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State Ohtemachi  #201 1-4-1 Uchikanda, Chiyoda-ku,

Tokyo 101-0047

Japan

 

 

Arthur Nobuyuki Asahina is one of Japan’s biggest and most ardent music fans.  He has had an independent jazz label in Japan for many years called VEGA RECORDS.  Some of the great musicians who have appeared on his label include a variety of artists among others, Charles McPherson, Dena DeRose, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Joe Cohn, Dayna Stephens, Branford Marsalis, Arturo Sandoval, Rufus Reid, Ray Drummond, Winard Harper Dominick Faranacci and Benny Green.

 

Vega releases have been releases strictly for the Japanese market. Many of them have been difficult to obtain outside of Japan. Now, selected VEGA RECORDS titles will eventually be available in the US under the label name, VEGAMUSIC.

 

The first such recording is a new title by San Francisco based reed instrumentalist, Noel Jewkes entitled “Chasin the Pres—A Tribute to Lester Young,” This recording features Benny Green on piano, Marcus Shelby on bass, Josh Workman on guitar and the former drummer for Count Basie, the great Harold Jones.This recording is available on CD Baby, iTunes, and Amazon in the CD format or as digital downloads.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Noel Jewkes-tenor saxophone

Benny Green-piano

Marcus Shelby-bass

Harold Jones-drums

 

Reorded at Trilogy Studios on September 8, 2011 San Francisco, Ca

Engineer: Willie Samuels

Mixed at What’s For Lunch Studios by Dan Feizli on September 11, 2012 El Cerrito, CA

Mastered at 25th Street Recording by John Schimpf on August 20, 2013

Executive Producer and Co-producer: Arthur N. Asahina

Producer: Akira Tana for TanaReid Productions, Inc.

 

 

RECORDINGS AVAILABLE NOW ON VEGAMUSIC-USA.

MORE INFO COMING SOON

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PAST JAPANESE RELEASES SOON TO BE AVAILABLE IN THE US UNDER VEGAMUSIC-USA:

 

IS THAT YOU? NO BUT....

Charles Mcpherson-alto sax

Don Friedman-piano

Earl May-bass

Akira Tana-drums

 

Recorded August 6, 2000

TAI Studio Ropongi,Tokyo

Engineer: Hiroshi Satoh

Producer: Yuki Kobayashi for Vega  Records

Executive Producer: Arthur N. Asahina

 

 

COMFORTABLE TENSION

Kuni Mikami-piano

Takao Ogawa-alto sax

Rufus Reid-bass

Akira Tana-drums

 

Producer: Arthur N. Asahina for Vega Music Entertainment

Assistant Producer: Yuki Kobayashi

Recorded December 7, 1998

Teichiku Suginami Dai-ichi Studio  Tokyo

Engineer/Supervisor: “Groovy” Takiguchi

 

 

 

 

 

STARS

The December 2 Quartet:

Dena DeRose-piano, vocal

Dominick Faranacci-trumpet, flugelhorn

Ray Drummond-bass

Akira Tana-drums

Special Guest: Benny Green, piano

 

Recorded August 28, 29, 2009

Fantasy Studios, Berkeley Ca

Engineer: Phil Edwards

Mixed by Dan Feizli  on September12-14, October 9, 18, 2009

Mastered by Ken Lee Oakland, Ca on October 19, 2009

 

 

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