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Bruce Cockburn - Bruce Cockburn (1970) Japanese Mini-LP 2007  Music

Posted by Designol at Jan. 20, 2017
Bruce Cockburn - Bruce Cockburn (1970) Japanese Mini-LP 2007

Bruce Cockburn - Bruce Cockburn (1970) Japanese Mini-LP 2007
EAC | WV | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 244 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 125 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans Included
Singer/Songwriter, Folk Rock, Progressive Folk | Label: Air Mail/True North | # AIRAC-1412 | 00:37:12

Bruce Cockburn's self-titled debut's blend of diversity, enthusiasm, and innocence never quite resurfaced again in his work, especially in his more clinical, politically inclined tracts of later decades. The opening number, "Going to the Country," still evokes that hippie-esque, back-to-the-earth movement as well as any song ever recorded, complete with a sly wink that keeps it fresh to this day. And since this was 1970, the album also comes equipped with some of those quaint excesses of the period; try the nasal tone poem gracing "The Bicycle Trip." "Musical Friends" remains a lively, happy-go-lucky classic with piano signature lifted from Paul McCartney's playbook; it's difficult to picture the dour Cockburn of more recent years ever having this much fun. In contrast, "Thoughts on a Rainy Afternoon" offers a trance-like, introspective atmosphere reminiscent of British folkie legend Nick Drake.

Laura Nyro - Smile (1976) [Japanese Mini-LP 2008] Re-Up  Music

Posted by Designol at Jan. 16, 2017
Laura Nyro - Smile (1976) [Japanese Mini-LP 2008] Re-Up

Laura Nyro - Smile (1976) [Japanese Mini-LP 2008]
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 257 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 116 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Soft Rock, AM Pop, Folk, Singer/Songwriter | Label: Sony Music Japan | # SICP 1956 | Time: 00:40:52

After a five-year hiatus, singer/songwriter Laura Nyro returned with Smile in 1976. On this disc, Nyro's somewhat idiosyncratic writing and performance style is decidedly subdued. In its stead is a light pop and jazz feel similar to that of Maria Muldaur's mid-'70s recordings. Supporting Nyro instrumentally is virtually a who's who of New York and Los Angeles studio stalwarts. While the prowess of folks like Will Lee (bass), brothers Randy Brecker (trumpet) and Michael Brecker (flute/sax), Hugh McCracken (guitar), and Rick Marotta (drums) certainly strengthens Nyro's already laid-back material, it likewise reduces her to sounding like a Joni Mitchell ripoff. The undeniable highlight of Smile is the maturity in the songwriting. It becomes obvious that the half-decade away has done some significant good in revealing a decidedly positive evolution in Nyro's approach to her own life. What's more is that the material on this album seems to come from a place of contentment.
Dodo Marmarosa - Dodo's Back! (1961) {Argo Japan Mini LP UCCC-9007 - 24bit/96kHz mastering rel 2007}

Dodo Marmarosa - Dodo's Back! (1961) {Argo Japan Mini LP UCCC-9007 - 24bit/96kHz mastering rel 2007}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 230 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 97 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 23 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1961, 2007 Argo / Universal Japan | UCCC-9007 | Mini LP | 24bit/96kHz mastering
Jazz / Bop / Bebop / Piano Trio

Limited Edition Japanese pressing of this album comes housed in a miniature LP sleeve with the latest 24bit/96kHz mastering. Michael "Dodo" Marmarosa, born Pittsburgh, December 12, 1925, died September 17, 2002, jazz piano player, a link between swing and bebop, recorded with (among others) Lester Young, Charlie Parker, Lucky Thompson, Barney Kessel, Charlie Barnet and Slim Gaillard; retired from music, early sixties; died 76. That's what you surely will read in many books about him. Of course, Dodo disappeared from music when he was only 36; but he'll forever remain as one essential link between the swing era and bebop. Maybe he was one of the founders of bebop. Just a great musician.
The Brothers Candoli Sextet - 2 For The Money (1959) {2002 Mercury Japan Mini LP UCCM-9122}

The Brothers Candoli Sextet - 2 For The Money (1959) {2002 Mercury Japan Mini LP UCCM-9122}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 231 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 80 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 80 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24bit 96kHz remaster
© 1959, 2002 Mercury / Universal Japan | We Dig Mercury! Mini LP Series | UCCM-9122
Jazz / Cool / Bop / Hard Bop / Trumpet

Japan Mini LP reissue with the latest 24bit/96kHz remastering. Recordings by brothers who play the identical instrument are fairly rarein jazz, but trumpeters Conte and Pete Candoli made several valuable records together without sibling rivalry. The ten selections on this album draw favorites from swing, bop, cool, and hard bop, with an excellent rhythm section (pianist Jimmy Rowles, guitarist Howard Roberts, bassist Max Bennett, and drummer Frank Capp) complementing the brothers.
Franco Cerri - Franco Cerri and His European Jazz Stars (1959) {Japan Mini LP DIW-3018 rel 2009}

Franco Cerri - Franco Cerri and His European Jazz Stars (1959) {Japan Mini LP DIW-3018 rel 2009}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 110 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 74 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 96 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1959, 2009 Columbia Records Italy / DIW Records | DIW-3018
Jazz / Cool / Bop / Guitar / Saxophone

A gem of a session from Italian guitarist Franco Cerri — recording here at the end of the 50s with a well-titled batch of European jazz stars ! The groups shift slightly throughout the set, and players include Lars Gullin on baritone sax, Flavio Ambrosetti on alto, George Gruntz on piano, and Pierre Favre on drums ! The album features one trio track, three quartet numbers, three quintet tunes, and one sextet cut — all of them with Cerri's illuminating single-line work on guitar — sounding especially nice next to the horns. Ambrosetti is a real treat here — a sharp-edged player we'd never heard before, working with a strong undercurrent of soul that we really appreciate.
Miles Davis - The Original Jacket Collection (2006) [30 Albums, 37 CDs] {DSD Japan Mini LP Analog Collection} (part 6of6)

