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Yuko Mabuchi Trio - Yuko Mabuchi Trio (2017) [Official DSD256 + MULTICHANNEL + Hi-Res FLAC]

Yuko Mabuchi Trio - Yuko Mabuchi Trio (2017)
DSD256 2ch (.dsf) 1 bit/11,2 MHz | Time - 59:09 minutes | 5,28 GB
DSD64 5ch (.dsf) 1 bit/2,82 MHz | Time - 59:16 minutes | 3,3 GB
FLAC 2ch (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 59:09 minutes | 1,22 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Yuko Mabuchi moved to the United States from her native Japan only recently, but when she plays American jazz she speaks the language perfectly. This albums associate producer and Yarlung special advisor Billy Mitchell describes Yukos playing as funky from the heart. Yuko was born in Fukui, on the west coast of Japan, north of Kyoto. This live concert recording session took place in Cammilleri Hall, the same concert venue designed by Yasuhisa Toyota, where Yarlung recorded Sophisticated Lady jazz quartet in 2014.

Jenna Mammina - Close Your Eyes (2016) [DSD256 + Hi-Res FLAC]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by HDV at March 2, 2020
Jenna Mammina - Close Your Eyes (2016) [DSD256 + Hi-Res FLAC]

Jenna Mammina - Close Your Eyes (2016)
DSD256 (.dsf) 1 bit/11,2 MHz | Time - 44:00 minutes | 3,91 GB
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 44:00 minutes | 1,78 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

"Close Your Eyes" is a sort of “Best Of” album, comprising tracks taken from different recordings that made by Jenna Mammina going back about ten years. Mostly these are recorded to 2" analog tape, although a couple were recorded directly to DSD. For "Close Your Eyes" the original tapes were remastered to DSD256 using the very latest Pyramix equipment. The results are quite astonishing. Most tracks comprise Jenna on vocals, backed by Bass, Drums, Keyboards, and assorted other instruments including Guitar, Soprano Sax, and Accordion.
Terumasa Hino - Live In Concert (1975) {DSD Japan East Wind Masters Collection 1000 UCCJ-9146 rel 2015}

Terumasa Hino - Live In Concert (1975) {DSD Japan East Wind Masters Collection 1000 UCCJ-9146 rel 2015}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 326 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 109 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 150 Mb | 5% repair rar | DSD Mastering
© 1975, 2015 East Wind Music / Universal Japan | UCCJ-9146
Jazz / Fusion / Post Bop / Trumpet

Reissue with DSD remastering. A real lost treasure from trumpeter Terumasa Hino – a warm and wonderful live set, and one that's neither too free, nor too smooth – just perfectly set up right down the middle to open up on these beautiful long performances! The lineup is all Japanese – a great array of players that includes Shigeharu Mukai on trombone, Hideo Miyata on tenor, Sadao Watanabe on alto sax, Motohiko Hino on drums, and Fumio Itabashi on Fender Rhodes – part of a slightly larger ensemble who can be tight at times, but still allow plenty of room for open freedom on the solos. Hino's only part of the picture, as the other soloists get in some great space too – and the set includes the 23 minute groover "Logical Mystery", the long soulful original "In The Darkness", and a sweet mellow take on "Round Midnight".
David Friedman - Winter Love, April Joy (1975) {2015 DSD Japan East Wind Masters Collection 1000 UCCJ-9149}

David Friedman - Winter Love, April Joy (1975) {2015 DSD Japan East Wind Masters Collection 1000 UCCJ-9149}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 227 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 105 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 123 Mb | 5% repair rar | DSD Mastering
© 1975, 2015 East Wind Music / Universal Japan | UCCJ-9149
Jazz / Post Bop / Cool / Modern Creative / Vibes

Reissue with the latest DSD remastering. A fantastic record from vibist David Friedman – spare, hip, modern, and very moody! Friedman's playing vibes and marimba alongside David Samuels, who plays the same – and this twin-vibes approach sounds fantastic – especially as the record has no drums, just additional bass, plus flute by Hubert Laws – a very loose, open style that comes across with a completely unique sound! The approach is super-dope for any fan of laidback 70s vibes – and the tracks are never too free or way out, just gliding with this airy quality that's really wonderful – one of the best demonstrations of Friedman's great talents on record. Titles include "Truce", "Nyack", "Brite Piece", "Island", and "Saraband".
Masabumi Kikuchi - East Wind (1974) {DSD Japan East Wind Masters Collection 1000 UCCJ-9131 rel 2015}

Masabumi Kikuchi - East Wind (1974) {DSD Japan East Wind Masters Collection 1000 UCCJ-9131 rel 2015}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 304 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 103 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 141 Mb | 5% repair rar | DSD Mastering
© 1974, 2015 East Wind Music / Universal Japan | UCCJ-9131
Jazz / Post Bop / Avant-Garde Jazz / Piano

A brilliant set from Japanese pianist Masabumi Kikuchi – two long, leaping, loping tracks that almost feel like some of McCoy Tyner's best work! Kikuchi plays acoustic piano, and the group's a quartet with Terumasu Hino on trumpet, Koshuke Mine on tenor, Eric Gravatt on drums, and Juni Booth playing some really wonderful bass. Booth's bass leads the tracks with a soulful quality that you don't always hear on Kikuchi's other work – really giving the record a strongly-rooted vibe, while the musicians are still free to really open up and explore. The album's tracks, "East Wind" and "Green Dance", are both excellent examples of the soulful freedoms allowed in the Japanese scene of the 70s – side-long numbers that are different both from contemporary performances on both the US and European scenes of the period.
Cedar Walton - Pit Inn (1974) {2015 DSD Japan East Wind Masters Collection 1000 UCCJ-9139}

