Jazz

Claire Martin & Richard Rodney Bennett – Witchcraft (2011) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Claire Martin & Richard Rodney Bennett - Witchcraft (2011) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Claire Martin & Richard Rodney Bennett – Witchcraft (2011) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz | Stereo & Multichannel
Hybrid SACD | Basic Covers Included
Total Size: 2.41 GB (ISO) + 1.90 GB (FLAC Mch) + 752 MB (FLAC Stereo) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Linn Records | EU | Cat#: AKD 359 | Genre: Jazz

Witchcraft is the result of the dynamic collaboration between Claire Martin and Richard Rodney Bennett. This album contains a thoughtful selection of songs from the Cy Coleman songbook. Together, this collection weaves together the opposing talents of the sultry jazz sensation Claire Martin and the polished, savvy keyboard skills and compositional insight of Richard Rodney Bennett. Martin’s strength as one of the best interpreters of the Great American Songbook shines through in this recording. The smoky elegance of her vocal sculpts itself around the smooth flowing textures of the piano accompaniment and the occasional vocal repartee of Bennett. Read More

Keith Jarrett, Gary Peacock, Jack DeJohnette – Standards Vol. 2 (1985) {2017, Japanese Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Keith Jarrett, Gary Peacock, Jack DeJohnette - Standards Vol. 2 (1985) {2017, Japanese Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Keith Jarrett, Gary Peacock, Jack DeJohnette – Standards Vol. 2 (1985) {2017, Japanese 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) + 888 MB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: ECM Records | Japan | Cat#: PROZ-1093 | Genre: Post Bop

One of three trio albums that pianist Keith Jarrett recorded with bassist Gary Peacock and drummer Jack DeJohnette during the same month, this second volume of Standards gets the edge over the first due to its slightly more challenging material. Jarrett, who has often taken himself a bit too seriously, is surprisingly playful at times in this format. In addition to Jarrett’s “So Tender,” there are such superior songs explored on this date as Alec Wilder’s “Moon and Sand,” “If I Should Lose You” and “I Fall in Love Too Easily.” Bassist Gary Peacock and drummer Jack DeJohnette listen closely to Jarrett and no matter what direction the pianist turns, they are already there waiting for him.Read More

Pat Metheny Group – Travels (1983) {2018, Japanese Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Pat Metheny Group - Travels (1983) {2018, Japanese Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Pat Metheny Group – Travels (1983) {2018, Japanese Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}
2x SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 3.96 GB (ISO) + 1.86 GB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: ECM Records | Japan | Cat#: PROZ-1113/4 | Genre: Jazz, Fusion

Now well into its gliding Brazilian-tinged mode, the Pat Metheny Group hits the road, as this two-CD set catches the band live in Dallas, Philadelphia, Hartford, Sacramento, and Nacogdoches, TX. Percussionist Naná Vasconcelos is still listed as a “special guest,” but ever since Wichita Falls, he had not only been a part of the group, he was the transforming element in the Metheny “sound,” adding his various shakers, effects and ethereal vocals.Read More

Miles Davis – Bitches Brew (1970) {2018, Japan Reissue, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Miles Davis - Bitches Brew (1970) {2018, Japan Reissue, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Miles Davis – Bitches Brew (1970) {2018, Japan Reissue, Hi-Res SACD Rip}
2x SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz | Stereo & Multichannel (4.0 Quad)
Hybrid SACD | No Scans Included
Total Size: 6.79 GB (ISO) + 3.27 GB (FLAC Mch) + 1.86 GB (FLAC Stereo) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Sony Records Int’l ‎| Japan | Cat#: SICJ-10008/9 | Genre: Jazz, Fusion

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VA – Concord Jazz Super Audio CD Sampler Volume 2 (2004) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}

VA - Concord Jazz Super Audio CD Sampler Volume 2 (2004) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}

VA – Concord Jazz Super Audio CD Sampler Volume 2 (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: 3.74 GB (ISO) + 3.13 GB (FLAC Mch) + 1.17 GB (FLAC Stereo) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Concord Jazz | USA | Cat#: SACD-1035-6 | Genre: Jazz

This SACD (DSD) sampler from Concord Jazz has stunning audio, so there’s that. But beyond there is also and nice mix of varying jazz tracks taken from previously released albums within their label. Favorites will certainly depend on what you like as songs range from the opening reggae infused track, “Reggae-Later” by Monty Alexander’s Ivory & Steel to “The Real Blues,” a live recording by The Ray Brown Trio to a solo piano tune called “Silent Pool” which closes out the album. Good stuff.Read More

