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Lionel Hampton & Stan GetzHamp & Getz (Folio) ... CD
Verve/Folio (Italy), Early 50s. Used ... $1.99
A great little album that's one of Getz's strongest from the period! The format for the album is in the mode of Hampton's early 50s Verve sides – long tracks, very open-ended, cut in a small group format that shows a different side than his more popular big band grooving. There's only 5 tracks on the album – and the focus is on solo work by Hamp and Getz, with rhythm by Lou Levy, Leroy Vinnegar, and Shelly Manne. Titles include "Louise", "Jumpin At The Woodside", "Gladys", and a long ballad medley. Nice David Stone Martin cover, too! CD

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Roy HargroveWith Strings – Moment To Moment ... CD
Verve, 1999. Used ... $1.99
(Out of print. BMG Direct pressing.)

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Toni HarperToni ... LP
Verve, 1955. Very Good- ... $11.99
One of the first "adult" albums by a young Toni Harper – first known as a child sensation in the 40s, but stepping out nicely as a torchy vocalist in the 50s! The album's got a really great, really mellow Verve approach – with backings by a small group that includes Oscar Peterson, Herb Ellis, Ray Brown, and Alvin Stoller – and a laidback and personal style that sparkles throughout. Titles include "Can't We Be Friends", "A Foggy Day", "Like Someone In Love", "Love For Sale", and "Gone With the Wind". LP, Vinyl record album
(Orange label Verve Inc pressing, with deep groove. Cover has some wear, aging, two cutout holes, and yellowed tape on parts of the seams and opening.)

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✨✧ Richie HavensMixed Bag ... LP
Verve, 1967. Very Good+ ... $4.99
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
(Later pressing on MGM. Cover has some wear.)

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Coleman Hawkins & Ben WebsterColeman Hawkins Encounters Ben Webster (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Verve, 1957. Used ... $7.99
A classic Verve set, featuring these two aging masters of the tenor, blowing side by side in a small group setting with rhythm backing by Oscar Peterson, Herb Ellis, Ray Brown, and Alvin Stoller. The best tracks have lots of room – plenty of space so that the tenors aren't "encountering" each other in too close of quarters, with space to express themselves freely. Titles include "Blues For Yolande", "Rosita", "Shine On Harvest Moon", and "You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To". CD
(Verve master edition in a tri-fold digipack.)

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Coleman Hawkins & Roy EldridgeColeman Hawkins & Roy Eldridge At The Opera House ... LP
Verve, 1957. Very Good+ ... $19.99
Two Verve giants – working with an MJQ rhythm trio of John Lewis on piano, Percy Heath on bass, and Connie Kay on drums! LP, Vinyl record album
(MGM pressing. Cover is pretty great – save for a promo sticker on front, and a few light pen notes on back.)

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Coleman Hawkins, Roy Eldridge, & Johnny HodgesAlive At The Village Gate ... CD
Verve, 1962. Used ... $2.99
Something wonderful happened to Coleman Hawkins at the end of his career – record companies started letting him record in really long formats, stretching out creatively on extended solos that continued to push the boundaries of his talents! This set is a prime example of that shift – as it features Hawkins alongside Roy Eldridge and Johnny Hodges – all working with trio backing by Tommy Flanagan, Major Holley, and Eddie Locke in a live setting at the Village Gate. Tracks are all well over ten minutes long – 2 at eleven minutes, and 1 at sixteen – and they allow the three lead soloists to really stretch out in a warmly improvisatory manner that surpasses even the easygoing Verve studio sessions of the 50s. Titles include "Satin Doll", "Perdido", and "The Rabbit In Jazz". Plus, added to these 3 are 4 more bonus tracks from the Hawkins Alive album – recorded at the same time, but without the other 2 soloists. These titles include "It's The Talk Of The Town", "Mack The Knife", "Caravan", and "Bean & The Boys". CD
(Out of print.)

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Luiz HenriqueBarra Limpa ... CD
Verve (Germany), 1967. Used ... $24.99
Incredible work from Luiz Henrique – one of our favorite singers of the 60s bossa era, heard here with some completely sublime arrangements! Luiz has a bit more jazz in his voice than some of his contemporaries – a great ability to sing both regular lyrics and wordless scatting – the latter of which is often heard to great effect fleshing out the tunes on this sweet mid 60s set for Verve! The style of the record is a bit simpler than some of the other Verve bossa sides from the time – with backings that are heavy on accordion from Sivuca, who himself sings a bit on the set, with that harmonica-like tone of his – plus guitar from Luiz, and a bit of bass and drums – all hanging beautifully in air with a wonderfully breezy sound throughout! Henrique sings some lyrics in English, and some in Portuguese – and titles include "Listen To Me", "Reza", "Mas Que Nada", "Or Moro", "If You Want To Be a Lover", and "Trip to Brazil". CD
(Out of print.)

