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Charlie Haden & The Liberation Music OrchestraNot In Our Name ... CD
Verve, 2005. Used ... $6.99
Our favorite side of Charlie Haden – one that we love from classic recordings on Impulse and ECM – and heard for the first time in years on this new album of gentle protestations against the current state of the US! The album features wonderfully evocative arrangements from Carla Bley – who also plays piano on the sessions, and co-leads the group of younger players with Haden. Tunes are a tapestry of themes designed to offer a different vision of America than the one that's currently getting dragged through the mud in a host of foreign relations disasters and poorly-planned military outings – and Haden and Bley draw from a surprising range of sources for the material in the set. Titles include Haden's "Not In Our Name", Bley's "Blue Anthem", Pat Metheney's "This Is Not America", Ornette Coleman's "Skies Of America", and versions of "Amazing Grace", "Adagio", "Lift Every Voice & Sing", "America The Beautiful", and "Goin Home". CD
(Out of print.)

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Charlie Haden Quartet WestAlways Say Goodbye ... CD
Gitanes/Verve, 1993. Used ... $2.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Charlie Haden Quartet WestHaunted Heart ... CD
Verve/Gitanes, 1991. Used ... $2.99
... CD
(BMG Direct pressing.)

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Lionel Hampton & Stan GetzHamp & Getz ... CD
Norgran/Verve, 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
(Out of print.)

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Johnny HartmanHartman For Lovers ... CD
Verve, Early/Mid 60s. Used ... $6.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ HarumiHarumi ... CD
Verve/Early Dawn (Germany), 1968. New Copy ... $12.99
One of the trippiest albums recorded for Verve in the 60s – a unique 2LP set by Japanese psych artist Harumi – and a record that stands proudly next to the best by Zappa or the Velvets at the time! The double-length space of the record really helps give it some shape – as Harumi starts out sweet, then gets a bit wilder, and increases the sense of experimentation as the set rolls on – so that the final track is a side-long psychedelic jam that's topped with spoken passages by Harumi's parents and sister! We like the poppier tunes the best, though – and they feature a mix of orchestrations, fuzzy guitar, and vibes – all layered with a really beautiful sense of sound, to accompany vocals by Harumi and Rosko. There's a gentle, breezy, and sometimes slightly funky quality to these numbers – Sunshine Pop with a trace of jazz – and exactly the kind of psyche album you might imagine from Verve in the 60s! Titles include "Sugar In Your Tea", "Caravan", "Hunters Of Heaven", "Talk About It", "First Impressions", "Don't Know What I'm Gonna Do", "Hello", "What A Day For Me", "We Love", "Fire By The River", and "Samurai Memories". CD

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✨✧ Richie HavensSomething Else Again ... LP
Verve, 1968. Very Good ... $8.99
The genius of 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. LP, Vinyl record album
(MGM pressing. Cover has moderate wear.)

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Coleman HawkinsColeman Hawkins & Roy Eldridge At The Opera House (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Verve, 1957. Used ... $3.99
A great meeting of these two classic talents – recorded live at Chicago's Opera House in the late 50s, with sound that's surprisingly great for the time! Hawkins and Eldridge are very well-matched in the frontline – blowing in a style that's easygoing yet still quite fresh and imaginative – backed here by a rhythm section that features most of the MJQ: John Lewis on piano, Connie Kay on drums, and Percy Heath on bass. Tracks include "Bean Stalkin", "The Walker", "Time On My Hands", "Tea For Two", and "Kerry". Features all material recorded at the show – 2LPs worth of music! CD

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Coleman Hawkins & Ben WebsterColeman Hawkins Encounters Ben Webster (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Verve, 1957. Used ... $6.99
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 Eldridge, Pete Brown, et alColeman Hawkins All Stars At Newport ... CD
Verve, 1957. Used ... $5.99
Three great horn players with plenty of space to solo freely – working together on the stage of the Newport Jazz Festival in 1957! The combo's one put together for the date, but they groove together nicely – rhythm by the trio of Ray Bryant on piano, Al McKibbon on bass, and Jo Jones on drums – and top-line solo work from Coleman Hawkins on tenor, Roy Eldridge on trumpet, and the great Pete Brown on alto! The album may well be one of Brown's last appearances on Verve, and his work from the 50s is always a treat – and he gets in an especially nice solo on a version of "Day By Day". Other tracks include "I Can't Believe You're In Love With Me", "Moonglow", "Embraceable You", and "Sweet Georgia Brown". CD
(Out of print.)

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Joe HendersonBig Band ... CD
Verve/Polygram, 1996. Used ... $1.99
... CD

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Woody HermanAt Carnegie Hall 1946 ... CD
Verve, 1946. Used 2 CDs ... $8.99
A great Verve Master Edition of this one – two CDs, with some unissued material! CD
(Out of print.)

