Vocal Jazz

Aaron Neville – Nature Boy: The Standards Album (2003) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Aaron Neville – Nature Boy: The Standards Album (2003) {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: 3.06 GB (ISO) + 2.44 GB (FLAC Mch) + 955 MB (FLAC Stereo) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Verve Records | EU | Cat#: 0044007606223 | Genre: Vocal Jazz

Aaron Neville’s voice exists in that rarefied air occupied by only the most lyrical musicians, including Paul Desmond’s alto saxophone and Miles Davis’ muted trumpet. Sweet and throaty, reedy and always crying, it’s capable of bewitching anyone within hailing distance — including, in some cases, the singer himself. Nature Boy: The Standards Album, his first record for Verve, is naturally a jazz/vocal date; Neville tackled a dozen songs from the popular songbook, with accompaniment from a backing trio comprised of pianist (and arranger/conductor) Rob Mounsey, bassist Ron Carter, and drummer Grady Tate (plus one or two appearances each from Roy Hargrove on trumpet, Ry Cooder on guitar, and Ray Anderson on trombone).Read More

Louis Armstrong – Mack The Knife (2017) {DSD128, WEB Hi-Res}

Louis Armstrong - Mack The Knife (2017) {DSD128, WEB Hi-Res}

Louis Armstrong – Mack The Knife (2017) {DSD128, WEB Hi-Res}
WEB Download | Hi-Res | DSF Tracks / DSD128 / 1bit / 5.64MHz
Total Size: 3.72 GB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: 2xHD / Storyville Records | Genre: Vocal Jazz

This is a unique album containing live performances of many of Louis Armstrong’s most popular hits such as Mack the Knife, Blueberry Hill, C’est si Bon, La Vie en Rose, Give Me a Kiss to Build a Dream On and many more.Read More

Billie Holiday – Body And Soul (1957) {1995, MFSL Remastered CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}

Billie Holiday - Body And Soul (1957) {1995, MFSL Remastered CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}

Billie Holiday – Body And Soul (1957) {1995, 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: 440 MB (Hi-Res) + 130 MB (CD-Quality) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab | US | Cat#: MFSL 1-247 | Genre: Vocal Jazz
Half-Speed Mastered

This session comes from close to the end of the line (1959) in the erstwhile swinging company of Barney Kessel on guitar, Ben Webster on tenor, and naysayers will be quick to point out that Lady Day wasn’t in peak form here. But Billie Holiday with some of the platinum chipped off the pipes is still way better than a buncha finger-snappin’ wannabes anyday.Read More

Peggy Lee – Swing (2020) {WEB Hi-Res}

Peggy Lee - Swing (2020) {WEB Hi-Res}

Peggy Lee – Swing (2020) {WEB Hi-Res}
WEB Download | Hi-Res | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 192kHz
Total Size: 1.40 GB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: 2xHD | Genre: Vocal Jazz

The follow-up to the 2xHD Peggy Lee ‘Gentle Ballads’, this album delivers the swing songs recorded during the same 1948 World Program Service sessions. The historic recording was made on 78rpm acetate, and was brilliantly restored from the master by 2xHD’s FUSION mastering system. It sheds a rare light on this period of Peggy Lee’s magnificent career.Read More

Nicki Parrott – Papa Loves Mambo (2019) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Nicki Parrott - Papa Loves Mambo (2019) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Nicki Parrott – Papa Loves Mambo (2019) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Single Layer SACD | Front & Back Covers Only Included
Total Size: 2.30 GB (ISO) + 1.08 GB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Venus Records | Japan | Cat#: VHGD-345 | Genre: Vocal Jazz

Jazz bassist and vocalist Nicki Parrott performs a joyful set of tango, mambo and rhumba songs including the title track, “Perfidia,” “Kiss Of Fire,” “Te Extrano,” “Dos Gardenias,” “Blue Tango,” “Moliendo Cafe” and more, with Ken Peplowski on clarinet and tenor sax, Vince Cherico on percussion, Justin Poindexter on acoustic and electric guitar, and Sam Reider on accordian.Read More