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Stan GetzWhat The World Needs Now – Stan Getz Plays Bacharach & David ... CD
Verve, 1966. Used ... $8.99
Stan Getz meets Burt Bacharach – a heavenly combination that brings together two of our most favorite musical talents of the 60s! And while we're at it, we'd also like to mention a third – Chicago soul arranger Richard Evans, who handles all the backdrops for this set – bringing in a groove that you might not expect for tunes by Burt Bacharach – not exactly Charles Stepney at Cadet, but not far, either – a perfect setting for the sparkling, lyrical tone that Getz was hitting at this point in his career. The tunes are familiar, but the blend of talents really keeps things fresh – and with extra contributions from Herbie Hancock on piano and Jim Hall on guitar, you can bet there's plenty going on here. Titles include "Wives & Lovers", "Windows Of The World", "House Is Not A Home", "Walk On By", and "Trains & Boats & Planes". CD

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Stan Getz & Dizzy GillespieJazz Masters 25 ... CD
Verve, Late 50s/Early 60s. Used ... $6.99
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Stan Getz & Gerry MulliganGetz Meets Mulligan In Hi Fi ... CD
Verve, 1958. Used ... $4.99
The tenor of Stan Getz meets the baritone sax of Gerry Mulligan – and then they switch things around for half of the record, as Stan picks up the baritone and Mulligan takes on tenor! Gerry always seems to open up whole new sides of his playing when sharing the leader spotlight with another star – and here, in the company of Getz, he hits a shimmering, sparkling sound that's really great, and filled with feeling. Stan's wonderful too – very much in his best mid 50s Verve period – working in a groove that's deep and laidback, with a strong undercurrent of warmth – thanks to familiar rhythm backing from the trio of Lou Levy on piano, Ray Brown on bass, and Stan Levey on drums. Titles include "Anything Goes", "Ballad", and "That Old Feeling". CD

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Stan Getz & JJ JohnsonStan Getz & JJ Johnson At The Opera House ... LP
Verve, 1957. Fair ... $0.99
A strange pairing – but that's sometimes what makes these Verve "pro meets pro" sets from the 50s so great. Getz and Johnson are backed by Oscar Peterson, Ray Brown, Herb Ellis, and Connie Kay – and the tracks are longish, with plenty of solo room in the open jam session mode of the recording. Titles include "Billie's Bounce", "My Funny Valentine", "Crazy Rhythm", and "Blues In The Closet". LP, Vinyl record album
(Verve Inc pressing, with trumpeter logo and deep groove. Vinyl has numerous marks and plays with crackling. Cover has some wear, peeling along the bottom inch, some staining, some tape, a split spine, and splitting on the other seams.)

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New Stan Getz & Joao GilbertoGetz/Gilberto #2 ... CD
Verve, 1964. Used ... $7.99
A very different record than the first collaboration between Stan Getz & Joao Gilberto – but that's also one of the things that makes it great! The album's more of a split LP than a shared one – as side one features a live performance from the great mid 60s Stan Getz quartet that featured Gary Burton on vibes – a wonderfully cool combo that was very under-documented on record, and which makes a key appearance here. The combination of Burton's vibes and Stan's tenor is pure genius – a sound that's got all the subtle hues and cool colors of the Getz bossa recordings, but which is quite different overall. Stan's tone is amazing on these tunes – and titles include "Here's That Rainy Day", "Tonight I Shall Sleep With A Smile On My Face", "Grandfather's Waltz", and "Stan's Blues". Side two features Joao Gilberto without Stan – playing in a very groovy trio that's more straight bossa than most of his other US recordings – cool small combo grooving that's totally great! The lineup features Gilberto on guitar and vocals, Keeter Betts on bass, and Helcio Milito on drums – all working in a sweetly grooving mode on titles that include "Samba De Minha Terra", "Meditation", "Bim Bom", "Rosa Moreno", and "O Pato". CD
(BMG music club pressing.)

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Stan Getz & Joao GilbertoGetz/Gilberto (mono & stereo mixes with bonus tracks) ... CD
Verve, 1964. New Copy ... $13.99 14.98
A landmark record – both in 60s jazz and bossa nova – and a set that not only bridged worlds of music, but set the tone for so many other albums to come! By the time of this 1964 set, Stan Getz had already issued a few bossa nova experiments on Verve – but this pairing with guitarist Joao Gilberto really pushed the format over the top – thanks in part to the vocals of Gilberto's lovely wife Astrud, who'd never sung in the studio before this famous recording! The record created a sound that was copied endlessly, and which catapulted Astrud to unbelievable fame worldwide – even though she was only included in the session at the last minute, because Joao couldn't sing in English – and the mix of Stan's tenor and Joao's guitar is wonderful – and backed throughout by this light, lilting bossa nova rhythms. Titles include the classic recording of "Girl From Ipanema", plus loads of other bossa classics like "Desafinado", "Cocovado", "O Grande Amor", and "Vivo Sonhando". CD features the full mono and stereo mixes of the album – plus bonus 7" single mixes of "Girl From Ipanema" and "Corcovado". CD

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Stan Getz & Kenny BarronPeople Time ... CD
Verve, 1991. Used 2CDs ... $7.99
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Stan Getz & Laurindo AlmeidaStan Getz With Laurindo Almeida ... CD
Verve/MGM (Germany), 1963. Used ... $6.99
One of the best of the Stan Getz bossa nova sessions – and a record that features the great Laurindo Almeida on guitar – playing with more virtuosity than either Charlie Byrd or Joao Gilberto did on their collaborations with Getz! The record's got a driving rhythm section, with lots of long tracks, and nice laid-back solos by both Getz and Almeida – who's getting in some of his few jazz licks of the 60s here, working in a groove similar to that of his earlier sides with Bud Shank, but which sounds almost even better in the languid company of Getz. Cuts include "Outra Vez", "Winter Moon", "Maracatu-Too", and "Samba Da Sahra". Very nice! CD also includes the bonus track "Corcovado" – unreleased for years! CD

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Stan Getz, Gerry Mulligan & OthersJazz Giants '58 ... LP
Verve, 1958. Very Good+ ... $9.99
An all-star session put together by Verve in 1958 – one that features a septet of some of the label's biggest giants in jazz at the time! The format here is a bit open-ended – almost like some of the earlier JATP sessions on Verve – with lots of room for personal interaction between the soloists, especially the horn players in the lead! These include Stan Getz on tenor, Gerry Mulligan on baritone sax, and Harry Edison on trumpet – working alongside Oscar Peterson on piano, Herb Ellis on guitar, Ray Brown on bass, and Louis Bellson on drums. Titles include a beautiful extended "Ballad Medley" – really a great illustration of the freedoms that Verve brought to jazz recording in the 50s – plus the titles"Chocolate Sundae", "When Your Lover Has Gone", and "Candy". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing with obi.)

