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VerveNorthern Soul ... LP
Virgin (UK), 1995. Sealed 2LP ... $24.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent 180 gram remaster in the foil cover. Shrinkwrap has some shop stickers. Cover has bumped corners.)

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Benny Carter/Charlie Parker/Willie Smith/Johnny HoAlto Sax (Verve) ... LP
Norgran/Verve, Early 50s. Very Good+ ... $9.99
An early collection of gems from Norman Granz and his Verve crew – a record that showcases recordings based around some of his alto sax stars! It's not clear whether or not all of these tunes are exclusive to the album, but we can say that we really appreciate it for the numbers that feature the great Willie Smith – one of our favorite altoists from the time, and an artist who almost never got enough space on record as a leader! Smith plays "Tea For Two" and "Not So Bop Blues" – and other titles include "A Pound Of Blues", "Warm Valley", and "Sophisticated Lady" by Johnny Hodges; "A Foggy Day" and "Prisoner Of Love" by Benny Carter; and "Fiesta", "Cardboard", and "Star Eyes" by Charlie Parker. David Stone Martin cover, too! LP, Vinyl record album
(Trumpeter logo pressing with deep groove. Cover has some wear, aging, clear tape holding the seams, and some marker and ink stamp on back.)

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Billie HolidayFirst Verve Sessions ... LP
Verve, 1952/1953/1954. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
24 great numbers from Billie's first couple of years recording for Verve, capturing her at her prime with a number of great little groups. Includes "How Deep Is The Ocean (How high Is The Moon)", "He's Funny That Way", "Love For Sale", "You Go To My Head", "East Of The Sun (West OF The Moon)", "These Foolish Tings", "Solitude", "Love For Sale", "My Man", "Love Come Back", "What A Little Moonlight Can Do", "Stormy Weather" and more! LP, Vinyl record album

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Charlie ParkerBird On Verve Volume 8 ... LP
Verve, 1953/1954. Sealed ... $14.99
A great reissue package that brings together 3 later sessions by Charlie Parker for Verve – both of them small group sets! Recordings include a 1953 quartet date with Al Haig, Percy Heath, and Max Roach; a 1954 quintet session with Walter Bishop, Teddy Kotick, and Roy Haynes – plus guitar by Jerome Darr; and a 1954 quintet session with Bishop, Kotick, Art Taylor, and Billy Bauer on guitar. The use of guitar in the sessions makes for some striking styles, and titles on the set include "I Get A Kick Out Of You", "I Love Paris", "Love For Sale", "Just One Of Those Things", and "Confirmation". LP, Vinyl record album
(French pressing from the mid 80s.)

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Charlie ParkerCharlie Parker – Bird On Verve Volume 5 ... LP
Verve (France), 1951. Sealed ... $11.99
A bit small group, a bit Latin – and a nice collection that features two 1951 sessions by Charlie Parker! Side one features a quintet side – done with Walter Bishop on piano, Miles Davis on trumpet, Teddy Kotick on bass, and Max Roach on drums – all playing master takes and alternates of tunes that include "Au Privave", "She Rote", "Star Eyes", and "KC Blues". Side two features Parker, Bishop, Kotick, and Roy Haynes – plus added Latin percussion – on tracks that include "Un Poquito De Tu Amor", "Fiesta", "Tico Tico", and "My Little Suede Shoes". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s French pressing.)

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Charlie ParkerVerve Years 1952 to 1954 ... LP
Verve, Early 50s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $7.99
Part 3 of a series of double LPs issued by Verve in the late 70s compiling his classic recordings for Verve under the direction of Norman Granz. Loads of landmark bop performances are documented here, and the groups include smaller quintets and quartets, as well as some medium sized groups and big band recordings, with sidemen that include Max Roach, Percy Heath, Teddy Kotick, Walter Bishop and others. 30 tracks in all, including "Autumn In New York", "Stella By Starlight", "Begin The Beguine", "Night & Day", "I Can't Get Started", "Old Folks", "I Remember You", "Now's The Time", "I Get A Kick Out Of You", "Love For Sale" and "I Love Paris". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Wes MontgomeryBest Of Wes Montgomery (Verve) ... LP
Verve, Mid 60s. Very Good+ Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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
(Canadian pressing.)

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✨✧ VariousMasters At Work Present Latin Verve Sounds ... LP
Verve, 1960s. Near Mint- 2LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Jazzy Latin grooves from the 60s – hand-picked by the Masters At Work team of Louie Vega and Kenny Dope – both of whom have cut some pretty great Latin grooves of their own! The package features tracks pulled from the classic Universal catalog of the 60s – and focuses on highly rhythmic numbers that have lots of warm jazzy touches – in a mode that links up nicely with the Latin-influenced groovers that Kenny and Louie have been crafting for the dancefloor in recent years! Great stuff all around – and tracks include "Sandunga" and "Aphrodite" by Dave Pike, "Boss Tres Bien" by Quartet Tres Bien, "Todos Locos" by Herbie Mann, "Ritmo Uni" and "Picadillo" by Cal Tjader & Eddie Palmieri, "Roots" and "La Descarga Del Bobo" by Willie Bobo, "Caravan" by George Shearing, and "Mas Que Nada" by Patato & Totico. Plus, the set features a bonus Masters At Work remix of "La Descarga Del Bobo" – almost worth the price of the album alone! LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Charlie ParkerVerve Years 1948 to 1950 ... LP
Verve, Late 40s. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Part 2 of a series of double LPs issued by Verve in the late 70s compiling Bird's classic recordings for Verve under the direction of Norman Granz. Loads of landmark bop performances are documented here, mostly smaller groups, but several with orchestral backing too, with sidemen that include Max Roach, Dizzy Gillespie, Hank Jones, Ray Brown, Thelonius Monk and others. 22 tracks in all, including "The Bird", "Passport", "April In Paris", "Summertime", "Everything Happens To Me", "Star Eyes", "Mohawk", "Leapfrog" and "Relaxin' With Lee". LP, Vinyl record album

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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 ... Out Of Stock
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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Gene Ammons & Sonny StittBoss Tenors ... LP
Verve, 1961. Very Good ... $13.99
Gene Ammons and Sonny Stitt go head to head in this classic album of tracks that perfectly captures the joy and fury of their live performances from years before! The record was cut in Chicago with a very hard rhythm section that includes John Houston on piano, Charles Williams on bass, and George Brown on drums – and it's way heavier than the usual Verve "meeting of the masters" session, and feels more like a record that should have been issued on Prestige or Argo. Both players are impeccable, and the solos stretch out for a long long very live time. Titles include "Blues Up & Down", "The One Before This", and "Counter Clockwise" – but these guys even groove amazingly on standards like "Autumn Leaves" and "No Greater Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(MGM stereo pressing. Cover has a stain on back.)

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Curtis AmyMustang! ... LP
Verve, 1966. Very Good+ ... $16.99
A fantastic LP of beautiful modal tracks, played by one of the most underrated reed players ever, during the most fruitful time of his career. At this point, Amy's moved away from his bluesy Texas roots, and has discovered a freer Coltrane-esque sound that works beautifully with his spiritual, strident compositions. Although the record was pushed by Verve with the funkier track "Mustang" (also recorded by Donald Byrd), the record really sounds more like a Nathan Davis record, with a mix of tenor and soprano sax that is extremely spiritual. Tracks include "Mustang" (2 versions), "Shaker Heights", "Enojo", and "Old Devil Moon". LP, Vinyl record album
(MGM pressing. Cover has some wear and a cutout hole.)

