Jazz

Stan Getz & Bill Evans – Stan Getz & Bill Evans (1973) [2011, Japan, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Stan Getz & Bill Evans - Stan Getz & Bill Evans (1973) [2011, Japan, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Stan Getz & Bill Evans – Stan Getz & Bill Evans (1973) [2011, Japan, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Hybrid SACD | No Scans
Total Size: 1.59 GB (ISO) + 622 MB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Verve | Japan | Cat#: UCGU-9029 | Genre: Jazz

The only studio meeting between Stan Getz and Bill Evans took place over two days in 1964, with the aggressive drummer Elvin Jones and either Richard Davis or Ron Carter on bass. It is peculiar that Verve shelved the results for over a decade before issuing any of the music, though it may have been felt that Getz and Evans hadn’t had enough time to achieve the desired chemistry, though there are memorable moments.Read More

Cannonball Adderley With Bill Evans – Know What I Mean? (1961) [2002, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Cannonball Adderley With Bill Evans - Know What I Mean? (1961) [2002, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Cannonball Adderley With Bill Evans – Know What I Mean? (1961) [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: 1.04 GB (ISO) + 2.20 GB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Analogue Productions | US | Cat#: CAPJ 9433 SA | Genre: Hard Bop

What’s better than a Bill Evans Trio album? How about a Bill Evans trio album on which the bassist is Percy Heath, the drummer is Connie Kay, and the leader is not Evans but alto sax god Cannonball Adderley, making the group actually a quartet? It’s a different sort of ensemble, to be sure, and the musical results are marvelous.Read More

Grover Washington, Jr. – Skylarkin’ (1980) [2021, Remastered, WEB Hi-Res]

Grover Washington, Jr. - Skylarkin' (1980) [2021, Remastered, WEB Hi-Res]

Grover Washington, Jr. – Skylarkin’ (1980) [2021, Remastered, WEB Hi-Res]
WEB Download | Hi-Res | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 192kHz
Total Size: 1.51 GB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: UNI/MOTOWN | Genre: Smooth Jazzz, R&B

A reviewer of Dusty Groove wrote “Sweet Motown grooving from Grover Washington – a set that has him working with slightly larger backings than his Kudu years, but in a way that still lets his soulful horn stand strongly out front! As always, Washington is a killer talent on the soprano sax – able to inflect the instrument with these soulful twists and turns that he virtually invented at the time, and which so many others have tried to copy over the years.Read More

Spyro Gyra – Good To Go-Go (2007) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Spyro Gyra - Good To Go-Go (2007) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Spyro Gyra – Good To Go-Go (2007) [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: 4.53 GB (ISO) + 3.78 GB (FLAC Mch) + 1.40 GB (FLAC Stereo) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Heads Up International | US | Cat#: HUSA 9127 | Genre: Fusion, Contemporary Jazz

Thirty-one years and 27 albums in (not including compilations), urban contemporary jazz unit Spyro Gyra are playing with the funky inspiration and clever melodic and rhythmic invention that have made them synonymous with the genre, but that they haven’t displayed on their own recordings for some time.Read More

Spyro Gyra – The Deep End (2004) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Spyro Gyra - The Deep End (2004) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Spyro Gyra – The Deep End (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: 4.41 GB (ISO) + 3.73 GB (FLAC Mch) + 1.35 GB (FLAC Stereo) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Heads Up International | US | Cat#: HUSA 9085 | Genre: Jazz, Smooth Jazz

With their third label release, the longtime contemporary jazz powerhouse ensemble led by fluid and funky sax legend Jay Beckenstein celebrates 30 years of a consistent mix of making instrumental pop hits and pushing the musical envelopes into fusion territory.Read More

Spyro Gyra – Wrapped In A Dream (2006) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Spyro Gyra - Wrapped In A Dream (2006) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Spyro Gyra – Wrapped In A Dream (2006) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz | Stereo & Multichannel
Hybrid SACD | No Scans
Total Size: 3.96 GB (ISO) + 3.25 GB (FLAC Mch) + 1.22 GB (FLAC Stereo) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Heads Up International | US | Cat#: HUSA 9107 | Genre: Fusion, Smooth Jazz

The Buffalo-based instrumental ensemble is always credited for contributing to the pop, R&B, and jazz hybrid that eventually evolved into today’s smooth jazz — but happily, as the music in that genre has gotten slightly more predictable, Spyro Gyra have been rocking, rolling, and improvising in a lot of unexpected directions.Read More

Spyro Gyra – In Modern Times (2001) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Spyro Gyra - In Modern Times (2001) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Spyro Gyra – In Modern Times (2001) [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: 3.75 GB (ISO) + 3.29 GB (FLAC Mch) + 1.20 GB (FLAC Stereo)| 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Heads Up International | US | Cat#: HUSA 9061 | Genre: Smooth Jazz, Fusion

When you consider that 1979 was the year that launched Spyro Gyra onto the pop charts with their number one hit “Morning Dance,” for what was essentially a new style of jazz, their achievements seem all the more astounding. With the release of In Modern Times, the group commemorates 25 years of recording and a move to Heads Up International with this fresh, new collection.Read More

Chet Baker – She Was Too Good to Me (1974) [2013, Reissue, DSD64, WEB Hi-Res]

Chet Baker - She Was Too Good to Me (1974) [2013, Reissue, DSD64, WEB Hi-Res]

Chet Baker – She Was Too Good to Me (1974) [2013, Reissue, DSD64, WEB Hi-Res]
WEB Download | Hi-Res | DSF Tracks / DSD64 / 1bit / 2.82MHz
Total Size: 1.47 GB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: King Record Co., Ltd. | Genre: Cool Jazz

Baker began his comeback after five years of musical inactivity with this excellent CTI date. Highlights include “Autumn Leaves,” “Tangerine,” and “With a Song in My Heart.” Altoist Paul Desmond is a major asset on two songs and the occasional strings give variety to this fine session.Read More