Sting – Duets (2020)

Sting - Duets (2020)

Sting – Duets (2020)
EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 496 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: A&M | EU | Cat#: 00602435364995 | Genre: Adult Contemporary

A companion album of sorts to 2019’s My Songs, Duets collects 17 duets Sting has recorded over the years. Some of these tracks appeared on soundtracks, some were included on albums by his duet partners, others — including “September,” a song recorded with Zucchero that makes its debut here — trickled out on compilations.Read More

Art Pepper – Art Pepper + Eleven (Modern Jazz Classics) (1959) [2004, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Art Pepper - Art Pepper + Eleven (Modern Jazz Classics) (1959) [2004, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Art Pepper – Art Pepper + Eleven (Modern Jazz Classics) (1959) [2004, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 2.36 GB (ISO) + 1.16 GB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Contemporary Records | US | Cat#: CSA-7568-6 | Genre: Big Band, Cool Jazz

This is a true classic. Altoist Art Pepper is joined by an 11-piece band playing Marty Paich arrangements of a dozen jazz standards from the bop and cool jazz era. Trumpeter Jack Sheldon has a few solos, but the focus is very much on the altoist who is in peak form for this period.Read More

Art Pepper – Surf Ride (1956) [2012, Japan, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Art Pepper - Surf Ride (1956) [2012, Japan, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Art Pepper – Surf Ride (1956) [2012, Japan, 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: 1.79 GB (ISO) + 849 MB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Savoy Records | Japan | Cat#: COGY-1022 | Genre: Jazz

The music on this Savoy LP is quite brilliant, but the packaging leaves something to be desired. The recording dates are all incorrect and there are only 12 performances included (around 37 minutes). There are quartet outings with either Russ Freeman or Hampton Hawes on piano and tracks from a classic session with tenor saxophonist Jack Montrose.Read More

Art Pepper – Gettin’ Together! (1960) [2012, Japan, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Art Pepper - Gettin' Together! (1960) [2012, Japan, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Art Pepper – Gettin’ Together! (1960) [2012, Japan, 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: 1.79 GB (ISO) + 839 MB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Universal | Japan | Cat#: UCGO-9026 | Genre: Post Bop, Cool Jazz

As a sort of follow-up to Art Pepper’s matchup with Miles Davis’ trio in the 1957 classic Art Pepper Meets the Rhythm Section, Pepper utilizes Davis’ sidemen on this 1960 near-classic. In addition to pianist Wynton Kelly, bassist Paul Chambers, and drummer Jimmy Cobb, trumpeter Conte Candoli makes the group a quintet on four of the eight numbers.Read More

Dusty Springfield – Dusty In Memphis (1969) [2013, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Dusty Springfield - Dusty In Memphis (1969) [2013, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Dusty Springfield – Dusty In Memphis (1969) [2013, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Hybrid SACD | Scans Included
Total Size: 1.74 GB (ISO) + 829 MB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Analogue Productions | US | Cat#: CAPP 8214 SA | Genre: Pop, Soul

Sometimes memories distort or inflate the quality of recordings deemed legendary, but in the case of Dusty in Memphis, the years have only strengthened its reputation. The idea of taking England’s reigning female soul queen to the home of the music she had mastered was an inspired one. Read More

Stan Getz / Charlie Byrd – Jazz Samba (1962) [2013, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Stan Getz / Charlie Byrd – Jazz Samba (1962) [2013, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Stan Getz / Charlie Byrd – Jazz Samba (1962) [2013, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Hybrid SACD | Basic Scans Included
Total Size: 1.39 GB (ISO) + 642 MB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Analogue Productions | US | Cat#: CVRJ 8432 SA | Genre: Latin Jazz

Partly because of its Brazilian collaborators and partly because of “The Girl From Ipanema,” Getz/Gilberto is nearly always acknowledged as the Stan Getz bossa nova LP. But Jazz Samba is just as crucial and groundbreaking; after all, it came first, and in fact was the first full-fledged bossa nova album ever recorded by American jazz musicians.Read More

Stan Getz – Spring Is Here (1992) [2003, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Stan Getz - Spring Is Here (1992) [2003, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Stan Getz – Spring Is Here (1992) [2003, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 2.17 GB (ISO) + 0.98 GB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Groove Note | US | Cat#: GRV1020-3 | Genre: Post-Bop

This LP was recorded at the same sessions that resulted in The Dolphin but wasn’t released until after Stan Getz’s death. Actually the music (which features pianist Lou Levy, bassist Monty Budwig, and drummer Victor Lewis in addition to the leader’s tenor) is the equal of the original set, with “How About You,” “Easy Living,” and “Old Devil Moon” showing off Getz’s tone and strong improvising skills at their best.Read More

Green Day – Insomniac (1995) [2021, 25th Anniversary, Remastered, WEB, CD-Quality + Hi-Res]

Green Day - Insomniac (1995) [2021, 25th Anniversary, Remastered, WEB, CD-Quality + Hi-Res]

Green Day – Insomniac (1995) [2021, 25th Anniversary, Remastered, WEB, CD-Quality + Hi-Res]
WEB Download | CD-Quality / FLAC Tracks / 16bit / 44.1kHz | Hi-Res / FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 96kHz-192kHz
Total Size: 484 MB (CD-Quality) + 1.90 GB (Hi-Res) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Reprise | Genre: Punk Rock

Insomniac is finally old enough to rent a car (or whatever else you can do when you’re 25, we’re not lawyers), so we remastered it to celebrate, and we’re throwing in some bonus goodies to boot!

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Stan Getz/Cal Tjader Sextet – Stan Getz/Cal Tjader Sextet (1958) [2004, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Stan Getz/Cal Tjader Sextet - Stan Getz/Cal Tjader Sextet (1958) [2004, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Stan Getz/Cal Tjader Sextet – Stan Getz/Cal Tjader Sextet (1958) [2004, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 756 MB (ISO) + 882 MB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Fantasy | US | Cat#: FSA-3266-6 | Genre: Latin Jazz

In the vein of many a smooth West Coast jazz outing, this 1958 disc finds original cool stylist Getz paired with vibraphonist Cal Tjader on a very enjoyable selection of jazz standards and Tjader originals. The lineup includes pianist Vince Guaraldi, guitarist Eddie Duran, bassist Scott La Faro, and drummer Billy Higgins (this was one of the earliest record dates for either La Faro or Higgins, both of whom were playing with Getz at San Francisco’s Black Hawk in between recording sessions).Read More