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)
On these 1963 sessions in Paris, tenor saxophonist Dexter Gordon demonstrates his prowess at interpreting the classics. The rendition of Charlie Parker's "Scrapple from the Apple" is every bit the ... (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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Duke Ellington, piano. Ray Nance, cornet. Johnny Hodges, alto saxophone. Sam Woodyard, drums, & others.
Label: Columbia. Format: 10 CDs, boxed.
UPC: 886979388925. Daedalus Item Code: 59641
(Grammy Winner Included) Never one to rest upon his past successes, Duke Ellington ventured into new territory in the 1950s and 60s. The second volume in a series of Ellington's Columbia ... (Read More)
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Ella Fitzgerald, vocals. Nelson Riddle, conductor.
Label: Verve. Format: CD.
UPC: 731451934827. Daedalus Item Code: 69206
Nobody sings a ballad quite like Ella Fitzgerald, and she sounds glorious on this laid-back 1962 outing; jazz arranger extraordinaire Nelson Riddle backs Ella with the same lush, sophisticated ... (Read More)
Ella Fitzgerald, vocals. Louis Armstrong, trumpet & vocals. 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)
For this 1962 performance at the Penthouse, the legendary Seattle jazz club, Ernestine Anderson is in fine form, crooning and swinging her way through a set of 13 classics. Backed here by a superb ... (Read More)
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Eric Dolphy, alto saxophone & bass clarinet. Booker Little, trumpet. Mal Waldron, piano. Richard Davis, bass. Ed Blackwell, drums.
Label: Prestige. Format: CD.
UPC: 888072306561. Daedalus Item Code: 57154
It is fortunate indeed that the short-lived Eric Dolphy's epic July 16, 1961 performance at New York City's Five Spot was caught on tape. Here his alto saxophone and bass clarinet and Booker Little's ... (Read More)
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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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(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)