Cedar Walton - Pit Inn (1974) {2015 DSD Japan East Wind Masters Collection 1000 UCCJ-9139}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 330 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 128 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 134 Mb | 5% repair rar | DSD Mastering
© 1974, 2015 East Wind Music / Universal Japan | UCCJ-9139
Jazz / Hard Bop / Piano

A wonderful album from the great Cedar Walton trio that featured Sam Jones on bass and Billy Higgins on drums – a really beautiful group of musicians who completely transformed the sound of the piano trio in the 70s! The group played together often in the 70s, and they've never sounded better than on an album like this – freely soulful and dancing, with Walton in firm command of his talents – sometimes coming on with the strength of his early 60s material, but always opening up with a more exploratory vibe too. Walton worked often in this mode for the decades that followed this set – but this Japanese album is almost the start of that great legacy, and still one of the best from this group! Titles include "Con Alma", "Suite Sunday", "Suntory Blues", and "Fantasy In D".
Masahiko Togashi - Song For Myself (1974) {2015 DSD Japan East Wind Masters Collection 1000 Series UCCJ-9136}

Masahiko Togashi - Song For Myself (1974) {2015 DSD Japan East Wind Masters Collection 1000 Series UCCJ-9136}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 162 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 97 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 194 Mb | 5% repair rar | DSD Mastering
© 1974, 2015 East Wind Music / Universal Japan | UCCJ-9136
Jazz / Avant-Garde Jazz / Chamber Music / Drums

Reissue with the latest DSD remastering. The intimate nature of the title is very apt on this one – as the album features spare duets between drummer Masahiko Togashi and other Japanese musicians – including the great Sadao Watanabe on flute, and either Masahiko Satoh and Masabumi Kikuchi on piano! The sound is open, and sometimes a bit free – but in a way that's very inventive, and never too overpowering – as Togashi finds a way to really keep things grounded, and work in the best collaborative spirit with each musician. A real standout on the East West catalog of the 70s – and titles include "Haze", "Fairy Tale", "Song For Myself", and "Song For My Friends".
Ronnie Mathews - Trip To The Orient (1975) {2015 DSD Japan East Wind Masters Collection 1000 UCCJ-9148}

Ronnie Mathews - Trip To The Orient (1975) {2015 DSD Japan East Wind Masters Collection 1000 UCCJ-9148}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 249 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 99 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 144 Mb | 5% repair rar | DSD Mastering
© 1975, 2015 East Wind Music / Universal Japan | UCCJ-9148
Jazz / Hard Bop / Soul Jazz / Piano

One of the greatest sessions ever recorded by Ronnie Mathews – an excellent soul jazz pianist who's working here in a mode that's similar to that of Kenny Barron, Cedar Walton, or other 70s lyrical giants! Mathews' touch on the keys is incredible – at one moment extremely sensitive and pensive, at another racing forward with a searing searching spirituality that's driven on by the bass of Yoshio Suzuki and the drums of Louis Hayes – a great rhythm duo who really help give the record a very special, unique feel. The album features the original compositions "Ichiban", "K's Waltz", and "Jean-Marie" – plus a great version of "Manha Do Carnaval", which features Mathews on Fender Rhodes!
Lennie Tristano - Descent Into The Maelstrom (1952-66) {2015 DSD Japan East Wind Masters Collection 1000}

Lennie Tristano - Descent Into The Maelstrom (1952-66) {2015 DSD Japan East Wind Masters Collection 1000}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 132 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 101 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 144 Mb | 5% repair rar | DSD Mastering
© 1976, 2015 East Wind Music / Universal Japan | UCCJ-9170
Jazz / Bop / Cool / Avant-Garde Jazz / Piano

An excellent collection of rare material by this fantastic modernist piano player! The record compiles rare recordings from the years 1951 to 1966, including a few excellent solo recordings that stand as essential gems from his underrecorded career. Titles include "Ju Ju", "Pastime", "Stretch", "Dream: Paris 1965", and "Descent Into The Maelstrom". (Great Japanese pressing!) This hard-to-find LP starts off with the utterly unique title cut. On this completely atonal track (which predates Cecil Taylor by a few years), Lennie Tristano overdubbed several pianos and created picturesque and extremely intense music.
Don Friedman - Hope For Tomorrow (1975) {2015 DSD Japan East Wind Masters Collection 1000}

Don Friedman - Hope For Tomorrow (1975) {2015 DSD Japan East Wind Masters Collection 1000}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 199 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 91 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 149 Mb | 5% repair rar | DSD Mastering
© 2015 East Wind Music / Universal Japan | UCCJ-9156
Jazz / Post Bop / Modern Post Bebop / Soul Jazz / Piano

Reissue with the latest DSD remastering. A tremendous little album from pianist Don Friedman – a trio session, but one that's cut with a mixture of Fender Rhodes and electric bass, which gives the album a majestically soulful groove! Friedman's never sounded better, and the record is easily one of his best – with a sound that matches the best CTI sides of the time, colored by the freedoms of the Japanese recording scene of the 70s – territory that Don never hit this strongly again, and which makes the record a really unique outing, quite diferent than both his early work and later sides. The group features Lyn Christie on bass and Bill Goodwin on drums – and titles include "Paula's Wish", "Canvas On My Mind", "Lullaby For Lynne", "Hope For Tomorrow", and "A Place Within".