Over the course of his career, Brad Mehldau—a seven-time winner of the Downbeat poll—has enthusiastically explored popular music in order to expand the repertoire for jazz piano. Collecting ... (Read More)
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Brad Mehldau, piano & vocals. Mark Guiliana, drums & electronics.
Label: Nonesuch. Format: CD.
UPC: 075597957952. Daedalus Item Code: 49227
(2015 Grammy Nominee for Best Improvised Jazz Solo Brad Mehldau is one of the most highly acclaimed jazz artists on the contemporary scene, coming to the spotlight with the Joshua Redman ... (Read More)
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Bill Withers, Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye, Billie Holiday, the Isley Brothers, Nina Simone, Dave Brubeck & others.
Label: Sony. Format: CD.
UPC: 0888430321427. Daedalus Item Code: 67258
What would some of the all-time jazz and R&B classics sound like if they had been recorded by Brazilian artists? Grammy-winning producers Frank and Christian Berman extracted the vocals from a dozen ... (Read More)
Charles Lloyd, tenor saxophone & flute. Bill Frisell, guitar. Norah Jones, vocals. Willie Nelson, guitar & vocals, & others.
Label: Blue Note. Format: CD.
UPC: 602547652577. Daedalus Item Code: 69185
After nearly six decades in the music business, saxophonist and arranger Charles Lloyd can have his first choice among contributors, so he tapped guitarist Bill Frisell and bassist Reuben Rogers for ... (Read More)
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Duke Ellington, Cab Calloway, Fats Waller, Chick Webb, Lil Armstrong, Joe Marsala & others.
Label: Toma Distribution. Format: CD.
UPC: 5060093600711. Daedalus Item Code: 67274
In the years between the world wars, the New York City neighborhood of Harlem became the hub of a major cultural renaissance. Charting how that unique time and place influenced some of jazz's ... (Read More)
Count Basie, piano. Al Aarons, trumpet. Bill Hughes, trombone. Eric Dixon, tenor saxophone & flute. Harold Jones, drums, & others.
Label: GRP Records. Format: CD.
UPC: 011105082228. Daedalus Item Code: 69204
When this 1968 disc was recorded, Count Basie had just recently begun what would be a long partnership with composer and conductor Sammy Nestico, who penned the nine songs here for the veteran jazz ... (Read More)
Count Basie, piano. Jimmy Rushing & Ann Moore, vocals, & others.
Label: Direct Source. Format: CD.
UPC: 779836357526. Daedalus Item Code: 67240
With quite a few songs penned by Count Basie and his band members, this disc is full of swing classics. The golden voice of Basie veteran Jimmy Rushing is featured on "Harvard Blues," "Brand New ... (Read More)
Variety is the order of the day on this disc, with Count Basie's exuberant "St. Louis Blues" followed by "Sugar," as quiet and gentle as any piece he ever recorded. Taps Miller sings "Did You See ... (Read More)
Cyrus Chestnut, piano. Michael Hawkins, bass. Neal Smith, drums. Russell Malone, guitar. Steven Kroon, percussion.
Label: Telarc. Format: cutout CD.
UPC: 089408363429. Daedalus Item Code: 67252
Having backed such artists as Wynton Marsalis, Bette Midler, and Isaac Hayes, Baltimore's Cyrus Chestnut is not surprisingly a musician of broad tastes, which he amply demonstrates on this 2006 disc. ... (Read More)
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On these 1963 sessions in Paris, tenor saxophonist Dexter Gordon demonstrates his prowess at interpreting the classics. The rendition of Charlie Parker's "Scrapple from the Apple" is every bit the ... (Read More)
James Moody, tenor saxophone, flute & vocals. Frank Greene, trumpet. Steve Davis, trombone. Slide Hampton, bandleader, & others.
Label: Mcg Jazz. Format: CD.
UPC: 612262102325. Daedalus Item Code: 57146
Saxophonist Jimmy Heath's "Without You—No Me (To Dizzy)" is a solidly swinging tribute to Gillespie in this live 2005 date in Pittsburgh, as are Slide Hampton's trombone improvisations on Gillespie's ... (Read More)
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Duke Ellington, piano & bandleader. Johnny Hodges, tenor saxophone. Oscar Pettiford, bass. Louie Bellson, drums, & many others.
Label: Naxos Jazz. Format: CD.
UPC: 636943281420. Daedalus Item Code: 57747
In the late 1940's, dozens of big bands bit the dust, but Duke Ellington used the royalties from his hit songs to keep his group going. Not until his triumph at the Newport Jazz Festival in 1956, ... (Read More)
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