Tuesday, July 3, 2012

HCM J-Jazz thing

A year has passed since my last Japanese jazz mix.. so decided to go big this time :)

Two hour mix, with lots of heavy sax and electric piano work!

First hour is traditional / acoustic, starting with a mix I did from different Minoru Muraoka and Hozan Yamamoto albums, it's shakuhachi jazz all the way Baby!!
The second hour is pure Fender rhodes, electric guitar bliss..

Here's what I played:

Minoru Muraoka and New Dimension Group – Osorezan / Positive and negative / Osorezan (live)
Hozan Yamamoto – The Suite for Sakuhachi
Hiromasa Suzuki – Ame no Iwayado
Toshiaki Yokota Primitive Community – Black narcissus / A Forbidden Ceremony
Seiichi Nakamura Quartet – Lady's flower
Yoshio Ikeda Quintet – Nature Awakening
Shigeharu Mukai – Turbulence
Minoru Muraoka – Osorezan
Hozan Yamamoto – Stone Garden Of Ryoan Temple
Minoru Muraoka & Herbie Mann – Shomyo (Monk's chant) / Mauve over blues
Shigeharu Mukai – Dawn
Ryojiro Furusawa Quartet – Moki
Mabumi Yamaguchi Quartet – Distant Thunder
Hidefumi Toki Quartet – Lullaby for the girl
Kazumi Watanabe – The second wind
Kiyoshi Sugimoto – Long Neal
Hiroshi Fukumura – Mother Some Place


  1. Blimey another mix so soon. This is a double whammy, after the spiritual mix. Thanks for the great work, this is a real treat. Keep 'em coming. Much appreciated, hearing lots of new stuff on this. Excellent. Mshp

  2. Fantastic follow-up to the 'Freedom Struggle Mix' and a welcome return to J-Jazz.
    Cheers Hooch.

  3. Hoochie you are spoiling us rotten, this is classy stuff, really enjoying the fender rhodes mixed in there, thanks so much.

  4. I thought I had commented yesterday. (oops). Just to say another excellent mix. Very much appreciated. Many thanks. Loads of interesting music. Mshp

  5. Yeah, I had to do this now! been planning to do it for so long, too long, but never had the inspiration..

    Thank you for your comments everyone!! appreciated :)
    and good to hear there's still some new discoveries..

  6. Hi Hoochie, will this mix be available to download.

  7. Ah, yes, the link!

    been sick the last 4 days and forgot to put the D/L link here, sorry..

    But now it's ready to be downloaded:


  8. great mix as usual.

  9. Beautiful music H, nearly all new to me.
    Thank you.

  10. i cant donw load the mix-

    is it possible.

    woo looking forwrad to hearing this in my home

    all the best


  11. new link: http://www.mediafire.com/download/tg9vakn2s90b9aw/HCM_J_JAZZ_THING_2012_MP3.rar