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In May 1962.

In May 1962, “Verve” label released “Bashin’: The Unpredictable Jimmy Smith”, the 20th Jimmy Smith album. It was recorded in March 1962, at “Van Gelder Studios” in Englewood Cliffs, NJ, and was produced by Cred Taylor.

Personnel:

  • Jimmy Smith – organ
  • Oliver Nelson – arranger, conductor
  • Phil Woods, Jerry Dodgion – alto saxophone
  • Bob Ashton, Babe Clarke – tenor saxophone
  • George Barrow – baritone saxophone
  • Joe Newman, Ernie Royal, Doc Severinsen, Joe Wilder – trumpet
  • Jimmy Cleveland, Urbie Green, Britt Woodman – trombone
  • Tom Mitchell – bass trombone
  • Barry Galbraith – guitar
  • Quentin Warren – guitar
  • George Duvivier – bass
  • Ed Shaughnessy – drums
  • Donald Bailey – drums
  • Rudy Van Gelder – engineer

Track listing:

  1. Walk on the Wild Side – Elmer Bernstein, Mack David
  2. Ol’ Man River – Oscar Hammerstein II, Jerome Kern
  3. In a Mellow Tone – Duke Ellington, Milt Gabler
  4. Step Right Up – Oliver Nelson
  5. Beggar for the Blues – Ray Rasch, Dotty Wayne
  6. Bashin’ – Jimmy Smith
  7. I’m an Old Cowhand (From the Rio Grande) – Johnny Mercer

On May 8, 2020.

On May 8, 2020, “Verve” label released “Mutable Set”, the fourth Blake Mills studio album. It was recorded in 2019 at “Sound City Studios”, “SWT”, “Boulevard Recording Studios”, and was produced by Blake Mills.

Personnel:

  • Blake Mills – vocals, guitar, arranger, recording, art direction
  • Gabriel Kahane – piano
  • Aaron Embry – keyboards
  • Sam Gendel – saxophone
  • David Boucher – acoustic bass
  • Pino Palladino – electric bass
  • Abe Rounds – drums
  • Rob Moose – strings, string arrangements
  • David Boucher – recording
  • Joseph Lorge – recording
  • Will Maclellan – recording
  • Maddy Baltor – recording assistant
  • Greg Koller – mixing
  • Patricia Sullivan – mastering
  • Julio Chavez – art direction
  • Emilio Villalba – artwork
  • Ian Sefchick – artwork

Track listing:

All tracks by Blake Mills, except where noted.

  1. Never Forever – Blake Mills, Cass McCombs
  2. May Later – Blake Mills, Cass McCombs
  3. Eat my Dust
  4. Money Is the One True God
  5. Summer All Over – Blake Mills, Cass McCombs
  6. Vanishing Twin – Blake Mills, Cass McCombs
  7. My Dear One – Blake Mills, Cass McCombs
  8. Farsickness – Blake Mills, Gabriel Kahane
  9. Mirror Box
  10. Window Facing A Window – lyrics by Blake Mills, music by Blake Mills, Armando Manzanero
  11. Off Grid – Blake Mills

On March 1, 2005.

On March 1, 2005, “Verve” label released “Deep Song”, the sixth Kurt Rosenwinkel album. It was recorded in 2004, and was produced by Kurt Rosenwinkel, Anders Chan-Tidemann, Joshua Redman and James Farber.

Personnel:

  • Kurt Rosenwinkel – guitar
  • Joshua Redman – tenor saxophone
  • Brad Mehldau – piano
  • Larry Grenadier – bass
  • Jeff Ballard – drums
  • Ali Jackson – drums 

Track listing:

All tracks by Kurt Rosenwinkel, except where noted.

  1. The Cloister
  2. Brooklyn Sometimes
  3. The Cross
  4. If I Should Lose You – Ralph Rainger, Leo Robin
  5. Synthetics
  6. Use of Light
  7. Cake
  8. Deep Song – George Cory, Douglass Cross
  9. Gesture (Lester)
  10. The Next Step

In february 1969.

In February 1969, “Verve” label released “Tim Hardin 4”, the fourth Tim Hardin album. It was recorded in July 1964, and was produced by Erik Jacobsen.

Personnel:

  • Tim Hardin – vocals, guitar
  • John Sebastian – harmonica
  • Bob Bushnell – bass
  • Sticks Evans – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Tim Hardin except where noted.

  1. Airmobile
  2. Whiskey, Whiskey
  3. Seventh Son – Willie Dixon
  4. How Long
  5. Danville Dame
  6. Ain’t Gonna Do Without (Part I)
  7. Ain’t Gonna Do Without (Part II)
  8. House of the Rising Sun – traditional
  9. Bo Diddley – Bo Diddley
  10. I Can’t Slow Down
  11. Hello Baby

In February 1962.

