Scripting is disabled or not working. dustygroove.com requires JavaScript to function correctly.
Style sheets are disabled or not working. dustygroove.com requires style sheets to function correctly.

All Categories

$



Items/page

Verve Edit search

 
Sort by
Exact matches: 34
Exact matches1
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
VerveNorthern Soul ... LP
Virgin (UK), 1995. Near Mint- 2LP ... Just Sold Out!
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent 180 gram remaster in the foil cover, including the printed inner sleeves.)

Exact matches2
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
VerveUrban Hymns ... LP
Capitol, 1997. Near Mint- 2LP ... $24.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram pressing from 2008. Includes the printed inner sleeves.)

Exact matches3
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Verve Jazz EnsemblePerimeter ... CD
Verve Jazz Ensemble, 2016. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD

Exact matches4
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
George BensonVerve Silver Collection ... CD
Verve (Germany), Late 60s. Used ... $3.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

Exact matches5
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Ella FitzgeraldVerve Jazz Masters 46 – The Jazz Sides ... CD
Verve, 1950s/Early 60s. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

Exact matches6
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Dizzy GillespieBirk's Works – Verve Big Band Sessions ... CD
Verve, 1956/1957. Used 2 CDs ... $7.99
Seminal work from Dizzy – showing that he was a genius in any form of jazz! In the mid 50s, Diz had one of the hippest big bands going – filled with great young players that included Lee Morgan, Joe Gordon, Melba Liston, Benny Golson, Billy Mitchell, and Walter Davis Jr. The work he crafted here was partly an extension of his earlier bop sides, but also a demonstration of his desire to express himself in more expansive forms – kind of a hint of the direction he'd take in the 60s, with his work in Latin, soundtrack, and funk styles. The set combines tracks from 3 different Verve albums – and it also packages the material with a number of previously unissued tracks, and some great liner notes that do a wonderful job of summing up the spirit of the work. Arrangements are by AK Salim, Quincy Jones, Tadd Dameron, and Dizzy himself – and tracks include "Jordu", "Tin Tin Deo", "Groovin For Nat", "Dizzy's Business", "Jessica's Day", "Doodlin", "Yo No Quiero Bailar", "Birk's Works", "Tangorine", "Umbrella Man", and "Mayflower Rock". 42 tracks in all! CD
(Out of print.)

Exact matches7
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Johnny HodgesJohnny Hodges & His Orchestra Vol 5 – The Rabbit's Work On Verve In Chronological Order 1955 (+1951/1952) ... LP
Verve (France), Early 50s. Near Mint- ... $16.99
Killer sessions from 1955 – with Hodges on alto, in small groups that also include Harold Baker on trumpet, Lawrence Brown on trombone, and Al Sears on tenor! LP, Vinyl record album

Exact matches8
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Johnny HodgesJohnny Hodges & His Orchestra Vol 6 – The Rabbit's Work On Verve In Chronological Order 1955 – Creamy ... LP
Verve (France), Early 50s. Very Good+ Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
Swing session with small group backing by Billy Strayhorn, Jimmy Woode, Sonny Greer, and Clark Terry – and which features Johnny's warm tones soloing nicely on comfortable standards. All of side one is a "ballad medley", with a very Creamy sound, and titles that include "But Not For Me", "Prelude To A Kiss", "Whispering", and "Tenderly". The flipside's got a bit more kick, and titles that include "Honey Bunny", "Passion", and "No Use Kicking". LP, Vinyl record album

Exact matches9
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Billie HolidayLady In Autumn – The Best Of The Verve Years (2CD set) ... CD
Verve, Late 40s/1950s. Used 2 CDs ... $4.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

Exact matches10
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Kenyon HopkinsVerve Sound Tour – Hawaii ... LP
Verve, Mid 60s. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $7.99
Part of a great series that was released in conjunction with Esquire Magazine. The album's a nice split gatefold package filled with a book chock full of photos, with cool travel notes. The disc combines sound effects and music (we think by Kenyon Hopkins), to create the effect of an audio tour for the armchair traveller! LP, Vinyl record album
(In the textured booklet cover, with an ink stamp on back.)

Exact matches11
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Jan AP Kaczmarek & othersVerve – Music From & Inspired By The Motion Picture ... CD
Focus/Verve, 2007. Used ... $4.99
... CD

Exact matches12
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Barbara KeithBarbara Keith (Verve) ... LP
Verve, 1969. Very Good ... $34.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has a promo sticker, small index labels, and some marker on front.)

Exact matches13
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Wes MontgomeryBest Of Wes Montgomery (Verve) ... LP
Verve, Mid 60s. Very Good Gatefold ... $4.99
A collection of sides cut in the mid 60s by Wes during his association with Verve. Culled from the albums Movin' Wes, Bumpin', Goin' Out Of My Head and Tequila, these numbers all feature the larger arrangements that gave those albums a richer sound than his small group recordings, though Wes' soulful playing shines over top. Arrangements are by Oliver Nelson, Johnny Pate, Claus Ogerman and Don Sebesky and the tracks are 'Tequila", "Movin' Wes (part 1)", "End Of A Love Affair", "Naptown Blues", "Con Alma", "Goin' Out of My Head", "How Insensitive (Insensatez)", "The Shadow Of Your Smile", "Caravan" and "Bumpin' On Sunset". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear. Vinyl plays with a short click on side 2 track 2.)

Exact matches14
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Charlie ParkerBird – The Complete Charlie Parker On Verve (10 CD set) (NO BOX/BOOK) ... CD
Verve, Late 40s/Early 50s. Used 10 CDs ... $24.99
A jazz treasure chest – an extraordinary bounty of Bird on Verve! You get absolutely everything here, master takes, alternate takes, loads of previously unissued material, rehearsals, incomplete takes, you get it all! Sidemen include Benny Carter, Kenny Clarke, Miles Davis, Roy Eldridge, Gil Evans, Ella Fitzgerald, Dizzy Gillespie, Coleman Hawkins, Johnny Hodges, John Lewis, Machito, Charles Mingus, Thelonious Monk, Buddy Rich, Max Roach, Ben Webster and Lester Young. There's 177 (!!) tracks in all, so we can't list all the titles here, but some of them include "Blues For Norman", "The Bird", "Repetition", "No Noise", "Okiedoke", "The Opener", "Lester Leaps In", "Flyin' Home", "Perdido", "Everything Happens To Me", "April In Paris", "Summertime", "I Didn't Know What Time It Was", "Bloomdido", "Mohawk", "My Melancholy Baby", "Leapfrog", "East Of The Sun", "I'll Remember April", "Au Privave", "KC Blues", "Swedish Schnapps", "Estrellita", "Funky Blues", "Jam Blues", "I Get A Kick Out Of You", and "Love For Sale". CD
(Please note that this set does not include the outer box or book, just the 10CDs in 3 double cases.)

