Al Di Meola – Flesh On Flesh (2003) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Al Di Meola - Flesh On Flesh (2003) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Al Di Meola – Flesh On Flesh (2003) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]
SACD-ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz
DSF-Tracks / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz
FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Stereo & Multichannel | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 3.30 GB (ISO) + 8.31 GB (DSF) + 3.64 GB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Telarc | US | Cat#: SACD-63543 | Genre: Jazz Fusion

Al di Meola continues to broaden his musical horizons with Flesh on Flesh, his fourth release for the Telarc recording label. The great guitarist is joined by two members of his World Sinfonia acoustic group — Gumbi Ortiz on percussion and Mario Parmisano on keyboards — in addition to such stellar musicians as Gonzalo Rubalcaba, flutist Alejandro Santos, and bassist Anthony Jackson, who recorded with di Meola on his 1977 best-selling album, Elegant Gypsy. Continue reading “Al Di Meola – Flesh On Flesh (2003) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]”

Various Artists – Accuphase (Special Sound Selection 4 For Superior Equipment) [2017] [Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Various Artists - Accuphase (Special Sound Selection 4 For Superior Equipment) [2017] [Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Various Artists – Accuphase (Special Sound Selection 4 For Superior Equipment) [2017]
[Hi-Res SACD Rip]

SACD-ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz
DSF-Tracks / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz
FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Total Size: 3.22 GB (ISO) + 3.14 GB (DSF) + 1.28 GB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Octavia Records Inc. | Japan | Cat#: SCD-4 | Genre: Jazz, Classical
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Al Di Meola / John McLaughlin / Paco De Lucía – Friday Night In San Francisco (1981) [1999, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Al Di Meola / John McLaughlin / Paco De Lucía - Friday Night In San Francisco (1981) [1999, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Al Di Meola / John McLaughlin / Paco De Lucía – Friday Night In San Francisco (1981)
[1999, 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: 1.69 GB (ISO) + 1.66 GB (DSF) + 754 MB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Columbia / Legacy | US | Cat#: CS 65168 | Genre: Flamenco, Latin Jazz

Loose and spontaneous, this (mainly) live album is a meeting of three of the greatest guitarists in the world for an acoustic summit the likes of which the guitar-playing community rarely sees. Broken up into three duo and two trio performances, Friday Night in San Francisco catches all three players at the peaks of their quite formidable powers. Continue reading “Al Di Meola / John McLaughlin / Paco De Lucía – Friday Night In San Francisco (1981) [1999, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]”

Al Di Meola – Consequence Of Chaos (2006) [CD + Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Al Di Meola - Consequence Of Chaos (2006) [CD + Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Al Di Meola – Consequence Of Chaos (2006) [CD + Hi-Res SACD Rip]
SACD-ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz
DSF Tracks / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz
FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
CD / EAC Rip / FLAC Image + Cue + Log
Full Scans Included
Total Size: 3.90 GB (ISO) + 10.3 GB (DSF) + 4.34 GB (FLAC) + 471 MB (CD) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Telarc | US | Cat#: SACD-63649 / CD-83649 | Genre: Jazz Fusion

The sticker on the disc’s cover states that this is “a return to his solid-body electric guitar,” and while that may be true in parts, Consequence of Chaos is still pretty far from the tense, nonstop electric sizzle of di Meola’s first three albums, which are landmarks in the jazz fusion genre. Continue reading “Al Di Meola – Consequence Of Chaos (2006) [CD + Hi-Res SACD Rip]”

Miles Davis – Kind Of Blue (1959) [2015, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Miles Davis - Kind Of Blue (1959) [2015, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Miles Davis – Kind Of Blue (1959) [2015, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip]
SACD-ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz
DSF Tracks / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz
FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
CD-Layer / EAC Rip / FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log
Full Scans Included
Total Size: 1.92 GB (ISO) + 1.89 GB (DSF) + 891 MB (FLAC) + 274 MB (CD-Layer) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab | US | Cat#: UDSACD 2085 | Genre: Hard Bop, Post Bop
Update: CD-Layer & DSF Tracks have been added

Kind of Blue isn’t merely an artistic highlight for Miles Davis, it’s an album that towers above its peers, a record generally considered as the definitive jazz album. To be reductive, it’s the Citizen Kane of jazz — an accepted work of greatness that’s innovative and entertaining. That may not mean it’s the greatest jazz album ever made, but it certainly is a universally acknowledged standard of excellence. Continue reading “Miles Davis – Kind Of Blue (1959) [2015, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip]”

