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Masahiko SatoBelladonna ... LP
Finders Keepers (UK), 1973. New Copy ... $24.99 29.99
One of the rarest albums ever from the mighty Masahiko Sato – a Japanese musician we love for his jazz, funk, and psychedelic sounds – all of which come into play on this unusual animated soundtrack! The music is plenty trippy right from the start – very offbeat, from the instrumentation to the production to the pacing – never in a mode that's too avant, but which is very much its own thing – as Sato weaves a way forward with cool spacey keyboards, slow-brooding basslines, and these dreamy vocals from singer Chinatsu Nakayama! Some moments feel like the best funky electric Italian sound library material of the time – but there's also a lot more going on, too – including some of that great style Sato would use on other albums, when he'd blend psychedelic inspiration with very groovy jazz. Titles include "Funny Feeling", "Mr London", "Andy Warhol", "Belladonna", "The Notice Is Notice", "Take It Easy", and "TBSF". LP, Vinyl record album

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Masahiko SatoPalladium (SHMCD pressing) ... CD
Express/Universal (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... $18.99 23.99
The debut album of the legendary pianist Masahiko Sato – a musician who's got a way with a piano that's unlike anyone else we can think of – almost creating these sinister moments at times, which are balanced by occasional moments of warmth, amidst a very groundbreaking sense of freedom! At this point in his career, Sato is so different than American or European avant pianists – and there's a clarity to the performance here that really demonstrates his unique approach – supported by superb work from Yasuo Arakawa on bass and Masahiko Togashi on drums – both players who have these deeper, organic qualities that balance the sharper edges of the piano. All titles are originals – save for an unusual version of "Michelle" – and tracks include "Der Zweig Von Salzburg", "Palladium", and "Closing". CD
(Part of the Japanese Jazz Revisited series – SHM-CD pressing!)
 
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Masahiko TogashiSpeed & Space ... LP
Union/Cinedelic (Italy), 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99 39.99
Speed, space, and plenty more – all going on in the hands of a quartet led by drummer Masahiko Togashi – a Japanese player who's at his most youthfully creative on this album! Togashi was part of a new generation of musicians on his scene who were moving past conventional jazz modes – not just the free jazz styles that European improvisers were bringing to the music, but also maybe a more organic approach that was years ahead of its time, and not as widely recognized by the rest of the world until many years later. Togashi himself plays a big range of percussion instruments and vibes next to his drums – and the rest of the group features the great Masahiko Sato on piano, Mototeru Takagi on tenor and bass clarinet, and Yoshio Ikeda on bass – all moving effortlessly through a variety of modes of expression, on titles that include "Presage", "Speed & Space", "Expectation", and "Panorama". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition!)

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✨✧ Masahiko TogashiSpeed & Space ... LP
Union/Teichiku (Japan), 1969. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Speed, space, and plenty more – all going on in the hands of a quartet led by drummer Masahiko Togashi – a Japanese player who's at his most youthfully creative on this album! Togashi was part of a new generation of musicians on his scene who were moving past conventional jazz modes – not just the free jazz styles that European improvisers were bringing to the music, but also maybe a more organic approach that was years ahead of its time, and not as widely recognized by the rest of the world until many years later. Togashi himself plays a big range of percussion instruments and vibes next to his drums – and the rest of the group features the great Masahiko Sato on piano, Mototeru Takagi on tenor and bass clarinet, and Yoshio Ikeda on bass – all moving effortlessly through a variety of modes of expression, on titles that include "Presage", "Speed & Space", "Expectation", and "Panorama". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing. Cover has some light wear – vinyl is great.)

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Kim Sang HeeKim Sang Hee Sings Tom Jones & Burt Bacharach ... CD
Canyon/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1971. New Copy ... $19.99 24.99
The lovely Kim Sang Hee takes on the music of both Tom Jones and Burt Bacharach – in a setting that has her working with nicely different backings for each of the different sources! The Burt Bacharach material is maybe our favorite – as Kim's sweet voice works wonderfully with the small combo backing of pianist Masahiko Sato, who really seems to get the right sense of space and timing for the Bacharach tunes that include "April Fools", "I'll Never Fall In Love Again", "Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head", and "This Girl's In Love With You". The Tom Jones material includes a range of different songs associated with Jones, not necessarily written by him – with groovy larger backings from the New Herd of Toshiyuki Miyama, with arrangements by Norio Maeda – on cuts that include "It's Not Unusual", "Little Green Apples", "Delilah", and "Green Green Grass Of Home". CD

