Author Archive: Your_SACD

Earth, Wind & Fire – Spirit & That’s The Way Of The World (2020) [Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Earth, Wind & Fire - Spirit & That's The Way Of The World (2020) [Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Earth, Wind & Fire – Spirit & That’s The Way Of The World (2020) [Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz | Stereo & Multichannel
Hybrid SACD | No Scans
Total Size: 3.50 GB (ISO) + 2.95 GB (FLAC Mch) + 1.49 GB (FLAC Stereo) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Vocalion | Austria | Cat#: CDSML 8574 | Genre: Soul-Jazz, Funk, R&B

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Phil Woods / Donald Byrd – The Young Bloods (1956) [2013, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Phil Woods / Donald Byrd - The Young Bloods (1956) [2013, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Phil Woods / Donald Byrd – The Young Bloods (1956) [2013, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Hybrid SACD | No Scans
Total Size: 1.51 GB (ISO) + 680 MB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Analogue Productions | US | Cat#: CPRJ 7080 SA | Genre: Jazz

For this early hard bop date, altoist Phil Woods and trumpeter Donald Byrd were co-leaders. In fact, the music had at one point earlier on been released with Byrd getting first billing. Since the spirited altoist contributed four of the six tunes (including “House of Chan” and “In Walked George”) and consistently takes solo honors, it is only right that the date finally appeared under Woods’ name.Read More

Sonny Stitt – Blows The Blues (1960) [2012, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Sonny Stitt - Blows The Blues (1960) [2012, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Sonny Stitt – Blows The Blues (1960) [2012, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Hybrid SACD | No Scans
Total Size: 1.52 GB (ISO) + 697 MB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Analogue Productions | US | Cat#: CVRJ 6149 SA | Genre: Jazz, Blues

Sonny Stitt led a number of excellent record dates in 1959, especially at the end of the year when he produced three LPs for Verve over a span of three sessions with pianist Lou Levy, bassist Leroy Vinnegar, and drummer Mel Lewis.Read More

Elvin Jones – Dear John C. (1965) [2011, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Elvin Jones - Dear John C. (1965) [2011, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Elvin Jones – Dear John C. (1965) [2011, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Hybrid SACD | No Scans
Total Size: 1.62 GB (ISO) + 748 MB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Analogue Productions | US | Cat#: CIPJ 88 SA | Genre: Jazz

The second album by Elvin Jones as sole title rights leader (excluding the co-op ensemble that recorded the stunning and essential progressive jazz icon Illumination!) has the drummer sounding more like a backup musician, as he claims no compositional duties or noticeable solo space. In fact, this is one of the very best albums in the career of alto saxophonist Charlie Mariano, who occupies the bulk of lead lines and improvising responsibilities.Read More

Wynton Kelly Trio / Wes Montgomery – Smokin’ At The Half Note (1965) [2013, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Wynton Kelly Trio / Wes Montgomery - Smokin' At The Half Note (1965) [2013, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Wynton Kelly Trio / Wes Montgomery – Smokin’ At The Half Note (1965) [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) + 770 MB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Analogue Productions | US | Cat#: CVRJ 8633 SA | Genre: Jazz

Smokin’ at the Half Note is essential listening for anyone who wants to hear why Montgomery’s dynamic live shows were considered the pinnacle of his brilliant and incredibly influential guitar playing. Pat Metheny calls this “the absolute greatest jazz guitar album ever made,” and with performances of this caliber (“Unit 7” boasts one of the greatest guitar solos ever recorded) his statement is easily validated.Read More

The Ben Webster Quintet – Soulville (1958) [2013, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]

The Ben Webster Quintet - Soulville (1958) [2013, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]

The Ben Webster Quintet – Soulville (1958) [2013, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Hybrid SACD | No Scans
Total Size: 1.70 GB (ISO) + 685 MB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Analogue Productions | US | Cat#: CVRJ 8274 SA | Genre: Jazz

The by turns grizzled and vaporous-toned Webster really hit his stride on the Verve label. During a stretch from roughly 1953-1959, the Ellington alumnus showcased his supreme playing with both combos and string sections, swingers and ballads — and lurking beneath his blustery and hulking sound were solo lines brimming with sophistication and wit.Read More

Art Pepper – Art Pepper Meets The Rhythm Section (1957) [2002, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Art Pepper - Art Pepper Meets The Rhythm Section (1957) [2002, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Art Pepper – Art Pepper Meets The Rhythm Section (1957) [2002, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 2.15 GB (ISO) + 0.99 GB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Analogue Productions | US | Cat#: CAPJ 7532 SA | Genre: Bop, Cool Jazz

By the time of this, Art Pepper’s tenth recording as a leader, he was making his individual voice on the alto saxophone leave the cozy confines of his heroes Charlie Parker and Lee Konitz. Joining the Miles Davis rhythm section of pianist Red Garland, bassist Paul Chambers, and drummer Philly Joe Jones made the transformation all that more illuminating.Read More

Art Pepper – Art Pepper + Eleven (Modern Jazz Classics) (1959) [2004, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Art Pepper - Art Pepper + Eleven (Modern Jazz Classics) (1959) [2004, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Art Pepper – Art Pepper + Eleven (Modern Jazz Classics) (1959) [2004, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 2.36 GB (ISO) + 1.16 GB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Contemporary Records | US | Cat#: CSA-7568-6 | Genre: Big Band, Cool Jazz

This is a true classic. Altoist Art Pepper is joined by an 11-piece band playing Marty Paich arrangements of a dozen jazz standards from the bop and cool jazz era. Trumpeter Jack Sheldon has a few solos, but the focus is very much on the altoist who is in peak form for this period.Read More

Art Pepper – Surf Ride (1956) [2012, Japan, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Art Pepper - Surf Ride (1956) [2012, Japan, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Art Pepper – Surf Ride (1956) [2012, Japan, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Single Layer SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 1.79 GB (ISO) + 849 MB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Savoy Records | Japan | Cat#: COGY-1022 | Genre: Jazz

The music on this Savoy LP is quite brilliant, but the packaging leaves something to be desired. The recording dates are all incorrect and there are only 12 performances included (around 37 minutes). There are quartet outings with either Russ Freeman or Hampton Hawes on piano and tracks from a classic session with tenor saxophonist Jack Montrose.Read More