Art Pepper – …The Way It Was! (1972) [2008, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Art Pepper - ...The Way It Was! (1972) [2008, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Art Pepper – …The Way It Was! (1972) [2008, MFSL 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
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 323 MB (CD-Layer) + 2.12 GB (SACD ISO) + 1.02 GB (SACD FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: MFSL UltraDisc UHR | US | Cat#: UDSACD 2034 | Genre: Jazz, Bop

Despite his very erratic lifestyle, altoist Art Pepper never made a bad record. This collection is better than most. The first four titles team together Pepper with tenor saxophonist Warne Marsh, pianist Ronnie Ball, bassist Ben Tucker, and drummer Gary Frommer for generally intriguing explorations of four standards. Continue reading “Art Pepper – …The Way It Was! (1972) [2008, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip]”

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). Continue reading “Gino Vannelli – Collection (1974 – 1998)”

Blood, Sweat & Tears – Bloodlines (2017) {4xSACD, Box Set Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Blood, Sweat & Tears - Bloodlines (2017) {4xSACD, Box Set Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Blood, Sweat & Tears – Bloodlines (2017) {4xSACD, Box Set Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}
4x SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz | 2x Stereo SACD + 2x Multichannel SACD
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 10.1 GB (ISO) + 7.80 GB (FLAC Stereo & Mch) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Analogue Productions | USA | Cat#: CAPP BSTBOX SA / 88875018671 | Genre: Jazz Rock

Remastered from the original master tapes by Ryan K. Smith at Sterling Sound in New York and was plated and pressed at Quality Record Pressings. Set comes in a custom-designed deluxe hinged box and includes an in-depth essay booklet by lead singer David Clayton-Thomas. Continue reading “Blood, Sweat & Tears – Bloodlines (2017) {4xSACD, Box Set Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}”

Henry Mancini – The Return Of The Pink Panther & Symphonic Soul (1975) [2018, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Henry Mancini - The Return Of The Pink Panther & Symphonic Soul (1975) [2018, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Henry Mancini – The Return Of The Pink Panther & Symphonic Soul (1975)
[2018, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]

SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz | Stereo & Multichannel (4.0 Quad)
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 3.09 GB (ISO) + 2.56 GB (FLAC Mch) + 1.29 GB (FLAC Stereo) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Vocalion | UK | Cat#: CDSML 8535 | Genre: Jazz, Easy Listening
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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. Continue reading “Andy Williams – Original Album Collection Vol. 2 (2013) [8CD Japanese 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]

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. Continue reading “The Andrews Sisters – The Golden Age Of The Andrews Sisters (2002) [4CDs Box set]”

Miles Davis – 7 Albums (1955-1961) [DCC Compact Classics, 24-Karat Gold Disc Remastered]

Miles Davis - 7 Albums (1955-1961) [DCC Compact Classics, 24-Karat Gold Disc Remastered]

Miles Davis – 7 Albums (1955-1961) [DCC Compact Classics, 24-Karat Gold Disc Remastered]
EAC Rip | 7xCD | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 1.37 GB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: DCC Compact Classics | Genre: Bop, Cool, Fusion, Jazz
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Rebecca Ferguson – Lady Sings The Blues (2015) [Official Digital Release]

Rebecca Ferguson - Lady Sings The Blues (2015) [Official Digital Release]

Rebecca Ferguson – Lady Sings The Blues (2015) [Official Digital Release]
FLAC Tracks / 16bit / 44.1kHz
Total Size: 343 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: RCA Records | Genre: Vocal Jazz

Lady Sings the Blues is the third studio album British singer-songwriter Rebecca Ferguson. It was released on 6 March 2015 by Syco Music and RCA Records. The album is an interpretation of songs performed by American jazz singer Billie Holiday, most predominantly from her 1956 album of the same name. Continue reading “Rebecca Ferguson – Lady Sings The Blues (2015) [Official Digital Release]”

Ray Charles – Genius + Soul = Jazz (1961) [2012, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Ray Charles - Genius + Soul = Jazz (1961) [2012, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Ray Charles – Genius + Soul = Jazz (1961) [2012, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 1.49 GB (ISO) + 739 MB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Analogue Productions | USA | Cat#: CAPP 2 SA | Genre: Vocal Jazz

