(1970 1979) Japan

Louis Van Dyke - Louis Van Dyke Plays Lennon-McCartney (1970) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 4287}

Louis Van Dyke - Louis Van Dyke Plays Lennon-McCartney (1970) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 4287}
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© 1970, 2014 Columbia / Sony Music Japan | SICP 4287
Jazz / Jazz Arrangement / Instrumental / Organ

Reissue with the latest 2014 DSD remastering. Comes with liner notes. I first became aware of Louis Van Dyke on the "Fond Memories of Frank Rosolino" CD and it became apparent that here was a creative mind with impeccable jazz abilities who was able to play into the sound of whatever environment he chose. This recording could be by a very different musician than heard on the Rosolino album as Van Dyke is able to switch hats and maintain the integrity of whichever he is wearing at the time. What we have here is unusual to say the least: 9 songs by the Beatles performed in 1970 on the Flentrop Organ in the Netherlands Reformed Chuch at Loenen a.d. Vecht.

Yes - Time And A Word (1970) {1989, Japan 1st press}  Music

Posted by popsakov at Sept. 15, 2016
Yes - Time And A Word (1970) {1989, Japan 1st press}

Yes - Time And A Word (1970) {1989, Japan 1st press}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 253 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 96 Mb
Scans (JPG, 300 dpi) ~ 18 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Art Rock, Progressive Rock | Atlantic / Warner-Pioneer #18P2-2882

Time and a Word, released in July 1970 by Atlantic Records, is the second album by the progressive rock band Yes. The group continued to follow their early musical direction of performing original material and cover versions of songs by pop, jazz, and folk artists. An orchestra was used on most of the album's songs; Peter Banks did not support the idea which resulted in him being replaced by Steve Howe after the album was released. Time and a Word became the group's first release to enter the UK chart at #45. It however failed to chart in the US and received mixed reviews from critics. During their UK tour in April 1970, guitarist Peter Banks was fired from the group…
Phil Woods And His European Rhythm Machine - At The Frankfurt Jazz Festival (1970) {2012 Japan Jazz Best Collection Series}

Phil Woods And His European Rhythm Machine - At The Frankfurt Jazz Festival (1970) {2012 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit Remaster}
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© 1970, 2012 Embryo / Warner Japan / WEA / Rhino | WPCR-27060 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / Hard Bop / Post Bop / Progressive Jazz / Saxophone

Features 24 bit remastering and comes with a mini-description. Altoist Phil Woods' European Rhythm Machine was the most adventurous group he ever led, bordering on the avant-garde at times. The 1970 version (which includes pianist Gordon Beck, bassist Henri Texier and drummer Daniel Humair) is showcased on this 1986 reissue performing two group originals, Victor Feldman's "Joshua" and "Freedom Jazz Dance."
Sadao Watanabe - Round Trip (1970) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 4233}

Sadao Watanabe - Round Trip (1970) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 4233}
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© 1970, 2014 Columbia / Sony Music Japan | SICP 4233
Jazz / Post Bop / Fusion / Modal Music / Saxophone / Flute

Reissue with the latest remastering. Comes with liner notes. A pivotal record in the career of this brilliant Japanese saxophonist – a set recorded in New York with a trio players from the American scene – done in a style that's even more freewheeling than most of Sadao Watanabe's previous work! Watanabe had always worked with unusual tones and phrasing from the start – but this album has him really stretching out on long long tracks – working on both soprano sax and flute, with Chick Corea on acoustic and electric piano, Miroslav Vitous on bass, and Jack DeJohnette on drums! The title track is an open-ended jam that takes up all of side one – and Watanabe balances things out with a bit of lyricism from time to time, showing him to be as rich in conception as the regular sort of reed players who might have worked with a trio like this.

Rufus Thomas ‎- Do The Funky Chicken (1970) [2014 Japan]  Music

Posted by JET 1 at June 19, 2016
Rufus Thomas ‎- Do The Funky Chicken (1970) [2014 Japan]

Rufus Thomas ‎- Do The Funky Chicken (1970) [2014 Japan]
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +CUE, LOG | 491 MB | Covers Included
Genre: Soul | Label: Universal Music [Japan] | Catalog Number: UCCO-90355

Rufus Thomas' first album following Stax's break from the Atlantic had "Do the Funky Chicken" as its centerpiece, so the emphasis upon good-humored dance tunes was unsurprising. There were some weird moments, particularly the down-and-bestial seven-minute update of "Sixty Minute Man" (on which Rufus sounds like he's singing in tongues), a remake of "Bear Cat," and a two-part version of "Old McDonald Had a Farm."

