Japan Remaster

Horace Parlan - Up & Down (1961) {Blue Note Japan Remaster TOCJ-6617}

Horace Parlan - Up & Down (1961) {Blue Note Japan Remaster TOCJ-6617}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 312 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 105 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 19 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1961, 2005 Blue Note / Toshiba-EMI Japan | TOCJ-6617 | 24bit remastering
Jazz / Hard Bop / Jazz Blues / Soul Jazz / Piano

In Memoriam. Horace Parlan RIP. We’ve lost another great jazzman. Horace Parlan died on Thursday evening peacefully in his sleep in Denmark where he lived since 1973. By adding guitarist Grant Green and tenor saxophonist Booker Ervin to his standard rhythm section of bassist George Tucker and drummer Al Harewood, pianist Horace Parlan opens up his sound and brings it closer to soul-jazz on Up and Down. Green's clean, graceful style meshes well with Parlan's relaxed technique, while Ervin's robust tone and virile attack provides a good contrast to the laid-back groove the rhythm section lays down.

Joyce - Feminina (1980) {2016 Japan Remaster}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at Dec. 14, 2016
Joyce - Feminina (1980) {2016 Japan Remaster}

Joyce - Feminina (1980) {2016 Japan Remaster}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 225 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 84 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 72 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1980, 2016 EMI Music / Universal Japan | UICY- 76389
Jazz / Latin Jazz

In 1980, Brazil still held some semblance of a military government. Public life was, in some ways free, although one could be sure that the eyes and ears of Big Brother were always near. Strong notions of machismo prevented women from assuming positions of societal power or influence. And the carioca singer, Joyce Silveira Palhano de Jesus released Feminina. The album’s creation was no act of innocence. Joyce’s music had been censored amid Brazil’s tense political situation through out the 1970’s; forcing her to record offshore in Italy and New York.

Aerosmith - Big Ones (1994) [2010 Japan Remaster SHM-CD]  Music

Posted by hill0 at June 27, 2016
Aerosmith - Big Ones (1994) [2010 Japan Remaster SHM-CD]

Aerosmith - Big Ones (1994) [2010 Japan Remaster SHM-CD]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image & cue & log) | 578 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 180 MB | Scans (PNG ) | 90 MB | 1:18:43
Genre: Hard Rock | Country: USA | Label: Universal | UICY-94447

Big Ones serves up the hits and nothing but the hits; Aerosmith's excellent debut for Geffen, Done with Mirrors, is conveniently overlooked. So what's left is some of the finest mainstream hard rock of the late '80s and early '90s – the fruits of one of the most remarkable comebacks in rock & roll history. Unfortunately, there's precious little of the classic Aerosmith raunch; in fact, the two new tracks are the hardest, slinkiest tracks here.

The Hot Dogs - Say What You Mean (1973) [Japan Remaster 2003]  Music

Posted by hill0 at April 29, 2016
The Hot Dogs - Say What You Mean (1973) [Japan Remaster 2003]

The Hot Dogs - Say What You Mean (1973) [Japan Remaster 2003]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks & cue & log) | 283 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 99 MB | Scans | 41:10
Genre: Folk Rock / Country Rock | Country: USA | Label: Stax | VICP-62341

The Hot Dogs were a Memphis group who recorded for Stax offshoot Ardent Records in the early- to mid-'70s. Ardent was also Big Star's label and studio during this time period, and the Hot Dogs were a similar band in many respects, drawing on the same mix of Beatlesque guitars and harmonies, although without the skewed, edgy deconstructive feel that made Big Star so distinctive and posthumously revered.
The Invitations - R.S.V.P. (1959) {2006 Toshiba/EMI Japan remaster} **[RE-UP]**

The Invitations - R.S.V.P. (1959)
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 209 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 97 mb
Genre: pop, lounge, exotica

The Invitations were a pop vocal group from the 1950's featuring Sonny Kamaka, Alec Kaeck, Buddy Fo, Clem Low, and John Costello, who were about being true beach boys by singing songs about love and romance, along with the ladies they loved, all done in a Hawaiian motif. They started in the mid to late 1950's and were signed to Liberty Records. They continued after Hawaii statehood in 1959 and made music during the first half of the 1960's before Buddy Fo decided to explore his own musical career. R.S.V.P. was originally released by Liberty Records in 1969. This is taken from the Japanese CD released in 2006.
Lionel Hampton – The Legacy Of Bluebird (1937-1940) [3CD] {1990 Bluebird Japan Remaster}

