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)
Lizz Wright, vocals. Dean Parks, guitar. Pete Kuzma, organ. Vinnie Colaiuta, drums, & others.
Label: Concord. Format: CD.
UPC: 888072372207. Daedalus Item Code: 59767
She was weaned on gospel, but Lizz Wright also brings pop savvy and jazz finesse to this new disc, her first album since 2010's Fellowship. Originals include "Freedom," "Blessed the Brave," ... (Read More)
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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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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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Karrin Allyson, vocals. Kenny Barron, piano. John Patitucci, bass.
Label: Motéma Music. Format: CD.
UPC: 181212001839. Daedalus Item Code: 59784
Although this four-time Grammy nominee has nothing to prove, Karrin Allyson spreads her wings a bit on this disc of 14 songs by Rodgers and Hammerstein. Here are numbers from Oklahoma ("Oh, ... (Read More)
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Melody Gardot, piano, guitar & vocals. Irwin Hall, alto saxophone. Gary Grant, trumpet. Pete Korpela, percussion, & others.
Label: Verve. Format: CD.
UPC: 602547246820. Daedalus Item Code: 59681
Embracing jazz, blues, soul, and R&B, Currency of Man is a creative milestone by Philadelphia's Grammy-nominated, platinum-selling native daughter, Melody Gardot. "After spending time in LA, ... (Read More)
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