Hey Hoochie Coochie Man, Glad to be there at the birth, best wishes to you and the blog. Looks like a lovely compilation, will definitely check you out from time to time.Good Luck.
Thanks for the comment. I´ll try to keep it interesting in the future..
Hi thanks for the comment at mine From the look of your pics some nice stuff to come, love Salaam Salaam one of my top ten albumsSo how can I persuade you to post [or sell me] Cossi Antaz album :)I'll do a promo for your blog if you'd like ..
Sure go ahead! The Cossi Anatz was a hard to find so I´m not selling it,you surely understand, but I might share it in the near future??
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Post please :)
I have one track from that album already ripped so I put it in here tonight.. and rest of the album later :)
I've never "attended" the opening of a blog. Much success to you. Thank you for this comp, it's amazing! I subscribed immediately.
Boa sorte !!!
Dear Mr Hoochie Coochie ManI'm taking my first tentative steps into the world of Japanese jazz, so this is unknown territory for me. After 30 odd years of listening to American and European jazz, tempered with massive amounts of beautiful Brasilian music, I came to the realisation that I knew almost nothing about the jazz tradition in Japan. My kids are mad keen on Japanese anime & manga, which made me think about the jazz side of things, as you do. Turns out that there's a huge body of work out there. After a quick search, I found your blog and it looks like you're going to provide me with the start of an education, so many thanks in advance. I'm downloading mix 1 right now. Regards & best wishes, Vee from London
Great to be helpful!There´s lots of quality jazz made in Japan, Funky stuff, spiritual and coltrane-like stuff, free, traditional, vocal, fusion, you name it.. just keep diggin ;)
Listened to the 1st mix at work today. Very enjoyable and enlightening, nicely programmed and good sound quality. The Coltrane influence is very prominent and I was very taken by some of the pianists; at times I had to remind myself that I wasn't listening to some unknown McCoy Tyner session! Hats off, and nice work Mr H C.Vee
You should check out Fumio Itabashi, he´s like Japanese version of McCoy Tyner.. and check the second Jap-jazz! mix also.. more Japanese jazz coming in future..
Thanks for the heads-up on Itabashi. I've got 'Watarase' already, and I've heard his work on some of the earlier Sadao Watanabe LPs. As I said, I'm just getting my head round the Japanese jazz scene. So much to explore. I've downloaded all your Japanese mixes; listened to No. 3 today and it's a beauty. Right up my street with the delicate Rhodes washes and spacey ambience. It seems to me that the Japanese artists really took to the modal sounds coming out of the US, possibly because those non-Western scales are a natural fit with traditional Japanese music. There's a lot of passion there, you can hear that they really feel what they're playing. Looking forward to hearing vols 2 & 4. Many thanks for your hard work, it's much appreciated Mr H C.Vee from London
My next mix will be full of electric keys, not Japanese tought, but if you into some rhodes-like stuff you might like it?? And you also might wanna check Mr. Terumasa Hino, he´s got tons of great Jap-jazz albums made in late 60´s to late 70´s.. I personally started diggin deeper into Japanese jazz scene by listening Hino´s music an picking up artists from his groups.
Thanks for the heads-up on Hino. I know a little of his work, but will search for more. Look forward to your next mix; love that Rhodes sound, especially the '70's which was the golden age IMO. Kind regards,Vee
Oh good news - this one still here today! On the way, and more joy to come no doubt. Just like one of your other respondents said I've been a jazz fan for decades, and know my way around European and most US jazz, but this is all a bit of a revelation. Very exciting. Thanks again for posting this material.
it's dead please reupload
you are mixing together some really awesome stuff man. is it possible to get a hold on any of the older sets? the links doesnt seem to work an longer?//Andreas
Hi, and thanks! I will try to find this mix from my computer, it may take some time, but maybe I'm able to post a new link on this weekend. Can you say which ones don't work? it would help a lot.
I dont get any of the downloading links to work for some weird reason. I tried to reply three times here as well but they doesnt seem to be working either. But since alot of your mixes are up on mixcloud, im mostly hunger for the ones that arnt there. So from the jap-jazz mix part 6 and backwards. You should get a golden jazz saxophone attached to a shovel for your digging man, keep it up=)
Oh, it might be just the ones from zshare actually, and those are the earlier ones before you started to upload them on rapidshare i think?
I have to accept every comment written here and after that they'll show up, that's why your replies haven't shown here. About those links. I think there's no older mixes on Rapidshare anymore. I will check Zshare also, but unfortunately I don't have the time to do it now, so you have to wait some time.
oh, sorry for the comment-bombing then=) im a newbie in the bloggersfhere. im happy and pleased whenever you feel you got the time! cheers for yur mixes once again, take care!
I'm also discovering these ancient posts and your groovy mixes. Just wanted to say thanks for all that are still available. Great music, really appreciate it. x