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On October 17, 1995.

On October 17, 1995, “Verve” label released “High Life”, the twentieth Wayne Shorter album. It was recorded in 1995, at Bill Schnee’s studio in North Hollywood,  and was produced by Marcus Miller. In 1997, “High Life” won the “Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Jazz Album”. 

Personnel:

  • Wayne Shorter – tenor, soprano, alto and baritone saxophones
  • Rachel Z – piano, synthesizers, sound design, sequencing
  • David Gilmore – electric guitar
  • Marcus Miller – bass guitar, bass clarinet, rhythm programming
  • Will Calhoun – drums
  • Lenny Castro – percussion
  • Airto Moreira – percussion
  • Terri Lyne Carrington – drums
  • Munyungo Jackson – percussion
  • Kevin Ricard – percussion
  • David Ward – additional sound design

Track listing:

All tracks by Wayne Shorter.

  1. Children of the Night
  2. At the Fair
  3. Maya
  4. On the Milky Way Express
  5. Pandora Awakened
  6. Virgo Rising
  7. High Life
  8. Midnight in Carlotta’s Hair
  9. Black Swan (in memory of Susan Portlynn Romeo)

In October 1956.

In October 1956, “Verve” label released “Ella and Louis”, a studio album by Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong, accompanied by the Oscar Peterson Quartet. It was recorded in August 1956, at “Capitol Studios” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Norman Granz.

Personnel:

  • Ella Fitzgerald– vocals
  • Louis Armstrong– vocals, trumpet
  • Oscar Peterson– piano
  • Herb Ellis– guitar
  • Ray Brown– bass
  • Buddy Rich– drums
  • Val Valentin – engineer
  • Phil Stern – photography

Track listing:

  1. Can’t We Be Friends? – Paul James, Kay Swift
  2. Isn’t This a Lovely Day? – Irving Berlin
  3. Moonlight in Vermont – John Blackburn, Karl Suessdorf
  4. They Can’t Take That Away from Me – Ira Gershwin, George Gershwin
  5. Under a Blanket of Blue – Jerry Livingston, Al J. Neiburg, Marty Symes
  6. Tenderly – Walter Gross, Jack Lawrence
  7. A Foggy Day – Ira Gershwin, George Gershwin
  8. Stars Fell on Alabama – Mitchell Parish, Frank Perkins
  9. Cheek to Cheek – Irving Berlin
  10. The Nearness of You – Hoagy Carmichael, Ned Washington
  11. April in Paris – Vernon Duke, Yip Harburg

On September 26, 1995.

On September 26, 1995, “Harmolodic” and “Verve” label released “Tone Dialing” the 45th Ornette Coleman (with Prime Time ensemble) album. It was recorded in 1995 and was produced by Denardo Coleman.

Personnel:

  • Ornette Coleman- alto saxophone, trumpet, violin
  • Avenda Khadija, Moishe Nalm – vocals
  • Dave Bryant – keyboards
  • Chris Rosenberg, Ken Wessel – guitar
  • Bradley Jones, Al MacDowell – bass
  • Chris Walker- bass, keyboards
  • Denardo Coleman- drums
  • Badal Roy- tabla, percussion

Track listing:

All tracks by Ornette Coleman except where noted.

  1. Street Blues
  2. Search for Life
  3. Guadalupe
  4. Bach Prelude – Johann Sebastian Bach
  5. Sound Is Everywhere
  6. Miguel’s Fortune
  7. La Capella
  8. A.C.
  9. If I Knew as Much About You (As You Know About Me)
  10. When Will I See You Again
  11. Kathelin Gray – Ornette Coleman, Pat Metheny
  12. Badal
  13. Tone Dialing
  14. Family Reunion
  15. Local Instinct
  16. Ying Yang

On September 14, 2018.

On September 14, 2018, “Verve” label released “Love Is Here to Stay”, an album by Tony Bennett and Diana Krall. It was recorded in 2018, at “Avatar” and “Electric Lady” in New York City, and was produced by Dae Bennett and Bill Charlap.

