{2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia Rca Series}

Yoshiaki Masuo And His Group - Winds Of Barcelona (1969) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 4291}

Yoshiaki Masuo And His Group - Winds Of Barcelona (1969) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 4291}
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© 1969, 2014 Columbia / Sony Music Japan | SICP 4291
Jazz / Post Bop / Guitar

Reissue with the latest DSD remastering. Comes with liner notes. Guitarist Yoshiaki Masuo was only 22 years old when he recorded Winds of Barcelona, his first leader album, in 1969. He had been discovered by the Japanese jazz giant Sadao Watanabe, and had been a member of Watanabe's group for over a year. Masuo, and the fresh, new kind of jazz – sometimes referred to as "pop jazz" – was immensely popular at the time.
Louis Van Dyke - The Louis Van Dyke Trio/Quartet (1964) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 4288}

Louis Van Dyke - The Louis Van Dyke Trio/Quartet (1964) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 4288}
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© 1964, 2014 Columbia / Sony Music Japan | SICP 4288
Jazz / Hard Bop / Bop / Piano

Reissue with the latest 2014 DSD remastering. Comes with liner notes. Louis van Dyke, in fact his surname was van Dijk, but that didn't look English enough I guess. In 1961 he had won the Loosdrecht Jazz concours with his trio and made his first album, titled Trio / Quartet in June 1964. In the quartet recordings Carl Schulze, the vibraphone player, was added. He won with this LP an Edison Award, one of the most important awards in the Dutch amusement world.
Louis Van Dyke - Louis Van Dyke Plays Lennon-McCartney (1970) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 4287}

Louis Van Dyke - Louis Van Dyke Plays Lennon-McCartney (1970) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 4287}
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© 1970, 2014 Columbia / Sony Music Japan | SICP 4287
Jazz / Jazz Arrangement / Instrumental / Organ

Reissue with the latest 2014 DSD remastering. Comes with liner notes. I first became aware of Louis Van Dyke on the "Fond Memories of Frank Rosolino" CD and it became apparent that here was a creative mind with impeccable jazz abilities who was able to play into the sound of whatever environment he chose. This recording could be by a very different musician than heard on the Rosolino album as Van Dyke is able to switch hats and maintain the integrity of whichever he is wearing at the time. What we have here is unusual to say the least: 9 songs by the Beatles performed in 1970 on the Flentrop Organ in the Netherlands Reformed Chuch at Loenen a.d. Vecht.
Louis Van Dyke - Pavane (1969) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 4225}

Louis Van Dyke - Pavane (1969) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 4225}
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© 1969, 2014 Columbia / CBS / Sony Music Japan | SICP 4225
Jazz / Post Bop / Piano Trio

Reissue with the latest 2014 DSD remastering. Comes with liner notes. Louis van Dijk, also spelled Louis van Dyke (born 27 November 1941 in Amsterdam, North Holland), is a Dutch pianist. He was educated as a classical piano-player and like so many other jazz musicans he became fascinated by the instrument in church. His father was sexton in the Prinsessekerk in Amsterdam. He studied at the Amsterdam Conservatory and became interested in jazz. For young jazz musicians the Loosdrecht festival was a usefull leg to success.
Louis Van Dyke - When A Man Loves A Woman (1968) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 4069}

Louis Van Dyke - When A Man Loves A Woman (1968) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 4069}
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© 1968, 2014 Columbia / Sony Music Japan | SICP 4069
Jazz / Post Bop / Piano Trio

Reissue with the latest 2014 DSD remastering. Comes with liner notes. This album is Louis van Dyke's third. The programme contains four songs which were chosen from among the more memorable chartbusters of recent vintage. Louis van Dijk, also spelled Louis van Dyke (born 27 November 1941 in Amsterdam, North Holland), is a Dutch pianist. He was educated as a classical piano-player and like so many other jazz musicans he became fascinated by the instrument in church. His father was sexton in the Prinsessekerk in Amsterdam. He studied at the Amsterdam Conservatory and became interested in jazz. For young jazz musicians the Loosdrecht festival was a usefull leg to success.
Mongo Santamaria - Mr. Watermelon Man - La Bamba (1965) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 4053}

Mongo Santamaria - Mr. Watermelon Man - La Bamba (1965) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 4053}
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© 1965, 2014 Columbia / Sony Music Japan | SICP 4053
Jazz / Latin Jazz / Afro-Cuban Jazz / Bongo Drums