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Johnny HodgesBlues ... LP
Verve, Mid 50s. Good+ ... $11.99
A really beautiful Verve session from Johnny Hodges – recorded with a style that's a bit looser than some of his others, and a real focus on Johnny's wonderfully biting tone! The group's a largeish one, playing in an Ellingtonish mode, but Hodges is right out front in the mix, dominating every tune with some incredible work on alto. A few tracks are a bit longer than usual for a Hodges Verve session, and titles include "Burgundy Walk", "Latino", "Easy Going Bounce", "Iappa", "Rosanne", and "Hodge Podge". LP, Vinyl record album
(Verve Inc pressing with trumpeter logo & deep groove. Cover hassome aging, taped seams and a mostly split spine.)

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✨✧ Johnny HodgesCastle Rock (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Verve (Japan), 1952. Used ... $16.99
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 HodgesDon't Sleep In The Subway ... LP
Verve, 1967. Very Good Gatefold ... $2.99
Although the set's a groovy batch of shorter jazz tracks, with larger arrangements by Jimmy Jones, Hodges still solos nicely, and with that trademark tone that always cuts through the b.s.! The title cut's a mis-chosen version of Petula Clark's big hit, but the record's actually got some other nice moments, like "Heel Kickin", "Eydie-Dee-Dee", "Some Fun", and "Everytime She Walks". LP, Vinyl record album
(MGM pressing with deep groove.)

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Johnny HodgesEleventh Hour ... LP
Verve, 1962. Very Good ... $6.99
An overlooked gem from Johnny Hodges – a 60s session that hearkens back to the "with strings" Verve mode of the 50s – but one that also updates the approach strongly, thanks to some well crafted arrangements by Oliver Nelson! Nelson's work in the jazz backings for soloist mode during the 60s was some of the best of the big band genre – and although his work here is much more in the mellow tone mode than his backings for players like Jimmy Smith and Lou Donaldson, Hodges is still getting top shelf treatment, some really wonderful washes of sound and color that show that his tone is still very much alive! A nice preface to the pair's classic set for Flying Dutchman – and with tracks that include "Something to Live For", "Don't Blame Me", "Warm Valley", "The Eleventh Hour", "Guitar Amour", and "You Blew Out The Flame In My Heart". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing.)

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Johnny HodgesJohnny Hodges – Previously Unreleased Recordings ... LP
Verve, 1963. Very Good ... $6.99
Not much of a cover and title, but a great lost slice of Verve from the early 60s – with Hodges on alto, and Lalo Schifrin on piano and Barry Galbraith on guitar – a pretty groovy group! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Johnny HodgesSandy's Gone ... LP
Verve, 1963. Very Good+ ... $4.99
A set that has the sweet alto sax of Johnny Hodges working with great arrangements from Claus Ogerman – a mode that's a bit more groovy and 60s than some of Johnny's previous work – in a setting that offers up a nice change for his sound! Claus is in fine form here – swinging with the same style as his own instrumental records for RCA in the 60s – echoes of his German roots, especially in the use of bass at the bottom – which gives even some of the gentler tunes a nice kick we're not used to hearing in Johnny Hodges material. Johnny's got a sound that's soulful, yet sweet too – almost pop, but still very strongly rooted in jazz – on titles that include "Again", "Sandy's Gone", "Monkey Shack", "Scarlett O'Hara", "Candy's Theme", and "Follow Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing. Cover has mostly split seams, a streak of marker, and some discoloration from age.)

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✨✧ Johnny Hodges & Wild Bill DavisBlue Pyramid ... LP
Verve, Mid 60s. Near Mint- ... $7.99
A sweet little Verve set from the team of Wild Bill Davis and Johnny Hodges – 2 older players who both seemed to find new life in their music when working together! On Davis' part, the organist hits a more open, more modern approach to his instrument – one that clearly puts him at the level of some of his younger contemporaries on the soul jazz scene of the 60s. On Hodges' part, the pairing makes for a sometimes more relaxed style – and one that really helps him break out of the shadows of Ellington with a range of new settings and sounds! Other players here include Lawrence Brown, Jimmy Hamilton, Billy Butler, and Jimmy Jones –- all in varying arrangements, some small combo, some larger groups directed by Jones. Titles include "Pyramid", "Blues For Madeline", "When I'm Feelin Kinda Blue", "Rabbit Out Of The Hat", "Hash Brown", "At Dawn", and "Stormy Weather". LP, Vinyl record album
(MGM pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear.)

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Billie HolidayAll Or Nothing At All (SACD) ... CD
Verve/Analogue Productions, 1956/1957. Used ... $24.99
Beautiful Billie from the last years of her life. The material was recorded in 1956 and 1957 in Hollywood, featuring Barney Kessel, Ben Wesbster, Harry Edison, and Jimmy Rowles – all grooving nicely in small group formation. The tracks have a wonderfully fragile quality – and although standards, are still some of Billie's nicest work for Verve. Titles include "April In Paris", "All Or Nothing At All", "We'll Be Together Again", and "But Not For Me". Great David Stone Martin cover, too! CD
(Hybrid SACD pressing. Out of print.)

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