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Stan Getz/Charlie ByrdJazz Theme From Dr Kildare/Desafinado ... 7-inch
Verve, 1962. Very Good+ ... $2.99
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(Label has a sticker.)

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New Astrud GilbertoGilberto Golden Japanese Album ... CD
Verve (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... $13.99
A lost treasure – and one of the rarest albums in Astrud Gilberto's career! The set's a special Japanese-only session – recorded in 1969, and featuring all new Japanese lyrics to a number of Astrud's biggest hits – plus some wonderful new tracks done especially for the session! The backings are all new too – and a great blend of light orchestrations and sweet jazzy touches, in a mode that recalls the hippest style of Astrud's late 60s Verve recordings – and which carries the tunes with a lovely groove that wraps you up so much, you hardly notice that you can't understand the language! Titles include "A Man & A Woman", "Life For Life", "Shadow Of Your Smile", "Street Samba", "I Love Old Love", "You I & Love", "Cupid's Song", and "White Waves". CD

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Joao GilbertoJoao ... CD
Verve (Japan), 1991. New Copy ... $13.99
A later album by bossa legend Joao Gilberto – but with all the fragile brilliance of his best early work! The album features arrangements by Clare Fischer – the wonderful talent behind some of the best Brazilian-tinged jazz sessions of the 60s and 70s, a perfect accompanist to Joao's vocals and guitar for the set. Fischer's orchestrations never get in the way – and Joao is out front in a warm and intimate style, showing a rich expressive power even in his later years. Titles include "I Really Samba", "Sampa", "Smiled At Me", "A Woman", and "My Heart & I". CD

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Dizzy GillespieEbullient Mr Gillespie ... LP
Verve, Mid 50s. Very Good+ ... $7.99
Ahhh . . . Diz in the 50s. What a great thing! He's post bop, post cubop, but still has all the best elements of those eras – wrapped up into a more complicated Latin-tinged style that's filled with warmth, humor, and some pretty compelling grooves. This set is one of Diz's best from the time – and it's got some tracks that are real classics in his book, like "Swing Low, Sweet Cadillac", "Ungawa", "Lorraine", and "Constantinople". The group's small and hip – with Junior Mance on piano, Les Spann on flute and guitar, Sam Jones on bass, Lex Humphries on drums, and Chano Pozo on conga. LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereophonic pressing with deep groove. Cover has a split top seam and half split spine.)

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Dizzy GillespieKen Burns Jazz ... CD
Verve, 1940s/1950s/1960s. Used ... $1.99
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Dizzy GillespiePerceptions ... LP
Verve, 1961. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $9.99
A swirling array of tones, colors, and sounds – written and arranged by JJ Johnson, conducted by Gunther Schuller, and with Dizzy at the helm, blowing some of his most complicated solos ever. The approach is firmly in the Verve jazz orchestra tradition – and recalls the earlier brilliance of such projects in the hands of Ralph Burns, done here with a great depth of expression, and none of the coldness that you might expect from Schuller's participation. Clearly, there's a Miles/Gil Evans influence here, but the crew retains their identity strongly – and Dizzy's hot tone on the trumpet provides a broder spectrum than Miles ever could. Titles include "Fantasia", "Ballade", "Jubelo", and "The Sword Of Orion". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Dizzy GillespieSonny Rollins/Sonny Stitt Sessions ... LP
Verve, Mid 50s. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $4.99
Of the classic "big names get together for a session" albums on Verve, the best ones always seem to be the ones with one of the "Sonnys" in the list of leaders. This one compiles titles from the Sonny Side Up album – which featured Stitt and Rollins, plus others from 1957 sessions in which Diz played with one or the other player. The set's a beautiful batch of long tracks with lots of blowing room, and a deep soulful hardbop groove that you don't always hear on Verve. The rhythm section for all groups is comprised of Ray Bryant, Tommy Bryant, and Charlie Persip – who are part of the reason for the magnanimous groove of the set – and titles include "After Hours", "Con Alma", "Haute Mon", "Sumphin", "Weatleigh Hall", "I Know That You Know", and "The Eternal Triangle". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, a cutout notch, and an unglued bottom seam.)

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Benny GolsonTune In, Turn On ... LP
Verve, Late 60s. Good+ ... $2.99
You know, in these days of vintage pop songs used ad nauseum in every commercial, it's easy to forget that at one time, loads of great music was written just for advertising! This great album was cut at the height of the Madison Avenue Music Industry – and it features Benny Golson leading a tight jazzy group through cool readings of some of the 60's grooviest commercials. You may recognize more than one of these as Now Sound/Easy classics – because they were so popular on TV that they actually crossed over to the pop charts in versions by other artists! Benny probably does the best job we've ever heard with them, though – as you'll find on cuts like "Wink", "The Swinger", "Cool Whip", "Fried Bananas", and a great version of "Music To Watch Girls By". The whole thing's as groovy as groovy can be – with guriar by Eric Gale, piano by Richard Tee, and drums by Bernard Purdie. LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo, with deep groove. Cover has light wear, light stains on the back, a split bottom seam, and some splitting on the other seams.)

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Benny GoodmanJazz Masters 33 ... CD
Verve, 1970s. Used ... $3.99
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(Out of print.)

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Woody GuthrieBed On The Floor ... LP
Verve/Folkways, 1940s. Sealed ... $19.99
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(Shrinkwrap has a hole in front.)

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Charlie HadenArt Of The Song ... CD
Verve, 1999. Used ... $4.99
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(Out of print.)

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Charlie HadenQuartet West ... CD
Verve, 1987. Used ... $7.99
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Herbie HancockGershwin's World ... CD
Verve, 1998. Used ... $1.99
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Herbie HancockNew Standard ... CD
Verve, 1996. Used ... $2.99
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Herbie Hancock & Wayne Shorter1 + 1 ... CD
Verve, 1997. Used ... $1.99
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(BMG Direct pressing.)

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Tim HardinTim Hardin 1 ... LP
Verve, Mid 60s. Fair ... $4.99
Fantastically beautiful stuff! Tim emerges here as one of the true genius singer-songwriters of his generation – mixing together folksy roots, intimate jazz-inflected vocalizations, and wonderful instrumental touches from players like Gary Burton, Earl Palmer, and John Sebastian, layered over haunting strings by Artie Butler. One we'd never part with – and with classics like "Don't Make Promises", "It'll Never Happen Again", "Reason To Believe", and "Misty Roses". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has splitting on the spine.)

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Coleman HawkinsJazz Masters 34 ... CD
Verve, Late 40s/1950s. Used ... $0.99
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Coleman HawkinsKen Burns Jazz ... CD
Verve, Used ... $2.99
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(Out of print.)

