Jazz

Les Paul – The Legend And The Legacy (1991) {4CD Box Set}

Les Paul - The Legend And The Legacy (1991) {4CD Box Set}

Les Paul – The Legend And The Legacy (1991) {4CD Box Set}
EAC Rip | 4xCD | FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 894 MB (CDs) + 56.8 MB (Scans) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Capitol | USA | Cat#: C2-97654 | Genre: Vocal Jazz, Country, Blues

If you’re going for the big gulp, you could do no better than this excellent four-disc box set, which covers all the highlights of Les Paul and Mary Ford’s tenure with the label. Sparkling sound abounds throughout (even on the old acetate masters like “Lover”), with the first three discs covering not only the best issued Capitol masters, but three of Paul and Ford’s radio shows for NBC and assorted catchy radio commercials for Robert Hall clothiers and Rheingold beer.Read More

Madeleine Peyroux – Keep Me In Your Heart For A While: The Best Of Madeleine Peyroux (2014)

Madeleine Peyroux - Keep Me In Your Heart For A While: The Best Of Madeleine Peyroux (2014)

Madeleine Peyroux – Keep Me In Your Heart For A While: The Best Of Madeleine Peyroux (2014)
EAC Rip | 2xCD | FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 622 MB (CDs) + 154 MB (Scans) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Concord Music Group | Netherlands | Cat#: 0888072361577 | Genre: Vocal Jazz

The 2014 career-spanning anthology Keep Me in Your Heart for a While: The Best of Madeleine Peyroux, showcases tracks from throughout the Georgia-born, Paris-based vocalist’s career. Starting with her 1996 debut album, Dreamland, and running through her 2013 studio effort The Blue Room, Keep Me in Your Heart for a While reveals Peyroux’s transformation from a bluesy, Billie Holiday-influenced vocal ingenue to a mature and sophisticated interpreter of popular songRead More

Dinah Washington – The Complete Roulette Dinah Washington Sessions (2004) {5CD, Box Set}

Dinah Washington - The Complete Roulette Dinah Washington Sessions (2004) {5CD, Box Set}

Dinah Washington – The Complete Roulette Dinah Washington Sessions (2004) {5CD, Box Set}
EAC Rip | 5xCD | FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 1.60 GB (CDs) + 641 MB (Scans) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Mosaic Records | USA | Cat#: MD5-227 | Genre: Vocal Jazz, R&B

During 1944-1958, Dinah Washington recorded jazz, blues, R&B, pop, and even gospel, excelling in each area. In 1959 after she had a major pop hit in “What a Difference a Day Makes,” the quality of her recordings declined as she was mostly backed by large anonymous studio orchestras in an attempt to duplicate that song’s commercial success. The arrangements were often more suitable for a country singer than for Washington, and her own singing seemed exaggerated and overly mannered.Read More

Chicago – Chicago Quadio (2016) {Remastered Box Set, 9 Blu-ray Audio}

Chicago - Chicago Quadio (2016) {Remastered Box Set, 9 Blu-ray Audio}

Chicago – Chicago Quadio (2016) {Remastered Box Set, 9 Blu-ray Audio}
9 x Blu-ray Audio | DTS-HD Master Audio | 4.0 Quadrophonic & 2.0 Stereo | 24bit/192kHz
HiRes Audio | FLAC Tracks | 4.0 Quadrophonic & 2.0 Stereo | 24bit/48kHz
Total Size: 71.4 GB (Blu-Rays) + 16.6 GB (HiRes Audio) + 1.12 GB (Scans) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Rhino | USA | Cat#: BA2 553946 | Genre: Jazz Rock, Pop Rock

8 Chicago albums plus their Greatest Hits in High Resolution Stereo and original Quadraphonic mixes: Chicago Transit Authority, Chicago, Chicago III, Chicago V, Chicago VI, Chicago VII, Chicago VIII, Greatest Hits, Chicago X. This lavish celebration of the Windy City’s favorite band is housed in a rigid two-piece box, with every album presented in a replica sleeve promised to “replicate the original release down to the last detail, including mini-posters, and the iron-on that came with Chicago VIII.Read More

Nat King Cole – The Very Thought Of You (1958) {1997, DCC, 24-Karat Gold Disc Remastered}

Nat King Cole - The Very Thought Of You (1958) {1997, DCC, 24-Karat Gold Disc Remastered}

Nat King Cole – The Very Thought Of You (1958) {1997, DCC, 24-Karat Gold Disc Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 279 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: DCC Compact Classics | USA | Cat#: GZS-1119 | 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

