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JAPO LP discography

This is a discography of LPs released on the German JAPO label between 1971 and 1985.

A number of these albums were subsequently released on CD by ECM.

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The Call, Mal Waldron, 1971, JAPO 60001

Tracks : The Call, Thoughts

Musicians : Mal Waldron, Jimmy Jackson, Eberhard Weber, Fred Braceful

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African Piano, Dollar Brand, 1973, JAPO 60002

Tracks : Bra Joe from Kilimanjaro, Selby That The Eternal Spirit Is The Only Reality, The Moon, Xaba, Sunset In Blue, Kippy, Jabulani - Easter Joy, Tintiyana

Musicians : Dollar Brand

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For All It Is, Barre Phillips, 1973, JAPO 60003

Tracks : Just, Whoop, Few Too, 5:30 ,A4 La Palette, Y En A, Dribble, Y. M.

Musicians : Barre Phillips, Barry Guy, J.F. Jenny-Clarke, Palle Danielsson, Stu Martin

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The Philosophy of the Fluegelhorn, Herbert Joos, 1974, JAPO 60004

Tracks : The Philosophy of the Fluegelhorn, The Warm Body Of My True Love, Skarabäus II, Rainbow, The Joker, An Evening With The Vampire

Musicians : Herbert Joos

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Ancient Africa, Dollar Brand, 1974, JAPO 60005

Tracks : Bra Joe From Kilimanjaro, Mamma, Tokai, Llanga, Cherry, African Sun, African Sun (Continued), Tintinyana, Xaba, Peace - Salaam, Air

Musicians : Dollar Brand

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Understanding, Bobby Naughton Units, 1973, JAPO 60006

Tracks : Understanding, Austin Who, Ictus, Snow, Generous 1, Gloria, V.A., Nital Rock

Musicians : Bobby Naughton, Perry Robinson, Mark Whitecage, Richard Yongstein, Mario Pavone, Randy Kaye, Laurence Cook

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Nan Madol, Edward Vesala, 1976, JAPO 60007

Tracks : Nan Madol, Love For Living, Call From The Sea, The Way Of ..., Areous Vlor Ta, The Wind

Musicians : Edward Vesala, Charlie Mariano, Pentti Lahti, Seppo Paakkunainen, Juhani Aaltonen, Kaj Backlund, Mircea Stan, Sakari Kukko, Juhani Poutanen, Teppo Hauta-aho, Elisabeth Leistola

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System Tandem, Jiri Stivin & Rudolf Dasek, 1975, JAPO 60008

Tracks : Puddle on the Muddle, Moravian Folk Song - Forman Going Down the Valley, Hey, Man (Let's Play Something About Spain), Shepherd Song, What's Your Story, Puzzle Game

Musicians : Jiri Stivín, Rudolf Dasek

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Children at Play, Tom van der Geld and Children at Play, 1975, JAPO 60009

Tracks : Tamarind, Wandering I, Sweet My Sweet, Reason, Patch Of Blue

Musicians : Tom Van Der Geld, Roger Jannotta, Larry Porter, Richard Appleman, Bob Gullotti, Jamey Haddad

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"Quotation Marks", Rava, 1976, JAPO 60010

Tracks : Espejismo Ratonera, Short Visit To Malena, Sola, San Justo, Water Kite, Quotation Marks / Naranjales, Melancolia De Las Maletas

Musicians : Enrico Rava, Finito Bingert, Matias Pizarro, David Horowitz, John Abercrombie, Ricardo Lew, Warren Smith, Rodolfo Mederos, Herb Bushler, El Negro Gonzales, Jack DeJohnette, Nestor Astarita, El Chino Rossi, Ray Armando, Jeanne Lee

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Magog, Magog, 1976, JAPO 60011

Tracks : Lock, Gogam, Rhoades, Der Bachstelzer, Summervogel, New Samba

Musicians : Hans Kennel, Andy Scherrer, Paul Haag, Klaus Koenig, Peter Frei, Peter Schmidlin

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Kirikuki, Om, 1976, JAPO 60012

Tracks : Holly, Lips, Karpfenteich, Hommage A Mme. Stirnimaa, Sykia

Musicians : Urs Leimgruber, Christy Doran, Bobby Buri, Fredy Studer

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Scales, Manfred Schoof, 1976, JAPO 60013

Tracks : Scales, Ostinato, For Marianne, Weep And Cry, Flowers All Over

Musicians : Manfred Schoof, Michel Pilz, Jasper van't Hof, Gunter Lenz, Ralf Hubner

