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CrusadersImages (Verve originals pressing) ... CD
Blue Thumb/Verve, 1978. Used ... $12.99
Hard to miss with The Crusaders at this point – and the album's one of their stone classics from the 70s – just the kind of soulful fusion that few other groups could touch! The core trio of Joe Sample's keyboards, Wilton Felder's saxes, and Stix Hooper's drums is augmented by the guitar of Billy Rogers and bass of Robert Popwell – both players who slide in warmly to the grooves, yet still help the combo keep that lean, funky sound they first forged after dropping the first word from their Jazz Crusaders name. Things are never slick at all, and the use of vocals and larger instrumentation is yet to come – leaving the album a tight, right, outta sight groover all the way through! Titles include "Fairy Tales", "Merry Go Round", "Cosmic Reign", "Snowflake", "Covert Action", and "Bayou Bottoms". CD
(Out of print. Cover some wear, barcode has a cutout mark.)

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Bill EvansBest Of Bill Evans On Verve ... CD
Verve, 1960s. Used ... $1.99
Includes the songs "Spartacus Love Theme", "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town", "Grandfather's Waltz", "How Deep Is The Ocean?", "Who Can I Turn To?", "Beautiful Love", "My Man's Gone Now", "Only Child", "On Green Dolphin Street", "Someday My Prince Will Come", "A Time For Love", and "Autumn Leaves". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Bill EvansFurther Conversations With Myself (Verve master edition) ... CD
Verve, 1967. Used ... $9.99
A follow up to the similarly-titled Conversations With Myself album recorded several years before – and like that one, a record that has Bill Evans playing "with" himself, via the technology of overdubs! The album's less a solo album, than a duet one – given that most of the numbers feature Evans working between melody and rhythm on overlapping piano lines – creating a mini chorus of pianos that sounds totally great, and wonderfully unique! Titles include "Emily", "Yesterdays", "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town", "Funny Man", "The Shadow Of Your Smile", "Little Lulu" and "Quiet Now". CD
(Out of print Verve master edition in a tri-fold digipak.)

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Ella FitzgeraldPure Ella (Verve) ... CD
Polygram/Verve, Late 50s/Early 60s. Used ... $1.99
... CD

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Ella Fitzgerald & Louis ArmstrongVerve Jazz Masters 24 ... CD
Verve, 1956/1957. Used ... $0.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Slim GaillardLaughing In Rhythm – Best Of The Verve Years ... CD
Verve, 1950s. Used ... $4.99
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.)

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Stan GetzArtistry Of Stan Getz – The Best Of The Verve Years Vol 1 ... CD
Verve, 1950s/1960s. Used 2 CDs ... $3.99
Includes 24 tracks featuring Bill Evans, Gary Burton, Oscar Peterson, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Joao Gilberto, Gerry Mulligan, and more. CD
(Out of print.)

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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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Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Stitt, Sonny RollinsSonny Side Up (Verve Master Edition) ... CD
Verve, 1957. Used ... $6.99
A great little blowing session for Verve – one that has Dizzy Gillespie working here with two different "Sonnys" – Sonny Stitt and Sonny Rollins, both of whom play tenor on the set! The tracks here are all quite long and open – more loose vehicles for extended soloing than the usual sort of Verve tracks – almost a mini-jam session with the three horn giants in the lead. Rhythm is from the trio of Ray Bryant on piano, Tommy Bryant on bass, and Charlie Persip on drums – but the real stars are the horn players – not just Diz, who cuts some of his hippest lines of the late 50s here, but also Rollins and Stitt, who seem to get a bit more care in recording than they did over at Prestige earlier in the decade. Album features 4 long tracks – "On The Sunny Side Of The Street", "After Hours", "I Know That You Know", and "The Eternal Triangle". CD
(Out of print Verve Master Edition.)

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Johnny HodgesVerve Jazz Masters 35 ... CD
Verve, 1950s/1960s. Used ... $2.99
Includes the songs "Jeep's Blues", "Castle Rock", "(A Flower Is A Lovesome Thing) Passion Flower", "Duke's In Bed", "Little Rabbit Blues", "Early Morning Rock", "Honey Hill", "The Last Time I Saw Paris", "Not So Dukish", "Back Beat", "Gal From Joe's", "Rosetta", "Don't Sleep In The Subway", "Funky Blues", and "Squatty Roo". CD
(Out of print.)

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Billie HolidayComplete Billie Holiday On Verve – 1945 to 1959 (10 CD set) ... CD
Verve, Late 40s/1950s. Used 10 CDs ... $64.99
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, outer case has some edgewear and an old price sticker.)

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Wes MontgomeryImpressions – The Verve Jazz Sides ... CD
Verve, Mid 60s. Used 2 CDs ... $6.99
Includes 25 tracks and features work with Paul Chambers, Jimmy Cobb, Wynton Kelly, Jimmy Smith, and others. CD
(Out of print.)

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Charlie ParkerConfirmation – Best Of The Verve Years ... CD
Verve, Late 40s/Early 50s. Used 2 CDs ... $3.99
Classic Verve Records material from Charlie Parker – 34 tracks in all, including some JATP performances! CD
(Out of print and still sealed. BMG club pressing.)

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Oscar PetersonSong Is You – Best Of The Verve Songbooks ... CD
Verve, 1950s. Used 2CD ... $4.99
With Oscar Peterson on piano, Herb Ellis or Barney Kessel on guitar, Ray Brown on bass, and Ed Thigpen on drums. Tracks include "The Song Is You", "Prelude To A Kiss", "Blue Moon", "Cheek To Cheek", "That Old Black Magic", "Yesterdays", and "Come Rain Or Shine" – 32 tracks total. CD
(BMG Direct pressing.)

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✨✧ Oscar PetersonVerve Silver Collection ... CD
Verve (Germany), 1959/1963. Used ... $2.99
Oscar Peterson on piano, Ray Brown on bass, and Ed Thigpen on drums. CD
(Out of print.)

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Flip PhillipsFlip Wails – The Best Of The Verve Years ... CD
Verve, Late 40s/1950s. Used ... $6.99
Classic work by one of the biggest players of the early Verve years – the incredible Flip Phillips, a very swinging tenor player! The album's got Flip working with small and medium sized bandst, with players that include Bill Harris, Billy Bauer, Harry Edison, and Hank Jones. Tracks are short, hopping, and Flip's tenor solos get plenty of space to "wail" – as the title implies! Tunes include "Flippin The Blues", "Funky Blues", "Singin The Blues", "Lover Come Back To Me", "Topsy", and "The Blue Room". CD
(Out of print.)

