Anita O'Day with the Nat King Cole Trio & the Gene Krupa & Stan Kenton Orchestras.
Label: Acrobat Music. Format: 2 CDs.
UPC: 824046309824. Daedalus Item Code: 79452
In 1942, DownBeat named Anita O'Day "New Star of the Year," and these recordings from that era capture the Chicago native coming into her own. Here is a full disc of O'Day with the Gene Krupa ... (Read More)
By the time of these late 1950s sessions, Art Farmer's ability to incorporate his intoxicating trumpet sound into any type of jazz had made him a sought-after musical partner, resulting in such high ... (Read More)
Having established himself as one of the premier trumpeters of his time, Art Farmer began performing on the flugelhorn in the early 1960s, and proved himself a master yet again. Surveying this ... (Read More)
After his long association with Duke Ellington, Ben Webster continued to work with the best in the business. This set's King of the Tenors features Webster with Oscar Peterson, Benny Carter, ... (Read More)
A preferred collaborator for many jazz musicians and a prolific recording artist in his own right, Ben Webster joins forces with Gerry Mulligan for a saxes-only version of "Chelsea Bridge" and adds ... (Read More)
In the 21st century, New York City's Village Vanguard remains a sure bet for catching jazz greats at their best; here guitarist Bill Frisell and double bassist Thomas Morgan put on just such a show. ... (Read More)
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Cécile McLorin Salvant, vocals. Aaron Diehl, piano. Paul Sikivie, bass. Lawrence Leathers, drums. Catalyst Quartet.
Label: Mack Avenue. Format: 2 CDs.
UPC: 673203112025. Daedalus Item Code: 79729
Following up her Grammy-winning 2015 For One to Love, Cécile McLorin Salvant honors a jazz tradition by recording this pair of albums live at Greenwich Village's Village Vanguard. The whole ... (Read More)
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The few years that Chet Baker spent on the Riverside label were among his most productive and inspired; this four-disc set collects eight of these albums, among them It Could Happen to You, ... (Read More)
During the 1940s, big bands were all the rage, and trumpeter Erskine Hawkins (1914–93) was at the helm of one of the very best. Hearing these 20 selections, it's easy to tell why Hawkins and his band ... (Read More)
Jackie McLean, alto saxophone. Donald Byrd, trumpet. Mal Waldron, piano. Doug Watkins, bass, & others.
Label: Enlightenment. Format: 4 CDs, boxed.
UPC: 823564686622. Daedalus Item Code: 79091
Emerging as one of jazz's premiere alto saxophonists during the 1950s, Jackie McLean (1931–2006) was equally at home as a bandleader or as a collaborator with such exacting bandleaders as Miles ... (Read More)
A young lady with a vintage voice, Jazzmeia Horn (b. 1991) won the 2015 Thelonious Monk Institute International Jazz Competition, and on her debut she sounds like a seasoned veteran. Backed by a ... (Read More)
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