2016 Japan Secrets

Pucho And His Latin Soul Brothers - Mucho Pucho (1997) {2016 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Series CDSOL-6439}

Pucho And His Latin Soul Brothers - Mucho Pucho (1997) {2016 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Series CDSOL-6439}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 353 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 134 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 272 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1997, 2016 Timeless Records / Solid Records Japan / Ultra-Vibe | CDSOL-6439
Jazz / Latin Jazz / Jazz Funk / Boogaloo / Soul Jazz / Percussion

Reissue with the latest remastering. Features original cover artwork. Comes with a descripton in Japanese. Henry "Pucho" Brown and his reconstituted nine-piece (plus three guests) Latin Soul Brothers are clearly in no mood to settle down into one bag on this wildly and refreshingly eclectic import CD, where traditional Latin rhythms and various R&B idioms meet and clash. The tone of this free-thinking band is set right at the beginning when rapper McBabee Power accurately informs us that the band is "about to get down with the old/new sound" over the fused Latin/hip-hop groove of "The Latin Soul Brothers."
Hank Mobley, Lee Morgan - Monday Night At Birdland (1958) {2016 Japan SHM-CD Jazz Masters Collection 1200 Series WPCR-29011}

Hank Mobley, Billy Root, Curtis Fuller, Lee Morgan - Monday Night At Birdland (1958) {2016 Japan SHM-CD Jazz Masters Collection 1200 Series WPCR-29011}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 359 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 109 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 193 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24bit remaster
© 1958, 2016 Roulette / Parlophone / Warner Music Japan | WPCR-29011
Jazz / Hard Bop

Reissue with SHM-CD format and new 24bit remastering. Birdland was the Mecca for most modernists of the 50s. It was the only club in New York City where a big band could play. Bookings were mostly for solid two-week periods. On Monday nights the regulars were off, and the legendary jazz disk jockey Symphony Sid (1909-1984) ran one of his jam sessions with young, upand-coming, cutting edge local musicians. Anything could happen and frequently did, as these outstanding performances, recorded on two consecutive Monday nights, on April 21 and 28 1958, show.
Hank Mobley, Lee Morgan - Another Monday Night At Birdland (1958) {2016 Japan SHM-CD Jazz Masters Collection Series WPCR-29052}

Hank Mobley, Billy Root, Curtis Fuller, Lee Morgan - Another Monday Night At Birdland (1958) {2016 Japan SHM-CD Jazz Masters Collection 1200 Series WPCR-29052}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 335 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 99 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 187 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24bit remaster
© 1958, 2016 Roulette / Parlophone / Warner Music Japan | WPCR-29052
Jazz / Hard Bop

Reissue with SHM-CD format and new 24bit remastering. Birdland was the Mecca for most modernists of the 50s. It was the only club in New York City where a big band could play. Bookings were mostly for solid two-week periods. On Monday nights the regulars were off, and the legendary jazz disk jockey Symphony Sid (1909-1984) ran one of his jam sessions with young, upand-coming, cutting edge local musicians. Anything could happen and frequently did, as these outstanding performances, recorded on two consecutive Monday nights, on April 21 and 28 1958, show.
Massimo Farao Trio' - Groovin' (2016) [Japan 2017] SACD ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Massimo Farao Trio' - Groovin' (2016) [Japan 2017]
SACD Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 69:55 minutes | Front/Rear Covers | 2,25 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Front/Rear Covers | 1,49 GB

Italian pianist Massimo Farao has played and recorded with Red Holloway, Albert "Tootie" Heath, Tony Scott, Franco Ambrosetti, Nat Adderley, Jeff Tain Watts, Jack DeJohnette and Chris Potter, among others. Here, he joins together with Aldo Zunino on bass and Steve Williams on drums to complile an 10-track jazz SACD that includes such standards as "The Nearness Of You" and "Bye Bye Blackbird".
Massimo Farao' Trio - Swingin' (2016) [Japan 2017] SACD ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Massimo Farao' Trio - Swingin' (2016) [Japan 2017]
SACD Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 71:47 minutes | Front/Rear Covers | 2,38 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Front/Rear Covers | 1,67 GB

Massimo Farao' is a wonderful Italian pianist who has played and recorded with Red Holloway, Albert "Tootie" Heath, Tony Scott, Franco Ambrosetti, Nat Adderley, Jeff Tain Watts, Jack DeJohnette and Chris Potter, among others. Farao's passionate style and stoic romanticism are very attractive along with the rich harmonies he creates.
Henny Vonk - Rerootin' (1982) {2016 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Series CDSOL-6438}

