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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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 & 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)
In 1956, Nat King Cole hosted his own variety show, an unprecedented feat for an African American entertainer at the time. Most of these 35 performances from his program—augmented by 30 minutes of ... (Read More)
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Nina Simone, piano & vocals. Jerry Friedman, guitar. Gary King, bass. Jim Madison, drums, & others.
Label: Legacy. Format: CD.
UPC: 886972487526. Daedalus Item Code: 69049
Nina Simone put a spell on us, no two ways about it. This 1978 album reflects the late vocal icon's all-embracing art, with torch songs, reggae, and covers of Hall & Oates's "Rich Girl," Judy ... (Read More)
Nina Simone, piano & vocals. Rudy Stevenson, guitar. Ernest Hayes, organ. Bob Bushnell, bass. Bernard Purdie, drums, & others.
Label: RCA. Format: CD.
UPC: 886977115929. Daedalus Item Code: 69048
Augmented with two additional cuts, this reissue of Nina Simone's extraordinary 1966 RCS debut begins with her own atmospheric "Do I Move You?" and continues with inimitable, emotionally charged ... (Read More)