Chicago – Chicago Transit Authority (1969) [1984, MFSL Remastered, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip]

Chicago - Chicago Transit Authority (1969) [1984, MFSL Remastered, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip]

Chicago – Chicago Transit Authority (1969) [1984, MFSL Remastered, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip]
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Total Size: 1.68 GB (Hi-Res) + 486 MB (CD-Quality) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab | Pressed in Japan | Cat#: MFSL 2-128 | Genre: Jazz Rock, Fusion
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Few debut albums can boast as consistently solid an effort as the self-titled Chicago Transit Authority (1969). Even fewer can claim to have enough material to fill out a double-disc affair. Although this long- player was ultimately the septet’s first national exposure, the group was far from the proverbial “overnight sensation.” Under the guise of the Big Thing, the group soon to be known as CTA had been honing its eclectic blend of jazz, classical, and straight-ahead rock & roll in and around the Windy City for several years. Continue reading “Chicago – Chicago Transit Authority (1969) [1984, MFSL Remastered, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip]”

Linda Ronstadt & The Nelson Riddle Orchestra – What’s New (1983) [MFSL Remastered, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip]

Linda Ronstadt & The Nelson Riddle Orchestra - What's New (1983) [MFSL Remastered, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip]

Linda Ronstadt & The Nelson Riddle Orchestra – What’s New (1983) [MFSL Remastered, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip]
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Total Size: 757 MB (Hi-Res) + 200 MB (CD-Quality) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab | Pressed in Japan | Cat#: MFSL 1-158 | Genre: Vocal Jazz
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Instead of trying to compete with a newer, fashion-conscious pop marketplace, Linda Ronstadt removed herself from the rat race, recording an album of traditional pop standards with Nelson Riddle. Ronstadt’s voice isn’t always showcased to a fine effect on these songs, but the record is an interesting change of pace. And it would have been more interesting if she hadn’t repeated its formula on her next two records. Continue reading “Linda Ronstadt & The Nelson Riddle Orchestra – What’s New (1983) [MFSL Remastered, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip]”

The Style Council – Café Bleu (1984) [2010, Japan, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]

The Style Council - Café Bleu (1984) [2010, Japan, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]

The Style Council – Café Bleu (1984) [2010, Japan, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]
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Total Size: 1.83 GB (ISO) + 1.80 GB (DSF) + 872 MB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Universal | Japan | Cat#: UIGY-9055 | Genre: Soul Jazz, Pop Rock

Style Council’s first proper album Cafe Bleu was one of their better efforts, but it indicated the group’s fatal flaw — a tendency to be too eclectic and overambitious. Amidst the lazy jazz instrumentals, many of them courtesy of Mick Talbot, Paul Weller inserted several solid soul-tinged pop songs, including “My Ever Changing Moods,” “Headstart for Happiness,” “You’re the Best Thing,” and “Here’s One That Got Away.” However, that doesn’t excuse the rap experiment, “A Gospel.” The album was later released with a slightly different running order as My Ever Changing Moods in the U.S.; the American edition included the U.K. hit “A Solid Bond in Your Heart.” Continue reading “The Style Council – Café Bleu (1984) [2010, Japan, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]”

Gerald Veasley – Velvet (2002) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Gerald Veasley - Velvet (2002) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Gerald Veasley – Velvet (2002) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]
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Total Size: 3.86 GB (ISO) + 4.20 GB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Heads Up International | USA & Canada | Cat#: HUSA 9072 | Genre: Jazz, Funk, Soul

On Velvet, bass player extraordinaire Gerald Veasley is as smooth as the title of his sixth solo effort for the Heads Up label implies. After one listen, his audience will know that the soul he plays is legendary. Veasley blends a richly textured mix of urban funk, the Philly sound, and his unique bass perspectives to give listeners his rendition of the sounds and sensibilities of the neo-soul movement. Continue reading “Gerald Veasley – Velvet (2002) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]”

