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101 Strings Orchestra - Good Vibrations: 30 Greatest Summer Hits (2022)

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101 Strings Orchestra - Good Vibrations: 30 Greatest Summer Hits (2022)

101 Strings Orchestra - Good Vibrations: 30 Greatest Summer Hits (2022)
FLAC (tracks), Lossless / MP3 320 kbps | 1:34:10 | 542 / 217 Mb
Genre: Instrumental, Easy Listening, Jazz / Label: Dockland Music

One of the most prolific and reliable names in instrumental easy listening music, the 101 Strings Orchestra has literally recorded hundreds of albums since its inception in 1957. Their trademark sound is built on a reverence for melody, pristine production, and a pleasant, relaxing ambience; while occasional albums have concentrated on brass, piano, guitars, and even mild rock & roll rhythms, the string section – true to the group's name – nearly always remains front and center, because of its lush, soothing sound qualities. Most of their albums were built around some unifying theme, whether the work of a well-known artist or songwriter, a specific topic (patriotism, holidays, et al.), TV/ movie themes, songs from a particular country, revampings of familiar tunes from other genres, and so on.

Billie Holiday - Music For Torching: The Billie Holiday Story Volume 5 [Recorded 1955] (1995) (Re-up)

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Billie Holiday - Music For Torching: The Billie Holiday Story Volume 5 [Recorded 1955] (1995) (Re-up)

Billie Holiday - Music For Torching: The Billie Holiday Story Volume 5 [Recorded 1955] (1995)
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 320 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 181 MB | Covers - 122 MB
Genre: Vocal Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Verve (527 455-2)

The overall feeling on this 1955 recording, which was originally titled Velvet Mood, is strictly after-hours: the party is long over but a few close friends remain for nightcaps and, is that the sun peeking through the windowà? With slow tempo songs outnumbering not-so-slow songs fourteen to four, producer Norman Granz may or may not have had concept album on his mind. Whatever the case, he brought together a brilliant cross-section of cats who evidently put Billie entirely at ease and in the mood - no small feat when one considers her spotty later recordings.
Lady Day's renderings here of "It Had to Be You" and "Isn't This a Lovely Day?" are timeless gems…

Billie Holiday - Lady Sings the Blues: Billie Holiday Story Volume 4 [Recorded 1955-1956] (1995) (Re-up)

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Billie Holiday - Lady Sings the Blues: Billie Holiday Story Volume 4 [Recorded 1955-1956] (1995) (Re-up)

Billie Holiday - Lady Sings the Blues: Billie Holiday Story Volume 4 [Recorded 1955-1956] (1995)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 287 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 182 MB | Covers - 34 MB
Genre: Vocal Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Verve (314 521 429-2)

Taken from a couple of sessions taped during 1955-1956, Lady Sings the Blues, Vol. 4 finds Holiday in top form and backed by the sympathetic likes of tenor saxophonists Budd Johnson and Paul Quinichette, trumpeter Charlie Shavers, pianist Wynton Kelly, and guitarist Billy Bauer. And while these autumnal sides bear some of the frayed vocal moments often heard on Holiday's '50s Verve sides, the majority here still ranks with her best material. This is especially true of the cuts from a June 1956 date, which produced unparalleled versions of "No Good Man," "Some Other Spring," and "Lady Sings the Blues." See why many fans prefer the "worn out" Holiday heard here to the more chipper singer featured on those classic Columbia records from the '30s.

Nina Simone - To Be Free: The Nina Simone Story (2008) 3CD + DVD Box Set

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Nina Simone - To Be Free: The Nina Simone Story (2008) 3CD + DVD Box Set

Nina Simone - To Be Free: The Nina Simone Story (2008) 3CD + DVD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.21 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 536 Mb | Time: 03:56:31
DVD5 | NTSC | 16:9 (720x480) VBR | Audio: English (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | Time: 00:24:11 | 1.5 Gb
Vocal Jazz, Blues, Gospel, Soul, R&B | Label: Legacy, RCA | # 88697 38192 2 | Scans ~ 608 Mb

To Be Free: The Nina Simone Story is a 3 CD Career Retrospective (1957-1993) including her work for Bethlehem, Colpix, Philips, RCA, CTI and Elektra, PLUS a DVD featuring the 1970 Emmy-nominated never-before-released documentary. This package includes 54 songs, 8 previously unreleased tracks, including some never recorded elsewhere. The box includes all chart hits (U.S. and U.K.) and her most famous signature songs. An added bonus are liner notes which include track-by-track commentary from Simone biographer, David Nathan, and introduction by Ed Ward, NPR's "rock & roll historian", and never-before-seen photos from her family archives, recording sessions and performances.

