30 Verve Collectors Edition album for sale was released Apr 26, 2011 on the Universal Import label. Import-only 30 CD box set containing some of the finest Jazz albums released on the legendary Verve label. 30 Verve Collectors Edition buy CD music Features hit albums from Jazz icons like Antonio Carlos Jobim, Ben Webster, Bill Evans, Ella Fitzgerald, Charlie Haden, Bud Powell, Herbie Hancock, John McLaughlin, Lester Young, Stan Getz, Oscar Peterson and many others. 30 Verve Collectors Edition songs Each CD comes housed in a miniature LP sleeve and all 30 discs are housed in an attractive lift-top box. Universal. 30 Verve Collectors Edition CD music contains a single disc.
Although an earlier CD added five previously unissued tracks to the original LP Gerry Mulligan Meets Ben Webster, this Verve Master Edition two-CD set adds just about everything else recorded during the two sessions that produced the original record, and also features 20-bit sound. Even though Gerry Mulligan was outspoken against issuing material omitted from his original recordings, it is a treat to hear how the songs evolved in the studio. Webster and Mulligan seem mutually inspired throughout the sessions, and strong performances by pianist Jimmy Rowles, bassist Leroy Vinnegar, and drummer Mel Lewis are of considerable help.
These distinctive small-group sessions, featuring Duke Ellington as pianist in a blues context, are part of a group of recordings issued under the confusing titles Back to Back and Side by Side, and further reissued under the not particularly distinctive name of Blues Summit. But there should be no confusion about the high quality of music that came out of these sessions – it is all "cooking with gas" as the expression goes. From the jazz world, it would be difficult to find more profound soloists on traditional blues numbers than the Duke or his longtime collaborator Johnny Hodges, who does some of the most soulful playing of his career here.
A reissue of the original 1952 Clef recording session, this is one of the few instances in Charlie Parker's later career where he played with something other than a small bebop group. Under contract at the time to Clef's Norman Granz, Parker was encouraged by the label to make recordings that took him out of his familiar settings and put him in with string arrangements, Latin rhythms, and larger band formats. This recording is the result of one of these experiments. Though Joe Lipman's arrangements are stellar, the musicians assembled for the sessions are an odd mix of pop-oriented big-band players and improvisers.