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Traffic – John Barleycorn Must Die (1970) [Japanese Limited SHM-SACD 2010 # UIGY-9049] {SACD-R + FLAC 24-88,2}

Traffic – John Barleycorn Must Die (1970) [Japanese Limited SHM-SACD 2010 # UIGY-9049]
PS3 Rip | ISO | SACD DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 34:09 minutes | Scans included | 1,38 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans included | 699 MB
Genre: Rock

At only 22 years old, Steve Winwood sat down in early 1970 to fulfill a contractual commitment by making his first solo album, on which he intended to play all the instruments himself. The record got as far as one backing track produced by Guy Stevens, “Stranger to Himself,” before Winwood called his erstwhile partner from Traffic, Jim Capaldi, in to help out. The two completed a second track, “Every Mother’s Son,” then, with Winwood and Island Records chief Chris Blackwell moving to the production chores, brought in a third Traffic member, Chris Wood, to work on the sessions. Thus, Traffic, dead and buried for more than a year, was reborn. The band’s new approach was closer to what it perhaps should have been back in 1967, basically a showcase for Winwood’s voice and instrumental work, with Wood adding reed parts and Capaldi drumming and occasionally singing harmony vocals. If the original Traffic bowed to the perceived commercial necessity of crafting hit singles, the new Traffic was more interested in stretching out. Heretofore, no studio recording had run longer than the five-and-a-half minutes of “Dear Mr. Fantasy,” but four of the six selections on John Barleycorn Must Die exceeded six minutes. Winwood and company used the time to play extended instrumental variations on compelling folk- and jazz-derived riffs. Five of the six songs had lyrics, and their tone of disaffection was typical of earlier Capaldi sentiments. But the vocal sections of the songs merely served as excuses for Winwood to exercise his expressive voice as punctuation to the extended instrumental sections. As such, John Barleycorn Must Die moved beyond the jamming that had characterized some of Traffic’s 1968 work to approach the emerging field of jazz-rock. And that helped the band to achieve its commercial potential; this became Traffic’s first gold album.

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Tommy Turrentine – Tommy Turrentine plus The Max Roach Quintet (1960) [Audio Fidelity 2003] {SACD-R + FLAC 24-88,2}

Tommy Turrentine – Tommy Turrentine plus The Max Roach Quintet (1960) [Audio Fidelity 2003]
PS3 Rip | ISO | SACD DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 32:12 minutes | Scans included | 1,73 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans included | 875 MB
Genre: Jazz | Audio Fidelity SACD #AFZ-007 | Remastered for SACD by Steve Hoffman

Thomas Walter Turrentine, Jr. was a swing and hard bop trumpeter of the 1940s to 1960s, the older brother of saxophonist Stanley Turrentine. He played in the bands of Benny Carter, Earl Bostic, Charles Mingus, Billy Eckstine, Dizzy Gillespie, and Count Basie. He later recorded with Sonny Clark, Lou Donaldson, and his brother’s bands. His working relationship with Max Roach was spawned in part when he joined the Max Roach Quintet in the late 1950s following the death of Clifford Brown.

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Tierney Sutton – Dancing In The Dark (2004) {SACD-R + FLAC 24-88,2}

Tierney Sutton – Dancing In The Dark (2004)
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 54:34 minutes | Scans included | 3,56 GB
or FLAC 2.0 Stereo (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Full Scans included | 1,06 GB
Features Stereo and Multichannel surround sound | Telarc # SACD-63592 | Genre: Jazz

…A gifted American jazz singer with a strong, wide-ranging voice and uncluttered style.

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The Who – Live At The Royal Albert Hall (2003) {SACD-R + FLAC 24-88,2}

The Who – Live At The Royal Albert Hall (2003) [3x SACD-ISO] {2.0 & 5.1}
PS3 Rip | ISO | SACD DST64 2.0 & 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 149:10 minutess | Scans included | 9.99 GB
or FLAC 2.0 Stereo (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | 162:30 mins | Scans included | 3,26 GB
with Special guests: Bryan Adams, Noel Gallagher, Kelly Jones, Nigel Kennedy, Eddie Vedder, Paul Weller…

Live at the Royal Albert Hall is a three-CD live album set by The Who, released in 2003. Discs one and two were recorded on November 27, 2000 and consist of John Entwistle, Roger Daltrey, Pete Townshend, Zak Starkey, and John “Rabbit” Bundrick performing a concert at the Royal Albert Hall for the Teenage Cancer Trust. A DVD was also filmed of the event. This concert featured several special guests. Disc 3 features four songs from The Who’s last concert with John Entwistle, from February 8, 2002. Townshend dedicated “A Heart to Hang Onto” to the late Ronnie Lane.

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The Tiptons – Surrounded By Horns (2004) {SACD-R + FLAC 24-88,2}

The Tiptons – Surrounded By Horns (2004)
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 49:18 minutes | Scans included | 3,37 GB
or FLAC 2.0 Stereo (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Full Scans included | 1,01 GB
Features Stereo and Multichannel surround sound | Stockfisch Records # SFR 357.4034.2 | Genre: Jazz

THE TIPTONS from Seattle, USA. These are Amy Denio, Jessica Lurie, Tobi Stone, Sue Orfield and Elizabeth Pupo-Walker. Elements of swing, klezmer, big band, pop and Eastern European nuances interwoven with occasional strains of gypsy music are blended together to craft that ultimate, inimitable TIPTONS’ sound. Four Saxophones plus percussion.

