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Tim HardinBest Of Tim Hardin ... LP
Verve, Late 60s. Very Good ... $1.99
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(US pressing. Cover has some wear, a cutout imprint, and a faded and split spine.)

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New 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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Richie HavensMixed Bag ... LP
Verve, 1967. Sealed ... $9.99
The genius of Richie Havens at this point is beyond compare – a unique take on the dying folk sound of the 60s, one that infused it with a deeper sense of soul that helped it get new legs in the Woodstock generation – yet which is also heard here before any of the post-hippie cliches that would bog down some of Richie's later work. There's an earnestness to this music that's also touched with a good degree of worldly sense – a notion that the world was changing, but one person at a time, and mostly through the gentle efforts and honest efforts of souls like Richie. This LP features 11 tracks in all – with titles that include "High Flyin' Bird", "San Francisco Bay Blues", "Just Like A Woman", "Sandy", "Three Day Eternity", "Follow", and "Handsome Johny". LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed 60s pressing.)

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Coleman HawkinsJazz Masters 34 ... CD
Verve, Late 40s/1950s. Used ... $0.99
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(BMG club pressing.)

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Bill HendersonWhen My Dreamboat Comes Home ... LP
Verve, 1965. Near Mint- ... $3.99
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Joe HendersonLush Life – The Music Of Billy Strayhorn ... CD
Verve, 1991. Used ... $1.99
Amazing sounds from Joe Henderson's later years – a completely sublime take on the music of Billy Strayhorn, and a wonderful demonstration of Henderson's mature talents on the tenor! There's a fantastic balance here between darkness and light, grit and clarity, heard in Joe's very first notes on the set – and holding on strong through some of the bolder moments in the set – with work by a shifting lineup, from solo to quintet, that features Wynton Marsalis on trumpet, Stephen Scott on piano, Christian McBride on bass, and Gregory Hutchinson on drums. Yet although Marsalis might be a draw for some folks, we really love it best when Henderson gets to do his own thing – stretching out in these marvelous laidback solos that are heavy on those rich tones he developed in his early years, yet turned towards Strayhorn's brilliant ear for space between the sounds. Titles include "Blood Count", "Isfahan", "Rain Check", "Lotus Blossom", "A Flower Is A Lovesome Thing", and "Upper Manhattan Medical Group". CD

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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 ... $18.99
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+ ... $14.99
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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New Johnny HodgesJohnny Hodges & All The Duke's Men ... LP
Verve, 1961. Near Mint- ... $6.99
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(Cover has a cutout hole and remnants of a price sticker.)

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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 ... $11.99
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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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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New Billie HolidayEssential Billie Holiday Carnegie Hall Concert ... LP
Verve, 1956. Very Good- Gatefold ... $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". LP, Vinyl record album
(MGM pressing. Cover has light wear, a partially split top seam, and some aging inside the gatefold.)

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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 ... $0.49
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(Jazz Heritage pressing.)

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Kenyon HopkinsThis Property Is Condemned ... LP
Verve, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $6.99
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 a cutout hole.)

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Shirley HornMain Ingredient ... CD
Verve, 1996. Used ... $7.99
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(Out of print.)

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Shirley HornYou're My Thrill ... CD
Verve, 2001. Used ... $6.99
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IncognitoTribes, Vibes, & Scribes ... CD
Verve/Suonaphone, 1992. Used ... $5.99
A stunning little set from Incognito – the group's first full album on Talkin Loud records, and a set that's head and shoulders above their earlier jazz funk from the 80s! The sound here has a real "instant classic" quality – not just because it's dripping with the best references from the jazzier side of 70s soul (think Fantasy Records at its best!) – but also because it's so well put together, with a sense of instrumentation that's tight, yet an overall groove that's relaxed and fairly spontaneous – something that was quite rare at the time the record was released! Bluey is at the height of his powers here – stepping strongly into a run of great work that would last for well over a decade – and other key figures include Maysa Leak on vocals, Kevin Robinson on trumpet, and Graham Harvey and Peter Hinds on keyboards. Titles include a killer remake of Stevie Wonder's "Don't You Worry 'Bout A Thing", plus "Change", "Colibri", "Magnetic Ocean", "Closer To The Feeling", "Tribal Vibes", "Pyramid", and "I Love What You Do For Me". CD

