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✨✧ Basso Valdambrini QuintetBasso Valdambrini Quintet (Verve) ... LP
Verve, 1959. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
A sharp-edged session of tremendous trumpet and tenor interplay – served up by the legendary quintet of Gianni Basso and Oscar Valdambrini! The album's got a sound that's as hip as it looks – a great approach to 50s modern jazz, done in a style that's equally influenced by west coast cool and east coast hardbop! Valdambrini's trumpet is beautifully measured throughout – with echoes of both Kenny Dorham and Chet Baker – offset by some deeper grooving on tenor from Basso, who plays with a strength and command that few American players of the time could match. Titles include "Come Out Wherever You Are", "Lo Struzzo Oscar", "Lotar", "Gone With The Wind", "Parlami D'Amore Mariu", and "Fan Tan". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing!)

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Willie BoboTalkin' Verve ... CD
Verve, Late 60s. Used ... $2.99
Killer set of funky Latin Soul tracks, recorded by Willie Bobo in the mid and late 60s, and pulled from his hard to find albums on Verve! The set focuses on some of Willie's grooviest stuff, and is a very tasty blend of soul and instrumental cuts, all with a tight Latin-tinged sound. Titles include "Sham Time", "Stuff", "Night Walk", "Roots", "Black Coffee", "Lisa", "Grazing In the Grass", and "Blind Man, Blind Man". CD
(Out of print.)

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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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Ella FitzgeraldElla Sings Broadway (Verve Master Edition) ... CD
Verve, 1962. Used ... $6.99
Ella Fitzgerald sings Broadway – but in a way that makes the tunes completely her own! Marty Paich turns in some great jazzy arrangements for the set – and the tunes are far more swinging than the usual showtunes you might expect – stripped of all their stage-bound drama, and retooled by Paich as these tight little vehicles for Ella's amazing vocals! The album's arguably more expressive than even some of Fitzgerald's previous songbook sessions – even though most work comes from the same American stage mode – titles that include "Hernando's Hideaway", "I Could Have Danced All Night", "Whatever Lola Wants", "Guys and Dolls", "If I Were A Bell", "No Other Love", and "Steam Heat". CD
(Out of print.)

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Ella FitzgeraldVerve Jazz Masters 46 – The Jazz Sides ... CD
Verve, 1950s/Early 60s. Used ... $2.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Stan GetzVerve Return Engagement ... LP
Verve, 1974. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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Dizzy GillespieDizzy's Diamonds – The Best Of The Verve Years ... CD
Verve, 1950s/Mid 60s. Used 3 CDs ... $4.99
... CD
(Out of print, BMG music club pressing.)

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Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Stitt, Sonny RollinsSonny Side Up (Verve Master Edition) ... CD
Verve, 1957. Used ... $3.99
A great little blowing session for Verve – one that has Dizzy Gillespie working here with two different "Sonnys" – Sonny Stitt and Sonny Rollins, both of whom play tenor on the set! The tracks here are all quite long and open – more loose vehicles for extended soloing than the usual sort of Verve tracks – almost a mini-jam session with the three horn giants in the lead. Rhythm is from the trio of Ray Bryant on piano, Tommy Bryant on bass, and Charlie Persip on drums – but the real stars are the horn players – not just Diz, who cuts some of his hippest lines of the late 50s here, but also Rollins and Stitt, who seem to get a bit more care in recording than they did over at Prestige earlier in the decade. Album features 4 long tracks – "On The Sunny Side Of The Street", "After Hours", "I Know That You Know", and "The Eternal Triangle". CD
(Out of print.)

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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 ... $5.99
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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Jan AP Kaczmarek & othersVerve – Music From & Inspired By The Motion Picture ... CD
Focus/Verve, 2007. Used ... $1.99
... CD

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Barbara KeithBarbara Keith (Verve) ... LP
Verve, 1969. Very Good ... $29.99
... 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 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. New Copy (reissue)... On September 20, 2019
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

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Oscar PetersonWest Side Story (Verve master edition) ... CD
Verve, 1962. Used ... $1.99
The West Side Story score – but handled here by the great Oscar Peterson Trio – in ways that really push the tunes past their Broadway roots! The approach is tight, soulful, and filled with strong lines from Peterson on piano – plus bass by Ray Brown and drums from Ed Thigpen – that classic trio from the early 60s that came together in different ways than Oscar's group of the 50s. The set features an especially nice long take on "Jet Song" – plus versions of "Something's Coming", "Somewhere", "Tonight", "Maria", and "I Feel Pretty". CD
(Out of print.)