Personnel:

  • Tony Bennett– vocals
  • Diana Krall– vocals, arrangements
  • The Bill Charlap Trio
    • Bill Charlap– piano, arrangements
    • Peter Washington– bass
    • Kenny Washington– drums
  • Dae Bennett – mixing
  • Nate Odden – engineering assistance
  • Billy Cumella – engineering assistance
  • Greg Calbi– mastering
  • Josh Cheuse – creative direction
  • Mark Seliger– photography
  • Coco Shinomiya – design

Track listing:

All lyrics by Ira Gershwin, except where noted; all music by George Gershwin.

  1. S Wonderful
  2. My One and Only
  3. But Not for Me
  4. Nice Work if You Can Get It
  5. Love Is Here to Stay
  6. I Got Rhythm
  7. Somebody Loves Me – George DeSylva, Ballard MacDonald
  8. Do It Again – George DeSylva
  9. I’ve Got a Crush on You
  10. Fascinating Rhythm
  11. They Can’t Take That Away From Me
  12. Who Cares

On September 9, 2003.

On September 9, 2003, “Verve” label released “Wide Angles”, the 20th Michael Brecker album. It was recorded in January 2003, and was produced by Michael Brecker and Gil Goldstein. In 2004, “Wide Angels” won the “Grammy Award for Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album”.

Personnel:

  • Michael Brecker – tenor saxophone, arranger
  • John Patitucci– bass
  • Adam Rogers– guitar
  • Antonio Sánchez– drums
  • Robin Eubanks– trombone
  • Alex Sipiagin– trumpet
  • Charles Pillow – English horn, oboe
  • Peter Gordon – French horn
  • Steve Wilson– alto flute
  • Iain Dixon – bass clarinet
  • Joyce Hammann – violin
  • Mark Feldman– violin, concert master
  • Lois Martin – viola
  • Erik Friedlander– cello
  • Daniel Sadownick – percussion
  • Gil Goldstein– arranger, conductor, orchestration
  • Brian Dozoretz – assistant engineer
  • Jay Newland – engineer, mixing
  • Greg Calbi– mastering
  • George Whitty – digital editing
  • Nicole Hegeman – production coordination
  • Darryl Pitt – production coordination
  • Tommy Wilson – production coordination

Track listing:

All tracks by Michael Brecker except where noted.

  1. Broadband
  2. Cool Day in Hell
  3. Angle of Repose
  4. Timbuktu
  5. Night Jessamine
  6. Scylla – Michael Brecker, George Whitty
  7. Brexterity
  8. Evening Faces – Don Grolnick
  9. Modus Operandy
  10. Never Alone

On September 3, 1955.

On September 3, 1955, “Verve” label released “The Lonely One…”, the tenth Bud Powell studio album. It was recorded January – April 1955, at “Fine Sound Studios” in New York and was produced by Norman Granz.

Personnel:

  • Bud Powell– piano
  • George Duvivier– bass
  • Art Taylor– drums
  • Percy Heath– bass
  • Kenny Clarke– drums
  • Sheldon Marks – art director
  • Howard Morehead – cover photo

Track listing:

  1. Confirmation – Charlie Parker
  2. Star Eyes – Gene De Paul, Don Raye
  3. Lullaby in Rhythm – Clarence Profit, Edgar Sampson, Benny Goodman, Walter Hirsch
  4. Willow Weep for Me – Ann Ronnell
  5. Mediocre
  6. All the Things You Are – Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II
  7. Epistrophy – Thelonious Monk, Kenny Clarke
  8. Dance of the Infidels
  9. Salt Peanuts – Dizzy Gillespie, Kenny Clarke
  10. Hey George (Sweet Georgia Brown) – Maceo Pinkard, Kenneth Casey

 

On August 31, 2004.

On August 31, 2004, “Verve” label released “Land of the Sun”, the 17th Charlie Haden album. It was recorded in December 2003 and was produced by Gonzalo Rubalcaba and Ruth Cameron. In 2005, “Land of the Sun” won Haden the “Grammy Award for Best Latin Jazz Album”.

