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Dizzy GillespieJambo Caribe (Folio) ... CD
Verve/Folio (Italy), 1964. Used ... $4.99
Excellent reissue of a lost session by Diz that was originally recorded for Limelight, and which focuses on Diz's committment to Latin and Carribean rhythms. The set features Diz's great mid-60's combo with James Moody (on tenor and Latin flute), Kenny Barron (on piano and bass), and Chris White (on bass and guitar) – plus some added Latin percussion and occasional backing vocals by the group. Dizzy's sound is sparkling and shining, and soars ahead of the arrangements nicely – especially on groovers like "Fiesta Mojo", "Jambo", "Trinidad, Hello", and "Don't Try To Keep Up With the Joneses". Very groovy stuff! CD

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Dizzy GillespiePerceptions ... LP
Verve, 1961. Very Good Gatefold ... $6.99
A swirling array of tones, colors, and sounds – written and arranged by JJ Johnson, conducted by Gunther Schuller, and with Dizzy at the helm, blowing some of his most complicated solos ever. The approach is firmly in the Verve jazz orchestra tradition – and recalls the earlier brilliance of such projects in the hands of Ralph Burns, done here with a great depth of expression, and none of the coldness that you might expect from Schuller's participation. Clearly, there's a Miles/Gil Evans influence here, but the crew retains their identity strongly – and Dizzy's hot tone on the trumpet provides a broder spectrum than Miles ever could. Titles include "Fantasia", "Ballade", "Jubelo", and "The Sword Of Orion". LP, Vinyl record album
(Label has a sticker.)

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✨✧ Dizzy Gillespie & Stan GetzDiz & Getz (Folio) ... CD
Verve/Folio (Italy), Early 50s. Used ... $1.99
Nicely grooving material – with tracks that are a bit shorter than the usual Verve "celebrity meets celebrity" set, but which are no less well-played. Dizzy is always fantastic in this sort of loosely-crafted setting – and Getz's playing here is nicely relaxed, with more open-ended blowing than you might hear in some of his own sets as a leader. The pair play with backing by the Oscar Peterson trio – on titles that include "Siboney", "Impromptu", "Girl Of My Dreams", and "It Don't Mean A Thing". CD

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Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, & OthersAnatomy Of Improvisation ... LP
Verve, Mid 50s. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Nice set put together by Verve to go along with Leonard Feather's Book Of Jazz. The record features 10 great solo moments from the Verve/Clef/Norgran catalog – all as analyzed in Feather's book. Includes "The Opener" by Lester Young, "Platinum Love" by Coleman Hawkins, "Hallucinations" by Bud Powell, "Confab With Rab" by Johnny Hodges, "Jessica's Day" by Dizzy Gillespie, "Bloomdido" by Charlie Parker, and "Blues In B Flat" by Art Tatum". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original Verve pressing, with trumpeter logo & deep groove. Cover has a half split top seam.)

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Dizzy Gillespie, Stan Getz, Coleman Hawkins, et alSittin In ... CD
Verve, 1957. Used ... $4.99
A great little jam session from Verve – done in a style that's looser and freer than some of the JATP albums, and with a smaller group overall! Players include Stan Getz, Paul Gonsalves, and Coleman Hawkins on tenor, Dizzy Gillespie on trumpet, and Wynton Kelly on piano – plus bass by Wendell and drums from JC Heard. There's a rougher, more spontaneous quality here than even on some of the other Norman Granz jam session records – a feel that's almost more "real" overall, as if you were catching the players all working together in a club. Each side features 2 long tracks – one upbeat and one mellow – and the tenor interplay alone is worth the price of the record! Titles include long takes on "Dizzy Atmosphere" and "The Way You Look Tonight" – plus 2 additional ballad medleys! CD

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Benny GolsonTune In, Turn On ... LP
Verve, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $14.99
You know, in these days of vintage pop songs used ad nauseum in every commercial, it's easy to forget that at one time, loads of great music was written just for advertising! This great album was cut at the height of the Madison Avenue Music Industry – and it features Benny Golson leading a tight jazzy group through cool readings of some of the 60's grooviest commercials. You may recognize more than one of these as Now Sound/Easy classics – because they were so popular on TV that they actually crossed over to the pop charts in versions by other artists! Benny probably does the best job we've ever heard with them, though – as you'll find on cuts like "Wink", "The Swinger", "Cool Whip", "Fried Bananas", and a great version of "Music To Watch Girls By". The whole thing's as groovy as groovy can be – with guriar by Eric Gale, piano by Richard Tee, and drums by Bernard Purdie. LP, Vinyl record album
(MGM pressing. Cover has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Grant Green/Donald ByrdHis Majesty King Funk/Up With Donald Byrd ... CD
Verve, 1964/1965. Used ... $9.99
2 of the grooviest Verve 60s jazz funk sessions on one CD! Grant Green's His Majesty King Funk is a tight quintet session with Larry Young on organ and Harold Vick on tenor, and it grooves with a tightness that matches Green's best Blue Note sessions. The album is reissued here with the tracks in their full versions, and titles include "The Selma March", "Daddy Grapes", and "The Cantaloupe Woman". The record is paired with Donald Byrd's groovy Up album, a record that has his funky trumpet playing with a larger group arranged by Herbie Hancock, that also features some added vocal backing at times. The record has a very tasty version of "Cantaloupe Island", plus the cuts "Blind Man, Blind Man", "Bossa", and "Boom, Boom". Nice groovy 60's material, with 14 cuts in all! CD
(Out of print.)

