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✨✧ Verve Jazz EnsembleSwing A Nova ... CD
Verve Jazz Ensemble, 2017. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD

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Basso Valdambrini QuintetBasso Valdambrini Quintet (Verve) ... LP
Verve, 1959. Very Good ... $49.99
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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✨✧ Ella FitzgeraldBest Of Ella Fitzgerald (Verve) ... LP
Verve, Late 50s/Early 60s. Sealed Gatefold ... $8.99
Includes "People", "Sweet & Slow", "Broadway", "The Thrill Is Gone", "I Won't Dance", "Show Me", "See See Rider", "Honeysuckle Rose", "When Your Lover Has Gone", "Gone With The Wind", and "Don't Be That Way". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small cutout hole.)

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Astrud GilbertoVerve Jazz Masters 9 ... CD
Verve, Mid 60s. Used ... $2.99
15 tracks of breathy bossa brilliance! CD

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✨✧ Billie HolidayComplete Billie Holiday On Verve – 1945 to 1959 (10 CD set) ... CD
Verve, Late 40s/1950s. Used 10 CDs ... $59.99
Amazing stuff – a really incredible dip into the life, mind, and music of Billie Holiday – with some rare studio banter that's almost as compelling as her famous recordings for Verve! Amazing package, too – a real standard-setter for CDs when it came out! CD
(Out of print original numbered, limited edition pressing.)

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✨✧ Billie HolidayVerve Silver Collection ... CD
Verve (Germany), 1957. Used ... Just Sold Out!
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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Les McCannTalkin' Verve ... CD
Verve, Mid 60s. Used ... $8.99
Some of the best material ever recorded by pianist Less McCann – lifted from his groovy mid 60s recordings for the Limelight and Mercury labels – including many gems that were buried on albums that had otherwise weaker material. Lots of these tracks have added instrumentation over Les' usual trio format, which makes for a swinging soulful larger sound that really grooves nicely, and which romps between 60s mod, boogaloo, and straighter soul jazz! The set includes great groovers like "Boo Go Loo", "La Brea", "Red Top", "Little Freak", "Watermelon Man", "Great City", and a tasty 2 part version of "Sunny"! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Wes MontgomeryImpressions – The Verve Jazz Sides ... CD
Verve, Mid 60s. Used 2 CDs ... $7.99
Joined by Paul Chambers, Jimmy Cobb, Wynton Kelly, Jimmy Smith & others. CD
(Out of print.)

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

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Bud PowellComplete Bud Powell On Verve (5CD box set) ... CD
Verve, Late 40s/1950s/Early 60s. Used 5CD & Book ... $44.99
Bud Powellon piano with Curly Russell, George Duvivier, Lloyd Trotman, Percy Heath & Ray Brown on bass & Art Blakey, Art Taylor, Buddy Rich, Kenny Clarke, Max Roach & Osie Johnson on drums. CD
(Out of print. Front cover has some worn spots and sticker remnants along the top edge, but aside from this blemish the set is in really great shape.)

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✨✧ Sonny StittCompact Jazz – The Verve Years ... CD
Verve, Late 50s/Early 60s. Used ... $4.99
Featuring Oscar Peterson, Roy Eldridge, Ray Brown, Ralph Burns, Bobby Timmons & others. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Ben WebsterBen Webster & Associates (Verve master edition) ... CD
Verve, 1959. Used ... $9.99
Classic late Webster material, recorded in a laidback setting for Verve, with associates that include Coleman Hawkins, Budd Johnson, Roy Eldridge, Jimmy Jones, and Les Spann. Side one is a very long version of "In A Mellow Tone", with a blowing session solo approach – and side two features shorter tracks like "Budd Johnson", "Young Bean", and "De Dar". CD
(Out of print Verve master edition in a tri-fold digipack.)

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Ben WebsterSoulville (Verve Master Edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Verve, Mid 50s. Used ... $5.99
About as classic as you can get for Ben Webster on Verve Records – a nicely mature, nicely laidback session that really captures the energy promised in the title! The sidemen are all in an easygoing, soulful mode – Oscar Peterson on piano, Herb Ellis on guitar, Ray Brown on bass, and Stan Levey on drums – and Ben blows these beautifully deep, well-crafted lines on tenor over the top – always with that raspy tone that had already influenced a generation, but which hardly ever got a better showcase than this! Titles include "Time On My Hands", "Where Are You", "Soulville", "Late Date", and "Ill Wind". CD also features 3 previously unissued tracks – "Who", "Boogie Woogie", and "Roses Of Picardy". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Soulville ... CD 3.99

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VariousHits Are On Verve ... LP
Verve, 1964. Near Mint- ... $3.99
Includes hit selections on Verve by Stan Getz, Jimmy Smith, Kai Winding, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Bill Evans, Pat Thomas, and Wynton Kelly. LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing. Cover has light wear and a cutout hole.)

