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Diana Krall - All For You (A Dedication To The Nat King Cole Trio) (1996) {2005, Reissue}

Diana Krall - All For You (A Dedication To The Nat King Cole Trio) (1996) {2005, Reissue}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 273 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 143 Mb
Full Scans (JPG, 600 dpi) ~ 27 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Vocal Jazz, Standards, Contemporary Jazz | Impulse! #0602498840160

Pianist/vocalist Diana Krall pays tribute to the Nat King Cole Trio on her Impulse! set. In general, the medium and up-tempo tunes work best, particularly such hot ditties as "I'm an Errand Girl for Rhythm," "Frim Fram Sauce," and "Hit That Jive Jack." Krall does not attempt to directly copy Cole much (either pianistically or vocally), although his influence is obviously felt on some of the songs. The slow ballads are actually as reminiscent of Shirley Horn as Cole, particularly the somber "I'm Through With Love" and "If I Had You." Guitarist Russell Malone gets some solo space on many of the songs and joins in on the group vocal of "Hit That Jive Jack," although it is surprising that he had no other opportunities to interact vocally with Krall; a duet could have been delightful. Bassist Paul Keller is fine in support, pianist Benny Green backs Krall's vocal on "If I Had You," and percussionist Steve Kroon is added on one song. Overall, this is a tasteful effort that succeeds.
The Smokin' Joe Kubek Band & Bnois King - Steppin' Out Texas Style (1991)

The Smokin' Joe Kubek Band & Bnois King - Steppin' Out Texas Style (1991)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 260 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 107 Mb | Covers included | 00:41:03
Modern Electric Texas Blues | Label: Bullseye Blues/Rounder | # CD BB 9510

Smokin' Joe Kubek's debut album is a delight. Kubek leads his band through a set of smoking hot Texas and Memphis blues, delivered with passion – they can play this music with precision, but they choose to be looser and more fun than most traditionalists. Kubek's a skillful guitarist and B'Nois King, his vocalist and rhythm guitarist, can play nearly as well and their duels are the high watermark of an already wonderful album.

Diana Krall - Glad Rag Doll (2012) {CD+DVD, Deluxe Edition, Japan}  Music

Posted by popsakov at March 18, 2018
Diana Krall - Glad Rag Doll (2012) {CD+DVD, Deluxe Edition, Japan}

Diana Krall - Glad Rag Doll (2012) {CD+DVD, Deluxe Edition, Japan}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 367 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 165 Mb
DVD5 | VIDEO_TS | MPEG-2 Video, NTSC 720x480 (16:9), 29.970 fps, VBR ~ 7810 kb/s
LPCM 2.0, 48.0 kHz/16 bits, 1536 kb/s | Subtitles: Japan | 11:01 | ~ 810 Mb
Full Scans (JPG, 600 dpi) ~ 50 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Vocal Jazz, Standards, Contemporary Jazz | Verve Records #UCCV-9445

For only the second time in her career, jazz pianist and vocalist Diana Krall deviates from her tried, true m.o. of covering easily identifiable jazz standards. On Glad Rag Doll she teams with producer T-Bone Burnett and his stable of studio aces. Here the two-time Grammy winner covers mostly vaudeville and jazz tunes written in the 1920s and '30s, some relatively obscure. Most of the music here is from her father's collection of 78-rpm records. Krall picked 35 tunes from that music library and gave sheet music to Burnett. He didn't reveal his final selections until they got into the studio. Given their origins, these songs remove the sheen of detached cool that is one of Krall's vocal trademarks. Check the speakeasy feel on opener "We Just Couldn't Say Goodbye," with Marc Ribot's airy chords, Jay Bellerose's loose shuffle, and Dennis Crouch's strolling upright bass. Krall's vocal actually seems to express delight in this loose and informal proceeding – though her piano playing is, as usual, tight, top-notch.

Diana Krall - Quiet Nights (2009) {CD+DVD, Deluxe Edition}  Music

Posted by popsakov at March 17, 2018
Diana Krall - Quiet Nights (2009) {CD+DVD, Deluxe Edition}

Diana Krall - Quiet Nights (2009) {CD+DVD, Deluxe Edition}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 338 Mb | Scans Included (JPG, 200 dpi)
DVD5 | VIDEO_TS | MPEG-2 Video, NTSC 720x480 (4:3), 29.970 fps, VBR ~ 6118 kb/s
DD 2.0, 48.0 kHz/16 bits, 192 kb/s | 43:00 | ~ 2,25 Gb | RAR 5% Recovery
Vocal Jazz, Bossa Nova, Contemporary Jazz | Verve #460502670327

