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Jiro Inagaki & His Soul MediaFunky Stuff ... LP
Columbia (Japan), 1974. New Copy (reissue)... About May 27, 2020
Funky fusion from 70s Japan – a really great set that's heavy both on Fender Rhodes, and on a range of choppy reed lines on tenor, soprano sax, and flute! The set's got a warm glow that's perfect for the CTI generation – with an equally apt sense of space, one that keeps the record from veering into any overdone fusion cliches, and which instead helps the group stay in just the right territory to bring out all the best soul in their music. There's a funky feel on most cuts, but even the mellow numbers have a hell of a lot of soul too – thanks partly to the keyboards, and even more to a brilliant execution of the whole set. Titles include "Funky Stuff", "Scratch", "Breeze", "Painted Paradise", "Funky Motion", "Gentle Wave", and "Four Up". LP, Vinyl record album
(Part of the Deep Jazz Reality Project Re:Vinyl series!)

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Jiro Inagaki & His Soul MediaHead Rock (Japanese Record Day release) ... LP
Columbia (Japan), 1970. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $49.99
A definite head rocker here – a brilliant bit of funky jazz from Japan, and a record that beautifully balances acoustic and electric elements! Jiro Inagaki plays some heavy tenor and soprano sax on the record – working with a combo that includes electric guitar, electric bass, and organ – plus a trumpet joining Jiro in the frontline! The rhythms are tight, hard, and very funky at times – drenched in soul, but also filtered through a bit of a psychedelic influence, as you might guess from the cover on the record – and Jiro's choppy tenor and soprano come off with some of the same sharp notes and changes you might expect from the best European funky fusion of the time. Tracks include "Spoonful", "The Ground For Peace", "Head Rock", "The Vamp", "Back To Back", "High Jack", and "Twenty One". LP, Vinyl record album
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✨✧ VariousSensational Jazz 70 Vol 0 ... LP
Columbia (Japan), 1970. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Japanese jazz in the 70s was certainly a sensational thing – as you'll hear on this incredible set! 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! Plus, the material here appears to not have been issued on the formal album – under the Vols 1 & 2 title. 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 "Back To Rock" by Akira Ishikawa & Count Buffalos, "Message To The Moon" by Toshiyuki Miyama & His New Herd, "The Vamp" by Jiro Inagaki & Soul Media, and "Joint" by Takeshi Inomata & Sound Ltd. LP, Vinyl record album

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