Friday, April 1, 2022

Wajazz series - WaJazz: Japanese Jazz Spectacle Vol​.​I - Deep, Heavy and Beautiful Jazz from Japan 1968​-​1984 - The Nippon Columbia masters - Selected by Yusuke Ogawa (Universounds) April 1, 2022 180g

Universounds, HMV Record Shop and 180g team up for an exceptional release: from blazing hard bop to free jazz, to introspective saxophone solos and massive big band sounds, renowned Japanese jazz expert Yusuke Ogawa presents an essential 14 track collection of “WaJazz” music taken from the Nippon Columbia vaults. Featuring Jiro Inagaki, Minoru Muraoka, Hiroshi Suzuki, Hozan Yamamoto, Count Buffalo, Takeshi Inomata, and much more!

● Essential 14 track collection of “WaJazz” music selected and compiled by renowned Japanese jazz expert Yusuke Ogawa, owner of the Universounds record store in Tokyo.

● Gatefold 180g heavy double vinyl LP. Comes with extensive track-by-track liner notes by Yusuke Ogawa.

● All tracks licensed by Nippon Columbia, Tokyo, Japan.

● Mastering and lacquer cut by Jukka Sarapää at Timmion Cutting Lab, Helsinki, Finland.

1. Tadaaki Misago & Tokyo Cuban Boys - Sakura Sakura
2. Minoru Muraoka with New Jazz Players - Muraiki (no digital, excerpt only)
3. Count Buffalo & The Jazz Rock Band - Mago-Uta
4. Kiyoshi Sugimoto Quartet - D-51 (no digital, excerpt only)
5. Toshiyuki Miyama & The New Herd - Adult’s Day
6. Soul Media - Breeze 04:35
7. George Otsuka - Sea View (no digital, excerpt only)
8. Hozan Yamamoto, Masahiko Togashi, Yosuke Yamashita - Breath Prologue (no digital, excerpt only)
9. Jiro Inagaki & Soul Media - Do It!
10. Hiroshi Suzuki - Romance 05:56
11. Masahiko Sato - Tochi Mo Kurumi Mo Fukiotose (no digital, excerpt only)
12. Masahiko Togashi - Fourth Expression
13. Takeshi Inomata & Sound Ltd. - Mustache (Live) (no digital, excerpt only)
14. Takeo Moriyama - Watarase