Nelson Riddle's brilliant arrangements and Sinatra's consummate vocal interpretations made this 1961 release one of the singer's greatest triumphs for Capitol Records. The 15 selections include Harry ... (Read More)
The 11 songs on this 1964 album range from 1934's peppy "The Continental" to 1962's haunting "Days of Wine and Roses." Other moody tunes include "Moon River," "It Might As Well Be Spring," "Love Is a ... (Read More)
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Marian McPartland & George Shearing, pianos. Max Wayne, bass. Cozy Cole, drums, & others.
Label: Savoy Jazz. Format: CD.
UPC: 795041721723. Daedalus Item Code: 37332
England's gifts to American jazz, pianists George Shearing and Marian McPartland recorded these studio sessions for Savoy in 1947 and 1952, respectively. Showing his affinity for Art Tatum, Errol ... (Read More)
Horace Silver, piano. Blue Mitchell, trumpet. Joe Henderson, tenor saxophone. Gene Taylor, bass, & others.
Label: Blue Note. Format: CD.
UPC: 724349900226. Daedalus Item Code: 49483
This 1964 release by the late, great bop pianist yielded both an iconic title track and an essential jazz album. "Song for My Father" is upbeat and joyful, with its sprightly horns and rhythms ... (Read More)
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Louis Armstrong, Anita O'Day, Dinah Washington, Mel Torme, Shirley Horne, Fred Astaire, Blossom Dearie & others.
Label: Verve. Format: CD.
UPC: 3145110702. Daedalus Item Code: 49016
Cole Porter was one of the few greats in American Popular Song to pen both music and lyrics. On these 17 tracks, the crème de la crème of jazz musicians go to town on both, with interpretations both ... (Read More)
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Cole Porter with Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks, Lena Horne, Sonny Rollins, Artie Shaw & His Orchestra & others.
Label: Bluebird. Format: CD.
UPC: 828766218022. Daedalus Item Code: 49018
Cole Porter was signed to Bluebird's parent label RCA Victor, so this collection includes classic versions of "Night and Day" by Fred Astaire and Frank Sinatra, "It's Delovely" by Shorty Rogers, "I ... (Read More)
Count Basie, Cab Calloway, Dinah Washington, Benny Goodman, John Coltrane, Fletcher Henderson, Oscar Peterson, Quincy Jones & others.
Label: Quality Audio. Format: 4 CDs, boxed.
UPC: 779836429421. Daedalus Item Code: 37390
Listening to Louis Armstrong's solos on "West End Blues" and "St. James Infirmary," as well as Jelly Roll Morton's arrangements on "Doctor Jazz Stomp," you literally hear jazz being born. It wasn't ... (Read More)
Joe Venuti, violin. Red Norvo, xylophone. Louis Prima, trumpet & vocals. Neil Marshall, drums, & others.
Label: Fuel 2000 Records. Format: cutout CD.
UPC: 030206183924. Daedalus Item Code: 37281
Violinist Giuseppe "Joe" Venuti and his boyhood friend, guitarist Salvatore Massaro (a.k.a. Eddie Lang), were among the first virtuosos of the Jazz Age. Any performance by Venuti is a delight, and ... (Read More)
Jonathan Kreisberg, guitar. Matt Penman, bass. Will Vinson, alto saxophone. Gary Versace, piano. Mark Ferber, drums.
Label: Mel Bay Publications. Format: CD.
UPC: 796279104524. Daedalus Item Code: 27939
This Brooklyn based guitarist's impressive sixth album as a leader builds on swing and bop roots in music that ranges from Irving Berlin's "The Best Thing for You" to many fine originals, like ... (Read More)
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Joshua Redman, saxophone. Brad Mehldau, piano. Larry Grenadier, bass. Brian Blade, drums.
Label: Nonesuch. Format: CD.
UPC: 075597960938. Daedalus Item Code: 38713
Redman's first recording to feature an orchestral ensemble, this set of 12 ballads includes the standards "Lush Life," "Easy Living," "Stardust," and "The Folks Who Live on the Hill" as well as ... (Read More)
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