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New Arrivals LPs and CDs

by Hajime 25. July 2014 09:47

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New arrival LPs and CDs at Eastwind Import

by Hajime 15. February 2012 18:14
New discoveries from Marshmallow Records! Limited Edition (999 copies each) CDs and LPs containing previously unreleased material!

Zoot Sims / Live In Yamagata Vol. 2 [CD]
Zoot Sims / Live In Yamagata Vol. 2 [LP]
Continuation of Zoot's 1977 concert featuring Dave McKenna, Bucky Pizzarelli, Major Holley and Jake Hanna. (Other portion was released as Vol. 1) Relaxed, happy and inspired performance by the master of tenor saxophone! Very good stereo sound quality!

Stan Getz / Out Of Nowhere [CD]
Stan Getz / Out Of Nowhere [LP]
Previously unreleased concert performances by Stan Getz! Contains three sessions recorded between 1958 and 1960 in Europe and features stellar sidemen including Oscar Peterson, Ray Brown, Ed Thigpen, Herb Ellis and Oscar Pettiford! Mono recording is of surprisingly good quality!

J.J. Johnson / In Sweden 1957 [CD]
J.J. Johnson / In Sweden 1957 [LP]
This album is a collection of several different recordings made by the legendary J.J. Johnson Quintet (with Bobby Jasper, Tommy Flanagan, Wilbur Little and Elvin Jones) in 1956 and 1957: A studio session recorded in Stockholm during the European tour, a live club date in New Jersey, and alternate takes from a NY studio recording session. Sound quality is not great, but this is an important item for fans of J.J. Johnson!

Two new released from Venus Records!

Emil Viklicky Trio / Kafka On The Shore - Tribute to Haruki Murakami
The second album by the immensely talented pianist from the Czech republic is a tribute to internationally renowned Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami. Program consists of original compositions inspired by Murakami's literary works and jazz standards. Mysterious, emotionally charged and compelling trio jazz! (Rec. 2011)

Cyrus Chestnut / Trio Moonlight Sonata
Cyrus Chestnut's firs leader album for Venus is a collection of "jazzified" classical melodies (a recurring theme pursued by the label in recent years), but there is nothing soft or pretty that you might imagine when you hear the concept. The approach and spirit here is pure jazz: driving, hard-boiled and dynamic! (Rec. 2011)

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New Arrival CDs at Eastwind Import

by Hajime 21. January 2012 18:59
Guido Santoni / Inside A Dream
An impressionistic piano trio album led by a talented Italian pianist! Spontaneous and imaginative musical conversation among three great musicians, captured with superb sound quality! (Rel. 2010)

Introducing Audia Records, an independent jazz label from Galicia, Spain! We cherry-picked the best from their catalogue of jazz albums by wonderful Spanish musicians!

Iago Mejuto Trio / Porto do Son
A very satisfying piano trio album by a classically trained jazz pianist based in Madrid. Their music is solidly based on bebop and modal jazz with Spanish folk and pastoral elements.

Javier Constenla / Mi manera
A nice piano trio with a contemporary Latin feel with groovy electric bass and colorful drumming. The pianist reminds us of Tete Montoliu, and we feel their Spanish heritage in everything they do, and that's a good thing!

Pablo Seoane Trio / Falou
Pablo Seoane is a bright, young jazz pianist whose star is rising fast in Europe. He has a very modern style based on modal jazz with a post-Brad Mehldau sensibility and wild, passionate elements. A great hybrid of tradition and modernism!

Pepe Evangerlista Quartet / Teima
Guitarist Pepe Evangerlista's piano-less quatet features talented tenor saxophonist Roberto Somoza, bassist Kin Garcia and drummer Miguel Cabana. The atmospheric, mysterious and chamber music-like program is full of creative and daring improvisation!

Organic Collective / Maybe In Other Life
A cool, modern organ trio led by guitarist Marcos Pin features Juan Galiardo on Hammond B-3 and Carlos Lopez on drums. Squarely rooted in the tradition of organ jazz, this trio reminds me of the Peter Bernstein-Larry Goldings group, with the right amount of funk and blues!