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Bud PowellComplete 1946 to 1949 Roost/Blue Note/Verve/Swing Masters ... CD
Disconforme (Spain), Late 40s. Used ... $11.99
Two trio dates with drummer Max Roach, a trio and quintet session with Roy Haynes, Fats Navarro, and Sonny Rollins, plus a septet session led by Kenny Dorham. CD
(Out of print.)

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Bud PowellComplete Bud Powell On Verve (5CD box set) ... CD
Verve, Late 40s/1950s. Used 5CD & Book ... Just Sold Out!
A fantastic collection that has the pianist working in variety of small group settings. Notable sidemen include Curly Russell, George Duvivier, Lloyd Trotman, Percy Heath and Ray Brown on bass; Art Blakey, Art Taylor, Buddy Rich, Kenny Clarke, Max Roach and Osie Johnson on drums. CD
(Out of print and in great shape – one of the best copies we've seen, almost no wear and just missing the paper band.)

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Joe WilliamsEvery Day – The Best Of The Verve Years ... CD
Verve, Mid 50s/Late 80s. Used 2 CDs ... $4.99
With 31 tracks including "The Comeback", "Stop, Pretty Baby", "Who She Do", "Come Rain Or Come Shine", "Too Good To Be True", and "Sometimes I'm Happy". CD
(Out of print. Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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Lester YoungPres (Verve) ... CD
Verve (Japan), 1950/1951. New Copy ... $13.99 About November 25, 2021
As beautiful an illustration of the genius of Lester Young as you could ever hope to find – tight, short small group numbers recorded with a keen focus on Young's amazing tone – all served up with beautiful sound throughout! The cover bills the set as being by Young and his orchestra, but the material's presented in a variety of different small group settings – with Verve regulars who include Ray Brown on bass, Hank Jones or John Lewis on piano, and Buddy Rich or Joe Jones on drums. There's no other horns on the date, so Lester's tenor is right out front on all numbers – and titles include "Little Pee Blues", "Neenah", "Thou Swell", "Up N Adam", "Encore", and "Frenesi". CD

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VariousVerve Story – 1944 to 1994 (4CD set) ... CD
Verve, Mid 40s/1950s/1960s/1970s/1980s/Mid 90s. Used 4 CD ... $8.99
Music from Lester Young, Billie Holiday, Charlie Parker, Machito, Johnny Hodges, Benny Carter, Flip Phillips, Anita O'Day, Ella Fitzgerald, Blossom Dearie, Mel Torme, Jimmy Giuffre, Lee Konitz, and more. CD
(NOTE: this copy is missing the slipcase and booklet.)

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✨✧ Lalo SchifrinTalkin Verve ... CD
Verve, Mid 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An excellent little set that compiles some of Lalo's groovier sides for the Verve and MGM labels! The set focuses more on Lalo's jazz than soundtrack work, which makes it a nice companion to the Mission Impossible "best of" set on Motor Music. Some tracks are from albums under Lalo's own name as a leader, and other are from albums by Dizzy Gillespie, Cal Tjader, and Bob Brookmeyer. Whatever the source, though, the music's all pretty darn groovy – and the CD's a swirling mass of bossa, Latin, and jazzy jazz grooves! Titles include "Chorale", "The Wave", "Old Laces", "Samba Para Dos", "En Salon Mexico", and "The Chains". CD
(Out of print. Disc appears to be signed by the artists.)

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✨✧ Ben WebsterSoulville (Verve Master Edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Verve, Mid 50s. Used ... Out Of Stock
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 and still sealed.)
Also available Soulville ... CD 4.99

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✨✧ Bud PowellBest Of Bud Powell On Verve ... CD
Verve, Early 50s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Bud Powell on piano with Ray Brown, George Duvivier, Percy Heath, Curly Russell, Lloyd Trotman, Art Blakey, Kenny Clarke, Buddy Rich, Max Roach & Art Taylor. CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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✨✧ Cal TjaderTalkin' Verve – Roots Of Acid Jazz ... CD
Verve, 1960s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Well, we don't know about the "roots of acid jazz" part – but this is definitely a great batch of jazzy tracks! This 16 track sampler runs for over 70 minutes long, and it contains some of the best of Cal's work for Verve – a mix of jazzy, Latin, and groovy tunes, all with Cal's vibes firmly in the lead, and some great work on percussion, guitar, flute, or electric piano backing him up! The track selection is great – and makes for a lively party that's a perfect introduction to his work, and a wonderful batch of hits and lesser-known favorites that's just as great to revisit even if you do know his music. Titles include "Fuji", "Cal's Bluedo", "Insight", "Los Bandidos", "Triste", "Mambo In Miami", "Manteca", "Los Jibaros", "Tokyo Blues", "Maramoor Mambo", and "Cuando Cuando Que Sera". CD
(Out of print.)
 
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Appletree TheatrePlayback ... LP
Verve, 1967. Very Good ... $36.99
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
(Mono white label promo. Cover has some wear, aging and a small peel spot from sticker removal.)

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Roy AyersRoy Ayers Ubiquity (with bonus track) ... CD
Polydor/Verve, 1971. New Copy ... $11.99 14.98
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. Used ... $6.99
Philip Bailey's looking hipper than usual on the cover – and he's sounding hipper than usual within – thanks to fantastic production help from Robert Glasper, Christian McBride, and Chick Corea – all artists who play on the record, and help give Bailey a really timeless sense of soul! The man himself needs no introduction – thanks to his long legacy in Earth Wind & Fire, and a range of great solo records too – but there's really something different, and something special taking place here – as Bailey pushes both his vocal range and sense of songform, working through music by Curtis Mayfield, Marvin Gaye, Oscar Brown Jr, and even the Talking Heads – while also turning in some great songs of his own, co-penned with some of the album's collaborators. The instrumentation is served up by a dream group of jazz talents – Kamasi Washington on tenor, Kenny Barron on piano, Robert Glasper and Chick Corea on keyboards, Steve Wilson on saxes and flute, Lionel Loueke on guitar,and Christian McBride on bass – and although the record features guest vocals from Bilal and Casey Benjamin, it's Bailey's work that's the real main attraction. Titles include "We're A Winner", "Stairway To The Stars", "Just To Keep Your Satisfied", "Once In A Lifetime", "Billy Jack", "You're Everything", "Brooklyn Blues", "Sacred Sounds", and "Love Will Find A Way". CD

