Humorous Japan

Barney Wilen Quartet - Le Ça: New York Romance (1994) [Japan 2000] SACD ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Barney Wilen Quartet - Le Ça: New York Romance (1994) [Japan 2000]
SACD Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 63:07 minutes | Front/Rear Covers | 2,03 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Front/Rear Covers | 1,37 GB

Barney Wilen had a style that wasn't like anyone else. On this album he exhibits a cool smokey tone and plays these tunes straight ahead. For example, on Mack the Knife, there is no attitude of fake hipness to get in the way of the melody. It doesn't sound like cliched versions of a 50's hipster or someone trying too hard to make something new out of it.

Marlena Shaw - Live In Tokyo (2002) [Japan] PS3 ISO + Hi-Res FLAC  Vinyl & HR

Posted by HDAtall at Dec. 1, 2017
Marlena Shaw - Live In Tokyo (2002) [Japan] PS3 ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Marlena Shaw - Live In Tokyo (2002) [Japan]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & 5.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 61:45 minutes | Front/Rear Covers | 4,18 GB
or FLAC 2.0 Stereo (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Front/Rear Covers | 1,33 GB
Features Stereo & Multichannel Surround Sound / Eighty-Eight's / Village Records # VRGL-8807

Marlena Shaw is a jazz singer who just never gets her commercial rewards. Her delivery is musically unique, emotionally engaging and quite oftne humorous. She's a true jazz singer and this live set captures most of it.

Acqua Fragile - Mass-Media Stars (1974) [Japan (mini-LP) 2007]  Music

Posted by Andi_Deris at Sept. 14, 2013
Acqua Fragile - Mass-Media Stars (1974) [Japan (mini-LP) 2007]

Acqua Fragile - Mass-Media Stars (1974) [Japan (mini-LP) 2007]
EAC Rip | Flac: Tracks+Cue+Log | 280 Mb | Mp3 CBR 320 kbps | 101 Mb | Scans | Time: 37:53
BMG Japan | BVCM-37954
Progressive Rock, RPI

The first thing that strikes the listener of Acqua Fragile's second and final album, 1974's Mass Media Stars, is that singer Bernardo Lanzetti sounds remarkably like Peter Gabriel. These six lengthy songs would sound more than a little like Selling England By the Pound-era Genesis even without that vocal similarity, however.
The Modern Jazz Quartet - More From The Last Concert (1974) {2014 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit WPCR-27938}

The Modern Jazz Quartet - More From The Last Concert (1974) {2014 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit WPCR-27938}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 275 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 100 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 129 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24-bit remaster
© 1974, 2014 Atlantic / Warner Japan / Rhino | WPCR-27938 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / Cool / Third Stream

More material from the famous Last Concert record from the MJQ – not really the last concert ever from the Modern Jazz Quartet – but a set that seemed so at the time, given that the group went their separate ways for a number of years! The record's got the combo in really top form – very much back to the basics of their early time on Atlantic Records, with a sublime focus on that unique sound that no other group like this could match.
Barbara Carroll - I Wished On The Moon (2007) [Japan 2017] SACD ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Barbara Carroll - I Wished On The Moon (2007) [Japan 2017]
SACD Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 60:58 minutes | Front/Rear Covers | 1,95 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Front/Rear Covers | 1,28 GB

Barbara Carroll is an elegant jazz pianist, composer and vocalist, long recognized as one of the premier players of swinging jazz piano and expressive vocals. Her inventive piano playing and totally unique vocal sound leads her into transforming any composition into her own art with her trade-mark emotional directness and respect for the tune, its lyrics and its many possibilities. According to Stephen Holder of the New York Times, "Ms. Carroll plays with an impeccable technique in which harmonies burst into flower. In recent decades she has embraced singing in a parlando style that is witty, literate, discreetly sexy and at times heartbreakingly honest".
Traffic - 10 Album Collection (1967-1974) {2008 10CD Set SHM-CD Universal Japan Mini LP Remaster UICY-93640~49}

