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Billie HolidayMusic For Torching ... LP
Verve, 1955. Very Good .... $11.99
About as classic as you can get for Billie Holiday on Verve – a wonderfully intimate small group session, recorded with top-shelf players and a smokey torchy mood! Billie's in her later years by the time of the set, but somehow singing with even more emotion and life – working with a group that includes Benny Carter, Jimmy Rowles, Harry Edison, Larry Bunker, and John Simmons – on tracks that include "It Had To Be You", "A Fine Romance", "Gone With The Wind", "Isn't It A Lovely Day", "Ghost Of A Chance", and "Come Rain Or Come Shine". LP, Vinyl record album
(MGM pressing. Cover has light wear and some splitting. Vinyl plays with a short click on the first track.)

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Etta JamesEtta James – Jazz ... CD
Chess/Verve, 1960s. Used .... $4.99
A great mellow side of Etta James – a collection of more jazz-based recordings pulled from her classic years at Chess during the 60s! The work here isn't straight jazz so much as a soulful interpretation of American standards – set to backings that are often by Riley Hampton, mixing strings and soul together nicely – usually with a somewhat mellow undercurrent that helps emphasize the emotive leanings of Etta's vocals. The set's a great second chapter to anyone who digs Etta in her "At Last" mode, and wants to hear more ballads of a similar nature – and the package features a dozen titles that include "Stormy Weather", "Fool That I Am", "Dream", "Don't Get Around Much Anymore", "One For My Baby", "Don't Take Your Love From Me", "Don't Blame Me", "Prisoner Of Love", and "Lover Man". CD
(BMG Direct pressing.)

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Jimmy JohnsonI'm A Jockey ... CD
Birdology/Verve, 1993. Used .... $6.99
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(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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Gunter Kallman ChoirFantastic Sound Of Gunter Kallman Choir ... CD
Polydor/Verve (Germany), Late 60s. New Copy .... $8.99
One of the coolest vocal groups of the late 60s – Germany's Gunter Kallmann Choir, presented here in a batch of tracks that includes some of their hippest tracks from the Polydor years! The group's sound is quite similar to that of the Horst Jankowski singers – a large ensemble of mixed male and female voices, often recorded with mod instrumental touches like electric bass, bubbling organ, funky flute, and sweet percussion – an approach that seems especially well-suited to the sorts of groovy 60s tunes presented in this package! Things are plenty sweet, but never sleepy at all – a cool blend of Anglo lyrics and German studio genius – on 24 cuts that include "Windmills Of Your Mind", "Daydream", "One Summer's Day", "Live For Life", "My Cherie Amour", "Wait Until Dark", "The Eyes Of Love", "A Time For Us", "Just A Dream", "Once In Each Life", and "The Colour Of My Love". 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
(CRC pressing.)

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Roland KirkNow Please Don't You Cry, Beautiful Edith ... CD
Verve (Japan), 1967. New Copy .... $13.99
One of the most unusual Roland Kirk albums of the 60s – his only session for Verve, and a record cut with a slightly different feel than some of his work for Mercury or Atlantic! The core group's an unusual one – a quartet that features a young Lonnie Smith on piano, plus Ronnie Boykins on bass and Grady Tate on drums – all free-thinking talents that are enough to match the whimsy of Kirk's own playing on tenor, flute, stritch, and manzello – but also strong enough jazz players to hold tight during the straighter jazz moments of the set. There's a rich array of jazz styles and histories that seem to peek out from track to track – and the overall vibe is a bit less nutty than Kirk's other albums, with a subtle genius that we really love. A great lost treasure – featuring the tracks "Now Please Don't You Cry Beautiful Edith", "Why Don't They Know", "Silverlization", "Alfie", "Blue Rol", "Stompin' Ground", and "Fall Out". CD

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Gladys KnightBefore Me (with bonus track) ... CD
Verve, 2006. Used .... $6.99
Gladys Knight pays tribute to a range of singers who came before her – Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, and others – all the while earning our respect for her new inflections of these classics! The style here is less "torch revival" than you'd expect – and in a surprising turn, Knight doesn't simply revisit the older modes of singing, but works here in a more progressive, more positive approach that's got a really bold sort of sound. Arrangements are by Billy Childs and John Clayton – and instrumentation is a mix of small combo backing and other numbers that feature the fuller Clayton/Hamilton Orchestra. Titles include "This Bitter Earth", "The Man I Love", "Come Sunday", "Stormy Weather", "I'll Be Seeing You", "But Not For Me", "Someone To Watch Over Me", "Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me", and "God Bless The Child" – plus the bonus track "Teach Me Tonight". CD

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Lee KonitzMotion ... CD
Verve, 1961. Used .... $7.99
A pivotal album in the career of Lee Konitz – and one that shows him really stretching out, past his tightly arranged style of the 50s! Lee's working here in a fairly free trio setting – backed by only Sonny Dallas on bass and Elvin Jones on drums. Jones plays loosely and openly on the kit, taking Lee through some great extended tracks that bristle with a sharp and modern energy that stands in great contrast to the cooler Konitz sound of the 50s – into a style that almost matches the energy of Sonny Rollins' classic Live At The Village Vanguard recordings for Blue Note. Titles include "All Of Me", "You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To" and "I'll Remember April". CD
(Out of print. Spine has a small tear.)

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New Diana KrallLive In Paris ... CD
Verve, 2001. Used .... $7.99
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Gene KrupaGreat New Gene Krupa Quartet Featuring Charlie Ventura ... LP
Verve, 1964. Very Good+ .... $5.99
With Charlie Ventura on tenor, Nabil Totah on bass, and John Bunch on piano – and cuts that include "Undecided", "Tickle Toe", "I Love You", "Misty", "Flying Home", and "Cry Me A River". LP, Vinyl record album

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Lambert, Hendricks & RossSing A Song Of Basie ... CD
Verve, 1955/1957. Used .... $6.99
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(Out of print.)

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LedisiTruth ... CD
Verve, 2014. New Copy .... $13.99 14.98
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". CD
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 13.99

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Meade Lux LewisCat House Piano ... LP
Verve, Early 40s. Very Good- .... $19.99
Great David Stone Martin cover, too! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original Down Home/Verve pressing – in great shape. Corner of cover has a small bit of tape, but the rest is excellent.)

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Ramsey Lewis TrioDown To Earth ... CD
Mercury/Verve, 1958. Used .... $3.99
From their inception in late 1956, Ramsey Lewis and his famous Young/Holt-era trio were destined for great jazz fame. This 1958 session on Mercury (then based in the group's native Chicago) catches the trio right at the beginning – when they were taking tunes that were pretty well known, and turning them into tight, jaunty, often comically-tinged soul jazz numbers that were very popular with the folks at the downtown clubs. As proof of that, the album features Lewis-arranged versions of many familiar favorites – including "Dark Eyes", "Come Back To Sorrento", "Greensleeves", and "Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child". Also includes a few originals – like "We Blue It" and "Soul Mist". CD
(Out of print. Digipack case has some light staining and rippling from moisture.)

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Abbey Lincoln & Stan GetzYou Gotta Pay The Band ... CD
Verve/Gitanes, 1991. Used .... $5.99
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Herbie MannFlautista! ... LP
Verve, 1959. Very Good- .... $11.99
Very cool stuff – and one of Herbie Mann's greatest albums! The record is a tight set of Latin jazz tracks, with a feel that's a lot more rootsy than you'd expect. Herbie's flute is tight and choppy, but there's lots of other nice moments by Johnny Rae on vibes, and Patao Valdez and Jose Mangual on percussion. Includes the long groovy "Cuban Potato Chip", plus "Caravan", "Amazon River", and "Come On, Mule" – all of which are also nice and long. LP, Vinyl record album
(Verve Inc pressing with deep groove and trumpeter logo. Cover has split seams held together by pieces of masking tape and some ringwear, with a bit of pencil, a couple of small stains, and an ink stamp on the back.)

