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VerveUrban Hymns ... LP
Capitol, 1997. Near Mint- 2LP ... $24.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram pressing from 2008. Includes the printed inner sleeves.)

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Roy Eldridge & Benny CarterUrbane Jazz Of Roy Eldridge & Benny Carter (Verve) ... LP
Verve, Mid 50s. Very Good ... $11.99
Great small combo work from these two pre-bop jazz giants – a quintet with Roy Eldridge on trumpet, Benny Carter on alto, Bruce MacDonald on piano, John Simmons on bass, and Alvin Stoller on drums! LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label Clef Series pressing with trumpeter logo and deep groove. CoCove rhas wear and splitting held with some tape.)

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✨✧ Billie HolidayBillie Holiday Sings (Verve) ... LP
Verve/Pan Am (Italy), 1952. Sealed (reissue)... $14.99
A pivotal album in the career of Billie Holiday – an early 10" album that marks her return to the recording studios after a bit of a hiatus – working here with a well-picked Verve group that includes Flip Phillips on tenor, Charlie Shavers on trumpet, Barney Kessel on guitar, and Oscar Peterson on piano! The mix of Phillips and Shavers styles is especially nice – and really bridges the two generations of jazz that Holiday participated in – some older sweet swing touches, and some sharper modern edges from the bop era. Titles include Billie's classic reading of "Easy To Love", plus "Solitude" and "You Turned The Tables On Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(12" pressing, on Pan Am – with bonus tracks,)

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Kenyon HopkinsVerve Sound Tour – Hawaii ... LP
Verve, Mid 60s. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $7.99
Part of a great series that was released in conjunction with Esquire Magazine. The album's a nice split gatefold package filled with a book chock full of photos, with cool travel notes. The disc combines sound effects and music (we think by Kenyon Hopkins), to create the effect of an audio tour for the armchair traveller! LP, Vinyl record album
(In the textured booklet cover, with an ink stamp on back.)

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Barbara KeithBarbara Keith (Verve) ... LP
Verve, 1969. Very Good ... $34.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has a promo sticker, small index labels, and some marker on front.)

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Modern Jazz Society/John LewisModern Jazz Society Presents A Concert Of Contemporary Music (Verve pressing) ... LP
Verve, Mid 50s. Very Good ... $19.99
A mixture of Verve regulars and early third streamers join together in this one-off session designed as a focus on the writing talents of John Lewis. Most of the material takes off from Lewis' work with the MJQ, and the band includes two of his bandmates from that group, Connie Kay & Percy Heath – as well as soloists Stan Getz, JJ Johnson, Aaron Sachs, and Lucky Thompson. Titles include "Little David's Fugue", "Sun Dance", "Django", and "Midsommer". LP, Vinyl record album
(Flat edge Verve Records Inc pressing with trumpeter logo and deep groove. Cover has some wear and aging, aged tape on the top seam and corners, and some correction fluid on front at the top.)

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Wes MontgomeryBest Of Wes Montgomery (Verve) ... LP
Verve, Mid 60s. Very Good Gatefold ... $4.99
A collection of sides cut in the mid 60s by Wes during his association with Verve. Culled from the albums Movin' Wes, Bumpin', Goin' Out Of My Head and Tequila, these numbers all feature the larger arrangements that gave those albums a richer sound than his small group recordings, though Wes' soulful playing shines over top. Arrangements are by Oliver Nelson, Johnny Pate, Claus Ogerman and Don Sebesky and the tracks are 'Tequila", "Movin' Wes (part 1)", "End Of A Love Affair", "Naptown Blues", "Con Alma", "Goin' Out of My Head", "How Insensitive (Insensatez)", "The Shadow Of Your Smile", "Caravan" and "Bumpin' On Sunset". LP, Vinyl record album

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Charlie ParkerBird On Verve Volume 7 – Charlie Parker Big Band ... LP
Verve, 1952/1953. Sealed ... $13.99
A set that brings together half small group sessions, and half large group tracks – with Bird fronting orchestras arranged by Joe Lipman and Gil Evans. The small group tracks are both quartet ones – with either Hank Jones or Al Haig on piano – and titles include master takes and alternates of "Cosmic Rays", "Kim", "Laird Baird", and "Chi Chi". Large group tracks include "Night & Day", "Old Folks", "If I Love Again", and "In The Still Of The Night". LP, Vinyl record album
(French reissue pressing from the 80s.)

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Charlie ParkerCharlie Parker With Strings – Bird On Verve Vol 1 ... LP
Verve, Early 50s. Sealed ... $15.99
We can't decide whether we like Bird better in the small seminal bop quintets he led, or blowing fiery solos over larger arrangements buoyed by strings. Fortunately these sets, compiled from 10" LPs bring together some of both, though as you might guess from the title, they do lean heavily towards the sides backed by strings. In addition to the string groups, there's support from other bop greats like Max Roach, Al Haig & Kenny Dorham here, and they run through some smokin' versions of "Repetition", "Passport", "Everything Happens To Me", "April in Paris" and "I Didn't Know What Time It Was". LP, Vinyl record album
(Excellent French pressing from the 80s!)

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Charlie Parker & Dizzy GillespieBird & Diz (Verve) ... LP
Verve, Early 50s. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
A classic meeting of two giants from the early years of bop – altoist Charlie Parker and trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie – brought together here in a session that Norman Granz would later list as one of the truest realizations of his vision for recording jazz music! Parker's sharp lines are a great contrast to the robust horn work of Diz – and the players work here with a rhythm section that features Thelonious Monk on piano, Curley Russell on bass, and Buddy Rich on drums. Titles include "Relaxin With Lee", "Leap Frog", "Oscar For Treadwell", and "Mohawk". The LP also includes a number of alternate takes, and has a nice photo of the 2 jazz giants on the cover. LP, Vinyl record album
(Verve Inc pressing, with trumpeter logo and deep groove! Cover has light wear.)

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VariousHits Are On Verve ... LP
Verve, 1964. Near Mint- ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing. Cover has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Velvet Underground & NicoVerve/MGM Albums (Velvet Underground & Nico/Chelsea Girl/Velvet Underground/White Light White Heat/1969) (5LP set) ... LP
Verve/Sundazed, Late 60s. Near Mint- 5LPs (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Music that no home should be without – presented here in a lavish package, with rare mono mixes too! The set's a wonderful way to get these early gems from Lou Reed, Nico, and The Velvet Underground – and the box set features the first three Velvet Underground albums for Verve, plus Nico's legendary Chelsea Girl debut, and the sublime unreleased 1969 album – filled with tracks that appeared elsewhere later ("Ocean", "Foggy Notion", "I Can't Stand It", "Rock & Roll", "Ride Into The Sun", "Lisa Says", and "I'm Sticking With You") – presented here as they were originally intended for record! The box features all original artwork, and heavy Sundazed vinyl with great remastering – with two bonus posters too. LP, Vinyl record album
(In great shape!)
 
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Red AllenMeets Kid Ory ... LP
Verve, Late 50s. Near Mint- ... $19.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono MGM pressing. Cover has light wear and aging.)

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Charlie BarnetDancing Party ... LP
Verve, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Verve Records Inc pressing with deep groove. Cover has clear tape across the top seam.)

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Charlie BarnetLonely Street ... LP
Verve, Mid 50s. Very Good+ ... $14.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Verve Inc pressing, with deep groove.)

