George Lewis DVD
George Lewis In Japan 1963
The George Lewis New Orleans All Stars
Previously unreleased! A precious DVD converted from original video tapes. Their first performance in Japan had been recorded on these tapes on August 19th 1963 at TBS studio in Tokyo for television. The material was digitally enhanced with high quality of sound and vision. We are convinced this historic DVD will move you deeply and make happy.
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NOR-CD053 NEW ORLEANS RASCALS In Göteborg, Sweden 1994
The New Orleans Rascals made tour to play at Oslo Jazz Festival (Norway) and Göteborgs Tradjazz Festival (Sweden) in August l994. This is the CD recorded at Stadsteatern, a beautiful theater, Göteborgs Tradjazz Festival on August 12, 1994. The Festival was held for 5 days, from August 12 to l4, and the band enjoyed to play 5 times in the program with good audience. (R.Kawai)
NOR-CD054 NEW ORLEANS RASCALS In Göteborg, Sweden 1994
At New Orleans Dance Hall
In August 14, 1994 the New Orleans Rascals made a tour of Scandinavia including appearances at the Oslo Jazz Festival (NorWay) and Göteborgs Tradjazz Festival (Sweden). This CD was recorded at the New Orleans Dance Hall during the Göteborg Festival. Many in audience enjoyed dancing to the Rascals New Orleans style of music. (R.Kawai)
NOR-CD055 NEW ORLEANS RASCALS Chapel Concert
At Koshien Church on Novenber 11, 2007
In over 50 years history, the New Orleans Rascals had many occasions to play at a church, where naturaLlly played more gospels and hymns as a New Orleans Style Band. As you find in this CD, the band enjoyed the sounds in the beautiful chapel at this Koshien Church. (R.Kawai)
NOR-CD056 NEW ORLEANS RASCALS 51st Anniversary Concert
At Shimanouchi Church on November 4, 2012
Ryoichi Kawai first met and played with John Richardson when both were members of my "International New Orleans Band." in Rapperswil, Switzerland in 2009. Ryoichi was immediately impressed with John's intensely personal approach to New Orleans style piano playing and resolved to bring John to Japan and introduce him to a Japanese audience. (Geoff Bull)
New Orleans Rascals 50th Anniversary Concert(DVD)
Blessed by their sixteen friends, Anthony Howe, Bob Greene, Bos Michel Queraud, Brian Turnock, Butch Thompson, Dawn Lambeth, Fred Hard, Geoff Bull, Jeff Hamilton, Jens Lindgren, Luc Van Hoeteghem, Mike Fay, Philippe De Smet, Ted Thomas, Thomas L'Etienne and Topsy Chapman.
On Octover 16th, 2011 at Izumi Hall. The whole concert is recorded completely.
Price: 3,000yen postage included
NOR-CD50 NEW ORLEANS RASCALS 50th ANNIVERSARY
Latest ten years recordings 2001 - 2011
NOR-CD51 NEW ORLEANS RASCALS JAZZ AT VESPERS Ⅲ
August 1, 2004 at Maiko Vi1la Church, Kobe
The last "Vespers Session". A sample (Pass Me Not O'Gentle Saviour /8.41MB)
NOR-CD52 NEW ORLEANS RASCALS IN TOKYO
June 18, 2005 at Nihon Kogyo Club
The second Tokyo Concert. A sample (The World Is Waiting For The Sunrise /13.9MB)
NOR-CD101 NEW ORLEANS RASCALS 1963
with G.Lewis N.O.ALL Stars, Blacksmith & His Boys
The earliest recording in the Rascals’ discography. One day, while George Lewis's band was touring around Japan in 1963, the Rascals showed their performances in front of the New Orleans legends at their practice hall. After them, the Blacksmith & His Boys led by cornetist Muneyoshi Nishiyo were next to play. A sample (Dippermouth Blues /12.8MB)
NOR-CD102 NEW ORLEANS RASCALS 1976
A Tribute To San Jacinto Hall
The Rascals Quintet made this recording at the Ashiya Church in 1976. The acoustics are very similar to the echo of the San Jacinto Hall known for Bill Russel's historical recordings. A sample (At The Cross /8.17MB)
NOR-CD103 NEW ORLEANS RASCALS JAZZ AT VESPERS
At Maiko Villa Church July 21, 2002
