Valerie Joyce – The Look Of Love (2007) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Valerie Joyce - The Look Of Love (2007) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Valerie Joyce – The Look Of Love (2007) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz | Stereo & Multichannel
Hybrid SACD | No Scans
Total Size: 3.61 GB (ISO) + 1.85 GB (FLAC MCH) + 0.97 GB (FLAC STEREO) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Chesky Records | US | Cat#: SACD 332 | Genre: Vocal Jazz, Easy Listening

Vocalist Valerie Joyce has been performing as a musician on the Seattle music scene since 1994. Born in Japan to an American father and Japanese mother, she was exposed to classical music through her mother’s piano playing and extensive record collection. After college, she moved to Seattle where she regularly appears with a variety of jazz ensembles. ‘The Look of Love’ is Valerie Joyce’s much-anticipated follow-up to her Chesky debut, featuring elegantly chic original arrangements of classic pieces from Burt Bacharach & Hal David’s extensive catalogue. Continue reading “Valerie Joyce – The Look Of Love (2007) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]”

The Manhattan Transfer – Live (1978) [|979, MFSL Remastered, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip]

The Manhattan Transfer - Live (1978) [|979, MFSL Remastered, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip]

The Manhattan Transfer – Live (1978) [|979, MFSL Remastered, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip]
Vinyl Rip | Hi-Res / FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 96kHz | CD-Quality / FLAC Tracks / 16bit / 44.1kHz
Full Scans Included
Total Size: 1.26 GB (Hi-Res) + 367 MB (CD-Quality) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab | Pressed In Japan | Cat#: MFSL 1-022 | Genre: Jazz, Swing
Half-Speed Mastered

This is a particularly interesting release because it features the 1978 version of Manhattan Transfer performing at three different concerts. This is how the ensemble sounded live when Laurel Masse was still in the lineup along with Tim Hauser, Janis Siegel and Alan Paul. The pacesetting vocal group (accompanied by a quintet that includes guitarist Wayne Johnson and Don Roberts on reeds) runs through 18 songs, many of which are quite brief. Continue reading “The Manhattan Transfer – Live (1978) [|979, MFSL Remastered, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip]”

Frank Sinatra – Greatest Hits, Vol. II (1973) [UK version, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip]

Frank Sinatra - Greatest Hits, Vol. II (1973) [UK version, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip]

Frank Sinatra – Greatest Hits, Vol. II (1973) [UK version, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip]
Vinyl Rip | Hi-Res / FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 96kHz | CD-Quality / FLAC Tracks / 16bit / 44.1kHz
Full Scans Included
Total Size: 866 MB (Hi-Res) + 252 MB (CD-Quality) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Reprise Records | UK | Cat#: RSLP 1032 | Genre: Vocal Jazz

Frank Sinatra’s Greatest Hits, Vol. 2 was Sinatra’s second compilation of material released by Reprise Records, which like its predecessor, consisted of singles and songs from movie soundtracks. Vol. 2 picks up where Frank Sinatra’s Greatest Hits leaves off, so all of the tracks date from 1968 to 1970, except for “The September of My Years”, which dates back to 1965. Though the song “My Way” became Sinatra’s signature song, it was not a big hit in the US. Continue reading “Frank Sinatra – Greatest Hits, Vol. II (1973) [UK version, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip]”

Nat King Cole / George Shearing ‎– Nat King Cole Sings / George Shearing Plays (1962) [MFSL Remastered, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip]

Nat King Cole / George Shearing ‎– Nat King Cole Sings / George Shearing Plays (1962) [MFSL Remastered, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip]

Nat King Cole / George Shearing ‎– Nat King Cole Sings / George Shearing Plays (1962)
[MFSL Remastered, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip]

Vinyl Rip | Hi-Res / FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 96kHz | CD-Quality / FLAC Tracks / 16bit / 44.1kHz
Full Scans Included
Total Size: 804 MB (Hi-Res) + 207 MB (CD-Quality) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab | Pressed In Japan | Cat#: MFSL 1-081 | Genre: Easy Listening, Vocal Jazz
Half-Speed Mastered

Although it would have been interesting to hear Nat King Cole play some piano and perhaps accompany a vocal by George Shearing instead of exclusively the other way around, this session was a big success. Cole is in prime form on such tunes as “September Song,” “Pick Yourself Up,” and “Serenata.” Shearing’s accompaniment is tasteful and lightly swinging, and the string arrangements help to accentuate the romantic moods. Continue reading “Nat King Cole / George Shearing ‎– Nat King Cole Sings / George Shearing Plays (1962) [MFSL Remastered, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip]”

Nicki Parrott – Stompin At The Savoy – A Tribute To Ella & Louis (2018) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Nicki Parrott - Stompin At The Savoy - A Tribute To Ella & Louis (2018) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Nicki Parrott – Stompin At The Savoy – A Tribute To Ella & Louis (2018) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Hybrid SACD | No Scans
Total Size: 2.54 GB (ISO) + 1.21 GB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Venus Records | Japan | Cat#: VHGD-296 | Genre: Vocal Jazz

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Nicki Parrott – If You Could Read My Mind (2021) [WEB, CD-Quality + Hi-Res]

Nicki Parrott - If You Could Read My Mind (2021) [WEB, CD-Quality + Hi-Res]

Nicki Parrott – If You Could Read My Mind (2021) [WEB, CD-Quality + Hi-Res]
WEB Download | CD-Quality / FLAC Tracks / 16bit / 44.1kHz | Hi-Res / FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Total Size: 322 MB (CD-Quality) + 0.99. GB (Hi-Res) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Arbors Records | Genre: Vocal Jazz

