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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 ... $4.99
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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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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Woody HermanAt Carnegie Hall 1946 ... CD
Verve, 1946. Used 2CD ... $14.99
(Out of print.)

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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 ... $6.99
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 (Folio) ... CD
Verve/Folio (Italy), 1952. Used ... $2.99
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". CD

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Shirley HornJazz Round Midnight ... CD
Verve, Late 80s/1990s. Used ... $4.99

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Shirley HornUltimate ... CD
Verve, 1980s/1990s. Used ... $4.99

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Cisco HoustonPassing Through ... LP
Verve, Mid 60s. Sealed ... $6.99
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Harry JamesJazz Masters 55 ... CD
Verve, Late 50s/Early 60s. Used ... $0.99
(Out of print,)

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✨✧ Keith JarrettTreasure Island ... CD
Impulse/Verve, 1974. Used ... $6.99
Ultra-hip work from pianist Keith Jarrett – a session that's filled with joy and life, and which has a lot more energy than some of his albums for ECM! The work here is kind of a refinement of the freer styles that Jarrett had laid down on previous albums – performed with a strongly rhythmic undercurrent, but one that also opens up to some strong top-end melodies as well – played not only by Jarrett on piano, but also by Dewey Redman on tenor, in a group with Sam Brown on guitar, Paul Motian on drums, and Guilherme Franco and Danny Johnson on percussion. Titles include "The Rich & The Poor", "Blue Streak", "Le Mistral", "Angles Without Edges", "Treasure Island", and "Sister Fortune". CD

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Jazz At The PhilharmonicJazz At The Philharmonic – New Volume 2 ... LP
Verve, Early 50s. Very Good ... $6.99
12" LP packaging of material that was recorded at an early JATP concert in 1946 – one that featured Charlie Parker, Howard McGhee, Charlie Ventura, Willie Smith, Dizzy Gillespie, and Lester Young. No surprises here, but plenty of strong blowing in this groundbreaking jam session mode. Titles include "Blues For Norman", "I Can't Get Started", "Crazy Rhythm", and "Sweet Georgia Brown". LP, Vinyl record album
(MGM pressing.)

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Jazz At The PhilharmonicJazz At The Philharmonic Volume 6 ... LP
Verve, 1947. Good+ ... $1.99
Full LP issue of one of Norman Granz's most successful early JATP events, billed as the "new" number 6, and collecting sides previously issued as volumes 8, 9 and 10 on 10"s. The recording is of the 1947 Midnight Concert at Carnegie Hall, featuring players that include Howard McGhee, Illinois Jacquet, Bill Harris, Flip Philips, Hank Jones, and Ray Brown. The album contains three long jamming tracks – "Perdido", "Mordido", and "Endido". LP, Vinyl record album
(Verve inc pressing. Cover has moderate wear and a split top seam.)

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Jazz At The PhilharmonicNorman Granz' Jazz At The Philharmonic Vol 8 (3LP set) ... LP
Verve, Early 50s. Very Good ... $11.99
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(MGM pressing. Box has some wear, a split spine, and some corner splitting.)

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Jazz At The Philharmonic All-StarsJATP All-Stars At The Opera House ... LP
Verve, 1957. Very Good ... $11.99
Great long jam session work, very heavy on tenor sax – with appearances by Stan Getz, Lester Young, Coleman Hawkins, Illinois Jacquet, and Flip Phillips – plus Sonny Stitt on alto! Tracks are nice and long – and titles include "Stuffy", "Merry Go Round", and "The Slow Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Verve Inc pressing, with trumpeter logo and deep groove. Cover has clear tape on all seams and extensive notes in pen on back.)

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Jazz Interactions OrchestraJazzhattan Suite ... LP
Verve, Mid 60s. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $7.99
Hard swinging orchestral session that's basically an Oliver Nelson project – and it's one of his best, we might add! The "Jazzhattan Suite" is a suite of tracks written as a tribute to New York. Titles of passages include "The East Side/The West Side", "125th & 7th Ave", and "Penthouse Dawn" – if that gives you any hint. Nelson's writing is impeccable, as always, and although the group is fairly large, he gets them to swing in the way that he did on his best work with folks like Jimmy Smith or Lou Donaldson. Players include Zoot Sims, Phil Woods, Ron Carter, Patti Brown, and Joe Newman (who also did a bit of the conducting). Groovy stuff, and like finding a hip jazzy soundtrack! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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Antonio Carlos JobimAntonio Carlos Jobim & Friends – Live In Sao Paulo 1993 ... CD
Verve, 1993. Used ... $7.99
(Out of print. Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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JJ JohnsonJJ's Broadway ... CD
Verve, 1963. Used ... $14.99
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". CD
(Out of print.)

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JJ JohnsonLet's Hang Out ... CD
Verve, 1993. Used ... $5.99
One of the key efforts from JJ Johnson's comeback years of the early 90s – a session recorded with some excellent tenor work from Ralph Moore and Jimmy Heath – both of whom cut a groove nicely next to JJ's trombone! The style here is almost an extension of the best Johnson work as a leader from the 60s – with some tunes that crackle in a soul jazz energy, next to others that are a bit more introspective and deeply arranged. Other players include Rene Rosnes and Stanley Cowell on piano, Victor Lewis and Lewis Nash on drums, and Terence Blanchard on trumpet – and titles include the originals "Hasten Jason", "Syntax", "May I Have Dis Dance", "Friendship Suite", "Stir Fry", and "Kenya". CD
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