Patricia Barber – Companion (1999) [2003, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Patricia Barber - Companion (1999) [2003, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Patricia Barber – Companion (1999) [2003, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip]
SACD-ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz
DSF Tracks / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz
FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
CD-Layer / EAC Rip / FLAC Image + Cue + Log
Full Scans Included
Total Size: 2.19 GB (ISO) + 2.14 GB (DSF) + 1012 MB (FLAC) + 340 MB (CD-Layer) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab | US | Cat#: UDSACD 2023 | Genre: Contemporary Jazz, Vocal
Update: CD-Layer & DSF Tracks have been added

Companion was recorded in a special three-night series of shows in July, 1999 at Chicago’s famed Green Mill jazz club — an unusually short amount of time to produce a live album. To mine as much material as possible from those nights the performances were run more like recording sessions than live shows, with the crowd reverently hushed. Continue reading “Patricia Barber – Companion (1999) [2003, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip]”

Patricia Barber – Modern Cool (1998) [2002, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Patricia Barber - Modern Cool (1998) [2002, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Patricia Barber – Modern Cool (1998) [2002, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip]
SACD-ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz
DSF Tracks / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz
FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
CD-Layer / EAC Rip / FLAC Image + Cue + Log
Full Scans Included
Total Size: 3.03 GB (ISO) + 2.98 GB (DSF) + 1.4 GB (FLAC) + 405 MB (CD-Layer) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab | US | Cat#: UDSACD 2003 | Genre: Vocal Jazz
Update: CD-Layer & DSF Tracks have been added

The dark, smoky voice of Patricia Barber is quite haunting. On Modern Cool, she mostly sings downbeat songs at slow tempos. All but three songs are her own originals, and they deal with such subject matter as a “homage to beauty” that seems to connect painting one’s face with prostitution, loneliness, mindless conformity, the “postmodern blues” and other depressing topics. Continue reading “Patricia Barber – Modern Cool (1998) [2002, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip]”

Patricia Barber – Café Blue (1994) [2002, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Patricia Barber - Café Blue (1994) [2002, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Patricia Barber – Café Blue (1994) [2002, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip]
SACD-ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz
DSF Tracks / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz
FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
CD-Layer / EAC Rip / FLAC Image + Cue + Log
Full Scans Included
Total Size: 3.0 GB (ISO) + 2.58 GB (DSF) + 1.18 GB (FLAC) + 368 MB (CD-Layer) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab | US | Cat#: UDSACD 2002 | Genre: Contemporary Jazz, Vocal
Update: CD-Layer & DSF Tracks have been added

Patricia Barber, who is both a fine keyboardist and an atmospheric singer, contributes roughly half of the material to her Premonition debut. Her dark voice and the generally esoteric program takes awhile to get used to (listeners will have to be patient), but after two or three listens, this thought-provoking and rather moody set becomes more accessible. Continue reading “Patricia Barber – Café Blue (1994) [2002, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip]”

Dinah Shore – 36 All-Time Greatest Hits (1999) [3CD]

Dinah Shore - 36 All-Time Greatest Hits (1999) [3CD]

Dinah Shore – 36 All-Time Greatest Hits (1999) [3CD]
EAC Rip | 3xCD | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 505 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: BMG | US | Cat#: DRC32374 / 15462 | Genre: Vocal Jazz

The GSC compilation 36 All-Time Greatest Hits does offer three-dozen solid songs by Dinah Shore, one of America’s foremost entertainers from the ’40s to the ’60s, though they’re scattered across three discs and the performances are of a dodgy vintage. The note on the back — “All tracks originally recorded prior to 1972” — might soothe the fears of some, but it raises more questions than it answers: at what point in Shore’s career were these recorded, and with whom? Unfortunately, buyers are no wiser after unwrapping the CD than they were before. Continue reading “Dinah Shore – 36 All-Time Greatest Hits (1999) [3CD]”

Ella Fitzgerald – Albums Collection (1947-2021)

Ella Fitzgerald - Albums Collection (1947-2021)

Ella Fitzgerald – Albums Collection (1947-2021)
EAC Rip | FLAC Tracks & Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Official Digital Release | FLAC Tracks
Total Size: 76.2 GB | Total Discs: 266 | 3% RAR Recovery
Update
‘Sings The Songbooks Of Porter, Gershwin, Rodgers, Berlin (2021) [10CD]’ has been added

Recognized worldwide as “The First Lady of Song,” Ella Fitzgerald is arguably the finest female jazz vocalist of all time. Blessed with a highly resonant voice, wide range, and near-perfect elocution, Fitzgerald also possessed a deft sense of swing, and with her brilliant scat technique, could hold her own against any of her instrumental contemporaries. Continue reading “Ella Fitzgerald – Albums Collection (1947-2021)”

Chet Baker – Albums Collection (1953-2019)

Chet Baker - Albums Collection (1953-2019)

