DIW Records

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DIW Records
Parent companyDisk Union
Genre avant-garde jazz
Country of originJapan

DIW Records is a Japanese record label specializing in avant-garde jazz. It is a subsidiary of Disk Union. [1] [2] Kazunori Sugiyama was an executive producer for the label before starting Tzadik Records with John Zorn.


DIW's name stands for "Discs in the World" and is from a music magazine sold at Disk Union stores that announced the latest releases from American and European labels. [2] Wilber Morris recorded the first album for DIW in 1983 in New York City. The catalogue includes music by the Art Ensemble of Chicago, Lester Bowie, James Carter, Steve Grossman, Harold Mabern, David Murray, James Blood Ulmer, David S. Ware, Rodney Whitaker, and John Zorn. [2]


DIW-303 J. R. Monterose Straight Ahead
DIW-311 Blossom Dearie Blossom Dearie Sings Rootin' Songs
DIW-312 Jaco Pastorius/Pat Metheny/Bruce Ditmas/Paul Bley Jaco
DIW-319Paul Bley Alone, Again
DIW-320 Eric Dolphy Last Recordings
DIW-321Francisco Mondragon Rio featuring Jaco PastoriusNatural
DIW-325 Monica Zetterlund Spring Is Here
DIW-329 Gil Evans OrchestraLittle Wing
DIW-330 Albert Ayler Quartet The Hilversum Session
DIW-331 Al Haig Today!
DIW-335 Kaoru Abe Last Date
DIW-349 Albert Ayler The First Recordings Vol. 2
DIW-355 Sonny Murray Sonny's Time Now
DIW-356 Marion Brown Live in Japan
DIW-357 Milford Graves Meditation Among Us
DIW-358 Derek Bailey Duo & Trio Improvisation
DIW-359 Doug Hammond Spaces
DIW-371 Kaoru Abe Solo Live at Gaya, Vol. 1
DIW-372Kaoru AbeSolo Live at Gaya, Vol. 2
DIW-373Kaoru AbeSolo Live at Gaya, Vol. 3
DIW-374Kaoru AbeSolo Live at Gaya, Vol. 4
DIW-375Kaoru AbeSolo Live at Gaya, Vol. 5
DIW-376Kaoru AbeSolo Live at Gaya, Vol. 6
DIW-377Kaoru AbeSolo Live at Gaya, Vol. 7
DIW-378Kaoru AbeSolo Live at Gaya, Vol. 8
DIW-379Kaoru AbeSolo Live at Gaya, Vol. 9
DIW-380Kaoru AbeSolo Live at Gaya, Vol. 10
DIW-388 Sun Ra Arkestra Live from Soundscape
DIW-389 Material Live from Soundscape
DIW-395 / 8Muhal Richard Abrams etc.Interpretations Of Monk (4CD)
DIW-389 Frank Lowe Quintet Live from Soundscape
DIW-400 James Blood Ulmer Are You Glad to Be in America?
DIW-401 Arthur Rhames Trio Live from Soundscape
DIW-403James Blood Ulmer Tales of Captain Black
DIW-405Various Artists Hells Kitchen: Live from Soundscape
DIW-406Various Artists Back on 52nd Street
DIW-415 Masayuki Takayanagi, Kaoru AbeKaitaitekikoukan
DIW-416 Robert Musso Innermideum
DIW-420 Ground Zero Plays Standards
DIW-453 Toshinori Kondo Nerve Tripper
DIW-458Kaoru AbeThe Last Recording
DIW-462 Ayibobo Stone Voudou
DIW-466Willie OteriSpiral Out
DIW-486 Tommy Flanagan Tommy Flanagan Plays the Music of Harold Arlen
DIW-601 James Williams, Richard Davis, Ronnie BurrageI Remember Clifford
DIW-602Michel Sardaby TrioNight Blossom
DIW-603 Stanley Cowell Trio Close to You Alone
DIW-604 Ronnie Mathews TrioDark Before the Dawn
DIW-605 Walter Bishop, Jr. TrioWhat's New
DIW-606 George Cables TrioNight and Day
DIW-607 Chris Anderson Trio Blues One
DIW-608 Harold Mabern Trio Straight Street
DIW-609 Geoff Keezer TrioWorld Music
DIW-610Rahn Burton TrioThe Poem
DIW-611 Richard Wyands TrioThe Arrival
DIW-612Ronnie Mathews TrioLament for Love
DIW-613Memphis Piano Convention-same-
DIW-614Harold Mabern Trio Lookin' on the Bright Side
DIW-615 Jack Wilson TrioIn New York
DIW-616The Contemporary Piano EnsembleThe Key Players
DIW-617 Robert Hurst Trio (feat. Kenny Kirkland)One For Namesake
DIW-618 Craig Taborn Trio Craig Taborn Trio
DIW-619 Misha Mengelberg TrioNo Idea
DIW-620 David Hazeltine The Classic Trio
DIW-621Harold Mabern Trio Mabern's Grooveyard
DIW-622Harold Mabern Trio Maya with Love
