Jazz

Julie London – The Essential Recordings (2016)

Julie London - The Essential Recordings (2016)

Julie London – The Essential Recordings (2016)
EAC Rip | 2xCD | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 572 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Primo | EU | Cat#: PRMCD 6198 | Genre: Vocal Jazz

This collection celebrates the early recordings of Julie London, a much underrated singer, but one who will always be remembered for the wonderful ‘Cry Me A River’. These 40 tracks highlight her unique smoky, subtle, sultry vocal style.Read More

Diana Krall – When I Look In Your Eyes (1999) {2002, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Diana Krall - When I Look In Your Eyes (1999) {2002, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Diana Krall – When I Look In Your Eyes (1999) {2002, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}
PS3 SACD Rip | ISO @1bit/2.8224MHz, DSD64 | FLAC Tracks @24bit/88.2kHz | Stereo & Multichannel | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 3.08 GB (ISO) + 2.58 GB (FLAC Multichannel) + 0.98 GB (FLAC Stereo) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Verve | USA | Cat#: 440 065 374-2 | Genre: Vocal Jazz

When I Look in Your Eyes is the fifth studio album by Canadian singer Diana Krall, released on June 8, 1999 by Verve Records. It was nominated for a Grammy Award for Album of the Year, the first time in 25 years that a jazz album was nominated in that category, and won two awards for Best Jazz Vocal and Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical at the 42nd Grammy Awards.Read More

Diana Krall – Love Scenes (1997) {2004, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Diana Krall - Love Scenes (1997) {2004, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Diana Krall – Love Scenes (1997) {2004, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}
PS3 SACD Rip | ISO @1bit/2.8224MHz, DSD64 | FLAC Tracks @24bit/88.2kHz | Stereo & Multichannel | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 3.13 GB (ISO) + 2.48 GB (FLAC Multichannel) + 0.97 GB (FLAC Stereo) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Impulse | USA | Cat#: B0002841-36 | Genre: Vocal Jazz

Vocalist/pianist Diana Krall was a very hot property by the time this Impulse CD was released. Teamed in a trio with her regular guitarist Russell Malone and bassist Christian McBride, Krall here mostly emphasizes ballads having something to do with love.Read More

Diana Krall – Discography (1993 – 2015)

Diana Krall - Discography (1993 - 2015)

Diana Krall – Discography (1993 – 2015)
EAC Rip | 21xCD + 2xDVD | FLAC Tracks & Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 12.7 GB | 3% RAR Recovery
STUDIO ALBUMS | LIVE ALBUM | COMPILATION
Label: Various | Genre: Vocal Jazz

With her pre-bop piano style and cool but sensual singing, Diana Krall took the jazz world by storm in the late ’90s. By the turn of the century she was firmly established as one of the biggest sellers in jazz. Her 1996 album, All for You, was a Nat King Cole tribute that showed the singer/pianist’s roots, and she had great success in that traditional-minded mode before branching out into other styles in the 2010s.Read More

Tommy Turrentine – Tommy Turrentine (1960) {2003, Audio Fidelity Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Tommy Turrentine - Tommy Turrentine (1960) {2003, Audio Fidelity Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Tommy Turrentine – Tommy Turrentine (1960) {2003, Audio Fidelity Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}
PS3 SACD Rip | ISO @1bit/2.8224MHz, DSD64 | FLAC Tracks @24bit/88.2kHz | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 1.73 GB (ISO) + 869 MB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Audio Fidelity | USA | Cat#: AFZ 007 | Genre: Trumpet Jazz

When he recorded this album, his lone date as a leader, trumpeter Tommy Turrentine (who was a member of Max Roach’s group along with his brother, the soon-to-be famous tenor Stanley Turrentine) seemed to have a potentially great future. Unfortunately, ill health would eventually force his retirement. Read More

Blood, Sweat & Tears – Greatest Hits (1972) {2016, Audio Fidelity Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Blood, Sweat & Tears - Greatest Hits (1972) {2016, Audio Fidelity Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Blood, Sweat & Tears – Greatest Hits (1972) {2016, Audio Fidelity Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}
PS3 SACD Rip | ISO @1bit/2.8224MHz, DSD64 | FLAC Tracks @24bit/88.2kHz | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 673 MB (ISO) + 817 MB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Audio Fidelity | Austria | Cat#: AFZ 241 | Genre: Rock, Jazz Fusion

Sometimes, a greatest-hits set is timed perfectly to gather together a group’s most successful and familiar performances just at the point when that group has passed the point of their maximum exposure to the public, but before the public memory has had a chance to fade. That was the case when Columbia Records assembled this compilation for release in early 1972. At that point, Blood, Sweat & Tears had released four albums and scored six Top 40 hits, each of which is heard here. But lead singer David Clayton-Thomas had just quit the group, so that the unit that recorded songs like “You’ve Made Me So Very Happy” was not working together anymore.Read More