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VariousJoyful Jazz – Christmas With Verve Vol 2 – The Instrumentals ... CD
Verve, 1960s/1980s/2016. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
The sound of jazz is always the sound of Christmas in our house – as there's a certain sort of vibe that the music seems to bring to the holiday – where the warmth and personal energy of a jazz performance can really open up a Christmas tune! This set is a great illustration of that quality – as it brings together a wonderful array of Holiday jazz performances – many from the 60s, at a time when the blend of jazz and Christmas was really hitting its heights – plus a few well-chosen numbers from later years, including some Blue Note recordings mixed in with Verve numbers. Titles include "Here Comes Santa Claus" by Ramsey Lewis, "The Little Drummer Boy" by Kenny Burrell, "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas" by Tom Scott, "Frosty The Snowman" by Roy Hargrove & Christmas McBride, "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" by Jimmy Smith, "Let It Snow" by Nelson Rangell, "I'll Be Home For Christmas/Sleigh Ride" by Eliane Elias, "Greensleeves" by John Coltrane, "Those Soulful Jingle Bells" by Mark Whitfield, "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town" by Bill Evans, "Silver Bells" by Kevin Eubanks, "Swingle Jingle" by Lionel Hampton, and a previously unreleased track – "I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm" by Oscar Peterson. CD

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VariousVerve Jazz Masters 20 – Introducing The Verve Jazz Masters ... CD
Verve, 1950s/1960s. Used ... $2.99
Music from Louis Armstrong, Oscar Peterson, Sarah Vaughan, Dizzy Gillespie, Stan Getz, Duke Ellington, Chick Corea, Wes Montgomery, Nina Simone, Bill Evans, Erroll Garner & more. CD
(Punch through barcode.)

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VariousVerve Wishes You A Swinging Christmas (4LP set) ... LP
Verve, New Copy 4LP ... On November 20, 2020
... LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Ella FitzgeraldJukebox Ella – The Complete Verve Singles Vol 1 ... CD
Verve, 1950s/1960s. Used 2 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A much-needed look at a near-lost side of Ella's work for Verve – the singles she recorded for the label in the 50s and 60s, work that's very different than her more famous LPs! Historically, Ella's probably best remembered for her Songbook albums at Verve – serious efforts that focused on the work of 20th Century songwriters like Cole Porter and Irving Berlin. But during the same years she was working on those projects, she also cut a tremendous amount of singles for the label – many of them in styles not heard on LPs. The set's got some really wonderful numbers that really open up our understanding of Ella – short jazzy tunes, catchy pop numbers, weepy ballads, bossa nova, novelty tracks, and even a few Holiday tunes – all packaged in a great 2CD set that includes 36 titles in all! Tunes include "Ol Man Mose", "Desafinado", "Stardust Bossa Nova", "All The Live Long Day", "I'm A Poached Egg", "Your Red Wagon", "But Not For Me", "Dreams Are Made For Children", "Stay There", "Hotta Chocolatta", "Too Young For The Blues", "It's Only A Man", and "Lonely Is". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Slim GaillardLaughing In Rhythm – Best Of The Verve Years ... CD
Verve, 1950s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Insanely great work from Slim Gaillard, the self-styled LA hipster who rose to prominence in the wartime blues and jazz scene, and who continued to wow audiences for years with his unique blend of hipster jazz! This CD features some of Slim's best work – recorded for Verve in the 50s, and painfully unavailable for years. Slim sings in a voice that's all his own – mixing bluesy crooning with scatting and plenty of talking in his own language of "vout". Consider him a west coast version of Babs Gonzales, and you've got part of the picture – but you'll need this set to fill in all the spaces. Titles include "You Goofed", "Arabian Boogie", "Tip Light", "Serenade To A Poodle", "Babalu Orooney", "Laughing In Rhythm", "Chicken Rhythm", and the complete "Opera In Vout". CD
(Out of print, BMG music club pressing.)

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✨✧ Kid OryComplete Kid Ory Verve Sessions (8CD set) ... CD
Verve/Mosaic, Late 50s/Early 60s. Used 8CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A wealth of rare Verve albums from trombonist Kid Ory – much more obscure than some of the bebop or swing on the label at the time! Includes work from the records The Original Jazz, Dance With Kid Ory, At Newport, Kid Ory In Europe, Song Of The Wanderer, Kid From New Orleans, Red Allen Meets Kid Ory, Dixieland Marching Songs, and We've Got Rhythm – plus lots of unissued material too! CD
(Out of print limited edition. Includes original box, book and all 8 CDs. One CD case has a very small chip, but the set is in great shape overall.)

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✨✧ Bud PowellBest Of Bud Powell On Verve ... CD
Verve, Early 50s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
17 tracks. CD
(Out of print, small piece of clear tape covering two slight tears on the booklet cover.)

