Jazz

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

Buddy Rich – The Greatest Drummer That Ever Lived (1977) {2002, Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Buddy Rich - The Greatest Drummer That Ever Lived (1977) {2002, Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Buddy Rich – The Greatest Drummer That Ever Lived (1977)
{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: 249 MB (CD-Layer) + 1.20 GB (SACD ISO) + 583 MB (SACD FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Audio Fidelity | USA | Cat#: AFZ 003 | Genre: Big Band, Jazz

Although the title of this reissue is not necessarily accurate (Buddy Rich’s 1966 big band was a stronger unit), this is a high-quality jazz album. Rich surprisingly does not solo much (just on Chick Corea’s “Fiesta”) but the material is strong, the arrangements (by Mike Abene, Frank Perowsky, Tom Boros, Barry Keiner and Barry Mintzer) are colorful, and the soloists are excellent.Read More

Count Basie – Live at The Sands (Before Frank) (1998) {2013, MFSL Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Count Basie - Live at The Sands (Before Frank) (1998) {2013, MFSL Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Count Basie – Live at The Sands (Before Frank) (1998) {2013, MFSL Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}
PS3 SACD Rip | ISO @1bit/2.8224MHz, DSD64 | FLAC Tracks @24bit/88.2kHz | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 2.13 GB (ISO) + 0.98 GB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: MFSL UltraDisc UHR | USA | Cat#: UDSACD 2113 | Genre: Big Band, Swing, Jazz

Frank Sinatra’s collaborations with Count Basie were among the singer’s better ventures back into jazz in the early 1960s, and led not only to a couple of great studio albums, and one superb live Sinatra album, but also to Basie’s being signed to the Sinatra-founded Reprise label in the mid-’60s. The 53 minutes of music captured on Live at the Sands was recorded during the opening sets from three different shows in late January and early February of 1966, by Basie and his band during the engagement with Sinatra at the Sands Hotel that yielded that live Sinatra album.Read More

Frank Sinatra – A Swingin’ Affair! (1957) {2013, MFSL Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Frank Sinatra - A Swingin' Affair! (1957) {2013, MFSL Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Frank Sinatra – A Swingin’ Affair! (1957) {2013, MFSL Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}
PS3 SACD Rip | ISO @1bit/2.8224MHz, DSD64 | FLAC Tracks @24bit/88.2kHz | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 1.82 GB (ISO) + 504 MB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: MFSL UltraDisc UHR | USA | Cat#: UDSACD 2107 | Genre: Vocal Jazz

In some ways, A Swingin’ Affair! is “Songs for Swingin’ Lovers!, Pt. 2,” following the same formula of Sinatra’s hit album of the previous year. Beneath the surface, there are enough variations on A Swingin’ Affair! to make it a distinctive, and equally enjoyable listen. The most noticeable difference between the two records is their basic approach. Where Songs for Swingin’ Lovers! swung hard but managed to stay rather light, A Swingin’ Affair! is a forceful, brassy album — it exudes a self-assured, confident aura. It is a hard, jazzy album. However, the attack is more brash.Read More

Frank Sinatra – Songs for Swingin’ Lovers! (1956) {2014, MFSL Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Frank Sinatra - Songs for Swingin' Lovers! (1956) {2014, MFSL Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Frank Sinatra – Songs for Swingin’ Lovers! (1956) {2014, MFSL Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}
PS3 SACD Rip | ISO @1bit/2.8224MHz, DSD64 | FLAC Tracks @24bit/88.2kHz | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 1.79 GB (ISO) + 493 MB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: MFSL UltraDisc UHR | USA | Cat#: UDSACD 2106 | Genre: Vocal Jazz

Songs for Swingin’ Lovers! is the tenth studio album by American singer Frank Sinatra and his fourth for Capitol Records. It was arranged by Nelson Riddle and released in March 1956.Read More

Diana Krall – Turn Up the Quiet (2017) {CD-Format & Hi-Res Audio, WEB}

Diana Krall - Turn Up the Quiet (2017) {CD-Format & Hi-Res Audio, WEB}

Diana Krall – Turn Up the Quiet (2017) {CD-Format & Hi-Res Audio, WEB}
Digital Download | FLAC Tracks @24bit/192kHz (Hi-Res) | FLAC Tracks @16bit/44.1kHz (CD-Format)
Total Size: 1.88 GB (24/192) + 255 MB (16/44) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Verve Records | Genre: Vocal Jazz