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Nina SimoneSinnerman (Felix Da Housecat's Heavenly House ext voc, inst, & main, original) – Verve Remixed 2 ... 12-inch
Verve, 2003. Near Mint- ... $49.99
Nina Simone hits a house groove – thanks to some tight remixing by Felix Da Housecat! "Sinnerman" first appeared on Nina's classic Pastel Blues album – but here, it's pumped up in a few different mixes that were all part of the Verve Remixed 2 project. The vocals are extremely haunting – really echoing out with that magic tone that Nina always had – and even all the beats and keys can't get in the way of the tune's soulful finish! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a plain white sleeve.)

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Jimmy SmithBest Of Jimmy Smith (Verve) ... LP
Verve, 1960s. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $4.99
A great little collection of Jimmy's tight tight tight Hammond sides cut for Verve during the 60s – with backings by Oliver Nelson and Lalo Schifrin, plus a few other sides in smaller combo format. Tracks include "Walk On The Wild Side", "Ol Man River", "The Cat", "Got My Mojo Workin", "High Heel Sneakers", "Hobo Flats", and "Organ Grinder's Swing". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Shirley ScottTalkin' Verve – Shirley Scott ... CD
Verve, 1960s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Groovy organ from the great Shirley Scott – and an excellent selection of tunes that shows a side of hers that's not often represented on the reissue market! The tracks on the set are pulled from Shirley's years at Impulse and Verve, and most of them feature her work on the Hammond out front of swinging big arrangements from Oliver Nelson – easily one of the most soulful arrangers she ever worked with, and a perfect talent to accompany her breezy soulful style. Other tracks feature work by Gary McFarland – equally well suited to bring out another side of Shirley's playing – and the whole set's a dreamy batch of soulful loungey organ tunes that's really great! Titles include "Feelin Good", "Taj Mahal", "A Shot In The Dark", "Blue Bongo", "Good Lookin Out", "Make Someone Happy", "Heat Wave", and "On The Trail". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousHits Are On Verve ... LP
Verve, 1964. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing. Cover has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Billie HolidayVerve Silver Collection ... CD
Verve (Germany), 1957. Used ... Out Of Stock
Over an hour of music – and tracks that include "I Wished On The Moon", "Comes Love", "Darn That Dream", "Body & Soul", "Embraceable You", "We'll Be Together Again", and "All Or Nothing At All". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Jimmy SmithWalk On The Wild Side – The Best Of The Verve Years ... CD
Verve, Mid 60s. Used 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Lester YoungPres (Verve) ... LP
Verve, 1950/1951. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
As beautiful an illustration of the genius of Lester Young as you could ever hope to find – tight, short small group numbers recorded with a keen focus on Young's amazing tone – all served up with beautiful sound throughout! The cover bills the set as being by Young and his orchestra, but the material's presented in a variety of different small group settings – with Verve regulars who include Ray Brown on bass, Hank Jones or John Lewis on piano, and Buddy Rich or Joe Jones on drums. There's no other horns on the date, so Lester's tenor is right out front on all numbers – and titles include "Little Pee Blues", "Neenah", "Thou Swell", "Up N Adam", "Encore", and "Frenesi". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s mono Japanese pressing, UMV 2672, including the insert.)

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✨✧ VariousComplete Jazz At The Philharmonic On Verve 1944 to 1949 (10CD box set) ... CD
Verve, Late 40s. Used 10 CDs ... Out Of Stock
A fantastic package – 10CDs worth of all the great material recorded at the early Jazz At The Philharmonic concerts – headed by Verve's Norman Granz, and presented in an all-star mix of bebop, swing, and hip jazz vocals! Lots of long tracks, with extended solos, and unique meetings of different jazz talents. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Bud PowellComplete Bud Powell On Verve (5CD box set) ... CD
Verve, Late 40s/1950s/Early 60s. Used 5CD & Book ... Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print. Please note the cover has some wear and the outer edges of the book have a light stain – interior is nice and clean.)
 
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Cannonball AdderleyDefinitive Cannonball Adderley ... CD
Blue Note/Verve, Late 50s/1960s/Early 70s. Used ... $3.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Red AllenMeets Kid Ory ... LP
Verve, Late 50s. Near Mint- ... $14.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono MGM pressing. Cover has light wear and aging.)

