Various ‎– The Verve Story: 1944 - 1994

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Verve Records ‎– 314 512 737-2
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4 × CD, Compilation
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1-1 J.J. Johnson / Nat King Cole / Illinois Jacquet Blues
Bass – Johnny Miller (2)Drums – Lee Young (2)Guitar – Les PaulPiano – Nat King ColeTenor Saxophone – Illinois Jacquet, Jack McVeaTrombone – J.J. Johnson
10:22
1-2 Charlie Parker / Lester Young Oh, Lady Be Good!
Alto Saxophone – Charlie Parker, Willie Smith (2)Bass – Billy HadnottDrums – Lee Young (2)Piano – Arnold RossTenor Saxophone – Lester YoungTrumpet – Al Killian
11:05
1-3 Lester Young I've Found A New Baby
Drums – Buddy RichPiano – Nat King ColeTenor Saxophone – Lester Young
4:03
1-4 Billie Holiday Trav'lin' Light
Drums – Jackie MillsPiano – Kenny KerseyTenor Saxophone – Illinois JacquetVocals – Billie Holiday
3:23
1-5 Charlie Parker Repetition
Alto Saxophone – Charlie ParkerFeaturing – Neal Hefti's Orchestra
2:56
1-6 Coleman Hawkins Picasso
Tenor Saxophone – Coleman Hawkins
3:14
1-7 Machito Tanga
Alto Saxophone – Fred Skerritt, Gene JohnsonBass – Roberto Rodriguez*Bongos – MachitoPiano – Rene HernandezTenor Saxophone – Flip Phillips, Jose Madera*
5:07
1-8 Bud Powell Celia
Bass – Ray BrownDrums – Max RoachPiano – Bud Powell
2:57
1-9 Charlie Parker Just Friends
Alto Saxophone – Charlie ParkerBass – Ray BrownCello – Frank Miller (3)Drums – Buddy RichHarp – Myor RosenPiano – Stan FreemanViolin – Milt Lomask
3:30
1-10 Charlie Parker / Dizzy Gillespie Bloomdido
Alto Saxophone – Charlie ParkerBass – Curly RussellDrums – Buddy RichPiano – Thelonious MonkTrumpet – Dizzy Gillespie
3:24
1-11 Johnny Hodges Jeep's Blues
Alto Saxophone – Johnny HodgesBass – Lloyd Trotman (2)Drums – Sonny GreerPiano – Leroy LovettTenor Saxophone – Al SearsTrumpet – Emmett Berry
2:55
1-12 Gene Krupa Trio Drum Boogie
Drums – Gene KrupaPiano – Teddy NapoleonTenor Saxophone – Charlie Ventura
3:03
1-13 Illinois Jacquet Port Of Rico
Bass – Ray BrownDrums – Jimmy CrawfordGuitar – Freddie GreenOrgan – Count BasiePiano – Hank JonesTenor Saxophone – Illinois Jacquet
2:41
1-14 The Oscar Peterson Trio Tenderly
Bass – Ray BrownGuitar – Barney KesselPiano – Oscar Peterson
5:43
1-15 Dizzy Gillespie / Stan Getz It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)
Bass – Ray BrownDrums – Max RoachGuitar – Herb EllisPiano – Oscar PetersonTenor Saxophone – Stan GetzTrumpet – Dizzy Gillespie
6:37
1-16 Roy Eldridge Echos Of Harlem
Bass – Ray BrownDrums – Alvin StollerGuitar – Herb EllisPiano – Oscar PetersonTrumpet – Roy Eldridge
4:00
2-1 Art Tatum Tea For Two
Piano – Art Tatum
3:30
2-2 Dizzy Gillespie And His Orchestra Manteca (Theme)
Alto Saxophone – Hilton JeffersonBass – Lou HackneyDrums – Charli Persip*Piano – Wade LeggeTrumpet – Dizzy Gillespie
4:13
2-3 Benny Carter My One And Only Love
Alto Saxophone – Benny CarterBass – George DuvivierDrums – Louis BellsonPiano – Don Abney
3:52
2-4 Lionel Hampton Flying Home
Bass – Ray BrownDrums – Buddy RichPiano – Oscar PetersonVibraphone – Lionel Hampton
3:13
2-5 Flip Phillips Lemonaid 11
Bass – Ray BrownDrums – Buddy RichGuitar – Herb EllisPiano – Oscar PetersonTenor Saxophone – Flip Phillips
6:30
2-6 Count Basie Orchestra / Joe Williams Every Day I Have The Blues
Alto Saxophone – Marshall RoyalBass – Eddie JonesDrums – Sonny PayneFlute – Frank WessGuitar – Freddie GreenPiano – Count BasieTrumpet – Wendell CulleyTuba – Henry Cooker*Vocals – Joe Williams
