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Jay McShann - The Big Apple Bash (1978) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit Remaster WPCR-27278}

Jay McShann - The Big Apple Bash (1978) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit Remaster WPCR-27278}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 298 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 103 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 160 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24bit remaster
© 1978, 2013 Atlantic / Rhino / Warner Japan / WEA | WPCR-27278 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / Jazz Blues / Blues / Piano

Features 24 bit remastering and comes with a mini-description. Pianist Jay McShann has spent much of his career being classified as a blues pianist when in fact he is a flexible swing stylist. On this excellent release, McShann appears with two groups of all-stars. His original "Crazy Legs and Friday Strut" and "Georgia on My Mind" find him joined by Herbie Mann (on flute and tenor), baritonist Gerry Mulligan and a rhythm section that includes guitarist John Scofield. The other selections (two standards, Duke Ellington's "Blue Feeling" and McShann's own "Jumpin' the Blues") are performed by an octet also featuring Mann, altoist Earle Warren, trumpeter Doc Cheatham, trombonist Dicky Wells and Scofield. The unusual grouping of swing, bop and modern stylists is successful (the material is pretty basic) and Janis Siegel's guest appearance for a vocal duet with McShann on "Ain't Misbehavin'" works.
Bon Iver - Bon Iver, Bon Iver (Japan Tour Limited Edition) (2011/2016)

Bon Iver - Bon Iver, Bon Iver (Japan Tour Limited Edition) (2011/2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | 01:05:50 | 305 Mb
Indie Folk, Art Pop, Singer-Songwriter | Label: Jagjaguwar, 4AD

Bon Iver's Bon Iver is Justin Vernon returning to former haunts with a new spirit. The reprises are there – solitude, quietude, hope and desperation compressed – but always a rhythm arises, a pulse vivified by gratitude and grace notes. The winter, the legend, has faded to just that, and this is the new momentary present. The icicles have dropped, rising up again as grass.
The Massimo Farao' Afro Cuban Piano Quartet - Blue Bossa (2017) [Japan] SACD ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

The Massimo Farao' Afro Cuban Piano Quartet - Blue Bossa (2017) [Venus Japan]
SACD Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 67:51 minutes | Front/Rear Covers | 2,25 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Front/Rear Covers | 1,47 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. For this release he's joined with Nicola Barbon, Roberto Facchinetti and Ernesttico on the conga play familiar tunes with a twist. The result is exciting and beautiful!

Warriors of Medieval Japan (Repost)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Oleksandr74 at Feb. 20, 2018
Warriors of Medieval Japan (Repost)

Stephen Turnbull - Warriors of Medieval Japan
Osprey Publishing | 2005 | ISBN: 1846032202 | English | 290 pages | PDF | 111.83 MB
Paul McCartney - Another Day/Oh Woman Oh Why (Japan 45) (1971) {Apple}

Paul McCartney - Another Day/Oh Woman Oh Why (Japan 45) (1971) {Apple}
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 20 mb
Genre: pop rock

"Another Day"/"Oh Woman Oh Why" is a 1971 single by Paul McCartney. Created solely as a single and not meant for an album, this is taken from the Japanese Apple pressing.
Digital Camera Japan デジタルカメラマガジン - 3月 2018

Digital Camera Japan デジタルカメラマガジン - 3月 2018
Japanese | 186 pages | PDF | 303.2 MB
Chico Hamilton & Paul Horn - Chico Hamilton with Paul Horn (Japan Edition) (1963/2010)

Chico Hamilton & Paul Horn - Chico Hamilton with Paul Horn (Japan Edition) (1963/2010)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 125.55 Mb | 32:13 | Cover
West Coast Jazz, Cool | Label: P-Vine Records - PCD-20176

Drummer Chico Hamilton, who is still going strong at age 91, is a truely unique visionary. In 1955, when jazz was beginning to flourish in many different directions, Hamilton made history by adopting an entirely new quintet format which includes a single reed instrument, guitar, cello, bass and drums. The cellist Fred Katz, who would mostly play with the bow, was considered as one of the "front" players. Youg reed player Paul Horn was the second horn player of the group who replaced the inaugural member Buddy Collette. The main part of this compilation album, released in 1963, is the four tracks (Track 5 through 8) by that edition of the Chico Hamilton Quintet. The rest are taken from two earlier recording sessions. Tracks 1 and 2 were recorded in 1956 and features Hamilton's trio with the young Jim Hall, who was 25 years old at the time, and George Duvivier. Tracks 3 and 4 were recorded in 1954 with Howard Roberts and Duvivier.

Helen Merrill - Dream of You (Japan Edition) (1956/1988)  Music

Posted by Domestos at Feb. 19, 2018
Helen Merrill - Dream of You (Japan Edition) (1956/1988)

Helen Merrill - Dream of You (Japan Edition) (1956/1988)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 212.73 Mb | 40:02 | Scans included
Vocal Jazz | Country: USA | Label: Emarcy/Nippon Grammophon - EJD-3026

One thing that set Helen Merrill apart from other '50s jazz singers was her acutely dramatic vocal style. Her earnest phrasing, elongated notes, and incandescent tone might even strike the contemporary listener as qualities more appropriate for the Broadway stage than a jazz club. On 1955's Dream of You, though, Merrill found reconciliation, sounding both melodramatic and swinging within Gil Evans' darkly spacious, yet economical arrangements. Suitably, torchy ballads are prominent. On the somewhat grandiose side there's "Where Flamingos Fly" and "I'm a Fool to Want You," which find Merrill in a pensive mood amidst a variety of tempo and timbre shifts.
Eddie Higgins Quartet - My Foolish Heart (2003) [Japan 2014] SACD-ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Eddie Higgins Quartet - My Foolish Heart (2003) [Japan 2014]
SACD Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 72:44 minutes | Front/Rear Covers | 2,3 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Front/Rear Covers | 1,51 GB

A wonderful album by the pianist extraordinaire Eddie Higgins with tenor saxophonist Scott Hamilton. They're joined by Steve Gilmore on bass and Bill Goodwin on drums. These veterans make gorgeous, romantic and beautiful music together. Classic Release from Eddie Higgins' Quartet.
Paul Smith - Cool And Sparkling (1956) {Capitol Japan TOCJ-5407 rel 1991}

Paul Smith - Cool And Sparkling (1956) {Capitol Japan TOCJ-5407 rel 1991}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 149 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 87 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 127 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1956, 1991 Capitol Records / EMI-Toshiba Japan | TOCJ-5407 | Mono
Jazz / Bop / Cool / Soul Jazz / Piano

While its title and cover certainly suggest a record firmly in the bachelor pad/lounge music camp, Cool and Sparkling: The Liquid Sounds of Paul Smith nevertheless boasts a melodic ingenuity and technical emphasis that reward deeper listening. What keyboardist Smith dubs "liquid sound" is in fact a space-age pop precursor to soul-jazz, with an energy and groove all its own. Aided by clarinetist Abe Most, guitarist Tony Rizzi, and bassist Sam Cheifitz, Smith is too good a player and too clever a composer to settle for mere background music – structure is as important here as sound, and while Cool and Sparkling blends effortlessly with its surroundings, it never sacrifices substance for style.