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Fred AstaireMr Top Hat ... LP
Verve, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $11.99
Great jazz-based work from Fred Astaire – set up here in a combo that includes Flip Phillips on tenor, Charlie Shavers on trumpet, Barney Kessel on guitar, and Oscar Peterson on piano! LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label pressing with deep groove. Cover is discolored from age.)

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Charlie BarnetFor Dancing Lovers ... LP
Verve, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $4.99
Features a few trumpet solos from Clark Terry – and guitar from Barney Kessel! LP, Vinyl record album
(Verve Records Inc pressing with deep groove.)

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Charlie BarnetLonely Street ... LP
Verve, Mid 50s. Very Good+ ... $9.99
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(Verve Inc pressing, with deep groove.)

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Count BasieApril In Paris ... LP
Verve, 1955. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
One of Basie's biggest albums – but still a work of pure genius! "April In Paris" is one of the darkest jazz standards ever written, and it never sounded better than in this original version, which features that great ending in which Basie and the band stop, then start, then stop – leaving you completely unresolved at the finish. The group's a strong one – with Frank Foster, Frank Wess, Freddie Green, Sonny Payne, Marshall Royal, Henry Coker, Joe Newman, and Thad Jones – and tracks include "Shiny Stockings", "Midgets", "Mambo Inn", "Sweety Cakes", and "Corner Pocket". LP, Vinyl record album
(Verve pressing, with trumpeter logo and deep groove! Cover has some light splitting and light tape traces on the top seam.)

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BearGreetings Children Of Paradise ... LP
Verve, 1968. Very Good- ... $11.99
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(Stereo pressing. Cover has a stained and wavy corner.)

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John Berberian & The Middle Eastern EnsembleMiddle Eastern Rock ... LP
Verve, 1969. Very Good ... $49.99
Don't think "rock", think "groove" – because oud player John Berberian takes his instrument into some very groovy territory here – mixing its Mid-East roots with a sweet array of modal rhythms and psychedelic elements – all of which make for an album that's even trippier than you'd guess from its cover! The album's one of the few "jazz meets world" sets that really gets things right – bringing together different global elements to come up with a sound that's wonderfully new and fresh – and which moves the whole thing way past its roots in Turkish, Greek, Armenian, and North African styles! Joe Beck plays some great electric guitar on the record – but the main string focus is on the oud, which Berberian uses with this exotic tinge that rivals the instrument in the hands of Ahmed Abdul-Malik on his own albums like this. The lineup also includes tenor and other reeds from Souren Baronian, plus other percussion, and nice use of electric bass to hold the whole groove together – and titles include "The Oud & The Fuzz", "Tranquility", "Chem-oo-Chem", "Iron Maiden", "Flying Hye", "3/8=5/8=8/8", and "The Magic Ground". LP, Vinyl record album
(Verve Forecast pressing. Cover has a ring & edge wear and a cutout hole.)

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Shelley BermanInside Shelley Berman ... LP
Verve, 1959. Near Mint- ... $0.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing with deep groove.)

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Blues ProjectLive At The Cafe Au Go Go ... LP
Verve, 1966. Sealed ... $14.99
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(Stereo Verve Forecast pressing. Shrinkwrap is aged and shopworn.)

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✨✧ Buddy BregmanSwinging Kicks ... LP
Verve, 1956. Very Good ... $19.99
Soaring large ensemble instrumentals from the man who served up backings for Ella Fitzgerald and Bing Crosby in the 50s – featuring a fair bit of top-shelf west coast jazz musicians too! LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing with deep groove. Cover has a split top seam held with old tape.)

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Bob BrookmeyerModernity Of Bob Brookmeyer ... LP
Verve, 1954. Very Good+ ... $14.99
A classic album from the man who virtually summed up the sound of modern on the trombone in the 50s – the mighty Bob Brookmeyer, stepping out here in a rare session for Verve! The date's a great small combo one – with Bob's valve trombone at the head of a quartet that includes Jimmy Rowles on piano, Buddy Clark on bass, and Mel Lewis on drums – all working with Brookmeyer in a very easygoing way that makes for some of his most expressive solos on record at the time. Tracks are never that long – save for one – but Bob really packs plenty into the space, and clearly learns a lesson here from his time with Stan Getz. Titles include "The Bulldog Blues", "Jasmin", "What Is There To Say", "Sticks & Stems", and "He Ain't Got Rhythm". LP, Vinyl record album
(MGM pressing. Cover has light wear and some splitting in the top seam.)

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Ray BrownRay Brown With The All-Star Big Band ... LP
Verve, 1962. Very Good+ ... $8.99
A standout session from bassist Ray Brown – one of a few 60s big band sessions recorded for Verve, featuring some searing solo work from Cannonball Adderley! Brown's name as a leader is possibly more as a compadre than the main driving force of the record – as the arrangements here are by Ernie Wilkins, often in the tightly soulful bag he was laying down at the time – and Adderley's presence as the main soloist certainly gives a Cannonball flair to the record. But there's definitely plenty of Brown's warmth guiding the whole session – and other players include Nat Adderley, Clark Terry, Melba Liston, Budd Johnson, and Yusef Lateef. Some tracks have Brown's bass right out front in the arrangements, dipping nicely and adding into the groove – and titles include "Tricotism", "Cannon Built", "Thumbstring", "Two For The Blues", and "Work Song". LP, Vinyl record album
(MGM pressing.)

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Ray Brown/Milt JacksonMuch In Common ... LP
Verve, 1964. Very Good+ ... $14.99
One of the first albums in what was to become a very successful pairing – the bass of Ray Brown and the vibes of Milt Jackson, working here in a down-homier setting that was miles away from his work with the MJQ! The set's got a light jazzy backing on most tracks – with some guitar from Kenny Burrell, some piano by Hank Jones, and some organ by Wild Bill Davis – and about half the tracks on the set feature vocals by gospel singer Marion Williams, singing here in a jazz/gospel style that comes across with a lot less of the hoke than you'd expect. Titles include "What Kind Of Fool Am I", "Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child", "Nancy", "Much In Common", and "Gravy Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing.)

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Kenny BurrellAsphalt Canyon Suite ... LP
Verve, 1970. Very Good+ ... $24.99
A stunner from Kenny Burrell – one of his most sophisticated and soulful sessions of the 60s! Kenny's working here with the ultra-cool arranger Johnny Pate – best known for his work with Curtis Mayfield, and his 70s soundtrack fame – but a heck of a creative talent when it comes to a jazz session like this! For the record, Pate's created these spare little backdrops – not nearly as full as those penned by Don Sebesky or Claus Ogerman – and with a gentle sort of grooving quality that really pushes Kenny along nicely. Burrell's guitar is very strongly upfront in the mix – working chromatic magic at a level hardly ever matched again on record! Side one features the extended "Asphalt Canyon Suite" – a magnificent tune that's simply sublime – and side two features 5 shorter tracks, "Things Ain't What They Used To Be", "Put A Little Love In Your Heart", "Please Send Me Someone To Love", "Going To Jim & Andy's", and "Sugar Hill". LP, Vinyl record album
(UK pressing in a flip-back cover.)

