Jazz

Nina Simone – The Complete RCA Albums Collection (2011) {9CDs, Box Set}

Nina Simone - The Complete RCA Albums Collection (2011) {9CDs, Box Set}

Nina Simone – The Complete RCA Albums Collection (2011) {9CDs, Box Set}
EAC Rip | 9xCD | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 2.98 GB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: RCA, Sony, Legacy | USA | Cat#: 88697938902 | Genre: Vocal Jazz, R&B

Nina Simone was a singular artist, and she went where she pleased, leaving behind a recorded legacy that is passionate, political, defiant, and delicate by turns, no matter what strain of folk, blues, jazz, or gospel she was dipping into, and she did it all with dignity, grace, and intelligence. This set collects all nine of her albums for RCA Records (released between 1967 and 1974)Read More

Al Jarreau – The Very Best Of: An Excellent Adventure (2009)

Al Jarreau - The Very Best Of: An Excellent Adventure (2009)

Al Jarreau – The Very Best Of: An Excellent Adventure (2009)
EAC Rip | APE Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 461 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Rhino | USA | Cat#: R2 521 468 | Genre: Vocal Jazz, R&B

Vocalist Al Jarreau is one of the most successful singers in history. He has scored hits on Billboard’s Jazz, R&B, Adult Contemporary, and Contemporary Jazz charts. He’s won multiple Grammys and sold millions of records. Rhino has assembled 15 tracks that represent his long career with Warner Brothers and even cross-licensed a couple from Universal’s GRP and Verve imprints.Read More

Ella Fitzgerald – Ella: The Legendary Decca Recordings (1995) {4CD Box Set}

Ella Fitzgerald - Ella: The Legendary Decca Recordings (1995) {4CD Box Set}

Ella Fitzgerald – Ella: The Legendary Decca Recordings (1995) {4CD Box Set}
XLD Rip | 4xCD | FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 732 MB (CDs) + 111 MB (Scans) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: GRP Records | EC | Cat#: GRP 46482 | Genre: Vocal Jazz

The four-CD retrospective The Legendary Decca Recordings represented both an attempt to present the essence of Ella Fitzgerald’s two-decade tenure at Decca Records and to defend that period against the conventional wisdom that not until she moved to Verve Records in the mid-’50s was her talent given full rein.Read More

Louis Armstrong & Friends – What A Wonderful Christmas (1997)

Louis Armstrong & Friends - What A Wonderful Christmas (1997)

Louis Armstrong & Friends – What A Wonderful Christmas (1997)
EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans @600 dpi, JPG, Included
Total Size: 209 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Hip-o Records | USA | Cat#: HIPD-40065 | Genre: Vocal Jazz, Xmas

Although this Christmas compilation is credited to “Louis Armstrong & Friends,” it’s really more aptly categorized as a various artists anthology, since Armstrong only has six of the fourteen tracks. The disc is filled out with seasonal offerings by Dinah Washington, Mel Torme, Louis Jordan, Lionel Hampton, Peggy Lee, Eartha Kitt, and Lena Horne, Duke Ellington, mostly from the 1950s.Read More

Bing Crosby – Bing Crosby’s Christmas Classics (1962) {Reissue 1999}

Bing Crosby - Bing Crosby's Christmas Classics (1962) {Reissue 1999}

Bing Crosby – Bing Crosby’s Christmas Classics (1962) {Reissue 1999}
EAC Rip | FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log | Full Scans @300 dpi, PNG, Included
Total Size: 231 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Capitol | USA | Cat#: 72435-21433-2-0 | Genre: Vocal Jazz, Xmas

While it does not include Crosby’s biggest hit, the perennial “White Christmas,” this collection of holiday favorites remains a good representation of the singer’s many seasonal recordings. Among the highlights are “Winter Wonderland,” “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” and “Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!” Any fan of Crosby, as well as good Christmas music in general, will want to hunt this down. Read More

Jeff Beck – Blow By Blow (1975) {1994, Sony MasterSound, 24-karat Gold Disc Remastered}

