Carlos Franzetti, piano. Mike Richmond, bass. Robby Ameen, drums.
Label: Amapola Records. Format: CD.
UPC: 837101308090. Daedalus Item Code: 57590
(Nominated for Best Instrumental Album at the 2007 Latin Grammy Awards) Recorded live at the famed Buenos Aires nightclub La Trastienda, Argentine–American pianist Carlos Franzetti and his ... (Read More)
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Charles Lloyd, tenor saxophone & flute. Bill Frisell, guitar. Norah Jones, vocals. Willie Nelson, guitar & vocals, & others.
Label: Blue Note. Format: CD.
UPC: 602547652577. Daedalus Item Code: 69185
After nearly six decades in the music business, saxophonist and arranger Charles Lloyd can have his first choice among contributors, so he tapped guitarist Bill Frisell and bassist Reuben Rogers for ... (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)
Count Basie, piano. Jimmy Rushing & Ann Moore, vocals, & others.
Label: Direct Source. Format: CD.
UPC: 779836357526. Daedalus Item Code: 67240
With quite a few songs penned by Count Basie and his band members, this disc is full of swing classics. The golden voice of Basie veteran Jimmy Rushing is featured on "Harvard Blues," "Brand New ... (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)
Cyrus Chestnut, piano. Michael Hawkins, bass. Neal Smith, drums. Russell Malone, guitar. Steven Kroon, percussion.
Label: Telarc. Format: cutout CD.
UPC: 089408363429. Daedalus Item Code: 67252
Having backed such artists as Wynton Marsalis, Bette Midler, and Isaac Hayes, Baltimore's Cyrus Chestnut is not surprisingly a musician of broad tastes, which he amply demonstrates on this 2006 disc. ... (Read More)
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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)
Duke Ellington, piano & bandleader. Johnny Hodges, tenor saxophone. Oscar Pettiford, bass. Louie Bellson, drums, & many others.
Label: Naxos Jazz. Format: CD.
UPC: 636943281420. Daedalus Item Code: 57747
In the late 1940's, dozens of big bands bit the dust, but Duke Ellington used the royalties from his hit songs to keep his group going. Not until his triumph at the Newport Jazz Festival in 1956, ... (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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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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This choice group of favorites by the world-famous jazz master and his orchestra features both ballads and uptempo numbers, including "In a Mellow Tone," "Ko-Ko," "Main Stem," "Caravan," "Bundle of ... (Read More)