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VerveNorthern Soul ... LP
Virgin (UK), 1995. Sealed 2LP ... $14.99
... 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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Verve Jazz EnsembleSwing A Nova ... CD
Verve Jazz Ensemble, 2017. Used ... $1.99
... CD

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Basso Valdambrini QuintetBasso Valdambrini Quintet (Verve) ... LP
Verve, 1959. Very Good ... $59.99
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
(Blue label pressing with deep groove. Cover has some splitting at the top of the spine held with clear tape, looks nice otherwise with very light wear and aging.)

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✨✧ Roy EldridgeLittle Jazz – The Best Of The Verve Years ... CD
Verve, 1950s. Used ... $3.99
15 great tracks from the Verve years of Roy Eldridge – with great help from Ben Webster and Coleman Hawkins on tenor, Johnny Hodges on alto, Gene Krupa on drums, and Oscar Peterson on piano! CD
(Out of print.)

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Billie HolidayVerve Silver Collection ... CD
Verve (Germany), 1957. Used ... $1.99
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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Carmen McRae & Betty CarterDuets – Live At The Great American Music Hall (Verve) ... CD
Verve, 1987. Used ... $7.99
... CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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✨✧ Stan GetzArtistry Of Stan Getz – The Best Of The Verve Years Vol 1 ... CD
Verve, 1950s/1960s. Used 2 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Featuring Bill Evans, Gary Burton, Oscar Peterson, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Joao Gilberto, Gerry Mulligan, and more. CD
(Out of print, BMG Direct pressing.)

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✨✧ Stan Getz & Joao GilbertoGetz/Gilberto (Verve master edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Verve, 1964. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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". Plus, this CD reissue package includes 2 bonus cuts – and a very cool tri-fold cover! CD
(Verve Master Edition in the the tri-fold digipack.)

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✨✧ Charlie Parker & Dizzy GillespieBird & Diz (Verve master edition with bonus tracks) ... CD
Verve, Early 50s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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. This CD version includes all the takes from the sessions, including chatter between takes, 20 b9it restoration, new liner notes, photographs and cover art. CD

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✨✧ Charlie Parker & Dizzy GillespieBird & Diz (Verve) ... LP
Verve (Czech Republic), Early 50s. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
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 has a classic David Stone Martin image on the cover. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousVerve Unmixed ... CD
Verve, 1950s/1960s. Used ... Out Of Stock
A great set of older tracks – at a really nice price! The package features 12 older jazz and vocal tunes that formed the basis for the slick new set Verve Remixed – the original versions of tracks on that set, offered here without any remixing, so that you can put the classics back to back with the new ones, for comparison! And even if you haven't heard Verve Remixed, the package is still a wonderfully priced set of tunes – with a wealth of great vocal jazz performances that are a treat to listen to, no matter what the setting. Titles include "Who Needs Forever" by Astrud Gilberto, "Strange Fruit" by Billie Holiday, "Hare Krishna" by Tony Scott, "See Line Woman" by Nina Simone, "Return To Paradise" by Shirley Horn, "Feelin Good" by Nina Simone, "Is You Is Or Is You Ain't My Baby?" by Dinah Washington, and "How Long Has This Been Going On" by Carmen McCrae. CD

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✨✧ Stan GetzArtistry Of Stan Getz – The Best Of The Verve Years Vol 2 ... CD
Verve, 1950s/1960s. Used 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)
 
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✨✧ Geri AllenGathering ... CD
Verve, 1998. Used ... $5.99
Features Buster Williams, Lenny White, and Wallace Roney. CD
(Advance promotional copy with artwork.)

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Red AllenRed Allen Plays King Oliver ... LP
Verve, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $16.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(MGM pressing.)

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Gene Ammons & Sonny StittBoss Tenors ... CD
Verve, 1961. Used ... $4.99
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". CD
(Out of print.)

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Philip BaileyLove Will Find A Way ... CD
Verve, 2019. Used ... $6.99
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". CD
Also available
Love Will Find A Way ... CD 13.99
Love Will Find A Way ... LP 16.99

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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 16.99
Love Will Find A Way ... CD 6.99

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Philip BaileyLove Will Find A Way ... LP
Verve, 2019. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $16.99 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
Love Will Find A Way ... CD 6.99