Buddha-Bar - Buddha Bar Summer Vibes (by Ravin & Charles Schillings) (2022)

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Buddha-Bar - Buddha Bar Summer Vibes (by Ravin & Charles Schillings) (2022)

Buddha-Bar - Buddha Bar Summer Vibes (by Ravin & Charles Schillings) (2022)
FLAC (tracks), Lossless | 3:00:23 | 1,13 Gb
Genre: Jazz, Chillout, Trip Hop / Label: George V Records

Beautiful days are coming…And the desire for freedom and escape overwhelms us.To accompany your summer, the small Parisian label is back with a fresh and tangy selection signed by duo Ravin and Charles Schillings. Heady beats, refreshing and captivating sounds… here is the Buddha-Bar Summer Vibes.The first cd was created especially for chilling at the end of the day. You come back from the beach, you sit by the pool, a mojito in your hand, it's time…

Teresa Brewer & Friends - Memories Of Louis (1991)

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Teresa Brewer & Friends - Memories Of Louis (1991)

Teresa Brewer & Friends - Memories Of Louis (1991)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 397 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 148 MB | Covers - 25 MB
Genre: Vocal Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Sony Music/Red Baron (AK 48629)

The singing of Teresa Brewer was always producer Bob Thiele's blind spot. Although equipped with a voice quite suitable for pop and country music, Brewer always sounded overly cute and out of place when performing jazz, despite her husband's successful attempts to team her with the who's who of jazz. This CD is quite remarkable, for there are few singers who sound less like Louis Armstrong than Brewer, yet here she is singing a dozen of Satch's standards. What's more, she is joined by a different trumpeter on each track: Clark Terry, Nicholas Payton, Ruby Braff, Freddie Hubbard, Wynton Marsalis, Roy Hargrove, Harry "Sweets" Edison, Lew Soloff, Terence Blanchard, Yank Lawson, Red Rodney and Dizzy Gillespie…

Akalibrio - Akalibrio III (2020)

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Akalibrio - Akalibrio III (2020)

Akalibrio - Akalibrio III (2020)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + m3u + Log ~ 578 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 242 Mb
Full Scans | 01:18:08 | RAR 5% Recovery
Vocal Jazz, Contemporary Jazz | Akalibrio Records & Publishing #195269008307

Akalibrio is an ongoing musical project that got it's start several years ago in Jim Warner's home studio in Chicago, IL. With the help of some of Chicago's most accomplished artists, those songwriting sessions turned into a full-fledged professional recording project. With an undying passion for composition, Jim began collaborating with engineer/pianist, Dave Dever, and vocalist/pianist/songwriter, John Jones for what would become the first batch of songs to be completed. This brought to attention the need for other musicians to help expand the sound. Enter Neal Alger. Neal is the busiest guitarist in the city, and for no small reason. His diverse musical abilities helped the group get the sound they were looking for, no matter what the style.

Billie Holiday - Recital By Billie Holiday: Billie Holiday Story Volume 3 [Recorded 1952-1954] (1994) (Re-up)

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Billie Holiday - Recital By Billie Holiday: Billie Holiday Story Volume 3 [Recorded 1952-1954] (1994) (Re-up)

Billie Holiday - Recital By Billie Holiday: Billie Holiday Story Volume 3 [Recorded 1952-1954] (1994)
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 167 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 116 MB | Covers - 86 MB
Genre: Vocal Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Verve (521 868-2)

This compilation, gathered from recordings of her New York sessions in 1954, is an excellent sampler of the skills and charms of Lady Day. While the disc may appear to be just another throw-together of Holiday hits, with nothing in particular to distinguish it from the others, the arrangements, the performances and the recordings themselves are all wonderful. Backed by tight, laid-back session musicians (Oscar Peterson plays piano on many of the tracks–check out his solo on "Lover, Come Back to Me"), Holiday here enjoys the last full flush of her talents before health and substance abuse problems claimed her voice in the late '50s. In tracks like "He's Funny That Way" and "Softly," her raspy voice plays over melodies, caressing them, trailing off the end of phrases for emotional punctuation. Her tone is at once rich and wispy, managing simultaneously to convey vulnerability, despair, strength and sexuality…

Buddy Rich - Mr. Drums The Buddy Rich Collection 1946-55 (2022)

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Buddy Rich - Mr. Drums The Buddy Rich Collection 1946-55 (2022)

Buddy Rich - Mr. Drums The Buddy Rich Collection 1946-55 (2022)
FLAC (tracks), Lossless / MP3 320 kbps | 3:30:55 | 622 / 448 Mb
Genre: Jazz / Label: Acrobat

Known for his virtuoso technique, power and speed, and for his extroverted performances, Buddy Rich was one of the most influential drummers in the genre, playing with several big-name bands including Tommy Dorsey before founding his own orchestra in 1946.With bands led by Charlie Parker, Flip Phillips, Count Basie, Bud Powell, Oscar Peterson, Ray Brown, Lionel Hampton, Roy Eldridge and Harry James, Rich has performed with top musicians in a variety of musical contexts.A fun showcase of his legendary versatility and skill.

Troy Roberts - Nu-Jive: Nations United (2022)

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Troy Roberts - Nu-Jive: Nations United (2022)

Troy Roberts - Nu-Jive: Nations United (2022)
FLAC (tracks), Lossless / MP3 320 kbps | 1:09:17 | 388 / 158 Mb
Genre: Jazz / Label: Toy Robot Music

Troy Roberts is a two-time Grammy nominee who is becoming one of the most broadly recorded saxophonists of his time. Roberts' robust saxophone playing adorns several essential recordings ranging from the legendary Joey DeFrancesco to the iconic Van Morrison to the indispensable Jeff 'Tain' Watts to the assiduous Orrin Evans and the Captain Black Big Band, including abundant newcomers.