Jacintha – Lush Life (2001) {DSD, WEB Hi-Res}

Jacintha - Lush Life (2001) {DSD, WEB Hi-Res}

Jacintha – Lush Life (2001) {DSD, WEB Hi-Res}
WEB Download | Hi-Res | DSF Tracks / DSD / 1bit / 2.82MHz
Total Size: 2.28 GB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Groove Note | Genre: Vocal Jazz

Might as well admit my bias: Jacintha has become one of my favorite living female vocalists. I initially came across her work when my friend Paul Seydor, a senior writer for The Absolute Sound, gave me a copy of her first Groove Note album Here’s to Ben, a tribute to legendary tenor saxophonist Ben Webster. I don’t know which impressed me more: the lushness of her voice or the vividness of her interpretations. Read More

Jacintha – Autumn Leaves: The Songs of Johnny Mercer (1999) {2009, DSD, WEB Hi-Res}

Jacintha - Autumn Leaves: The Songs of Johnny Mercer (1999) {2009, DSD, WEB Hi-Res}

Jacintha – Autumn Leaves: The Songs of Johnny Mercer (1999) {2009, DSD, WEB Hi-Res}
WEB Download | Hi-Res | DSF Tracks / DSD / 1bit / 2.82MHz
Total Size: 2.40 GB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Groove Note | Genre: Vocal Jazz

When Ying Tan told me that Jacintha’s second album for Groove Note would be a collection of Johnny Mercer songs, I felt a quickening of the pulse. Here surely would be a recital of rare sympathy: one of the most purely romantic of all lyricists interpreted by one of the most ravishingly beautiful voices to come along in jazz and popular music this last quarter century. Few new singers of standards display as much awareness of the performing traditions of the American popular song as this Singapore-born and raised jazz singer, whose first album for Groove Note paid explicit tribute to the great tenor saxophonist Ben Webster. Read More

Lyn Stanley – The Moonlight Sessions Volume Two (2017) {DSD128, WEB Hi-Res}

Lyn Stanley - The Moonlight Sessions Volume Two (2017) {DSD128, WEB Hi-Res}

Lyn Stanley – The Moonlight Sessions Volume Two (2017) {DSD128, WEB Hi-Res}
WEB Download | Hi-Res | DSF Tracks / DSD128 / 1bit / 5.64MHz
Total Size: 4.60 GB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: A.T. Music LLC | Genre: Vocal JAzz

The Moonlight Sessions Project, Volumes One and Two, are an exploration into the depths of love lost and love present. The project was developed with the intention of creating a new take and approach to arrangements and was dedicated to the famous arranger, Sammy Nestico, best known for his swinging Count Basie arrangements but also worked for many other music greats. Mr. Nestico was involved in the development of this project from its inception.Read More

Lyn Stanley – The Moonlight Sessions Volume One (2017) {DSD128, WEB Hi-Res}

Lyn Stanley - The Moonlight Sessions Volume One (2017) {DSD128, WEB Hi-Res}

Lyn Stanley – The Moonlight Sessions Volume One (2017) {DSD128, WEB Hi-Res}
WEB Download | Hi-Res | DSF Tracks / DSD128 / 1bit / 5.64MHz
Total Size: 4.06 GB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: A.T. Music LLC | Genre: Vocal Jazz

The Moonlight Sessions Project is Lyn Stanley’s best music to date. Filled with the A-Team for jazz musicians–literally the who’s who for today’s superstars–and the most interesting arrangements created in years. And, her musicians think this is one of the best albums they have worked on in a very long time.Read More

VA – Welcome To The Top Of The World: SACD-SHM Version Compilation (2010) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}

VA - Welcome To The Top Of The World: SACD-SHM Version Compilation (2010) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}

VA – Welcome To The Top Of The World: SACD-SHM Version Compilation (2010) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 2.86 GB (ISO) + 1.25 GB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Universal | Japan | Cat#: UIGY-9036/7 | Genre: Jazz, Rock, Classical

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Van Morrison – The Prophet Speaks (2018) {WEB, CD-Format + Hi-Res}

Van Morrison - The Prophet Speaks (2018) {WEB, CD-Format + Hi-Res}

Van Morrison – The Prophet Speaks (2018) {WEB, CD-Format + Hi-Res}
WEB Download | FLAC Tracks / 16bit / 44.1kHz / CD-Format | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 96kHz / Hi-Res
Total Size: 440 MB (CD-Format) + 1.46 GB (Hi-Res) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Exile Productions Ltd. | Genre: Vocal Jazz

Instead of celebrating the 50th anniversary of the classic Astral Weeks, Van Morrison continues to deliver new work at an enviable pace. He’s long sought to release more than a recording a year in order to keep pace with his intense work ethic. In 2016 he finagled a strategy to accomplish this when he signed separate yet simultaneous label deals allowing him that freedom.Read More