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Nancy Wilson - Something Wonderful (1960) [Reissue 2004]

Posted By: gribovar
Nancy Wilson - Something Wonderful (1960) [Reissue 2004]

Nancy Wilson - Something Wonderful (1960) [Reissue 2004]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 163 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 70 MB | Covers - 29 MB
Genre: Vocal Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Capitol Jazz (7243 5 97073 2 7)

This fine album was sadly lost in the shuffle when it was released the same year as another Nancy Wilson album, The Swingin's Mutual!, her highly successful collaboration with the George Shearing Quintet. This is a shame, because Something Wonderful is one of Wilson's best albums, and her tastiest, with famed big-band arranger Billy May. Only 23 years old at the time, Wilson had a commanding blues- and soul-drenched jazz voice that was fully formed at the time of this recording, and unlike so many young singers, she was already committed to communicating lyrics rather than just showing off her vocal chops. This is beautifully illustrated in the narrative gem "Guess Who I Saw Today," which justly went on to become one of Wilson's signature tunes…

Abbey Lincoln - Straight Ahead (1961) Reissue 1990

Posted By: Designol
Abbey Lincoln - Straight Ahead (1961) Reissue 1990

Abbey Lincoln - Straight Ahead (1961) Reissue 1990
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 218 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 95 Mb | Scans included
Vocal Jazz, Post-Bop | Label: Candid | # CCD 79015 | Time: 00:39:13

Reissued several times since it originally came out on a Candid LP, this is one of Abbey Lincoln's greatest recordings. It is a testament to the credibility of her very honest music (and her talents) that Lincoln's sidemen on this date include the immortal tenor saxophonist Coleman Hawkins (who takes a memorable solo on "Blue Monk"), Eric Dolphy on flute and alto, trumpeter Booker Little (whose melancholy tone is very important in the ensembles), pianist Mal Waldron, and drummer Max Roach. Highpoints include "When Malindy Sings," "Blue Monk," Billie Holiday's "Left Alone," and "African Lady".

Madeleine Peyroux - Dreamland (1996)

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Madeleine Peyroux - Dreamland (1996)

Madeleine Peyroux - Dreamland (1996)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 225 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 102 Mb | Artwork included
Vocal Jazz, Jazz-Blues, Standards | Label: Atlantic | # 7567-82946-2 | 00:39:39

Madeleine Peyroux made a bit of a stir in 1996 due to her voice sounding remarkably close at times to Billie Holiday's. This wide-ranging set features Peyroux singing swing standards, originals and tunes that hint at country and folk music. Her supporting cast, which changes on each selection, includes a restrained James Carter on tenor and bass clarinet, Marc Ribot on dobro and guitar, trumpeter Marcus Printup, pianist Cyrus Chestnut and violinist Regina Carter, among others. A very interesting release which, despite the derivative nature of Peyroux's voice, is full of surprises. Highlights include "Walkin' After Midnight," "I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter," "La Vie en Rose" and "Muddy Water".

Barbra Lica - Who Knows ? (2016) {Japanese Edition}

Posted By: popsakov
Barbra Lica - Who Knows ? (2016) {Japanese Edition}

Barbra Lica - Who Knows ? (2016) {Japanese Edition}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 347 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 172 Mb
Full Scans | 00:46:18 | RAR 5% Recovery
Vocal Jazz | Muzak, Inc. #MZCF-1339

Juno-nominated artist Barbra Lica is a fast-rising star in the Canadian music scene and has been receiving accolades for a unique vocal ability that stresses subtlety and grace. Based in Toronto, Canada, Barbra’s live show captivates audiences all over North America with her genuine warmth and confident stage presence. A deep passion for the music of classic vocalists like Doris Day and Ella Fitzgerald led Barbra to pursue a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Performance at the University of Toronto. Shortly after graduating, Barbra was runner-up in the 2013 Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition with judges Al Jarreau and Gretchen Parlato.

Madeleine Peyroux - Keep Me in Your Heart For A While: The Best Of Madeleine Peyroux (2014) 2CDs

Posted By: Designol
Madeleine Peyroux - Keep Me in Your Heart For A While: The Best Of Madeleine Peyroux (2014) 2CDs

Madeleine Peyroux - Keep Me in Your Heart For A While:
The Best Of Madeleine Peyroux (2014) 2CDs

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 624 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 250 Mb | Scans ~ 86 Mb
Vocal Jazz, Vocal Pop, Jazz-Blues | Label: Rounder | # 0888072361577 | 01:48:12

The 2014 career-spanning anthology Keep Me in Your Heart for a While: The Best of Madeleine Peyroux, showcases tracks from throughout the Georgia-born, Paris-based vocalist's career. Starting with her 1996 debut album, Dreamland, and running through her 2013 studio effort The Blue Room, Keep Me in Your Heart for a While reveals Peyroux's transformation from a bluesy, Billie Holiday-influenced vocal ingenue to a mature and sophisticated interpreter of popular song, both new and old. Here we get such tracks as "La Vie en Rose," "Smile," "Between the Bars," "Dance Me to the End of Love," and more. Also included is Peyroux's previously unreleased recording of Warren Zevon's "Keep Me in Your Heart," from the film Union Square.