Kurt Rosenwinkel and Jean-Paul Brodbeck - The Chopin Project (2022)

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Kurt Rosenwinkel and Jean-Paul Brodbeck - The Chopin Project (2022)

Kurt Rosenwinkel and Jean-Paul Brodbeck - The Chopin Project (2022)
FLAC (tracks), Lossless / MP3 320 kbps | 64:44 | 438 / 148 Mb
Genre: Jazz / Label: Heartcore Records

Legendary jazz guitarist Kurt Rosenwinkel and acclaimed Swiss pianist Jean-Paul Brodbeck join forces on 'The Chopin Project', a historic collaboration which finds them reinterpreting the music of Fréderic Chopin for jazz quartet.

Billie Holiday - Stay With Me (1958) [Reissue 1991] (Re-up)

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Billie Holiday - Stay With Me (1958) [Reissue 1991] (Re-up)

Billie Holiday - Stay With Me (1958) [Reissue 1991]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 177 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 100 MB | Covers - 13 MB
Genre: Vocal Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Verve (511 523-2)

Featuring recordings from February 1955 and released in 1958, Stay with Me is a late entry in Billie Holiday's career. She was fading, but hadn't lost the dramatic quality in her delivery, nor her ability to project and tell a shattering story. She's backed by trumpeter Charlie Shavers, pianist Oscar Peterson, guitarist Herb Ellis, bassist Ray Brown, and drummer Ed Shaughnessy.

VA - The Mercury Songbook: 100 Jazz Vocal Classics (1995)

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VA - The Mercury Songbook: 100 Jazz Vocal Classics (1995)

VA - The Mercury Songbook: 100 Jazz Vocal Classics (1995)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 1.5 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 696 MB
5:02:43 | Full Scans - 59 MB | Vocal Jazz, Cool Jazz | Label: Mercury

A 4 disc set by Mercury Records all jazz vocal classics with some outstanding vocalists. Sarah Vaughan, Dinah Washington, Patti Page, Helen Merrill, Shirley Horn, Chet Baker, Nina Simone, Louis Armstrong, Abbey Lincoln, Oscar Peterson, Ernestine Anderson, Thelma Grayson, Morgana King and a few others, all have more than a few numbers on the 4 discs, all accompanied by the big band orchestras that were popular back then, great horns, stand up bass. If you don't recognize more than a few of these songs, even done by others, you my friend have been living under a rock or perhaps just listening to rock. "Take the A Train', 'Satin Doll', 'I Get A Kick Out of You', 'Mame', 'Stardust', 'The Man I Love', 'Oh Lady Be Good', 'See See Ryder, 'Honeysuckle Rose', 'Love for Sale', 'Willow Weep for Me', "Ain't Misbehavin', 'Sweet Lorraine', 'Frankie & Johnny', 'Taking a Chance on Love', 'Sweet Georgia Brown', 'Unforgettable', 'Mack the Knife', just a few of the 100 vocal classics on these discs. Just listening to the lyrics to these songs is a gas, "Got me a big date waiting for my cat, putting his shine on so he can look dap" (from Doodlin' by Sarah Vaughan). Takes me to a time I will spend a few weeks in, when I perfect my time machine and get me some stylish clothes, and more than a few hats, to fit right in. The hoodies can stay home.

VA - Lounge Remixes Vol.3 (2022)

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VA - Lounge Remixes Vol.3 (2022)

VA - Lounge Remixes Vol.3 (2022)
FLAC (tracks), Lossless / MP3 320 kbps | 1:29:42 | 570 / 205 Mb
Genre: Instrumental, Easy Listening, Jazz, Chillout / Label: Music Brokers

Music Brokers Presents Lounge Remixes Vol.3 album original hits and the original artists genre Jazz, Chillout. Includes tracks by Shelly Sony, Roger Beck, Michelle Simonal and more.

Nat King Cole - Every Time I Feel The Spirit (1959) Expanded Remastered 2007

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Nat King Cole - Every Time I Feel The Spirit (1959) Expanded Remastered 2007

Nat King Cole - Every Time I Feel The Spirit (1959) Expanded Remastered 2007
Gordon Jenkins conducts First Church Of Deliverance Choir

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 249 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 100 Mb | Scans included
Label: Collectors' Choice/EMI | # CCM-868, 509995-01997-2-3 | Time: 00:42:13
Gospel, Spiritual, Vocal Pop, Vocal Jazz

Every Time I Feel the Spirit is a 1959 studio album by Nat King Cole, of spirituals, arranged by Gordon Jenkins. Cole is accompanied by the First Church of Deliverance Choir of Chicago, Illinois. The album was re-issued by Capitol Records in 1966 under the new title, Nat King Cole Sings Hymns and Spirituals. Several bonus tracks, recorded between 1951 and 1961 and arranged by Nelson Riddle and others, were added to later CD re-issues.