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Count BasieBasie Land ... LP
Verve, 1963. Very Good+ ... $2.99
Basieland in the 60s – a very nice place to be! This excellent Verve session features the highly pyrotechnic Basie 60s ensemble really letting loose – complete with great horn work by Frank Foster, Frank Wess, and Eric Dixon on reeds – all of whom bring a very soulful edge to the proceedings, and blow these strong sharp lines over the album's great arrangements from Billy Byers. Byers also wrote all the tunes too – making the set one of those great Basie albums that overflows with fresh new songs that continually redefine the Count's groove. Tracks are short and tight, but have some wonderful horn charts that really explode with magical energy – and titles include "Sassy", "Wanderlust", "Instant Blues", "Basie Land", "Big Brother", and "Yuriko". LP, Vinyl record album

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Count BasieBasie's Beat ... LP
Verve, 1965. Near Mint- ... $7.99
A really wonderful back to basics session for Basie – featuring arrangements by longtime band members Frank Foster, Erick Dixon, Bobby Plater, and Thad Jones! The set also features vocals on 2 tracks by bluesy vocalist Richard Boone – a singer with a really great scatting approach – but overall, the real strength is the horn section, particularly Al Aarons, Dixon, and Eddie Lockjaw Davis – who all get in some very nice solo work. Tracks are mostly older numbers, Basie-ized – and played with a laidback tone that's a real contrast from the higher energy early 60s recordings. Titles include "Squeeze Me", "Frankie & Johnny", "Boone's Blues", "I Got Rhythm", and "Hey Jim". LP, Vinyl record album

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Count BasieLil Ol Groovemaker Basie! ... LP
Verve, 1963. Very Good ... $2.99
Count Basie and Quincy Jones were always a mighty mighty combination – and there's no finer proof of that fact than this sweet little set! Quincy had a way of swinging Basie's group even more than Neal Hefti did – really letting the piano step out front, and swinging the larger horn parts in this mode that was extremely soulful, yet never with the hoke that could sometimes mar a Basie set – a style that was very 60s groovy, and which really helped breathe new life into the Count's ensemble! The album's a killer all the way through – and the tunes are all originals – written by Quincy, and arranged especially for the set – great little numbers that include "Nasty Magus", "Dum Dum", "Boody Rumble", "Count Em", "Belly Roll", and "Lil Ol Groovemaker Basie"! LP, Vinyl record album

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Count BasieMore Hits Of The 50s & 60s ... LP
Verve, 1963. Near Mint- ... $7.99
Basie hits the hits of the 50s and early 60s – working here with some tight Billy Byers arrangements that really help transform the tunes! The groove is upbeat, bright, and brilliantly soulful – that punctuated Basie groove first formed when Neal Hefti was with the group, still carried off here wonderfully by a lineup that includes Frank Wess and Frank Foster on saxes, Snooky Young and Al Aarons on trumpets, Benny Powell and Henry Coker on trombones, and Freddie Green on guitar. Titles include "The Second Time Around", "Hey Jealous Lover", "All Of Me", "This Love Of Mine", "Saturday Night", "Come Fly With Me", and "South Of The Border" – almost a Sinatra album in spirit, given the choice of tunes like these! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Louis BellsonDrumorama ... LP
Verve, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $14.99
One of the most dynamic Louis Bellson albums on Verve – lots of room for pyrotechnic work on the drums – including one track that's a complete drum solo! LP, Vinyl record album
(Verve Inc pressing, with trumpeter logo and deep groove. Cover has light wear.)

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Louis BellsonLouis Bellson At The Flamingo ... LP
Verve, Mid 50s. Near Mint- ... $19.99
You know, there's almost a rule for Verve sessions led by drummers – and that's that they're as good for the horn players as they are for the drummers! This album's a great illustration of that fact – as Bellson's working here in a stripped-down quartet that gives ample space to Harry Edison – who solos beautifully throughout, really making the most of the longer tracks on the record, and shining with a brilliance that almost outdoes even his other albums as a leader from the time. The rest of the group features Don Abney on piano and Truck Parham on bass – but in a way the album's mostly an outing that features Bellson's drums and Edison's trumpet – sparkling and dancing together on tunes that include "Flamingo Blues", "Driftwood", "Seven Eleven", and "Broadway". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original Verve Inc pressing with trumpeter logo and deep groove. Cover has a sticker spot, some light surface wear, and a small split on the top seam held with clear tape.)

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George BensonBlue Benson ... LP
Verve/Polydor, 1968/1976. Near Mint- ... $3.99
A sweet 70s collection of late 60s work from George Benson – tracks recorded in 1968 for Verve, originally from the albums Giblet Gravy and Goodies! The set list here really does a great job of picking out the best numbers – the kind of clean, lean tunes that were pushing Benson from his soul jazz roots towards a much bigger audience – yet still without any of the commerciality of later years to come. Players on the tracks include Herbie Hancock on piano, Billy Cobham on drums, Ron Carter on bass, and Johnny Pacheco on percussion – and arrangements are by Horace Ott and Tom McIntosh. Titles include "Billie's Bounce", "Low Down & Dirty", "Thunder Walk", "Doobie Doobie Blues", "What's New", and "I Remember Wes". LP, Vinyl record album

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Shelley BermanGreat Moments Of Comedy ... LP
Verve, 1960s. Near Mint- ... $4.99
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Shelley BermanOutside Shelley Berman ... LP
Verve, 1959. Sealed ... $4.99
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(Mono pressing. Cover has two cutout holes.)

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Blues ProjectLive At The Cafe Au Go Go ... LP
Verve, 1966. Very Good+ ... $7.99
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(Tan label Forecast pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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Willie BoboFeelin' So Good ... LP
Verve, Late 60s. Very Good ... $8.99
One of the Verve albums that focuses on Willie Bobo's talents as a singer – still very much in the tight Latin Soul style of Willie's other work from the time, but with more vocals on the tracks – done in Willie's rough-styled soulful mode! Includes the groovers "Feelin' So Good" and "Sock It To Me", plus "Lil Red Riding Hood", "Sunshine Superman", "Call Me", "Dichoso", and "Sunny". Very nice pop Latin soul groove! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and tape with a partially split top seam.)

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Nat King ColeNat Cole At JATP 2 – Nat Cole At Jazz At The Philharmonic ... LP
Verve, 1944/1945. Very Good+ ... $2.99
Early all-jazz work from Nat King Cole – beautiful piano work, in groups with Jack McVea or Lester Young on tenor, JJ Johnson on trombone, and Johnny Miller on bass and Lee Young on drums. LP, Vinyl record album

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Colwell Winfield Blues BandCold Wind Blues ... LP
Verve, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $19.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(White label stereo promo, still in the shrink. Labels have sticker spots over the promo notice.)

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Sammy Davis Jr & Count BasieOur Shining Hour ... LP
Verve, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... $4.99
A brilliant album that follows on the trend that was begun by Sinatra and Tony Bennett – one that takes strong jazz backings from Count Basie to push a singer past the usual pop format! Sammy didn't always get backing this strong – and the album's got Quincy Jones handling the arrangements for Basie in the same mode the he used on the Sinatra/Basie sides for Reprise. Titles include "The Girl From Ipanema", "She's A Woman", "New York City Blues", "Work Song", and "Blues For Mr Charlie" – and the album even features Sammy doing a bit of tap dancing! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Buddy DeFrancoBuddy DeFranco & The Oscar Peterson Quartet ... LP
Verve, Mid 50s. Very Good ... $14.99
The lovely clarinet of Buddy DeFranco is backed by Oscar Peterson's quartet that included Ray Brown, Herb Ellis, and Louis Bellson. The tracks are open-ended, in that swinging Verve style used on the best mid 50s LPs – and while the Peterson group lacks the soul of some of DeFranco's recordings with Sonny Clark, they also provide a light touch the helps DeFranco take some chances on his solos. Titles include "Sweet & Lovely", "Love For Sale", and "Easy To Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Verve Inc pressing, with trumpeter logo and deep groove. Cover has a split top seam, a partially split spine, light surface wear, and a name in pen.)

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✨✧ Buddy DeFrancoClosed Session ... LP
Verve, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $7.99
Tracks include "My Blue Heaven", "S'Wonderful", "Softly As In A Morning Sunrise", and "After You've Gone". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing from the 80s, with insert.)

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Buddy DeFrancoJazz Tones ... LP
Verve, 1953/1954. Very Good ... $24.99
The jazz tones here are mighty nice – on a record that sparkles with some of Buddy DeFranco's best music ever! As with other Verve dates from the time, this DeFranco outing's got a rhythmic pulse that really gets things going – a sense of swing that's nice and lean, but quite powerful too – pushing Buddy past any cliched clarinet modes of the 50s, into a realm that really unlocks new sax-like sounds in his horn! The piano has a lot to do with the record – played here by either Kenny Drew or Sonny Clark – with bass from Milt Hinton or Gene Wright, and drums from Art Blakey and Bobby White. Titles include "Jack The Field Stalker", "Tenderly", "Yesterdays", "Lover Man", and "The Things We Did Last Summer". LP, Vinyl record album
(Verve Records Inc pressing with trumpeter logo and deep groove. Cover has some wear and aging, split top seam held with a piece of tape, and a peeled spot and bit of pen on back.)

