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 Records
Parent companyDisk Union
Genreavant-garde jazz
Country of originJapan

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]

Discography edit

Catalog Artist Album
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-315 Thelonious Monk Live in Stockholm 1961
DIW-316 Thelonious Monk Live in Stockholm 1961
DIW-319 Paul Bley Alone, Again
DIW-320 Eric Dolphy Last Recordings
DIW-321 Francisco Mondragon Rio featuring Jaco Pastorius Natural
DIW-325 Monica Zetterlund Spring Is Here
DIW-329 Gil Evans Orchestra Little 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-372 Kaoru Abe Solo Live at Gaya, Vol. 2
DIW-373 Kaoru Abe Solo Live at Gaya, Vol. 3
DIW-374 Kaoru Abe Solo Live at Gaya, Vol. 4
DIW-375 Kaoru Abe Solo Live at Gaya, Vol. 5
DIW-376 Kaoru Abe Solo Live at Gaya, Vol. 6
DIW-377 Kaoru Abe Solo Live at Gaya, Vol. 7
DIW-378 Kaoru Abe Solo Live at Gaya, Vol. 8
DIW-379 Kaoru Abe Solo Live at Gaya, Vol. 9
DIW-380 Kaoru Abe Solo Live at Gaya, Vol. 10
DIW-388 Sun Ra Arkestra Live from Soundscape
DIW-389 Material Live from Soundscape
DIW-395 / 8 Muhal 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-403 James Blood Ulmer Tales of Captain Black
DIW-405 Various Artists Hells Kitchen: Live from Soundscape
DIW-406 Various Artists Back on 52nd Street
DIW-415 Masayuki Takayanagi, Kaoru Abe Kaitaitekikoukan
DIW-416 Robert Musso Innermideum
DIW-420 Ground Zero Plays Standards
DIW-453 Toshinori Kondo Nerve Tripper
DIW-458 Kaoru Abe The Last Recording
DIW-462 Ayibobo Stone Voudou
DIW-466 Willie Oteri Spiral Out
DIW-486 Tommy Flanagan Tommy Flanagan Plays the Music of Harold Arlen
DIW-601 James Williams, Richard Davis, Ronnie Burrage I Remember Clifford
DIW-602 Michel Sardaby Trio Night Blossom
DIW-603 Stanley Cowell Trio Close to You Alone
DIW-604 Ronnie Mathews Trio Dark Before the Dawn
DIW-605 Walter Bishop, Jr. Trio What's New
DIW-606 George Cables Trio Night and Day
DIW-607 Chris Anderson Trio Blues One
DIW-608 Harold Mabern Trio Straight Street
DIW-609 Geoff Keezer Trio World Music
DIW-610 Rahn Burton Trio The Poem
DIW-611 Richard Wyands Trio The Arrival
DIW-612 Ronnie Mathews Trio Lament for Love
DIW-613 Memphis Piano Convention -same-
DIW-614 Harold Mabern Trio Lookin' on the Bright Side
DIW-615 Jack Wilson Trio In New York
DIW-616 The Contemporary Piano Ensemble The 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 Trio No Idea
DIW-620 David Hazeltine The Classic Trio
DIW-621 Harold Mabern Trio Mabern's Grooveyard
DIW-622 Harold Mabern Trio Maya with Love
DIW-623 James Williams Magical Trio Awesome
DIW-624 Taylor Eigsti Trio Taylor's Dream
DIW-625 David Kikoski Comfortable
DIW-626 Sean Wayland Colossus of Rhodes
DIW-627 Helge Lien Trio Spiral Circle
DIW-628 Mike Nock Changing Seasons
DIW-630 Helge Lien Trio Asymmetrics
DIW-631 Hakuei Kim Trio Open the Green Door
DIW-632 Helge Lien Trio To the Little Radio
DIW-633 Hakuei Kim Trio Home Beyond the Cloud
DIW-634 Hakuei Kim Trio Shadow 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-806 Dusko Goykovich Celebration
DIW-807 Stanley Cowell, Frederick Waits and Buster Williams We Three
DIW-808 Trio Transition (Reggie Workman, Freddie Waits & Mulgrew Miller) Trio Transition
DIW-809 Wilber Morris, David Murray & Dennis Charles Wilber Force
DIW-811 Steve Grossman Katonah
