Jazz

The Stan Getz Quartet – Pure Getz (1982) {2003, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

The Stan Getz Quartet - Pure Getz (1982) {2003, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

The Stan Getz Quartet – Pure Getz (1982) {2003, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz | Stereo & Multichannel
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Total Size: 2.89 GB (ISO) + 2.43 GB (FLAC Mch) + 908 MB (FLAC Stereo) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Concord Jazz | US | Cat#: SACD-1000-6 | Genre: Jazz

Stan Getz’s 1982 band featured the harmonically advanced pianist Jim McNeely, bassist Marc Johnson and drummer Victor Lewis; Billy Hart fills in for Lewis on three numbers. This date sticks (with one exception) to high-quality jazz standards, some of which (“Sippin at Bell’s”) are not performed all that often. Getz is particularly swinging on “Tempus Fugit” and quite lyrical on Billy Strayhorn’s “Blood Count.”Read More

Grover Washington, Jr. – Prime Cuts – The Columbia Years 1987-1999 (1999) {2001, Japan Reissue, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Grover Washington, Jr. - Prime Cuts - The Columbia Years 1987-1999 (1999) {2001, Japan Reissue, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Grover Washington, Jr. – Prime Cuts – The Columbia Years 1987-1999 (1999) {2001, Japan Reissue, Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Single Layer SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 2.69 GB (ISO) + 1.32. GB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: SME Records | Japan | Cat#: SRGS 4572 | Genre: Smooth Jazz

Grover Washington, Jr.’s fatal 1999 heart attack cut a successful 30-year recording career tragically short. Washington’s legacy was his ability to combine jazz and pop by tracing their common roots in R&B and soul music. He found fans among the younger wave of jazz listeners, who were attracted to the sounds of what became known as “smooth jazz.”Read More

Red Nichols And The Five Pennies At Marineland (1958) {1983, MFSL Remastered, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}

Red Nichols And The Five Pennies At Marineland (1958) {1983, MFSL Remastered, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}

Red Nichols And The Five Pennies At Marineland (1958) {1983, MFSL Remastered, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}
Vinyl Rip | Hi-Res / FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 96kHz | CD-Quality / FLAC Tracks / 16bit / 44.1kHz
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Total Size: 820 MB (Hi-Res) + 237 MB (CD-Quality) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab | Pressed In Japan | Cat#: MFSL 1-093 | Genre: Jazz
Half-Speed Mastered

Reissued by the audiophile label Mobile Fidelity on LP, this Red Nichols set is a bit unusual in that it is a live session. The cornetist and his Five Pennies (which includes the great bass saxophonist Joe Rushton, clarinetist Bill Wood and trombonist Pete Beilman) plays one of their typical sets of the period.Read More

Herb Alpert Presents Sergio Mendes & Brasil ’66 (1966) {1983, MFSL Remastered, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}

Herb Alpert Presents Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66 (1966) {1983, MFSL Remastered, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}

Herb Alpert Presents Sergio Mendes & Brasil ’66 (1966) {1983, MFSL Remastered, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}
Vinyl Rip | Hi-Res / FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 96kHz | CD-Quality / FLAC Tracks / 16bit / 44.1kHz
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Total Size: 575 MB (Hi-Res) + 170 MB (CD-Quality) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab | Pressed In Japan | Cat#: MFSL 1-118 | Genre: Latin Jazz, Easy Listening
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After bouncing around Philips, Atlantic, and Capitol playing Brazilian jazz or searching for an ideal blend of Brazilian and American pop, Sergio Mendes struck gold on his first try at A&M (then not much more than the home of Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass and the Baja Marimba Band).Read More

Diana Krall – This Dream Of You (2020) {WEB, CD-Quality + Hi-Res}

Diana Krall - This Dream Of You (2020) {WEB, CD-Quality + Hi-Res}

Diana Krall – This Dream Of You (2020) {WEB, CD-Quality + Hi-Res}
WEB Download | CD-Quality / FLAC Tracks / 16bit / 44.1kHz | Hi-Res / FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 44.1kHz
Total Size: 265 MB (CD-Quality) + 526 MB (Hi-Res) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Verve | Genre: Vocal Jazz