5:26
2-7 Count Basie Orchestra April In Paris
Alto Saxophone – Marshall RoyalBass – Eddie JonesDrums – Sonny PayneFlute – Frank WessGuitar – Freddie GreenPiano – Count BasieTrumpet – Wendell CulleyTuba – Henry Cooker*
3:46
2-8 Anita O'Day Honeysuckle Rose
Bass – Joe MondragonDrums – Alvin StollerGuitar – Barney KesselHarp – Corky HalePiano – Paul Smith (5)Trumpet – Joe HowardTuba – Si ZentnerVocals – Anita O'Day
3:12
2-9 Lester Young / Teddy Wilson All Of Me
Bass – Gene RameyDrums – Jo JonesPiano – Teddy WilsonVocals – Lester Young
5:07
2-10 Ella Fitzgerald Just One Of Those Things
Alto Saxophone – Ted Nash (2)Bass – Joe MondragonDrums – Alvin StollerPiano – Paul Smith (5)Trumpet – Conrad GozzoVocals – Ella Fitzgerald
3:30
2-11 Billie Holiday Lady Sings The Blues
Bass – Aaron BellClarinet – Tony Scott (2)Drums – Lenny McBrowneGuitar – Kenny BurrellPiano – Wynton KellyTenor Saxophone – Paul QuinichetteTrumpet – Charlie ShaversVocals – Billie Holiday
3:43
2-12 Oscar Peterson Swinging On A Star
Bass – Ray BrownGuitar – Herb EllisPiano – Oscar Peterson
4:55
2-13 Buddy DeFranco Cooking The Blues
Bass – Gene Wright*Clarinet – Buddy DeFrancoDrums – Bobby WhiteGuitar – Tal FarlowOrgan – Sonny Clark
6:57
2-14 Ella Fitzgerald / Louis Armstrong They Can't Take That Away From Me
Bass – Ray BrownDrums – Buddy RichGuitar – Herb EllisPiano – Oscar PetersonTrumpet – Louis ArmstrongVocals – Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong
4:37
2-15 Coleman Hawkins / Ben Webster La Rosita
Bass – Ray BrownDrums – Alvin StollerGuitar – Herb EllisPiano – Oscar PetersonTenor Saxophone – Ben Webster, Coleman Hawkins
5:01
2-16 Dizzy Gillespie / Sonny Stitt / Sonny Rollins I Know That You Know
Bass – Tommy BryantDrums – Charli Persip*Piano – Ray BryantTenor Saxophone – Sonny Rollins, Sonny StittTrumpet – Dizzy Gillespie
5:28
3-1 Stan Getz / J.J. Johnson Crazy Rhythm
Bass – Ray BrownDrums – Connie KayGuitar – Herb EllisPiano – Oscar PetersonTenor Saxophone – Stan GetzTrombone – J.J. Johnson
7:42
3-2 Blossom Dearie Surrey With The Fringe On Top
Bass – Ray BrownDrums – Ed ThigpenGuitar – Mundell LoweVocals – Blossom Dearie
4:15
3-3 Duke Ellington / Johnny Hodges Stompy Jones
Alto Saxophone – Johnny HodgesBass – Al HallDrums – Jo JonesGuitar – Les SpannPiano – Duke EllingtonTrumpet – Harry Edison
6:38
3-4 Sonny Stitt I Can't Give You Anything But Love
Alto Saxophone – Sonny StittBass – Ray BrownDrums – Ed ThigpenPiano – Oscar Peterson
4:01
3-5 Gerry Mulligan / Ben Webster Chelsea Bridge
Baritone Saxophone – Gerry MulliganBass – Leroy VinnegarDrums – Mel LewisPiano – Jimmy RowlesTenor Saxophone – Ben Webster
7:18
3-6 Ella Fitzgerald Mack The Knife
Bass – Wilfred MiddlebrooksDrums – Gus JohnsonGuitar – Jim HallPiano – Paul Smith (5)Vocals – Ella Fitzgerald
4:40
3-7 Mel Tormé Too Close For Comfort
Alto Saxophone – Art PepperBaritone Saxophone – Bill HoodBass – Joe MondragonDrums – Mel LewisFrench Horn – Vincent DeRosaProducer – Russ Garcia*Tenor Saxophone – Bill PerkinsTrombone – Frank RosolinoTrumpet – Stu WilliamsonTuba – Red CallenderVocals – Mel Tormé
4:01
3-8 Jimmy Giuffre In The Morings Out There
Bass – Steve SwallowClarinet – Jimmy GiuffrePiano – Paul Bley
6:48
3-9 Gerry Mulligan I'm Gonna Go Fishin'
Alto Saxophone – Gene QuillBass – Bill TackusDrums – Dave BaileyPiano – Bob BrookmeyerProducer – Val ValentinTenor Saxophone – Jim ReiderTrombone – Alan RaphTrumpet – Phil Sunkel
5:48
3-10 Stan Getz Night Rider
