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Whynot Records was a Japanese jazz record label. [1] Several album of their discography were also released on India Navigation.

Japan Constitutional monarchy in East Asia

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Jazz is a music genre that originated in the African-American communities of New Orleans, United States, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and developed from roots in blues and ragtime. Jazz is seen by many as "America's classical music". Since the 1920s Jazz Age, jazz has become recognized as a major form of musical expression. It then emerged in the form of independent traditional and popular musical styles, all linked by the common bonds of African-American and European-American musical parentage with a performance orientation. Jazz is characterized by swing and blue notes, call and response vocals, polyrhythms and improvisation. Jazz has roots in West African cultural and musical expression, and in African-American music traditions including blues and ragtime, as well as European military band music. Intellectuals around the world have hailed jazz as "one of America's original art forms".

A record label, or record company, is a brand or trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. Sometimes, a record label is also a publishing company that manages such brands and trademarks, coordinates the production, manufacture, distribution, marketing, promotion, and enforcement of copyright for sound recordings and music videos, while also conducting talent scouting and development of new artists, and maintaining contracts with recording artists and their managers. The term "record label" derives from the circular label in the center of a vinyl record which prominently displays the manufacturer's name, along with other information. Within the mainstream music industry, recording artists have traditionally been reliant upon record labels to broaden their consumer base, market their albums, and be both promoted and heard on music streaming services, radio, and television. Record labels also provide publicists, who assist performers in gaining positive media coverage, and arrange for their merchandise to be available via stores and other media outlets.

Discography

Catalog # Leader Album Year
001 / 7118 Walt Dickerson Tell Us Only the Beautiful Things 1975
002 / 7119 George Cables Why Not 1975
003 / 7120 Air Air Song 1975
004 / 7121 Muhal Richard Abrams Afrisong 1975
005 / 7122 Joe Bonner, Clint Houston, Billy Hart Triangle 1975
006 / 7123 Monty Waters The Black Cat 1975
007 / 7150 Fumio Karashima Piranha 1975
008 / 7151 Joe Lee Wilson Shout For Trane 1976
009 / 7152 Charles Sullivan Re-Entry 1976
010 / 7153 Ted Curson Blue Piccolo 1976
011 / 7154 Donald Smith, Cecil McBee, Jack DeJohnette LUV 1976
012 / 7155 Chico Freeman Morning Prayer 1976
013 / 7156 Air Air Raid 1976
014 / 7157 Andrew Cyrille Junction 1976
015 / 7158 Teruhiko KataokaLove Walking 1977
016 / 7159 Fumio KarashimaLandscape 1977
MTCJ 2009 Walt Dickerson Walt Dickerson 1976 1976
PAP 25032 Kenny Barron Imo Live 1982

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