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26Jul/17Off

Journey – Greatest Hits (1988/2001) {SACD ISO + FLAC 24bit/88,2kHz}

Journey – Greatest Hits (1988) [SACD 2001]
PS3 Rip | ISO | SACD DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 65:09 minutes | Scans included | 2,66 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans included | 1,32 GB
Genre: Rock

Journey’s Greatest Hits contains 16 track including the hits, “Don t Stop Believin’” and “Lights”. The Late ’70s saw Journey become one of the most successful recording and touring acts in the U.S. Evolution and Departure were instant classics,each going instantly Platinum and yielding hits like “Lovin’, Touchin’,Squeezin” and “Any Way You Want it”. The group also recorded it s classic Escape, which has sold over 9 million copies. The ’80s were dominated by Journey albums Frontiers, Raised On Radio, and today Greatest Hits is constantly in the top of catalog album charts.

26Jul/17Off

Jon Hassell – Fascinoma (1999) SACD ISO

Jon Hassell – Fascinoma (1999)
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 60:34 minutes | Artwork | 2,62 GB
Genre: Jazz

“With this record, I locate myself squarely within that aspect of music which is fundamental and irreducible: the beauty of the sound,” states Jon Hassell in the liner notes for Fascinoma. Hassell, of course, has spent his career emphasizing the beauty of sound and how recordings capture that better than any other medium. The difference is, with Fascinoma, he weaves unique interpretations of standards like “Nature Boy” and “Caravan” into his own sonic tapestry. Hassell has intended the album as a tribute to the “musical exotica” he heard as a child “on the radio or in movie scores,” and his statement unlocks many doors to his music. Echoes of early exotica and evocative jazz can be heard throughout the album, but Hassell pieces it together in an odd, original fashion. Since the record is so quiet, some listeners may dismiss it as mere mood music. This is a valid point; the album creates its own unique, wide open aural vistas. But listen closer and there’s some truly startling interplay and ideas, not only from Hassell but from his supporting musicians (who include Ry Cooder and Jacky Terrasson). At times, the gauzy recording can be a little impenetrable, as can the challenging minimalism of the compositions and arrangements themselves. But if the music intrigues you, it’s hard not to get swept up in it.

26Jul/17Off

John Lee Hooker – It Serve You Right To Suffer (1966) [Analogue Productions’ Remaster 2010] {SACD ISO + FLAC 24bit/88,2kHz}

John Lee Hooker – It Serve You Right To Suffer (1966) [Analogue Productions’ Remaster 2010]
PS3 Rip | ISO | SACD DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 32:37 minutes | Scans included | 1,32 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans included | 618 MB
Recorded on November 23, 1965 | Genre: Jazz

Given Hooker’s unpredictable timing and piss-poor track record recording with bands, this 1965 one-off session for the jazz label Impulse! would be a recipe for disaster. But with Panama Francis on drums, Milt Hinton on bass, and Barry Galbraith on second guitar, the result is some of the best John Lee Hooker material with a band that you’re likely to come across. The other musicians stay in the pocket, never overplaying or trying to get Hooker to make chord changes he has no intention of making. This record should be played for every artist who records with Hooker nowadays, as it’s a textbook example of how exactly to back the old master. The most surreal moment occurs when William Wells blows some totally cool trombone on Hooker’s version of Berry Gordy’s “Money”. If you run across this one in a pile of 500 other John Lee Hooker CDs, grab it; it’s one of the good ones.

26Jul/17Off

John Lee Hooker – Boogie Chillen’: Original 1948-1954 Blues Masterpieces (2003) [Audio Fidelity] {SACD ISO + FLAC 24bit/88,2kHz}

John Lee Hooker – Boogie Chillen’: Original 1948-1954 Blues Masterpieces (2003)
PS3 Rip | ISO | SACD DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 57:48 minutes | Scans included | 2,34 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans included | 558 MB
Audio Fidelity SACD #AFZ-005 | Compiled & Mastered for SACD by Steve Hoffman | Genre: Blues

For Boogie Chillen’, Audio Fidelity went back to the original 1948-1954 recording session tapes of these “Detroit Blues Masterpieces” for the SACD edition. The only exception will be the title track since recording tape was not in use in 1948 at the United Sound recording studio in Detroit when it was recorded. In that case, “Boogie Chillen’” was transferred from the surviving 78 RPM acetate record. The SACD compilation and remastering work for the album was done by Steve Hoffman at Kevin Gray’s AcousTech Mastering Studio with Lon Neumann serving as the DSD Technician on the remastering session.

26Jul/17Off

John Hammond – Rough & Tough (2009) SACD ISO

John Hammond – Rough & Tough (2009)
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 58:33 min | Scans included | 4,2 GB
Genre: Blues

John Hammond’s blues career has spanned the better part of the last five decades. From coffeehouses to concert halls, to festivals and beyond, Hammond emerged the ever-consummate blues man out of the great blues renaissance of the 60’s. And while the 60’s renaissance was largely an electric affair, Hammond has managed to keep vital the embodiment of the quintessential acoustic blues troubadour with brilliant acoustic guitar and rack harmonica playing and an impassioned voice. A Grammy Award winner and four time nominee, Hammond is also a multiple W.C. Handy award winner and has shared the stage and/or recorded with many of the masters, including Muddy Waters, Willie Dixon, John Lee Hooker and Howlin’ Wolf.

