Louis Armstrong, trumpet & vocals. Milt Yaner, alto saxophone. Billy Kyle, piano. Bobby Donaldson, drums, & others.
Label: Naxos Jazz. Format: CD.
UPC: 636943281826. Daedalus Item Code: 57745
Already established as the definitive jazz trumpeter, Louis Armstrong fashioned a second career as a vocalist in the decade after World War II. Arranged chronologically, this release collects ... (Read More)
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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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Karrin Allyson, vocals. Kenny Barron, piano. John Patitucci, bass.
Label: Motéma Music. Format: CD.
UPC: 181212001839. Daedalus Item Code: 59784
Although this four-time Grammy nominee has nothing to prove, Karrin Allyson spreads her wings a bit on this disc of 14 songs by Rodgers and Hammerstein. Here are numbers from Oklahoma ("Oh, ... (Read More)
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Melody Gardot, piano, guitar & vocals. Irwin Hall, alto saxophone. Gary Grant, trumpet. Pete Korpela, percussion, & others.
Label: Verve. Format: CD.
UPC: 602547246820. Daedalus Item Code: 59681
Embracing jazz, blues, soul, and R&B, Currency of Man is a creative milestone by Philadelphia's Grammy-nominated, platinum-selling native daughter, Melody Gardot. "After spending time in LA, ... (Read More)
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Fine and Mel-low is how we'd describe these 20 tracks from one of the best singers in the business. Tormé's lush tones made gals swoon, and who can blame them? He's abetted by the Mel-Tones and ... (Read More)
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)
Miles Davis, trumpet. Cannonball Adderley, alto saxophone. John Coltrane, tenor saxophone. Bill Evans, piano. Paul Chambers, bass. Jimmy Cobb, drums.
Label: Legacy. Format: CD.
UPC: 074646493526. Daedalus Item Code: 59648
In 1959, hard bop had become the prevailing style in jazz, and Miles Davis one of its most prominent practitioners. Assembling a group that included John Coltrane, Cannonball Adderley, and Bill ... (Read More)
Miles Davis, trumpet & flugelhorn. Joe Bennett, trombone. Gunther Schuller, French horn, Paul Chambers, bass. Gil Evans, conductor, & many others.
Label: Legacy. Format: CD.
UPC: 074646514122. Daedalus Item Code: 59647
An essential recording from 1958, Porgy & Bess teamed Miles Davis with arranger Gil Evans for a superb big band revamp of George Gershwin's operatic score; this digitally remastered version ... (Read More)
Miles Davis, trumpet. John Coltrane, tenor saxophone. Red Garland, piano. Paul Chambers, bass. Philly Joe Jones, drums.
Label: Columbia Legacy. Format: CD.
UPC: 696998520127. Daedalus Item Code: 59649
Miles Davis's debut for Columbia, this essential 1956 recording introduced John Coltrane to the public at large. Played with a muted trumpet, the lyrical title track had been rapturously received at ... (Read More)