Japan Mini LP Tocj

Chet Baker Quartet - Jazz At Ann Arbor (1954) {Pacific Jazz Japan Mini LP TOCJ-9441 rel 2002}

Chet Baker Quartet - Jazz At Ann Arbor (1954) {Pacific Jazz Japan Mini LP TOCJ-9441 rel 2002}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 283 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 109 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 30 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24bit remastered by Ron McMaster
© 1954, 2002 Pacific Jazz / Toshiba-EMI | TOCJ-9441 | Mini LP | Mono
Jazz / Cool / West Coast Jazz / Trumpet

Chet Baker (trumpet) was arguably at the peak of his prowess when captured in a quartet setting at the Masonic Temple in Ann Arbor, MI, May 9, 1954. He's joined by Russ Freeman (piano), Carson Smith (bass) and Bob Neel (drums), all of whom provide ample assistance without ever obscuring their leader's laid-back and refined style. Baker's sublime sounds also garnered notice from critics, who had placed him atop polls in both Metronome and Down Beat magazines the previous year.
Zoot Sims - New Beat Bossa Nova, Vol. 1 & 2 (2004) {Colpix Japan Mini LP TOCJ-9604}

Zoot Sims - New Beat Bossa Nova, Vol. 1 & 2 (2004) {Colpix Japan Mini LP TOCJ-9604}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 423 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 148 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 88 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1962, 2004 Colpix Records / Toshiba-EMI | TOCJ-9604 | Mini LP | 24bit remastering
Jazz / Latin Jazz / Bossa Nova / Cool / Saxophone

24bit digitally remastered reissue. Comes housed in a cardboard sleeve. This release compiles two wonderful LPs presenting Zoot Sims playing bossa nova songs, as well as jazz standards in a bossa nova mood arranged by Manny Albam and Al Cohn: New Beat Bossa Nova (Colpix SCP435), and its sequel, New Beat Bossa Nova Vol. 2 (Colpix SCP437). Recorded in 1962, these were among the first albums to combine bossa nova and jazz. Both LPs feature the outstanding guitarist Jim Hall as a soloist.
Grant Green - Talkin' About (1964) {Japan Mini LP TOCJ-9502 24bit by RVG rel 2003}

Grant Green - Talkin' About (1964) {Japan Mini LP TOCJ-9502 24bit by RVG rel 2003}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 245 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 96 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 22 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1964, 2003 Blue Note / Toshiba-EMI | TOCJ-9502 | 24bit by RVG | Cardboard sleeve (mini LP)
Jazz / Soul Jazz / Hard Bop / Guitar / Organ

On the heels of Matador and Solid, two of his most advanced albums, Grant Green decided to continue the more modal direction he'd begun pursuing with the help of members of Coltrane's quartet. Accordingly, he hooked up with organist Larry Young, who was just beginning to come into his own as the first Hammond B-3 player to incorporate Coltrane's modal innovations into his own style. Talkin' About is the first of three albums the Green/Young team recorded together with Coltrane drummer Elvin Jones, and it's exceptional, one of the most underrated items in Green's discography.

Acqua Fragile - Mass-Media Stars (1974) [Japan (mini-LP) 2007]  Music

Posted by Andi_Deris at Sept. 14, 2013
Acqua Fragile - Mass-Media Stars (1974) [Japan (mini-LP) 2007]

Acqua Fragile - Mass-Media Stars (1974) [Japan (mini-LP) 2007]
EAC Rip | Flac: Tracks+Cue+Log | 280 Mb | Mp3 CBR 320 kbps | 101 Mb | Scans | Time: 37:53
BMG Japan | BVCM-37954
Progressive Rock, RPI

The first thing that strikes the listener of Acqua Fragile's second and final album, 1974's Mass Media Stars, is that singer Bernardo Lanzetti sounds remarkably like Peter Gabriel. These six lengthy songs would sound more than a little like Selling England By the Pound-era Genesis even without that vocal similarity, however.
Seanor & Koss - Seanor & Koss (1972) [Japan (mini-LP) CD 2005] Re-up

Seanor & Koss - Seanor & Koss (1972) [Japan (mini-LP) CD 2005]
EAC Rip | FLAC: Tracks+Cue+Log | 240 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 100 Mb | Scans | 50 Mb | 34:53
Muskrat Records/WSW | RATCD-4252 (WQCP-333)
Classic Rock, Blues Rock, Psychedelic

After the dissolution of Savage Grace, John Seanor and Ron Koss released this album with the help of King Errisson (congas, percussion), John Seiter (drums), and John Sebastian (harmonica). The album is described by timeshifter at RYM as “semi-funky A.O.R. with some bluesy cuts, some horns and harmonica, Jagger influenced vocals, decent song writing, and some rural moves”.
Caravan - Blind Dog At St. Dunstans (1976) [Japan (mini LP) 2006] Re-up

