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DJ Pogo - The Best Of Pulp Fusion (Original 1970s Ghetto Jazz & Funk Classics) (2003)

Posted By: ciklon5
DJ Pogo - The Best Of Pulp Fusion (Original 1970s Ghetto Jazz & Funk Classics) (2003)

DJ Pogo - The Best Of Pulp Fusion (Original 1970s Ghetto Jazz & Funk Classics) (2003)
FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | 2:04:21 | 774 Mb
Genre: Funk, Jazz-Funk, Fusion, Soul-Jazz

The CD set comes with a booklet that has capsule descriptions of each track. One track, "Fire Eater" by Rusty Bryant had really struck me, particularly the funky organ playing. The blurb in the booklet raved about Bryant's "emotional and raw" sax playing, and also acknowledged the contributions from the great drummer Idris Muhammed.

Anita O'Day - 1950-1952 (2003)

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Anita O'Day - 1950-1952 (2003)

Anita O'Day - 1950-1952 (2003)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 259 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 141 MB | Covers - 12 MB
Genre: Vocal Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Classics Records (CLASSICS1336)

Compilations abound that center on Anita O'Day's work of the '40s and early '50s, before she set about recording one of the liveliest string of LPs ever seen on the planet (from 1955's This Is Anita to 1962's That Is Anita). With 1950-1952, the seminal Classics label reissued a string of titles that haven't seen light very often, a selection of her recordings for labels including London, Clef, and Norgran (the last two were Verve-associated labels). While they stand nowhere near the twin pinnacles of her career - her big-band heyday and her solo revival yet to come - O'Day recorded much wonderful music during these two years. In 1952 alone, she recorded three excellent sessions (the final two-thirds of the program), including a swinging date with her Krupa bandmate Roy Eldridge in New York and a sublime Chicago appearance with Roy Kral.

VA - Bossa Nova Covers of Popular Songs (2024)

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VA - Bossa Nova Covers of Popular Songs (2024)

VA - Bossa Nova Covers of Popular Songs (2024)
FLAC (tracks), Lossless / MP3 320 kbps | 2:25:21 | 853 / 334 Mb
Genre: Instrumental, Easy Listening, Jazz, Chillout, Latin

Besides recording several respected EPs for Chain Reaction under the confusingly titled production concern known as Various Artists, Berlin's Torsten Pröfrock co-owns (with Sasha Brauer) Din Records, home to releases by excellent, respected producers Monolake, Pole, and Arovane. Pröfrock entered the Berlin electronics scene first by shopping at the Berlin record store Hard Wax while working toward his economics degree. By 1994, he worked at Hard Wax as well, growing closer to the store's base for legendary productions on the Basic Channel/Chain Reaction family of labels. Pröfrock also began producing and released his first Various Artists project, 1995's 1-7, on Chain Reaction. (He also recorded two singles for the label as Resilient and Erosion.) The continuation piece 8, 8.5, 9 appeared on England's Fat Cat label in 1997, highlighting the producer's subtle ambient sense and reliance on a restrictive frequency range – all middles, no highs or lows. Later that year, Chain Reaction compiled his work on the Decay Product compilation, and Fat Cat expanded 8, 8.5, 9 to an EP for Profrock's second CD release. ~ John Bush

101 Strings Orchestra - Moon River: The Music of Henry Mancini (2024)

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101 Strings Orchestra - Moon River: The Music of Henry Mancini (2024)

101 Strings Orchestra - Moon River: The Music of Henry Mancini (2024)
FLAC (tracks), Lossless / MP3 320 kbps | 59:57 | 343 / 135 Mb
Genre: Instrumental, Easy Listening, Jazz

If the recognition of one's peers is the true measure of success, then few men are as successful as composer, arranger, and conductor Henry Mancini. In a career that spanned 40 years, writing for film and television, Mancini won four Oscars and twenty Grammys, the all-time record for a pop artist. For 1961's Breakfast at Tiffany's alone, Mancini won five Grammys and two Oscars. Breakfast at Tiffany's includes the classic "Moon River" (lyrics by Johnny Mercer), arguably one of the finest pop songs of the last 50 years.

Carmen McRae - Classics (2024)

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Carmen McRae - Classics (2024)

Carmen McRae - Classics (2024)
FLAC (tracks), Lossless / MP3 320 kbps | 3:54:12 | 532 Mb / 1.25 Gb
Genre: 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.

