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Big Band - 30 titles due 20 May 15 from Universal Japan

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I went for Basie/Beatles and Standing Ovation, Gil Evans/Priestess and Kikuchi, Bley/77, and Buddy Rich/Mercy mercy (hoping for a better remastering than in the current release).

This is the listing auto-translated:

◇ Count Basie / Basie picks The Winners (UCCU-90118)
◇ Count Basie / Basie At Newport 57 (UCCU-90119)
◇ Count Basie / standing ovation (UCCU-90120)
◇ Count Basie / Ella and Basie (UCCU-90121)
◇ Count Basie / Beishizu Beetle bag (UCCU-90122)
◇ Thad Jones = Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra / New Life (UCCU-90123)
◇ Thad Jones = Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra / Central Park North (UCCU-90124)
◇ Thad Jones = Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra / Live At The Village Vanguard (UCCU-90125)
◇ Mel Lewis / Mel Lewis & Friends (UCCU-90126)
◇ Gil Evans / Kikuchi Masaaki WITH Gil Evans (UCCU-90127)
◇ Gil Evans / out-of-cool (UCCU-90128)
◇ Gil Evans / Into The hot (UCCU-90129)
◇ Gil Evans / individuality and development (UCCU-90130)
◇ Gil Evans / Purisutisu (UCCU-90131)
◇ Quincy Jones / I think of jazz (UCCU-90132)
◇ Quincy Jones / Walking-in-a-space (UCCU-90133)
◇ Quincy Jones / The Quintessence (UCCU-90134)
◇ Quincy Jones / Quincy Jones At Newport '61 (UCCU-90135)
◇ Quincy Jones / Great Wide World of Quincy Jones (UCCU-90136)
◇ Buddy Rich / THIS ONES FOR Basie (UCCU-90137)
Buddy Rich / Mercy, Mercy - Live At Shizasu Palace 1968 (UCCU-90138)
◇ Oliver Nelson / Live From Los Angeles (UCCU-90139)
◇ Carla Bley / Live (UCCU-90140)
◇ Carla Bley / European Tour 1977 (UCCU-90141)
◇ Benny Carter / Father di Fini Schons (UCCU-90142)
◇ Benny Carter / Addition-to-Father Definishonzu (UCCU-90143)
◇ Dizzy Gillespie / At Newport (UCCU-90144)
◇ Duke Ellington / Soul Call (UCCU-90145)
◇ Count Basie / Montreux '77 (UCCO-90391)
◇ Woody Herman / Giant Steps (UCCO-90392)

http://www.universal-music.co.jp/jazz/big-band?productPage=1

Enjoy

Alex

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These are long time favorites: ◇ Benny Carter / Father di Fini Schons (UCCU-90142)
◇ Benny Carter / Addition-to-Father Definishonzu (UCCU-90143)

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There's a Gil Evans record there I've never even heard of. How do you order these?

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There's a Gil Evans record there I've never even heard of.

Betting it's Purisutisu, which turns out to be the Antilles Priestess.

That Gil/Kikuchi thing is a monster, highly recommended. It's more like the CD version of There Comes A Time than the LP version, if you know what I mean.

Oliver's side is a keeper too, in my book, just because it's a roaring-ass live big band recorded very nicely. Soloists are not always..."stimulating", but they don't suck. The main thing, though, is that big-band energy as applied to those charts.

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There's a Gil Evans record there I've never even heard of.

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That Gil/Kikuchi thing is a monster, highly recommended. It's more like the CD version of There Comes A Time than the LP version, if you know what I mean.

Please elaborate...! Thanks.

There's a Gil Evans record there I've never even heard of. How do you order these?

cdjapan.co.jp is my favorite way.

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The Gil/Kikuchi album keeps the tunes longish, and the electronic colors abundant (and when Gil went into electronics, colors abounded). And Billy Harper is ALL over the thing!

There comes A Time LP vs CD - LP was marvelous, but a lot was edited out. CD restored much of it, and to gripping effect, imo.

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Yes, there's at least half a dozen there I'd like to obtain. Strictly speaking Mel Lewis and Friends is not a big band date, quintet mostly as I recall, along with a piano trio track (Hank Jones). Nice record. Freddie Hubbard, Gregory Herbert, Michael Brecker (IIRC), Hank, Ron Carter and Mel.

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Also a drum solo track, which is basically Mel keeping time. Point being made!

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Gil Evans/Kikuchi is excellent. I wasn't aware that the CD offered more music.

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Pleased to see this great album which I've had on vinyl since the seventies:

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Gil Evans/Kikuchi is excellent. I wasn't aware that the CD offered more music.

Let me clarify lest purchases be made in vain - it's the Bluebird CD of There Comes A Time that contains more music.

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Gil Evans/Kikuchi is excellent. I wasn't aware that the CD offered more music.

Let me clarify lest purchases be made in vain - it's the Bluebird CD of There Comes A Time that contains more music.

Though IIRC it doesn't contain 'Aftermath of the 4th Movement..." which was on the Lp but if you want it on a cd you have to buy a strange hybrid from RCA called "Battle of the Bands: Charlie Mingus and Gil Evans".