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Philip BaileyLove Will Find A Way ... CD
Verve, 2019. New Copy ... $13.99 14.98
Philip Bailey's looking hipper than usual on the cover – and he's sounding hipper than usual within – thanks to fantastic production help from Robert Glasper, Christian McBride, and Chick Corea – all artists who play on the record, and help give Bailey a really timeless sense of soul! The man himself needs no introduction – thanks to his long legacy in Earth Wind & Fire, and a range of great solo records too – but there's really something different, and something special taking place here – as Bailey pushes both his vocal range and sense of songform, working through music by Curtis Mayfield, Marvin Gaye, Oscar Brown Jr, and even the Talking Heads – while also turning in some great songs of his own, co-penned with some of the album's collaborators. The instrumentation is served up by a dream group of jazz talents – Kamasi Washington on tenor, Kenny Barron on piano, Robert Glasper and Chick Corea on keyboards, Steve Wilson on saxes and flute, Lionel Loueke on guitar,and Christian McBride on bass – and although the record features guest vocals from Bilal and Casey Benjamin, it's Bailey's work that's the real main attraction. Titles include "We're A Winner", "Stairway To The Stars", "Just To Keep Your Satisfied", "Once In A Lifetime", "Billy Jack", "You're Everything", "Brooklyn Blues", "Sacred Sounds", and "Love Will Find A Way". CD
Also available Love Will Find A Way ... LP 26.99

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Philip BaileyLove Will Find A Way ... LP
Verve, 2019. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $26.99 34.99
Philip Bailey's looking hipper than usual on the cover – and he's sounding hipper than usual within – thanks to fantastic production help from Robert Glasper, Christian McBride, and Chick Corea – all artists who play on the record, and help give Bailey a really timeless sense of soul! The man himself needs no introduction – thanks to his long legacy in Earth Wind & Fire, and a range of great solo records too – but there's really something different, and something special taking place here – as Bailey pushes both his vocal range and sense of songform, working through music by Curtis Mayfield, Marvin Gaye, Oscar Brown Jr, and even the Talking Heads – while also turning in some great songs of his own, co-penned with some of the album's collaborators. The instrumentation is served up by a dream group of jazz talents – Kamasi Washington on tenor, Kenny Barron on piano, Robert Glasper and Chick Corea on keyboards, Steve Wilson on saxes and flute, Lionel Loueke on guitar,and Christian McBride on bass – and although the record features guest vocals from Bilal and Casey Benjamin, it's Bailey's work that's the real main attraction. Titles include "We're A Winner", "Stairway To The Stars", "Just To Keep Your Satisfied", "Once In A Lifetime", "Billy Jack", "You're Everything", "Brooklyn Blues", "Sacred Sounds", and "Love Will Find A Way". LP, Vinyl record album
(Please Note – These copies have a slightly dinged corner from shipping, nothing major just a small dent on one corner.)
Also available Love Will Find A Way ... CD 13.99

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Charlie BarnetFor Dancing Lovers ... LP
Verve, Late 50s. Very Good ... $14.99
Features a few trumpet solos from Clark Terry – and guitar from Barney Kessel! LP, Vinyl record album
(Verve Records Inc pressing with deep groove. Cover has stains on back and some flaking on front near the opening.)

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Charlie BarnetLonely Street ... LP
Verve, Mid 50s. Very Good+ ... $11.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Verve Inc pressing, with deep groove.)

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✨✧ Kenny BarronOther Places ... CD
Verve, 1993. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Out of print. BMG Direct pressing.)

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✨✧ Count BasieBasie In London ... CD
Verve, 1956. Used ... $2.99
Basie was getting all over the place during the 50s – and this set's a great little concert recorded in London! The album's classic Basie for Verve – with Joe Williams on vocals on 3 tracks, and a tight group that includes Thad Jones, Joe Newman, Benny Powell, Matthew Gee, and Frank Foster. Titles include "Flute Juice", "Nails", "Blues Backstage", "Corner Pocket", "Roll Em Pete", and "Well All Right Okay You Win". CD

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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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Jon BatisteHollywood Africans ... CD
Verve, 2018. Used ... $8.99
Think what you want about Jon Batiste on TV – the man's out to show you here that he's one hell of a pianist – and a jazz musician with a lot more depth than just his mainstream appearances! The set is mostly solo, and surprisingly beautiful – as Batiste is able to both serve up some New Orleans roots, and also hit some even more striking moments that have a much more modern appeal – this range of emotion we never would have expected, and which is mostly pretty surprising – apart from a few titles that Jon must have thrown in to keep some of the "visitors" on track. The solo piano numbers are fantastic – a real revelation – and titles include "Green Hill Zone", "Mr Buddy", "Kenner Boogie", "Chopinesque", "Nocturne No 1 In D Minor", "Is It Over", and "Don't Stop". CD
Also available Hollywood Africans ... CD 13.99