DIW-623James Williams Magical TrioAwesome
DIW-624 Taylor Eigsti TrioTaylor's Dream
DIW-625 David Kikoski Comfortable
DIW-626Sean WaylandColossus of Rhodes
DIW-627Helge Lien TrioSpiral Circle
DIW-628 Mike Nock Changing Seasons
DIW-630Helge Lien TrioAsymmetrics
DIW-631Hakuei Kim TrioOpen the Green Door
DIW-632Helge Lien TrioTo the Little Radio
DIW-633Hakuei Kim TrioHome Beyond the Cloud
DIW-634Hakuei Kim TrioShadow of Time
DIW-801 Phalanx Original Phalanx
DIW-802 David Murray Recording N.Y.C. 1986
DIW-803 Steve Grossman Standards
DIW-804 Art Ensemble of Chicago Ancient to the Future
DIW-805 Richard Davis, Roland Hanna and Frederick Waits Persia My Dear
DIW-806Dusko GoykovichCelebration
DIW-807Stanley Cowell, Frederick Waits and Buster Williams We Three
DIW-808 Trio Transition (Reggie Workman, Freddie Waits & Mulgrew Miller) Trio Transition
DIW-809Wilber Morris, David Murray & Dennis CharlesWilber Force
DIW-811Steve GrossmanKatonah
DIW-812 John Hicks With David Murray Sketches of Tokyo
DIW-814David Murray Lovers
DIW-815/16Art Ensemble of Chicago The Complete Live in Japan
DIW-817John Hicks Inc. 1
DIW-818Art Ensemble of Chicago Naked
DIW-819David Murray & Jack DeJohnette In Our Style
DIW-820Takeo MoriyamaLive at Lovely
DIW-821 Lester Bowie's New York Organ Ensemble The Organizer
DIW-823John Hicks Quartet featuring Bobby Watson Naima's Love Song
DIW-824 Sun Ra Arkestra Cosmo Omnibus Imagiable Illusion
DIW-825 Music Revelation Ensemble Music Revelation Ensemble
DIW-826Phalanx In Touch
DIW-827PDB (feat. Jaco Pastorius, Hilam Bullock, Kenwood Dennard)-same-
DIW-828John Hicks Trio East Side Blues
DIW-829Trio Transition Trio Transition with Special Guest Oliver Lake
DIW-830David Murray Deep River
DIW-831Essence (feat. Jaco Pastorius)Last Flight
DIW-832Art Ensemble of Chicago The Alternate Express
DIW-833 Geri Allen, Charlie Haden & Paul Motian Segments
DIW-834Lester Bowie's Brass Fantasy Serious Fun
DIW-835Lester Bowie's Brass Fantasy My Way
DIW-836 Clifford Jordan Four Play
DIW-837Art Ensemble of Chicago with Amabutho Art Ensemble of Soweto
DIW-838 Defunkt Heroes
DIW-839Music Revelation Ensemble Elec. Jazz
DIW-840David Murray Ballads
DIW-841David Murray Spirituals
DIW-842Art Ensemble of Chicago & Lester Bowie's Brass Fantasy Live at the 6th Tokyo Music Joy
DIW-843David Murray feat. McCoy Tyner & Elvin Jones Special Quartet
DIW-844 Charlie Haden Liberation Music Orchestra (feat. Branford Marsalis) Dream Keeper
DIW-845James Blood Ulmer Black and Blues
DIW-846Art Ensemble of Chicago with Cecil Taylor Thelonious Sphere Monk: Dreaming of the Masters Series Vol. 2
DIW-847Geri Allen, Charlie Haden & Paul Motian Live at the Village Vanguard
DIW-848Art Ensemble Of Soweto America - South Africa
DIW-849David Murray Quintet Remembrances
DIW-850David Murray Quartet Shakill's Warrior
DIW-851David Murray Big Band Conducted By Lawrence "Butch" Morris David Murray Big Band
DIW-852Pink Inc. (feat. Jamaaladeen Tacuma)-same-
DIW-853Lester Bowie's New York Organ Ensemble Funky T. Cool T.
DIW-854Art Ensemble of Chicago Dreaming of the Masters Suite
DIW-855Music Revelation Ensemble After Dark
DIW-856 David S. Ware Flight of I
DIW-857 Peter Brötzmann, Shoji Hano, Tetsu Yamauchi, Haruhiko GotsuDare Devil
DIW-858 Andrew Cyrille QuintetMy Friend Louis
DIW-859Rinde Eckert (feat. Bill Frisell)Finding My Way Home
DIW-860Strata Institute (feat. Steve Coleman & Greg Osby)Transmigration
DIW-861David Murray Quartet +1 (feat. Branford Marsalis) Fast Life
DIW-862 Ronald Shannon Jackson & The Decoding SocietyRaven Roc
DIW-863 Cassandra Wilson (feat. Jean-Paul Bourelly) Dance to the Drums Again
DIW-864M-Base Collective (feat. Steve Coleman & Cassandra Wilson)Anatomy of a Groove
