May 30

產品名稱: 執迷不悔 (SACD)
歌手名稱: 王菲
推出日期: 2004-09-09
語言: 粵語, 國語
光碟格式: Super Audio CD


* Hybrid Stereo, Plays on ALL SACD and CD Players

01. 紅粉菲菲
02. 執迷不悔(國)
03. 可愛眼睛
04. 季候風
05. 不再兒嬉
06. 我永遠珍惜你我
07. 情敵
08. 從明日開始
09. 夜半醉
10. 執迷不悔(粵)

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May 30

Sadao Watanabe – Paysages (1971/2007) {SACD Sony Japan} 
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | Full Scans 600dpi | 1.99 GB
FLAC 2.0 Stereo (converted with foobar2000) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Full Scans 600dpi | 970MB
Genre: Jazz, Fusion

Paysages is a French word that roughly means “landscapes.” In this 1971 album, Sadao Watanabe & his bandmates’ music reflected the sign of the times in their use of electric piano, strong emphasis on rhythms – realized, in part, by employing 2 drummers – & a freer approach to improvisation.

1. Paysages Part 1 & 2
2. Out-Land
3. Space Is Not A Place
4. Green Air
5. Provincial

Sadao Watanabe – alto sax, flute, sopranino
Masabumi Kikuchi – electric piano, acoustic piano
Gary Peacock – bass
Masahiko Togashi – drums
Hiroshi Murakami – drums

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May 30

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.

The music is not your typical mix of jazz standards and light classical fare of most sax ensembles. These are mostly originals by members of the ensemble, though things are kicked off with a piece from the unique Raymond Scott. Meandering among big band swing, klezmer, gypsy music, pop and various European folk elements, the quintet provides a refreshing take on the usual sax quartet. The sonic side also provides something new: The DSD format was retained throughout the entire recording/editing/mixing/mastering. An eight-track SADIE system was used, with six channels comprising the SACD surround setup and the remaining two for a mixed-on-the-spot stereo mix. No EQ or reverb was added to any of the mixes, so the surround option sounds terrifically alive and with great presence. This is a winner both musically and sonically – especially surroundingly.

01. The Penguin
02. Calder’s Circus
03. Gypsy Wedding
04. Sahel
05. Vorrei dire due parole
06. After Before
07. Dreamsville
08. 12 Days
09. Crni Vlak (Black Train)

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May 30

Simon Shaheen, Vishwa Mohan Bhatt – Saltanah (1996) [Reissue 2001]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 40:15 minutes | Scans included | 3,08 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Full Scans included | 1,14 GB
Genre: World

Two master musicians engage in a fascinating dialogue, blending the Indian rag with the Arabian maqam. These two musical forms are beautifully complementary, but also contrast enough to make things interesting.

01. Dawn
02. Ghazal
03. Saltanah
04. Mists
05. Dusk

Simon Shaheen – ud & violin
Vishwa Mohan Bhatt – mohan veena
Ronu Majumdar – flute
Sangeeta Shankar – violin

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May 30

Hiromi – Spark (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:12:18 minutes | 1,57 GB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | Artwork: Digital booklet |  © Telarc Records

All great human passions whether romantic, creative, inventive, or transformative begin with a single spark. On her tenth album as a leader, Japanese pianist/composer Hiromi traces the path of the flame ignited by that spark as it consumes and inspires. Over the course of nine expressively charged songs, the listener is carried away on an impassioned spiritual journey that might tell the story of a personal discovery, a love affair, or the creation of the music itself. Set for release April 1st, Spark showcases the always thrilling sound of Hiromi’s Trio Project with her most narratively sweeping and emotionally overflowing set of music to date. The pianist finds her own spark in her interaction with her triomates of the last five years, contrabass guitarist Anthony Jackson (Paul Simon, Steely Dan, Chick Corea, The O’Jays) and drummer Simon Phillips (The Who, David Gilmour, Judas Priest, Toto, Jack Bruce).