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✨✧ VariousSounds From The Verve Hi Fi – Compiled By Thievery Corporation ... CD
Verve, 1960s/1970s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An extremely groovy batch of tunes – compiled from the catalog of Verve (and related labels), selected to perfection by Thievery Corporation! These guys have a great reputation for crafting new grooves with a classic sound – and they've no doubt arrived at that talent after a long study of older tracks. Thus, it's no surprise that they've been turned loose on the Verve catalog to pick out some of their favorites – tunes that the stodgy ol' reissue producers would have passed up, were it not for them! Titles include "Escapade" by Wynton Kelly, "The Fakir" by Cal Tjader, "Something Else Again" by Richie Havens, "Chove Chuva" by Sergio Mendes & Brasil 66, "Lisa" by Willie Bobo, "For Mods Only" by Chico Hamilton, "Batucada" by Walter Wanderley, "Light My Fire" by Astrud Gilberto, "Samba Triste" by Jackie & Roy, and "Do It The Hard Way" by The Jazz Renegades. CD
(Out of print, barcode has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Gene Ammons & Sonny StittBoss Tenors In Orbit! (Verve master edition) ... CD
Verve, 1962. Used ... Out Of Stock
A studio album, but one that really has Gene Ammons and Sonny Stitt recreating some of the bold energy of their live shows – coming across with a vibe that's much more Prestige Records than Verve, thanks to the presence of the Don Patterson trio on the set! Backing is by Don on Hammond, Paul Weeden on guitar, and Billy James on drums – a nicely loose combo that really lets the tenorists stretch out and show their stuff. The cuts are mostly standard material – "John Brown's Body", "Walkin", "Long Ago And Far Away" – but the twin-tenor sound is great, and Patterson's free organ lines riff away nicely! CD
(Out of print Verve master edition in a tri-fold digipack sleeve.)

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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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✨✧ Carmen McRae & Betty CarterDuets – Live At The Great American Music Hall (Verve) ... CD
Verve, 1987. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)
 
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Red AllenRed Allen Plays King Oliver ... LP
Verve, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $13.99
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(MGM pressing.)

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Appletree TheatrePlayback ... LP
Verve, 1967. Near Mint- ... $39.99
Mid 60s concept pop from Appletree Theatre – a mix of unpredictable baroque pop, soaring string laden tunes, and more stripped down and moody numbers – and programmed as acts, in keeping with the theatre mode! What's most impressive, other than the tuneful songcraft, is that it never comes off as shtick, and the concept doesn't get in the way of the songs, making this a really nice discovery! Arranged as a 3 act play, with overture and epilogue, titles include "Lullaby", "Hightower Square", "Saturday Morning", "Nevertheless It Was Italy", "I Wonder If Louise Is Home", "E-Train", "Brother Speed", "Don't Blame It On Your Wife", "What A Way To Go" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo Verve Forecast pressing. Cover has a cutout hole.)

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Louis ArmstrongI've Got The World On A String/Louis Under The Stars (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Verve, Late 50s. Used 2 CDs ... $12.99
Two excellent vocal albums that Louis cut for Verve – some of the best of his career, and both graced with amazing arrangements by Russ Garcia! The sound's a lot purer than some of the pop vocal albums that Louis cut for other labels, like Decca – and he both sings and plays trumpet on tracks like "When Your Lover Has Gone", "We'll Be Together Again", "You Turned The Tables On Me", "I've Got The World On A String", "Top Hat White Tie & Tails", "Home", "East Of The Sun", "Stormy Weather", and "Have You Met Miss Jones". CD
(Out of print, small cutout hole through corner of case and barcode.)

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Louis ArmstrongJazz Round Midnight ... CD
Verve, 1957. Used ... $2.99
Features small group tracks with Oscar Peterson, Herb Ellis, Ray Brown, and Louis Bellson, plus big band material with Russ Garcia & His Orchestra. CD
(Out of print.)

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Louis Armstrong & Oscar PetersonLouis Armstrong Meets Oscar Peterson (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Verve, 1957. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $28.99 34.99
Gentle-going genius from the later years of Satchmo's career – a session that has Louis on trumpet and vocals, backed by the Oscar Peterson Trio! Peterson's usual group with Herb Ellis and Ray Brown is expanded slightly for this outing – bringing in Louis Bellson on drums to syncopate the tunes a bit more strongly, and give them that gently swinging rhythm that always works well with Armstrong's style. The real surprise, though, is Louis' voice – which is simple, almost elegant at times – and free from some of the gimmicks of other 50s sessions, or the too-playful style of his better-known duets of the period. We really love his gentle, honest approach to the lyrics here – on tunes that include "I'll Never Be The Same", "Moon Song", "What's New", "There's No You", "You Go To My Head", "That Old Feeling", and "Let's Fall In Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(A beautiful pressing – part of the Acoustic Sounds series! Remastered 180 gram pressing – with tip-on sleeve.)

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Dorothy AshbyAfro-Harping ... CD
Cadet/Verve, 1968. Used ... $34.99
One of the grooviest records ever – a sublime blend of African percussion, soulful orchestrations, and Dorothy Ashby's amazing electric harp! By the time of this landmark album, Dorothy had been knocking around the jazz world for a number of years, but it wasn't until she hooked up with Richard Evans at Cadet Records that her sound really began to cook – breaking down genres and expectations in the trademark style of the best late 60s sides from the Chicago underground. The record's got a bit of funk, a bit of jazz, and a heck of a lot of soul – and the setting works perfectly for Dorothy's harp, giving it a lot more room to work around than some of her smaller jazz combo albums. The album includes two great originals – "Soul Vibrations" and "Afro-Harping" – both of which have a nice funky edge, and a groovy soulful bounce – and other tunes include "Lonely Girl", "Life Has Its Trials", "Look Of Love", "Come Live With Me", and a great version of Freddie Hubbard's "Little Sunflower". CD
(Out of print.)