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Peter BardensAnswer ... LP
Verve/Long Hair (France), 1970. New Copy ... $29.99 34.99
Fantastic solo work from Peter Bardens – an artist who'd later gain fame as the lead singer of Camel, but who's even more fantastic here on his own – working in a trippy blend of modes that's equally balanced between prog and psych! Bardens plays organ on most of the tracks, but he uses the instrument in ways that are very different from the more R&B-inspired Hammond lines of the mod generation – often tightly fused with the sublime guitar of Andy Gee, a player who's got this sharp sound that's full of chromatic hues that really resonate with the keys of the organ – as the pair take off in this soaring groove that's occasionally a bit funky, always a bit trippy, and which gets a great kick from bass, drums, and percussion – plus support vocals from Linda Lewis and Steve Ellis. The album's really something special – great all the way through – and titles include "The Answer", "Homage To The God Of Light", "I Don't Want To Go Home", "I Can't Remember", "Let's Get It On", and "Don't Goof With A Spook". LP, Vinyl record album

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Peter BardensAnswer (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Verve/Esoteric (UK), 1970. New Copy ... $14.99 20.99
Fantastic solo work from Peter Bardens – an artist who'd later gain fame as the lead singer of Camel, but who's even more fantastic here on his own – working in a trippy blend of modes that's equally balanced between prog and psych! Bardens plays organ on most of the tracks, but he uses the instrument in ways that are very different from the more R&B-inspired Hammond lines of the mod generation – often tightly fused with the sublime guitar of Andy Gee, a player who's got this sharp sound that's full of chromatic hues that really resonate with the keys of the organ – as the pair take off in this soaring groove that's occasionally a bit funky, always a bit trippy, and which gets a great kick from bass, drums, and percussion – plus support vocals from Linda Lewis and Steve Ellis. The album's really something special – great all the way through – and titles include "The Answer", "Homage To The God Of Light", "I Don't Want To Go Home", "I Can't Remember", "Let's Get It On", and "Don't Goof With A Spook". CD features two bonus tracks – material from the related Village project, from a single – "Man In The Moon" and "Long Time Coming". CD

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Charlie BarnetFor Dancing Lovers ... LP
Verve, Late 50s. Very Good ... $3.99
Features a few trumpet solos from Clark Terry – and guitar from Barney Kessel! LP, Vinyl record album
(Mono Verve Records Inc pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear, clear tape on the seams, some aging and pencil on the back.)

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✨✧ Charlie BarnetLonely Street ... LP
Verve, Mid 50s. Very Good ... $6.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Verve Inc pressing, with deep groove. Cover has surface wear, aging, a mostly split top seam and a bit of pen. Vinyl has a small mark that clicks during "Serenade In Blue" but plays fine otherwise.)

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Kenny Barron & Regina CarterFreefall ... CD
Verve, 2001. Used ... $6.99
Kenny Barron on piano and Regina Carter on violin. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Count BasieApril In Paris (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Verve, 1955. Used ... Just Sold Out!
One of Basie's biggest albums – but still a work of pure genius! "April In Paris" is one of the darkest jazz standards ever written, and it never sounded better than in this original version, which features that great ending in which Basie and the band stop, then start, then stop – leaving you completely unresolved at the finish. The group's a strong one – with Frank Foster, Frank Wess, Freddie Green, Sonny Payne, Marshall Royal, Henry Coker, Joe Newman, and Thad Jones – and tracks include "Shiny Stockings", "Midgets", "Mambo Inn", "Sweety Cakes", and "Corner Pocket". Features 6 bonus tracks too! CD
(Verve Master Edition.)

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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
(Mono MGM pressing. Cover has light wear and aging, with a hype sticker on front.)

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✨✧ Count BasieCount Basie At Newport (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Verve, 1957. Used ... Just Sold Out!
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 Jump". CD
(Out of print.)

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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.)

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✨✧ Count BasieInside Outside ... LP
Verve/VSP, Mid/Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $3.99
Notable personnel include Thad Jones on trumpet, Benny Powell on trombone, Frank Wess on sax, and Ed Jones on bass. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a trace of a price sticker.)

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✨✧ Count BasieKing Of Swing (LP style sleeve edition) ... CD
Clef/Verve, 1953. Used ... $4.99
A repackaged version of material from Count Basie's excellent Dance Session albums for Verve – no-nonsense albums that really get at the high-grooving side of the group, and which feature the kind of compelling and catchy tunes that always made them a favorite on the dancefloor! The Count manages to play a bit of organ on the session, in the tone that we really like at the time – and arrangements are by Ernie Wilkins, Neal Hefti, Johnny Mandel, and Frank Wess – on tracks that include "Straight Life", "Soft Drink", "Cherry Point, "Plymouth Rock", "Slow But Sure", "Two For The Blues", and "Bubbles". CD
(Out of print.)

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Jon BatisteAnatomy Of Angels – Live At The Village Vanguard ... CD
Verve, 2019. Used ... $9.99
A very different side of pianist Jon Batiste than you'll hear on television – and a record that's a great reminder of just how great a jazz musician he can be when he wants to! The set was recorded live at the Vanguard – and the songs are beautiful long-spun numbers that not only provide a perfect showcase for Jon's skills on the piano, filled with lots of soulful inflections that are really wonderful – but also display the larger Batiste vision with a group – a slightly larger ensemble here with arrangments by Jon that fill things in nicely alongside his strong voice on the keys. Rachael Price delivers a vocal performance on "The Very Thought Of You" – and other tunes include "Creative", "Dusk Train To Doha", "Round Midnight", and "Anatomy Of Angels". CD

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Jon BatisteHollywood Africans ... CD
Verve, 2018. Used ... $6.99
Think what you want about Jon Batiste on TV – the man's out to show you here that he's one hell of a pianist – and a jazz musician with a lot more depth than just his mainstream appearances! The set is mostly solo, and surprisingly beautiful – as Batiste is able to both serve up some New Orleans roots, and also hit some even more striking moments that have a much more modern appeal – this range of emotion we never would have expected, and which is mostly pretty surprising – apart from a few titles that Jon must have thrown in to keep some of the "visitors" on track. The solo piano numbers are fantastic – a real revelation – and titles include "Green Hill Zone", "Mr Buddy", "Kenner Boogie", "Chopinesque", "Nocturne No 1 In D Minor", "Is It Over", and "Don't Stop". CD

