Howell Japan

Howell Devine - 3 Albums (2013-2017)  Music

Posted by Domestos at Jan. 23, 2018
Howell Devine - 3 Albums (2013-2017)

Howell Devine - 3 Albums (2013-2017)
MP3 CBR 320kbps | 02:26:18 | 340 Mb | Covers
Delta Blues, Funky Blues | Country: USA (Oakland, CA) | Label: Arhoolie Records

Sexy, Shack-Shaking Music. HowellDevine, the massively talented NorCal trio became the first blues band Arhoolie Records (Fred McDowell, Lightnin' Hopkins, Big Mama Thornton) signed in 27 years. Triple threat talent Joshua Howell (slide guitars, harmonica, voice) and percussion savant Pete Devine (drums, washboard) plus snappy doghouse bassist Joe Kyle Jr. deftly mix sinuous Delta/country blues with wildly syncopated rhythms to create a rollicking present day sound from the past. HowellDevine breaks from the norm, providing rich and complex textures integral to the music rather than simple backing for a soloist. The result is a sound which stands in stark contrast to the typical blues heard in bars these days and would more likely be shaking the floors of a Southern juke joint some 70 years ago.
Danny Driver, BBC Scottish SO, Rebecca Miller - Amy Beach, Cecile Chaminade, Dorothy Howell: Piano Concertos (2017)

Amy Beach, Cécile Chaminade, Dorothy Howell: Piano Concertos (2017)
The Romantic Piano Concerto Series, Volume 70
Danny Driver, piano; BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra; Rebecca Miller, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 265 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 163 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | # CDA68130 | Time: 01:09:31

Hyperion's Romantic Piano Concerto series reaches its 70th album with this program of three concertos by women. The ongoing success of the series suggests that audiences are ready and waiting for wider repertoire, and pianist Danny Driver and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra under Rebecca Miller deliver a real find here. The Piano Concerto in C sharp minor, Op. 45, of American composer Amy Beach has been performed and recorded, but it's been in search of a recording that captures the autobiographical quality of the work, well sketched out in the booklet notes by Nigel Simeone. Essentially, Beach faced creative repression from her religious mother and to a lesser extent from her husband, who allowed her to compose, but only rarely to perform. These experiences, it may be said, poured out in this towering Brahmsian, four-movement piano concerto, which sets up an unusual quality of struggle between soloists and orchestra. It's this dynamic that's so well captured by Driver and Miller (who happen to be married to each other). Sample the opening movement, which has lacked this quality in earlier performances.
Don Airey - K2: Tales Of Triumph And Tragedy (1988) {Japan 1st Press}

Don Airey - K2: Tales Of Triumph And Tragedy (1988) {Japan 1st Press}
EAC Rip | WavPack (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 311 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 115 Mb
Covers Included (JPG, 300 dpi) | RAR 5% Recovery
Progressive Rock | Warner-Pioneer #25P2-2394

This album is Don Airey's debut solo album, released in 1989 and paying tribute to the dramatic 1986 K2 expedition that took the lives of 13 extraordinarily experienced climbers. Featuring beautifully orchestrated keyboard, guitar and drum parts all of which are played by friends from bands from Airey's past: Gary Moore, Cozy Powell and Colin Blunstone on vocals complete this Prog-Rock anthem of an album. 'K2 - Tales of Triumph and Tragedy' is a story told by music; intriguing and breathtaking.

Chesney Hawkes - Get The Picture (1993) [Japan]  Music

Posted by BlondStyle at Feb. 22, 2018
Chesney Hawkes - Get The Picture (1993) [Japan]

Chesney Hawkes - Get The Picture (1993) [Japan]
Pop/Rock, Soft Rock, Pop Rock | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (JPEG) | 48:50 Min. | 344,95 Mb
Label: Toshiba-EMI Ltd. (Japan) | Cat.# TOCP-7746 | Released: 1993-08-04

Chesney Lee Hawkes (born 22 September 1971), is an English pop singer, songwriter, and occasional actor. He's the son of Len Hawkes, singer of The Tremeloes. He is best known for his 1991 single "The One and Only", which topped the UK Singles Chart, and reached the Top 10 in the United States.

VA - J-Jazz Deep Modern Jazz from Japan 1969-1984 (2018)  Music

Posted by ciklon5 at Feb. 22, 2018
VA - J-Jazz Deep Modern Jazz from Japan 1969-1984 (2018)

VA - J-Jazz Deep Modern Jazz from Japan 1969-1984 (2018)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:31:20 | 211 Mb
Genre: Jazz, Funk, Soul, Disco / Label: BBE

‘J Jazz’ includes obscure and sought after rarities like the bass-driven power jazz of Koichi Matsukaze’s ‘Earth Mother’, the holy grail rarity of Aizawa Tohru Quartet’s ‘Dead Letter’ and the loping majesty of Takeo Moriyama’s ‘North Wind’. This collection takes the listener into deep spiritual jazz, post-modal impressionism and fierce dance-floor fusion with material from artists and composers whose names are generally only known to committed collectors of Japanese jazz.