Chet Baker – Albums Collection (1953-2019)
EAC Rip | FLAC Tracks & Image + Cue + Log | Scans Included
Total Size: 63 GB | Total Discs: 218 | 3% RAR Recovery
West Coast Jazz / Vocal Jazz / Trumpet Jazz / Cool
Update: Some albums have been added

Chet Baker was a primary exponent of the West Coast school of cool jazz in the early and mid-’50s. As a trumpeter, he had a generally restrained, intimate playing style and he attracted attention beyond jazz for his photogenic looks and singing. But his career was marred by drug addiction. Continue reading “Chet Baker – Albums Collection (1953-2019)”

Nat King Cole – Welcome To The Club (1959) [2013, Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Nat King Cole - Welcome To The Club (1959) [2013, Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Nat King Cole – Welcome To The Club (1959)
[2013, Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip]

SACD-ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz
DSF Tracks / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz
FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
CD-Layer / EAC Rip / FLAC Image + Cue + Log
Full Scans Included
Total Size: 1.30 GB (ISO) + 1.28 GB (DSF) + 604 MB (FLAC) + 310 MB (CD-Layer) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Audio Fidelity | US | Cat#: AFZ 153 | Genre: Vocal Jazz
Update: DSF Tracks have been added

As the 1950s came to a close, Nat King Cole (vocals/piano) continued creating stylish renditions of pop and jazz flavored standards. On Welcome to the Club (1959) the artist teams up with Dave Cavanaugh and the Count Basie combo — minus the maestro himself due to contractual restraints — for one of Cole’s most powerful collections supported by a big band. In fact, it is Cole’s unmistakable ultra-cool intonations that flawlessly reign in the fiery — and at times overbearing — ensemble arrangements. Continue reading “Nat King Cole – Welcome To The Club (1959) [2013, Audio Fidelity Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip]”

Tony Bennett – Playin’ With My Friends: Bennett Sings the Blues (2001) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Tony Bennett - Playin' With My Friends: Bennett Sings the Blues (2001) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Tony Bennett – Playin’ With My Friends: Bennett Sings the Blues (2001) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]
SACD-ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz
DSF-Tracks / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz
FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Stereo & Multichannel | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 3.29 GB (ISO) + 9.34 GB (DSF) + 3.87 GB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: RPM Records / Columbia | Cat#: CS 85833 | Genre: Vocal Jazz
Update: DSF Tracks have been added

Tony Bennett’s latter-day albums tend to have themes, and this one has two, as indicated by its double-barreled title: It is both a duets album and a blues album. The duet partners include ten singers who range from his recent touring partners Diana Krall and k.d. lang to fellow veterans Ray Charles, B.B. King, and Kay Starr, and younger, but still mature pop stars Stevie Wonder, Bonnie Raitt, and Billy Joel. Continue reading “Tony Bennett – Playin’ With My Friends: Bennett Sings the Blues (2001) [Hi-Res SACD Rip]”

Norah Jones – Come Away With Me (2002) [2022, Japan Limited Edition, Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Norah Jones - Come Away With Me (2002) [2022, Japan Limited Edition, Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Norah Jones – Come Away With Me (2002) [2022, Japan Limited Edition, Hi-Res SACD Rip]
SACD-ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz
DSF-Tracks / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz
FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Full Scans Included
Total Size: 1.88 GB (ISO) + 1.85 GB (DSF) + 850 MB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Blue Note / Universal | Japan | Cat#: UCGQ-9029 | Genre: Vocal Jazz
Continue reading “Norah Jones – Come Away With Me (2002) [2022, Japan Limited Edition, Hi-Res SACD Rip]”

Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong – Autumn In New York (2008) [CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong - Autumn In New York (2008) [CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong – Autumn In New York (2008) [CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip]
SACD-ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz
DSF Tracks / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz
FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
CD-Layer / EAC Rip / FLAC Image + Cue + Log
Full Scans Included
Total Size: 1.15 GB (ISO) + 2.99 GB (DSF) + 1.33 MB (FLAC) + 405 MB (CD-Layer) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Top Music International Ltd. | US | Cat#: UD-SACD8933.2 | Genre: Vocal Jazz
Update: CD-Layer & DSF Tracks have been added
Continue reading “Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong – Autumn In New York (2008) [CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip]”

Ella Fitzgerald – Let No Man Write My Epitaph (1960) [2014, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Ella Fitzgerald - Let No Man Write My Epitaph (1960) [2014, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Ella Fitzgerald – Let No Man Write My Epitaph (1960) [2014, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]
SACD-ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz
DSF-Tracks / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz
FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Total Size: 1.76 GB (ISO) + 1.74 GB (DSF) + 791 MB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Analogue Productions | US | Cat#: CVRJ 4043 SA | Genre: Vocal Jazz
Update: DSF Tracks have been added