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Herbie MannJazz Masters 56 ... CD
Verve, 1957/1959/1960. Used .... $6.99
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(Out of print.)

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Paul MauriatLove Theme From The Godfather ... LP
Verve, 1972. Near Mint- .... $6.99
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(Promo. Cover has light wear and a DJ sticker.)

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Gary McFarlandScorpio & Other Signs ... LP
Verve, Mid 60s. Very Good+ Gatefold .... $7.99
Great stuff from Gary – one of his more obscure albums, and a record dedicated to the signs of the Zodiac! The tracks are a mixture of Gary's usual easy jazz approach – with vibes, whistling, and bossa-style rhythms showing up a lot – plus a few more driving numbers that are more like his arranged work for other players, and which even include some nicely funky tunes! A real gem – lost amidst most of his catalog – possibly because the marketplace wasn't ready for such zodiacary! Titles include "Sad Eyes", "Long Live The King", "Close Your Eyes & Follow Me", "Can't Help Dancing", "Runaway Heart", "Thanks But No Thanks", and "Days Dipped In Dreams". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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Modern Jazz Quartet/Oscar Peterson TrioModern Jazz Quartet & The Oscar Peterson Trio At The Opera House ... CD
Verve (Japan), 1957. New Copy .... $13.99
The Modern Jazz Quartet make a rare appearance on Verve Records in the 50s – splitting half the album here with the classic Oscar Peterson Trio! The live performance was recorded in Chicago, and definitely has the MJQ working in a looser vibe than on some of their late 50s recordings for Atlantic – a bit more open and swinging, in a Verve mode – with some of the bop inspiration that first showed up on their early Prestige recordings – as you'll hear on the cuts "Now's The Time", "Round Midnight", and "D&E Blues". The second half of the record features live material from Oscar Peterson's hip group with Herb Ellis on guitar and Ray Brown on bass – that great drum-less lineup that really lets Oscar take off on piano – on tunes that include "Big Fat Mama", "Should I Love You", "Indiana", and "Elevation". CD

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Wes MontgomeryGoin' Out Of My Head/Boss City ... 7-inch
Verve, 1966. Very Good .... $2.99
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(Yellow label promo. Label has a sticker.)

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Wes MontgomeryHistory Of Wes Montgomery ... LP
Verve, 1960s. Very Good 2LP Gatefold .... $4.99
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(Cover has aging, light wear, some seam splitting, and two stickers on the front.)

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Gerry MulliganComplete Gerry Mulligan Meets Ben Webster ... CD
Verve, 1959. Used 2CD .... $11.99
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Gerry MulliganGerry Mulligan 63 – The Concert Jazz Band ... CD
Verve (Japan), 1962. New Copy .... $13.99
The sound of Gerry Mulligan in the early 60s – and one of the best records by his larger than usual Concert Jazz Band! Given Gerry's piano-less experiments of the 50s, it's surprising to actually have him as the pianist on this session – hitting the keys with a nice light touch, so that the larger horn section can take over most of the tunes – a beautifully-arranged ensemble who have a feel that's lighter than some of the groups of the 50s – such as the Kenton ensemble – yet one that's equally modern at times! The lineup is wonderful – with Clark Terry and Nick Travis on trumpets, Willie Dennis and Bob Brookmeyer on trombones, and Gene Quill, Gene Allen, and Eddie Caine on saxes – plus guitar from Jim Hall, bass from Bill Crow, and drums from Gus Johnson. Titles include "Big City Life", "Bridgehampton South", "My Kind Of Love", "Pretty Gypsy", "Bridgehampton Strut", and "Big City Blues". CD

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New Gerry MulliganLonesome Boulevard ... CD
Verve, 1989. Used .... $5.99
A late 80s gem from Gerry Mulligan – doing his thing with grace and a sweet groove – a quartet effort filled with Mulligan compositions that range from blue & lonesome to more of an upbeat approach! Mulligan's baritone sax is profoundly in leadership mode here, well out front in the mix, but the players get more than enough room to stretch and breath, with Bill Charlap on piano, Richie De Rosa on drums and Dean Johnson on drums. A tender reading of "Splendor In The Grass" works as a centerpiece, splitting up a roster of fine Mulligan pieces including "Rico Apollo", "I Heard The Shadows Dancing", "Curtains", "Good Neighbor Thelonius", "Wallflower", "Etude For Franca" and more. CD
(Barcode has a cutout mark.)

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New Gerry Mulligan & Paul DesmondBlues In Time (aka Gerry Mulligan Meets Paul Desmond) ... CD
Verve, 1957. Used .... $7.99
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
(Barcode has a cutout mark.)

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NajeeMorning Tenderness ... CD
Fan/Verve, 1998. Used .... $4.99
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(Out of print. BMG Direct pressing.)

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New NicoChelsea Girl ... CD
Verve, 1967. Used .... $5.99
One of the greatest records of the 60s – and a sublime debut from Nico, sounding fresher and less dreary here than on many of her later sides – although still pretty chilling overall! The record features larger orchestral backings on most tracks – never too heavy, but with light strings that really help Nico depart from the sound of her work with The Velvet Underground. This style adds a new level of sophistication to her vocals, and really helps in her interpretation of the unusual material culled for the set – tunes that include a few key numbers by old partners in The Velvets, as well as some especially great tracks by a young Jackson Browne – a romantic interest of Nico at the time! The whole thing's incredible – on a par with the best from Scott Walker during the same stretch, although very different overall – and a key entry in the darker side of the non-hippie end of the 60s spectrum. Titles include "These Days", "It Was A Pleasure Then", "Eulogy To Lenny Bruce", and the incredible title cut, "Chelsea Girls". Fantastic! CD
Also available Chelsea Girl (180 gram pressing) ... LP 18.99

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New NicoChelsea Girl (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Verve/4 Men With Beards, 1967. New Copy (reissue).... $18.99 21.98
One of the greatest records of the 60s – and a sublime debut from Nico, sounding fresher and less dreary here than on many of her later sides – although still pretty chilling overall! The record features larger orchestral backings on most tracks – never too heavy, but with light strings that really help Nico depart from the sound of her work with The Velvet Underground. This style adds a new level of sophistication to her vocals, and really helps in her interpretation of the unusual material culled for the set – tunes that include a few key numbers by old partners in The Velvets, as well as some especially great tracks by a young Jackson Browne – a romantic interest of Nico at the time! The whole thing's incredible – on a par with the best from Scott Walker during the same stretch, although very different overall – and a key entry in the darker side of the non-hippie end of the 60s spectrum. Titles include "These Days", "It Was A Pleasure Then", "Eulogy To Lenny Bruce", and the incredible title cut, "Chelsea Girls". Fantastic! LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Chelsea Girl ... CD 5.99

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New Anita O'DayAnita ... LP
Verve, 1956. Near Mint- .... $19.99
One of the strongest of Anita's mid 50s outings for Verve – a tightly-crafted set that benefits from some good arrangements from Buddy Bregman! The format is perfect for Anita – giving her little space to have to make decisions, and letting her concentrate on the tone and charm that were always her strongest suit at this point. Soloists include Paul Smith on piano and Barney Kessel on guitar – and titles include "Who Cares", "You're The Top", "Fine & Dandy", "Beautiful Love", "Time After Time", and "No Moon At All". LP, Vinyl record album
(UK pressing on His Master's Voice. Cover has some peeling of the gloss on back.)

