2016 Japan Secrets

Charlie Parker - Story On Dial Vol. 2 - New York Days (2016) {Japan SHM-CD UCCU-5770 rec 1947}

Charlie Parker - Story On Dial Vol. 2 - New York Days (2016) {Japan SHM-CD UCCU-5770 rec 1947}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 248 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 131 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 52 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1947, 2016 Dial / Universal Japan | UCCU-5770
Jazz / Bop / Saxophone

The Kansas City alto saxophonist Charlie Parker, who was to post-second-world-war jazz what Louis Armstrong had been to its first wave, is as likely to be remembered today for his heroin habit and early death than for his exquisite and melodically stunning improvising. If that era's jazz is like journalism, Parker was its acutely observant war reporter, who kept coming back from the front of his own exploding world with new stories to tell.
Johnny Smith - Moonlight In Vermont (1953) {2016 Japan SHM-CD Jazz Masters Collection 1200 Series WPCR-29024}

Johnny Smith - Moonlight In Vermont (1953) {2016 Japan SHM-CD Jazz Masters Collection 1200 Series WPCR-29024}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 213 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 104 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 89 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24bit remaster
© 1952-53, 2016 Roost / Parlophone / Warner Music Japan | WPCR-29024
Jazz / Cool / Guitar

Reissue with SHM-CD format and new 24bit remastering. A beautiful document of some of the most laidback jazz ever recorded – the sublime 50s recordings of the Johnny Smith group, done at a time when the lineup included Stan Getz! The tunes on the set feature Johnny's mellow electric guitar setting the pace, alongside wonderfully-blown early solos from Stan, plus some other tenor work from Zoot Sims and Paul Quinichette, who also sit in the tenor chair on a few of these recordings. The tunes are mostly standards, but done in a great style that's not exactly cool jazz, but which has a groundbreakingly easy groove that's simply sublime!

The World Heritage - The Land Of Light (2016) {Japan}  Music

Posted by popsakov at Sept. 10, 2017
The World Heritage - The Land Of Light (2016) {Japan}

The World Heritage - The Land Of Light (2016) {Japan}
EAC Rip | WV (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 483 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 178 Mb
Full Scans (PNG, 600 dpi) ~ 148 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Avant-Garde, Jazz Rock, Prog Rock, Experimental | Magaibutsu Limited #MGC-50

The World Heritage is a Japanese supergroup gathered and guided by master drummer Yoshida Tatsuya. The group is Kido Natsuki (Bondage Fruit) and Yamamoto Seiichi (Boredoms) on guitar, Nasuno Mitsuri (Altered States) on bass, Katsui Yuji (Bondage Fruit, etc) on violin, and Yoshida Tatsuya (Ruins, Koenjihyakkei, Korekyojinn, etc) on drums. Tatsuya, Mitsuri and Natsuki had previously played together as Korekyojinn, the mammoth power trio. This group performs mostly high-energy improvised rock with some jazzy tinges, as well as some pieces composed by Tatsuya. All of the music is very energetic and often chaotic…

HUY - HUY (2016) {Japan}  Music

Posted by popsakov at Sept. 10, 2017
HUY - HUY (2016) {Japan}

HUY - HUY (2016)
EAC Rip | WV (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 439 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 150 Mb
Full Scans (PNG, 600 dpi) ~ 75 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Avant-Garde, Prog Rock, Improvisation | Magaibutsu Limited #MGIS-01

Magaibutsu Limited to start the CD release as a new "Magaibutsu Improv Session Series". The first release is HUY/Hirose Junji (tenor sax) Uchihashi Kazuhisa (guitar) Yoshida Tatsuya (drums), was released in the end of march 2016.
Janice Lakers & Debbie Poryes - The Rainbow Lady (1985) {2016 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series}

Janice Lakers & Debbie Poryes - The Rainbow Lady (1985) {2016 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 204 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 82 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 255 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1985, 2016 Limetree / Timeless Records / Solid Records Japan / Ultra-Vibe | CDSOL-6433
Jazz / Cool / Standards / Vocal Jazz / Hip Jazz / Piano Trio

Reissue with the latest remastering and the original cover artwork. Comes with a description written in Japanese. Janice Lakers is a singer we only know from this one album – but she's a hip vocalist with a very compelling style – one that's very much in the best mode of some of the cooler American jazz singers of the late 70s! The song choices are great – some hipper jazz standards – and she's got a way of opening up with the lyrics that's far different than older vocal modes of the 50s – instead nearer to the territory of artists like Janet Lawson or Judy Roberts. Backing is by a hip trio with Debbie Poryes on piano – who really open up with their own sense of presence on the record, too – and titles include "Waltz For Debby", "Like A Lover", "Falling Grace", "Rainbow Lady", "In Your Own Sweet Way", and a nicely grooving take on "Moondance".
Brian Eno - The Ship (2016) {Japan SHM-CD Collector's Edition BRC-505CE}