Bossa nova is not unfamiliar to Diana Krall, but 2009's Quiet Nights is her first record devoted to the gently swaying rhythm. Teaming up again with arranger Claus Ogerman, who last worked with Krall on 2001's The Look of Love and who also frequently collaborated with bossa nova godfather Antonio Carlos Jobim, Krall winds up with a mellow, lazy album that recalls the relaxed late-night sophistication of Jobim's duet album with Frank Sinatra, which Ogerman also happened to arrange and conduct. It's not just the sound, it's the songs: how '60s standards like Bacharach/David's "Walk on By" sit next to three Jobim tunes, a song by Marcos Valle ("So Nice"), and a few American Songbook standards placed at the beginning, the better to ease listeners into purer bossa nova at the end.
Hannah Wicklund & The Steppin Stones - Hannah Wicklund & The Steppin Stones (2018)

Hannah Wicklund & The Steppin Stones - Hannah Wicklund & The Steppin Stones (2018)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | 00:38:29 | 272 Mb
Blues Rock, Female Vocal | Label: Strawberry Moon Records

Every once in a while an artist seems to come out of nowhere and blow away expectations. Most of the time that artist is not 20 years old. Hannah Wicklund fronts the Steppin Stones at age 20 and what’s crazy is Wicklund started the band when she was just eight years old! In 2017, Greta Van Fleet burst onto the scene to garner the attention of rock and roll fans young and old. In 2018, we might see the same from Hannah Wicklund and the Steppin Stones.

Harold Vick - Steppin' Out! (1963/1996)  Music

Posted by Domestos at Feb. 22, 2018
Harold Vick - Steppin' Out! (1963/1996)

Harold Vick - Steppin' Out! (1963/1996)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 252.83 Mb | 36:09 | Scans included
Soul Jazz, Hard Bop | Country: USA | Label: Blue Note - CDP 7243 8 52433 2 5

This soul-jazz outing by tenor saxophonist Harold Vick (his recording debut as a leader) casts him in a role that was often occupied by Stanley Turrentine. Vick, with a quintet that also includes trumpeter Blue Mitchell, guitarist Grant Green, organist John Patton, and drummer Ben Dixon, performs four blues, a slightly trickier original (five of the six songs are his), plus the ballad "Laura" on this CD reissue. There are no real surprises, but no disappointments either on what would be Harold Vick's only chance to lead a Blue Note date. At 27, he was already a fine player.
Diana Krall - Love Scenes (1997/2014) Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Diana Krall - Love Scenes (1997/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time - 55:01 minutes | 1,13 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

The fourth studio album from beloved jazz vocalist Diana Krall features a mix of timeless jazz classics played with a reverence for the classic age of swing songs. The album includes the hits Peel Me A Grape and They Can't Take That Away From Me, as well as gems written by songwriters such as Irving Berlin, Percy Mayfield, Bing Crosby and Peggy Lee.
Diana Krall - The Girl In The Other Room (2004/2013) Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Diana Krall - The Girl In The Other Room (2004/2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time - 56:06 minutes | 1,22 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

"The Girl In The Other Room" is the seventh studio album by Canadian jazz star Diana Krall. Featuring songs co-written with Elvis Costello as well as covers of songs by Tom Waits and Joni Mitchell, the album ranked number 7 on Billboards's Top Jazz Albums of the Decade.
Hannah Wicklund & The Steppin Stones - Hannah Wicklund & The Steppin Stones (2018)

Hannah Wicklund & The Steppin Stones - Hannah Wicklund & The Steppin Stones (2018)
MP3 CBR 320kbps | 00:38:28 | 91.52 Mb | Cover
Blues Rock | Country: USA | Label: Hannah Wicklund & The Steppin Stones

With a sound pulled straight from the glory days of Album Oriented Rock of the mid-seventies, Hannah Wicklund & the Steppin Stones are the latest entry into the throwback trend spearheaded by bands like Greta Van Fleet and The Record Company. Wicklund, a 20-year-old Hilton Head, South Carolina native is set to release her self-titled album on her own Strawberry Moon imprint on Friday, January 26, 2018, and it could not come a day sooner.

Diana Krall - When I Look In Your Eyes (Japan Edition) (1999)  Music

Posted by Pisulik at Jan. 2, 2018
Diana Krall - When I Look In Your Eyes (Japan Edition) (1999)

Diana Krall - When I Look In Your Eyes (Japan Edition) (1999)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +cue, log, m3u, artworks - 352 MB | 00:59:30
Vocal Jazz, Smooth Jazz, Contemporary Jazz | Label: Impulse!

With this CD, the young Canadian singer/pianist/arranger joins forces with producer Tommy LiPuma who places his orchestral stamp on eight of the 13 tracks. It is the latest attempt to push Krall to an even wider pop/smooth jazz audience than she already enjoys. After all, Nat Cole, Wes Montgomery, and George Benson, among others, went this route. Wonder if she'd agree the cuts sans strings were more fun and challenging? Krall does get to it with central help from bassists John Clayton and Ben Wolfe, drummers Jeff Hamilton and Lewis Nash, and guitarist Russell Malone, all stellar players. Krall's voice is sweet and sexy.