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Miles Davis at Newport 1955–1975: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 4
Miles Davis, trumpet. Thelonious Monk, piano. John Coltrane, tenor saxophone. Pete Cosey, guitar. Al Foster, drums, & others.
Label: Legacy.   Format: 4 CDs, boxed.
UPC: 888750819529. Daedalus Item Code: 59523
 
The Newport Jazz Festival has always attracted the genre's best, so it's no surprise that Miles Davis played there on many occasions. Highlights from eight of Miles's performances are collected on ... (Read More)
 
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Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool
Miles Davis, trumpet. Kai Winding, trombone. Gerry Mulligan, baritone saxophone. Lee Konitz, alto saxophone. Max Roach, drums, & many others.
Label: Capitol Jazz.   Format: CD.
UPC: 724353011727. Daedalus Item Code: 59643
 
On every critic's list of essential jazz albums, this collection of arrangements by Miles Davis's nonet, recorded at three sessions over the course of a year (1949–50), was the cradle for the ensuing ... (Read More)
 
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Original Divas
Lena Horne, Billie Holiday, Aretha Franklin, the Pointer Sisters, Nina Simone, Eartha Kitt, Ella Fitzgerald & others.
Label: BMG.   Format: 3 CDs, boxed.
UPC: 755174758522. Daedalus Item Code: 67276
 
This chronological survey of iconic divas fittingly begins with the great Lena Horne singing one of her signature songs, "Stormy Weather," followed by Billie Holiday and Artie Shaw on "Any Old Time," ... (Read More)
 
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Original Jazz, Vol. 2
Benny Goodman, John Coltrane, Quincy Jones, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Oscar Peterson, Mel Tormé & others.
Label: Music Moods.   Format: 2 CDs.
UPC: 753267005997. Daedalus Item Code: 67243
 
This extremely entertaining survey of classic jazz includes such premiere ensembles as Duke Ellington and his orchestra ("Basin Street Blues"), the Dave Brubeck Quartet ("Blue Rondo à la Turk"), and ... (Read More)
 
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Peanuts Greatest Hits
Vince Guaraldi Trio.
Label: Fantasy Records.   Format: CD.
UPC: 888072374980. Daedalus Item Code: 59781
 
It's hard to believe that it's been 50 years since the debut of Vince Guaraldi's "Linus and Lucy," one of the all-time great theme songs and among the most familiar jazz tunes in history. Twelve of ... (Read More)
 
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Riverside
Dave Douglas, trumpet. Chet Doxas, clarinet & saxophone. Steve Swallow, bass. Jim Doxas, drums.
Label: Greenleaf Music.   Format: CD.
UPC: 186980000367. Daedalus Item Code: 59008
 
Somewhere up in heaven, Billie Holiday is nodding and smiling as she listens to this fine band's languorous take on "Travelin' Light." Riverside puts a contemporary stamp on small-group improvisation ... (Read More)
 
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Sarah Vaughan: Live at Rosy's
Sarah Vaughan, vocals.
Label: Resonance.   Format: 2 CDs.
UPC: 096802280191. Daedalus Item Code: 69313
 
Recently rediscovered, Sarah Vaughan's May 1978 performance at Rosy's in New Orleans was originally recorded for NPR's Jazz Alive! Backed by a trio, "Sassy" sounds as powerful as ever on these ... (Read More)
 
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Sonny Rollins: The Sound of Sonny
Sonny Rollins, tenor saxophone. Sonny Clark, piano. Percy Heath & Paul Chambers, basses. Roy Haynes, drums.
Label: Riverside.   Format: cutout CD.
UPC: 888072301863. Daedalus Item Code: 67251
 
In 1957, the Down Beat Critics' Poll proclaimed smooth bopper Sonny Rollins the "new star" of the tenor saxophone, awarding this LP four stars. Bursting with melodic invention and intricate ... (Read More)
 
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Stacey Kent: Tenderly
Stacey Kent, vocals. Robert Menescal, guitar. Jeremy Brown, bass. Jim Tomlinson, tenor saxophone & flute.
Label: OKeh.   Format: CD.
UPC: 888751567627. Daedalus Item Code: 69072
 
A jazz chanteuse of international scope, Stacey Kent brings her own spin to the Great American Songbook, and she can also sing French chansons and Brazilian bossa nova classics in their original ... (Read More)
 
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Stan Kenton: The Complete MacGregor Transcriptions, Vol. 1—Balboa Bash
Stan Kenton, piano. Chico Alvarez, trumpet. Howard Rumsey, bass, & others.
Label: Naxos Jazz.   Format: CD.
UPC: 636943251720. Daedalus Item Code: 57740
 
These 1941 radio transcriptions document some of the earliest recordings of the Stan Kenton band, and in good sound too. Many of the 26 songs were not recorded commercially. In addition to the title ... (Read More)
 
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Stan Kenton: The Complete MacGregor Transcriptions, Vol. 2—Etude for Saxophones
Stan Kenton, piano. Dick Cole, trombone. Bill Lahey, alto saxophone. Red Dorris, tenor saxophone. Bob Gioga, baritone saxophone, & others.
Label: Naxos Jazz.   Format: CD.
UPC: 636943251829. Daedalus Item Code: 57739
 
During the early phase of its career, the Kenton Orchestra's repertoire was geared to the tastes of its dancing audiences, with emphasis given to big band and Latin-American instrumentals, along with ... (Read More)
 
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Stan Kenton: Portraits on Standards
Stan Kenton, piano. Zoot Sims, tenor saxophone. Conte Candoli, trumpet. Don Bagley, bass. Laurindo Almeida, guitar, & others.
Label: Capitol Jazz.   Format: CD.
UPC: 724353157128. Daedalus Item Code: 59677
 
You can gauge bandleader/pianist Stan Kenton's affection for these 15 classic tunes by the strength of the band he assembled, which included saxophonists Art Pepper, Zoot Sims, Lee Konitz, and Bud ... (Read More)
 
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