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  • The Tokyo Blues The Tokyo Blues Quick View

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    The Tokyo Blues

    Blue Note Reissue


    As much as I'd love to relay all kinds of anecdotes about the challenges Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray encounter during the mastering sessions, I witness none. These boys know the sound of the facility and the Van Gelder masters like the backs of their handsBack home a month later, I unpack some test pressings Chad Kassem has sent meI hear the most realistic-sounding drums ever reproduced by my system. It's as though I'm sitting at the point of creation, experiencing the same high that brought such gifted musicians together as one. Steve Hoffman, Kevin Gray, Chad Kassem, and Don MacInnis have done Rudy Van Gelder and his Blue Note artists proud. Jason Victor Serinus, Stereophile, April 2008


    Tokyo Blues, a quintessential mid-'60s Blue Note session, is Horace Silver's tribute to the Japanese people who have long supported his funky, Latin-flavored modern jazz. American jazz has always been wildly popular in Japan, and this album is Silver's homage to the many fans that he has encountered on various triumphant tours of the island nation. While Silver's trademark funky Latin/swing is at the forefront, the inspiration of eastern delights is clearly evident in all aspects of this grooving date.


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    Too Much Shake
    Sayonara Blues
    The Tokyo Blues
    Cherry Blossom
    Ah! So
    Horace Silver
    $54.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP 45 RPM - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • Out of All This Blue Out of All This Blue Quick View

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    Out of All This Blue

    Produced by Mike Scott and recorded in Dublin and Tokyo , Out Of All This Blue is The Waterboys most exploratory recording yet, comprising 23 songs with Mike Scott's trademark sharp lyrics set to pop music with echoes of classic R&B, country, soul and funk and underpinned by modern hip hop production values and rhythms. String & brass sections were arranged and conducted by Trey Pollard of The Spacebomb Collective.

    Mike Scott says of the record: Out Of All This Blue is 2/3 love and romance, 1/3 stories and observations. I knew from the beginning I wanted to make a double album, and lucky for me - and I hope the listener - the songs just kept coming, and in pop colours.

    LP 1
    1. Do We Choose Who We Love
    2. If I Was Your Boyfriend
    3. Santa Fe
    4. If the Answer Is Yeah
    5. Love Walks In
    6. Hiphopstrumental 4 (Scatman)
    7. New York I Love You
    8. The Connemara Fox
    9. The Girl in the Window Chair
    10. Morning Came Too Soon


    LP 2
    1. The Hammerhead Bar
    2. Mister Charisma
    3. Nashville, Tennessee
    4. Man, What a Woman
    5. Kinky's History Lesson
    6. Monument
    7. Girl in a Kayak
    8. Rokudenashiko
    9. Didn't We Walk on Water
    10. The Elegant Companion
    11. Skyclad Lady
    12. Yamaben
    13. Payo Payo Chin

    The Waterboys
    $29.99
    Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • Out of All This Blue (Deluxe) Out of All This Blue (Deluxe) Quick View

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    Out of All This Blue (Deluxe)

    Deluxe 3 LP With Bonus Tracks

    Produced by Mike Scott and recorded in Dublin and Tokyo , Out Of All This Blue is The Waterboys most exploratory recording yet, comprising 23 songs with Mike Scott's trademark sharp lyrics set to pop music with echoes of classic R&B, country, soul and funk and underpinned by modern hip hop production values and rhythms. String & brass sections were arranged and conducted by Trey Pollard of The Spacebomb Collective.

    Mike Scott says of the record: Out Of All This Blue is 2/3 love and romance, 1/3 stories and observations. I knew from the beginning I wanted to make a double album, and lucky for me - and I hope the listener - the songs just kept coming, and in pop colours.

    LP 1
    1. Do We Choose Who We Love
    2. If I Was Your Boyfriend
    3. Santa Fe
    4. If the Answer Is Yeah
    5. Love Walks In
    6. Hiphopstrumental 4 (Scatman)
    7. New York I Love You
    8. The Connemara Fox
    9. The Girl in the Window Chair
    10. Morning Came Too Soon


    LP 2
    1. The Hammerhead Bar
    2. Mister Charisma
    3. Nashville, Tennessee
    4. Man, What a Woman
    5. Kinky's History Lesson
    6. Monument
    7. Girl in a Kayak
    8. Rokudenashiko
    9. Didn't We Walk on Water
    10. The Elegant Companion
    11. Skyclad Lady
    12. Yamaben
    13. Payo Payo Chin