Borja Cao Trio / Match-Ball
Borja Cao is a young Spanish pianist with tremendous talent. This CD shows his great skills both as pianist and composer. Throughout the all-original program, his songs and performance are characterized by power, drive, colorful harmonies, sophisticated melodies, tension and dynamism. A very exciting piano trio album!

Impulse! 50th Anniversary SHM-CD Reissue Series from Japan! Hard-to-find albums reissued on superior-sounding SHM-CD!

Gato Barbieri / Chapter One: Latin America [SHM-CD]
Tenor saxophonist Gato Barbieri returns to his native Argentina and works with a collective of musicians in Buenos Aires to create a sound that's a startling blend of Latin rhythms and post-Coltrane freeness. One of the greatest Impulse sessions of the 70s! (Rec. 1973)

Alice Coltrane / World Galaxy [SHM-CD]
An accomplished pianist/keyboardist on her own right, Alice Coltrane created a truly unique sound world emplyoing a strings orchestra, herself playing piano, organ and harp. Includes her interpretations of her late husband's famous repertory "My Favorite Things" and "A Love Supreme." (Rec. 1971)

John Coltrane / Live In Japan Deluxe Edition [SHM-CD 5CD Box]
For the first time, Coltrane's legendary concerts in Japan (2 nights, 7 songs, 247 minutes of music in its entirety) is released together with a bonus disc containing 3 interviews. Pressed on superior sounding SHM-CD, this limited box set is a must-have item for fans of John Coltrane! (Rec. 1966)

John Coltrane / Ballads Deluxe Edition [SHM-CD, 2CD]
Coltrane's best-selling and probably most loved Impulse! album is now available on SHM-CD! This limited deluxe edition includes a bonus disc containing alternate takes and related materials. (Rec. 1961-62)

John Coltrane / A Love Supreme Deluxe Edition [SHM-CD, 2CD]
Coltrane's towering achievement, the ambitious and influential album is now available on SHM-CD! This limited deluxe edition includes a bonus disc containing the live performance of the entire suite recorded in France in 1965 plus rare studio alternate takes with Archie Shepp on tenor sax and Art Davis on bass. (Rec. 1964)

John Coltrane / Meditations [SHM-CD]
This epoch-making album marked a new development in the John Coltrane sound with the addition of Pharoah Sanders (tenor sax) and Rashied Ali (drums) to his golden quartet. (Rec. 1965)

Curtis Fuller / Soul Trombone [SHM-CD]
Curtis Fuller's first leader album for Impulse is a great straight-ahead, hard bop affair with an all-star band featuring Freddie Hubbard, Jimmy Heath and Cedar Walton! (Rec. 1961)

Milt Jackson with the Ray Brown Big Band / Memphis Jackson [SHM-CD]
Reissued on CD for the first time in the world! A funky album by Milt Jackson backed by the all-star Ray Brown Big Band that includes Harry Edison, Ernie Watts, Harold Land, Teddy Edwards and Joe Sample! (Rec. 1969)

Yusef Lateef / Club Date [SHM-CD]
Reissued on CD for the first time in the original format! A club gig recording by Yusef Lateef, the unique reedman who is known for his exotic and eclectic musical adventures. Using tenor sax, flute and oboe, Lateef gives us inspired modal jazz performance in a variety of styles. (Rec. 1964)

Max Roach Percussion / Bitter Sweet [SHM-CD]
A compelling, varied, dynamic snapshot of Max Roach's post-Clifford Brown ensembles featuring Booker Little on trumpet, Eric Dolphy on alto and bass clarinet, Clifford Jordan on tenor, Julian Priester on trombone, Mal Waldron on piano and Art Davis on bass. His wife Abbey Lincoln provides important vocals in this influential album with a strong social and political statement. (Rec. 1961)

Shirley Scott / Girl Talk [SHM-CD]
Reissued on CD for the first time in the world! This is the last album Shirley Scott recorded for Impulse. The "Queen of Organ Jazz" is represented here with her regular trio, swinging musical numbers and standards with impeccable support from George Duvivier on bass and Mickey Roker on drums. (Rec. 1967)

Pharoah Sanders / Karma [SHM-CD]
The spiritual and musical successor to John Coltrane, Pharoah Sanders created this masterpiece as a leader in 1969, featuring the marathon half-hour octet recording of "The Creator Has a Master Plan."

