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Intrioduction - Intrioduction (1981) {2016 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series}

Intrioduction - Intrioduction (1981) {2016 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 250 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 101 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 240 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1981, 2016 Timeless Records / Solid Records Japan / Ultra-Vibe | CDSOL-6425
Jazz / Post Bop / Piano Trio

Reissue with the latest remastering and the original cover artwork. Comes with a description written in Japanese. The group's name is a bit of wordplay, and might make you think they're presenting themselves in a flip sort of way – but their music is rock-solid, and has this well-crafted, rock-solid approach that's mighty nice! Intrioduction have that open, flowing sensibility that the better European piano groups started to pick up towards the end of the 70s – a tradition that really seemed to flower in France during the 80s and 90s, but which also has a great proponent here – as the piano of Harry Happel opens up in these waves of lyrical lines that often have a lot of power, but a gentler sort of heart as well. Daan Gaillard is on bass and Fred Krens plays drums – and both players make themselves known throughout, but sometimes in nicely subtle ways.
Bobby Hutcherson - Head On (1971) {2014 Japan SHM-CD Blue Note 24-192 Remaster TYCJ-81099}

Bobby Hutcherson - Head On (1971) {2014 Japan SHM-CD Blue Note 24-192 Remaster TYCJ-81099}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 508 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 186 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 250 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24bit 192kHz remaster
© 1971, 2014 Universal Japan / Blue Note | BN 75th The Masterworks | TYCJ-81099
Jazz / Post Bop / Vibraphone

Features the high-fidelity SHM-CD format (compatible with standard CD player) and 24 bit remastering. Featuring the work of obscure composer/pianist Todd Cochrane, vibraphonist Bobby Hutcherson's 1971 album Head On is a highly cerebral and atmospheric affair that is somewhat different than his other equally experimental '70s work. Although the album does feature more of the avant-garde jazz that Hutcherson was exploring during this period, Cochrane's material is heavily influenced by contemporary classical music, and accordingly Head On is more of an exercise in reflective, layered jazz than rambunctious freebop – though it does offer some of that, too.
The George Lewis Band Of New Orleans - Jazz At Preservation Hall IV (1962) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit}

The George Lewis Band Of New Orleans - Jazz At Preservation Hall IV (1962) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit remastered}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 195 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 87 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 163 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24bit remaster
© 1962, 2013 Atlantic / Warner Japan / WEA / Rhino | WPCR-27393 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / New Orleans Jazz / Jazz Blues / Clarinet

Features 24 bit remastering and comes with a mini-description. This is the music that will be playing when you die and go to heaven. Excellent original style Dixieland, George's clarinet is heaven! I don't know if any record can do justice to the live experience of the original giants of jazz creating this stuff. But the George Lewis tracks on this record come pretty close! For this alone this CD is well worth buying.
Paul Smith Quartet - Softly, Baby (1957) {2011 Japan Jazz Masterpiece Best & More 999 Series 24bit}

Paul Smith Quartet - Softly, Baby (1957) {2011 Japan Jazz Masterpiece Best & More 999 Series 24bit}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 131 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 85 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 65 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24bit remaster
© 1957, 2011 Capitol / EMI Music Japan | TOCJ-50212 | Jazz Masterpiece Best & More 999 Series
Jazz / Bop / Cool / Piano

A great Capitol moment from pianist Paul Smith – an artist who really cut some of his best material ever for the label ! The Smith sound is at the height of its powers here in the late 50s — kind of a blend of jazz and more easy-going pianistic modes — often stretched out with lots of flourishes by Smith on the keys, but never the too-flowery styles used by some of his contemporaries ! Instead, Paul keeps things nice and lean — always enough to be plenty swinging in all the right moments — with quartet help from Barney Kessel on guitar, Joe Mondragon on bass, and Stan Levey on drums.
Monty Alexander - Sunday Night (1985) {2016 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series}

Monty Alexander - Sunday Night (1985) {2016 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 397 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 146 Mb
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© 1985, 2016 Limetree / Timeless Records / Solid Records Japan / Ultra-Vibe | CDSOL-6424
Jazz / Post Bop / Piano

Reissue with the latest remastering and the original cover artwork. Comes with a description written in Japanese. A nice little set from Monty Alexander – a Sunday Night session recorded with the same group, on the same weekend as his Saturday Night album! Monty Alexander's always great in a trio, but we really love the pianist when he's trying to add a little something extra to the mix – as he does here in a quartet performance that features some nice added percussion from Robert Thomas! The tracks have that warm glow and open flow that Alexander first started bringing to his music in the 70s – with sensitive rhythm work here from Reggie Johnson on bass and Ed Thigpen on drums – but the added percussion really helps things swing at a slightly higher level, giving a gentle kick to some cuts, while Monty's still able to open up with some warmly lyrical lines over the top.