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Buddy DeFrancoWholly Cats ... LP
Verve, 1957. Very Good+ ... $24.99
Older tunes, redone beautifully by Buddy DeFranco – in a sweetly open-ended style that makes the album one of his best for Verve! The album was done in 2 different sessions – one with Ray Linn on trumpet, Jimmy Rowles on piano, and Barney Kessel on guitar – the other with George Auld on tenor, Don Fagerquist on trumpet, Victor Feldman on vibes, and Carl Perkins on piano. Buddy's on clarinet throughout, playing with a lean, clean line that's a great link between older uses of the instrument, and some of the modern tones coming from Jimmy Giuffre in the 50s. Tracks are relatively open-ended and easygoing, and titles include "More Than You Know", "Wholly Cats", "Night & Day", "I Surrender Dear", and "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono Verve Records Inc pressing with trumpeter logo and deep groove. Vinyl has a press flaw bump on "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes" that plays with a thump. Cover has some clear tape on the seams.)

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Buddy DeFranco & Oscar PetersonGeorge Gershwin Songbook ... LP
Verve, 1954. Very Good+ ... $11.99
Classic mid 50s jazz takes on Gershwin! As the title indicates, the session features Buddy DeFranco and Oscar Peterson – but the real guy we wanna thank here is arranger Russ Garcia! Unlike some of the other Verve "soloist with the Peterson Trio" albums of the 50s, this one is more of a shared effort that has Buddy and Oscar both acting as soloists over larger backings directed by Garcia. Russ takes a lot of cues from Ralph Burns on the session – and like Burns on earlier Verve recordings, he sets things up so that the orchestrations never overwhelm the players – and instead simply augment their moods and shade in the colors of the tunes. We especially like Peterson in this format – as he was so often recorded heavily in trio format – but DeFranco is great too, snaking out over the top of the strings with a lean and angular tone on clarinet. Players include Herb Ellis, Ray Brown and Bobby White, augmented by wind & strings. Titles include "S Wonderful", "Strike Up The Band", "I Wants To Stay Here", "Someone To Watch Over Me", "I Was Doing All Right", "I Got Rhythm", "The Man I Love", and "It Ain't Necessarily So". LP, Vinyl record album
(Verve Inc pressing with deep groove. Cover has tape residue along the top seam.)

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Phyllis DillerPhyllis Diller Laughs ... LP
Verve, 1961. Sealed ... $11.99
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(Sealed. Cover has cutout holes.)

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Phyllis DillerWhat's Left Of Phyllis Diller ... LP
Verve, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $2.99
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(Mono pressing.)

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Billy EckstineEverything I Have Is Yours – The Best Of The MGM Years ... LP
Verve, Late 40s/1950s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $1.99
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Harry EdisonSwinger ... LP
Verve, Mid 50s. Very Good- ... $14.99
Tight session of hard post-swing jazz, but still very straight ahead. With Jimmy Forrest on tenor adding a nice hard edge to Harry Edison's trumpet sound, and a large rhythm section featuring Jimmy Jones, Freddie Greene, Joe Benjamin and Charlie Persip. 6 in all: "Nasty", "Pussy Willow", "The Very Thought O f You", "Sunday", "Fair Ground" and "The Strollers". LP, Vinyl record album
(Verve Inc pressing with trumpeter logo & deep groove. Cover has some staining.)

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Roy EldridgeSwing Goes Dixie ... LP
Verve, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $14.99
One of the more obscure Roy Eldridge sessions for Verve! Titles include "Tin Roof Blues", "Jada", "Bugle Call Rag", "Black & Blue", and "That's A Plenty". LP, Vinyl record album
(Silver label pressing, with deep groove. Cover has some light tape on the seams, but is nice overall.)

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Roy EldridgeSwingin On The Town ... LP
Verve, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $19.99
Short tracks with a spare swinging groove – featuring the trumpet of Eldridge, with backing by Ronnie Ball on piano, Benny Moten on bass, and Edward Locke on drums. The focus is on Eldridge's lightly playful trumpet style – and tracks include "Song Of the Islands", "Bossa Nova", "The Way You Look Tonight", "I've Got A Crush On You", "Misty", and "Easy Living". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereophonic pressing with deep groove. Cover has a sticker spot and some light wear.)

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✨✧ Duke Ellington & Johnny HodgesBlues Summit (Side By Side/Back To Back) ... LP
Verve, 1959. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $6.99
A great little album that builds on the strength of Johnny Hodges' small group 50s sessions for Verve – and which lets Duke Ellington in on some of the action! The format is nicely stripped-down throughout – featuring Hodges in sextet and septet formation with players that include Ben Webster, Roy Eldridge, Les Spann, Lawrence Brown, and Jo Jones. And while Duke's actually only on piano on some of the tracks on the album (Billy Strayhorn handles keys on the others), the sessions are still a great example of small combo Ellingtonia at its best! Titles include "Ruint", "Stompy Jones", "Big Shoe", "Going Up", "Just A Memory", and "You Need to Rock". Added to the original album is a full bonus album here – done in a similar format, and titled Back To Back – with titles that include "Weary Blues", "Royal Garden Blues", "Loveless Love", "St Louis Blues", and "Wabash Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has light wear and a promo sticker.)

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Duke Ellington & Johnny HodgesSide By Side ... LP
Verve, 1959. Sealed ... $13.99
A great little session that builds on the strength of Johnny Hodges' small group 50s sessions for Verve – and which lets Duke Ellington in on some of the action! The format is nicely stripped-down throughout – featuring Hodges in sextet and septet formation with players that include Ben Webster, Roy Eldridge, Les Spann, Lawrence Brown, and Jo Jones. And while Duke's actually only on piano on 3 tracks on the album (Billy Strayhorn handles keys on the other 6), the session's still a great example of small combo Ellingtonia at its best! Titles include "Ruint", "Stompy Jones", "Big Shoe", "Going Up", "Just A Memory", and "You Need to Rock". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s German pressing.)

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Bill EvansAlone ... LP
Verve, 1968. Sealed ... $24.99
Solo work by Bill Evans – recorded in 1968, at a time when he was increasingly exploring gentleness in his work! The album's quite haunting – done with no other musicians, no overdubs (as in other solo 60s albums) – just Evans alone at the keys, expressing himself with a somber genius that's breathtaking in its subtlety. The album features a side-long version of "Never Let Me Go" – running for over 14 minutes, and worth the price of admission alone – plus "Here's That Rainy Day", "A Time For Love", "Midnight Mood" and "On A Clear Day (You Can See Forever)". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Alone (plus bonus tracks) ... CD 6.99

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Bill EvansBill Evans Trio Live ... LP
Verve, 1964. Very Good ... $12.99
Warmly wonderful live work from Bill Evans' mid 60s run for Verve – a record that was originally recorded in 1964, but sat in the can until the early 70s – then just quietly issued on the market with a bit less fanfare! That somewhat subtle history shouldn't mark the album, though – as it's a wonderful demonstration of Evans at his lyrical best – working perfectly in a trio with Chuck Israels on bass and Larry Bunker on drums – both players who really share Bill's sense of sound on the set. Titles include "Stella By Starlight", "What Kind Of Fool Am I?", "Round Midnight", "How Deep Is The Ocean", "Nardis", "Someday My Prince Will Come", "How My Heart Sings", and "The Boy Next Door". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole, some wear, and some light stains on the back.)

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Bill EvansCalifornia, Here I Come ... LP
Verve, 1967. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $26.99
Live Village Vanguard sessions from Bill Evans – recorded in the early years of his partnership with bassist Eddie Gomez! The title's a bit misleading, because there's nothing California about the set – recorded at New York's Vanguard, which was very comfortable territory for Evans, and a place where he really stretched out and opened up for live recordings. Drummer Philly Joe Jones adds a nice bit of crackle to the set, but it's the warm interplay between Evans' piano and Gomez round bass that really makes the set – a transformative collection of familiar tunes, running for the length of a 2LP set, 15 numbers in all, including "Alfie", "Very Early", "Emily", "Polka Dots & Moonbeams", "Turn Out The Stars", "Stella By Starlight", "G Waltz", and "On Green Dolphin Street". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s pressing.)

