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Duke Pearson - Prairie Dog (1966) {2012 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit WPCR-27166}

Duke Pearson - Prairie Dog (1966) {2012 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit WPCR-27166}
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Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 72 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24bit remaster
© 1966, 2012 Warner Japan / Atlantic / Rhino | WPCR-27166 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / Hard Bop / Soul Jazz / Piano

Features 24 bit digital remastering. Comes with a description. his 1966 date by Duke Pearson with an octet was originally issued by Atlantic. Reissued by Collectables, this is Pearson in full soul-jazz mode, driven deeply by the blues, with an all-star band (not all members play on all tunes): drummer Mickey Roker; Harold Vick on soprano; James Spaulding on flute and alto; bassist Bob Cranshaw; trumpeter Johnny Coles; tenor George Coleman; guitarist Gene Bertoncini; and Pearson on piano and celeste.
Charles Lloyd - In The Soviet Union (1967) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit WPCR-27265}

Charles Lloyd - In The Soviet Union (1967) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit WPCR-27265}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 301 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 114 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 20 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24bit remaster
© 1967, 2013 Warner Japan / Atlantic / Rhino | WPCR-27265 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / Hard Bop / Saxophone

Features 24 bit digital remastering. Comes with a description. The Charles Lloyd Quartet was (along with Cannonball Adderley's band) the most popular group in jazz during the latter half of the 1960s. Lloyd somehow managed this feat without watering down his music or adopting a pop repertoire. A measure of the band's popularity is that Lloyd and his sidemen (pianist Keith Jarrett, bassist Ron McClure and drummer Jack DeJohnette) were able to have a very successful tour of the Soviet Union during a period when jazz was still being discouraged by the communists. This well-received festival appearance has four lengthy performances including an 18-minute version of "Sweet Georgia Bright" and Lloyd (who has always had a soft-toned Coltrane influenced tenor style and a more distinctive voice on flute) is in top form.
Sonny Stitt - Mr. Bojangles (1973) {2013 Japan Jazz The Best Series 24bit Remaster UCCU-9983}

Sonny Stitt - Mr. Bojangles (1973) {2013 Japan Jazz The Best Series 24bit Remaster UCCU-9983}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 228 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 86 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 26 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24bit remastering
© 1973, 2013 Cadet / Verve / Universal Japan | UCCU-9983
Jazz / Bop / Soul Jazz / Saxophone

Mr. Bojangles pairs Sonny Stitt with arranger Don Sebesky for one of the smoothest and most mainstream-facing dates of the saxophonist's career. Sebesky's luminous treatments underscore the elegance of Stitt's soulful alto and tenor leads–Roland Hanna's graceful electric piano leads the music even closer to funk, but the overall emphasis is more on atmosphere than rhythm. The material likewise spotlights ballads and slow-burn groovers, borrowing liberally from the pop charts for tunes including "Killing Me Softly with His Song" and "Ben"–even War's "The World Is a Ghetto" simmers instead of boils.
Steve Hackett – Bay Of Kings (1983) Chrysalis PV 41572 – 1st US Sterling Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz - NEW 2017 RIP!

Steve Hackett – Bay Of Kings
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Mastered At Sterling Sound
Label: Chrysalis PV 41572 | Released: 1983 | Genre: Symphonic-Rock

Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music
To Steve Hackett, I followed his career from his beginnings with “Genesis” and his subsequent career as a soloist.
Triana – Triana (1975) Fonomusic/89.2100/2 – SP Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Triana – Triana
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Label: Fonomusic/89.2100/2 | Released: 1975 | This Issue: 1984 | Genre: Progressive-Rock

Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music
Triana were at the forefront of the nascent Rock Andaluz of the mid-1970s with their particular blend of flamenco and progressive rock, characterised by multi-layered analogue keyboards, elaborate flamenco guitar and intense, at times tortured, vocals. Flamenco is of course a musical genus from Andalusia; the neighbourhood in Seville that gave this Spanish trio its name is generally considered to be the birthplace of flamenco. Triana, ‘the gitano barrio’, was home to a large population of Romani people who usually lived in communal homes, called corrales, which were organised around a patio. Many corrales have now disappeared due to housing pressure thus the patio is an important symbol of gitano culture and of the struggle between tradition and modernity. While Triana’s ‘El Patio’ has similar cultural significance it differs in that it features the harmonious synthesis of tradition and modernity, represented respectively by flamenco and progressive rock.
Renaissance – Novella (1977) Warner Bros. Records/K56422 – 1st UK Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz - NEW 2017 RIP!

Renaissance ‎- Novella
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Label: Warner Bros. Records/K56422 | Released: 1977 | Genre: Symphonic-Rock

Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music
5 stars (I had to change 4* into 5 as soon as I became collaborator. This IS one of my favourites and sure it deserves the highest rate!) I have seen that most fans don’t rate Novella very high and I have always felt sad about it. It is somehow very introvert album and it calls for true dedication from the listener. I can understand that it may feel ‘boring’ to casual listener who expects more dynamic approach. But this is the most artistic of their albums.
PFM – Storia Di Un Minuto (1972) Numero Uno/ZSLN 55055 – 1st IT Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz - NEW 2017 RIP!

Premiata Forneria Marconi ‎– Storia Di Un Minuto
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Label: Numero Uno/ZSLN 55055 | Genre: Progressive-Rock

Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music
The debut album “Storia di un minuto” has strong echoes from early King Crimson, especially the ‘feminine’ side.
PFM – The Award-Winning Marconi Bakery (1976) Peters International/CCLPS 9014 – 1st US Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

PFM – The Award-Winning Marconi Bakery
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Label: Peters International/CCLPS 9014 | Released: 1976 | Genre: Progressive-Rock

A compiled of Premiata Forneria Marconi? But, it is not another ordinary compilation, it is an extract of the first alternative takes of its two first LPs!
Pachacamac – Music Of The Incas (1971) Columbia/SCX 6489 – Original UK Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz - NEW 2017 RIP!

Pachacamac – Music Of The Incas
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Label: Columbia/SCX 6489 | Released: 1971 | Genre: Andean-Folk

Pachacamac is a French group that plays Andean Folk music, led by Alain Geoffroy and Jean-Pierre Bluteau.
Harry Chapin – Verities & Balderdash (1974) Elektra/7E-101 – Original US Terre Haute Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Harry Chapin – Verities & Balderdash
Vinyl | LP Cover (1:1) | FLAC + cue | 24bit/96kHz & 16bit/44kHz | 800mb & 200mb
Mastered At Elektra Sound Recorders By Terry Dunavan
Label: Elektra/7E-101 | Released: 1974 | Genre: Country-Pop

Verities & Balderdash is a very strange and wonderful album. “Cat’s in the Cradle” was the driving force behind the album’s sales, but there’s a lot more to appeal to listeners, along with enough personal, topical material to make it seem a bit didactic at the time, but Chapin was cultivating a politically committed audience. Verities & Balderdash walked several fine lines, between topical songwriting and an almost (but not quite) pretentious sense of its own importance, humor and seriousness, and balladry and punditry, all intermingled with catchy, highly commercial ballads such as “I Wanna Learn a Love Song” (which is about as pretty a song as he ever wrote).