26Jul/17Off

Joe Weed – The Vultures (1995/2003) {SACD ISO + FLAC 24bit/88,2kHz}

Joe Weed – The Vultures (1995) [Reissue 2003]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 Stereo > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 34:50 minutes | Scans included | 1,42 GB
or FLAC 2.0 Stereo (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans included | 692 MB
Top Music International # TM-SACD1028.2 | Genre: New Age

Joe Weed is a great guitar instrumentalist in the mood of 50’s and 60’s. This album performs acoustic versions of the dreamy Sleepwalk and the ’60s classic Wipeout and more! He is joined by David Grisman on mandolin, Rob Ickes on dobro, Todd Phillips on bass and Norton Buffalo on harmonica.

26Jul/17Off

Jimmy Reed – Jimmy Reed At Carnegie Hall (1961) [Audio Fidelity 2004] {SACD ISO + FLAC 24bit/88,2kHz}

Jimmy Reed – Jimmy Reed At Carnegie Hall (1961) [Audio Fidelity 2004]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 63:10 minutes | Scans included | 2,54 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Full Scans included | 1,01 GB
Mastered by Stephen Hoffman | Audio Fidelity # AFZ-020 | Genre: Funk, Soul

In several respects, this is a very strange album, though the music isn’t strange at all and is in fact quite typical vintage Jimmy Reed. First, despite what the title might lead you to believe, this is not a live recording; all 23 of the tracks were done in the studio. Not only that, they weren’t even performed at New York’s famed venue Carnegie Hall, although producer Calvin Carter would later claim they were; instead, everything was cut elsewhere.

26Jul/17Off

Jim Hall – Concierto (1975) [MFSL 2003] {SACD ISO + FLAC 24bit/88,2kHz}

Jim Hall – Concierto (1975) [MFSL 2003]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 67:47 minutes | Scans included | 1,1 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Full Scans included | 1,2 GB
Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab # UDSACD 2012 | Genre: Jazz

Guitarist Jim Hall is the sort of musician who displays such technical expertise, imaginative conception, and elegance of line and phrase that almost any recording of his is worth hearing. Still, Concierto ranks among the best albums of his superb catalog. For starters, the personnel here is a jazz lover’s dream come true. Paul Desmond (saxophone), Chet Baker (trumpet), Roland Hanna (piano), Ron Carter (bass), and Steve Gadd (drums) are on board, creating – along with Hall – one of the highest profile lineups ever put to tape. Yet Concierto is not about star power and showboating. As subtle, nuanced, and considered as any of Hall’s output, the ensemble playing here demonstrates great group sensitivity and interplay, giving precedence to mood and atmosphere over powerhouse soloing. Conductor and arranger Don Sebesky evinces a chamber ambience from the sextet on “You’d Be So Nice to Come Home To,” the smoky “The Answer Is Yes,” and the Hall centerpiece “Concierto de Aranjuez”.

26Jul/17Off

Jerry Granelli V16 – Vancouver ’08 (2009) {SACD ISO + FLAC 24bit/88,2kHz}

Jerry Granelli’s V16 – Vancouver ’08 (2009)
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & 5.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 59:37 minutes | Scans included | 2,8 GB
or FLAC 2.0 Stereo (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans included | 0,99 GB
Genre: Jazz

Drummer on Vince Guaraldi’s “A Charlie Brown Christmas” LP and the TV soundtracks, cited in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as one of the inventors of psychedelic music, pioneer in world-jazz fusion and electro-acoustic percussion in the hippie era, founder/co-director of the music department at Boulder’s Naropa Institute in the ’70s, longtime associate of Mose Allison, Jane Ira Bloom, Glen Moore, Dave Friedman etc., and with a string of wide-ranging projects under his own name in the last 20 years, Jerry Granelli has been on the scene for so long – as percussionist, teacher and bandleader – that there may be a tendency to take him for granted.

26Jul/17Off

Jen Chapin – ReVisions (2009) SACD ISO

Jen Chapin – ReVisions (2009)
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 & DST64 5.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 50:36 minutes | Full Scans included | 3,51 GB
Features Stereo and Multichannel surround sound | Chesky Records # SACD-347 | Genre: Jazz

Jen Chapin, the daughter of the late folksinger Harry Chapin, has performed many styles of music and is not one to be easily classified. She is not the first artist to explore the music of Stevie Wonder in a jazz setting, nor is she the first vocalist to do so. But her stripped-down settings utilizing her husband Stephan Crump on bass and saxophonist Chris Cheek are striking, because they omit keyboards entirely and effectively blend pop, soul, and jazz into music that should be accessible to a wide variety of listeners. Chapin also skips over the Wonder compositions favored by jazz artists, opening with the funky “You Haven’t Done Nothin’,” in which Crump adds some percussion by tapping the body of his bass while Cheek’s sonorous baritone provides a perfect foil for the leader’s hip vocals. The sparse instrumental backing also works beautifully in her treatment of the reggae piece “Master Blaster (Jammin’).” Chapin saunters over the infectious bassline of “Village Ghetto Land,” with Cheek’s playful soprano dancing around her delicious vocal, while she captures the sassy attitude of “Big Brother” perfectly. Jen Chapin’s spirit of adventure is to be applauded in an age when too many singers either restrict themselves to safe standards or songbooks of all too frequently recorded works.

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