These recordings are deservedly legendary, for they are inimitable. Art Tatum's astounding technique and improvisational genius would be the envy of any sort of pianist, anywhere. These tunes are the ... (Read More)
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Four decades after his death, Bing Crosby retains his position as one of the bestselling artists of all time, and no explanation will be required as you listen to these 20 vintage songs. Alternately ... (Read More)
He was the dancer par excellence, but Fred Astaire's smooth and ingratiating vocal delivery also earned him the respect of such songwriters as the Gershwin brothers, Cole Porter, and Irving ... (Read More)
Johnny Griffin, tenor saxophone. Thelonious Monk, piano. Paul Chambers, bass. Clark Terry, trumpet. Roy Haynes, drums, & others.
Label: Riverside. Format: cutout CD.
UPC: 888072313323. Daedalus Item Code: 57159
These 9 remastered tracks recap the career of a top jazz tenor, who died in 2008. From a big band version of "Wade in the Water" to an incendiary version of "Cherokee" and two hard-swinging duels ... (Read More)
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Mildred Bailey, vocals. Mary Lou Williams, piano. Floyd Smith, guitar. Red Norvo, xylophone. George Wettling, drums, & others.
Label: International Music. Format: CD.
UPC: 4011222214119. Daedalus Item Code: 47840
One of the first white singers to incorporate the innovations of black jazz and blues, Mildred Bailey adored the music of Bessie Smith, Ethel Waters, and Connie Boswell, and she was an early ... (Read More)
It's hard to pick just 20 songs from Tony Bennett's six-decade career, but given his track record, you can be sure that all the selections on this disc are classics. Backed by an orchestra, Bennett ... (Read More)
Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Benny Goodman, Count Basie, Woody Herman & Duke Ellington & their orchestras, & many others.
Label: TGG Direct. Format: 4 CDs.
UPC: 011891603386. Daedalus Item Code: 57050
Whether you want to dance or just put some spring into your step, this trove of 80 tunes from the golden age of the big bands is just the ticket. Among the many contributors are Glenn Miller ("In the ... (Read More)
Billie Holiday, Artie Shaw, Fred Astaire, Benny Goodman, Nina Simone, Frankie Laine, Stéphane Grappelli, Ella Fitzgerald & others.
Label: Fuel 2000 Records. Format: 2 cutout CDs, boxed.
UPC: 030206172829. Daedalus Item Code: 47765
The songs of the Gershwin Brothers and Cole Porter dominated Hollywood, Broadway, recordings, and airwaves for a significant part of the 20th century, and they show no signs of fading away. ... (Read More)
Count Basie, piano. Henry Coker, trombone. Joe Newman, trumpet, & others.
Label: Verve. Format: CD.
UPC: 731452140227. Daedalus Item Code: 39175
Recorded in the mid-1950s, this album is named after one of the Basie band's most crowd-pleasing tunes, but it has a plethora of other superb songs and arrangements showcasing its collective chops as ... (Read More)
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When the Canadian soprano Deana Durbin passed away on April 20, 2013, she had already been retired from show biz for 63 years; that might be why "Winnipeg's Golden Girl" seems eternally youthful to ... (Read More)
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