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Frank Sinatra - Where Are You? (1957) [MFSL, 2013]

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Frank Sinatra - Where Are You? (1957) [MFSL, 2013]

Frank Sinatra - Where Are You? (1957) [MFSL, 2013]
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 137 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 99 MB | Covers - 30 MB
Genre: Vocal Jazz, Traditional Pop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab (UDSACD 2109)

Where Are You? is perfect in every sense. Recorded when Frank Sinatra was 42, the torch album finds him in impeccable voice and spirit. The dozen tracks fit together as a unified whole; it’s difficult to imagine one song missing, or another added. Arranger Gordon Jenkins reads Sinatra’s mind, affording him with lush arrangements that break hearts and underscore deliberation. Topping it off, Sinatra’s interpretive skills utterly astonish. Genres aside, this 1957 Capitol classic is inarguably one of the ten-best vocal pop efforts made in the 1950s.
While not as known as Only the Lonely, Where Are You? is its creative equivalent, a poignant masterwork on which Sinatra reflects on what could have been, ponders life’s deep questions, elicits sympathy via romantic distress, and does whatever it takes to get through the night…

Johnny Hodges Quintet with Lalo Schifrin - Buenos Aires Blues & The Eleventh Hour (2009) 2 LP on 1 CD

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Johnny Hodges Quintet with Lalo Schifrin - Buenos Aires Blues & The Eleventh Hour (2009) 2 LP on 1 CD

Johnny Hodges Quintet with Lalo Schifrin - Buenos Aires Blues & The Eleventh Hour (2009)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 366 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 178 Mb | Scans included
Mainstream Jazz, Swing | Label: Lone Hill Jazz | # LHJ10373 | Time: 01:07:17

This release presents two albums by Johnny Hodges, recorded outside of the Ellington setting and both appearing here on CD for the first time ever. The first, which was originally released as PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED RECORDINGS, is in quintet format and marks Hodges only recorded encounter ever with Argentinean pianist and composer Lalo Schifrin, who contributes two compositions. While the second album, THE ELEVENTH HOUR, showcases the saxophonist soloing on standard tunes with a big band of winds & strings, conducted & arranged by Oliver Nelson.

The Dave Brubeck Quartet - Gone With The Wind (1959) [Reissue 1990]

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The Dave Brubeck Quartet - Gone With The Wind (1959) [Reissue 1990]

The Dave Brubeck Quartet - Gone With The Wind (1959) [Reissue 1990]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 172 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 95 MB | Covers - 16 MB
Genre: Jazz, Cool Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: CBS Records (450984 2)

This dynamic quartet, strongly influential during the cool jazz period, performed as a group from 1951 to 1967. Since the 1930s, leader Dave Brubeck received high praise and critical acclaim for his role as bandleader and for his stirring arrangements. At the piano, Brubeck plays along with the accompaniment of Paul Desmond, another timeless jazz legend in his own right. Joe Morello drives the rhythm of the group on drums and percussion with the help of Gene Wright, who shares his talent and pulsating beats on standup bass. Desmond is featured on this collection of standards, jamming along on the alto sax to tunes such as "Swanee River," "That Lonesome Road," and "Basin Street Blues." Brubeck shimmers with radiance and phenomenal craftiness in his piano improvisation at the end of "Georgia on My Mind." Morello gives it his creative all with a rich flair for rhythm during his strong solo performance on the tune "Short'nin' Bread"…

Malia & Boris Blank - Convergence (2014)

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Malia & Boris Blank - Convergence (2014)

Malia & Boris Blank - Convergence (2014)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 295 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 107 MB | Covers - 247 MB
Genre: Electronic, Pop, Synth-pop, Future Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Universal Music (374 186-2)

This collaboration with Yello mastermind Boris Blank displays the dark timbred voice of Malia in a set of pop titles created by the glitzy synths and sultry dancable rhythms of Blank, who uses the singer's voice like a solo instrument in the very front of a mix made by his tasteful synthetic soundscapes.
Convergence is one of the most sensual and elegant album we have heard in a long time. Its almost timeless aesthetics avoid clichés mostly associated with electronic soul music and seamlessly bring together two artists with a unique approach to their work - but most important of all: it’s got soul and sensuality, both in a very elegant and airy way but still has enough artistic weight to carry the promise of becoming a long term companion.

