Various Artists

WaJazz: Japanese Jazz Spectacle (Limited Gatefold) (5050580773059)

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WaJazz: Japanese Jazz Spectacle (Limited Gatefold)

Various Artists

180g

5050580773059

LPS 167977

5050580773059

JAZZ

2

LP 41,31 €

180 GRAM HEAVY DOUBLE VINYL LP

GATEFOLD EDITION

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!

Japanese jazz has been recognized and celebrated by music lovers worldwide for decades. The origins of this trend may be traced back to the rare groove movement that flourished in the 1990s, but its current deep and wide popularity seems to be connected to the fact that Japanese people have been reevaluating their own jazz since the mid-2000s, locally referred to as WaJazz ("Wa" meaning Japan but also theShowa emperor period, from 1926 to 1989).

Since the beginning of the 2000s, there has been a growing trend to move away from the DJ-focused perspective and to appreciate jazz with a deeper understanding. Nowadays, there is more and more interest in the background and roots in which jazz has developed in Japan, with Japanese jazz as a whole now considered as its own distinctive genre

ARTISTS & TRACKS:

  • SIDE A
  • A1. Tadaaki Misago & Tokyo Cuban Boys - Sakura Sakura
  • A2. Minoru Muraoka - Muraiki
  • A3. Count Buffalo & The Jazz Rock Band - Mago-Uta
  • A4. Kiyoshi Sugimoto Quartet - D-51
  • SIDE B
  • B1. Toshiyuki Miyama & The New Herd - Adult's Day
  • B2. Soul Media - Breeze
  • B3. George Otsuka - Sea View
  • SIDE C
  • C1. Hozan Yamamoto, Masahiko Togashi, Yosuke Yamashita - Breath Prologue
  • C2. Jiro Inagaki & Soul Media - Do It!
  • C3. Hiroshi Suzuki - Romance
  • C4. Masahiko Sato - Tochi Mo Kurumi Mo Fukiotose
  • SIDE D
  • D1. Masahiko Togashi - Fourth Expression
  • D2. Takeshi Inomata & Sound Limited - Mustache
  • D3. Takeo Moriyama - Watarase