Jon Lucien - I Am Now (1970) Expanded Remastered 2011

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Jon Lucien - I Am Now  (1970) Expanded Remastered 2011

Jon Lucien - I Am Now (1970) Expanded Remastered 2011
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 239 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 92 Mb | Scans ~ 45 Mb
Label: Big Break | # CDBBR 0029 | Time: 00:40:17
Smooth Soul, Vocal Jazz, Vocal Pop, Bossa Nova

I Am Now is the album that introduced the late West Indies singer, songwriter, guitarist, and arranger Jon Lucien to American audiences. Issued by RCA in 1970, Lucien's meld of flawlessly executed jazz, pop, and theatrical song remains highly original and sophisticated. The material on I Am Now is unlike anything else in his catalog. Of the 11 songs here, only "Find Yourself a Lover" was penned by Lucien. With its swirling strings, bossa guitars, smooth soul vocals, and lithe Caribbean rhythms, the song was a precursor to the kind of genre blending that is so prevalent in the 21st century.

Frank Sinatra - Duets: Twentieth Anniversary (2013) {Deluxe Edition}

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Frank Sinatra - Duets: Twentieth Anniversary (2013) {Deluxe Edition}

Frank Sinatra - Duets: Twentieth Anniversary (2013) {Deluxe Edition}
2CD | EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 724 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 301 Mb
Full Scans | 00:54:13 + 01:02:14 | RAR 5% Recovery
Vocal Jazz, Pop, Easy Listening | Capitol Records / Universal Music #B0019451-02

To commemorate the 20th anniversary of Frank Sinatra's groundbreaking and highly successful album, Duets, Capitol/UMe will release a newly-remastered Sinatra Duets - Twentieth Anniversary 2CD Deluxe Edition bringing together the original Duets, and the follow-up Duets II, together in one deluxe package. Included on the 2CD deluxe edition are two never-before-released recordings: 'One for My Baby (And One More for the Road)' featuring Tom Scott and 'Embraceable You' with Tanya Tucker plus the rare bonus tracks 'Fly Me to the Moon' with George Strait and two versions of 'My Way' one recorded with Luciano Pavarotti and the other with Willie Nelson.

Judy Garland - Judy At Carnegie Hall: 40th Anniversary Edition (2001) 2CDs

Posted By: Designol
Judy Garland - Judy At Carnegie Hall: 40th Anniversary Edition (2001) 2CDs

Judy Garland - Judy At Carnegie Hall, 1961: 40th Anniversary Edition (2001) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 630 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 280 Mb | Scans ~ 44 Mb
Label: Capitol Records | # 7243 5 27876 2 3 | Time: 02:02:29
Vocal Jazz, Traditional Pop, Easy Listening, Show Tunes

The late 1950s were tough on Judy Garland, but this live recording, cut on April 23, 1961, at Carnegie Hall, would (rightfully) bring the legendary icon back into the spotlight. Live would go on to win five Grammys, be Garland's bestselling record, and confirm that, yes, on certain levels, she still had it. Her vocals are as strong as ever on these tunes, and Garland has fun with an audience obviously enraptured by her charms. She's self-deprecating where necessary–on "You Go to My Head" she "forgets" the lyrics but pretends to improvise. Mostly she just shines, especially on tunes she made famous, such as "Come Rain or Come Shine," "Stormy Weather," and "Over the Rainbow." This is easily one of pop music's greatest live recordings and a fine testament to Garland's recorded legacy. This two-CD set has been remastered for EMI's 40th-anniversary reissue to coincide with the ABC film based on daughter Lorna Luft's memoir Me and My Shadows.

Halie Loren - Full Circle (2006) Reissue 2010

Posted By: Designol
Halie Loren - Full Circle (2006) Reissue 2010

Halie Loren - Full Circle (2006) Reissue 2010
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 301 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 158 Mb | Scans included
Label: White Moon Productions | # 88450118924 | Time: 00:55:37
Vocal Jazz, Alternative Piano Pop/Rock, Folk

A rarity only available at her shows since 2006, Halie Loren's debut CD Full Circle is finally available nationally. Original songs combined with a stirring Joni Mitchell cover, Full Circle is a great addition to anyone who is a fan of Tori Amos or Norah Jones.

