Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis, Charlie Parker, Thelonious Monk, Stan Getz, Duke Ellington, Art Tatum & others.
Label: Direct Source. Format: 4 CDs, boxed.
UPC: 779836367327. Daedalus Item Code: 57022
A cavalcade of iconic performances by the movers and shakers of the genre, this 60-track set is a veritable history of jazz—America's unique artform—in a box. It kicks off with the seminal "West End ... (Read More)
Jimmy Witherspoon, vocals. Robben Ford, guitar & alto saxophone. Roy Eldridge, trumpet. Earl Hines, piano, & others.
Label: MJF Records. Format: CD.
UPC: 888072306387. Daedalus Item Code: 57160
One of the great postwar blues shouters, "Spoon" delivers like the seasoned pro he was in this newly released archival performance. Highlights include the signature songs "I'm Going to Move to the ... (Read More)
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Johnny Mercer's stupendous talents as a performer and songwriter (e.g., "Blues in the Night," "Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive," "One for My Baby") are sampled in this 20-track collection of hits from ... (Read More)
Jonathan Kreisberg, guitar. Matt Penman, bass. Will Vinson, alto saxophone. Gary Versace, piano. Mark Ferber, drums.
Label: Mel Bay Publications. Format: CD.
UPC: 796279104524. Daedalus Item Code: 67434
With his sure sense of groove and his insistently melodic compositions, Brooklyn-based guitarist Jonathan Kreisberg has earned a glowing reputation as a songwriter, bandleader, and live performer. ... (Read More)
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Kenny Burrell, guitar. Tommy Flanagan, piano. John Coltrane, tenor saxophone. Donald Byrd, trumpet, & others.
Label: Prestige. Format: CD.
UPC: 025218580724. Daedalus Item Code: 67247
Critic Lewis McMillan Jr., described Kenny Burrell in Down Beat as "a man with a mission," whose "role as a jazz musician was not unlike that of an evangelist." He's one preacher to whom we're ... (Read More)
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Kris Bowers, piano. Julia Easterlin, José James & Chris Turner, vocals.
Label: Concord Jazz. Format: CD.
UPC: 888072343535. Daedalus Item Code: 59131
When he took first place in 2011's Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition, Kris Bowers wowed a panel of judges that included the elite pianists Ellis Marsalis, Herbie Hancock, and Jason ... (Read More)
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Lea DeLaria, vocals. Gil Goldstein, piano & accordion. Christian McBride, bass. Seamus Blake, tenor saxophone. Bill Stewart, drums, & others.
Label: Telarc. Format: cutout CD.
UPC: 089408550928. Daedalus Item Code: 57818
Although now well-known for her role as "Big Boo" on the Netflix program Orange is the New Black, Lea DeLaria has long cultivated a side career as a jazz singer. On this album of eclectic ... (Read More)
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)
Go ahead and name an excellent cellist who is also a wonderful singer. Regardless of how many you think of—we're betting not too many—Leyla McCalla is clearly in a class of her own. Here the former ... (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)