Lionel Hampton – The Legacy Of Bluebird (1937-1940) [3CD] {1990 Bluebird Japan Remaster}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 0.98 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 518 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600dpi (jpg) -> 183 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1990 Bluebird / BMG Victor | BVCJ-7025~27
Jazz / Big Band / Vibraphone

Lionel Hampton was the first jazz vibraphonist and was one of the jazz giants beginning in the mid-'30s. He has achieved the difficult feat of being musically open-minded (even recording "Giant Steps") without changing his basic swing style. Hamp started out as a drummer, playing with the Chicago Defender Newsboys' Band as a youth. His original idol was Jimmy Bertrand, a '20s drummer who occasionally played xylophone. Hampton played on the West Coast with such groups as Curtis Mosby's Blue Blowers, Reb Spikes, and Paul Howard's Quality Serenaders (with whom he made his recording debut in 1929) before joining Les Hite's band, which for a period accompanied Louis Armstrong.
Miles Davis ‎– Black Beauty: Miles Davis At Fillmore West (1970) [2CD] {1991 Sony Japan Remaster, SRCS 5717~18}

Miles Davis ‎– Black Beauty: Miles Davis At Fillmore West (1970) [2CD] {1991 Sony Japan Remaster, SRCS 5717~18}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 470 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 190 Gb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 15 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1991, 1997 Sony Music Japan | SRCS 5717~18
Jazz / Fusion / Jazz Rock / Trumpet

The recording of this concert, not released until 1973 and only in Japan, took place on April 10, 1970 at the Carousel Ballroom, where Bill Graham, the legendary west coast impresario of psychedelic rock, had moved his Fillmore Auditorium in 1968. Steve Grossman, who replaced Wayne Shorter, used only the soprano saxophone, an instrument more capable than the tenor of penetrating the wall of sound produced by the decidedly free and powerful rhythm section, which was pervaded by the electronic effects created by Chick Corea’s electric piano. On its first release, the four sides were simply titled “Black Beauty Part 1,” “Part 2,” etc.
Hal Galper - Speak With A Single Voice (1978) {2014 Enja Japan Remaster}

Hal Galper - Speak With A Single Voice (1978) {2014 Enja Japan Remaster}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 290 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 117 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 10 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2014 Enja Japan / Solid Records | CDSOL-6506
Jazz / Post Bop

Features the latest remastering and an original cover artwork. Includes a description written in Japanese and bonus track(s). The Brecker Brothers (tenor saxophonist Mike and trumpeter Randy) join pianist Hal Galper, bassist Wayne Dockery, and drummer Bob Moses for a set of high-quality modern hard bebop. The Breckers spent much of the 1970s in the studios, so this LP (not yet reissued on CD) gave one a rare opportunity to hear them during the era playing in a noncommercial setting.

Freddie McCoy - Spider Man (1965) {Universal Japan Remaster 2012}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at March 16, 2014
Freddie McCoy - Spider Man (1965) {Universal Japan Remaster 2012}

Freddie McCoy - Spider Man (1965) {Universal Japan Remaster 2012}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 171 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 72 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 11 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2012 Universal Japan / Prestige | UCCO-90112
Jazz / Cool / Soul Jazz / Vibes

A striking little set from vibesman Freddie McCoy – not just for the cool superhero image on the front cover, but also for the tight grooves underneath! The album's one of McCoy's most unified for Prestige – as all tracks feature a core quartet with Freddie on vibes, Charlie Wilson on piano, Steve Davis on bass, and Rudy Lawless on drums – not your usual Prestige players, and all musicians who really make the album sparkle! There's a bold soul jazz vibe running through the set – similar to some of Freddie's other work, but a bit more open too – and titles include a groovy take on "Girl From Ipanema", plus the soul jazz classics "Speak Out, Deagan!" and "Hav' Mercy" – as well as the cuts "Yesterdays" and "Spider Man".
Frank Foster - Fearless Frank Foster (1965) {2012 Universal Japan Remaster}

Frank Foster - Fearless Frank Foster (1965) {2012 Universal Japan Remaster}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (image)+CUE+LOG -> 279 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 96 Mb
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© 2012 Universal Japan / Prestige | UCCO-90111
Jazz / Hard Bop / Saxophone

Shortly after leaving Count Basie's Orchestra, tenor saxophonist Frank Foster led this quintet set for Prestige. Foster shows off the influence of John Coltrane (as opposed to his earlier cool-toned style) and matches well with the occasionally fiery trumpet of Virgil Jones, pianist Albert Dailey, bassist Bob Cunningham and drummer Alan Dawson. In addition to Fats Waller's "Jitterbug Waltz," Foster performs five originals, some of which (like "Raunchy Rita") fall into the area of funky hard bop. Spirited music.