Bass – John NevesCello – Bruce RogersTenor Saxophone – Stan GetzViolin – Alan Martin
3:56
3-11 Lee Konitz I Remember You
Alto Saxophone – Lee KonitzBass – Sonny DallasDrums – Elvin Jones
4:26
3-12 Oscar Peterson Something's Coming
Bass – Ray BrownDrums – Ed ThigpenPiano – Oscar PetersonProducer – Jim Davis
3:50
3-13 Stan Getz / Charlie Byrd Desafinado
Bass – Keter BettsDrums – Buddy DeppenschmidtGuitar – Charlie Byrd, Gene ByrdPercussion – Bill ReichenbachTenor Saxophone – Stan Getz
5:49
3-14 Jimmy Smith Walk On The Wild Side
Alto Saxophone – Phil WoodsBass – George DuvivierDrums – Ed ShaughnessyGuitar – Barry GalbraithOrgan – Jimmy SmithTenor Saxophone – Babe ClarkTrombone – Britt WoodmanTrumpet – Joe Wilder
5:53
4-1 Bill Evans 'Round Midnight
Piano – Bill Evans
6:29
4-2 Stan Getz / João Gilberto The Girl From Ipanema
Bass – Tommy Williams (3)Guitar – João GilbertoPercussion – Milton BananaPiano – Antonio Carlos JobimTenor Saxophone – Stan GetzVocals – Astrud Gilberto, João Gilberto
5:21
4-3 Cal Tjader Soul Sauce
Bass – John HilliardDrums – Johnny RaePercussion – Alberto "Virgilio" Valdés, Armando Peraza, Willie BoboPiano – Lonnie HewittVibraphone – Cal Tjader
2:26
4-4 Kenny Burrell Last Night When We Were Young
Bass – Ron CarterDrums – Charli Persip*Featuring – Gil Evans And His OrchestraGuitar – Kenny Burrell
4:36
4-5 Wes Montgomery If You Could See Me Now
Bass – Paul Chambers (3)Drums – Jimmy CobbGuitar – Wes MontgomeryPiano – Wynton Kelly
8:21
4-6 Jimmy Smith / Wes Montgomery Night Train
Featuring – Oliver Nelson And His OrchestraGuitar – Wes MontgomeryOrgan – Jimmy Smith
6:45
4-7 Joe Williams Every Night
Bass – Bob BadgleyDrums – Gerryck KingGuitar – Henry JohnsonPiano – Norman SimmonsProducer – Ron Berenstein*Vocals – Joe Williams
5:16
4-8 Betty Carter The Good Life
Bass – Ira ColemanDrums – Lewis NashPiano – Stephen Scott (5)Producer – Betty CarterTenor Saxophone – Don BradenVocals – Betty Carter
6:57
4-9 Shirley Horn You Won't Forget Me
Bass – Charles AblesDrums – Steve Williams (5)Piano – Shirley HornProducer – Richard SeidelTrumpet – Miles DavisVocals – Shirley Horn
7:09
4-10 Abbey Lincoln Bird Alone
Bass – Charlie HadenDrums – Marc Johnson (2)Piano – Hank JonesProducer – Jean-Philippe AllardTenor Saxophone – Stan GetzViola – Maxine RoachVocals – Abbey Lincoln
8:31
4-11 Joe Henderson Johnny Come Lately
Bass – Christian McBrideDrums – Gregory HutchinsonPiano – Stephen Scott (5)Producer – Richard SeidelTenor Saxophone – Joe HendersonTrumpet – Wynton Marsalis
6:29
4-12 Charlie Haden Hello My Lovely
Bass – Charlie HadenDrums – Lawrence MarablePiano – Alan BroadbentProducer – Charlie HadenTenor Saxophone – Ernie Watts
6:47

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Notes

Celebrating 50 years of Verve.
Disc One: 1944-1953
Disc Two: 1953-1957
Disc Three: 1957-1962
Disc Four: 1962-1994

32 page booklet, 16 page English and 16 page French, describing the first 50 years of Verve Records.
Tracks 1-1 and 1-2 are JATP sessions.

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
521 737-2 Various The Verve Story: 1944 - 1994(4xCD, Comp + Box) Verve Records 521 737-2 Europe 1994 Sell This Version
314 521 737-2 Various The Verve Story: 1944 - 1994(4xCD, Comp + Box) Verve Records 314 521 737-2 US 1994 Sell This Version
314 521 737-2 Various The Verve Story: 1944 - 1994(4xCD, Comp, Club + Box) Verve Records 314 521 737-2 US 1994 Sell This Version

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