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Chet BakerYou Can't Go Home Again/Best Thing For You (with bonus tracks) ... CD
A&M/Verve, 1977. Used 2 CDs ... $26.99
2 CD set of the albums "You Can't Go Home Again" and "The Best Thing For You", as well as 9 bonus tracks! A surprisingly great electric session by Chet Baker from the 70s – and a record that's got a bit more force and power than most of his other sets at the time! The format here is a bit tighter and more focused than Baker's recordings for CTI from the period – with electric piano from Kenny Barron or Richie Beirach on all tracks, plus guitar on 3 of the album's 4 tracks, and a fair bit of other horns to flesh out the overall sound. The approach isn't exactly funky, but it's quite driving at times – and Baker's work on trumpet is more sharply pronounced in the setting – a bit bolder and less sorry for itself, with a majesty that rises above the potentially-cluttered feel of the set to take its own at the top. Titles are all long – and include "Love For Sale", "Un Poco Loco", "You Can't Go Home Again", and "El Morro". Lost material by Chet Baker – recorded for his late 70s album You Can't Go Home Again, and released in this special package after his untimely death in 1988. As with the album that did get released, there's a focus here that's a nice change from some of Baker's looser European material of later years – a sense of Chet's presence and phrasing that comes through quite strongly, and which is supported here by a sensitive group of top-shelf accompanists who include Paul Desmond, Kenny Barron, Tony Williams, and Ron Carter. The set features a great 17 minute take on "El Morro" by arranger/producer Don Sebesky – plus the tracks "Oh You Crazy Moon", "If You Could See Me Now", "The Best Thing For You", and "You've Changed". CD
(Out of print, small cutout hole through case.)

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Gato BarbieriFinest Hour ... CD
Verve, 1970s. Used ... $6.99
Tracks include "Cuando Vuelva a Tu Lado", "Nunca Mas", "To Be Continued", "Bahia", "Latin Lady", "Europa", and "Speak Low". CD
(BMG Direct pressing.)

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Count BasieApril In Paris ... CD
Verve, 1955. Used ... $3.99
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". CD
(Out of print.)

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Count BasieBasie Picks The Winners ... CD
Verve (Japan), 1965. New Copy ... $19.99
Count Basie picks his own set of "winners" – tracks pulled from the pop charts, and re-arranged by Billy Byers to give them the true Basie touch – that soaring, syncopated groove that makes the Basie band so great at this stretch in their career! The set features a number of 60s standards, plus a few older tunes – all performed in a warm, buoyant tone that was every bit the best side of the Basie group in that decade. Players include Eric Dixon and Eddie Lockjaw Davis on saxes, plus lots of great trombone from Al Grey – players who burst out of the group with tight short solos that really get the point across! Titles include "I'll Get By", "Watermelon Man", "Exodus", "I'm Walkin", and "Volare". CD
(UHQCD pressing!)

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Count BasieBasie's Beat ... CD
Verve (Japan), 1965. New Copy ... $19.99
A really wonderful back to basics session for Basie – featuring arrangements by longtime band members Frank Foster, Erick Dixon, Bobby Plater, and Thad Jones! The set also features vocals on 2 tracks by bluesy vocalist Richard Boone – a singer with a really great scatting approach – but overall, the real strength is the horn section, particularly Al Aarons, Dixon, and Eddie Lockjaw Davis – who all get in some very nice solo work. Tracks are mostly older numbers, Basie-ized – and played with a laidback tone that's a real contrast from the higher energy early 60s recordings. Titles include "Squeeze Me", "Frankie & Johnny", "Boone's Blues", "I Got Rhythm", and "Hey Jim". CD
(UHQCD pressing!)

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Count BasieCount! ... LP
Verve, Mid 50s. Good+ ... $16.99
A great little gem from the Count Basie years on Verve – a tight little record that has Basie really reinventing his sound for the 50s – an album that's filled with short, uncomplicated tracks that have a surprisingly easy-going groove! The arrangements are swinging and tight, with that Hefti-styled focus on a core element that really moves the tunes along – delivered by some great solo work from players that include Joe Newman on trumpet, Henry Coker on trombone, and Marshall Royal on alto. Basie has plenty of space to tinkle the ivories in mellow soul lines, too – and tracks include "Sure Thing", "Why Not", "Fawncy Meeting You", "Bootsie", "Bunny", "Cash Box", and "Basie Talks". LP, Vinyl record album
(Verve Inc pressing with deep groove. Cover has some wear and splitting.)

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Count BasieLil Ol Groovemaker Basie! ... CD
Verve (Japan), 1963. New Copy ... $19.99
Count Basie and Quincy Jones were always a mighty mighty combination – and there's no finer proof of that fact than this sweet little set! Quincy had a way of swinging Basie's group even more than Neal Hefti did – really letting the piano step out front, and swinging the larger horn parts in this mode that was extremely soulful, yet never with the hoke that could sometimes mar a Basie set – a style that was very 60s groovy, and which really helped breathe new life into the Count's ensemble! The album's a killer all the way through – and the tunes are all originals – written by Quincy, and arranged especially for the set – great little numbers that include "Nasty Magus", "Dum Dum", "Boody Rumble", "Count Em", "Belly Roll", and "Lil Ol Groovemaker Basie"! CD
(UHQCD pressing!)

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Count Basie & Joe WilliamsCount Basie Swings, Joe Williams Sings ... CD
Clef/Verve, 1955. Used ... $2.99
Count Basie plays the piano and Joe Williams sings in his bluesy way and they are backed by a slew of musicians who include Thad Jones on trumpet, Ben Powell on trombone, Frank Foster on tenor saxophone, Sonny Payne on drums and many, many others. Frank Foster did all of the arrangements and the tracks include Williams' "My Baby Upsets Me", "Ev'ry Day", and "Please Send Me Someone To Love". CD
(Out of print.)

