Jazz

Blood, Sweat & Tears – Blood, Sweat & Tears 3 (1970) {2003, MFSL, Hybrid SACD Remastered}

Blood, Sweat & Tears - Blood, Sweat & Tears 3 (1970) {2003, MFSL, Hybrid SACD Remastered}

Blood, Sweat & Tears – Blood, Sweat & Tears 3 (1970) {2003, MFSL, Hybrid SACD Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 406 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: MFSL, UltraDisc UHR | USA | Cat#: UDSACD 2013 | Genre: Rock, Jazz Fusion

Blood, Sweat & Tears had a hard act to follow in recording their third album. Nevertheless, BS&T constructed a convincing, if not quite as impressive, companion to their previous hit. David Clayton-Thomas remained an enthusiastic blues shouter, and the band still managed to put together lively arrangements, especially on the Top 40 hits “Hi-De-Ho” and “Lucretia Mac Evil.” Elsewhere, they re-created the previous album’s jazzing up of Laura Nyro (“He’s a Runner”) and Traffic (“40,000 Headmen”), although their pretentiousness, on the extended “Symphony/Sympathy for the Devil,”Read More

Blood, Sweat & Tears – Blood, Sweat & Tears (1969) {2005, MFSL, Hybrid SACD Remastered}

Blood, Sweat & Tears - Blood, Sweat & Tears (1969) {2005, MFSL, Hybrid SACD Remastered}

Blood, Sweat & Tears – Blood, Sweat & Tears (1969) {2005, MFSL, Hybrid SACD Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 406 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: MFSL, UltraDisc UHR | USA | Cat#: UDSACD 2009 | Genre: Rock, Jazz Fusion

The difference between Blood, Sweat & Tears and the group’s preceding long-player, Child Is Father to the Man, is the difference between a monumental seller and a record that was “merely” a huge critical success. Arguably, the Blood, Sweat & Tears that made this self-titled second album — consisting of five of the eight original members and four newcomersRead More

Chicago – Discography (1969 – 2015)

Chicago - Discography (1969 - 2015)

Chicago – Discography (1969 – 2015)
EAC Rip | 95xCD | FLAC/APE/WV Tracks Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 39 GB | 3% RAR Recovery
STUDIO ALBUMS | LIVE ALBUMS | COMPILATIONS | BOX SETS | BOOTLEGS
Label: Various | Genre: Jazz Rock, Pop Rock

According to Billboard chart statistics, Chicago is second only to the Beach Boys as the most successful American rock band of all time, in terms of both albums and singles. Judged by album sales alone, as certified by the R.I.A.A., the band does not rank quite so high, but it is still among the Top Ten best-selling U.S. groups ever. If such statements of fact surprise, that’s because Chicago has been singularly underrated since the beginning of its long career, both because of its musical ambitions — to the musicians, rock is only one of several styles of music to be used and blended, along with classical, jazz, R&B, and pop — and because of its refusal to emphasize celebrity over the music.Read More

Barbra Streisand – Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway (2016) {Deluxe Edition}

Barbra Streisand - Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway (2016) {Deluxe Edition}

Barbra Streisand – Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway (2016) {Deluxe Edition}
EAC Rip | FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 491 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Columbia / Sony Music | Germany | Cat#: 88985353552 | Genre: Vocal Jazz, Traditional pop

Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway is the thirty-fifth studio album by American singer and songwriter Barbra Streisand, released on August 26, 2016 by Columbia Records. Encore debuted at the top of the US Billboard 200 chart, extending Streisand’s record as the woman with the most number-one albums in chart history.Read More

Jeff Beck – Discography (1968 – 2016)

Jeff Beck - Discography (1968 - 2016)

Jeff Beck – Discography (1968 – 2016)
EAC Rip | 54xCD | FLAC/APE Tracks & Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 19.1 GB | 3% RAR Recovery
STUDIO ALBUMS | LIVE ALBUMS | COMPILATIONS | BOX SETS
Label: Various | Genre: Blues Rock, Rock & Roll, Jazz Fusion

