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VA - The Hot Spot: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1990/2009/2011) [DSD64 + Hi-Res FLAC]

VA - The Hot Spot: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1990/2011)
DSD64 (.dsf) 1 bit/2,8 MHz | Time - 40:50 minutes | 1,06 GB
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 40:50 minutes | 828 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

An amalgamation of swampy blues, jazz and rock - all mixed and recorded in a sparse, bloomy and eerie sort of way. This recording is just so damn fine, so airy and warm. And the musician's aboard on this Dennis Hopper film are a who's who, including Miles Davis, John Lee Hooker, Taj Mahal, Roy Rodgers, Earl Palmer and Tim Drummond. This has long been a highly sought after and collectible album among audiophiles. A true demonstration record.
Kazumi Watanabe - Gracim (2013/2016) [Official Digital Download in DSD64 or FLAC 24-bit/96kHz]

Kazumi Watanabe - GRACIM (2013/2016)
DSD64 (.dsf) 1 bit/2,8 MHz | Time - 49:33 minutes | 1,34 GB
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 49:10 minutes | 1,01 GB
2x Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Kazumi Watanabe has for the past 20 years been one of the top guitarists in fusion, a rock-oriented player whose furious power does not mask a creative imagination. Watanabe studied guitar at Tokyo's Yamaha Music School and he was a recording artist while still a teenager. In 1979, he formed the group Kylyn and, in 1983, he put together the Mobo band. Several of his recordings have been made available by Gramavision and they show that he ranks up with Al DiMeola (when he is electrified) and Scott Henderson among the pacesetters in the idiom. This album features a special duet featuring Japanese pianist Kimiko Tanigawa.
Poco - Live (1976) Epic/PE 32354 – US Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz - NEW 2018 RIP!

Poco – Live
Vinyl | LP Cover (1:1) | FLAC + cue | 24bit/96kHz & 16bit/44kHz | 800mb & 200mb
Mastered At Capitol Mastering By Wally Traugott
Label: Epic/PE 33336 | Release: 1976 | This Issue: 1978 | Genre: Country-Rock

In 1975, Poco left Epic Records after six years and jumped to ABC Records. Less than a year later, Epic released this 38-minute live album recorded at a series of November 1974 shows. By this time in their history, Richie Furay and Jim Messina were long gone, and steel guitar player Rusty Young and guitarist Paul Cotton were the dominant musical personalities in the group, between them providing all but one of the songs represented here.

Ray Barretto - La Cuna (1981/2013) [DSD64 + Hi-Res FLAC]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by HDV at Jan. 16, 2018
Ray Barretto - La Cuna (1981/2013) [DSD64 + Hi-Res FLAC]

Ray Barretto - La Cuna (1981/2013)
DSD64 (.dsf) 1 bit/2,8 MHz | Time - 34:25 minutes | 990 MB
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 34:25 minutes | 703 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

"La Cuna" is an album by GRAMMY Award-winning percussionist Ray Barretto, released by CTI label in 1981. Barretto perfectly straddles Afro-Cuban rhythms and grooving jazz fusion. Synths, sax and drums take charge in “Doloroso”, and the jubilant “La Cuna” boasts rumba rhythms that invigorate with experimental piano keys. With “Pastime Paradise”, a rendition of the groundbreaking Stevie Wonder hit, Barretto adds layers of buoyant, festive percussion to the soulful masterpiece; on the closing “Cocinando”, he maneuvers through conga acrobatics and fierce brass melodies with impressive finesse.
10cc - How Dare You! (1976) Mercury/SRM-1-1061 - Original US Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

10cc – How Dare You!
Vinyl | LP Cover (1:1) | FLAC + cue | 24bit/96kHz & 16bit/44kHz | 800mb & 200mb
Mastered By Mel Abrahams
Label: Mercury/SRM-1-1061 | Released: 1976 | Genre: Progressive-Rock

Excellent addition to any Progressive-Rock music collection.
A hugely successful album on its release, “How Dare You” spawned two monster hits “I’m Mandy Fly Me” and “Art for Art’s Sake”. I remember I hardly had this off the turntable at the time. Each song is a gem, there is no filler on this brilliant album.
John Abercrombie - Characters (1978) ECM Records/ECM-1-1117 - Original US Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

John Abercrombie – Characters
Vinyl | LP Cover (1:1) | FLAC + cue | 24bit/96kHz & 16bit/44kHz | 800mb & 200mb
Mastered At Mastersisk
Label: ECM Records/ECM-1-1117 | Released: 1978 | Genre: Jazz-Fusion

Excellent addition to any jazz-fusion music collection
I'm afraid I cannot discuss this album in terms of "meribolant soul melodies" or such, but if you're looking for a peaceful and relaxed solo album from one of the top jazz guitarists, CHARACTERS might be just right for you.
The Flock - Dinosaur Swamps (1970) Columbia/C 30007 - Original US Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

The Flock – Dinosaur Swamps
Vinyl | LP Cover (1:1) | FLAC + cue | 24bit/96kHz & 16bit/44kHz | 800mb & 200mb
Label: Columbia/C 30007 | Released: 1970 | Genre: Progressive-Jazz

Excellent addition to any Progressive-Jazz music collection.
I knew nothing about The Flock when this LP was released, but I bought it since I thought the cover promised a great album.

Ben Webster - Come Sunday (2017) [DSD128 + Hi-Res FLAC]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by HDV at Jan. 4, 2018
Ben Webster - Come Sunday (2017) [DSD128 + Hi-Res FLAC]

Ben Webster - Come Sunday (2017)
DSD128 (.dsf) 1 bit/5,6 MHz | Time - 40:24 minutes | 1,75 GB
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 40:24 minutes | 692 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Ben Webster was not exactly under-recorded during his forty-year playing career but he is among that exclusive hierarchy of jazz artists to whose consistent excellence there can never be an over-abundance of recorded testimony. This album has the merit of offering a nicely balanced and thoughtfully chosen selection of tracks. Four of the tunes are associated with Duke Ellington in whose saxophone section Ben was featured for more than ten years. Our Blues is a choice example of Ben’s evocative after-hours style of blues playing. An additional bonus is the superior quality of the musicians behind Webster on all these tracks, recorded in Copenhagen between 1968 and 1970.
Monty Alexander Trio - Love Me Tender (2011) [Japan 2017] SACD ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Monty Alexander Trio - Love Me Tender (2011) [Japan 2017]
SACD Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 64:37 minutes | Front/Rear Covers | 2,02 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Front/Rear Covers | 1,43 GB

Veteran pianist Monty Alexander left Jamaica and came to the United States at age 17. This recording for Venus Records celebrates his 50 years in the land of jazz. Known for his straight ahead sensibilities and sometimes considered a successor of Oscar Peterson, his long career has widened his musical spectrum and brought maturity to his playing. For this recording, Monty is accompanied by bassist Hassan Shakur and drummer Willie Jones III on original songs like "Can't You See", "Got To Go" and "Sweet Lady", as well as popular tunes such as "Come Fly With Me", "I've Never Been In Love Before", You Call It Madness" and "We've Only Just Begun", plus the title song.
Bread - Anthology Of Bread (1985) Elektra/E1 60414 - Original US Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Bread – Anthology Of Bread
Vinyl | LP Cover (1:1) | FLAC + cue | 24bit/96kHz & 16bit/44kHz | 1300mb & 400mb
Mastered At Atlantic Studios By Dennis King
Label: Elektra/E1 60414 | Release: 1985 | Genre: Country-pop

Originally released in the UK in 1977 as the Sound of Bread and as “Anthology” in the United States, this is a solid collection for these soft rock giants of the early ’70s.