Jazz

John Coltrane – Standard Coltrane (1962) {2019, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

John Coltrane - Standard Coltrane (1962) {2019, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

John Coltrane – Standard Coltrane (1962) {2019, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Hybrid SACD | Front & Back Covers Only
Total Size: 1.40 GB (ISO) + 657 MB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Analogue Productions | USA | Cat#: CPRJ 7243 SA | Genre: Hard Bop

John Coltrane had yet to move into his modal post-bop phase in 1958 when he recorded a session for Prestige Records on July 11 with trumpeter/flügelhornist Wilbur Harden, pianist Red Garland, bassist Paul Chambers, and drummer Jimmy Cobb, the results of which were issued in 1962 as Standard Coltrane.Read More

Various Artists – 1977~1987 Fusion Best Sound Selection – Golden Age Of Crossover (2019) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Various Artists - 1977~1987 Fusion Best Sound Selection – Golden Age Of Crossover (2019) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Various Artists – 1977~1987 Fusion Best Sound Selection – Golden Age Of Crossover (2019) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Hybrid SACD | Scans Included
Total Size: 2.67 GB (ISO) + 1.17 GB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Stereo Sound | Japan | Cat#: SSRR-12 | Genre: Jazz, Fusion

A new release, “Golden Age of Crossover” (SACD/CD), is added to the “Critics Series” that have been produced as reference discs for the auditioning of audio components and are one of our well-received Reference Record Collections. “Golden Age of Crossover” is a compilation of fusion music selected by an audio critic, Yoshio Obara. With the cooperation of JVCKENWOOD Victor Entertainment, Obara has carefully chosen 13 tunes of Japanese fusion—all of which are his favorites from school days— from its music list, especially from those recognized their excellence in sound creation.Read More

Various Artists – Chicago Hit Factory: The Vee Jay Story 1953-1966 (2013) {10CDs, Box set}

Various Artists - Chicago Hit Factory: The Vee Jay Story 1953-1966 (2013) {10CDs, Box set}

Various Artists – Chicago Hit Factory: The Vee Jay Story 1953-1966 (2013) {10CDs, Box set}
EAC Rip | 10xCD | FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log | Scans Included
Total Size: 3.61 GB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Charly Records | Germany | Cat#: Charly 915 MB | Genre: Jazz, R&B

Motown is the black-owned Great Lakes R&B label synonymous with the ’60s but before their reign was Chicago’s Vee-Jay Records, ruling the charts for nearly a decade prior to the rise of the Detroit imprint. The tale of Vee-Jay has been told before in a variety of compilations, but Charly’s 2014 box set Chicago Hit Factory: The Vee-Jay Story 1953-1966 is easily the most comprehensive chronicle, lasting ten discs and encompassing all of the chapters in the label’s wild history.Read More

Miles Davis ‎– Great 5 (2016) {5x Discs, Box set, Japan, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Miles Davis ‎– Great 5 (2016) {5x Discs, Box set, Japan, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Miles Davis ‎– Great 5 (2016) {5x Discs, Box set, Japan, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}
5x SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 9.03 GB (ISO) + 4.11 GB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Esoteric Company | Japan | Cat#: ESSS-90154/8 | Genre: Jazz

Five Hybrid SACDs in hardback book-style digipaks with affixed booklets each containing two sets of liner notes in Japanese. Fold-out b/w facsimiles of original LP jackets (front and back) with original English liner notes included with each disc. Four-page insert with two sets of liner notes in Japanese.Read More

The Thelonious Monk Quartet – Monk’s Dream (1963) {2019, MFSL Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

The Thelonious Monk Quartet - Monk's Dream (1963) {2019, MFSL Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

The Thelonious Monk Quartet – Monk’s Dream (1963) {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: 1.76 GB (ISO) + 871 MB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: MFSL UltraDisc UHR | USA | Cat#: UDSACD 2207 | Genre: Hard Bop, Piano Jazz

Monk’s Dream is the Columbia Records debut release featuring the Thelonious Monk Quartet: Monk (piano), Charlie Rouse (tenor sax), John Ore (bass), and Frankie Dunlop (drums). Jazz scholars and enthusiasts alike also heralded this combo as the best Monk had been involved with for several years. Although he would perform and record supported by various other musicians, the tight — almost telepathic — dimensions that these four shared has rarely been equalled in any genre.Read More

