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NHK - Cycle Around Japan: From Tokyo to Izu-Oshima (2017)  Video

Posted by Tutorial at Feb. 26, 2017
NHK - Cycle Around Japan: From Tokyo to Izu-Oshima (2017)

NHK - Cycle Around Japan: From Tokyo to Izu-Oshima (2017)
HDTV | 1280 x 720 | .MKV/AVC @ 3205 Kbps | 48mn 28s | English AAC 126 Kbps, 2 channels | 1.13 GB
Genre: Documentary, Travel

Starting from Tokyo we journey to the popular towns of Yokohama, Kamakura and Hakone. Our final destination will be Izu-Oshima, a volcanic island under the administration of Tokyo. Izu-Oshima is located about 100 kilometers south of the metropolitan Tokyo. The island is a popular tourist destination, especially for those in Tokyo seeking a cycle ride. At the heart of Izu-Oshima is the Mount Mihara (758m), an active volcano which is the source of several interesting sites and various hot springs on the island. Izu-Oshima is also known for its Tsubaki, camellia flowers, which can be spotted almost everywhere from around January through March.
Slide Hampton - Jazz With A Twist (1962) {2012 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit WPCR-27048}

Slide Hampton - Jazz With A Twist (1962) {2012 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit WPCR-27048}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 235 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 83 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 108 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24bit remaster
© 1962, 2012 Atlantic / Warner Japan / Rhino | WPCR-27048 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / Bop / Hard Bop / Trombone

Features 24 bit digital remastering. Comes with a description. A firey stormer from the great Slide Hampton! The album's one of his few early sides for Atlantic – and like the others, it's a groundbreaking batch of larger group material, with slide out front on trombone, and the rest of the ensemble vamping along like a tight Blue Note combo. Players are excellent – and include George Coleman on tenor, Horace Parlan on piano, Hobart Dotson on trumpet, and Ray Barretto on drums – and Slide makes them come together so tightly, you'd think they were working together every night of the week! Titles include "The Barbarians", "Strollin", "The Jazz Twist", "Red Top", "Slide Slid", and "Day In Day Out".
Horace Parlan - Up & Down (1961) {Blue Note Japan Remaster TOCJ-6617}

Horace Parlan - Up & Down (1961) {Blue Note Japan Remaster TOCJ-6617}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 312 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 105 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 19 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1961, 2005 Blue Note / Toshiba-EMI Japan | TOCJ-6617 | 24bit remastering
Jazz / Hard Bop / Jazz Blues / Soul Jazz / Piano

In Memoriam. Horace Parlan RIP. We’ve lost another great jazzman. Horace Parlan died on Thursday evening peacefully in his sleep in Denmark where he lived since 1973. By adding guitarist Grant Green and tenor saxophonist Booker Ervin to his standard rhythm section of bassist George Tucker and drummer Al Harewood, pianist Horace Parlan opens up his sound and brings it closer to soul-jazz on Up and Down. Green's clean, graceful style meshes well with Parlan's relaxed technique, while Ervin's robust tone and virile attack provides a good contrast to the laid-back groove the rhythm section lays down.

Night Ranger - 7 Wishes (1985) [Geffen UICY-25032, Japan]  Music

Posted by v3122 at Feb. 24, 2017
Night Ranger - 7 Wishes (1985) [Geffen UICY-25032, Japan]

Night Ranger - 7 Wishes (1985)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2011 | Geffen Records, UICY-25032 | ~ 296 or 100 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 33 Mb
Melodic Hard Rock / AOR | Remastered

Never understood why the boys dubbed their third record 7 Wishes and not 3 Wishes (maybe cause Shooting Star snagged the idea first); whatever the case, the title track, concerning a magic lamb, burns down one side and up the other…
Reflective Practice as Professional Development: Experiences of Teachers of English in Japan

Reflective Practice as Professional Development: Experiences of Teachers of English in Japan (New Perspectives on Language and Education) by Atsuko Watanabe
2016 | ISBN: 1783096977 | English | 200 pages | PDF | 2 MB

