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Manfred Schoof with Yosuke Yamashita TrioDistant Thunder ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... $13.99
A really amazing record from trumpeter Manfred Schoof – and one that's quite different from his better-known recordings on the European scene! This set has Schoof joining in with the searing trio of Yosuke Yamashita on piano, Akira Sakata on alto, and Takeo Moriyama on drums – and mindblowing group that were setting their own standards of free jazz on the Japanese scene in the 70s, often with a very different vibe than European improvisers of the decade! Sakata is especially amazing – bold, searing, and completely on fire – in a way that seems to have Schoof rising to new heights to match his energy. The set begins with the blistering side-long track "Mitochondira" – then takes a bit of a breather, as Schoof delivers a solo take on "Round Midnight", and Yamashita performs the solo "Distant Thunder" – before full group action re-emerges on the long "Hachi". CD
(Part of the Enja 50th Anniversary Campaign!)

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Yosuke YamashitaClay ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... $13.99
Mindblowing trio work from Japanese pianist Yosuke Yamashita – in a group that's equally noteworthy for its incredible reed performances from the mighty Akira Sakata! The pairing of Sakata and Yamashita was one of the greatest things in Japanese jazz in the 70s, and certainly one of that scene's strongest avant impulses – and the trio's completed by the thoughtfully spacious drum work of Takeo Moriyama, who really knows how to read the room, then run when the time is right. Sakata manages to get some of the most searing sounds from the clarinet we've ever heard, and a hell of a lot of force from the alto too – and the set features a long reading of the trio's classic "Mina's Second Theme" – plus the tune "Clay", dedicated to Muhammad Ali. CD
(Part of the1 Enja 50th Anniversary Campaign!)
Also available Clay (2021 Record Store Day Release) ... LP 49.99

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Yosuke YamashitaClay (2021 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $49.99
Mindblowing trio work from Japanese pianist Yosuke Yamashita – in a group that's equally noteworthy for its incredible reed performances from the mighty Akira Sakata! The pairing of Sakata and Yamashita was one of the greatest things in Japanese jazz in the 70s, and certainly one of that scene's strongest avant impulses – and the trio's completed by the thoughtfully spacious drum work of Takeo Moriyama, who really knows how to read the room, then run when the time is right. Sakata manages to get some of the most searing sounds from the clarinet we've ever heard, and a hell of a lot of force from the alto too – and the set features a long reading of the trio's classic "Mina's Second Theme" – plus the tune "Clay", dedicated to Muhammad Ali. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Clay ... CD 13.99

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Yosuke YamashitaDancing Kojiki ... CD
Maro/Super Fuji Discs (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... $16.99
One of the earliest albums ever from Japanese pianist Yosuke Yamashita – and a set that already has him completely on fire, and well into the legacy of music that would continue for years to come! Yamashita is incredible here – almost a Japanese answer to the freedoms of Cecil Taylor, but born of more Monkish origins – as Yosuke throws out these blistering waves of angular lines on the piano – improvising freely, but never losing his sense of direction – and pausing a bit at the start of the second half of the record to allow slight introspection, before then opening up again in freedom! The group features equally on-fire drum work from Takeo Moriyama, plus soprano sax from Seiichi Nakamura – on two long improvised tracks. CD

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Yosuke YamashitaTenshi No Koukotu ... CD
Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... $13.99
A rare jazz soundtrack from Japanese pianist Yosuke Yamashita – best known for his avant recordings of the time, but sounding equally enigmatic here in the film score world! The album's hardly the standard jazz score – as the tunes shift mood strongly from track to track – starting with one long instrumental jam, then moving into a sad-tinged vocal number, then a spoken cut, and then more vocals – before ending up again with instrumental jazz. Yamashita's piano is sometimes a bit warmer than on other records, but often quickly surprises with some starker notes – and the set also features a bit of tenor and soprano sax work as well. All titles and players in Japanese – and the CD comes with a booklet that includes some haunting shots from the film! CD
(Part of the "Nippon Jazz Spirits 48" series!)