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VariousWamono A to Z Vol 1 – Japanese Jazz Funk & Rare Groove 1968 to 1980 (180 gram pressing) ... LP
180g (UK), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy ... $26.99 34.98
A fantastic dip into the world of Japanese funk during the 70s – a great place to start if you don't want to slap down big money for expensive imports – and a set that's also got a fair bit of obscure numbers in the lineup, even if you have some of the material from this time! The collection's got a specific ear for a groove – and often focuses on tracks that mix US styles of jazzy funk with specific Japanese styles of instrumentation – a wood flute here, a bit of koto there – all used in very cool, very groovy ways – and in a setting that's still very appealing if you're a fan of more familiar funky jazz from the 70s! Titles include "Incitation" by Monica Lassen & The Sounds, "Soran Bushi" by Toshiiko Yonekawa, "Touch Of Japanese Tone" by Takeo Yamashita, "Cloudy" by Chikara Ueda & The Power Station, "Downtown Blues" by Chumei Watanabe, "Sidewinder" by Akira Ishikawa & Count Buffalos, "Sniper's Snooze" by Masahiko Sato and Jiro Inagaki, and "Hanagas Onda" by Kifu Mitsuhashi. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Akira MiyazawaAkira Miyazawa (aka Yamame) ... LP
King (Japan), 1962. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
If the cover image of a Akira Miyazawa fishing in a trout stream wasn't already enough to make us love this one, the music on the disc certainly is – as the album's a real shining jewel in the Japanese jazz scene of the 60s, the kind of record that really set a whole new standard for the players involved! Miyazawa's got a tone here that's really incredible – an approach to the alto that's a bit like Lou Donaldson during his bop years for Blue Note, but which is also recorded here with a great sense of space that echoes out wonderfully – even when Akira's just doing a little. The group is relatively large, but all focused around Miyazawa's horn – and other players include Sadao Watanabe on flute and Masahiko Sato on piano. Titles include the great originals "Yamame" and "Fly Casting", plus "Out Of Nowhere", "Like Sonny", and "Le Crespuscule Enbaume". LP, Vinyl record album
(King Jazz Series reissue, with the insert – in a cover with a white border around the image. Cover has some very light aging, but is nice overall. K20P 6110)

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✨✧ Akira MiyazawaOn Green Dolphin Street (Japanese pressing) ... LP
Union (Japan), 1982. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Straighter than some of the early work by this Japanese tenor legend, but still pretty darn great! The set features Akira Miyzawa on tenor and soprano sax – with Masahiko Sato on piano, Nobuyoshi Ino on bss, and Motohiko Hino on drums – a great group! LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes insert.)

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✨✧ VariousWaJazz – Japanese Jazz Spectacle Vol 1 – Deep, Heavy, & Beautiful Jazz From Japan 1968 to 1984 (180 gram pressing) ... LP
180g (UK), Late 60s/1970s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An essential collection of work from the Japanese scene of the 70s – as set that really gets at the "something special" that made jazz from this generation so unique! Japanese musicians were early adopters of American modes – and the scene had great bop recordings from the 50s onward – but as the 70s approached, old and young musicians really started experimenting with a whole new range of styles – some mixed older Japanese instrumental modes with contemporary jazz, others tried a poetic approach to modal jazz, some were spiritual, and a few even got downright funky – but in ways that were very different than American jazz funk! This set brings together key examples of all those great styles – in a package that features detailed notes from Yusuke Ogawa, the man who's taught us plenty over the years – with titles that include "Mustache (live)" by Takeshi Inomata & Sound Ltd, "Fourth Expression" by Masahiko Togashi, "Do It" by Jiro Inagaki & Soul Media, "Romance" by Hiroshi Suzuki, "Tochi Mo Kurumi Mo Fukiotose" by Masahiko Sato, "Breeze" by Soul Media, "Adult's Day" by Toshiyuki Miyama & The New Herd, "Sakura Sakura" by Tadaki Misago & Tokyo Cuban Boys, "Muraiki" by Minoru Muraoka, "Mago Uta" by Count Buffalo & The Jazz Rock Band, "D51" by Kiyoshi Sugimoto, and "Breath Prologue" by Hozan Yamamoto, Masahiko Togashi, and Yosuke Yamashita. LP, Vinyl record album
 
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Masahiko Satoh with Eddie Gomez & Steve GaddAs If ... LP
Interface (Japan), 1985. Near Mint- ... $19.99
A great trio date – as pianist Masahiko Satoh gets superb backing from Eddie Gomez on bass and Steve Gadd on drums – on titles that include the originals "Dead End", "As If", and "Cajuput Trip" – and nice takes on "Israel", "Waltz For Debby", and "Nardis". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes insert.)

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✨✧ Masahiko SatohAmorphism ... LP
CBS, 1986. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
A great trio date from this Japanese pianist – who plays both acoustic and Fender Rhodes – with help from Eddie Gomez on bass and Steve Gadd on drums! All tracks are originals – and include "Escape Velocity", "Shun Yo Sho", "Acid Reaction", "Quid Pro Quo", "Sai Ka U", and "Ken Sen". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing, with obi, still in shrink!)

