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Jacintha - Lush Life (2001) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/192kHz

Artist: Jacintha
Title: Lush Life
Genre: Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Straight-ahead, Mainstream jazz, Smooth Jazz
Label: © Groove Note Records
Release Date: 2001
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 192kHz/24bit
Source: DSD64 (converted at KORG AudioGate 2.3.3 / DSD Filter Sharp Roll-off -3dB/42kHz / TPDF Diter)
Duration: 00:57:52
Recorded by Michael C. Ross at Oceanway Recording, Hollywood, CA, August 24 and 25, 2001


The accolades Singapore-born vocalist Jacintha has garnered are too numerous to list. Suffice it to say those looking for exquisite female jazz vocal performances that pay homage to the "old school" but with contemporary sensibilities will find Jacintha much to their liking. Her first two releases, Autumn Leaves and Here's To Ben, have become certified audiophile jazz classics. Her third release for Groove Note, Lush Life, features silky string arrangements by pianst Bill Cunliffe. With Anthony Wilson (guitar) and Dmitri Matheny (flugel), this is one of her best-sounding albums to date. This recording quality, as has come to be expected from her previous albums, is nothing short of exceptional.
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Jacintha - Lush Life (2001) High-Fidelity DSF Stereo DSD64/2.82MHz

Artist: Jacintha
Title: Lush Life
Genre: Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Straight-ahead, Mainstream jazz, Smooth Jazz
Label: © Groove Note Records
Release Date: 2001
Quality: DSF Stereo DSD64/2.82MHz
Source: AcousticSounds
Duration: 00:57:53
Recorded by Michael C. Ross at Oceanway Recording, Hollywood, CA, August 24 and 25, 2001


The accolades Singapore-born vocalist Jacintha has garnered are too numerous to list. Suffice it to say those looking for exquisite female jazz vocal performances that pay homage to the "old school" but with contemporary sensibilities will find Jacintha much to their liking. Her first two releases, Autumn Leaves and Here's To Ben, have become certified audiophile jazz classics. Her third release for Groove Note, Lush Life, features silky string arrangements by pianst Bill Cunliffe. With Anthony Wilson (guitar) and Dmitri Matheny (flugel), this is one of her best-sounding albums to date. This recording quality, as has come to be expected from her previous albums, is nothing short of exceptional.
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Jacintha - The Girl From Bossa Nova (2004) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/192kHz

Artist: Jacintha
Title: The Girl From Bossa Nova
Genre: Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Bossa Nova, Smooth Jazz
Label: © Groove Note Records
Release Date: 2004
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 192kHz/24bit
Source: DSD64 (converted at KORG AudioGate 2.3.3 / DSD Filter Sharp Roll-off -3dB/42kHz / TPDF Diter)
Duration: 00:45:16
Recorded by Michael C. Ross at Record One, Sherman Oaks, CA on February 19th & 20th, 2004

Singapore songstress Jacintha picks up the tempo in her first bossa nova session for Groove Note. Featuring a program of some of the most well-known classics of the genre including several Jobim favorites like "So Nice," "Desafinado," "Dindi," "Corcovado" as well as less familiar tunes like "O Ganso" and "So Danco Samba," The Girl From Bossa Nova is a striking change of pace for Jacintha that will enthrall all of her fans. Bright and breezy and with superb instrumentals from tenor Harry Allen with his Stan Getz-style solos and acoustic guitarist John Pisano. The album is given the supreme finishing touch by the magical playing of Brazilian master percussionist Paulihno Da Costa.
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Jacintha - The Girl From Bossa Nova (2004) High-Fidelity DSF Stereo DSD64/2.82MHz

Artist: Jacintha
Title: The Girl From Bossa Nova
Genre: Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Bossa Nova, Smooth Jazz
Label: © Groove Note Records
Release Date: 2004
Quality: DSF Stereo DSD64/2.82MHz
Source: AcousticSounds
Duration: 00:45:16
Recorded by Michael C. Ross at Record One, Sherman Oaks, CA on February 19th & 20th, 2004