Exact matches15
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Charlie ParkerBird On Verve Volume 7 – Charlie Parker Big Band ... LP
Verve, 1952/1953. Sealed ... $13.99
A set that brings together half small group sessions, and half large group tracks – with Bird fronting orchestras arranged by Joe Lipman and Gil Evans. The small group tracks are both quartet ones – with either Hank Jones or Al Haig on piano – and titles include master takes and alternates of "Cosmic Rays", "Kim", "Laird Baird", and "Chi Chi". Large group tracks include "Night & Day", "Old Folks", "If I Love Again", and "In The Still Of The Night". LP, Vinyl record album
(French reissue pressing from the 80s.)

Exact matches16
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Charlie ParkerCharlie Parker With Strings – Bird On Verve Vol 1 ... LP
Verve, Early 50s. Sealed ... $15.99
We can't decide whether we like Bird better in the small seminal bop quintets he led, or blowing fiery solos over larger arrangements buoyed by strings. Fortunately these sets, compiled from 10" LPs bring together some of both, though as you might guess from the title, they do lean heavily towards the sides backed by strings. In addition to the string groups, there's support from other bop greats like Max Roach, Al Haig & Kenny Dorham here, and they run through some smokin' versions of "Repetition", "Passport", "Everything Happens To Me", "April in Paris" and "I Didn't Know What Time It Was". LP, Vinyl record album
(Excellent French pressing from the 80s!)

Exact matches17
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Charlie ParkerConfirmation – Best Of The Verve Years ... CD
Verve, Late 40s/Early 50s. Used 2 CDs ... $2.99
... CD
(Out of print, booklet has some light wear.)

Exact matches18
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Charlie Parker & Dizzy GillespieBird & Diz (Verve) ... LP
Verve, Early 50s. Very Good ... $34.99
A classic meeting of two giants from the early years of bop – altoist Charlie Parker and trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie – brought together here in a session that Norman Granz would later list as one of the truest realizations of his vision for recording jazz music! Parker's sharp lines are a great contrast to the robust horn work of Diz – and the players work here with a rhythm section that features Thelonious Monk on piano, Curley Russell on bass, and Buddy Rich on drums. Titles include "Relaxin With Lee", "Leap Frog", "Oscar For Treadwell", and "Mohawk". The LP also includes a number of alternate takes, and has a nice photo of the 2 jazz giants on the cover. LP, Vinyl record album
(Verve Inc pressing with deep groove and trumpeter logo. Cover has some peeled spots filled in with pen along the top seam, clear tape on the corners, and light aging.)

Exact matches19
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Oscar PetersonSong Is You – Best Of The Verve Songbooks ... CD
Verve, 1950s. Used 2CD ... $2.99
... CD
(Booklet has a small hype sticker and a small tear inside, barcode has a name in pen.)

Exact matches20
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Oscar PetersonWest Side Story (Verve master edition) ... CD
Verve, 1962. Used ... $2.99
The West Side Story score – but handled here by the great Oscar Peterson Trio – in ways that really push the tunes past their Broadway roots! The approach is tight, soulful, and filled with strong lines from Peterson on piano – plus bass by Ray Brown and drums from Ed Thigpen – that classic trio from the early 60s that came together in different ways than Oscar's group of the 50s. The set features an especially nice long take on "Jet Song" – plus versions of "Something's Coming", "Somewhere", "Tonight", "Maria", and "I Feel Pretty". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available West Side Story ... LP 6.99

Exact matches21
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Bud PowellComplete Bud Powell On Verve (5CD box set) ... CD
Verve, Late 40s/1950s/Early 60s. Used 5CD & Book ... $39.99
... CD
(Out of print. Please note the cover has some wear and the outer edges of the book have a light stain – interior is nice and clean.)

Exact matches22
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Benny CarterBenny Carter – Cosmopolite – The Oscar Peterson Verve Sessions ... CD
Clef/Verve, Early 50s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)

Exact matches23
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Charlie ParkerBird – The Complete Charlie Parker On Verve (10 CD set) ... CD
Verve, Late 40s/Early 50s. Used 10 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A jazz treasure chest – an extraordinary bounty of Bird on Verve! You get absolutely everything here, master takes, alternate takes, loads of previously unissued material, rehearsals, incomplete takes, you get it all! Sidemen include Benny Carter, Kenny Clarke, Miles Davis, Roy Eldridge, Gil Evans, Ella Fitzgerald, Dizzy Gillespie, Coleman Hawkins, Johnny Hodges, John Lewis, Machito, Charles Mingus, Thelonious Monk, Buddy Rich, Max Roach, Ben Webster and Lester Young. There's 177 (!!) tracks in all, so we can't list all the titles here, but some of them include "Blues For Norman", "The Bird", "Repetition", "No Noise", "Okiedoke", "The Opener", "Lester Leaps In", "Flyin' Home", "Perdido", "Everything Happens To Me", "April In Paris", "Summertime", "I Didn't Know What Time It Was", "Bloomdido", "Mohawk", "My Melancholy Baby", "Leapfrog", "East Of The Sun", "I'll Remember April", "Au Privave", "KC Blues", "Swedish Schnapps", "Estrellita", "Funky Blues", "Jam Blues", "I Get A Kick Out Of You", and "Love For Sale". CD
(Out of print. Box has very light wear in one corner, but this is a nice copy overall.)
Also available Bird – The Complete Charlie Parker On Verve (10 CD set) (NO BOX/BOOK) ... CD 24.99

Exact matches24
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Charlie ParkerSouth Of The Border – Bird On Verve Vol 6 ... LP
Verve, 1951/1952. Sealed ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Killer Latin jazz from Charlie Parker – plus some great bop too! This 80s reissue collects several early 50s sides of fiery bop from Bird, a few with a distinctly Latin flavor. The first 7 tracks are a quintet side, featuring Red Rodney, John Lewis, Ray Brown & Kenny Clarke running through a couple of versions of "Swedish Schnapps", "Back Home Blues", "Lover Man" & a few more, then there's a few standards with strings and a larger ensemble, and finally the Latin numbers recorded with a slightly larger group performing "Estrellita", "Begin the Beguine", "La Paloma" & 2 more. LP, Vinyl record album
(French 80s pressing.)