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✨✧ Bill EvansTrio '64 ... LP
Verve, 1964. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $59.99
Bill Evans is working with a really wonderful trio here – one that features Gary Peacock on bass and Paul Motian on drums – both budding young modernists who help Evans reach some new sounds on the set! The record starts out with a groove that's perhaps more inside than you'd expect – but it then quickly moves into the sort of sensitively-played numbers that really made Evans a key force in jazz during the early 60s – supported by equally personal work from Peacock and Motian, who both clearly feel free to move beyond common piano trio cliches. Tracks include "Dancing In The Dark", "Always", "Little Lulu", "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town", "Everything Happens To Me", and "For Heaven's Sake". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo MGM pressing – in beautiful shape!)

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Bill Evans & Shelly ManneEmpathy ... LP
Verve, 1962. Very Good Gatefold ... $24.99
The cover co-credits Bill Evans and Shelly Manne as the leader of the set – and that distinction's an important one – as the record has a slightly different feel than some of Bill's other 60s work for Verve! The sound is often a bit stronger, somewhat bolder – and although Manne's not a monster on the drums, he does have a way of directing the tunes that's a bit different than some of Evans' other piano-led albums. Bass is by Monty Budwig, who's nicely sensitive to the talents of both players – and there's almost an equally-weighted melodic feel to all three elements of the trio – which really rounds out the record nicely. Titles include "The Washington Twist", "Danny Boy", "Let's Go Back To The Waltz", "With A Song In My Heart", "Goodbye", and "I Believe In You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label stereo pressing with deep groove.)

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✨✧ Tal FarlowTal ... LP
Verve, 1956. Near Mint- ... $16.99
Tal Farlow was one of the all-time greats of jazz guitar during the 50s, and an album like this captures him at his finest! The set's a no-nonsense batch of tracks that features Tal with a trio that includes Eddie Costa on piano and Vinnie Burke on bass – a wonderfully understated lineup that lets Farlow's guitar take plenty of lead space! Tunes are mostly familiar, but it's Tal's tone that rocks the record – as he's both once raw with the strings, and lightly melodic with his playing. Great stuff, and with the tracks "Yesterdays", "Chuckles", "Anything Goes", "Isn't It Romantic", and "How About You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Early 80s mono Japanese Polydor pressing, UMV 2565, including the insert.)

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✨✧ Tal FarlowTal Farlow Album ... LP
Verve, 1954/1955. Near Mint- ... $19.99
Tremendous guitar work from the great Tal Farlow – easily one of our favorite jazz guitarists ever, and a player with a wonderful sense of tone and timing! This early album has Tal declaring himself loudly and firmly – using a style that's got some slightly raspy edges, and which is a nice change from some of the too-clean modes of other 50s guitarists. The album features a core original 10" album session with a group that includes Oscar Pettiford on bass, Barry Galbraith on guitar, and Joe Morello on drums – plus 4 more tracks from a trio with Red Mitchell on bass and Claude Williamson on piano. Titles include "This Is Always", "Tea For Two", "Blues In The Closet", "Gibson Boy", "My Old Flame", "Is There Somebody Lovelier Than You", "Everything I've Got", "You And The Night and Music", "Love Nest", and "When The Wind And The Rain Are In Your Hair". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono Japanese pressing, including the insert with UMV 2584 catalog number.)
Also available Tal Farlow Album (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD 16.99

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Ella FitzgearldJohnny Mercer Songbook ... LP
Verve, 1964. Near Mint- ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(80s German pressing in a light blue cover.)
Also available Johnny Mercer Songbook ... CD 3.99

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Ella FitzgeraldCole Porter Songbook (2LP set) ... LP
Verve, 1956. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $14.99
A set that brings together the 2 volumes released separately. Among the 30 plus songs are "All Through The Night", "Anything Goes", "I Get A Kick Out Of You", "I Love Paris", "Easy To Love", "You're The Top", "Let's Do It", "Begin The Beguine", "Love For Sale", "It's Delovely", "Night And Day", and "I've Got You Under My Skin". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing.)

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✨✧ Ella FitzgeraldElla At Juan-Les-Pins ... LP
Verve, 1964. Near Mint- ... $9.99
A classic 60s live album by Ella Fitzgerald – recorded over 2 nights at a French jazz festival in 1964, with backing by a group that includes Roy Eldridge and Tommy Flanagan. The set's got a solid jazz-based feel – and titles include "The Cricket Song", "How High The Moon", "Day In Day Out", "The Lady Is A Tramp", "Summertime", "I've Got You Under My Skin", and "Somewhere In The Night". LP, Vinyl record album
(MGM pressing.)

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Ella FitzgeraldElla Fitzgerald Sings The Cole Porter Song Book ... LP
Verve, 1956. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $29.99
This is a 60s set that brings together the 2 volumes released separately. Among the 30 plus songs are "All Through The Night", "Anything Goes", "I Get A Kick Out Of You", "I Love Paris", "Easy To Love", "You're The Top", "Let's Do It", "Begin The Beguine", "Love For Sale", "It's Delovely", "Night And Day", and "I've Got You Under My Skin". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label Verve Records Inc pressing with deep groove. Vinyl has a press flaw that plays with noise on "I Am In Love", otherwise NM-. Cover has some surface wear, light aging, and a small split at the bottom of the spine.)

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Ella FitzgeraldElla Fitzgerald Sings The George & Ira Gershwin Songbook – Vol 1 ... LP
Verve, 1959. Very Good Gatefold ... $7.99
Sweet arrangements by Nelson Riddle! LP, Vinyl record album
(Verve Records Inc pressing with deep groove.)

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Ella FitzgeraldElla Fitzgerald Sings The George & Ira Gershwin Songbook – Vol 2 ... LP
Verve, 1959. Very Good Gatefold ... $7.99
Sweet arrangements by Nelson Riddle! LP, Vinyl record album
(MGM pressing with deep groove. Cover has some wear and splitting.)

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Ella FitzgeraldElla Fitzgerald Sings The George & Ira Gershwin Songbooks (5LP set) ... LP
Verve, 1958/1959. Very Good+ 5LPs ... $49.99
Sweet arrangements by Nelson Riddle – on a whopping 5LPs' worth of tunes by George & Ira Gershwin! LP, Vinyl record album
(First edition, includes the bonus 7" single and book, but missing the prints. Box has splitting corners and some wear mostly along the top.)

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✨✧ Ella FitzgeraldElla Fitzgerald Sings The Gershwin Song Book Vol 1 ... LP
Verve, 1959. Very Good ... $8.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereophonic pressing with deep groove.)

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Ella FitzgeraldElla Fitzgerald Sings The Rodgers & Hart Song Book ... LP
Verve, Late 50s. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $19.99
A classic vocal set from Ella – filled with standards from the Rodgers & Hart songbook – including "Isn't It Romantic", "My Romance", "Spring Is Here", "Thou Swell", "Bewitched", "Blue Moon", "A Ship Without A Sail", "I Could Write A Book", and "Where Or When". LP, Vinyl record album
(MGM pressing. Cover has some splitting in the top seams.)

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Ella FitzgeraldElla In Berlin – Mack The Knife ... LP
Verve, Early 60s. Very Good ... $6.99
Quite a popular live album from Ella – recorded in Berlin at the height of the cold war years – featuring a famous recording of "Mack The Knife" that almost blew away Bobby Darin's hit with the cut! The album's nicely free of some of the stodginess of some of Ella's Songbook albums from the same time – with light and jazzy backing by a group that includes Jim Hall, Paul Smith, Wilfred Middlebrooks, and Gus Johnson. Titles include "Mack The Knife", "How High The Moon", "Too Darn Hot", "Gone With The Wind", "Misty", and "Summertime". LP, Vinyl record album
(Verve Inc pressing with deep groove. Cover has a sticker on the back.)
Also available Complete Ella In Berlin – Mack The Knife (with bonus tracks) ... CD 1.99

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Ella FitzgeraldGet Happy ... LP
Verve, Late 50s. Very Good ... $6.99
Arrangements by Nelson Riddle, Russ Garcia, and Frank DeVol! Titles include "Moonlight Becomes You", "Cheerful Little Earful", "You Make Me Feel So Young", "Like Young", "You Turned The Tables On Me", and "Beat Me Daddy Eight To The Bar". LP, Vinyl record album
(MGM pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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Ella FitzgeraldRodgers & Hart Song Book ... LP
Verve, Late 50s. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
A classic vocal set from Ella – filled with standards from the Rodgers & Hart songbook – including "Isn't It Romantic", "My Romance", "Spring Is Here", "Thou Swell", "Bewitched", "Blue Moon", "A Ship Without A Sail", "I Could Write A Book", and "Where Or When". LP, Vinyl record album

