Saturday, May 14, 2016

MAX ROACH QUARTET – Live In Tokyo Vol.1 and Vol.2 (LPs-DenonJazz-1977)




Label: Denon Jazz – YX-7508-ND
Format: Vinyl, LP / Country: Japan / Released: 1977
Style: Free Jazz, Post Bop, Free Improvisation
Recorded live at Yubin Chokin Hall, Tokyo, January 21, 1977.
Cover Design – SIGN. Satoshi Saitoh
Cover Photo – Tadayuki Naitoh
Engineer by – Kaoru Iida
PCM Operator – Hideki Kaukizaki, Kaoro Yamamoto
Produced by – Tsutomu Ueno and Yoshiharu Kawaguchi

A  -  Calvary .................................................................................... 18:40
B1 - 'Round Midnight ...................................................................... 11:42
B2 - It's Time .................................................................................... 8:50

Max Roach – drums, percussion
Cecil Bridgewater – trumpet
Billy Harper – tenor saxophone
Reggie Workman – bass

Beautiful sounds from the ultra-hip Max Roach Quartet of the mid 70s. Tracks are long – very much in the Harper style of the time – and titles include "It's Time", "Calvary", and "Round Midnight".





Product Description:
MAX ROACH QUARTET Live In Tokyo Vol. 1 (1977 Japanese, 3-track Denon Jazz label, vinyl LP featuring a great live recording from the Yubin Chokin Hall in Tokyo Japan recorded on the 21st January 1977 featuring Cecil Bridgewater, Billy Harper, Reggie Workman with Max Roach. Housed in a picture sleeve complete with the original Japanese insert and wide obi-strip, YX-7508-ND)

MAX ROACH QUARTET – Live In Tokyo Vol.2 
(LP-DenonJazz-1977)




Label: Denon Jazz – YX-7509-ND
Format: Vinyl, LP / Country: Japan / Released: 1977
Style: Free Jazz, Post Bop, Free Improvisation
Recorded live at Yubin Chokin Hall, Tokyo, January 21, 1977.
Cover Ilustration – Atsushi Yoshioka
Cover Design – SIGN. Satoshi Saitoh
Cover Photo – Tadayuki Naitoh
Engineer by – Kaoru Iida
PCM Operator – Hideki Kaukizaki, Kaoro Yamamoto
Produced by – Tsutomu Ueno and Yoshiharu Kawaguchi

A1 - Mr. Papa Jo ............................................................................... 3:05
A2 - Scott Free Part 1 ..................................................................... 16:22
B  -  Scott Free Part 2 ..................................................................... 17:10

Max Roach – drums, percussion
Cecil Bridgewater – trumpet
Billy Harper – tenor saxophone
Reggie Workman – bass

Product Description:
MAX ROACH QUARTET Live In Tokyo Vol. 2 (1977 Japanese, 3-track live Denon Jazz label, vinyl LP, starring Cecil Bridgewater [trumpet], Billy Harper [tenor sax] & Reggie Workman [bass] recorded at the Yubin Chokin Hall that year. Pasted picture sleeve with Japanese insert & picture obi, YX-7509-ND).





Note:
Nearly all Japanese LPs were issued with an ‘obi’ - literally translated this means ‘sash’ and is derived from the obi (sash) worn around the traditional kimono dress. This delicate paper strip, usually wrapped around the left side of the album cover, often contains marketing information and album content details, all printed in Japanese kanji and ~kana script. Obi designs can be as varied as the LPs they adorn, and some series’ of obi designs can be as collectable as the artists’ albums they decorate. However, not all promotional LPs were issued with the obi - the LP was often distributed before the obi was produced - it is rarer to find a promo with an obi than it is without one, especially on first pressings. They are more common on promo copies of reissue albums as the timing is not quite so important as for a brand new release so there was more time to put the whole package together. The rarest Japanese promotional LPs are those designed with exclusive custom picture sleeves, often compilations of previously released tracks issued to the media as a reminder of back catalogue success prior to the launch of new material, or an impending Japanese tour. These retrospective LPs can be the crowning glory of any collection and they rarely come up for sale. They are often some of the most expensive LPs to obtain, with prices ranging from £50 to £1500 for the extreme rarities...!



If you find them, buy these albums!

22 comments:

  1. MAX ROACH QUARTET – Live In Tokyo Vol.1 (LP-1977)
    Vinyl Rip/FLAC+Cover
    1fichier:
    https://1fichier.com/?k0fu3gl932


    MAX ROACH QUARTET – Live In Tokyo Vol.2 (LP-1977)
    Vinyl Rip/FLAC+Cover
    1fichier:
    https://1fichier.com/?pq75uyyee2

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    1. thank you very much for such quality and wonderful music. un grand bonheur

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  2. Vikto, thanks' again for this. Good music, good recording and very good job for the rip and the tag. !!
    Chris

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  3. A while back I posted these over at the Lair. Great band, great recordings, very warmly recommended indeed! In my opinion, this quartet (and from 1979 the version with Odean Pope instead of Harper - a different but equally exciting tenorist) was, together with the George Adams - Don Pullen quartet, among the top working bands of the late 70s and 80s in terms of unity of vision and musicianship. I have two "bootlegged" shows from this band with Harper, the concerts at Milan, May 4, 1978 and Willisau, Sept. 3, 1978. The sound is not perfect for the Milan show (but is very listenable), it very good for Willisau. Would very gladly contribute links to the Roach quartet showcase here at DPIMR if there is interest.

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    1. Go ahead Nikos, I am the first interested, if you trust me, I did not have the opportunity to listen mentioned concerts.

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  4. Here are the two concerts. There are text files in the download folders with basic details. Downloaded from the net over the past years, thanks to the original tapers and uploaders. Enjoy!

    Milan, May 4, 1978
    https://1fichier.com/?2nqvxmr968

    Willisau, Sept. 3, 1978
    https://1fichier.com/?d6rmxxmwca

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    1. Can't wait to see these videos, thanks so much, Nikos!

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    2. I see, these are audio files... still so good! Thank you!

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  5. Excellent post, Vitko! Really, this line-up is the best through all Max Roach's carrer. Masterpiece.

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    1. Thanks for these albums Vitko. Sergio, due to my predilection towards freer jazz I tend to agree w/ you about this band, but...... IMHO it's hard for me to say that any band Max Roach was in was superior to his band w/ Clifford Brown, Ritchie Powell, Harold Land and George Morrow.

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    2. Thanks for this. Hard to say, but in my opinion every period of his recording career had great lineups. Especially the ones with Clifford Jordan, Eric Dolphy, Booker Little, Mal Waldron, Coleman Hawkins, etc. at the beginning of the 60's.

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  6. Thank you both, Vitko and Nikos!

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  7. Thank You both Vitko and Nikos!!
    Great posts.

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  8. So great - anyone have the "Black Sun" soundtrack Max Roach did (in flac) ?

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  9. great share, many thanks for vol 2 unheard by me!

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  10. Thank you for the wonderful Max Roach posts. Really nice.

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