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Kenny BurrellGuitar Forms ... LP
Verve, 1965. Very Good Gatefold ... $8.99
Surprisingly wonderful work from Kenny! The album has Kenny's guitar set to arrangements by Gil Evans – who gives the session a modern edge that really sets it apart from other Burrell albums of the time. Kenny's freed to do his thing – wonderfully, we might add – and Gil paints these washes of sound, color, and tone with the help of hip players like Johnny Coles, Louis Mucci, Julius Watkins, Steve Lacy, Richie Kamuca, Elvin Jones, and Lee Konitz. Tracks include "Lotus Land", "Downstairs", "Moon & Sand", "Terrace Theme", "Greensleeves", and "Loie". LP, Vinyl record album
(MGM pressing. Cove rhas light aging.)

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Kenny Burrell & Jimmy SmithBlue Bash ... LP
Verve, 1963. Very Good ... $11.99
A surprisingly great meeting between Kenny Burrell and Jimmy Smith – and a set that's one of Jimmy's standout small combo sessions for Verve! The feel here is much more Jimmy Smith at Blue Note than some of the bigger group Verve dates of the 60s – and Kenny Burrell's sensitive guitar lines provide wonderful company for Smith on the date – shading in his Hammond lines with a nice sense of color, in ways that really fit the late nite setting of the record. Other players on the date include either Bill English or Mel Lewis on drums, George Duvivier or Milt Hinton on bass, Vince Gambella on guitar, and Art Marotti on percussion – and titles include "Kenny's Sound", "Blues For Del", "Blue Bash", "Travelin", and "Soft Winds". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a little pen on front and back.)

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Harry EdisonSwinger ... LP
Verve, Mid 50s. Very Good- ... $9.99
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 a partially split top seam and some light staining on the back.)

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Harry Edison & His OrchestraSweets ... LP
Verve, 1956. Very Good- ... $6.99
Easy-going Verve swing at its best – the kind of small group session that let a player like Harry "Sweets" Edison shine in a way that he didn't always get to do in a larger group! For this set, Edison's joined by Ben Webster on tenor sax, Barney Kessel on guitar, Jimmy Rowles on piano, Alvin Stoller on drums and Joe Mondragon on bass – in a format that features tunes that are a bit shorter than on some of the other Verve swing sides of the time, but still very much with a relaxed and open-ended feel. Titles include several Edison originals – including "Hollering At The Watkins", "Used To Be Basie", "Studio Call", "Opus 711", "K.M. Blues", and "Walkin With Sweets". LP, Vinyl record album
(MGM pressing.)

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Roy EldridgeDale's Wail (2LP set) ... LP
Verve, 1978. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $6.99
2LP set of Roy Eldrige's classic Verve sides from the mid 50's, featuring the great trumpet player in a variety of groups that include Herb Ellis or Barney Kessel on guitar, Ray Brown on bass, and Oscar Peterson on piano and organ! The organ sides by Peterson are perhaps some of the most intriguing on the set, and they include "Love For Sale", "Dale's Wail", and "Oscar's Arrangement". Other tracks include "Little Jazz", "Roy's Riff", "Echoes Of Harlem", and "Feeling A Draft". LP, Vinyl record album

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Duke EllingtonSoul Call ... LP
Verve, 1966. Very Good ... $9.99
An overlooked gem from the 60s – Duke Ellington work that was recorded as part of the famous Duke & Ella At The Cote D'Azur album, but issued separately, under the name Soul Call! The stunning thing about the record is that, working on a live date in front of a European audience, with Ella on the bill, you'd expect Duke to keep things really safe and really conservative – but instead, he breaks out with some incredible long tracks, done in a complicated yet soulful mode that ranks with his best 60s experimentalism. The album features a wonderful 14 minute number called "La Plus Belle Africaine" that's easily one of the best of Duke's tunes from the time – plus the cuts "Skin Deep", "West Indian Pancake", "Soul Call", and "Jam With Sam". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some marker on the back.)

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✨✧ Duke Ellington & Johnny HodgesBack To Back ... LP
Verve, 1959. Sealed ... $34.99
Duke Ellington makes a rare Verve appearance on this classic album – and works strongly in the mode of earlier sides recorded for the label by Johnny Hodges! There's a relaxed, small group feel going on here – one that's a bit different than some of the tighter Ellington work on Columbia during the 50s, and which almost paves the way for some of the more intimate piano sides that Duke would record during the 60s. In a way, Hodges is almost at the lead – given how comfortable he is here in a Verve setting – and other players include Harry Edison on trumpet, Les Spann on guitar, Sam Jones on bass, and Jo Jones on drums. The real charm, as always, is Hodges' solos, lean, mean, raspy, and soulful – and titles include "Weary Blues", "Royal Garden Blues", "Loveless Love", "St Louis Blues", and "Wabash Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mid 90s Classic 180 gram pressing – sealed!)

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Herb Ellis, Roy Eldridge, Stan Getz, Ray Brown, Stan LeveyAfter Hours Session ... LP
Verve (Germany), 1950s. Near Mint- ... $9.99
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(Cover has a sticker spot.)

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Bill EvansSimple Matter Of Conviction ... LP
Verve, 1966. Very Good- Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
Ostensibly simple stuff from Bill Evans, but pretty darn great – and a nice move into a more sophisticated vein than his earlier recordings! The album has him working with bassist Eddie Gomez, a hugely talented bassist that would be one of Bill's best partners during this period, and a player who added a nice dose of soul to the proceedings. The drummer is Shelly Manne, who's pretty nice, too – and really shows off some of his more sophisticated shadings here in the presence of Evans and Gomez – similar to his work on the great Empathy album. Tracks are shortish, but filled with imagination – and titles include "Unless It's You", "These Things Called Changes", "Stella By Starlight", and "A Simple Matter Of Conviction". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label promo, with Van Gelder stamp.)

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Frances FayeFrances Faye In Frenzy ... LP
Verve, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $11.99
A rare set from singer Frances Faye – and a great one, too – thanks to arrangements from Russ Garcia! LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo ring and edge wear.)

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✨✧ Ella FitzgeraldElla In Hollywood ... LP
Verve, 1961. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
A nice little Verve session that breaks from the usual format – especially the "Songbooks" one – and features Ella in LA with small group backing by Jim Hall, Lou Levy, Wilfred Middlebrooks, and Gus Johnson. The set was recorded live at the Crescendo – in a jazzily swinging mode that's a bit looser than some of Ella's other Verve sessions, but which still demonstrates some nice control on the vocals. Titles include "Mr Paganini", "Stairway To The Stars", "Air Mail Special", "Blue Moon", "This Could Be The Start Of Something Big", and "Just In Time". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing on Polydor. Includes obi and insert.)

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Ella FitzgeraldLike Someone In Love ... LP
Verve, 1957. Very Good- ... Just Sold Out!
Titles include "Midnight Sun", "You're Blase", "Night Wind", "Hurry Home", "What's New", "Close Your Eyes", "More Than You Know", "There's A Lull In My Life", and "How Long Has This Been Going On". LP, Vinyl record album
(MGM pressing with deep groove.)

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Ella FitzgeraldSings The Songs From The Film – Let No Man Write My Epitaph ... LP
Verve, 1960. Very Good ... $14.99
Titles include "Misty", "Black Coffee", "Angel Eyes", "I Cried For You", and "Reach For Tomorrow". LP, Vinyl record album
(Verve Records Inc pressing with deep groove. Cover has some splitting in the top seam.)

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Slim GaillardSmorgasbord – Help Yourself ... LP
Verve, Early 50s. Near Mint- ... $19.99
Pure madness from Slim Gaillard – one of the hippest jazz singers of all time! Titles include "Babalu", "Sabroso", "Yo Yo Yo", "For You", "Yip Roc Heresy", "The Hip Cowboy", and "Potato Chips". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing – with obi & insert!)

