kaoru inoue has been a dj over the past 15 years and a producer, particularly under the name of chari chari. after mixing (for labels such as yellow or pussy foot), remixing (for the likes of femi kuti, arto lindsay, bebel gilberto) today he runs his own label, seeds and ground. shibuya jazz classics is a series of comps handled by various japanese and western djs to explore jazz recordings made in japan over the 60s up to the 80s, and to unveil their inspirations. here, kaoru inoue digs into the king record label's catalogue.

yoshio ikeda / down to the sea
manhattan focus / amazon
mimoru muraoka & new dimension group / the positive and the negative
george hirota / a billion year's memory
charlie mariano / jinku
helen merrill / my favorite things
singers three / upa neguinho
sadao watanabe & akira miyazawa / toccata and fugue in d minor
toshiyuki honda / vento vigoroso
dave matthews / sambafrique
toshiyuki honda / lament


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António said...

Uau! Thank you so much... Reminds me of an album that I can only dream to put my hands on: Smile, from the Japonese drummer Takeo Moriyama.

Many blessings


Anonymous said...

Amazing compilation! It is grooving high. Unbelievable how songs are complementing each other, almost like the same band.

Dean Swift said...

These SJCs are very well put together... Thanks for sharing this

Maro said...

Ho man!!!

the Minoru Muraoka is just incredible... Thanks for this !

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