The Manhattan Transfer - Fifty (2022)

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The Manhattan Transfer - Fifty (2022)

The Manhattan Transfer - Fifty (2022)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 326 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 115 Mb | 00:49:46
Vocal Jazz, Swing | Label: Craft Recordings

Storied, ten-time Grammy-winning vocal group the Manhattan Transfer are marking their 50th anniversary with the new studio album Fifty, to be released on September 23 digitally, and October 21 on CD, via Craft Recordings. To coincide with the news, the group have announced that they will start their final worldwide tour in America in October, to be followed by an international itinerary. The tour continues back in the US with shows in December, then in January and March 2023.

Eddie Harris - Live at Fabrik Hamburg 1988 (2022)

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Eddie Harris - Live at Fabrik Hamburg 1988 (2022)

Eddie Harris - Live at Fabrik Hamburg 1988 (2022)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 573 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 222 Mb | 01:37:03
Soul Jazz, Post-Bop | Label: Jazzline

This musician is simultaneously world-famous and unknown. The label Atlantic periodically re-released the recording of a very special concert he took part in and everybody who is somehow interested in jazz, even if only on it's fringes, most probably has listened to at least one of the numbers performed by the saxophonist Eddie Harris. On 21 June 1969, he met with singer and pianist Les McCann on stage of the old casino of Montreux to unleash what can only be described as a firework of music, hardly ever experienced by the jazz community before. Situated somewhere between jazz, funk and soul, McCann and Eddie Harris actually create (this is no exaggeration!) something like a new style; and Compared to what, Les McCann´s spectacular song oscillating between black consciousness and the civil rights rhetoric, became the hymn of this movement.

Nina Simone - Folksy Nina (1964) & Nina Simone With Strings (1966) [Reissue 1998]

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Nina Simone - Folksy Nina (1964) & Nina Simone With Strings (1966) [Reissue 1998]

Nina Simone - Folksy Nina (1964) & Nina Simone With Strings (1966) [Reissue 1998]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 277 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 158 MB | Covers - 3 MB
Genre: Vocal Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Collectibles Records (COL-CD-6208)

This reissue combines two of Simone's Colpix albums, Folksy Nina (1964) and Nina with Strings (1966), onto a single CD. Though it was taken from the same performance as 1963's Nina Simone at Carnegie Hall, Folksy Nina duplicates little of the material found on that prior album. It isn't just unworthy leftovers, but a strong set in its own right, concentrating on material that could be seen as traditional or folk in orientation. It's not exactly strictly folk music, in repertoire or arrangement. However, there was an uptempo piano blues (Leadbelly's "Silver City Bound") and covers of the Israeli "Erets Zavat Chalav" and "Vanetihu" which served as further proof that Simone's eclecticism knew no bounds. There are also the kind of stark, moody, spiritually shaded ballads at which she excelled, like "When I Was a Young Girl," "Hush Little Baby," and "Lass of the Low Country," the last of which is as exquisitely sad-yet-beautiful as it gets…

David Axelrod - Songs of Experience (1969) Remastered Reissue 2000

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David Axelrod - Songs of Experience (1969) Remastered Reissue 2000

David Axelrod - Songs of Experience (1969) Remastered Reissue 2000
XLD | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 191 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 79 Mb | Scans included
Label: Stateside/EMI | # 7243 5 21589 2 8, 521 5892 | Time: 00:32:05
Jazz Fusion, Jazz-Funk, Baroque Pop, Psychedelic R&B, Easy Listening

