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)
Variety is the order of the day on this disc, with Count Basie's exuberant "St. Louis Blues" followed by "Sugar," as quiet and gentle as any piece he ever recorded. Taps Miller sings "Did You See ... (Read More)
James Moody, tenor saxophone, flute & vocals. Frank Greene, trumpet. Steve Davis, trombone. Slide Hampton, bandleader, & others.
Label: Mcg Jazz. Format: CD.
UPC: 612262102325. Daedalus Item Code: 57146
Saxophonist Jimmy Heath's "Without You—No Me (To Dizzy)" is a solidly swinging tribute to Gillespie in this live 2005 date in Pittsburgh, as are Slide Hampton's trombone improvisations on Gillespie's ... (Read More)
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Ella Fitzgerald, vocals. Louis Armstrong, trumpet & vocals. Oscar Peterson, piano. Coleman Hawkins, tenor saxophone. Herb Ellis, guitar. Buddy Rich, drums, & others.
Label: Verve. Format: CD.
UPC: 731453967922. Daedalus Item Code: 69207
Listening to Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald performing together, we realize just how their obvious talent is matched by their respect and affection for each other. Delivered with panache and ... (Read More)
Erroll Garner, piano. Eddie Calhoun, bass. Denzil Best, drums.
Label: Columbia. Format: 3 CDs.
UPC: 888751208421. Daedalus Item Code: 59814
(2016 Grammy Nominee for Best Historical Album) Recorded at a military base in Carmel-By-The Sea, California, this 1955 performance has been called "arguably the finest record pianist Erroll ... (Read More)
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From the 1920s to the present day, the music of Gershwin has never gone out of style, and it doubtless never will. These diverse performances by artists from the classical, jazz, pop, and Broadway ... (Read More)
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(Grammy Winner Included/"I Left My Heart in San Francisco") Even as Tony Bennett teaches a new generation how to appreciate classic pop, these 1951–2001 recordings offer a chance to look back ... (Read More)
During his 1950s tenure at Capitol Records, Frank Sinatra could truly do no wrong, as these 20 remastered tracks demonstrate in spades. Often culled from the Great American Songbook and originally ... (Read More)
Frank Sinatra with Luther Vandross, Aretha Franklin, Barbra Streisand, Julio Iglesias, Tony Bennett & others.
Label: Capitol. Format: CD.
UPC: 077778961123. Daedalus Item Code: 69230
(Grammy Nominee for Best Taditional Pop Vocal Performance) The only Frank Sinatra album to achieve triple platinum certification, this Grammy-nominated 1993 release combined Ol' Blue Eyes with ... (Read More)
Originally released in 1955—when Frank Sinatra's popularity was flagging and his marriage to Ava Gardner was on the rocks—this disc signaled one of popular music's greatest comebacks. Sometimes ... (Read More)
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(Grammy Nominee for Best Pop Instrumental Album) In its 1960s–70s heyday, Stax Records was home to a panoply of jazz, funk, and R&B legends who exerted significant influence on later American ... (Read More)
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