Jazz

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

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

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