Genius + Soul = Jazz is a 1961 album by Ray Charles featuring big band arrangements by Quincy Jones and Ralph Burns. Charles is accompanied by two groups drawn from members of The Count Basie Band and from the ranks of top New York session players. It was recorded at the Rudy Van Gelder Studio in two sessions on December 26 and 27, 1960 and originally released on the Impulse! label as Impulse! A–2. Continue reading “Ray Charles – Genius + Soul = Jazz (1961) [2012, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]”

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. Continue reading “Stan Getz – The Complete Columbia Albums Collection (2011) [8CDs Box Set]”

Ray Charles And Betty Carter – Ray Charles And Betty Carter (1961) [2012, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Ray Charles And Betty Carter - Ray Charles And Betty Carter (1961) [2012, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Ray Charles And Betty Carter – Ray Charles And Betty Carter (1961) [2012, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz | Stereo & Multichannel
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 2.72 GB (ISO) + 1.21 GB (FLAC Mch) + 802 MB (FLAC Stereo) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Analogue Productions | USA | Cat#: CAPP 385SA | Genre: Swing, Big band

This pairing of two totally idiosyncratic vocalists acquired legendary status over the decades in which it had been out of print. But the proof is in the listening, and frankly it doesn’t represent either artist’s best work. There is certainly a powerful, often sexy rapport between the two — Charles in his sweet balladeering mode, Carter with her uniquely keening, drifting high register — and they definitely create sparks in the justly famous rendition of “Baby, It’s Cold Outside.” Continue reading “Ray Charles And Betty Carter – Ray Charles And Betty Carter (1961) [2012, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]”

Myra Taylor – My Night to Dream (2001) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Myra Taylor - My Night to Dream (2001) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Myra Taylor – My Night to Dream (2001) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Hybrid SACD | Front & Back Cover Only
Total Size: 2.12 GB (ISO) + 959 MB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: APO Records | USA | Cat#: APO 2017 SA | Genre: Vocal Jazz

A veteran jazz singer with solid backing by swinging KC musicians, this is a real treat for old-school swing lovers. Taylor sings uptempo (self-penned Spider and the Fly, as well as Mamma He Treats Your Daughter Mean, Lady Be Good and several more) and slower ballads, including a gorgeous, lush I Don’t Want to Set the World on Fire. Continue reading “Myra Taylor – My Night to Dream (2001) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]”

Billie Holiday – Albums Collection [Remastered & Reissue, Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Billie Holiday - Albums Collection [Remastered & Reissue, Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Billie Holiday – Albums Collection [Remastered & Reissue, Hi-Res SACD Rip]
5x SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz | 4x Stereo SACD + 1x Multichannel SACD
Hybrid & Single Layer SACD | Scans Included
Total Size: 11.7 GB (ISO) + 4.08 GB (FLAC Stereo) + 2.00 GB (FLAC Mch) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Analogue Productions / Sony | USA | Genre: Vocal Jazz

Body And Soul (1957) – Songs for Distingué Lovers (1957) – All or Nothing At All (1958)
Lady In Satin (1958)

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Al Jarreau – All I Got (2002) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Al Jarreau - All I Got (2002) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Al Jarreau – All I Got (2002) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz | Stereo & Multichannel
Single Layer SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 3,20 GB (ISO) + 2.71 GB (FLAC Mch) + 0.97 GB (FLAC Stereo) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: GRP | EU | Cat#: 065 082-2 | Genre: Soul-Jazz, R&B

Al Jarreau hits you with all he’s got on his second release for the GRP/Verve recording label. The 11-song program, appropriately titled All I Got, features Jarreau’s imaginative vocal stylings, lots of innovative urban sensibilities, and top-tier performances from a stellar band that includes his longtime musical director, Freddie Ravel, and a duet with guest star Joe Cocker. Continue reading “Al Jarreau – All I Got (2002) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]”

McCoy Tyner Trio – Inception (1962) [2011, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]

McCoy Tyner Trio - Inception (1962) [2011, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]

McCoy Tyner Trio – Inception (1962) [2011, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 1.32 GB (ISO) + 585 MB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Analogue Productions | USA | Cat#: CIPJ 18 SA | Genre: Post Bop

Those familiar with the dense, percussive style that pianist McCoy Tyner has cultivated since the 1970s onwards may be surprised by what they hear on Inception. Like Reaching Fourth and Nights of Ballads and Blues, this album gives listeners the chance to hear what a very young Tyner sounded like outside the confines of the classic John Coltrane quartet of the early ’60s; it reveals a lyrical approach to jazz piano that seems a far cry from Tyner’s mature style. Continue reading “McCoy Tyner Trio – Inception (1962) [2011, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]”