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Jackie & RoyChanges – Jackie & Roy ... LP
Verve, Mid 60s. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Jazzy Verve-y grooves by this fab duo, with arrangements by Charles Calello and Claus Ogerman that are similar to those used on the pair's Grass album, but with a bit less pop psychedelia thrown into the mix. Tracks are groovy pop stuff, like "Norweigian Wood", and "The Word" – plus more obscure numbers, like "Changes", "Counting", and "Bye Bye". Always great stuff from Jackie & Roy – and work we've come to appreciate more than their classic work! LP, Vinyl record album

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New Milt JacksonMilt Jackson & The Hip String Quartet ... LP
Verve, 1968. Near Mint- ... $11.99
A very groovy album that has Milt playing jazzy vibes with a tight string quartet that does more than just back him up – they sort of solo and provide some rhythm, too, and give the whole album a very very cool sound. The rest of the lineup's great, too, because James Moody is all over the place laying down some great solos, and because Cedar Walton plays piano, and Ron Carter plays bass. We passed this up for years because it looked weak, but it's actually better than many of Milt Jackson's "straighter" LPs from this time, and is a perfect blend of styles with that great groovy late 60's Verve sound! Tracks include "A Walkin' Thing", "In Walked Bud", "A Little Too Much", "You Got to Pay When the Deal Goes Down" and "New Rhumba". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole & a cut corner.)

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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 All StarsHow High The Moon ... LP
Verve, 1947/1955. Very Good+ ... $1.99
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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 ... $16.99
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.)
Also available Black Orpheus – Original Soundtrack (Fontana pressing) ... LP 5.99

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Howard Johnson & GravityGravity!!! ... CD
Verve, 1996. Used ... $8.99
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(Out of print.)

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JJ JohnsonHeroes ... CD
Verve, 1998. Used ... $7.99
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(Out of print. Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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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.)

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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 KellyComin' In The Back Door ... LP
Verve, 1963. Very Good ... $5.99
A real cooker of a set – and one that features Wynton's piano over some great larger backings from Claus Ogerman! The style of the set is really wonderful – as Wynton plays with a core smaller group that includes Kenny Burrell on guitar, plus regulars Paul Chambers on bass and Jimmy Cobb on drums – all of whom make more than ample space for Ogerman to come into the mix and fill up the tunes with some sweetly grooving 60s backings – often using electric bass to punch up the bottom, and rollick things around in a stepping style that's a nice mainstream take on the soul jazz groove that Kelly virtually helped invent! A few tracks are more in a small combo mode, but even those manage a pretty darn smoking groove – and overall, the album's got a lot more depth than even some of Kelly's best for the Vee Jay label from previous years! Titles include the bossa groover "Cesar & Cleopatra" – plus "Quiet Village", "If That's The Way You Want It", "Comin' In The Back Door", and "Theme From Burke's Law". LP, Vinyl record album
(Labels have some marker. Cover has a cutout hole.)

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Wynton Kelly Trio & Wes MontgomerySmokin' At The Half Note (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Verve, 1965. Used ... $4.99
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 features 6 bonus tracks too – including "Willow Weep For Me", "Portrait Of Jenny", "Misty", "Impressions", and "Oh You Crazy Moon". The bonus tracks make for an album that's almost twice as long as the original! CD
(Verve master edition.)

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

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Gene KrupaBig Noise From Winnetka – Gene Krupa At The London House ... LP
Verve, 1959. Very Good ... $7.99
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 ... $5.99
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(Cover has a cutout hole and a sticker on front.)

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Gene KrupaGene Krupa Story – Original Soundtrack ... LP
Verve, Mid 50s. Very Good ... $1.99
Slammin soundtrack to this bio-pic which starred Sal Mineo as Gene Krupa, and which features music by Krupa himself, plus Anita O'Day and Red Nichols. Pretty trad and swing all around – but there's a lot of great drum work by Krupa, particularly the type that often got featured in the live scenes of the film. In a way, the whole thing's a lot more storming than some of Krupa's other Verve work, which tends to be more retrained in the drum department. Titles include "Cherokee", "Spiritual Jazz", "I Love My Baby", "Royal Garden Blues", "Song Of India", and "Finale", which features a drum duet with Shelly Manne. LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Verve Inc pressing, with deep groove. Cover has a small split on the top seam and some light stains.)