While he was as innovative as Jimmy Page, as tasteful as Eric Clapton, and nearly as visionary as Jimi Hendrix, Jeff Beck never achieved the same commercial success as any of those contemporaries, primarily because of the haphazard way he approached his career. After Rod Stewart left the Jeff Beck Group in 1971, Beck never worked with a charismatic lead singer who could have helped sell his music to a wide audience.Read More

John Coltrane – Albums Collection

John Coltrane - Albums Collection

John Coltrane – Albums Collection
EAC Rip | 178xCD | FLAC/APE/WV Tracks & Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 63 GB | 3% RAR Recovery
ALBUMS/COMPILATIONS | BOX SETS
Label: Various | Genre: Avant-Garde Jazz, Hard Bop

Despite a relatively brief career (he first came to notice as a sideman at age 29 in 1955, formally launched a solo career at 33 in 1960, and was dead at 40 in 1967), saxophonist John Coltrane was among the most important, and most controversial, figures in jazz. It seems amazing that his period of greatest activity was so short, not only because he recorded prolifically, but also because, taking advantage of his fame, the record companies that recorded him as a sideman in the 1950s frequently reissued those recordings under his name and there has been a wealth of posthumously released material as well.Read More

Count Basie – Albums Collection

Count Basie - Albums Collection

Count Basie – Albums Collection
EAC Rip | 112xCD | FLAC/APE Tracks & Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 31.8 GB | 3% RAR Recovery
ALBUMS/COMPILATIONS | BOX SETS
Label: Various | Genre: Big Band, Swing

Count Basie was among the most important bandleaders of the swing era. With the exception of a brief period in the early ’50s, he led a big band from 1935 until his death almost 50 years later, and the band continued to perform after he died. Basie’s orchestra was characterized by a light, swinging rhythm section that he led from the piano, lively ensemble work, and generous soloing. Read More

Doris Day & André Previn – Duet (1962)

Doris Day & André Previn - Duet (1962)

Doris Day & André Previn – Duet (1962)
EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 241 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: 496858 2 | Austria | Cat#: 496858 2 | Genre: Vocal Jazz

Recorded late in 1961, this album is a milestone in Doris Day’s career — despite having generated no hits — as her best long-player, and her purest jazz solo album. Cut as a duet with André Previn (with Previn Trio bassist Red Mitchell and drummer Frank Capp providing occasional support), the album presents Day in the most intimate musical setting of her career.Read More

The Mills Brothers – The Mills Brothers Chronological Vol.1 (1999)

The Mills Brothers - The Mills Brothers Chronological Vol.1 (1999)

The Mills Brothers – The Mills Brothers Chronological Vol.1 (1999)
EAC Rip | FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 178 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Nostalgia Arts | Denmark | Cat#: NOCD 3010 | Genre: Vocal Jazz

The English JSP label, on six CD’s, has reissued in chronological order all of the Mills Brothers recordings from the 1931-39 period. Although they became a best-selling middle-of-the-road pop vocal group in the 1940’s, the Mills Brothers were most notable during their first decade for their uncanny ability to imitate instruments, particularly trumpet, trombone, and bass.Read More

Glenn Miller – The Golden Years of Glenn Miller (2002) {3CD-Set}

Glenn Miller - The Golden Years of Glenn Miller (2002) {3CD-Set}

Glenn Miller – The Golden Years of Glenn Miller (2002) {3CD-Set}
EAC Rip | 3xCD | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 586 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: The SoHo Collection | UK | Cat#: SOHOCD009 | Genre: Swing, Big band

Glenn Miller famously disappered over the English Channel in 1944, but his unique, clarinet-led big band sound had already made him a legend and this collection features all of his best-loved recordings. Includes 12-page booklet with rare photos and informative artist biography.Read More