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Ah, that's right. So one really needs both, or, really all three - LP, CD, and CD compilation.

Worth it, imo.

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Gil Evans/Kikuchi is excellent. I wasn't aware that the CD offered more music.

It does have a second take of "Love in the Open".

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Gil Evans/Kikuchi is excellent. I wasn't aware that the CD offered more music.

Let me clarify lest purchases be made in vain - it's the Bluebird CD of There Comes A Time that contains more music.

Though IIRC it doesn't contain 'Aftermath of the 4th Movement..." which was on the Lp but if you want it on a cd you have to buy a strange hybrid from RCA called "Battle of the Bands: Charlie Mingus and Gil Evans".

I think all the material is on this 10 track version I got from France - http://www.amazon.com/There-Comes-Time-Gil-Evans/dp/B000006YK5/ref=sr_1_3?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1431638437&sr=1-3&keywords=gil+evans+there+comes+a+time

I now see this version is available from Japan - http://www.amazon.com/There-Comes-Time-Gil-Evans/dp/B0000563KG/ref=sr_1_4?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1431638437&sr=1-4&keywords=gil+evans+there+comes+a+time

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There's a 1,000 Yen version of There Comes a Time at cdjapan:

1
KING PORTER STOMP / Gil Evans & His Orchestra
キング・ポーター・ストンプ / Gil Evans & His Orchestra
2
THERE COMES A TIME / Gil Evans & His Orchestra
ゼア・カムズ・ア・タイム / Gil Evans & His Orchestra
3
MAKES HER MOVE / Gil Evans & His Orchestra
メイクス・ハー・ムーヴ / Gil Evans & His Orchestra
4
LITTLE WING / Gil Evans & His Orchestra
リトル・ウイング / Gil Evans & His Orchestra
5
THE MEANING OF THE BLUES / Gil Evans & His Orchestra
ザ・ミーニング・オブ・ザ・ブルース / Gil Evans & His Orchestra
6
* / Gil Evans & His Orchestra
Afutamasu THE Force Movement - Children Of The Fire / Gil Evans & His Orchestra
7
ANITA'S DANCE / Gil Evans & His Orchestra
アニタズ・ダンス / Gil Evans & His Orchestra
8
JOY SPRING / Gil Evans
Joy Spring <bonus track> / Gil Evans
9
SO LONG / Gil Evans
So Long <bonus track> / Gil Evans
10
BUZZARD VARIATIONS / Gil Evans
Buzzard-variations (from "Porgy and Bess") <bonus track> / Gil Evans

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My version lists track 6 as Aftermath the Fourth Movement / Children of the Fire.

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RCA put this version of Little Wing on the "Plays Jimi Hendrix" cd. But it was on the original "Comes a Time" lp. So the American "Comes a Time" cd has only 8 tracks.

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There's a Gil Evans record there I've never even heard of.

Betting it's Purisutisu, which turns out to be the Antilles Priestess.

That Gil/Kikuchi thing is a monster, highly recommended. It's more like the CD version of There Comes A Time than the LP version, if you know what I mean.

Oliver's side is a keeper too, in my book, just because it's a roaring-ass live big band recorded very nicely. Soloists are not always..."stimulating", but they don't suck. The main thing, though, is that big-band energy as applied to those charts.

Not Priestess - it's a Japanese Philips/Fontana LP simply titled Masabumi Kikuchi + Gil Evans, and starts off with a brief rip through Bley's "Ictus." Good one.

other than Billy Harper, Hannibal and Gil, the orchestra is made up entirely of Japanese musicians.

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Joe said there was one on the list that he hadn't heard of. I was betting that it was the one called "Puristisu", and looking at the albums on the link provided, my hunch was that it was Priestess, since that's the only one that's on the site that is not on the list.

Some of those translations, btw, come off pretty funny (as often happens with Japan/English translator engines.). I particularly like "Buddy Rich / Mercy, Mercy - Live At Shizasu Palace 1968" and the two Quincy Jones titles "I think of jazz" and "Walking-in-a-space".

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ah, you might be right - I was referring to this one: UCCU-90127)

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Pleased to see this great album which I've had on vinyl since the seventies:

6132A-DHdlL._SX425_.jpg

Me too. I think if I had to choose one out of the whole lot, it would be this one. Dizzy at Newport and the Buddy Rich are great too, but I already have them on CD (along with several others).

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My version lists track 6 as Aftermath the Fourth Movement / Children of the Fire.

Mine as well. The french BMG CD from 1995. This is its rear card:

gil%20evans%20comes%20a%20time_zpshnfnhe

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any comments on the 2 Carla Bley releases

I'll probably get the live European Tour 77 disc - nice lineup there (tentet including Michael Mantler, Roswell Rudd, Elton Dean, Gary Windo, Hugh Hopper, Andrew Cyrille)

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any comments on the 2 Carla Bley releases

I'll probably get the live European Tour 77 disc - nice lineup there (tentet including Michael Mantler, Roswell Rudd, Elton Dean, Gary Windo, Hugh Hopper, Andrew Cyrille)

European Tour 77 is one of my favorites.

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