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Revolution Saints - Light In The Dark (Japan Edition) (2017)  Music

Posted by Domestos at Jan. 5, 2018
Revolution Saints - Light In The Dark (Japan Edition) (2017)

Revolution Saints - Light In The Dark (Japan Edition) (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue, log) ~ 506.87 Mb + 311.61 Mb (Scans) | 78:17
Hard Rock, Melodic Rock, AOR | Country: USA | Label: King rec. - KIZC-413

A second helping from the supergroup Revolution Saints is a dream come true for Frontiers Music s.r.l. boss Serafino Perugino who envisioned the concept of the band, finally bringing them together for their eponymous debut in 2015. Now they have bonded, have more of an idea what they are each capable of, and as a result, they are stronger, slicker, more accomplished as well as polished. In fact, they can see heaven reflected in their songwriting.

Santa Cruz - Bad Blood Rising (Japan Edition) (2017)  Music

Posted by Domestos at Dec. 15, 2017
Santa Cruz - Bad Blood Rising (Japan Edition) (2017)

Santa Cruz - Bad Blood Rising (Japan Edition) (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue, log) ~ 339.08 Mb + 180.04 Mb (Scans) | 47:30
Heavy Glam | Country: Finland | Label: Ward.rec - GQCS-90410

In the early 1990’s, on one of the first real long form videos that showed you it wasn’t all fun being in a rock n roll band, Jon Bon Jovi discusses Bon Jovi’s lack of critical acclaim. “The way I look at it,” he says, “is that I am so far out of fashion I am in fashion….” Then on their classic “Heartbreak Station” record, Cinderella offered the thought that “The More Things Change, The More They Stay The Same” as a first track, while in 1991 long forgotten (by everyone except MV) glam Herbert’s Tuff, made their major label debut. The title of the record kept coming into our head when listening to “Bad Blood Rising.” What Comes Around Goes Around.
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.
Lester Young - Blue Lester (The Immortal Lester Young) (Japan Edition) (1992)

Lester Young - Blue Lester (The Immortal Lester Young) (Japan Edition) (1992)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 110.52 Mb | 44:49 | Covers
Cool, Swing | Country: USA | Label: Savoy Jazz/Denon/Nippon Columbia - SV-0112

Basically Young's Savoy Master Takes, Blue Lester finds the svelte tenor innovator on a prime mix of sides from 1944 and 1949. As was the trend of most swing soloists by the mid-'40s, Young heads up a few different extended combos here, featuring the likes of pianist Johnny Guarnieri, trumpeter Jesse Drakes, drummer Cozy Cole, and old Basie bandmates Freddie Green and the Count himself. The numbers with Basie are particularly good, especially "I Don't Stand a Ghost of Chance With You" and "Back Home in Indiana." And for the topper, Young is heard in the company of the entire Basie band (Clyde Hart is on piano, though) for the three tracks that close things out. Not a bad place to start your Lester Young collection.

Aska Kaneko - Multi Venus (Japan Edition) (1992)  Music

Posted by Domestos at Feb. 12, 2018
Aska Kaneko - Multi Venus (Japan Edition) (1992)

Aska Kaneko - Multi Venus (Japan Edition) (1992)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 347.31 Mb | 1:04:08 | Scans included
Fusion, Progressive Metal, Symphonic Rock | Label: Roux/Victor - VICL-337

Kaneko Aska is a female violinist. She wants to use Aska for her name. Of course, Aska is same to Asuka. As of 2005, she has released for solo albums each different in style from each other. The most progressive album is her first Multi Venus which is close to Jean-Luc Ponty. But other albums are not absolutely different. The 2nd, Shinwa no Jidai - Twelve Myths is close to ethenic Asian traditional music. Her 3rd album Mother is entirely different from rock music while her 4th album Betweenness … is non-genre music of violin + piano. Progressive but not rock.

Mal Waldron - Mal: Live 4 To 1 (Japan Edition) (1971/1989)  Music

Posted by Domestos at Feb. 7, 2018
Mal Waldron - Mal: Live 4 To 1 (Japan Edition) (1971/1989)

Mal Waldron - Mal: Live 4 To 1 (Japan Edition) (1971/1989)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 323.08 Mb | 76:10 | Covers
Hard Bop, Post-Bop | Label: Philips/Nippon Phonogram - EJD-3037

Mal: Live 4 to 1 is a live album by American jazz pianist Mal Waldron featuring a performance recorded in Tokyo, Japan in 1971 and released on the Japanese Philips label. West 54 Records reissued the album on LP in 1980 as Left Alone - Mal Waldron Live. Here is some more Mal Waldron from 1971. This time, recorded, as well as released in Japan. Two nights live in quartet, trio, duo and solo performances with Kohsuke Mine, Isao Suzuki, Yoshiyuki Nakamura and Masabumi Kikuchi.

Naoya Matsuoka - Steffanie de Praia (Japan Edition) (1978/2008)  Music

Posted by Domestos at Feb. 5, 2018
Naoya Matsuoka - Steffanie de Praia (Japan Edition) (1978/2008)

Naoya Matsuoka - Steffanie de Praia (Japan Edition) (1978/2008)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 249.27 Mb | 38:45 | Cover
Fusion, Smooth Jazz, Jazz-Funk | Country: Japan | Label: Victor Entertainment - VICL-62864

Naoya Matsuoka war ein japanischer Jazz- und Fusionmusiker (Piano, Keyboard, Arrangement). Naoya Matsuoka leitete ab 1954 ein Trio, u. a. mit Masahiko Togashi, sowie weitere Formationen. Er legte 1979 sein Debütalbum Fiesta Fiesta vor; in den 1980er-Jahren folgten eine Reihe von Latin-Jazz-, Funk- und Fusion-beeeinflusste Produktionen für Warner Brothers wie Live at Montreux Festival (1980), Kaleidoscope (1980), Natsu no Tabi („Sommerreise“), Danzon (1981), Fall on the Avenue (1982) oder Majestic (1988). Ferner arbeitete er in dieser Zeit mit Shigeharu Mukai, Tsuyoshi Yamamoto und Hidefumi Toki. Er komponierte ferner Musik für Anime-Filme und TV-Serien wie Heart Cocktail (1986).
Motohiko Hino Quartet + 1 - Ryuhyo (Sailing Ice) (Japan Edition) (1976/2013)

Motohiko Hino Quartet + 1 - Ryuhyo (Sailing Ice) (Japan Edition) (1976/2013)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 397.14 Mb + 21.56 Mb (Scans) | 63:19
Hard Bop, Post-Bop | Country: Japan | Label: Think!/CS/Three Blind Mice - THCD-257

The most important work of Motohiko "Toko" Hino. Recorded "live" in Nemuro, the easternmost city in Japan,in February. Motohiko Hino is joined by Nobuyoshi Ino, Kazumi Watanabe, Masabumi Yamaguchi, and Yasuaki Shimizu.
Toshiko Akiyoshi - The Toshiko Trio (George Wein Presents Toshiko) (Japan Edition) (1956/2008)

Toshiko Akiyoshi - The Toshiko Trio (George Wein Presents Toshiko) (Japan Edition) (1956/2008)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 130.46 Mb | 34:56 | Scans included
Post-Bop, Cool | Country: Japan | Label: Muzak/Storyville - MZCB-1162

The Toshiko Trio (a.k.a. George Wein Presents Toshiko) is a jazz record album recorded in 1956 in New York City and released on the Storyville record label. It is the second studio recording of pianist Toshiko Akiyoshi - not to be confused with her 1983 Toshiba East World album, Toshiko Akiyoshi Trio.