Gerry Mulligan, baritone saxophone. Paul Desmond, alto saxophone. Joe Benjamin, bass. Dave Bailey, drums.
Label: Verve. Format: CD.
UPC: 731451985027. Daedalus Item Code: 69213
With his gift for songwriting and the dulcet tone of his baritone saxophone, Gerry Mulligan was a congenial musical collaborator, and for this sax summit, he is joined by Dave Brubeck's right-hand ... (Read More)
Helen Merrill, vocals. Clifford Brown, trumpet. Milt Hinton, bass. Jimmy Jones, piano. Barry Galbraith, guitar, & others.
Label: Emarcy. Format: CD.
UPC: 042281464324. Daedalus Item Code: 69211
Jazz chanteuse Helen Merrill's first (and some say her finest) album paired her with the great but short-lived trumpeter Clifford Brown, who died 18 months later in 1956. With arrangements by Quincy ... (Read More)
Jason Moran, piano. Meshell Ndegeocello, vocals. Leron Thomas, trumpet & vocals. Stephen Lehman, saxophone, & others.
Label: Blue Note. Format: CD.
UPC: 602537534296. Daedalus Item Code: 49698
(2015 Grammy Nominee for Best Jazz Instrumental Album and Jazz Times Critic's Pick Best New Release 2014) Just reading the track list for this celebration of Thomas Wright "Fats" Waller ... (Read More)
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Joey Alexander, piano. Larry Grenadier & Dan Chmielinski, basses. Chris Potter, soprano saxophone. Ulysses Owens Jr., drums.
Label: Motema Music. Format: CD.
UPC: 181212002027. Daedalus Item Code: 69536
Less than a year after his debut My Favorite Things earned him his first two Grammy nominations, 13-year-old jazz pianist Joey Alexander returns with this disc of nine new songs, backed by ... (Read More)
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Johnny Mercer's stupendous talents as a performer and songwriter (e.g., "Blues in the Night," "Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive," "One for My Baby") are sampled in this 20-track collection of hits from ... (Read More)
Kris Bowers, piano. Julia Easterlin, José James & Chris Turner, vocals.
Label: Concord Jazz. Format: CD.
UPC: 888072343535. Daedalus Item Code: 59131
When he took first place in 2011's Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition, Kris Bowers wowed a panel of judges that included the elite pianists Ellis Marsalis, Herbie Hancock, and Jason ... (Read More)
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Les Paul was a genius on the guitar and in the studio, while Mary Ford was a canary par excellence. This 23-track collection of digitally remastered highlights from their Capitol discography includes ... (Read More)
Louis Armstrong, trumpet & vocals. Johnny McGee, trumpet. Dave Barbour, guitar. Ray Brown, bass. Louis Bellson, drums, & others.
Label: Hip-O. Format: CD.
UPC: 602498828892. Daedalus Item Code: 59823
Louis Armstrong created a disproportionately large share of jazz's greatest recordings, and this 23-song retrospective has quite a few of them. Here are songs that Satchmo put his distinctive stamp ... (Read More)
Miles Davis, trumpet. Thelonious Monk, piano. John Coltrane, tenor saxophone. Pete Cosey, guitar. Al Foster, drums, & others.
Label: Legacy. Format: 4 CDs, boxed.
UPC: 888750819529. Daedalus Item Code: 59523
The Newport Jazz Festival has always attracted the genre's best, so it's no surprise that Miles Davis played there on many occasions. Highlights from eight of Miles's performances are collected on ... (Read More)
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Miles Davis, trumpet. Kai Winding, trombone. Gerry Mulligan, baritone saxophone. Lee Konitz, alto saxophone. Max Roach, drums, & many others.
Label: Capitol Jazz. Format: CD.
UPC: 724353011727. Daedalus Item Code: 59643
On every critic's list of essential jazz albums, this collection of arrangements by Miles Davis's nonet, recorded at three sessions over the course of a year (1949–50), was the cradle for the ensuing ... (Read More)
Tony Bennett, vocals. Bill Evans & Marian McPartland, pianos. Charlie Byrd, guitar. John Giuffrida, bass. Ruby Braff, cornet, & others.
Label: Concord. Format: CD.
UPC: 888072329553. Daedalus Item Code: 67435
Deeply dissatisfied when Columbia Records pressured him to record contemporary rock music, Tony Bennett created his own Improv label, and began his 1970s career renaissance. Among the many highlights ... (Read More)