Melody Gardot - Sunset In The Blue (Deluxe Version) (2020/2024)

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Melody Gardot - Sunset In The Blue (Deluxe Version) (2020/2024)

Melody Gardot - Sunset In The Blue (Deluxe Version) (2020/2024)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 490 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 202 MB
1:25:35 | Jazz, Vocal Jazz | Label: Decca (UMO)

With 2020's Sunset in the Blue singer Melody Gardot sinks into a dusky and languorously produced album that builds upon her love of jazz standards, Brazilian music, and intimate balladry. The record finds Gardot surrounded by a production dream team, including longtime associate Larry Klein, who helmed 2009's My One and Only Thrill and 2015's Currency of Man, as well as equally acclaimed studio pros, arranger Vince Mendoza and engineer Al Schmitt. Together, they have crafted a showcase for Gardot's delicately nuanced vocal style. The album is an interesting dichotomy, at once intimate as if Gardot is singing to you in a small club, yet also widescreen, framing her hushed vocals in sweeping orchestrations that reinforce the romantic drama at play in the songs. The opening original "If You Love Me Let Me Know," sounds like something Dinah Washington or Abbey Lincoln might sing, but filtered through the half-lidded scrim of Gardot's bedroom intimacy. Equally evocative moments follow, as on the yearning "You Won't Forget Me," in which Gardot balances a wry cabaret theatricality à la Marlene Dietrich with a tangible sadness that never feels anything but real. Elsewhere, she gently wades into a handful of earthy bossa nova songs, including a gorgeously attenuated reading of the Ella Fitzgerald number "C'est Magnifique" featuring Brazilian singer António Zambujo and a crackling take of Marco Paulo's "Ninguem, Ninguem" that she sings in Portuguese. We also get a movie theme-ready version of "From Paris with Love," as well as memorable takes on classics like "Moon River" and "I Fall in Love Too Easily." From beginning to end, Gardot's Sunset in the Blue holds you in its deeply rapturous glow.

Josee Koning & Ivan Lins - Doce Presença (2024)

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Josee Koning & Ivan Lins - Doce Presença (2024)

Josee Koning & Ivan Lins - Doce Presença (2024)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 273 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 112 Mb | 00:48:51
Latin Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Bossa Nova | Label: ZenneZ Records

Josee Koning, one of the most prominent ‘Brazilian’ voices in Europe, and Grammy winner Ivan Lins celebrate 25 years of friendship with a new album titled Doce Presença. The project has its roots in 2006 when the two of them performed the title track live in concert. Sixteen years later, during a walk on the beach together, Ivan wondered why the song never got released. Josee told him she was thinking of recording a new album, and Ivan decided instantly he would be the producer. To 11 new takes the 2006 live recording was added as a bonus track and a circle rounded. Abraços!

Keely Smith - Sings the John Lennon-Paul McCartney Songbook (Remastered) (1964/2018)

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Keely Smith - Sings the John Lennon-Paul McCartney Songbook (Remastered) (1964/2018)

Keely Smith - Sings the John Lennon-Paul McCartney Songbook (Remastered) (1964/2018)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 232 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 82 Mb | Covers included | 00:35:13
Vocal Jazz, Traditional Pop | Label: Real Gone Music

Lots of pop vocalists have tackled the vaunted SONGS Lennon-McCartney songbook, but this 1964 release from the late, great Keely Smith was the first album by an artist of her ilk devoted to the lads from Liverpool. And perhaps the best one, too…with sparkling arrangements by Ernie Freeman and Benny Carter, and production from Keely’s soon-to-be husband Jimmy Bowen, the record alternately seduces and swings, and Keely’s voice—with its bluesy phrasing and lilt patented on The Strip—is the perfect instrument to interpret these Fab tunes.

Halie Loren - Butterfly Blue (2015)

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Halie Loren - Butterfly Blue (2015)

Halie Loren - Butterfly Blue (2015)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + m3u + Log ~ 288 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 127 Mb
Scans Included | 00:50:27 | RAR 5% Recovery
Vocal Jazz | Justin Time Records #JTR 8591-2

Butterfly Blue, the stunning and soulful album by international singer and songwriter Halie Loren, evokes poetic images of metamorphosis through struggle and transcendence, tinged with bittersweet melancholy. As a songwriter, Halie Loren's original tunes are thoughtful and polished, as refreshing as her interpretation of the jazz and pop standards. Through a soundtrack that includes guitars, piano, organ, double-bass, horns cellos, and layered vocals, "Butterfly Blue” weaves together a diverse and rich musical array of original songs, unique reads on standards, and little-known covers that have been long-treasured pieces of Loren's repertoire.