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The Red Garland Trio – Groovy (1958) [Japanese Limited SHM-SACD 2011] {SACD-R + FLAC 24-88,2}

The Red Garland Trio – Groovy (1958) [Japanese Limited SHM-SACD 2011]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 39:50 minutes | Scans included | 1,61 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Full Scans included | 599 MB
Genre: Jazz

Red Garland & Miles Davis had a symbiotic relationship. Red was such an important cog in the Davis quintet as a soloist, interactive accompanist, & keeper of the repertory. Being in Miles’ group gave Garland the exposure he otherwise would not have gotten. Once Garland’s talent as a pianist, with a boundless repository of material in his head, was established, Prestige’s Bob Weinstock signed him to a contract as a recording leader in his own right. With his Davis section-mate, Paul Chambers, on bass, & New York drummer Arthur Taylor, Garland formed a trio that met quite often in Rudy Van Gelder’s studio. Groovy was the 3rd in Red’s trio series for Prestige & it has the usual fine mix of jazz standards, ballad standards, blues ballads, & just plain blues. It is an object lesson in finding & maintaining a groove.

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The Red Garland Quintet – All Mornin’ Long (1958) [Analogue Productions 2012] {SACD-R + FLAC 24-88,2}

The Red Garland Quintet – All Mornin’ Long (1958) [APO Remaster 2012]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 37:09 minutes | Scans included | 1,5 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans included | 680 MB
Genre: Jazz

All Mornin’ Long is a jazz album by pianist Red Garland and his quintet. It was originally issued in 1958 on the Prestige label and catalogued as PRLP 7130. It features only three pieces, which belong to the hard bop subgenre and distinguish themselves by being fast-paced and bluesy. Critic Ira Gitler found the album satisfactory and said that the eponymous first piece was a “many-splendored, deep-dish demonstration of feeling, mood and melody”.

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The Three Sounds – Bottoms Up (1959) [Analogue Productions 2010] SACD-R

The Three Sounds – Bottoms UP! (1959/2010)
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | Time – 39:38 minutes | Scans included | 1,61 GB
Genre: Jazz | © Blue Note Records

The Three Sounds were part of the trio explosion. Begun in 1956 in Benton Harbor, Michigan as the Four Sounds and consisting of Gene Harris on piano, Andrew Simpkins on bass and Bill Dowdy on drums (the saxophonist was dropped by the time the group moved to Washington, D.C. in 1957), the Sounds eventually migrated to New York City where they were “discovered” by Lou Donaldson. After a single record for Riverside with Nat Adderley, the Three Sounds signed an exclusive contract with Alfred Lion on Blue Note Records. Over the course of five years, the Sounds released nine LPs and appeared on albums by Lou Donaldson and Stanley Turrentine.

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The Police – Every Breath You Take: The Classics (1995) [Remastered Reissue 2003] {SACD-R + FLAC 24-88,2}

The Police – Every Breath You Take: The Classics (1995) [Reissue 2003] {2.0 & 5.1}
PS3 Rip | ISO | SACD DST64 2.0 & 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 59:15 minutes | Scans included | 3,77 GB
or FLAC 2.0 Stereo (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | 59:20 mins | Scans included | 1,13 GB
Features 2.0 Stereo and 5.1 multichannel surround sound | Genre: Rock

By deleting the 1986 hits collection Every Breath You Take: The Singles and replacing it nearly ten years later with Every Breath You Take: The Classics, A&M improved the original set — but only slightly. Instead of finally adding the missing hits that were mysteriously absent the first time around (“Synchronicity II,” “Demolition Man,” “So Lonely,” etc.), there are only two additional tracks — the original version of “Don’t Stand So Close to Me” and a “New Classic Rock Mix” of “Message in a Bottle.” Again, the included hits speak for themselves — “Roxanne,” “Walking on the Moon,” “Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic,” “Wrapped Around Your Finger,” — but ultimately, The Classics misses the mark. Why would a Police fan who already owns The Singles want to replace it with a modestly different repackaging? A&M should have added some of the missing classics instead of just rehashing what many fans already own.

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The Philadelphia Orchestra, Wolfgang Sawallisch – In Nature’s Realm (1999) {SACD-R + FLAC 24-88,2}

The Philadelphia Orchestra, Wolfgang Sawallisch – In Nature’s Realm (1999)
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 55:13 minutes | Artwork | 2,63 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Full Artwork | 932 MB
Genre: Classical

This splendid disc was taped in early 1999 utilizing a simple pair of microphones, a custom built reel-to-reel tape deck, & a tube console. While the recording technology may be atavistic, the engineering is state-of-the-art. No noise reduction was employed, yet my less-than-golden ears fail to detect residual tape hiss enveloping the opulent analogue sonics. The music, though, is what really matters. Sawallisch leads his well-groomed Philadelphia musicians through a well paced, sensitively balanced Liszt Les Preludes. The Dvorak overtures, undervalued showpieces all, benefit from zippy tempos, sensitive section playing, & intelligent dynamic scaling that points up the music’s symphonic implications. Whether you’re a hard-core audiophile or a music lover with low-end components, this winning release does the Sawallisch/Philadelphia team proud all around. Enthusiastically recommended!

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