Wednesday, February 7, 2024

Dream Weapons present: JAZU KISSA C90:

Unique to Japan, a jazu/jazz kissa are spaces where jazz music is played for dedicated listening rather than as backgrund music. As their "local" vibrant jazz scene feel somewhat overlooked and underappreciated, I thought I'd compile some of my favorite gems from 1970-1977. Quite similar to my previous jazz compilations really, except that’s it’s all originating from the Land of Rising Sun -Moahaha

1 Hiromasa Suzuki - 3000 B.C.
2 Ryo Kawasaki - Tane's Dream Part 3
3 Toki Hidefumi Quartet - Let's Get It Together
4 Terumasa Hino - Hohjoh
5 Isao Suzuki Quartet - Blow Up
6 Tohru Aizawa - Dead Letter

7 Akira Ishikawa & Count Buffalos - Speak Under My Breath
8 Mikio Masuda - Add Some
9 Kohsuke Mine - Recollection
10 George Hirota - Sahasurara-Sunrise
11 Masabumi Kikuchi - Circus
12 Takeshi Inomata & Sound L.T.D - Scotland Scene



...and while I have your attention: George Glass why runs the Groovy Library-blog just wrote about locating a bunch of unpublished or disappeared comments in a spam folder. So I looked around and located more than 30 completely normal comments (seven or eight of them were my own:) in this "spam folder" I had never noticed before. I don't know why this happens but they're all published - or republished now. So if you've commented and you're comments were either never published or seemingly removed - it's certainly not because I didn't appreciate you thanking me for the mix:)


  1. Thank you for also bringing it up. I'd bet dollars to donuts that most blogs have a batch of previously approved comments in their spam folder, and not aware of it.

  2. This is awesome. Thanks!

  3. Thanks, Moahaha. This is a great compilation. It's hard to pick a favourite when there's so much good music all the way through, so I won't even try. Your artwork is excellent as always. Thank you for sharing it.

    1. Hi pete.m. Thank you for letting me that you enjoy both the music I've compiled, and the artwork. It's very much appreciated.

  4. I just stumbled upon this website. I have loads of your mixtapes from back in the time of सølγ שаябlɛş . So great to see you're still compiling. I have a lot of catching up to do...

    1. Glad you found us. I think all the mixtapes shared combined makes up for almost two weeks of music:) - So yes, a lot of catching up to do. Enjoy!

  5. Wonderful mix.. the sound quality with this one is remarkably excellent, not that you will hear me ever complaining about other mixes of course, but I was struck by the fact that the listening pleasure of this mix is ​​optimal on all fronts... THNX a thousandfold..

    1. oeps pardon my French.. was checking other mixes, they all sound chique..

    2. Thank you - and no worries. I try to avoid a direct decrease in quality from one tune to the next. And I usually check if there's a better version available - if the sound leave a lot to be desired I mean. Most 1970's Japanese Jazz is wonderfully played, produced and recorded so I didn't really have to think about it. Soundwise my mixes do vary in quality though. Some of these are mostly filled with 78rpm rips, others feature songs originating south east asian tapes or old 45's... I actually care a lot about the sound of the music I present (but that doesn't mean I want everything to sound "clean":) and try to create a full listening expreience rather than collect a bunch of nice, random tunes.