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Bill HendersonWhen My Dreamboat Comes Home ... LP
Verve, 1965. Near Mint- ... $1.99
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Luiz Henrique & Walter WanderleyPopcorn ... CD
Verve (Japan), 1967. New Copy ... $13.99
An excellent collaboration between two of Verve's best Brazilian artists of the late 60s – the groovy organist Walter Wanderley, and the breezy breathy vocalist Luiz Henrique! The set is a perfect example of the way that Verve took bossa playing and gave it a groovy production twist – turning it into something that was just a little bit different, in a mode that became America's best contribution to the bossa era! The legendary Sivuca puts in a great guest appearance on a few tracks – further enhancing the sound with his "singing" style of accordion work – and the whole thing bounces along in a magical groove that's hardly been duplicated again! Titles include a very unusual funk-based take on "Happy Birthday" – one that has a bit of a break to it – plus "Kee Ka Roo", "Popcorn" (not the Perry-Kingsley hit), "Florianopolis", "In My Automobile", "Dusty Road", and "Blue Island". CD

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Johnny HodgesBlue Notes ... LP
Verve, 1966. Very Good+ ... $6.99
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(Cover has some moisture staining in one corner.)

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Johnny HodgesCastle Rock ... CD
Verve (Japan), 1952. Used ... $14.99
An undisputed Verve classic, and proof that Johnny Hodges could make damn good records away from Duke Ellington! The set features a number of small groupings of Ellington players – like Al Sears, Billy Strayhorn, Lawrence Brown, and others – but the sound is quite different than with the Duke – really jamming hard, with almost an R&B overtone at times – and a strong focus on the hard-edged Hodges alto sax! The classic "Castle Rock" is a wailer composed by Sears – and other tracks are all great too – including "Jeep Is Jumping", "Wham", "Sideways", "You Blew Out The Flame In My Heart", and "My Reward". CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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Johnny HodgesJoe's Blues ... LP
Verve, 1965. Very Good+ ... $11.99
One of Hodges' best albums for Verve from the 60s – recorded with a great small combo that includes Grant Green on guitar, Grady Tate on drums, and Wild Bill Davis on organ. The sound's a lot hipper than you'd expect – with less of the corny organ work by Davis that can ruin a session – and the overall feel is like some swinging Prestige soul jazz organ set from the early 60s. Titles include "Wild Bill Blues", "Joe's Blues", "Warm Valley", "Solitude", and "Harmony In Harlem". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some smudges.)

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Johnny HodgesJohnny Hodges Collates (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Verve (Japan), 1951/1952. New Copy ... $21.99
You know, we've never been sure what they mean by "collates" in the title of this one – but we're guessing the title was chosen because of the way Johnny blows sheets and sheets of sweet sound together on alto sax! The recordings are in an Ellington mode, but taken to a small group setting – where the sound is a bit more relaxed and open-ended – and where Hodges' sublime alto sax gets even more room to blow us away. Players include Al Sears on tenor, Lawrence Brown on trombone, Emmett Berry on trumpet, and Billy Strayorn on piano – on titles that include "Castle Rock", "A Pound Of The Blues", "Sideways", and "Globetrotter". CD
(SHMCD pressing.)

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Johnny HodgesJohnny Hodges Collates No 2 (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Verve (Japan), 1951/1952. New Copy ... $21.99
The second 10" LP in Johnny's classic "collates" series for Verve – a hard-hitting batch of tracks that blows away any work he recorded with Ellington in earlier years! Johnny's at the head of the group – and the set offers an amazing focus on his alto sax lines – some of the deepest, most soulful on the instrument up to that time – given very sympathetic backing by a group that features Flip Phillips and Al Sears on tenor, Lawrence Brown on trombone, and Leroy Lovett on piano. Titles include "Below The Azores", "Jeep's Blues", "What's I'm Gotchere", "Rosanne", and "Duke's Blues". Great David Stone Martin cover, too! CD
(SHMCD pressing.)

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Johnny HodgesRippin & Runnin ... LP
Verve, 1968. Very Good+ ... $8.99
One of Johnny's best 60s albums for Verve – a hard-wailing small group session with a very soulful feel! The group's a quintet with some very strong players – including a young Jimmy Ponder on organ, plus Billy Gardner on organ, Freddie Waits on drums, and Ron Carter on bass. Johnny really opens up nicely in the setting, cutting a groove that's a bit more earthy than on some of his larger group sessions. Titles include "Cue Time", "Moonflower", "Touch Love", "Tell Everybody's Children", and "Rippin & Runnin". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label promo pressing. Cover has a DJ sticker and staining on the back, along the spine.)

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Johnny Hodges & Wild Bill DavisJohnny Hodges/Wild Bill Davis Project Vol 4 – Blue Hodge/Blue Rabbit ... CD
Verve/Lonehill (Spain), 1961/1963. Used ... $9.99
Blue Hodge – one of the first Verve albums to push Johnny Hodges away from Ellington and into the soul jazz mode that served him well as a leader in the 60s – recorded here with Wild Bill Davis on organ, Sam Jones on bass, Louis Hayes on drums, and the great Les Spann on both guitar and flute! Spann's guitar brings a nicely lean bluesy quality to the record when used – and on the numbers that feature flute, he slides in nicely with a hip sort of 60s style – very much in the manner of Frank Wess, or maybe like Jerome Richardson when working with Eddie Lockjaw Davis. Tracks are shortish, but usually nicely laidback – and as usual Hodges' tone is the real element that seals the deal here! Titles include "Hodge Podge", "Blue Hodge", "And Then Some", "I Wonder Why", "Why Are You Blue", "Stand By Blues", and "Knuckles". On Blue Rabbit – Johnny Hodges works with some nice small group backing here – only just a bit of organ from Wild Bill Davis – plus Mundell Lowe on guitar, Richard Davis on bass, and Osie Johnson on drums. Titles include "Mud Pie", "Blues O Mighty", "Fiddler's Fancy", and "Wisteria". CD

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Johnny Hodges & Wild Bill DavisMess Of Blues ... LP
Verve, 1963. Near Mint- ... $4.99
Straight ahead soul jazz traditionalism – with a lineup that includes Johnny Hodges; alto sax. Wild Bill Davis; organ. Kenny Burrell; guitar. Joe Wilder; trumpet. Osie Johnson or Ed Shaughnessy; drums. Features Davis' "Stolen Sweets", Hodges' "A & R Blues", "Lost In Meditation", "Jones", "I Cried for You", "Love You Madly", and Hodges' "Little John, Little John". Produced by Creed Taylor. LP, Vinyl record album

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Billie HolidayBillie Holiday At Jazz At The Philharmonic (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Verve (Japan), 1945/1946. New Copy ... $18.99
Some of the earliest Billie Holiday work for Verve Records – material recorded in a mid 40s Jazz At The Philharmonic session, already showing the great setting the label was able to allow! Billie's voice is wonderful – really coming into its own mature modes – and backing is by a small combo that features the excellent Willie Smith on alto, plus Milt Raskin on piano, and Red Callender on bass. Milt plays solo behind Billie on a classic reading of "Strange Fruit" – and other tracks include "Billie's Blues", "All Of Me", "Body & Soul", and "The Man I Love". CD
(SHMCD pressing.)