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Stan GetzAward Winner ... LP
Verve, 1957. Very Good+ ... $9.99
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
(MGM pressing. Cover has some discoloration from age and a small split in the bottom seam.)

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Stan GetzDynasty ... LP
Verve, 1971. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ... $6.99
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 ring and edge wear.)

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Stan GetzReflections ... LP
Verve, 1963. Very Good ... $4.99
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. Vinyl plays with a click on side 1, tracks 1-3.)

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✨✧ Stan Getz & Joao GilbertoGetz/Gilberto ... LP
Verve, 1963. Very Good- Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
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
(Mexican pressing with deep groove. Cover has some wear.)

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✨✧ Stan Getz & Laurindo AlmeidaStan Getz With Laurindo Almeida ... LP
Verve, 1963. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $9.99
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 with deep groove. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Stan Getz & Luiz BonfaJazz Samba Encore! ... LP
Verve, 1963. Very Good- ... Just Sold Out!
Hardly an "encore" of the first Stan Getz Jazz Samba album – as this set's got a slightly different feel, and lots of great elements that make it really unique! This time around, Brazilian musician Luiz Bonfa is on guitar – already a skilled proponent of the bossa by the time of the record, and arguably one of the few who really got it going back home in Rio. Stan's tenor sounds wonderful – as carefully and soufully blown as on the first set, but also with some new colors and tones too. Bonfa's wife Maria Toledo sings a bit on the record – hinting at Stan's work to come with Astrud Gilberto (this album was cut right before the Getz/Gilberto collaboration) – and the record also features added work on piano and guitar from the great Antonio Carlos Jobim – more than enough proof that the album's got a pure bossa pedigree! Titles include "Menina Flor", "Ebony Samba", "Saudade Vem Correndo", "Sambalero", "Samba De Duas Notas", and "Mania De Maria". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light staining along the bottom.)

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Terry GibbsExciting Terry Gibbs Big Band – Recorded Live At The Summit In Hollywood ... LP
Verve, Mid 50s. Near Mint- ... $1.99
We don't know if we'd stretch so far as to use the word "exciting" to talk about Terry's work – but his band here is filled with some great west coast players – including Bill Perkins, Richie Kamuca, Mel Lewis, Frank Rosolino, and Joe Maini – all coming together with a bit more of a kick than usual. Terry's vibes are right out front in the mix, almost doing a mainstream Lionel Hampton kind of thing – on short tracks that include "Summit Blues", "Limerick Waltz", "None Cone", "Ja Da", and "T & S". LP, Vinyl record album
(MGM pressing with deep groove.)

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Astrud GilbertoWindy ... LP
Verve, 1967. Very Good ... $24.99
One of the hardest to find Astrud Gilberto records on Verve – and one of the best! Deodato, Don Sebesky, and Pat Williams did the arrangements – and the sound here is a bit different than some of the straighter Gilberto sets of the time – still very bossa-inspired, but also in a style that mixes in some great Sunshine Pop and 60s easy influences too – particularly on the tracks arranged by Williams! Tracks are all quite short, but get a heck of a lot of magic into a tiny space – and the album features some really wonderful songs that break Gilberto's pattern a bit – including versions of the Marcos Valle tracks "Crickets Sing For Anamaria" and "Chup Chup, I Got Away" – plus takes on "Windy", "Sing Me A Rainbow", "Never My Love", and "Where Are They Now?" LP, Vinyl record album
(Mexican pressing. Cover has a small center split in the spine.)

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✨✧ Astrud Gilberto & Walter WanderleyDelirio (aka Certain Smile, Certain Sadness) ... LP
Verve (Mexico), 1966. Good ... $4.99
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
(Cover has some light wear.)

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Dizzy GillespieAn Electrifying Evening With The Dizzy Gillespie Quintet ... LP
Verve, 1961. Very Good ... $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
(Verve Inc pressing with trumpter logo. Cover has some edge wear.)

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Dizzy GillespieEbullient Mr Gillespie ... LP
Verve, 1959. Very Good ... $14.99
Ahhh . . . Diz in the 50s. What a great thing! He's post bop, post cubop, but still has all the best elements of those eras – wrapped up into a more complicated Latin-tinged style that's filled with warmth, humor, and some pretty compelling grooves. This set is one of Diz's best from the time – and it's got some tracks that are real classics in his book, like "Swing Low, Sweet Cadillac", "Ungawa", "Lorraine", and "Constantinople". The group's small and hip – with Junior Mance on piano, Les Spann on flute and guitar, Sam Jones on bass, Lex Humphries on drums, and Chano Pozo on conga. LP, Vinyl record album
(Verve Records Inc pressing with trumpeter logo and deep groove. Cover has some surface wear and seam splitting.)

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Dizzy GillespieGreatest Trumpet Of Them All ... LP
Verve, 1960. Very Good+ ... $24.99
One of the strongest sides to feature Diz's mid 50s format – a larger group than usual, an octet, with a more tightly arranged style that showed that he continued to develop as an artist long after the days of his early bop sides. The album's also noteworthy for demonstrating Dizzy's great talent for picking strong young talent – as the group features the writing and playing of Gigi Gryce and Benny Golson, plus work by Ray Bryant, Henry Coker, Tommy Bryant, and Charlie Persip. Tracks are short, but backed with that edgey energy that Gryce and Golson brought to their best work – and titles include "Blues After Dark", "Night At Tony's", "Smoke Signals", and "Shabozz". LP, Vinyl record album
(Verve Inc pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear.)

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Dizzy GillespieJazz Recital ... LP
Verve, Mid 50s. Very Good ... $24.99
A rare Dizzy Gillespie set for Verve – with vocals by Toni Harper, Herb Lance, and Dizzy himself! LP, Vinyl record album
(Verve Inc pressing – with trumpeter logo and deep groove! Vinyl has some light surface marks, but is clean overall. Cover has masking tape on the seams, and some light wear.)

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Dizzy Gillespie, Stan Getz, & Sonny StittFor Musicians Only ... LP
Verve, 1957. Very Good ... $11.99
A tremendous little record – one that's greater even than the sum of its three mighty parts! Although we've always felt that some of the "all star" sets on Verve could sometimes be a bit too "easy", we're always very big fans of the few that feature strong performances from Dizzy Gillespie – as they have a tight bop groove that lets all the musicians find their right place, and solo in wonderful interplay with each other! Here, Dizz and Sonny Stitt provide the core of a group that also includes Stan Getz on tenor – and the three of them are given four nice long tracks to work through in a relaxed seamless fashion – moving openly and wonderfully over tunes that include "Dark Eyes", "We", and "Be Bop". LP, Vinyl record album
(Verve Inc pressing, with trumpeter logo and deep groove. Cover has a split spine, splitting on the top seam, and some aging on the back.)

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Jimmy Giuffre 3Thesis ... LP
Verve, 1961. Very Good Gatefold ... $14.99
Fantastic stuff from Jimmy Giuffre! This record captures him at a perfect turning point in his career – after his initial piano-less experiments on Atlantic, but before the totally free work that graced his later years. The group is his trio with Paul Bley on piano and Steve Swallow on bass – and the tracks are angular modernism carried to its most perfect realization. Titles include "Ictus", "Carla", "Sonic", "Whirrr", and "The Gamut". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with light wear and a cutout hole.)