    LP 3
    1. The Memphis Fox
    2. If the Answer Is Yeah (Alternate Version)
    3. If I Was Your Boyfriend (Zeenie Mix)
    4. Epiphany on Mott Street
    5. Didn't We Walk on Water (JessKav Mix)
    6. Santa Fe (Instrumental)
    7. Payo Payo Chin (Tokyo Hotel)
    8. Return to Roppongi Hills
    9. Nashville, Tennessee (Live)
    10. Mister Charisma (Alternate Version)
    11. So in Love with You

    The Waterboys
    $35.99
    Vinyl LP - 3 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • Music For Robots Music For Robots Quick View

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    Music For Robots

    Translucent Blue Vinyl


    Squarepusher & Z-Machines is an experimental and whimsical EP project in the tradition of the revolutionary works of Conlon Nancarrow and Gyorgy Ligeti, utilizing the latest technological advances in robotics alongside the mad musical mind of Tom Jenkinson (aka Squarepusher). The music on 'Music for Robots' was written in MIDI by Squarepusher and performed and recorded in full by the machines in Tokyo, Japan. The EP will be pressed on collectable 12" with blue, translucent vinyl.

    1. Remote Amber
    2. Sad Robot Goes Funny
    3. World Three
    4. Dissolver
    5. You Endless
    Squarepusher & Z-Machine
    $14.99
    12 Colored Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Chris Thile & Brad Mehldau Chris Thile & Brad Mehldau Quick View

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    Chris Thile & Brad Mehldau

    Nonesuch Records labelmates mandolinist/singer Chris Thile and pianist Brad Mehldau, longtime admirers of each other's work, first toured as a duo in 2013. At the end of 2015, they played a two-night stand at New York City's Bowery Ballroom before going into the studio to record Chris Thile & Brad Mehldau, a mix of covers and original songs.


    Chris Thile and Brad Mehldau come from different worlds but the same species, says the New York Times. Mr. Thile is a progressive-bluegrass pacesetter; Mr. Mehldau is the most influential jazz pianist of the last 20 years. Both are team players ... Both love Bach and the Beatles, and both have developed fan bases bigger and broader (and younger) than their genre silos can accommodate.


    The two musicians first performed together in September 2011 as part of Mehldau's residency at London's Wigmore Hall. The Guardian said of that performance, Mehldau struck up his signature rocking chord vamp over which lightly struck motifs swell to sensuous extended melodies. Thile kept cajoling him with percussive snaps, flying runs, and chords strummed fast enough to sound as seamless as a purring strings section, inducing Mehldau to bat back the playful provocation with stinging rejoinders.


    MacArthur Fellow and A Prairie Home Companion host Chris Thile is the founding member of Punch Brothers, which a Boston Globe reviewer called the tightest, most impressive live band I have ever seen. The band has released four albums on Nonesuch beginning in 2008: Punch, Antifogmatic, Who's Feeling Young Now?, and The Phosphorescent Blues. Thile's other releases on the label include Sleep with One Eye Open with Michael Daves; Edgar Meyer & Chris Thile and Bass & Mandolin-the latter of which won a Grammy Award; a solo record of Bach violin sonatas and partitas; and A Dotted Line with his longtime band Nickel Creek. He also recently collaborated with Yo-Yo Ma, Stuart Duncan, and Edgar Meyer on the double Grammy Award-winning album The Goat Rodeo Sessions.


    Brad Mehldau's Nonesuch debut was the 2004 solo disc Live in Tokyo and includes six records with his trio: House on Hill, Day Is Done, Brad Mehldau Trio Live, Ode, Where Do You Start, and Blues and Ballads. His collaborative records on the label include Love Sublime, Highway Rider, Metheny Mehldau, Metheny Mehldau Quartet, Modern Music, and Mehliana: Taming the Dragon. Mehldau's additional solo albums on Nonesuch include Live in Marciac and last year's 8-LP/4-CD 10 Years Solo Live, which the New York Times says contains some of the most impressive pianism he has captured on record. Earlier this year, he released a duo album with Joshua Redman, Nearness, of which the Wall Street Journal said: Few records released this year better define what jazz sounds like today, even if there isn't a hip noun to describe it.