Hoff Ensemble – Polarity (2018) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Hoff Ensemble - Polarity (2018) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Hoff Ensemble – Polarity (2018) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]
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Total Size: 3.20 GB (ISO) + 3.64 GB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: 2L | Norway | Cat#: 2L145 | Genre: Contemporary Jazz

Polarity is an acoustic jazz project from Jan Gunnar Hoff and the Hoff Ensemble. Of the new release, Hoff writes: ”My main goal is to create a specific identity for each album I make. This time I chose to involve Anders Jormin and Audun Kleive, two of Scandinavia’s finest jazz artists. The result is Polarity, an album based on both new and older compositions of mine, recorded in a unique acoustic setting.” Polarity has been conceived as a cohesive experience where the compositions themselves, the moments of spontaneous inspiration during performance and the natural sound world of the church acoustics all affect the final result. Continue reading “Hoff Ensemble – Polarity (2018) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]”

Miles Davis Sextet – Someday My Prince Will Come (1961) [1983, MFSL Remastered, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip]

Miles Davis Sextet - Someday My Prince Will Come (1961) [1983, MFSL Remastered, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip]

Miles Davis Sextet – Someday My Prince Will Come (1961) [1983, MFSL Remastered, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip]
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Total Size: 941 MB (Hi-Res) + 268 MB (CD-Quality) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab | Pressed in Japan | Cat#: MFSL 1-177 | Genre: Hard Bop, Modal
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After both John Coltrane and Cannonball Adderley left Miles Davis’ quintet, he was caught in the web of seeking suitable replacements. It was a period of trial and error for him that nonetheless yielded some legendary recordings (Sketches of Spain, for one). One of those is Someday My Prince Will Come. The lineup is Davis, pianist Wynton Kelly, bassist Paul Chambers, and alternating drummers Jimmy Cobb and Philly Jo Jones. Continue reading “Miles Davis Sextet – Someday My Prince Will Come (1961) [1983, MFSL Remastered, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip]”

Lee Ritenour – Captain Fingers (1977) [1984, MFSL Remastered, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip]

Lee Ritenour - Captain Fingers (1977) [1984, MFSL Remastered, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip]

Lee Ritenour – Captain Fingers (1977) [1984, MFSL Remastered, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip]
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Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab | Pressed in Japan | Cat#: MFSL 1-147 | Genre: Jazz Fusion
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Lee Ritenour, also known as ‘Captain Fingers’, began his career at the young age of 16 and has recorded over 42 albums, charting over 30 instrumental and vocal contemporary jazz hits since 1976. One of his most popular songs was the hit single “Is It You”. His third studio album, Captain Fingers, was released in 1977 and besides the titles track, includes his cover of the Stevie Wonder song “Isn’t She Lovely”. Continue reading “Lee Ritenour – Captain Fingers (1977) [1984, MFSL Remastered, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip]”

Patricia Barber – Clique! (2021) [Official Digital Release] [CD-Quality + Hi-Res]

Patricia Barber - Clique! (2021) [Official Digital Release] [CD-Quality + Hi-Res]Patricia Barber - Clique! (2021) [Official Digital Release] [CD-Quality + Hi-Res]

Patricia Barber – Clique! (2021)
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Hi-Res / FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 176.4kHz | 2ch & 5.1ch
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Total Size: 14.6 GB (Hi-Res) + 213 MB (CD-Quality) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Impex Records | Genre: Jazz, Vocal Jazz

Patricia Barber, the performer known for boldly blurring the lines between poetry, jazz, and art song, has announced the forthcoming release of a new all-standards album, Clique, due out August 2021 in breathtaking hi-fi. The long-awaited successor to Nightclub, her critically acclaimed and fan-favorite first all-standards album, Clique features a tracklist of tunes that Barber has frequently performed as encores throughout her illustrious career, including classics by Rodgers & Hammerstein, Stevie Wonder, Lee Hazlewood, Lerner & Loewe, Thelonious Monk and more. Continue reading “Patricia Barber – Clique! (2021) [Official Digital Release] [CD-Quality + Hi-Res]”

