[2014 Japan] Funk

John Coltrane - Blue Train (1957) {2014 Japan SHM-CD Blue Note 24-192 Remaster TYCJ-81001}

John Coltrane - Blue Train (1957) {2014 Japan SHM-CD Blue Note 24-192 Remaster TYCJ-81001}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 516 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 159 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 262 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24bit 192kHz remaster
© 1957, 2014 Universal Japan / Blue Note / Capitol | BN 75th The Masterworks | TYCJ-81001
Jazz / Hard Bop / Saxophone

Features the high-fidelity SHM-CD format (compatible with standard CD player) and 24bit remastering. Includes an alternate take of "Blue Train" for the first time in the world. Although never formally signed, an oral agreement between John Coltrane and Blue Note Records founder Alfred Lion was indeed honored on Blue Train – Coltrane's only collection of sides as a principal artist for the venerable label. The disc is packed solid with sonic evidence of Coltrane's innate leadership abilities. He not only addresses the tunes at hand, but also simultaneously reinvents himself as a multifaceted interpreter of both hard bop as well as sensitive balladry – touching upon all forms in between.
Phil Woods - Warm Woods (1957) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 4213}

Phil Woods - Warm Woods (1957) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 4213}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 312 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 111 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 189 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1957, 2014 Epic / Sony Music Japan | SICP 4213 | DSD Remaster
Jazz / Bop / Hard Bop / Saxophone

This long-out-of-print CD has finally been reissued and it's a must-have for Phil Woods fans, or for anyone interested in an excellent example of post-Parker be-bop saxophone. The sound quality is excellent, the rhythm section is very competent and Phil is at the top of his game on a nice mix of standards and originals. It's easy to see why he has been the benchmark for jazz alto for decades. His swing and inventiveness are nicely showcased as he eases his way through the list of tunes. If one were to buy one or two CD's that best show Phil Woods' ability to create meaningful jazz, this one would have to be high on the list for consideration. Don't miss it!

Smoked Sugar ‎- Smoked Sugar (1975) [2014 Japan]  Music

Posted by JET 1 at Dec. 27, 2016
Smoked Sugar ‎- Smoked Sugar (1975) [2014 Japan]

Smoked Sugar ‎- Smoked Sugar (1975) [2014 Japan]
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +CUE, LOG | 309 MB | Covers Included
Genre: Funk / Soul | Label: Universal Music [Japan] | Catalog Number: UICY-15320

Released in 1975, SMOKED SUGAR features the production guidance of Hadley Murrell who became well known for his production and promotion of local acts within the Phoenix Soul scene of the 60s (The Servicemen and Freddie, Henchi & The Soulsetters) as well as drawing upon the technical expertise of world renowned engineer Angel Balestier, (Solomon Burke, David Ruffin, Caston & Majors, Eddie Kendricks etc).
Austin Cromer - Sings For Her (1964) {2014 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit Remaster}

Austin Cromer - Sings For Her (1964) {2014 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit Remaster}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 194 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 75 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 15 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24-bit remaster
© 1964, 2014 Atlantic / Warner Japan / WEA / Rhino | WPCR-27972 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / Vocal Jazz / Ballads

Features 24 bit remastering and comes with a mini-description. Austin's one and only album as leader. If you like crooners, then he can croon with best. The only album we've ever seen from vocalist Austin Cromer – a deep-voiced jazz singer with a style that's somewhere in the best space between Billy Eckstine and Arthur Prysock! Cromer's a lot more relaxed and less posturing than either of those bigger names – and he's got a great setting here, with small combo backing from a group that features Hubert Laws on flute, Chick Corea on piano, Richard Davis on bass, and Bruno Carr on drums! The set's a jazz one at heart, but has some soulful undercurrents too.
Fred & The New J.B.'s ‎- Breakin' Bread (1974) [2014 Japan]

Fred & The New J.B.'s ‎- Breakin' Bread (1974) [2014 Japan]
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +CUE, LOG | 306 MB | Covers Included
Genre: Soul | Label: Universal Music [Japan] | Catalog Number: UICY-76596

Essential JB's album produced by James Brown and full to the brim with funk! 'Breakin Bread', 'Rockin Watergate', 'Little Boy Black' and loads more classic funk.
Sadao Watanabe - Sadao Watanabe (1972) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 4066}

Sadao Watanabe - Sadao Watanabe (1972) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series SICP 4066}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 334 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 113 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 270 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1972, 2014 Columbia / Sony Music Japan | SICP 4066
Jazz / Fusion / World / Jazz Funk