Recoded at the 36th All Nippon Dixieland Jazz Festival. The atmosphere will recall to you George Lewis Band's famous "Vespers Session". A sample (In The Sweet By And By /9.78MB)
NOR-CD104 A Christmas in Kobe 1979
New Orleans Rascals Quartets & Trios
An old port town, Kobe has many houses built as part of the Foreign Concession of the Meiji Period. Among them is the "Shiroi-ijin-kan" where this Christmas concert took place. The room was narrow, but it was the perfect setting to enjoy music during the session. A sample (Edelweiss /8.44MB)
NOR-CD105 NEW ORLEANS RASCALS with TOPSY CHAPMAN
At Itami Aiphonic Hall November 10, 1995
New Orleans Rascals and Topsy Chapman performed " The Spirit of New Orleans Jazz " as part of the long-running Itami Aiphonic Hall Global Music Series. A sample (Danny Boy /11.8MB)
NOR-CD106 NEW ORLEANS RASCALS JAZZ AT VESPERS Ⅱ
At Maiko Vi1la Church July 27, 2003
The second Vespers session making the sea a backdrop behind the stage. A sample (Sometimes My Burden Is Too Hard To Bear /9.27MB)
MHR-CD301 RYOICHI KAWAI & NEW ORLEANS CATS 2002
The first CD of the New Orleans Cats which was organized by Ryoichi Kawai and three musicians from Tokyo, Shinichi Kato (trumpet), Nagataka Hayabusa (trombone) and Mikio Shoji (piano). Other musicians are not fixed. A sample (Bucket's Got A Hole In It /12.4MB)
MHR-CD302 BACK TO SAN JAClNTO HALL 1979
Ryoichi Kawai & The New Orleans Stompers
Bill Russell's famous recordings in 1944-45 at San Jacinto Hall in New Orleans were their inspiration for this session. A sample (High Society /10.3MB)
NOR-CD001(sold out) NEW ORLEANS RASCALS 30 years of Music
Played by the New Orleans Rascals and their Guests
NOR-CD002(sold out) TOM SHARPSTEEN WITH NEW ORLEANS RASCALS
Recorded at Mahogany Hall on June 10, 1992.
A sample (Old Rugged Cross /9.14MB)
NOR-CD003(sold out) NEW ORLEANS RASCALS At Satsukiyama Church - 1985
Their first "Satsukiyama concert"
A sample (Just A Little While To Stay Here /13.2MB)
NOR-CD004(sold out) NEW ORLEANS RASCALS AT NEW SUNTORY FIVE-1992
Featuring Geoff Bull(trumpet, vocal), special guest: Hugh De Rosyro(trombone)
A sample (When I Leave The World Behind /13.0MB)
NOR-CD005 NEW ORLEANS RASCALS At Shimanouchi Church - 1986
Rascals' 25 years anniversary concert.
A sample (Chimes Blues /11.3MB)
NOR-CD006 NEW ORLEANS RASCALS At Satsukiyama Church - 1987
The second Satsukiyama concert for the 30th anniversary of the church.
A sample (Pass Me Not O'Gentle Savior /8.56MB)
NOR-CD007 NEW ORLEANS RASCALS 1991 Festa New Orleans Music Ascona
Rascals' first trip to Europe.
Samples (Basin St. Blues -> Collegeate /14.3MB)
NOR-CD008 NEW ORLEANS RASCALS 30th Anniversary Concert
At Recital Hall on November 24, 1991
NOR-CD009 CAROL LEIGH with the NEW ORLEANS RASCALS
1983-1993 At New Suntory Five
A sample (Gin House Blues /10.6MB)
NOR-CD010 At Satsukiyama Church-1993
Special Guests: Geoff Bull and Lee Gunness(vocal)
A sample (In The Garden /11.3MB)
NOR-CD011 & NOR-CD012 NEW ORLEANS RASCALS 35 Years Anniversary Concert
Special Guest: Butch Thompson
At the Phoenix Hall, Osaka on December 1, 1996.
NOR-CD013 NEW ORLEANS RASCALS SUNDAY AFTERNOON CONCERT
At Tokyoyamate Church on December 14, 1997
A sample (Wait 'Till The Sunshines, Nellie /8.69MB)
NOR-CD014 NEW ORLEANS RASCALS TRIO At Hotel Monterey KOBE
Ryoichi Kawai Plays George Lewis's Selmer Clarinet
Recorded on September 21, October 12, 1996 and October 17, 1997.
A sample (Burgundy Street Blues /11.5MB)
NOR-CD015 Jam Session In New Orleans
New Orleans Rascals with Ted Thomas, Mike Fay and Fred Hard on August 15, 1996.
A sample (How Long Blues /15.5MB)
NOR-CD016 NEW ORLEANS RASCALS & ALTON PURNELL
Reissue from 1976
On July 17, 1976 at New Suntory 5
NOR-CD017 NEW ORLEANS RASCALS 40 years of Music
Played by the New Orleans Rascals and their Guests