In February 1962, “Verve” label released “Blues Caravan”, the 18th Buddy Rich album. It was recorded in August 1961 and was produced by Creed Taylor.

Personnel:

  • Buddy Rich – drums
  • Wyatt Ruther – double bass
  • Johnny Morris – piano
  • Sam Most – flute
  • Rolf Ericson – trumpet
  • Mike Mainieri – vibraphone
  • Dick Olmstead – engineer
  • Roy de Carava – cover photo
  • Dom Cerulli – liner notes
  • Ken Druker – executive producer

Track listing:

  1. Blowin’ the Blues Away – Horace Silver
  2. B.R. Blues – Buddy Rich
  3. Late Date – Maynard
  4. Caravan – Duke Ellington, Irving Mills, Juan Tizol
  5. Young Blood – Mike Mainieri
  6. I Remember Clifford – Benny Golson

In January 1968.

In January 1968, “Verve” label released “Something Else Again”, the second Richie Havens album. It was recorded in September 1967, and was produced by John Court.

Personnel:

  • Richie Havens – vocals, guitar, sitar, tamboura
  • Warren Bernhardt – organ, piano, clavinet
  • Adrian Guillery – guitar
  • Paul “Dino” Williams – guitar, chant
  • Denny Gerrard – bass
  • Don Payne – bass
  • Eddie Gómez – double bass
  • Daniel Ben Zebulon – conga, drums, chant
  • Donald MacDonald – drums
  • Skip Prokop – drums
  • Val Valentin – engineering director
  • Jerry Schoenbaum – production supervision

Track listing:

  1. No Opportunity Necessary, No Experience Needed – Richie Havens
  2. Inside of Him – Richie Havens
  3. The Klan – Alan Arkin, David Arkin
  4. Sugarplums – Richie Havens
  5. Don’t Listen to Me – Richie Havens
  6. From the Prison – Jerry Merrick
  7. Maggie’s Farm – Bob Dylan
  8. Something Else Again – Richie Havens
  9. New City – Richie Havens, John Court
  10. Run, Shaker Life – Richie Havens, Joe Price, Mark Roth

In December 1961.

In December 1961, “Verve” label released “Gloomy Sunday and Other Bright Moments”, the 16th Bob Brookmeyer album. It was recorded in November 1961, and was produced by Creed Taylor.

Personnel:

  • Bob Brookmeyer – valve trombone, arranger
  • Bernie Glow, Joe Newman, Doc Severinsen, Clark Terry, Nick Travis – trumpet
  • Wayne Andre, Billy Byers, Bill Elton, Alan Raph – trombone
  • Wally Kane – bassoon
  • Eddie Caine – alto saxophone, flute
  • Phil Woods – alto saxophone, clarinet 
  • Gene Quill, Eddie Wasserman – alto saxophone
  • Phil Bodner – tenor saxophone, oboe, English horn
  • Al Cohn – tenor saxophone
  • Gene Allen – baritone saxophone, bass clarinet
  • Eddie Costa – vibraphone, percussion
  • Hank Jones – piano
  • George Duvivier – bass
  • Mel Lewis – drums
  • Ralph Burns, Al Cohn, Gary McFarland, Eddie Sauter – arranger

Track listing:

  1. Caravan – Juan Tizol, Duke Ellington, Irving Mills
  2. Why Are You Blue – Gary McFarland
  3. Some of My Best Friends – Al Cohn
  4. Gloomy Sunday – Rezső Seress
  5. Ho Hum – Bob Brookmeyer
  6. Detour Ahead – Herb Ellis, Johnny Frigo, Lou Carter
  7. Days Gone By; Oh My! – Gary McFarland
  8. Where, Oh Where – Cole Porter

In December 1960.

In December 1960, “Verve” label released “Gillespiana”, the 32nd Dizzy Gillespie album. It was recorded in November 1960, in New York City, and was produced by Norman Granz.

Personnel:

  • Dizzy Gillespie, John Frosk, Ernie Royal, Clark Terry, Joe Wilder – trumpet
  • Urbie Green, Frank Rehak, Britt Woodman – trombone
  • Paul Faulise – bass trombone
  • Jim Buffington, William Lister, Al Richman, Gunther Schuller, Morris Secon, Julius Watkins – French horn
  • Don Butterfield – tuba
  • Leo Wright – alto saxophone, flute
  • Lalo Schifrin – piano, arranger
  • Willie Rodriguez – timpani
  • Art Davis – bass
  • Chuck Lampkin – drums
  • Candido Camero – conga
  • Jack Del Rio – bongos

Track listing:

All tracks by Lalo Schifrin

  1. Prelude
  2. Blues
  3. Panamericana
  4. Africana
  5. Toccata

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