Brian Eno - The Ship (2016) {Japan SHM-CD Collector's Edition BRC-505CE}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 276 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 129 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 745 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2016 Opal / Warp Records / Beat Records Japan | BRC-505CE
Electronic / Ambient / Avant-Garde / Experimental Ambient / Structured Improvisation

Brian Eno brings the first album in three and a half years. This Japanese edition features SHM-CD format, and includes four pieces of art prints and a 8-page booklet. Special packaging. Special Feature - a bonus track for Japan. The Ship marks Brian Eno's first ambient album since 2012's Lux. Work on the album began as a 3-D sound installation in Stockholm, but altered to stereo when Eno realized he could sing in a low C, The Ship's root note. The Ship contains two works, the 21-minute title track, and the three-part "Fickle Sun." The title piece, a reflection on the sinking of the Titanic, recalls a moment in his distant past: he released Gavin Bryars' Sinking of the Titanic on his Obscure Music label in 1975.
Phil Woods And His European Rhythm Machine - At The Montreux Jazz Festival (1969) {2016 Japan Verve 60th Rare Albums Series}

Phil Woods And His European Rhythm Machine - At The Montreux Jazz Festival (1969) {2016 Japan Verve 60th Rare Albums SHM-CD Reissue Series UCCV-9612}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 250 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 95 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 171 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1969, 2016 Verve / Universal Japan | UCCV-9612
Jazz / Post Bop / Progressive Jazz / Saxophone

Verve 60th Anniversary Rare Albums SHM-CD Reissue Series. Reissue with SHM-CD format. Phil Woods' recordings with his short-lived European Rhythm Machine are among the most adventurous of his career, though few of them have been available in the CD era. This 1969 concert at the Montreux Jazz Festival features the alto saxophonist with pianist George Gruntz, bassist Henri Texier and drummer Daniel Humair in a wide ranging set.
Phil Woods - Round Trip (1969)  {2016 Japan Verve 60th Rare Albums SHM-CD Reissue Series UCCV-9611}

Phil Woods - Round Trip (1969) {2016 Japan Verve 60th Rare Albums SHM-CD Reissue Series UCCV-9611}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 259 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 88 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 193 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1969, 2016 Verve / Universal Japan | UCCV-9611
Jazz / Post Bop / Modern Big Band / Progressive Jazz / Saxophone

Verve 60th Anniversary Rare Albums SHM-CD Reissue Series. Reissue with SHM-CD format. Hip and groovy work from Phil – very different than both his earlier bop-heavy sides, and his freer European recordings – recorded with some great backings by Johnny Pate, the excellent Chicago soul arranger who also did some great soundtrack work! Pate's come up with some tight short tracks that have a nice groovy late 60s Verve feel – over which Woods solos angularly on alto, working amidst woodwinds by Jerome Richardson and Jerry Dodgion, piano by Herbie Hancock, trumpet by Thad Jones, and some light strings that trickle in and out from time to time.
Trio Hein Van Der Gaag - To The Point (1986) {2016 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series}

Trio Hein Van Der Gaag - To The Point (1986) {2016 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 230 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 126 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 250 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1986, 2016 Limetree / Timeless Records / Solid Records Japan / Ultra-Vibe | CDSOL-6432
Jazz / Post Bop / Piano Trio

Reissue with the latest remastering and the original cover artwork. Comes with a description written in Japanese. Pianist Hein Van Der Gaag definitely gets right to the point here – starting off the album with a great version of Horace Silver's "Ecaroh" that's filled with these descending note clusters that really open up the tune – setting up this bold, dark mood which is then balanced over the course of some more introspective tunes that follow! The approach is great – that really special way of creating a trio session that the Limetree label had during the 80s – a quality that's maybe made the imprint one of the best on the European scene at the time for piano jazz. Hein's group here features Joep Lumey on bass and Ben Schroeder on drums.

Sarah Dash ‎- Close Enough (1981) [2016 Japan]  Music

Posted by JET 1 at March 19, 2017
Sarah Dash ‎- Close Enough (1981) [2016 Japan]

Sarah Dash ‎- Close Enough (1981) [2016]
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +CUE, LOG | 311 MB | Covers Included
Genre: Funk / Soul | Label: Sony Music [Japan] | Catalog Number: SICP-4933

A founding member of the popular 1960s female soul group Patti LaBelle & the Blue Belles, Sarah Dash continued to pursue a variety of outlets for her creative talents. In addition to recording four impressive solo albums, Dash has sung on albums by the Marshall Tucker Band, Laura Nyro, and the Rolling Stones. In addition to recording with Keith Richards' X-Pensive Winos, she twice toured the United States with the all-star band. Dash has recorded duets with Richards, Doctor York, Patti LaBelle, and Ray, Goodman & Brown.