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Sam Jones - Seven Minds (1974) {2015 DSD Japan East Wind Masters Collection 1000 UCCJ-9140}

Sam Jones - Seven Minds (1974) {2015 DSD Japan East Wind Masters Collection 1000 UCCJ-9140}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 259 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 99 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 136 Mb | 5% repair rar | DSD Mastering
© 1974, 2015 East Wind Music / Universal Japan | UCCJ-9140
Jazz / Hard Bop / Post Bop

Reissue with the latest DSD remastering. A strong 70s recording by a group that was mostly known as the Cedar Walton trio – the group of Sam Jones on bass, Walton on piano, and Billy Higgins on drums – recorded only for the Japanese market, and a heck of a record! The set's got one standout feature that sets it apart from some of the other sides by the Walton group at the time – the use of a string quartet on a few of the tracks, which creates some great interplay between the core trio and the augmented strings.
Masahiko Togashi & Isao Suzuki - A Day of the Sun (Japan Edition) (1979/2012)

Masahiko Togashi & Isao Suzuki - A Day of the Sun (Japan Edition) (1979/2012)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 179.88 Mb | 37:37 | Covers
Experimental, Free Jazz, Minimal | Country: Japan | Label: King Records - KICJ 2296

"A Day Of The Sun" is two Japanese jazz greats duo's album. Percussionist Masahiko Togashi (besides of pianist Masahiko Satoh) are key figure of Japanese free jazz,played with virtually everyone of important Japanese advanced jazz musician and recorded lot of albums,some of them (especially recorded in late 60s - early 70s)are part of Japanese jazz "golden fund". Acoustic bassist Isao Suzuki is even more legendary figure - in Japan he is usually titled "Godfather of Jazz".
Paul Simon - Paul Simon (1972) [Sony Music Japan, SICP-20342] Repost

Paul Simon - Paul Simon (1972)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Sony Music Japan, SICP-20342 | ~ 261 or 104 Mb | Scans(png) -> 141 Mb
Folk Rock, Pop Rock

If any musical justification were needed for the breakup of Simon & Garfunkel, it could be found on this striking collection, Paul Simon's post-split debut. From the opening cut, "Mother and Child Reunion" (a Top Ten hit), Simon, who had snuck several subtle musical explorations into the generally conservative S&G sound, broke free, heralding the rise of reggae with an exuberant track recorded in Jamaica for a song about death…
Greg Lake - Greg Lake (1981) [Columbia Music Japan, VQCD-10173] Repost

Greg Lake - Greg Lake (1981)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2010 | Columbia Music Japan, VQCD-10173 | ~ 313 or 107 Mb | Scans(png) -> 204 Mb
Progressive Rock, Art Rock

After the breakup of Emerson, Lake & Palmer in 1978, Greg Lake set out to launch a solo career. He teamed up with guitar virtuoso Gary Moore and enlisted the talents of Bruce Springsteen's sax player, Clarence Clemmons, as well as Toto veterans Steve Lukather, David Paich, and Jeff Porcaro. The result was his 1981 self-titled debut album…
George Duke - Collection Japanese Remasters (1977-1984) [9CDs] {Epic Japan}

George Duke - Collection Japanese Remasters (1977-1984) [9CDs] {Epic Japan}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC Image level 8 | Cue+Log | Full Scans 300dpi | 3.11GB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 1.24GB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Classic Jazz-Funk, Funk, Soul

George Duke was an American musician, known as a keyboard pioneer, composer, singer and producer in both jazz and popular mainstream musical genres. He worked with numerous artists as arranger, music director, writer and co-writer, record producer and as a professor of music. He first made a name for himself with the album The Jean-Luc Ponty Experience with the George Duke Trio. He was known primarily for thirty-odd solo albums, of which 'A Brazilian Love Affair' from 1980 was his most popular, as well as for his collaborations with other musicians, particularly Frank Zappa.
Oliver Nelson - Stolen Moments (1975) {2015 DSD Japan East Wind Masters Collection 1000 UCCJ-9144}

Oliver Nelson - Stolen Moments (1975) {2015 DSD Japan East Wind Masters Collection 1000 UCCJ-9144}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 260 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 85 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 144 Mb | 5% repair rar | DSD Mastering
© 1975, 2015 East Wind Music / Universal Japan | UCCJ-9144
Jazz / Post Bop / Modern Jazz Group / Saxophone

Reissue with the latest DSD remastering. One of the last sessions Oliver Nelson ever recorded – a genius batch of work recorded for the Japanese East Wind label, and maybe one of his greatest albums ever! The set's a wonderful link between the sophisticated large group sounds that Nelson did for Impulse Records in the 60s, and some of the more expansive styles he was trying out on the Flying Dutchman imprint in the 70s – a batch of work that both has that sense of majesty that Nelson could command at his best, but which still retains an earthy vibe overall.
Paul Simon - Songwriter (2011) [Sony Music Japan, SICP-20340~41] Repost

Paul Simon - Songwriter (2011)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2CD | Sony Music Japan, SICP-20340~41 | ~ 855 or 335 Mb | Scans(png) -> 396 Mb
Folk Rock, Pop Rock

The title makes plain the intention of Paul Simon on this 2011 double-disc set: the focus is not on the hits but the songs, to the extent that his most famous song is not performed either by him solo or with Art Garfunkel, it is sung by Aretha Franklin, a selection that suggests this compilation will be more idiosyncratic than it is…
"Big" John Patton - Along Came John (1963) {Blue Note Japan SHM-CD UCCQ-5099 rel 2015} (24-192 remaster)

"Big" John Patton - Along Came John (1963) {Blue Note Japan SHM-CD UCCQ-5099 rel 2015} (24-192 remaster)
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 245 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 81 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 156 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24-bit 192 kHz remaster
© 1963, 2015 Universal Japan / Blue Note | BN 75th The Masterworks | UCCQ-5099
Jazz / Hard Bop / Soul Jazz / Organ

Features the high-fidelity SHM-CD format (compatible with standard CD player) and the latest 24bit 192kHz remastering. A really unusual album from the mighty Hammond giant John Patton – as the set features two tenor players in the group, both of them great! The tenor's no stranger to the sublime keyboard work of Patton – but here, the great one gets help from both Fred Jackson and Harold Vick – both of whom are at their early 60s soul jazz best, able to play with a hard edge, but also some surprisingly complicated moments too – which really fits into the spirit of Patton's overall groove!
George Barnes Quartet - Swing, Guitars (1973) {2016 Japan Progressive Original Jazz Collection Series CDSOL-6714}

George Barnes Quartet - Swing, Guitars (1973) {2016 Japan Progressive Original Jazz Collection Series CDSOL-6714}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 157 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 78 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 134 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1973, 2016 Famous Door / Progressive Records / Solid Records Japan | CDSOL-6714
Jazz / Mainstream Jazz / Guitar

Reissue with the latest remastering. Comes with a description written in Japanese. A major player who has always been underrated, George Barnes was one of the first to record on electric guitar (accompanying blues singers) and was a top studio guitarist during much of his career. His style was very much based in the 1930s, and his single-note lines predated Charlie Christian, although he had much less of an impact. A professional by the time he was 13, Barnes was working on the staff of NBC by 1938. Based in Chicago, he recorded with Big Bill Broonzy, Washboard Sam, and other blues performers.
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".