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Warner Japan Jazz Reissues

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For anyone interested, on April 25th Warner Japan will reissue 50 Atlantic / Vortex / Embryo Catalog titles as part of the Jazz Best Collection and all will be remastered in 24 bit. Some of these titles were previously reissued by Collectables and they can now go in the garbage where they belong (IMO). There will be a second batch of 50 on May 23rd. The highlight for me is Nat Adderley's Autobiography (first CD issue).

Here is the link:

http://wmg.jp/jazz1000/

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Thanks for posting this. The 1,000 yen price tag is very attractive, even with today's high yen exchange rate. In my opinion one of the "must have" CDs is Art Farmer's Live at the Half Note with Jim Hall. The Lee Konitz and Warne Marsh CDs are also worth getting, as well as the George Wallington, Phineas Newborn and Jimmy Giuffre discs. Fortunately, I already have all of them, either on individual CDs (no Collectables, those did indeed not sound good) or in a Mosaic set :)

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Nice to see the two Ornette titles revisited. Has Jack Wilson's quartet album (featuring Roy Ayers) been out on compact disc before? (Haven't checked Collectables. Maybe it's there.)

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Nice to see the two Ornette titles revisited. Has Jack Wilson's quartet album (featuring Roy Ayers) been out on compact disc before? (Haven't checked Collectables. Maybe it's there.)

According to AMG the Jack Wilson album with Roy Ayers was issued on CD in 2005, but I can't find it anywhere. It will be included in the May 23 batch.

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Very few things of interest, to be honest... and most of these albums - those not rare in CD age - were also out in various European editions that sound alright to my ears - first there were the Original Sound digipacks, then the Masters digipack, and there were a few that were out in the US(?) series with the piano keys (the Bryant, for instance).

Anyway, the Rufus Harley, George Wallington (was on Koch, wasn't it?), Roland Hanna, Jack Wilson, Eddie Higgins, and maybe one of the Bags' and that Steve Marcus (anyone knows it? how is it?) might be of interest...

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For anyone interested, on April 25th Warner Japan will reissue 50 Atlantic / Vortex / Embryo Catalog titles as part of the Jazz Best Collection and all will be remastered in 24 bit. Some of these titles were previously reissued by Collectables and they can now go in the garbage where they belong (IMO). There will be a second batch of 50 on May 23rd. The highlight for me is Nat Adderley's Autobiography (first CD issue).

Here is the link:

http://wmg.jp/jazz1000/

The Nat Adderly WAS part of a Collectables if memory serves.

.....and it does. It was coupled with Freddie Hubbard's "Soul Experiment":

http://www.amazon.com/Soul-Experiment-Autobiography-Freddie-Hubbard/dp/B00004YNFA

Nice to see the two Ornette titles revisited. Has Jack Wilson's quartet album (featuring Roy Ayers) been out on compact disc before? (Haven't checked Collectables. Maybe it's there.)

According to AMG the Jack Wilson album with Roy Ayers was issued on CD in 2005, but I can't find it anywhere. It will be included in the May 23 batch.

The cover looks familiar, so it's quite possible I have this on cd. When I get to storage, I'll try to remember to check.

Actually, it too was on a Collectables:

http://www.oldies.com/product-view/66262.html

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For anyone interested, on April 25th Warner Japan will reissue 50 Atlantic / Vortex / Embryo Catalog titles as part of the Jazz Best Collection and all will be remastered in 24 bit. Some of these titles were previously reissued by Collectables and they can now go in the garbage where they belong (IMO). There will be a second batch of 50 on May 23rd. The highlight for me is Nat Adderley's Autobiography (first CD issue).

Here is the link:

http://wmg.jp/jazz1000/

The Nat Adderly WAS part of a Collectables if memory serves.

.....and it does. It was coupled with Freddie Hubbard's "Soul Experiment":

http://www.amazon.com/Soul-Experiment-Autobiography-Freddie-Hubbard/dp/B00004YNFA

Nice to see the two Ornette titles revisited. Has Jack Wilson's quartet album (featuring Roy Ayers) been out on compact disc before? (Haven't checked Collectables. Maybe it's there.)

According to AMG the Jack Wilson album with Roy Ayers was issued on CD in 2005, but I can't find it anywhere. It will be included in the May 23 batch.

The cover looks familiar, so it's quite possible I have this on cd. When I get to storage, I'll try to remember to check.

Actually, it too was on a Collectables:

http://www.oldies.com/product-view/66262.html

Two of those idiotic Collectables couplings in rather poor sound...

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For anyone interested, on April 25th Warner Japan will reissue 50 Atlantic / Vortex / Embryo Catalog titles as part of the Jazz Best Collection and all will be remastered in 24 bit. Some of these titles were previously reissued by Collectables and they can now go in the garbage where they belong (IMO). There will be a second batch of 50 on May 23rd. The highlight for me is Nat Adderley's Autobiography (first CD issue).

