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)
In 1956, Nat King Cole hosted his own variety show, an unprecedented feat for an African American entertainer at the time. Most of these 35 performances from his program—augmented by 30 minutes of ... (Read More)
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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)
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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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, 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 Getz, tenor saxophone. João Gilberto, guitar & vocals. Joanne Brackeen, piano. Clint Houston, bass. Billy Hart, drums.
Label: Resonance. Format: CD.
UPC: 096802280207. Daedalus Item Code: 69088
Here the Grammy-winning duo of Stan Getz and bossa nova legend João Gilberto reunited to play some classics of the genre. Evoking the ambiance of their 1960s collaborations, the dozen songs here are ... (Read More)
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Stan Getz, tenor saxophone. Oscar Peterson, piano. Herb Ellis, guitar. Ray Brown, bass.
Label: Verve. Format: CD.
UPC: 042282782625. Daedalus Item Code: 69208
As heard on this 1958 recording, Stan Getz's breathtakingly lovely saxophone sound perfectly matched Oscar Peterson's nimble piano work; better yet, the Canadian pianist brought guitarist Herb Ellis ... (Read More)