Andrew Bird Trio - Sunday Morning Put-On (2024)

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Andrew Bird Trio - Sunday Morning Put-On (2024)

Andrew Bird Trio - Sunday Morning Put-On (2024)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 236 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 98 Mb | 00:42:28
Vocal Jazz | Label: Loma Vista Recordings

Andrew Bird has announced his latest album, Sunday Morning Put-On, due out May 24th via Loma Vista Recordings. Recorded alongside the artist’s Andrew Bird Trio project, today’s announcement comes accompanied by two songs from the record, “I Fall in Love Too Easily” and “I’ve Grown Accustomed to Her Face.” Bird has billed Sunday Morning Put-On as a tribute to mid-century, small group jazz, with the tracklist featuring compositions by musicians like Cole Porter, Duke Ellington, Rodgers and Heart, and more. Drummer Ted Poor and bassist Alan Hampton join bird on the recordings, with additional contributions coming from Jeff Parker and Larry Goldings.

Amy Winehouse - Albums Collection 2003-2012 (6CD)

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Amy Winehouse - Albums Collection 2003-2012 (6CD)

Amy Winehouse - Albums Collection 2003-2012 (6CD)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.71 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 644 Mb | Scans ~ 732 Mb
Genre: R&B, Soul, Vocal Jazz, Vocal Pop, Soul-Blues | Time: 04:41:11

Much can be said about the late Amy Winehouse, one of the U.K.'s flagship vocalists during the 2000s. The British press and tabloids seemed to focus on her rowdy behavior, heavy consumption of alcohol, and tragic end, but fans and critics alike embraced her rugged charm, brash sense of humor, and distinctively soulful and jazzy vocals. Her platinum-selling breakthrough album, Frank (2003), elicited comparisons ranging from Billie Holiday and Sarah Vaughan to Macy Gray and Lauryn Hill. Interestingly enough, despite her strong accent and vernacular, one can often hear aspects of each of those singers' vocal repertoires in Winehouse's own voice. Nonetheless, her allure had always been her songwriting – almost always deeply personal but best known for its profanity and brutal candor.

Peter Cincotti - Studio Albums Collection 2003-2012 (4CD)

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Peter Cincotti - Studio Albums Collection 2003-2012 (4CD)

Peter Cincotti - Studio Albums Collection 2003-2012 (4CD)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.3 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 484 Mb | Scans ~ 303 Mb
Vocal Jazz, Vocal Pop, Jazz Pop, Pop/Rock | Time: 03:31:08

Singer/songwriter Peter Cincotti is jazz-influenced pianist and vocalist with a bent toward adult-alternative pop and '70s-influenced rock. Collection includes: 'Peter Cincotti' (2003); 'On The Moon' (2004); 'East Of Angel Town' (2007); 'Metropolis' (2012).

Carmen McRae - Fine and Mellow [Recorded 1980-1988] (2000)

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Carmen McRae - Fine and Mellow [Recorded 1980-1988] (2000)

Carmen McRae - Fine and Mellow [Recorded 1980-1988] (2000)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 626 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 278 MB | Covers - 33 MB
Genre: Vocal Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Snapper Music (SMDCD255)

One of the best ever jazz singers, her dramatic and nuanced readings of standards put her at the forefront of vocal jazz.
Carmen McRae always had a nice voice (if not on the impossible level of an Ella Fitzgerald or Sarah Vaughan) but it was her behind-the-beat phrasing and ironic interpretations of lyrics that made her most memorable. She studied piano early on and had her first important job singing with Benny Carter's big band (1944), but it would be another decade before her career had really gained much momentum. McRae married and divorced Kenny Clarke in the '40s, worked with Count Basie (briefly) and Mercer Ellington (1946-1947), and became the intermission singer and pianist at several New York clubs. In 1954 she began to record as a leader' and by then she had absorbed the influences of Billie Holiday and bebop into her own style…

Luciana Souza & Trio Corrente - Cometa (2023)

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Luciana Souza & Trio Corrente - Cometa (2023)

Luciana Souza & Trio Corrente - Cometa (2023)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 267 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 100 Mb | 00:43:25
Vocal Jazz, Latin Jazz | Label: Sunnyside Records

Brazilian music is held in the highest regard by aficionados throughout the world for many reasons. There are many qualities in the music that shine through from this country, with its diverse population and geography. Though there are many genres of music that have originated in Brazil, it is the overwhelming emotional content of the music that has hooked generations of listeners.

VA - BD Music Presents In a Blue Hour (2007)

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VA - BD Music Presents In a Blue Hour (2007)

VA - BD Music Presents In a Blue Hour (2007)
FLAC (tracks), Lossless / MP3 320 kbps | 2:10:03 | 309 / 271 Mb
Genre: Blues

Music from Dinah Washington, Miles Davis, Dexter Gordon, Ray Charles, Charlie Parker, and more – 42 tracks in all.