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John Pizzarelli - Midnight McCartney (2015)

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John Pizzarelli - Midnight McCartney (2015)

John Pizzarelli - Midnight McCartney (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 298 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 114 Mb | Scans ~ 68 Mb
Vocal Jazz, Guitar Jazz | Label: Concord Records | # CRE-37634-02 | Time: 00:49:51

John Pizzarelli lays it all out in the title of his 2015 album: this tribute to Paul McCartney is designed for play in the smoky late-night hours, when everything turns sweet and mellow. Furthermore, this is a tribute to McCartney, not the Beatles. There isn't a Fab song to be found here, as Pizzarelli focuses entirely on Paul's solo work (for these intents and purposes, this includes Wings records), concentrating on the '70s but also sliding McCartney's Great American Songbook wannabe "My Valentine" into the mix. Pizzarelli digs up a few other obscurities – the early Wings song "Some People Never Know," the Speed of Sound deep cut "Warm and Beautiful" – and he also plays around with expectations, making "Let 'Em In" swing like mad and relaxing "Hi Hi Hi" so it doesn't rock, it grooves. He also invites Michael McDonald to sing on "Coming Up," which swaggers like Sinatra in Vegas, but for as delightful as that is, the key to the record's success is Pizzarelli himself, who delivers upon the laid-back promise of the title but is savvier than he needed to be, which is why Midnight McCartney satisfies.

Frank Sinatra - 100 Hits Legends (2009) [5CD Box Set]

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Frank Sinatra - 100 Hits Legends (2009) [5CD Box Set]

Frank Sinatra - 100 Hits Legends (2009)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Demon Music Group, LEGENDS004 | ~ 1103 or 708 Mb | Artwork(jpg) -> 5.49 Mb
Vocal, Blues, Easy Listening, Jazz, Swing

100 Hits Legends is a budget collection featuring tracks from legendary singer Frank Sinatra. Included are a variety of tracks from throughout the iconic jazz and popular singer's career.

John Pizzarelli - John Pizzarelli meets The Beatles (1998) Japanese Reissue 2007 [Re-Up]

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John Pizzarelli - John Pizzarelli meets The Beatles (1998) Japanese Reissue 2007 [Re-Up]

John Pizzarelli - John Pizzarelli meets The Beatles (1998) Japanese Reissue 2007
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 335 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 161 Mb | Scans included
Label: RCA/BMG Japan | # BVCJ-37562 | Time: 00:46:04
Vocal Jazz, Swing, Guitar Jazz, Pop/Rock

Beatles fans love to explain that the key to the successful partnership of John Lennon and Paul McCartney was their contrasting songwriting personalities – Lennon was the tongue in cheek sardonic wit, McCartney the earnest balladeer. On John Pizzarelli Meets the Beatles, a sharply conceived tribute which sets the duo's classics in a jazz trio with big-band arrangements, the singer/guitarist hits the mark more often when he's taking on the Lennon persona. He approaches "Cant' Buy Me Love," "When I'm 64," and "Get Back" with a playful wink, jumping off his speedy melody lines and the rising brass sections for extended improvisational tradeoffs with pianist Ray Kennedy, and adding colorful touches like scatting and even ad libbing his own lyrical verses based on the originals.

Rob McConnell and The Boss Brass - Big Band Christmas (1998)

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Rob McConnell and The Boss Brass - Big Band Christmas (1998)

Rob McConnell and The Boss Brass - Big Band Christmas (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 337 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 162 Mb | Scans included | 00:59:48
Bop, Swing, Big Band, Mainstream Jazz, Holidays, Christmas | Label: Concord | # CCD-4844-2

