45 RPM Vinyl Record
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180-gram 45 RPM Double LP
BBE Music present the latest in the acclaimed J Jazz Masterclass Series: Kohsuke Mine First, the debut album by one of the leading artists in the new wave of modern jazz that swept Japan in the late '60s and early '70s. First epitomises the shifting sound of the Japanese modern jazz scene of the time, characterised by rich textures and tones, kinetic rhythms, punctuated by urgent, angular melody lines.
Reissued for the first time since original 1970 release, Mine is joined by master keyboard player Masabumi Kikuchi on electric piano, and two American players — bassist Larry Ridley and drummer Lenny McBrowne — to deliver one of the strongest debuts in the J Jazz canon. First announced the arrival of a serious talent, one who was to be a hugely influential figure in the Japanese jazz scene across the decade that followed and beyond. First established an artist who built a reputation for standout albums spanning spiritual jazz, post-bop, modal and funk-fusion. All of that started here, on this exemplary album.
First is issued on CD, digital and vinyl. The vinyl edition is presented as a double album, cut at 45 RPM by the Grammy-nominated Carvery, with full original reproduction artwork, including obi strip. The vinyl comes with a 4,500-word sleeve note and interview with Kohsuke Mine by Tony Higgins, plus artist portraits by Shigeru Uchiyama.
J Jazz Masterclass Series is curated by Tony Higgins and Mike Peden for BBE Music.
|1. Morning Tide|
|2. Love Talken|
|3. Straight No Chaser|
|2. Little Abbi|
|3. Bar 'L' Len|