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Fred AstaireMr Top Hat ... LP
Verve, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $14.99
Great jazz-based work from Fred Astaire – set up here in a combo that includes Flip Phillips on tenor, Charlie Shavers on trumpet, Barney Kessel on guitar, and Oscar Peterson on piano! LP, Vinyl record album
(Verve Inc pressing, with deep groove. Cover has wear, aging and some splitting in the seams.)

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Roy AyersRoy Ayers Ubiquity (with bonus track) ... CD
Polydor/Verve, 1971. New Copy ... $9.99 11.98
One of the greatest Roy Ayers albums of all time – and one of the rarest! The record is right in the same vein as Roy's groundbreaking He's Coming LP – a righteous mix of soul jazz, subtle funk, and some of the cosmic wisdom that Roy was spreading among the jazz funk underground – all wrapped up beautifully, but never in a way that's like commercial soul of the time. There's a few instrumental tracks on the album, plus some vocal ones that show that off-beat male/female style that Roy would use more famously in later tracks like "Everybody Loves The Sunshine" or his work with Ramp. Players include Harry Whitaker on electric piano, Edwin Birdsong on organ, Alphonse Mouzon on drums, Jumma Santos on congas – and titles include a version of Nat Adderley's "Hummin", done as "Hummin In The Sun", and very much in the Ramp vein. Also features instrumental cuts "The Fuzz", which has Roy's vibes toned way up, and the cool mellow "The Painted Desert", a really offbeat slow jazz number. The group also does a great job with Edwin Birdsong's "Pretty Brown Skin", picking up the song as a really anthemic groover that gives the record a nice kick! CD also includes the rare 45-only track "He Gives Us All His Love" – originally done for the movie Cold Turkey. CD

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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 24.99

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✨✧ Philip BaileyLove Will Find A Way ... LP
Verve, 2019. Sealed 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99
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
Also available Love Will Find A Way ... CD 13.99

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Gato BarbieriFinest Hour ... CD
Verve, 1970s. Used ... $4.99
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 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 Basie At Newport ... LP
Verve, 1957. Very Good ... $8.99
The 50s Basie band, loud and proud – recorded beautifully by Verve on the stage of the Newport Jazz Festival in 1957 – a great year, both for the group and the fest! The lineup here features Count Basie firmly at the helm on piano – with players who include Lester Young, Illinois Jacquet, and Frank Foster on tenor – plus Thad Jones and Joe Newman on trumpets – all tightly grooving on arrangements by Ernie Wilkins, AK Salim, and others – filled with plenty of Basie jumps, leaps, and vamps! Jimmy Rushing sings vocals on the track "Sent For You Yesterday & Here You Come Today" – and other tracks include "Lester Leaps In", "Swingin At Newport", "Polka Dots & Moonbeams", and "Evenin". LP, Vinyl record album
(MGM pressing.)

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Count BasieCount! ... CD
Verve (Japan), 1952. New Copy ... $19.99
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". CD
(UHQCD pressing!)
Also available Count! ... LP 13.99

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Count BasieCount! ... LP
Verve, Mid 50s. Good+ ... $13.99
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.)
Also available Count! ... CD 19.99

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Count BasieHall Of Fame ... CD
Verve (Japan), 1956. New Copy ... $22.99
Excellent work from that wonderful 50s moment when Count Basie was really reinventing his band – stripping things down, getting nice and lean, and putting in this soulful kick to the rhythms that really helped modernize the groove! The set's a mix of arrangements from Ernie Wilkins, and a few more by Neal Hefti – both in that masterful sense of space that helped this Basie band really isolate its key soloists on record – not just the Count's fantastic lines on piano, but also work from Freddie Greene on guitar, Joe Newman and Thad Jones on trumpets, Benny Powell on trombone, Marshall Royal on alto, and both Frank Wess and Frank Foster on tenor and flute! Titles include "Big Red", "Lollypop", "Dolphin Dip", "Low Life", "Slats", "Move", and "Flute Juice". CD
(UHQCD pressing!)

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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!)
Also available Lil Ol Groovemaker Basie! ... LP 0.99

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Count BasieLil Ol Groovemaker Basie! ... LP
Verve, 1963. Good ... $0.99
Count Basie and Quincy Jones were always a mighty mighty combination – and there's no finer proof of that fact than this sweet little set! Quincy had a way of swinging Basie's group even more than Neal Hefti did – really letting the piano step out front, and swinging the larger horn parts in this mode that was extremely soulful, yet never with the hoke that could sometimes mar a Basie set – a style that was very 60s groovy, and which really helped breathe new life into the Count's ensemble! The album's a killer all the way through – and the tunes are all originals – written by Quincy, and arranged especially for the set – great little numbers that include "Nasty Magus", "Dum Dum", "Boody Rumble", "Count Em", "Belly Roll", and "Lil Ol Groovemaker Basie"! LP, Vinyl record album
(MGM pressing. Cover has wear and aging, seam splits, a stained corner, and notes in pen and marker on back.)
Also available Lil Ol Groovemaker Basie! ... CD 19.99

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✨✧ Count Basie & Joe WilliamsCount Basie Swings, Joe Williams Sings ... CD
Clef/Verve, 1955. Used ... $1.99
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, BMG Direct pressing. Inner pages of the booklet have some pencil.)