Reissue with the latest DSD remastering. Comes with liner notes. After completing explore the entire Brazilian music in the sixties and to become the representative of the genus in Japan, Sadao has put aside Bossa Nova to enter in a new era with this iconic album which opens his African period. From return of East Africa when he visited Kenya, Sadao recruited new musicians featuring trombonist Hiroshi Fukumura and operates now the African musical culture mixing the rhythms to the free forms of experimental jazz. Each track can be seen as the theatrical representation of the African Culture. All tracks mixed by Kunihiko Sugano at Iino Hall.
Ray Bryant - Up Above the Rock (1968) {2014 Japan Rare Groove Funk Best Collection 1000}

Ray Bryant - Up Above the Rock (1968) {2014 Japan Rare Groove Funk Best Collection 1000}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (image)+CUE+LOG -> 219 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 87 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 28 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1968, 2014 Cadet / Verve / Universal Music Japan | UCCU-90071
Jazz / Jazz Funk / Soul Jazz / Piano

One of the hardest, heaviest albums that Ray Bryant ever cut – even on the ballads – a monster little record that grabs you from the very first note! Ray did the arrangements for this one himself – working with his core trio that featured Ron Carter on bass and Grady Tate on drums, and adding in a twin-trumpet frontline that cooks the groove over the top with a really righteous sound!
John Patton - Boogaloo (1968) {2014 Japan SHM-CD Blue Note 24-192 Remaster UCCQ-5025}

John Patton - Boogaloo (1968) {2014 Japan SHM-CD Blue Note 24-192 Remaster UCCQ-5025}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 269 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 99 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 293 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24bit 192kHz remaster
© 1968, 2014 Universal Japan / Blue Note | BN 75th The Masterworks | UCCQ-5025
Jazz / Soul Jazz / Jazz Funk / Hard Bop / Organ

Features the high-fidelity SHM-CD format (compatible with standard CD player) and the latest 24bit 192kHz remastering. Rare work by Hammond organ giant Big John Patton – recorded in 1968, but never issued until 1995, and even then, only briefly! The record features Patton at his finest – stretching out from his basic soul jazz roots, into a more searching use of the organ that's undoubtedly influenced by Larry Young's work at the same time. The record features great work by Harold Alexander on flute and tenor, plus trumpet by Vincent McEwan, drums by George Brown, and added conga by Richard Landrum. The groove is somewhere between 60s soul jazz and modal – and the tracks are long, with that heavy Patton swing! Title sinclude "B&J", "Boogaloo Boogie", "Milk & Honey", "Shoutin But No Poutin", and "Spirit".
Bobbi Humphrey - Dig This! (1972) {2014 Japan SHM-CD Blue Note 24-192 Remaster TYCJ-81100}

Bobbi Humphrey - Dig This! (1972) {2014 Japan SHM-CD Blue Note 24-192 Remaster TYCJ-81100}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 262 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 93 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 312 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24bit 192kHz remaster
© 1972, 2014 Universal Japan / Blue Note | BN 75th The Masterworks | TYCJ-81100
Jazz / Soul Jazz / Jazz Funk / Crossover Jazz / Flute

Features the high-fidelity SHM-CD format (compatible with standard CD player) and the latest 24bit 192kHz remastering. A stone killer from funky flute player Bobbi Humphrey – one of her early albums for Blue Note Records, and a set that's a perfect summation of the best sides of her talents! The album's got a slightly different feel than Bobbi's work with Larry Mizell – yet still sports a similar approach that blends her amazingly spiritual flute lines with rich larger backings – in this case arranged by Horace Ott, Alphonse Mouzon, and Wade Marcus, in a sublime blend of electric jazz and soaring strings – all with a feel that's almost like some lost blacksploitation soundtrack!
Jimmy McGriff - Black Pearl (1971) {2014 Japan SHM-CD Blue Note 24-192 Remaster TYCJ-81098}

Jimmy McGriff - Black Pearl (1971) {2014 Japan SHM-CD Blue Note 24-192 Remaster TYCJ-81098}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 260 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 91 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 309 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24bit 192kHz remaster
© 1971, 2014 Universal Japan / Blue Note | BN 75th The Masterworks | TYCJ-81098
Jazz / Soul Jazz / Jazz Funk / Hard Bop / Organ

Features the high-fidelity SHM-CD format (compatible with standard CD player) and the latest 24bit 192kHz remastering. One of the most hard-hitting Jimmy McGriff albums of the 70s – a raw live date recorded in Newark – and a set that's a perfect bridge between the sharp soul of his Sue Records sessions and his later funk to come! The whole thing's got a gritty vibe the really recalls the sound of a Hammond combo in a small club back in the day – a sense of recording that's different than the usual Blue Note record, and we mean that in a good way! Future Groove Merchants Fats Theus and O'Donel Levy are both on the record – the former on tenor, the latter on guitar – and Jimmy gets plenty of room to really open up and soar on the Hammond. The group also features the lesser-known Ronald White on trumpet and Joseph Morris on alto – and titles include "In A Mellow Tone", "Groove Alley" and "Man From Bad" – and a nice cover of "Ode to Billie Joe"!