Blood, Sweat & Tears – Blood, Sweat & Tears 3 (1970) {2003, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Blood, Sweat & Tears - Blood, Sweat & Tears 3 (1970) {2003, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Blood, Sweat & Tears – Blood, Sweat & Tears 3 (1970) {2003, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip}
EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
PS3 SACD Rip | ISO @1bit/2.8224MHz, DSD64 | FLAC Tracks @24bit/88.2kHz
Total Size: 250 MB (CD-Layer) + 1.72 GB (SACD ISO) + 841 GB (SACD FLAC) | 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 (1968) {2005, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Blood, Sweat & Tears - Blood, Sweat & Tears (1968) {2005, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Blood, Sweat & Tears – Blood, Sweat & Tears (1968) {2005, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip}
EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
PS3 SACD Rip | ISO @1bit/2.8224MHz, DSD64 | FLAC Tracks @24bit/88.2kHz
Total Size: 406 MB (CD-Layer) + 2.79 GB (SACD ISO) + 1.32 GB (SACD FLAC) | 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

Blood, Sweat & Tears – 2 Albums (1968) {2014, Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Blood, Sweat & Tears - 2 Albums (1968) {2014, Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Blood, Sweat & Tears – 2 Albums (1968) {2014, Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip}
EAC Rip | 2xCD | FLAC Image + Cue+ Log | Full Scans Included
PS3 SACD Rip | 2xSACD | ISO @1bit/2.8224MHz, DSD64 | FLAC Tracks @24bit/88.2kHz | Stereo & Multichannel
Total Size: 820 MB (CD-Layer) + 6.51 GB (SACD ISO) + 6.01 GB (SACD FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Audio Fidelity | Austria | Genre: Rock, Jazz Fusion
 
Child Is Father To The Man (1968) & Blood, Sweat & Tears (1969)

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The Cal Tjader Quintet ‎- Latin + Jazz = Cal Tjader (1990) {2002, Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip}

The Cal Tjader Quintet ‎- Latin + Jazz = Cal Tjader (1990) {2002, Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip}

The Cal Tjader Quintet ‎- Latin + Jazz = Cal Tjader (1990)
{2002, Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip}

EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
PS3 SACD Rip | ISO @1bit/2.8224MHz, DSD64 | FLAC Tracks @24bit/88.2kHz
Total Size: 294 MB (CD-Layer) + 1.80 GB (SACD ISO) + 852 MB (SACD FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Audio Fidelity | USA | Cat#: AFZ 004 | Genre: Bossa Nova, Latin Jazz

Vibraphonist Cal Tjader is in typically fine form on this live set from 1968. His quintet at the time featured Armand Perazza on congas and pianist Joe Kloess and his repertoire ranged from Afro-Cuban jazz to occasional straightahead tunes. Six of the eight selections on this date are originals by band members or Gary McFarland. Although Tjader had been playing this style of music for 15 years by this time, he still was quite creative and enthusiastic, and is heard throughout in excellent form.Read More

Sonny Clark Trio – Sonny Clark Trio (1960) {2003, Audio Fidelity Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Sonny Clark Trio - Sonny Clark Trio (1960) {2003, Audio Fidelity Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Sonny Clark Trio – Sonny Clark Trio (1960) {2003, Audio Fidelity Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}
PS3 SACD Rip | ISO @1bit/2.8224MHz, DSD64 | FLAC Tracks @24bit/88.2kHz | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 3.04 GB (ISO) + 1.34 GB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Audio Fidelity | USA | Cat#: AFZ 006 | Genre: Piano Jazz

This lesser-known Sonny Clark session (his only studio album not made for Blue Note) is sometimes issued under drummer Max Roach’s name, too. They are joined by bassist George Duvivier for a set of generally obscure Clark originals including “Minor Meeting,” “Blues Mambo,” and “My Conception” (which is taken as an unaccompanied piano solo). Although not obvious while listening to his recording, Clark’s life was in decline and this would be his penultimate date as a leader.Read More

Duke Ellington – Blues In Orbit (1960) {1999, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Duke Ellington - Blues In Orbit  (1960) {1999, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Duke Ellington – Blues In Orbit (1960) {1999, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip}
EAC Rip | FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
PS3 SACD Rip | ISO @1bit/2.8224MHz, DSD64 | FLAC Tracks @24bit/88.2kHz
Total Size: 258 MB (CD-Layer) + 1.47 GB (SACD ISO) + 738 MB (SACD FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: MFSL UltraDisc II | USA | Cat#: UDCD 757 | Genre: Jazz

Blues in Orbit lacks the intellectual cache of the suites and concept pieces that loomed large in Ellington’s recordings of this period, but it’s an album worth tracking down, if only to hear the band run through a lighter side of its sound — indeed, it captures the essence of a late-night recording date that was as much a loose jam as a formal studio date, balancing the spontaneity of the former and the technical polish of the latter.Read More