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Ella Fitzgerald & Duke EllingtonElla & Duke At The Cote D'Azur ... LP
Verve, 1966. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
A superstar performance from the Antibes jazz festival at Cote D'Azur – one that features Ella Fitzgerald and Duke Ellington sharing the stage, in a concert that was also recorded for a film! Most numbers here feature the full Ellington orchestra backing Ella up – but a few other numbers feature just backings from a trio with Jimmy Jones on piano and Grady Tate on drums. Duke and Ella trade the spotlight nicely – and Fitzgerald only sings on about half of the set, numbers that include "Mack The Knife", "The More I See You", "Lullaby Of Birdland", "Jazz Samba", "How Long Has This Been Going On", and "Going Out Of My Head". Ellington's heard on other instrumental performances – some of which are a bit more upbeat and unbridled than usual – almost in a Basie mode. These tunes include "Trombonio Bustosolssimo", "Diminuendo In Blue & Blow By Blow", "The Old Circus Train Turn Around Blues", and "The Matador". LP, Vinyl record album

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Ella Fitzgerald & Duke EllingtonElla Fitzgerald Sings The Duke Ellington Song Book (4LP Box Set) ... LP
Verve, Late 50s. Very Good+ 4LP Box Set ... Just Sold Out!
Ella's performing songs written by or associated with Duke–what could be better? Here she's backed by two different Ellington groups–-one a big band, the other a small group, whose members included Stuff Smith, Barney Kessel, and Ben Webster. Titles include "Rockin' In Rhythm", "Caravan", "Take The A Train", "Clementine", and "Perdido", all performed with the with the big band, and "Satin Doll", "It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)", "Cottontail", and "Do Nothing Till You Here From Me", backed by the small group. Sublime! LP, Vinyl record album
(Verve Records Inc pressing with deep groove, including the booklet. Inner covers have some seam splitting. Outer box has split corners held with black electrical tape, and yellow tape reinforcing the side seams on the bottom.)

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Ella FitzgerarldElla Fitzgerald Sings Sweet Songs For Swingers ... LP
Verve, 1958. Near Mint- ... $9.99
A nice one from Ella – and a good move past the Songbooks mode that sometimes dogged her years on Verve a bit too much! This set has Ella singing to light arrangements by Frank DeVol – nothing fancy, but a good set of tunes that are perfect for the lovely style that Ella was hitting back in the 50s. Tracks are short, uncomplicated, and very nicely swinging – even in the gentler moments – with titles that include "Let's Fall In Love", "Sweet & Lovely", "Moonlight Serenade", "I Remember You", and "East Of The Sun". LP, Vinyl record album
(MGM pressing.)

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✨✧ George & Ira Gershwin/Fred Astaire/Audrey HepburnFunny Face ... LP
Verve, 1959. Very Good Gatefold ... $6.99
One of the strangest moments of success in the early years of Verve Records – and one of the label's few soundtracks too! The album's one that cleverly combines the core Verve jazz approach with some larger orchestrations by Adolph Deutsche – in a set of tunes based around the compositions of George and Ira Gershwin, used in a new catalog musical that starred Fred Astaire, Audrey Hepburn, and Kay Thompson! The link to the music of the Gershwins is right up there with the important Songbook projects Verve was doing at the time – and of course, Fred Astaire recorded some great material for the label in the 50s too – reminding the world that he could be a pretty great singer when he wanted, even away from film. Fred's maybe the biggest attraction here, as are some of the new tunes added in by Roger Edens and Leonard Gershe – and titles include "Funny Face", "How Long Has This Been Going On", "Clap Yo Hands", "S'Wonderful", "Think Pink", "Bonjour Paris", "Let's Kiss & Make Up", and "He Loves & She Loves". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Celebrity Series pressing with deep groove.)

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Stan GetzAward Winner ... LP
Verve, 1957. Very Good+ ... $19.99
A great little follow-up to the classic West Coast Jazz album recorded by Stan Getz – and like that one, a set to feature some great rhythm accompaniment from the trio of Lou Levy on piano, Stan Levey on drums, and Leroy Vinnegar on bass! The tracks are nice and open – with plenty of room for Stan to roam around – and although you might expect a tightly-arranged kind of sound from the west coast setting, the album's actually surprisingly more relaxed – a fair bit like some of the more open-ended jazz that Shelly Manne started to record on his own at the start of the 60s. Titles include "Where Or When", "Smiles", "This Can't Be Love", and "Woody 'n You". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s Japanese pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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Stan GetzBest Of Stan Getz ... LP
Verve, Late 50s/Early 60s. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $5.99
A pretty well done collection of Stan's best work for Verve from the late 50s and early 60s – packaged in a cover that shows him with his wife and kids! (For some odd reason, many of Stan's albums from the time have him with kids on the front. Was Verve trying to sell him as the "family man" of jazz?) Titles include "Her", "Desafinado", "Girl From Ipanema", "Nature Boy", "Stan's Blues", "Here's That Rainy Day", and "The Telephone Song". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Stan GetzDidn't We ... LP
Verve, 1969. Very Good+ ... $2.99
A very groovy batch of tracks that's got a sweet and easy feel – one that features Stan blowing to arrangements by the great Johnny Pate, recorded at a time when both of them were at the height of their powers! Although Pate's style is usually a bit funky, on this set, he's amazingly laidback – setting Stan up in a wash of strings and soul that creates space for some wonderfully breathy solos. The tunes are a mix of late 60s numbers – some of them pop, but not in a bad way – as Stan and Johnny really work some incredible sounds with titles that include "Mandy Is Two", "Didn't We", "The Shining Sea", and "The Night Has A Thousand Eyes". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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Stan GetzDynasty ... LP
Verve, 1971. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ... $9.99
A great lost album from Stan Getz! The record features Stan in a totally new setting, playing with some relatively unfamiliar French talents – Eddie Louiss on organ, Rene Thomas on guitar, and Bernard Lubat on drums. Louiss is incredible, and has a free spacey sound that recalls Larry Young – which works perfectly with Getz's post-Coltrane explorations here. The whole album's a triumph, and a tribute to Stan's never-ending quest for new sounds, despite the fact that labels always wanted him to reproduce his bigger hits. Titles include "Our Kind Of Sabi", "Song For Martine", "Invitation", and "Dum Dum". All tracks are long, and the album's a delightful meeting of European jazz and masterful solo talents! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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✨✧ Stan GetzFocus ... LP
Verve, 1961. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $16.99
Oft-overlooked album that's actually one of Getz's most far-reaching of the 60s! Recorded in the year before he got caught up in his bossa pop frenzy, the record shows Getz as a darkly toned modernist, weaving out complex solos over the album's extended suite "Focus", written and arranged by the great Eddie Sauter, with whom Stan worked on the Mickey One soundtrack. The album's a surprisingly refreshing one, and shows yet another complex side of Getz's endlessly compelling career. Titles include "Pan", "Her", "Night Rider", and "Once Upon A Time". LP, Vinyl record album

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Stan GetzFocus (2nd cover) ... LP
Verve, 1961. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $8.99
Oft-overlooked album that's actually one of Getz's most far-reaching of the 60s! Recorded in the year before he got caught up in his bossa pop frenzy, the record shows Getz as a darkly toned modernist, weaving out complex solos over the album's extended suite "Focus", written and arranged by the great Eddie Sauter, with whom Stan worked on the Mickey One soundtrack. The album's a surprisingly refreshing one, and shows yet another complex side of Getz's endlessly compelling career. Titles include "Pan", "Her", "Night Rider", and "Once Upon A Time". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Stan GetzReflections ... LP
Verve, 1963. Very Good ... $3.99
A lost chapter in the Stan Getz sound of the 60s – an album that features Stan blowing in front of some beautiful backdrops set by Lalo Schifrin and Claus Ogerman! The sound is super mellow – dreamy, but never sleepy – with Stan blowing in these soulful, magical, exploratory lines that sweep and swirl with his best 60s work. The sound is incredible – a whole new level of genius to a player who'd already recorded in so many other strong modes at the time – and titles include "Sleeping Bee", "Nitetime Street", "Early Autumn", "Charade", "Love", and "Reflections". LP, Vinyl record album
(MGM pressing. Cover has partially split seams and light surface wear.)

