a wonderful document of the way that the Tokyo jazz scene really exploded at the start of the decade – and offers up a range of special live performances, exclusive to the set, which really get at the depth and complexity that was going on at the time! Some cuts have a brilliantly free sound – that moment when Japanese avant jazz was finally finding its own voice – while others focus a bit more on funk, in ways that are clearly picked up from the US, but then set free on their own paths here. The lineup includes "Twilight In Nemu" by Miyami Toshiuki, "Toko" by Terumasa Hino, "Blue Soul" by Akira Ishikawa & Count Buffalo, "Mira" by Hiroshi Suzuki, "Score" by Jiro Inagaki & Soul Media, and "Mustache" by Takeshi Inomata & Sound Ltd. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Tadao HayashiFinger Trip ... LP
Zen (Japan), 1978. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
Debut album from Japanese harpist Tadao Hayashi – with personnel that includes Shoji Yokouchi on guitar, Yuri Tashiro on organ, Kunimitsu Inaba on bass, and Takeshi Inomata and Hajime Ishimatsu alternating on drums. Titles include "With Strings Attached" composed by Dorothy Ashby, "This Masquerade", "Green Dolphin Street", "All In Love Is Fair", "So In Love", and more. LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
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