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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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)
Nat Adderley, cornet. Wes Montgomery, guitar. Bobby Timmons, piano. Percy Heath, bass. Louis Hayes, drums, & others.
Label: Riverside. Format: cutout CD.
UPC: 888072305069. Daedalus Item Code: 57223
On this late 1950s date, cornetist Nat Adderley was at the top of his game. Besides introducing his brother Cannonball’s "Sack of Woe" and an early version of his own greatest hit ("Work Song"), this ... (Read More)
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Los Angeles Neophonic Orchestra. New York Neophonic Orchestra & Neophonic Jazz Orchestra. Stan Kenton & Joel Kaye, conductors.
Label: Tantara Productions. Format: 2 CDs.
UPC: 780291112124. Daedalus Item Code: 47843
This set captures jazz great Stan Kenton and his Neophonic Orchestra, which shared the Los Angeles Music Center with Zubin Mehta's Philharmonic in the mid-'60s. On Disc 1, Kenton conducts Ralph ... (Read More)
Lauryn Hill, Usher, Mary J. Blige, Lisa Simone, Nina Simone, Jazmine Sullivan & others.
Label: RCA. Format: CD.
UPC: 888751136229. Daedalus Item Code: 59668
This array of 16 songs paying tribute to Nina Simone is the soundtrack to the documentary What Happened, Miss Simone? Produced by jazz pianist Robert Glasper and five-time Grammy winner Lauryn ... (Read More)
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British jazz singer Norma Winstone and her group take a fresh approach to Madonna's "Live to Tell" and to Dave Grusin's "It Might Be You" as well as to Ralph Towner's "A Breath Away" (with lyrics by ... (Read More)
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The most popular female singer of the 1950s in the United States, Patti Page had chart hits into the early 1960s, even after the advent of rock & roll. Her frequently country-tinged ballads and ... (Read More)