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Billie HolidayEssential Billie Holiday Carnegie Hall Concert ... CD
Verve/Jazz Heritage, 1956. Used ... $4.99
A very unusual concert from Billie Holiday – one that features narration by Gilbert Millstein, telling the story of Billie's life! The format is quite unusual – almost a live documentary, with the subject of the documentary there in person herself! Millstein narrates from the start, and Billie emerges with songs throughout – using Millstein's narration to bracket portions of her career, then delivering the tunes associated with that portion. Backing is by an all-hip group that includes Coleman Hawkins, Kenny Burrell, Chico Hamilton, Roy Eldridge, and Buck Clayton – and titles include "I Cried For You", "My Man", "Don't Explain", "Lady Sings The Blues", "Body & Soul", "I Love My Man", and "Yesterdays". CD

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Billie HolidayHistory Of The Real Billie Holiday ... LP
Verve, Late 40s/1950s. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $7.99
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(Cover has two cutout holes and light wear.)

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Billie HolidayKen Burns Jazz ... CD
Verve, 1930s/1940s/1950s. Used ... $0.99
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Billie HolidayStormy Blues ... LP
Verve, 1954/1955. Very Good 2LP ... $4.99
Seminal 50s recordings from Billie Holiday! LP, Vinyl record album

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Kenyon HopkinsThis Property Is Condemned ... LP
Verve, Late 60s. Very Good ... $1.99
One of the more period-oriented Kenyon Hopkins soundtracks from the 60s – especially considering the jazz basis of most of his other work for Verve. The setting of the film is the 30s in the south, and the soundtrack's a mix of older swing, trad jazz, and a bit of bluesy instrumentation – handled with the same sort of touches that Hopkins brought to his work on the films Baby Doll and The Fugitive Kind. Titles include "Lovers Meet", "Dream Of Mardi Gras", "Rainbow Express", "Drug Store", and "The Brawl" – plus "Wish Me A Rainbow", which features vocals by Mary Badham. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and notations in pencil on the back.)

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Shirley HornI Thought About You – Live At Vine Street ... CD
Verve, 1987. Used ... $7.99
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(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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Shirley HornMain Ingredient ... CD
Verve, 1996. Used ... $5.99
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(Out of print.)

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Shirley HornMay The Music Never End ... CD
Verve, 2003. Used ... $8.99
Stunning – and some of the best work we've ever heard from Shirley Horn! We know, we know – you've seen a bit too much of her in the jazz racks of late – but don't let that stop you from picking up this album, because it's amazing! Shirley returns to the spare, subtle simplicity of older albums like Travelin Light and Where Are You Going – working in a trio format that's so stripped down, so mellow, most of the work on the set is really just done by Shirley's vocals. And as when Shirley's singing at her best, the album is filled with tunes that you might have heard before – but which take on a whole new life and imagination in Shirley's hands. For some reason, she seems to find words in these songs we've never heard before – putting them over with new meanings, new emotions, and a sound that's incredibly sublime! Ahmad Jamal and Roy Hargrove make some slight guest appearances on the set, but forget about them – because the real magic is Shirley, sounding greater here than ever! Titles include "Forget Me", "Maybe September", "Everything Must Change", "May The Music Never End", "Take Love Easy", and "Watch What Happens". CD

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Shirley HornYou're My Thrill ... CD
Verve, 2001. Used ... $6.99
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Bobby HutchersonSkyline ... CD
Verve, 1999. Used ... $5.99
A relatively mellow recent effort from Bobby Hutcherson – one that has him playing both vibes and marimba, and going for a laidback style that allows plenty of spaces for tonal colors and shades of sound! The group's a quintet, with Kenny Garrett on alto, Geri Allen on piano, Christian McBride on bass, and Al Foster on drums – and in a way, the album's kind of a link between Hutcherson's inside work of the Landmark years, and some of his more exploratory work of the late 70s. Titles include "The Coaster", "Candle", "Tres Palabras", "Delilah", "Who's Got You", and "Pomponio". CD
(Out of print.)

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New Janis IanSecret Life Of J Eddy Fink ... LP
Verve, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $3.99
Pretty great – with some excellent Shadow Morton production! LP, Vinyl record album

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New Incognito100 Degrees & Rising ... CD
Verve/Suonaphone, 1995. Used ... $1.99
Mid period work from Bluey and Incognito – perhaps slipping a bit from the freshness of their initial albums, but still sounding a heck of a lot better than most of the groups on the market! Like previous sets, this one has a jazzy finish that's blended with a tight NuSoul vibe – the inspiration for many of today's underground acts, and often not done nearly as well as it is here. Titles include "Time Has Come", "Jacob's Ladder", "Barumba", "I Hear Your Name", "After The Fall", "One Hundred & Rising", and "Good Love". CD
(Out of print.)

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Mark IshamRomeo Is Bleeding ... CD
Verve, 1994. Used ... $5.99
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(Out of print. Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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Ahmad JamalChamber Music Of The New Jazz ... CD
Verve/Argo, 1955. Used ... $19.99
Beautiful work from Jamal's early Chicago years – and a perfectly titled set that really gets at the differences he made in modern jazz! The tunes are wonderfully fluid, soulful, and swinging – but not in the gutbuckety style of other trios of the time, more in a lightly modern style that features almost equal interplay between Jamal's piano, the bass of Israel Crosby, and the guitar of the wonderful Ray Crawford – who really ads an amazing touch to the record. Tracks include the great original "New Rhumba", plus cool versions of "Jeff", "Darn That Dream", "Spring Is Here", and "All Of You". CD
(Out of print.)

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Harry JamesJazz Masters 55 ... CD
Verve, Late 50s/Early 60s. Used ... $4.99
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(Out of print,)

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JATP (Jazz At The Philharmonic) All StarsPerdido ... LP
Verve, 1947. Near Mint- ... $2.99
An early Jazz At The Philharmonic Recording – two side-long tracks, "Perdido" and "Mordido" – played by Flip Phillips and Illinois Jacquet on tenor, Howard McGhee on trumpet, and Hank Jones on piano! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has two cutout holes along the opening.)

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New JATP All StarsHow High The Moon ... LP
Verve, 1947/1955. Very Good+ ... $1.99
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(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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Antonio Carlos JobimJazz Masters 13 ... CD
Verve, 1960s/1970s/1980s. Used ... $5.99
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Antonio Carlos Jobim & Luiz BonfaBlack Orpheus – Original Soundtrack ... CD
Verve, Early 60s. Used ... $13.99
One of the all time great ones! This mad bit of music was composed for the film by Luiz Bonfa and Antonio Carlos Jobim, and it's a crazy mix of batucada, samba, and a bit of bossa nova. The soundtrack takes all of the musical bits, and it mixes them up into an insane collage of sound effects, speaking, and music. It sounds incredible, and it's even more spooky than the movie. With loads of classics that you'll recognize – but done in a crazy crazy way – like "Felicidade", "O Nosso Amor", and "Manha De Carnaval". Plus, this CD also includes a 13-minute medley of tracks from the score, performed by Bola Sete at the 1966 Monterey Jazz Fest! CD
(Out of print. BMG Direct pressing.)

