Jazz

Blue Chamber Quartet – Children’s Songs (2009) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Blue Chamber Quartet - Children's Songs (2009) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Blue Chamber Quartet – Children’s Songs (2009) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz | Stereo & Multichannel
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 2.46 GB (ISO) + 1.96 GB (FLAC Mch) + 820 MB (FLAC Stereo) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Stockfisch Records | Switzerland | Cat#: SFR 357.4067.2 | Genre: Jazz

word of warning: the notes to this CD may detract from the lovely music it contains. German ensemble Blue Chamber Quartet commissioned journalist Cathrin Kahlweit to write a brief essay for each of the work’s 20 movements, first-person vignettes describing the lives of children in 20 countries that seemingly have no discernable relationship to Corea’s gentle, sophisticated miniatures.Read More

Arnie Somogyi’s Ambulance – Accident And Insurgency (2007) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Arnie Somogyi's Ambulance - Accident And Insurgency (2007) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Arnie Somogyi’s Ambulance – Accident And Insurgency (2007) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz | Stereo & Multichannel
Hybrid SACD | Scans Included
Total Size: 3.16 GB (ISO) + 2.66 GB (FLAC Mch) + 998 MB (FLAC Mch) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Linn Records | EU | Cat#: AKD 306 | Genre: Jazz

The Hungarian bassist Arnie Somogyi, a long-time luminary of the British contemporary scene, recently formed an alliance with the US doctor-turned-jazzman Eddie Henderson, this cemented with an appearance ar Ronnie Scott’s and this recording. Much of the music performed here by Somogyi’s Ambulance band emerged during a musical development residency at the Snape Maltings, with Henderson added for a May 2006 tour and for this 2007 recording.Read More

Rosemary Clooney And Duke Ellington And His Orchestra – Blue Rose (1956) {1991, MFSL Remastered}

Rosemary Clooney And Duke Ellington And His Orchestra - Blue Rose (1956) {1991, MFSL Remastered}

Rosemary Clooney And Duke Ellington And His Orchestra – Blue Rose (1956) {1991, MFSL Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log | Photos Only
Total Size: 189 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: MFSL | USA | Cat#: MFCD 850 | Genre: Jazz

Rosemary Clooney may have seemed to be a surprising choice to be featured with Duke Ellington & His Orchestra, but this collaboration is extremely successful in spite of the fact that Clooney was unable to join the band in the studio due to complications of a very difficult pregnancy. The solution was for the band to record the music (after Billy Strayhorn made the first of several trips to Los Angeles to consult with her). The results are stunning and not in the least bit canned, due to the professionalism of all parties involved and a stellar engineering of the separately recorded tracks. Read More

Sarah Vaughan – A Time In My Life (1971) {1987, MFSL Remastered}

Sarah Vaughan - A Time In My Life (1971) {1987, MFSL Remastered}

Sarah Vaughan – A Time In My Life (1971) {1987, MFSL Remastered}
XLD Rip | FLAC Tracks+ Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 198 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: MFSL | USA | Cat#: MFCD 855 | Genre: Vocal Jazz

Sarah Vaughan brings an almost chameleon-like presence to this album, which encompasses a decidedly — almost defiantly — contemporary repertory. Her gospel approach to “Imagine” could only have delighted John Lennon at the time, while for “Inner City Blues” she embraces a fiercely soulful jazz approach, the horn accompaniment in particular romping over the tune as much as she does.Read More

Sarah Vaughan – The Complete Sarah Vaughan Live In Japan (1973) {1987, MFSL Remastered}

Sarah Vaughan - The Complete Sarah Vaughan Live In Japan (1973) {1987, MFSL Remastered}

Sarah Vaughan – The Complete Sarah Vaughan Live In Japan (1973) {1987, MFSL Remastered}
XLD Rip | 2xCD | FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 569 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: MFSL | USA | Cat#: MFCD 2-844 | Genre: Vocal Jazz

This two-CD set contains all of the music that Sarah Vaughan recorded during her Tokyo concert for Mainstream. The 49-year-old singer is heard at the height of her powers, really digging into the standards and making magic out of such numbers as “Poor,” “‘Round Midnight,” “Willow Weep,” “My Funny Valentine,” “Summertime,” and “Bye Bye Blackbird.” This two-fer (which finds Sassy accompanied by pianist Carl Schroeder, bassist John Gianelli, and drummer Jimmy Cobb) gives one a definitive look at the brilliant (and sometimes miraculous) singer.Read More

Ana Caram – Rio After Dark (1989) {2002, Reissue, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Ana Caram - Rio After Dark (1989) {2002, Reissue, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Ana Caram – Rio After Dark (1989) {2002, Reissue, Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz | Stereo & Multichannel
Hybrid SACD | Scans Included
Total Size: 3.12 GB (ISO) + 2.04 GB (FLAC Mch) + 1.07 GB (FLAC Stereo) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Chesky Records | USA | Cat#: SACD241 | Genre: Bossanova