Gino Vannelli – Collection (1974 – 1998)

Gino Vannelli - Collection (1974 - 1998)

Gino Vannelli – Collection (1974 – 1998)
EAC/XLD Rip | 15xCD | FLAC/APE Tracks & Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 4.85 GB | 3% RAR Recovery
11 STUDIO ALBUMS + 1 LIVE ALBUM
Label: Various | Genre: Jazz Fusion, Pop Rock

Ranging from soul to soft rock, singer and songwriter Gino Vannelli earned several hits during the 1970s, including “People Gotta Move” and “I Just Wanna Stop.” Vannelli learned to play the drums early in life and studied music theory at McGill University. He formed an R&B band with two brothers, but later began recording solo material for RCA in 1970. He became popular four years later when A&M released his hit single “People Gotta Move,” from the Powerful People album (retitled People Gotta Move).Read More

The Andrews Sisters – The Golden Age Of The Andrews Sisters (2002) {4CDs Box set}

The Andrews Sisters - The Golden Age Of The Andrews Sisters (2002) {4CDs Box set}

The Andrews Sisters – The Golden Age Of The Andrews Sisters (2002) {4CDs Box set}
EAC Rip | 4xCD | FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log | Scans Included
Total Size: 639 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Jasmine Records | Czech Republic | Cat#: JASBOX 7-4 | Genre: Vocal Jazz

Since the 50-year limit on copyrights in Europe has led to a flurry of Andrews Sisters releases beginning in the early ’90s, it’s worth pointing out that the British Jasmine label is not just another fly-by-night outfit cobbling together a bunch of old 78s. The four-disc Golden Age of the Andrews Sisters, with a running time of more than four-and-three-quarters hours, contains more tracks — 101 — than any previously released Andrews Sisters compilation.Read More

Billie Holiday – Body And Soul (1957) {1996, MFSL, 24-Karat Gold Disc Remastered}

Billie Holiday - Body And Soul (1957) {1996, MFSL, 24-Karat Gold Disc Remastered}

Billie Holiday – Body And Soul (1957) {1996, MFSL, 24-Karat Gold Disc Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 139 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: MFSL UltraDisc II | USA | Cat#: UDCD 658 | Genre: Vocal Jazz

This session comes from close to the end of the line (1959) in the erstwhile swinging company of Barney Kessel on guitar, Ben Webster on tenor, and naysayers will be quick to point out that Lady Day wasn’t in peak form here. But Billie Holiday with some of the platinum chipped off the pipes is still way better than a buncha finger-snappin’ wannabes anyday.Read More

Stan Getz – The Complete Columbia Albums Collection (2011) {8CDs Box Set}

Stan Getz - The Complete Columbia Albums Collection (2011) {8CDs Box Set}

Stan Getz – The Complete Columbia Albums Collection (2011) {8CDs Box Set}
EAC Rip | 8xCD | FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 2.59 GB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Sony Music | EU | Cat#: 88697 88058 2 | Genre: Jazz, Bossa Nova

With his beautiful, Lester Young-inspired tone, his grace with a melody, and his willingness to gently push boundaries, tenor saxophonist Stan Getz was known as “The Sound” for good reason. Coming to fame with the Woody Herman band in the ’40s, he held his own through both the swing and bebop eras, then found renewed commercial success in the early ’60s when a João Gilberto collaboration, “The Girl from Ipanema,” was a big hit and ushered in a bossa nova boom.Read More

Tony Bennett – The Complete Improv Recordings (2004) {4CDs, Box Set}

Tony Bennett - The Complete Improv Recordings (2004) {4CDs, Box Set}

Tony Bennett – The Complete Improv Recordings (2004) {4CDs, Box Set}
EAC Rip | 4xCD | FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 1.12 GB (CDs) + 107 MB (Scans) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Concord Records | USA | Cat#: CCD4-2255-2 | Genre: Vocal Jazz

For those new to the music of Tony Bennett, Improv was a label started by Tony Bennett and businessman Bill Hassett. Bennett was fed up with the suits at Columbia Records, who were trying to make him sing rock & roll. When his contract expired at the beginning of the 1970s, he and Hassett formed a label to help him realize his aesthetic ambitions, and Improv was born.Read More

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

George Benson – Breezin’ (1976) {2014, Audio Fidelity, Hybrid SACD Remastered}

George Benson - Breezin' (1976) {2014, Audio Fidelity, Hybrid SACD Remastered}

George Benson – Breezin’ (1976) {2014, Audio Fidelity, Hybrid SACD Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 316 MB | 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