Trombone Jazz Samba is an album by jazz trombonist and arranger Bob Brookmeyer featuring bossa nova compositions recorded in 1962 for the Verve label. AllMusic Review by Ken Dryden: Bob Brookmeyer was in the studio [More]
A Certain Smile, A Certain Sadness is an album by Astrud Gilberto and Walter Wanderley, recorded in September 1966. It was released by Verve Records at the height of the Bossa Nova craze in the [More]
Blues Caravan is a 1962 studio album by Buddy Rich and a sextet. AllMusic Review by Ken Dryden: This crack sextet recording by Buddy Rich is one of the long lost treasures in his vast [More]
All or Nothing at All is a studio album by Billie Holiday, recorded in 1956 and 1957 and released by Verve Records in 1958. A later 2 CD re-issue combined all of the tracks from [More]
Smokin’ at the Half Note is the second collaboration jazz album recorded by Wes Montgomery and the Wynton Kelly Trio and released in 1965. It was recorded live in late June 1965 at the Half [More]
Herb Ellis Meets Jimmy Giuffre is an album by American jazz guitarist Herb Ellis and saxophonist, composer and arranger Jimmy Giuffre which was released on the Verve label in 1959. Track listing: “Goose Grease” (Herb [More]
Empathy is a 1962 album by jazz musicians Bill Evans and Shelly Manne. It was Evans’s first album for Verve Records, after he was released from his contract with Riverside Records, and the two musicians’ [More]
Johnny Hodges with Billy Strayhorn and the Orchestra is a 1962 studio album by Johnny Hodges accompanied by an orchestra arranged by Billy Strayhorn. The album features many members of Duke Ellington’s orchestra. AllMusic Review [More]
Dirty Dog is an album by jazz trombonist and arranger Kai Winding recorded in 1966 for the Verve label. Track listing: “Dirty Dog” (Al Gafa) – 3:38 “Sunrise, Sunset” (Jerry Bock, Sheldon Harnick) – 5:50 [More]
The Jazz Giants ’56 is an album by saxophonist Lester Young, first issued in 1956 on Verve Records. AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow: Even critics who feel (against the recorded evidence to the contrary) that [More]