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Howard Johnson & GravityGravity!!! ... CD
Verve, 1996. Used ... $8.99
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(Out of print, punch through barcode & promotional stamp on booklet cover.)

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JJ JohnsonHeroes ... CD
Verve, 1998. Used ... $5.99
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(Out of print. Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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JJ JohnsonJJ's Broadway ... CD
Verve, 1963. Used ... $14.99
JJ's Broadway is a-ok with us – a hip mix of small group tunes, played with the great Walter Perkins on drums, and handled with a much more complicated approach than most other "jazz meets Broadway" type albums! About half the tracks feature a quartet with Perkins on drums, plus Hank Jones piano and Richard Davis on bass – and these numbers really swing with a wonderful open-ended groove. The rest of the set has a larger group with Jones, Perkins, and Chuck Israels on bass – plus additional trombones behind the solo work of Johnson. Titles include "Nobody's Heart", "A Second Chance", "Sleeping Bee", "Mira", "Lovely", and "Who Will Buy". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available JJ's Broadway ... LP 7.99

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JJ JohnsonJJ's Broadway ... LP
Verve, 1963. Near Mint- ... $7.99
JJ's Broadway is a-ok with us – a hip mix of small group tunes, played with the great Walter Perkins on drums, and handled with a much more complicated approach than most other "jazz meets Broadway" type albums! About half the tracks feature a quartet with Perkins on drums, plus Hank Jones piano and Richard Davis on bass – and these numbers really swing with a wonderful open-ended groove. The rest of the set has a larger group with Jones, Perkins, and Chuck Israels on bass – plus additional trombones behind the solo work of Johnson. Titles include "Nobody's Heart", "A Second Chance", "Sleeping Bee", "Mira", "Lovely", and "Who Will Buy". LP, Vinyl record album
(MGM pressing. Cover has a promo sticker.)
Also available JJ's Broadway ... CD 14.99

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Quincy JonesBig Band Bossa Nova ... CD
Mercury/Verve, 1962. Used ... $8.99
Perhaps THE greatest Quincy Jones album of the 60s – a hard-swinging batch of big band bossa tunes – and one of the greatest American takes on the bossa sound ever! Quincy really brings a lot of soul to the set – syncopating the bottom end of the tunes to really bring out the rhythms, and working with a jazzy flourish of horns that creates all these quick and clever little turns in the tunes! The sound's been heard most famously on the incredible track "Soul Bossa Nova" – an original by Quincy for the set, which has gone onto much greater fame through its use in the film Austin Powers, and a bazillion TV commercials! But the whole album's great too – and other tracks include "Serenata", "Lalo Bossa Nova", "Boogie Bossa Nova", and "Chega De Saudade". CD

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JoyceMusic Inside ... CD
Verve (Japan), 1990. New Copy ... $13.99
One of the few Joyce albums ever issued in the US – a breezy outing from the end of the 80s, recorded with a bit more jazz than usual, and a number of English-language lyrics that were clearly intended to help break her into a wider market! Joyce is still very much in a comfortable setting on the record – dominating with her work on acoustic guitar and vocals – but she's also getting a bit more instrumental help than usual from a range of guests that include Kenny Werner, Ray Drummond, Ralp Moore, and Marvin Smitty Smith. The English alone is worth the price of the record – as we're usually relying on just our love of her voice to appreciate Joyce's usual Portuguese lyrics – and titles include "Bird Of Brazil", "Bird Of Japan", "Stonewashed", "Belafonte", "Essential", "Mysteries", and a nice cover of The Beatles' "Help". CD

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Wynton Kelly Trio & Wes MontgomerySmokin' At The Half Note ... CD
Verve, 1965. Used ... $3.99
One of the greatest 60s recordings from the Wyton Kelly Trio – thanks to some wonderful guest work from guitarist Wes Montgomery! Montgomery's working here in a gusty, rootsy style that recalls his best soul jazz sides from the earlier years – and which have a feel that's quite different than his later, more largely-arranged work for Verve. The Kelly Trio is in perfect form – with Wynton's heavy left hand leading the group on the piano, and superb rhythm backing from the team of Paul Chambers and Jimmy Cobb. Tracks are longish, with some nice solos – and include the 13 minute original "No Blues", plus "If You Could See Me Now", "Unit 7", "Four On Six" and "What's New". CD

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Rodney KendrickDance World Dance ... CD
Gitanes/Verve, 1993. Used ... $3.99
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(Out of print.)

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Roland KirkDomino ... CD
Verve, 1962. Used ... $9.99
A key early album from reedman Roland Kirk – at set that really has him strongly finding his voice in jazz, and transforming most of modern music in the process! The set's a perfect illustration of the way that Roland could swing with soul, yet still reach out with bold new ideas too – mixing up work on tenor sax, manzello, stritch, flute, and even nose flute – instruments often played at the same time, with this amazing multi-reed style that's really mindblowing – and which follows the soaring sheets of sound of the Coltrane generation, yet completely in its own way too! There's a sharp modern edge to most of the rhythms – thanks in part to the presence of Andrew Hill on piano and celeste on a few cuts – alongside from Vernon Martin on bass and Roy Haynes and Henry Duncan on drums – and a bit of additional piano from Wynton Kelly. The whole thing's amazing – one of those records that never fails to delight us – and titles include "3 In 1 Without The Oil", "ED", "Domino", "Meeting On Termini's Corner", and "A Stritch In Time". CD
(Out of print. CD spindle is missing teeth.)

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Roland KirkJazz Masters 27 ... CD
Verve, 1960s. Used ... $4.99
CD
(Out of print, BMG music club pressing.)

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Diana KrallGirl In The Other Room ... CD
Verve, 2004. Used ... $3.99
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Diana KrallLive In Paris ... CD
Verve, 2001. Used ... $7.99
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(BMG Direct pressing.)

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Diana KrallLook Of Love ... CD
Verve, 2001. Used ... $6.99
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Gene KrupaBig Noise From Winnetka – Gene Krupa At The London House ... LP
Verve, 1959. Very Good ... $5.99
Gene Krupa caught live in his hometown of Chicago – working here with a very hip little small group! The quartet features Eddie Wasserman on a variety of reeds – tenor, clarinet, and flute – alongside Ronnie Ball on piano and Jimmy Gannon on bass – all in a set of playful tracks that allow Krupa plenty of room to get all creative on the drums! Gene's working at a nice level that's puts the percussion at the forefront of most of the numbers, but which isn't as gimmicky as on some other albums – and the presence of Wasserman is a nice melodic grounding on most numbers – but also one that's as open to shifts in mood and time as Krupa is on the drums. Titles include "Big Noise From Winnetka", "Some Of These Days", "Petite Fleur", "Don't Be That Way", and "Drum Boogie". LP, Vinyl record album
(Verve Inc stereo pressing, with deep groove. Cover has some splitting on the bottom seam and marker on front.)

