Fletcher Henderson, piano & bandleader. Coleman Hawkins, clarinet & tenor saxophone. Charlie Dixon, banjo, & others.
Label: Acrobat Music. Format: CD.
UPC: 824046011024. Daedalus Item Code: 79438
Trained as a chemist, Fletcher Henderson (1897–1952) instead—luckily for listeners—became a bandleader; the Georgia native's inspired arrangements form important stepping stones between Dixieland and ... (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)
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)
Jonathan Kreisberg, guitar. Matt Penman, bass. Will Vinson, alto saxophone. Gary Versace, piano. Mark Ferber, drums.
Label: Mel Bay Publications. Format: CD.
UPC: 796279104524. Daedalus Item Code: 67434
With his sure sense of groove and his insistently melodic compositions, Brooklyn-based guitarist Jonathan Kreisberg has earned a glowing reputation as a songwriter, bandleader, and live performer. ... (Read More)
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Recorded at Jarrett's home studio, this intimate duo album is a follow up to 2010's stellar Jasmine. The set of what Jarrett calls "great love songs" includes the standards "My Old Flame," "My ... (Read More)
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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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A drummer who can do it all, Stanton Moore nonetheless prefers to play it New Orleans style, and Allen Toussaint's music above all. To salute that one-man Crescent City institution, Moore is ... (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)