Jazz

Nat King Cole – St. Louis Blues (1958) {2011, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Nat King Cole - St. Louis Blues (1958) {2011, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Nat King Cole – St. Louis Blues (1958) {2011, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz | Stereo/Mono & Multichannel
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 1.97 GB (ISO) + 1.04 GB (FLAC Mch) + 1.26 GB (FLAC Stereo/Mono) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Analogue Productions | USA | Cat#: CAPP 993 SA | Genre: Vocal Jazz

St. Louis Blues is a 1958 album by Nat King Cole, arranged by Nelson Riddle. St. Louis Blues was the soundtrack to the film of the same name that starred Cole. The Billboard album chart placed the disc at a peak position of #18.Read More

Nat King Cole – The Very Thought Of You (1958) {2010, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Nat King Cole - The Very Thought Of You (1958) {2010, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Nat King Cole – The Very Thought Of You (1958) {2010, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz | Stereo/Mono & Multichannel
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 3.06 GB (ISO) + 1.57 GB (FLAC Mch) + 1.97 GB (FLAC Stereo) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Analogue Productions ‎| USA | Cat#: CAPP 1084 SA | Genre: Vocal Jazz

Nat King Cole possessed one of the most accessible and appealing voices of any singer in the 1950s. This ballad-oriented set puts the emphasis completely on his voice (there is no piano playing or any hint of his jazz-oriented past) and features Cole accompanied by Gordon Jenkins’ sweet arrangements for a string orchestra.Read More

Nat King Cole – The Nat King Cole Story (1961) {2011, Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Nat King Cole - The Nat King Cole Story (1961) {2011, Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Nat King Cole – The Nat King Cole Story (1961) {2011, Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}
2x EAC Rip | FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log
2x SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz | Stereo & Multichannel
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 660 MB (CD-Layer) + 4.29 GB (SACD ISO) + 2.87 GB (SACD FLAC Mch) + 2.09 GB (SACD FLAC Stereo) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Analogue Productions | USA | Cat#: CAPP 1613 SA | Genre: Vocal Jazz

One of Nat King Cole’s crowning achievements and a fittingly lavish celebration of a cultural and musical icon, The Nat King Cole Story offers a glorious overview of the career of one of the greatest and most beloved performers in popular music history. The set’s 38 tracks, many re-recorded in stereo for this anthology, offer a selection of amazing music spanning Cole’s career. These are some of the finest, most enduring and treasured recordings ever made.Read More

Frank Sinatra ‎- Frank Sinatra Sings For Only The Lonely (1958) {2008, Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab Remastered}

Frank Sinatra ‎- Frank Sinatra Sings For Only The Lonely (1958) {2008, Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab Remastered}

Frank Sinatra ‎- Frank Sinatra Sings For Only The Lonely (1958) {2008, Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 165 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab | USA | Cat#: UDCD 792 | Genre: Vocal Jazz

Originally, Frank Sinatra had planned to record Only the Lonely with Gordon Jenkins, who had arranged his previous all-ballads album, Where Are You. Jenkins was unavailable at the time of the sessions, which led Sinatra back to his original arranger at Capitol, Nelson Riddle. The result is arguably his greatest ballads album.Read More

Frank Sinatra – Nice ‘N’ Easy (1960) {2008, Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab Remastered}

Frank Sinatra - Nice 'N' Easy (1960) {2008, Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab Remastered}

Frank Sinatra – Nice ‘N’ Easy (1960) {2008, Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 230 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab | USA | Cat#: UDCD 790 | Genre: Bing Band, Vocal Jazz

Breaking slightly from his pattern of a swing album following the release of ballads set, Frank Sinatra followed No One Cares with Nice ‘N’ Easy, a breezy collection of mid-tempo numbers arranged by Nelson Riddle. Not only is it the lightest set that he recorded for Capitol, it is the one with the loosest theme. Sinatra selected a collection of songs he had sang early in his career, having Riddle rearrange the tunes with warm, cheery textures.Read More

Frank Sinatra – Songs For Swingin’ Lovers (1956) {1993, MFSL Remastered}

Frank Sinatra - Songs For Swingin' Lovers (1956) {1993, MFSL Remastered}

Frank Sinatra – Songs For Swingin’ Lovers (1956) {1993, MFSL Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 290 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: MFSL UltraDisc II | USA | Cat#: UDCD 538 | Genre: Vocal Jazz

After the ballad-heavy In the Wee Small Hours, Frank Sinatra and Nelson Riddle returned to up-tempo, swing material with Songs for Swingin’ Lovers!, arguably the vocalist’s greatest swing set. Like Sinatra’s previous Capitol albums, Songs for Swingin’ Lovers! consists of reinterpreted pop standards, ranging from the ten-year-old “You Make Me Feel So Young” to the 20-year-old “Pennies From Heaven” and “I’ve Got You Under My Skin.” Sinatra is supremely confident throughout the album, singing with authority and joy.Read More

Frank Sinatra – Point of No Return (1962) {2013, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip} UPDATE