Miles Davis – Milestones (1958) [2012, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Miles Davis - Milestones (1958) [2012, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Miles Davis – Milestones (1958) [2012, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip]
SACD-ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz
DSF Tracks / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz
FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
CD-Layer / EAC Rip / FLAC Image + Cue + Log
Full Scans Included
Total Size: 2.00 GB (ISO) + 1.97 GB (DSF) + 710 MB (FLAC) + 220 MB (CD-Layer) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab | US | Cat#: UDSACD 2084 | Genre: Hard Bop
Update: CD-Layer & DSF Tracks have been added

What is immedately noticeable upon listening to Miles Davis’ classic first — and only — album with his original sextet is how deep the blues presence is on it. Though it’s true that the album’s title cut is rightfully credited with introducing modalism into jazz, and defining Davis’ music for years to come, it is the sole selection of its kind on the record. Continue reading “Miles Davis – Milestones (1958) [2012, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip]”

Eric Alexander Quartet – Gentle Ballads V (2014) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Eric Alexander Quartet - Gentle Ballads V (2014) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Eric Alexander Quartet – Gentle Ballads V (2014) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]
SACD-ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz
DSF-Tracks / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz
FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Total Size: 2.52 GB (ISO) + 2.45 GB (DSF) + 1.25 GB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Venus Records | Japan | Cat#: VHGD-21 | Genre: Jazz

The fifth installment of tenor saxophonist Eric Alexander’s “Gentle Ballads” series doesn’t disappoint. His unwavering, strong tone and unsentimental approach, combined with a certain peacefulness and strong spirituality of his playing, produce stunning results. For the first time in this series, master pianist George Cables joins the band and makes valuable contributions. Continue reading “Eric Alexander Quartet – Gentle Ballads V (2014) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]”

Eric Alexander Quartet – Gentle Ballads VI (2022) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Eric Alexander Quartet - Gentle Ballads VI (2022) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Eric Alexander Quartet – Gentle Ballads VI (2022) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]
SACD-ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz
DSF-Tracks / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz
FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Total Size: 2.33 GB (ISO) + 2.29 GB (DSF) + 1.08 GB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Venus Records | Japan | Cat#: VHGD-374 | Genre: Jazz

More stunning playing from tenor saxophonist Eric Alexander’s Gentle Ballads series. Included are “So In Love,” “Hush-A-Bye,” “What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life” and more! Continue reading “Eric Alexander Quartet – Gentle Ballads VI (2022) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]”

Sonny Clark Trio – Sonny Clark Trio (1960) [2003, Audio Fidelity Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Sonny Clark Trio - Sonny Clark Trio (1960) [2003, Audio Fidelity Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Sonny Clark Trio – Sonny Clark Trio (1960) [2003, Audio Fidelity 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: 3.10 GB (ISO) + 3.06 GB (DSF) + 1.36 GB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Audio Fidelity | US | Cat#: AFZ 006 | Genre: Piano Jazz
Update: DSF Tracks have been added

This lesser-known Sonny Clark session (his only studio album not made for Blue Note) is sometimes issued under drummer Max Roach’s name, too. They are joined by bassist George Duvivier for a set of generally obscure Clark originals including “Minor Meeting,” “Blues Mambo,” and “My Conception” (which is taken as an unaccompanied piano solo). Although not obvious while listening to his recording, Clark’s life was in decline and this would be his penultimate date as a leader. Continue reading “Sonny Clark Trio – Sonny Clark Trio (1960) [2003, Audio Fidelity Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]”

Chick Corea – Albums Collection (1968-2021) [Official Digital Release] [Hi-Res]

Chick Corea - Albums Collection (1968-2021) [Official Digital Release] [Hi-Res]

Chick Corea – Albums Collection (1968-2021) [Official Digital Release] [Hi-Res]
FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 44.1kHz / 48kHz / 96kHz / 192kHz
DSF Tracks / DSD64
19 Albums | Total Size: 35.7 GB | 3% RAR Recovery
Continue reading “Chick Corea – Albums Collection (1968-2021) [Official Digital Release] [Hi-Res]”

Coleman Hawkins – Coleman Hawkins And Confrères (1958) [2012, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Coleman Hawkins - Coleman Hawkins And Confrères (1958) [2012, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Coleman Hawkins – Coleman Hawkins And Confrères (1958) [2012, Remastered, 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: 1.45 GB (ISO) + 1.41 GB (DSF) + 666 MB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Analogue Productions | US | Cat#: CVRJ 6110 SA | Genre: Bop, Hard Bop

