Having searched the forums a number of times, I found an Impulse on CD thread discussing the 1986 MCA CD releases, but it was quite old, and not the happiest place on earth. I thought I'd reorganize the information presented by various forum members into a handy guide. Odds are that most of our North American forum members aren't going to run into a lot of 32XD Jazz titles in the bins, but the early MCAs turn up often enough. It's good to know what titles are worth looking at. In 1986, MCA released a number Impulse Jazz of titles for the North American market, with CDs pressed at JVC Japan. I have been collecting these discs for a few years now and have managed to turn up quite a few. In 1987 MCA released another batch of (??) titles for the North American market- at least 10, pressed at various locations- including Sanyo Japan, PDO West Germany, Cinram, JVC & Sanyo USA. At least, it seems this way...forum member J.A.W. mentioned that it seemed that each year's releases had a certain prefix: MCA-58XX for '87, the MCAD-56XX/JVC-4XX for '86. This certainly seems to be the case. Roland compiled a great list of existing titles from various Internet sources. I've bolded titles not on Roland's original list that I've found in the bins. Titles I own are in red: 1985 MCAD-5541 / DIDX-204 John Coltrane - From the Original Master Tapes 1986 MCAD-5656 / JVC-457 Count Basie - Count Basie and the Kansas City 7 MCAD-5655 / JVC-458 Sonny Rollins - Sonny Rollins on Impulse! MCAD-5653 / JVC-459 Gil Evans - Out of the Cool MCAD-5651 / JVC-460 Benny Carter and His Orchestra - Further Definitions MCAD-5650 / JVC-461 Duke Ellington/Coleman Hawkins - Duke Ellington Meets Coleman Hawkins MCAD-5649 / JVC-462 Charles Mingus - The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady MCAD-5648 / JVC-463 Art Blakey Quartet - A Jazz Message MCAD-5644/JVC-464 Ahmad Jamal: Awakening MCAD-5644/JVC-465 Quincy Jones Quintessence MCAD-5661 / JVC-466 John Coltrane & Johnny Hartman - John Coltrane & Johnny Hartman MCAD-5660 / JVC-467 John Coltrane - A Love Supreme MCAD-5659 / JVC-468 Oliver Nelson - The Blues and the Abstract Truth 1987 MCAD-5860 (no JVC #) Pharoah Sanders- Thembi (1987) **MCAD-5881 BB King **MCAD-5882 Olivia Newton John MCAD-5883 / (no JVC #) John Coltrane - Coltrane (1987) MCAD-5885 / (no JVC #) John Coltrane - Ballads (1987) MCAD-5886 / (no JVC #) Art Blakey - Jazz Messengers (1987) MCAD-5887 / (no JVC #) John Coltrane - Impressions (1987) MCAD-5888 / (no JVC #) Oliver Nelson - More Blues and the Abstract Truth (1987) MCAD-5889 / (no JVC #) John Coltrane - Crescent (1987) 1988 MCA-39105 Johnny Hartman Just Dropped By To Say Hello (JVC USA- does a Japan for USA pressing exist by this time?) The Jazz titles aren't grouped in catalog number, as shown with the BB King and Olivia Newton John titles mixed in. It is hard to tell how many titles were released each year. Anyone who has a 1986-1987 USA title not listed here, please help out by sharing the catalog number and pressing plant. I don't own multiple versions of the titles: I own a JVC USA Blues and Abstract Truth but the rest are JVC Japan (with one Japan pressed Sanyo & Denon). I'd love to know if the JVC USA or Cinram versions are identical to the Japan for USA pressings. At this point, I'm trying to collect all of the 1986 & 1987 MCA Impulse CD releases, I'd like to know how far off I am on collecting the series. I assume the Japan titles are identical to the 32XD series which came out in 1987. Not owning any 32XD titles, I don't know if the cover art is as bad as the USA versions, which are actually the most offensive hack jobs I've ever seen on an official CD release. Just terrible...but the CDs inside are the nicest I've heard the albums sound digitally. I need to know how many more of these exist!! Hopefully in last 3 years our collectors will have stumbled across some previously unknown treasures. Hopefully we can create a complete list of '86/'87 USA releases in this thread. I'm also interested if someone has a JVC Japan "Blues and Abstract Truth" to compare with my USA pressing through Exact Audio Copy, to see if they are digitally identical masterings. I would be happy to do this for any title I own, if someone wants to compare masterings.