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Art Blakey in Japan – 1961 ‘Lost’ Recordings Re-Issued!

Previously unreleased live album that includes the first tour of Japan in 1961 by Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers! This was a historic performance for Japan, recorded for the documentary film “Kuroi Sakuretsu” but due to rights issues it was never released and the film was...

One Box Record Fair, Sun Dec. 5th at DownBeat in Yokohama

The long running One Box Record Fair makes its first journey down to the historic Noge neighborhood of Yokohama, with the latest edition Sunday Dec. 5th at DownBeat, one of Japan’s greatest jazz kissaten. There will be several dealers each with a box of vinyl for sale,...

New Remix Single from DJ Otsuka out 11/27

日本のジャズミュージシャンとのプロジェクトRM jazz legacyや、コンピのシリーズを展開していた Key of Life+レーベル3年ぶりのニューリリースが決定します! RM jazz legacyで、抜擢しました、セネガルのジェンベ奏者で現地でも有名な伝統音楽家、 オマール・ゲンデファルとのパーカショントラックで、私が初のリミックスワークとして仕上げたナンバーになります。 同時発売されるオマールのソロアルバムからのオリジナルをリミックスした限定シングルカットで 11/27に開催される「レコードの日」のタイトルとして、7インチ としてリリースいたします。 ぜひご紹介頂けたら幸いです! DJ Otsuka  ‘Mama Africa’ from percussionist and band leader Omar Gaindefall is on his latest solo album Dakar/Tokyo. Omar is from Senegal but has been settled here in Japan for many years...

Tokyo Crossover Jazz Festival 2021

DJ, club owner and producer Shuya Okino started the Tokyo Crossover Jazz Festival way back in 2003 as an event literally ‘crossing over’ all the genres of Black American Music, including not only jazz but also funk, soul, hip-hop, disco and house. Held intermittently over the years,...

Lee Morgan – ‘The Complete Live At The Lighthouse’

This is the big one, maybe the best box set to come out in years in any genre. A truly gorgeous overall package with extensive liner notes, photos and interviews, this 8-CD set presents the complete four nights of performances by trumpeter Lee Morgan and his quintet...

Billy Harper / Antibes ’75 (2021)

SAM RECORDS, a French label based in Paris that launched in 2011, has put out a previously unreleased Billy Harper live recording! Recorded on Black Saint in July 1975 at the Antibes Jazz Festival, it was carefully remastered from the master tapes. Includes a live version of...

Music Documentaries!

Through the end of this week, local broadcaster Peter Barakan’s curated film festival is on at the Kadokawa Cinema in Yurakucho. It will feature some classic and brand new music documentaries, including the very hard to find Our Latin Thing and The Jazz Loft.

Suga Dairo Trio

Recently I wrote the liner notes for a live recording made at the Shinjuku Pit Inn by the Suga Dairo Trio. Suga is a freestyle pianist influenced by Yamashita Yosuke, and his recent recordings are all wonderful, so I want to introduce this album from two years...

Randy Weston Melba Liston / Volcano Blues

Band leader and pianist Randy Weston was a genius who fused West African traditional music with modern jazz. For several years, his music was arranged and directed by female trombone player Melba Liston. Volcano Blues is a magnificent work with a large any horn section and percussion,...

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堀内加奈子とセネガルのミュージシャン、Falaye Sakhoとのコラボ、

BjorkやMadonnaなどの仕事で知られるイギリスのプロデューサーGuy Sigsworthと南大東島のシンガー内里美香の沖縄での出会いが形になった作品、

その他、Oki Ainu Dub BandのOki、ドイツのSven Kacirekなどが参加する曲を収録しています。


Seijin Noborikawa with Soul Flower Union ‘Midori no Okinawa’

Shoukichi Kina with Pascal Plantinga ‘Kunjan Sabakui’

Takashi Hirayasu and Bob Brozman ‘Jin Jin’

Yoriko Ganeko with Kazufumi Miyazawa ‘Nishinjo Bushi’

Yasukatsu Oshima with Geoffrey Keezer ‘Agarikata Bushi’

Kanako Horiuchi with Falaye Sakho ‘Hana Umui’