Chesney Hawkes - The One And Only (1991) [Japan]  Music

Posted by BlondStyle at Feb. 22, 2018
Chesney Hawkes - The One And Only (1991) [Japan]

Chesney Hawkes - The One And Only (1991) [Japan]
Pop/Rock, Soft Rock, Pop Rock | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (JPEG) | 52:04 Min. | 340,39 Mb
Label: Toshiba-EMI Ltd. (Japan) | Cat.# SPCD-1222 (F2-21861) | Released: 1991-10-23 (1991-05-06)

Chesney Lee Hawkes (born 22 September 1971), is an English pop singer, songwriter, and occasional actor. He's the son of Len Hawkes, singer of The Tremeloes. He is best known for his 1991 single "The One and Only", which topped the UK Singles Chart, and reached the Top 10 in the United States.

Rufus Harley - Kings/Queens (1970) {2013 Atlantic Japan}  Music

Posted by TestTickles at Feb. 22, 2018
Rufus Harley - Kings/Queens (1970) {2013 Atlantic Japan}

Rufus Harley - Kings/Queens (1970) {2013 Atlantic Japan}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 251 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 87 mb
Genre: jazz

Kings/Queens is the 1970 by Philadelphia bagpipe master Rufus Harley. Released on Atlantic, the album features Charles Rainey (bass), Montego Joe (congas), Jimmy Johnsoon (drums), Eric Gale (guitar), Nadi Qamar (Mamalukembia, Madagascar Harp), and Richard Tee (piano). It was produced by Joel Dorn and engineered by Bob Lifkin and Lew Hahn. This CD was released by Atlantic Japan in 2013.

Royal Hunt - Cast In Stone (2018) [Japan LTD SHM-CD] DVD  Music

Posted by Andi_Deris at Feb. 21, 2018
Royal Hunt - Cast In Stone (2018) [Japan LTD SHM-CD] DVD

Royal Hunt - Cast In Stone (2018) [Japan LTD SHM-CD] DVD
DVD5 | Video: | NTSC 16:9 (720x480) | Audio: LinearPCM, 2 ch | Scans
3.5 Gb | 51 Mb | Time: 01:03:51
King Record Co., Ltd. | KIZC-432/3
Progressive Metal, Documentary

How to progress and yet keep the identity which took over 25 years to establish? How to create the ever evolving – and at times rather complicated – musical compositions and wrap it up in an accessible format with that recognizable sound? Royal Hunt does it with ease and now – with their 14th studio album – proves once again that creativity and staying true to yourself can work hand in hand and produce some astonishing results: will you please welcome the ultimate proof of that - “Cast In Stone” - the album you'll be listening to again, again and again. This edition includes a bonus DVD with documentary on a tour (60 min., approx.).
Jay McShann - The Big Apple Bash (1978) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit Remaster WPCR-27278}

Jay McShann - The Big Apple Bash (1978) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit Remaster WPCR-27278}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 298 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 103 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 160 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24bit remaster
© 1978, 2013 Atlantic / Rhino / Warner Japan / WEA | WPCR-27278 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / Jazz Blues / Blues / Piano

Features 24 bit remastering and comes with a mini-description. Pianist Jay McShann has spent much of his career being classified as a blues pianist when in fact he is a flexible swing stylist. On this excellent release, McShann appears with two groups of all-stars. His original "Crazy Legs and Friday Strut" and "Georgia on My Mind" find him joined by Herbie Mann (on flute and tenor), baritonist Gerry Mulligan and a rhythm section that includes guitarist John Scofield. The other selections (two standards, Duke Ellington's "Blue Feeling" and McShann's own "Jumpin' the Blues") are performed by an octet also featuring Mann, altoist Earle Warren, trumpeter Doc Cheatham, trombonist Dicky Wells and Scofield. The unusual grouping of swing, bop and modern stylists is successful (the material is pretty basic) and Janis Siegel's guest appearance for a vocal duet with McShann on "Ain't Misbehavin'" works.
Bon Iver - Bon Iver, Bon Iver (Japan Tour Limited Edition) (2011/2016)

Bon Iver - Bon Iver, Bon Iver (Japan Tour Limited Edition) (2011/2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | 01:05:50 | 305 Mb
Indie Folk, Art Pop, Singer-Songwriter | Label: Jagjaguwar, 4AD

Bon Iver's Bon Iver is Justin Vernon returning to former haunts with a new spirit. The reprises are there – solitude, quietude, hope and desperation compressed – but always a rhythm arises, a pulse vivified by gratitude and grace notes. The winter, the legend, has faded to just that, and this is the new momentary present. The icicles have dropped, rising up again as grass.