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The 40th anniversary repackage edition of Lee Pan-geun and the KJQ '78, which marked the beginning of contemporary Korean jazz, is finally here. This masterpiece is a miraculous work of spiritual jazz that was created amid a virtual void of jazz music in Korea at the time. The record was created by Lee Pan-geun, the Osaka-born bassist and arranger who was active in Korea's jazz scene, upon encouragement by jazz lover and producer Uhm Jin, who was also raised in Japan. Arranged and directed by Lee Pan-geun, the album was recorded by a band that included Son Soo-kil (p), Kim Soo-yeol (sax), Kang Dae-gwan (tp), Choi Se-jin (dr), and bass by the studio session man Lee Soo-young. As virtually no other jazz recordings were taking place at the time in Korea, the album was recorded in a rock band