Jeff Beck - Blow By Blow (1975) {1994, Sony MasterSound, 24-karat Gold Disc Remastered}

Jeff Beck – Blow By Blow (1975) {1994, Sony MasterSound, 24-karat Gold Disc Remastered}
XLD Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans @300 dpi, JPG, Included
Total Size: 280 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Sony MasterSound | USA | Cat#: EK 64407 | Genre: Jazz Fusion

Blow by Blow typifies Jeff Beck’s wonderfully unpredictable career. Released in 1975, Beck’s fifth effort as a leader and first instrumental album was a marked departure from its more rock-based predecessors. Only composer/keyboardist Max Middleton returned from Beck’s previous lineups. To Beck’s credit, Blow by Blow features a tremendous supporting cast. Middleton’s tasteful use of the Fender Rhodes, clavinet, and analog synthesizers leaves a soulful imprint.Read More

The Dave Brubeck Quartet – Time Out (1959) {1992, Sony MasterSound, Remastered)

The Dave Brubeck Quartet - Time Out (1959) {1992, Sony MasterSound, Remastered)

The Dave Brubeck Quartet – Time Out (1959) {1992, Sony MasterSound, Remastered)
EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans @600 dpi, JPG, Included
Total Size: 279 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Sony MasterSound, USA | Cat#: CK 52860 | Genre: Jazz

Dave Brubeck’s defining masterpiece, Time Out is one of the most rhythmically innovative albums in jazz history, the first to consciously explore time signatures outside of the standard 4/4 beat or 3/4 waltz time. It was a risky move — Brubeck’s record company wasn’t keen on releasing such an arty projectRead More

Billie Holiday – Lady In Satin (1958) {1995, MasterSound, 24-Karat Gold Disc, Remastered}

Billie Holiday - Lady In Satin (1958) {1995, MasterSound, 24-Karat Gold Disc, Remastered}

Billie Holiday – Lady In Satin (1958) {1995, MasterSound, 24-Karat Gold Disc, Remastered}
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Total Size: 464 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: MasterSound, USA | Cat#: CK 538 1 4 | Genre: Vocal Jazz

Lady in Satin is an album by jazz singer Billie Holiday released in 1958 on Columbia Records, catalogue CL 1157 in mono and CS 8048 in stereo. It is the penultimate album completed by the singer and last released in her lifetime (her final album, Billie Holiday, being recorded in March 1959 and released just after her death). The original album was produced by Irving Townsend, and engineered by Fred PlautRead More

VA – The Sinatra Family Wish You a Merry Christmas (1968) {1999, DCC Compact Classics, Remastered}

VA - The Sinatra Family Wish You a Merry Christmas (1968) {1999, DCC Compact Classics, Remastered}

VA – The Sinatra Family Wish You a Merry Christmas (1968) {1999, DCC Compact Classics, Remastered}
EAC Rip | WavPack (.wv) Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans @300 dpi, JPG, Included
Total Size: 198 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: DCC Compact Classics, USA | Cat#: ARZ-103-2 | Genre: Vocal Jazz

The Sinatra Family Wish You a Merry Christmas is a 1968 Christmas album by Frank Sinatra and featuring his children, Frank Sinatra, Jr., Nancy Sinatra and Tina Sinatra.Read More

Frank Sinatra – Sinatra ’57 In Concert (1999) {DCC Compact Classics, Remastered}

Frank Sinatra - Sinatra '57 In Concert (1999) {DCC Compact Classics, Remastered}

Frank Sinatra – Sinatra ’57 In Concert (1999) {DCC Compact Classics, Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans @600 dpi, JPG, Included
Total Size: 447 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: DCC Compact Classics, USA | Cat#: ARZ-101-2 | Genre: Vocal Jazz

Sinatra ’57 in Concert is a 1999 live album by the American singer Frank Sinatra. It is a complete recording of a concert performed at the Seattle Civic Auditorium on June 9, 1957. It was digitally remastered and officially released from a recording made by Wally Heider and first released as a bootleg. Nelson Riddle, the arranger, conducted the orchestra at this concert.Read More