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JAPO Records - just a glimpse

JAPO Records - just a glimpse

Playing tracks by

Dollar Brand, Om, Herbert Joos, Bobby Naughton Units, Edward Vesala and more.

Chart positions

This upload was 2nd in the #noise chart, 13th in the #experimental chart and 39th in the #jazz chart.

In 1967, Manfred Scheffner started a mailorder business for jazz LPs which he named "jazz by post" (JAPO) at Elektro-Egger, an electric appliances store in Munich-Pasing, Germany. In 1969 a record store was added that by the end of the 70s had become the leading jazz record shop in Germany.

In addition to selling records, JAPO acted as a jazz label. JAPO LPs were produced by Thomas Stöwsand, Steve Lake (2), Manfred Eicher (of ECM Records) or by the artists themselves and published in the ECM-Verlag. The JAPO mailorder and record store went out of business in 1989 when Manfred Scheffner changed to the clothing department store "Beck" (located at Marienplatz in Munich), where he built up a jazz department ("jazz is beck") which today is among the biggest jazz CD stores in Germany. The JAPO label with its back catalog was taken over by ECM Records.


Alter Natives  Zgomote De Fond

Dollar Brand – Air
Om - Cerberus' dance
Herbert Joos - The Warm Body Of My True Love
Bobby Naughton Units - Nital rock
Edward Vesala - Nan Madol
Jiri Stivin, Rudolf Dašek - Moravian folk song - Forman going down the valley
Tom Van Der - Wandering I
Enrico Rava - Epejismo Ratonera
Magog – Lock
Globe Unity - Improvisation 3
Amm III – Convergence
Stephan Micus - Borkenkind