Universal “Jazz The Best&amp” LP Collection Pt.2

実際のリリースから随分と間があいてしまいましたが、 昨年リリースされて そこそこ好評だった ユニバーサル ”JAZZ THE BEST ”LPコレクション の第2弾がこの夏リリースされました。

In last year, Universal Music Japan released a bunch of fine Jazz LP reissues entitled Universal “JAZZ THE BEST” LP Collection, most of which were highly acclaimed by vinyl enthusiasts. To follow the success, Universal Japan released another bunch of LP reissues this summer.

今回の復刻にあたり、岡村融さんを通じて UCJU-9031 / UCJU-9034 / UCJU-9043 と 3枚に関して、光栄にも貢献することができました (復刻の元となるオリジナルジャケットとレーベルの貸出)。 また、UCJU-9025 や UCJU-9039 といった EmArcy 原盤については、ファーストプレスのチェックポイントを指摘しました (ジャケット裏の印刷色やレーベルの微妙な特徴など)。

It was my great pleasure that, thru the famous Tohru Okamura-san, I could do a bit of contribution upon some of these LP reissues – lent the 1st pressing copies of UCJU-9031, UCJU-9034 and UCJU-9043 to the Universal Music Japan for reproduction purpose; also pointed out the detailed checkpoints of reproducing EmArcy LPs such as UCJU-9025 and UCJU-9039 (colour of the ink on the back cover, detailed design of the centre label, for example).

出来上がった製品の見本盤を 9月下旬に頂きましたが、相変わらず細やかな配慮が感じられる良質のリイシューで、特に UCJU-9031 や UCJU-9034 では、当時リリースされたオリジナル盤ではなし得なかった音質を獲得するに至っていると感じました。

In last September, I received the sample copies of the products. And I found that this 2nd series of the LP reissue project was also fascinating kind as well as 1st series. Especially, on such titles as UCJU-9031 and UCJU-9034, I feel that the brand-new-cut discs can deliver very detailed and beautiful sounds which even the original 1st pressing copies did not have.

UCJU-9024    Night Train / Oscar Peterson (Verve)
UCJU-9026    Sweet Rain / Stan Getz (Verve)
UCJU-9029    April In Paris - Charlie Parker With Strings (Verve)
UCJU-9034    Cannonball Adderley Quintet In Chicago (Mercury)
UCJU-9035    Basie In London / Count Basie Orchestra (Verve)
UCJU-9039    Clifford Brown And Max Roach At Basin Street (EmArcy)
UCJU-9022    Alone / Bill Evans (Verve)
UCJU-9023    Live At The Village Vanguard / John Coltrane (Impulse!)
UCJU-9025    Clifford Brown & Max Roach (EmArcy)
UCJU-9027    The Cat / Jimmy Smith (Verve)
UCJU-9030    The Blues And The Abstract Truth / Oliver Nelson (Impulse!)
UCJU-9031    Big Band Bossa Nova / Quincy Jones (Mercury)
UCJU-9032    The Astrud Gilbelto Album (Verve)
UCJU-9033    Nights Of Ballads & Blues / McCoy Tyner (Impulse!)
UCJU-9036    Crescent / John Coltrane (Impulse!)
UCJU-9037    Anita Sings The Most / Anita O'Day (Verve)
UCJU-9040    Attica Blues / Archie Shepp (MCA Impulse!)
UCJU-9041    Jazz Samba / Stan Getz & Charlie Byrd (Verve)
UCJU-9042    California Dreaming / Wes Montgomery (Verve)
UCJU-9043    Erroll Garner Plays Misty (Mercury)
UCJU-9021    Wave / Antonio Carlos Jobim (A&M)
UCJU-9028    A Day In The Life / Wes Montgomery (A&M)
UCJU-9038    Jazz Giant / Bud Powell (Verve)

2 thoughts on “Universal “Jazz The Best&amp” LP Collection Pt.2

  1. Hi shaolin
    I’m glad to know you and microgroove.jp.
    I had interesting Universal “Jazz The Best” LP Collection and many Japanese Pressing Jazz LPs.
    but I couldn’t get them. because many Japanese record store said “didn’t oversea sale”.
    I don’t know why.
    I tried contact to many store & Universal Music by phone & e-mail, they said “didn’t oversea sale.”
    would you do help me? as Jazz Lover or like friend.
    please mail me(allthatjazz@sendu.com), if you understand me.
    1 Zoot Sims Cookin’ UCJU 9044
    2 Tubby Hayes Down In The Village UCJU 9045
    3 Tubby Hayes Late Spot At Scott’s UCJU 9046
    4 The Diamond Five Brilliant UCJU 9047
    5 Dick Morrissey It’s Morrissey,Man UCJU 9048
    6 Monica Zetterlund Waltz For Debby UCJU 9049

  2. Hi, thanks for your comment.
    I don’t know why they “don’t sale to overseas”, but there may be certain contract-related issues. Anyway, Fontana/Philips reissues is NOT still out, and there may be some hope you can get anyhow 🙂

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