Nat Gonella & Al Bowlly, vocals. The Monseigneur Band. Lew Stone, bandleader.
Label: Claves Records. Format: CD.
UPC: 7619931981222. Daedalus Item Code: 57213
Great Britain's most popular bandleader and arranger in the 1930s, Lew Stone turned the Monseigneur Band into one of Europe's most polished jazz ensembles. Although the band already had seasoned ... (Read More)
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Ideal for a long drive, an after-hours get-together, or any time you want to chill out, these nine jazz tracks are easy on the ear and show considerable stylistic variety. Leading a trio, Hank Jones ... (Read More)
Louis Armstrong, Bing Crosby & Rosemary Clooney, Guy Lombardo, Dick Robertson & others.
Label: Direct Source. Format: CD.
UPC: 779836872920. Daedalus Item Code: 67423
You don't have to be told that Louis Armstrong loves the holidays, because you can hear it in his crooned rendition of "White Christmas"; on the other hand, the song's best-known performer Bing ... (Read More)
Bill Evans, piano. Scott LaFaro, bass. Paul Motian, drums.
Label: Riverside. Format: CD.
UPC: 888072323261. Daedalus Item Code: 69539
Culled from the same 1961 live performances that yielded Sunday at the Village Vanguard, this album finds Bill Evans at his creative best, enjoying an almost telepathic connection with bassist ... (Read More)
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Blossom Dearie, vocals. Herb Ellis, guitar. Ray Brown, bass. Jo Jones, drums.
Label: Verve. Format: CD.
UPC: 731451706721. Daedalus Item Code: 69205
The quintessence of this sublime chanteuse's unique charm, Blossom Dearie's 1958 studio album Give Him the Ooh-La-La actually features just one French song, "Plus Je T'embrasse." The 13 tracks ... (Read More)
Over the course of his career, Brad Mehldau—a seven-time winner of the Downbeat poll—has enthusiastically explored popular music in order to expand the repertoire for jazz piano. Collecting ... (Read More)
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Catherine Russell, vocals. Matt Munisteri, guitar & banjo. Mark Shane, piano. John Allred, trombone, & others.
Label: Jazz Village. Format: CD.
UPC: 713746900427. Daedalus Item Code: 69486
(2017 Grammy Nominee for Best Jazz Vocal Album) Her father was Louis Armstrong's musical director and her mother performed with the International Sweethearts of Rhythm, so it's no surprise ... (Read More)
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Charlie Parker, alto saxophone. Miles Davis & Dizzy Gillespie, trumpets. Curly Russell, bass. Max Roach, drums, & others.
Label: Savoy Jazz. Format: CD.
UPC: 795041714824. Daedalus Item Code: 69720
A companion to the 2010 album of Charlie Parker remixes Bird Up, this is a chance to revisit Bird's impeccable original versions of 11 of his best songs, including "Salt Peanuts," "Bird of ... (Read More)
Chris Thile, mandolin & vocals. Brad Mehldau, piano.
Label: Nonesuch. Format: 2 CDs.
UPC: 075597940992. Daedalus Item Code: 79030
Having long since proven the versatility of the mandolin, Nickel Creek frontman and host of A Prairie Home Companion Chris Thile has become a highly sought-after collaborator; an equally ... (Read More)
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Count Basie, piano. Al Aarons, trumpet. Bill Hughes, trombone. Eric Dixon, tenor saxophone & flute. Harold Jones, drums, & others.
Label: GRP Records. Format: CD.
UPC: 011105082228. Daedalus Item Code: 69204
When this 1968 disc was recorded, Count Basie had just recently begun what would be a long partnership with composer and conductor Sammy Nestico, who penned the nine songs here for the veteran jazz ... (Read More)
Thelonious Monk, piano. Art Blakey, drums. John Coltrane, tenor saxophone. Miles Davis, trumpet. Sam Jones, bass, & others.
Label: Riverside. Format: 2 cutout CDs.
UPC: 888072323247. Daedalus Item Code: 67535
Recorded between 1952 and 1960, the tunes on this 21-track set are some of Thelonious Monk's most famous, many of them in definitive versions. They include his own compositions "Blue Monk," ... (Read More)
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