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Yosuke YamashitaYosuke Yamashita Trio ... CD
Super Fuji Discs (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... $24.99 34.00
A searing lost performance from this legendary group – the amazing Yosuke Yamashita on piano, working here with Akira Sakata on alto and clarinet, and Moriyama Takeo on drums – a unit that was one of the greatest improvising trios on the planet at the time! Sure, many folks look to the intensity of the French and German scenes at the start of the 70s – or maybe the American legacy of players like Cecil Taylor or Jimmy Lyons – but Yamashita and Sakata together are simply mindblowing, and have an energy, tone, and sense of timing that's completely their own! Drummer Takeo really knows how to balance things out – and we love these guys so much, material like this is a fantastic addition to their classic catalog. CD

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Yosuke Yamashita & Adelhard RodingerInner Space ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... $13.99
Japanese pianist Yosuke Yamashita cut some fantastic work in Tokyo with his trio during the 70s – but he shines equally brightly here on a German session from the decade, but in a completely different way – given that the whole record just features duets with bassist Adelhard Rodinger! Rodinger is great – crafting these rich notes on the bass that are very much in that new mode of the instrument opened up overseas in the generation of Edehard Weber and Miroslav Vitous – and the balance is nice with the freer, often bolder notes of Yamashita on the piano. Yosuke sounds very different here than in his trio – occasionally showing these softer sentiments that are never sleepy, just maybe more personal at times than we might expect – on titles that include "Green Wave", "Soft Waltz", "Tight Pants", and "Country Walk". CD
(Part of the Enja 50th Anniversary Campaign!)

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✨✧ Yosuke YamashitaTribute To Mal Waldron ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1980. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A slightly different album than usual from Japanese avant piano legend Yosuke Yamashita – a tribute to Mal Waldron, and one that maybe has a bit more of a straight swing and sense of soul than some of Yamashita's other records from the time! The Waldron vibe is very strong here – and Yosuke plays with that sense of majesty that seemed to show up in Mal's music especially during the period when he was recording more often in Japan and Europe than his American home – an open sense of flow that's not entirely free jazz, but which is very spacious and souring. The trio features Katsuo Kuninaka on bass – and Shota Koyama on drums – and titles include versions of Mal Waldron's "Minoat", "Trane's Soul Eyes", and "One Upmanship" – plus the Yamashita original "Mal Is Back In Town". CD
(Part of the "Enja – Real Jazz Classics" series!)
 
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Takeo MoriyamaGreen River (180 gram pressing) (2021 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Enja/Solid (Japan), 1984. New Copy (reissue)... $49.99
Drummer Takeo Moriyama is best known to our ears as one of the key forces in the trio of pianist Yosuke Yamashita in the 70s – and he definitely continues that strong legacy here, but with a vibrant voice that's all his own! The session is maybe more pitched towards the spiritual side of the spectrum than the avant one – and the group features twin reed genius from Toshio Inoue on soprano and tenor, and Shuichi Enomoto on soprano, tenor, and flute! There's only the bass of Hideaki Mochizuki to add to the sound – which leaves a lot of great reed interplay amidst the dynamic energy inspired by the leader's drums. Titles include "Gradation", "Night Story", "Ta Ke", "Non Check", "Tohku", and "Fields". LP, Vinyl record album
(Beautiful Japanese pressing – with obi!)

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Akira Sakata TrioDance ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1981. New Copy ... $16.99
A great setting for the reed talents of the legendary Akira Sakata – one that's nicely different than his work with Yosuke Yamashita, as the group is a trio – with Sakata on alto and alto clarinet, Hiroshi Yoshino on bass, and Nobuo Fuji on drums! The songs are long, lean, and open – with Akira blowing these tremendous lines – of the sort that makes his music like this every bit the match of some of the best European improvisers of the time, thanks to the inherent soulfulness that Sakata brings to his horns, which has every minute overflowing with meaning. Titles include a great version of "Comme A La Radio" – the song originally done by Brigitte Fontaine & Art Ensemble Of Chicago – plus "Inanaki 2nd", "Right Frankenstein In Saigne Legier", and "Strange Island". CD
(Part of the Enja 50th Anniversary Campaign!)