Here is the link:

http://wmg.jp/jazz1000/

The Nat Adderly WAS part of a Collectables if memory serves.

.....and it does. It was coupled with Freddie Hubbard's "Soul Experiment":

http://www.amazon.com/Soul-Experiment-Autobiography-Freddie-Hubbard/dp/B00004YNFA

Nice to see the two Ornette titles revisited. Has Jack Wilson's quartet album (featuring Roy Ayers) been out on compact disc before? (Haven't checked Collectables. Maybe it's there.)

According to AMG the Jack Wilson album with Roy Ayers was issued on CD in 2005, but I can't find it anywhere. It will be included in the May 23 batch.

The cover looks familiar, so it's quite possible I have this on cd. When I get to storage, I'll try to remember to check.

Actually, it too was on a Collectables:

http://www.oldies.com/product-view/66262.html

Two of those idiotic Collectables couplings in rather poor sound...

Instead, how 'bout "Thank you, John, for doing the research"?

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For anyone interested, on April 25th Warner Japan will reissue 50 Atlantic / Vortex / Embryo Catalog titles as part of the Jazz Best Collection and all will be remastered in 24 bit. Some of these titles were previously reissued by Collectables and they can now go in the garbage where they belong (IMO). There will be a second batch of 50 on May 23rd. The highlight for me is Nat Adderley's Autobiography (first CD issue).

Here is the link:

http://wmg.jp/jazz1000/

The Nat Adderly WAS part of a Collectables if memory serves.

.....and it does. It was coupled with Freddie Hubbard's "Soul Experiment":

http://www.amazon.com/Soul-Experiment-Autobiography-Freddie-Hubbard/dp/B00004YNFA

Nice to see the two Ornette titles revisited. Has Jack Wilson's quartet album (featuring Roy Ayers) been out on compact disc before? (Haven't checked Collectables. Maybe it's there.)

According to AMG the Jack Wilson album with Roy Ayers was issued on CD in 2005, but I can't find it anywhere. It will be included in the May 23 batch.

The cover looks familiar, so it's quite possible I have this on cd. When I get to storage, I'll try to remember to check.

Actually, it too was on a Collectables:

http://www.oldies.com/product-view/66262.html

Two of those idiotic Collectables couplings in rather poor sound...

Instead, how 'bout "Thank you, John, for doing the research"?

Why? I didn't ask you to and I was only giving my opinion on those Collectables reissues. Or is it not allowed to criticize the items you found? Sheesh man, get over yourself.

Edited by J.A.W.

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I saw after I posted that the Adderley had been reissued but I gave up on Collectables years ago. I don't have a lot of these titles on CD so I am happy that they're getting decent releases. On the link I posted there are placeholders for a third and fourth series of releases which will hopefully contain the Grassella Oliphant albums as, again, the Collectables edition was weak and it was the last straw for me.

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For anyone interested, on April 25th Warner Japan will reissue 50 Atlantic / Vortex / Embryo Catalog titles as part of the Jazz Best Collection and all will be remastered in 24 bit. Some of these titles were previously reissued by Collectables and they can now go in the garbage where they belong (IMO). There will be a second batch of 50 on May 23rd. The highlight for me is Nat Adderley's Autobiography (first CD issue).

Here is the link:

http://wmg.jp/jazz1000/

The Nat Adderly WAS part of a Collectables if memory serves.

.....and it does. It was coupled with Freddie Hubbard's "Soul Experiment":

http://www.amazon.com/Soul-Experiment-Autobiography-Freddie-Hubbard/dp/B00004YNFA

Nice to see the two Ornette titles revisited. Has Jack Wilson's quartet album (featuring Roy Ayers) been out on compact disc before? (Haven't checked Collectables. Maybe it's there.)

According to AMG the Jack Wilson album with Roy Ayers was issued on CD in 2005, but I can't find it anywhere. It will be included in the May 23 batch.

The cover looks familiar, so it's quite possible I have this on cd. When I get to storage, I'll try to remember to check.

Actually, it too was on a Collectables:

http://www.oldies.com/product-view/66262.html

Two of those idiotic Collectables couplings in rather poor sound...

Instead, how 'bout "Thank you, John, for doing the research"?

Why? I didn't ask you to and I was only giving my opinion on those Collectables reissues. Or is it not allowed to criticize the items you found? Sheesh man, get over yourself.

Really? I would say the same to you.

I wasn't endorsing the items I found; just being factual. Didn't your mama teach you right?