Duke Ellington - By Popular Demand (2024)

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Duke Ellington - By Popular Demand (2024)

Duke Ellington - By Popular Demand (2024)
FLAC (tracks), Lossless / MP3 320 kbps | 2:36:47 | 980 / 359 Mb
Genre: Jazz

Duke Ellington was the most important composer in the history of jazz as well as being a bandleader who held his large group together continuously for almost 50 years. The two aspects of his career were related; Ellington used his band as a musical laboratory for his new compositions and shaped his writing specifically to showcase the talents of his bandmembers, many of whom remained with him for long periods. Ellington also wrote film scores and stage musicals, and several of his instrumental works were adapted into songs that became standards. In addition to touring year in and year out, he recorded extensively, resulting in a gigantic body of work that was still being assessed a quarter century after his death.

Keely Smith - The Essential Capitol Collection [Recorded 1956-1959] (2007)

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Keely Smith - The Essential Capitol Collection [Recorded 1956-1959] (2007)

Keely Smith - The Essential Capitol Collection [Recorded 1956-1959] (2007)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 463 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 185 MB | Covers - 53 MB
Genre: Vocal Jazz, Traditional Pop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Capitol Records (509995-00013-23)

There's no way Keely Smith will ever be able to escape the long shadow of Louis Prima, whose fourth wife she was and who led the band where she found her greatest fame. Heard apart from Prima, she was a fantastic vocalist, the equal of more respected singers like Chris Connor or Helen Merrill, who were working a much different circuit than Smith during the late '50s and early '60s. The Essential Capitol Collection is an excellent way to survey Keely Smith's early career; it includes 27 songs, including much of her several LPs for the label, as well as her most popular duets with Prima and two with Frank Sinatra.

V.A. - The Complete Verve Remixed [4CD Deluxe Box Set] (2005)

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V.A. - The Complete Verve Remixed [4CD Deluxe Box Set] (2005)

V.A. - The Complete Verve Remixed [4CD Deluxe Box Set] (2005)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 1,68 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 601 MB | Covers - 33 MB
Genre: Electronic, House, Downtempo, Nu Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Electro Swing | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Verve (B0005434-02)

Only six months after the third volume of Verve Remixed was released, Verve issued this, a box combining the three volumes of the series with an additional disc of extra remixes.
Though variously rooted in hip-hop, rave and dance clubs sensibilities, the art of mixology has evolved into a potent staple of contemporary pop music. That mainstreaming reached a new zenith with the release of the first installment of Verve Remixed in 2002 and continued to expand via two subsequent collections of eclectic Jazz/R&B-rooted remixes that found a growing, enthusiasitc audience at public radio and other adult-oriented radio outlets. This set compiles those three savory, largely Downtempo anthologies of Jazz-DJ Fusion, from the reworked takes on classic vocalists like Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan and Billie Holiday that dominated the first set to the follow-up editions' more expansive palette…

Melody Gardot - Sayonara Meu Amor (2024)

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Melody Gardot - Sayonara Meu Amor (2024)

Melody Gardot - Sayonara Meu Amor (2024)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) 161 MB | Cover | 32:29 | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 76 MB
Jazz, Vocal Jazz | Label: Decca (UMO)

Heitor Teixeira Pereira (born November 29, 1960), or Heitor TP, is a Brazilian musician, who played with Simply Red and several famous musicians like Elton John, Rod Stewart, K.D. lang and Jack Johnson and is currently working as a film music composer at Hans Zimmer's studio.

Renée Zellweger - Judy (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (2019)

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Renée Zellweger - Judy (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (2019)

Renée Zellweger - Judy (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (2019)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 289 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 114 Mb | Covers included | 00:39:39
Stage & Screen, Vocal Jazz, Soundtrack | Label: Decca Records

Academy Award winner Renée Zellweger is teaming up for two star-studded duets on Decca Records’ forthcoming Judy soundtrack. The star partners with Sam Smith for a totally unique version of one of Judy Garland’s best-loved numbers, ‘Get Happy’, and teams up with Rufus Wainwright for a beautiful rendition of ‘Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas’ – both newly-recorded especially for the album.

Natalie Cole - Studio Albums Collection 1987-2013 (12CD)

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Natalie Cole - Studio Albums Collection 1987-2013 (12CD)

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).