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Stan GetzStan Getz & The Cool Sounds ... LP
Verve, 1953/1954/1955. Near Mint- ... $19.99
An odd little album in the Stan Getz catalog of the 50s – not just because of the cheesy cover and title, but also because it features a range of unusual material recorded over a three year period with a variety of different players! Some of the dates here definitely fit the "cool sounds" title of the record – in that they feature Getz with the west coast lineup of Loy Levy on piano, Shelly Manne on drums, and Leroy Vinnegar on bass – heard more famously on Stan's West Coast album of the same time. But other sides feature a different grouping – with Jimmy Rowles on piano, Bobby Whitlock on bass, and Max Roach on drums – offering up a different side of the west coast altogether. And still others take things back to more of an east coast modern style – by featuring either Tony Fruscella on trumpet or Bob Brookmeyer on trombone, in groups with John Williams on piano. The mix of material makes for a nicely-rounded portrait of Getz's talents in the mid 50s years – and the album features 10 tracks that include "Nobody Else But Me", "Serenade In Blue", "Of Thee I Sing", "Love Is Here To Stay", "Blue Bells", "Roundup Time", "Rustic Hop", and "A Handful Of Stars". LP, Vinyl record album
(MGM pressing.)

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Stan GetzStan Getz & The Oscar Peterson Trio ... LP
Verve, Late 50s. Near Mint- ... $24.99
A great little session – and a meeting that was one of the best things to happen to the Oscar Peterson trio during the 50s! Stan's tone fits perfectly with the group here – and his playing next to the guitar of Herb Ellis recalls many of the fine strengths of the early 50s Getz sides with Jimmy Raney – although somehow coming across with even more depth and imagination here – probably a result of the more sophisticated approach to productions handled by Verve! Peterson's no slouch, either – but Stan's the man who really makes the session sparkle – as you'll hear on tunes that include "Tour's End", "Bronx Blues", "I Was Doing All Right", and "I'm Glad There's You". LP, Vinyl record album
(MGM pressing. Cover has a cutout hole.)

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Stan GetzStan Getz In Stockholm ... LP
Verve, 1955. Very Good- ... $9.99
Stan Getz makes a key musical trip to Sweden – to showcase his affection for a jazz scene that had been growing strongly in the postwar years – often in directions that were similar to Stan's own sound at the time! The session is one of the first to pair Stan's tenor with a Swedish group – in this case the bass of Gunnar Johnson, drums of Anders Burman, and piano of Bengt Hallberg – the last of which brings sharper, more angular style to the music than some of Stan's accompanists on earlier American dates – pointing the way towards new experiments to come in his music! Hallberg really helps break the mold from other Getz Verve sessions of the period – and the relaxed, open-ended recording style of the date is almost an equal showcase for his talents as it is for Stan's! Titles include "Indiana", "Get Happy", "I Can't Believe That You're In Love With Me", "Everything Happens To Me", "Without A Song", and "I Don't Stand A Ghost Of A Chance With You". LP, Vinyl record album
(MGM pressing. Cover has some staining and peeling along the bottom seam.)
Also available Stan Getz In Stockholm ... CD 8.99

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Stan GetzStan Getz Plays ... LP
Verve, Early 50s. Very Good ... $39.99
Pure genius from Stan Getz – a set that's got an understated brilliance from the cover and title right down to the music in the grooves – and maybe one of the best-ever pairings of the tenor of Getz with the guitar of Jimmy Raney! The pair work here in a hip combo with Duke Jordan on piano, Bill Crow on bass, and Frank Isola on drums – on a mellow set of short standards that includes "Hymn Of The Orient", "Stella By Starlight", "Thanks For The Memory", "Tis Autumn", and "You Turned The Tables On Me" – all played with an impeccable sense of tone, space, and rhythm – apparent even here in Getz's younger years! LP, Vinyl record album
(Verve Records Inc pressing with trumpeter logo and deep groove. Cover has some wear and aging, mostly split spine, and splitting in the top seam.)

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✨✧ Stan GetzSteamer ... LP
Verve, 1956. Very Good ... $9.99
The title may be a bit strangely put – as "Steamer" isn't a word that we'd necessarily think to use with the gently flowing tenor tone of Stan Getz – but that doesn't stop the album from being a great one, and perhaps in Getz-like terms, it might well have a bit more steam than usual! The album features Getz in a quartet with a nicely flowing groove – nicely vamping piano from Lou Levy in the background on most numbers, and a definite edge in the lead tenor solos – still blown with the warmth of earlier Getz recordings, but perhaps showing some of the modern flourishes to come. Bass is by Leroy Vinnegar and drums are by Stan Levey – and titles include "Blues For Mary Jane", "There'll Never Be Another You", and "You're Blase". LP, Vinyl record album
(MGM pressing with deep groove. Cover is peeled on the bottom 4 inches, with a split bottom seam, cutotu hole, and wrinkling on back.)

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Stan GetzSweet Rain ... LP
Verve, 1967. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $19.99
One of Stan Getz's greatest records – no fooling! This gem often gets overlooked because it was issued in the years between Stan's bossa recordings and his later pop experiments – but trust us, it's a totally solid jazz album, with a quality level that was hardly ever matched by Getz again! The tracks are all long, sweeping, and very spiritual – and the group's a soulful batch of freer players (Chick Corea on piano, Ron Carter on bass, and Grady Tate on drums) – all of whom really open Stan up, and drive him to give out some of the best solos of his careers, with a tone that's completely sublime. All tracks are long, and the album includes an amazing version of Corea's "Litha", plus the cuts "Windows", "Con Alma", and "O Grande Amor". One of our favorite jazz albums ever! LP, Vinyl record album
(MGM pressing with Van Gelder stamp and deep groove.)

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Stan GetzVoices ... LP
Verve, 1967. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $19.99
An amazingly seductive album from Stan Getz! The record features Getz's tenor blowing breezily away, amidst sophisticated arrangements with touches of dark easy scoring, post-bossa Brazilian writing, and early CTI production. Claus Ogerman arranged the whole set, and the overall feel is very similar to From The Hot Afternoon, which has Paul Desmond blowing in a similar style to arrangements by Don Sebesky. The core group features some hip players – like Herbie Hancock, Jim Hall, and Ron Carter – and the larger backing has the "voices" you'd guess from the title. Tracks include "Once", "Darling Joe", "Midnight Samba", "Little Rio", "Infinidad", and "Where Flamingo's Fly". LP, Vinyl record album
(MGM pressing with deep groove and Van Gelder stamp. Cover has a cutout hole.)

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Stan GetzWest Coast Jazz ... LP
Verve, 1955. Very Good ... $19.99
A classic pairing of the tenor of Stan Getz and the gentle rhythms of the LA scene of the 50s – and a record that stands up beautifully over the years! Clearly, someone at Verve thought that Stan should get in on the bug for west coast jazz at the time – and although the date was recorded in LA with players from that scene, the overall sound is still strongly Getz-like – but almost a bit more open and fluid than usual! Tracks are all a bit longish, and the group features Lou Levy on piano, Leroy Vinnegar on bass, and Shelly Manne on drums – plus Conte Candoli on trumpet, somewhat in the frontline, but never in a way that overshadows Stan's tenor. The album's got a great David Stone Martin cover – and titles include "East Of The Sun (West Of The Moon)," "Four," "Night In Tunisia," and "Summertime." LP, Vinyl record album
(70s mono Japanese pressing, MV 2593, including the insert. Cover has small seam splits.)
Also available West Coast Jazz (with bonus tracks) ... CD 6.99

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Stan GetzWhat The World Needs Now – Stan Getz Plays Bacharach & David ... LP
Verve, 1966. Very Good Gatefold ... $4.99
Stan Getz meets Burt Bacharach – a heavenly combination that brings together two of our most favorite musical talents of the 60s! And while we're at it, we'd also like to mention a third – Chicago soul arranger Richard Evans, who handles all the backdrops for this set – bringing in a groove that you might not expect for tunes by Burt Bacharach – not exactly Charles Stepney at Cadet, but not far, either – a perfect setting for the sparkling, lyrical tone that Getz was hitting at this point in his career. The tunes are familiar, but the blend of talents really keeps things fresh – and with extra contributions from Herbie Hancock on piano and Jim Hall on guitar, you can bet there's plenty going on here. Titles include "Wives & Lovers", "Windows Of The World", "House Is Not A Home", "Walk On By", and "Trains & Boats & Planes". LP, Vinyl record album
(In the textured cover, with some discoloration from age.)