Exact matches25
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Jimmy SmithBest Of Jimmy Smith (Verve) ... LP
Verve, 1960s. Near Mint- Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great little collection of Jimmy's tight tight tight Hammond sides cut for Verve during the 60s – with backings by Oliver Nelson and Lalo Schifrin, plus a few other sides in smaller combo format. Tracks include "Walk On The Wild Side", "Ol Man River", "The Cat", "Got My Mojo Workin", "High Heel Sneakers", "Hobo Flats", and "Organ Grinder's Swing". LP, Vinyl record album

Exact matches26
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Sonny StittOnly The Blues (Verve Elite pressing – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Verve, 1957. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Probably the most classic of Stitt's sides for Verve – and certainly the one that gets rated time and time again by jazz collectors. We think it's pretty darn great – although we always wonder why folks don't give Stitt's other sides for Verve as much of a chance, because they're all pretty darn excellent! The record's a very laidback session, with 4 long tracks that feature plenty of room for Stitt to meander along on his solos. The group includes Roy Eldridge, Oscar Peterson, Herb Ellis, Ray Brown, and Stan Levey – and titles include "The String", "BW Blues", and "Blues For Bags". CD
(Out of print Verve Elite pressing – with bonus tracks.)

Exact matches27
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Stan GetzArtistry Of Stan Getz – The Best Of The Verve Years Vol 1 ... CD
Verve, 1950s/1960s. Used 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)

Exact matches28
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ 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.)

Exact matches29
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Stan Getz & Charlie ByrdJazz Samba (Verve master edition) ... CD
Verve, 1962. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of those records that no home should be without – not only a pivotal album in the growth of bossa nova in the 60s – but a set that also really helped set the career of tenorist Stan Getz on fire! The real credit here might almost go to guitarist Charlie Byrd – as Byrd was a big early proponent of bossa nova rhythms, and had already been experimenting with them on his records of the time – yet also gets a key extra "umph" here in the presence of Stan's tenor – a bold, rich, soulful sound that really helps give the music a lot of direction – in ways that still resonate strongly all these many years later! Getz is completely sublime – a master of tone and timing throughout – and perfectly fit to these tunes. Rhythms are mostly from Byrd's trio, augmented with some extra percussion – and titles include the classic "Desafinado", plus "E Luxo So", "Samba Dees Days", "Samba Triste", "O Pato", "Samba De Uma Nota So", and "Baia". This is the Verve master edition with 20-bit remastering, bonus track, new liner notes, photographs, cover art & more. CD
(Verve master edition.)

Exact matches30
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Dizzy GillespiePerceptions (Verve Elite pressing) ... CD
Verve, 1961. Used ... Out Of Stock
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". CD
(Out of print – and in the original slipcover too!)

Exact matches31
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Dizzy Gillespie, Stan Getz, & Sonny StittFor Musicians Only (Spanish Verve Collection pressing) ... CD
Verve (Spain), 1958. Used ... Out Of Stock
A tremendous little record – one that's greater even than the sum of its three mighty parts! Although we've always felt that some of the "all star" sets on Verve could sometimes be a bit too "easy", we're always very big fans of the few that feature strong performances from Dizzy Gillespie – as they have a tight bop groove that lets all the musicians find their right place, and solo in wonderful interplay with each other! Here, Dizz and Sonny Stitt provide the core of a group that also includes Stan Getz on tenor – and the three of them are given four nice long tracks to work through in a relaxed seamless fashion – moving openly and wonderfully over tunes that include "Dark Eyes", "We", and "Be Bop". CD also includes an alternate take of "Dark Eyes"! CD
(Please note: This is a special edition of the album produced by Verve in Spain. The music is the same, but the cover art is different.)

Exact matches32
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ VariousVerve Story – 1944 to 1994 (4CD set) ... CD
Verve, Mid 40s/1950s/1960s/1970s/1980s/Mid 90s. Used 4 CD ... Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print)

Exact matches33
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Charlie Parker & Dizzy GillespieBird & Diz (Verve master edition with bonus tracks) ... CD
Verve, Early 50s. Used ... 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

Exact matches34
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Jimmy SmithVerve Jazz Masters 29 ... CD
Verve, 1960s. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)
 
Close matches: 466
Close matches35
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Cannonball AdderleyDefinitive Cannonball Adderley ... CD
Blue Note/Verve, Late 50s/1960s/Early 70s. Used ... $3.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

Close matches36
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Red AllenMeets Kid Ory ... LP
Verve, Late 50s. Near Mint- ... $19.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono MGM pressing. Cover has light wear and aging.)

Close matches37
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Gene Ammons & Sonny StittPrime Cuts (Boss Tenors & Boss Tenors In Orbit) ... LP
Verve, 1961/1962. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $5.99
A nice little 2-fer collecting two great meetings of two greats! Jug and Stitt go head to head on Boss Tenors, a 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". Boss Tenors In Orbit was a follow up one year later, an obscure little session with the pair once again recreating the energy of their live shows – as they stretch out nicely on very long tracks that have spare backing by the Don Patterson trio! The cuts are mostly standard stuff – "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! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch and light wear.)

Close matches38
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
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

Close matches39
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Chet BakerChet For Lovers ... CD
Verve, 1950s/1960s. Used ... $2.99
... CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

Close matches40
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Chet BakerJazz Essentials ... CD
Verve, Late 50s/Early 60s. Used ... $2.99
... CD
(Back cover of booklet has a small spot of sticker residue.)

Close matches41
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Charlie BarnetDancing Party ... LP
Verve, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $19.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Verve Records Inc pressing with deep groove. Cover has clear tape across the top seam.)

Close matches42
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Charlie BarnetLonely Street ... LP
Verve, Mid 50s. Very Good+ ... $19.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Verve Inc pressing, with deep groove.)

Close matches43
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Kenny BarronOther Places ... CD
Verve, 1993. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Out of print. BMG Direct pressing.)

Close matches44
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Kenny BarronThings Unseen ... CD
Verve, 1997. Used ... $4.99
... CD
(Out of print, booklet has some wear.)