Archie Shepp / The Magic Of Ju-Ju [SHM-CD]
Tenor saxophonist Archie Shepp, who started in free jazz, showed his New Thing in this album, incorporating funk and R&B elements. The title track is an 18-minute tour de force, combining free jazz tenor with steady frenetic African drumming by no less than five percussionists. A sensational album with an unforgettable jacket! (Rec. 1967)



Temporary store closure: Jan. 7-14

by Hajime 2. January 2012 19:02
Eastwind Import will be closed temporarily from 11am January 7 until 11am January 14. Customers will be able to browse products but will not be able to place an order. We apologize for the inconvenience and ask you to come back after we reopen on January 14.


New arrival CDs at Eastwind Import

by Hajime 2. January 2012 14:58
Cornell Dupree / Doin' Alright
Legendary guitarist's last album recorded in Texas two months before his passing. An important memorial album that is funky, bluesy and soulful! (Rec. 2011)

Sadao Watanabe / Come Today
The Japanese alto saxophonist's latest CD reflects his emotional journey through the passing of his wife and the East Japan Earthquake, going through sorrow and sadness and ultimately finding hope and renewal. The result is a wonderful straight ahead jazz album full of vitality, with strong support of talented, young American musicians (Gerald Clayton, Ben Williams and Johnathan Blake). (Rec. 2011)

EMI Japan's hard-to-find, rare reissues - Reasonably priced, limited edition jazz CDs!

Cannonball Adderley / Live!
An exciting live album by the three-horn Cannonball Adderley Sextet that includes his brother Nat Adderley on cornet, Charles Lloyd on flute and tenor sax, Joe Zawinul on piano, Sam Jones on bass and Louis Hayes on drums! (Rec. 1964)

Cannonball Adderley Quintet / 74 Miles Away
A red hot live recording featuring straight ahead jazz and soulful, gospel-influenced jazz-rock tunes! With Nat Adderley, Joe Zawinul, Victor Gaskin and Roy McCurdy. (Rec. 1967)

Orchestra U.S.A. directed by John Lewis / Debut
The quintessential "Third Stream" album directed by John Lewis and the orchestra conducted by Gunther Schuller, featuring strong jazz musicians such as Eric Dolphy, Phil Woods, Jim Hall, Richard Davis, Connie Kay and Gary McFarland! (Rec. 1963)

Ray Draper featuring John Coltrane / A Tuba Jazz
A unique two-horn quintet recording featuring Ray Draper's tuba and John Coltrane's tenor sax! (Rec. 1958)

Herb Geller / Fire In The West
A very strong East-meets-West album featuring Geller, Kenny Dorham, Harold Land, Lou Levy, Ray Brown and Lawrence Marable! (Rec. 1957)

Kenny Dorham and Jackie McLean / Inta Somethin'
The first recorded history of the legendary Kenny Dorham and Jackie McLean Quintet which lasted only a little more than six months, this exciting live set is full of great hard bop moments! Features Walter Bishop Jr, Leroy Vinnegar and Art Taylor in the rhythm section. (Rec. 1961)

Teddy Edwards / Sunset Eyes
A great one-horn, quartet record by the underrated but great tenor saxophonist who had a unique style with a strong bebop foundation and an R&B flavor. A rare treasure! (Rec. 1959-1960)

Phineas Newborn Jr / Piano Portraits
Phineas Newborn Jr / I Love A Piano
The two great trio albums recorded by the virtuoso pianist for Roulette in 1958 and 1959 showcase his amazing technique and effective ideas, making each performance of well-known standards a unique experience! (Rec. 1958 and 1959)



5th Anniversary Contest Winners

by Hajime 11. December 2011 19:21

Thank you for all those who entered Eastwind Import's 5th Anniversary Contest! The entry was closed at the end of December 10, and the winners have been randomly chosen today.