Diana Krall spent the better part of the 2010s exploring byways of American song — her 2012 set Glad Rag Doll drew heavily on obscure jazz from the 1920s and ’30s, its 2015 sequel Wallflower concentrated on pop and rock tunes — but 2017’s Turn Up the Quiet finds the pianist/singer returning to well-known standards from the Great American Songbook. Reuniting with producer Tommy LiPuma for the first time since 2009’s bossa nova-inspired Quiet NightsRead More

Frank Sinatra – No One Cares (1959) {2013, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Frank Sinatra - No One Cares (1959) {2013, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Frank Sinatra – No One Cares (1959) {2013, 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: 239 MB (CD-Layer) + 1.53 GB (SACD ISO) + 739 GB (SACD FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: MFSL UltraDisc UHR | USA | Cat#: UDSACD 2111 | Genre: Vocal Jazz

Frank Sinatra’s second set of torch songs recorded with Gordon Jenkins, No One Cares was nearly as good as its predecessor Where Are You? Expanding the melancholy tone of the duo’s previous collaboration, No One Cares consists of nothing but brooding, lonely songs.Read More

Frank Sinatra – Where Are You? (1957) {2013, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Frank Sinatra - Where Are You? (1957) {2013, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Frank Sinatra – Where Are You? (1957) {2013, 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: 154 MB (CD-Layer) + 1.68 GB (SACD ISO) + 453 GB (SACD FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: MFSL UltraDisc UHR | USA | Cat#: UDSACD 2109 | Genre: Vocal Jazz

Following the hard-driving A Swingin’ Affair, Frank Sinatra released another all-ballads record, Where Are You? The album was the first he recorded at Capitol without Nelson Riddle, as well as the first he recorded in stereo. Where Riddle’s down beat albums are stately and sullen, Jenkins favors lush, melancholy arrangements played by large, string-dominated orchestras. Jenkins’ arrangements suggested classical textures, although the tempos alluded to Billie Holiday’s ballad style.Read More

Frank Sinatra – Sinatra’s Swingin’ Session!!! (1961) {2013, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Frank Sinatra - Sinatra's Swingin' Session!!! (1961) {2013, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Frank Sinatra – Sinatra’s Swingin’ Session!!! (1961) {2013, 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: 193 MB (CD-Layer) + 1.06 GB (SACD ISO) + 526 GB (SACD FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: MFSL UltraDisc UHR | USA | Cat#: UDSACD 2110 | Genre: Vocal Jazz

Sinatra’s Swingin’ Session!!! And More is a fast, driving album, the speediest and hardest swing collection Frank Sinatra ever recorded. The majority of the album is a re-recording of six of the eight songs from his first LP, Sing and Dance with Frank Sinatra, as rearranged by Nelson Riddle. Sinatra performed the songs twice as fast as was expected; consequently, it’s one of his jazziest swing sets, with the musicians spitting out energetic, forceful solos and providing tough, gutsy support.Read More

Grover Washington, Jr. – Winelight (1980) {2015, Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Grover Washington, Jr. - Winelight (1980) {2015, Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer & Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Grover Washington, Jr. – Winelight (1980) {2015, 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 | Stereo & Multichannel
Total Size: 310 MB (CD-Layer) + 3.44 GB (SACD ISO) + 2.81 GB (SACD FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Audio Fidelity | USA | Cat#: AFZ5 203 | Genre: Smooth jazz

Grover Washington, Jr., has long been one of the leaders in what could be called rhythm & jazz, essentially R&B-influenced jazz. Winelight is one of his finest albums, and not primarily because of the Bill Withers hit “Just the Two of Us.” It is the five instrumentals that find Washington (on soprano, alto, and tenor) really stretching out. If he had been only interested in sales, Washington’s solos could have been half as long and he would have stuck closely to the melody. Instead he really pushes himself on some of these selections, particularly the title cutRead More

Andy Williams – Original Album Collection Vol. 2 (2013) {8CD Japanese Box Set}

Andy Williams - Original Album Collection Vol. 2 (2013) {8CD Japanese Box Set}

Andy Williams – Original Album Collection Vol. 2 (2013) {8CD Japanese Box Set}
EAC Rip | 8xCD | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 2.81 GB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Sony Music | Japan | Cat#: SICP 3750~7 | Genre: Vocal Jazz, Easy Listening

Japanese original release. First box set of Andy Williams includes seven original albums released from 1965 to 1971 plus a bonus disc “Andy Williams Live in Japan,” featuring the concerts held at Osaka Festival Hall on May 15 & 16,1973. This bonus CD becomes available as CD for the first time in the world. Features re-mastering and cardboard sleeve faithfully replicating it’s US LP jacket design. Comes with lyrics and a description. Read More