Diana Krall reunited with Tommy LiPuma, the producer who worked with her for the first decade-and-a-half of her career, for Turn Up The Quiet, a 2017 album that found the pianist returning to the Great American Songbook interpretations that made her name. LiPuma died just before the release of Turn Up the Quiet, prompting Krall to fashion a quasi-tribute to her collaborator from the album’s leftovers.Read More

Stan Kenton – Kenton / Wagner (1964) {1984, MFSL Remastered, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}

Stan Kenton - Kenton / Wagner (1964) {1984, MFSL Remastered, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}

Stan Kenton – Kenton / Wagner (1964) {1984, MFSL Remastered, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}
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Total Size: 878 MB (Hi-Res) + 223 MB (CD-Quality) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab | Pressed In Japan | Cat#: MFSL 1-091 | Genre: Jazz
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This unique album is a surprising artistic success. Stan Kenton and a large studio orchestra filled with many of his alumni perform his adaptations of eight themes from the classical works of Richard Wagner. Somehow Kenton turns Wagner’s music into jazz, capturing the intense emotion, pomposity and drama with daring ideas. Not for all tastes, this LP was one of Stan Kenton’s last innovative recordings.Read More

Earl Klugh & Bob James – Two Of A Kind (1982) {1984, MFSL Remastered, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}

Earl Klugh & Bob James - Two Of A Kind (1982) {1984, MFSL Remastered, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}

Earl Klugh & Bob James – Two Of A Kind (1982) {1984, MFSL Remastered, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}
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Total Size: 777 MB (Hi-Res) + 201 MB (CD-Quality) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab | Pressed In Japan | Cat#: MFSL 1-124 | Genre: Jazz
Half-Speed Mastered

Two of a Kind is the second album by Earl Klugh and Bob James, released in 1982. The album received a nomination for Best Selling Jazz Album at the NARM Awards in 1983, and peaked at No.1 on the Billboard’s Jazz Charts in January 1983.

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The Bill Evans Trio – Moon Beams (1962) {2002, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

The Bill Evans Trio - Moon Beams (1962) {2002, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

The Bill Evans Trio – Moon Beams (1962) {2002, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
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Total Size: 1.62 GB (ISO) + 748 MB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Analogue Productions | US | Cat#: CAPJ 9428 SA | Genre: Cool Jazz

Moon Beams was the first recording Bill Evans made after the death of his musical right arm, bassist Scott LaFaro. Indeed, in LaFaro, Evans found a counterpart rather than a sideman, and the music they made together over four albums showed it. Bassist Chuck Israels from Cecil Taylor and Bud Powell’s bands took his place in the band with Evans and drummer Paul Motian and Evans recorded the only possible response to the loss of LaFaro — an album of ballads.Read More

Duke Ellington And His Orchestra – Masterpieces By Ellington (1951) {2014, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Duke Ellington And His Orchestra - Masterpieces By Ellington (1951) {2014, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Duke Ellington And His Orchestra – Masterpieces By Ellington (1951) {2014, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
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Total Size: 2.29 GB (ISO) + 925 MB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Analogue Productions | US | Cat#: CAPJ 4418 SA | Genre: Swing, Big Band

Amazingly, it took Columbia Records until the very end of 1950, two years into the LP era and the transition from disc to magnetic tape recording, to get Duke Ellington and His Orchestra into the studio to cut a long-playing record.Read More

Weather Report – Mysterious Traveller (1974) {2002, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Weather Report - Mysterious Traveller (1974) {2002, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Weather Report – Mysterious Traveller (1974) {2002, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz | Stereo & Multichannel
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Total Size: 3.09 GB (ISO) + 2.46 GB (FLAC Mch) + 0.98 GB (FLAC Stereo) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Columbia | US | Cat#: CS 65112 | Genre: Jazz, Fusion

Weather Report’s fourth recording finds Wayne Shorter (on soprano and tenor) taking a lesser role as Joe Zawinul begins to really dominate the group’s sound. Most selections also include bassist Alphonso Johnson and drummer Ishmael Wilburn although the personnel shifts from track to track. “Nubian Sundance” adds several vocalists while “Blackthorn Rose” is a Shorter-Zawinul duet. Overall the music is pretty stimulating and sometimes adventurous; high-quality fusion from 1974.Read More