Andy Bey, piano & vocals. Salome & Geraldine Bey, vocals. Kenny Burrell, guitar. Milt Hinton, bass. Osie Johnson, drums.
Label: Prestige. Format: cutout CD.
UPC: 888072301658. Daedalus Item Code: 67242
Jazz prodigy Andy Bey sang with tenor sax great Hank Mobley at eight and recorded his first album at 13, but didn't receive serious recognition until four years later, when he formed a vocal trio ... (Read More)
(Grammy Hall of Fame Songs Included/"Strange Fruit," "Embraceable You," and "God Bless the Child") No one sounds quite like Billie Holiday, and few can match her ability to make every song her ... (Read More)
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Charlie Parker, alto saxophone. Miles Davis & Dizzy Gillespie, trumpets. Curly Russell, bass. Max Roach, drums, & others.
Label: Savoy Jazz. Format: CD.
UPC: 795041717023. Daedalus Item Code: 69723
Sometimes called the greatest jazz session of all time, Charlie Parker's November 26, 1945, recordings for Savoy Records do indeed represent a superpower summit of cutting-edge musicians, and the ... (Read More)
Variety is the order of the day on this disc, with Count Basie's exuberant "St. Louis Blues" followed by "Sugar," as quiet and gentle as any piece he ever recorded. Taps Miller sings "Did You See ... (Read More)
It speaks volumes about Ella Fitzgerald that this set collects 100 of the very best selections recorded by this consummate jazz singer without exhausting her contributions to popular song. ... (Read More)
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Frank Sinatra, vocals. Antonio Carlos Jobim, guitar. Bill Miller, piano. Claus Ogerman, conductor, & others.
Label: Universal. Format: CD.
UPC: 602557354805. Daedalus Item Code: 79295
(1968 Grammy Nominee for Album of the Year) This satisfying disc finds Frank Sinatra immersing himself in the music of South America's foremost songwriter, Antonio Carlos Jobim. Backed by an ... (Read More)
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Frank Sinatra, vocals. Harry James, trumpet & bandleader. Tommy Dorsey, trombone & bandleader, & others.
Label: Columbia. Format: 4 CDs.
UPC: 888430497429. Daedalus Item Code: 67608
Chronicling Frank Sinatra's 1939–52 ascent from being a guest vocalist for Harry James and Tommy Dorsey to forging a career as one of the most revered solo artists of the 20th century, this set ... (Read More)
Gerry Mulligan, baritone saxophone. Ben Webster, tenor saxophone. Jimmy Rowles, piano. Leroy Vinnegar, bass. Mel Lewis, drums.
Label: Verve. Format: CD.
UPC: 042284166126. Daedalus Item Code: 69212
"Known for the classical restraint of his playing as well as his inspired improvisation" (National Review), Ben Webster had a brilliant yet troubled career that spanned nearly half a century. ... (Read More)
(Grammy Winner for Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella/"You and I"; Best Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals/"Flintstones") He plays at least eight instruments and his renditions of ... (Read More)
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