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Gene KrupaClassics In Percussion! ... LP
Verve, Mid 60s. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $3.99
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(Cover has a cutout hole and a sticker on front.)

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Gene Krupa & Buddy RichDrum Battle At JATP ... LP
Verve, 1952. Very Good- ... $14.99
A pretty darn great album – with a wonderful mix of JATP swing and strong-handed drumming by the leaders. The material was mostly recorded at a Jazz At The Philharmonic show at Carnegie Hall in 1952, and although the main focus appears to be Krupa and Rich's drum work, there's actually some fantastic sax playing on the album – from both the alto of Willie Smith and the tenor of Flip Phillips, both of whom are at the height of their powers in this relaxed setting, working amazingly well around the bombastic drum pounding of Krupa and Rich. Tracks are long, and titles include "Flying Home", "Drum Boogie", "Drum Battle", and "Perdido". LP, Vinyl record album
(Verve Inc pressing, with trumpeter logo and deep groove. Cover has some wear, a split bottom seam, a mostly split top seam, and some light stains.)

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LedisiTruth ... CD
Verve, 2014. Used ... $7.99
Wonderful work from Ledisi – a singer we've dug for many many years – and who always lives up to our faith in her music! We first dug Ledisi as an underground talent back in the 90s – but with this Verve album she's poised to take on all the best that mainstream soul has to offer – hitting strongly with a sense of pride and power that we've never heard this clearly before! We're not saying that Ledisi's getting commercial – just that she's got this tight, powerful, rich quality to her music that is bound to finally push the singer out to the wide audience she really deserves – new ears to add to Ledisi's always-growing audience of fans from the farther reaches of the soul universe. Rex Rideout helped put the album together with Ledisi – with a respectful vibe that really opens the singer up – and tracks include "That Good Good", "Missy Doubt", "Lose Control", "88 Boxes", "Like This", "The Truth", "Anything", and "I Blame You". CD
(Punch through barcode.)
Also available Truth (deluxe edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD 17.99

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LedisiTruth (deluxe edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Verve, 2014. New Copy ... $17.99 18.98
Wonderful work from Ledisi – a singer we've dug for many many years – and who always lives up to our faith in her music! We first dug Ledisi as an underground talent back in the 90s – but with this Verve album she's poised to take on all the best that mainstream soul has to offer – hitting strongly with a sense of pride and power that we've never heard this clearly before! We're not saying that Ledisi's getting commercial – just that she's got this tight, powerful, rich quality to her music that is bound to finally push the singer out to the wide audience she really deserves – new ears to add to Ledisi's always-growing audience of fans from the farther reaches of the soul universe. Rex Rideout helped put the album together with Ledisi – with a respectful vibe that really opens the singer up – and tracks include "That Good Good", "Missy Doubt", "Lose Control", "88 Boxes", "Like This", "The Truth", "Anything", and "I Blame You". Deluxe edition features three bonus tracks – "Mine", "I Swear", and "Quick Fix". CD
Also available Truth ... CD 7.99

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New Michel Legrand With Ray Brown & Shelly ManneAt Shelly's Manne-Hole ... LP
Verve, 1968. Near Mint- ... $13.99
A nice little live set – recorded at Shelly Manne's club in LA, and one that features a trio with Michel Legrand on piano, Ray Brown on bass, and Shelly Manne on drums – all playing together on a combination of improvisational, original tunes and some more familiar ones! The improvisational tunes are really the standouts here – quite unusual not only for the time, but also for Legrand, who was known strongly by this point as a composer. Four of the album's songs were created on the spot – with titles that include "The Grand Brown Man", "Ray's Riff", "Another Blues", and "Los Gatos" – the remaining familiar tunes include "A Time For Love", "Watch What Happens", "My Funny Valentine", and "Willow Weep For Me". A nice return to jazz for Legrand – one of his few from the time! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original textured cover. Cover has a promo sticker in one corner.)

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George LewisOh, Didn't He Ramble ... LP
Verve, Mid 50s. Very Good- ... $11.99
Not our usual bag, but some nice later material from George Lewis, performed with a sextet that includes Jim Robinson, Alvin Acorn, Alcide Pavageau, Joe Robichaux, and Joe Watkins. Titles include "Riverside Blues", "Streets Of The City", "Weary Blues", and "Runnin Wild". David Stone Martin cover, too. LP, Vinyl record album
(Verve Inc stereo pressing, with deep groove. Cover has some strips of clear tape, light wear, some seam splitting, a couple of peeled marks from sticker removal, and a couple of small stains.)

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Machito & His OrchestraSoul Source ... LP
Verve, Early 50s/Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $8.99
Late 60's issue of a bunch of great Machito sides recorded by Norman Granz, with excellent soloists like Charlie Parker and Flip Phillips. Tracks include "Mambo", "Cancion", "Jazz", "Rhumba Abierta", "Havana Special", and "Fiesta Time". The sound is wailing all the way through, and the group is one of the best mixes of Latin and Jazz to come out of the forties. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a bit of old tape and one slightly bumped corner.)

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Hugh MasekelaBoy's Doin' It ... CD
Casablanca/Verve, 1975. Used ... $16.99
A mid 70s effort from Hugh Maskela, recorded in Nigeria, an excellent melding of his jazz inflected pop sound with some deeper soulful grooves. The vibe here is showing both some funk and disco influences, but with trademark South African style melodies floating over top and a dedication to Fela, you know there's some afro beat creeping in too. 6 tracks in all: "The Boys Doin' It", "Mama", "Excuse Me Please", "Ashiko", "In The Jungle" and "A Person Is A Sometime Thing". CD
(Out of print.)

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Alice McClarityOne Life ... LP
Verve, Late 60s. Sealed ... $6.99
Arranged and conducted by Robert Banks. LP, Vinyl record album

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Gary McFarlandSoft Samba Strings ... LP
Verve, 1964. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $5.99
The mellower side of Gary McFarland – a further exploration of the sound first laid forth in Gary's Soft Samba albums – handled here with some added string backings that let the tunes float, shimmer, and listen with an undeniable magic! The core sound is Gary's take on the bossa nova – light jazz played on vibes and piano, often augmented by the McFarland trademark of wordless vocals that kind of whistle along with the tune. Added to this are some sweeping strings conducted by Jack Parnell – never sleepy, but used to flesh out the arrangements of the tunes with a wider kind of sound! Titles include "These Are The Things I Love", "Theme From 13", "Once We Loved", "Our Love", and "I Know The Meaning". LP, Vinyl record album

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Charles Mingus & Langston HughesWeary Blues ... CD
Verve, 1958. Used ... $16.99
A landmark meeting of two talents! This rare session has the poet Langston Hughes reading his own jazz-based work, set to arrangements by Charles Mingus, with additional work by Horace Parlan. Hughes' voice is incredible – a bit frail, with a wispy integrity that really opens up his own writings. Hughes was always a big jazz listener, and his work in this respect is a perfect consummation of ideas that he'd always said were present in his work. Titles include "Could Be", "Testament", "Commercial Theater", "Consider Me", "Jump Monk", and "Weird Nightmare". CD
(Out of print.)

