1000 Series

Duke Pearson - Prairie Dog (1966) {2012 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit WPCR-27166}

Duke Pearson - Prairie Dog (1966) {2012 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit WPCR-27166}
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© 1966, 2012 Warner Japan / Atlantic / Rhino | WPCR-27166 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / Hard Bop / Soul Jazz / Piano

Features 24 bit digital remastering. Comes with a description. his 1966 date by Duke Pearson with an octet was originally issued by Atlantic. Reissued by Collectables, this is Pearson in full soul-jazz mode, driven deeply by the blues, with an all-star band (not all members play on all tunes): drummer Mickey Roker; Harold Vick on soprano; James Spaulding on flute and alto; bassist Bob Cranshaw; trumpeter Johnny Coles; tenor George Coleman; guitarist Gene Bertoncini; and Pearson on piano and celeste.
Charles Lloyd Quartet - Journey Within (1967) {2012 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit WPCR-27107}

Charles Lloyd Quartet - Journey Within (1967) {2012 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit WPCR-27107}
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© 1967, 2012 Warner Japan / Atlantic / Rhino | WPCR-27107 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / Hard Bop / Saxophone

Features 24 bit digital remastering. Comes with a description. I love JOURNEY WITHIN. This recording will certainly be a love it or hate it thing for most people. My sister hates it, for instance. I love it!! This is Lloyd at his trippy-est, spacey-est, best. The title song takes me there, if you've ever been there, even when I'm straight!! I love the free improvization of it. For those historians of you out there, this allegedly is the first live recording ever released from the original Fillmore Auditorium. This and Lloyd's LOVE-IN album were both recorded there, allegedly, over several nights.
Charles Lloyd Quartet - Dream Weaver (1966) {2012 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit WPCR-27030}

Charles Lloyd Quartet - Dream Weaver (1966) {2012 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit WPCR-27030}
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© 1966, 2012 Warner Japan / Atlantic / Rhino | WPCR-27030 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / Hard Bop / Saxophone

Features 24 bit digital remastering. Comes with a description. The first studio date of the Charles Lloyd Quartet, with Keith Jarrett, Cecil McBee, and Jack DeJohnette, was recorded and released just a few days before the band took both the European and American festival circuits by storm. First came Europe, which was just getting the disc as the band was tearing up its stages. While the live dates are now the stuff of legend, it's easy to overlook the recordings, but to do so would be a mistake. Dream Weaver is a fully realized project by a band – a real band – in which each member has a unique part of the whole to contribute.
Charles Lloyd - In The Soviet Union (1967) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit WPCR-27265}

Charles Lloyd - In The Soviet Union (1967) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit WPCR-27265}
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© 1967, 2013 Warner Japan / Atlantic / Rhino | WPCR-27265 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / Hard Bop / Saxophone

Features 24 bit digital remastering. Comes with a description. The Charles Lloyd Quartet was (along with Cannonball Adderley's band) the most popular group in jazz during the latter half of the 1960s. Lloyd somehow managed this feat without watering down his music or adopting a pop repertoire. A measure of the band's popularity is that Lloyd and his sidemen (pianist Keith Jarrett, bassist Ron McClure and drummer Jack DeJohnette) were able to have a very successful tour of the Soviet Union during a period when jazz was still being discouraged by the communists. This well-received festival appearance has four lengthy performances including an 18-minute version of "Sweet Georgia Bright" and Lloyd (who has always had a soft-toned Coltrane influenced tenor style and a more distinctive voice on flute) is in top form.
New York Liner & David Matthews - New York Liner (1981) {Japan Electric Bird The Best 1000 Series KICJ-2380 rel 2014}

New York Liner & David Matthews - New York Liner (1981) {Japan Electric Bird The Best 1000 Series KICJ-2380 rel 2014}
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© 1981, 2014 Electric Bird / King Record Japan | KICJ-2380
Jazz / Jazz Funk / Fusion

Reissue with the latest 24-bit remastering. Features original cover artwork. Comes with a descripton in Japanese. One of the best Jazz Fusion albums ever produced…..and Eric Gale on guitar is a wonderful contributor. Recording is similar in sound and vibe to Eric Gale's other Jazz/Fusion records. If you like "In a Jazz Tradition" or "In the Shade of a Tree" you'll like this.
Phil Woods With Red Garland - Sugan (1957) {2014 Japan Prestige Masters Collection 1000 Series UCCO-90288}