Songs of Experience is the second studio album by American composer and producer David Axelrod, released in October 1969 by Capitol Records. It was composed, arranged, and produced by Axelrod, who worked with session musicians such as guitarist Al Casey, drummer Earl Palmer, and conductor Don Randi. As with his 1968 debut album Song of Innocence, Axelrod composed musical interpretations of English poet William Blake's Songs of Innocence and of Experience, an 18th-century illustrated collection of poems. A jazz fusion album, Songs of Experience explores darker sounds than its predecessor, as the poems Axelrod drew on for inspiration dealt with the darker side of humanity. Its music was partly inspired by composer Gunther Schuller's Third Stream concept. Axelrod composed Baroque orchestrations with rock, R&B, pop, and folk music elements. Songs of Experience received retrospective acclaim from music critics, who found Axelrod's compositions musically varied and innovative. Contemporary musicians praised it as a source for sampling in hip hop production. Some of its songs have been sampled frequently by hip hop artists and producers. In 2000, the album was reissued by EMI.

Milt Jackson - Four Classic Albums plus (1955-1957) [Reissue 2009]

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Milt Jackson - Four Classic Albums plus (1955-1957) [Reissue 2009]

Milt Jackson - Four Classic Albums plus (1955-1957) [Reissue 2009]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 707 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 373 MB | Covers - 10 MB
Genre: Jazz, Bop, Mainstream Jazz, Cool Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Avid Jazz (AMSC979)

Avid Jazz here presents four classic Milt Jackson albums, including original LP liner notes on a finely re-mastered double CD.
‘The Jazz Skyline’, ‘Milt Jackson Quartet’, ‘Telefunken Blues’, ‘Plenty Plenty Soul’ plus three tracks with the Thelonious Monk Quartet. ‘The Jazz Skyline’ finds Milt in 1957 in a relaxing blowing session, perhaps a thousand miles away from the more structured and complex music he was making with his other ‘day’ band, John Lewis and The Modern Jazz Quartet. For the ‘Quartet’ sessions two years earlier in 1955 Jackson is joined by Horace Silver, Percy Heath and Connie Kay in a set comprising mostly standard material, but none the less intriguing for that…

Stan Getz, Astrud Gilberto, Sergio Mendes & others - Bossa Nova [Recorded 1962-1974] (2006)

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Stan Getz, Astrud Gilberto, Sergio Mendes & others - Bossa Nova [Recorded 1962-1974] (2006)

Stan Getz, Astrud Gilberto, Sergio Mendes & others - Bossa Nova [Recorded 1962-1974] (2006)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 378 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 152 MB | Covers - 6 MB
Genre: Jazz, Latin Jazz, Bossa Nova | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Universal Music (4605026008168)

Sergio Mendes Trio, Baden Powell, Joe Pass, Oscar Peterson Trio, Ella Fitzgerald, Coleman Hawkins, Antonio Carlos Jobim and many others.
The Jazz Club series is an attractive addition to the Verve catalogue. With it's modern design and popular choice of repertoire, the Jazz Club is not only opened for Jazz fans, but for everyone that loves good music.

Chet Baker - Chet Baker: Hits and Rarities (2022)

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Chet Baker - Chet Baker: Hits and Rarities (2022)

Chet Baker - Chet Baker: Hits and Rarities (2022)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 1.6 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 798 MB
5:39:42 | Jazz | Label: UMG

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.

David Axelrod - Song Of Innocence (1968) Remastered Reissue 2000

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David Axelrod - Song Of Innocence (1968) Remastered Reissue 2000

David Axelrod - Song Of Innocence (1968) Remastered Reissue 2000
XLD | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 168 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 70 Mb | Scans included
Label: EMI/Stateside | # 7243 5 21588 2 9, 521 5882 | Time: 00:27:01
Jazz Fusion, Jazz-Funk, Baroque Pop, Psychedelic R&B, Easy Listening

Song of Innocence is the debut album of American composer and producer David Axelrod. It was released in October 1968 by Capitol Records. Axelrod sought to capitalize on the experimental climate of popular music at the time and composed the album as a suite-like tone poem based on Songs of Innocence, a 1789 illustrated collection of poems by William Blake. It was recorded at Capitol Studios in Los Angeles with an orchestra and a variety of studio musicians, including keyboardist and conductor Don Randi, guitarist Al Casey, bassist Carol Kaye, and drummer Earl Palmer. Song of Innocence is an instrumental jazz fusion record that incorporates elements of classical, rock, funk, pop, and theatre music. It is arranged for bass, drums, and string instruments, written in the rock idiom with tempos centered on rock-based patterns by Palmer. Axelrod used contrast in his orchestral compositions and interspersed the album's euphoric psychedelic R&B form with dramatic, harrowing arrangements to reflect the supernatural themes found in Blake's poems. The music's reverent, psychedelic overtones evoke their themes of innocence and spirituality.

