Kenny G – Live (1989) [2015, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Kenny G - Live (1989) [2015, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Kenny G – Live (1989) [2015, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]
SACD-ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz
FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Full Scans Included
Total Size: 3.04 GB (ISO) + 1.42 GB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Sony Music | Hong Kong | Cat#: 82876521642 | Genre: Smooth Jazz

Quite often, so-called smooth jazz artists who are mindlessly predictable in the studio become a lot more spontaneous and risk-taking on-stage. Playing for themselves instead of pandering to radio, they’re much more inclined to let loose. But Kenny G Live was only a slight improvement over 1986’s Duotones and 1988’s Silhouette, the knee-jerk studio recordings that made him a superstar. Continue reading “Kenny G – Live (1989) [2015, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]”

Bernard Herrmann – The Four Faces Of Jazz (1973) [1996, MFSL Remastered, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip]

Bernard Herrmann - The Four Faces Of Jazz (1973) [1996, MFSL Remastered, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip]

Bernard Herrmann – The Four Faces Of Jazz (1973) [1996, MFSL Remastered, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip]
Vinyl Rip | Hi-Res / FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 96kHz | CD-Quality / FLAC Tracks / 16bit / 44.1kHz
Full Scans Included
Total Size: 1.01 GB (Hi-Res) + 289 MB (CD-Quality) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab | US | Cat#: MFSL 1-255 | Genre: Big Band
Half-Speed Mastered

This delightful release, from the Indian Summer of Bernard Herrmann’s recording career, always got neglected by its potential audiences, ignored by Herrmann’s fans in favor of his recordings of his film music or his own classical compositions (or more conventionally familiar works such as The Planets) and missed totally by jazz listeners of a historical bent. Continue reading “Bernard Herrmann – The Four Faces Of Jazz (1973) [1996, MFSL Remastered, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip]”

Oscar Peterson Trio With Milt Jackson – Very Tall (1962) [1995, MFSL Remastered, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip]

Oscar Peterson Trio With Milt Jackson - Very Tall (1962) [1995, MFSL Remastered, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip]

Oscar Peterson Trio With Milt Jackson – Very Tall (1962)
[1995, MFSL Remastered, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip]

Vinyl Rip | Hi-Res / FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 96kHz | CD-Quality / FLAC Tracks / 16bit / 44.1kHz
Full Scans Included
Total Size: 880 MB (Hi-Res) + 244 MB (CD-Quality) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab | US | Cat#: MFSL 1-243 | Genre: Hard Bop
Half-Speed Mastered

This first matchup on records between pianist Oscar Peterson and vibraphonist Milt Jackson was so logical that it is surprising it did not occur five years earlier. Originally recorded for Verve and three decades later reissued on this audiophile CD by Mobile Fidelity, the quartet set (which also includes bassist Ray Brown and drummer Ed Thigpen) swings as hard as one might expect. Continue reading “Oscar Peterson Trio With Milt Jackson – Very Tall (1962) [1995, MFSL Remastered, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip]”

Blood, Sweat And Tears – Blood, Sweat And Tears (1968) [1996, MFSL Remastered, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip]

Blood, Sweat And Tears - Blood, Sweat And Tears (1968) [1996, MFSL Remastered, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip]

Blood, Sweat And Tears – Blood, Sweat And Tears (1968) [1996, MFSL Remastered, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip]
Vinyl Rip | Hi-Res / FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 96kHz | CD-Quality / FLAC Tracks / 16bit / 44.1kHz
Full Scans Included
Total Size: 0.99 GB (Hi-Res) + 292 MB (CD-Quality) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab | US | Cat#: MFSL 1-251 | Genre: Classic Rock Rock, Jazz Fusion
Half-Speed Mastered

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Simone – Let’s Fall In Love (2016) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Simone - Let's Fall In Love (2016) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Simone – Let’s Fall In Love (2016) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]
SACD-ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz
DSF Tracks / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz
FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Total Size: 2 GB (ISO) + 1.94 GB (DSF) + 981 MB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Venus Records | Japan | Cat#: VHGD-178 | Genre: Vocal Jazz

Simone is joined by a cast of talented musicians for Let’s Fall In Love. Simone puts her own unique spin on country music artist Alison Kraus’s “Ghost In This House” as well as jazz standards like “Moon Glow.” Continue reading “Simone – Let’s Fall In Love (2016) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]”

José James – Merry Christmas From José James (2021) [Japan]

José James - Merry Christmas From José James (2021) [Japan]

José James – Merry Christmas From José James (2021) [Japan]
EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 302 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Universal | Japan | Cat#: UCCU 1654 | Genre: Vocal Jazz, Christmas

Jazz artist José James (Rainbow Blonde Records) released his first ever Christmas album Merry Christmas from José James on November 19th. The contemporary album celebrates the holiday season while honoring classic jazz and pop records of the 1950s. Today James releases the first single, “My Favorite Things,” a joyful rendition of the John Coltrane staple. A 13 date tour to support the album will launch at SF Jazz in San Francisco on November 27th and conclude at New York’s City Winery on December 14th. Stops also include Seattle, Portland, Santa Cruz, LA, Phoenix, Santa Fe, Minneapolis and Chicago. Continue reading “José James – Merry Christmas From José James (2021) [Japan]”

Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga – Love For Sale (2021) [Deluxe Edition]

Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga - Love For Sale (2021) [Deluxe Edition]

Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga – Love For Sale (2021) [Deluxe Edition]
EAC Rip | 2xCD | FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log | Scans Included
Total Size: 830 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Columbia | EU | Cat#: 00602435492766 | Genre: Vocal Jazz

Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga recorded Love for Sale, their second duet album, with the knowledge that it was likely the last from Bennett. Back in 2016, two years before the sessions for Love for Sale started, Bennett was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. By the time Love for Sale was released in 2021, he’d officially retired from live performances. The Gaga collaboration wasn’t billed as Bennett’s final album, but given his health and advanced age (he turned 95 in 2021), Love for Sale is more likely than not a farewell. Continue reading “Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga – Love For Sale (2021) [Deluxe Edition]”

Shelly Manne – 2 3 4 (1962) [2010, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Shelly Manne - 2 3 4 (1962) [2010, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Shelly Manne – 2 3 4 (1962) [2010, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]
SACD-ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz
DSF Tracks / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz
FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Full Scans Included
Total Size: 1.48 GB (ISO) + 1.45 GB (DSF) + 709 MB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Analogue Productions | US | Cat#: CIPJ 20 SA | Genre: Post Bop

This unusual set has five selections from a date featuring the great tenor Coleman Hawkins, pianist Hank Jones, bassist George Duvivier, and drummer Shelly Manne. Both “Take the ‘A’ Train” and “Cherokee” find the group at times playing two tempos at once (Manne sticks to double-time throughout “Cherokee”), and showing that they’d heard some of the avant-garde players. Continue reading “Shelly Manne – 2 3 4 (1962) [2010, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]”

Duke Jordan – Flight To Jordan (1960) [2011, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Duke Jordan - Flight To Jordan (1960) [2011, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Duke Jordan – Flight To Jordan (1960) [2011, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]
SACD-ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz
DSF Tracks / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz
FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Full Scans Included
Total Size: 2.01 GB (ISO) + 1.97 GB (DSF) + 937 MB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Analogue Productions | US | Cat#: CBNJ 84046 SA | Genre: Hard Bop

Duke Jordan, who played regularly with the Charlie Parker Quintet in 1947, was long known as a superior bebop pianist whose style was touched by the genius of Bud Powell’s innovations. This quintet album, also featuring trumpeter Dizzy Reece and the young tenor Stanley Turrentine, gave Jordan an opportunity to record six of his originals and, although none became as well-known as his “Jordu,” the music has plenty of strong melodies and variety. This is one of Duke Jordan’s better recordings and is quite enjoyable. Continue reading “Duke Jordan – Flight To Jordan (1960) [2011, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]”

Ben Webster – See You At The Fair (1964) [2010, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Ben Webster - See You At The Fair (1964) [2010, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Ben Webster – See You At The Fair (1964) [2010, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]
SACD-ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz
DSF Tracks / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz
FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Full Scans Included
Total Size: 1.44 GB (ISO) + 1.42 GB (DSF) + 679 MB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Analogue Productions | US | Cat#: CIPJ 65 SA | Genre: Jazz

Ben Webster’s final American recording was one of his greatest. At 55, the tenor saxophonist was still very much in his prime but considered out of style in the U.S. He would soon permanently move to Europe where he was better appreciated. Continue reading “Ben Webster – See You At The Fair (1964) [2010, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]”

Various Artists – Venus: The Amazing Super Audio CD Sampler Vol.1-24 [Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Various Artists - Venus: The Amazing Super Audio CD Sampler Vol.1-24 [Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Various Artists – Venus: The Amazing Super Audio CD Sampler Vol.1-24 [Hi-Res SACD Rip]
24 Discs | SACD-ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz
24 Discs | DSF Tracks / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz
24 Discs | LAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
No Scans
Total Size: 85.2 GB (ISO) + 83.7 GB (DSF) + 40.3 GB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Venus Records | Genre: Jazz, Vocal Jazz
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Diana Krall – Live In Paris (2002) [2021, Reissue, Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Diana Krall - Live In Paris (2002) [2021, Reissue, Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Diana Krall – Live In Paris (2002) [2021, Reissue, Hi-Res SACD Rip]
SACD-ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz
DSF Tracks / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz
FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
No Scans Included
Total Size: 2.90 GB (ISO) + 2.85 GB (DSF) + 1.30 GB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Verve Records | Hong Kong | Cat#: 5394174 | Genre: Vocal Jazz, Smooth Jazz

Recorded “live” at the Paris Olympia, Live in Paris offers listeners Diana Krall’s understanding of the musical techniques of composition, piano, and vocal improvisation on 12 songs from the Great American Songbooks of Cole Porter,Harold Arlen, George and Ira Gershwin, and contemporary artists Joni Mitchell and Billy Joel. Accompanied by the award-winning Anthony Wilson on guitar, John Pisano on acoustic guitar, John Clayton on bass, Jeff Hamilton on drums, and Paulinho Da Costa on percussion Continue reading “Diana Krall – Live In Paris (2002) [2021, Reissue, Hi-Res SACD Rip]”

Michael Bublé – Christmas (2011) [2021, Japanese Edition, 10th Anniversary, 2CD]

Michael Bublé - Christmas (2011) [2021, Japanese Edition, 10th Anniversary, 2CD]

Michael Bublé – Christmas (2011) [2021, Japanese Edition, 10th Anniversary, 2CD]
EAC Rip | 2xCD | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 583 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Warner Music | Japan | Cat#: WPCR 18476/7 | Genre: Vocal Jazz, Christmas
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