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Jorge BenMinha Historia ... CD
Polygram/Verve, Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... $7.99
A nice little collection of classic work by Jorge Ben. CD
(Out of print.)

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Shelley BermanEdge Of Shelley Berman ... LP
Verve, 1960. Near Mint- ... $1.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Celebrity Series pressing with deep groove.)

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Shelley BermanGreat Moments Of Comedy ... LP
Verve, 1960s. Near Mint- ... $2.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Shelley BermanNew Sides ... LP
Verve, Early 60s. Sealed ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole. Shrinkwrap has a hole on the top right corner.)

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Shelley BermanOutside Shelley Berman ... LP
Verve, 1959. Near Mint- ... $0.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing. Cover has a cutout hole.)

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Shelley BermanPersonal Appearance ... LP
Verve, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Celebrity Series pressing with deep groove. Cover has staple holes in one corner, light wear, and a cutout hole.)

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Paul BleyImprovisie (limited numbered edition) ... CD
America/Verve, 1972. Used ... $36.99
Incredible work from Paul Bley – and a record that captures him in his excellent electric period, working in a different setting than we've heard him elsewhere! The group on the set is a trio – one that matches Bley's work on electric piano and synthesizer with percussion from Han Bennink and vocals, piano, bass, and additional synthesizer from a young Annette Peacock! Peacock is especially restrained on the record – especially if you only know her later, straighter work – and her contribution here is wonderfully subtle and extremely lovely. Side one features the track "Improvisie", a free improvisation with Bley on electric piano and synthesizer – and tonalities are as "out" as the playing, which is generally quite spacious and dynamic – though hardly quiet. The second side features a Peacock tune titled "Touching" that's a bit more intense – very much in the spirit of the work on the first side, and a unique slice of magic from this one-off session! CD
(Out of print. Limited numbered edition.)

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Bob Booker & George FosterYiddish Are Coming! The Yiddish Are Coming! ... LP
Verve, 1967. Very Good ... $1.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a cutout hole.)

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Buddy BregmanSwinging Kicks ... LP
Verve, 1956. Very Good ... $11.99
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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Big Bill BroonzyLast Session Part 2 ... LP
Verve, 1957. Very Good+ ... $11.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Clifford Brown & Max RoachAt Basin Street (with bonus tracks) ... CD
EmArcy/Verve, Mid 50s. Used ... $6.99
About as classic as you can get for the Brown/Roach group – recorded at Basin Street with a group that includes Richie Powell on piano, Sonny Rollins on tenor, and George Morrow on bass. Tracks are tight and in that firey hardbop mode the pair pioneered – and titles include "Gertrude's Bounce", "Powell's Prances", "Time", "The Scene Is Clean", and "I'll Remember April". Most notable is the work by Powell on the record – as Bud's brother really shines here, turning out some great original compositions, and arranging the group with tight precision! Plus, the CD reissue features 4 bonus tracks – including alternates of some tunes on the record, and a few breakdowns. CD
(Out of print.)

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Oscar Brown JrMr Oscar Brown Jr Goes To Washington ... CD
Fontana/Verve, 1964. Used ... $7.99
One of Oscar Brown's great ones, recorded live at the Cellar Door in Washington before an enthusiastic crowd of hipsters! The record's a beautiful mix of soul, jazz, and folk – in the same Chicago tradition that spawned Terry Callier (although Brown's style has a bit more of a "show" feel to it). There's a lot of great stuff on here, and most of it doesn't appear on Oscar's other albums in studio versions. Tracks include "Call of the City", "Muffled Drums", "Maxine", "Brother Where Are You?", and more! Backing's by a tight little combo that includes Floyd Morris and Phil Upchurch – and this CD has a very groovy little gatefold package! CD
(Out of print digipack pressing.)

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Roscoe Lee BrowneHand Is On The Gate ... LP
Verve, 1966. Sealed 2LP ... $5.99
Pretty interesting stuff – almost a who's who of African American socially conscious singing actors in the early 60s – with a cast that includes James Earl Jones, Moses Gunn, Leon Bibb, Josephine Premice, Cicely Tyson, and Roscoe Lee Browne, who also arranged and directed the whole affair. Even cooler is the fact that the music was written by Bill Lee and the great Stuart Scharf – and played by the pair with help from Seldon Powell on flute and Floyd Williams on percussion. The performance is part musical, part spoken – a string of passages from writers that include Richard Wright, Langston Hughes, Gwendolyn Brooks, WC Handy, Julian Bond, Le Roi Jones, and others – working together beautifully in a very righteous, slightly radical theater piece. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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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

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Betty CarterIt's Not About The Melody ... CD
Verve, 1992. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(CRC pressing.)

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Regina CarterPaganini – After A Dream ... CD
Verve, 2003. Used ... $1.99
... CD
(BMG Direct pressing.)