Singapore songstress Jacintha picks up the tempo in her first bossa nova session for Groove Note. Featuring a program of some of the most well-known classics of the genre including several Jobim favorites like "So Nice," "Desafinado," "Dindi," "Corcovado" as well as less familiar tunes like "O Ganso" and "So Danco Samba," The Girl From Bossa Nova is a striking change of pace for Jacintha that will enthrall all of her fans. Bright and breezy and with superb instrumentals from tenor Harry Allen with his Stan Getz-style solos and acoustic guitarist John Pisano. The album is given the supreme finishing touch by the magical playing of Brazilian master percussionist Paulihno Da Costa.
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Jacintha - Jacintha Goes To Hollywood (2007) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/192kHz

Artist: Jacintha
Title: Jacintha Goes To Hollywood
Genre: Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Traditional Pop, Smooth Jazz
Label: © Groove Note Records
Release Date: 2007
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 192kHz/24bit
Source: DSD64 (converted at KORG AudioGate 2.3.3 / DSD Filter Sharp Roll-off -3dB/42kHz / TPDF Diter)
Duration: 00:47:35
Recorded by Mike Ross at Sunset Sound on March 23rd and 24th, 2007.


Years in the making and with a cast of thousands and a budget in the millions, this has been an epic effort! The effort was certainly epic and, after a gap of almost three years since her last Groove Note release, the wait has been well worth it. Jacintha Goes To Hollywood sees the sensual and seductive-voiced chanteuse take on the challenge of performing theme songs and other well-known movie related tunes. The program features an eclectic mix of musical material, from the almost over familiar "Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head" and "California Dreaming" to "On Days Like These" from the original British version of The Italian Job. Her almost solemn and low-key performance of "California Dreaming" will completely blow you away as will her thrillingly dynamic and bossa tingled take on "The Windmills Of Your Mind."
Featuring Anthony Wilson on guitar, Iskandar Ismail on piano, Larry Goldings on Hammond B-3 and Ricky Woodward on sax, the album was recorded all analogue at 15 inches per second on two-inch 24-track masters mixed down to half-inch stereo at 30 inches per second stereo at Sunset Sound by Joe Harley (producer) and Mile Ross (engineer). The stereo masters were transferred to DSD by David Glaser at Airshow Mastering for the mastering of the Stereo Hybrid SACD.

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Jacintha - Jacintha Goes To Hollywood (2007) High-Fidelity DSF Stereo DSD64/2.82MHz

Artist: Jacintha
Title: Jacintha Goes To Hollywood
Genre: Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Traditional Pop, Smooth Jazz
Label: © Groove Note Records
Release Date: 2007
Quality: DSF Stereo DSD64/2.82MHz
Source: AcousticSounds
Duration: 00:47:35
Recorded by Mike Ross at Sunset Sound on March 23rd and 24th, 2007.


Years in the making and with a cast of thousands and a budget in the millions, this has been an epic effort! The effort was certainly epic and, after a gap of almost three years since her last Groove Note release, the wait has been well worth it. Jacintha Goes To Hollywood sees the sensual and seductive-voiced chanteuse take on the challenge of performing theme songs and other well-known movie related tunes. The program features an eclectic mix of musical material, from the almost over familiar "Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head" and "California Dreaming" to "On Days Like These" from the original British version of The Italian Job. Her almost solemn and low-key performance of "California Dreaming" will completely blow you away as will her thrillingly dynamic and bossa tingled take on "The Windmills Of Your Mind."
Featuring Anthony Wilson on guitar, Iskandar Ismail on piano, Larry Goldings on Hammond B-3 and Ricky Woodward on sax, the album was recorded all analogue at 15 inches per second on two-inch 24-track masters mixed down to half-inch stereo at 30 inches per second stereo at Sunset Sound by Joe Harley (producer) and Mile Ross (engineer). The stereo masters were transferred to DSD by David Glaser at Airshow Mastering for the mastering of the Stereo Hybrid SACD.
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Gustav Holst - The Planets, Op. 32 - Buzz Ensemble, Melanie Barney (2011) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/96kHz