Magnum - Goodnight L.A. (1990) [Japan 1st Press]  Music

Posted by Andi_Deris at Feb. 22, 2017
Magnum - Goodnight L.A. (1990) [Japan 1st Press]

Magnum - Goodnight L.A. (1990) [Japan 1st Press]
EAC Rip | FLAC: Image+Cue+Log | 341 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 136 Mb | Scans | Time: 48:37
Polydor K.K. | POCP-1038
Hard Rock, AOR

Goodnight L.A. is the eighth studio album by the English rock band Magnum, released in 1990 by Polydor. Most of the material was already written and arranged, at least in demo form, and was taken to Los Angeles and Vancouver to find an American producer. Keith Olsen was suggested because of the success of his work on Whitesnake's 1987. …

Sampha - Process (Japan Edition) (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Feb. 22, 2017
Sampha - Process (Japan Edition) (2017)

Sampha - Process (Japan Edition)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks)+cue, m3u, log, artwork | 64:33 min | 459 MB
Label: Young Turks - YTCD158J | Tracks: 16 | Rls.date: 2017
Electronic, Soul, R&B

The album that finally reveals a superstar. Sampha Sisay spent his nascent career becoming music’s collaborator à la mode—his CV includes impeccable work with the likes of Solange, Drake, and Jessie Ware—and Process fully justifies his considered approach to unveiling a debut full-length. It’s a stunning album that sees the Londoner inject raw, gorgeous emotion into each of his mini-epics. His electronic R&B sounds dialed in from another dimension on transformative opener “Plastic 100°C,” and “Incomplete Kisses” is an anthem for the broken-hearted that retains a smoothness almost exclusive to this very special talent. “(No One Knows Me) Like the Piano,” meanwhile, makes a solid case for being 2017’s most beautiful song.
The Alban Berg Quartet - Haydn: Emperor / Mozart: Hunt (1994) [Japan 2014] PS3 ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Alban Berg Quartet - Haydn: Emperor / Mozart: Hunt (1994) [Japan 2014]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 50:05 minutes | Scans included | 1,56 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Full Scans included | 1021 MB
Jack Wilson - The Jack Wilson Quartet featuring Roy Ayers (1963) {2012 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit WPCR-27094}

Jack Wilson - The Jack Wilson Quartet featuring Roy Ayers (1963) {2012 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit WPCR-27094}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 225 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 82 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 117 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24-bit remaster
© 1963, 2012 Warner Japan / Atlantic / Rhino | WPCR-27094 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / Cool / Post Bop / Piano

A great album recorded in 1963 for Atlantic – one of our favorite ever! Jack Wilson's one of our favorite piano players, and we rave about him all the time on these pages – and one of the reasons why we love him so much is that he was often accompanied by Roy Ayers, who started out his career playing vibes in his group! The pair together are a dream, and this album is arguably their best effort – filled with moody modal cuts, and lots of lyrical interplay that hits these beautiful high points, then dives into pits of darkness. Titles include "Harbor Freeway", "De Critifeux", "Corcovado", "Jackleg", and "Nirvana & Dana".
Reflexionen - Reflexionen (1983) {2016 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series}

Reflexionen - Reflexionen (1983) {2016 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 255 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 97 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 255 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1983, 2016 Timeless Records / Solid Records Japan / Ultra-Vibe | CDSOL-6431
Jazz / Post Bop / Modern Jazz / Saxophone / Piano Trio

Reissue with the latest remastering and the original cover artwork. Comes with a description written in Japanese. One of the more freewheeling groups we've ever heard recording for the Timeless label – especially during the 80s stretch in which this set was recorded – a free-thinking quartet that features Urs Leimgruber on soprano, tenor, and bass saxophone – plus Don Friedman on piano, Bobby Burri on bass, and Joel Allouche on drums! Leimgruber's sound really sets the tone for the record – with moody passages some stretches, or a bolder attack at other moments – then supported strongly by Friedman's piano, really gets a lot of freedom here. All tracks are long, and very different than usual for Timeless.