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Count Basie with Joe WilliamsCount Basie Band With Joe Williams & The Dizzy Gillespie Band At Newport ... LP
Verve, 1957. Very Good ... $4.99
One side of prime Count Basie, with Joe Williams on vocals – another side of Dizzy Gillspie working here with a sweet large group, and arrangements from Quincy Jones and Ernie Wilkins! LP, Vinyl record album
(MGM pressing with deep groove.)

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Jon BatisteChronology Of A Dream – Live At The Village Vanguard ... LP
Verve, 2019. New Copy ... $18.99 21.99
Jon Batiste is fantastic here – way more so than we normally give him credit for, and maybe even sharper in a live setting than in the studio! The group works with a mix of jazz, funk, and soul – but very different than Jon's band on TV, as there's deeper, richer elements going on – both in the general colors of the instruments, and in the way that the solos soar out and really give the songs some emotion. The lineup features tenor, alto, trumpet, and lots of nice bottom currents on the rhythms – sometimes funky, sometimes more lyrical – all topped with great piano lines from Batiste, who also sings a bit too. Much of the phrasing and flavor is more modern than some of his other albums – and titles include "Blacck", "Prince", "Pwwr", "Birthe", "Kenner", "Story", "Ordr", and "Higher". LP, Vinyl record album

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Jorge BenMinha Historia ... CD
Polygram/Verve, Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... $5.99
A nice little collection of classic work by Jorge Ben. CD
(Out of print.)

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

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Shelley BermanEdge Of Shelley Berman ... LP
Verve, 1960. Near Mint- ... $0.99
... 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- ... $1.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Shelley BermanInside Shelley Berman ... LP
Verve, 1959. Very Good ... $2.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing with deep groove. Cover has a partially split top and bottom seam, with some marker.)

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Shelley BermanNew Sides ... LP
Verve, Early 60s. Sealed ... $1.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole. Shrinkwrap has a hole on the top right corner.)

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Shelley BermanPersonal Appearance ... LP
Verve, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $2.99
... 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 ... $29.99
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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Mary J BligeMary Christmas ... CD
Verve, 2013. New Copy ... $9.99 14.98
A sparkling Christmas set from Mary J Blige – one that takes full advantage of those wonderful vocals, and lets them loose on a whole host of Holiday tunes! The album's on Verve, and has a feel that's a lot more classic than some of Mary's other work – a vibe that's somewhere between contemporary R&B and the older vocal jazz you'd hear on Christmas favorites from years past – an approach that comes through strongly in Mary's choice of tunes. Most of the numbers are favorite standards from the Holiday season, given a special Blige twist – arranged by David Foster, and titles include "Little Drummer Boy", "My Favorite Things", "This Christmas", "The Christmas Song", "Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer", "Do You Hear What I Hear", "The First Noel", and "Petit Papa Noel". CD

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Bob Booker & George FosterYiddish Are Coming! The Yiddish Are Coming! ... LP
Verve, 1967. Very Good ... $0.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a cutout hole.)

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Buddy BregmanSwinging Kicks ... LP
Verve, 1956. Very Good ... $6.99
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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Brooks Arthur EnsembleSole Forms ... LP
Verve, Late 60s. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $9.99
Very cool work from Brooks Arthur – wonderfully subtle stuff, but with a jazzy undercurrent too! Instrumentation includes great reeds from Art Kaplan, keyboards from Bernie Leighton, and percussion from Artie Butler – and direction is by Garry Sherman and Fred Karlin. Titles include "Chopin's Fantasia", "My Ship", "Moon River", "How Insensitive", and "Sole Forms (parts 1 & 2)". LP, Vinyl record album

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Clifford Brown & Max RoachJazz Masters 44 ... CD
Verve, Mid 50s. Used ... $3.99
Featuring Bass Curtis Counce, George Morrow, Oscar Pettiford, Bobby Donaldson, Barry Galbraith, Richie Powell, Harold Land, Sonny Rollins, Walter Benton & Helen Merrill. CD
(Out of print, BMG music club pressing with some light notes inside the booklet.)

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Kenny BurrellGeneration Ago Today ... CD
Verve/Universal (Japan), 1967. Used ... $18.99
A really sweet little album from guitarist Kenny Burrell – one in which he takes older tunes ("a generation ago"), and updates them with a sweetly compressed Verve 60s groove ("today"!) The record features 2 small groups – one with Ron Carter on bass, Grady Tate on drums, and Phil Woods on some mighty nice alto sax – and another with Carter, Tate, and the great Richard Wyands on piano. The style is light, laidback, and recorded with a warm tone overall – in a mode that's almost a precursor to the CTI sound of the late 60s. Mike Maineri joins on vibes on one track – and titles include "Wholly Cats", "Rose Room", "As Long As I Live", and "A Smooth One" CD
(Out of print SHMCD pressing, includes obi.)

