Looking back on a three-decade career of interpreting the classics in her own way, Carmen McRae still sounds forceful and inspired on this late-career performance with her trio at the 1982 Montreux ... (Read More)
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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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)
In the mid-1950s, Chet Baker quickly established himself as one of jazz's most appealing and dependable performers; this four-disc set finds the trumpeter at the peak of his abilities. Containing ... (Read More)
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Chris Thile, mandolin & vocals. Brad Mehldau, piano.
Label: Nonesuch. Format: 2 CDs.
UPC: 075597940992. Daedalus Item Code: 79030
Having long since proven the versatility of the mandolin, Nickel Creek frontman and host of A Prairie Home Companion Chris Thile has become a highly sought-after collaborator; an equally ... (Read More)
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The 1956 death of 26-year-old Clifford Brown deprived jazz of one of its most gifted trumpeters; the 13 albums collected here on six discs represent a sizeable portion of the Delaware native's ... (Read More)
Count Basie, piano. Jimmy Rushing & Ann Moore, vocals, & others.
Label: Direct Source. Format: CD.
UPC: 779836357526. Daedalus Item Code: 67240
With quite a few songs penned by Count Basie and his band members, this disc is full of swing classics. The golden voice of Basie veteran Jimmy Rushing is featured on "Harvard Blues," "Brand New ... (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)
A singer and actress who never fails to deliver, Della Reese is well served by this anthology of songs from her early career. The powerhouse vocalist from Michigan is heard here on her breakthrough ... (Read More)
Diana Krall, piano & vocals. Christian McBride, bass. Stuart Duncan, fiddle.
Label: Verve. Format: CD.
UPC: 602557352177. Daedalus Item Code: 79243
The classics of the Great American Songbook never go out of style, and in Diana Krall's hands, these tunes are positively electrifying. Familiar as the songs must be to her, the Grammy-winning ... (Read More)
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Praised by Count Basie as "the best piano player in the world," Earl Hines (1903–83) upheld the standards of swing during jazz's bebop and experimental years. Collecting eight of "Fatha's" 1950s–60s ... (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)