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New Gene Krupa & Buddy RichDrum Battle At JATP ... CD
Verve, 1952. Used ... $1.99
A pretty darn great album – with a wonderful mix of JATP swing and strong-handed drumming by the leaders. The material was 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 "Idaho", "Flying Home", "Drum Boogie", "Drum Battle", and "Perdido". CD

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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

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LedisiTurn Me Loose ... CD
Verve, 2009. Used ... $4.99
Damn great work from Ledisi – an artist who hasn't missed a beat since moving to the majors a few years back – sounding almost funkier than ever before, thanks to some impeccable production and razor-sharp instrumentation! Ledisi's vocals are beyond challenge – old school deep soul we first came to love years back, on her classic indie sets – and this time around, the instrumentation seems even rawer than we remember – as if there's an old school funky combo backing the singer up on some tracks, mixed with other numbers that have some fuller backings, but still really retain their edge. Production is by a crew with some really great ears for this sort of sound – Rex Rideout, Raphael Saadiq, and others – and from the songwriting credits, it's clear that Ledisi's still very much in charge of the overall shape of the album. Titles include "Runnin", "Everything Changes", "Turn Me Loose", "Love Never Changes", "Knockin", "Goin Thru Changes", "I Need Love", "Say No", "Please Stay", and "Trippin". CD

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George LewisOh, Didn't He Ramble ... LP
Verve, Mid 50s. Very Good- ... $14.99
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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Abbey LincolnWho Used To Dance ... CD
Gitanes/Verve, 1996. Used ... $8.99
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(Out of print.)

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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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Herbie MannJazz Masters 56 ... CD
Verve, 1957/1959/1960. Used ... $1.99
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(Out of print.)

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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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New Hugh MasekelaHome Is Where The Music Is ... CD
Blue Thumb/Verve, 1972. Used ... $5.99
Massively wonderful work from the mighty Hugh Masekela – easily one of his hippest, most soulful sessions ever! This double-length gem really has Hugh letting go – moving way beyond the pop modes of the late 60s, into a long-flowing, open-rolling groove that's played by a spare quintet lineup with plenty of African themes in the rhythms! Players include Larry Willis on acoustic and electric piano and Dudu Pukwana on alto sax – both of whom are wonderful, and really get a chance to sparkle in the session – almost sharing equal space with Masekela in the sound and shape of the record, although Hugh's horn work is pretty darn amazing too. Other players include Eddie Gomez on bass and Mahaya Ntshoko on drums – and the record has the sort of open, righteous feel of a session on Black Jazz or Strata East – a vibe that really blows away most other Chisa Records work of the time. Titles include Willis' classic "Inner Crisis", plus "Blues For Huey", "Part Of A Whole", "Maesha", "The Big Apple", "Minawa", and "Nomali". CD

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Alice McClarityOne Life ... LP
Verve, Late 60s. Sealed ... $9.99
Arranged and conducted by Robert Banks. LP, Vinyl record album

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Gary McFarlandScorpio & Other Signs ... LP
Verve, Mid 60s. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $9.99
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

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Gary McFarlandSoft Samba Strings ... LP
Verve, 1964. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $7.99
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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Wes MontgomeryJust Walkin' ... LP
Verve, 1965/1966. Very Good+ ... $5.99
An assortment of material that Wes Montgomery recorded for Verve before his too-early death – which the label then collected together as a surprisingly good posthumous release for Wes! There's a really great feel to the record – a mix of small combo and large group settings that offers up both sides of Montgomery's genius in the 60s – all without any sort of confusion of sounds or modes, thanks to a really great assemblage of material. A number of tunes that that sly, stepping groove that always made Wes so great – especially the album's great version of "Bumpin On Sunset", which is offered up here as a small group number. Other titles include "Wives & Lovers", "Sunny", "The Big Hurt", "Tequila", and "Just Walkin". LP, Vinyl record album

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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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New Gerry MulliganConcert In Jazz ... LP
Verve, 1961. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $8.99
Another of Mulligan's large Concert Jazz Band sides, with a large section of brass and reeds, mostly featuring Mulligan and trombonist Bob Brookmyer in the soloist's seat. The thing we've always dug about this group is that they move with the fluidity of a smaller ensemble, but like a middleweight fighter they still pack a heavy punch when the time comes. Six tunes: "All About Rosie", "Weep", "I Know, Don't Know How", 'Chuggin", "Summer's Over" and "Israel". LP, Vinyl record album
(Early 80s Japanese pressing.)

