April 30 is International jazz day, a celebration of the genre through events and releases in over 190 countries around the world. To mark the occasion MQA, in collaboration with our streaming and download partners and record labels, has brought together some of the best contemporary and classic jazz titles available in master quality on multiple platforms.


New Masters playlists are now available including:

ECM Jazz - Celebrating the acclaimed ECM label and the many titles available in master quality.

Blue Note 80 – The Blue Note 80 playlist celebrates a variety of contemporary and old artists on the illustrious Blue Note label.

Vocal Jazz and Instrumental Jazz - The Vocal and Instrumental playlists explore various jazz sub-genres and influences over the years with a balance of contemporary and historic jazz artists.

Onkyo Music

A carefully chosen selection of contemporary jazz albums alongside some best-selling classics available to download here

e-onkyo music

Discover hundreds of jazz titles available to download in master quality in Japan here


Choose from dozens of MQA-CD jazz albums including:

Bob James – Espresso

Radka Toneff – Fairytales

Herbie Hancock - Maiden Voyage

Bud Powell - The Scene Changes

João Gilberto - Getz/Gilberto

Louis Armstrong - Ella And Louis

The Oscar Peterson Trio - We Get Requests

Bill Evans - At the Montreux Jazz Festival

John Coltrane - John Coltrane And Johnny Hartman

Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers - Moanin'

Antonio Carlos Jobim - The Composer Of Desafinado, Plays

Wes Montgomery - California Dreaming

Bill Evans – Alone

Anita O'Day - Anita Sings The Most

Jimmy Smith - The Cat

Wes Montgomery - Smokin' At The Half Note

John Coltrane - A Love Supreme

MQA-CD’s are available to buy from the following stores:

CD Japan


Tower Records 

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MQA are proud to have already received a range of awards and accolades.

Innovation Award

Innovation Award at the International Hi-Fi Press event at Rocky Mountain Audio Fest 2015

Most Exciting Ideas in Tech

MQA Inventor Bob Stuart was named as one of Stuff’s innovators of 2015.

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Lifetime Achievement Award

MQA creator Bob Stuart received the CEDIA 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award

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