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”.
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
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.
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
Can’t We Be Friends? – Paul James, Kay Swift
Isn’t This a Lovely Day? – Irving Berlin
Moonlight in Vermont – John Blackburn, Karl Suessdorf
They Can’t Take That Away from Me – Ira Gershwin, George Gershwin
Under a Blanket of Blue – Jerry Livingston, Al J. Neiburg, Marty Symes
Tenderly – Walter Gross, Jack Lawrence
A Foggy Day – Ira Gershwin, George Gershwin
Stars Fell on Alabama – Mitchell Parish, Frank Perkins
Cheek to Cheek – Irving Berlin
The Nearness of You – Hoagy Carmichael, Ned Washington
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.
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
All lyrics by Ira Gershwin, except where noted; all music by George Gershwin.
My One and Only
But Not for Me
Nice Work if You Can Get It
Love Is Here to Stay
I Got Rhythm
Somebody Loves Me – George DeSylva, Ballard MacDonald
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”.
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.
Bud Powell– piano
George Duvivier– bass
Art Taylor– drums
Percy Heath– bass
Kenny Clarke– drums
Sheldon Marks – art director
Howard Morehead – cover photo
Confirmation – Charlie Parker
Star Eyes – Gene De Paul, Don Raye
Lullaby in Rhythm – Clarence Profit, Edgar Sampson, Benny Goodman, Walter Hirsch
Willow Weep for Me – Ann Ronnell
All the Things You Are – Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II
Epistrophy – Thelonious Monk, Kenny Clarke
Dance of the Infidels
Salt Peanuts – Dizzy Gillespie, Kenny Clarke
Hey George (Sweet Georgia Brown) – Maceo Pinkard, Kenneth Casey
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”.
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.