Art Blakey, drums & bandleader. The Jazz Messengers.
Label: Columbia. Format: 8 CDs, boxed.
UPC: 887254359920. Daedalus Item Code: 59642
One of jazz's greatest drummers, Art Blakey was also the guiding force behind the Jazz Messengers for more than 30 years. The band's productive stint with Columbia and RCA Victor Records is ... (Read More)
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Keith Jarrett, piano. Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Saarbrücken. New Japan Philharmonic Orchestra. Dennis Russell Davies & Kazuyoshi Akiyama, conductors.
Label: ECM. Format: CD.
UPC: 028948115808. Daedalus Item Code: 59334
A true prodigy, Keith Jarrett's gift for jazz improvisation is matched by the precision and sensitivity he brings to his performances of classical repertoire. Heard here in 1984, Jarrett is backed by ... (Read More)
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This 12-track set ranges from white-hot takes on Cole Porter's "It's Alright With Me," Milt Jackson's "Reunion Blues," and Charlie Parker's "Passport" to exquisite ballads like "Who Can I Turn To?," ... (Read More)
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Johnny Griffin, tenor saxophone. Thelonious Monk, piano. Paul Chambers, bass. Clark Terry, trumpet. Wes Montgomery, guitar. 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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With his infectious enthusiasm and his golden trumpet tone, Louis Armstrong made every song his own. On this career overview, Satchmo is joined by Gordon Jenkins's Orchestra for definitive renditions ... (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)
Tommy Dorsey, Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington, Cab Calloway, Woody Herman, Lionel Hampton, Benny Goodman & others.
Label: Legacy. Format: 2 CDs.
UPC: 625282704820. Daedalus Item Code: 57487
The 1930s–40s big bands' instrumental prowess and infectious rhythms have kept their music both timeless and as influential as ever. These 40 tracks sample the artistry of Glenn Miller ("Pennsylvania ... (Read More)
Woody Herman, Glenn Miller, Artie Shaw, Tommy Dorsey, Gene Krupa, Buddy Rich & Les Elgart & their Orchestras.
Label: Fuel 2000 Records. Format: 2 CDs.
UPC: 030206186024. Daedalus Item Code: 67056
These 24 tracks of big band bliss include "Juke Box Saturday Night," "Try a Little Tenderness," "Sun Valley Jump," "Moonlight Serenade," and "Blue Skies" by Glenn Miller; "I Walk Alone," "I'll Get ... (Read More)
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Between 1973 and 1979, pianist Bill Evans added to his considerable reputation with a series of innovative recordings for the Fantasy label. Among the 98 songs contained in this 9-CD box set are "Re: ... (Read More)
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Bill Frisell, guitar. Petra Haden, vocals. Thomas Morgan, bass. Rudy Royston, percussion.
Label: OKeh. Format: CD.
UPC: 888751422124. Daedalus Item Code: 69071
A musical nomad equally at home playing jazz, folk, country, and experimental rock, Grammy winner Bill Frisell here presents freeform yet respectful renditions of some favorite themes from the silver ... (Read More)
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Commemorating the 100th anniversary of Billie Holiday's birth, this anthology gathers 20 examples of Lady Day's peerless artistry. Along with her signature tunes "God Bless the Child" and "Strange ... (Read More)
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