Art Pepper & Sonny Stitt, saxophones. Russ Freeman & Lou Levy, pianos. John Heard & Chuck DeMonico, basses. Carl Burnette, drums.
Label: Omnivore Recordings. Format: 2 CDs.
UPC: 816651011964. Daedalus Item Code: 79033
Released in 1980 and billed as recordings by Sonny Stitt and His West Coast Friends, Art Pepper finds himself in good company here with a simpatico saxophonist. Combining the discs Groovin' ...(Read More)
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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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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)
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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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)
Singled out as "a window into Ellington's working method" by NPR's Kevin Whitehead, this 1970 session in Cologne features the Ellington Orchestra collaborating with Conny Plank (1940–87), a ... (Read More)
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Erroll Garner, piano. Ernest McCarty Jr., bass. Jimmie Smith, drums. José Mangual, congas.
Label: Legacy. Format: CD.
UPC: 889853633128. Daedalus Item Code: 69602
Newly discovered after nearly half a century in an archive, these 1960–70s studio sessions find Erroll Garner and his quartet—featuring Ernest McCarty Jr. on bass, Jimmie Smith on drums, and José ... (Read More)
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