Coleman & Confreres. Ben Webster (ts), Roy Eldridge (tpt), and Hawkins head things up. This is one of the few worthwhile releases in this special Alpha series. Continue reading “Coleman Hawkins – Coleman Hawkins And Confrères (1958) [2012, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]”

Ray Charles – Albums Collection (1957-2022) [Official Digital Release] [Hi-Res]

Ray Charles - Albums Collection (1957-2022) [Official Digital Release] [Hi-Res]

Ray Charles – Albums Collection (1957-2022) [Official Digital Release] [Hi-Res]
FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 44.1kHz / 48kHz / 88.2kHz / 96kHz / 192kHz
19 Albums | Total Size: 23.5 GB | 3% RAR Recovery
Continue reading “Ray Charles – Albums Collection (1957-2022) [Official Digital Release] [Hi-Res]”

Weather Report – Heavy Weather (1977) [2017, Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Weather Report - Heavy Weather (1977) [2017, Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Weather Report – Heavy Weather (1977) [2017, Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip]
SACD-ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz
DSF Tracks / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz
FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
CD-Layer / EAC Rip / FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log
Full Scans Included
Total Size: 1.57 GB (ISO) + 1.54 GB (DSF) + 731 MB (FLAC) + 234 MB (CD-Layer) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Audio Fidelity | Austria | Cat#: AFZ 258 | Genre: Jazz Fusion
Update: DSF Tracks have been added

Weather Report’s biggest-selling album is that ideal thing, a popular and artistic success — and for the same reasons. For one thing, Joe Zawinul revealed an unexpectedly potent commercial streak for the first time since his Cannonball Adderley days, contributing what has become a perennial hit, “Birdland.” Indeed, “Birdland” is a remarkable bit of record-making, a unified, ever-developing piece of music that evokes, without in any way imitating, a joyous evening on 52nd St. with a big band. Continue reading “Weather Report – Heavy Weather (1977) [2017, Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip]”

Weather Report – Tale Spinnin’ (1975) [2016, Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Weather Report - Tale Spinnin' (1975) [2016, Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Weather Report – Tale Spinnin’ (1975) [2016, Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip]
SACD-ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz
DSF Tracks / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz
FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
CD-Layer / EAC Rip / FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log
Full Scans Included
Total Size: 688 MB (ISO) + 1.77 GB (DSF) + 851 MB (FLAC) + 270 MB (CD-Layer) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Audio Fidelity | Austria | Cat#: AFZ 248 | Genre: Jazz Fusion
Update: DSF Tracks have been added

Tale Spinnin’ is the sixth album by Weather Report, recorded and released in 1975, featuring the addition of Leon “Ndugu” Chancler on the drums. Ndugu was recruited after Josef Zawinul heard him play with Carlos Santana. Weather Report was recording next door to Ndugu in the studio, and Chancler was asked to join them for a recording session. Continue reading “Weather Report – Tale Spinnin’ (1975) [2016, Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip]”

Buddy Rich – The Greatest Drummer Who Ever Lived… with “The Best Band I Ever Had” (1977) [2002, Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Buddy Rich - The Greatest Drummer Who Ever Lived... with

Buddy Rich – The Greatest Drummer Who Ever Lived… with “The Best Band I Ever Had” (1977) [2002, Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip]
SACD-ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz
DSF Tracks / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz
FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
CD-Layer / EAC Rip / FLAC Image + Cue + Log
Full Scans Included
Total Size: 1.24 GB (ISO) + 1.21 GB (DSF) + 583 MB (FLAC) + 249 MB (CD-Layer) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Audio Fidelity | US | Cat#: AFZ 003 | Genre: Big Band, Jazz
Update: DSF Tracks have been added

Although the title of this reissue is not necessarily accurate (Buddy Rich’s 1966 big band was a stronger unit), this is a high-quality jazz album. Rich surprisingly does not solo much (just on Chick Corea’s “Fiesta”) but the material is strong, the arrangements (by Mike Abene, Frank Perowsky, Tom Boros, Barry Keiner and Barry Mintzer) are colorful, and the soloists are excellent. Continue reading “Buddy Rich – The Greatest Drummer Who Ever Lived… with “The Best Band I Ever Had” (1977) [2002, Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip]”