Category Archives: Hi-Res

John Williams – Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015) [7Digital 24-96]

John Williams – Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 1:17:20 minutes | 1,49 GB | Genre: Soundtrack
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source:7digital.com | @ Lucasfilm Ltd.

“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” is set 30 years after the events of “Return of the Jedi”, and features a new generation of swashbuckling heroes and shadowy villains, as well as the return of fan-favorite smugglers, princesses, and Jedi.

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John McEuen – Made In Brooklyn (2016) [HDTracks 24-96]

John McEuen – Made In Brooklyn (2016) 
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:05:03 minutes | 1,3 GB | Genre: Country, Folk
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | Digital booklet | © Chesky Records

Made in Brooklyn, the new album from Nitty Gritty Dirt Band founder, John McEuen, is coming your way on September 30th via Chesky Records. The album is a time capsule of American Roots music that features guest performances from the likes of Steve Martin, David Bromberg, David Amram, John Carter Cash, and a dozen other well known stars of the genre. Featuring both original material from John, as well as unexpected covers such as Warren Zevon’s “Excitable Boy”, Made in Brooklyn is a “music-to-your-ears” audio feast.

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John Lee Hooker – It Serves You Right To Suffer (1966/2013) [PonoMusic 24-96]

John Lee Hooker – It Serves You Right To Suffer (1966/2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 32:37 minutes | 642 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: Pono Music |  © Impulse! Records/Geffen Records

Anyone hearing this 1966 album for the first time may well be startled at the unfiltered passion and power of John Lee Hooker in his earlier days; a surprise when comparing Hooker’s later recordings with those made in the 1960s. His unmistakable raw voice has fully matured here, but his incantory style of singing appears markedly finer and more flexible. And then there is the perfect gem of a rhythm group whose sinewy sounds fill the grooves with merciless gravitational force: Barry Galbraith on second guitar, Milt Hinton on bass, William Wells on trombone and David “Panama” Francis on drums.

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John Coltrane Quartet – Crescent (1964/2016) [AcousticSounds 24-192]

John Coltrane Quartet – Crescent (1964/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time – 40:29 minutes | 1,9 GB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: AcousticSounds | Artwork: Front cover | © Verve Reissues

John Coltrane’s 1964 album Crescent features his classic quartet of McCoy Tyner on piano, Jimmy Garrison on double bass and powerhouse drummer Elvin Jones. This acclaimed set of five Coltrane originals paved the way for Coltrane’s next recording, the landmark A Love Supreme.

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John Coltrane – Dakar (1957/2014) [Qobuz 24-44.1]

John Coltrane – Dakar (1957/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 39:27 minutes | 519 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: Qobuz | Digital Booklet | Label: Prestige Records

Dakar was one of the early albums from Prestige on which John Coltrane played. While not the lead musician on the recording, Prestige marketed the album as such due to Coltrane’s rapidly-rising fame as a soloist.

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John Cage – Sonatas & Interludes – Cedric Pescia (2012) [Qobuz 24-88.2]

John Cage – Sonatas & Interludes – Cedric Pescia (2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time – 01:03:48 minutes | 867 MB | Genre: Classical
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: Qobuz | Digital Booklet | © Aeon/Outhere Music France
Recorded: 7-8/10/2011, Saal 3, Funkhaus Berlin Nalepastrasse

With this new disc, æon is doing its part to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of John Cage, born on 5 September 1912 in the United States. This recording of the Sonatas and Interludes for prepared piano, some of the most emblematic works in his catalogue, proposes discovering one of the great classics of 20th century music performed by the young Swiss pianist Cédric Pescia. The interpretation is luminous, featuring unrivalled sensitivity and perceptiveness.

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John Barry – From Russia With Love (1963/2015) [HDTracks 24-96]

John Barry – From Russia With Love: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1963/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 36:52 minutes | 789 MB | Genre: Soundtrack
Studio Master, Official Digital Download  – Source: HDTracks | Artwork: Front cover | Label: Capitol Records

From Russia with Love is the soundtrack for the second James Bond film of the same name. This is the first series film with John Barry as the primary soundtrack composer.

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Joey DeFrancesco – Trip Mode (2015) [HDTracks 24-44,1]

Joey DeFrancesco – Trip Mode (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 58:22 minutes | 675 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Master, Official Digital Download  – Source: HDTracks | @ HighNote

It’s rare for one man to change the face of an instrument, and before he turns forty, but Joey DeFrancesco has done just that. DeFrancesco has been performing since he was a child, following in the footsteps of his jazz-playing father and grandfather. A seasoned musician by his teens, having already shared the stage with saxophonist Hank Mobley and drummer “Philly” Joe Jones, DeFrancesco was truly honored when, at 17, Miles Davis asked him to join his touring band. Today, DeFrancesco is a Grammy-nominated artist with over 50 recordings as a leader and numerous collaborations with the masters of modern jazz in his legacy, DeFrancesco deservingly takes his place alongside organ greats of the past like Jimmy Smith, Jack McDuff, and Larry Young.

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Joey Alexander – Countdown (2016) [Qobuz 24-44,1]

Joey Alexander – Countdown (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 01:01:11 minutes | 603 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: Qobuz | Artwork: Front cover | © Motéma – MustHaveJazz – Membran

The sensational child prodigy jazz pianist’s second studio album. Joey Alexander’s jaw-dropping ability and beyond-his-years artistry brought him to some of the grandest stages, from performing at the GRAMMYs and the White House, to appearing on the TODAY Show and 60 Minutes. Just over a year removed from his debut, the same maturity and dedication to his craft that made him a phenomenon is evident in his remarkable evolution on his sophomore release, COUNTDOWN. Now stepping forward as a composer, while still paying tribute to the jazz greats, Joey is poised to continue his ascent to becoming one of the biggest names in jazz.

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Joe Walsh – Analog Man (2012) [HDTracks 24-96]

Joe Walsh – Analog Man (2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 36:32 minutes | 804 MB | Genre: Rock
Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks.com | Digital Booklet | © Fantasy Records

Grammy Award-winning Rock and Roll legend, Joe Walsh, returns with his latest endeavor, Analog Man, his first solo recording in over two decades. Analog Man is a timeless effort that features Walsh’s beloved charm and musical know-how. Guitarist for the iconic rock band, The Eagles, Joe Walsh is best known for his powerful guitar licks and harder rock sound. The album is a playful reference to a new digital era. Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the ten-track album was produced by Jeff Lynne and Joe Walsh with Tommy Lee James co-writing some of the tracks. The album boasts a guest appearance by Ringo Starr on Walsh’s favorite song off the album, “Lucky That Way”.

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