DIW-865 Steve Coleman & Dave Holland Phase Space
DIW-866David Murray Quartet Death of a Sideman
DIW-867David Murray & Milford Graves Real Deal
DIW-868James Williams (feat. Joe Henderson)James Williams Meets the Saxophone Masters
DIW-869James Blood Ulmer Blues Preacher
DIW-870David S. Ware Third Ear Recitation
DIW-871Geoff KeezerOther Spheres
DIW-872Jean-Paul Bourelly & The Blue Wave BanditsSaints & Sinners
DIW-873Robert Hurst (feat. Branford Marsalis)Robert Hurst Presents
DIW-874Memphis Convention (feat. George Coleman & James Williams)-same-
DIW-875 James Carter Quartet JC on the Set
DIW-876Harold Mabern (feat. Ron Carter & Jack DeJohnette) The Leading Man
DIW-878James Blood Ulmer Harmolodic Guitar with Strings
DIW-879David Murray Octet Picasso
DIW-880David Murray Quartet Ballads for Bass Clarinet
DIW-881David Murray Quartet Tenors
DIW-882James WilliamsUp to the Minute Blues
DIW-883Jean-Paul Bourelly & The Bluwave BanditsBlackadelic-Blu
DIW-884David Murray Quartet Shakill's II
DIW-885Music Revelation Ensemble In the Name of...
DIW-886James Carter Quartet Jurassic Classics
DIW-887James Williams Sextet featuring Clark TerryTalkin' Trash
DIW-888John Zorn Masada: Alef
DIW-889John Zorn Masada: Beit
DIW-890John Zorn Masada: Gimel
DIW-891David Murray The Tip
DIW-892David S. Ware Quartet Earthquation
DIW-893Jean-Paul BourellyTribute to Jimi
DIW-894David Murray Jug-A-Lug
DIW-895Ronald Shannon JacksonWhat Spirit Say
DIW-896John Patton Quartet Minor Swing
DIW-897David Murray Big Band South of the Border
DIW-899John Zorn Masada: Hei
DIW-900John Zorn Masada: Vav
DIW-901David Murray Quartet For Aunt Louise
DIW-902Marc Ribot Don't Blame Me
DIW-903 Arcana The Last Wave
DIW-904Jamaaladeen TacumaDreamscape
DIW-905Music Revelation Ensemble Knights of Power
DIW-906David Murray David Murray/James Newton Quintet
DIW-907 Rodney Whitaker Children of the Light
DIW-908David Murray David Murray Quintet with Ray Anderson & Anthony Davis
DIW-909 Lisle Ellis, Lawrence Ochs, Donald RobinsonWhat We Live
DIW-910James Blood Ulmer Music Speaks Louder Than Words
DIW-912Steve GrossmanHold the Line
DIW-913Ronald Shannon JacksonShannon's House
DIW-914 Vincent Chancey Next Mode
DIW-915John Zorn Masada: Zayin
DIW-916David S. Ware Godspelized
DIW-917Roberto Ottaviano & Mal WaldronBlack Spirits Are Here Again
DIW-918 Greg Cohen Way Low
DIW-919John Patton Quintet This One's for Ja
DIW-920Dougie Bowne TrioOne Way Elevator
DIW-921David Murray Quartet Love and Sorrow
DIW-922 Berlin Contemporary Jazz Orchestra Live in Japan 1996
DIW-923John Zorn Masada: Dalet
DIW-924 Michael Weiss QuartetPower Station
DIW-925John Zorn Masada: Het
DIW-926Jef Lee JohnsonCommunion
DIW-927Music Revelation Ensemble Cross Fire
DIW-928Greg CohenMoment to Moment
DIW-929Rodney WhitakerHidden Kingdom
DIW-930David Murray Quartet Long Goodbye: A Tribute to Don Pullen
DIW-931 Billy Harper If Our Hearts Could Only See
DIW-932James Blood Ulmer Forbidden Blues
DIW-933John Zorn Masada: Tet
DIW-934Dave Douglas Moving Portrait
DIW-935John Zorn Masada: Yod
DIW-936 New York Art Quartet 35th Reunion
DIW-937James Williams All-StarsClassic Encounters!
DIW-938 Peter Brötzmann, Keiji Haino, Shoji HanoShadows
DIW-939Lee KonitzSome New Stuff
DIW-940 Ali/Belogenis/Morris Live at Tonic
DIW-941David Kikoski QuintetThe 5
DIW-942 Otomo Yoshihide's New Jazz QuintetLive
DIW-943Sumi JunkoGhin-Ghin Ghira-Ghira
DIW-944Louie BelogenisTwice Told Tales
DIW-945George Robert & Kenny Barron Peace
DIW-946Otomo Yoshihide's New Jazz QuintetTails Out
DIW-947George Robert feat. Kenny BarronSoul Searching
J-1001Masahiro Yoshida, Allen Farnham & Ray DrummondUno

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