Johnny’s Disk Record is an independent jazz label run by the owner of jazz cafe Kaiunbashi No Johnny located in Rikuzentakata city in Iwate prefecture, Japan. The legendary label released a string of albums of high quality but down-to-earth music, spanning from modern jazz, avant-garde jazz to left-field pop. This is the only solo record drummer Yoshimi Ueno released before passing.
‘Timing’ is a collection of sixteen records intended for audiovisual and media professionals which came out between 1975 and 1977, and initiated by Jacky Giordano who took care of the first six albums. The ten others were developed by Pierre Arvay and nearly all published in partnership with Music De Wolfe. 14-tracks LP with plenty of funky breaks and hard grooves, including afro-cuban rhythms, wild jazzy sounds, fuzz guitar, strings, sax, clavinet, flute…
Nubya fearlessly threw herself head first into this 5ive project, her debut recording, with a clear vision of what she wanted and was meticulous in her pursuit of her sound. Enlisting the help of fellow musical comrades from an exciting new wave of London based talent, Nubya tapped into well-seasoned, harmonious relationships with players that know and understand her – and this joyful union radiates through her compositions. Beautiful music, thoughtful and passionate playing.
Johnny’s Disk Record is an independent jazz label run by the owner of Jazz Cafe Kaiunbashi No Johnny located in Rikuzentakata City in Iwate Prefecture, Japan. The legendary label released a string of albums of high quality but down-to-earth music, spanning from modern jazz, avant-garde jazz to left-field pop. Albums such as “farewell my johnny / left alone” and “Aya’s Samba” has reached cult status among fans as some of the best works to come out of the Japanese jazz scene. This debut album by drummer and actor Mitsuaki Katayama is a Japanese jazz masterpiece, put out by Johnny’s Disk Record. Consisting of 5 original compositions, the no-filler album includes the tracks “Unknown Point,” a danceable jazz samba with tight and powerful drumming; the melancholic “Arizona High Way,” a tune that perfectly epitomizes what Japanese jazz is about; “It’s Over,” which features beautiful piano work by Kichiro Sugino—a promising pianist who tragically succumbed to a chronic illness and couldn’t fully realize his potential; “Louis” and “First Flight,” a jazzy dance cut with a funky bassline.
A compilation of lost tracks by the Zurich based ”Jazz Community”. One of the most important Post-Bop and Modal Jazz bands from Europe. The Sextet featured the exceptional brass section of Hans Kennel (tp, flh), Paul Haag (tb) and Heiner Althaus (ts). The three were members of ”Magog” and here they are working with various rhythm sections, using original compositions. For the first time, their most celebrated tracks from the rare LP’s ”Jazz Community” and ”Il Topo” are on one album. The tracks were produced in 1979 at the studio of Bruno Spoerri and in 1983 in concert at The Club in Rubigen, Bern.