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✨✧ Stan Getz & Astrud GilbertoGetz Au Go Go ... LP
Verve, Mid 60s. Very Good- Gatefold ... $9.99
A beautiful dreamy album that's quite different from the classic Getz/Gilberto collaboration – but which also shares much of that set's lyrical beauty! This album was recorded live, in 1964, when Stan Getz was playing with his quartet that included Gary Burton on vibes – an incredible lineup that made for some wonderfully moody sounds! The vibes/tenor approach was a high point in Getz's career – especially as the young Burton could create these beautiful washes of sound that were a perfect counterpoint to Getz's breathy playing. And although Astrud Gilberto is thrown into the mix here to give the album a bit of bossa appeal – vocals on 6 titles that include "Corovado", "Eu E Voce", "It Might As Well Be Spring", "One Note Samba", "Only Trust Your Heart", and "The Telephone Song" – there's also 4 more tracks that are all instrumental, and which show the Getz/Burton union in all of its glory! These tracks include "6 Nix Pix Flix", "The Singing Song", "Here's That Rainy Day", and "Summertime". And for reference, the rest of the group includes Gene Cherico on bass and Joe Hunt on drums – but on 3 tracks, Chuck Israels plays bass instead of Cherico, and on a few others, Helcio Milito plays drums instead of Hunt, and Kenny Burrell joins in on guitar. LP, Vinyl record album
(MGM pressing with Van Gelder stamp. Vinyl has oxidation on Side A and plays with surface noise.)

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Stan Getz & Bill EvansChick Corea/Bill Evans Sessions ... LP
Verve, Mid 60s. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $11.99
Excellent 60s work by Stan Getz – featuring two of his greatest sessions ever! One disc features some of Getz's best straight jazz of the 60s – played in a perfectly matched quartet with Bill Evans on piano, a perfect choice for Getz's lyrical soulful tone at the time. Titles include "Funkallero", "Melinda", "Grandfather's Waltz", and "Night & Day". The other disc features the classic Sweet Rain LP – a totally solid jazz album, with a quality level that was hardly ever matched by Stan again! The tracks are all long, sweeping, and very spiritual – and the group's a soulful batch of freer players (Chick Corea, Ron Carter, and Grady Tate), who really open Stan up, and drive him to give out some of the best solos of his careers. All tracks are long, and the album includes an amazing version of Corea's "Litha", plus the cuts "Windows", "Con Alma", and "O Grande Amor". One of our favorite jazz albums ever – no fooling! LP, Vinyl record album
(Polydor pressing. Cover has ring wear.)

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Stan Getz & Bill EvansStan Getz & Bill Evans – Previously Unreleased Recordings ... LP
Verve, 1964. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Excellent 60s work by Stan Getz – tunes recorded in 1964, but not issued at the time, thanks to a flurry of bossa nova craziness! The pairing of Getz and Bill Evans is a wonderful one here – as both players are at their warmest, and working with a wonderful sense of tone throughout – Stan, slightly lyrical at times – and Bill, with some slight brooding undercurrents that really add some depth to the set. The rest of the group features either Ron Carter or Richard Davis on bass, plus Elvin Jones on drums – and titles include "Funkallero", "Melinda", "Grandfather's Waltz", "My Heart Stood Still", and "Night & Day". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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Stan Getz & Charlie ByrdJazz Samba ... LP
Verve, 1962. Very Good- ... $9.99
One of those records that no home should be without – not only a pivotal album in the growth of bossa nova in the 60s – but a set that also really helped set the career of tenorist Stan Getz on fire! The real credit here might almost go to guitarist Charlie Byrd – as Byrd was a big early proponent of bossa nova rhythms, and had already been experimenting with them on his records of the time – yet also gets a key extra "umph" here in the presence of Stan's tenor – a bold, rich, soulful sound that really helps give the music a lot of direction – in ways that still resonate strongly all these many years later! Getz is completely sublime – a master of tone and timing throughout – and perfectly fit to these tunes. Rhythms are mostly from Byrd's trio, augmented with some extra percussion – and titles include the classic "Desafinado", plus "E Luxo So", "Samba Dees Days", "Samba Triste", "O Pato", "Samba De Uma Nota So", and "Baia". LP, Vinyl record album
(MGM pressing. Cover has light wear)
Also available Jazz Samba ... LP 22.99

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Stan Getz & Joao GilbertoGetz/Gilberto ... LP
Verve, 1963. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $34.99
A landmark record – both in 60s jazz and bossa nova – and a set that not only bridged worlds of music, but set the tone for so many other albums to come! By the time of this 1964 set, Stan Getz had already issued a few bossa nova experiments on Verve – but this pairing with guitarist Joao Gilberto really pushed the format over the top – thanks in part to the vocals of Gilberto's lovely wife Astrud, who'd never sung in the studio before this famous recording! The record created a sound that was copied endlessly, and which catapulted Astrud to unbelievable fame worldwide – even though she was only included in the session at the last minute, because Joao couldn't sing in English – and the mix of Stan's tenor and Joao's guitar is wonderful – and backed throughout by this light, lilting bossa nova rhythms. Titles include the classic recording of "Girl From Ipanema", plus loads of other bossa classics like "Desafinado", "Cocovado", "O Grande Amor", and "Vivo Sonhando". LP, Vinyl record album
(MGM pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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Stan Getz & Laurindo AlmeidaStan Getz With Laurindo Almeida ... LP
Verve, 1963. Very Good Gatefold ... $6.99
One of the best of the Stan Getz bossa nova sessions – and a record that features the great Laurindo Almeida on guitar – playing with more virtuosity than either Charlie Byrd or Joao Gilberto did on their collaborations with Getz! The record's got a driving rhythm section, with lots of long tracks, and nice laid-back solos by both Getz and Almeida – who's getting in some of his few jazz licks of the 60s here, working in a groove similar to that of his earlier sides with Bud Shank, but which sounds almost even better in the languid company of Getz. Cuts include "Outra Vez", "Winter Moon", "Maracatu-Too", and "Samba Da Sahra". Very nice! LP, Vinyl record album
(MGM pressing. Cover has some moisture stains and peeling along the bottom, with staining inside the gatefold as well.)

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Astrud GilbertoBeach Samba ... LP
Verve, 1967. Very Good Gatefold ... $14.99
A great album from Astrud Gilberto – one that has her pushing past the simple bossa of early years, running through a range of 60s styles that all sound great – really opening up, finding new confidence in her vocals, and bridging a few different musical worlds in the process! There's still plenty of Brazilian tunes in the mix – like "Oba, Oba", "Canoeiro", "Bossa Na Praia", "Nao Bate O Corocao", and Marcos Valle's great "The Face I Love" – and the album also features great versions of "Misty Roses", "You Didn't Have To Be So Nice", and "Stay". Backings are by Deodato and Don Sebesky – and the album's a dreamy 60s pop delight! LP, Vinyl record album
(MGM pressing with deep groove & Van Gelder stamp. Cover has some wear.)

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Astrud GilbertoI Haven't Got Anything Better To Do ... LP
Verve, 1970. Very Good- ... $19.99
One of the darkest albums ever recorded by Astrud Gilberto – her 60s last session for Verve Records, and a batch of beautifully moody tunes throughout! Arrangements are by Albert Gorgoni, who'd handled Gilberto's previous September 69 album – but the style here is a bit mellower, a bit sadder – touched with more adult themes of love, life, and loss – and very much in keeping with Astrud's tear-stained image on the cover! There's a sound here that almost mixes Gilberto's earlier bossa with the more baroque modes of Scott Walker at the end of the 60s – and as with Scott Walker's classic solo sets, the album shows a side of Astrud's talents that we never would have expected a few years earlier! Titles include "Wailing Of The Willow", "Where's The Love", "Wee Small Hours", "If", "Without Him", "Trains & Boats & Planes", "The Sea Is My Soil", and "Didn't We?". LP, Vinyl record album
(MGM pressing.)