Oki with Misako Oshiro ‘Kita to Minami’

Guy Sigsworth with Mika Uchizato ‘Shurayo’

Blue Asia with Satoru Shimoji ‘Kun-nu-Shu’

Yukito Ara and Yuko Sato ‘Famure Uta’

Yoriko Ganeko and LSD ‘Minami no Shima’

Yasukatsu Oshima with Geoffrey Keezer ‘Tinsagu nu Hana’

Anjani Thomas with Rinken Teruya ‘Okinawa Time’

Takashi Hirayasu and Bob Brozman ‘Akata Sun Dunchi’

Sven Kacirek with Keiko Kina ‘Nagareru Mamani’

Okinawa Electric Girl Saya with Tetsushi Hiroyama ‘Acchamee!’


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Check for my new update on the situation with some classic Jazz spots in the Kanto area! What’s happening with Masako, Charmant, Miles and Chigusa!
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Charmant Jazz Bar, Tokyo’s oldest jazz joint still around since 1955. Developers bought the land but owner Dr. Ishioka is still negotiating..get there while you still can! #japan #tokyo #yanaka #shitamachi #bar #jazz #jazzbar #jazzvinylcollection #jazzvinyl #vinyl #vinylcollection #vinylcollector #records #recordcollector #whiskey #whisky #audio ...

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Max Cilla – ‘Crepuscule Tropical’, album Koute Jazz (Martinique)

Memphissippi Sounds – ‘Who’s Gonna Ride’, album Welcome To The Land (USA)

Bruno Morais – ‘Divindade’, album Poder Supremo (Brazil)

Afro-Andean Funk – ‘Luchadora Del Ande’, album The Sacred Leaf (Peru/USA)

Juaneco Y Su Combo – ‘Vacilando Con Ayahuasca’, album The Roots of Chicha (Peru)

Cheikh Lo – ‘Africaden’, album Bambay Gueej (Senegal)

Freddie King – ‘Just Pickin’, album Let’s Hide Away (USA)

Shoukichi Kina & Pascal Plantinga, ‘Kunjan Sabukui’, album Washinnayo (Okinawa/Holland)

Catrin Finch & Seckou Keita – ‘Jeleh Calon’, album Echo (Wales/Senegal)

Shabaka Hutchings – ‘Ital Is Vital’, album Afrikan Culture (UK)

Hubert Laws – ‘Love Story’, album Afro Classic (USA)

Marzio Scholten – ‘Irrealis’, album Ruis (Holland)

John Coltrane – ‘Lonnie’s Lament’, album Crescent (USA)


@mrokjazztokyo OK Jazz Podcast new episodeをアップしました📢

シカゴInternational Anthemからパナマ出身のDaniel Villarealの新譜、ブラジル🇧🇷 Bruno Moraisの新作から、ニューオリンズ・ファンク、イスタンブールのロマ音楽など多彩なラインナップでお送りします🎶

John Lee Hooker – ‘Boom Boom’, album The Real Folk Blues (USA)

Daniel Villareal – ‘Ofelia’, album Panama 77 (USA/Panama)

Jazz Sabbath – ‘Sabbra Cadabra’, album Jazz Sabbath Vol. 2 (UK)

Bruno Morais – ‘Para Alguem no Deserto’, album Poder Supremo (Brazil)

Stevie Wonder – ‘You Met Your Match’, album Greatest hits Vol. 2 (USA)

Eddie Bo – ‘The Thang (Part 2)’ , album Hook & Sling (USA)

Ryuichi Sakamoto – ‘Adelic Penguins’, album Esperanto (Japan)

Nitin Sawhney – ‘Nadia’, album Beyond Skin (UK)

Nat Adderley Sextet – ‘Obeah’, album Cannonball Adderley Presents Soul of the Bible (USA)

Cuneyt Sepetci & Orchestra Dolapdere – ‘Gayda’, album Bahriye Çiftetellisi (Turkey)

Jane Ira Bloom & Mark Helias – ‘Perfect Memory’, album See Our Way (USA)

Don Pullen – ‘India Gitano’, album Random Thoughts (USA)

Keith Jarrett – ‘There Is A Road (God’s River)’, album Expectations (USA)


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