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Lionel HamptonGenius Of Lionel Hampton ... LP
Verve, 1955. Very Good+ ... $11.99
Lionel Hampton in two modes – first in a trio with Teddy Wilson on piano and Gene Krupa on drums – then with his larger group that features Eddie Chamblee on tenor! LP, Vinyl record album
(MGM pressing – in nice shape!)

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✨✧ Richie HavensMixed Bag ... LP
Verve, 1967. Very Good ... $3.99
The genius of Richie 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. This LP features 11 tracks in all – with titles that include "High Flyin' Bird", "San Francisco Bay Blues", "Just Like A Woman", "Sandy", "Three Day Eternity", "Follow", and "Handsome Johny". LP, Vinyl record album
(Verve Forecast pressing. Cover has light wear and a few small stains.)

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Richie HavensRichard P Havens 1983 ... LP
Verve, Late 60s. Near Mint- 2LP ... $9.99
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(Cover has light wear.)

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Coleman HawkinsEssential Coleman Hawkins ... LP
Verve, Mid 50s. Very Good Gatefold ... $5.99
A great collection of sides from one of the true giants of the tenor saxophone. This collection finds Hawk in a variety of settings, with support from Roy Eldridge, Hank Jones, George Duvivier, Walter Perkins, Ray Brown and others, though our favorite number is the stunning solo piece "Picasso". Also includes a great reading of his signature tune "Body & Soul", plus "There's A Small Hotel", "Sunday", "Hanid", "The Walker", "How Long Has This Been Going On" and "In A Mellow Tone". LP, Vinyl record album
(MGM pressing. Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Coleman HawkinsJazz At The Philharmonic – The Coleman Hawkins Set ... LP
Verve, 1949/1950/1957. Very Good+ ... $4.99
Material from three different JATP performances – all with the tenor of Coleman Hawkins firmly upfront! LP, Vinyl record album

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Bill HendersonBill Henderson With The Oscar Peterson Trio ... LP
Verve, 1963. Very Good ... $14.99
One of the best records ever from vocalist Bill Henderson – thanks to excellent small group backing from the Oscar Peterson Trio! LP, Vinyl record album

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Woody HermanWoody Herman's Woodchoppers & The First Herd Live At Carnegie Hall ... LP
Verve, 1946. Sealed ... $2.99
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(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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Billie HolidayMusic For Torching ... LP
Verve, 1955. Very Good- ... $24.99
About as classic as you can get for Billie Holiday on Verve – a wonderfully intimate small group session, recorded with top-shelf players and a smokey torchy mood! Billie's in her later years by the time of the set, but somehow singing with even more emotion and life – working with a group that includes Benny Carter, Jimmy Rowles, Harry Edison, Larry Bunker, and John Simmons – on tracks that include "It Had To Be You", "A Fine Romance", "Gone With The Wind", "Isn't It A Lovely Day", "Ghost Of A Chance", and "Come Rain Or Come Shine". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label Verve pressing, with trumpeter logo and deep groove! Back cover has black, white, and yellow images in mosaic.)

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Kenyon HopkinsYellow Canary ... LP
Verve, Mid 60s. Near Mint- ... $19.99
A lost jazzy score by Kenyon Hopkins – similar to his more famous work from the time, and featuring a great small group of players that includes Lalo Schifrin on piano, Zoot Sims on tenor, Kenny Burrell on guitar, and Clark Terry on trumpet. Tracks alternate between some really swinging little numbers and some mellower, more instrospective ones – making for a really fresh little score without any gimmicks or fake bits – just a warm and evocative set of jazz tunes! Titles include "The Hanging", "Lissa", "Spindrift", "The Yellow Canary", "Deserted Canary", and "Santa Monica Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing. Cover has a cutout hole.)

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Jackie & RoyChanges – Jackie & Roy ... LP
Verve, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... $2.99
Jazzy Verve-y grooves by this fab duo, with arrangements by Charles Calello and Claus Ogerman that are similar to those used on the pair's Grass album, but with a bit less pop psychedelia thrown into the mix. Tracks are groovy pop stuff, like "Norweigian Wood", and "The Word" – plus more obscure numbers, like "Changes", "Counting", and "Bye Bye". Always great stuff from Jackie & Roy – and work we've come to appreciate more than their classic work! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light ring wear and aging on the back.)

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Jackie & RoyLovesick ... LP
Verve, Mid 60s. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $5.99
Wonderfully groovy work from the team of Jackie Cain & Roy Kral – a set that has the pair moving into much hipper modes for the 60s, and really taking off from the greatness of earlier records! Backing is still by Roy's core trio, with acoustic piano at the lead – but the addition of electric bass to the lineup really helps the tunes step along nicely – hitting a groove not heard before from Jackie & Roy, with results that are completely sublime! There's a definite bossa influence that comes into some of the best tracks – a skipping, lilting approach to rhythm that's made even better by the unique dual vocals of the team, especially when they're singing wordlessly. But even when lyrical vocals are part of the mix, the sound is still great too – and Jackie & Roy have a way of bringing charm to a tune that few other singers can touch! Titles include "Lovesick", "A Big Beautiful Ball", "You Really Started Something", "Let's Begin", "Mimosa & Me", "Corcovado", "Samba Triste", and "The World Is Your Balloon". LP, Vinyl record album

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Illinois Jacquet & Ben WebsterKid & The Brute ... LP
Verve, Mid 50s. Near Mint- ... $24.99
The title's a bit misleading – as a number of the tracks on here were recorded by Jacquet, and Webster only sat in on two longer jamming numbers – "I Wrote This For The Kid" and "The Kid & The Brute". Not that that's a problem – as those long numbers take up a good portion of the record, and are really driving numbers that have some conga in the rhythm section, which makes for a lively kick that really drives the tracks. The conga also surfaces in "Mambocito Mio", a Latin jammer that moves at the best cubop speed – and other tunes include "Saph", "September Song", and "Jacquet's Dilemma". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing, with obi!)

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Jazz At The PhilharmonicJazz At The Philharmonic In Europe (2LP) ... LP
Verve, Early 60s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $4.99
2 nice live sets – put together by Norm Granz, as a tour of the JATP all stars in Europe. Originally issued separately, but pretty much under the same title, the first LP brings together the hottest jazz stars of the day, and on this volume it includes Dizzy Gillespie, Cannonball Adderley, JJ Johnson, Coleman Hawkins and Roy Eldridge. There's a great jamming take on "Bernie's Tune" and a sidelong riffing version of "All The Things You Are", plus "Swedish Jam". The second album was issued ostensibly as a Dizzy Gillespie performance, but with like the first features some very strong guest stars! The core of the group is Diz's great one from the early 60s – with Lalo Schifrin on piano and Leo Wright on alto and flute, and they're joined by Stan Getz, JJ Johnson, and Candido for this tasty set of three long tracks: "Kush", "The Mooch" and "Wheatleigh Hall". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing. Cover has a cut corner and light wear.)

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Jazz At The PhilharmonicJazz At The Philharmonic In Europe (brick cover) ... LP
Verve, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $5.99
A great little live set – ostensibly a Dizzy Gillespie performance, but with some very strong guest stars! The core of the group is Diz's great one from the early 60s – with Lalo Schifrin on piano and Leo Wright on alto and flute, and they're joined by Stan Getz, JJ Johnson, and Candido for this tasty set of three long tracks: "Kush", "Sweet Georgia Brown" and "Bop 'N' Boogie". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese Polydor pressing from the early 80s, with insert.)