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New 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 Live (At The Village Vanguard/On Tour) ... LP
Verve (UK), 1960. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $9.99
2 classics from Gerry Mulligan's large Concert Jazz Band! First up is a live date at the Village Vanguard – a sweet little large group session from Gerry – a bit harder swinging than some of his mid 50s small group work, but still with that mellifluous glide that's the trademark Mulligan sound! Arrangements are by some great talents – including Al Cohn, Johnny Mandel, and Bob Brookmeyer, who also plays valve trombone on the set – and titles include "Blueport", "Body & Soul", "Black Nightgown", and "Let My People Be". Next is the great On Tour album, with Zoot Sims as a lead soloist – 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
(Cover has some wear and a peeled spot from sticker removal.)

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New Gerry MulliganGerry Mulligan 63 – The Concert Jazz Band ... LP
Verve, 1963. Near Mint- ... $9.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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Gerry Mulligan & Paul DesmondGerry Mulligan & Paul Desmond Quartet (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Verve, 1957. Used ... $8.99
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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New Gerry Mulligan/Stan Getz/Paul DesmondMulligan & Getz & Desmond ... LP
Verve, 1958. Very Good+ 2LP ... $6.99
A Verve 80s twofer that combines Gerry Mulligan's sides with Stan Getz and Paul Desmond for the label onto one double album set. Mulligan's pairing with Getz is a great combo, with his baritone work cut nicely by Getz's wispy alto – making for a combination of horns that yeilds some wonderful moments that opens both players up more than usual for the time. Titles include "Anything Goes", "Ballad", and "That Old Feeling" – and the rhythm section features Lou Levy, Stan Levey, and Ray Brown. The second set finds Mulligan and Desmond weaving laidback lines around each other in a pianoless quartet that features Dave Bailey on drums and Joe Benjamin on bass. The album features some great blowing by Desmond, icy tone firmly in place, and pushing Mulligan past some of the easy moments that he could often fall into on other sessions. Titles include "Blues In Time", "Standstill", "Line For Lyons", and "Fall Out". LP, Vinyl record album

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NajeeMorning Tenderness ... CD
Fan/Verve, 1998. Used ... $2.99
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(Out of print. BMG Direct pressing.)

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New 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 ... $6.99
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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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

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Anita O'DayAnita Sings The Most ... CD
Verve, 1957. Used ... $5.99
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
Also available Anita Sings The Most ... LP 1.99

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New Anita O'DayAnita Sings The Most ... LP
Verve, 1957. Fair ... $1.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Verve Inc. pressing with a trumpeter logo & a deep groove. Cover has a split top seam.)
Also available Anita Sings The Most ... CD 5.99

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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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Charlie Parker & Dizzy GillespieBird & Diz (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Verve (Japan), 1949/1950. New Copy ... $19.99
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.)

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Charlie Parker & OthersNorman Granz Jam Session (Vols 1 & 2) ... LP
Verve, 1952. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $5.99
An expanded version of the first album to carry the Jazz At The Philharmonic formula into the studio – and a record that virtually coined the term "jam session" for 50s jazz! Norman Granz repeats the style he'd done so well in a live setting – and brings together a host of all-star players in a very relaxed, open environment – one that gives them all plenty of space to open up and hit some nice long solos. Players include Charlie Parker, Johnny Hodges, and Benny Carter in a three-alto frontline, plus Flip Phillips and Ben Webster on tenor, Barney Kessel on guitar, Oscar Peterson on piano, Ray Brown on bass, and JC Heard on drums. Side one features the original "Jam Blues", and side two features a "Ballad Medley", with each solo star taking one of the tunes in the set. Also features the material from vol 2 – "Funky Blues" and "What Is This Thing Called Love". LP, Vinyl record album

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Joe Pass & Red MitchellFinally – Joe Pass With Red Mitchell Live In Stockholm (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Verve/EmArcy (Japan), 1992. Used ... $11.99
CD
(Out of print Japanese pressing.)

