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Norio Maeda, The Playboys

Enraku's Playboy Chapter 12 - The Playboy's Manual

Label: Solid Records, Ultra-Vybe

Format: CD

Genre: Jazz

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*Limited Edition* The album's got a sexy little cover but that's no surprise, considering that the record's a late 60s "Playboy Manual" from Japan! The format is quite weird as each track begins with some Japanese spoken bits from Norio Maeda, possibly on the art of seduction and things then give way to some very groovy instrumental music, all in a hiply swinging blend of jazz and easy modes! The style's quite like some of Maeda's other work of the time but even groovier and the instrumental tunes alone are great with romping piano, blasting horns, and some very tight, mod rhythms. Includes versions of "Sunny", "Mustang Sally", "More", "The In Crowd", "Yesterday", "Sound Of Silence", and "Girl From Ipanema".

Cat. number: CDSOL-1358, UVWA-0029
Year: 2020

Originally issued on LP as JRS-7003 in 1969. Repackaging of [r14785314] in the Nippon Jazz Spirits series. In sealed jewel case with original obi, plus new obi in resealable outer bag. Sixteen page booklet includes original and 1976 liner notes in Japanese and an illustrated list of sixteen other Solid releases. Only the 2020 obi carries the UVWA-0029 cat. no. All other aspects are identical to the 2010 release. 2020 obi includes information of a mail-order CD offer. A bonus mini calendar card (88 x 63mm) was available to customers with purchase.

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