Japanese pianist and composer Hiromi is one of the more unpredictable, captivating talents in modern jazz. Her Trio Project with drummer Simon Phillips and contrabass guitarist Anthony Jackson, now into its sixth year, has matured into one of the most fluidly inventive on the scene. Spark, recorded over four days in October of 2015, is the group’s fourth offering. Like its predecessors, it has a loosely connected thematic scheme. In this case, it’s the spark of inspiration that leads to creation, risk-taking, spiritual connection, and development via an album-length dream sequence. The established hallmarks of the trio are abundant — tight, twisting, turning, sometimes incendiary dialogue in constantly evolving themes and motifs that embrace everything from post-bop to proggy rockisms to funky soul-jazz. The title track is introduced by an inquisitive, nocturnal piano figure before a wash of electric keyboards enters underneath, and the band is off, playing one theme after another in widening circles. Hiromi’s invention in the lower and middle registers resonates with Jackson’s roiling bass patterns, Phillips’ syncopated breaks, and insistent fills that never lose the pocket. “Take Me Away” has a trance-like repetition in its intro. It expands its textural foundation with Jackson playing guitar-esque fills and Phillips riding the snare and cymbal as agents of hypnosis. A sweeping refrain, followed by a knotty bridge that leads to a crescendo, introduces a souled-out groove that recalls Ahmad Jamal. The trio swings on a vamp played by Jackson. The percussive pulse of “Wonderland” gives way to something approaching a classical fugue before opening wide into expansive post-bop then folds back again before Hiromi takes her solo. It’s rife with emotive arpeggios and fluid harmonic investigation. The rhythm section swings hard, adding dimension via extension and extrapolation. Phillips uses octobans — high-tuned tom-toms — to create a near theatrical fantasia that the pianist answers with high-wire lyricism and choppy chords. Drama and dynamic are in constant conversation on “Dilemma.” Pulse, speed, and force are balanced by moments of near sublime inquiry as the lines between jazz, prog, and classical crossover vanish. The uptown electric jazz funk of “What Will Be, Will Be” feels light in contrast. A careful listen reveals the influences of Stevie Wonder and Herbie Hancock in its finger-popping groove consciousness. Closer “All’s Well” is based on a swinging midtempo blues. It pushes boundaries on all sides yet never sacrifices feel. Spark integrates each element in this band’s arsenal to create a whole that is provocative and seamless. Hiromi’s band challenges modern music norms with authority. Their spirit of restless creativity is expressed with as much warmth and humor as technical acumen. The tunes here, though rigorous musical workouts, all reach the level of song — not an accomplishment most piano trios can claim. ~~ AllMusic Review by Thom Jurek

1 Spark 09:04
2 In A Trance 08:54
3 Take Me Away 07:27
4 Wonderland 05:43
5 Indulgence 08:15
6 Dilemma 08:51
7 What Will Be, Will Be 07:42
8 Wake Up And Dream 08:51
9 All’s Well 07:31

Hiromi, piano, keys
Anthony Jackson, contrabass guitar
Simon Phillips, drums

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May 30

Charles Earland – Black Talk! (1970/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 38:36 minutes | 468 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | Digital Booklet | © Prestige Records
Recorded: December 15, 1969 at the Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Remastered: 2006, Rudy Van Gelder at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ

The young organist Charles Earland converted the Beatles’ “Eleanor Rigby” into an anthem called “Black Talk” and came up with one of the huge soul-jazz hits of the early Seventies. In this album, Earland worked the same magic with two other pop songs, “Aquarius” and “More Today than Yesterday,” giving them the urgency and forward movement of R&B but managing to inject them with jazz values. He was greatly aided by a pair of soloists—trumpeter Virgil Jones and tenor saxophonist Houston Person—who added fuel to Earland’s fiery concept. Guitarist Melvin Sparks and the quintessential soul jazz drummer Idris Muhammad helped keep the blaze going. It is not coincidence that his blues composition, and Earland himself, were called “The Mighty Burner.”

Black Talk! went on to become an enormous hit, spending most of 1970 on the best-seller charts.

with Virgil Jones, Houston Person, Melvin Sparks, Idris Muhammad, Buddy Caldwell

This CD reissue of a Prestige date is one of the few successful examples of jazz musicians from the late ’60s taking a few rock and pop songs and turning them into creative jazz. Organist Charles Earland and his sextet, which includes trumpeter Virgil Jones, Houston Person, on tenor and guitarist Melvin Sparks, perform a variation of “Eleanor Rigby” titled “Black Talk,” two originals, a surprisingly effective rendition of “Aquarius,” and a classic rendition of “More Today Than Yesterday.” Fans of organ combos are advised to pick up this interesting set. ~~ AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow

1. Black Talk 7:50
2. The Mighty Burner 3:04
3. Here Comes Charlie 8:15
4. Aquarius 8:00
5. More Today Than Yesterday 11:10

Charles Earland, organ
Virgil Jones, trumpet
Houston Person, tenor saxophone
Melvin Sparks, guitar
Idris Muhammad, drums
Buddy Caldwell, congas (#2,5)

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