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✨✧ Eddie Condon, Bud Freeman, & OthersChicago & All That Jazz ... LP
Verve, 1961. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
Very cool material – recorded as a special date by old Chicago players, for an NBC TV show in the early 60s! Great recording quality – and in addition to Condon on guitar and Freeman on tenor, other players include Jimmy McPartland on trumpet, Pee Wee Russell on clarinet, Joe Sullivan on piano, and Jack Teagarden on trombone – plus Lil Armstrong and Blossom Seeley on vocals. LP, Vinyl record album
(MGM stereo pressing. Cover has a small stain at the top left corner and a partially peeled Stereo sticker.)

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Elvis Costello & Allen ToussaintRiver In Reverse ... CD
Verve, 2006. Used ... $2.99
A graceful collaboration between the ever-eclectic Elvis Costello and New Orleans legend Allen Toussaint – with Elvis's current backing group The Imposters providing a tight rhythmic backdrop that's punctuated by the Crescent City Horns! Toussaint's work as a producer/arranger/ace songwriter needs no introduction, and he and Costello & co. run through many great tracks from Toussaint's songbook in a sometimes mellow soul feel, and sometimes with some light Crescent City funk. Toussaint & Costello co-penned a number of new tracks for the set – mostly with an uplifting gospel soul inflection that's very nice! Tracks include "On Your Way Down", "Nearer To You", "Tears, Tears And More Tears", "The Sharpest Thorn", "Who's Gonna Help Brother Get Further?", "The River In Reverse", "Freedom For The Stallion", "Ascension Day", "All These Things", "Wonder Woman" and more. CD
(Out of print, barcode has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Bing Crosby & Buddy BregmanBing Sings Whilst Bregman Swings ... LP
Verve, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
Excellent later vocals from Bing Crosby – a set that features some great jazzy backings from Buddy Bregman, who really updates the Crosby sound! LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label Verve Inc pressing with deep groove. Cover has some splitting on the spine and light wear.)

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Buddy DeFrancoLive Date ... LP
Verve, 1958. Very Good+ ... $19.99
A very hip session that has Buddy working with some of the fresher modern players on the scene at the time – all in a groove that echoes with some of the sharpest notes we've heard from his clarinet in the 50s! The ensemble has a really dreamy feel – with flute from Herbie Mann, vibes from Victor Feldman, tenor from Bob Hardaway, guitar from Barney Kessel, and piano and organ from Pete Jolly – all backed by rhythm from the legendary Scott LaFaro on bass and Stan Levey on drums. Tracks include "Satin Doll", "Oh Lady Be Good", "Crazy Rhythm", "Blues For Space Travelers", and "My Funny Valentine". LP, Vinyl record album
(MGM pressing. Cover has some splitting on the spine and top seam.)

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Ronnie Earl & The BroadcastersColour Of Love ... CD
Verve, 1997. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Bill EvansAlone (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Verve (Japan), 1968. Used ... $34.99
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
(Out of print. Includes obi.)

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Bill EvansBill Evans Trio At The Village Vanguard August 18th 1967 ... CD
Verve (Japan), 1967. Used 2 CDs ... $39.99
The complete recordings of a marvelous Bill Evans performance from 1967 – one recorded at the Village Vanguard, and which was stripped down to form the album California Here I Come – but which is presented here in much fuller version! Bill's working here with an amazing trio that features Eddie Gomez on bass and Philly Joe Jones on drums – bold, but sensitive accompaniment – of the sort that helped make this one of the most memorable Evans dates of the late 60s. This 2CD set documents the second night of the performance – and features 3 sets worth of material in all – with Evans often going back to favorite numbers, taking them in different versions throughout the CD. There's a total of 23 tunes that include "Re: A Person I Knew", "Turn Out The Stars", "Polkadots & Moonbeams", "Stella By Starlight", "Emily", "Very Early", and "G Waltz". CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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Bill EvansQuiet Now – Never Let Me Go ... CD
Verve, 1960s. Used ... $2.99
Selections from Verve albums Alone, Conversations With Myself, Montreux Jazz Festival, and Intermodulation. CD
(Back cover has two light slice marks.)

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Bill EvansTrio '64 (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Verve (Japan), 1964. Used Gatefold ... $19.99
Bill Evans is working with a really wonderful trio here – one that features Gary Peacock on bass and Paul Motian on drums – both budding young modernists who help Evans reach some new sounds on the set! The record starts out with a groove that's perhaps more inside than you'd expect – but it then quickly moves into the sort of sensitively-played numbers that really made Evans a key force in jazz during the early 60s – supported by equally personal work from Peacock and Motian, who both clearly feel free to move beyond common piano trio cliches. Tracks include "Dancing In The Dark", "Always", "Little Lulu", "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town", "Everything Happens To Me", and "For Heaven's Sake". CD
(Out of print. Includes obi!)

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

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Frances FayeFrances Faye In Frenzy ... LP
Verve, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $6.99
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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Frances FayeSwinging All The Way ... LP
Verve, Early 60s. Very Good- ... $0.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some pen along the top.)