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Wes MontgomeryTequila ... LP
Verve, 1966. Very Good- Gatefold ... $4.99
A classic from Wes Montgomery – and exactly the kind of record that made him a legend in the 60s! The set's one of Wes' collaborations with arranger Claus Ogerman – a key talent who was really on the rise at the time, and who understood how to perfectly balance Montgomery's unique sound on the guitar with larger arrangements in the back. There's a slightly Latin feel to some of the rhythms, as you might guess from the title – but it's very slight, and more there just to give the tracks a bit of a slink, in the classic full-on production way that Wes was using for his best Verve and A&M work in the late 60s. Titles include the classic groover "Bumpin On Sunset", plus the cuts "The Big Hurt", "Midnight Mood", "The Thumb", and "What The World Needs Now". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear. Top seam is partially lined with old clear tape. Vinyl has a short click on one track.)

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Bheki MselekuStar Seeding ... CD
Verve (France), 1995. Used ... $7.99
A really tremendous little album that was one of our favorite soul jazz sessions of the 90s! Bheki Mseleku plays piano, tenor, guitar, and vocalizes a bit – crafting long, drawn out tunes that have a hint of Soul African jazz, and which swell and sway in a cosmically soulful style that reminds us of some of our favorite indie jazz of the 70s. Charlie Haden plays bass and Billy Higgins is on drums – but other than that, Bheki handles all instruments, working equally well across the board to craft some amazing tunes that restore our faith in higher powers and the human spirit! Titles include "The Age Of The Divine Mother", "Melancholy In Cologne", "Thula Mtwana", "LA Soul Train Blues", and "Star Seeding". CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole. Booklet has a gold promotional stamp.)

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Gerry MulliganConcert Jazz Band ... LP
Verve, 1960. Very Good ... $2.99
Great large group material from Gerry Mulligan – and a record that definitely defines the sound of his famous Concert Jazz Band of the early 60s! The group features a four part sax section – headed by Mulligan, with other players that include Zoot Sims on tenor, Gene Allen on baritone, Gene Quill on alto, and Dick Meldonian on alto – and the set also features work by Nick Travis and Conte Candoli on trumpets, and Bob Brookmeyer on valve trombone and trombone – shading in some nice colors to the group's tone-heavy approach! Titles include "Out Of This World", "Sweet & Slow", "Bweebida Bobbida", and "Manoir Des Mes Reves". LP, Vinyl record album
(Verve Inc pressing with trumpeter logo & deep groove. Vinyl has a short click on one track. Cover has a partially split bottom seam.)

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Gerry MulliganGerry Mulligan & The Concert Jazz Band On Tour – Guest Soloist Zoot Sims ... LP
Verve, 1962. Very Good- ... $6.99
A really wonderful collection of live work from Gerry's early 60s Concert Jazz Band – a really forward-thinking large group that was one of Mulligan's greatest accomplishments of the time! In some ways, the ensemble worked in a sound that was like that of Mulligan's small group recordings of the 50s – with the horns moving around in free space, interacting beautifully in a fresh, modern, unfettered style. Gerry himself plays a bit of piano on the session, but most of the strength of the set is from the horn interplay from the larger group – from players that include Gene Quill, Bob Brookmeyer, Nick Travis, Gene Allen, Conte Candoli, and star soloist Zoot Sims. Material was recorded on a European tour of the time – and titles include "Go Home", "Barbara's Theme", I Want To Live", "Red Door", and "Apple Core". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original 60s pressing. Cover has light wear, a few small stains, some splitting on the bottom seams, and a bit of pen on the back.)

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Gerry Mulligan & Paul DesmondGerry Mulligan & Paul Desmond Quartet (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Verve, 1957. Used ... $6.99
A great pairing of two of the coolest jazz talents of the 50s – icy-cool altoist Paul Desmond and warm-toned baritonist Gerry Mulligan! The group here continues the pianoless tradition of some of Mulligan's work of the decade – leaving plenty of room for amazing interplay between the horns, and a rare chance to hear Desmond away from the instrument – especially considering his work with Brubeck – blowing here in an airy, willowy tone that's totally great. Other players include Joe Benjamin on bass and Dave Bailey on drums – and titles include "Blues In Time", "Standstill", "Line For Lyons", and "Fall Out". CD includes bonus tracks – "Tea For Two", "Wintersong", and "Lover". CD

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Milton NascimentoMilton (1976) ... CD
A&M/Verve, 1976. Used ... $6.99
Great session cut by Milton in the US, with a feel that's similar to Courage, his other great US/A&M album, done in the late 60s. The sound here's a bit more modern than that one, and the group is graced by some excellent guests, like Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Airto, Raul De Souza, and Toninho Horta. Tracks include "Raca", "The Call", "Os Povos", and a nice remake of the classic "Cravo E Canela". CD

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Oliver Nelson, Jimmy Smith, Johnny Hodges, etcLeonard Feather's Encyclopedia Of Jazz In The 60s Vol 1 – The Blues ... LP
Verve, Mid 60s. Sealed Gatefold ... $4.99
Looks like a compilation, but a set that features some great material! Side one features Oliver Nelson directing a special group with JJ Johnson on trombone, Nat Adderley and Clark Terry on trumpets, Phil Woods and Jerome Richardson on reeds, and Hank Jones on piano – on titles that include "St Louis Blues", "I Remember Bird", and "John Brown's Blues". Jimmy Smith and Wes Montgomery jam on "OGD", Johnny Hodges and Earl Hines play "C Jam Blues", and Count Basie swings "Blues For Eileen". LP, Vinyl record album

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Laura NyroLaura Nyro (aka First Songs) ... LP
Verve, 1966. Very Good+ ... $7.99
Laura Nyro's first album ever – and even at this early point, Nyro sounds wonderful – a fair bit more soulful than most other female pop singers of her time – with a fully-fleshed out approach to the vocals that's mature and sensitive, and almost a bit more confident at times than in later years. Arrangements are by Herb Bernstein, and almost have the same sort of sunny feel as The 5th Dimension in their famous covers of Nyro's tunes – again with more soul than we might have expected for the time. Titles include "Lazy Susan", "Stoney End", "Hands Off The Man (Flim Flam Man)", "Buy & Sell", "He's A Runner", "Billy's Blues", and "Wedding Bell Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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Anita O'DayAnita O'Day Sings The Winners ... CD
Verve, Late 50s. Used ... $7.99
Anita O'Day pays tribute to Downbeat poll winners by singing vocal versions of their big hits in this lively set of jazz tracks from the 50s! Arrangements are by Marty Paich and Russ Garcia, both swinging as nicely as they ever did – and the setting of the album keeps Anita nicely in line, sticking to more straight jazz material than you might hear on some of her other sets from the same period. Titles include "Frenesi", "Sing, Sing, Sing", "Early Autumn", "Four Brothers", "Four", and "Night In Tunisia". CD also features 7 bonus tracks – including "Whisper Not", "Peel Me A Grape", "Star Eyes", "Hershey Bar", and "Don't Be That Way". CD