DIW-812 John Hicks With David Murray Sketches of Tokyo
DIW-814 David Murray Lovers
DIW-815/16 Art Ensemble of Chicago The Complete Live in Japan
DIW-817 John Hicks Inc. 1
DIW-818 Art Ensemble of Chicago Naked
DIW-819 David Murray & Jack DeJohnette In Our Style
DIW-820 Takeo Moriyama Live at Lovely
DIW-821 Lester Bowie's New York Organ Ensemble The Organizer
DIW-823 John 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-826 Phalanx In Touch
DIW-827 PDB (feat. Jaco Pastorius, Hilam Bullock, Kenwood Dennard) -same-
DIW-828 John Hicks Trio East Side Blues
DIW-829 Trio Transition Trio Transition with Special Guest Oliver Lake
DIW-830 David Murray Deep River
DIW-831 Essence (feat. Jaco Pastorius) Last Flight
DIW-832 Art Ensemble of Chicago The Alternate Express
DIW-833 Geri Allen, Charlie Haden & Paul Motian Segments
DIW-834 Lester Bowie's Brass Fantasy Serious Fun
DIW-835 Lester Bowie's Brass Fantasy My Way
DIW-836 Clifford Jordan Four Play
DIW-837 Art Ensemble of Chicago with Amabutho Art Ensemble of Soweto
DIW-838 Defunkt Heroes
DIW-839 Music Revelation Ensemble Elec. Jazz
DIW-840 David Murray Ballads
DIW-841 David Murray Spirituals
DIW-842 Art Ensemble of Chicago & Lester Bowie's Brass Fantasy Live at the 6th Tokyo Music Joy
DIW-843 David Murray feat. McCoy Tyner & Elvin Jones Special Quartet
DIW-844 Charlie Haden Liberation Music Orchestra (feat. Branford Marsalis) Dream Keeper
DIW-845 James Blood Ulmer Black and Blues
DIW-846 Art Ensemble of Chicago with Cecil Taylor Thelonious Sphere Monk: Dreaming of the Masters Series Vol. 2
DIW-847 Geri Allen, Charlie Haden & Paul Motian Live at the Village Vanguard
DIW-848 Art Ensemble Of Soweto America - South Africa
DIW-849 David Murray Quintet Remembrances
DIW-850 David Murray Quartet Shakill's Warrior
DIW-851 David Murray Big Band Conducted By Lawrence "Butch" Morris David Murray Big Band
DIW-852 Pink Inc. (feat. Jamaaladeen Tacuma) -same-
DIW-853 Lester Bowie's New York Organ Ensemble Funky T. Cool T.
DIW-854 Art Ensemble of Chicago Dreaming of the Masters Suite
DIW-855 Music Revelation Ensemble After Dark
DIW-856 David S. Ware Flight of I
DIW-857 Peter Brötzmann, Shoji Hano, Tetsu Yamauchi, Haruhiko Gotsu Dare Devil
DIW-858 Andrew Cyrille Quintet My Friend Louis
DIW-859 Rinde Eckert (feat. Bill Frisell) Finding My Way Home
DIW-860 Strata Institute (feat. Steve Coleman & Greg Osby) Transmigration
DIW-861 David Murray Quartet +1 (feat. Branford Marsalis) Fast Life
DIW-862 Ronald Shannon Jackson & The Decoding Society Raven Roc
DIW-863 Cassandra Wilson (feat. Jean-Paul Bourelly) Dance to the Drums Again
DIW-864 M-Base Collective (feat. Steve Coleman & Cassandra Wilson) Anatomy of a Groove
DIW-865 Steve Coleman & Dave Holland Phase Space
DIW-866 David Murray Quartet Death of a Sideman
DIW-867 David Murray & Milford Graves Real Deal
DIW-868 James Williams (feat. Joe Henderson) James Williams Meets the Saxophone Masters
DIW-869 James Blood Ulmer Blues Preacher
DIW-870 David S. Ware Third Ear Recitation
DIW-871 Geoff Keezer Other Spheres
DIW-872 Jean-Paul Bourelly & The Blue Wave Bandits Saints & Sinners
DIW-873 Robert Hurst (feat. Branford Marsalis) Robert Hurst Presents
DIW-874 Memphis Convention (feat. George Coleman & James Williams) -same-
DIW-875 James Carter Quartet JC on the Set
DIW-876 Harold Mabern (feat. Ron Carter & Jack DeJohnette) The Leading Man
