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Paul Smith - Cool And Sparkling (1956) {Capitol Japan TOCJ-5407 rel 1991}

Paul Smith - Cool And Sparkling (1956) {Capitol Japan TOCJ-5407 rel 1991}
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© 1956, 1991 Capitol Records / EMI-Toshiba Japan | TOCJ-5407 | Mono
Jazz / Bop / Cool / Soul Jazz / Piano

While its title and cover certainly suggest a record firmly in the bachelor pad/lounge music camp, Cool and Sparkling: The Liquid Sounds of Paul Smith nevertheless boasts a melodic ingenuity and technical emphasis that reward deeper listening. What keyboardist Smith dubs "liquid sound" is in fact a space-age pop precursor to soul-jazz, with an energy and groove all its own. Aided by clarinetist Abe Most, guitarist Tony Rizzi, and bassist Sam Cheifitz, Smith is too good a player and too clever a composer to settle for mere background music – structure is as important here as sound, and while Cool and Sparkling blends effortlessly with its surroundings, it never sacrifices substance for style.
Denny Zeitlin - Carnival (1964) {2015 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICJ 82}

Denny Zeitlin - Carnival (1964) {2015 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICJ 82}
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© 1964, 2015 Columbia / Sony Music Japan | SICJ 82
Jazz / Hard Bop / Post Bop / Contemporary Jazz / Piano Trio

Reissue with the latest 2015 DSD remastering. Comes with liner notes. The Zeitlin trio…a stunning display of instrumental virtuosity, emotional depth, and musicality…Zeitlin’s piano is impeccable…introspective, filled with joy, bitingly mocking, always intelligent and emotional. Bassist Charlie Haden and drummer Jerry Granelli join the pianist on the Carnival session. Zeitlin's "Carole's Garden" has been recorded several times by other musicians since its debut on Carnival. His tranquil "After the War" is so softly played that it would hush the noisiest nightclub crowd.
Brian Lynch & Afro Cuban Jazz Orchestra - Bolero Nights (2009) [Japan 2014] SACD ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Brian Lynch & Afro Cuban Jazz Orchestra - Bolero Nights (2009) [Japan 2014]
SACD Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 54:17 minutes | Front/Rear Covers | 1,78 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Front/Rear Covers | 1,14 GB

Trumpeter Brian Lynch has had an illustrious career, beginning with the Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers and continuing as a member of the current Phil Woods Quintet. In between, he has led many projects and recorded many albums as a leader, and established himself as one of the top jazz trumpeters in the US. One of his assets is his deep understanding of and familiarity with Latin jazz, inspired by Brazilian trumpeter Claudio Roditi and developed through his collaborations with Brazillian, Puerto Rican and Cuban musicians. The Brian Lynch Afro Cuban Jazz Orchestra is a culmination of these developments. The relatively small, nine-piece band features five horn players and two percussionists, and can sound as big and expansive or as tight and small as the situation demands. As we can see from this collection of medium- to slow-tempo boleros, this band represents an exemplary combination of authentic Latin rhythms and vigorous jazz improvisations.

Black Rain (Japan's Modern Writers)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by IrGens at Feb. 18, 2018
Black Rain (Japan's Modern Writers)

Black Rain (Japan's Modern Writers) by Masuji Ibuse, translated by John Bester
English | August 3, 2012 | ISBN: 1568364172, 1439513287 | EPUB | 304 pages | 0.7 MB
Dilemmas of a Trading Nation: Japan and the United States in the Evolving Asia-Pacific Order (Geopolitics in the 21st Century)

Dilemmas of a Trading Nation: Japan and the United States in the Evolving Asia-Pacific Order (Geopolitics in the 21st Century) by Mireya Solís
English | August 1st, 2017 | ASIN: B01NAXOW9P, ISBN: 0815729197 | 293 pages | EPUB | 8.17 MB

The balancing of competing interests and goals will have momentous consequences for Japan—and the United States—in their quest for economic growth, social harmony, and international clout.

Mabiki: Infanticide and Population Growth in Eastern Japan, 1660-1950  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by arundhati at Feb. 17, 2018
Mabiki: Infanticide and Population Growth in Eastern Japan, 1660-1950

Fabian Drixler, "Mabiki: Infanticide and Population Growth in Eastern Japan, 1660-1950"
2013 | ISBN-10: 0520272439 | 439 pages | PDF | 7 MB
Dan Nimmer Trio - Kelly Blue (2007) [Japan 2016] SACD ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Dan Nimmer Trio - Kelly Blue (2007) [Japan 2016]
SACD Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 56:53 minutes | Front/Rear Covers | 1,83 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Front/Rear Covers | 1,22 GB

Dan Nimmer is an American jazz pianist and composer. As the title suggests, Nimmer's second release for Venus Records is a tribute to Wynton Kelly, who was a swingy, bluesy and funky genius and a groove master who worked with Miles Davis and others. Jimmy Cobb, the veteran drummer who played with Kelly in the historic "Kind of Blue" session, bridges the two generations and validates Nimmer's efforts with his impeccable groove.
Dan Nimmer Trio - Yours Is My Heart Alone (2008) [Japan 2016] SACD ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Dan Nimmer Trio - Yours Is My Heart Alone (2008) [Japan 2016]
SACD Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 67:13 minutes | Front/Rear Covers | 2,2 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Front/Rear Covers | 1,48 GB

Dan Nimmer is an American jazz pianist and composer. He has already released two wonderful albums as leader – Tea For Two and Kelly Blue from for Japanese Venus Records. Yours Is My Heart Alone is the eagerly awaited third release, and the fans are treated not only with the youthful, beautiful and swinging piano of Nimmer, but also sublime performances by a superb rhythm section: Peter Washington on bass and Lewis Nash on drums.
Dan Nimmer Trio - Modern Day Blues (2010) [Japan 2016] SACD ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Dan Nimmer Trio - Modern-Day Blues (2010) [Japan 2016]
SACD Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 67:08 minutes | Front/Rear Covers | 2,18 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Front/Rear Covers | 1,44 GB

Dan Nimmer is an American jazz pianist and composer. "Modern Day Blues", his fourth album for Venus Records, is another winning trio date, this time with his contemporary band mates – bassist David Wong and drummer Pete Van Nostrand. The program has a few standards, but the bulk of it consists of attractive compositions by jazz musicians, including cool gems like "Out of the Past" by Benny Golson, "Le Coiffeur" by Dexter Gordon and "Uh Huh" by Hank Mobley. Nimmer closes the program with his "Modern-Day Blues", a powerful modal blues and definitely a highlight of this satisfying release. Recommended to fans of straight-ahead piano trio music.
Keith Jarrett - Bop-Be (1976) {2013 Japan Jazz The Best Series 24-bit Remaster UCCU-9991}

Keith Jarrett - Bop-Be (1976) {2013 Japan Jazz The Best Series 24-bit Remaster UCCU-9991}
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© 1976, 2013 Impulse! / Verve / Universal Japan | UCCU-9991
Jazz / Post Bop / Piano

Here is another LP helping from the Keith Jarrett "American" Quartet's last recording session – one that is almost as consistent in quality as its predecessor. The happy-go-lucky groove of the title track perfectly expresses its name, with Jarrett blithely singing along; both Dewey Redman and Charlie Haden get plenty of solo space on Redman's "Gotta Get Some Sleep" and Haden's "Pocket Full of Cherry" (a pun referring to Haden cohort Don Cherry); and Paul Motian remains a marvelously flexible drummer. Moreover, there is another fascinating swatch of Middle Eastern experimentation on "Pyramids Moving."