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Anita O'DayAnita O'Day Swings Cole Porter With Billy May (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Verve, Mid 50s. Used ... $4.99
Something of an addition to the Verve "songbook" mode of the 50s – but it's also one that's a lot more dynamic than the others, thanks to some very jazzy arrangements from Billy May! The groove here is very upbeat and jazzy – hard-swinging in the manner that May forged with Sinatra over at Capitol, with lots of twists and turns in the backings that really help transform the tunes! Anita's dynamic vocals really match the spirit of the arrangements – and soar out with a quality that's some of her best and boldest at Verve. Titles include "I Love You", "Get Out Of Town", "Just One Of Those Things", "Easy To Love", "I Get A Kick Out Of You", and "Love For Sale". CD also has 6 bonus tracks including "You're The Top", "My Heart Belongs To Daddy", "Why Shouldn't I", "From This Moment On", "Love For Sale" and "Just One Of Those Things". CD

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Anita O'DayDiva Series – Anita O'Day ... CD
Verve, 1950s/1960s. Used ... $6.99
A nice little collection of work by Anita O'Day – a great singer who recorded a lot of excellent albums for Verve in the 50s, and whose work really deserves a good listen! The set's got a total of 18 tracks in all – a really good sampling of Anita's Verve work, with a focus on hipper tunes that would appeal to current listeners. Titles include "Peel Me A Grape", "Senor Blues", "Sing Sing Sing", "Avalon", "Miss Brown To You", "Angel Eyes", "Waiter Make Mine Blues", "Love Me Or Leave me", and "What Is This Thing Called Love". CD

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Anita O'Day & Billy MayAnita O' Day & Billy May Swing Rodgers & Hart ... CD
Verve, 1960. Used ... $6.99
An extremely playful set of tunes from vocalist Anita O'Day – working here with some lively Billy May arrangements that really show the best side of her sound at Verve! The tracks are all Rogers & Hart numbers – as you'd guess from the title – and Anita swings them with a bright style that also has a nice undercurrent of sadness that perfectly gets at the bittersweet qualities of Lorenzo Hart's lyrics. Titles include "I've Got Five Dollars", "Spring Is Here", "To Keep My Love Alive", "Falling In Love With Love", "I Could Write A Book", "Have You Met Miss Jones", and "Lover". CD

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Anita O'Day & Cal TjaderTime For Two ... CD
Verve, 1962. Used ... $8.99
A great little meeting of two of the better talents on Verve Records in the early 60s – one that pairs the warm vocals of Anita O'Day with the cool vibes of Cal Tjader – in a sweet little session that's actually one of O'Day's best from the time! The feel here is lively, and slightly Latinesque – as Cal's smal combo features Johnny Rae on drums, and Lonnie Hewitt on piano – both players who are well-tuned towards a more rhythmic approach. Includes a great version of "An Occasional Man", plus the tracks "Mr. Sandman", "I Believe In You", "Peel Me A Grape", and a nice take of "Thanks For The Memory". CD
(Out of print.)

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Anita O'Day & The Three Sounds/Cal TjaderAnita O'Day & The Three Sounds/Time For Two ... CD
Verve (Germany), 1962. New Copy ... $13.99
Two unusual vocal sessions from Anita O'Day – each with a different jazz star in tow! Anita O'Day & The Three Sounds brings together a great singer and a great trio – a unique Verve outing that has vocalist Anita O'Day joining forces with the Three Sounds combo of pianist Gene Harris! The Three Sounds were always happy to serve as a rhythm combo on dates like this – and they really bring a lot of their own flavor to the record – standing out on a few instrumental selections that highlight their own brief relationship with Verve – but mostly backing Anita with a groove that's tight and always soulful! O'Day's vocals are as confident as Harris' work on the keys – making for a very nice match – and titles include "Fly Me To The Moon", "All Too Soon", "My Ship", and "Whisper Not", which also features a guest solo by Roy Eldridge. Time For Two is a great little meeting of two of the better talents on Verve Records in the early 60s – one that pairs the warm vocals of Anita O'Day with the cool vibes of Cal Tjader – in a sweet little session that's actually one of O'Day's best from the time! The feel here is lively, and slightly Latinesque – as Cal's smal combo features Johnny Rae on drums, and Lonnie Hewitt on piano – both players who are well-tuned towards a more rhythmic approach. Includes a great version of "An Occasional Man", plus the tracks "Mr. Sandman", "I Believe In You", "Peel Me A Grape", and a nice take of "Thanks For The Memory". CD

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Original Mambo KingsIntroduction To Afro-Cubop ... CD
Verve, Late 40s/Early 50s. Used ... $6.99
CD
(Out of print.)

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Orquestra WasForever's A Long, Long Time ... CD
Verve, 1997. Used ... $1.99
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(Out of print. Includes original slipcase.)

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Kid Ory & Red AllenWe've Got Rhythm ... LP
Verve, Late 50s. Very Good ... $14.99
Recorded when Ory was 74, this pairs two of the big names from the early generations of New Orleans jazz. Also playing with them are Bob McCracken, Cedric Haywood, Frank Haggerty, Morty Corb, and Alton Redd. The song titles include "Christopher Columbus", "Some Of These Days", "I Got Rhythm", "Come Back Sweet Pea", "San", "Tuxedo Junction", and "Lazy River". LP, Vinyl record album
(Verve Inc pressing, with deep groove. Cover has some splitting and tape on the top and bottom seams, some scratches, a peeled mark from sticker removal, light wear, and some marker on the back.)

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Charlie ParkerSwedish Schnapps – Genius Of Charlie Parker #8 ... LP
Verve, Early 50s. Good+ ... $8.99
A late 50s album that issues some killer combo material by Bird! One half of the album features work by a group that includes Red Rodney, John Lewis, Ray Brown, and Kenny Clarke – and the other features Parker with Miles Davis, Walter Bishop Jr, Max Roach, and Teddy Kotick. Tracks are short, and include some classics – and the album includes alternate takes of 4 numbers. Titles include "Si Si", "Swedish Schnapps", "Back Home Blues", "Lover Man", "Au Privave", "She Rote", and "Star Eyes". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label promo pressing. Cover has some wear and splitting.)
 
 
 



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