Close matches45
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Count BasieBasie's Beat ... LP
Verve, 1965. Near Mint- ... $7.99
A really wonderful back to basics session for Basie – featuring arrangements by longtime band members Frank Foster, Erick Dixon, Bobby Plater, and Thad Jones! The set also features vocals on 2 tracks by bluesy vocalist Richard Boone – a singer with a really great scatting approach – but overall, the real strength is the horn section, particularly Al Aarons, Dixon, and Eddie Lockjaw Davis – who all get in some very nice solo work. Tracks are mostly older numbers, Basie-ized – and played with a laidback tone that's a real contrast from the higher energy early 60s recordings. Titles include "Squeeze Me", "Frankie & Johnny", "Boone's Blues", "I Got Rhythm", and "Hey Jim". LP, Vinyl record album

Close matches46
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Count BasieCount Basie At Newport (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Verve, 1957. Used ... $4.99
Basie and Basie-ites – recorded at Newport in 1957, in a number of varying groupings with players that include Lester Young, Thad Jones, Frank Wess, Joe Newman, and Frank Foster. 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". Contains 5 bonus tracks: "All Right, Okay, You Win", "The Comeback", "Roll 'Em Pete", "Smack Dab In The Middle" & "One O' Clock In The Morning". CD
(Out of print Verve Master Edition in the tri-fold digipack.)

Close matches47
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Count BasieCount Basie At Newport (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Verve, 1957. Used ... $5.99
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". CD also contains 5 more bonus tracks from another Verve album – Count Basie & Joe Williams at Newport, most with Williams on vocals – including "All Right Okay You Win", "The Comeback", "Roll 'Em Pete", "Smack Dab In The Middle", and "One O' Clock In The Morning". CD
(Out of print – and still sealed with hype sticker.)

Close matches48
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Count BasieLil Ol Groovemaker Basie! ... LP
Verve, 1963. Very Good ... $4.99
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

Close matches49
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Count BasieMore Hits Of The 50s & 60s ... LP
Verve, 1963. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
Basie hits the hits of the 50s and early 60s – working here with some tight Billy Byers arrangements that really help transform the tunes! The groove is upbeat, bright, and brilliantly soulful – that punctuated Basie groove first formed when Neal Hefti was with the group, still carried off here wonderfully by a lineup that includes Frank Wess and Frank Foster on saxes, Snooky Young and Al Aarons on trumpets, Benny Powell and Henry Coker on trombones, and Freddie Green on guitar. Titles include "The Second Time Around", "Hey Jealous Lover", "All Of Me", "This Love Of Mine", "Saturday Night", "Come Fly With Me", and "South Of The Border" – almost a Sinatra album in spirit, given the choice of tunes like these! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

Close matches50
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Jon BatisteHollywood Africans ... CD
Verve, 2018. New Copy ... $13.99 14.98
Think what you want about Jon Batiste on TV – the man's out to show you here that he's one hell of a pianist – and a jazz musician with a lot more depth than just his mainstream appearances! The set is mostly solo, and surprisingly beautiful – as Batiste is able to both serve up some New Orleans roots, and also hit some even more striking moments that have a much more modern appeal – this range of emotion we never would have expected, and which is mostly pretty surprising – apart from a few titles that Jon must have thrown in to keep some of the "visitors" on track. The solo piano numbers are fantastic – a real revelation – and titles include "Green Hill Zone", "Mr Buddy", "Kenner Boogie", "Chopinesque", "Nocturne No 1 In D Minor", "Is It Over", and "Don't Stop". CD

Close matches51
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Louis BellsonLet's Call It Swing ... LP
Verve, Mid 50s. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
Features arrangements by Don Redman, Ernie Wilkins, and Louis Bellson himself – with players who include Wilkins on reeds, Sonny Russo on trombone, Irving Joseph on piano, and a very young Doc Severinson on trumpet! LP, Vinyl record album
(Trumpeter logo pressing, with deep groove – in nice shape! Cover has some light tape in a few spots – but is nice overall.)

Close matches52
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Louis BellsonLouis Bellson At The Flamingo ... LP
Verve, Mid 50s. Near Mint- ... $24.99
You know, there's almost a rule for Verve sessions led by drummers – and that's that they're as good for the horn players as they are for the drummers! This album's a great illustration of that fact – as Bellson's working here in a stripped-down quartet that gives ample space to Harry Edison – who solos beautifully throughout, really making the most of the longer tracks on the record, and shining with a brilliance that almost outdoes even his other albums as a leader from the time. The rest of the group features Don Abney on piano and Truck Parham on bass – but in a way the album's mostly an outing that features Bellson's drums and Edison's trumpet – sparkling and dancing together on tunes that include "Flamingo Blues", "Driftwood", "Seven Eleven", and "Broadway". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original Verve Inc pressing with trumpeter logo and deep groove. Cover has a sticker spot, some light surface wear, and a small split on the top seam held with clear tape.)

Close matches53
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Jorge BenJorge Ben (1969) ... LP
Philips/Verve, 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 24.99
A samba soul masterpiece from Jorge Ben – one of the most brilliant records to come out the fertile late 60s Brazilian scene – and an incredible album that works with the psychedelic flourishes of Ben's contemporaries and a deeper undercurrent of soul & funk! This is one of the most amazing early Jorge Ben LPs, recorded at the end of the 60s, when Jorge was singing with a stone-cold soul sound. The sharp, tight arrangements by Rogerio Duprat & Jose Briamonte made tracks like "Pais Tropical", "Take It Easy My Brother Charles", and "Que Pena" immediate classics – while the percussion and rhythms of Trio Mocoto provide a good part of the unique backdrop. The album is a mix of funky samba, soaring Brazilian soul, and sweeping orchestrations that give the whole thing a jazzy finish – and it's some of the best work that Jorge Ben ever recorded! Other tracks include "Criola", Cade Tereza", "Domingas", "Barbarella", "Quem Foi Que Roubou A Sopeira" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

Close matches54
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Tony Bennett & Diana KrallFascinating Rhythm (10 inch single) ... 12-inch
Verve, 2018. New Copy ... $14.99
A very cool little 10" single – one that features a recent duet on "Fascinating Rhythm" by Tony Bennett with Diana Krall, all with backing from the trio of pianist Bill Charlap! The flipside's maybe even cooler, though – as it features a very early Bennett recording of the tune – done in 1949 with orchestrations by Marty Manning, and originally issued unear the name of Joe Bari! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Released for Small Business Saturday 2018. Indie store exclusive.)