Rob McConnell & the Boss Brass add plenty of spice to this Christmas jazz CD, not only with superb, fresh charts but a few surprising selections. The rich brass and reeds carry the deliberate rendition of "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas," which segues into a perky Latin-flavored chart of "I'll Be Home for Christmas." "Away in a Manger" is not the commonly heard melody but one first written in 1887, though the music will likely be familiar, even if one doesn't associate it with the well-known lyrics. The lush setting of "The Christmas Song," which likely set Mel Tormé and Bob Wells for life with royalty checks due to its many recordings, showcases the leader's valve trombone and pianist David Restivo. "My Favorite Things," originally written for The Sound of Music, has gradually been transformed into double duty as a Christmas carol; this swinging interpretation works very well. Johnny Mandel, the composer of many memorable melodies, deserves greater recognition for his gorgeous piece "A Christmas Love Song"; this arrangement deserved to help put it on the jazz map. Rob McConnell & the Boss Brass consistently delivered first-rate music throughout their existence, this holiday CD no exception.

Michael Franks - Abandoned Garden (1995) [Re-Up]

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Michael Franks - Abandoned Garden (1995) [Re-Up]

Michael Franks - Abandoned Garden (1995)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 322 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 131 Mb | Scans ~ 79 Mb
Label: Warner Bros. Records | # 9 45998-2 | Time: 00:57:15
Smooth Jazz, Jazz-Pop, Vocal Jazz, Crossover Jazz

Abandoned Garden is an album by American vocalist Michael Franks. Released in 1995 by Warner Bros. Records, it was Franks' thirteenth studio album and his final album of new material with Warner Bros. The album is a dedication to the memory of Brazilian jazz musician, singer and composer Antônio Carlos Jobim. Franks had drawn artistic inspiration throughout his career from Jobim, and had collaborated with him in the past.

Katherine Jenkins - This Is Christmas (2012) [Re-Up]

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Katherine Jenkins - This Is Christmas (2012) [Re-Up]

Katherine Jenkins - This Is Christmas (2012)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 285 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 138 Mb | Scans included | 00:50:20
Classical Crossover, Christmas, Holidays | Label: Taffia/Warner | # 5053105509225

Best known for her unique interpretations of popular songs, operatic arias and hymns, singer Katherine Jenkins will embrace a new genre this fall when the multi-million selling mezzo-soprano releases her first Christmas album, This is Christmas. This will be the ninth studio album from Jenkins and features 10 newly recorded holiday classics. For this upcoming collection, Jenkins unique vocals can be heard singing traditional holiday tunes from around the world as well as a number of contemporary favorites including "Away In A Manger", "Hark The Herald Angels Sing", "Deck The Halls", and "Come What May", featuring Placido Domingo. "These holiday songs bring back such wonderful memories for me of times spent with family and loved ones", says Jenkins. "I have always hoped that one day I d have the opportunity to record a Christmas album and I can t wait to share my interpretations of these songs with everyone".

Hiroshi Yoshimura - Green (1986/2020)

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Hiroshi Yoshimura - Green (1986/2020)

Hiroshi Yoshimura - Green (1986/2020)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 187 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 99 Mb | 00:42:57
Ambient, New Age | Label: Light in the Attic Records

Barely known outside of his home country during his lifetime, the late Japanese ambient music pioneer Hiroshi Yoshimura has seen his global stature rise steadily in the past few years. The 2017 reissue of his lauded debut, Music For Nine Post Cards, along with a slow building cult internet following has helped ignite a renaissance in his acclaimed body of work, much of which has never been released outside of Japan. Known for his sound design and environmental music, Yoshimura worked on a number of commissions following the 1982 release of Music For Nine Post Cards, including works for museums, galleries, public spaces, TV shows, video art, fashion shows, and even a cosmetics company.