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Spike JonesDinner Music For People Who Aren't Very Hungry ... LP
Verve, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $4.99
A really goofy little record – one that has the great Spike Jones taking on the hi-fi generation – demonstrating the qualities of your system with a huge amount of sound effects mixed with music! LP, Vinyl record album
(MGM pressing. Cover has some light splitting on the bottom seam, but is nice overall.)

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Lee KonitzVery Cool ... LP
Verve, 1957. Very Good ... $19.99
A slightly different album than usual for Lee Konitz in the 50s – one that's got a bit harder edge, and which has Lee working in a group with a trumpet! The set's performed by a quintet that includes Konitz usual suspects Sal Mosca on piano and Peter Ind on bass, along with Shadow Wilson on drums and Don Ferrara on trumpet. Ferrara's presence in the group gives the tunes a bit more of a punch than usual for a Konitz album of the period, and Lee responds by getting a bit edgier on some of his solo work – never too modern, and still "cool" enough to be in keeping with the title – but with a more unsettled sound that we like a lot! Titles include "Sunflower", "Movin Around", "Kary's Trance", "Crazy She Calls me", and "Billie's Bounce". Great cover, too, with Lee looking out through a bunch of ice! LP, Vinyl record album
(Verve Inc pressing with trumpeter logo and deep groove. Cover has a split top seam held with old tape and a split spine.)

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Gene KrupaDrummer Man ... LP
Verve, 1956. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Kind of a reprise of earlier days – one that reunites Krupa with Anita O'Day and Roy Eldridge, as the group runs through some material from earlier years. Arrangements are by Quincy Jones, Billy Byers, and Nat Pierce – and the set actually swings more cleanly than some of Krupa's material from the 40s. Titles include "Drummin Man", "Drum Boogie", "Slow Down", "Wire Brush Stomp", "That's What You Think", "Rockin Chair", and "Opus 1". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Verve pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear and a small mark from sticker removal.)

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Gene KrupaKrupa Rocks ... LP
Verve, Mid 50s. Very Good- ... $13.99
Well, not "rocks" – but Gene hits it nice and hard this time around – almost with an R&B sort of vibe at points, thanks to sharp tenor from Gail Curtis! LP, Vinyl record album
(Deep groove trumpeter logo pressing. Cover has some light seam splitting, but is nice overall.)

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LeadbellyKeep Your Hands Off Her ... LP
Verve, Early 50s. Very Good+ ... $11.99
60s Verve pressing of some vintage Folkways material by Leadbelly! LP, Vinyl record album

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Galt MacDermotHair Pieces ... LP
Verve, 1968. Very Good ... $14.99
An excellent album from Galt MacDermot – featuring some nice funky readings of tracks from his score to Hair! Galt MacDermot's letting loose here, with a large team of crack jazzmen, including Bernard Purdie on drums and Rick Shorter on electronic effects – and the groove's a lot tighter, a lot funkier, and a lot better produced than some of the records on his own label! Plus, the cover's a great parody of the old "Breck Girl" ad! Tracks include "Aquarius", "Hair", "Good Morning Starshine", "Walking In Space", and "Frank Mills". LP, Vinyl record album
(Verve Forecast pressing with deep groove.)

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Jackie MasonGreat Moments Of Comedy With Jackie Mason ... LP
Verve, 1964. Sealed ... $4.99
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Jackie MasonI Want To Leave You With The Words Of A Great Comedian – Jackie Mason ... LP
Verve, Late 60s. Sealed ... $3.99
Early Jackie Mason for Verve Records – with titles that include "I Was Almost Drafted", "My Foreign Car", "Who Needs Talent", "People Think I'm Italian", "Rock Hudson & Me", and "My Doctor Knows Me Inside & Out". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has two cutout holes.)

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✨✧ Gary McFarlandSoft Samba ... LP
Verve, 1964. Very Good Gatefold ... $3.99
A dream of a record from Gary McFarland – lightly jazzy instrumentals with a warm bossa nova undercurrent! The style is incredible – a sweet blend of vibes, guitar, and even some light whistling – often also featuring wordless jazz vocals – scatting along with the groove in a melodic and lovely kind of way! The whole thing's incredibly charming, and even familiar tunes come across sounding quite different in McFarlands hands. Titles include "From Russia With Love", "More", "Emily", "La Vie En Rose", "The Love Goddess", and even a groovy take on "I Want To Hold Your Hand". For you true swingers, the cover includes directions for mixing a "Soft Samba Cocktail" (courtesy Spanish Sherry Institute)! LP, Vinyl record album
(Mexican pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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Wes MontgomeryCalifornia Dreaming ... LP
Verve, 1966. Very Good Gatefold ... $12.99
A stone classic on Verve! Back in the 60s, Wes Montgomery must have been California Dreamin – because by the time of this LP, he'd come a long way from his Indiana roots – and had used the best part of the hip west coast scene to add a lot to his style – fuller rhythms and tighter production that never dampened his sound, and instead really let him open up into a whole new range of sounds! As with some of his other albums on Verve, Montgomery plays warmly chromatic riffs over dark jazzy backings by Don Sebesky – and although tracks are short, Wes gets a lot into his solos on the set – a masterful approach that was almost better in a tighter setting than a looser one! Titles include "Sun Down", "Without You", "Sunny", "Green Peppers", "Mr Walker", and "Winds Of Barcelona". LP, Vinyl record album
(Early 80s Japanese pressing, UMV 2051, with obi and insert. Cover has light wear.)

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Wes MontgomerySmall Group Recordings (Smokin' At The Half Note/More) ... LP
Verve, 1965/1966. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $19.99
A split LP – with one classic album, and a great organ date too! First up is all the material from Smokin At The Half Note, including some (then) unreleased tracks. The set is one of the greatest 60s recordings from the Wyton Kelly Trio – thanks to some wonderful guest work from guitarist Wes Montgomery! Montgomery's working here in a gusty, rootsy style that recalls his best soul jazz sides from the earlier years – and which have a feel that's quite different than his later, more largely-arranged work for Verve. The Kelly Trio is in perfect form – with Wynton's heavy left hand leading the group on the piano, and superb rhythm backing from the team of Paul Chambers and Jimmy Cobb. Tracks are longish, with some nice solos – and include the 13 minute original "No Blues", plus "If You Could See Me Now", "Unit 7", "Four On Six", "Impressions", "Misty", and "What's New". Side 4 of the package features two cookers recorded with Jimmy Smith on Hammond – "Mellow Mood" and "James & Wes". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Wes MontgomeryTequila ... LP
Verve, 1966. Very Good Gatefold ... $7.99
A classic from Wes Montgomery – and exactly the kind of record that made him a legend in the 60s! The set's one of Wes' collaborations with arranger Claus Ogerman – a key talent who was really on the rise at the time, and who understood how to perfectly balance Montgomery's unique sound on the guitar with larger arrangements in the back. There's a slightly Latin feel to some of the rhythms, as you might guess from the title – but it's very slight, and more there just to give the tracks a bit of a slink, in the classic full-on production way that Wes was using for his best Verve and A&M work in the late 60s. Titles include the classic groover "Bumpin On Sunset", plus the cuts "The Big Hurt", "Midnight Mood", "The Thumb", and "What The World Needs Now". LP, Vinyl record album
(MGM pressing with deep groove. Cover has some splitting in the top seam.)

