Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis, Charlie Parker, Thelonious Monk, Stan Getz, Duke Ellington, Art Tatum & others.
Label: Direct Source. Format: 4 CDs, boxed.
UPC: 779836367327. Daedalus Item Code: 57022
A cavalcade of iconic performances by the movers and shakers of the genre, this 60-track set is a veritable history of jazz—America's unique artform—in a box. It kicks off with the seminal "West End ... (Read More)
Jimmy Witherspoon, vocals. Robben Ford, guitar & alto saxophone. Roy Eldridge, trumpet. Earl Hines, piano, & others.
Label: MJF Records. Format: CD.
UPC: 888072306387. Daedalus Item Code: 57160
One of the great postwar blues shouters, "Spoon" delivers like the seasoned pro he was in this newly released archival performance. Highlights include the signature songs "I'm Going to Move to the ... (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)
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)
This set collects rare studio tracks and radio show airchecks from the early 40s, most of them featuring Lena Horne in front of a full orchestra. She sounds fabulous, and the song choices are both ... (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)
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)
A six-time Grammy nominee who knows no musical boundaries, Brazil's Luciana Souza has collaborated with a wide range of jazz, classical, pop, and bossa nova artists. On this 2015 release, Souza is ... (Read More)
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Miles Davis, trumpet. Charlie Parker, alto saxophone, & others.
Label: Direct Source. Format: 3 CDs, boxed.
UPC: 779836515421. Daedalus Item Code: 57252
A trumpeter of genius who boldly experimented with the possibilities of jazz, Miles Davis was never content to repeat himself. This three-disc anthology features 30 songs from the first half of ... (Read More)