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May 24, 1976, Larry Karush / Glen Moore, 1976, JAPO 60014

Tracks : Untitled, Duet, Country, Transit Boogie, Violin Suite, Flagolet, Abstinence, Vicissitudes, Pamela: At The Hawk's Well, Triads

Musicians : Larry Karush, Glen Moore

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Daybreak, Herbert Joos, 1977, JAPO 60015

Tracks : Why?, When Were You Born?, Leicester Court 1440, Daybreak, Black Trees, Fasten Your Seatbelt

Musicians : Herbert Joos, Thomas Schwarz, Wolfgang Czelustra plus members of the Radio Symphony Orchestra Stuttgart

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Rautionaha, Om, 1976, JAPO 60016

Tracks : For Ursi, Stephanie, Song For My Lady, Rautionaha

Musicians : Urs Leimgruber, Christy Doran, Bobby Burri, Fredy Studer

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Implosions, Stephan Micus, 1977, JAPO 60017

Tracks : As I Crossed A Bridge Of Dreams, Borkenkind, Amarchaj, For The Beautiful Changing Child, For M'schr And Djingis Khan

Musicians : Stephan Micus

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Land of Stone, Ken Hyder's Talisker, 1977, JAPO 60018

Tracks : The Strathspey King / The Men Of Barra Know How To Drink, But The Women Know How To Sing, Close The Window And Keep It Down, See You At The Mission, Eh, If It's No' Full, Derek Was Only A Bairn, Pibroch In Three Parts: A) For The Mac Crimmons / B) For John Coltrane / C) For Albert Ayler

Musicians : Ken Hyder, Ricardo Mattos, John Rangecroft, Davie Webster, John Lawrence, Marcio Mattos, Brian Eley, Frankie Armstrong, Maggie Nichols, Phil Minton

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Light Lines, Manfred Schoof, 1978, JAPO 60019

Tracks : Source, Light Lines, Criterium, Lonesome Defender, Resonance

Musicians : Manfred Schoof, Michel Pilz, Jasper van't Hof, Gunter Lenz, Ralf Hubner

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Landscapes, Rena Rama, 1977, JAPO 60020

Tracks : Enok, Rumanian Folk Song, Circle Dance, Pa Campagnan II, Royal Song From Dahomey

Musicians : Lennart Aberg, Bobo Stenson, Palle Danielsson, Leroy Lowe

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Improvisations, Globe Unity Orchestra, 1978, JAPO 60021

Tracks : Improvisation 1, Improvisation 2, Improvisation 3, Improvisation 4

Musicians : Gerd Dudek, Paul Lovens, Günther Christmann, Paul Rutherford, Tristan Honsinger, Peter Kowald, Kenny Wheeler, Evan Parker, Albert Mangelsdorff, Peter Brötzmann, Buschi Niebergall, Michel Pilz, Manfred Schoof, Derek Bailey, Alexander von Schlippenbach

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Om with Dom Um Romao, Om with Dom Um Romao, 1978, JAPO 60022

Tracks : Chipero, Back To Front, Dumini, De Funk

Musicians : Urs Leimgruber, Christy Doran, Bobby Burri, Fredy Studer, Dom Um Romao

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Partial Solar Eclipse, Lennart Åberg, 1978, JAPO 60023

Tracks : Partial Solar Eclipse: I, II, III, IV, V, VI

Musicians : Lennart Aberg, Bertil Lovgren, Ulf Adaker, Jan Kohlin, Haken Nyquist, Stephen Franckevich, Lars Olofsson, Sven Larsson, Jorgen Johansson, Ulf Andersson, Tommy Koverhult, Erik Nilsson, Bobo Stenson, Harald Svensson, Jan Tolf, Palle Danielsson, Stefan Brolund, Jon Christensen, Leroy Lowe, Okay Temiz

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New Marks, Contact Trio, 1978, JAPO 60024

Tracks : Happy, Circle, The Quick Brown Fox, Stoned Tunes, New Marks

Musicians : Evert Brettschneider, Aloys Kott, Michael Jullich

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Percussion Profiles, George Gruntz, 1978, JAPO 60025

Tracks : Movement 1, Movement 2, Movement 3, Movement 4, Movement 5, Movement 6

Musicians : Jack DeJohnette, Pierre Favre, Fredy Studer, Dom Um Romao, David Friedman, George Gruntz

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Till the End of Time, Stephan Micus, 1978, JAPO 60026

