Jazz

Caetano Veloso – A Foreign Sound (2004) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Caetano Veloso - A Foreign Sound (2004) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Caetano Veloso – A Foreign Sound (2004) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz | Stereo & Multichannel
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 4.39 GB (ISO) + 4.03 GB (FLAC Mch) + 1.50 GB (FLAC Stereo) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Universal Music | Brazil | Cat#: 0602498192283 | Genre: Bossa Nova, Easy Listening

When an international artist records an English-language album, crossover is usually in the cards. For Caetano Veloso, however, it’s an entirely different matter. The statesman of Brazilian pop, a musical giant who is on track to record more in his fifth decade of artistic striving than in any other (not to mention his accompanying exploits in literature), Veloso has no need to begin an American campaign. He also has shown no wish to. Caetano Veloso has never courted an American audience, though he has drawn a sizeable one because of his prescient, emotionally charged songwriting and a performance style that can be studied or unhinged depending on the circumstances required.Read More

George Benson – Breezin’ (1976) {1979, MFSL Remastered, CD-Format + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}

George Benson - Breezin' (1976) {1979, MFSL Remastered, CD-Format + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}

George Benson – Breezin’ (1976) {1979, 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: 895 MB (Hi-Res) + 314 MB (CD-Format) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab | Pressed In Japan on JVC | Cat#: MFSL 1-011 | Genre: Jazz Funk
Half-speed Mastered

All of a sudden, George Benson became a pop superstar with this album, thanks to its least representative track. Most of Breezin’ is a softer-focused variation of Benson’s R&B/jazz-flavored CTI work, his guitar as assured and fluid as ever with Claus Ogerman providing the suave orchestral backdrops and his crack then-working band (including Ronnie Foster on keyboards and sparkplug Phil Upchurch on rhythm guitar) pumping up the funk element.Read More

Weather Report – Night Passage (1980) {2018, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Weather Report - Night Passage (1980) {2018, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Weather Report – Night Passage (1980) {2018, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 749 MB (ISO) + 901 MB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Vocalio | UK | Cat#: CDSML 8541 | Genre: Jazz Fusion

Night Passage is the eleventh album by Weather Report, released in 1980. The tracks were recorded in August 1980 at The Complex studios in Los Angeles (before a crowd of 250 people who can be heard on a couple of tracks), except for “Madagascar”, recorded live in Osaka, in June of the same year. The album introduces a new member to the band, percussionist Robert Thomas Jr. Night Passage loses the over-done production layers of some of Weather Report’s earlier releases (most notably 1978’s Mr. Gone). What is lost in layers of overdubs is made up in solo improvisation in the classic jazz tradition.Read More

Quincy Jones – Ultimate Collection (2002) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Quincy Jones - Ultimate Collection (2002) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Quincy Jones – Ultimate Collection (2002) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 3.04 GB (ISO) + 1.36 GB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Hip-O Records | USA | Cat#: 314 583 565-2 | Genre: Jazz, R&B

In 1974, Quincy Jones, who already had a wide range of musical credits behind him, opted to enter the R&B mainstream by hiring vocalists and overseeing recordings in a commercial vein released under his name. The first of them was Body Heat, which went gold, and Jones followed with a series of records including 1981’s million-selling The Dude and the 1990 Album of the Year Grammy-winner Back on the Block.Read More

Leslie Pintchik – Quartets (2007) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Leslie Pintchik - Quartets (2007) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Leslie Pintchik – Quartets (2007) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz | Stereo & Multichannel
Hybrid SACD | Front & Back Covers Only
Total Size: 3-17 GB (ISO) + 2.28 GB (FLAC Mch) + 0.99 GB (FLAC Stereo) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Ambient Records | USA | Cat#: CD-006 | Genre: Jazz

Leslie Pintchik, on this, her second recording as a leader, presents two different quartets that surround her delicate, lithe, and grammatical piano. Two rearranged standards kick off the disc with the first foursome, a piano-bass-drums trio plus percussionist Satoshi Takeishi.Read More

David Wilczewski – Room In The Clouds (2006) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}

David Wilczewski - Room In The Clouds (2006) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}

David Wilczewski – Room In The Clouds (2006) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz | Stereo & Multichannel
Hybrid SACD | Front & Back Covers Only
Total Size: 4.21 GB (ISO) + 2.87 GB (FLAC Mch) + 1.38 GB (FLAC Stereo) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Opus 3 Records | USA & UK | Cat#: CD 22051 | Genre: Jazz

Dave Wilczewski continues to evolve as one of today’s most imaginative composers and exceptional saxophone soloists. “Room In The Clouds” is a mature and relaxed offering from a musician who is equally gifted as a player and writer. This distinctive recording will resonate with fans of the contemporary music scene and undoubtedly stand the test of time.Read More

Nnenna Freelon – Shaking Free (1996) {2003, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Nnenna Freelon - Shaking Free (1996) {2003, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Nnenna Freelon – Shaking Free (1996) {2003, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz | Stereo & Multichannel
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 3.43 GB (ISO) + 2.79 GB (FLAC Mch) + 1.02 GB (FLAC Stereo) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Concord Records | USA | Cat#: SACD-1012-6 | Genre: Vocal Jazz

For this excellent effort, Nnenna Freelon solidifies her position as one of the better female jazz singers of the 1990s. Her appealing voice and versatility are well displayed throughout a set that includes a 5/4 version of “Out of This World,” the folk song “Black Is the Color of My True Love’s Hair,” “Birk’s Works,” “I Thought About You,” “Nature Boy,” and three originals. Read More

Art Pepper – New York Album (1985) {1996, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Art Pepper - New York Album (1985) {1996, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Art Pepper – New York Album (1985) {1996, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Hybrid SACD | Front & Back Covers Only
Total Size: 1.57 GB (ISO) + 717 MB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Analogue Productions | USA | Cat#: APR 3012 | Genre: Bop, Cool Jazz

New York Album is an album by saxophonist Art Pepper recorded in 1979 at the sessions that produced So in Love but not released on the Galaxy label until 1985.Read More

Dexter Gordon – Dexter Calling… (1961) {2008, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Dexter Gordon - Dexter Calling... (1961) {2008, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Dexter Gordon – Dexter Calling… (1961) {2008, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 1.80 GB (ISO) + 866 MB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Analogue Productions | USA | Cat#: CBNJ 84083 SA | Genre: Hard Bop

Dexter Gordon’s second recording for Blue Note is a solidly swinging affair, yet constantly full of surprises. It’s not unexpected that Gordon’s tenor at this time (1961) was one of the most enjoyable in mainstream jazz, but his transition from the cool California scene to the hotter music environs of New York City had energized his sound and attitude.Read More