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The Tokyo Jazz Notes Dozen #54 - January 2015
The first dozen of 2015 features a some new tunes from Japan and around the world as well as a couple of journeys back in time. Enjoy ... Out Of This World - Frances Faye (from Bethlehem Yoru No Jazz Pt 2 on Bethlehem/Solid 2014) Whatever Lola Wants - Baby ...
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100 Word Review: Tim Langedijk Trio - Açenja
Label: The Sand Records Released: October 2014 Açenja   is the latest release from Dutch guitarist Tim Langedijk and his trio.
It’s an intriguing album that, quite improbably, has shades of jazz, country and
surf rock, all blended into a skilfully crafted w...
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100 Word Review: V.A. - Bethlehem Yoru No Jazz Pt.2 & Sunaga Tatsuo presents Revisit: Bethlehem Pt.2
Label: Bethelehem/Solid Released: August 2014 Tatsuo Sunaga takes another delve into the Bethlehem back catalogue for
a second pair of simultaneously released compilations. The Bethlehem Yoru No Jazz selection focuses more on tunes for the jazz
dancefloor, ...
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Tokyo Jazz Notes Pick of 2014 Part 2
Tokyo Jazz Notes Pick of 2014 Part 2 by Tokyojazznotes on Mixcloud
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Tokyo Jazz Notes Pick of 2014 - Part 1
Tokyo Jazz Notes Pick of 2014 Part 1 by Tokyojazznotes on Mixcloud
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Pick of 2014 - Albums of the year
Looking back on the year, there was a lot of interesting music made, some of which made a big splash, while other albums didn't quite get the attention they deserved. Here is a selection of some of my favourite albums of the year. Plenty of other good relea...
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The Tokyo Jazz Notes Dozen #53 - December 2014
This month's dozen starts out with an older tune and then moves to the present day with half a dozen tracks from Japan and other new tunes from Europe and the States. Enjoy! Calypso Blues - Zilla Mays (from Jukebox Mambo Vol. 2 on Jazzman Records 2014) My C...
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100 Word Review: Hajime Yoshizawa - Inner Illusions
Label: Village Again Released: September 2014 The first new release from Hajime Yoshizawa in some time, Inner Illusions sees the pianist
assembling an impressive line-up of guests (in addition to playing a lot of
different instruments himself), and the albu...
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100 Word Review: Soil & "Pimp" Sessions - Brothers & Sisters
Label: Victor Entertainment Released: September 2014 Following on from last year’s Circles ,
the album with numerous guest collaborations, Soil & “Pimp” Sessions return
with Brothers and Sisters. It’s a
fine return to form with the trademark combination of ...
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100 Word Review: N'sawa Saraca - Forest Dance
Label: Karasound Label Released: July 2014 N’sawa Saraca is a project led by keyboard player Yasushi Karasawa (the
band’s African sounding name a re-arrangement of the syllables in Karasaw-san).
Essentially the same line-up as Transient City (plus Nello on ...
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