Vocal Jazz

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

Sarah Vaughan – A Time In My Life (1971) {1987, MFSL Remastered}

Sarah Vaughan - A Time In My Life (1971) {1987, MFSL Remastered}

Sarah Vaughan – A Time In My Life (1971) {1987, MFSL Remastered}
XLD Rip | FLAC Tracks+ Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 198 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: MFSL | USA | Cat#: MFCD 855 | Genre: Vocal Jazz

Sarah Vaughan brings an almost chameleon-like presence to this album, which encompasses a decidedly — almost defiantly — contemporary repertory. Her gospel approach to “Imagine” could only have delighted John Lennon at the time, while for “Inner City Blues” she embraces a fiercely soulful jazz approach, the horn accompaniment in particular romping over the tune as much as she does.Read More

Sarah Vaughan – The Complete Sarah Vaughan Live In Japan (1973) {1987, MFSL Remastered}

Sarah Vaughan - The Complete Sarah Vaughan Live In Japan (1973) {1987, MFSL Remastered}

Sarah Vaughan – The Complete Sarah Vaughan Live In Japan (1973) {1987, MFSL Remastered}
XLD Rip | 2xCD | FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 569 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: MFSL | USA | Cat#: MFCD 2-844 | Genre: Vocal Jazz

This two-CD set contains all of the music that Sarah Vaughan recorded during her Tokyo concert for Mainstream. The 49-year-old singer is heard at the height of her powers, really digging into the standards and making magic out of such numbers as “Poor,” “‘Round Midnight,” “Willow Weep,” “My Funny Valentine,” “Summertime,” and “Bye Bye Blackbird.” This two-fer (which finds Sassy accompanied by pianist Carl Schroeder, bassist John Gianelli, and drummer Jimmy Cobb) gives one a definitive look at the brilliant (and sometimes miraculous) singer.Read More

Norah Jones – Begin Again (2019) {WEB Hi-Res}

Norah Jones - Begin Again (2019) {WEB Hi-Res}

Norah Jones – Begin Again (2019) {WEB Hi-Res}
WEB Download | Hi-Res | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 96kHz
Total Size: 537 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Blue Note Records | Genre: Vocal Jazz

During 2018, Norah Jones concentrated her creative endeavors on a series of digital singles that found the singer/songwriter stretching herself stylistically. Usually, she pushed herself by teaming with new, unexpected collaborators, including Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy — a tactic that guaranteed a variety of sounds and songs, a practice put into sharp relief by the 2019 release of Begin Again.Read More

Lena Horne – Live On Broadway Lena Horne: The Lady And Her Music (1981) {1983, MFSL Remastered, CD-Format + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}

Lena Horne - Live On Broadway Lena Horne: The Lady And Her Music (1981) {1983, MFSL Remastered, CD-Format + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}

Lena Horne – Live On Broadway Lena Horne: The Lady And Her Music (1981)
{1983, MFSL Remastered, CD-Format + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}

2x Vinyl Rip | Hi-Res / FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 96kHz | CD-Format / FLAC Tracks / 16bit / 44.1kHz
Full Scans Included
Total Size: 2.09 GB (Hi-Res) + 593 MB (CD-Format) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab | Japan JVC Pressed | Cat#: MFSL 2-094 | Genre: Contemporary Jazz
Half-Speed Mastered

The success of Lena Horne: The Lady and Her Music, which opened at the Nederlander Theater on Broadway on May 12, 1981, and ran 333 performances, until June 30, 1982 (Horne’s 65th birthday) was a cumulative one. Horne had been performing in nightclubs, theaters, and casinos for 40 years, singing many of the same songs she sang at the Nederlander, but somehow the Broadway context and her perseverance combined to make this more than a glorified club act. Horne had the benefit of being an artist who had faced adversity (particularly, the vicissitudes of being an African-American star in Hollywood in the 1940s) and, if not triumphed, at least persisted, so that, as she reached her golden age, her struggles within the entertainment business could be seen as heroic. And, she was still at it, which made her, in the nomenclature of the time, a “survivor.”Read More

Rebecca Pidgeon – Retrospective (2003) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Rebecca Pidgeon - Retrospective (2003) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Rebecca Pidgeon – Retrospective (2003) {Hi-Res SACD Rip}
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 3.98 GB (ISO) + 1.91 GB (FLAC Mch) + 1.07 GB (FLAC Stereo) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Chesky Records | USA | Cat#: SACD242 | Genre: Contemporary Jazz

Rebecca Pidgeon’s signature sweet voice has spanned three solo albums and distinct musical and song styles; now commemorating the best from each album, Retrospective highlights the individual tiles that together create an exacting mosaic of this amazing singer/songwriter. The collection starts off with a bang featuring Rebecca’s highly regarded rendition of Spanish Harlem, considered an audiophile classic. The release hosts key selections from each of Rebecca’s albums including such favorites as 24 Hours of Love, Fhear a Bhata, and Primitive Man. Retrospective finishes gallantly with the inspiring piece that combines spoken word by husband and famous playwright David Mamet with Sam Cooke’s Bring It On Home To Me, all warmly overlaid with Robert Burns’ famous poem Auld Lang Syne.Read More