DIW-877 Ayibobo Freestyle
DIW-878 James Blood Ulmer Harmolodic Guitar with Strings
DIW-879 David Murray Octet Picasso
DIW-880 David Murray Quartet Ballads for Bass Clarinet
DIW-881 David Murray Quartet Tenors
DIW-882 James Williams Up to the Minute Blues
DIW-883 Jean-Paul Bourelly & The Bluwave Bandits Blackadelic-Blu
DIW-884 David Murray Quartet Shakill's II
DIW-885 Music Revelation Ensemble In the Name of...
DIW-886 James Carter Quartet Jurassic Classics
DIW-887 James Williams Sextet featuring Clark Terry Talkin' Trash
DIW-888 John Zorn Masada: Alef
DIW-889 John Zorn Masada: Beit
DIW-890 John Zorn Masada: Gimel
DIW-891 David Murray The Tip
DIW-892 David S. Ware Quartet Earthquation
DIW-893 Jean-Paul Bourelly Tribute to Jimi
DIW-894 David Murray Jug-A-Lug
DIW-895 Ronald Shannon Jackson What Spirit Say
DIW-896 John Patton Quartet Minor Swing
DIW-897 David Murray Big Band South of the Border
DIW-899 John Zorn Masada: Hei
DIW-900 John Zorn Masada: Vav
DIW-901 David Murray Quartet For Aunt Louise
DIW-902 Marc Ribot Don't Blame Me
DIW-903 Arcana The Last Wave
DIW-904 Jamaaladeen Tacuma Dreamscape
DIW-905 Music Revelation Ensemble Knights of Power
DIW-906 David Murray David Murray/James Newton Quintet
DIW-907 Rodney Whitaker Children of the Light
DIW-908 David Murray David Murray Quintet with Ray Anderson & Anthony Davis
DIW-909 Lisle Ellis, Lawrence Ochs, Donald Robinson What We Live
DIW-910 James Blood Ulmer Music Speaks Louder Than Words
DIW-912 Steve Grossman Hold the Line
DIW-913 Ronald Shannon Jackson Shannon's House
DIW-914 Vincent Chancey Next Mode
DIW-915 John Zorn Masada: Zayin
DIW-916 David S. Ware Godspelized
DIW-917 Roberto Ottaviano & Mal Waldron Black Spirits Are Here Again
DIW-918 Greg Cohen Way Low
DIW-919 John Patton Quintet This One's for Ja
DIW-920 Dougie Bowne Trio One Way Elevator
DIW-921 David Murray Quartet Love and Sorrow
DIW-922 Berlin Contemporary Jazz Orchestra Live in Japan '96
DIW-923 John Zorn Masada: Dalet
DIW-924 Michael Weiss Quartet Power Station
DIW-925 John Zorn Masada: Het
DIW-926 Jef Lee Johnson Communion
DIW-927 Music Revelation Ensemble Cross Fire
DIW-928 Greg Cohen Moment to Moment
DIW-929 Rodney Whitaker Hidden Kingdom
DIW-930 David Murray Quartet Long Goodbye: A Tribute to Don Pullen
DIW-931 Billy Harper If Our Hearts Could Only See
DIW-932 James Blood Ulmer Forbidden Blues
DIW-933 John Zorn Masada: Tet
DIW-934 Dave Douglas Moving Portrait
DIW-935 John Zorn Masada: Yod
DIW-936 New York Art Quartet 35th Reunion
DIW-937 James Williams All-Stars Classic Encounters!
DIW-938 Peter Brötzmann, Keiji Haino, Shoji Hano Shadows
DIW-939 Lee Konitz Some New Stuff
DIW-940 Ali/Belogenis/Morris Live at Tonic
DIW-941 David Kikoski Quintet The 5
DIW-942 Otomo Yoshihide's New Jazz Quintet Live
DIW-943 Sumi Junko Ghin-Ghin Ghira-Ghira
DIW-944 Louie Belogenis Twice Told Tales
DIW-945 George Robert & Kenny Barron Peace
DIW-946 Otomo Yoshihide's New Jazz Quintet Tails Out
DIW-947 George Robert feat. Kenny Barron Soul Searching
J-1001 Masahiro Yoshida, Allen Farnham & Ray Drummond Uno

References edit

  1. ^ "DIW". Downtown Music Gallery. Archived from the original on 17 May 2007.
  2. ^ a b c Sugiyama, Kazunori (2002). Barry Kernfeld (ed.). The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz, vol. 1 (2nd ed.). New York: Grove's Dictionaries Inc. p. 620. ISBN 1561592846.