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Hank Mobley - Workout (1961) {Blue Note Japan SHM-CD UCCQ-5038 rel 2014} (24-192 remaster)

Hank Mobley - Workout (1961) {Blue Note Japan SHM-CD UCCQ-5038 rel 2014} (24-192 remaster)
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 378 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 120 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 303 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24bit 192kHz remaster
© 1961, 2014 Universal Japan / Blue Note | BN 75th The Masterworks | UCCQ-5038
Jazz / Hard Bop / Saxophone

Features the high-fidelity SHM-CD format (compatible with standard CD player) and the latest 24bit 192kHz remastering. One of the greatest albums ever from Blue Note tenor giant Hank Mobley – a set that really explodes in all the new directions Hank was taking in the 60s! Mobley in the 50s was already the stuff of legend – a tremendous soloist on tenor, and every bit his own man – firmly focused forward with a voice that was already tremendous – but which was turned towards a lot of new ideas with records like this!
Dizzy Gillespie & The Mitchell-Ruff Duo - In Concert (Japan Edition) (1972/2017)

Dizzy Gillespie & The Mitchell-Ruff Duo - In Concert (Japan Edition) (1972/2017)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 233.27 Mb + 37.54 Mb (Scans) | 46:25
Bop | Country: USA | Label: Solid/Mainstream/Ultra-Vybe - CDSOL-45211

Trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie sounds quite comfortable playing in an intimate setting with pianist Dwike Mitchell and Willie Ruff (who plays bass and occasional French horn). Gillespie explores a couple of recent collaborations with his sidemen plus "ConAlma," "Woodyn' You" and Ruff's "Bella Bella." This is one of Gillespie's stronger sets of the '70s; he was 54 years old at the time.
Takao Uematsu Quartet/Quintet - Debut (Japan Edition) (1970/2013)

Takao Uematsu Quartet/Quintet - Debut (Japan Edition) (1970/2013)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 240.25 Mb | 37:31 | Covers
Fusion, Post-Bop | Country: Japan | Label: Think! Records/Three Blind Mice - THCD-218

This is where it all started… The legendary independent jazz label Three Blind Mice was established in 1970, with a clear mission of introducing true talents without consideration for commercialism. And, as the catalog number "TBM-1" suggests, Mine (pronounced as "Mee-Nay") was its premier release.

Philip Catherine - Stream (Japan Edition) (1972/2017)  Music

Posted by Domestos at May 20, 2018
Philip Catherine - Stream (Japan Edition) (1972/2017)

Philip Catherine - Stream (Japan Edition) (1972/2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 243.21 Mb | 41:00 | Covers
Fusion, Jazz-Funk | Label: KTI - KTIC-1019

One of the coolest records ever from guitarist Philip Catherine, and one of the funkiest too – thanks to a really sharp edge that you won't find on some of his other albums, and lots of Fender Rhodes from the legendary Marc Moulin too! Some of Catherine's other records of the 70s were a bit laidback or noodly – but this set's got a strong, soulful drive all the way through – a nice focus that may well come from the production of Sacha Distel, himself a onetime guitarist! But the group's just got things right on the money, right from the start – with some very strong funky drums from Freddy Rotheir, plus trombone from Jiggs Wigham and both bass and flute from Freddy Deronde.

Dave Brubeck - The Quartet (Japan Edition) (1985)  Music

Posted by Domestos at May 20, 2018
Dave Brubeck - The Quartet (Japan Edition) (1985)

Dave Brubeck - The Quartet (Japan Edition) (1985)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 272.69 Mb | 54:35 | Covers
Cool | Label: Nippon Columbia/Denon/Lester Recording Catalog - 33C38-7681

David Warren Brubeck (December 6, 1920 – December 5, 2012) was an American jazz pianist and composer, considered to be one of the foremost exponents of cool jazz. He wrote a number of jazz standards, including "In Your Own Sweet Way" and "The Duke". Brubeck's style ranged from refined to bombastic, reflecting his mother's attempts at classical training and his improvisational skills. His music is known for employing unusual time signatures, and superimposing contrasting rhythms, meters, and tonalities.
VA - Soul Source: Jackson 5 Remixes 2 (2001) {Motown Japan} **[RE-UP]**