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New Oscar PetersonOscar Peterson Plays Count Basie ... LP
Verve, 1955. Very Good- ... $9.99
Count Basie taken down a few notches – not in quality, but in terms of the size of the group – as Oscar really opens up some of the Count's standards in a whole new way, by playing them with a stripped-down quartet that features Herb Ellis on guitar, Ray Brown on bass, and Buddy Rich on drums. Given that Rich is working with the Peterson trio, their sound has a bit more bottom than on some other Verve sides from the time – grooving things nicely in a true Basie way, on a set of tunes that includes "Blues For Basie", "Broadway", "Topsy", "One O'Clock Jump", and "Jive At Five". LP, Vinyl record album
(Clef pressing, with deep groove and trumpeter logo. Cover has split top and bottom seams, a mostly split spine, some wear, a sticker and a bit of wrinkling on the back, and some stains on the back.)

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New Oscar PetersonStage Right ... LP
Verve, Mid 50s. Near Mint- ... $4.99
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(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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New Oscar PetersonSwinging Brass With The Oscar Peterson Trio ... LP
Verve, Late 50s. Very Good- ... $0.99
One of Oscar Peterson's few albums with a larger group – featuring some great arrangements from Russ Garcia! Titles include "Blues For Big Scotia", "Con Alma", "Cubano Chant", "OP", and "Little Pea's Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Verve Inc pressing with deep groove. Cover has some light wear, a small split on the spine, and along the top seam and spine.)

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Oscar PetersonUltimate Oscar Peterson ... CD
Verve, Late 50s/Early 60s. Used ... $1.99
Inlcludes "Sometimes I'm Happy", "Love You Madly", "In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning", "Reunion Blues", "Waltz For Debby", "Blues For Big Scotia", "Jet Song", "Noreen's Nocturne", "Mumbles" and "Chicago". CD

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Oscar PetersonWill To Swing ... CD
Verve, Late 40s/1950s/1960s/Early 70s. Used 2CD ... $9.99
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(Out of print.)

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Oscar Peterson & Milt JacksonVery Tall ... LP
Verve, 1961. Good Gatefold ... $2.99
Milt Jackson joins the Oscar Peterson Trio – helping the group to hit some great new space with his magical work on vibes! Jackson's got an open, airy feel – an approach that almost lets Peterson punctuate the tunes a bit more with his piano – while the pair get strong rhythmic support from the bass of Ray Brown and lyrical drums of Ed Thigpen. Tunes are open and relaxed, letting Milt hit some great mellow tones – and titles include "Green Dolphin Street", "Heartstrings", "The Work Song", "John Brown's Body", "A Wonderful Guy" and "Reunion Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some moisture staining, particularly along the opening and on part of the back.)

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New Courtney PineModern Day Jazz Stories ... CD
Antilles/Verve, 1995. Used ... $1.99
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(BMG Direct pressing.)

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Bud PowellBud Powell Piano (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Verve (Japan), 1949. New Copy ... $19.99
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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Bud PowellJazz Legacy Of Bud Powell ... LP
Verve, 1950s. Near Mint- ... $2.99
A collection of Bud's work for Verve – put together as a memorial album after Bud's passing in 1966. The tracks are nearly all from the 50s, but also fetaure a few numbers from 1949 – with Bud playing solo on 3 tracks, and in various trios on others – alongside players that include Max Roach, Art Taylor, Kenny Clarke, and Percy Heath. Titles include "Tempus Fugue-it", "Round Midnight", "Buttercup", "Woody N You", "Mediocre", and "Be-Bop". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Bud PowellThis Was Bud Powell ... LP
Verve, Late 40s/1950s. Very Good- ... $1.99
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(Cover has a bit of wrinkling on the front and some aging on the back.)

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Arthur PrysockBest Of Arthur Prysock ... LP
Verve, Early 60s. Sealed ... $3.99
Features early hits from his Old Town years! LP, Vinyl record album

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Freddie RavelMidnight Passion ... CD
Verve/Forecast, 1991. Used ... $9.99
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(Out of print.)