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✨✧ Sachi Hayasaka & Stir Up2.26 ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1992. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The group here is named Stir Up, and that's definitely what they do alongside the soprano and alto of Sachi Hayasaka – often hitting these full, intense passages of sound – sometimes free, sometimes more rhythmic – served up with a lineup that includes Tatsuya Sato on tenor, Toshiki Nagata on bass, Ken Tsunoda on drums, Tomohiro Yahiro on percussion, and the great Yosuke Yamashita on piano! Sachi's maybe a bit more inside than Yosuke's famous reed partner from the 70s, Akira Sakata – but she's also got this ability to move between freedom and structure in a really great way – which keeps things interesting throughout, as the group move through titles that include "Yellow Monk", "Children Children", "Heso", "Bubble Net Feeding", and "Take Care Of All My Children". CD
(Includes obi.)

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✨✧ VariousEnja Label Collection Vol 2 – Modern Jazz From Japan ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1970s/1980s. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
An important part of the long legacy of Enja Records – a label that was based in Germany, but also offered key opportunities for expression to Japanese musicians over the years – especially during the 70s, when Enja released represented some of the few times these musicians were heard outside their local scene! Enja also maybe took even more chances with some of its Japanese artists than its American and European ones – allowing for some more outside, avant recordings – of which you'll find plenty here – mixed with a few straighter numbers as well. The package includes some moments when Japanese soloists join the groups of others, and lots more work by the musicians as leaders – and titles include "Night In Tunisia" by Yosuke Yamashita, "Alone Alone Alone" by Terumasa Hino, "Comme La Radio" by Akira Sakata, "Trinity" by Masahiko Sato, "Children Of The Night" by Bob Degen with Terumasa Hino, "Humpty Dumpty" by Akio Sasajima, "From Now On" by Karl Berger with Masahiko Sato, "Scarborough Fair" by Yosuke Yamashita and Hozan Hamamoto, "Ask Me Now" by Aki Takase and David Murray, and "Goodbye Porkpie Hat" by Aki Takase. CD
(Part of the Enja 50th Anniversary Campaign!)

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✨✧ Sachi Hayasaka & Stir Up2.26 ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1992. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The group here is named Stir Up, and that's definitely what they do alongside the soprano and alto of Sachi Hayasaka – often hitting these full, intense passages of sound – sometimes free, sometimes more rhythmic – served up with a lineup that includes Tatsuya Sato on tenor, Toshiki Nagata on bass, Ken Tsunoda on drums, Tomohiro Yahiro on percussion, and the great Yosuke Yamashita on piano! Sachi's maybe a bit more inside than Yosuke's famous reed partner from the 70s, Akira Sakata – but she's also got this ability to move between freedom and structure in a really great way – which keeps things interesting throughout, as the group move through titles that include "Yellow Monk", "Children Children", "Heso", "Bubble Net Feeding", and "Take Care Of All My Children". CD
(Part of the "Enja – Real Jazz Classics" series!)

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✨✧ Takeo MoriyamaGreen River (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1984. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Drummer Takeo Moriyama is best known to our ears as one of the key forces in the trio of pianist Yosuke Yamashita in the 70s – and he definitely continues that strong legacy here, but with a vibrant voice that's all his own! The session is maybe more pitched towards the spiritual side of the spectrum than the avant one – and the group features twin reed genius from Toshio Inoue on soprano and tenor, and Shuichi Enomoto on soprano, tenor, and flute! There's only the bass of Hideaki Mochizuki to add to the sound – which leaves a lot of great reed interplay amidst the dynamic energy inspired by the leader's drums. Titles include "Gradation", "Night Story", "Ta Ke", "Non Check", "Tohku", and "Fields". CD
(Part of the Nippon Jazz Spirits series!)
Also available Green River (180 gram pressing) (2021 Record Store Day Release) ... LP 49.99
 
 
 



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