Miles Davis - The Original Jacket Collection (2006) [30 Albums, 37 CDs] {DSD Japan Mini LP Analog Collection} (part 6of6)
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 2.50 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 0.99 Gb | Artwork
© 2006 Sony Music Japan / Columbia | SICP 1230~37 | DSD | HQD High Quality Disc
Jazz / Fusion / Jazz Rock / Jazz Funk / Trumpet

Along with its sister recording, Pangaea, Agharta was recorded live in February of 1975 at the Osaka Festival Hall in Japan. Amazingly enough, given that these are arguably Davis' two greatest electric live records, they were recorded the same day. Agharta was performed in the afternoon and Pangaea in the evening. Of the two, Agharta is superior. The band with Davis – saxophonist Sonny Fortune, guitarists Pete Cosey (lead) and Reggie Lucas (rhythm), bassist Michael Henderson, drummer Al Foster, and percussionist James Mtume – was a group who had their roots in the radically streetwise music recorded on 1972's On the Corner, and they are brought to fruition here.

Blondie - The Hunter (1982) [2006, Japanese Mini-LP CD]  Music

Posted by BlondStyle at Dec. 11, 2016
Blondie - The Hunter (1982) [2006, Japanese Mini-LP CD]

Blondie - The Hunter (1982) [2006, Japanese Mini-LP CD]
Rock, Pop Rock, New Wave | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Full Scans-600dpi (PNG) | 53:33 Min | 408,06 Mb
Label: Toshiba EMI Ltd. (Japan) | Released: 2006-02-22

The Hunter is the sixth studio album by American band Blondie, released in May 1982. It was Blondie's last album of new material until 1999's No Exit. It was recorded in the fall of 1981 and January and February 1982.
Nina Simone - Nina Simone Sings The Blues (1967) Japanese Mini-LP, 2004

Nina Simone - Nina Simone Sings The Blues (1967) Japanese Mini-LP, 2004
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 226 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 98 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Blues, Soul-Blues, Vocal Jazz | Label: BMG/RCA | # BVCJ-37368, 82876-60795-2 | Time: 00:32:35

Nina Simone Sings the Blues, issued in 1967, was her RCA label debut, and was a brave departure from the material she had been recording for Phillips. Indeed, her final album for that label, High Priestess of Soul, featured the singer, pianist, and songwriter fronting a virtual orchestra. Here, Simone is backed by a pair of guitarists (Eric Gale and Rudy Stevenson), bassist (Bob Bushnell), drummer (Bernard "Pretty" Purdie), organist (Ernie Hayes), and harmonica player who doubled on saxophone (Buddy Lucas). Simone handled the piano chores. The song selection is key here. Because for all intents and purposes this is perhaps the rawest record Simone ever cut. It opens with the sultry, nocturnal, slow-burning original "Do I Move You," which doesn't beg the question but demands an answer: "Do I move you?/Are you willin'?/Do I groove you?/Is it thrillin'?/Do I soothe you?/Tell the truth now?/Do I move you?/Are you loose now?/The answer better be yeah…It pleases me…." As the guitarists slip and slide around her husky vocal, a harmonica wails in the space between, and Simone's piano is the authority, hard and purposely slow.
Miles Davis - The Original Jacket Collection (2006) [30 Albums, 37 CDs] {DSD Japan Mini LP Analog Collection} (part 5of6)

Miles Davis - The Original Jacket Collection (2006) [30 Albums, 37 CDs] {DSD Japan Mini LP Analog Collection} (part 5of6)
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 2.88 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 1.11 Gb | Artwork
© 2006 Sony Music Japan / Columbia | SICP 1222~29 | DSD | HQD High Quality Disc
Jazz / Fusion / Jazz Rock / Jazz Funk / Trumpet

None of Miles Davis' recordings has been more shrouded in mystery than Jack Johnson, yet none has better fulfilled Miles Davis' promise that he could form the "greatest rock band you ever heard." Containing only two tracks, the album was assembled out of no less than four recording sessions between February 18, 1970, and June 4, 1970, and was patched together by producer Teo Macero. Most of the outtake material ended up on Directions, Big Fun, and elsewhere. The first misconception is the lineup: the credits on the recording are incomplete. For the opener, "Right Off," the band is Miles, John McLaughlin, Billy Cobham, Herbie Hancock, Michael Henderson, and Steve Grossman (no piano player!), which reflects the liner notes.
Miles Davis - The Original Jacket Collection (2006) [30 Albums, 37 CDs] {DSD Japan Mini LP Analog Collection} (part 4of6)

Miles Davis - The Original Jacket Collection (2006) [30 Albums, 37 CDs] {DSD Japan Mini LP Analog Collection} (part 4of6)
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 1.70 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 739 Mb | Artwork
© 2006 Sony Music Japan / Columbia | SICP 1216~21 | DSD | HQD High Quality Disc
Jazz / Hard Bop / Modal Music / Fusion / Trumpet

With their second album, Miles Smiles, the second Miles Davis Quintet really began to hit their stride, delving deeper into the more adventurous, exploratory side of their signature sound. This is clear as soon as "Orbits" comes crashing out the gate, but it's not just the fast, manic material that has an edge – slower, quieter numbers are mercurial, not just in how they shift melodies and chords, but how the voicing and phrasing never settles into a comfortable groove. This is music that demands attention, never taking predictable paths or easy choices.