Gerry Mulligan, baritone saxophone. Ben Webster, tenor saxophone. Jimmy Rowles, piano. Leroy Vinnegar, bass. Mel Lewis, drums.
Label: Verve. Format: CD.
UPC: 042284166126. Daedalus Item Code: 69212
"Known for the classical restraint of his playing as well as his inspired improvisation" (National Review), Ben Webster had a brilliant yet troubled career that spanned nearly half a century. ... (Read More)
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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Johnny Hartman, vocals. Hank Jones, piano. Kenny Burrell & Jim Hall, guitars. Illinois Jacquet, tenor saxophone, & others.
Label: Impulse. Format: CD.
UPC: 602517448193. Daedalus Item Code: 69209
With his gorgeous baritone and perfect enunciation, Johnny Hartman was supremely gifted at interpreting ballads, and in this 1963 LP he's seconded by all-stars such as the fabulous Hank Jones on ... (Read More)
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)
Versatile songbird June Christy had been associated with "cool" jazz ever since her vocal work with the Stan Kenton Orchestra. On her signature solo album, 1955's Something Cool, she was ... (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)
A jazz-pop duo with a big, warm sound—thanks in part to their savoir faire in the studio—vocalist Mary Ford and guitarist/vocalist Les Paul starred in their own TV show and recorded a string ... (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)