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VariousShibuya Jazz Classics Presents Johnny's Underground – Best Of Johnny's Disk ... CD
Johnny's Disk/Ultra Vybe (Japan), Late 70s/Early 80s. Used 2CDs ... $24.99
A double-length look at the legendary Johnny's Disk label from Japan – and important indie that forged new ground for jazz at the end of the 70s, and also opened the way towards lot of creative experimentation for years to come! Johnny's wasn't just a jazz label, though – and instead it echoed some of the genre-crossing modes that were also taking place in other Japanese scenes at the start of the 80s – styles that are really emphasized here on CD 2, which is titled "Under Ground" – in contrast to the "Jazz Ground" of CD 1! The modes on CD 2 are a mix of avant rock, jazz improvisation, and other modes – sometimes playful, sometimes dark – and the styles on CD 1 are often warmer, and represent a strong Johnny's Disk contribution to the warm piano trio modes of 70s Japan. 23 tracks in all – with work by Lee Won Hui, Sonoda Mayumi, Ktayama Mitsuaki, Nakayama Eiji, Kingkong Paradise, Sakamoto Teru, Itakura Katsuyki, Kondo Kouji, Miyoshi Youji,Terui Ken & Aterui Jazz Gakudan, Oguri Hitoshi, and Hayasaka Koukou. CD
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Teru SakamotoTeru Sakamoto Trio Live At Rikuzen Johnny ... CD
Johnny's Disk/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1980. New Copy ... $23.99
A tremendous live set from pianist Teru Sakamoto – a session that soars with all of the life, soul, and imagination of McCoy Tyner at his 70s best! The record's got a feel that's quite open – long tracks, with plenty of solo space for Sakamoto on the piano – but the sound is always inside, rhythmic, and focused – never too out or too experimental, just soaring up to the skies with a brilliant sense of expression. The trio features Takao Neichi on bass and Takeshi Watanabe on drums – and titles include a great modal take on "My Favorite Things", plus "Left Alone", "Yuyake Koyake", and "Autumn Leaves". CD
(Part of the "Nippon Jazz Spirits 48" series!)

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Yoshimi UenoTaiko No Uminari (Sea Sound) ... CD
Johnny's Disk/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1980. New Copy ... $22.99
A laidback Japanese jazz set from the start of the 80s – filled with warm piano lines, gentle guitar grooves, and some nice moments on tenor! There's a great mellow feel to the record – a quality that's different than other records we've heard of this vintage – still some of the soaring lyricism of the Japanese piano scene, but with a more spacious, contemplative feel overall – one that really gives the record a lot of depth. The core group is a quintet – with tenor, guitar, piano, bass, and drums – and there's some guest guitar and bass on a few tracks. Titles include "Skip", "Sea Sound", "My Spirit", "Tsuchi Ningyo", and "K Blues". CD
(Part of the "Nippon Jazz Spirits 48" series!)
 
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✨✧ Fred Anderson & Steve McCallVintage Duets – Chicago 1/11/80 ... CD
Okka Disk, 1980. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An amazing recording finally sees the light of day – a beautiful set of duets between Fred Anderson on tenor and Steve McCall on percussion – both very important players of the second wave of AACM musicians in the 70s, even though both artists never fully got their due! The material was recorded in 1980, not too long before we lost McCall – and the interplay is wonderful, and really represents a shift in the energy of the AACM scene – maybe some influence from the loft jazz world of mid 70s New York, which in turn drew inspiration from late 60s Chicago – but also delivered with a sense of soul that marks Anderson as part of a key lineage of Chicago tenorists that includes Clifford Jordan, Johnny Griffin, and John Gilmore! McCall is great too – a sensitive soul, but a strong force throughout – as the duo improvise on two long tracks, "Within" and "Wandering". CD

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✨✧ Kan Mikami & Ryojiro FurusawaSyokugyo – Profession ... CD
Solid/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1979. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A pretty amazing record from a time when it seemed like all holds were off on the Japanese record industry – especially on smaller labels like Johnny's Disk, who recorded this album during a period of really intense creativity! The album begins with heavy drums from Ryojiro Furusawa – almost making it feel like you're about to hear a whole album of improvised music – but then Kan Mikami comes in with guitar and vocals, and the tunes get shaped in very different lyrical ways – but still while being driven by Ryojiro's very bold work on the drums! The whole album seems to swing between these solo, improvised moments and more song-based inspiration – and as with many of the true treasures on the Johnny's Disk label, you've really got to hear this one to appreciate its genius. CD
(Out of print.)
 
 
 



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