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For anyone interested, on April 25th Warner Japan will reissue 50 Atlantic / Vortex / Embryo Catalog titles as part of the Jazz Best Collection and all will be remastered in 24 bit. Some of these titles were previously reissued by Collectables and they can now go in the garbage where they belong (IMO). There will be a second batch of 50 on May 23rd. The highlight for me is Nat Adderley's Autobiography (first CD issue).

Here is the link:

http://wmg.jp/jazz1000/

The Nat Adderly WAS part of a Collectables if memory serves.

.....and it does. It was coupled with Freddie Hubbard's "Soul Experiment":

http://www.amazon.com/Soul-Experiment-Autobiography-Freddie-Hubbard/dp/B00004YNFA

Nice to see the two Ornette titles revisited. Has Jack Wilson's quartet album (featuring Roy Ayers) been out on compact disc before? (Haven't checked Collectables. Maybe it's there.)

According to AMG the Jack Wilson album with Roy Ayers was issued on CD in 2005, but I can't find it anywhere. It will be included in the May 23 batch.

The cover looks familiar, so it's quite possible I have this on cd. When I get to storage, I'll try to remember to check.

Actually, it too was on a Collectables:

http://www.oldies.com/product-view/66262.html

Two of those idiotic Collectables couplings in rather poor sound...

Instead, how 'bout "Thank you, John, for doing the research"?

Why? I didn't ask you to and I was only giving my opinion on those Collectables reissues. Or is it not allowed to criticize the items you found? Sheesh man, get over yourself.

Really? I would say the same to you.

I wasn't endorsing the items I found; just being factual. Didn't your mama teach you right?

Whatever. And leave my long-deceased mother out of it.

Your response says a lot about you. Anyway, I won't read your posts anymore, I've had enough of your arrogance and insults and I've just promoted you to my ignore list. Bye.

Edited by J.A.W.

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On the link I posted there are placeholders for a third and fourth series of releases ...

I saw that too. I'd like a Japanese reissue of Ornette's This Is Our Music with bonus tracks from the same session(s). Not holding my breath, but it would be nice. Off the top of my head, I can't think of any other Atlantic-related titles that I'm salivating to hear. Giuffre's The Four Brothers Sound would be cool, even though I have it on the Mosaic.

Are these jewel case or mini-LP reissues? I couldn't tell from the link.

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Plenty, Plenty Soul is one of my favorite Milt Jackson albums.

My favorite Wallington is The Prestidigitator.

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Does anyone know whether the two Joe Castro albums, "Mood Jazz" and/or "Groove Funk Soul" ever got a release on CD other than on Collectables?

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Does anyone know whether the two Joe Castro albums, "Mood Jazz" and/or "Jazz Funk Soul" ever got a release on CD other than on Collectables?

Castro's Groove Funk Soul was scheduled for release on CD in Japan in 2007, but was withdrawn. Jordi Pujol's Fresh Sound released it as part of Teddy Edwards' 2CD-set Sunset Eyes-Complete Recordings in 2010. Mood Jazz was only reissued on CD by Collectables.

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What's the best source to purchase these from?

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What's the best source to purchase these from?

CD Japan. Their service is good and in my experience they're reliable. They're selling these CDs for 952 yen, which is about $11.75, £7.40 and €9 at today's exchange rate as used by Universal Currency Converter.

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Does anyone know whether the two Joe Castro albums, "Mood Jazz" and/or "Jazz Funk Soul" ever got a release on CD other than on Collectables?

Castro's Groove Funk Soul was scheduled for release on CD in Japan in 2007, but was withdrawn. Jordi Pujol's Fresh Sound released it as part of Teddy Edwards' 2CD-set Sunset Eyes-Complete Recordings in 2010. Mood Jazz was only reissued on CD by Collectables.

Thanks, Hans.

I have them both on Collectables but wouldn't mind a better sounding copy of "Groove Funk Soul". I can't imagine the Fresh Sound release sounding any better...unless someone can tell me otherwise, of course.

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Good to see this thread reappear - I made a comment on these upcoming Atlantics on March 23 in the Hiroshi releases thread

Looking forward to the Slide Hampton, Art Farmer & Milt Jackson (with Lucky Thompson) releases - hopefully the sound will be better than the Collectables versions

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Anyone know whether these are regular plastic jewel case versions or mini-LP's?

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these are showing up at amazon as imports for $20 ...

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Warner Japan have announced the third and fourth series to be released in August and September.

http://wmg.jp/jazz1000/index_03.html

No shortage of interesting titles.

I have bought a few of these, but only spent time with one so far - Money In The Pocket by Joe Zawinul. The CD sounds much improved over prior versions and better than the lp IMHO. I think that is where the real promise of this series lies ... while I have a bunch of these titles, many of them are in crappy "Collectables-sonic" sound.

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