Jazz

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
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
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

Spyro Gyra – Original Cinema (2002) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Spyro Gyra - Original Cinema (2002) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Spyro Gyra – Original Cinema (2002) {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: 4.14 GB (ISO) + 3.31 GB (FLAC Mch) + 1.21 GB (FLAC Stereo) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Heads Up International | US | Cat#: HUSA 9074 | Genre: Jazz, Fusion

A slightly sharper edge surfaces in Spyro Gyra’s second effort for the Telarc-affiliated Heads Up label. While their performance still tilts more toward easy listening than searing fusion, there’s a bit more punch than usual in the upbeat tracks. Frontman Jay Beckenstein cultivates a slightly grittier sound by concentrating largely on tenor sax, while a trio of guest percussionists adds dimension to the beat on several numbers, especially the festive “Cape Town Love.”Read More

Weather Report – Black Market (1973) {2001, Japan, Reissue, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Weather Report - Black Market (1973) {2001, Japan, Reissue, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Weather Report – Black Market (1973) {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: 1.55 GB (ISO) + 714 MB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: SME Records | Japan | Cat#: SRGS 4576 | Genre: Fusion

The shifts in Weather Report’s personnel come fast and furious now, with Narada Michael Walden and Chester Thompson as the drummers, Alex Acuna and Don Alias at the percussion table, and Alphonso Johnson giving way to the mighty, martyred Jaco Pastorius.Read More

Stan Getz & João Gilberto – Getz / Gilberto (1964) {2011, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Stan Getz & João Gilberto - Getz / Gilberto (1964) {2011, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Stan Getz & João Gilberto – Getz / Gilberto (1964) {2011, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Label: Analogue Productions | US | Cat#: CVRJ 8545 SA | Genre: Bossa Nova, Jazz

One of the biggest-selling jazz albums of all time, not to mention bossa nova’s finest moment, Getz/Gilberto trumped Jazz Samba by bringing two of bossa nova’s greatest innovators — guitarist/singer João Gilberto and composer/pianist Antonio Carlos Jobim — to New York to record with Stan Getz. The results were magic.Read More

Louis Armstrong – Satch Plays Fats: A Tribute To The Immortal Fats Waller (1955) {2000, Reissue, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Louis Armstrong - Satch Plays Fats: A Tribute To The Immortal Fats Waller (1955) {2000, Reissue, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Louis Armstrong – Satch Plays Fats: A Tribute To The Immortal Fats Waller (1955) {2000, Reissue, Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Single Layer SACD | Scans Not Included
Total Size: 3.72 GB (ISO) + 1.23 GB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Columbia | US | Cat#: CS 64927 | Genre: Ragtime, Swing

Louis Armstrong and Fats Waller only worked together twice, briefly in 1925 in Erskine Tate’s band and four years later in the New York revue Connie’s Hot Chocolates. But Waller made an indelible enough impression for Satchmo to record the tribute album Satch Plays Fats: The Music of Fats Waller in 1955, when such ideas were new.Read More

Louis Armstrong – Plays W. C. Handy (1954) {1999, Reissue, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Louis Armstrong - Plays W. C. Handy (1954) {1999, Reissue, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Louis Armstrong – Plays W. C. Handy (1954) {1999, 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: 3.28 GB (ISO) + 1.42 GB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Columbia | US | Cat#: CS 64925 | Genre: Dixieland

This recording was not only Louis Armstrong’s finest record of the 1950s but one of the truly classic jazz sets. Armstrong and his All-Stars (trombonist Trummy Young, clarinetist Barney Bigard, pianist Billy Kyle, bassist Arvell Shaw, drummer Barrett Deems, and singer Velma Middleton) were clearly inspired by the fresh repertoire, 11 songs written by W.C. Handy.Read More

Herbie Hancock – Head Hunters (1973) {2016, Remaster, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Herbie Hancock - Head Hunters (1973) {2016, Remaster, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Herbie Hancock – Head Hunters (1973) {2016, Remaster, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}
EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz | Stereo & Multichannel
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 238 MB (CD-Layer) + 3.02 GB (SACD ISO) + 1.57 GB (SACD FLAC Mch) + 828 MB (SACD FLAC Stereo) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Analogue Productions | US | Cat#: CAPJ 084 SA | Genre: Jazz-Funk

Head Hunters was a pivotal point in Herbie Hancock’s career, bringing him into the vanguard of jazz fusion. Hancock had pushed avant-garde boundaries on his own albums and with Miles Davis, but he had never devoted himself to the groove as he did on Head Hunters. Drawing heavily from Sly Stone, Curtis Mayfield, and James Brown, Hancock developed deeply funky, even gritty, rhythms over which he soloed on electric synthesizers, bringing the instrument to the forefront in jazz.Read More

Ennio Morricone & Dulce Pontes – Focus (2003) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Ennio Morricone & Dulce Pontes - Focus (2003) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Ennio Morricone & Dulce Pontes – Focus (2003) {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: 4.27 GB (ISO) + 3.18 GB (FLAC Mch) + 1.20 GB (FLAC Stereo) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Universal | EU | Cat#: 980 829-3 | Genre: Easy Listening, Contemporary Jazz,

Ennio Morricone is one of the world’s most celebrated film composers, known to film fans and music buffs for his powerful and evocative melodies, and Dulce Pontes is Portugal’s greatest vocalist, gifted in classical, folk, and popular styles.Read More