Phil Woods With Red Garland - Sugan (1957) {2014 Japan Prestige Masters Collection 1000 Series UCCO-90288}
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© 1957, 2014 Prestige New Jazz / Concord / Universal Music Japan | UCCO-90288
Jazz / Bop / Bebop / Hard Bop / Saxophone

This highly successful blowing session works because of overlapping links among players and material. Bassist Teddy Kotick and drummer Nick Stabulas were frequent partners, in the groups of leader Phil Woods and others. Kotick and pianist Red Garland also had working experience with Charlie Parker, whose compositions are heard here as well as those of Woods, who then and now was one of Jazz’s leading Parkerites.
Jimmy Giuffre - The Four Brothers Sound (1958) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit WPCR-27267}

Jimmy Giuffre - The Four Brothers Sound (1958) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit WPCR-27267}
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© 1958, 2013 Warner Japan / Atlantic / Rhino | WPCR-27267 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / Cool / Tenor Saxophone

Features 24 bit digital remastering. Comes with a description. On this interesting LP, Four Brothers Sound refers to the four overdubbed tenor saxes Giuffre uses throughout the session. The effect is similar to that achieved by Bill Evans on his similar effort, Conversations With Myself. The chief differences between the two might be this: where Evans layered wholly different improvisational lines to the same changes, Giuffre generally sticks to ensemble work. Also, Evans was the only performer on his set, while pianist Bob Brookmeyer and guitarist Jim Hall join Giuffre on several cuts.
David Matthews & Electric Birds - Digital Love (1979) {Japan Electric Bird The Best 1000 Series KICJ-2371 rel 2014}

David Matthews & Electric Birds - Digital Love (1979) {Japan Electric Bird The Best 1000 Series KICJ-2371 rel 2014}
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© 1979, 2014 Electric Bird / King Record Japan | KICJ-2371
Jazz / Jazz Funk / Fusion

Reissue with the latest 24-bit remastering. Features original cover artwork. Comes with a descripton in Japanese. Fast and funky fusion from David Matthews – building off the sound of his later Kudu recordings with a sweet electric groove! The album's got a pretty full approach overall – with Matthews on electric piano, and directing a large group of players that includes Mike Maineri, Michael Brecker, Jon Faddis, Shunzo Ohno, and Ronnie Cuber – and a number of tracks feature a vocal chorus that includes Ullanda McCullough and Yvonne Lewis. The overall style is slick, but not in a bad way – and Matthews more than meets the Japanese fusion sound head to head for this non-US release from the time!
David Matthews presents Grand Cross - Grand Cross (1981) {Japan Electric Bird The Best 1000 Series KICJ-2373 rel 2014}

David Matthews presents Grand Cross - Grand Cross (1981) {Japan Electric Bird The Best 1000 Series KICJ-2373 rel 2014}
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© 1981, 2014 Electric Bird / King Record Japan | KICJ-2373
Jazz / Jazz Funk / Fusion / Soul Jazz

Reissue with the latest 24-bit remastering. Features original cover artwork. Comes with a descripton in Japanese. Mid-'80s big band recordings featuring the arrangements and compositions of David Matthews, mixing swing, bop, soul-jazz, and fusion influences. There's a blend between acoustic and electric, standards and originals, and tightly crafted ensemble-dominated arrangements and straight blowing material.
Toshiyuki Honda & Burning Waves - Spanish Tears (1980) {Japan Electric Bird The Best 1000 Series KICJ-2407 rel 2014}

Toshiyuki Honda & Burning Waves - Spanish Tears (1980) {Japan Electric Bird The Best 1000 Series KICJ-2407 rel 2014}
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© 1980, 2014 Electric Bird / King Record Japan | KICJ-2407
Jazz / Jazz Funk / Fusion / Soul Jazz / Saxophone

Reissue with the latest 24-bit remastering. Features original cover artwork. Comes with a descripton in Japanese. A Tokyo native born in 1957, Toshiyuki Honda is a professional saxophonist, composer, arranger, and producer. In 1978 he released his first album as a leader, "Burnin' Wave," while still a university student. As one of Japan's best-known saxophonists, Honda has since recorded with a host of world-celebrated musicians including Chick Corea, Freddie Hubbard, and Christopher Cross among others. Honda is also widely known for his versatile skills as a composer and arranger of scores for TV dramas, commercials, movies, and classical music genres.