Tracks : Till The End Of Time, For Wis And Ramin

Musicians : Stephan Micus

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Compositions, Globe Unity Orchestra, 1979, JAPO 60027

Tracks : Nodagoo, Boa, Trom-Bone-It, Flat Fleet, Reflections, Worms (dedicated to Ezra Pound), The Forge

Musicians : Enrico Rava, Kenny Wheeler, Manfred Schoof, Albert Mangelsdorff, Günther Christmann, Paul Rutherford, Steve Lacy, Evan Parker, Gerd Dudek, Michel Pilz, Alexander von Schlippenbach, Bob Stewart, Buschi Niebergall, Paul Lovens

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Endgame, Barry Guy, Howard Riley, John Stevens, Trevor Watts, 1979, JAPO 60028

Tracks : The Y?, Remember To Remember, Du Doo, Maze, In Relationship To The Circumstance...

Musicians : Barry Guy, Howard Riley, John Stevens, Trevor Watts

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Paradox, TOK, 1979, JAPO 60029

Tracks : Paradox, Night Music, Dodec, A Lua De Portugal, Sekitei, Wobbly Walk Parade

Musicians : Takashi Kako, Kent Carter, Oliver Johnson

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Horizons, Manfred Schoof, 1980, JAPO 60030

Tracks : Horizons, The Abstract Face Of Beauty, Hope, Sunrise, Old Ballad, Sunset

Musicians : Manfred Schoof, Michel Pilz, Rainer Brüninghaus, Gunter Lenz, Ralf Hubner

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It Had Been an Ordinary Enough Day in Pueblo, Colorado, AMM III, 1980, JAPO 60031

Tracks : Radio Activity, Convergence, Kline, Spittlefields' Slide, For A

Musicians : Eddie Prévost, Keith Rowe

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Cerberus, Om, 1980, JAPO 60032

Tracks : Dreaming For The People, Cerberus Dance, Asumusa, At My Ease, Earworms, Eigentlich Wollte Johann Auf Dem Mond Den Andern Jazz Kennenlernen

Musicians : Urs Leimgruber, Christy Doran, Bobby Burri, Fredy Studer, Erdman Birke

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Boundaries, Elton Dean, 1980, JAPO 60033

Tracks : Boundaries, Oasis, Basho, Out Of Bounds, Fast News

Musicians : Elton Dean, Mark Charig, Keith Tippett, Marcio Mattos, Louis Moholo

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Solidarity, Peter Warren, 1982, JAPO 60034

Tracks : Riff-Raff, Solidarity, Mlle. Jollie, Lisa's Tilt, I Remember Stu

Musicians : Peter Warren, John Purcell, Ray Anderson, John Scofield, Jack DeJohnette

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Out Patients, Tom Van Der Geld Children At Play, 1980, JAPO 60035

Tracks : Things Have Changed, How Gently Sails The Moon Twixt The Arbour And The Bough (And The World Is Waiting For The Sun), Dreamer, Ballade Matteotti, I Hope It's You

Musicians : Tom Van Der Geld, Roger Jannotta, Wayne Darling, Bill Elgart

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Musik, Contact Trio, 1981, JAPO 60036

Tracks : Air Lines, String Games, Daddy Longleg, Simple Symphony, Silence, Elbow Dance

Musicians : Evert Brettschneider, Aloys Kott, Peter Eisold

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Es Herrscht Uhu Im Land, Es Herrscht Uhu Im Land, 1981, JAPO 60037

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Musicians : Christoph Anders, Heiner Goebbels, Alfred Harth, Paul Lovens, Rolf Riehm, Annemarie Roelofs

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Wings Over Water, Stephan Micus, 1982, JAPO 60038

Tracks : Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6

Musicians : Stephan Micus

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Intergalactic Blow, Globe Unity Orchestra, 1983, JAPO 60039

Tracks : Quasar, Phase A, Phase B, Mond Im Skorpion

Musicians : Toshinori Kondo, Kenny Wheeler, Günter Christmann, George Lewis, Albert Mangelsdorff, Bob Stewart, Gerd Dudek, Evan Parker, Ernst-Ludwig Petrowsky, Alexander von Schlippenbach, Alan Silva, Paul Lovens

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Listen to the Rain, Stephan Micus, 1983, JAPO 60040

Tracks : For Abai And Togshan, Dancing With The Morning, Listen To The Rain, White Paint On Silver Wood

Musicians : Stephan Micus

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East of the Night, Stephan Micus, 1985, JAPO 60041

Tracks : East Of The Night, For Nobuko

Musicians : Stephan Micus

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