Close matches55
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Elmer Bernstein/Chico HamiltonSweet Smell Of Success (with bonus track) ... CD
Decca/Verve, 1957. New Copy ... $10.99 11.99
A jazz soundtrack double-header – one that features both the small combo and larger band version of the soundtrack to The Sweet Smell Of Success! Part of the CD features the Chico Hamilton Quintet's album of music – a wonderful bit of cinematic jazz from the 50s. The combo was a key part of the LA scene at the time, but are oddly featured as a regular club act in the movie's New York setting – but we'll gladly forgive that geographic error, given that the music on the set is so great. The quality's a bit like some of the Hamilton Quintet work on World Pacific – but there's a slightly freer, more urgent feel here too – work that's sometimes somewhat driving, and beautifully blended from the guitar of John Pisano, clarinet of Paul Horn, cello of Fred Katz, piano of Carson Smith, and drums from Chico. Side one features a lot of short incidental cuts – like "Susan", "Cheek To Chico", "Jam", and "Night Beat" – and side 2 is an extended "Concerto Of Jazz Themes From The Soundtrack Of Sweet Smell Of Success". The second half of the CD features the full orchestral version of the Sweet Smell Of Success soundtrack – but done in a style that's almost as jazzy and swinging as the small combo one! Elmer Bernstein's at the helm here – and the music's a wonderful pastiche of modes that's right up there with his sublime score for The Man With The Golden Arm – done in a similar blend of driving jazz, somber moments, and some slightly more raucous touches! As with that album, the players are all great – and soloists on the album include Pete Candoli, Ted Nash, and Shelly Manne – west coast players despite the New York setting of the film, and playing here with a fair bit of grit in their groove. Titles include "The Street", "Hot Dogs & Juice", "Toots Shor's Blues", "Nite Spot Rock", "Love Scene", and "Out Of Darkness". CD

Close matches56
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Art BlakeyS Make It ... CD
Limelight/Verve (Japan), 1964. New Copy ... $9.99
A lost classic from Art Blakey – quite different from some of his Blue Note work! The album's a very swinging mid 60s session, noteworthy for the presence of John Gilmore, recording here in one of his few appearances away from Sun Ra. Gilmore wails on tenor, and he sounds great next to Lee Morgan, who had, at this point, briefly returned to play with Blakey, and fit in with the group beautifully. John Hicks is on piano, and contributes a few nice tracks – and Curtis Fuller rounds out the sextet nicely, hitting some of those great gutbuckety notes that he only ever seemed to manage when he worked with Blakey! The whole album's great – and tracks include "Little Hughie", "Olympia", "One For Gamal", and "Faith". CD

Close matches57
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Art BlakeySoul Finger ... CD
Limelight/Verve (Japan), 1965. New Copy ... $13.99
One of the most obscure mid 60s sides by Blakey – but a great one! The record features a strangely-chosen lineup of the Jazz Messengers that includes Lee Morgan, Freddie Hubbard, Lucky Thompson, and John Hicks. Thompson's in his very soulful "just returned from Europe" phase, and his playing is excellent, especially on soprano, which he was reaching for again and again at this point in his career. Hicks shows some nice early soul jazz stylings on piano, and the two-trumpet frontline of Hubbard and Morgan distinguish themselves nicely from each other. The writing's quite nice, too – from the James Bond-esque "Soul Finger" to Morgan's lively "Buh's Bossa". Great stuff! Other titles include "Spot Session", "Freedom Monday", "A Quiet Thing (From Flora The Red Menace)" and "The Hub". CD

Close matches58
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Willie BoboFeelin' So Good ... LP
Verve, Late 60s. Very Good ... $8.99
One of the Verve albums that focuses on Willie Bobo's talents as a singer – still very much in the tight Latin Soul style of Willie's other work from the time, but with more vocals on the tracks – done in Willie's rough-styled soulful mode! Includes the groovers "Feelin' So Good" and "Sock It To Me", plus "Lil Red Riding Hood", "Sunshine Superman", "Call Me", "Dichoso", and "Sunny". Very nice pop Latin soul groove! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and tape with a partially split top seam.)

Close matches59
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Michael Brecker QuindectetWide Angles ... CD
Verve, 2003. Used ... $3.99
... CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

Close matches60
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Dee Dee BridgewaterLive At Yoshi's ... CD
Verve, 1998. Used ... $4.99
Warm, wonderful work from Dee Dee Bridgewater – a relatively straight jazz album, and a hell of a swinger, too! The set's a live date, and has a relaxed, easygoing quality we really love – that soulful, personal feel that Dee Dee picked up strongly in her later years – quite a change from the mode she used on her soul recordings of the 70s. There's definitely a nod here towards older modes of jazz singing too – given that Bridgewater scats a bit at points, almost Ella-esque – but even amidst some familiar tunes, there's a decidedly Dee Dee feel to the whole record, that distinct touch that always makes her records stand out. Instrumentation includes piano and organ from Thierry Eliez, bass from Thomas Bramerie, and drums from Ali Jackson – and titles include "Love For Sale", "Undecided", "Stairway To The Stars", "Sex Machine", "Midnight Sun", and "Cherokee". CD
(Out of print.)

Close matches61
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
DeeDee BridgewaterLove & Peace – A Tribute To Horace Silver ... CD
Verve, 1995. Used ... $5.99
A modern classic from Dee Dee Bridgewater – one of her hippest albums of the later years, thanks to a great choice of material, and some really wonderful execution! The album's a beautiful set of straight jazz vocal readings of some of Horace Silver's best compositions, and it also features guest appearances by Silver and Jimmy Smith – both players who still had plenty going on at the time of the sessions. The real strength, though, is Dee Dee – as she proves once and for all that she's one of the best female true jazz singers of this era, capable of rich emotion on ballad tracks, and swinging free vocalese on more uptempo numbers. Titles include "Nica's Dream", "Pretty Eyes", "St. Vitus Dance", "Soulville", "Lonely Woman", and "Tokyo Blues". One of the greatest jazz vocal albums of the past 10 years! CD
(Out of print.)

Close matches62
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Big Bill BroonzyLast Session Part 3 ... LP
Verve, 1957. Very Good+ ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(MGM pressing in the textured cover, with light wear and a cutout hole.)

Close matches63
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Uri CaineSphere Music ... CD
JMT/Verve, 1992. Used ... $2.99
... CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Sphere Music ... CD 4.99

Close matches64
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Terry CallierWhat Color Is Love ... LP
Cadet/Verve, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
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

Close matches65
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Ruth CameronRoadhouse ... CD
Verve, 2000. Used ... $3.99
... CD
(Out of print, small cutout hole through case.)

Close matches66
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Jimmy ClevelandIntroducing Jimmy Cleveland & His All Stars ... CD
Verve, 1955. Used Gatefold ... $6.99
An early leader session for Jimmy Cleveland – one that pulls him out of the Lionel Hampton group, and puts him in the company of a number of different all-stars – top level players that Mercury brought together in three different sessions for the album. Players include Lucky Thompson, Cecil Payne, Barry Galbraith, Wade Legge, Paul Chambers, and Jerome Richardson – and it's the quality of the ensemble grooving that really makes the album swing, a lot more than Cleveland's solos on his own. Titles include "Vixen", "Hear Ye Hear Ye", "See Minor", "Bone Brother", "Count 'Em", and "Little Beaver". CD
(Out of print Verve Elite edition.)

