Japan

Stanley Turrentine - Always Something There (1968) {Blue Note Japan SHM-CD TYCJ-81085 rel 2014} (24-192 remaster)

Stanley Turrentine - Always Something There (1968) {Blue Note Japan SHM-CD TYCJ-81085 rel 2014} (24-192 remaster)
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 243 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 87 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 319 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24-bit 192 kHz remaster
© 1968, 2014 Universal Japan / Blue Note | BN 75th The Masterworks | TYCJ-81085
Jazz / Hard Bop / Soul Jazz / Jazz Blues / Saxophone

Features the high-fidelity SHM-CD format (compatible with standard CD player) and the latest 24bit 192kHz remastering. This LP was the very obvious follow-up to the moderately commercially successful "The Look of Love." Both took their titles from their opening Burt Bacharach tunes; and both included other contemporary pop hits, including by the Beatles. This one added a second Paul McCartney Beatles song, with the last two tracks being "Hey Jude" and "Fool on the Hill." The arranger on both "The Look of Love" and "Always Something There" was the great Thad Jones, who contributed one excellent original blues-jazz composition for each - here, one called "Home Town," which outstrips everything else due to its creative jazz content.

Yes - Relayer (1974) [1989, Atlantic 18P2-2887, Japan]  Music

Posted by v3122 at July 19, 2018
Yes - Relayer (1974) [1989, Atlantic 18P2-2887, Japan]

Yes - Relayer (1974)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Atlantic 18P2-2887 | ~ 280 or 97 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 35 Mb
Progressive Rock

Yes had fallen out of critical favor with Tales from Topographic Oceans, a two-record set of four songs that reviewers found indulgent. But they had not fallen out of the Top Ten, and so they had little incentive to curb their musical ambitiousness. Relayer, released 11 months after Tales, was a single-disc, three-song album, its music organized into suites that alternated abrasive, rhythmically dense instrumental sections featuring solos for the various instruments with delicate vocal and choral sections featuring poetic lyrics devoted to spiritual imagery…
The Archies - Archie's Party (2CD) (2017) {RCA/Victor Entertainment Japan}

The Archies - Archie's Party (2CD) (2017) {RCA/Victor Entertainment Japan}
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 163 mb
Genre: pop, bubblegum

Archie's Party is a 2CD Japanese compilation of cartoon pop combo The Archies. This was released by RCA/Victor Entertainment because the music is bubbles.
Kansas - Japan 7 Disc Set (1974-1979) {2008 Japan Mini LP CD's EICP-1047~1054}

Kansas - Japan 7 Disc Set (1974-1979) {2008 Japan Mini LP CD's EICP-1047~1054}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 3.96 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 1.97 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 850 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1974-79, 2008 Epic / Sony BMG Music Japan | EICP-1047~1054
Rock / Progressive Rock / Classic Rock / Art Rock / Hard Rock

KANSAS The First Seven Albums (Superb set of SEVEN exclusive 2008 Japanese limited edition, digitally remastered CDs, comprising every album from 'Kansas' in 1974 to 'Monolith' in 1979, with each disc including many bonus tracks & housed in a mini LP style card picture sleeve reproducing the original LP artwork & inner sleeves, Japanese lyric booklet & nice retro obi-strips - A fantastic collection EICP-1047~54). Kansas Cardboard sleeve (mini LP) reissue series featuring the albums "Kansas," "Song For America," "Masque," "Leftoverture," "Point Of Know Return," "Two For The Show," and "Monolith." 2008 Remastering featured on "Monolith" and "Two For The Show."
Herbie Hancock - Dedication (1974) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 4049}

Herbie Hancock - Dedication (1974) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 4049}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 190 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 94 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 246 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1974, 2014 Columbia / Sony Music Japan | SICP 4049 | DSD Remaster
Jazz / Post Bop / Fusion / Piano / Electric Keyboards

Reissue with the latest DSD remastering. Comes with liner notes. This is a unique experiment in the Hancock discography, recorded in Tokyo in just one day during a tour of Japan. The first side contains two introspective, complex solo acoustic piano tracks, "Maiden Voyage" and "Dolphin Dance," which are notable since they date from a period when Hancock was supposedly totally immersed in electronics. Side two has two even more unusual pieces – "Nobu," a one-man show recorded in real time with the sample-and-hold feature of an ARP 2600 synthesizer providing a rhythm section for Hancock's electric keyboards, followed by "Cantaloupe Island" with a pre-recorded synth bassline.
Duke Ellington - Ellington At Newport 1956 Complete (1956) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 4007~8}

Duke Ellington - Ellington At Newport 1956 Complete (1956) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 4007~8}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 700 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 297 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 312 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1956, 2014 Columbia / Sony Music Japan | SICP 4007~8
Jazz / Big Band / Swing / Progressive Jazz