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✨✧ Kenny BurrellGeneration Ago Today ... LP
Verve, 1967. Very Good+ Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
A really sweet little album from guitarist Kenny Burrell – one in which he takes older tunes ("a generation ago"), and updates them with a sweetly compressed Verve 60s groove ("today"!) The record features 2 small groups – one with Ron Carter on bass, Grady Tate on drums, and Phil Woods on some mighty nice alto sax – and another with Carter, Tate, and the great Richard Wyands on piano. The style is light, laidback, and recorded with a warm tone overall – in a mode that's almost a precursor to the CTI sound of the late 60s. Mike Maineri joins on vibes on one track – and titles include "Wholly Cats", "Rose Room", "As Long As I Live", and "A Smooth One" LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Generation Ago Today ... CD 18.99

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Donald ByrdUp With Donald Byrd ... LP
Verve, 1964. Very Good ... $16.99
A great album, and unlike anything else Donald Byrd ever recorded – almost mad hodgepodge of the styles Byrd used at Blue Note, as the session brings together funky soul jazz with vocal backings – linking the groove of At The Races with the choral stylings of A New Perspective! The session's the brainchild of arranger Claus Ogerman – who scored "The Donald Byrd" singers to back up a core group that features Blue Note stalwarts Herbie Hancock, Kenny Burrell, and Stanley Turrentine – plus some great soul jazz tenor work from Jimmy Heath. Verve scored something of a hit on the album – thanks to a tasty single version of Herbie's tunes "Blind Man, Blind Man" and "Cantelope Island" – but the whole thing's great overall, and other tracks include "My Babe", "Bossa", "You've Been Talkin Bout Me Baby", and "Boom Boom". LP, Vinyl record album
(MGM pressing with deep groove. Vinyl has a mark that clicks on "Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child".)

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✨✧ Uri CaineSphere Music ... CD
JMT/Verve, 1992. Used ... Just Sold Out!
With Gary Thomas on tenor and Ralph Peterson on drums – plus guest work from Don Byron and Graham Haynes. CD
(Out of print, barcode has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Terry CallierTimepeace ... CD
Verve, 1998. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Betty CarterDroppin Things ... CD
Verve, 1990. Used ... Just Sold Out!
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 ... LP
Verve, 1988. Very Good+ ... $1.99
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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Don CherryDon Cherry (aka Brown Rice) ... LP
A&M/Verve, 1976. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $16.99 19.99
Mindblowing music from the great Don Cherry – quite a statement, given how much fantastic sounds Cherry had already given us by this point in his career! In the years before this set, Don had worked in some very free, avant modes – and also explored a fair bit of global styles too – yet this set has this great electric vibe – one that mixes the freedom of Cherry's trumpet with spacey instrumentation and really great production – almost even funky at points! Players include Ricky Cherry on electric and acoustic piano, Charlie Haden on bass, Billy Higgins on drums, and Frank Lowe on tenor – and one cut has Bunchie Fox on electric bongos and Verna Gillis on voice. All tracks are nice and long – and titles include "Degi Degi", "Brown Rice", "Malkauns", and "Chenrezig". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ George ColemanMy Horns Of Plenty ... CD
Verve, 1991. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A rare moment in the major label spotlight for George Coleman – an early 90s session for Verve, and one that should have gotten him the same sort of ongoing recognition as contemporary sessions at the label by JJ Johnson, Randy Weston, and Joe Henderson! The format here is spare, but nicely varied – with Coleman on a tenor, soprano, and alto saxes alongside a trio of Harold Mabern on piano, Ray Drummond on bass, and Billy Higgins on drums. With a rhythm section that strong, you could almost throw just about any player up against them and get something great – but Coleman's also really pushing to the forefront of the tunes on most numbers, blowing with a deep voice and strong sound that almost recalls some of the work that Eric Alexander did in later years with Mabern. Titles include "Old Folks", "Lush Life", "Conrad", "My Romance", "You Mean So Much To Me", and "The Sheik Of Araby". CD
(Out of print first pressing.)

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✨✧ Ornette ColemanBody Meta ... CD
Verve, 1978. Used ... Just Sold Out!
One of Ornette's best LPs from the 70's! Recorded in 1976, this is a perfect demonstration of the harmelodic style, with the whole group jaunting along in tight choppy bits. James Blood Ulmer's on guitar, and the sound is very dark and deep. Tracks include "Voice Poetry", "Macho Woman", and "Home Grown". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Ornette Coleman & Prime TimeTone Dialing ... CD
Harmolodic/Verve, 1995. Used ... $4.99
With Bradley Jones on electric bass, Al McDowell on electric bass, Chris Rosenberg & Ken Wessel on guitar, Dave Bryant on keyboards, Denardo Coleman on drums & Badal Roy on tabla. CD
(Out of print, name written in marker on booket cover.)

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Harry Connick JrTrue Love – A Celebration Of Cole Porter ... CD
Verve/Universal (Netherlands), 2019. Used ... $3.99
... CD

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Sammy Davis Jr & Count BasieOur Shining Hour ... CD
Verve, Mid 60s. Used ... $7.99
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! CD
(Out of print. Tray card has a light stain that is only visible if you remove the inner tray, back cover of booklet has some pencil.)

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Buddy DeFrancoLive Date ... LP
Verve, 1958. Very Good+ ... $14.99
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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Buddy DeFrancoWholly Cats ... LP
Verve, 1957. Near Mint- ... $19.99
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
(Stereophonic pressing with deep groove. Cover has some notes in pen on back and some discoloration from age.)