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Jon BatisteWe Are ... CD
Verve, 2021. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
Jon Batiste is looking mighty righteous on the cover, and he's sounding mighty righteous within – imbued with a new spirit of consciousness from the events of 2020, which brings a whole new sort of focus to his music – and makes for an album that's every bit a soul set as it is a jazz record! Jon sings on every track, with this raspy power that pushes the rest of the music forward very strongly – igniting the proceedings with the kind of fire you'd hope for, given the album's dedication to "the dreamers, seers, griots, and truth tellers who refuse to let us fully descend into madness". Batiste can definitely add himself to that list – as can guests who include Zadie Smith, Hot 8 Brass Band, PJ Morton, and Trombone Shorty – on titles that include "Cry", "Boy Hood", "Movement 11", "Show Me The Way", "We Are", "Tell The Truth", "Sing", "Until", "Mavis", and "Whatchutalkinbout". CD

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Vinny BellWhistle Stop ... LP
Verve, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $9.99
Groovy guitar from Vinny Bell – with arrangements by Claus Ogerman and Charlie Calello! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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Louis BellsonBrilliant Bellson Sound ... LP
Verve, Mid 50s. Near Mint- ... $24.99
Drummer Louis Bellson definitely sounds brilliant here – kicking his large group into full gear with the same sort of energy he brought to dates with famous leaders in the postwar years! All tunes are short, and pretty upbeat – driven strongly by the drums, and featuring arrangements by Bellson, Ernie Wilkins, Bob Florence, and Aaron Sachs. Solos are by Herb Geller on alto, Jack Arnold on boo bam, Aaron Sachs on tenor, and Guido Basso on trumpet – and titles include "Drum Foolery", "Speak Low", "So Long Blues", "The Hawk Talks", "Summer Night", and "Blast Off". LP, Vinyl record album
(Verve Inc pressing with deep groove.)

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Louis BellsonLouis Bellson Swings Jule Styne ... LP
Verve, Late 50s. Very Good+ ... $11.99
The fantastic drummer swings the music of composer Jule Styne – on songs that were mostly co-written with the great Sammy Cahn! Players aren't listed, but the set's got that usual tight Bellson groove! LP, Vinyl record album
(Stereophonic Verve Records Inc pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear and aging, a half split top seam held with a piece of clear tape at the end, and a vintage price sticker on back.)

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Louis BellsonSkin Deep ... LP
Verve, Early 50s. Very Good+ ... $23.99
Louis grooves it nice and hard in this excellent session from his early 50s Verve years – a mixed set of small group and large group numbers, all of them pretty darn tasty! The record kicks off with the tremendous "Skin Deep" title cut – a large group number that features Louis really going to town in an extended drum solo that must be one of the longest ever recorded during the period – maybe even the "Moby Dick" of its time! Other titles include "Loris", "Copasetic", "Claxton Hall Swing", and "Phalanges" – and players include Don Elliott, Ralph Martin, and Joe Puma in the small group – plus a host of Verve regulars in the large one! LP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label Verve pressing, with trumpeter logo and deep groove! Cover has light wear and a bit of splitting on the top seam and spine – but vinyl is nice!)

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Art BlakeyKen Burns Jazz ... CD
Verve, Mid 50s-1960s. Used ... $1.99
Art Blakey on drums with Clifford Brown, Kenny Dorham, Bill Hardman, Freddie Hubbard, Wynton Marsalis, and Lee Morgan on trumpet, Curtis Fuller on trombone, Lou Donaldson, Bobby Watson on alto saxophone, Benny Golson, Johnny Griffin, Hank Mobley, Bill Pierce, and Wayne Shorter on tenor saxophone, Thelonious Monk, Horace Silver, Bobby Timmons, Cedar Walton, and James Williams on piano, Spanky DeBrest, Charles Fambrough, Jymie Merritt, Curly Russell, Doug Watkins, and Reggie Workman on bass. CD
(Out of print.)

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Willie BoboJuicy ... LP
Verve, 1967. Near Mint- ... $19.99
Hard soulful Latin from the great Willie Bobo! The record's an extremely tasty blend of cuts that mix hard Latin grooving with a swinging 60s pop feel – all filtered through the crossover genius of late 60s Verve. There's lots of great boogaloo groovers, shing-a-ling rhythms, and a tight no-nonsense approach to percussion – classic all the way! Titles include "Shing-a-Ling Baby", "Felicidad","Mating Call", "Roots", "Ain't Too Proud To Beg", "Mercy, Mercy, Mercy","La Descarga Del Bobo", "Juicy", "Roots", and "Music To Watch Girls By". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original Verve/MGM pressing, stereo – and a nice copy! Cover has a tiny cutout mark.)

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Willie BoboNew Dimension ... LP
Verve, 1969. Very Good+ ... $16.99
Latin soul percussionist Willie Bobo hits a new dimension here – singing as well as playing timbales, hitting a groovy groove that's perfect for his rough and ready vocals! The track list is a mix of 60s soul covers and a few very tasty original tunes – all done in a mod style that's right up there with the best sound of Verve at the end of the 60s. The players on the record are great – with Latin and jazz talents that include Sonny Henry, Freddie Waits, Jimmy Owens, and Victor Pantoja – grooving in tight combo format to support Willie's vocal efforts. Tracks include "Psychedelic Blues", "Sham Time", "Lisa", "Grazing In The Grass", "The Look Of Love", and "Yellow Days". LP, Vinyl record album
(Nice 60s pressing! Cover has a cutout mark in a corner, which also has a small name in pen. Back has a few light notes in pen.)

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✨✧ Willie BoboUno Dos Tres/Spanish Grease ... CD
Verve, 1966. Used ... $13.99
Nice nice reissue of two rare Latin soul albums that Willie Bobo recorded for Verve in the mid 60s! Uno Dos Tres is certainly one of Willie's best-ever albums, and it's paired here with Spanish Grease, which is monsterously hard to find on vinyl. Both records are filled with groovy numbers that hit the good mix of soul and Latin that was coming out of the New York scene at the time. Highlights include the amazing "Fried Neckbones & Some Home Fries" (one of our all-time faves!), plus "Boogaloo In Room 802", "Spanish Grease", "Elation", "Nessa", "I Remember Clifford", "Night Song", and groovy vocal and instrumental takes on "It's Not Unusual". 22 cuts in all, and very nicely packaged! CD
(Out of print.)

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Michael BreckerNearness Of You – The Ballad Book ... CD
Verve, 2000. Used ... $4.99
Features Michael Brecker on tenor sax, Pat Metheny on guitar, Herbie Hancock on piano, Charlie Haden on bass, and Jack DeJohnette on drums, CD
(Out of print and still sealed. BMG music club pressing.)

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Michael BreckerTime Is Of The Essence ... CD
Verve, 1999. Used ... $4.99
With Michael Brecker on tenor sax, Pat Metheny on guitar, Larry Goldings on organ, and Elvin Jones, Bill Steward, and Jeff Tain Watts on drums. CD
(Out of print.)