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Anita O'DayAnita O'Day Swings Cole Porter With Billy May (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Verve, Mid 50s. Used .... $5.99
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 includes 6 bonus tracks. CD
(Jazz Heritage pressing.)

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Anita O'DayAnita Sings The Most (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Verve (Japan), 1957. Used .... $11.99
Anita sings it swinging and simple – working with a smallish combo to back her up, and vocalizing in a relatively uncluttered style that's in keeping with her best mode at Verve! The tunes are mostly standards, sung in a way that bridges swing and later styles of jazz vocalization – no real scatting or vocalese, but still with a good sense of the rest of the group overall. Titles include "Stella By Starlight", "Taking A Chance On Love", "Tenderly", "Old Devil Moon", "S Wonderful", and "You Turned The Tables On Me". CD
(Out of print. Includes obi.)

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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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Orquestra WasForever's A Long, Long Time ... CD
Verve, 1997. Used .... $6.99
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(Out of print. Includes original slipcase.)

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Kid OryDance With Kid Ory Or Just Listen ... LP
Verve, Late 50s. Very Good- .... $0.99
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(Deep groove vinyl. Cover has tape along the seams.)

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Charlie ParkerEssential Charlie Parker ... CD
Verve, 1950s/1960s. Used .... $1.99
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(BMG music club pressing.)

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Charlie ParkerNow's The Time – The Quartet Of Charlie Parker ... CD
Verve, 1952/1953. Used .... $1.99
Very strong quartet material from Bird – recorded for Verve, with two groups on two recording dates that includes Al Haig on piano, Percy Heath on bass, and Max Roach on drums and Hank Jones on piano, Teddy Kotick on bass, and Max Roach again on the drums. Tracks are straightforward, but with some impeccable soloing – and a few of the tracks are presented in both master and alternate takes. Tunes include "Kim", "Cosmic Rays", "Laird Baird", "Chi Chi", and "Confirmation". CD
(Out of print.)

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Charlie ParkerSwedish Schnapps – Genius Of Charlie Parker #8 ... LP
Verve, Early 50s. Very Good+ .... $9.99
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
(MGM stereo pressing. Cover has a sticker in one corner.)

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Charlie Parker & Dizzy GillespieBird & Diz (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Verve (Japan), 1949/1950. New Copy .... $26.99
A classic meeting of two giants from the early years of bop – altoist Charlie Parker and trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie – brought together here in a session that Norman Granz would later list as one of the truest realizations of his vision for recording jazz music! Parker's sharp lines are a great contrast to the robust horn work of Diz – and the players work here with a rhythm section that features Thelonious Monk on piano, Curley Russell on bass, and Buddy Rich on drums. Titles include "Relaxin With Lee", "Leap Frog", "Oscar For Treadwell", and "Mohawk". Reissue of the original 10" – with a great David Stone Martin cover! CD
(SHMCD pressing.)
Also available Bird & Diz (Jazz Heritage pressing) ... CD 5.99

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Charlie Parker & Dizzy GillespieBird & Diz (Jazz Heritage pressing) ... CD
Verve/Jazz Heritage, Early 50s. Used .... $5.99
A classic meeting of two giants from the early years of bop – altoist Charlie Parker and trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie – brought together here in a session that Norman Granz would later list as one of the truest realizations of his vision for recording jazz music! Parker's sharp lines are a great contrast to the robust horn work of Diz – and the players work here with a rhythm section that features Thelonious Monk on piano, Curley Russell on bass, and Buddy Rich on drums. Titles include "Relaxin With Lee", "Leap Frog", "Oscar For Treadwell", and "Mohawk". The LP also includes a number of alternate takes, and has a nice photo of the 2 jazz giants on the cover. This CD version includes all the takes from the sessions, including chatter between takes, 20 b9it restoration, new liner notes, photographs and cover art. CD
Also available Bird & Diz (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD 26.99

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Joe Pass & Red MitchellFinally – Joe Pass With Red Mitchell Live In Stockholm (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Verve/EmArcy (Japan), 1992. Used .... $18.99
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(Out of print Japanese pressing.)

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Danilo PerezTill Then ... CD
Verve, 2003. Used .... $2.99
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(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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Oscar PetersonOscar Peterson Trio At The Stratford Shakespearean Festival ... CD
Verve, 1956. Used .... $3.99
A near-lost gem in Oscar Peterson's mid-50s catalog for Verve – and a sparkling set of trio numbers recorded at the Shakespeare Festival in Ontario! Despite the literate setting of the recording, the work's never stuffy or academic – and Peterson swings things mightily with his trio that includes Herb Ellis on guitar and Ray Brown on bass. The recording quality is wonderful – deep, rich, and luminous – at a level that almost makes us say "why didn't they stop here, since Oscar sounds so perfect?" Titles include "Love You Madly", "52nd Street Theme", "Flamingo", "How About You", and "Noreen's Nocturne". CD

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New Oscar PetersonWest Side Story/Porgy & Bess ... CD
Verve (Germany), 1959/1962. Used .... $7.99
Oscar Peterson takes on two famous scores – back to back on a single CD! West Side Story features music from the famous musical – but handled here by the great Oscar Peterson Trio – in ways that really push the tunes past their Broadway roots! The approach is tight, soulful, and filled with strong lines from Peterson on piano – plus bass by Ray Brown and drums from Ed Thigpen – that classic trio from the early 60s that came together in different ways than Oscar's group of the 50s. The set features an especially nice long take on "Jet Song" – plus versions of "Something's Coming", "Somewhere", "Tonight", "Maria", and "I Feel Pretty". Porgy & Bess is less an interpretation of Porgy & Bess than an extrapolation of its themes – one that lets the Peterson trio recraft the music into their own! Given that the Porgy & Bess theme had been explored heavily by many other jazz albums of the late 50s – due to the release of the film at the time – Peterson clearly knows he's got to take a different approach here, and manages to dissect the tunes in really unique ways – bringing in gentleness where it wasn't before, and finding space for new music between notes that are already familiar. Of course, it helps a lot that he's got Ray Brown on bass and Ed Thigpen on drums – as the album's almost a three-pronged melodic attack – with great versions of titles that include "Summertime", "I Got Plenty O Nuttin", "I Wants To Stay Here", "Oh Lawd I'm On My Way", "Bess You Is My Woman Now", and "Bess Oh Where's My Bess". CD

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Bud PowellBud Powell Piano (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Verve (Japan), 1949. New Copy .... $26.99
Great early work from Bud Powell – and a set that's got one of the coolest covers we've ever seen! Bud's working here in a trio with Max Roach on drums and Ray Brown on bass – and the late 40s material is a quintessential summation of the fresh approach that Powell brought to jazz piano – a clear, focused style that's full of intensity, and which resists any of the then-contemporary temptation to add little flourishes or curlicues. That mode gets great presentation in David Stone Martin's wonderful cover image – and titles include "Celia", "Tempus Fuge-it", "Yesterdays", and "Strictly Confidential". CD
(SHMCD pressing.)

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New Bud PowellUltimate Bud Powell ... CD
Verve, 1950s. Used .... $0.99
CD
(Out of print. BMG Direct pressing.)