VA - Soul Source: Jackson 5 Remixes 2 (2001) {Motown Japan}
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 117 mb
Genre: soul, electronica, trip hop

Soul Source: Jackson 5 Remixes 2 is the sequel to the first volume of J5 remixes released in 2000 by Motown Japan. Like the first one, this features a mixture of Japanese producers along with artists known in the "western" world, including the Jungle Brothers, DJ Spinna, and 4Hero. Just like the first volume which featured one song that was not a proper remix, the Jungle Brothers contribution is a cover of "It's Great To Be Here", done without their trademark rapping.

Marcos Valle - Esphera (2010) {T.A.C.S Japan}  Music

Posted by tiburon at May 19, 2018
Marcos Valle - Esphera (2010) {T.A.C.S Japan}

Marcos Valle - Esphera (2010) {T.A.C.S Japan}
EAC 1.3 | FLAC Image level 8 | Cue+Log | Full Scans 300dpi | 296MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 129MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Bossa Nova, Latin Jazz

The early-2000s renaissance of Marcos Valle was a delight for his fans, especially those who had long held onto hopes that they'd hear more to rival his late-'60s and early-'70s prime. Curiously quiet after a 2005 live album, though, it seemed that Valle had gone back into hibernation. He returned with a bang, however, on 2010's Estática, which is nearly everything his fans had been looking for. The songwriting is bright and memorable, the production style unifies the best of his sunny late-'60s style and his innovative early-'70s prime, and Valle's strong personality is at the center of it all. (The latter is especially welcome, since he'd seemed relatively detached on some of his 2000s records.)
Environmental Risk Analysis for Asian-Oriented, Risk-Based Watershed Management: Japan and Malaysia (Repost)

Environmental Risk Analysis for Asian-Oriented, Risk-Based Watershed Management: Japan and Malaysia By Minoru Yoneda
English | PDF,EPUB | 2018 | 195 Pages | ISBN : 9811080895 | 6.16 MB

This publication is a practical guidebook on environmental risk assessment, especially for watershed-scale management. It highlights case studies of watershed environmental risk in Malaysia, including the potential health risks as well as screening methods and management in practice. In order to apply environmental risk assessment methods for the management of toxic chemicals, it is necessary to consider the geological and climate features of each country as well as their cultural characteristics. Focusing on Malaysia as a representative country, the book also discusses studies in other Asian countries. The insights provided can be applied to advanced and developing countries alike. A suitable textbook for graduate students, it is also a valuable reference source for researchers, practitioners and policymakers.

Narada Michael Walden - Awakening (1979) {Warner Japan}  Music

Posted by tiburon at May 19, 2018
Narada Michael Walden - Awakening (1979) {Warner Japan}

Narada Michael Walden - Awakening (1979) {Warner Japan}
EAC 1.3 | FLAC Image level 8 | Cue+Log | Full Scans 300dpi | 303MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 92MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Funk, Soul

On Awakening, Narada Michael Walden placed aside the jazz fusion leanings of his early albums in favor of a more radio-friendly sound. The strategy worked, with Walden having his first Top Ten R&B single, "I Don't Want Nobody Else (To Dance With You)," which also charted number 47 on the pop charts in early 1979 and Awakening breaking into the R&B Top 15. The follow-up single, the mid-tempo groover "Give Your Love a Chance" featured grand arrangements by Patrick Adams. Walden displays his hyperkinetic drumming skills on "They Want the Feeling." Other standouts are "Love Me Only," the beautiful radio-aired album track "Listen to Me," and the tender "Will You Ever Know."
Knowledge, Power, and Women's Reproductive Health in Japan, 1690-1945 (Genders and Sexualities in History) [Repost]

Knowledge, Power, and Women's Reproductive Health in Japan, 1690-1945 (Genders and Sexualities in History) by Yuki Terazawa
English | 23 May 2018 | ISBN: 3319730835 | 338 Pages | PDF | 6.17 MB