The winners are...

3CD Gift Pack winners:

  • B. Levi
  • B. Lewis
  • F. Hui
  • G. Sapsed
  • K. Pulling

Venus Records 45rpm 200gram Sampler LP winners:

  • C. Drago
  • G. Danko
  • G. Vij
  • G. Pogue
  • M. Jay

Congratulations to all the winners! They will be individually notified and prizes will be mailed to them on Monday, December 11!

Thank you all for your continued support of Eastwind Import. We intend to keep growing and supplying high quality jazz CDs and LPs to discerning music lovers!



New arrivals at Eastwind Import

by Hajime 9. December 2011 16:01
New arrival CDs at Eastwind Import

Nicki Parrott / Can't Take My Eyes Off You
The latest from the talented bassist/singer is a collection of romantic standards. The star-studded band includes Harry Allen, Lisa Parrott, John Di Martino plus Chuck Redd on vibes! (Rec. 2011)

Diana Panton / To Brazil With Love
Eastwind Import's favorite Canadian singer, Diana Panton's brand-new release is an intimate and charming bossa nova album!

New arrival vinyl LPs

Pat Moran / This Is Pat Moran [180g LP]
This wonderful piano trio record from the late 1957 features the legendary bassist Scott LaFaro in his prime! Reissued by SSJ Records and pressed in Japan!

Carol Sloane / Hush-A-Bye [180g LP]
One of the earliest recordings of star singer Carol Sloane, now reissued by SSJ Records of Japan on high quality vinyl! (Rec. 1959)

Carole Creveling / Here Comes Carole Creveling [180g LP]
The lone album of Carole Creveling, a so-called "one shot wonder" singer from Laguna Beach, California, has been bartered in the rare record market at very high prices. Now it's been reissued by SSJ Records of Japan! (Rec. 1955)

Eden Atwood / Turn Me Loose [180g LP]
Soulful jazz singer Eden Atwood's first new recording after a long hiatus is now available on high quality vinyl! Recorded in Los Angeles, this LP features David Morgentorh (piano), Chris Colangelo (bass) and Joe La Barbera (drums)! (Rec. 2009)

Chie Ayado Live [180g 2LP]
Boxstar's audiophile vinyl release! This numbered, limited edition double LP features Chie Ayado, an extremely popular Japanese singer/pianist, in two solo concert performances. (Rec. 2000)

Baden Powell / Tristeza On Guitar [LP]
One of the best albums by the legendary Brazilian guitarist! European pressing. (Rec. 1966)

Oscar Peterson Trio / Bursting Out With The All Star Big Band
Recorded in 1962 for Verve, this rare reissue LP features the world-famous trio with Ray Brown and Ed Thigpen with an all-star big band led by Ernie Wilkins. A great treat for Oscar fans! (Rec. 1962)

Art Farmer and Jim Hall / Big Blues [180g LP]
An audiophile reissue by UK's Pure Pleasure Records! Originally released by CTI, this fantastic jazz record features the two leaders with Michael Moore on bass and Steve Gadd on drums. (Rec. 1978)

Duke Ellington and His Orchestra / Such Sweet Thunder [180g LP]
An audiophile reissue by UK's Pure Pleasure Records! This unique Columbia album features Ellington and Strayhorn's brilliant compositions inspired by the literary works of Shakespear! (Rec. 1956-57)

Miles Davis Kind Of Blue [180g LP]
Miles Davis Sketches Of Spain [180g LP]
These two Columbia/Legacy vinyl reissues are stunningly good sounding and very, very close to the virtually unobtailable original pressings!

Nat King Cole / The Nat King Cole Story [180g 45rpm 5LP Box]
Nat King Cole / Love Is The Thing [180g 45rpm 2LP]
Analogue Productions' ultimate vinyl reissue of Nat King Cole's classic Capitol albums! Cut from the original 3-track master tapes and mastered by Kevin Gray and Steve Hoffman!

