J-Jazz Deep Modern Jazz from Japan 1969 - 1984Various Artists

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  • 1. Koichi Matsukaze Trio – Earth Mother
  • 2. Takeo Moriyama Quartet with Shigeharu Mukai – North Wind
  • 3. Tohru Aizawa Quartet – Dead Letter
  • 4. Eiji Nakayama – Aya’s Samba
  • 5. Takao Uematsu – White Fire
  • 6. George Otsuka Quintet – Sea Breeze
  • 7. Shintaro Quintet – A Blind Man
  • 8. Mitsuaki Katayama – Unknown Point
  • 9. Fumio Karashima – Little Island
  • 10. Kiyoshi Sugimoto – Long Neal
  • 11. Takeo Moriyama – Kaze
  • 12. Terumasa Hino Meets Reggie Workman – Ode to Workman

In the years following the World War Two, Japan developed one of the most insatiable, dynamic and diverse markets for jazz. For a crucial period of little over a decade - from the late 1960s to the early 1980s - Japanese jazz culture progressed at an astonishing rate, producing an extraordinary array of artists, recordings and record labels that created some of the most forward thinking and impressive jazz to be committed to tape. This amazing journey is explored on ‘J Jazz’. This compilation from BBE uncovers some of the most sought after and rare material from this period and pulls together key artists who shaped the postwar modern jazz scene in Japan.

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