Spiritual Jazz 8: Japan, Pt. 1Various Artists

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  • 1. Mitsuaki Kanno – Kumo No Ito
  • 2. Tadao Hayashi – My Favorite Things
  • 3. Minoru Muraoka – Positive and Negative
  • 4. Takeo Moriyama – East Plants
  • 5. Koichi Matsukaze – Under Construction
  • 6. Sadao Watanebe & Charlie Mariano – Ragam Sinthubairavi
  • 7. Shungo Sawada – Footprint
  • 8. New Direction for the Arts – Sun in the East

For their latest examination of Esoteric, Modal & Progressive Jazz of the 20th Century, Jazzman take us to Japan. The liberating force of jazz has been created and felt all around the world, but few nations on earth embraced the jazz message with the passion and intensity of Japan. From the dawn of the jazz age to the present day, Japanese audiences have been renowned tastemakers, enthusiasts and champions of the music!

But while the jazz aficionados of Japan are celebrated as sophisticated fans and consumers of the music, comparatively little is known outside Japan of the remarkable and abundant music produced by generations of Japanese jazz musicians. This incredible compilation shines a light on the best of Japanese jazz. Featuring tracks from Sadao Watanabe, Tadao Hayashi, Mitsuaki Kanno and many more!

Each 2LP set comes complete with OBI strip and thick, textured sleeve. Our extensive liner notes extend onto printed inners, and are in both Japanese and English.

Essential - This one will fly, you know the drill!!!


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