VA - The Wonderful Sounds of Christmas (2015) [Analogue Productions] Re-Up

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VA - The Wonderful Sounds of Christmas (2015) [Analogue Productions] Re-Up

VA - The Wonderful Sounds of Christmas (2015)
Mastered by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 390 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 186 Mb | Scans included | 01:11:10
Holidays, Vocal Jazz, Vocal Pop, Rhythm & Blues | Label: Analogue Productions | # CAPP 094 SA

Worthy of audiophile treatment. Not every Christmas tune meets that high standard. But each song on this SACD, with each song chosen by Acoustic Sounds owner and CEO Chad Kassem, sound better than it ever has before. These are some of the most familiar - and well-recorded - Christmas tracks ever. We feel we're bringing you a record that you and your family will enjoy every year forevermore. These truly are The Wonderful Sounds Of Christmas. From the peaceful solemnity of Harry Simeone Chorale's "The Little Drummer Boy" to the festive spirit of Jose Feliciano's "Feliz Navidad," The Wonderful Sounds Of Christmas brings you the very best examples of holiday songs ever recorded. With wonderful music in abundance, this Christmas compilation offers a celebration of the season's most joyous and cherished songs. Truly, Christmas has never sounded better!

Demis Roussos - The Universal Masters Collection: Classic Demis Roussos (1999)

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Demis Roussos - The Universal Masters Collection: Classic Demis Roussos (1999)

Demis Roussos - The Universal Masters Collection: Classic Demis Roussos (1999)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 418 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 161 Mb | Scans included
Vocal Pop, Adult Contemporary, Pop/Rock | Label: Mercury | # 545 393-2 | 00:58:21

It was the years 1975/76 that the 'Roussos phenomenon' spread across Europe continent wide hits, many included on this CD, followed 'Happy to be on an island in the sun', 'Forever and ever' and 'When forever has gone'. Roussos brought a touch of Aegean sophistication into the bleakest life. With this phase on intense succes over, Roussos continues to record to this day. He has released over 15 albums embracing a wide range of styles – some with vangelis, some in italian, french and english, all attracting much attention from his devoted fan base.

Zero 7 - Studio Albums 2001-2009 (5CD) [Re-Up]

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Zero 7 - Studio Albums 2001-2009 (5CD) [Re-Up]

Zero 7 - Studio Albums 2001-2009 [5CD]
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.9 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 830 Mb | Scans included | 04:52:29
Downtempo, Trip Hop, Ambient, Lounge, Chillout, Acid Jazz, Alternative/Indie Rock

Collection includes: Simple Things (2001, US Bonus tracks Edition), When It Falls (2004, US), The Garden (2006 US and Japanese Edition) and Yeah Ghost (2009, US).

VA - Venus Jazz Wine Bar: Amazing Jazz & Tasty Wine (2013) 2CDs [Re-Up]

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VA - Venus Jazz Wine Bar: Amazing Jazz & Tasty Wine (2013) 2CDs [Re-Up]

VA - Venus Jazz Wine Bar: Amazing Jazz & Tasty Wine (2013) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 863 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 315 Mb | Scans ~ 49 Mb
Label: Venus | # VHCD-1108 | Time: 02:17:59
Jazz, Lounge, Bop, Cool, Mainstream Jazz, Vocal Jazz

A nice compilation of jazz lounge, to spend the evening with a glass of fine wine. Eddie Higgins, Steve Kuhn, Ted Rosenthal, Nicki Parrott, Enrico Rava, Eddie Alen, Phil Woods, and more, and more…

Ella Fitzgerald - Newport Jazz Festival: Live At Carnegie Hall (1973) 2 CD, Japanese Remastered Reissue 1997

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Ella Fitzgerald - Newport Jazz Festival: Live At Carnegie Hall (1973) 2 CD, Japanese Remastered Reissue 1997

Ella Fitzgerald - Newport Jazz Festival: Live At Carnegie Hall (1973) 2 CD, Japanese Remastered 1997
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 758 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 324 Mb | Scans ~ 38 Mb
Vocal Jazz, Standards | Label: Sony Records | # SRCS 9211-2 | Time: 02:22:09