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Bobby HackettCreole Cookin ... LP
Verve, 1967. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $2.99
Bobby in pretty familiar territory – playing mostly trad numbers, in a New Orleans jazz mode, but with some slight Verve 60s touches. Arrangements are by Bob Wilber, and titles include "Lazy Mood", "New Orleans", "High Society", "Tin Roof Blues", "Fidgety Feet", "Basin Street Blues", "Royal Garden Blues", and "Muskrat Ramble". LP, Vinyl record album

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Lionel HamptonGenius Of Lionel Hampton ... LP
Verve, 1955. Very Good- ... $11.99
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(Verve Inc pressing, with trumpeter logo and deep groove. Cover has some wear, a split spine, a strip of cloth tape on the top seam, some aging, and some pen.)

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Lionel HamptonHallelujah Hamp ... LP
Verve, Mid 50s. Very Good+ ... $2.99
One of Lionel Hampton's great small combo sides for Verve from the 50s – done mostly with accompaniment from a trio of Oscar Peterson, Ray Brown, and Buddy Rich – plus the addition of guitar from Herb Ellis on a few of the album's shorter tracks. It's the longer ones that are really the best, though – loose takes of "Tenderly", "Hamp's Boogie Woogie", and "Hallelujah" that really get at the inventive power of Hampton during his ever-popular live dates. Shorter tunes are nice too, but a bit less compelling – and titles include "A Foggy Day" and "Honeysuckle Rose". LP, Vinyl record album
(Verve Inc pressing, with trumpeter logo and deep groove. Cover has light wear and a small split on the top seam.)

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Lionel HamptonHamp's Big Four ... LP
Verve, Mid 50s. Very Good+ ... $14.99
Although Lionel Hampton's always best remembered for his storming swing days in the early 40s, we love him on records like this one – an easy open-ended straight jazz session from the 50s, with lots of room for soloing in a much more jazz-oriented vein than you'll hear on Hamp's early records. The group's a small all-star combo that features Roy Brown, Buddy Rich, and Oscar Peterson next to Hamp's vibes – and the set list includes long takes of "Midnight Sun", "That Old Black Magic", and "Blues For Norman". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing – including obi. Cover has light wear.)

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Lionel Hampton & Stan GetzHamp & Getz (Folio) ... CD
Verve/Folio (Italy), Early 50s. Used ... $3.99
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 ... $4.99
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(Out of print. BMG Direct pressing.)

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Toni HarperToni ... LP
Verve, 1955. Very Good- ... $19.99
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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Coleman Hawkins, Roy Eldridge, & Johnny HodgesAlive At The Village Gate ... CD
Verve, 1962. Used ... $6.99
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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Coleman Hawkins, Roy Eldridge, & Johnny HodgesAlive At The Village Gate ... LP
Verve, 1962. Very Good- ... $5.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(MGM pressing. Label has some light stains. Cover has a promo sticker.)

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Bill HendersonBill Henderson With The Oscar Peterson Trio (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Verve, 1963. Used ... $14.99
One of the best records ever from vocalist Bill Henderson – thanks to excellent small group backing from the Oscar Peterson Trio! CD features 4 previously unissued bonus tracks too. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Joe HendersonPorgy & Bess ... CD
Verve, 1997. Used ... $3.99
Late work from the tenor legend Joe Henderson – his last album for Verve – leading an impeccable core combo and guests through the Gershwins' classic Porgy & Bess! The players including Jon Scofield on guitars, Tommy Flanagan on piano, Stefon Harris on vibes, Dave Holland on bass, Jack Dejohnette on drums, Conrad Herwig on trombone – plus guest vocalists Chaka Kahn on on number and Sting on another. Henderson's take on Porgy & Bess is respectful to the source material, but he makes it his own, a slow rolling, unfussy take on the material that goes over really well. Act I is made up of a brief intro, plus "Summertime", "Here Come De Honeyman/They Pass By Singin" and "My Man's Gone Now", Act II includes "I Got Plenty Of Nothin", "Bess, You Is My Woman Now", "I Love You Porgy" and more, and Act III wraps it up with "There's A Boat Dat's Leavin Soon For New York" and "Oh Bess, Where Is My Bess". CD
(BMG music club pressing.)

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Luiz Henrique & Walter WanderleyPopcorn ... CD
Verve (Japan), 1969. Used ... $18.99
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
(Out of print.)

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Johnny HodgesJohnny Hodges Collates (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Verve (Japan), 1951/1952. Used ... $14.99
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
(SHM-CD pressing. Includes obi.)
 
 
 



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