Art Pepper‘s awesome live recording at the Village Vanguard on July 28-30, 1977 – I believe this session is one of the finest recordings by Art Pepper after he came back in 1975 from his long absence. This superb live session was firstly released in 1980 from Japan King label as a 3LP box set. Soon after the Japanese LP box release, U.S. Contemporary label released three individual LPs (entitled “Thursday / Friday / Saturday Night at the Vanguard” respectively). Then we now have 9CD box edition, which contains all recorded materials of Art Pepper’s better days.
The Complete Village Vanguard Sessions / Art Pepper
名盤の多い Steely Dan の諸作の中でも、“Gaucho” と並び彼らの代表的名盤として圧倒的人気を誇る “Aja”。1977年のリリース直後から、数え切れない程の枚数が市場に出回ったに違いありません。あまりにも細かいバリエーションが多すぎて、最初期プレスを特定するのが困難だとも思われるかもしれません。
Among the series of masterpiece LPs by Steely Dan, “Aja” has been regarded as one of their best and most popular albums along with another famous “Gaucho”. Since its initial release in 1977, so many copies has been available in the market. Also, there are so many minor variations, it might be a delicate question to determine which one is the earliest pressing and variation.
This LP by Ann Burton (originally out in July 1977), was a following release of Shiny Stockings / Barney Kessel (LOB Japan LDC-1004, May 1977), which I mentioned on this web a while ago. Like B. Kessel album, this LP is also direct-cutting disc and released in limited numbers (2,500) only.
He’s Funny That Way / Ann Burton (LOB Japan LDC-1005)
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…
Shiny Stockings / Barney Kessel (LOB Japan LDC-1004)