Close matches67
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Freddie ColeWaiter Ask The Man To Play Blues ... CD
Verve, 1964. Used ... $19.99
Wonderful work from vocalist Freddie Cole – brother to Nat, and an equally talented singer! Freddie's got a sound that's a bit sadder and more world-weary than Nat – still in kind of a small combo jazzy mode, as would bespeak his roots, but singing with a really honest approach that makes the album the kind of rare male vocal jazz treasure that hardly shows up! Tracks are a great mix of bar songs and lost love numbers – and titles include "Black Night", "Just A Dream", "Rain Is Such A Lonely Sound", "This Life I'm Living", and "Waiter Ask The Man To Play The Blues". CD
(Out of print.)

Close matches68
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Nat King ColeNat Cole At JATP 2 – Nat Cole At Jazz At The Philharmonic ... LP
Verve, 1944/1945. Very Good+ ... $2.99
Early all-jazz work from Nat King Cole – beautiful piano work, in groups with Jack McVea or Lester Young on tenor, JJ Johnson on trombone, and Johnny Miller on bass and Lee Young on drums. LP, Vinyl record album

Close matches69
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
John ColtraneMeditations ... CD
Impulse/Verve, 1966. Used ... $4.99
An album that's quite different than you might expect from the title – one of the most adventurous records issued on Impulse during the life of John Coltrane! The tracks here are all quite free and far-reaching – hardly the mellow "meditations you might expect – and more the new unbridled sense of energy that Trane was letting loose in the post-Love Supreme years. The group here features some tremendous tenor from Pharoah Sanders – joining the core lineup of McCoy Tyner on piano, Jimmy Garrison on bass, and Elvin Jones on drums – who himself is inspired to new heights by the addition of Rashied Ali as a second drummer. The work has a searing emotive quality that goes beyond most that Coltrane had recorded before this point – and titles include the classic "The Father The Son & The Holy Ghost", plus "Love", "Consequences", "Serenity", and "Compassion". CD
(Impulse Originals pressing.)
Also available Meditations ... LP 59.99

Close matches70
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Colwell Winfield Blues BandCold Wind Blues ... LP
Verve, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $19.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(White label stereo promo, still in the shrink. Labels have sticker spots over the promo notice.)

Close matches71
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Don CostaModern Delights ... LP
Verve, 1960s. Very Good Gatefold ... $1.99
Light mellow Verve-y instrumental orchestral stuff, featuring Don Costa's versions of contemporary pop stuff, like "Heroes & Villains", "All You Need Is Love", "Ode To Billie Jo". and "Valley of the Dolls". Not totally jazzy, but a nice package of soft groovy grooves, in a cool gatefold cover (with notes), and a great subdued easy feel throughout. LP, Vinyl record album

Close matches72
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
James Cotton Blues BandCotton In Your Ears ... LP
Verve, 1968. Very Good ... $9.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

Close matches73
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Sammy Davis Jr & Count BasieOur Shining Hour ... LP
Verve, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... $4.99
A brilliant album that follows on the trend that was begun by Sinatra and Tony Bennett – one that takes strong jazz backings from Count Basie to push a singer past the usual pop format! Sammy didn't always get backing this strong – and the album's got Quincy Jones handling the arrangements for Basie in the same mode the he used on the Sinatra/Basie sides for Reprise. Titles include "The Girl From Ipanema", "She's A Woman", "New York City Blues", "Work Song", and "Blues For Mr Charlie" – and the album even features Sammy doing a bit of tap dancing! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

Close matches74
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Buddy DeFrancoBuddy DeFranco & The Oscar Peterson Quartet ... LP
Verve, Mid 50s. Very Good ... $14.99
The lovely clarinet of Buddy DeFranco is backed by Oscar Peterson's quartet that included Ray Brown, Herb Ellis, and Louis Bellson. The tracks are open-ended, in that swinging Verve style used on the best mid 50s LPs – and while the Peterson group lacks the soul of some of DeFranco's recordings with Sonny Clark, they also provide a light touch the helps DeFranco take some chances on his solos. Titles include "Sweet & Lovely", "Love For Sale", and "Easy To Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Verve Inc pressing, with trumpeter logo and deep groove. Cover has a split top seam, a partially split spine, light surface wear, and a name in pen.)

Close matches75
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Buddy DeFrancoJazz Tones ... LP
Verve, 1953/1954. Very Good ... $29.99
The jazz tones here are mighty nice – on a record that sparkles with some of Buddy DeFranco's best music ever! As with other Verve dates from the time, this DeFranco outing's got a rhythmic pulse that really gets things going – a sense of swing that's nice and lean, but quite powerful too – pushing Buddy past any cliched clarinet modes of the 50s, into a realm that really unlocks new sax-like sounds in his horn! The piano has a lot to do with the record – played here by either Kenny Drew or Sonny Clark – with bass from Milt Hinton or Gene Wright, and drums from Art Blakey and Bobby White. Titles include "Jack The Field Stalker", "Tenderly", "Yesterdays", "Lover Man", and "The Things We Did Last Summer". LP, Vinyl record album
(Verve Records Inc pressing with trumpeter logo and deep groove. Cover has some wear and aging, split top seam held with a piece of tape, and a peeled spot and bit of pen on back.)

Close matches76
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Buddy DeFranco & Oscar PetersonGeorge Gershwin Songbook ... LP
Verve, 1954. Very Good+ ... $14.99
Classic mid 50s jazz takes on Gershwin! As the title indicates, the session features Buddy DeFranco and Oscar Peterson – but the real guy we wanna thank here is arranger Russ Garcia! Unlike some of the other Verve "soloist with the Peterson Trio" albums of the 50s, this one is more of a shared effort that has Buddy and Oscar both acting as soloists over larger backings directed by Garcia. Russ takes a lot of cues from Ralph Burns on the session – and like Burns on earlier Verve recordings, he sets things up so that the orchestrations never overwhelm the players – and instead simply augment their moods and shade in the colors of the tunes. We especially like Peterson in this format – as he was so often recorded heavily in trio format – but DeFranco is great too, snaking out over the top of the strings with a lean and angular tone on clarinet. Players include Herb Ellis, Ray Brown and Bobby White, augmented by wind & strings. Titles include "S Wonderful", "Strike Up The Band", "I Wants To Stay Here", "Someone To Watch Over Me", "I Was Doing All Right", "I Got Rhythm", "The Man I Love", and "It Ain't Necessarily So". LP, Vinyl record album
(Verve Inc pressing with deep groove. Cover has tape residue along the top seam.)