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Dee Dee BridgewaterKeeping Tradition ... CD
Verve, 1992. Used ... $5.99
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DeeDee BridgewaterLove & Peace – A Tribute To Horace Silver ... CD
Verve, 1995. Used ... $3.99
A modern classic from Dee Dee Bridgewater – one of her hippest albums of the later years, thanks to a great choice of material, and some really wonderful execution! The album's a beautiful set of straight jazz vocal readings of some of Horace Silver's best compositions, and it also features guest appearances by Silver and Jimmy Smith – both players who still had plenty going on at the time of the sessions. The real strength, though, is Dee Dee – as she proves once and for all that she's one of the best female true jazz singers of this era, capable of rich emotion on ballad tracks, and swinging free vocalese on more uptempo numbers. Titles include "Nica's Dream", "Pretty Eyes", "St. Vitus Dance", "Soulville", "Lonely Woman", and "Tokyo Blues". One of the greatest jazz vocal albums of the past 10 years! CD
(Out of print.)

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Clifford BrownDefinitive Clifford Brown ... CD
Verve, 1953/1954. Used ... $3.99
Clifford Brown with Lou Donaldson, Gigi Gryce, Harold Land, Sonny Rollins, Charlie Rouse, John Lewis , Richie Powell, Horace Silver, Percy Heath, Milt Hinton, George Morrow, Curley Russell, Art Blakey, Roy Haynes, Max Roach, Helen Merrill, Sarah Vaughan, Dinah Washington, Neal Hefti, Quincy Jones & others. CD
(Out of print.)

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Clifford BrownJazz Round Midnight ... CD
Verve, Mid 50s. Used ... $1.99
With Quincy Jones, Helen Merrill, Sarah Vaughan, and Dinah Washington. CD
(Out of print.)

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Ray BrownBass Hit! ... CD
Verve, 1956. Used ... $12.99
Really unusual large group work from bassist Ray Brown – already a key small combo player in the Verve Records universe, and here exploring some of the larger ideas in his music! The set features arrangements from Marty Paich – and players include Herb Geller on alto, Jimmy Giuffre on tenor, Pete Candoli on trumpet, and Herb Ellis on guitar – all working in a way that still allows Brown to get plenty of exposure, right up front in the mix! Brown is totally exposed on the haunting "Solo For Unaccompanied Bass" – and other titles include "Little Toe", "Alone Together", "Blues for Sylvia", and "All Of You". CD
(Out of print, Verve elite edition. Original backing sticker affixed inside the gatefold.)

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Kenny BurrellNight Song ... CD
Verve (Japan), 1968. New Copy ... $18.99
A great title for this one – as the album's got a cool, laidback groove that's very much in a "night song" mode! Arrangements are by Don Sebesky – in that warm and fluid mode he was bringing to some of his best CTI sides at the time – and they push guitarist Kenny Burrell a bit more than usual, as he stretches out over the larger arrangements with some really great solo work that dips, turns, and rolls with incredibly warm hues of sound! Kenny plays solo on 2 tracks, and with a smaller quartet on a few more – and titles include "Night Song", "Love You Madly", "The Shadow Of Your Smile", "Brother Where Are You?", "Nighthawk", and "Teach Me Tonight". CD
(SHM-CD pressing – part of the Kenny Burrell 90th Anniversary Collection!)

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Terry CallierWhat Color Is Love ... CD
Cadet/Verve, 1973. New Copy ... $11.99
Possibly the greatest album ever by the legendary Chicago soul singer Terry Callier! Terry's rich mellow voice is mixed with superb arrangements from the Cadet studio team, with Charles Stepney at the head, and the result is completely sublime. The songs are longer than on earlier albums – and spun out with a complex groove that mixes equal parts of jazz, folk, and soul with the soaring spiritual vibe that was running through the Chicago scene at the time. The first side alone is the stuff that legends are made of – with classic tracks like "Dancing Girl", "What Color is Love", and "You Goin' Miss Your Candyman" all in a row, sewn together in a wash of love, soul, and emotion that you'd be hard pressed to find on any other album from the time. Other tracks include "I'd Rather Be With You", "Just As Long As We're In Love", and "You Don't Care" – and the whole album's a masterpiece beyond compare! CD
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What Color Is Love ... LP 22.99

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Terry CallierWhat Color Is Love ... LP
Cadet/Verve, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 24.99
Possibly the greatest album ever by the legendary Chicago soul singer Terry Callier! Terry's rich mellow voice is mixed with superb arrangements from the Cadet studio team, with Charles Stepney at the head, and the result is completely sublime. The songs are longer than on earlier albums – and spun out with a complex groove that mixes equal parts of jazz, folk, and soul with the soaring spiritual vibe that was running through the Chicago scene at the time. The first side alone is the stuff that legends are made of – with classic tracks like "Dancing Girl", "What Color is Love", and "You Goin' Miss Your Candyman" all in a row, sewn together in a wash of love, soul, and emotion that you'd be hard pressed to find on any other album from the time. Other tracks include "I'd Rather Be With You", "Just As Long As We're In Love", and "You Don't Care" – and the whole album's a masterpiece beyond compare! LP, Vinyl record album
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What Color Is Love ... CD 11.99

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Cande Y PauloCande Y Paulo ... CD
Verve, 2021. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
Really lovely work from this Argentine jazz duo – vocals by Cande, piano and keyboards from Paulo – all served up in a great style that mixes the breeziness of classic bossa with some more contemporary instrumental and production elements! The record is nicely stripped-down overall – intimate, but in the warmest way possible – and at times that also means a nice current of sadness around the edges – ala bossa nova too – on a bilingual set of tunes that mixes jazz standards with originals. Titles include "Summertime", "Limite En Tu Amor", "Deja Atras", "Treaty", "Esperandote", "The Thrill Is Gone", "En Blanco Estas", "Tuyo", and "Barro Tal Vez". CD

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Betty CarterIt's Not About The Melody ... CD
Verve, 1992. Used ... $3.99
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Regina CarterMotor City Moments ... CD
Verve, 2000. Used ... $3.99
Regina Carter on violin, Werner "Vana" Gierig on piano, Darryl Hall on bass, Alvester Garnett on drums, and Mayra Casales on percussion. CD
(Out of print.)