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Jon BatisteHollywood Africans ... CD
Verve, 2018. New Copy ... $13.99 14.98
Think what you want about Jon Batiste on TV – the man's out to show you here that he's one hell of a pianist – and a jazz musician with a lot more depth than just his mainstream appearances! The set is mostly solo, and surprisingly beautiful – as Batiste is able to both serve up some New Orleans roots, and also hit some even more striking moments that have a much more modern appeal – this range of emotion we never would have expected, and which is mostly pretty surprising – apart from a few titles that Jon must have thrown in to keep some of the "visitors" on track. The solo piano numbers are fantastic – a real revelation – and titles include "Green Hill Zone", "Mr Buddy", "Kenner Boogie", "Chopinesque", "Nocturne No 1 In D Minor", "Is It Over", and "Don't Stop". CD
Also available Hollywood Africans ... CD 8.99

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Louis BellsonLouis Bellson Swings Jule Styne ... LP
Verve, Late 50s. Very Good ... $6.99
The fantastic drummer swings the music of composer Jule Styne – on songs that were mostly co-written with the great Sammy Cahn! Players aren't listed, but the set's got that usual tight Bellson groove! LP, Vinyl record album
(Verve Inc pressing with deep groove. Cover has moderate wear with split spine, mostly split seams that are partially held with tape.)

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✨✧ Jorge BenJorge Ben (1969) ... LP
Philips/Verve, 1969. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
A samba soul masterpiece from Jorge Ben – one of the most brilliant records to come out the fertile late 60s Brazilian scene – and an incredible album that works with the psychedelic flourishes of Ben's contemporaries and a deeper undercurrent of soul & funk! This is one of the most amazing early Jorge Ben LPs, recorded at the end of the 60s, when Jorge was singing with a stone-cold soul sound. The sharp, tight arrangements by Rogerio Duprat & Jose Briamonte made tracks like "Pais Tropical", "Take It Easy My Brother Charles", and "Que Pena" immediate classics – while the percussion and rhythms of Trio Mocoto provide a good part of the unique backdrop. The album is a mix of funky samba, soaring Brazilian soul, and sweeping orchestrations that give the whole thing a jazzy finish – and it's some of the best work that Jorge Ben ever recorded! Other tracks include "Criola", Cade Tereza", "Domingas", "Barbarella", "Quem Foi Que Roubou A Sopeira" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Jorge Ben (1969) ... CD 9.99

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Tony Bennett & Diana KrallFascinating Rhythm (10 inch single) ... 12-inch
Verve, 2018. New Copy ... $4.99 14.99
A very cool little 10" single – one that features a recent duet on "Fascinating Rhythm" by Tony Bennett with Diana Krall, all with backing from the trio of pianist Bill Charlap! The flipside's maybe even cooler, though – as it features a very early Bennett recording of the tune – done in 1949 with orchestrations by Marty Manning, and originally issued unear the name of Joe Bari! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Released for Small Business Saturday 2018. Indie store exclusive.)

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George BensonIrreplaceable ... CD
Verve, 2004. Used ... $5.99
It may be just be us, but this seems like the best George Benson album we've heard in years! The songs are all very comfortably soul-based – often with vocals, and featuring some of the catchiest numbers we've heard from George a while. George's vocals have that wonderfully sweet sound that we love from his 70s work – a nice match for the tone of his guitar, and really infectious when applied to the right tune. One of those tunes is the excellent "Cell Phone" – a sure hit if we ever heard one – and other tracks include "Black Rose", "Take You Out", "Strings Of Love", "Six Play", "Missing You", "Stairway To Love", and "Arizona Sunrise". CD
(Out of print, BMG music club pressing.)

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Shelley BermanOutside Shelley Berman ... LP
Verve, 1959. Sealed ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing. Cover has two cutout holes.)

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Art BlakeyS Make It ... CD
Limelight/Verve (Japan), 1964. New Copy ... $9.99
A lost classic from Art Blakey – quite different from some of his Blue Note work! The album's a very swinging mid 60s session, noteworthy for the presence of John Gilmore, recording here in one of his few appearances away from Sun Ra. Gilmore wails on tenor, and he sounds great next to Lee Morgan, who had, at this point, briefly returned to play with Blakey, and fit in with the group beautifully. John Hicks is on piano, and contributes a few nice tracks – and Curtis Fuller rounds out the sextet nicely, hitting some of those great gutbuckety notes that he only ever seemed to manage when he worked with Blakey! The whole album's great – and tracks include "Little Hughie", "Olympia", "One For Gamal", and "Faith". CD