Herb Alpert – Catch The Wind (2021) [WEB, CD-Quality + Hi-Res]

Herb Alpert - Catch The Wind (2021) [WEB, CD-Quality + Hi-Res]

Herb Alpert – Catch The Wind (2021) [WEB, CD-Quality + Hi-Res]
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Total Size: 859 MB (Hi-Res) + 254 MB (CD-Quality) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Herb Alpert Presents | Genre: Contemporary Jazz

Arriving on the heels of his 2020 documentary film Herb Alpert Is…, 2021’s Catch the Wind finds legendary pop trumpeter Herb Alpert continuing to put his distinctive instrumental stamp on nicely curated covers and originals. Along with his career-spanning documentary, Catch the Wind is a continuation of Alpert’s late-career resurgence that began in the 2000s with albums like 2009’s Anything Goes and 2011’s I Feel You, and which culminated in a Grammy win for 2013’s Steppin’ Out and a nomination for 2016’s Human Nature. Continue reading “Herb Alpert – Catch The Wind (2021) [WEB, CD-Quality + Hi-Res]”

Donald Fagen – The Nightfly: Live (2021) [WEB, CD-Quality + Hi-Res]

Donald Fagen - The Nightfly: Live (2021) [WEB, CD-Quality + Hi-Res]

Donald Fagen – The Nightfly: Live (2021) [WEB, CD-Quality + Hi-Res]
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Label: Geffen | Genre: Jazz Rock

This new live release sees the whole of The Nightfly performed in its entirety, in order, by Steely Dan, or ‘The Steely Dan Band’ as they tend to be referred post Walter Becker’s 2017 death. Donald Fagen remains part of this band, in case that wasn’t clear! This is a performance from 2019. Continue reading “Donald Fagen – The Nightfly: Live (2021) [WEB, CD-Quality + Hi-Res]”

Buena Vista Social Club – Buena Vista Social Club (1997) [2021, 50th Anniversary Edition, Remastered, WEB, CD-Quality + Hi-Res]

Buena Vista Social Club - Buena Vista Social Club (1997) [2021, 50th Anniversary Edition, Remastered, WEB, CD-Quality + Hi-Res]

Buena Vista Social Club – Buena Vista Social Club (1997) [2021, 50th Anniversary Edition, Remastered, WEB, CD-Quality + Hi-Res]
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Total Size: 2.58 GB (Hi-Res) + 753 MB (CD-Quality) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: World Circuit | Genre: World, Jazz, Latin

This album is named after a members-only club that was opened in Havana in pre-Castro times, a period of unbelievable musical activity in Cuba. While bandleader Desi Arnaz became a huge hit in the States, several equally talented musicians never saw success outside their native country, and have had nothing but their music to sustain them during the Castro reign. Ry Cooder went to Cuba to record a musical documentary of these performers. Continue reading “Buena Vista Social Club – Buena Vista Social Club (1997) [2021, 50th Anniversary Edition, Remastered, WEB, CD-Quality + Hi-Res]”

Thelonious Monk – Albums Collection [WEB Hi-Res]

Thelonious Monk - Albums Collection [WEB Hi-Res]

Thelonious Monk – Albums Collection [WEB Hi-Res]
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Jazz / Hard Bop / Post Bop / Modern Big Band / Piano Jazz
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Marlena Shaw – Lookin’ For Love (2003) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Marlena Shaw - Lookin' For Love (2003) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Marlena Shaw – Lookin’ For Love (2003) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]
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Total Size: 4.26 GB (ISO) + 2.25 GB (FLAC MCH) + 1.01 GB (FLAC STEREO) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Eighty-Eight’s | Japan | Cat#: VRCL 18814 | Genre: Vocal Jazz, Funk, Soul

Shaw sings with the ease of absolute mastery, and each feeling she expresses rings true: she’s been there, and more than once. But this doesn’t mean her music is heavy. Her voice is warm and inviting, her time and phrasing impeccable, and where others might communicate pain and despair, she offers wisdom and hope Continue reading “Marlena Shaw – Lookin’ For Love (2003) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]”