Close matches77
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Phyllis DillerPhyllis Diller Laughs ... LP
Verve, 1961. Very Good ... $1.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

Close matches78
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Phyllis DillerWhat's Left Of Phyllis Diller ... LP
Verve, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $2.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono pressing.)

Close matches79
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Will DowningEmotions ... CD
Verve, 2003. Used ... $2.99
... CD

Close matches80
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Billy EckstineEverything I Have Is Yours – The Best Of The MGM Years ... LP
Verve, Late 40s/1950s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $1.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

Close matches81
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
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 some staining.)

Close matches82
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Teddy EdwardsLa Villa – Live In Paris ... CD
Gitanes/Verve (France), 1994. Used ... $14.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

Close matches83
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Roy EldridgeSwing Goes Dixie ... LP
Verve, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $14.99
One of the more obscure Roy Eldridge sessions for Verve! Titles include "Tin Roof Blues", "Jada", "Bugle Call Rag", "Black & Blue", and "That's A Plenty". LP, Vinyl record album
(Silver label pressing, with deep groove. Cover has some light tape on the seams, but is nice overall.)

Close matches84
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Roy EldridgeSwingin On The Town ... LP
Verve, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $19.99
Short tracks with a spare swinging groove – featuring the trumpet of Eldridge, with backing by Ronnie Ball on piano, Benny Moten on bass, and Edward Locke on drums. The focus is on Eldridge's lightly playful trumpet style – and tracks include "Song Of the Islands", "Bossa Nova", "The Way You Look Tonight", "I've Got A Crush On You", "Misty", and "Easy Living". LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereophonic pressing with deep groove. Cover has a sticker spot and some light wear.)

Close matches85
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Roy Eldridge, Flip Phillips, & OthersNorman Granz' Jam Session #9 ... LP
Verve, Mid 50s. Very Good+ ... $3.99
Classic Norman Granz' Verve session. Take a host of players (Diz, Flip Phillips, Roy Eldridge, Louis Bellson, and others), put them in the studio, and let them play long jam session versions of jazz and swing classics. This one's got 2 long tracks that each take up a side – "Funky Blues" and "Lullaby In Rhythm". The groove is very laidback, with the usual Verve 50's sound. LP, Vinyl record album
(MGM pressing. Cover has clear tape along the top seam and some aging on the back.)

Close matches86
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Duke Ellington & Johnny HodgesSide By Side ... LP
Verve, 1959. Very Good ... $11.99
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
(Stereophonic pressing with deep groove.)

Close matches87
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Herb EllisNothing But The Blues ... CD
Verve (Japan), 1957. New Copy ... $9.99
The title's a bit of a shocker – in that that we don't normally think of Herb as a bluesy player – but it's pretty darn honest, given the great sound of this set! Herb's playing in a really mellow and laidback style for this session – working with Roy Eldridge, Stan Getz, Ray Brown, and Stan Levey on a set of bluesy tunes that feature his guitar in the lead, working through some magical solos that are far more expressive than on some of his work on other albums from the time. The record's a genuine surprise, and a real lost Verve treasure – as Ellis steps out with a great tone and some nice rootsy solos on tracks that include "Patti Cake", "Blues For Junior", "Blues For Janet", "Pap's Blues", and "Tin Roof Blues". CD

Close matches88
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Bill EvansBill Evans Trio Live ... LP
Verve, 1964. Very Good ... $12.99
Warmly wonderful live work from Bill Evans' mid 60s run for Verve – a record that was originally recorded in 1964, but sat in the can until the early 70s – then just quietly issued on the market with a bit less fanfare! That somewhat subtle history shouldn't mark the album, though – as it's a wonderful demonstration of Evans at his lyrical best – working perfectly in a trio with Chuck Israels on bass and Larry Bunker on drums – both players who really share Bill's sense of sound on the set. Titles include "Stella By Starlight", "What Kind Of Fool Am I?", "Round Midnight", "How Deep Is The Ocean", "Nardis", "Someday My Prince Will Come", "How My Heart Sings", and "The Boy Next Door". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole, some wear, and some light stains on the back.)

Close matches89
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Bill Evans & Shelly ManneEmpathy ... LP
Verve, 1962. Very Good Gatefold ... $24.99
The cover co-credits Bill Evans and Shelly Manne as the leader of the set – and that distinction's an important one – as the record has a slightly different feel than some of Bill's other 60s work for Verve! The sound is often a bit stronger, somewhat bolder – and although Manne's not a monster on the drums, he does have a way of directing the tunes that's a bit different than some of Evans' other piano-led albums. Bass is by Monty Budwig, who's nicely sensitive to the talents of both players – and there's almost an equally-weighted melodic feel to all three elements of the trio – which really rounds out the record nicely. Titles include "The Washington Twist", "Danny Boy", "Let's Go Back To The Waltz", "With A Song In My Heart", "Goodbye", and "I Believe In You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label stereo pressing with deep groove.)

Close matches90
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Gil EvansIndividualism of Gil Evans ... LP
Verve, 1964. Very Good Gatefold ... $24.99
Although Gil Evans is probably best remembered for his work behind Miles Davis, the albums he cut on his own are actually even more interesting, and feature a far-reaching conception of modern jazz, executed by Evans, and some of the top players of his day. This great album from 1964 features a host of wonderful musicians – including Steve Lacy, Eric Dolphy, Johnny Coles, and Wayne Shorter. The set includes mostly original compositions by Evans, like "Las Vegas Tango", "El Toreador", "Flute Song", and "Hotel Me" – all of them a shimmering blend of free solos and tightly composed orchestral passages, filled with rich colors and shades of warm imagination! LP, Vinyl record album
(MGM pressing with Van Gelder stamp. Cover has light wear.)

