ECM Catalog – Japanese Edition
Edited by Kenny Inaoka
Published by Yasuo Nakamura, Kawade Shobo Shinsha / Tokyo Kirara-sha
Soft-sleeved, ca. 700 pages, 15 x 21 cm, 950g, printed in Japan.
This book is available for purchase in Europe via the ECM website. Please note shipping addresses must be within Europe. Orders for this title from North America and other non-European territories can be fulfilled via the Japanese publisher directly. Write to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
This remarkable handbook of almost 700 pages, originally conceived to accompany ECM’s 40th year celebrations, includes all of the officially released albums issued on ECM – and its subsidiary JAPO – from 1969 until 2010. Album covers are shown in colour (sometimes with alternate designs), and there is a section of Japan-only releases alongside the full international range of titles, as well as an individual album guide and capsule reviews in Japanese. All discographical information, including titles, musicians, recording locations etc. is in English, so the book will also be useful reference work for the non-Japanese reader/listener, and for collectors in general.
Catalogue editor Kenny Inaoka, currently editor-in-chief of the Jazz Tokyo web site, was ECM’s label manager in Japan in the 1970s and 1980s, working with Trio Records.