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✨✧ Ella FitzgeraldClap Hands, Here Comes Charlie ... LP
Verve, 1961. Near Mint- ... $24.99
Titles include "Night In Tunisia", "Cry Me A River", "This Year's Kisses", "Music Goes Round & Round", "Clap Hands Here Comes Charlie", "My Reverie", and "You're My Thrill". LP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram pressing on Classic.)

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Ella FitzgeraldComplete Piano Duets ... CD
Verve, 1950s/1976. New Copy 2CD ... $19.99 21.99
A wonderful way to hear the genius of Ella Fitzgerald at its best – as the set features all tracks that just have the first lady of jazz singing alongside a piano – spare, open, and in a way that really lets you get all all the care and nuance that Ella can bring to a tune! Most of the recordings here are from the 50s – quite unusual for the time – and they're matched with one more set of duets that Ella Recorded for Pablo Records in the 70s, at a time when she was exploring more intimate modes in a really great way. There's a host of great surprises along the way – and the set begins with 8 tracks from the album Ella Sings Gershwin, with Ellis Larkins on piano – then moves to another Decca duet with Larkins on the album Songs In A Mellow Mood. The set follows with two spare numbers from the Songbook recordings for Verve – one with Oscar Peterson on piano, one with Paul Smith. Then, Smith returns on another set of 13 tracks taken from the rare Let No Man Write My Epitaph album for Verve – then adds in a spare duet with Tommy Flanagan from the 1964 A Juan Les Pins album – before ending with the full set list from the wonderful Ella & Oscar album from 1976 – 7 more duets with Oscar Peterson on piano. CD

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Ella FitzgeraldElla At Duke's Place ... LP
Verve, 1965. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $11.99
A beautiful classic from mid 60s Verve – and the kind of a session that we wouldn't have expected to come off so well! In a style they were using with older artists at the time, Verve brought Ella and Duke into the studio together – with Duke's band and compositions providing the structure of the set, and Ella handling vocals. The tunes are mostly Ellington classics, but they provide a nice change of pace for the Fitzgerald of the 60s – taking Ella into more sophisticated territory on some darker themes that really surprised us. Players are all of the Ellington stalwarts of the time – and titles include "Imagine My Frustration", "Duke's Place", "What Am I Here For", "Azure", "A Flower Is A Lovesome Thing", "Passion Flower", and "Something To Live For". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing. Cover has a spot of adhesive residue and light wear.)

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Ella FitzgeraldElla At The Opera House ... LP
Verve, 1957. Very Good+ ... $11.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono Verve Records Inc pressing with deep groove. Cover has a split on the top seam and a small stain on the back.)

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Ella FitzgeraldElla Fitzgerald Sings The George & Ira Gershwin Songbook – Vol 4 ... LP
Verve, 1959. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $9.99
Sweet arrangements by Nelson Riddle! LP, Vinyl record album
(MGM pressing.)

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Ella FitzgeraldElla Fitzgerald Sings The George & Ira Gershwin Songbook – Vol 5 ... LP
Verve, 1959. Very Good Gatefold ... $9.99
Sweet arrangements by Nelson Riddle! LP, Vinyl record album
(Verve Inc pressing with deep groove. Vinyl plays with a click on side 2, track 1.)

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Ella FitzgeraldElla Fitzgerald Sings The Rodgers & Hart Song Book – Lover/Isn't It Romantic/Blue Moon/Here In My Arms ... 7-inch
Verve, 1957. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $9.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Ella FitzgeraldElla Swings Lightly ... LP
Verve, Late 50s. Very Good ... $13.99
Ella gets some great jazzy backings from Marty Paich – on titles that include "Little White Lies", "You Hit The Spot", "Little Jazz", "720 In the Books", "Knock Me A Kiss", and "My Kinda Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Verve Inc pressing with deep groove. Cover has some wear and a partially split top seam with a sticker on the back.)

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Ella FitzgeraldSings The Songs From The Film – Let No Man Write My Epitaph ... LP
Verve, 1960. Very Good ... $9.99
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 wear.)

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Ella Fitzgerald & Duke EllingtonDay Dreams – The Best Of The Duke Ellington Songbooks ... CD
Verve, 1957. Used ... $2.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Stan GetzAward Winner (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Verve, 1957. Used ... $4.99
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". CD
(Out of print Verve master edition. Digipack has some wear and a slice on the back cover.)

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Stan GetzComplete Recordings Of The Stan Getz Quintet With Jimmy Raney (3CD set) ... CD
Verve/Mosaic, Early 50s. Used 3CD ... $69.99
One of the first real moments of genius from the young Stan Getz – his collaboration with guitarist Jimmy Raney, whose sharp tone matched the rasp of Stan's tenor beautifully! The material's got a lot more edge than Stan's work with guitarist Johnny Smith – and this big set features material recorded for Verve, Roost, and Prestige! CD
(Out of print. Box and book are in nice shape!)