In stylistic terms, large portions of Ana Caram’s first U.S. album could easily have been recorded in 1962; it’s as if time had stood perfectly still since “Desafinado” became a hit. Yet this is all for the good for this Antonio Carlos Jobim proteg√©, who can comfortably give material by the more contemporary writer Djavan, and even Carole King’s “You’ve Got a Friend,” the bossa nova treatment.Read More

Earl Klugh – Finger Paintings (1977) {1981, MSFL UHQR Remastered, CD-Format + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}

Earl Klugh - Finger Paintings (1977) {1981, MSFL UHQR Remastered, CD-Format + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}

Earl Klugh – Finger Paintings (1977) {1981, MSFL UHQR Remastered, CD-Format + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}
Vinyl Rip | Hi-Res / FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 96kHz | CD-Format / FLAC Tracks / 16bit / 44.1kHz
Full Scans Included
Total Size: 821 MB (Hi-Res) + 294 MB (CD-Format) | 3% RAR Recovery
Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab | Japan JVC Pressed | Cat#: MFQR 1-025 | Genre: Jazz, Funk, Soul
Half-Speed Mastered

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Erich Kunzel / Cincinnati Pops Orchestra – Got Swing! (2003) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Erich Kunzel / Cincinnati Pops Orchestra - Got Swing! (2003) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Erich Kunzel / Cincinnati Pops Orchestra – Got Swing! (2003) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz | Stereo & Multichannel
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 4.37 GB (ISO) + 3.43 GB (FLAC Mch) + 1.22 GB (FLAC Stereo) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Telarc Surround | USA | Cat#: SACD-60592 | Genre: Swing

This is a good, solid pops recording; a disc that’s fun to hear. It’s not necessarily for hardcore jazzheads or swing dancers, but might be just the thing to introduce some of these classic tunes to folks who think they don’t like jazz. Most of these tracks don’t swing hard, but there are a few that even a dedicated dancer would want to try out.Read More

Chick Corea – The Spanish Heart Band – Antidote (2019) {WEB, CD-Format + Hi-Res}

Chick Corea - The Spanish Heart Band - Antidote (2019) {WEB, CD-Format + Hi-Res}

Chick Corea – The Spanish Heart Band – Antidote (2019) {WEB, CD-Format + Hi-Res}
WEB Download | FLAC Tracks / 16bit / 44.1kHz / CD-Format | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 96kHz / Hi-Res
Total Size: 439 MB (CD-Format) + 1.37 GB (Hi-Res) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Concord Jazz | Genre: Latin Jazz

Antidote is a completely forward-thinking album, yet its roots date to the 1960s, near the beginning of his career when he played in the bands of Mongo Santamaria and Willie Bobo. During this period, he encountered the great Latin bandleaders of the era including Machito, Tito Puente, Ray Barretto, and Eddie Palmieri. In 1972, he penned the iconic composition “Spain,” inspired by Joaquin Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez. In 1976, Corea issued his milestone My Spanish Heart, that married fusion to Latin music.Read More

Norah Jones – Begin Again (2019) {WEB Hi-Res}

Norah Jones - Begin Again (2019) {WEB Hi-Res}

Norah Jones – Begin Again (2019) {WEB Hi-Res}
WEB Download | Hi-Res | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 96kHz
Total Size: 537 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Blue Note Records | Genre: Vocal Jazz

During 2018, Norah Jones concentrated her creative endeavors on a series of digital singles that found the singer/songwriter stretching herself stylistically. Usually, she pushed herself by teaming with new, unexpected collaborators, including Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy — a tactic that guaranteed a variety of sounds and songs, a practice put into sharp relief by the 2019 release of Begin Again.Read More

Bill Evans Trio – Portrait In Jazz (1960) {2019, MFSL Remastered, CD-Format + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}

Bill Evans Trio - Portrait In Jazz (1960) {2019, MFSL Remastered, CD-Format + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}

Bill Evans Trio – Portrait In Jazz (1960) {2019, MFSL Remastered, CD-Format + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}
2x Vinyl Rip | Hi-Res / FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 192kHz | CD-Format / FLAC Tracks / 16bit / 44.1kHz
Full Scans Included
Total Size: 1.79 GB (Hi-Res) + 442 MB (CD-Format) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: MFSL | UltraDisc One-Step | USA | Cat#: UD1S 2-009 | Genre: Jazz

The first of two studio albums by the Bill Evans-Scott LaFaro-Paul Motian trio (both of which preceded their famous engagement at the Village Vanguard), this Portrait in Jazz reissue contains some wondrous interplay, particularly between pianist Evans and bassist LaFaro, on the two versions of “Autumn Leaves.” Other than introducing Evans’ “Peri’s Scope,” the music is comprised of standards, but the influential interpretations were far from routine or predictable at the time. LaFaro and Motian were nearly equal partners with the pianist in the ensembles and their versions of such tunes as “Come Rain or Come Shine,” “When I Fall in Love,” and “Someday My Prince Will Come” (which preceded Miles Davis’ famous recording by a couple years) are full of subtle and surprising creativity. A gem.Read More