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Item: 3x Three Blind Mice Jazz Think! Record Japanese Pressings
Location: Redfern
Price: $450 for 3 records bundle FIRM
Item Condition: NM
Reason for selling: NLR
Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Bank Transfer Only
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1. THLP-346 Isao Suzuki Trio / Quartet ‎– Blow Up
2. THLP-347 Isao Suzuki Quartet + 1 ‎– Blue City
3. THLP-348 Tsuyoshi Yamamoto Trio ‎– Misty

 

All three near mint condition.

Immaculate and clean! You can say that they are mint as they were played not more than 6-7 times. Near completely silent, but expects occasional a very light single tick in only a couple of places.

Always placed separately in their poly sleeves out of the cardboard inner sleeves and the hardcovers.

 

***Pick up or, will post including FREE shipping nationwide.

 

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These are three individual albums of Three Blind Mice Think! Records 10th Anniversary Japanese pressings for the domestic market, which were released together in May 2015. Not to be confused with the Impex 2015 reissue of The Three Blind Mice 45 Box Set, which includes one different album, Tsuyoshi Yamamoto Trio - Midnight Sugar instead of Isao Suzuki Quartet + 1 ‎– Blue City.

 

If you like 70's Japanese Jazz, you already know these are some of the best-recorded jazz music, and you want them on Japanese pressings! These are still 3 of the best sounding jazz records in my entire jazz collection! Amongst them, 33 out of 45 of entire 33⅓ rpm Music Matters Jazz Series, a few 45 rpm Music Matters Jazz, a few 33⅓ rpm and 45 rpm Analogue Productions, Impex, Speakers Corner etc... Blow up is a real stand out, you just need to hear how the drums hit and how the double bass vibrates! And the piano on Misty so realistic, I have never heard the piano keys hitting so hard and the high pitch so extented on any other records!

 

If you own a hundred of thousands of dollars super high-end setup, you simply must hear these Japanese pressings, because even on my humble mid-fi setup, the bands sounded so vivid in my lounge room! Imagine that in a much better setup... As modern pressing goes, they are really hard to beat. Not even Kevin Gray's super hi-tech Cohearent mastering could touch them...

 

I haven't heard the Impex 2015 reissue of The Three Blind Mice 45 Box Set, so I have no idea how they compare. Though a few of the Impex Records I have heard are nowhere near the SQ of these Think! Records pressings. Yet, the SQ of these Impex Records albums is very highly regarded and considered some of the best...

 

Impex Records albums I have compared them with are the 33⅓ rpm of:


The Thelonious Monk Quartet - Monk's Dream
The Dave Brubeck Quartet - Time Further Out (Miro Reflections)
Jennifer Warnes - The Hunter
Jennifer Warnes - Famous Blue Raincoat

 

I am very sure that it is near impossible to find these new in Japan now. I have tried hard to look amongst the few of dozens of record shops in Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka July this year. I would have grabbed them without any hesitation if I come across them again. Of course, it is possible that I just missed them. Here is your chance to grab all three of them as I might regret selling and keep them.

 

Price is firm. Selling as a bundle of three now unless there are takers for all three for $150 each firm.

 

 

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I have the Impex box set and love the sound quality.  As you state the Blue City album was not included in the boxset, substituted with Midnight Sugar.

 

Would consider buying the Blue City album if sold separately.

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