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Art BlakeySoul Finger ... CD
Limelight/Verve (Japan), 1965. New Copy ... $13.99
One of the most obscure mid 60s sides by Blakey – but a great one! The record features a strangely-chosen lineup of the Jazz Messengers that includes Lee Morgan, Freddie Hubbard, Lucky Thompson, and John Hicks. Thompson's in his very soulful "just returned from Europe" phase, and his playing is excellent, especially on soprano, which he was reaching for again and again at this point in his career. Hicks shows some nice early soul jazz stylings on piano, and the two-trumpet frontline of Hubbard and Morgan distinguish themselves nicely from each other. The writing's quite nice, too – from the James Bond-esque "Soul Finger" to Morgan's lively "Buh's Bossa". Great stuff! Other titles include "Spot Session", "Freedom Monday", "A Quiet Thing (From Flora The Red Menace)" and "The Hub". CD
Also available Soul Finger ... LP 24.99

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Blues ProjectBest Of The Blues Project ... LP
Verve/Forecast, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $7.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Tan label pressing. Cover has a cutout hole.)

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

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DeeDee BridgewaterLove & Peace – A Tribute To Horace Silver ... CD
Verve, 1995. Used ... $4.99
A modern classic from Dee Dee Bridgewater – one of her hippest albums of the later years, thanks to a great choice of material, and some really wonderful execution! The album's a beautiful set of straight jazz vocal readings of some of Horace Silver's best compositions, and it also features guest appearances by Silver and Jimmy Smith – both players who still had plenty going on at the time of the sessions. The real strength, though, is Dee Dee – as she proves once and for all that she's one of the best female true jazz singers of this era, capable of rich emotion on ballad tracks, and swinging free vocalese on more uptempo numbers. Titles include "Nica's Dream", "Pretty Eyes", "St. Vitus Dance", "Soulville", "Lonely Woman", and "Tokyo Blues". One of the greatest jazz vocal albums of the past 10 years! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Ray Brown/Ben Webster/Oscar PetersonOne O'Clock Jump 1953 – Jazz At The Philharmonic ... LP
Verve, 1953. Near Mint- ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(80s pressing.)

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Kenny BurrellGuitar Forms ... CD
Verve/MGM, 1965. Used ... $4.99
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". CD
(Out of print.)

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Terry CallierWhat Color Is Love ... LP
Cadet/Verve, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 24.99
Possibly the greatest album ever by the legendary Chicago soul singer Terry Callier! Terry's rich mellow voice is mixed with superb arrangements from the Cadet studio team, with Charles Stepney at the head, and the result is completely sublime. The songs are longer than on earlier albums – and spun out with a complex groove that mixes equal parts of jazz, folk, and soul with the soaring spiritual vibe that was running through the Chicago scene at the time. The first side alone is the stuff that legends are made of – with classic tracks like "Dancing Girl", "What Color is Love", and "You Goin' Miss Your Candyman" all in a row, sewn together in a wash of love, soul, and emotion that you'd be hard pressed to find on any other album from the time. Other tracks include "I'd Rather Be With You", "Just As Long As We're In Love", and "You Don't Care" – and the whole album's a masterpiece beyond compare! LP, Vinyl record album
Also available What Color Is Love ... LP 19.99

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Betty CarterAudience With Betty Carter ... CD
Verve, 1980. Used 2 CDs ... $18.99
A brilliant live set by Betty Carter – originally issued on her own Bet-Car label in 1980, and a perfect summation of the underground soul that was bubbling through her work in the 70s! The Betty you hear here is way different than the Betty of earlier years – freer, more soulful, working in an unfettered setting that lets her take off on piano and vocals, working in a mode that's got a modal vibrant quality unmatched by most other singers! The album includes a great version of "Open The Door", a 25 minute reading of the landmark tune "Sounds", and the tracks "Tight", "Fake", "So", "My Favorite Things", "Caribbean Sun", and "I Think I Got It Now". CD
(Out of print.)

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Betty CarterDroppin Things ... CD
Verve, 1990. Used ... $3.99
A record of incredible beauty – probably our favorite of all the Betty Carter comeback albums! The set starts with one of the most wonderful tunes Betty's ever written – "30 Years", a lightly grooving number told from the perspective of a woman who's losing her man after three decades of love, and which is carried off with a level of sincerity and soul that's simply incredible. The album also features a remake of Betty's classic "Open The Door", entitled "Open The Door '90", and featuring solos by Freddie Hubbard and Craig Handy. The whole thing's great, though – and other tracks include "What's The Use Of Wonderin", "Droppin Things", "I Love Music", and "Dull Day In Chicago". CD
(Out of print.)

