60 Jazz Tracks, Albums, and More to Check Out on Amazon Prime Day

The online retailer's massive summer sale starts July 15—here are some of our favorite picks, curated from previous JazzTimes 10s

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44. Kurt Elling & John Pizzarelli: “Well, Did You Evah?”
Bonus track from Elling’s Nightmoves (Concord, 2007)

Written for 1956’s High Society, Cole Porter’s cosmopolitan poke at the upper crust, set to a robust Nelson Riddle arrangement, proved a showstopper for co-stars Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra. Resurrecting it a half-century later, Kurt Elling and John Pizzarelli chose a more lilting, guitar- and bass-propelled pace. Some of the original lyrics are preserved, comingled with jazz-savvy additions from Elling. It’s now a more coolly intellectual guide to Porter’s “swellegant” whirl, though no less fun, with plenty of jocund ad-libs and witty cracks. The guys even give themselves a DownBeat rating, downgraded by Pizzarelli from four stars to three-and-a-half.

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