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Stan Getz & Bill EvansStan Getz & Bill Evans (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Verve, 1964. Used ... $5.99
Excellent 60s work by Stan Getz – tunes recorded in 1964, but not issued at the time, thanks to a flurry of bossa nova craziness! The pairing of Getz and Bill Evans is a wonderful one here – as both players are at their warmest, and working with a wonderful sense of tone throughout – Stan, slightly lyrical at times – and Bill, with some slight brooding undercurrents that really add some depth to the set. The rest of the group features either Ron Carter or Richard Davis on bass, plus Elvin Jones on drums – and titles include "Funkallero", "Melinda", "Grandfather's Waltz", "My Heart Stood Still", and "Night & Day" – plus alternate versions, and the unissued tunes "WNEW Theme" and "Carpetbagger's Theme". CD

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✨✧ Stan Getz & Chet BakerStan Meets Chet ... LP
Verve, 1958. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
A classic meeting of these two talents – recorded in Chicago with a Chicago rhythm section of Jodie Christian, Victor Sproles, and Marshall Thompson. The album's an odd one, and is recorded with less of the impeccability of some of Verve's other sessions (which is probaby how the Chicago team got in the action) – but given Baker's harder-edged proclivities at the time, the set's a very interesting one to hear, and the relaxed nature of the tracks brings out some important solo moments from both players. 4 long tracks – including "I'll Remember April", "Jordu", and "Half-Breed Apache". LP, Vinyl record album
(MGM pressing. Cover is lightly bent at the top, with a small split at the top of the spine.)

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Stan Getz & Laurindo AlmeidaStan Getz With Laurindo Almeida (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Verve (Japan), 1963. Used Gatefold ... $34.99
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! CD also includes the bonus track "Corcovado" – unreleased for years! CD
(Out of print. Includes obi.)

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✨✧ Stan Getz & OthersGirl From Ipanema – The Bossa Nova Years (4CD set) ... CD
Verve, 1984. Used 4 CDs ... $19.99
A pretty darn great set that captures bits from all of Stan Getz's bossa nova recordings for Verve! The set's got a whopping 4 CDs, and it features Getz working with the likes of Joao Gilberto, Luiz Bonfa, Charlie Byrd, Gary McFarland, Laurindo Almeida, Astrud Gilberto, and Antonio Carlos Jobim. Includes some unreleased versions of bossa tunes, plus a huge amount of other great stuff – like "Ebony Samba", "Baia", "Samba Triste", "O Pato", "Samba Dees Days", "Sambalero", "Eu E Voce", "Winter Moon", "Menina Moca", "Vivo Sonhando", and "Para Machuchar Meu Coracoa". CD
(Out of print.)

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Astrud GilbertoI Haven't Got Anything Better To Do ... LP
Verve, 1970. Very Good+ ... $24.99
One of the darkest albums ever recorded by Astrud Gilberto – her 60s last session for Verve Records, and a batch of beautifully moody tunes throughout! Arrangements are by Albert Gorgoni, who'd handled Gilberto's previous September 69 album – but the style here is a bit mellower, a bit sadder – touched with more adult themes of love, life, and loss – and very much in keeping with Astrud's tear-stained image on the cover! There's a sound here that almost mixes Gilberto's earlier bossa with the more baroque modes of Scott Walker at the end of the 60s – and as with Scott Walker's classic solo sets, the album shows a side of Astrud's talents that we never would have expected a few years earlier! Titles include "Wailing Of The Willow", "Where's The Love", "Wee Small Hours", "If", "Without Him", "Trains & Boats & Planes", "The Sea Is My Soil", and "Didn't We?". LP, Vinyl record album
(Mexican stereo pressing with deep groove. Vinyl has a short click on "Trains & Boats & Planes" – for just a few rotations. Cover has a trace of a price sticker.)

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Astrud GilbertoLo Mejor De Astrud Gilberto – La Chica De Ipanema ... LP
Verve (Mexico), Late 60s. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
Plenty of bossa favorites – including "Girl From Ipanema", "Delirio", "Windy", "Tristeza", "Agua De Beber", "Trains & Boats & Planes", and "How Insensitive". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a small amount to splitting.)

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Astrud GilbertoSeptember 17, 1969 ... LP
Verve, 1969. Near Mint- ... $49.99
One of the grooviest records ever from the lovely Astrud Gilberto – a session that beautifully mixes her usual bossa nova with bits of Sunshine Pop and other hip late 60s grooves – all in a mode that really takes off a lot more than other Gilberto albums on Verve! The style here is really wonderful – upbeat, soaring, and joyous on most of the best numbers – a real transformation of Astrud's usual groove, and a great departure from too familiar bossa nova material. The record's been a little bit lost to the shifting sands of time – possibly because it's not as iconic as it might be – but we totally love it, and really consider it one of Gilberto's best moments ever in the studio. Arrangements are by Albert Gorgoni – and titles include a fantastic long jamming version of the track "Beginnings" that sounds completely different from the Chicago hit, and which is a stunning dancefloor groover! The album also includes an English version of "Canto De Osshana" called "Let's Go", plus a groovy uptempo version of the Bee Gee's "Holiday", and the great cut "Love Is Stronger Than We" from the soundtrack to A Man & A Woman. Other tracks include "Think Of Rain", "A Million Miles Away Behind The Door", "Don't Leave Me Baby", and "Summer Sweet (part 1, part 2 to be continued)". LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label promo. Cover has light ring & edge wear and a DJ sticker on back.)

