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)
Harry Connick Jr., organ, trumpet, saxophone & vocals. Eg White, guitar & drums. Mike Davis, trombone, & others.
Label: Columbia. Format: CD.
UPC: 888751591325. Daedalus Item Code: 59885
Working with two producers—one in London, and one in Memphis—Harry Connick Jr. recorded 11 new songs. "This is brand new territory," the three-time Grammy winner said of these collaborations. "I'm ... (Read More)
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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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Ella Fitzgerald, vocals. Lester Young, tenor saxophone. Charlie Parker, alto saxophone. Hank Jones, piano. Herb Ellis, guitar. Ray Brown, bass. Buddy Rich, drums, & others.
Label: Verve. Format: CD.
UPC: 602547780249. Daedalus Item Code: 69172
These remastered 1949–54 live recordings for Norman Granz's Jazz at the Philharmonic series offer a special opportunity to hear Ella Fitzgerald as she came into her own as a singer and performer. ... (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)
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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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)
Kenny Burrell, guitar. Tommy Flanagan, piano. John Coltrane, tenor saxophone. Donald Byrd, trumpet, & others.
Label: Prestige. Format: CD.
UPC: 025218580724. Daedalus Item Code: 67247
Critic Lewis McMillan Jr., described Kenny Burrell in Down Beat as "a man with a mission," whose "role as a jazz musician was not unlike that of an evangelist." He's one preacher to whom we're ... (Read More)
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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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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)