Jazz

VA – Sony Super Audio CD – Ultimate Collection Volume 1 + Volume 2 (2001) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}

VA - Sony Super Audio CD - Ultimate Collection Volume 1 + Volume 2 (2001) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}

VA – Sony Super Audio CD – Ultimate Collection Volume 1 + Volume 2 (2001) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}
2x SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz | Stereo & Multichannel
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 6.65 GB (ISO) + 2.24 GB (FLAC Mch) + 2.02 GB (FLAC Stereo) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Sony Music Business Promotions | EU | Cat#: LSP9868412 | Genre: Pop, Jazz

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Lena Horne – Live On Broadway Lena Horne: The Lady And Her Music (1981) {1983, MFSL Remastered, CD-Format + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}

Lena Horne - Live On Broadway Lena Horne: The Lady And Her Music (1981) {1983, MFSL Remastered, CD-Format + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}

Lena Horne – Live On Broadway Lena Horne: The Lady And Her Music (1981)
{1983, MFSL Remastered, CD-Format + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}

2x Vinyl Rip | Hi-Res / FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 96kHz | CD-Format / FLAC Tracks / 16bit / 44.1kHz
Full Scans Included
Total Size: 2.09 GB (Hi-Res) + 593 MB (CD-Format) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab | Japan JVC Pressed | Cat#: MFSL 2-094 | Genre: Contemporary Jazz
Half-Speed Mastered

The success of Lena Horne: The Lady and Her Music, which opened at the Nederlander Theater on Broadway on May 12, 1981, and ran 333 performances, until June 30, 1982 (Horne’s 65th birthday) was a cumulative one. Horne had been performing in nightclubs, theaters, and casinos for 40 years, singing many of the same songs she sang at the Nederlander, but somehow the Broadway context and her perseverance combined to make this more than a glorified club act. Horne had the benefit of being an artist who had faced adversity (particularly, the vicissitudes of being an African-American star in Hollywood in the 1940s) and, if not triumphed, at least persisted, so that, as she reached her golden age, her struggles within the entertainment business could be seen as heroic. And, she was still at it, which made her, in the nomenclature of the time, a “survivor.”Read More

Woody Herman – The Fourth Herd (1960) {1995, MFSL Remastered, CD-Format + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}

Woody Herman - The Fourth Herd (1960) {1995, MFSL Remastered, CD-Format + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}

Woody Herman – The Fourth Herd (1960) {1995, MFSL Remastered, CD-Format + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}
Vinyl Rip | Hi-Res / FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 96kHz | CD-Format / FLAC Tracks / 16bit / 44.1kHz
Full Scans Included
Total Size: 743 MB (Hi-Res) + 218 MB (CD-Format) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab | USA | Cat#: MFSL 1-219 / ANADISQ 200™ | Genre: Big Band

Woodrow Charles Herman was an American jazz clarinetist, saxophonist, singer, and big band leader. Leading various groups called “The Herd”, Herman came to prominence in the late 1930s and was active until his death in 1987. His bands often played music that was cutting edge and experimental for its time; they received numerous Grammy nominations and awards.Read More

Various Artists – Funky Organ: B3 Jazz Grooves (2007) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Various Artists - Funky Organ: B3 Jazz Grooves (2007) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Various Artists – Funky Organ: B3 Jazz Grooves (2007) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 2.52 GB (ISO) + 1.17 GB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: HighNote Records | USA | Cat#: HCD 6017 | Genre: Jazz

Funky Organ: B-3 Jazz Grooves is a killer little comp of some truly bad-ass Hammond B-3 madness with music by Charles Earland, Bill Heid, Joey DeFrancesco, Mike LeDonne and Joey’s pop, Papa John. This is stellar funky groove played out over 50 minutes with bass out no-holds-barred greasy goodness.Read More

Miles Davis – Porgy And Bess (1959) {2019, MFSL Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Miles Davis - Porgy And Bess (1959) {2019, MFSL Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Miles Davis – Porgy And Bess (1959) {2019, MFSL Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 2.06 GB (ISO) + 973 MB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: MFSL UltraDisc UHR | USA | Cat#: UDSACD 2200 | Genre: Big Band, Modal

Tomes are available annotating the importance of this recording. The musical and social impact of Miles Davis, his collaborative efforts with Gil Evans, and in particular their reinvention of George Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess are indeed profound. However, the most efficient method of extricating the rhetoric and opining is to experience the recording.Read More

Jackie McLean Quintet – Lights Out! (1956) {2013, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Jackie McLean Quintet - Lights Out! (1956) {2013, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Jackie McLean Quintet – Lights Out! (1956) {2013, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 1.87 GB (ISO) + 829 MB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Analogue Productions | USA | Cat#: CPRJ 7035 SA | Genre: Jazz

Altoist Jackie McLean’s second session as a leader is reissued on this CD. The music that he makes with trumpeter Donald Byrd, pianist Elmo Hope, bassist Doug Watkins and drummer Art Taylor is essentially hard bop with fairly simple (or in some cases nonexistent) melody statements preceding two romps through the “I Got Rhythm” chord changes, a pair of blues, a thinly disguised “Embraceable You” and a straightforward version of “A Foggy Day.” Enjoyable if not really essential music from the up-and-coming altoist.Read More

Jackie McLean Quintet Introducing Bill Hardman – Jackie’s Pal (1956) {2013, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Jackie McLean Quintet Introducing Bill Hardman - Jackie's Pal (1956) {2013, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Jackie McLean Quintet Introducing Bill Hardman – Jackie’s Pal (1956) {2013, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 1.70 GB (ISO) + 742 MB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Analogue Productions | USA | Cat#: CPRJ 7068 SA | Genre: Hard Bop

Here was Bill Hardman, who he introduced into a quintet with Mal Waldron (piano), Paul Chambers (bass) and Philly Joe Jones (drums). Hardman’s hot breaking tone sounds a bit less forceful than on his (soon-to-be) later work with The Messengers, but it was already identifiable…Chambers has some exciting bowed spots, Mal Waldron was a bit bland and while Jones’ drumming fills the role, it missed the push Art Taylor’s drumming seemed to invite so often with McLean.Read More