George Benson – White Rabbit (1971/2013) [HDTracks FLAC 24/96]

George Benson – White Rabbit (1971/2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 36:00 minutes | 777 MB | Genre: Jazz
Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks.com | Digital Booklet | Label: Masterworks Jazz

Legendary guitarist and singer George Benson is joined by a historic band which includes Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter, Billy Cobham, Airto Moreira and more for this 1971 gem. The ensemble performs the ‘60s classic “White Rabbit,” “California Dreamin’” and “Summer Of ’42.” Benson’s guitar is in full blaze on this must-have audiophile download. White Rabbit remains one of Benson’s finest outings.

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George Benson – Inspiration: A Tribute To Nat King Cole (2013) [HDTracks FLAC 24/96]

George Benson – Inspiration: A Tribute To Nat King Cole (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 40:51 minutes | 954 MB | Genre: Jazz
Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks.com | Digital booklet

Inspiration (A Tribute To Nat King Cole) is one of George Benson’s most compelling albums to date. The recording is one of the most meaningful of Benson’s career and is a testament to the spirit of Cole’s timeless body of work. Benson’s heartfelt renditions of some of Cole’s greatest songs with Nelson Riddle arrangements and the 42-piece Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra are complemented by duets with TONY Award winner Idina Menzel and rising star Judith Hill, along with a special collaboration with multi-GRAMMY and Pulitzer Prize-winning trumpeter Wynton Marsalis.

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George Benson – Guitar Man (2011) [HDTracks FLAC 24/96]

George Benson – Guitar Man (2011)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 43:03 minutes | 907 MB | Genre: Jazz
Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks.com | Digital booklet | Label: Concord Jazz

National Endowment of the Arts Jazz Master and Grammy-winning legend George Benson brings his guitar to the forefront in his newest album Guitar Man. The 12-song collection includes a mix of jazz and pop standards – some in a combo setting and some solo, but all of them tied together seamlessly by Benson’s soulful and exploratory signature sound. The album includes masterful takes on such classics as Coltrane’s “Naima,” “Tequila,” The Beatles’ “I Want To Hold Your Hand,” Stevie Wonder’s “My Cherie Amour” and more.

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George Benson – Breezin’ (1976/2005) [HDTracks FLAC 24/96]

George Benson – Breezin’ (1976/2005)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 38:50 minutes | 632 MB | Genre: Jazz
Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks.com | Front cover

The 1976 triple-platinum album by 10X Grammy Winner George Benson marked the beginning of the guitarist and singer most successful commercial period. The album garnered 4 Grammys, including Best-Engineered Album, Non Classical and “Record of the Year” for the massive hit (and Leon Russell cover) “This Masquerade,” which topped the Pop, Jazz, and R&B charts.

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Erich Kunzel & Cincinnati Pops Orchestra – Got Swing! (2003) {SACD ISO + FLAC 24/88,2}

Erich Kunzel & Cincinnati Pops Orchestra – Got Swing! (2003) [2.0 & 5.1]
PS3 Rip | ISO | SACD DST64 2.0 & 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 64:26 minutes | Scans included | 4,59 GB
or FLAC 2.0 Stereo (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans included | 1,35 GB
Genre: Jazz| Features 2.0 Stereo and 5.1 multichannel surround sound | Telarc # SACD-60592
with special guests: The Manhattan Transfer, Janis Siegel and John Pizzarelli

The Cincinnati Pops is one of America’s favorite orchestras, playing classical hits, orchestral versions of pop and jazz, movie themes and show tunes…

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Norah Jones – Not Too Late (2007/2012) [HDTracks FLAC 24/96]

Norah Jones – Not Too Late (2007/2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 45:31 minutes | 1,61 GB | Genre: Jazz
Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks.com | Digital Booklet

Norah Jones’ third studio album, Not Too Late, is an understated masterpiece from one of music’s greatest singer/songwriters. The album follows the success of her first two albums, Come Away with Me and Feels Like Home, which combined have sold over 27 million copies worldwide. The album, which features only self-penned material, finds Jones branching out and developing her signature crooner sound. The album highlighted by her extraordinary artistic growth is eloquently sung and immaculately performed. The outing topped Billboard’s Top 200 and featured the hit single, “Thinking About You.” This transitional effort is easily one of her most compelling and personal albums to date.

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Norah Jones – Day Breaks (2016) [HDTracks FLAC 24/96]

Norah Jones – Day Breaks (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 48:55 minutes | 1,01 GB | Genre: Jazz, pop
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | Artwork: Front cover | © Blue Note Records

One of music’s most beautiful and critically acclaimed voices returns with a new studio album that finds her returning to her jazz roots. The album is a kindred spirit to the singer’s breakout debut Come Away With Me and finds the 9-time Grammy-winner returning to the piano and her roots. The album features jazz luminaries including her Blue Note label mates saxophonist Wayne Shorter, organist Dr. Lonnie Smith, and drummer Brian Blade on a 12-song set that presents 9 new originals alongside covers of songs by Horace Silver, Duke Ellington and Neil Young.

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Lumen Drones – Lumen Drones (2014) [HDTracks FLAC 24/44,1]

Lumen Drones – Lumen Drones (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 50:05 minutes | 537 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet | Source: HDTracks | © ECM

Lumen Drones is a fascinating and powerful collaboration between Hardanger fiddle master Nils Økland and Per Stainar Lie and Ørjan Haaland, respectively guitarist and drummer with Norwegian ‘post-rock’ group The Low Frequency In Stereo. The participants describe their project as a psychedelic drone band, but its stylistic reach is broad and evocative and will trigger many musical associations. Specific influences include the Doors, Sonic Youth, Durutti Column and “the jazz of the Dave Pike set”, but the Lumen Drones also rove through modal, ambient, multi-folk, minimal and noise zones, making exciting music all the way…

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John Coltrane – Sun Ship: The Complete Session (1965/2013) [HDTracks FLAC 24/192]

John Coltrane – Sun Ship: The Complete Session (1965/2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 107:21 minutes | 4,67 GB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks.com | Digital booklet | © Impulse Select

Coltrane’s Sun Ship was one of the final and finest chapters in the story of his classic quartet. It features pianist McCoy Tyner, bassist Jimmy Garrison and drummer Elvin Jones. The work highlights the saxophonist in transition from the secular (“Dearly Beloved”) to the sacred (“Amen”). Sun Ship: The Complete Session includes every recorded moment from this historic session including alternate takes, conversations between the musicians, their leader and their producer and more than one hour of unreleased music.

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John Coltrane – Dakar (1957/2014) [Qobuz FLAC 24/44,1]

John Coltrane – Dakar (1957/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 39:27 minutes | 519 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: Q0buz | Digital Booklet | Label: Prestige Records

Dakar was one of the early albums from Prestige on which John Coltrane played. While not the lead musician on the recording, Prestige marketed the album as such due to Coltrane’s rapidly-rising fame as a soloist.

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