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Bill CharlapUptown Downtown ... CD
Verve/Impulse, 2017. Used ... $6.99
Pianist Bill Charlap in a hell of a trio – working here with bassist Peter Washington and drummer Kenny Washington – both players who make the record bristle with fresh energy right from the start! Charlap's command of tone and timing are as wonderful here as on other records – already a great enough start in itself – but Kenny's well-paced work on drums, and those warmly-crafted lines on bass from Peter make the whole album a real treat – almost back to the kinds of surprising moments that both Washingtons brought to trio dates back in the 90s. If you're a Charlap fan, don't worry – Bill's style is very firmly in the lead here – but if you're looking for something extra, too, you'll definitely find it here – on titles that include "Satellite", "There's A Small Hotel", "I'm All Smiles", "Uptown Downtown", "Curtains", and "Bon Ami". CD

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Chick CoreaLeprechaun ... CD
Polydor/Verve, 1976. Used ... $7.99
Titles include "Soft & Gentle", "Imp's Welcome", "Lenore", "Reverie", "Looking At The World", and "Nite Sprite". CD

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CrusadersRural Renewal ... CD
Verve, 2003. Used ... $6.99
Features Eric Clapton on the title track and "Creepin". CD
(Out of print.)

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Buddy DeFrancoBuddy DeFranco Plays Artie Shaw ... CD
Verve, 1957. Used ... $9.99
Buddy DeFranco plays tunes associated with Artie Shaw – but in a completely different way than before – with a wider-open swing for the 50s! The work here is all small combo, not big band – and there's a free-flowing groove that's totally great – a sound that carries echoes of the earlier years, but which comes across with that modern inflection to swing that made Buddy's years at Verve so great. Few players could come up with a balance of modes as great as this – and DeFranco's clarinet is caught alongside trumpet from Ray Linn, guitar from Barney Kessel, and piano and harpsichord from Jimmy Rowles! CD
(Out of print.)

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Buddy DeFranco/Hank D'AmicoModern Clarinets – Buddy DeFranco With Strings/Modern Jazz ... LP
MGM/Verve (Japan), Early 50s. Near Mint- ... $14.99
A very cool Japanese-only album – one that brings together two rare 10" releases by these modern jazz giants of the clarinet! Side one features Buddy DeFranco with some larger backings, but a core group that also features Kenny Drew on piano, Art Blakey on drums, and Sabu Martinez on congas! Side two features Hank D'Amico with Bobby Hackett on trumpet, Vernon Brown on trombone, and Arthur Rollini on tenor – plus some work by the trio of pianist Buddy Weed! LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes obi!)

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Harry Edison & Buck Clayton/Red Allen/Roy EldridgeSwing Trumpet Kings (Harry Edison Swings Buck Clayton & Vice Versa/Red Allen Plays King Oliver/Swing Goes Dixie) ... CD
Verve, 1956/1958/1960. Used 2 CDs ... $9.99
Three sweet small combo albums from three legendary trumpeters – all on 2CDs. CD
(Out of print.)

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Roy Eldridge & Dizzy GillespieRoy & Diz ... CD
Verve, 1954. Used ... $5.99
A classic meeting between Roy and Diz – backed up by Herb Ellis on guitar, Oscar Peterson on piano, Ray Brown on bass, and Louis Bellson on drums. The album's got some sweet stretched out tracks that feature the two trumpet giants working around each other's epic styles. Plus the cover's got a wonderful David Stone Martin illustration featuring the two of them passing on the streets in sunglasses and heavy overcoats. CD
(Out of print.)

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Duke EllingtonJazz Masters 4 ... CD
Verve, 1950s/1960s. Used ... $1.99
Includes the songs "Take The "A" Train", "La Plus Belle Africaine", "Flirtibird", "Diminuendo In Blue And Blow By Blow", "Loveless Love", "Going Up", "St. Louis Blues", "Stompy Jones", "Caravan", "Total Jazz (From "Portrait Of Ella Fiztgerald")", "Perdido", "Jam With Sam", and "Rockin' In Rhythm". CD
(Out of print.)

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Duke Ellington & Johnny HodgesBlues Summit (Side By Side/Back To Back) ... LP
Verve, 1959. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $11.99
A great little album that builds on the strength of Johnny Hodges' small group 50s sessions for Verve – and which lets Duke Ellington in on some of the action! The format is nicely stripped-down throughout – featuring Hodges in sextet and septet formation with players that include Ben Webster, Roy Eldridge, Les Spann, Lawrence Brown, and Jo Jones. And while Duke's actually only on piano on some of the tracks on the album (Billy Strayhorn handles keys on the others), the sessions are still a great example of small combo Ellingtonia at its best! Titles include "Ruint", "Stompy Jones", "Big Shoe", "Going Up", "Just A Memory", and "You Need to Rock". Added to the original album is a full bonus album here – done in a similar format, and titled Back To Back – with titles that include "Weary Blues", "Royal Garden Blues", "Loveless Love", "St Louis Blues", and "Wabash Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s MGM stereo pressing. Cover has some ring and edge wear.)

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Herb EllisThank You, Charlie Christian ... LP
Verve, 1960. Very Good ... $29.99
Herb Ellis pays homage to one of the first great jazz guitarists – the legendary Charlie Christian, certainly one of the first true soulful talents to emerge on the instrument! The set's one of Ellis' nicer ones for Verve – and although it mentions Christian in the title, there's nothing outdated or old-timey about the sound of the record! Herb's lean lines on the guitar come through nice and clear – in a group that features Frank Strazzari on piano, Chuck Berghofer on bass, and Kenny Hume on drums – as well as Harry Babasin on cello, playing some nicely plucked notes that sound beautiful alongside the guitar! Tracks are relatively short, and titles include "Everything's Pat", "Workin' With The Truth", "Cherry Kijafa", and "Karin". LP, Vinyl record album
(Verve Inc. trumpeter logo pressing with a deep groove. Vinyl is nice and clean, but has two short clicks. Cover has a bit of splitting on the top seam.)

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Bill EvansBill Evans At The Montreux Jazz Festival (German pressing – with bonus track) ... CD
Verve (Germany), 1968. Used ... $6.99
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 EvansConversations With Myself ... CD
Verve, 1963. Used ... $8.99
Bill Evans meets Bill Evans – in a uniquely-styled session that features overdubbed solo lines from Bill, creating a multi-piano sound that's really great! The approach sounds gimmicky, but it's not – and Evans carries all the sensitivity you might expect from the title and image on the cover – a personal, up-close style that's nicely free from piano solo cliches, given the extra work of the overdubs. There's a nicely rhythmic feel to most numbers, and the piano lines often work in chromatic counterpoint to create a warmly sparkling quality to the set. Titles include "Round About Midnight", "Blue Monk", "Theme From Spartacus", "Stella By Starlight", and "NYC's No Lark". CD
(Out of print Verve Master edition.)

