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Mount Fuji: Icon of Japan  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by libr at Oct. 6, 2017
Mount Fuji: Icon of Japan

Mount Fuji: Icon of Japan (Studies in Comparative Religion) by Byron H. Earhart
English | 2011 | ISBN: 1611170001 | 262 pages | PDF | 3 MB
New York Trio and Ken Peplowski - Stardust (2009) [Japan 2015] SACD ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

New York Trio & Ken Peplowski - Stardust (2009)
SACD Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 66:05 minutes | Front/Rear Covers | 2,1 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Front/Rear Covers | 1,39 GB

A wonderful gift for jazz fans has arrived from Venus Records! Nobody argues that Bill Charlap is one of the most preeminent jazz pianists of his generation. His encyclopedic knowledge of the American Songbook is second to none, and his beautiful touch, amazing skills and imagination make it a pleasure to listen to him at all times. Ken Peplowski, on the other hand, is without a doubt one of the best clarinet and tenor sax players in the swing tradition.
New York Trio - Stairway To The Stars (2005) [Japan 2015] SACD ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

New York Trio - Stairway To The Stars (2005) [Japan 2015]
SACD Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 57:48 minutes | Front/Rear Covers | 1,76 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Front/Rear Covers | 1,16 GB

Consisting of Bill Charlap, Jay Leonhart and Bill Stewart, the New York Trio is a studio-only group that specializes in classic standards performed in a straightforward post-bop style. On this release, the trio focuses on selections from the Great American Songbook.

Fight - Mutations (1994) [Japan 1st Press] Repost  Music

Posted by Andi_Deris at Oct. 17, 2017
Fight - Mutations (1994) [Japan 1st Press] Repost

Fight - Mutations (1994) [Japan 1st Press]
EAC Rip | FLAC: Image+Cue+Log | 359 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 125 Mb | Scans | Time: 45:58
Epic/Sony Records | ESCA 6028
Thrash/Crossover/Heavy Metal

Released in late 1994, Mutations (subtitled “collector’s edition“, which really means nothing) was a live/remix CD to follow War of Words. Live Fight! Rob Halford was still in peak voice in 1994, and every high scream is present on opener “Into the Pit”. Fight as a live band were less stiff than on the first album. They were no less precise, and each song is just as ferocious as its album counterpart. On “Nailed to the Gun”, bassist Jay Jay does the low death metal growls while Rob howls like a mad dog.
New York Trio - Begin The Beguine (2006) [Japan 2015] SACD ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

New York Trio - Begin The Beguine (2006) [Japan 2015]
SACD Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 57:54 minutes | Front/Rear Covers | 1,78 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Front/Rear Covers | 1,23 GB

For their fifth album on Venus Records, Bill Charlap and his New York Trio took on another songbook. This time it was Cole Porter's. Begin the Beguine is part of Charlap's songbook series. Previous entries include that of Leonard Bernstein, George Gershwin, and Duke Ellington. When you mix the divine melodies and romantic nature of Cole Porter with this great piano trio that has played together for five years…well, the results are extraordinary. The album begins with the lively "You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To", then goes through the lovely "So In Love", the surprisingly unhurried "Begin the Beguine", and ends with the heart-rending "Every Time We Say Goodbye".
Ken Peplowski Gypsy Jazz Band - Gypsy Lament (2008) [Japan 2015] SACD ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Ken Peplowski Gypsy Jazz Band - Gypsy Lament (2008) [Japan 2015]
SACD Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 59:25 minutes | Front/Rear Covers | 1,9 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Front/Rear Covers | 1,28 GB
Sonny Stitt - Stitt Plays Bird (1963) {Atlantic Japan WPCR-25116 Mini LP 24bit remastered rel 2006}

Sonny Stitt - Stitt Plays Bird (1963) {Atlantic Japan WPCR-25116 Mini LP 24bit remastered rel 2006}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 316 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 113 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 41 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24bit remastered | Mini LP
© 1963, 2006 Atlantic / Warner Music Japan | WPCR-25116
Jazz / Bebop / Bop / Saxophone

Special Feature / Bonus Track: 2 bonus tracks. After years of staying free of comparisons with Charlie Parker, Sonny Stitt steps confidently into a set of compositions by the late, great one – sounding really wonderful in his own interpretations of these classics! The album's got the same simple and focused still as Stitt's best work on Roost – and although the compositions are all by Bird, the overall sound is still very much Sonny's own – especially given the wonderful sense of space and timing brought to some of the performances! The group's an unusual one, especially for Stitt – and features John Lewis on piano, Jim Hall on guitar, Richard Davis on bass, and Connie Kay on drums – all offering a slightly more modern take on Bird than might be expected – especially through the angular lines on Hall's guitar.
The Duke Pearson Nonet - Honeybuns (1965) {2012 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit WPCR-27121}

The Duke Pearson Nonet - Honeybuns (1965) {2012 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit WPCR-27121}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 191 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 72 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 18 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24bit remaster
© 1965, 2012 Warner Japan / Atlantic / Rhino | WPCR-27121 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / Hard Bop / Post Bop / Piano

Features 24 bit digital remastering. Comes with a description. Other than "Our Love" (a familiar classical theme adapted to American pop music by Larry Clinton), all six selections are originals by the pianist. Utilizing a nonet that includes trumpeter Johnny Coles (who does his best to be soulful on "Honeybuns"), trombonist Garnett Brown, flutist Les Spann, altoist James Spaulding, tenor saxophonist George Coleman, baritonist Pepper Adams, bassist Bob Cranshaw, and drummer Mickey Roker, Pearson performs music in a style that would have fit in quite well on Blue Note. Most memorable among his originals is "Is That So." This is not an essential date, but it is nice to have this rarity back in print again.

Deep Purple - Infinite (2017) {Limited Edition, SHM-CD, Japan}  Music

Posted by popsakov at Oct. 16, 2017
Deep Purple - Infinite (2017) {Limited Edition, SHM-CD, Japan}

Deep Purple - Infinite (2017) {Limited Edition, SHM-CD, Japan}
2CD | EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 482 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 157 Mb
Full Scans (JPG, 600 dpi) ~ 85 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Hard Rock, Classic Rock | Victor #VIZP-149

No one, least of all Deep Purple themselves, expected the success of 2013's Now What?! It placed at number one on four European album charts and in the Top Ten of six other countries. It also sold exceptionally well: It was certified Gold in Poland, Germany (where it sold over 100,000), the Czech Republic, and Russia – it was the band's first album to crack the U.K.'s Top 40 charts in 20 years. For InFinite, Deep Purple re-enlisted producer Bob Ezrin. At this point, he is almost a sixth member. This the longest running lineup in their history. InFinite is a heavier and more expansive record than its predecessor, but it's not as consistent. Ian Gillian is in excellent form…
Sanitized Sex: Regulating Prostitution, Venereal Disease, and Intimacy in Occupied Japan, 1945-1952

Sanitized Sex: Regulating Prostitution, Venereal Disease, and Intimacy in Occupied Japan, 1945-1952 by Robert Kramm
English | September 26, 2017 | ISBN: 0520295978 | EPUB + PDF | 320 pages | 6.9/23.7 MB