Count Basie & His Orchestra Kansas City Suite [180g LP]
Pressed in UK by Pure Pleasure Records! The Basie band swings Benny Carter's original composigions paying tribute to the various Kansas City clubs that were active in the 1930s when Basie was a resident. (Rec. 1960)

Gerry Mulligan Thelonious Monk / Mulligan Meets Monk [LP]
OJC vinyl reissue of a classic jazz album originally released by Riverside. (Rec. 1957)

Joe Pass / Virtuoso [LP]
OJC vinyl reissue of a classic jazz album originally released by Pablo. (Rec. 1973)

Ella Fitzgerald / Ella Swings Lightly [180g 45rpm 2LP]
ORG's audiophile 45rpm vinyl reissue! This classic Ella Fitzgerald album, released by Verve, earned her a GRAMMY award in 1960! Features Marty Paich's brilliant arrangements. (Rec. 1958)

Hugh Masekela Hope [180g 45rpm 2LP]
Analogue Productions' audiophile 45rpm vinyl reissue! This exciting and dynamic live album has been a long-time audiophile favorite. Powerful music! (Rec. 1993)

Arne Domnerus / Jazz At The Pawnshop [180g 2LP]
This super-realistic recording of a live concert in a jazz club in Stockholm has been audiophiles famous demonstration disc for decades! Repressed by the original label Proprius, it is available again for a limited time!

Shelly Manne / 2-3-4 [180g 45rpm 2LP]
Johnny Hartman /The Voice That Is [180g 45rpm 2LP]
Analogue Productions' audiophile 45rpm reissue of classic Impulse jazz albums!

Art Pepper / The Complete Art Pepper At Ronnie Scott's Club London June 1980 [180g 7LP Box]
This fabulous box set gives you the entire performances of Art Pepper and his quartet featuring pianist Milcho Leviev recorded over two days in 1980. The recording quality is superb and the quality of the performance is off the chart! A must-have item for fans of Art Pepper!



December 4: LA & OC Audio Society Gala

by Hajime 17. November 2011 16:51
Eastwind Import will bring its entire inventory to the Los Angeles & Orange County Audio Society's Gala and Award Banquet on December 4th (Holiday Inn, Buena Park). Meet Richard Vandersteen and many other industry luminaries! Enjoy all-you-can-eat prime rib buffet, free gifts and raffle prizes, plus software shopping with Eastwind Import! For details, please go to the LAOCAS website.



Eastwind Import 5th Anniversary Contest!

by Hajime 17. November 2011 14:35
Eastwind Import celebrates its fifth anniversary this month! We would like to thank all the customers, labels, suppliers and musicians who have supported us over the first five years.

As a way of saying thank you to our valued customers, Eastwind Import is running its first-ever " I Love Eastwind Import!" Contest!

Enter the " I Love Eastwind Import!" Contest and win a prize! A total of ten winners will be chosen and each winner can choose from the following two options:

Option One - A jazz "unobtainium" LP: Venus Jazz Super LP Sampler, a 45-rpm, 200-gram sampler LP containing several tracks by the latest recording artists on the Venus Records roster. This LP is not commercially available anywhere! The first five winners who choose this option will get this very special LP!

Option Two - 3 CD Gift Pack: A set of three hard-to-find jazz CDs of great musical merit (total value $62, no substitutions):
(1) Artist's Dreams by Carlo Bernardinello
(2) Black Money by John McAll
(3) Played Right by Bill Ware
The first five winners who choose this option will get this very special gift pack!

Eastwind Import will cover the shipping cost to anywhere in the world (our usual shipping method applies). No purchase necessary.

Three Steps to Enter

All you have to do to enter is one, email us at hajime@eastwindimport and write "I Love Eastwind Import" in the Subject line, two, include your name, shipping address and your preference (LP or 3 CD gift pack) within the body of the email, three, Visit and "Like" Eastwind Import's online shop website and its Facebook page.

We'll pull 10 winners randomly from the emails we receive, cross-check them against the Eastwind Import's Facebook "Like" list, and respond only to the persons who win. Deadline to enter is December 10, 2011. We will select the 10 winners on December 11 and notify them immediately via email.

