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Ryo Fukui Scenery LP 140 Gram Vinyl Half Speed Mastering We Release Jazz Optimal 2018 EU

Ryo Fukui Scenery LP 140 Gram Vinyl Half Speed Mastering We Release Jazz Optimal 2018 EU Maximize
Artist: Ryo Fukui
Title: Scenery
Catalog Number: WRJ001REG
Label: Trio Records
Reissued by: We Release Jazz
Barcode: 4260544825095
Original release year: 1976
Reissue year: 2018
Number of discs: 1
Revolutions per minute: 33⅓ rpm
Disc size: 12"
Vinyl Weight Grade: 140gr
Total Item Weight: 227gr
Pressing country: Germany
For Market Release in: EU
Added to catalog on: February 2, 2019
Note: Never eligible for any further discounts
Vinyl Gourmet Club: No


Unit Price: 26,74 €

Reference: WRJ3301BJK

Availability: In Stock & Ready to Ship


We Release Jazz (Swiss WRWTFWW Records new sister-label) is thrilled to present the official reissue of criminally overlooked Japanese jazz gem Scenery (1976) by Hokkaido pianist wunderkind Ryo Fukui, sourced from the original masters and available on 140g vinyl mastered half speed by Rainer Maillard and pressed at Optimal Media for true audiophile sound.



  • Official Reissue
  • Cut by Rainer Maillard at Emil Berliner Studios
  • Half Speed Mastered from the Original Master Tapes
  • Audiophile 140 Gram Vinyl
  • Presssed at Optimal Media, Germany



We Release Jazz (WRWTFWW Records’ new sister-label) is proud to present its first release, the official reissue of Ryo Fukui’s highly sought-after masterpiece Scenery (1976), sourced from the original masters and available on 140g vinyl mastered at half speed for audiophile sound.

Unquestionably one of the most important Japanese jazz albums ever recorded, Scenery reveals Ryo Fukui as a miraculously brilliant self-taught pianist fusing modal, bop, and cool jazz influences for a very personal, dexterous and game-changing take on classic standards made famous by Bing Crosby and John Coltrane among others. From "It Could Happen To You" and its serene and calm intro which magically flows into a jubilant and upbeat piece, to the out-of-this-world piano solo of "Early Summer", or the incredible teamwork of "Autumn Leaves" where Fukui leads Satoshi Denpo (bass) and Yoshinori Fukui (drums) into groove heaven, every single note on the album oozes precision, confidence and flair and every single section slides seamlessly into one another, creating a supreme and elegant blend of jazz. Often compared to McCoy Tyner or Bill Evans, Ryo Fukui was a genius in his own right, a true master of his craft whose perfectionism gave birth to some of the greatest music ever recorded. Scenery is his magnum opus and an absolute must-have.

The Hokkaido wizard-pianist followed Scenery with the soulful gem Mellow Dream (also available on We Release Jazz) in 1977. He then focused on improving his live skills, often performing at Sapporo’s Slowboat Jazz Club (which he co-founded with his wife Yasuko Fukui) and releasing 2 live albums. Ryo Fukui sadly passed away in March 2016, leaving behind a legacy of works that is sure to captivate jazz lovers for generations to come.





Bass – Satoshi Denpo
Drums – Yoshinori Fukui
Piano – Ryo Fukui
Producer – Masataka Ito
Recorded By, Mixed By – Kunio Arai


Track Listing:


01. It Could Happen To You
02. I Want To Talk About You
03. Early Summer
04. Willow Weep For Me
05. Autumn Leaves
06. Scenery






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