Booker T. & The M.G.'s - McLemore Avenue (1970) [2014 Japan]  Music

Posted by JET 1 at June 15, 2016
Booker T. & The M.G.'s - McLemore Avenue (1970) [2014 Japan]

Booker T. & The M.G.'s - McLemore Avenue (1970) [2014 Japan]
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +CUE, LOG | 281 MB | Covers Included
Genre: Soul | Label: Universal Music [Japan] | Catalog Number: UCCO-90367

McLemore Avenue is a 1970 album by Booker T. & the M.G.s, consisting entirely of mostly instrumental covers of songs from the Beatles' album Abbey Road (released only months earlier, in September 1969). The title and cover are an homage to the Beatles album, 926 East McLemore Avenue being the address of the Stax studio in Memphis, as Abbey Road was for EMI in London.
Booker T. Jones said, "I was in California when I heard Abbey Road, and I thought it was incredibly courageous of The Beatles to drop their format and move out musically like they did. To push the limit like that and reinvent themselves when they had no need to do that. They were the top band in the world but they still reinvented themselves. The music was just incredible so I felt I needed to pay tribute to it."
Gary Peacock Trio - Eastward (1970) {2015 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICJ 36}

Gary Peacock Trio - Eastward (1970) {2015 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICJ 36}
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© 1970, 2015 Columbia / Sony Music Japan | SICJ 36
Jazz / Post Bop / Avant-Garde Jazz / Bass / Piano Trio

Reissue with the latest DSD remastering. Comes with liner notes. One of Gary Peacock's rare Japanese-only albums for Columbia – really dynamic trio work that's a lot more powerful than the bassist's later sides for ECM! Gary's working here with Masabumi Kikuchi on piano and Hiroshi Murakami on drums – in a mode that's got the open-ended, long flowing energy that would emerge most strongly in Japanese trio sessions a few years later – a style that's exploratory, but never too free – and perfectly suited to the tonal colors that Peacock's always brought to his work on bass. The set is sophisticated, yet never full of itself – with a great juxtaposition of lyrical and modern moments, carved out here with a heck of a lot of power!
Ray Bryant - MCMLXX (1970) {2012 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit Remaster WPCR-27092}

Ray Bryant - MCMLXX (1970) {2012 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit Remaster WPCR-27092}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (image)+CUE+LOG -> 214 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 82 Mb
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© 1970, 2012 Atlantic / Rhino / Warner Japan / WEA | WPCR-27092 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / Hard Bop / Soul Jazz / Jazz Blues / Piano

Despite some commercial tendencies, this 1970 LP (not yet reissued on CD) is better than it looks. Pianist Ray Bryant uplifts such pop material as "Let It Be," "Bridge Over Troubled Waters," "Hey Jude," and "Spinning Wheel." Four selections find Bryant's trio (with electric bassist Chuck Rainey and drummer Jimmy Johnson) augmented by either horns (on "Let It Be") or by strings effectively arranged by Eumir Deodata. The colorful results are not essential but are less dated than one might think.
Shirley Scott - Something (1970) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit Remaster WPCR-27335}

Shirley Scott - Something (1970) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit Remaster WPCR-27335}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 171 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 63 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 165 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24bit remaster
© 1970, 2013 Atlantic / Rhino / Warner Japan / WEA | WPCR-27335 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / Soul Jazz / Hard Bop / Organ

Features 24 bit remastering and comes with a mini-description. Something is an album by organist Shirley Scott recorded in 1970 and released on the Atlantic label. It includes instrumental covers of several contemporary hits from artists such as the Beatles and the Jackson 5, along with the original song "Messie Bessie".
Sadao Watanabe - Sadao Watanabe At Montreux Jazz Festival (1970) {2015 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICJ 64}

Sadao Watanabe - Sadao Watanabe At Montreux Jazz Festival (1970) {2015 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICJ 64}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 345 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 120 Mb
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© 1970, 2015 Columbia / Sony Music Japan / CBS | SICJ 64
Jazz / Post Bop / Neo Bop / Saxopohone

Reissue with the latest DSD remastering. Comes with liner notes. A searing performance from Japanese jazz giant Sadao Watanabe – and key proof that he was a hell of a player in the years before he softened things up! There's a blissful post-Coltrane post-Miles sort of vibe going on here with Watanabe really jamming things up on the main track on the album – "Round Trip Going & Coming", which features incredible work on soprano sax, and eventually rolls into a kicked-up electric groove that has Sadao playing electric keys, alongside guitar, bass, and drums. Side two features slightly shorter tracks, but still with a great degree of exploratory freedom and fresh improvisation from Sadao – and titles include "Lament" and "Tokyo Suite: Sunset".