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Gerry MulliganConcert Jazz Band ... LP
Verve, 1960. Very Good+ ... $2.99
Great large group material from Gerry Mulligan – and a record that definitely defines the sound of his famous Concert Jazz Band of the early 60s! The group features a four part sax section – headed by Mulligan, with other players that include Zoot Sims on tenor, Gene Allen on baritone, Gene Quill on alto, and Dick Meldonian on alto – and the set also features work by Nick Travis and Conte Candoli on trumpets, and Bob Brookmeyer on valve trombone and trombone – shading in some nice colors to the group's tone-heavy approach! Titles include "Out Of This World", "Sweet & Slow", "Bweebida Bobbida", and "Manoir Des Mes Reves". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo Verve Inc pressing, with deep groove. Cover has some seam splitting and light surface wear.)

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✨✧ Gerry MulliganGerry Mulligan Meets Johnny Hodges ... LP
Verve, Late 50s. Good+ ... $11.99
An unlikely pairing – but that's what makes it so great! Mulligan and Hodges come together in this rare Verve set from the late 50s – an inspired combination of talents that really work some magic together. Hodges' tone is in the lead in our ears, always wonderful, especially in a set of open-ended tracks like this – but Mulligan's sweet and careful blowing works surprisingly well as a foil, giving the set a nice bottom, and a good overall approach. Backing is by a trio that features Claud Williamson, Buddy Clark, and Mel Lewis – and titles include "Bunny", "Back Beat", "What's The Rush", and "18 Carrots For Rabbit". LP, Vinyl record album
(Verve Inc pressing with trumpeter logo and deep groove. Cover is nice.)

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Gerry MulliganGerry Mulligan Quartet (1962) ... LP
Verve, 1962. Very Good ... $6.99
An understated gem from Gerry Mulligan – one of his first in a run of extremely charming sessions from the early 60s! The album has Gerry blowing in a format that's similar to 50s sides – a quartet with Bob Brookmeyer on trombone, Bill Crow on bass, and Gus Johnson on drums – but the overall sound is somehow a bit looser and more relaxed than the Mulligan of old – a more gently playful feel that seems to stem from some of Brookmeyer's own experiments of the time, and which has Gerry blowing with a tightness and punch we really like. Titles include "Piano Train", "Lost In The Stars", "I Know, Don't Know How", and "I Believe In You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Gerry Mulligan & Paul DesmondGerry Mulligan/Paul Desmond Quartet (aka Gerry Mulligan Meets Paul Desmond) ... LP
Verve, 1957. Very Good ... $19.99
A really great pairing – and a rare non-Brubeck Paul Desmond session from the 50s! Gerry Mulligan and Desmond weave laidback lines around each other, working here in a pianoless quartet that features Dave Bailey on drums and Joe Benjamin on bass – very much a Mulligan-inspired approach, and one that lets Desmond's alto get even more open-ended and willowy! The sound of both players is great, and titles include "Blues In Time", "Standstill", "Line For Lyons", and "Fall Out". LP, Vinyl record album
(Verve Records Inc pressing with trumpeter logo & deep groove. Cover has a split top seam.)

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Rose MurphyNot Cha-Cha, But Chi-Chi ... LP
Verve, 1957. Near Mint- ... $29.99
Quite an interesting little record from Rose "Chi Chi" Murphy – a singer with a really unique style! For the session, Rose accompanies herself on piano – playing in a lightly skipping mode that's a great pairing with her breezy, bird-like vocals. The style's a bit like Blossom Dearie, but not nearly as controlled – as Rose often breaks into a "chi chi" call, and claps along with the tunes out of enthusiasm – making for a style that's also got a bit of Slim Gaillard in the mix! The rest of the group includes Willie Smith on alto, Barney Kessel on guitar, and Alvin Stoller on drums – and titles include "Mr Wonderful", "Sympathetic Little Star", "Watcha Gonna Lose", "If You Were Only Mine", "Coquette", and "By The Waters Of Minnetonka". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing, with insert – hard to find in any format!)

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Oliver NelsonFull Nelson ... LP
Verve, 1963. Very Good+ Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
Excellent work from one of our favorite arrangers! Nelson was a super-hip super-soulful genius who crafted some of the best charts in the 60s. He managed to work in a great amount of jazz where other arrangers would leave things cold – and on a record like this he manages to make a large group swing really nicely in a very confined space. His own work on alto dominates the record, but the groups backing him up include Phil Woods, Jerome Richardson, Clark Terry, Romeo Penque, and Jimmy Raney – many of whom manage to sneak in some nice sharp solo moments. Titles include "Back Woods", "Full Nelson", "Skokiaan", "Majorca", "Miss Fine", "Paris Blues", and "Lilia's Theme". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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Anita O'DayAll The Sad Young Men ... LP
Verve, 1961. Near Mint- ... $34.99
A striking session for Anita O'Day – and a refreshing change from her work of the 50s! This one has Anita singing with arrangements by Gary McFarland, a mix of easy jazz styles that show a more sophisticated side to her voice – a bit more careful than before, with more hidden in the background, and less of the in your face style of years past. Anita really rises to the challenge of the hip material – and does a great job with songs like "Senor Blues", "One More Mile", "A Woman Alone With The Blues", "I Want To Sing A Song", and "The Ballad Of The Sad Young Men". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono MGM pressing with RVG stamp. Cover has a cutout hole.)

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Anita O'DayAnita O'Day Sings The Winners ... LP
Verve, Mid 50s. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Anita O'Day pays tribute to Downbeat poll winners by singing vocal versions of their big hits in this lively set of jazz tracks from the 50s! Arrangements are by Marty Paich and Russ Garcia, both swinging as nicely as they ever did – and the setting of the album keeps Anita nicely in line, sticking to more straight jazz material than you might hear on some of her other sets from the same period. Titles include "Frenesi", "Sing, Sing, Sing", "Early Autumn", "Four Brothers", "Four", and "Night In Tunisia". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s Japanese Polydor pressing, UMV 2536. Cover has some discoloration from age.)

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Anita O'DayLady Is A Tramp ... LP
Verve, Mid 50s. Near Mint- ... $11.99
One of Anita's strongest for Verve – featuring backing by a few different groups. One features Ralph Burns on piano and arrangments, leading a septet that includes Bill Harris, Cecil Payne, and Roy Eldridge – on the tracks "Rock N Roll Blues", "Love For Sale", "Lover Come Back To Me", and "Lullaby Of The Leaves". Next up is Roy Kral, playing piano and arranging a quintet that includes Earl Backus on guitar and Jim Wilson on bongos – on tracks that include "No Soap, No Hope Blues", "Strawberry Moon", and "Speak Low". The last four tracks feature arrangements by Larry Russell – and they include "Pagan Love Song" and "Somebody's Crying". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing, with insert.)

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Anita O'DayThis Is Anita (aka Anita) ... LP
Verve, 1956/1963. Very Good ... $3.99
An early 60s repackaging of the album Anita – one of the strongest of Anita's mid 50s outings for Verve – and a tightly-crafted set that benefits from some good arrangements from Buddy Bregman! The format is perfect for Anita – giving her little space to have to make decisions, and letting her concentrate on the tone and charm that were always her strongest suit at this point. Soloists include Paul Smith on piano and Barney Kessel on guitar – and titles include "Who Cares", "You're The Top", "Fine & Dandy", "Beautiful Love", "Time After Time", and "No Moon At All". LP, Vinyl record album
(MGM pressing. Cover has some gloss peeling on the opening.)

