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VA - The Wonderful Sounds of Christmas (2015) [Analogue Productions] Audio CD Layer

VA - The Wonderful Sounds of Christmas (2015)
Mastered by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 390 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 186 Mb | Scans included | 01:11:10
Holidays, Vocal Jazz, Vocal Pop, Rhythm & Blues | Label: Analogue Productions | # CAPP 094 SA

Worthy of audiophile treatment. Not every Christmas tune meets that high standard. But each song on this SACD, with each song chosen by Acoustic Sounds owner and CEO Chad Kassem, sound better than it ever has before. These are some of the most familiar - and well-recorded - Christmas tracks ever. We feel we're bringing you a record that you and your family will enjoy every year forevermore. These truly are The Wonderful Sounds Of Christmas. From the peaceful solemnity of Harry Simeone Chorale's "The Little Drummer Boy" to the festive spirit of Jose Feliciano's "Feliz Navidad," The Wonderful Sounds Of Christmas brings you the very best examples of holiday songs ever recorded. With wonderful music in abundance, this Christmas compilation offers a celebration of the season's most joyous and cherished songs. Truly, Christmas has never sounded better!
Miles Davis - Bags' Groove (1957) [Analogue Productions’ Prestige Mono Series, Remastered 2014] Audio CD Layer

Miles Davis - Bags' Groove (1957)
Mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio, 2014, Audio CD Layer
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 250 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 139 Mb | Scans included | 00:46:21
Bop, Hard Bop, Trumpet Jazz | Label: Analogue Productions, Prestige | # CPRJ 7109 SA

Hybrid Mono SACD for sale individually and as part of Analogue Productions’ Prestige Mono Series, Mini "old style" gatefold jacket packaging. There are a multitude of reasons why Bags' Groove remains a cornerstone of the post-bop genre. Of course there will always be the lure of the urban myth surrounding the Christmas Eve 1954 session – featuring Thelonious Monk – which is documented on the two takes of the title track. There are obviously more tangible elements, such as Davis' practically telepathic runs with Sonny Rollins (tenor sax). Or Horace Silver's (piano) uncanny ability to provide a stream of chord progressions that supply a second inconspicuous lead without ever overpowering. Indeed, Davis' choice of former Dizzy Gillespie Orchestra and concurrent Modern Jazz Quartet members Milt Jackson (vibes), Kenny Clarke (drums), and Percy Heath (bass) is obviously well-informed.
Junior Wells' Chicago Blues Band with Buddy Guy - Hoodoo Man Blues (1965) [Analogue Productions, Remastered 2009]

Junior Wells' Chicago Blues Band with Buddy Guy - Hoodoo Man Blues (1965)
Mastered by Kevin Gray at AcousTech Mastering, 2009
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 234 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 116 Mb | Scans included | 00:39:59
Chicago Blues, Harmonica Blues | Label: Analogue Productions, Delmark | # CAPB 034 SA

One of the all-time great urban blues records and the best-seller in the famed Delmark catalog. Hoodoo Man Blues is so full of bravado and snap it'll make you feel tough just listening to it. Not all of the Delmark titles were recorded very well, but this one certainly was. Hoodoo Man Blues, which features Buddy Guy on guitar, is not only Junior Wells' first LP appearance, it's damn near the first LP by a Chicago blues band. Chess and a few other labels had reissued 45s by Muddy Waters, Sonny Boy Williamson, Howlin' Wolf, Jimmy Reed, Elmore James, etc., but virtually no one had tried to capture the Chicago blues sound free of the limitations of juke box/airplay promotion. Hoodoo Man Blues went a long way in the popularization of real Chicago blues and of Junior Wells.
Charles Mingus - The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady (1963) [Analogue Productions, Remastered 2011] Audio CD Layer

Charles Mingus - The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady (1963)
Mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio, 2011
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 234 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 100 Mb | Scans included
Avant-Garde Jazz, Post-Bop | Label: Analogue Productions | # CIPJ 35 SA | 00:39:32