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Betty CarterLook What I Got ... CD
Verve, 1988. Used ... $8.99
Mellow magic from Betty – one of her first "comeback" albums for Verve, and an excellent set of tunes that still keeps the same feel as her 80s work on her own label. The group on most tunes is a trio – with Benny Green on piano, Michael Bowie on bass, and Winard Harper on drums – but some tracks feature additional tenor from Don Braden, blowing soulfully next to Betty's incredible voice. Tunes skip around with imagination and a sense of soul in places where you'd never expect it – and titles include "Look What I Got", "The Man I Love", "That Sunday That Summer", "All I Got", and "Just Like The Movies". CD
(Out of print.)

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Betty CarterLook What I Got ... LP
Verve, 1988. Very Good ... $2.99
Mellow magic from Betty – one of her first "comeback" albums for Verve, and an excellent set of tunes that still keeps the same feel as her 80s work on her own label. The group on most tunes is a trio – with Benny Green on piano, Michael Bowie on bass, and Winard Harper on drums – but some tracks feature additional tenor from Don Braden, blowing soulfully next to Betty's incredible voice. Tunes skip around with imagination and a sense of soul in places where you'd never expect it – and titles include "Look What I Got", "The Man I Love", "That Sunday That Summer", "All I Got", and "Just Like The Movies". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Jimmy ClevelandIntroducing Jimmy Cleveland & His All Stars ... CD
Verve, 1955. Used Gatefold ... $4.99
An early leader session for Jimmy Cleveland – one that pulls him out of the Lionel Hampton group, and puts him in the company of a number of different all-stars – top level players that Mercury brought together in three different sessions for the album. Players include Lucky Thompson, Cecil Payne, Barry Galbraith, Wade Legge, Paul Chambers, and Jerome Richardson – and it's the quality of the ensemble grooving that really makes the album swing, a lot more than Cleveland's solos on his own. Titles include "Vixen", "Hear Ye Hear Ye", "See Minor", "Bone Brother", "Count 'Em", and "Little Beaver". CD
(Out of print Verve Elite edition.)

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Colwell Winfield Blues BandCold Wind Blues ... LP
Verve, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $24.99
... 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+ ... $2.99
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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✨✧ Blossom DearieMy Gentleman Friend ... LP
Verve, 1959. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
A magical exercise in understatement – and one of Blossom's best albums for Verve! The late 50s session features Blossom back in the US and working with a small combo that includes Bobby Jaspar on flute, Ray Brown on bass, Kenny Burrell on guitar, and Ed Thigpen on drums – all grooving with Blossom's vocals and piano in a spare, yet swinging approach to jazz! The tracks are touched with those wonderful little touches and sweetly-voiced moments that always make Blossom's records better than the rest – and titles include "Little Jazz Bird", "Gentleman Friend", "Boum", "L'Etang", and "Chez Moi". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original Verve Inc mono pressing – with deep groove – a great copy! Cover has a few very light age spots on the top seam, but is pretty fantastic overall.)

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Buddy DeFrancoBuddy DeFranco & The Oscar Peterson Quartet ... CD
Verve/Phoenix (Spain), 1954. Used ... $8.99
The original album of lovely clarinet work by Buddy DeFranco –backed by Oscar Peterson's quartet – plus a mammoth bonus number that runs nearly half an hour! The players includes Ray Brown on bass, Herb Ellis on guitar, and Louis Bellson on guitar. The tracks are open-ended, in that swinging Verve style used on the best mid 50s LPs – and while the Peterson group doesn't work in the same soul style of some of DeFranco's recordings with Sonny Clark, they make up for it with their own light touch that helps DeFranco take some chances on his solos! Titles include "Sweet & Lovely", "Fascinating Rhythm", Pick Yourself Up", "Love For Sale", and "Easy To Love". As a bonus track for this edition you get the 23+ minute "Lullaby In Rhythm" – recorded with the same personel plus all star winds Roy Eldridge, Dizzy Gillespie, Bill Harris and Flip Phillips – with great soloing throughout! CD
Also available Buddy DeFranco & The Oscar Peterson Quartet ... LP 14.99

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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.)
Also available Buddy DeFranco & The Oscar Peterson Quartet ... CD 8.99

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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+ ... $14.99
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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Directions In GrooveDeeper ... CD
Verve, 1994. Used ... $5.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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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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Teddy EdwardsLa Villa – Live In Paris ... CD
Gitanes/Verve (France), 1994. Used ... $11.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Roy EldridgeSwing Goes Dixie ... LP
Verve, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $11.99
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+ ... $14.99
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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✨✧ Roy Eldridge, Charlie Shavers, Lester YoungTrumpet Battle 1952 ... LP
Verve, 1952. Near Mint- ... $4.99
Before you ask, the cover doesn't feature pictures of these guys whacking each other over their heads with trumpets! Instead, it features Jazz At The Philharmonic material from 1952 – with long tracks that include "Jam Session Blues", "The Trumpet Battle", and a "Ballad Medley". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s pressing. Cover has a lightly bent corner.)

