Jazz

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

Lou Donaldson – Blues Walk (1958) {2010, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Lou Donaldson - Blues Walk (1958) {2010, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Lou Donaldson – Blues Walk (1958) {2010, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 1.38 GB (ISO) + 649 MB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Analogue Productions | USA | Cat#: CBNJ 81593 SA | Genre: Bop, Hard Bop

Lou Donaldson’s undisputed masterpiece, Blues Walk, marks the point where the altoist began to decisively modify his heavy Charlie Parker influence and add a smoky, bluesy flavor of his own. The material is still firmly in the bebop vein, and the mellower moments aren’t as sleepy as some of Donaldson’s subsequent work, so the album sounds vital and distinctive even as it slows down and loosens things up.Read More

The Three Sounds – Bottoms Up! (1959) {2010, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

The Three Sounds - Bottoms Up! (1959) {2010, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

The Three Sounds – Bottoms Up! (1959) {2010, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 1.60 GB (ISO) + 762 MB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Analogue Productions | USA | Cat#: CBNJ 84014 SA | Genre: Hard Bop, Soul-Jazz

The second record by the Three Sounds (which, like too many of their recordings, has yet to be reissued on CD in the U.S.) features the increasingly popular group in prime form. Pianist Gene Harris, bassist Andy Simpkins and drummer Bill Dowdy are in top form performing their brand of funky jazz, which left plenty of room for inventive solos along with the percolating grooves. On this set, the trio plays seven standards (including “Besame Mucho,” “Love Walked In” and “I Could Write a Book”), plus the original “Jinne Lou.” Well worth searching for.Read More

Keith Jarrett Trio – Standards Live (1986) {2018, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Keith Jarrett Trio - Standards Live (1986) {2018, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Keith Jarrett Trio – Standards Live (1986) {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: 2.27 GB (ISO) + 1.09 GB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: ECM Records | Japan | Cat#: PROZ-1105 | Genre: Jazz

Keith Jarrett’s Standards Trio spread their wings during live performance in as astute and dignified a manner as any group since the similarly sized Bill Evans ensembles of three decades prior. Bassist Gary Peacock and drummer Jack DeJohnette easily match the Evans bandmates Scott LaFaro and Paul Motian in terms of their telepathy, rhythmic savvy, harmonic ideas and supportive idealism.Read More

Keith Jarrett Trio – Changes (1984) {2018, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Keith Jarrett Trio - Changes (1984) {2018, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Keith Jarrett Trio – Changes (1984) {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: 1.56 GB (ISO) + 756 MB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: ECM Records | Japan | Cat#: PROZ-1104 | Genre: Contemporary Jazz

Unlike the other two Keith Jarrett trio recordings from January 1983, this collaboration with bassist Gary Peacock and drummer Jack DeJohnette does not feature standards. The trio performs the 30-minute “Flying” and a 6-minute “Prism,” both of them Jarrett originals. “Flying,” which has several sections, keeps one’s interest througout while the more concise “Prism” has a beautiful melody. It is a nice change to hear Jarrett (who normally plays unaccompanied) interacting with a trio of superb players.Read More

Miles Davis – Miles Smiles (1967) {2018, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Miles Davis - Miles Smiles (1967) {2018, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Miles Davis – Miles Smiles (1967) {2018, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}
EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 286 MB (CD-Layer) + 1.68 GB (SACD ISO) + 841 MB (SACD FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: MFSL UltraDisc UHR | USA | Cat#: UDSACD 2201 | Genre: Post Bop

With their second album, Miles Smiles, the second Miles Davis Quintet really began to hit their stride, delving deeper into the more adventurous, exploratory side of their signature sound. This is clear as soon as “Orbits” comes crashing out the gate, but it’s not just the fast, manic material that has an edge — slower, quieter numbers are mercurial, not just in how they shift melodies and chords, but how the voicing and phrasing never settles into a comfortable groove.Read More

Rebecca Pidgeon – Retrospective (2003) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Rebecca Pidgeon - Retrospective (2003) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Rebecca Pidgeon – Retrospective (2003) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 3.98 GB (ISO) + 1.91 GB (FLAC Mch) + 1.07 GB (FLAC Stereo) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Chesky Records | USA | Cat#: SACD242 | Genre: Contemporary Jazz

Rebecca Pidgeon’s signature sweet voice has spanned three solo albums and distinct musical and song styles; now commemorating the best from each album, Retrospective highlights the individual tiles that together create an exacting mosaic of this amazing singer/songwriter. The collection starts off with a bang featuring Rebecca’s highly regarded rendition of Spanish Harlem, considered an audiophile classic. The release hosts key selections from each of Rebecca’s albums including such favorites as 24 Hours of Love, Fhear a Bhata, and Primitive Man. Retrospective finishes gallantly with the inspiring piece that combines spoken word by husband and famous playwright David Mamet with Sam Cooke’s Bring It On Home To Me, all warmly overlaid with Robert Burns’ famous poem Auld Lang Syne.Read More

Rebecca Pidgeon – The Raven (1994) {2007, Reissue, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Rebecca Pidgeon - The Raven (1994) {2007, Reissue, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Rebecca Pidgeon – The Raven (1994) {2007, Reissue, Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 3.35 GB (ISO) + 1.76 GB (FLAC Mch) + 0.98 GB (FLAC Stereo) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Chesky Records | USA | Cat#: SACD329 | Genre: Contemporary Jazz

Reflective yet contemporary, Rebecca’s lovely voice rings with honest, unpretentious confidence and vivid tenderness. While her Celtic melodies set the mood, her lyrics tell stories, full, rich, textured, and open hearted. The Raven marks the U.S. debut of this amazing talent & Chesky Record’s most striking, powerful and fully realized vocal record to date.Read More

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