Reissue with the latest remastering. Comes with liner notes. One of the first albums to ever issue recordings made at the Newport Jazz Festival – quite a big hit, and the beginning of a real trend in jazz! The set's also some great work by Duke – free to perform in a setting that's not bound by some of the time restrictions of earlier years, which lets him offer up three long tracks with a great deal of sophistication over previous recordings. Due to bad mike placement on stage, the original "live" album was actually a studio re-creation; the actual live performance was never issued-until now. This 2-CD set contains the complete original album and the hour-plus concert. More than 100 minutes of new music, and the whole thing's in stereo for the first time!
Eric Dolphy - Out To Lunch (1964) {Blue Note Japan SHM-CD TYCJ-81013 rel 2013} (24-192 remaster)

Eric Dolphy - Out To Lunch (1964) {Blue Note Japan SHM-CD TYCJ-81013 rel 2013} (24-192 remaster)
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 371 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 132 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 231 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24-bit 192 kHz remaster
© 1964, 2013 Universal Japan / Blue Note | BN 75th The Masterworks | TYCJ-81013
Jazz / Avant-Garde Jazz / Post Bop

Reissue. Features the high-fidelity SHM-CD format (compatible with standard CD player) and the latest 24bit 192kHz remastering. Includes an alternate take of "Hat and Beard" and a track for the first time in the world. Out to Lunch stands as Eric Dolphy's magnum opus, an absolute pinnacle of avant-garde jazz in any form or era. Its rhythmic complexity was perhaps unrivaled since Dave Brubeck's Time Out, and its five Dolphy originals – the jarring Monk tribute "Hat and Beard," the aptly titled "Something Sweet, Something Tender," the weirdly jaunty flute showcase "Gazzelloni," the militaristic title track, the drunken lurch of "Straight Up and Down" – were a perfect balance of structured frameworks, carefully calibrated timbres, and generous individual freedom.
V.S.O.P. The Quintet - Herbie Hancock - The Quintet (1977) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 4050}

V.S.O.P. The Quintet - Herbie Hancock - The Quintet (1977) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 4050}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 419 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 169 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 333 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1977, 2014 Columbia / Sony Music Japan | SICP 4050 | DSD remaster
Jazz / Post Bop

Reissue with latest DSD remastering. Comes with liner notes. With the cheers and huzzahs from their 1976 one-off reunion still resounding, the reconstituted Miles Davis Quintet minus Miles went on the road in 1977, spreading their 1965-vintage gospel according to the Prince of Darkness to audiences in Berkeley and San Diego, CA. In doing so, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Ron Carter, and Tony Williams, plus interloper Freddie Hubbard seem to pick up where they left off, with a repertoire mostly new to the five collectively and developed from there.
Wes Montgomery - Navy Swing (1964) {Jazzbank Japan MTCJ-1070 rel 2004}

Wes Montgomery - Navy Swing (1964) {Jazzbank Japan MTCJ-1070 rel 2004}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 195 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 94 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 75 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1964, 2004 Jazzbank Japan / Archives | MTCJ-1070
Jazz / Hard Bop / Jazz Pop / Soul Jazz / Guitar

Here's a gem fellows Wes Montgomery collectors. In the spring of 1964 Wes, at the highest peak of his successful career recorded this splendid session with the great Billy Taylor trio (Billy taylor piano, Ben Tucker double bass, Grady Tate drums) and Joe Williams on vocals (tunes 9-16). It is a wonderful studio date! The first eight tunes are instrumentals, with Wes in the leader's chair. The other tunes are sunged by Joe Williams and it's a delight for real. Don't think to buy this one only for the first eight tunes, Joe Williams sings in an extraordinary way here (Wes comps in those tunes very lightly adding some notes but never coming in the way of the piano which is the main background instrument).
Rahsaan Roland Kirk - Natural Black Inventions: Root Strata (1971) {2014 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series WPCR-27919}

Rahsaan Roland Kirk - Natural Black Inventions: Root Strata (1971) {2014 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series WPCR-27919}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 244 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 88 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 15 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24-bit remaster
© 1971, 2014 Atlantic / Rhino / Warner Japan / WEA | WPCR-27919 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / Hard Bop / Post Bop / Modern Creative / Reeds

Features 24 bit remastering and comes with a mini-description. A totally amazing album – and one of the clearest examples of Roland Kirk's genius approach to reeds! The set's essentially solo, and features Kirk playing without any tape tricks or overdubbing – but still at a level that has multiple saxophones layered on top of one another – thanks to his creative approach to playing more than one instrument at once, and groundbreaking use of circular breathing! The record has these fantastic throbbing pulsating reed lines –with one horn blowing rhythm, and one playing an adventurous solo – and both being blown live a the same time, in a style that's still very soulful and swinging overall – and amazingly done without any sense of overindulgence.