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Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, & OthersAnatomy Of Improvisation ... LP LP format
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, Sonny Stitt, Sonny RollinsSonny Side Up ... CD CD format
Verve, 1957. Used ... $2.99
A great little blowing session for Verve – one that has Dizzy Gillespie working here with two different "Sonnys" – Sonny Stitt and Sonny Rollins, both of whom play tenor on the set! The tracks here are all quite long and open – more loose vehicles for extended soloing than the usual sort of Verve tracks – almost a mini-jam session with the three horn giants in the lead. Rhythm is from the trio of Ray Bryant on piano, Tommy Bryant on bass, and Charlie Persip on drums – but the real stars are the horn players – not just Diz, who cuts some of his hippest lines of the late 50s here, but also Rollins and Stitt, who seem to get a bit more care in recording than they did over at Prestige earlier in the decade. Album features 4 long tracks – "On The Sunny Side Of The Street", "After Hours", "I Know That You Know", and "The Eternal Triangle". CD
(Out of print.)

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Dizzy Gillespie, Stan Getz, Coleman Hawkins, et alSittin In ... CD CD format
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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Grant Green/Donald ByrdHis Majesty King Funk/Up With Donald Byrd ... CD CD format
Verve, 1964/1965. Used ... $11.99
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. Booklet has a fold. CD has a name written in marker.)

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New Lionel HamptonFlying Home ... LP LP format
Verve, Mid 50s. Very Good ... $6.99
If you ask us, Hamp from this time is a lot more exciting than he was in the early days! Here, Hampton's working with his very popular mid 50s orchestra – in an open-ended Verve setting that lets the group play long and open-ended versions of the sorts of material that they'd do in a live setting. Given that they were one of the hardest working bands in the country at the time, they're all quite juiced in the setting – and you'll hear them wail on an album-side reading of "Flying Home", plus 2 other long tracks, "Dinah" and "This Can't Be Love". Hamp's vibes are best of all – nice and hard, a real precursor to the tone that Bobby Hutcherson used early on! LP, Vinyl record album
(Trumpeter logo Clef pressing with a deep groove. Cover has a mostly split bottom seam.)

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Lionel HamptonGenius Of Lionel Hampton ... LP LP format
Verve, 1955. Very Good- ... $14.99
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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 LP format
Verve, Mid 50s. Very Good+ ... $4.99
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 LP format
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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Tim HardinTim Hardin – Golden Archive Series ... LP LP format
Verve/MGM, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $8.99
Titles include "If I Were A Carpenter", "Snuggling Man", "Seventh Son", "Lady Came From Baltimore", "Reason To Believe", "Don't Make Promises", and "Red Balloon". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear, a DJ sticker on the back and some splitting in the spine.)

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Roy HargroveWith Strings – Moment To Moment ... CD CD format
Verve, 1999. Used ... $4.99
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(Out of print. BMG Direct pressing.)

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Toni HarperToni ... LP LP format
Verve, 1955. Very Good- ... $24.99
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 HawkinsColeman Hawkins & Roy Eldridge At The Opera House (with bonus tracks) ... CD CD format
Verve, 1957. Used ... $12.99
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
(Out of print.)

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Coleman HawkinsGenius Of Coleman Hawkins (with bonus tracks) ... CD CD format
Verve, 1957. Used ... $11.99
Not a best-of, as you might guess from the title – but a really special set of late work from Hawkins – shorter numbers, but played with plenty of flair with a small combo that also includes Oscar Peterson on piano, Ray Brown on bass, Herb Ellis on guitar, and Alvin Stoller on drums! CD
(Out of print. Verve master edition in a trifold digipack.)

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Coleman Hawkins & Ben WebsterCompact Jazz ... CD CD format
Verve, 1950s. Used ... $3.99
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(Out of print.)

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Coleman Hawkins, Roy Eldridge, & Johnny HodgesAlive At The Village Gate ... CD CD format
Verve, 1962. Used ... $9.99
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 CD format
Verve, 1963. Used ... $19.99
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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Luiz Henrique & Walter WanderleyPopcorn ... CD CD format
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.)
Also available Popcorn ... LP 11.99

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Luiz Henrique & Walter WanderleyPopcorn ... LP LP format
Verve, 1969. Very Good ... $11.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl has a mark that clicks on Side 1.)
Also available Popcorn ... CD 18.99

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Woody HermanJazz The Utmost ... LP LP format
Verve, Early 50s. Very Good ... $2.99
One of Woody's nice ones for Verve – with arrangements by Nat Pierce, Al Cohn, Neal Hefti, and Ralph Burns, and a good 50s updating of Woody's classic sound. A few tracks have vocals, and players include Bill Perkins, Dick Collins, Cy Touff, Urbie Green, and Stu Williamson. Titles include "Beau Jazz", "Moody", "Mess Around", and "Buck Dance". LP, Vinyl record album
(Verve Inc pressing, with trumpeter logo and deep groove. Cover has a bit of splitting on the top seam and some light stains.)

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Johnny HodgesCreamy ... LP LP format
Verve, Early 50s. Very Good- ... $24.99
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
(Original yellow label Norgran pressing, with trumpeter logo and deep groove. Cover has wide strips of duct tape on the seams, discoloration due to age, some wear, and pen on the back.)
 
 
 



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