His life spanned nearly a century, and so Eubie Blake's (1887–1983) piano roll recordings offer us a unique chance to hear how these classics of jazz, ragtime, and blues were performed in their era. ... (Read More)
Frank Sinatra, vocals. Harry James, trumpet & bandleader. Tommy Dorsey, trombone & bandleader, & others.
Label: Columbia. Format: 4 CDs.
UPC: 888430497429. Daedalus Item Code: 67608
Chronicling Frank Sinatra's 1939–52 ascent from being a guest vocalist for Harry James and Tommy Dorsey to forging a career as one of the most revered solo artists of the 20th century, this set ... (Read More)
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)
George Gershwin, Frank Milne, Ernest Leith, J. Lawrence Cook, Victor Arden & Max Kortlander, pianos.
Label: Shout. Format: CD.
UPC: 826663012026. Daedalus Item Code: 69707
Taken from piano rolls recorded by George Gershwin, here is a jazzy, lightning-fast 1924 Rhapsody in Blue sans Ferde Grofé's orchestration, putting the spotlight squarely on the composer's ... (Read More)
(Grammy Winner for Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella/"You and I"; Best Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals/"Flintstones") He plays at least eight instruments and his renditions of ... (Read More)
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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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Bill Evans, Stan Getz, Shirley Horn, Freddie Hubbard, Wes Montgomery, Sarah Vaughan & others.
Label: Resonance. Format: CD.
UPC: 096802280337. Daedalus Item Code: 69662
Founded in 2008 to help preserve the legacy of great jazz recordings, Resonance Records is off to a great start, judging by this sampler of 14 artists on its roster. Wes Montgomery's chill guitar ... (Read More)
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Over the past seven decades, the films of Walt Disney have featured countless memorable songs, a dozen of which are reinterpreted here by a choice array of contemporary jazz performers. Melody Gardot ... (Read More)
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On these live performances from October 1996, Keith Jarrett regales the cities of Modena, Ferrara, Turin, and Genoa with his ever-evolving gift for epic improvisation; indeed the pianist himself ... (Read More)
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Lea DeLaria, vocals. Gil Goldstein, piano & accordion. Christian McBride, bass. Seamus Blake, tenor saxophone. Bill Stewart, drums, & others.
Label: Telarc. Format: cutout CD.
UPC: 089408550928. Daedalus Item Code: 57818
Although now well-known for her role as "Big Boo" on the Netflix program Orange is the New Black, Lea DeLaria has long cultivated a side career as a jazz singer. On this album of eclectic ... (Read More)
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. Tommy Dorsey, trombone. Jimmy Dorsey, clarinet. Joe Venuti, violin. Eddie Lang, guitar, & others.
Label: Toma Distribution. Format: CD.
UPC: 820550203627. Daedalus Item Code: 67531
Trumpet great Louis Armstrong relished singing immensely; in fact music historians point out that before he took up the cornet at the New Orleans Colored Waifs Home he organized a vocal quartet to ... (Read More)
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