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Kimiko ItohTouch Of Love ... LP
Sony (Japan), 1985. Very Good ... $11.99
Sweet vocals and some warmly jazzy backings – a nice little collaboration between Japanese singer Kimiko Itoh and keyboardist Masahiko Satoh, who also handles the arrangements on the set! Satoh shifts between Fender Rhodes and Steinway, and the rest of the instrumentation has a mixed electric/acoustic feel – usually quite gentle at points, and supported by fuller strings to give the set a slightly classy sort of feel. The keys dance nicely behind Kimiko's mellow vocals, and most lyrics are in English – with tracks that include "Alone Alone & Alone", "Hey That's No Way To Say Goodbye", "You Were Made For Me", "Ordinary Fool", "The Island", and "Will You Love Me Tomorrow". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light aging.)

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Nancy WilsonForbidden Lover ... LP
Columbia, 1987. Very Good+ ... $0.99 2.99
A sweet set of soulful numbers from Nancy Wilson – tracks that offer up a perfect fusion of her jazzy roots and soul-based styles of later years – wrapped up in lush arrangements from Japanese jazzman Masahiko Satoh! The record follows a similar approach to Wilson's Keep You Satisfied session – which Satoh also handled – and offers up a great format for the maturing Nancy to keep on burning with the mature, sophisticated sound she first brought to music during her 60s years at Capitol – yet with a definite 80s twist here. Titles include "Forbidden Lover", "Deeper", "Putting My Trust", "I Was Telling Him About You", "Too Good To Be True", "I Never Held Your Heart", and "A Song For You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole and some staining three inches wide down the opening.)

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Nancy WilsonKeep You Satisfied ... LP
Columbia, 1986. Near Mint- ... $4.99 6.99
A great later set from Nancy Wilson – recorded in Japan with arrangements by pianist Masahiko Satoh, but in a warmly glowing mode that's right in step with Nancy's maturing vocal style! The sound is often mellow, but grooves from time to time with a jazzy flourish – kind of an even more sophisticated version of the styles explored by Wilson at the tail end of her Capitol years. Titles include "Just To Keep You In My Life", "Early Morning", "We've Got Love", "Winter Green & Summer Blue", "Just To Keep You Satisfied", "Is It Too Late", and "Heaven Bound". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Hozan YamamotoEternal Echoes ... LP
Philips (Japan), 1979. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
A record with a sound that's as evocative as its title – and a haunting blend of Japanese folkloric modes and avant jazz expression! Reedman Hozan Yamamoto is always a player who grabs our interest – and here, he's blowing shakuhachi throughout – a traditional bamboo flute that's blended with the acoustic and electric piano of Masahiko Satoh and percussion of Masahiko Togashi – both players with wonderfully creative energy of their own! Things never get too outside here, but there's definitely an improvisatory sort of quality to the record – earthy explorations of space and sound put together in a way that links older Japanese traditions with some of the best openness of its jazz scene in the 70s. Titles include "Kosho", "Kodoh", "Take No Fu", "Ginkyo", and "Tohne". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes insert.)

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✨✧ Stomu Yamash'Ta & The HorizonSunrise From West Sea ... CD
King/We Want Sounds (UK), 1971. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The Japanese scene of the 70s had plenty of experiments that blended contemporary and traditional instrumentation – but this album-length jam from percussionist Stomu Yamashta may well be one of the most striking from the time! You'll no doubt know Stomu from some of his later records that got more global circulation – but this set was originally only issued in Japan, and mixes some of his progressive leaning with a very free jazz sensibility – served up by a quartet that also features Masahiko Satoh on organ, Takehisa Kosugi on electric violin, and Hideakira Sakurai on electric koto, shamisen, and more percussion! Stomu himself is unbound, and plays with a frenzy we've not heard before – and the mix of the other instrumentation, especially koto and shamisen, creates all these really unusual sounds and tones throughout. The album features one long track, recorded live at Yamaha Hall in Tokyo! CD

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✨✧ Stomu Yamash'Ta & The HorizonSunrise From West Sea ... LP
King/We Want Sounds (UK), 1971. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The Japanese scene of the 70s had plenty of experiments that blended contemporary and traditional instrumentation – but this album-length jam from percussionist Stomu Yamashta may well be one of the most striking from the time! You'll no doubt know Stomu from some of his later records that got more global circulation – but this set was originally only issued in Japan, and mixes some of his progressive leaning with a very free jazz sensibility – served up by a quartet that also features Masahiko Satoh on organ, Takehisa Kosugi on electric violin, and Hideakira Sakurai on electric koto, shamisen, and more percussion! Stomu himself is unbound, and plays with a frenzy we've not heard before – and the mix of the other instrumentation, especially koto and shamisen, creates all these really unusual sounds and tones throughout. The album features one long track, recorded live at Yamaha Hall in Tokyo! LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
 



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