Laura Nyro - Live in Japan (1994)  Music

Posted by Designol at Jan. 8, 2017
Laura Nyro - Live in Japan (1994)

Laura Nyro - Live in Japan (1994)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 175 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 91 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Soft Rock, Folk, Singer/Songwriter | Label: EMI Music Special Markets | # 72435-81183-2-2 | 00:30:22

This ten-track budget-priced collection, excerpted and resequenced from a longer version released in Japan, presents Laura Nyro at the piano along with a female vocal trio, performing a combination of the hit songs she penned, some 1950s and '60s hits of others she loved, and some of her newer material of the early 1990s. Four rock & roll oldies, the Shirelles' "Dedicated to the One I Love," the Miracles' "Ooh Baby Baby," Dionne Warwick's "Walk On By," and the Everly Brothers' "Let It Be Me," are interrupted by three of Nyro's own oldies, "And When I Die," "Save the Country," and "Wedding Bell Blues." This abbreviated version of the set then concludes with three then-recent songs, "Light a Flame (The Animal Rights Song)," "Louise's Church," and "Woman of the World," songs that continue to seem more preachy and less personal than her earlier work.
Paul Barbarin / Punch Miller's Bunch & George Lewis - Jazz At Preservation Hall III (1962) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection}

Paul Barbarin & His Jazz Band / Punch Miller's Bunch & George Lewis - Jazz At Preservation Hall III (1962) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 234 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 91 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 162 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24bit remaster
© 1962, 2013 Atlantic / Warner Japan / WEA / Rhino | WPCR-27392 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / New Orleans Jazz / Jazz Blues

Features 24 bit remastering and comes with a mini-description. Recorded with Punch Miller, this album offers a mixed bag featuring Paul Barbarin's Band/Punch Miller's Bunch & George Lewis (clarinet). It's worth acquiring for the Barbarin composition "The Second Line" alone, but offers much more.
Monty Alexander - Saturday Night (1985) {2016 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series}

Monty Alexander - Saturday Night (1985) {2016 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 401 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 170 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 257 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1985, 2016 Limetree / Timeless Records / Solid Records Japan / Ultra-Vibe | CDSOL-6423
Jazz / Post Bop / Piano

Reissue with the latest remastering and the original cover artwork. Comes with a description written in Japanese. Monty Alexander's always great in a trio, but we really love the pianist when he's trying to add a little something extra to the mix – as he does here in a quartet performance that features some nice added percussion from Robert Thomas! The tracks have that warm glow and open flow that Alexander first started bringing to his music in the 70s – with sensitive rhythm work here from Reggie Johnson on bass and Ed Thigpen on drums – but the added percussion really helps things swing at a slightly higher level, giving a gentle kick to some cuts, while Monty's still able to open up with some warmly lyrical lines over the top.
Bobby Hutcherson - Oblique (1967) {2014 Japan SHM-CD Blue Note 24-192 Remaster UCCQ-5016}

Bobby Hutcherson - Oblique (1967) {2014 Japan SHM-CD Blue Note 24-192 Remaster UCCQ-5016}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 246 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 97 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 232 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24bit 192kHz remaster
© 1967, 2014 Universal Japan / Blue Note | BN 75th The Masterworks | UCCQ-5016
Jazz / Post Bop / Vibraphone

Reissue. Features the high-fidelity SHM-CD format (fully compatible with standard CD player) and the latest remastering (24bit 192kHz). Bobby Hutcherson's second quartet session, Oblique, shares both pianist Herbie Hancock and drummer Joe Chambers with his first, Happenings (bassist Albert Stinson is a newcomer). However, the approach is somewhat different this time around. For starters, there's less emphasis on Hutcherson originals; he contributes only three of the six pieces, with one from Hancock and two from the typically free-thinking Chambers. And compared to the relatively simple compositions and reflective soloing on Happenings, Oblique is often more complex in its post-bop style and more emotionally direct (despite what the title may suggest).
Billie & De De Pierce / Jim Robinson's New Orleans Band - Jazz At Preservation Hall II (1962) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection}

Billie & De De Pierce / Jim Robinson's New Orleans Band - Jazz At Preservation Hall II (1962) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 203 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 81 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 161 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24bit remaster
© 1962, 2013 Atlantic / Warner Japan / WEA / Rhino | WPCR-27391 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / Dixieland / New Orleans Jazz / Jazz Blues

Features 24 bit remastering and comes with a mini-description. Released in 1963, this is a pair of traditional dixieland jazz performances recorded at the historic Preservation Hall in New Orleans - very distinctly New Orleans sound. Nathan "Jim" or "Big Jim" Robinson was a very reliable New Orleans trombonist who was much more consistent than most of the musicians he performed with, never seeming to have an off day. A jazz pioneer, Robinson played guitar as a child and started playing trombone in 1917, while stationed in France during World War I; he was already 24.