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Phyllis DillerAre You Ready For Phyllis Diller? ... LP
Verve, Late 60s. Sealed ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing. Cover has two cutout holes.)

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Phyllis DillerWhat's Left Of Phyllis Diller ... LP
Verve, Late 60s. Sealed ... $4.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing. Cover has four cutout holes. Shrinkwrap has sticker remnants.)

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DJ ShadowLess You Know, The Better ... CD
Verve, 2011. Used ... $7.99
Does any hip hop DJ/producer/artist or otherwise instrumental sound stylist of any stripe face steeper critical expectations with each successive album than DJ Shadow, and if so, do any of them divert those expectations so profoundly as Shadow does? On The Less You Know, The Better, Josh Davis flirts with the beats, scratches and mood altering soundscapes of his early work at a few points, but he really tackles wide sylistic breadth here – including fuzzed out rock guitars over frenetic beats, spacey folk funk, darkness tinged new wave, timelessly brilliant rap. Includes "Back To Front (Circular Logic)", "Border Crossing", "Stay The Course" feat Talib Kweli & Posdnuos, "I've Been Trying", "Tedium", "Going Nowhere", "I Gotta Rokk", "Run For Your Life", "Scale It Back" feat Little Dragon, "Redeemed", "Circular Logic (Front To Back)" and more. CD
(Sealed with a small cutout hole through case and barcode.)

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Billy EckstineEverything I Have Is Yours – The Best Of The MGM Years ... CD
Verve, Late 40s/1950s. Used 2 CDs ... $6.99
A great collection – 42 tracks in all, with a really great range of material! Includes work with Woody herman, George Shearing, and Sarah Vaughan. CD
(Out of print. Includes slipcover, barcode has a cutout mark.)

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Billy EckstineEverything I Have Is Yours – The Best Of The MGM Years ... LP
Verve, Late 40s/1950s. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $0.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Harry EdisonSwinger ... LP
Verve, Mid 50s. Very Good- ... $19.99
Tight session of hard post-swing jazz, but still very straight ahead. With Jimmy Forrest on tenor adding a nice hard edge to Harry Edison's trumpet sound, and a large rhythm section featuring Jimmy Jones, Freddie Greene, Joe Benjamin and Charlie Persip. 6 in all: "Nasty", "Pussy Willow", "The Very Thought O f You", "Sunday", "Fair Ground" and "The Strollers". LP, Vinyl record album
(Verve Inc pressing with trumpeter logo & deep groove. Cover has a partially split top seam and some light staining on the back.)

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Roy EldridgeSwingin' On The Town ... LP
Verve, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $24.99
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
(MGM stereo pressing.)

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Duke Ellington & Johnny HodgesSide By Side ... CD
Verve, 1959. Used ... $3.99
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". CD
(Out of print.)

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Duke Ellington & Johnny HodgesSide By Side ... LP
Verve, 1959. Very Good ... $8.99
A great little session that builds on the strength of Johnny Hodges' small group 50s sessions for Verve – and which lets Duke Ellington in on some of the action! The format is nicely stripped-down throughout – featuring Hodges in sextet and septet formation with players that include Ben Webster, Roy Eldridge, Les Spann, Lawrence Brown, and Jo Jones. And while Duke's actually only on piano on 3 tracks on the album (Billy Strayhorn handles keys on the other 6), the session's still a great example of small combo Ellingtonia at its best! Titles include "Ruint", "Stompy Jones", "Big Shoe", "Going Up", "Just A Memory", and "You Need to Rock". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s German pressing.)

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Bill EvansAlone (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Verve (Japan), 1968. Used ... $29.99
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 At The Montreux Jazz Festival (German pressing – with bonus track) ... CD
Verve (Germany), 1968. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Bill Evans' first famous appearance at the Montreux Jazz Festival – a great 60s trio session, with Eddie Gomez on bass and Jack DeJohnette on drums! The tunes are mostly relatively familiar ones, but the ensemble on the set gives them a freer and more lyrical feel than you might expect – especially with DeJohnette on drums, who is a somewhat more powerful choice than some of Bill's other drummers of the 60s. Eddie Gomez is great, as always – with that round bass sound that we totally love – and titles include "Nardis", "Sleepin Bee", "Embraceable You", "Someday My Prince Will Come", "Mother Of Earl", "One For Helen", and "Walkin Up". Includes the bonus track "Quiet Now". CD
(Out of print.)

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Bill EvansFinest Hour ... CD
Verve, 1960s. Used ... $5.99
Tracks include "For Heaven's Sake", "Spartacus Love Theme", "Time Remembered", "I Should Care", "Spring Is Here", "I Loves You, Porgy", and "Walkin' Up". CD

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Bill Evans & Shelly ManneEmpathy ... LP
Verve, 1962. Very Good Gatefold ... $19.99
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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✨✧ Bill Evans & Shelly ManneEmpathy/Simple Matter Of Conviction ... CD
Verve, 1962/1966. Used ... $6.99
A pair of great Bill Evans albums for Verve – both a very good fit together! The cover of Empathy 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". Simple Matter Of Conviction is a 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". CD

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Frances FayeFrances Faye In Frenzy ... LP
Verve, Late 50s. Very Good ... $7.99
A rare set from singer Frances Faye – and a great one, too – thanks to arrangements from Russ Garcia! LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono MGM pressing. Cover has light surface wear, some aging, and a small spot of tape on the top seam.)