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Woody HermanConcerto For Herd – Woody Herman & The Thundering Herd At The Monterey Jazz Festival ... LP
Verve, 1967. Near Mint- ... $4.99
Features Sal Nistico on tenor, Carl Fontana on trombone, and Luis Gasca on trumpet! LP, Vinyl record album

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Woody HermanHey! Heard The Herd? ... LP
Verve, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... $3.99
Surprisingly groovy stuff from Woody Herman and (as the title implies) his updated version of the Herd. Unlike other swing-era bandleaders, Herman was not one to sit still – and as the 60s approached, he was continually updating his sound – as on the funky records he made later for Chess, or on the ones that used cool electronics that he did for Fantasy. This one's got a lot of short groovy tracks with a hard swing to them – and although some cuts do have a more traditional sound, there's other with a very nice 60s feel. Titles include "Marakeesh", "Men From Mars", "Celestial Blues", "Wooftie", and "Mambo the Most". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Johnny HodgesCreamy ... LP
Verve, Early 50s. Very Good ... $9.99
Swing session with small group backing by Billy Strayhorn, Jimmy Woode, Sonny Greer, and Clark Terry – and which features Johnny's warm tones soloing nicely on comfortable standards. All of side one is a "ballad medley", with a very Creamy sound, and titles that include "But Not For Me", "Prelude To A Kiss", "Whispering", and "Tenderly". The flipside's got a bit more kick, and titles that include "Honey Bunny", "Passion", and "No Use Kicking". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing. Cover has some wear.)

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Johnny HodgesUsed To Be Duke (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Norgran/Verve, 1954. Used ... $4.99
OK, so the title's a bit misleading – as Hodges never used to be "Duke", just played with him – but the record's a great one – really sharp set of standards from the mid 50s, played with a tightly moving focus! The small group settings includes Ellingtonians, plus the unlikely addition of John Coltrane on tenor on a few tracks. Hodges' tone is tremendous, as always – and the record sparkles on both the more uptempo and the more measured numbers, with titles that include the Hodges originals "Used to be Duke" and "Sweet As Bear Meat", Ellington's "Warm Valley", plus "Madam Butterfly", and "Sweet Lorraine", "Time On My Hand"s", "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes" and "Poor Butterfly". CD

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Billie HolidaySolitude ... LP
Verve, 1952. Very Good- ... $48.99
Classic Billie Holiday for Verve – sad, blue-tinged, and recorded with great small combo backing – in a mode that really updates the sound of her initial recordings while still keeping the best elements intact! Players include Oscar Peterson, Alvin Stoller, Barney Kessell, and Ray Brown on the core group – plus bits of added solo work from Flip Phillips on tenor and Charlie Shavers on trumpet. Titles include "Solitude", "Moonglow", "Tenderly", "Everything I Have Is Yours", "East Of The Sun", "You Turned The Tables On Me", and "Easy To Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Clef pressing, with trumpeter logo and deep groove! Cover has light wear with a mostly split top seam.)

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John Lee HookerAnd Seven Nights ... LP
Verve, 1965. Very Good ... $39.99
Titles include "Mai Lee", "It's A Crazy Mixed Up World", "Seven Days & Seven Nights", "Bad Luck & Trouble", "Waterfront", and "It's Raining Here". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear, an "X" stamp on the back with a bit of pen. Vinyl plays with a short click on the first two tracks.)

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Lightnin HopkinsSonet Blues Story – Lightnin Hopkins – Texas's Blues Legend Considers His World, His Life & Times ... CD
Sonet/Verve, 1974. Used ... $8.99
(Out of print.)

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Shirley HornJazz Round Midnight ... CD
Verve, Late 80s/1990s. Used ... $2.99

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Shirley HornUltimate ... CD
Verve, 1980s/1990s. Used ... $2.99

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Cisco HoustonPassing Through ... LP
Verve, Mid 60s. Sealed ... $4.99
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Bobby HutchersonSkyline ... CD
Verve, 1999. Used ... $5.99
A relatively mellow recent effort from Bobby Hutcherson – one that has him playing both vibes and marimba, and going for a laidback style that allows plenty of spaces for tonal colors and shades of sound! The group's a quintet, with Kenny Garrett on alto, Geri Allen on piano, Christian McBride on bass, and Al Foster on drums – and in a way, the album's kind of a link between Hutcherson's inside work of the Landmark years, and some of his more exploratory work of the late 70s. Titles include "The Coaster", "Candle", "Tres Palabras", "Delilah", "Who's Got You", and "Pomponio". CD
(Out of print.)

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Janis IanWho Really Cares ... LP
Verve, 1969. Very Good+ ... $9.99
Features piano and arrangements from the great Charlie Calello – and some flute from Joe Farrell and vibes from Dave Friedman! LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has wear.)

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