This two-CD set (a reissue of an earlier two-LP set plus six previously unreleased numbers) brings back a memorable Carnegie Hall concert that both features and pays tribute to Ella Fitzgerald. The great singer is joined on a few numbers by a Chick Webb reunion band that has a few of the original members (plus an uncredited Panama Francis on drums). Although the musicians do not get much solo space (why wasn't trumpeter Taft Jordan featured?), the music is pleasing. Fitzgerald performs three exquisite duets with pianist Ellis Larkins and then sits out while the Jazz at the Philharmonic All-Stars romp on a few jams and a ballad medley. Trumpeter Roy Eldridge's emotional flights take honors, although tenorman Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis and trombonist Al Grey are also in good form. Fitzgerald comes out for the second half of the show and sings 14 numbers with guitarist Joe Pass (including a pair of tender duets) and the Tommy Flanagan trio.

Natalie Cole - Studio Albums Collection 1987-2013 (12CD) [Re-Up]

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Natalie Cole - Studio Albums Collection 1987-2013 (12CD) [Re-Up]

Natalie Cole - Studio Albums Collection 1987-2013 (12CD)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 4.5 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 1.55 Gb | Scans ~ 897 Mb
Adult Contemporary, R&B, Soul, Vocal Jazz, Holidays | Time: 11:09:25

Collection includes: 'Everlasting' (1987); 'Good To Be Back' (1989); 'Unforgettable With Love' (1991); 'Take A Look' (1993); 'Holly & Ivy' (1994); 'Stardust' (1996); 'Snowfall On The Sahara' (1999); 'The Magic Of Christmas' (1999); 'Ask A Woman Who Knows' (2002); 'Leavin' (2006), and 'Still Unforgettable' (2008); Natalie Cole en Español (2013).

Bruce Cockburn - Speechless (2005) [Re-Up]

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Bruce Cockburn - Speechless (2005) [Re-Up]

Bruce Cockburn - Speechless (2005)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 348 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 158 Mb
Label: Rounder | # 11661-3250-2 | Time: 01:08:49 | Scans ~ 43 Mb
Contemporary Folk, Folk-Rock, Structured Improvisation

Speechless, Bruce Cockburn's first foray into completely instrumental territory, is proof in the pudding that you can teach an old dog new tricks. There are 15 tracks here, the vast majority of which are redos of tracks from Cockburn's catalog. But given their treatment – many of them done as solo guitar pieces – the dearth of new material doesn't even matter. In fact, one could venture to say that these feel like altogether new pieces. Cockburn is a master guitarist; he often interweaves jazz, blues, country, and folk styles into his cross-genre songs. Here he shines, pure and simple. "Train in the Rain" (anyone notice how many of his songs are about trains and travel?) touches on Leo Kottke and Peter Lang; "Water into Wine" utilizes flamenco stylings while crossing into Gypsy jazz chords à la Charlie Byrd. A new work, "Elegy," kisses the modalities of "Greensleeves" while creating itself as a piece that evokes both absence and memory. "Rouler Sa Bosse" from Salt, Sun and Time juxtaposes Cockburn's six-string against Jack Zaza's clarinet, and becomes a straight-up gently swinging jazz tune.

Peggy Lee - Let's Do It: 20 Great Songs (1997)

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Peggy Lee - Let's Do It: 20 Great Songs (1997)

Peggy Lee - Let's Do It: 20 Great Songs (1997)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 277 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 137 Mb | Scans included | 00:58:45
Vocal Jazz, Swing, Vocal Pop, Standards | Label: Music Digital/Delta Music | # CD 6102

A prolific singer, remembered as one of the greatest pop song stylists alongside Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, and Sarah Vaughan. Peggy Lee's alluring tone, distinctive delivery, breadth of material, and ability to write many of her own songs made her one of the most captivating artists of the vocal era, from her breakthrough on the Benny Goodman hit "Why Don't You Do Right" to her many solo successes, singles including "Mañana," "Lover" and "Fever" that showed her bewitching vocal power, a balance between sultry swing and impeccable musicianship.