Tag: Stan Getz

Blossom Dearie: The Adorable Blossom Dearie (El Records)

Vocalist Blossom Dearie possessed one of the most innocent sounding voices in all of jazz and pop. This three disc set examines her early work up to her two “debut” albums, as well as the debut of her vocal harmony combo. It’s a fitting and impressive collection of jazz music, and serves as an excellent starting point for her wide and impressive discography.

Various Artists: João Gilberto And The Stylists Of Bossa Nova Sing Antonio Carlos Jobim (él Records)

For what would have been his 90th year, él Records has released a lush, delightful two-disc collection of recordings and interpretations of Brazilian songwriter Antonio Carlos Jobim, and this set serves as a wonderful introduction into his world, as well as showing how much of an international influence the Bossa Nova master had on the music of the era.

Charlie Byrd: Sixties Byrd: Charlie Byrd Plays Today’s Great Hits (él Records)

Charlie Byrd Sixties Byrd: Charlie Byrd Plays Today’s Great Hits él Records/Cherry Red I have long had the sneaking suspicion that during the Sixties, Easy Listening artists adapted rock and roll and pop hits as a way to build common ground between younger and older music listeners, perhaps in a spirit of fun for older… Read More ›