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Anita O'DayTrav'lin Light ... LP
Verve, 1961. Very Good+ ... $7.99
A lost little session from Anita O'Day – recorded with some hipper and more sophisticated arrangements than she'd been getting on 50s work for Verve – thanks to charts from Johnny Mandel and Russ Garcia! The style is great – a bit more laidback than some of O'Day's other Verve sessions – in a mode that's almost somewhere between west coast cool jazz and late 50s soundtrack sophistication. The tunes are great too – with a number of less familiar songs that help keep things fresh! Titles include "The Moon Looks Down & Laughs", "Miss Brown To You", "If The Moon Turns Green", "Crazy He Calls Me", and "Some Other Spring". LP, Vinyl record album
(MGM pressing. Cover has a bumped corner and cutout hole.)

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Charlie ParkerCharlier Parker Plays Cole Porter – Genius Of Charlie Parker #5 ... LP
Verve, Early 50s. Very Good+ ... $29.99
Charlie Parker takes on the music of Cole Porter – with results that make for some of his most classic moments at Verve! Parker's horn is as hard-bitten as always, but it's also working here in a slightly lyrical vibe – one that brings out the warmth that Charlie could have at just the right moments – that sense of soul that made his contribution to jazz one of the more formative sounds of the century! Porter's music takes on tones that we might never have expected – especially in some of the album's alternate versions, which give key proof that Bird was always working out new ideas with each new solo. The group features Walter Bishop on piano, Billy Bauer or Jerome Darr on guitar, Teddy Kotick on bass, and Roy Haynes or Art Taylor on drums – on titles that include "Just One Of Those Things", "I Get A Kick Out Of You", "Love For Sale", and "I Love Paris. LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label Clef Series pressing with deep groove. Cover has clear tape holding the top and bottom seams.)

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Charlie ParkerJazz Perennial – Genius Of Charlie Parker #7 ... LP
Verve, 1949. Very Good+ ... $6.99
One of our favorite of Verve's "genius of" collections of Charlie Parker's work – largely because it includes some wonderful and oft-overlooked vocal tunes! 4 of the tracks on the set feature Bird blowing with a vocal chorus arranged by Dave Lambert – in a style that shouldn't work, but does – thanks to Lambert's keen bop sensibilities (heard here before his Lambert Hendricks & Ross years), and to players in the group that include Hal McKusick, Max Roach, and Charles Mingus. Other tracks have Parker either playing in a quartet with Buddy Rich, Ray Brown, and Hank Jones – or in a different group with Kenny Dorham and Tommy Turk. Titles include "Cardboard", "Visa", "Segment", "Passport", "Diverse", "I'm In the Mood For Love", "If I Love Again", and "Star Eyes". LP, Vinyl record album
(Verve trumpeter logo pressing, with deep groove. Cover has light wear and a split top seam held with aged clear tape.)

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Charlie ParkerSwedish Schnapps – Genius Of Charlie Parker #8 ... LP
Verve, Early 50s. Near Mint- ... $6.99
A late 50s album that issues some killer combo material by Bird! One half of the album features work by a group that includes Red Rodney, John Lewis, Ray Brown, and Kenny Clarke – and the other features Parker with Miles Davis, Walter Bishop Jr, Max Roach, and Teddy Kotick. Tracks are short, and include some classics – and the album includes alternate takes of 4 numbers. Titles include "Si Si", "Swedish Schnapps", "Back Home Blues", "Lover Man", "Au Privave", "She Rote", and "Star Eyes". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s mono Japanese Polygram pressing, UMV 2030. Cover has light wear and a small cutout notch.)

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PaupersMagic People ... LP
Verve/Forecast, Late 60s. Very Good Gatefold ... $6.99
Great great work by The Paupers – essentially a 60s folk rock combo, but one with a really groovy sound! The group come up with loads of great guitar interplay on the session – janging acoustic and electric together in a style that comes up with some nice hippie and eastern edges – and which means that even on the vocal tracks, the album's got an instrumental charm that kind of links it to some of the hipper rock/jazz crossover projects on labels like Verve and Impulse at the time. Most tracks do have vocals, in a style that ranges from Sunshine Pop to folksy – and the whole album's pretty darn great, filled with tracks that include "Let Me Be", "Magic People", "It's Your Mind", "Black Thank You Package", "Simple Deed", and "Tudor Impressions". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo deep groove pressing. Cover has surface wear and some aging.)

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Arthur PrysockArt & Soul ... LP
Verve, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $3.99
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(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Rare EarthDreams/Answers ... LP
Verve, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $39.99
The funky blue-eyed debut of Rare Earth – an early Detroit combination of soul, rock, and funk! The group really sprang to fame on Motown right after this early album for Verve – but this set may be even harder and heavier than any of their later records – produced by Dennis Coffey, with a nice blend of fuzz and funk, at a level that's very much like the best Atlantic sounds from Vanilla Fudge – but much more born from the Detroit scene that could give the world The Stooges and Funkadelic at the same time! Many cuts are soul standards, redone with a heavy-drum style that's pretty great – and some of the originals have more of the psych feel, but are graced by some genuinely soulful vocals, often done in harmony style. Titles include "Mothers Oats", "New Rochelle", "Yesterday On Third Avenue", "Red Apple", "Get Ready", "6-3-4-5", and "Sidewalk Cafe". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label stereo pressing – record and cover are nice.)

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Buddy RichBuddy Rich Sings Johnny Mercer ... LP
Verve, 1956. Very Good ... $19.99
One of the few rare vocal sessions recorded by Buddy Rich – and a surprisingly swinging album that makes us wonder why he didn't record more like this! Arrangements are by Buddy Bregman, who was always the great man at Verve for backing less-confident singers – and unlike other Buddy Rich vocal records, which have a mostly gentle, almost Chet Baker-like quality, this one's got a lot more punch and some of the dynamism you'd expect from Rich's fame in jazz! Overall, there's a bit of a short dynamic range to Buddy's singing – but he more than makes up for that with a slightly earthy quality that we really like – a mode that clearly has him wanting to sing, pushing his voice, and bringing a sense of earnestness to these tunes that we really like. Titles include "Day In Day Out", "Goody Goody", "Out Of This World", "One For My Baby", "Fools Rush In", "Dream", and "Travlin Light". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red label pressing with deep groove.)

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Sonny RollinsSonny Rollins Brass/Sonny Rollins Trio ... LP
Verve, 1958. Near Mint- ... $19.99
Quite an unusual record for Sonny Rollins – but a great one too! At first glance the concept is a strange one – almost a crazy decision to pair modernist tenorist Sonny Rollins with a set of large brassy arrangements – but oddly, the idea works, and works nicely – as Rollins' edgey solos cut through the heavy arrangements with ease, creating some angular counterpoint and a tight little space to make his own sound. The group was conducted by Ernie Wilkins, and the flipside of the album features Rollins playing in a small trio with the great Henry Grimes on bass (who also played with Rollins on some of his best sessions from the time!) and Charles Wright on drums. Titles include "Manhattan", "If You Were The Only Girl In the World", "Who Cares?", and "Far Out East". Originally issued on MGM/Metro – but this is the Verve pressing. LP, Vinyl record album
(Early 80s Japanese Polydor pressing, UMV 2555, with insert.)

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Mort SahlMort Sahl 1960 Or Look Forward In Anger ... LP
Verve, 1960. Near Mint- ... $1.99
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(Celebrity Series pressing with deep groove. Cover has a half split top seam.)
 
 
 



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