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New Bud PowellVintage Years ... LP
Verve, Late 40s/Early 50s. Good+ .... $8.99
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(German pressing. Cover has a couple of stains.)

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Josephine PremiceCaribe – Josephine Premice Sings Calypso ... LP
Verve, Late 50s. Very Good- .... $8.99
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Arthur PrysockMister Prysock ... LP
Verve, Early 60s. Very Good .... $1.99
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(Vinyl has a click on one track.)

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Arthur PrysockTo Love Or Not To Love ... LP
Verve, Late 60s. Near Mint- .... $3.99
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(Blue label pressing. Cover has a cutout hole.)

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Arthur Prysock & Count BasieArthur Prysock & Count Basie ... LP
Verve, 1965. Near Mint- Gatefold .... $4.99
An incredible pairing of two important 60s talents – magnificent vocals from Arthur Prysock, and some of the best backings he ever received – thanks to Basie! LP, Vinyl record album

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New Dewey Redman/Cecil Taylor/Elvin JonesMomentum Space ... CD
Verve, 1998. Used .... $9.99
A brilliant trio set from three of the most important modernists of the post-Coltrane years – tenorist Dewey Redman, pianist Cecil Taylor, and drummer Elvin Jones – working here in very free formation, especially for the Verve label! Redman's reeds are sharper and more far-reaching than most of his other recordings of the time – no doubt driven onward by Taylor's frenetic work on piano, a really surprising match for a group like this – and Jones himself has some very fierce moments on the drums, definitely in the harder, heavier side of his talents for the date. Titles include "Nine", "Bekei", "Spoonin", "Dew", "It", "Is", and "Life As". CD

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Righteous BrothersGreatest Hits ... LP
Verve, Late 60s. Very Good+ .... $1.99
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(MGM pressing. Cover has ring & edge wear, and a split spine.)

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Ruben & The Jets (Frank Zappa)Cruising With Ruben & The Jets ... LP
Verve, Late 60s. Very Good Gatefold .... $28.99
Frank Zappa's amazing tribute to the sounds of LA that inspired him in his youth – not just the early rock and roll of the late 50s, but the way the music was picked up and given a home by the scene in East LA! There's a surprising amount of nascent soul elements in the music here – especially the early harmony groups, who Frank's clearly paying tribute to with The Jets – sometimes dealing with subject matter that goes way beyond what most of those groups would have touched – but other times, right in line with the most heartfelt sounds of the 60s! Titles include "Deseri", "How Could I Be Such A Fool", "Cheap Thrills", "No No No", "Anyway The Wind Blows", "Stuff Up The Cracks", and "Jelly Roll Gum Drop". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label German pressing. Vinyl has a couple of marks that click a bit. Cover has light wear, a faded spined, a small spot of sticker residue, and a bit of pen in one corner. Labels have a bit of pen.)

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Lalo SchifrinDissection & Reconstruction Of Music – Marquis De Sade ... LP
Verve, 1966. Very Good Gatefold .... $6.99
The Marquis De Sade never sounded so sweet! For some strange reason, Schifrin decided to pay a musical hommage to De Sade with this one – but fortunately, he's not punishing himself with the subject matter at all, and is sticking to his jazzy bossa guns. The arrangements have a tight Verve mid 60s groove to them – with breakout solos on piano and flute, slightly baroque scoring that mixes strings, harpsichord, and some straighter jazz playing, and a good focus on strong rhythm playing throught. A breezy treat that would make any of us drop a paddle and kick back for a cocktail – if we had the chance! Titles include "Bossa Antique", "The Wig", "Old Laces", "Beneath A Weeping Willow Shade", "Renaissance", and "Troubadour". LP, Vinyl record album
(Deep groove pressing. Cover has some light wear. Vinyl has a short click on one track.)

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Lalo SchifrinNew Fantasy ... LP
Verve, 1964. Very Good- .... $2.99
The great Lalo Schifrin plays piano and leads a crack group of studio players through some larger orchestral material with a nice jazzy feel! The overall approach is similar to Lalo's classic 60s soundtrack work – with nice solos arching out over sweeping strings and orchestral passages, and all tracks written with a good deal of punch, plus lots of little Latiny influences. Easily one of his most perfectly conceived albums of the 60s – and pretty darn tough to find. Tracks are long and titles include "El Salon Mexico", "New Fantasy", "Sabre Dance", and "Prelude #2". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout imprint.)

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New John ScofieldWorks For Me ... CD
Verve, 2000. Used .... $2.99
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New Wayne ShorterFootprints – Live! ... CD
Verve, 2002. Used .... $3.99
One of the most adventurous records we've heard from Wayne Shorter in years – a collection of live recordings made in Europe in the summer of 2001, featuring a free-thinking group that includes Danilo Perez on piano, John Patitucci on bass, and Brian Blade on drums. The sound here is almost end-of-the-60s Shorter – as the tracks have an incredible amount of space, and might at times almost be dubbed "out". Shorter returns to his angular genius on tenor and soprano sax – crafting long, complicated lines that have a lot more edginess than we've heard from him in years! Titles include "Go", "Valse Triste", "Sanctuary", "Masquelero", "Footprints", and "Atlantis". CD

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SixunLunatic Taxi ... CD
Verve, 1995. Used .... $1.99
CD
(Out of print. Barcode has a cutout hole and booklet has a gold promo stamp.)

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Jimmy SmithBashin – The Unpredictable Jimmy Smith/Hobo Flats ... CD
Verve (Germany), 1962/1963. New Copy .... $13.99
A Hammond organ double-header – two Verve classics from Jimmy Smith, back to back on a single CD! First up is Bashin – one of Jimmy Smith's biggest albums of the 60s – and a classic Verve pairing of his lean Hammond organ solos with the fuller, hard-swinging arrangements of Oliver Nelson! Nelson is working here at the height of his powers – backing Smith with a large group, but in a way that only seems to free him up to solo even more – pushing the tunes with an undeniable power from the all-star band, as Jimmy takes off on flights of soulful fancy over the top! Side two features some more stripped-down solo work – in the manner of Jimmy's later Blue Note sides – and the set includes the hit single "Walk On The Wild Side", plus the tracks "Bashin", "Step Right Up", and "Beggar For The Blues". Hobo Flats is another mighty pairing of Jimmy Smith and Oliver Nelson – one that has the heavy Hammond of Smith set up in some sparkling jazz backdrops from Nelson! The sound here has some bluesy undercurrents, as you might guess from the title – but Oliver's charts keep things hip throughout, and ensure that the record stays far from any 60s cliches in the music – and always keeps one ear out for the sharper edges that always makes Nelson's arrangements a great match for Smith. The horns are full at times, but Jimmy's organ bursts right out over the top – gliding along a great groove with a really inherent sense of rhythm. Titles include a shimmering bossa take on "Meditation", plus "Hobo Flats", "Walk Right In", "I Can't Stop Loving You", and "The Preacher". CD

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Jimmy SmithJazz Round Midnight ... CD
Verve, 1960s. Used .... $1.99
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(Out of print.)

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Jimmy SmithOrgan Grinder Swing ... CD
Verve, 1965. Used .... $6.99
No hokey organ grinder here – no monkey on a leash, begging for change on a street corner – just a smoking little trio session that stands as one of the best records that Jimmy Smith ever recorded for Verve! The album's got a groove that's similar to Jimmy's early years at Blue Note – long, stretched-out tracks – played by a trio that features Kenny Burrell on guitar and Grady Tate on drums, with lots of room left for Jimmy to cook up mighty solos on the Hammond! There's loads of little twists and turns that make the session shine nicely – and titles include "Oh No, Babe", "Blues for J", "Greensleeves", and "The Organ Grinder's Swing". CD
(Out of print.)

