More a whispered legend in Japan than record store ghost story, the album recorded during that March 30th studio session ended up becoming one of most rare LPs in the history of Japanese jazz: Tohru Aizawa Quartet – Tachibana Vol. 1.
Squat, massive, monochromatic, intimidating – nothing like the delicate objet d’art most are accustomed to associating with the act of acoustic-mechanical playback. There is something formidable about a vintage Elektromesstechnik 927 or 930 broadcast turntable. They look the business.
In discussing hi-fi, murder and rare vinyl LPs, our previous conversation with writer, novelist and record collector Andrew Cartmel covered a lot of territory involving his Vinyl Detective book series.