Charles Mingus – Mingus Ah Um (1959) {2019, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Charles Mingus - Mingus Ah Um (1959) {2019, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Charles Mingus – Mingus Ah Um (1959) {2019, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}
EAC Rip | FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 289 MB (CD-Layer) + 1.87 GB (SACD ISO) + 947 MB (SACD FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: MFSL UltraDisc UHR | USA | Cat#: UDSACD 2208 | Genre: Jazz

Charles Mingus’ debut for Columbia, Mingus Ah Um is a stunning summation of the bassist’s talents and probably the best reference point for beginners. While there’s also a strong case for The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady as his best work overall, it lacks Ah Um’s immediate accessibility and brilliantly sculpted individual tunes. Mingus’ compositions and arrangements were always extremely focused, assimilating individual spontaneity into a firm consistency of mood, and that approach reaches an ultra-tight zenith on Mingus Ah Um.Read More

Tony Bennett – MTV Unplugged (1994) {1999, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Tony Bennett - MTV Unplugged (1994) {1999, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Tony Bennett – MTV Unplugged (1994) {1999, 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: 2.54 GB (ISO) + 1.18 GB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Columbia | EU | Cat#: CS 66214 | Genre: Big Band

Of course, Tony Bennett never was “plugged in,” so the concept here is redundant, but what the hell. It’s been a while since a Tony Bennett live album, and he’s always terrific in concert. Certainly, he is here, singing 22 pop standards, including many of his hits and many other songs he’s made his own. Elvis Costello and k.d. lang drop by, but they’re feeding off Bennett’s energy and star power, not the other way around. The album may be part of a successful marketing plan, but forget that and revel in the singing of a masterful song interpreter still, after 40 years, at the top of his game.Read More

Art Pepper – Promise Kept: The Complete Artists House Recordings (2019) {WEB, CD-Quality + Hi-Res}

Art Pepper - Promise Kept: The Complete Artists House Recordings (2019) {WEB, CD-Quality + Hi-Res}

Art Pepper – Promise Kept: The Complete Artists House Recordings (2019) {WEB, CD-Quality + Hi-Res}
WEB Download | CD-Quality / FLAC Tracks / 16bit / 44.1kHz | Hi-Res / FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 44.1kHz
Total Size: 2.16 GB (CD-Quality) + 3.90 GB (Hi-Res) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Omnivore Recordings | Genre: Jazz, Hard Bop

Producer Snyder had long wished to record Pepper, and to that end, booked him into a week at the Village Vanguard in New York. But the sax man was under contract to Contemporary Records, whose head Les Koenig opted to record the stint himself. Pepper, however, remained committed to recording for Snyder, the result of which was four albums recorded in 1979 and released in the ensuing years.Read More

Buena Vista Social Club – Buena Vista Social Club (1997) {CD + DVD-A + Hi-Res}

Buena Vista Social Club - Buena Vista Social Club (1997) {CD + DVD-A + Hi-Res}

Buena Vista Social Club – Buena Vista Social Club (1997) {CD + DVD-A + Hi-Res}
EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log
DVD-Audio | MPL (5.1 & 2.0 / 24bit / 96kHz) | AC-3 (5.1)
Hi-Res | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 96kHz | Stereo & Multichannel
Full Scans Included
Total Size: 355 MB (CD) + 5.46 GB (DVD-A) + 4.54 GB (Hi-Res) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: World Circuit / Nonesuch | EU / USA | Cat#: WCD050 / 79478-9 | Genre: Jazz, Latin

Buena Vista Social Club is the debut album by the eponymous ensemble of Cuban musicians directed by Juan de Marcos González and American guitarist Ry Cooder. It was recorded at Havana’s EGREM studios in March 1996 and released on September 16, 1997, on World Circuit. Despite its success, it remains the only standard studio album exclusively credited to the Buena Vista Social Club.Read More

The Count Basie Big Band – Basie Swings (2002) {DVD-Audio + Hi-Res}

The Count Basie Big Band - Basie Swings (2002) {DVD-Audio + Hi-Res}

The Count Basie Big Band – Basie Swings (2002) {DVD-Audio + Hi-Res}
DVD-Audio | MLP (5.1 / 24bit / 96kHz) | AC-3 (5.1)
Hi-Res | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 96kHz | Multichannel
Covers Included
Total Size: 3.73 GB (DVD-A) + 3.39. GB (Hi-Res) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Denon | USA | Cat#: SVY 17154 | Genre: Big Band, Swing

This audio DVD features the Count Basie big band performing various songs from his career. While these performances are available elsewhere, collectors may be interested in the remastered sound.Read More