Traffic - 10 Album Collection (1967-1974) {2008 10CD Set SHM-CD Universal Japan Mini LP Remaster UICY-93640~49}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 3.27 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 1.50 Gb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 414 Mb (inside) | 5% repair rar
© 1967-74, 2008 Island / Universal Music Japan | UICY-93640~49 | SHM-CD | Mini LP
Rock / Art Rock / Prog Rock / Psychedelic Rock

Cardboard sleeve (mini LP) reissue from Traffic featuring the high-fidelity SHM-CD format (fully compatible with standard CD players). Part of a ten-album Traffic SHM-CD Cardboard sleeve (mini LP) reissue series featuring the albums "Mr. Fantasy," "Heaven is in Your Mind," "Traffic," "Last Exit," "John Barleycorn Must Die," "Welcome To The Canteen," "THe Low Spark of High Heeled Boys," "Shoot Out at the Fantasy Factory," "On The Road," and "When The Eagle Flies." Since Traffic's debut album, Mr. Fantasy, has been issued in different configurations over the years, a history of those differences is in order. In 1967, the British record industry considered albums and singles separate entities; thus, Mr. Fantasy did not contain the group's three previous Top Ten U.K. hits. Just as the album was being released in the U.K., Traffic split from Dave Mason.
Big Star - Radio City (1974) {Victor Entertainment Japan MiniLP VICP-62292 rel 2003}

Big Star - Radio City (1974) {Victor Entertainment Japan MiniLP VICP-62292 rel 2003}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 251 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 86 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 21 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1974, 2003 Ardent Music / Victor Entertainment Japan | VICP-62292 | Mini LP
Rock / Contemporary Pop/Rock / Power Pop

Largely lacking co-leader Chris Bell, Big Star's second album also lacked something of the pop sweetness (especially the harmonies) of #1 Record. What it possessed was Alex Chilton's urgency (sometimes desperation) on songs that made his case as a genuine rock & roll eccentric. If #1 Record had a certain pop perfection that brought everything together, Radio City was the sound of everything falling apart, which proved at least as compelling.
Sustainable Development in Rural China: Field Survey and Sino-Japan Comparative Analysis (Repost)

Sustainable Development in Rural China: Field Survey and Sino-Japan Comparative Analysis by Bingtao Qin
Language: English | 2015 | ISBN: 3662464756 | 105 pages | PDF | 1,57 MB

The book provides a study of sustainable development in rural China. Because of its huge population and vast land area, this is an important issue not only for China but for the whole world. The research presented is both multi aspect and systematical.
The Modern Jazz Quartet - The Last Concert Vol.2 (1974) {2014 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit WPCR-27937}

The Modern Jazz Quartet - The Last Concert Vol.2 (1974) {2014 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit WPCR-27937}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 281 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 101 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 129 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24-bit remaster
© 1974, 2014 Atlantic / Warner Japan / Rhino | WPCR-27937 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / Cool / Third Stream

Not really the last concert ever from the Modern Jazz Quartet – but a set that seemed so at the time, given that the group went their separate ways for a number of years! The record's got the combo in really top form – very much back to the basics of their early time on Atlantic Records, with a sublime focus on that unique sound that no other group like this could match.

Charles McPherson - But Beautiful (2004) {Venus Japan}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Jan. 18, 2018
Charles McPherson - But Beautiful (2004) {Venus Japan}

Charles McPherson - But Beautiful (2004) {Venus Japan}
EAC 0.99pb4 | FLAC Image | Cue+Log | Full Scans 200dpi | 457MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 168MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Post-Bop

Charles McPherson delves into a number of standards in this collection of timeless ballads, well accompanied by pianist Steve Kuhn, bassist David Williams, and drummer Leroy Williams. The alto saxophonist's tone has a bit of a bluesy edge throughout the sessions, as if he is reminiscing about a past love. His heartfelt rendition of "My Ideal" stands out, as do his two interpretations of songs by Nicholas Brodszky, "Be My Love" and "Love Letters." McPherson picks up the tempo with "I Didn't Know What Time It Was," though his tone doesn't shift to a lighter mood. The relaxed mood makes this release perfect for late-night listening. The only drawback with this CD is the ugly cover photo, which McPherson denounced as very tasteless during a 2007 interview.