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Jimmy Smith & Wes MontgomeryJimmy & Wes – The Dynamic Duo ... CD
Verve, 1966. Used .... $5.99
Excellent meeting between 2 mighty talents who rarely recorded together! Oliver Nelson did the arrangements and leads a big band, but the real focus is on Jimmy and Wes' solos, which are given a lot of room to roam in long tracks like "James & Wes", "Night Train", and "Down By The Riverside". Nice hard playing from Jimmy, with that great tone that he was getting in the mid 60's, and lots of very clean Hammond lines on his solos. CD
(Verve Master edition in a tri-fold case.)

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New Johnny SmithKaleidoscope ... LP
Verve, 1967. Near Mint- Gatefold .... $14.99
One of the grooviest records we've ever heard from guitarist Johnny Smith – a sweet batch of mellow tunes, played with some warm chromatic touches! Smith still has that wonderful tone here that he first exhibited on his 50s recordings, but he also works in a style that's a bit more fluid – cast in a small group setting, but somehow picking up the breezier touches of the Verve sound of the time – thanks to hip rhythms from Hank Jones on piano, George Duvivier on bass, and Don Lamond on drums. The shift in the Smith groove is mighty nice – and titles include "Walk Don't Run", "By Myself", "Choror Da Saudade", "Dreamsville", and "Old Folks". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a cutout hole.)

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Sonny StittNew York Jazz ... LP
Verve, 1956. Very Good .... $9.99
Sonny Stitt's work for Verve was some of his best on record – and this album is a perfect illustration of that bold claim! Sonny's blowing here in a wonderful style – a bit more restrained than on his early bop sides, more complicated than on his later soul jazz sessions, and all together totally solid, totally in-the-pocket – with not a note out of place, nor a moment of superfluous blowing on the set. Stitt's extremely confident here – dominating the intimate quartet setting with lots of fire, warmth, and imagination. The rhythm section includes Jimmy Jones on piano, Jo Jones on drums, and Ray Brown on bass – and tracks include "Sonny's Tune", "Down Home Blues", "Alone Together", and "Norman's Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(MGM pressing. Cover has a cutout hole, some light wear, and clear tape along the spine & seams.)

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Sonny StittSaxophone Supremacy ... CD
Verve (Japan), 1959. New Copy .... $13.99
Classic Sonny Stitt for Verve – one of those masterful albums he cut for the label in the 50s – all in a format that's misleadingly simple on paper, but surprisingly complex in execution! Stitt's backed by a trio that includes Lou Levy on piano, Leroy Vinnegar on bass, and Mel Lewis on drums – but all players seem to hit a more deeply soulful groove than usual – just the right sound to match Sonny's sharper-edge groove, and near-perfect execution of his solos. Stitt's tone is right out front in the mix – beautifully recorded by Norman Granz, with as much respect to his sound as Sonny brings to his own renditions of the tunes. Titles include "Two Bad Days Blues", "Blue Smile", "I Cover The Waterfront", and "Just Friends". CD

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Sonny StittSonny Stitt Swings The Most ... CD
Verve (Japan), 1959. New Copy .... $13.99
There's no argument from us – because Sonny Stitt really does swing the most – but even more than that, what really matters to us is his amazing sense of tone, timing, and execution! The album's a near perfect example of a saxophone master at his height – a set that features Sonny blowing alongside the LA trio of Mel Lewis on drums, Lou Levy on piano, and Leroy Vinnegar on bass – but hitting all the tunes with a powerful, professional approach that makes us know he'd sound this great, no matter what the setting. The tunes are wonderfully understated, but offer up a casebook example of just how great jazz soloing can be when it's handled this well – never overdone or overblown, with notes that are improvised, but fall into place magically – as if they always knew where to belong in the first place! Titles include "Jaunty", "The Lonesome Road", "The Way You Look Tonight", "Blue Sunday", and "That's The Way To Be", with a tiny bit of vocal by Stitt! CD

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Donna SummerLove To Love You Donna ... CD
Verve, Late 70s/2013. New Copy .... $13.99 14.98
Contemporary remakes of classics from Donna Summer – a whole host of classics from her landmark 70s disco years, served up here with lots of 21st Century touches! Donna's vocals are sublime no matter what the setting – and given that many of these cuts were originally done with electro genius Giorgio Moroder, they turn out to be a perfect batch of material for new work on keyboards, cuts, and mixes. Some tunes preserve a bit more of classic disco vibe, others bring in a lot more house and techno – and titles include "Love To Love You Baby (Giorgio Moroder rmx)", "Hot Stuff (Frankie Knuckles & Eric Kupper as director's cut signature rmx)", "Dim All The Lights (Duke Dumont rmx)", "MacArthur Park (Laidback Luke rmx)", "I Feel Love (Benga rmx)", "Last Dance (Masters At Work rmx short)", "On The Radio (Jacques Greene rmx)", "Bad Girls (Gigamish rmx)", "I Feel Love (Afrojack rmx)", "Working The Midnight Shift (Holy Ghost rmx)", and "Sunset People (Hot Chip dub edit)" – plus the track "La Dolce Vita" by Donna Summer & Giorgio Moroder. CD
Also available Love To Love You Donna ... LP 24.99

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Donna SummerLove To Love You Donna ... LP
Verve, Late 70s/2013. New Copy 2 LP Gatefold .... $24.99 29.98
Contemporary remakes of classics from Donna Summer – a whole host of classics from her landmark 70s disco years, served up here with lots of 21st Century touches! Donna's vocals are sublime no matter what the setting – and given that many of these cuts were originally done with electro genius Giorgio Moroder, they turn out to be a perfect batch of material for new work on keyboards, cuts, and mixes. Some tunes preserve a bit more of classic disco vibe, others bring in a lot more house and techno – and titles include "Love To Love You Baby (Giorgio Moroder rmx)", "Hot Stuff (Frankie Knuckles & Eric Kupper as director's cut signature rmx)", "Dim All The Lights (Duke Dumont rmx)", "MacArthur Park (Laidback Luke rmx)", "I Feel Love (Benga rmx)", "Last Dance (Masters At Work rmx short)", "On The Radio (Jacques Greene rmx)", "Bad Girls (Gigamish rmx)", "I Feel Love (Afrojack rmx)", "Working The Midnight Shift (Holy Ghost rmx)", and "Sunset People (Hot Chip dub edit)" – plus the track "La Dolce Vita" by Donna Summer & Giorgio Moroder. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Love To Love You Donna ... CD 13.99

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Art TatumMore Of The Greatest Piano Of Them All ... LP
Verve, 1960. Very Good+ .... $2.99
Beautiful Verve issue of some of Tatum's wonderfully complex solo sides from the 50s. The titles are mostly standards – "Mean To Me", "Moon Song", "Crazy Rhythm", "Sweet Lorraine", etc – but Tatum's interpretation of the material opens it up incredibly, and makes the session an essential addition to his catalog. Also includes "Isn't It Romantic", "Happy Feet", "Boulevard Of Broken Dreams", "Moonlight On The Ganges", "S'Posin'" and "Indiana". LP, Vinyl record album
(MGM pressing, in nice shape.)

