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)
A jazz-pop duo with a big, warm sound—thanks in part to their savoir faire in the studio—vocalist Mary Ford and guitarist/vocalist Les Paul starred in their own TV show and recorded a string ... (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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Michael Feinstein, vocals & piano. Jim Fox, guitar. Kirk Smith, bass. Willie Murillo, trumpet. Sid Page, violin, & others.
Label: Concord Jazz. Format: cutout CD.
UPC: 888072330979. Daedalus Item Code: 67239
Michael Feinstein's versatility on this second tribute to the massive songbook of Sinatra ranges from the big-band rhumba "Sway" and the upbeat medley "Luck Be a Lady"/"All I Need Is the Girl" to the ... (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)
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, 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)
Nina Simone, piano & vocals. Jerry Friedman, guitar. Gary King, bass. Jim Madison, drums, & others.
Label: Legacy. Format: CD.
UPC: 886972487526. Daedalus Item Code: 69049
Nina Simone put a spell on us, no two ways about it. This 1978 album reflects the late vocal icon's all-embracing art, with torch songs, reggae, and covers of Hall & Oates's "Rich Girl," Judy ... (Read More)
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)
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)