Frank Sinatra - Point of No Return (1962) {2013, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Frank Sinatra – Point of No Return (1962) {2013, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}
EAC Rip | FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 226 MB (CD-Layer) + 1.58 GB (SACD ISO) + 773 MB (SACD FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: MFSL UltraDisc UHR | USA | Cat#: UDSACD 2112 | Genre: Vocal Jazz

At the time he recorded his final Capitol album, Point of No Return, Frank Sinatra was no longer interested in giving his record label first-rate material, preferring to save that for his new label, Reprise. However, someone persuaded the singer to make the album a special occasion by reuniting with Axel Stordahl, the arranger/conductor who helped Sinatra rise to stardom in the ’40s; he also arranged the vocalist’s first Capitol session, so his presence gave a nice sense of closure to the Capitol era.Read More

New York Voices – Let It Snow (2013) {2014, Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip} UPDATE

New York Voices - Let It Snow (2013) {2014, Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}

New York Voices – Let It Snow (2013) {2014, Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}
EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz | Stereo & Multichannel
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 419 MB (CD-Layer) + 3.32 GB (SACD ISO) + 2.72 GB (SACD FLAC Mch) + 1.00 GB (SACD FLAC Stereo) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Audio Fidelity | Austria | Cat#: AFZ5 520 | Genre: Vocal Jazz

Let It Snow finds New York Voices Kim Nazarian, Lauren Kinhan, Darmon Meader and Peter Eldridge celebrating a host of traditional and sacred holiday classics as well as secular favorites. With the assistance of Grammy Award winning producer and engineer, Elliot Scheiner (Steely Dan, Eagles, Manhattan Transfer, Fleetwood Mac), the quartet has fashioned an album that honors beloved songs, while incorporating sophisticated jazz and swing elementsRead More

Herbie Hancock – Thrust (1974) {2016, Audio Fiddelity Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Herbie Hancock - Thrust (1974) {2016, Audio Fiddelity Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Herbie Hancock – Thrust (1974) {2016, Audio Fiddelity Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}
EAC Rip | FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz | Stereo & Multichannel
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 243 MB (CD-Layer) + 2.91 GB (SACD ISO) + 1.45 GB (SACD FLAC Mch) + 762 MB (SACD FLAC Stereo) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Audio Fidelity | Austria | Cat#: AFZ5 223 | Genre: Jazz Fusion

The follow-up to the breakthrough Headhunters album was virtually as good as its wildly successful predecessor: an earthy, funky, yet often harmonically and rhythmically sophisticated tour de force. There is only one change in the Headhunters lineup — swapping drummer Harvey Mason for Mike Clark — and the switch results in grooves that are even more complex.Read More

George Benson – Breezin’ (1976) {2014, Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip} UPDATE

George Benson - Breezin' (1976) {2014, Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}

George Benson – Breezin’ (1976) {2014, Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}
EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz | Stereo & Multichannel
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 316 MB (CD-Layer) + 3.21 GB (SACD ISO) + 1.92 GB (SACD FLAC Mch) + 731 MB (SACD FLAC Stereo) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Audio Fidelity | Austria | Cat#: AFZ5 185 | Genre: Smooth Jazz

All of a sudden, George Benson became a pop superstar with this album, thanks to its least representative track. Most of Breezin’ is a softer-focused variation of Benson’s R&B/jazz-flavored CTI work, his guitar as assured and fluid as ever with Claus Ogerman providing the suave orchestral backdrops and his crack then-working band (including Ronnie Foster on keyboards and sparkplug Phil Upchurch on rhythm guitar) pumping up the funk element.Read More

Mahavishnu Orchestra – Birds Of Fire (1973) {2015, Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip} UPDATE

Mahavishnu Orchestra - Birds Of Fire (1973) {2015, Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Mahavishnu Orchestra – Birds Of Fire (1973) {2015, Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}
EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz | Stereo & Multichannel
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 357 MB (CD-Layer) + 3.04 GB (SACD ISO) + 1.48 GB (SACD FLAC Mch) + 782 MB (SACD FLAC Stereo) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Audio Fidelity | Austria | Cat#: AFZ5 212 | Genre: Jazz Fusion, Progressive Rock

Emboldened by the popularity of Inner Mounting Flame among rock audiences, the first Mahavishnu Orchestra set out to further define and refine its blistering jazz-rock direction in its second — and, no thanks to internal feuding, last — studio album. Although it has much of the screaming rock energy and sometimes exaggerated competitive frenzy of its predecessor, Birds of Fire is audibly more Read More

Billy Cobham – Spectrum (1973) {2016, Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Billy Cobham - Spectrum (1973) {2016, Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Billy Cobham – Spectrum (1973) {2016, Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}
EAC Rip | FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz | Stereo & Multichannel
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 231 MB (CD-Layer) + 2.67 GB (SACD ISO) + 1.39 GB (SACD FLAC Mch) + 709 MB (SACD FLAC Stereo) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Audio Fidelity | Austria | Cat#: AFZ5 234 | Genre: Jazz Fusion

Spectrum is the debut solo album by jazz fusion drummer Billy Cobham. The album was heavily influenced by the music of Miles Davis, with whom Cobham had previously collaborated extensively, and Cobham’s previous band Mahavishnu Orchestra.Read More