    1. The Old Shade Tree (Brad Mehldau & Chris Thile)
    2.Tallahassee Junction (Brad Mehldau)
    3. Scarlet Town (David Rawlings & Gillian Welch)
    4. I Cover the Waterfront (Johnny Green & Edward Heyman)
    5. Independence Day (Elliott Smith)
    6. Noise Machine (Chris Thile)
    7. The Watcher (Brad Mehldau)
    8. Daughter of Eve (Chris Thile)
    9. Fast As You Can (Fiona Apple)*
    10. Marcie (Joni Mitchell)
    11. Don't Think Twice It's Alright (Bob Dylan)
    12. Tabhair dom do Lámh (Ruaidri Dáll Ó Catháin)


    *Vinyl-only bonus track

    Chris Thile & Brad Mehldau
    $27.99
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  • Mehliana: Taming the Dragon Mehliana: Taming the Dragon Quick View

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    Mehliana: Taming the Dragon


    Two 140-gram LPs Pressed At Pallas MFG In Diepholz, Germany


    Includes CD Of The Album


    Nonesuch Records releases the debut album from the electric duo of Brad Mehldau and Mark Guiliana, Mehliana: Taming the Dragon. The two have been performing for several years, including a brief US tour this fall and an ongoing European tour, with Mehldau playing Fender Rhodes and synthesizers and Guiliana on drums and effects, as they are on the record. Mehliana comprises 12 original tunes-six written by the duo and six written by Mehldau-and was engineered and mixed by Greg Koller (Jon Brion, Kanye West). The vinyl edition of the album includes two 140-gram LPs pressed at Pallas MFG in Diepholz, Germany, and a CD of the album.


    Brad Mehldau played in a number of different ensembles, including label mate Joshua Redman's quartet, before becoming a bandleader himself in the 1990s. The Brad Mehldau Trio, which tours the world extensively, made eight acclaimed recordings for Warner Bros., including the five widely praised Art of the Trio albums with former drummer Jorge Rossy (released as a boxed set by Nonesuch in 2011). The pianist's nine years with Nonesuch have been equally productive, beginning with the solo disc Live in Tokyo and including six trio records Day Is Done, House on Hill, Live, Ode, and Where Do You Start, as well as a collaboration with soprano RenÉe Fleming, Love Sublime; a chamber ensemble album, Highway Rider; two collaborations with label mate Pat Metheny, Metheny Mehldau and Quartet, the latter of which also includes Trio members Jeff Ballard and Larry Grenadier; a CD/DVD set of live solo performances, Live in Marciac; and collaborations with genre-crossing musicians on Modern Music, with composer/pianist Kevin Hays and composer/arranger Patrick Zimmerli. Additionally, he produced saxophonist Joshua Redman's 2013 release Walking Shadows.


    According to Modern Drummer, Mark Guiliana is "at the forefront of an exciting new style of drumming." The New Jersey native's unique and un-compromised approach to playing the drums has earned him international acclaim as both a leader and a sideman. In 2004, Guiliana created HEERNT, an "experimental-garage-jazz" trio based in New York. The band's debut record, Locked in a Basement, was called the record "the most exuberant, dramatic, beautiful, sassy, genre-busting little outing that I've heard since I don't know when" by legendary drummer Bill Bruford (Yes, King Crimson). As a sideman, Guiliana's longest partnership has been with world-renowned jazz bassist Avishai Cohen. He toured all over the world with Cohen from 2003 until 2008, performing on six studio records and a live DVD recorded at the Blue Note in Manhattan. Guiliana has also recorded and/or performed with Meshell Ndegeocello, Dhafer Youssef, Wayne Krantz, Matisyahu, Jazz Mandolin Project, Jason Lindner, Brad Shepik, Bobby McFerrin, Tigran Hamasyan, and many more. His debut solo record, Beat Music, which was co-produced by Ndegeocello, was released in the spring of 2013. Guiliana plays Gretsch drums, Sabian cymbals, Vic Firth sticks, and Evans drumheads.

    1. Taming the Dragon
    2. Luxe
    3. You Can't Go Back Now
    4. The Dreamer
    5. Elegy for Amelia E.
    6. Sleeping Giant
    7. Hungry Ghost
    8. Gainsbourg
    9. Just Call Me Nige
    10. Sassyassed Sassafrass
    11. Swimming
    Brad Mehldau & Mark Guiliana
    $29.99
    Vinyl LP + CD - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • Let's Dance Raw Let's Dance Raw Quick View

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    Let's Dance Raw


    Japanese Singer-Songwriter, Multi-instrumentalist's
    Follow-up To 2012's How To Live With A Phantom


    Japanese singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Shintaro
    Sakamoto returns with a new full-length, Let's Dance Raw, which
    Other Music Recording Co. (distributed by Fat Possum) releases on
    September 16. The album is the follow-up to Sakamoto's solo debut,
    the otherworldly folk-pop masterpiece How to Live with a Phantom
    (2012, Other Music).