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Jack TeagardenMis'ry & The Blues ... LP
Verve, 1961. Very Good .... $6.99
Later work by Jack, but an album recorded with a fair amount of care, and one that captures his classic vocals and trombone in just the right setting. The group's a sextet – with Don Goldie on trumpet, Don Ewell on piano, and Barrett Deems on drums. Shay Torrent plays organ on the track "Love Lies", and other tunes include "It's All In Your Mind", "Don't Tell A Man About His Woman", "Peaceful Valley", and "Afternoon In August". LP, Vinyl record album

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Teri ThorntonI'll Be Easy To Find ... CD
Verve, 1999. Used .... $2.99
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Cal TjaderJazz Masters 39 ... CD
Verve, 1960s. Used .... $3.99
16 groovy vibes numbers from the legendary Cal Tjader! CD
(Out of print.)

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Cal Tjader & Eddie PalmieriEl Sonido Nuevo ... LP
Verve, 1966. Near Mint- .... $26.99
A classic collaboration between vibist Cal Tjader and Latin pianist Eddie Palmieri – a really wonderful album that bridges two different worlds of music in the 60s! Cal had always had something of a Latin bent to his music, even working for Fantasy in San Francisco a decade before – but here, teamed up with Eddie Palmieri, his music gets a great New York infusion – and one that's even a bit more contemporary than some of Tjader's previous 60s Latin efforts. Eddie's sharp-edged piano is totally great – ringing out with some especially bold tones – and other players on the set include Julian Priester and Mark Weinstein on trombones, Ismael Quintana on percussion, Bobby Rodriguez on bass, and George Castro on flute. Arrangements are by Eddie and Claus Ogerman – and titles include "Los Jibaros", "Ritmo Uni", "Picadillo", "Unidos", "El Sonido Nuevo", and "Guajira En Azul". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label promo. Cover has light wear.)

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Trombone ShortySay That To Say This ... CD
Verve, 2013. New Copy .... $13.99 14.98
This is the sound we've been waiting to hear from Trombone Shorty all these years – a really tight blend of funk, soul, and jazz – served up here with way more punch than we've ever heard before! Raphael Saadiq is at the helm – co-producing the record with Shorty – and the set's really got some deeper, more classic soul tones in the mix – yet still bristling with all the fresh Crescent City energy that's made the leader such a comer in recent years. The Meters make a key guest appearance on the record – working together in the studio for the first time in decades – and the whole thing's really rock-solid, at a level that moves way past any Nola cliches, into much more appealing funky soul territory. Tracks include "Long Weekend", "Be My Lady", "Get The Picture", "Vieux Carre", "Say That To Say This", "Shortyville", and "Dream On". CD
Also available Say That To Say This ... CD 8.99

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Trombone ShortySay That To Say This ... CD
Verve, 2013. Used .... $8.99
This is the sound we've been waiting to hear from Trombone Shorty all these years – a really tight blend of funk, soul, and jazz – served up here with way more punch than we've ever heard before! Raphael Saadiq is at the helm – co-producing the record with Shorty – and the set's really got some deeper, more classic soul tones in the mix – yet still bristling with all the fresh Crescent City energy that's made the leader such a comer in recent years. The Meters make a key guest appearance on the record – working together in the studio for the first time in decades – and the whole thing's really rock-solid, at a level that moves way past any Nola cliches, into much more appealing funky soul territory. Tracks include "Long Weekend", "Be My Lady", "Get The Picture", "Vieux Carre", "Say That To Say This", "Shortyville", and "Dream On". CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)
Also available Say That To Say This ... CD 13.99

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Steve TurreSteve Turre ... CD
Verve, 1997. Used .... $5.99
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(Out of print.)

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Miguelito ValdesInolvidables ... LP
Verve, 1967. Very Good .... $1.99
The legendary Miguelito Valdes gets some great help on this sweet Verve session from Chico O'Farrill – whose backings really help freshen up the sound, and give the whole record a hip kind of 60s swing! Valdes had been recording for many years by the time of this date, but Chico's instrumentation makes the whole thing feel like a 60s effort from a much younger singer – plenty playful in all the right parts, with great dynamic energy that comes from lots of percussion, heady horns, and even some cool use of organ. Titles include "No Negrita No", "Tambo", "Quimbamba", "Zarabanda", "Negra Leono", and "Guaguaco Africano". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has discoloration due to age, some seam splitting, tape on the top and bottom seams, a couple a cutout hole, some small stians, and some staining along the bottom. Labels have a drill hole, some marker, and sticker residue.)

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Velvet UndergroundVU - A Collection Of Previously Unreleased Recordings ... CD
Verve, 1968/1969. Used .... $4.99
A slice of Velvet Underground that's almost as essential as the group's first few albums for Verve – material recorded during those years, but never issued at the time – finally put together in a legitimate package in the mid 80s, after years of circulating around as bootlegs! The songwriting here is really great – a strong extension of the group's work on White Light White Heat and their third, self-titled album – especially the latter, because there's some nicely sweet and spacey moments. Titles include "Stephanie Says", "Ocean", "I Can't Stand It", "Foggy Notion", "I'm Sticking With You", "Temptation Inside Your Heart", "Lisa Says", "One Of These Days", "Andy's Chest", and "She's My Best Friend". CD

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Velvet UndergroundWhite Light/White Heat (45th Anniversary 2CD set) ... CD
Verve, 1968. New Copy 2 CDs .... $27.99 29.98
One of the most far-out, freaked-out albums ever from the Velvet Underground – easily the most experimental set the group ever recorded! The album's awash in really unusual sounds and styles – from the sonic blast of the title cut "White Light/White Heat", to the 17 minute garage/psych jam of "Sister Ray" to the very odd "The Gift" – which is a creepy story about cuckolding, told with voice and instrumentation split over different stereo channels! Other tunes offset the darkness with an eerie touch of sweet – and include "Here She Comes Now", "Lady Godiva's Operation", and "I Heard Her Call My Name". Arguably one of the Velvets' most influential moments – even if it's also one of their least commercially successful! This great 2CD package features loads of sweet extra bits – including a 7 track Live At The Gymnasium performance from 1967, with versions of "Run Run Run", "Booker T", "I'm Not A Young Man Anymore", "I'm Waiting For The Man", "Sister Ray", and "Guess I'm Falling In Love" – plus "I Heard Her Call My Name (alternate)", "Hey Mr Rain (version one)", "Temptation Inside Your Heart (original mix)", "Stephanie Says (orig mix)", "Beginning To See The Light (early version)", "Hey Mr Rain (version two)", and "Guess I'm Falling In Love (instrumental)". CD
Also available
White Light/White Heat ... CD 3.99
White Light/White Heat (45th Anniversary 3CD set) ... CD 89.99
White Light/White Heat (45th Anniversary 2LP on 180 gram vinyl) ... LP 28.99

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Velvet UndergroundWhite Light/White Heat (45th Anniversary 2LP on 180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Verve, 1968. New Copy 2 LP Gatefold (reissue).... $28.99 34.98
One of the most far-out, freaked-out albums ever from the Velvet Underground – easily the most experimental set the group ever recorded! The album's awash in really unusual sounds and styles – from the sonic blast of the title cut "White Light/White Heat", to the 17 minute garage/psych jam of "Sister Ray" to the very odd "The Gift" – which is a creepy story about cuckolding, told with voice and instrumentation split over different stereo channels! Other tunes offset the darkness with an eerie touch of sweet – and include "Here She Comes Now", "Lady Godiva's Operation", and "I Heard Her Call My Name". Arguably one of the Velvets' most influential moments – even if it's also one of their least commercially successful! This great 2LP package features loads of sweet extra bits – including "I Heard Her Call My Name (alternate)", "Hey Mr Rain (version one)", "Temptation Inside Your Heart (original mix)", "Stephanie Says (orig mix)", "Beginning To See The Light (early version)", "Hey Mr Rain (version two)", and "Guess I'm Falling In Love (instrumental)". LP, Vinyl record album
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White Light/White Heat ... CD 3.99
White Light/White Heat (45th Anniversary 3CD set) ... CD 89.99
White Light/White Heat (45th Anniversary 2CD set) ... CD 27.99