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Astrud GilbertoThought Of Loving You/Time For Us ... 7-inch
Verve, 1968. Very Good+ ... $5.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Dizzy GillespieDizzy Gillespie At Newport (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Verve, 1957. Used ... $4.99
An excellent live set – featuring great work by some of Dizzy's best sidemen of the late 50's! The ensemble is razor sharp, in that hip post-bop way that Dizzy was developing in the 50s, before moving into his Latin groove years of the early 60s. Benny Golson, Billy Mitchell, and Wynton Kelly all get a chance to solo nicely, and the tracks include renditions of "Manteca", "Dizzy's Blues", "Cool Breeze", and "Doodlin". Features three long bonus tracks too! CD
(Out of print.)

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Dizzy GillespieGreatest Trumpet Of Them All ... LP
Verve, 1960. Very Good+ ... $9.99
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
(70s French pressing.)

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✨✧ Dizzy GillespiePerceptions ... LP
Verve, 1961. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $11.99
A swirling array of tones, colors, and sounds – written and arranged by JJ Johnson, conducted by Gunther Schuller, and with Dizzy at the helm, blowing some of his most complicated solos ever. The approach is firmly in the Verve jazz orchestra tradition – and recalls the earlier brilliance of such projects in the hands of Ralph Burns, done here with a great depth of expression, and none of the coldness that you might expect from Schuller's participation. Clearly, there's a Miles/Gil Evans influence here, but the crew retains their identity strongly – and Dizzy's hot tone on the trumpet provides a broder spectrum than Miles ever could. Titles include "Fantasia", "Ballade", "Jubelo", and "The Sword Of Orion". LP, Vinyl record album
(MGM pressing.)

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Jimmy Giuffre 3Easy Way ... CD
Verve, 1959. Used ... $8.99
The Easy Way? Jimmy Giuffre never did anything the easy way – and his classic albums from the late 50s, some of the strongest modern jazz sides of the time, are a great testament to that fact! This album's one of the most obscure – and features Jimmy in his groundbreaking percussion-less trio mode – blowing tenor, clarinet, and baritone in a group with Jim Hall on guitar and Ray Brown on bass. The notes hang magically in air – still quite rhythmic, despite the freedom of the setting, but also stretching forth in an unfettered style that set the stage for countless jazz experiments to come. Titles include "Montage", "Time Enough", "Off Center", "A Dream", "Ray's Time", and "Careful". CD
(Out of print, Verve obi still attached to spine.)

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Charlie HadenNocturne ... CD
Verve, 2001. Used ... $4.99
Featuring the trio of Charlie Haden on bass, Gonzalo Rubalcaba on piano, and Ignacio Berroa on drums and percussion – with guest work by Joe Lovano, Pat Metheny, and David Sanchez. CD

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✨✧ Charlie Haden & Pat MethenyBeyond The Missouri Sky – Short Stories by Charlie Haden & Pat Metheny ... CD
Verve, 1997. Used ... $4.99
Missouri has never sounded so beautiful before – and, in some ways, maybe neither have guitarist Pat Metheny and bassist Charlie Haden! The album's a real standout for both musicians during this time in their career – almost a back to basics with the kind of sound that they really put forth in the 70s, especially on ECM – with these subtle, simple, almost painterly progressions that are completely mesmerizing – even though they always understate their presence. Tunes are from a variety of sources – and include great reworkings of "Cinema Paradiso", "Two For The Road", "The Moon Song", "The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress", and "Precious Jewel" – plus the originals "Waltz For Ruth", "Our Spanish Love Song", "First Song", "Message To A Friend", and "Tears Of Rain". CD

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

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Roy HargroveWith The Tenors Of Our Time ... CD
Verve, 1994. Used ... $6.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Richie HavensMixed Bag ... LP
Verve, 1967. Very Good+ ... $4.99
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. Label has a small name in marker.)

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Richie HavensRichard P Havens 1983 ... LP
Verve, Late 60s. Very Good 2LP ... $5.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner, ring & edge wear, and some waviness from moisture.)

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Richie HavensSomething Else Again ... LP
Verve, 1968. Very Good ... $7.99
The genius of Havens at this point is beyond compare – a unique take on the dying folk sound of the 60s, one that infused it with a deeper sense of soul that helped it get new legs in the Woodstock generation – yet which is also heard here before any of the post-hippie cliches that would bog down some of Richie's later work. There's an earnestness to this music that's also touched with a good degree of worldly sense – a notion that the world was changing, but one person at a time, and mostly through the gentle efforts and honest efforts of souls like Richie. LP, Vinyl record album
(Verve Forecast pressing stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has surface wear, aging, and tape on the seams.)