Сomposer: Gustav Holst (1874-1934)
Artist: Buzz Ensemble, Mélanie Barney
Title: Holst - The Planets, Op. 32
Genre: Classical
Label: © Fidelio Musique
Release Date: 2011
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 96kHz/24bit
Source: ProStudioMasters
Duration: 55:18
Recorded at L’église Saintviateur, D’Outremont, Montréal, Québec, Canada, 22, 23, 25 & 26 March 2009


The Planets is such a durable work that it shouldn't be a surprise that it can thrive in a variety of arrangements. This version for brass quintet and organ, by Montreal composer and arranger Enrico O. Dastous, is especially felicitous. The organ's timbral variety makes it a natural for Holst's colorful score (and there have been some fine arrangements for organ solo) and the addition of brass, which prominently figure in the original orchestration, makes this a terrific instrumentation for an arrangement of the piece. Dastous' version is notable for its restraint; with a combination of instruments that could be potentially used for bombast, he judiciously deploys them with close attention to Holst's original, so when he does pull out all the stops -- both literally and figuratively -- the effect is hugely impressive. A great deal of credit goes to the performers, organist Mélanie Barney and the wonderfully named brass quintet Buzz Ensemble, who play with finesse, but who can also cut loose in the big moments. The music was recorded in Montreal's Saint-Viateur d'Outremont Church, whose organ is versatile and powerful, and whose acoustics are conducive to music of this grandeur. The engineers also deserve acknowledgment for the naturalness of the sound; all the instruments sound marvelous and full, and the balance is superb. True fans of The Planets are likely to be delighted with this fabulous version of the piece, and the disc should also appeal to fans of music for brass and organ. --AllMusic Review by Stephen Eddins
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Heart - Little Queen (1977/2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/192kHz

Artist: Heart
Title: Little Queen
Genre: Rock, Pop Rock, Hard Rock, Folk Rock
Label: © Epic Records
Release Date: 1977/2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 192kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 39:00
Recorded: Kaye Smith Studios, Seattle, Washington, February–April 1977

Little Queen is Heart's third studio album originally released in 1977. It spent 41 weeks on chart and became a multi-platinum selling record. Little Queen features popular single "Barracuda" as well as "Kick It Out" and the title track.
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Heart - Dog & Butterfly (1978/2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/192kHz


Artist: Heart
Title: Dog & Butterfly
Genre: Rock, Pop Rock, Hard Rock, Folk Rock
Label: © Epic Records
Release Date: 1978/2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 192kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 39:20
Recorded: Sea-West Studios, Seattle, Washington; Capitol Studios, Hollywood, California (strings), 1978

Dog & Butterfly is the fourth studio album by American rock band Heart, released on October 7, 1978 through Portrait Records. Heart rebounded from their legal dispute with Mushroom Records over the release of the platinum-selling Magazine in April 1978, as Dog & Butterfly was certified double platinum, spent 36 weeks on the charts, and peaked at No. 17 on the US Billboard 200. The album was the 'proper' successor to 1977's hit Little Queen in terms of musical development and direction, and contained two hit singles: "Straight On", and "Dog & Butterfly".
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Heart - Bebe le Strange (1980/2015) High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 24bit/192kHz


http://hdgeek.org/data/SM.pngArtist: Heart
Title: Bébé le Strange
Genre: Rock, Pop Rock, Hard Rock
Label: © Epic Records
Release Date: 1980/2015
Quality: High-Fidelity FLAC Stereo 192kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks
Duration: 37:36
Recorded: Kaye Smith Studios, Seattle, Washington, Winter 1979

Bébé le Strange is the fifth studio album by the American rock band Heart. It was released on February 14, 1980 through Epic Records. It was the first album without founding member Roger Fisher on lead guitar, who had left the band months prior along with his brother Michael.
The album was a commercial success, peaking at number five on the U.S. Billboard 200 and staying in the charts for 22 weeks. It also was certified Gold by the RIAA. However it did not sell as well as their previous albums (which had gone Platinum and Multi-Platinum). The record contained the singles "Even It Up" (backed by the Tower of Power horns section) and the title track. Some of the backing vocals were provided by Don Wilhelm, who had been in a group called The Army with Steve Fossen and Roger Fisher in the 1960s.
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