The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady is one of the greatest achievements in orchestration by any composer in jazz history. Charles Mingus consciously designed the six-part ballet as his magnum opus, and – implied in his famous inclusion of liner notes by his psychologist – it's as much an examination of his own tortured psyche as it is a conceptual piece about love and struggle. It veers between so many emotions that it defies easy encapsulation; for that matter, it can be difficult just to assimilate in the first place. Yet the work soon reveals itself as a masterpiece of rich, multi-layered texture and swirling tonal colors, manipulated with a painter's attention to detail. There are a few stylistic reference points – Ellington, the contemporary avant-garde, several flamenco guitar breaks – but the totality is quite unlike what came before it. Mingus relies heavily on the timbral contrasts between expressively vocal-like muted brass, a rumbling mass of low voices (including tuba and baritone sax), and achingly lyrical upper woodwinds, highlighted by altoist Charlie Mariano.
Muddy Waters - Folk Singer (1963) [Analogue Productions, Remastered 2011] Audio CD Layer

Muddy Waters - Folk Singer (1963)
Mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio, 2011
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 207 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 99 Mb | Scans included | 00:40:35
Chicago Blues, Delta Blues | Label: Analogue Productions | # CAPB 1483 SA

Folk Singer is the fourth studio album by Muddy Waters, released in April 1964 by Chess Records. The album features Waters on acoustic guitar, backed by Willie Dixon on string bass, Clifton James on drums, and Buddy Guy on acoustic guitar. It is Waters's only all-acoustic album. Numerous reissues of Folk Singer include bonus tracks from two subsequent sessions, in April 1964 and October 1964. Despite not charting in any country, Folk Singer received critical acclaim; most reviewers praised its high-quality sound, especially on remastered versions, as well as the instrumentation. In 2003, the album was ranked number 280 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.
Miles Davis Sextet - Someday My Prince Will Come (1961) [Analogue Productions, Remastered 2010] Audio CD Layer

Miles Davis Sextet - Someday My Prince Will Come (1961)
Mastered by George Marino at Sterling Sound, 2010
XLD | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 280 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 116 Mb | Scans included
Hard Bop, Cool Jazz | Label: Analogue Productions | # CAPJ 8456 SA | 00:42:13

After both John Coltrane and Cannonball Adderley left Miles Davis' quintet, he was caught in the web of seeking suitable replacements. It was a period of trial and error for him that nonetheless yielded some legendary recordings (Sketches of Spain, for one). One of those is Someday My Prince Will Come. The lineup is Davis, pianist Wynton Kelly, bassist Paul Chambers, and alternating drummers Jimmy Cobb and Philly Jo Jones. The saxophonist was Hank Mobley on all but two tracks. John Coltrane returns for the title track and "Teo." The set opens with the title, a lilting waltz that nonetheless gets an original treatment here, despite having been recorded by Dave Brubeck. Kelly is in keen form, playing a bit sprightlier than the tempo would allow, and slips flourishes in the high register inside the melody for an "elfin" feel. Davis waxes light and lyrical with his Harmon mute, playing glissando throughout. Mobley plays a strictly journeyman solo, and then Coltrane blows the pack away with a solo so deep inside the harmony it sounds like it's coming from somewhere else.
Hank Mobley - A Caddy For Daddy (1965) [Analogue Productions, Remastered 2009] Audio CD Layer

Hank Mobley - A Caddy For Daddy (1965)
Mastered by by Kevin Gray & Steve Hoffman at AcousTech, 2009
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 264 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 113 Mb | Scans included | 00:40:19
Hard Bop, Saxophone Jazz | Label: Analogue Productions/Blue Note | # CBNJ 84230 SA

