Jazz albums reissued on CD by Atlantic Japan

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by J.A.W., Sep 18, 2012.

  1. J.A.W.

    J.A.W. Music Addict

    List. Click on the black "WPCR" buttons for the next lists and on the "2" etc. red buttons for later releases. They can be ordered from CD Japan.
  2. Wow, that is quite the selection of Jazz titles!

    There are some we all know of course, but many many I have never heard.

    Are there any real recommended diamonds/pearls in this series? I am more interested in hard bop and modal jazz, mainly from the late 50's and early 60's. I am less interested in more fusion oriented Jazz or Free Jazz from the later 60's.

    Hans, are there any real essential albums you can recommend, which meet the above criteria?
  3. J.A.W.

    J.A.W. Music Addict

    Roland,

    I don't have time now to compile a list and post it here, but why don't you use the jazz list I sent you and do a search for "Atlantic"? The PDF document has a search function.
  4. Hans, thanks. I found some Art Farmer and Nat Adderley albums in your list that I might try out.
  5. goldwax

    goldwax Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Los Angeles
    Bump. Any gems we should know about?
  6. Lonson

    Lonson I'm Just a Lucky So-and-So

    Location:
    Bay Village, OHIO
    These sound amazing, unlike any Atlantic on cd I've heard before.

    I recommend Milt Jackson "Vibrations," and the John Lewis "Essence" (Gary McFarland arrangements). Both are great dates, not sure either has been on cd before, haven't seen them.
  7. Lonson

    Lonson I'm Just a Lucky So-and-So

    Location:
    Bay Village, OHIO
    I'd also like to recommend two in this series that were among the first lps I ever owned (still have them, 43 years later):

    "Sister Salvation" by Slide Hampton
    "Blues Shout" by Leo Wright (one side Leo plays flute and Harry Lookofosky plays viola; the other Leo plays alto sax and Richard Williams plays trumpet)

    Both are excellent sessions and though both have been on cd before via Collectables, they didn't sound like this.
  8. Lonson

    Lonson I'm Just a Lucky So-and-So

    Location:
    Bay Village, OHIO
    I'd also recommend the Jack Wilson cds.
  9. noname74

    noname74 slimline 2cd jewel cases are dead to me.

    Location:
    Canada
    Anyone heard this one before?

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  10. Lonson

    Lonson I'm Just a Lucky So-and-So

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    Don't think that one is part of this series, maybe it is.

    Anyway if you like other 'seventies Evans recordings, you'll like this one, it's one of the best. I prefer his earlier work, but this is one of the best of the later years.
  11. noname74

    noname74 slimline 2cd jewel cases are dead to me.

    Location:
    Canada
    Yep it's included in the series: http://wmg.jp/jazz1000/
    WPCR-27049 〈ATLANTIC〉

    Found about 10 I'm interested in...CDJapan here I come. :laugh:
  12. J.A.W.

    J.A.W. Music Addict

    It is part of the series, it was released in Japan on April 25, 2012 (Atlantic WPCR-27049) and apparently still available:

    CD Japan (scroll down for audio samples)
  13. noname74

    noname74 slimline 2cd jewel cases are dead to me.

    Location:
    Canada
    Oh crap..just realized I was only looking at Series 1...there are 3 others...this could get expensive.
  14. J.A.W.

    J.A.W. Music Addict

    So far there are 5 series of 10 albums each, WPCR-27001~27050.

    [edit]

    My mistake, there are even more, beyond WPCR-27050... At the moment the last CD in the series is WPCR-27200.
  15. J.A.W.

    J.A.W. Music Addict

  16. RiRiIII

    RiRiIII Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Athens, Greece
    Agreed. I already gor 28 of them! They really sound very good and are reasonably priced. To the above I d propose also John Lewis' The wonderful world of Jazz that included a rare third stream ensemlble with Schuller and Jim Hall. Also the thrilling Gypsy Cry of Attila Zoller with Hancock, Vitous' Infinite search with MacLaughlin, Herbie Mann's Hold on I am comin, Live at Newport with an amazing long version of Girl of Ipanema, Milt Jackson's Bags and Flutes with Wess, Jaspar and Burrelll, Charles Lloyd at Monterey, the definitive Live at the Half Note of Art Farmer and Jim Hall, King Curtis and Champion Jack Dupree with C Dupree at Montreux.

    Great series.:righton:
  17. RiRiIII

    RiRiIII Well-Known Member

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    An orgy! One of Gil Evans masterpieces.
  18. steveharris

    steveharris Forum Resident

    Location:
    Mass
    I`ll probably give it a try anyway-Anybody hear Mingus Blues And Roots WPCR 27061?I wonder if it will be an improvement over the original US Atlantic.
  19. noname74

    noname74 slimline 2cd jewel cases are dead to me.

    Location:
    Canada
    Many of the earlier releases in this series are on sale at HMV Japan....30% if you buy 5 or more...works out to 700Y per disc.
  20. robertzombie

    robertzombie Well-Known Member

    Location:
    London
    Now available in Fopp for £5 per disc.
  21. ashlee5

    ashlee5 Well-Known Member

    Warner Europe started pressing many of these titles, complete with Japanese obi strips. The only difference is the pressing plant.

    :wave:
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  22. bleachershane

    bleachershane Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Glasgow, Scotland

    Popped into Fopp (Union Street, Glasgow) today and noticed shelves filled with red OBI strips. Pretty odd. Had a glance over the jazz titles but nothing I knew of, also had some soul titles and noticed the Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway album for a fiver. Not sure if there was any others scattered around...

    Would I have bought it without the intriguing OBI strip? Probably not. It was then I realised it was probably a European marketing ploy, but hey, here's hoping the mastering is decent!
    Last edited: Apr 28, 2014
  23. robertzombie

    robertzombie Well-Known Member

    Location:
    London
    The CDs read "Manufactured in Japan ... Made in the EU" :D
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  24. robertzombie

    robertzombie Well-Known Member

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    London
    I bought Essence and Bags & Trane. I'm very new to jazz but thought I'd dip my toe in to the Atlantic catalogue given the low price and attractive package.
    Listened to Essence this evening, I enjoyed it. The mastering seemed a bit loud at the high end and perhaps the bass was a little bloated? I had to turn the amp down three times. Once I'd found an agreeable volume however it sounded nice.
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  25. Quim

    Quim Member

    I've found a nice store with those titles:

    http://www.jazzmessengers.com/en/jazz-new-releases
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