Nicki Parrott loves old pop songs with good lyrics and good melodies and decided to put them into this jazz setting. The lyrics are published in the liner notes so that you can either listen or sing along with Nicki Parrott and her swinging bass and her favorite sidemen Larry Fuller (piano), Lewis Nash (drums), Harry Allen (tenor sax) and David Blenkhorn (acoustic and electric guitars). Continue reading “Nicki Parrott – If You Could Read My Mind (2021) [WEB, CD-Quality + Hi-Res]”

Norah Jones – …’Til We Meet Again (2021) [WEB, CD-Quality + Hi-Res]

Norah Jones - ...'Til We Meet Again (2021) [WEB, CD-Quality + Hi-Res]

Norah Jones – …’Til We Meet Again (2021) [WEB, CD-Quality + Hi-Res]
WEB Download | CD-Quality / FLAC Tracks / 16bit / 44.1kHz | Hi-Res / FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 96kHz
Total Size: 473 MB (CD-Quality) + 1.54 GB (Hi-Res) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Blue Note Records | Genre: Vocal Jazz

‘Til We Meet Again, the first live album released by Norah Jones, collects highlights from the tours she gave in the wake of the 2016 release of Day Breaks. The 14 songs on ‘Til We Meet Again were recorded between 2017 and 2019, taken from performances given in the United States, Italy, France, Brazil, and Argentina. Continue reading “Norah Jones – …’Til We Meet Again (2021) [WEB, CD-Quality + Hi-Res]”

Ella Fitzgerald – Ella Wishes You A Swinging Christmas (1960) {2015, Reissue, WEB Hi-Res}

Ella Fitzgerald - Ella Wishes You A Swinging Christmas (1960) {2015, Reissue, WEB Hi-Res}

Ella Fitzgerald – Ella Wishes You A Swinging Christmas (1960) {2015, Reissue, WEB Hi-Res}
WEB Download | Hi-Res | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 44.1kHz
Total Size: 364 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Trunk Records | Genre: Vocal Jazz, Christmas

Ella Wishes You a Swinging Christmas is a charming, warmly humorous — and yes, swinging — set of classic Christmas tunes. The program is familiar, from bouncy singalongs like “Jingle Bells” to slinky ballads like a downright sexy “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” but Fitzgerald treats each song with exactly as much respect as it deserves. Continue reading “Ella Fitzgerald – Ella Wishes You A Swinging Christmas (1960) {2015, Reissue, WEB Hi-Res}”

Michael Bublé – Christmas (2011) {2016, Deluxe Special Edition, WEB, CD-Quality + Hi-Res}

Michael Bublé - Christmas (2011) {2016, Deluxe Special Edition, WEB, CD-Quality + Hi-Res}

Michael Bublé – Christmas (2011) {2016, Deluxe Special Edition, WEB, CD-Quality + Hi-Res}
WEB Download | CD-Quality / FLAC Tracks / 16bit / 44.1kHz | Hi-Res / FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 44.1kHz
Total Size: 415 MB (CD-Quality) + 741 MB (Hi-Res) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Reprise Records | Genre: Vocal Jazz, Christmas

Christmas is vocalist Michael Bublé’s first full-length holiday-themed album since his 2003 EP Let It Snow. As with that album, Christmas features Bublé backed by small ensembles as well as his big band and orchestra, and includes a handful of classic Christmas songs. Continue reading “Michael Bublé – Christmas (2011) {2016, Deluxe Special Edition, WEB, CD-Quality + Hi-Res}”

Diana Krall – This Dream Of You (2020) {WEB, CD-Quality + Hi-Res}

Diana Krall - This Dream Of You (2020) {WEB, CD-Quality + Hi-Res}

Diana Krall – This Dream Of You (2020) {WEB, CD-Quality + Hi-Res}
WEB Download | CD-Quality / FLAC Tracks / 16bit / 44.1kHz | Hi-Res / FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 44.1kHz
Total Size: 265 MB (CD-Quality) + 526 MB (Hi-Res) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Verve | Genre: Vocal Jazz

Diana Krall reunited with Tommy LiPuma, the producer who worked with her for the first decade-and-a-half of her career, for Turn Up The Quiet, a 2017 album that found the pianist returning to the Great American Songbook interpretations that made her name. LiPuma died just before the release of Turn Up the Quiet, prompting Krall to fashion a quasi-tribute to her collaborator from the album’s leftovers. Continue reading “Diana Krall – This Dream Of You (2020) {WEB, CD-Quality + Hi-Res}”

Various Artists – Jazz Ballads Vol. 3 (2020) {WEB Hi-Res}

Various Artists - Jazz Ballads Vol. 3 (2020) {WEB Hi-Res}

Various Artists – Jazz Ballads Vol. 3 (2020) {WEB Hi-Res}
WEB Download | Hi-Res | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 96kHz & 192kHz
Total Size: 3.38 GB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: 2XHD | Genre: Vocal Jazz

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Louis Armstrong – Albums Collection {WEB Hi-Res}

Louis Armstrong - Albums Collection {WEB Hi-Res}

Louis Armstrong – Albums Collection {WEB Hi-Res}
WEB Download | 10x Discs | Hi-Res | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 48kHz-96kHz-192kHz | DSF Tracks / DSD128 / 1bit / 5.64MHz
Total Size: 21.9 GB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: 2xHD / Jube Legends / Audio Fidelity / Columbia | Genre: Vocal Jazz, Dixieland, Swing

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