Jazz

Wes Montgomery – The Incredible Jazz Guitar Of Wes Montgomery (1960) {2003, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Wes Montgomery - The Incredible Jazz Guitar Of Wes Montgomery (1960) {2003, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Wes Montgomery – The Incredible Jazz Guitar Of Wes Montgomery (1960) {2003, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
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Total Size: 1.82 GB (ISO) + 851 MB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Riverside Records | US | Cat#: RISA-1169-6 | Genre: Hard Bop

The incredible Wes Montgomery of 1960 was more discernible and distinctive than the guitarist who would emerge a few years later as a pop stylist and precursor to George Benson in the ’70s. On this landmark recording, Montgomery veered away from his home Indianapolis-based organ combo with Melvin Rhyne, the California-based Montgomery Brothers band, and other studio sidemen he had been placed with briefly. Off to New York City and a date with Tommy Flanagan’s trio, Montgomery seems in his post- to hard bop element, swinging fluently with purpose, drive, and vigor not heard in an electric guitarist since bop progenitor Charlie Christian.Read More

Billie Holiday – Body And Soul (1957) {1995, MFSL Remastered CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}

Billie Holiday - Body And Soul (1957) {1995, MFSL Remastered CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}

Billie Holiday – Body And Soul (1957) {1995, MFSL Remastered CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}
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Total Size: 440 MB (Hi-Res) + 130 MB (CD-Quality) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab | US | Cat#: MFSL 1-247 | Genre: Vocal Jazz
Half-Speed Mastered

This session comes from close to the end of the line (1959) in the erstwhile swinging company of Barney Kessel on guitar, Ben Webster on tenor, and naysayers will be quick to point out that Lady Day wasn’t in peak form here. But Billie Holiday with some of the platinum chipped off the pipes is still way better than a buncha finger-snappin’ wannabes anyday.Read More

Ry Cooder – Jazz (1978) {1984, MFSL Remastered, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}

Ry Cooder - Jazz (1978) {1984, MFSL Remastered, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}

Ry Cooder – Jazz (1978) {1984, MFSL Remastered, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}
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Total Size: 792 MB (Hi-Res) + 218 MB (CD-Quality) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab | Pressed in Japan | Cat#: MFSL 1-085 | Genre: Jazz, Blues
Half-Speed Mastered

Beginning with his self-titled debut in 1970, Ry Cooder’s records seemed to be as much history lesson as they were entertainment. Not because Cooder was trying to club you over the head with this stuff; he simply gravitated to great songs, no matter what the era or genre. Released in 1978, Jazz seems to be his first conscious attempt at a concept album, in the historical sense. Here he pays homage to some of the early tunes and masters of jazz, ranging from the late 1800s through the “coon songs” of the early part of the next century, to the ragtime and “Spanish” music of Jelly Roll Morton, and the sophistication of cornetist Bix Beiderbecke.Read More

The Wes Montgomery Trio – The Wes Montgomery Trio (1959) {2004, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

The Wes Montgomery Trio - The Wes Montgomery Trio (1959) {2004, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

The Wes Montgomery Trio – The Wes Montgomery Trio (1959) {2004, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
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Total Size: 2.01 GB (ISO) + 946 MB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Riverside Records | US | Cat#: RISA-1156-6 | Genre: Hard Bop

While even label executive Orrin Keepnews admits that The Wes Montgomery Trio may have fallen short of representing Montgomery’s talent, he still felt that this debut captured a large portion of it. Recorded on October 5 and 6 in 1959, guitarist Montgomery is joined by organist Melvin Rhyne and drummer Paul Parker. Montgomery’s style, block chords and octaves, is already firmly in place, and he delivers lovely solos on “‘Round Midnight,” “Whisper Not,” and “Satin Doll.”Read More

Various Artists – The Super Audio Surround Collection Volume 2 (2006) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Various Artists - The Super Audio Surround Collection Volume 2 (2006) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Various Artists – The Super Audio Surround Collection Volume 2 (2006) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz | Stereo & Multichannel
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Total Size: 3.71 GB (ISO) + 3.02 GB (FLAC Mch) + 1.16 GB (FLAC Stereo) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Linn Records | EU | Cat#: AKP 284 | Genre: Jazz, Classical

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