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Ella FitzgeraldClap Hands, Here Comes Charlie ... LP
Verve, 1961. Very Good ... $11.99
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
(Mono MGM pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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Ella FitzgeraldElla – The Lost Berlin Tapes ... LP
Verve, 1962. New Copy 2LP ... $24.99 29.99
Ella Fitzgerald recorded one of her most successful albums in Berlin – a smoking live set that gave the world her take on "Mack The Knife" – and this set marks a fantastic second chapter to that record – unreleased tapes that appear here for the first time ever! The concert's from a different year than the previous record, but done in a very similar mode – Ella in front of a very enthusiastic concert crowd, running through upbeat, swinging takes on a variety of classics – all at a moment when both her vocal skills and onstage personality were at an all-time high! The group is just a trio – Paul Smith on piano, Wilfred Middlebrooks on bass, and Stan Levey on drums – but they swing things as hard as an orchestra, and merge with the vocals in a really wonderful way. Titles include a great version of "My Kind Of Boy" – with Ella switching around a lot of the lyrics – plus "C'Est Magnifique", "Good Morning Heartache", "Hallelujah I Love Him So", "Summertime", "Mr Paganini", "Mack The Knife", "Angel Eyes", "Cheek To Cheek", "Clap Hands Here Comes Charlie", "Taking A Chance On Me", and "Jersey Bounce". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Ella FitzgeraldElla Fitzgerald Sings The Harold Arlen Songbook ... LP
Verve, 1960/1961. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $9.99
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(MGM pressing, in the gatefold cover with booklet. Cover has a cutout hole.)

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Ella FitzgeraldElla In Berlin – Mack The Knife ... LP
Verve, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $12.99
Quite a popular live album from Ella – recorded in Berlin at the height of the cold war years – featuring a famous recording of "Mack The Knife" that almost blew away Bobby Darin's hit with the cut! The album's nicely free of some of the stodginess of some of Ella's Songbook albums from the same time – with light and jazzy backing by a group that includes Jim Hall, Paul Smith, Wilfred Middlebrooks, and Gus Johnson. Titles include "Mack The Knife", "How High The Moon", "Too Darn Hot", "Gone With The Wind", "Misty", and "Summertime". LP, Vinyl record album
(Verve Inc pressing with deep groove.)

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Ella FitzgeraldElla In Hollywood ... LP
Verve, 1961. Sealed ... $16.99
A nice little Verve session that breaks from the usual format – especially the "Songbooks" one – and features Ella in LA with small group backing by Jim Hall, Lou Levy, Wilfred Middlebrooks, and Gus Johnson. The set was recorded live at the Crescendo – in a jazzily swinging mode that's a bit looser than some of Ella's other Verve sessions, but which still demonstrates some nice control on the vocals. Titles include "Mr Paganini", "Stairway To The Stars", "Air Mail Special", "Blue Moon", "This Could Be The Start Of Something Big", and "Just In Time". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing. Shrinkwrap has some holes. Cover has a cutout notch.)

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✨✧ Ella FitzgeraldElla Swings Brightly With Nelson ... LP
Verve, 1961. Very Good ... Just Sold Out!
A nice pairing of Ella Fitzgerald and Nelson Riddle – done away from the Songbook series, with titles that include "I'm Gonna Go Fishing", "The Gentleman Is A Dope", "Mean To Me", "I Won't Dance", "Love Me Or Leave Me", and "What Am I Here For". LP, Vinyl record album
(MGM mono pressing with black label. Cover has a half split top seam.)

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Ella FitzgeraldElla Wishes You A Swinging Christmas (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Verve, 1960. New Copy ... $4.99 14.98
A wonderful Holiday album that's stayed fresh for years! Ella's got a perfect style to interpret these numbers – working with Frank DeVol and Russ Garcia in a set of lightly jazzy versions of Christmas favorites like "Sleigh Ride", "Jingle Bells", "Winter Wonderland", "We Three Kings", "White Christmas", "Frosty The Snowman", and one of the best versions of "What Are You Doing New Years Eve" ever recorded! Plus, the CD features a few tasty alternates – and the album also includes great packaging, and the groovy tune "Christmas Island"! CD

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Ella FitzgeraldIrving Berlin Songbook ... LP
Verve, Late 50s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $8.99
A nice 2LP reissue that brings together volume 1 and 2 of the Irving Berlin sessions from the late 50s! Backings are by Paul Weston, and the package features a whopping 32 tracks! LP, Vinyl record album
(80s pressing. Cover has an index label with clear tape on the spine.)

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Ella FitzgeraldOh Lady Be Good – Best Of The Gershwin Songbook ... CD
Verve, 1959. Used ... $2.99
Collects 17 tracks from the Gershwin Songbook albums including "S Wonderful", "Someone To Watch Over Me", "Foggy Day", "Nice Work If You Can Get It", "Funny Face", and "I Got Rhythm". CD

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Ella FitzgeraldRodgers & Hart Song Book Vol 2 ... CD
Verve (Germany), 1956. Used ... $3.99
... CD
(Out of print.)
 
 
 



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