Jazz

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

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

Nat King Cole – The Christmas Song (1962) {2015, Audio Fidelity, Hybrid SACD Remastered}

Nat King Cole - The Christmas Song (1962) {2015, Audio Fidelity, Hybrid SACD Remastered}

Nat King Cole – The Christmas Song (1962) {2015, Audio Fidelity, Hybrid SACD Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans @600 dpi, JPG, Included
Total Size: 287 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Audio Fidelity, Austria | Cat#: AFZ 225 | Genre: Vocal Jazz

First issued in the early ’60s, this collection of musical Christmas cheer is packed full of the smoothly sung, sentimental favorites associated as much with Nat King Cole himself as with the season. The singer’s performance of “The Christmas Song” is an unforgettable classic reprised here twice, once in an updated version that includes a contemporary vocal from his daughter, Natalie, and also in Cole’s original 1946 recording.Read More