This is a most unusual Ella Fitzgerald recording. Recorded around the time when she performed some of these songs for the film Let No Man Write My Epitaph, the masterful singer is heard in duets with pianist Paul Smith interpreting 13 songs (even “I Cried for You,” “I Can’t Give You Anything But Love,” and “Who’s Sorry Now?”) Continue reading “Ella Fitzgerald – Let No Man Write My Epitaph (1960) [2014, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip]”

Ella Fitzgerald – Sings The Cole Porter Song Book (1956) [2016, Reissue, Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Ella Fitzgerald - Sings The Cole Porter Song Book (1956) [2016, Reissue, Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Ella Fitzgerald – Sings The Cole Porter Song Book (1956) [2016, Reissue, Hi-Res SACD Rip]
SACD-ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz
DSF-Tracks / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz
FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Total Size: 4.50 GB (ISO) + 4.43 GB (DSF) + 1.81 GB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Verve | US | Cat#: B0024938-06 | Genre: Vocal Jazz
Update: DSF Tracks have been added

Ella Fitzgerald had the ability to personalize some of the most recognizable material from the foremost songwriters in American popular music history. In this instance, the combination of Cole Porter’s words and Fitzgerald’s interpretation of them created one of the most sought after sessions in vocal history — embraced by jazz and pop fans alike, transcending boundaries often associated with those genres. Continue reading “Ella Fitzgerald – Sings The Cole Porter Song Book (1956) [2016, Reissue, Hi-Res SACD Rip]”

Ella Fitzgerald – Clap Hands, Here Comes Charlie! (1961) [2012, Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Ella Fitzgerald - Clap Hands, Here Comes Charlie! (1961) [2012, Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Ella Fitzgerald – Clap Hands, Here Comes Charlie! (1961)
[2012, Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip]

SACD-ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz
DSF Tracks / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz
FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
CD-Layer / EAC Rip / FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log
Full Scans Included
Total Size: 2.09 GB (ISO) + 2.05 GB (DSF) + 962 MB (FLAC) + 295 MB (CD-Layer) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Analogue Productions | US | Cat#: CVRJ 4053 SA | Genre: Vocal Jazz, Swing
Update: CD-Layer & DSF Tracks have been added

Another typically wonderful LP of Ella Fitzgerald in her prime, Fitzgerald is joined by pianist Lou Levy, guitarist Herb Ellis, bassist Joe Mondragon, and drummer Stan Levey. Fitzgerald is in fine form on such numbers as “A Night in Tunisia,” an emotional “You’re My Thrill,” “Jersey Bounce,” and “Clap Hands! Here Comes Charlie.” Continue reading “Ella Fitzgerald – Clap Hands, Here Comes Charlie! (1961) [2012, Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip]”

Ella Fitzgerald And Louis Armstrong – Ella And Louis Again (1956) [2012, Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Ella Fitzgerald And Louis Armstrong - Ella And Louis Again (1956) [2012, Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Ella Fitzgerald And Louis Armstrong – Ella And Louis Again (1956)
[2012, Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip]

SACD-ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz
DSF Tracks / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz
FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
CD-Layer / EAC Rip / FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log
Full Scans Included
Total Size: 1.83 GB (ISO) + 1.78 GB (DSF) + 780 MB (FLAC) + 223 MB (CD-Layer) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Analogue Productions | US | Cat#: CVRJ 4017 SA | Genre: Swing, Jazz
Update: CD-layer & DSF Tracks have been added

Recorded in 1957, Ella & Louis Again re-teams Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong after the success of their first album and a popular series of concerts at the Hollywood Bowl the previous year. Stylistically, Fitzgerald and Armstrong had very different histories; he started out in Dixieland before branching out into classic jazz and swing, whereas Fitzgerald started out as a swing-oriented big-band vocalist before becoming an expert bebopper. Continue reading “Ella Fitzgerald And Louis Armstrong – Ella And Louis Again (1956) [2012, Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip]”

Ella Fitzgerald And Louis Armstrong – Ella And Louis (1956) [2011, Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Ella Fitzgerald And Louis Armstrong - Ella And Louis (1956) [2011, Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip]

Ella Fitzgerald And Louis Armstrong – Ella And Louis (1956)
[2011, Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip]

SACD-ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz
DSF Tracks / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz
FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
CD-Layer / EAC Rip / FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log
Full Scans Included
Total Size: 2.24 GB (ISO) + 2.19 GB (DSF) + 940 MB (FLAC) + 264 MB (CD-Layer) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Analogue Productions | US | Cat#: CVRJ 4003 SA | Genre: Vocal Jazz, Swing
Update: CD-Layer & DSF Tracks have been added

Ella and Louis is an inspired collaboration, masterminded by producer Norman Granz. Both artists were riding high at this stage in their careers, and Granz assembled a stellar quartet of Oscar Peterson (piano), Buddy Rich (drums), Herb Ellis (guitar) and Ray Brown (bass). Equally inspired was the choice of material, with the gruffness of Armstrong’s voice blending like magic with Fitzgerald’s stunningly silky delivery. Continue reading “Ella Fitzgerald And Louis Armstrong – Ella And Louis (1956) [2011, Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip]”