Tag Archive: Grover Washington, Jr.

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]
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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

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
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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

Grover Washington, Jr. – Winelight (1980) {2015, Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Grover Washington, Jr. - Winelight (1980) {2015, Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Grover Washington, Jr. – Winelight (1980) {2015, Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip}
EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
PS3 SACD Rip | ISO @1bit/2.8224MHz, DSD64 | FLAC Tracks @24bit/88.2kHz | Stereo & Multichannel
Total Size: 310 MB (CD-Layer) + 3.44 GB (SACD ISO) + 2.81 GB (SACD FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Audio Fidelity | USA | Cat#: AFZ5 203 | Genre: Smooth jazz

Grover Washington, Jr., has long been one of the leaders in what could be called rhythm & jazz, essentially R&B-influenced jazz. Winelight is one of his finest albums, and not primarily because of the Bill Withers hit “Just the Two of Us.” It is the five instrumentals that find Washington (on soprano, alto, and tenor) really stretching out. If he had been only interested in sales, Washington’s solos could have been half as long and he would have stuck closely to the melody. Instead he really pushes himself on some of these selections, particularly the title cutRead More