Gerry Mulligan & Chet Baker - Carnegie Hall Concert (1975) [Sony Mastersound, 24KT Gold, 1995]

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Gerry Mulligan & Chet Baker - Carnegie Hall Concert (1975) [Sony Mastersound, 24KT Gold, 1995]

Gerry Mulligan & Chet Baker - Carnegie Hall Concert (1975) [Sony Mastersound, 24KT Gold, 1995]
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 448 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 183 MB | Covers - 219 MB
Genre: Jazz, Cool Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Sony Mastersound/Epic (ZK 64769)

At this 1974 concert baritonist Gerry Mulligan and trumpeter Chet Baker had one of their very rare reunions; it would be only the second and final time that they recorded together after Mulligan's original quartet broke up in 1953. Oddly enough, a fairly contemporary rhythm section was used (keyboardist Bob James, vibraphonist Dave Samuels, bassist Ron Carter, drummer Harvey Mason, and in one of his first recordings, guitarist John Scofield). However, some of the old magic was still there between the horns, and in addition to two of Mulligan's newer tunes, this set also includes fresh versions of "Line for Lyons" and "My Funny Valentine."

The Manhattan Transfer - The Manhattan Transfer (1975) {1987, Reissue}

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The Manhattan Transfer - The Manhattan Transfer (1975) {1987, Reissue}

The Manhattan Transfer - The Manhattan Transfer (1975) {1987, Reissue}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 250 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 124 Mb
Full Scans | 00:35:39 | RAR 5% Recovery
Vocal Jazz, Swing | Atlantic #7567-81493-2

The Manhattan Transfer is the second album by The Manhattan Transfer. However, it is the first of four albums to be released by the line-up of Tim Hauser, Laurel Massé, Alan Paul and Janis Siegel, and the first to establish the sound and style for which the group would become known. It was released on April 2, 1975 with Atlantic Records as distributor, and was produced by Ahmet Ertegün and Tim Hauser. This incarnation of the group had been together for three years before this album was released. Ertegün, founder and chairman of Atlantic Records, attended one of their performances at the New York cabaret Reno Sweeney. He offered them a contract, which they accepted. The melody of track 12, "Heart's Desire" is virtually identical to the 1931 song "That's My Desire," which has music by Helmy Kresa and lyrics by Carroll Loveday. The Manhattan Transfer debuted on Billboard's Top Pop album chart on May 3, 1975, reaching #33. The single "Operator" went to #22 on Billboard's Hot 100 singles chart. "Tuxedo Junction" reached #24 on the British pop charts.

Wolfert Brederode - Ruins and Remains (2022)

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Wolfert Brederode - Ruins and Remains (2022)

Wolfert Brederode - Ruins and Remains (2022)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 192 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 112 Mb | Digital booklet | 00:47:46
Contemporary Jazz | Label: ECM Records

Ruins and Remains, a suite for piano, string quartet and percussion, was composed by Wolfert Breferode in 2018, to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. Over time, however, it has come to embody meanings broader and more personal, with wide-ranging resonances. “At a number of levels, the piece has to do with grief and loss and learning to stand up again,” Dutch pianist Brederode says. There is a vulnerable but resilient quality to the music, as it hovers over its emotional terrain, with moods both bleak and guardedly hopeful. Highly sensitive playing by Brederode, percussionist Joost Lijbaart and the Matangi Quartet (increasingly regarded as one of Holland’s most adventurous string quartets), distinguish a special album recorded in Bremen’s Sendesaal in August 2021 and produced by Manfred Eicher.