Even at this early point in their history, Verve knew they had something special going in jazz – and put together this wonderful collection of some of the best work from their then-short time in the recording business. The styles here are varied, but each marks the special contributions that producer Norman Granz brought to jazz at the end of the 40s and start of the 50s – new ways of recording that would go onto transform the music in later years. 12 tracks in all, mostly shorter because they were from earlier sessions when the recording media didn't allow for the lengthier takes that would become more common with LPs. Includes "Tenderly" by Oscar Peterson, "Up'N Adam" by Lester Young, "Port Of Rico" by Illinois Jacquet, "Dale's Wail" by Roy Eldridge, "Bloomdido" by Charlie Parker, "The Carioca" by Chico O'Farrill, "Castle Rock" by Johnny Hodges, "Flying Home" by Flip Phillips, "Paradise Squat" by Count Basie, "Yesterdays" by Billie Holiday, "St Louis Blues" by Gene Krupa and "Stars Fell On Alabama" by Stan Getz. (Trumpeter logo pressing, with deep groove. Cover has some wear, a bit of seam splitting, some light stains, and a bit of pen on the front. Label has some pen.) © 1996-2013, Dusty Groove, Inc.