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Duke Ellington & Johnny HodgesBlues Summit (Side By Side/Back To Back) ... LP
Verve, 1959. Very Good- 2LP Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
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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Herb EllisNothing But The Blues ... CD
Verve (Japan), 1957. New Copy ... $9.99
The title's a bit of a shocker – in that that we don't normally think of Herb as a bluesy player – but it's pretty darn honest, given the great sound of this set! Herb's playing in a really mellow and laidback style for this session – working with Roy Eldridge, Stan Getz, Ray Brown, and Stan Levey on a set of bluesy tunes that feature his guitar in the lead, working through some magical solos that are far more expressive than on some of his work on other albums from the time. The record's a genuine surprise, and a real lost Verve treasure – as Ellis steps out with a great tone and some nice rootsy solos on tracks that include "Patti Cake", "Blues For Junior", "Blues For Janet", "Pap's Blues", and "Tin Roof Blues". CD

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Herb EllisSoftly, But With That Feeling ... LP
Verve, 1961. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Guitarist Herb Ellis is joined by Victor Feldman on vibes, Leroy Vinnegar on bass and Ronnie Zito on drums for this album of mellow tunes. There is an Ellis-Feldman original called "Jim's Blues" and Feldman also composed "You Better Be Ready." There is also a version of Joao Gilberto's "One Night Samba" that leads the first side. Other songs include "Toni," "John Brown's Body," "Detour Ahead" and "Gravy Waltz." LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese Polydor pressing, UMV 2674, including the insert.)

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Bill EvansAlone (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Verve, 1968. Used ... $6.99
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)". CD features 6 bonus tracks – most previously unissued, including alternates of 5 tracks on the album, plus a bonus medley of "All The Things You Are/Midnight Mood". CD
(Verve Master Edition – with bonus tracks, new notes, and more!)

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Bill EvansBill Evans Trio Live ... LP
Verve, 1964. Very Good ... $9.99
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 EvansSimple Matter Of Conviction ... LP
Verve, 1966. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $49.99
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
(Stereo MGM pressing with Van Gelder stamp. Cover has a cut corner.)

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Bill EvansTrio '65 ... CD
Verve, 1965. Used ... $11.99
One of the best Bill Evans trio sessions on Verve – recorded with a group that features Chuck Israels on bass and Larry Bunker on drums, both perfect accompanists for Evans in his exploration of unusual rhythms and lyrical tones on the keys! Both players have a dancing quality that goes far beyond strict rhythmic timekeeping – and this approach opens up Evans' solos in to a freer mode than on some of his stiffer 60s sets. The result is a wonderful album that really transforms the tunes – as you'll hear on the set of tracks that include "Round Midnight", "Israel", "Elsa", and "How My Heart Sings". CD
(Out of print.)

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Gil Evans with Kenny Burrell & Phil WoodsGil Evans Orchestra/Kenny Burrell & Phil Woods – Previously Unreleased Recordings ... LP
Verve, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $4.99
Rare material from Gil Evans' short-lived time on Verve Records – recorded in the early 60s, but not issued until this obscure 70s album! The set features Evans at his sharpest and most modern for the time – right up their with his best Impulse Records dates too – and key soloists include Kenny Burrell on guitar, Phil Woods on alto sax, Johnny Coles on trumpet, and Wayne Shorter on tenor! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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Tal FarlowInterpretations Of Tal Farlow (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Verve (Japan), 1955. Used ... $28.99
One of the rarest albums by the guitar jazz great Tal Farlow! The set's one of Tal's best for Verve (although they're all pretty darn good), and it features his edgey guitar in a west coast rhythm trio with Claude Williamson on piano, Red Mitchell on bass, and Stan Levey on drums. The titles are mostly standards, but they're played with a nice moody groove that opens them up nicely, despite the short takes on the tracks – that great sense of economy that always makes Farlow work from this period so great. Titles include "Manhattan", "I Remember You", "There Will Never Be Another You", and a solo version of "Autumn Leaves". Packaged in a nifty little cover, with the original David Stone Martin design! CD
(Out of print, 24-bit remastered edition – includes obi!)