Reissue with the latest 2014 DSD remastering. Comes with liner notes. Mongo Santamaria at the height of his Latin Soul years – working on a cool Columbia session titled after an earlier hit, but served up with his new lean sound of the late 60s! The album's got that perfect Santamaria combo from the time – a group that features trumpet and these wonderfully sharp arrangements from the great Marty Sheller – plus very smoking reed work from a young Hubert Laws, wailing away on flute and tenor, and Bobby Capers on alto and baritone – both players who mix jazz and soul instrumental modes, to bring a hell of a lot of feeling to the overall sound of the band – in ways that really get past more familiar use of trumpet or trombone in other Latin combos. The band grooves nicely on original material like "Streak O Lean", "Ricky Tick", "Do It To It", "Fatback", "Coconut Milk", and "Jose Outside" – and they also reprise Mongo's big hit "Watermelon Man".
Gary Burton - Tennessee Firebird (1966) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 4217}

Gary Burton - Tennessee Firebird (1966) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 4217}
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© 1966, 2014 RCA / Sony Music Japan | SICP 4217
Jazz / Post Bop / Fusion / Vibes

Reissue with the latest 2014 DSD remastering. Comes with liner notes. While the concept of "jazz-rock" was in its embryonic stages, Burton was experimenting with a style combining jazz improvisation with rock energy and rhythms. This 1967 session added another ingredient to the musical mix: country and bluegrass sensibility. Burton used Nashville session players like bassist/harmonica player Charlie McCoy, the great Chet Atkins, fiddler Buddy Spicher, and pedal steel guitarist Buddy Emmons. The results were impressive and artistically intriguing; the country players provided a loose, loping feel, while Burton's solos were smooth and delicate but forceful enough to hold the distinct styles together.
Louis Armstrong - The Complete Town Hall Concert (1947) [2CD] {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series}

Louis Armstrong - The Complete Town Hall Concert (1947) [2CD] {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series}
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© 2014 RCA / Sony Music Japan | SICP 4005~6 | Mono
Jazz / Classic Jazz / Early Jazz / New Orleans Jazz / Swing

Reissue with latest 2014 DSD remastering. Comes with liner notes. One of the key turning points of Louis Armstrong's career occurred at the Town Hall concert fully documented on this two-CD set, a reissue of the earlier two-LP release. Armstrong, who had been leading a big band for 18 years, was showcased with some musical friends who were all very complementary players (including trombonist Jack Teagarden, clarinetist Peanuts Hucko and cornetist Bobby Hackett), and the results were so exciting that Armstrong soon broke up his orchestra to form a similar all-star sextet.
Phil Woods - Warm Woods (1957) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series}

Phil Woods - Warm Woods (1957) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series}
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© 2014 Epic / Sony Music Japan | SICP 4213 | DSD Remaster
Jazz / Bop / Hard Bop / Saxophone

This long-out-of-print CD has finally been reissued and it's a must-have for Phil Woods fans, or for anyone interested in an excellent example of post-Parker be-bop saxophone. The sound quality is excellent, the rhythm section is very competent and Phil is at the top of his game on a nice mix of standards and originals. It's easy to see why he has been the benchmark for jazz alto for decades. His swing and inventiveness are nicely showcased as he eases his way through the list of tunes. If one were to buy one or two CD's that best show Phil Woods' ability to create meaningful jazz, this one would have to be high on the list for consideration. Don't miss it!
Charles Lloyd - Nirvana (1968) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series}

Charles Lloyd - Nirvana (1968) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series}
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© 2014 Columbia / Sony Music Japan | SICP 4047 | 2014 DSD Remaster
Jazz / Hard Bop / Crossover Jazz / Saxophone

Reissue with latest 2014 DSD remastering. Comes with liner notes. Nirvana is lovely work from Charles Lloyd – recorded at the point when he was just pushing off from Chico Hamilton's group, and before he got too noodly for his own good! Side one of the record features Lloyd with his own group – jazzing it up in a mix of flute, guitar, and percussion on a number of short tracks that have a light and breezy feel. There's a nice dose of bossa in the set, plus some of the other freer rhythmic styles that Lloyd and Hamilton experimented with together at the time – but all of the tracks have a strong rhythmic pulse, and never lose their groove for too much experimentation. Side two features two wonderful tracks with Hamilton's group at a point when Lloyd was still working with the ensemble – both long tracks with a modal pulse and a great deal of spirituality – again free, but never too much so! A nice little album – with tracks that include "Island Blues", "Carcara", "Long Time Baby", "One For Joan", and "Freedom Traveler".