If you have any questions, please email:



New Arrivals at Eastwind Import

by Hajime 17. November 2011 14:23
Kenny Barron Ron Carter Jack DeJohnette Super Premium Band / Sounds Of New York
The second album by the super-premium trio (with new drummer Jack DeJohnette) masterfully demonstrates why they are jazz legends! Recorded in DSD, this CD boasts superb sound quality! (Rec. 2011)

Ann Burton / Remember 1966-1988
A historical collection of the Dutch singer's broadcast recordings found in the NISV archives. A must-have item for fans of Ann Burton!

Linda Ronstadt What's New [Hybrid SACD]
A very special SACD reissue of a classic vocal album by Warner Music Japan! This hybrid SACD contains both stereo and multichannel mixes. The lush sound of Ronstadt's voice and Nelson Riddle's orchestra is to die for!

Dominique Fillon Trio / As It Comes
Atelier Sawano introduces French pianist Dominique Fillon with his first trio album. This all-original album showcases his composing skills and smooth, elegant style. Gentle, sunny and refreshing!

Tonu Naissoo Trio / My Back Pages
Atelier Sawano's popular Estonian pianist returns with his latest album, featuring standards, originals, and great covers of pop songs by Bob Dylan and Carole King!

Tubby Hayes Quintet / After Lights Out [180g LP]
Originally recorded for UK's Tempo label in 1956, this studio album captures the phenomenal tenor saxophonist in an intimate setting with his quartet, also featuring trumpeter Dicke Hawdon. This vinyl reissue by Atelier Sawano is a true collector's item!

Roger Guerin - Benny Golson
Atelier Sawano's latest CD reissue is a wonderful hard bop album by French trumpeter Roger Guerin featuring visiting Americans Benny Golson and Bobby Timmons! Digitally transfered from original analog master tapes! (Rec. 1958)

Tubby Hayes Quartet / Tubby's Groove [CD]
British saxophonist Tubby Hayes' definitive one-horn quartet album, originally released by Tempo, is now available on CD for the first time! Features Terry Shannon on piano. (Rec. 1959)

John di Martino Romantic Jazz Trio / Lisztomania - Liszt Jazz
Pianist John di Martino's latest release from Venus Records celebrates the 200th anniversary of the birth of Franz Liszt by "jazzifying" his classic melodies! (Rec. 2011)

Joe and Pat La Barbera Quartet / The Little Drummer Boy
Legendary drummer Joe La Barbera's special project with his older brother and brilliant sax player, Pat La Barbera, is one of the best straight-ahead album of the year! Features GRAMMY winner Bill Cunliffe on piano and superb Swedish bassist Mattias Svensson. (Rec. 2010)

Universal Japan's SHM-SACD Rock/Pop Reissue Series continues!
The Rolling Stones / Goats Head Soup [SHM-SACD]
The Rolling Stones / Emotional Rescue [SHM-SACD]
Olivia Newton-John Come On Over [SHM-SACD]

Eastwind Import now carries IMPEX Gold CDs!
Jennifer Warnes / Famous Blue Raincoat 20th Anniversary Edition [Gold CD]
Jennifer Warnes / The Well [Gold CD]
Jennifer Warnes / The Hunter [Gold CD]
Harry Belafonte Belafonte Sings The Blues [Gold CD]
Yoko Fujita Keiko Ogura / Stradivarius On Gold CD [Gold CD]

Analogue Productions Hybrid SACD reissues!
McCoy Tyner / Nights Of Ballads And Blues [Hybrid SACD]
Coleman Hawkins Quartet / Today And Now [Hybrid SACD]
Sonny Stitt and Paul Gonzalves / Salt And Pepper [Hybrid SACD]
Muddy Waters / Folk Singer [Hybrid SACD]
Ike Quebec / Blue & Sentimental [Hybrid SACD]
Nat King Cole After Midnight [Hybrid SACD]
Nat King Cole Just One Of Those Things [Hybrid SACD]
Nat King Cole / St. Louis Blues [Hybrid SACD]
Nat King Cole / The Nat King Story [Hybrid SACD, 2 Disc]




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