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Jimmy HeathLove Letter ... CD
Verve, 2020. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
The last album that Jimmy Heath ever gave the world – and a record that makes us miss him even more – as the whole thing takes Heath back to that spectacular mix of solo expressionist, thoughtful composer, and sensitive arranger territory of his best early years! And if you want proof of Jimmy's warm, open spirit – the set begins with a one minute bowed bass solo before Heath's horn even comes into play – then works sublime magic on a number of original numbers, and a few well-chosen classics – all put together by Jimmy as a "ballads" album, but in a way that's hugely different from some of the more facile songbook sessions of over-recorded standards. Instead, the Heath arrangements throughout are wonderfully fresh, and have a soulful quality that really blows us away – more than even on some of his other late records, which is what makes this final session so bittersweet. The core group features Kenny Barron on piano, Monte Croft on vibes, Russell Malone on guitar, and Lewis Nash on drums – and the set features vocals from Gregory Porter on one track, and Cecile McLorin Salvant on another – and Wynton Marsalis blows a trumpet solo on a third track. Titles include "Ballad From Upper Neighbors Suiter", "Left Alone", "Inside Your Heart", "La Mesha", "Con Alma", "Fasion Or Passion", and "Don't Explain". CD

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Ernie HeckscherDance Atop Nob Hill ... LP
Verve, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $1.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with deep groove.)

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Ernie HeckscherLet's Dance With Ernie ... LP
Verve, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $2.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing with deep groove.)

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Bill HendersonBill Henderson With The Oscar Peterson Trio ... LP
Verve, 1963. Very Good+ ... $16.99
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
(MGM pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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Joe HendersonSo Near So Far (Musings For Miles) ... CD
Verve, 1992. Used ... $3.99
Features Joe Henderson on tenor, John Scofield on guitar, Dave Holland on bass, and Al Foster on drums. CD
(Out of print.)

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Woody HermanConcerto For Herd – Woody Herman & The Thundering Herd At The Monterey Jazz Festival ... LP
Verve, 1967. Near Mint- ... $2.99
Features Sal Nistico on tenor, Carl Fontana on trombone, and Luis Gasca on trumpet! LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label promo.)

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Billie HolidayBillie Holiday Songbook ... CD
Verve, 1950s. Used ... $2.99
14 tracks from her Verve recordings – including "My Man", "God Bless The Child", "Fine & Mellow", "Travelin Light", "Strange Fruit", "Lover Man", "Lady Sings The Blues", and "Billie's Blues". CD

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Billie HolidayBillie's Best ... CD
Verve, 1940s/1950s. Used ... $1.99
... CD
(Punch through barcode.)

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Billie HolidayCompact Jazz – Billie Holiday Live ... CD
Verve, Late 40s/1950s. Used ... $1.99
Includes 20 tracks and features essential work with Lester Young and Mal Waldron. CD

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Billie HolidayEssential Billie Holiday – Carnegie Hall Concert ... LP
Verve, 1956. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $9.99
A very unusual concert from Billie Holiday – one that features narration by Gilbert Millstein, telling the story of Billie's life! The format is quite unusual – almost a live documentary, with the subject of the documentary there in person herself! Millstein narrates from the start, and Billie emerges with songs throughout – using Millstein's narration to bracket portions of her career, then delivering the tunes associated with that portion. Backing is by an all-hip group that includes Coleman Hawkins, Kenny Burrell, Chico Hamilton, Roy Eldridge, and Buck Clayton – and titles include "I Cried For You", "My Man", "Don't Explain", "Lady Sings The Blues", "Body & Soul", "I Love My Man", and "Yesterdays". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s Polydor pressing.)

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Billie HolidayHistory Of The Real Billie Holiday ... LP
Verve, Late 40s/1950s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $11.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Shirley HornI Remember Miles ... CD
Verve, 1998. Used ... $0.99
... CD
(Out of print. Cover has a fair amount of wear and a small tear on the front.)

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✨✧ Shirley HornMay The Music Never End ... CD
Verve, 2003. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Stunning – and some of the best work we've ever heard from Shirley Horn! We know, we know – you've seen a bit too much of her in the jazz racks of late – but don't let that stop you from picking up this album, because it's amazing! Shirley returns to the spare, subtle simplicity of older albums like Travelin Light and Where Are You Going – working in a trio format that's so stripped down, so mellow, most of the work on the set is really just done by Shirley's vocals. And as when Shirley's singing at her best, the album is filled with tunes that you might have heard before – but which take on a whole new life and imagination in Shirley's hands. For some reason, she seems to find words in these songs we've never heard before – putting them over with new meanings, new emotions, and a sound that's incredibly sublime! Ahmad Jamal and Roy Hargrove make some slight guest appearances on the set, but forget about them – because the real magic is Shirley, sounding greater here than ever! Titles include "Forget Me", "Maybe September", "Everything Must Change", "May The Music Never End", "Take Love Easy", and "Watch What Happens". CD
(Out of print.)

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Jackie & RoyLovesick ... LP
Verve, Mid 60s. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $1.99
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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Hank JonesFavors ... CD
Verve, 1996. Used ... $13.99
With George Mraz on bass & Dennis Mackrel on drums. CD
(Out of print.)
 
 
 



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