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Jiro Inagaki & Soul Media

Head Rock

Nipponophone / J-Digs


LP Blue $50

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  • Pressed on clear blue vinyl
  • Housed in a gatefold jacket
  • Extensive liner notes by Yusuke Ogawa (Universounds/Deep Jazz Reality) in Japanese and English translation
  • Originally released in 1970


A heretical masterpiece with an overwhelming presence in the history of Japanese jazz. Jiro Inagaki was one of the central figures in the development of jazz rock in Japan. Inagaki, who had doubts about the existing jazz music, turned the helm to jazz-rock at once with this album recorded in 1970. From the opening track "The Vamp" to the closing "Head Rock," Inagaki poured all his ideas and passion into this jazz-rock album that leaves no time to exhale.

Jiro Inagaki(Tenor Sax)
Tetsuo Fushimi(Trumpet)
Ryo Kawasaki(Guitar)
Masaru Imada(Organ)
Yasuo Arakawa(Bass)
Sadakazu Tabata(Drums)

Preview Tracklist

  • 1 The Vamp
  • 2 Twenty One
  • 3 Spoonful
  • 4 Back To Rack
  • 5 High Jack
  • 6 The Ground For Peace
  • 7 Head Rock