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]”

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)
Hi-Res / FLAC Tracks / DXD / 24bit / 352.8kHz | 2ch & 5.1ch
Hi-Res / FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 176.4kHz | 2ch & 5.1ch
CD-Quality / FLAC Tracks / 16bit / 44.1kHz
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]”

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]
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz | Stereo & Multichannel
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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]”

Judy Garland & Liza Minnelli – “Live” At The London Palladium (1973) [1980, MFSL Remastered, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip]

Judy Garland & Liza Minnelli -

Judy Garland & Liza Minnelli – “Live” At The London Palladium (1973) [1980, MFSL Remastered, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip]
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Total Size: 709 MB (Hi-Res) + 202 MB (CD-Quality) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab | Pressed In Japan | Cat#: MFSL 1-048 | Genre: Vocal
Half-Speed Mastered

Live at the London Palladium was a Judy Garland/Liza Minnelli concert recording taken from shows in November 1964. Welcome as this may be, however, neither singer is heard at her best here. At 42, Garland was entering the last phase of her difficult life, and while she rouses herself now and then, her singing can be mannered and out-of-breath, her diction sometimes slurred. Continue reading “Judy Garland & Liza Minnelli – “Live” At The London Palladium (1973) [1980, MFSL Remastered, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip]”

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]
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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]
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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]

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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
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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
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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]
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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}
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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}”