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Bach Collegium Japan, Masaaki Suzuki - Bach: The Brandenburg Concertos & Orchestral Suites (2009) [Official Digital Download]

Bach Collegium Japan, Masaaki Suzuki - Bach: The Brandenburg Concertos & Orchestral Suites (2009)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 & 88.2 kHz | Time - 200:40 minutes | 2.66 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Bach Collegium Japan was first noticed internationally for undertaking the huge project of recording the complete church cantatas of J. S. Bach. Although the ensemble’s discography consists of predominately vocal works, the participating instrumentalists have attracted acclaim ever since the outset. On the present offering, it is Bach’s two great sets of orchestral works that form the programme and the choir of the BCJ is silent. Bach Collegium Japan and Masaaki Suzuki first recorded the Brandenburg Concertos in 2000, but now return to these great works.
Charlie Shavers - The Most Intimate (1955) {2014 Japan Bethlehem Album Collection 1000 CDSOL-6152}

Charlie Shavers - The Most Intimate (1955) {2014 Japan Bethlehem Album Collection 1000 CDSOL-6152}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 180 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 78 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 188 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1955, 2014 Solid Records / Bethlehem | CDSOL-6152 | LP BCP-5002
Jazz / Bop / Mainstream Jazz / Trumpet

Reissue. Features the latest remastering. Includes a Japanese description, lyrics. Features original cover artwork. Wonderfully sweet work from trumpeter Charlie Shavers – a set that has Shavers blowing on ballads over larger orchestrations – in a style that's really our favorite side of his music! Charlie's horn already has a long legacy by the time of this record – a slightly mature style that sounds wonderfully as he drifts magically over string-heavy backings from Sy Oliver – in a mode that's warm and lush, yet also beautifully soulful, and manages to really personalize the familiar tunes in the set. Titles include "Stella By Starlight", "Ill Wind", "Stormy Weather", "Out Of Nowhere", "Stardust", and "I Cover The Waterfront".

The Category of ‘Religion’ in Contemporary Japan: Shūkyō and Temple Buddhism  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by AvaxGenius at May 20, 2018
The Category of ‘Religion’ in Contemporary Japan: Shūkyō and Temple Buddhism

The Category of ‘Religion’ in Contemporary Japan: Shūkyō and Temple Buddhism By Mitsutoshi Horii
English | EPUB | 2018 | 291 Pages | ISBN : 3319735691 | 0.9 MB

This book critically examines the term ‘religion’ (shūkyō) as a social category within the sociological context of contemporary Japan. Whereas the nineteenth-century construction of shūkyō has been critically studied by many, the same critical approach has not been extended to the contemporary context of the Japanese-language discourse on shūkyō and Temple Buddhism. This work aims to unveil the norms and imperatives which govern the utilization of the term shūkyō in the specific context of modern day Japan, with a particular focus upon Temple Buddhism. The author draws on a number of popular publications in Japanese, many of which have been written by Buddhist priests. In addition, the book offers rich interview material from conversations with Buddhist priests.
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.)