Close matches91
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Tal FarlowGuitar Genius – The Gibson Boy – The LA Sessions ... CD
Verve/Giant Steps (UK), Mid 50s. New Copy 2CD ... $6.99 13.99
Sublime early work from the legendary Tal Farlow – the kind of sides that show by he was one of the most important jazz guitarists of the 50s! The bulk of the 2CD set features LA sessions recorded for Norman Granz during Farlow's early years at Verve – dates from 1954 and 1955 that often feature Tal's hollow body guitar right out front in the mix, over backing from Gerald Wiggins, Claude Williamson, Red Mitchell, Chico Hamilton, and others. One session features some added horn work by Bob Enelvoldsen, Bill Perkins, and Bob Gordon – and the package features 29 mid 50s titles that include "Tal's Blues", "Little Girl Blue", "Autumn In New York", "I Like To Recognize The Tune", "I Remember You", "It's You Or No One", "Tenderly", "Lullaby Of The Leaves", "Tea For Two", "This Is Always", "Walkin", "Will You Still Be Mine", and "Lorinesque". Added to these are a handful of earlier tunes recorded when Tal was in the Red Norvo trio – really beautiful work that features Farlow's guitar next to bass from Charles Mingus and vibes from Red! Titles include "Godchild", "This Can't Be Love", "Move", "Swedish Pastry", and "Cheek To Cheek". CD

Close matches92
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Tal FarlowTal Farlow Album (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Verve (Japan), 1954/1955. Used ... $16.99
Tremendous guitar work from the great Tal Farlow – easily one of our favorite jazz guitarists ever, and a player with a wonderful sense of tone and timing! This early album has Tal declaring himself loudly and firmly – using a style that's got some slightly raspy edges, and which is a nice change from some of the too-clean modes of other 50s guitarists. The album features a core original 10" album session with a group that includes Oscar Pettiford on bass, Barry Galbraith on guitar, and Joe Morello on drums – plus 4 more tracks from a trio with Red Mitchell on bass and Claude Williamson on piano. Titles include "This Is Always", "Tea For Two", "Blues In The Closet", "Gibson Boy", "My Old Flame", "Is There Somebody Lovelier Than You", "Everything I've Got", "You And The Night and Music", "Love Nest", and "When The Wind And The Rain Are In Your Hair". CD
(Out of print. Includes obi!)

Close matches93
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Tal FarlowTal Farlow Plays The Music Of Harold Arlen ... LP
Verve, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $36.99
Tal's in a small combo format here, with three different groups of players, with Frank Wess & Dick Hyman on all tracks, and Wendall Marshall, Bemnny powell, and Charlie Fowlkes on a few. Eight songs, including "Blues In The Night", "For Every Man There's A Woman", "Pettocoat High", "Lessons In Love" and "Between The Devil & The Deep Blue Sea". LP, Vinyl record album
(Great Verve trumpet logo pressing with deep groove – nice and clean! Cover has a small bit of light tape, but is very nice overall.)

Close matches94
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Ella FitzgeraldCole Porter Songbook (2LP set) ... LP
Verve, 1956. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $14.99
A set that brings together the 2 volumes released separately. Among the 30 plus songs are "All Through The Night", "Anything Goes", "I Get A Kick Out Of You", "I Love Paris", "Easy To Love", "You're The Top", "Let's Do It", "Begin The Beguine", "Love For Sale", "It's Delovely", "Night And Day", and "I've Got You Under My Skin". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing.)

Close matches95
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Ella FitzgeraldComplete Ella In Berlin – Mack The Knife (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Verve, Early 60s. Used ... $3.99
Quite a popular live album from Ella – recorded in Berlin at the height of the cold war years – featuring a famous recording of "Mack The Knife" that almost blew away Bobby Darin's hit with the cut! The album's nicely free of some of the stodginess of some of Ella's Songbook albums from the same time – with light and jazzy backing by a group that includes Jim Hall, Paul Smith, Wilfred Middlebrooks, and Gus Johnson. Titles include "Mack The Knife", "How High The Moon", "Too Darn Hot", "Gone With The Wind", "Misty", and "Summertime". Features bonus tracks not on the original album! CD
Also available Ella In Berlin – Mack The Knife ... LP 7.99

Close matches96
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Ella FitzgeraldElla At The Shrine (yellow colored vinyl pressing) (2018 Black Friday Release) ... LP
Verve, 1956. New Copy ... $24.99
A newly-discovered live set from Ella Fitzgerald – recorded at the Shrine Auditorium in LA, a week before the famous Ella At Zardi's set! Producer Norman Granz was already great at capturing an intimate artist in a live setting – as evidenced by his famous Jazz At The Philharmonic Recordings – and he does a great job here with Ella, too – who steps out swinging, with some nice small combo backings. Granz speaks at the end of the set – and titles include "Joe Williams' Blues", "And The Angels Sing", "Air Mail Special", "Cry Me A River", "Glad To Be Unhappy", and "Lullaby Of Birdland". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition – on translucent yellow colored 45rpm vinyl!)

Close matches97
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Ella FitzgeraldElla At Zardi's ... LP
Verve, 1956. New Copy 2LP ... $22.99 24.99
A previously-unreleased live performance by the legendary Ella Fitzgerald – recorded in a small club in Los Angeles during her first few months with the Verve label – but never issued at the time! The quality here is great, and the set captures Ella at a pivotal moment – stepping from the jazz underground to the huge stage of American fame where she'd shine in the 60s and 70s – with an initial stop at higher-class venues like this, where she could craft her vocal skills into a style that was virtually all her own! Make no mistake, Ella's still plenty jazzy and swinging here – but she's also already matured far past the style she was using at Decca just a few short years before – working with accompaniment from a trio that includes Don Abney on piano, Vernon Alley on bass, and Frank Capp on drums. 2LP set presents material from both the first and second set of the performance – 21 tracks in all – and titles include "Why Don't You Do Right", "S Wonderful", "Glad To Be Unhappy", "Lullaby Of Birdland", "It All Depends On You", "Little Boy", "Airmail Special", "Bernie's Tune", "How High The Moon", and "Cry Me A River". LP, Vinyl record album

Close matches98
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Ella FitzgeraldElla Fitzgerald Sings The George & Ira Gershwin Songbook – Vol 1 ... LP
Verve, 1959. Very Good Gatefold ... $7.99
Sweet arrangements by Nelson Riddle! LP, Vinyl record album
(Verve Records Inc pressing with deep groove.)

Close matches99
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Ella FitzgeraldElla Fitzgerald Sings The George & Ira Gershwin Songbooks (5LP set) ... LP
Verve, 1958/1959. Very Good+ 5LPs ... $49.99
Sweet arrangements by Nelson Riddle – on a whopping 5LPs' worth of tunes by George & Ira Gershwin! LP, Vinyl record album
(First edition, includes the bonus 7" single and book, but missing the prints. Box has splitting corners and some wear mostly along the top.)

Close matches100
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Ella FitzgeraldElla In Berlin – Mack The Knife ... LP
Verve, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $7.99
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
(80s Japanese pressing.)
Also available Complete Ella In Berlin – Mack The Knife (with bonus tracks) ... CD 3.99
 
 
 



⇑ Top