Hank Mobley was a perfect artist for Blue Note in the 1960s. A distinctive but not dominant soloist, Mobley was also a very talented writer whose compositions avoided the predictable yet could often be quite melodic and soulful; his tricky originals consistently inspired the young all-stars in Blue Note's stable. For this CD, which is a straight reissue of a 1965 session, Mobley is joined by trumpeter Lee Morgan, trombonist Curtis Fuller, pianist McCoy Tyner, bassist Bob Cranshaw, and drummer Billy Higgins (a typically remarkable Blue Note lineup) for the infectious title cut, three other lesser-known but superior originals, plus Wayne Shorter's "Venus Di Mildew." Recommended.
Vince Guaraldi Trio - Jazz Impressions of Black Orpheus (1962) [Analogue Productions, Remastered 2002, Audio CD Layer] Repost

Vince Guaraldi Trio - Jazz Impressions of Black Orpheus (1962) APO Remastered 2002
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 228 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 95 Mb | Scans included | 00:39:14
Mainstream Jazz, Cool, Latin Jazz | Label: Analogue Productions, Fantasy | # CAPJ 8089 SA, 8089

Here is Vince Guaraldi's breakthrough album – musically, commercially, in every which way. After numerous records as a leader or sideman, for the first time a recognizable Guaraldi piano style emerges, with whimsical phrasing all his own, a madly swinging right hand and occasional boogie-influenced left hand, and a distinctive, throat-catching, melodic improvisational gift. The first half of the program is taken up by cover versions of tunes from the Antonio Carlos Jobim/Luiz Bonfa score for the film Black Orpheus, recorded just as bossa nova was taking hold in America. These are genuinely jazz-oriented impressions in a mainstream boppish manner, with only a breath of samba from Monty Budwig (bass) and Colin Bailey (drums) in the opening minute of "Samba de Orpheus"; an edited version of this haunting song was issued as a 45 rpm single. But DJs soon began flipping the single over to play the B-side, a wistful, unforgettably catchy Guaraldi tune called "Cast Your Fate to the Wind" that opens the North American half of the album.
Jeff Beck - Blow By Blow (1975) [Analogue Productions. Remastered 2016] Audio CD Layer

Jeff Beck - Blow By Blow (1975)
Remastered by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound, 2016
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 255 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 111 Mb | Scans included | 00:44:33
Guitar Virtuoso, Jazz Fusion, Jazz Rock | Label: Analogue Productions | # CAPP 078 SA

1975 was a magical year for Jeff Beck. Already a rock superstar from his groundbreaking guitar work with The Yardbirds, Jeff Beck Group and Beck Bogert & Appice, Beck's Blow By Blow was a total artistic leap into new musical territory which netted the guitar hero massive acclaim. Produced by the legendary George Martin, Blow By Blow features nine smokin' tracks of instrumental genius as only Jeff Beck could provide. Now Blow By Blow is back bigger and better than ever! We've gone the deluxe Analogue Productions route — remastered from the original analog tape by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound and now available as a Hybrid Multichannel SACD.
Eddie Money - Eddie Money (1977) [Analogue Productions, Remastered 2016] Audio CD Layer

Eddie Money - Eddie Money (1977) APO Remastered 2016
Mastered by Ryan K. Smith at Sterling Sound
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 286 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 114 Mb | Scans included
Rock, Pop/Rock | Label: Analogue Productions | # CAPP 089 SA | Time: 00:46:15

This strong debut benefits greatly from the expertise of veteran producer Bruce Botnick as well as the likes of former Steve Miller bassist Lonnie Turner and saxman Tom Scott. Guitarist Jimmy Lyon was to Money what Keith Scott was to Bryan Adams. Money, son of a New York City cop, had a rock & roll epiphany en route to following his dad's career path. The debut album, long on craft but not without inspiration, deservedly shot radio-ready tunes "Two Tickets to Paradise" and "Baby Hold On" up the charts, the latter helped by former Elvin Bishop songmate Jo Baker. The key tune is the spirited "Wanna Be a Rock 'n' Roll Star," which spells out the game plan.