Joey DeFrancesco, organ. Bobby Hutcherson, vibes. Ron Blake, saxophone. Jake Langley, guitar, & others.
Label: Concord Jazz. Format: cutout CD.
UPC: 013431230625. Daedalus Item Code: 57816
At the age of 16, organist Joey DeFrancesco was a finalist at the first Thelonious Monk International Jazz Piano Competition; less than 30 years later, this native of Springfield, Pennsylvania, has ... (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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Katherine LaVerne Starks's stage name of Kay Starr was aptly chosen, for she starred as a singer with violinist Joe Venuti and the orchestras of Bob Crosby, Glenn Miller, and Charlie Barnet in the ... (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)
This set collects rare studio tracks and radio show airchecks from the early 40s, most of them featuring Lena Horne in front of a full orchestra. She sounds fabulous, and the song choices are both ... (Read More)
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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)
Spike Jones & His City Slickers, Fats Waller, Artie Shaw, Glenn Miller & Stan Kenton & their Orchestras, & others.
Label: Quality Audio. Format: 4 CDs, boxed.
UPC: 779836429629. Daedalus Item Code: 46346
This swinging, jiving, and gliding collection of dance tunes and songs about dance spans four decades—from the Cakewalk, the Charleston and the Black Bottom of the 1920s up through the 1950s, the era ... (Read More)
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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