The Vinyl Factory tell the amazing story behind rare Japanese Jazz record ‘Tachibana’
The Vinyl Factory tells the story of ‘Tachibana’ the ultra-rare Japanese jazz record, originally created as a business card and performed by four amateur musicians who would never record again.
A cut from the album is featured on our new compilation ‘J Jazz – Deep Modern Jazz From Japan‘.
“Let’s go back to March 1975 and the grand house of Ikujiroh Tachibana in Numata, Japan. Tachibana was a successful businessman and member of a prestigious family who could trace its lineage back to seventh century Japan. The Tachibana clan were, for several centuries, a powerful aristocratic family with close links to the imperial court, and the clan emblem or mon 紋 is used on the cover to the album.”