Caravan - Blind Dog At St. Dunstans (1976) [Japan (mini LP) 2006]
EAC Rip | FLAC: Image+Cue+Log | 300 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 126 Mb | Scans | 46:28
Air Mail Archive | AIRAC-1230
Progressive Rock, Art Rock, Canterbury Scene

Blind Dog at St. Dunstans is the 7th studio album by Canterbury Scene rock band Caravan. It was released in 1976. This album has a lighter feel than Caravan's previous releases, shifting toward shorter "poppier" songs. This is in part because Pye Hastings became the major force on the album, writing and singing on 8 out of 9 songs and also because Jan Schelhaas replaced Dave Sinclair on keyboards, moving away from lengthy organ-based instrumentals toward piano and synthesizer.

Pete Bardens - Heart To Heart (1979) [Japan (mini LP) 2005]  Music

Posted by Andi_Deris at Oct. 9, 2017
Pete Bardens - Heart To Heart (1979) [Japan (mini LP) 2005]

Pete Bardens - Heart To Heart (1979) [Japan (mini LP) 2005]
EAC Rip | FLAC: Image+Cue+Log | 249 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 105 Mb | Scans | Time: 37:29
BMG Funhouse, Inc. | BVCM-37617
Jazz Rock, Fusion, Prog Related

Digitally remastered edition of this 1979 album from the former Camel keyboardist. The album was recorded after Barden's departed Camel, the group he co-founded in 1972. Heart to Heart saw Barden's compose all the tracks and featured guests such as Mel Collins on saxophone and flute, Gus Isadore on guitar and Peter Van Hooke on drums.

Camel - The Snow Goose (1975) [Japan (mini LP) 2001]  Music

Posted by Andi_Deris at Oct. 5, 2017
Camel - The Snow Goose (1975) [Japan (mini LP) 2001]

Camel - The Snow Goose (1975) [Japan (mini LP) 2001]
EAC Rip | FLAC: Image+Cue+Log | 281 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 109 Mb | Scans | Time: 43:30
Universal/Victor Entertainment, Inc. | UICY-9045
Progressive Rock, Symphonic Prog, Art Rock

The Snow Goose is the third studio album by the band Camel, released in 1975. The critical success of "The White Rider" suite (based on J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings and appearing on the band's previous 1974 album, Mirage), inspired the group to write more novel-inspired conceptual suites. "The Snow Goose" was inspired by the short story of the same title, written by Paul Gallico in 1941.
The Modern Jazz Quartet - European Concert (1960) {2CD Atlantic Japan Mini LP AMCY-1186~7 rel 1998}

The Modern Jazz Quartet - European Concert (1960) {2CD Atlantic Japan Mini LP AMCY-1186~7 rel 1998}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 544 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 197 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 35 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1960, 1998 Atlantic / East West Japan | AMCY-1186~7
Jazz / Bop / Cool / Third Stream

A double-length live set from the legendary Modern Jazz Quartet – recorded in Scandinavia in 1960, almost as a summation of the group's growing genius in the 50s! The tunes are a mix of John Lewis and Milt Jackson originals, plus other songs all given the wonderful MJQ twist – distilled into a sublime blend of piano, vibes, bass, and drums – all delivered with a sense of class, but never too much polish. The album is live, but still has that sophisticated composure that made the group so unique at the time – and the whole thing's a perfect complement to their famous studio albums on Atlantic!

The Doors - L.A. Woman (1971) [Japan (mini LP) 2007]  Music

Posted by Andi_Deris at Aug. 18, 2017
The Doors - L.A. Woman (1971) [Japan (mini LP) 2007]

The Doors - L.A. Woman (1971) [Japan (mini LP) 2007]
EAC Rip | FLAC: Image+Cue+Log | 412 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 149 Mb | Scans | Time: 59:29
Warner Music Japan | WPCR-12721
Psychedelic Rock, Jazz Fusion, Blues Rock, Classic Rock

L.A. Woman is the sixth studio album by the American rock band the Doors, released on April 19, 1971, on Elektra Records. It is the last to feature the group's lead singer, Jim Morrison, who died three months after the album's release. It saw the band continue to integrate elements of blues back into their music, a direction begun with their previous album, Morrison Hotel. It was also recorded without record producer Paul A. Rothchild after he fell out with the group over the perceived lack of quality of their studio performances. Subsequently, the band co-produced the album with longtime sound engineer Bruce Botnick.