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Bill EvansJazz Masters 5 ... CD
Verve, 1960s. Used ... $1.99
Evans on solo piano and in duos, trios, and a quartet, accompanied by Stan Getz, Jim Hall, Elvin Jones, Gary Peacock, and others. CD
(Out of print, BMG music club pressing.)

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Bill EvansJazz Round Midnight ... CD
Verve, 1960s. Used ... $2.99
Bill Evans in solo, duo, trio, and orchestral settings, accompanied by Jim Hall, Shelby Mann, Gary Peacock, and others. CD
(Out of print.)

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Bill EvansTrio '64 ... CD
Verve/Polygram (Germany), 1964. Used ... $7.99
Bill Evans is working with a really wonderful trio here – one that features Gary Peacock on bass and Paul Motian on drums – both budding young modernists who help Evans reach some new sounds on the set! The record starts out with a groove that's perhaps more inside than you'd expect – but it then quickly moves into the sort of sensitively-played numbers that really made Evans a key force in jazz during the early 60s – supported by equally personal work from Peacock and Motian, who both clearly feel free to move beyond common piano trio cliches. Tracks include "Dancing In The Dark", "Always", "Little Lulu", "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town", "Everything Happens To Me", and "For Heaven's Sake". CD
(Out of print.)

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Bill EvansTrio '65 ... CD
Verve, 1965. Used ... $6.99
One of the best Bill Evans trio sessions on Verve – recorded with a group that features Chuck Israels on bass and Larry Bunker on drums, both perfect accompanists for Evans in his exploration of unusual rhythms and lyrical tones on the keys! Both players have a dancing quality that goes far beyond strict rhythmic timekeeping – and this approach opens up Evans' solos in to a freer mode than on some of his stiffer 60s sets. The result is a wonderful album that really transforms the tunes – as you'll hear on the set of tracks that include "Round Midnight", "Israel", "Elsa", and "How My Heart Sings". CD
(Out of print, BMG music club pressing.)

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✨✧ Bill Evans & Jim HallIntermodulation ... CD
Verve, 1966. Used ... $8.99
A magnificent follow up to the Undercurrent album from the team of Bill Evans and Jim Hall – and like that one, a set that features amazing interplay between piano and guitar! Hall's guitar has never sounded better – and in the airy company of Evans, it takes on many of the same qualities as on his famous late 50s recordings in the Jimmy Guiffre trio. Bill's work is great too – almost more tonally focused than before, with perfectly chosen notes that resonate beautifully in this very spare space. Titles include "Jazz Samba", "All Across The City", "Angel Face", and "Turn Out The Stars". CD

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✨✧ Bill Evans TrioTrio/Duo ... LP
Verve, 1963/1966. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99
Nice two-fer that brings together 2 spare, open sets from Bill Evans, in a nice trio with Gary Peacock & Paul Motian on the first and paired with guitarist Jim Hall on the second. All his partners compliment his style nicely, and there's a beautiful moody quality that makes these sides seem as if they were recorded much closer than 2 and a half years that seperated them. The first Lp in the set is a reissue of the excellent Trio '64 and the second is a reissue of the second meeting of Evans & Hall, Intermodulation. The trio side includes "Dancing In The Dark", "Always", "Little Lulu", and "For Heaven's Sake", and the duets include "Jazz Samba", "All Across The City", "Angel Face", and "Turn Out The Stars". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label pressing with boxed Polydor logo.)

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✨✧ Bill Evans with Jeremy SteigWhat's New ... LP
Verve, 1969. Near Mint- ... $29.99
One of Bill Evans' most beautiful albums from the time – and one that features the fantastic team of Jeremy Steig and Eddie Gomez, who were cutting some beautiful records for other labels at the time. Steig's flute later got very silly, but at this point, he's got a raw stripped-down sound that works perfectly with Gomez's warm, slightly funky basslines – making for a slightly soulful approach that really transforms the session. Evans is no slouch either – and the youthful company makes him play some of his best bits in years – on titles that include "Time Out For Chris", "So What", "Spartacus Love Theme", and "Autumn Leaves". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original Verve/MGM pressing. Cover has light wear and a small cut corner – and label has a bit of pen. Vinyl is nice!)

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Gil EvansIndividualism of Gil Evans ... LP
Verve, 1964. Very Good Gatefold ... $34.99
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
(Mono MGM pressing with Van Gelder stamp. Cover has light surface wear, fading on the spine and a small sticker.)

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Tal FarlowGuitar Artistry Of Tal Farlow ... CD
Verve (Japan), 1959. New Copy ... $19.99
A crucially overlooked album from 50s guitar giant Tal Farlow – one that's a bit different than you might expect from the "artistry" in the title, as it's actually one of his grittier albums for Verve – and a real delight throughout! The set features Tal in the company of a few different groups – an unusual assortment that includes Bobby Jaspar on flute and tenor, Frank Wess on flute, tenor, and alto – and Dick Hyman on piano – all in small combo format, grooving around Tal's lean lines on electric guitar. The session's got a light and jazzy swing that's really wonderful, and which goes a bit deeper than usual on some of the best longer tracks. Titles include "Blue Funk", "Wess Side", "Telefunky", and "Saratoga". CD
(Ultimate HQ CD pressing – part of the "Tal Farlow 100th Anniversary Collection" series!)

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Tal FarlowInterpretations Of Tal Farlow ... CD
Verve (Japan), 1955. New Copy ... $19.99
One of the rarest albums by the guitar jazz great Tal Farlow! The set's one of Tal's best for Verve (although they're all pretty darn good), and it features his edgey guitar in a west coast rhythm trio with Claude Williamson on piano, Red Mitchell on bass, and Stan Levey on drums. The titles are mostly standards, but they're played with a nice moody groove that opens them up nicely, despite the short takes on the tracks – that great sense of economy that always makes Farlow work from this period so great. Titles include "Manhattan", "I Remember You", "There Will Never Be Another You", and a solo version of "Autumn Leaves". Packaged in a nifty little cover, with the original David Stone Martin design! CD
(Ultimate HQ CD pressing – part of the "Tal Farlow 100th Anniversary Collection" series!)

