Vocal Jazz

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

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