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Astrud GilbertoShadow Of Your Smile ... LP
Verve, 1965. Near Mint- ... $29.99
One of Astrud Gilberto's greatest albums – and quite possibly our personal favorite! The record features beautifully understated arrangements by Joao Donato, Don Sebesky, and Claus Ogerman – and the instrumentation is a haunting mix of bossa rhythms with darker orchestrations that bring out an emotional side of Astrud that you don't always get on other LPs. The track list is excellent, and includes some of her best tracks for Verve, like "Gentle Rain", "Non Stop To Brazil", "Fly Me To The Moon", "O Ganso", and "Aruanda". Not to be passed up, and one that we never tire of listening to! LP, Vinyl record album
(MGM pressing with deep groove.)

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Astrud Gilberto & Walter WanderleyDelirio (aka Certain Smile, Certain Sadness) ... LP
Verve (Mexico), 1966. Very Good- ... $14.99
Kind of a dream combination in one little album – especially if you dig breezy bossa from the 60s! Back in 1966, Verve Records got the great idea of teaming up its (then) biggest Brazilian imports – vocalist Astrud Gilberto and organist Walter Wanderley – both of whom were selling plenty at the time! Astrud's lovely vocals are matched beautifully with the lean, rhythmic bossa grooves of Wanderley's trio – and the result is a record that's near-perfect in execution. Most of the tracks are quite short, as is the record itself – but it's a perfectly concentrated dose of the Verve bossa sound at its best, with tracks that include "Portuguese Washerwoman", "Tu Meu Delirio", "A Certain Smile", "Call Me", "Here's That Rainy Day", "A Certain Sadness", "It's A Lovely Day Today", and a vocal version of Wanderley's big hit "Summer Samba", redone here as "So Nice"! LP, Vinyl record album

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Dizzy GillespieAn Electrifying Evening With The Dizzy Gillespie Quintet ... LP
Verve, 1961. Near Mint- ... $14.99
While actually not as electrifying as some of Dizzy's other albums from the time, this one's still pretty darn great, and features his great group with Leo Wright on alto and Lalo Schfrin on piano. The band grooves with a subtly Latinish vibe, and the tracks are nice and long long long. Titles include "Kush", one of Dizzy's best Latin numbers, plus "The Mooch" and "Night In Tunisia". LP, Vinyl record album
(Early 80s Japanese pressing, UMV 2605, with obi and insert. Cover has light wear.)

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Dizzy GillespieHave Trumpet Will Excite ... LP
Verve, 1959. Very Good+ ... $9.99
Diz breaks past his bop playing, takes a bit of a turn towards swing-based material, and also hits this nice rolling groove that gives a bit of a peek at the way he'd sound in the 60's, when he had Lalo Schifrin on piano, and more of a Latin sound. He's backed here by Junior Mance on piano, Les Spann on flute and guitar, Sam Jones on bass, and Lex Humphries on drums. Given the soul jazz leanings of the group, the set's a lot hipper than you'd expect from Verve at the time, and is certainly worthy of the use of the word "excite" in the title. The tracks are all standards, but the group grooves openly, and makes a heck of a lot out of the material. Titles include "My Man", "St. Louis Blues", and "Woody'n You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono Verve Records Inc pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear and aging.)
Also available Have Trumpet Will Excite ... CD 11.99

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Dizzy GillespieSonny Rollins/Sonny Stitt Sessions ... LP
Verve, Mid 50s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $14.99
Of the classic "big names get together for a session" albums on Verve, the best ones always seem to be the ones with one of the "Sonnys" in the list of leaders. This one compiles titles from the Sonny Side Up album – which featured Stitt and Rollins, plus others from 1957 sessions in which Diz played with one or the other player. The set's a beautiful batch of long tracks with lots of blowing room, and a deep soulful hardbop groove that you don't always hear on Verve. The rhythm section for all groups is comprised of Ray Bryant, Tommy Bryant, and Charlie Persip – who are part of the reason for the magnanimous groove of the set – and titles include "After Hours", "Con Alma", "Haute Mon", "Sumphin", "Weatleigh Hall", "I Know That You Know", and "The Eternal Triangle". LP, Vinyl record album

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Dizzy GillespieWorld Statesman ... LP
Verve, 1956. Very Good+ ... $9.99
A real gem from the height of Dizzy's big band years at Verve – a stunning little set that features a hip larger group that includes Joe Gordon, Melba Liston, Rod Leavitt, Phil Woods, Ernie Wilkins, and Billy Mitchell. The groove here is well-orchestrated, well-placed soul – with less of the playful bop touches of earlier sides, and more of a hiply modern style that shows Dizzy stretching out in larger shades of color and tone. And while the "World Statesmen" cover and image might make you wary of some gimmick on the set, the album's key Gillespie through and through – a deft turn away from the styles of the bop years, into a world of sound that would support his career strongly for years to come! Titles include "Tour De Force", "Doodlin", "Night In Tunisia", "The Champ", "My Reverie", and "Dizzy's Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label Norgran pressing with trumpeter logo & deep groove. Cover has a split top seam, some splitting in the spine, and a bit of gloss separation at the opening.)

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Dizzy Gillespie & Stan GetzDiz & Getz (2LP version) ... LP
Verve, Early 50s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $14.99
Later two-fer that brings together two meetings between Dizzy and Getz. Both sides feature 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 – in spite of the factthat were actually recorded 3 years apart. 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 the first set which includes "Siboney", "Impromptu", "Girl Of My Dreams", and "It Don't Mean A Thing", while the second set finds them stretching out nicely on "Be Bop", "We", "Dark Eyes" and "Lover Come Back" along side Sonny Stitt, John Lewis, Herb Ellis, Ray Brown and Stan Levey. LP, Vinyl record album

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Dizzy Gillespie, Count Basie, Lionel Hampton, Gene Krupa, & Woody HermanHere Come The Swinging Bands ... LP
Verve, Mid 50s. Very Good- ... $2.99
A sharp Verve album from the 50s – featuring key selections from some of the larger ensembles on the label! LP, Vinyl record album
(Verve Records Inc pressing with trumpeter logo and deep groove. Cover has thick tape holding the top seam and spine.)

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Jimmy GiuffreAd Lib ... LP
Verve, Mid 50s. Very Good ... $14.99
A seminal middle period album from Jimmy – one recorded right before he really opened it up, but still with more modern touches than some of his earlier work! The group's a quartet – with the great Lawrence Marable on drums, Jimmy Rowles on piano, and Red Mitchell on bass – and although this rhythm section-based style is quite different from Jimmy's freer trio work, there's still a magical approach to the music – taking Giuffre's horn to places you really wouldn't expect for the instrument at the time. Recorded with a really loose and easy feel by Bones Howe – and mostly improvised in the studio at the time of recording. Titles include "I Hear Red", "Problems", "Stella By Starlight", and "I Got Those Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono Verve Records Inc pressing with deep groove. Cover has some wear and aging, with some clear tape on the spine and opening, and a sticker spot on back.)

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Lionel HamptonTravelin Band ... LP
Verve, Mid 50s. Very Good+ ... $4.99
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(Yellow label Clef Series pressing with trumpeter logo and deep groove. Cover has some wear.)

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Tim HardinTim Hardin 4 ... LP
Verve, 1968. Very Good ... $4.99
Tim Hardin's last album for Verve – and a record that has a bit of a different vibe than his previous three sets! Although still in folksy territory, Tim's really drawn a lot from blues as well – and the set adds in some electric guitar riffing and harmonica, to emphasize the blusier currents of the new tunes that Hardin penned for the album! Most of the tracks have a different spirit than before – maybe more of sense of pride and person than some of the bluer-tinged material that Tim first gave us – but amidst the brasher phrasing, there's still that unmistakable Hardin quality of humanity – a vibe that gives the whole thing a very different feel than other bluesy material of the time. Titles include "I Can't Slow Down", "Airmobile", "Whiskey Whiskey", "Ain't Gonna Do Without", and "Hello Baby" – plus versions of "Bo Diddley" and "Seventh Son". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has light wear and a cutout hole.)
 
 
 



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