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Tal FarlowTal Farlow Album (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Verve (Japan), 1954/1955. Used ... $13.99
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". CD
(Out of print. Includes obi!)

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Ella FitzgearldJohnny Mercer Songbook ... CD
Verve, 1964. Used ... $3.99
... CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Johnny Mercer Songbook ... LP 9.99

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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 ... $13.99
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. Cover has some ring & edge wear and a small sticker.)

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Ella FitzgeraldCole Porter Songbook Vol 2 ... CD
Verve, 1956. Used ... $2.99
... CD

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Ella FitzgeraldComplete Ella In Berlin – Mack The Knife (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Verve, Early 60s. Used ... $1.99
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". Features bonus tracks not on the original album! CD
Also available Ella In Berlin – Mack The Knife ... LP 4.99

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Ella FitzgeraldElla At The Opera House (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Verve (Japan), 1957. Used ... $16.99
Nice backing on most tracks by a small combo that features Oscar Peterson on piano and Herb Ellis on guitar – and a larger group on a few more, with Stan Getz, Coleman Hawkins, and Lester Young on tenors! Titles include "Stompin At The Savoy", "Goody Goody", "Ill Wind", and "Bewitched Bothered & Bewildered". CD
(Out of print. Includes obi.)

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Ella FitzgeraldElla At The Shrine (yellow colored vinyl pressing) (2018 Black Friday Release) ... LP
Verve, 1956. New Copy ... $24.99
A newly-discovered live set from Ella Fitzgerald – recorded at the Shrine Auditorium in LA, a week before the famous Ella At Zardi's set! Producer Norman Granz was already great at capturing an intimate artist in a live setting – as evidenced by his famous Jazz At The Philharmonic Recordings – and he does a great job here with Ella, too – who steps out swinging, with some nice small combo backings. Granz speaks at the end of the set – and titles include "Joe Williams' Blues", "And The Angels Sing", "Air Mail Special", "Cry Me A River", "Glad To Be Unhappy", and "Lullaby Of Birdland". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition – on translucent yellow colored 45rpm vinyl!)

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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 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 In Berlin – Mack The Knife ... LP
Verve, Early 60s. Very Good ... $4.99
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
(Stereo MGM pressing.)
Also available Complete Ella In Berlin – Mack The Knife (with bonus tracks) ... CD 1.99

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Ella FitzgeraldElla Returns To Berlin ... CD
Verve, 1961. Used ... $2.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Ella FitzgeraldElla Swings Gently With Nelson ... CD
Verve, 1963. Used ... $2.99
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(BMG music club pressing.)

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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.)

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Ella FitzgeraldHarold Arlen Songbook Vol 1 ... CD
Verve, 1960/1961. Used ... $2.99
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✨✧ Ella FitzgeraldHello Love ... LP
Verve, 1957/1959. Very Good ... $9.99
Ella swings it nicely with the orchestra of Frank DeVol on this set of standards and classics – an overlooked treat from her late 50s years – and a set that's overflowing with great little numbers! The album's got a sound that's lush at times, but never overly emotive – thanks to Ella's keen ear for jazz in the tunes, which works strongly against DeVol's sometimes tendency to overarrange. The album's a nice contrast to some of Ella's Songbook work from the time – and titles include "You Go To My Head", "Spring Will Be A Little Late This Year", "Lost In A Fog", "So Rare", "Stairway To The Stars", and "Tenderly". LP, Vinyl record album
(Verve Inc pressing with deep groove.)

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✨✧ Ella FitzgeraldLady Be Good 1957 – Jazz At The Philharmonic ... LP
Verve, 1957. Near Mint- ... $6.99
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✨✧ Ella FitzgeraldLike Someone In Love ... LP
Verve, 1957. Very Good ... $9.99
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
(Verve Records Inc pressing with deep groove. Cover has a split top seam and half split spine.)

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Ella FitzgeraldRhythm Is My Business ... CD
Verve, Early 60s. Used ... $6.99
They're not lying with the title on this one, as Ella's singing to backings from the great Bill Doggett – who cooks up some of the liveliest rhythms Ella ever received from Verve! The style is still similar to other Verve records of the time – with that magnificent Fitzgerald vocal style transforming familiar tunes and standards – but the groove is much more upbeat, and Ella swings it hard in a style that really takes us back to her earlier years. Titles include "Runnin Wild", "No Moon At All", "Laughin On The Outside", "I Can't Face The Music", and "Rough Ridin". CD
(Out of print.)
 
 
 



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