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Jack Wilson - The Jack Wilson Quartet featuring Roy Ayers (1963) {2012 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit WPCR-27094}

Jack Wilson - The Jack Wilson Quartet featuring Roy Ayers (1963) {2012 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit WPCR-27094}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 225 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 82 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 117 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24-bit remaster
© 1963, 2012 Warner Japan / Atlantic / Rhino | WPCR-27094 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / Cool / Post Bop / Piano

A great album recorded in 1963 for Atlantic – one of our favorite ever! Jack Wilson's one of our favorite piano players, and we rave about him all the time on these pages – and one of the reasons why we love him so much is that he was often accompanied by Roy Ayers, who started out his career playing vibes in his group! The pair together are a dream, and this album is arguably their best effort – filled with moody modal cuts, and lots of lyrical interplay that hits these beautiful high points, then dives into pits of darkness. Titles include "Harbor Freeway", "De Critifeux", "Corcovado", "Jackleg", and "Nirvana & Dana".

Faces of Aging: The Lived Experiences of the Elderly in Japan  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Nice_smile) at Feb. 21, 2017
Faces of Aging: The Lived Experiences of the Elderly in Japan

Faces of Aging: The Lived Experiences of the Elderly in Japan by Yoshiko Matsumoto
English | 2011 | ISBN: 0804771480 | 304 Pages | PDF | 2.74 MB

The Long Defeat: Cultural Trauma, Memory, and Identity in Japan [Repost]  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by ChrisRedfield at Feb. 21, 2017
The Long Defeat: Cultural Trauma, Memory, and Identity in Japan [Repost]

Akiko Hashimoto - The Long Defeat: Cultural Trauma, Memory, and Identity in Japan
Published: 2015-06-02 | ISBN: 0190239158, 0190239166 | PDF | 208 pages | 1.55 MB

Jennifer Lopez - This Is Me...Then [Japan] (2002)  Music

Posted by JET 1 at Feb. 20, 2017
Jennifer Lopez - This Is Me...Then [Japan] (2002)

Jennifer Lopez - This Is Me…Then [Japan] (2002)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Image) +CUE, LOG | 775 MB | Covers Included
Genre: Latin pop, R&B | Label: Sony Music [Japan] | Catalog Number: EICP 170

Don't pay attention to the title, which is absolutely nonsensical and bewildering – it suggests that This Is Me…Then is a compilation, which it isn't, and it also suggests that this has some sort of theme, which it doesn't – and concentrate on the music, which is the strongest, sultriest, best music Jennifer Lopez (who has abandoned the moniker J-Lo) has recorded for any of her three albums. This, of course, doesn't mean that it's a radical musical departure, though there are differences here – the glitzy dance-pop has been phased out, there's a stronger urban soul vibe, particularly on the lush surfaces and sexy grooves.

Daryl Hall & John Oates - X-Static (1979) [BSCD2 Japan 2014]  Music

Posted by JET 1 at Feb. 20, 2017
Daryl Hall & John Oates - X-Static (1979) [BSCD2 Japan 2014]

Daryl Hall & John Oates - X-Static (1979) [BSCD2 Japan 2014]
EAC Rip | FLAC (Image) +CUE, LOG | 467 MB | Covers Included
Genre: Pop Rock, New Wave, Blue-eyed Soul | Label: Sony Music [Japan] | Catalog Number: SICP 30631

X-Static is the eighth studio album by Daryl Hall & John Oates, released in 1979 by RCA Records. Buddah Records re-released the album with two bonus tracks in 2000. "Wait for Me" reached #18 on the Billboard charts and won a BMI airplay award.
Allan Taylor - Colour To The Moon [Stockfisch, Victor # VICJ-066-6365] (Japan 2008, XRCD24) [RE-UP]

Allan Taylor - Colour To The Moon
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 283 MB | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Stockfisch Recrds, Victor # VICJ-066-6365 | Country/Year: Japan 2008, 2000 (XRCD24)
Genre: Folk, Rock, Acoustic | Style: Singer/Songwriter

…"Colour to the Moon" represents the work of an artist at the height of his powers, looking back as well as forward, few people can convey with such eloquence their life experiences.
The Teddy Wilson Trio & Gerry Mulligan Quartet & Bill Evans - At Newport (1957) {2016 Japan Verve 60th Rare Albums Series}

The Teddy Wilson Trio & Gerry Mulligan Quartet & Bill Evans - At Newport (1957) {2016 Japan Verve 60th Rare Albums SHM-CD Reissue Series}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 154 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 123 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 56 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1957, 2016 Verve / Universal Japan | UCCV-9631 | Mono
Jazz / Bop / Cool

Verve 60th Anniversary Rare Albums SHM-CD Reissue Series. Reissue with SHM-CD format. Two different sides of Verve Records in the 50s – one modern, one a bit more traditional – and both represented in live material from the Newport Jazz Festival in 1957! Side one features a stunning live performance from pianist Teddy Wilson – working in a tight trio with Milt Hinton on bass and Spec Powell on drums – and really blowing away any conceptions we might have had about Wilson being aging or flowery at the time. Instead, he's got a sharp edge and command of the keys that's amazing – and which almost seems to have a bit more bite than usual in this concert setting.
Reflexionen - Reflexionen (1983) {2016 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series}

Reflexionen - Reflexionen (1983) {2016 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 255 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 97 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 255 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1983, 2016 Timeless Records / Solid Records Japan / Ultra-Vibe | CDSOL-6431
Jazz / Post Bop / Modern Jazz / Saxophone / Piano Trio

Reissue with the latest remastering and the original cover artwork. Comes with a description written in Japanese. One of the more freewheeling groups we've ever heard recording for the Timeless label – especially during the 80s stretch in which this set was recorded – a free-thinking quartet that features Urs Leimgruber on soprano, tenor, and bass saxophone – plus Don Friedman on piano, Bobby Burri on bass, and Joel Allouche on drums! Leimgruber's sound really sets the tone for the record – with moody passages some stretches, or a bolder attack at other moments – then supported strongly by Friedman's piano, really gets a lot of freedom here. All tracks are long, and very different than usual for Timeless.

Embedded Racism: Japan's Visible Minorities and Racial Discrimination  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by ksveta6 at Feb. 19, 2017
Embedded Racism: Japan's Visible Minorities and Racial Discrimination

Embedded Racism: Japan's Visible Minorities and Racial Discrimination by Debito Arudou
2015 | ISBN: 1498513905, 1498513921 | English | 378 pages | PDF | 6 MB
The Slide Hampton Octet - Somethin' Sanctified (1960) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit Remaster WPCR-27237}

The Slide Hampton Octet - Somethin' Sanctified (1960) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit Remaster WPCR-27237}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 216 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 82 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 188 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24-bit remaster
© 1960, 2013 Atlantic / Rhino / Warner Japan / WEA | WPCR-27237 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / Bop / Hard Bop / Trombone

Features 24 bit remastering and comes with a mini-description. Somethin' Sanctified is an album by American jazz trombonist, composer and arranger Slide Hampton which was released on the Atlantic label in 1961. In 1959, trombonist Slide Hampton was known mainly for the excellent arrangements he did for the Maynard Ferguson Band, so it was no surprise that he formed his octet band and began making a serious bid for recognition as a top jazz artist and arranger, recording his first album for the small label Strand. His impact was immediate and in 1960 Slide signed for Atlantic resulting in two studio albums, Sister Salvation and Somethin Sanctified, which were the octets first for the label.