Kohji Matsubayashi

Shiny Stockings / Barney Kessel

ホント、日本人って「右に倣え」が好きですね… この前ここで Jim Hall の日本録音ダイレクトカッティング盤 (1976年録音) を紹介しましたが、今度は 1977年の日本録音、同じくダイレクトカッティング盤、Barney Kessel さんの LP です。当時、一体どの位の種類のダイレクトカッティング盤が次から次へと生み出されていったのでしょうか。

A while ago, I wrote an article of dicrect-cutting LP of Jim Hall recorded in Japan (which was recorded in 1976). And here is another example – Barney Kessel’s direct-cutting LP recorded in 1977. I am wondering, how many direcut-cut LPs were produced in the period (late 1970s) in Japan… You may know, Japanese people tends to do what others are doing; they will not likely to do what others are not doing…

[LDC-1004 Front Cover]
Shiny Stockings / Barney Kessel
(LOB Japan LDC-1004)
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Kohji Matsubayashi

Jazz Impressions of Japan (無言歌) / Jim Hall

1976年の来日時に、こんな素晴らしい演奏とアルバムを残して下さった ジム・ホール (Jim Hall) トリオに感謝すると同時に、彼らにこのアルバム制作のきっかけを与えた日本という国を、我々はもっと誇りに思うべきでしょう。

We Japanese must deeply thank to the Jim Hall Trio, who left such a great performance on this album (recorded in 1976 during their live tour to Japan). Also, we must be very proud of this country Japan, where Jim Hall had so many impressions which was definitely a fundamental background of this album.

[GXU-1 Front Cover]
Jazz Impressions of Japan (無言歌) / Jim Hall
(A&M Horizon / King Japan GXU-1)
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