    While How to Live with a Phantom was the first many around the
    globe knew of Sakamoto, he has long been an icon in his homeland,
    having long fronted the psychedelic phenomenon Yura Yura Teikoku,
    a Tokyo-based band that emerged from Koenji's legendary UFO
    Club scene and, across their 20-year trajectory, achieved mainstream
    success throughout the country. Following the group's break-up in
    2010, Sakamoto began working on How to Live with a Phantom, a bold
    stylistic departure that eschewed Yura Yura Teikokou's psychedelic
    freak-outs for a much quieter and harder-to-define sound.


    From first glimpse of the cover of Let's Dance Raw, it's clear that
    once again, we are entering uncharted territory. The record's sleeve,
    painted by Sakamoto, features the artist sitting upon a black throne,
    a steel guitar resting on his knee like a child being protected from
    the ominous mushroom cloud of smoke billowing behind him.
    A grinning skull has replaced Sakamoto's face. This dichotomy of
    bright, innocent beauty and subtle perversity is the essence of Let's
    Dance Raw, with Sakamoto moving even further from the tough
    underground power-trio psychedelic rock of his former band.


    He hinted at the new sound throughout his solo debut, and here
    the music is blown wide open, with the steel guitar as the unifying
    force throughout. Sakamoto purchased and learned how to play the
    instrument just prior to writing and recording Let's Dance Raw, and
    it enriches the post-apocalyptic exotica on these ten songs, fusing
    together the bright and breezy shimmer of Hawaiian slack-key hula
    melodies, the dusty shuffle of southwestern desert blues, and the
    space-age bachelor-pad music of postwar suburban dreamers. The
    result is an album that revisits the soundtracks of musical escapism
    made popular in postwar American and Japanese cultures-and
    deftly updates them.


    It's all anchored by deep, jazzy grooves straight out of a 1970s
    AM radio broadcast, and peppered with flourishes of Brazilian and
    Latin percussion throughout. Atop the music, Sakamoto sings of the
    human race's downfall, the weight of the lyrics made contrastingly
    perverse via duets with robotic vocoder voices and helium-voiced
    cartoon chipmunks cooing in an unsettling fashion alongside him.
    While Sakamoto once again handles the bulk of the instrumental
    duties, faithful drummer and percussionist Yuta Suganuma also
    returns for this set, as well as bassist AYA, on loan from fellow Japanese
    psychedelic explorers OOIOO.

    1. Future Lullaby
    2. Birth Of The Super cult
    3. Extremely Bad Man
    4. Let's Dance Raw
    5. Like An Obligation
    6. Gently Disappear
    7. You Can Be A Robot, Too
    8. Why Can't I Stop?
    9. Never Liked You, But Still Nostalgic
    10. This World Should Be More Wonderful
    Shintaro Sakamoto
    $17.99
    Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Midnight Sugar (Out Of Stock) Midnight Sugar (Out Of Stock) Quick View

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    Midnight Sugar (Out Of Stock)

    180 Gram 45 RPM Vinyl Double LP Pressed At RTI


    Mastered By Tohru Kotetsu


    Mastered by Tohru Kotetsu and pressed at RTI, this 45rpm LP will live up to and surpass your most demanding judgments. Midnight Sugar is one of the most sought-after titles from the acclaimed Three Blind Mice catalog.


    On "Midnight Sugar" the Tsuyoshi Yamamoto Trio plays two of Tsuyoshi's own blues improvisations followed by jazz ballads that became standards for the Trio. The combination of these titles is nothing but exceptional.


    The Yamamoto Trio's Midnight Sugar was recorded March 1, 1974, at Aoi Studio, Tokyo. It earned the Best Engineering Award and Jazz Disc Award of Swing Journal in 1974. It is Yamamoto's unmistakable skill and his jazz feeling which adds that certain touch of liveliness and spontaneity and makes Midnight Sugar a unique experience. This Piano Trio will mesmerize you with this great collection of standards, superb musicianship, and awesome sonics. You are sure to listen to this one over and over.


    Musicians:

    Tsuyoshi Yamamoto - piano

    Isoo Fukui - bass

    Tetsujiro Obara - drums


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    LP 1
    1. Midnight Sugar
    2. I'm A Fool To Want You


    LP 2
    1. The Nearness of You
    2. It Could Happen To You
    2. Sweet Georgia Blues

    Tsuyoshi Yamamoto Trio
    $59.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP 45 RPM - 2 LPs Sealed Temporarily out of stock
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