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Velvet UndergroundWhite Light/White Heat (45th Anniversary 3CD set) ... CD
Verve, 1968. New Copy 3 CDs .... $89.99 99.98
One of the most far-out, freaked-out albums ever from the Velvet Underground – easily the most experimental set the group ever recorded! The album's awash in really unusual sounds and styles – from the sonic blast of the title cut "White Light/White Heat", to the 17 minute garage/psych jam of "Sister Ray" to the very odd "The Gift" – which is a creepy story about cuckolding, told with voice and instrumentation split over different stereo channels! Other tunes offset the darkness with an eerie touch of sweet – and include "Here She Comes Now", "Lady Godiva's Operation", and "I Heard Her Call My Name". Arguably one of the Velvets' most influential moments – even if it's also one of their least commercially successful! This great 3CD package features loads of sweet extra bits – including a 7 track Live At The Gymnasium performance from 1967, with versions of "Run Run Run", "Booker T", "I'm Not A Young Man Anymore", "I'm Waiting For The Man", "Sister Ray", and "Guess I'm Falling In Love" – plus "I Heard Her Call My Name (alternate)", "Hey Mr Rain (version one)", "Temptation Inside Your Heart (original mix)", "Stephanie Says (orig mix)", "Beginning To See The Light (early version)", "Hey Mr Rain (version two)", and "Guess I'm Falling In Love (instrumental)". Also features a full mono version of the album, plus "White Light White Heat (mono single)", "Here She Comes Now (mono single)", and previously-unseparated vocal and instrumental versions of "The Gift". Comes in a really great 10" square, hardbound book – with 60 pages of full color notes, photos, and images of cool artifacts too! CD
Also available
White Light/White Heat ... CD 3.99
White Light/White Heat (45th Anniversary 2CD set) ... CD 27.99
White Light/White Heat (45th Anniversary 2LP on 180 gram vinyl) ... LP 28.99

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Joe Louis WalkerBlues Of The Month Club ... CD
Verve/Gitanes, 1995. Used .... $1.99
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(Out of print, punch through barcode & booklet has a gold promotional stamp.)

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Ben WebsterBallads By Ben Webster ... LP
Verve (UK), Mid 50s. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold .... $8.99
Ben Webster and ballads – what more could you want? This nice 2LP set brings together some fantastic Webster work from his mid 50s years at Verve – featuring larger arrangements by Ralph Burns and Billy Strayhorn, plus small group playing with Teddy Wilson. At face value, the set is nothing fancy – but Webster's tone is incredible, drenched in soul and emotion, especially on the tracks arranged by Burns. Titles include "Prelude To A Kiss", "All Too Soon", "Chelsea Bridge", "Love Is Here To Stay", "You're Mine You", "Love's Away", and "Sophisticated Lady". LP, Vinyl record album

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Randy WestonEarth Birth ... CD
Verve/Gitanes, 1995. Used .... $7.99
Seminal comeback work from Randy Weston – a really beautiful album that features trio playing backed by larger string arrangements! The trio features Christian McBride on bass and Billy Higgins on drums – and Melba Liston handled the strings, in beautiful sad and soulful tones that color the album in a completely different way than we're used to hearing from Randy. A tremendous album that's one of his best from the time – with titles that include "Portrait Of Vivian", "Earth Birth", "Pam's Waltz", and "Where". CD
(Out of print.)

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Randy Weston & Melba ListonVolcano Blues ... CD
Verve/Gitanes, 1993. Used .... $7.99
Randy plays beautifully on a set of blues-inspired tracks arranged by Melba Liston – working with horn players that include Teddy Edwards, Benny Powell, Wallace Roney, and Hamiet Bluiett to come up with some really striking tunes that differ greatly from a lot of his other classic work! Johnny Copeland makes an unfortunate appearance on vocals and guitar on the first track – but once you get past that number and its cliched approach to blues, the CD's a great one. (And heck, we'll be honest – we start this album on track 2!) Titles include "Sad Beauty Blues", "Chalabati Blues", "In Memory Of", "Harvard Blues", "Volcano", and "The Nafs". CD
(Out of print.)

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Joe WilliamsGreatest! – Count Basie Plays & Joe Williams Sings Standards ... LP
Verve, Late 50s. Very Good+ .... $4.99
An excellent album of vocals by the great Joe Williams! Joe's always been a fine singer, but with Basie, he really gets the backing he needs to do his work the best. And although this album isn't as authenico as it might be, it still comes from a time when Verve really knew how to handle singers well. Titles include "Our Love Is Here To Stay", "A Fine Romance", "This Can't Be Love", "Come Rain Or Come Shine", and "There Will Never Be Another You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label Verve Inc pressing, with deep groove. Cover has a split top seam.)

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Hal WillnerKansas City – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack ... CD
Verve, 1996. Used .... $0.99
Features Kevin Mahogany on vocals, Olu Dara on cornet, Nicholas Payton on trumpet, Don Byron on clarinet and tenor, James Carter on tenor, Jesse Davis on alto, and Russell Malone on guitar. CD

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Teddy WilsonI Got Rhythm ... CD
Verve (Japan), 1956. Used .... $16.99
Teddy Wilson's got plenty of rhythm here, thanks to support from bassist Gene Ramey and drummer Jo Jones – both players who help the album swing a bit more than some of Wilson's mellower sets of the 50s! As usual, Teddy's got a completely unique touch on the keys of the piano – fluid and warm, yet never in a sleepy sort of way – always creatively picking out just the right path through a melody, one that hangs onto the tune, yet still lets Wilson leave plenty of his own mark on the songs as well. Titles include "Smile", "I Got Rhythm", "Stars Fell On Alabama", "Savoy", "Say It Isn't So", "All Of Me", "Blues For Daryl", and "You're Driving Me Crazy". CD
(Out of print. Includes obi.)
Also available I Got Rhythm ... LP 4.99

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Teddy WilsonI Got Rhythm ... LP
Verve, 1956. Very Good .... $4.99
Teddy Wilson's got plenty of rhythm here, thanks to support from bassist Gene Ramey and drummer Jo Jones – both players who help the album swing a bit more than some of Wilson's mellower sets of the 50s! As usual, Teddy's got a completely unique touch on the keys of the piano – fluid and warm, yet never in a sleepy sort of way – always creatively picking out just the right path through a melody, one that hangs onto the tune, yet still lets Wilson leave plenty of his own mark on the songs as well. Titles include "Smile", "I Got Rhythm", "Stars Fell On Alabama", "Savoy", "Say It Isn't So", "All Of Me", "Blues For Daryl", and "You're Driving Me Crazy". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue and silver label. Cover is worn, with masking tape over all seams, a small rip near the spine and a bit of pen. Vinyl has a mark that clicks a bit on side 2.)
Also available I Got Rhythm ... CD 16.99

