Melissa Manchester, vocals. The Blue Note Orchestra.
Label: Long Run Entertainment. Format: CD.
UPC: 700261456904. Daedalus Item Code: 79684
More than 25 years after Grammy Award–winning singer-songwriter Melissa Manchester released Tribute—her 1989 album that honored the great female singers who influenced her—she turns the tables ... (Read More)
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Dave Douglas, trumpet. Chet Doxas, clarinet & saxophone. Steve Swallow, bass. Jim Doxas, drums.
Label: Greenleaf Music. Format: CD.
UPC: 186980000367. Daedalus Item Code: 59008
Somewhere up in heaven, Billie Holiday is nodding and smiling as she listens to this fine band's languorous take on "Travelin' Light." Riverside puts a contemporary stamp on small-group improvisation ... (Read More)
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In the 1950s Rosemary Clooney came into her own as a singer, and was eager to leave behind her earlier novelty hits; these radio performances on her own program and on The Bing Crosby Show ... (Read More)
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Roy Eldridge, trumpet. Coleman Hawkins, tenor saxophone. Benny Carter, alto saxophone. Jo Jones, drums, & others.
Label: Enlightenment. Format: 4 CDs, boxed.
UPC: 823564699721. Daedalus Item Code: 79678
A major force in jazz and swing trumpet who helped break the color barrier as part of Gene Krupa's band, Roy Eldridge (1911–89) is heard here on eight career-spanning albums, on four discs. The ...(Read More)
Sonny Rollins, tenor saxophone. Ray Bryant, piano. George Morrow, bass. Max Roach, drums.
Label: Prestige. Format: cutout CD.
UPC: 888072312234. Daedalus Item Code: 67533
Among the most accessible of the jazz saxophone greats, Sonny Rollins has a supple and sparkling sax tone that enables his instrument to stand in for a singer; on this 1955 outing, Rollins puts his ... (Read More)
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Tanner Taylor, piano. JT Bates, drums. James Buckley, bass. Zach Lozier, trumpet. Matt Darling, trombone.
Label: Mood Media. Format: CD.
UPC: 096741599903. Daedalus Item Code: 77047
Inspired by the pleasure of spending a day any way one likes in New York City, Andy Ausland penned these dozen tunes, all of which have a pleasingly laid-back feel. Taking his cue from Oscar Peterson ... (Read More)