Marian McPartland & George Shearing, pianos. Max Wayne, bass. Cozy Cole, drums, & others.
Label: Savoy Jazz. Format: CD.
Label Number: 17217. 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)
Ray Barretto, Randy Brecker, Ron Carter, Tommy Flanagan, Ahmad Jamal, Clark Terry, Cassandra Wilson, Phil Woods & others.
Label: Playboy Jazz. Format: 2 CDs.
Label Number: 7505. Daedalus Item Code: 27788
Riffing on "A Great Day in Harlem" (a famous Life magazine photo of jazz musicians), this 2001 concert held at the Apollo Theater was a benefit for the Jazz Musicians' Emergency Fund. Piano ... (Read More)
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Known for his bravura solos, Harry James was one of the preeminent jazz trumpeters and bandleaders of the 1930s and '40s. Featuring some of the most popular songs of the era, this 15-track collection ... (Read More)
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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 Get A ... (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.
Label Number: 42942. 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)
Dave Brubeck, Billie Holiday, Thelonious Monk, Duke Ellington, Coleman Hawkins, Sarah Vaughan, Miles Davis, Lena Horne & others.
Label: Direct Source. Format: 4 CDs, boxed.
Label Number: 56242. Daedalus Item Code: 37389
A person would have to be made of ice to resist Sarah Vaughan's "I Feel So Smoochie," Billie Holiday's "You're My Thrill," Chet Baker's "Isn't It Romantic," Stan Getz's "My Funny Valentine," Coleman ... (Read More)
New Orleans pianist, bandleader, and composer Ferdinand Joseph LaMothe (a.k.a. Jelly Roll Morton) was jazz's first arranger, and his "Jelly Roll Blues" of 1915 was the first published jazz song. ... (Read More)
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)
John Coltrane, tenor saxophone. Red Garland, piano. Donald Byrd, trumpet. Paul Chambers, bass. Art Taylor, drums, & others.
Label: Prestige. Format: 5 cutout CDs, boxed.
Label Number: 31345. Daedalus Item Code: 37162
Most of the music on Side Steps was made in 1957, a pivotal year for "Trane." He began it as a contender for Sonny Rollins's tenor crown, but he ended it widely perceived as Rollins's peer. ... (Read More)
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Jonathan Kreisberg, guitar. Matt Penman, bass. Will Vinson, alto saxophone. Gary Versace, piano. Mark Ferber, drums.
Label: Mel Bay Publications. Format: CD.
Label Number: 10452. 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.
Label Number: 532288. 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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