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Lloyd Reese & The Solid Rock ChorusPeace Be ... LP
Verve, Late 60s. Sealed ... $8.99
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Buddy RichBig Band Shout (aka This One's For Basie) ... LP
Verve, 1956. Sealed ... $7.99
A lively little set done strongly in a Basie mode – as you might guess from the title! Buddy's on drums, but the real maestro here is Marty Paich – who handled the arrangements, and most likely brought together the batch of west coast jazzers who inhabit the group – including Pete Condoli on trumpet, Frank Rosolino on trombone, Bob Enevoldsen on valve trombone, Bob Cooper on tenor, Buddy Collette on flute and baritone, and Jimmy Rowles on piano. The set's less Buddy-like than it is Marty-ish – and the grooves here have that very fluid Paich approach throughout – but recast slightly to reflect the strong Basie/Hefti groove of the 50s. Titles include "Shorty George", "Ain't It The Truth", "9:20 Special", "Jump For Me", "Blues For Basie", and "Blue & Sentimental". LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed 60s pressing.)

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New Buddy RichThis One's For Basie ... LP
Verve, 1956. Very Good ... $16.99
A lively little set done strongly in a Basie mode – as you might guess from the title! Buddy's on drums, but the real maestro here is Marty Paich – who handled the arrangements, and most likely brought together the batch of west coast jazzers who inhabit the group – including Pete Condoli on trumpet, Frank Rosolino on trombone, Bob Enevoldsen on valve trombone, Bob Cooper on tenor, Buddy Collette on flute and baritone, and Jimmy Rowles on piano. The set's less Buddy-like than it is Marty-ish – and the grooves here have that very fluid Paich approach throughout – but recast slightly to reflect the strong Basie/Hefti groove of the 50s. Titles include "Shorty George", "Ain't It The Truth", "9:20 Special", "Jump For Me", "Blues For Basie", and "Blue & Sentimental". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label Norgran pressing with trumpeter logo & deep groove. Cover has split seams.)

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Righteous BrothersGreatest Hits ... CD
Verve (Germany), Late 60s. Used ... $7.99
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Jean Ritchie & Doc WatsonJean & Doc At Folk City ... LP
Verve, 1963. Very Good+ ... $9.99
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(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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New Lee RitenourRit's House ... CD
Verve, 2002. Used ... $2.99
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(BMG Direct pressing.)

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Rosko/John BerberianMusic & Gibran – A Contemporary Interpretation Of The Author Of The Prophet ... LP
Verve, Late 60s. Sealed ... $24.99
A very unusual project from this New York DJ – with great exotic sounds from John Berberian! LP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed – with original paper band, too.)

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Lalo Schifrin & Bob BrookmeyerSamba Para Dos ... LP
Verve, Early 60s. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $11.99
A great lost groover on Verve – recorded during the heyday of the label's bossa years with Stan Getz! The record features Bob Brookmeyer fronting a large group arranged and conducted by Lalo Schifrin – soloing over the top, while Lalo comes up with sparkling bossa-tinged grooves that are in the spirit of his best soundtrack work of the mid 60s. Brookmeyer's playing is great too – very different than his sparer, modernist work on other records – and very much in the tradition of Brazilian trombone players who were a key force in bossa jazz at the time. The set includes one long original, "Samba Para Dos", plus shorter standards like "My Funny Valentine", "What Kind Of Fool Am I", and "I Get A Kick Out Of You" – all taken in great jazzy bossa versions! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has a small sticker.)

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Pete SeegerIn Person ... LP
Verve (UK), 1965. Near Mint- ... $9.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some waviness from moisture.)

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Pete SeegerOn Campus ... LP
Verve/Folkways, Mid 60s. Sealed ... $8.99
LP, Vinyl record album

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Pete SeegerPete Seeger Sings Little Boxes & Other Broadsides ... LP
Verve, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $7.99
A Verve issue of an earlier Broadside/Folkways project. LP, Vinyl record album

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George ShearingClassic Shearing ... LP
Verve, Early 50s. Sealed ... $2.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(VSP pressing.)

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Horace SilverJazz Has A Sense Of Humor ... CD
Impulse/Verve, 1999. Used ... $6.99
CD
(BMG music club pressing.)
 
 
 



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