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Tal FarlowRecital By Tal Farlow ... CD
Verve (Japan), 1955. New Copy ... $19.99
Don't think "recital" in terms of a snoozy session of chamber work – as the album's a real gem from Tal Farlow – one of the rarest 50s sessions by this groundbreaking jazz guitarist! The tracks are long, and the record's cut in an easily grooving style – with help from a very cool west coast lineup that includes Bill Perkins on tenor, Bob Gordon on baritone sax, Bob Eneveldsen on trombone, Monty Budwig on bass, and Lawrence Marable on drums – a very unusual group for a Verve session, and a piano-less one too! Farlow's tone is excellent – and you'll also hear some wonderful work from Perkins, who could really blow with a lot of soul at this point. Titles include "Walkin", "On The Alamo", "Moonlight Becomes You", "Lorinesque", and "Will You Still Be Mine". David Stone Martin cover, too! CD
(Ultimate HQ CD pressing – part of the "Tal Farlow 100th Anniversary Collection" series!)

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Tal FarlowTal Farlow Plays The Music Of Harold Arlen ... CD
Verve (Japan), 1959. New Copy ... $19.99
One of the last albums that guitarist Tal Farlow cut for Verve Records – and a beautiful little session that has the dark-tinged tunes of Harold Arlen providing a perfect backdrop for his talents! Tal's a master of tone and timing throughout – and he works with a few different groups on the set – all of which feature Dick Hyman on piano, and tenor and flute from Frank Wess – with other help from Benny Powell on trombone and Charlie Fowlkes on baritone on a few titles too. Titles include great instrumental readings of Harold Arlen classics – including "Blues In The Night", "For Every Man There's A Woman", "Petticoat High", "Lessons In Love", and "Between The Devil & The Deep Blue Sea". CD
(Ultimate HQ CD pressing – part of the "Tal Farlow 100th Anniversary Collection" series!)

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Ella FitzgeraldBest Of The Song Books ... CD
Verve, Late 50s/Early 60s. Used ... $1.99
Includes 16 tracks. CD
(Out of print.)

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Ella FitzgeraldCole Porter Songbook (2LP set) ... LP
Verve, 1956. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $19.99
A set that brings together the 2 volumes released separately. Among the 30 plus songs are "All Through The Night", "Anything Goes", "I Get A Kick Out Of You", "I Love Paris", "Easy To Love", "You're The Top", "Let's Do It", "Begin The Beguine", "Love For Sale", "It's Delovely", "Night And Day", and "I've Got You Under My Skin". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing. Cover has light wear and a bumped corner.)

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Ella FitzgeraldCole Porter Songbook Vol 2 ... CD
Verve, 1956. Used ... $2.99
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Ella FitzgeraldComplete Piano Duets ... CD
Verve, 1950s/1976. New Copy 2CD ... $10.99 21.99
A wonderful way to hear the genius of Ella Fitzgerald at its best – as the set features all tracks that just have the first lady of jazz singing alongside a piano – spare, open, and in a way that really lets you get all all the care and nuance that Ella can bring to a tune! Most of the recordings here are from the 50s – quite unusual for the time – and they're matched with one more set of duets that Ella Recorded for Pablo Records in the 70s, at a time when she was exploring more intimate modes in a really great way. There's a host of great surprises along the way – and the set begins with 8 tracks from the album Ella Sings Gershwin, with Ellis Larkins on piano – then moves to another Decca duet with Larkins on the album Songs In A Mellow Mood. The set follows with two spare numbers from the Songbook recordings for Verve – one with Oscar Peterson on piano, one with Paul Smith. Then, Smith returns on another set of 13 tracks taken from the rare Let No Man Write My Epitaph album for Verve – then adds in a spare duet with Tommy Flanagan from the 1964 A Juan Les Pins album – before ending with the full set list from the wonderful Ella & Oscar album from 1976 – 7 more duets with Oscar Peterson on piano. CD

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Ella FitzgeraldElla – 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 At The Opera House (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Verve/Polydor (Japan), 1957. Used ... $18.99
Nice backing on most tracks by a small combo that features Oscar Peterson on piano and Herb Ellis on guitar – and a larger group on a few more, with Stan Getz, Coleman Hawkins, and Lester Young on tenors! Titles include "Stompin At The Savoy", "Goody Goody", "Ill Wind", and "Bewitched Bothered & Bewildered". Also includes the Shrine Auditorium performance in Los Angeles 1957. CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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Ella FitzgeraldElla Fitzgerald Sings The Cole Porter Song Book (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Verve, 1956. Used 2CD ... $9.99
This is a 60s set that brings together the 2 volumes released separately. Among the 30 plus songs are "All Through The Night", "Anything Goes", "I Get A Kick Out Of You", "I Love Paris", "Easy To Love", "You're The Top", "Let's Do It", "Begin The Beguine", "Love For Sale", "It's Delovely", "Night And Day", and "I've Got You Under My Skin". CD
(Out of print Verve Master edition.)

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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. Cover has minimal wear and aging – and a bit more on the bottom of the spine.)
Also available Ella In Berlin – Mack The Knife (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD 11.99

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Ella FitzgeraldElla In Berlin – Mack The Knife (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Verve (Japan), Early 60s. Used ... $11.99
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". CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)
Also available Ella In Berlin – Mack The Knife ... LP 12.99

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✨✧ Ella FitzgeraldElla Swings Brightly With Nelson ... LP
Verve, 1961. Sealed ... $34.99
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
(Mono pressing, still sealed with vintage shop stickers!)

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✨✧ Ella FitzgeraldElla Swings Lightly ... CD
Verve, Late 50s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Ella gets some great jazzy backings from Marty Paich – on titles that include "Little White Lies", "You Hit The Spot", "Little Jazz", "720 In the Books", "Knock Me A Kiss", and "My Kinda Love". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Ella FitzgeraldElla Wishes You A Swinging Christmas (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Verve, 1960. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $31.99 34.98
A wonderful Holiday album that's stayed fresh for years – a date that was maybe done as a seasonal one-off for singer Ella Fitzgerald, but one that's gone on to become one of her best-selling records of all time! Ella's got a perfect style to interpret these numbers – upbeat and swinging, very much as promised in the title – with a quality that makes the tunes move, and avoids some of the too-blue and more melancholy modes that can sometimes get in the way of making a Christmas jazz vocal album work this well! Fitzgerald has great arrangements here – working with Frank DeVol and Russ Garcia – on a set of lightly jazzy versions of Christmas favorites like "Sleigh Ride", "Jingle Bells", "Winter Wonderland", "White Christmas", "Frosty The Snowman", and one of the best versions of "What Are You Doing New Years Eve" ever recorded! LP, Vinyl record album
(Part of the excellent Acoustic Sounds series – heavy vinyl and cover!)

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Ella FitzgeraldFor The Love Of Ella Fitzgerald – Monuments Of Swing/Ballads & Blues ... CD
Verve, Late 50s/Early 60s. Used 2 CDs ... $4.99
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