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Kai WindingMondo Cane 2 ... LP
Verve, Mid 60s. Near Mint- .... $4.99
A sweet return of the cool sounds that Kai Winding cut on his Soul Surfin album – not really jazz, but a wicked hybrid of groovy 60s modes – set to larger orchestrations this time around, but still featuring some great ondioline from Jean Jacques Perry! Perry's instrument is really unique – gliding out here in ways that make the instrumental tunes cross over to worlds that Winding might never have touched before – augmented by great arrangements from Claus Ogerman, Charlie Calello, Billy Byers, and Winding himself! The set features guitar from Les Spann – and titles that include "Python", "Mondo Cane #2", "The Gospel Truth", "Warm", "Theme From The Medic", "The Struggle", and "Portrait Of My Love". LP, Vinyl record album

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Kai WindingSoul Surfin/Mondo Cane 2 ... CD
Verve (Germany), Early 60s. New Copy .... $13.99
Some of the coolest work Kai Winding ever recorded – two very odd albums, back to back on a single CD! Soul Surfin is hardly the trombone jazz outing you might have guessed from Kai's famous work with JJ Johnson – and instead, an electrified set that's got plenty of cool 60s touches! Winding does play trombone, but the group also features lots of guitar from Kenny Burrell, electric piano from Paul Griffin, and ondioline from Jean Jacques Perry – who really gives the whole thing a cool sort of watery sound – making the guitar and trombone sound wonderful together! Burrell's at his boldest too – almost surf-ish in parts – and titles include the album's hit version of "More", plus "Gravy Waltz", "China Nights", "Pipeline", "Sukiyaki", "Tube Wall", "Sinner", and "Hearse Ride". Mondo Cane 2 is a sweet return of the cool sounds that Kai Winding cut on his Soul Surfin album – not really jazz, but a wicked hybrid of groovy 60s modes – set to larger orchestrations this time around, but still featuring some great ondioline from Jean Jacques Perry! Perry's instrument is really unique – gliding out here in ways that make the instrumental tunes cross over to worlds that Winding might never have touched before – augmented by great arrangements from Claus Ogerman, Charlie Calello, Billy Byers, and Winding himself! The set features guitar from Les Spann – and titles that include "Python", "Mondo Cane #2", "The Gospel Truth", "Warm", "Theme From The Medic", "The Struggle", and "Portrait Of My Love". CD

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Lizz WrightFellowship ... CD
Verve, 2010. Used .... $4.99
A really righteous batch of tunes from Lizz Wright – in a set that may well be her most soulful to date! The material here comes from a host of different sources – some original tunes, spiritual tracks, some Angelique Kidjo songs, a few rockers, and even the great title cut – penned by Meshell N'Degeocello – all set to music that's nice and rootsy, with a good dose of organ and Fender Rhodes in the instrumentation, and topped by Wright's very spirited vocals! Titles include "Fellowship", "God Specializes", "Oya", "Amazing Grace", "Feed The Light", "In From The Storm", "All The Seeds", "Sweeping Through The City", and "I Remember I Believe". CD

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New Lizz WrightSalt ... CD
Verve, 2003. Used .... $3.99
A sweet young jazz singer – steeped in the traditions of Dee Dee Bridgewater and Dianne Reeves, striking out on her own in a really solid debut album! The set's got a warm, jazzy feel – lots of keyboards and piano in the backings, but done in a way that lifts up the voice of Lizz on a pillow of soul and spirituality. Tracks build from slow beginnings to a rich array of tones and colors – done in a style that's emotive, but subtly so. Titles include nice covers of "Open Your Eyes You Can Fly" and "Afro Blue" – plus "Soon As I Get Home", "Salt", "Fire", "Eternity", "Lead The Way", and "Silence". CD

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VariousComplete Norman Granz Jam Sessions (5 CD Box Set) ... CD
Verve, Early/Mid 50s. Used 5CD .... $43.99
An incredible document of a key genre in 50s jazz on record – the jam session tradition, recorded beautifully for Verve records by the legendary Norman Granz! The idea of a jam session was nothing new at the time, of course, but it was mostly a live phenomenon – known to players from concerts and club dates, or presented on vinyl by Granz, in his celebrated Jazz At The Philharmonic sessions. These dates mark a move into the studio by Granz – one that captures the same sort of energy and unique pairings of musicians that went down in the live sessions, with the added benefit of studio technology to make the work sound even clearer, and more intimate. The 5CD set brings together all 9 Jam Session albums – packaged beautifully in a slipcase with original album cover art, and a full 72 page booklet on the musicians, sessions, and titles included. Players include nearly everyone who might have worked for Verve in the 50s – Benny Carter, Charlie Parker, Johnny Hodges, Dizzy Gillespie, Stan Getz, Buddy DeFranco, and countless others – and titles include "Jam Blues", "Funky Blues", "Apple Jam", "Blues For The Count", "Jamming For Clef", "Rose Room", "Blue Lou", and "Lullaby In Rhythm" – all in very long versions! CD
(In the original metal frame.)

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New VariousGet Shorty – Original MGM Motion Picture Soundtrack ... CD
Verve, 1995. Used .... $0.99
Tracks by Booker T & The MGs, Us3, Medeski Martin & Wood, Morphine, Greyboy and John Lurie. CD
(BMG club pressing.)

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VariousNew York For Lovers ... CD
Verve, Mid 50s. Used .... $4.99
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(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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New Louis ArmstrongSatchmo At Symphony Hall – The Complete Performances ... CD
Decca/Verve, 1947. Used 2CDs .... Just Sold Out!
A classic live date from Satchmo – and expanded to include the complete performances on that legendary night at Boston's Symphony Hall – for the first time ever! Recorded in November of 1947 and originally released in '51, it's never before been issued with both the first and second sets that night. There's also a number of great tunes here that were released before in edited versions, but fully presented here. It's such wonderful stuff – both as a top-shelf document of this period of American jazz – and as a brilliant example of Satcho's charming stage presence. His trumpet and solo vocals are well captured, and you can here up humming along on the instrumentals, too. The players at this point who are All Stars, indeed, include Jack Teagarden on vocals and trombone, Barney Bigard on clarinet, Dick Cary on piano, Arvell Shaw on bass, and Sid Catlett on drums – plus some great vocals by Velma Middleton. 29 songs on 2CDs – in a hardback package with a great booklet – and featuring "When It's Sleepy Time Down South", "Stars Fell On Alabama", "Body And Soul", "Steak Face", "Back O'Town Blues", "St James Infirmary", "Mop Mop", "Jack Armstrong Blues", "That's My Desire", "C Jam Blues", "Baby Won't You Please Come Home", "Mahogany Hall Stomp" and more – many previously unreleased! CD

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Buddy DeFrancoPretty Moods (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Verve (Japan), 1954. Used .... Just Sold Out!
Buddy DeFranco with Sonny Clark on piano – an early classic in the wonderful run the two players cut for Verve Records – a key chapter in jazz during the early 50s! Buddy's clarinet has these wonderfully angular turns here – very different than the generation before, and spurred on by some new bop modes from Clark's work on the keys. The format is lean, clean, and extremely tight – some of the best jazz clarinet work of the time, and proof that the instrument could have a life long after the swing years had ended. Other players include Bobby White on drums and Gene Wright on bass – and the whole thing's packaged in a sweet David Stone Martin cover! Titles include "Lover Man", "Yesterdays", "If I Should Lose You", and "Deep Purple". CD
(Out of print. Includes obi.)
 
 
 



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