Harry Connick Jr., organ, trumpet, saxophone & vocals. Eg White, guitar & drums. Mike Davis, trombone, & others.
Label: Columbia. Format: CD.
UPC: 888751591325. Daedalus Item Code: 59885
Working with two producers—one in London, and one in Memphis—Harry Connick Jr. recorded 11 new songs. "This is brand new territory," the three-time Grammy winner said of these collaborations. "I'm ... (Read More)
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Helen Merrill, vocals. Clifford Brown, trumpet. Milt Hinton, bass. Jimmy Jones, piano. Barry Galbraith, guitar, & others.
Label: Emarcy. Format: CD.
UPC: 042281464324. Daedalus Item Code: 69211
Jazz chanteuse Helen Merrill's first (and some say her finest) album paired her with the great but short-lived trumpeter Clifford Brown, who died 18 months later in 1956. With arrangements by Quincy ... (Read More)
Jason Moran, piano. Meshell Ndegeocello, vocals. Leron Thomas, trumpet & vocals. Stephen Lehman, saxophone, & others.
Label: Blue Note. Format: CD.
UPC: 602537534296. Daedalus Item Code: 49698
(2015 Grammy Nominee for Best Jazz Instrumental Album and Jazz Times Critic's Pick Best New Release 2014) Just reading the track list for this celebration of Thomas Wright "Fats" Waller ... (Read More)
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Karrin Allyson, Ernestine Anderson, Rosemary Clooney, Mel Torme, Jack McDuff, Carol Sloane, Mary Stallings & others.
Label: Concord. Format: cutout CD.
UPC: 013431520726. Daedalus Item Code: 07190
Whether you play it to assuage romantic angst or not, this CD has great music by a passel of favorites here at Daedalus—and by several cult figures among jazz cognoscenti. Among them are Karrin ... (Read More)
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Ella Fitzgerald, vocals. Lester Young, tenor saxophone. Charlie Parker, alto saxophone. Hank Jones, piano. Herb Ellis, guitar. Ray Brown, bass. Buddy Rich, drums, & others.
Label: Verve. Format: CD.
UPC: 602547780249. Daedalus Item Code: 69172
These remastered 1949–54 live recordings for Norman Granz's Jazz at the Philharmonic series offer a special opportunity to hear Ella Fitzgerald as she came into her own as a singer and performer. ... (Read More)
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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 Hartman, vocals. Hank Jones, piano. Kenny Burrell & Jim Hall, guitars. Illinois Jacquet, tenor saxophone, & others.
Label: Impulse. Format: CD.
UPC: 602517448193. Daedalus Item Code: 69209
With his gorgeous baritone and perfect enunciation, Johnny Hartman was supremely gifted at interpreting ballads, and in this 1963 LP he's seconded by all-stars such as the fabulous Hank Jones on ... (Read More)
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: 27939
This Brooklyn based guitarist's impressive sixth album as a leader builds on swing and bop roots in music that ranges from Irving Berlin's "The Best Thing for You" to many fine originals, like ... (Read More)
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Versatile songbird June Christy had been associated with "cool" jazz ever since her vocal work with the Stan Kenton Orchestra. On her signature solo album, 1955's Something Cool, she was ... (Read More)