Good value 5 CD set of 100 tracks that chart the course of Japanese jazz from the 1920s to the 1990s with such luminaries as Tadaharu Nakano, Fumio Minamizato, Shizuko Kasagi, Hibari Misora, Toshiko Akiyoshi, Sadao Watanabe, Terumasa Hino, Eiji Kitamura, Takeshi Iromota, Nobuo Hara with his Sharps and Flats, Toshiyuki Miyama and New Herd, Kazumi Watanabe, Shigeru Mukai, Yasuaki Shimizu, Saori Yano and Akiko Grace.
CD1. 25 tracks- Early Jazz Songs CD2. 19 tracks - Dixieland, Swing, Be-Bop & Big Bands. CD3. 18 tracks - Modern Jazz CD4. 16 tracks - Contemporary Jazz CD5. 23 tracks -90s- Vocal Standards