Personnel:

  • Charlie Haden – bass
  • Gonzalo Rubalcaba– piano
  • Ignacio Berroa– drums
  • Joe Lovano– tenor saxophone
  • Miguel Zenon– alto saxophone
  • Michael Rodriquez – trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Oriente Lopez – flute
  • Larry Koonse – guitar
  • Lionel Loueke– guitar
  • Juan De La Cruz – percussion

Track listing:

  1. Fuiste Tú – Marroquín, Sabre
  2. Sueño Sólo con Tu Amor – Marroquín, Sabre
  3. Canción de Cuna a Patricia – Marroquín
  4. Solamente una Vez – Lara
  5. Nostalgia – Marroquín
  6. De Siempre – Marroquín
  7. Añoranza – Marroquín
  8. Cuando Te Podré Olvidar – Marroquín, Sabre
  9. Esta Tarde Vi Llover – Manzanero
  10. Canción a Paola – Marroquín

In August 1958.

In August 1958, “Verve” label released “Tormé”, the ninth Mel Tormé album. It was recorded in June 1958 and was produced by Norman Granz.

Personnel:

  • Mel Tormé- vocals
  • Marty Paich- arranger, conductor

Track listing:

  1. That Old Feeling – Lew Brown, Sammy Fain
  2. Gloomy Sunday – Sam M. Lewis, Rezso Seress
  3. Body and Soul – Frank Eyton, Johnny Green, Edward Heyman, Robert Sour
  4. Nobody’s Heart – Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers
  5. I Should Care – Sammy Cahn, Axel Stordahl, Paul Weston
  6. The House Is Haunted (by the Echo of Your Last Goodbye) – Basil Adlam, Billy Rose
  7. Blues in the Night – Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer
  8. I Don’t Want to Cry Anymore – Victor Schertzinger
  9. Where Can I Go Without You? – Peggy Lee, Victor Young
  10. How Did She Look? – Gladys Shelley, Abner Silver
  11. ‘Round Midnight – Bernie Hanighen, Thelonious Monk, Cootie Williams
  12. I’m Gonna Laugh You Right out of My Life – Cy Coleman, Joseph McCarthy

On July 28, 1992.

On July 28, 1992, “Verve” label released “Haunted Heart”, the fourth Charlie Haden’s Quartet West album. It was recorded in October 1991, at “Studio Plateforme” in Sète, and was produced by Charlie Haden and Hans Wendl.

Personnel:

  • Charlie Haden– bass
  • Ernie Watts- tenor saxophone
  • Alan Broadbent- piano
  • Larance Marable- drums
  • Billie Holiday(track 12), Jo Stafford (track 3), Jeri Southern (track 8) – vocals

Track listing:

  1.  Introduction- Max Steiner, Adolph Deutsch
  2. Hello My Lovely – Charlie Haden
  3. Haunted Heart – Howard Dietz, Arthur Schwartz
  4. Dance of the Infidels – Bud Powell
  5. The Long Goodbye – Alan Broadbent
  6. Moonlight Serenade – Glenn Miller, Mitchell Parish
  7. Lennie’s Pennies – Lennie Tristano
  8. Ev’ry Time We Say Goodbye – Cole Porter
  9. Lady in the Lake – Alan Broadbent
  10. Segment – Charlie Parker
  11. The Bad and the Beautiful – David Raksin
  12. Deep Song – Douglass Cross, George Cory

 

On July 1, 1997.

On July 1, 1997, “Verve” label released “1 + 1”, an album by Herbie Hancock and Wayne Shorter. It was recorded in 1997 and was produced by Herbie Hancock and Wayne Shorter.

Personnel:

  • Herbie Hancock– piano
  • Wayne Shorter– soprano saxophone

Track listing:

  1. Meridianne – A Wood Sylph – Wayne Shorter
  2. Aung San Suu Kyi – Wayne Shorter
  3. Sonrisa – Herbie Hancock
  4. Memory of Enchantment – Michiel Borstlap
  5. Visitor from Nowhere – Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter
  6. Joanna’s Theme – Herbie Hancock
  7. Diana – Wayne Shorter
  8. Visitors from Somewhere – Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter
  9. Manhattan Lorelei – Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter
  10. Hale – Bopp, Hip – Hop – Herbie Hancock