Henny Vonk - Rerootin' (1982) {2016 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Series CDSOL-6438}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 230 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 105 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 268 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1981-82, 2016 Timeless Records / Solid Records Japan / Ultra-Vibe | CDSOL-6438
Jazz / Bop / Cool / Vocal Jazz

Reissue with the latest remastering. Features original cover artwork. Comes with a descripton in Japanese. Maybe the only album we've ever seen from Henny Vonk – a jazz singer with a Dutch name, but a style here that's right up there with some of the hipper American singers of the period – especially those who know how to move on the hipper currents of the spectrum! At some level, Henny's got a way of stretching out her words while inflecting them, with a vibe that's reminiscent of Sheila Jordan – but overall, Vonk's maybe a straighter jazz singer, too – but one with a nicely sensitive vibe, as her vocals are balanced out with the introspective piano work of Rov Van Den Broeck. The rhythm duo adds a nice current of soul from time to time – with Clint Houston on bass and Billy Higgins on drums – and many cuts have new lyrics written for the album.
Anita O'Day - An Evening With Anita O'Day (1955) {2016 Japan Verve 60th Rare Albums SHM-CD Reissue Series UCCV-9635}

Anita O'Day - An Evening With Anita O'Day (1955) {2016 Japan Verve 60th Rare Albums SHM-CD Reissue Series UCCV-9635}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 143 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 91 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 77 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1955, 2016 Verve / Universal Japan | UCCV-9635
Jazz / Vocal Jazz / Bop

Verve 60th Rare Albums SHM-CD Reissue Series. Reissue with SHM-CD format. A combination of three sessions with three different small backing groups available currently on a Japanese CD – this is an early revealing example of Anita O'Day's growth as a jazz artist since her days as a big band thrush. Her virtuosity at fast tempos is right on the dot, and she is fearlessly willing to take wide-open liberties with the melodies.
Ferdinand Povel - Beboppin' (1983) {2016 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series CDSOL-6436}

Ferdinand Povel - Beboppin' (1983) {2016 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series CDSOL-6436}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 272 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 102 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 256 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1983, 2016 Timeless Records / LimeTree / Solid Records Japan / Ultra-Vibe | CDSOL-6436
Jazz / Post Bebop / Post Bop / Saxophone

Reissue with the latest remastering and the original cover artwork. Comes with a description written in Japanese. Ferdinand Povel's one of those players we never seem to get enough of – a tenorist who may not be one of the bigger stars on the European scene, but one who always finds a way to serve up something special! Povel's got a nice edge in his horn at times – a mode that's always inside, but often sharply spoken – even when he's going for some mellower moments too – a bit of old school bite in the way he approaches the reed, maybe – and a definite sense of attack that really comes on when he's in a more swinging mode! The group here has some great guitar from Wim Overgaauw, whose ringing tones bring a bright balance between Povel's horn and the piano of Frans Elsen – and the rest of the group features Victor Kaihatu on bass and Ruud Pronk on drums.
Batida - Batida (1983) {2016 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series CDSOL-6435}

Batida - Batida (1983) {2016 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series CDSOL-6435}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 251 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 102 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 231 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1983, 2016 Timeless Records / Solid Records Japan / Ultra-Vibe | CDSOL-6435
Jazz / Latin Jazz / Post Bop / Samba Jazz / Bossa Nova / Brazilian Traditions

Reissue with the latest remastering and the original cover artwork. Comes with a description written in Japanese. One of the first Dutch bands - if not the first - to perform purely Brazilian music, but not with the bossa nova's until then, but with his own compositions that radiate power and are compelling. Founders Josee Koning (vocals) and Peter Schön (keyboards, compositions) devise as a trademark for this approach: two percussionists on stage, live and in the mix on the record.
Samba Trio - Tristeza (1982) {2016 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series CDSOL-6434}

Samba Trio - Tristeza (1982) {2016 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series CDSOL-6434}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 252 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 102 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 270 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1982, 2016 Timeless Records / Solid Records Japan / Ultra-Vibe | CDSOL-6434
Jazz / Latin Jazz / Samba Jazz / Bossa Nova / Brazilian Traditions

Reissue with the latest remastering and the original cover artwork. Comes with a description written in Japanese. This is a fun quartet playing a very nice combination of Bossa-Samba-Jazz. Their version (Chick de Ipanema) has a fantastic incidental combination of two of the most amazing Bossa songs of all times in the same song; Girl from Ipanema and Summer Samba in a smooth and subtle way that will blow you away. Their other renditions to Bossa classics are amazing. Check them out, you'll love them.