Verve Records Discography: 1961

1961 (5th anniversary)

Ella Fitzgerald With Billy May Orchestra

Ella Fitzgerald (vocals) Billy May Orchestra
Los Angeles, CA, January 14, 1961
26909-5That Old Black MagicVerve MGV 4046-2, V/V6 4057
26910-5Blues In The Night-
26911-4I Gotta Right To Sing The BluesVerve MGV 4046-2, V/V6 4058
26912-5Stormy WeatherVerve MGV 4046-2, V/V6 4057
26913-2One For My BabyVerve MGV 4046-2, V/V6 4058
26914-2Lost It For Meunissued
26915-3My Shining HourVerve MGV 4046-2, V/V6 4057
26916-3Ill Wind-
26917-7Over The RainbowVerve MGV 4046-2, V/V6 4058
26918-6This Time The Dream's On MeVerve MGV 4046-2, V/V6 4057
26919-1It Was Written In The StarsVerve MGV 4046-2, V/V6 4058
26920-2Heart And Soulunissued
* Verve MGV 4046-2   Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Harold Arlen Song Book
* Verve V/V6 4057   Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Harold Arlen Song Book, Vol. 1
* Verve V/V6 4058   Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Harold Arlen Song Book, Vol. 2

Ella Fitzgerald With Billy May Orchestra

Ella Fitzgerald (vocals) Billy May Orchestra: same personnel
Los Angeles, CA, January 16, 1961
26921-4Between The Devil And The Deep Blue SeaVerve MGV 4046-2, V/V6 4057
26922-4Let's Fall In Love-
26923-5Happiness Is Just A Thing Called JoeVerve MGV 4046-2, V/V6 4058
26924-6Out Of This World-
26925-2Come Rain Or Come Shine-
* Verve MGV 4046-2   Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Harold Arlen Song Book
* Verve V/V6 4057   Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Harold Arlen Song Book, Vol. 1
* Verve V/V6 4058   Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Harold Arlen Song Book, Vol. 2

Anita O'Day With Johnny Mandel Orchestra

John Anderson, Al Porcino, Jack Sheldon, Ray Triscari (trumpet) Stu Williamson (trumpet, valve trombone) Louis McCreary, Dick Nash, Frank Rosolino (trombone) Joe Maini (alto, tenor sax) Chuck Gentry (baritone sax) Larry Bunker (vibes) Russ Freeman (piano) Al Viola (guitar) Buddy Clark (bass) Mel Lewis (drums) Anita O'Day (vocals) Johnny Mandel (arranger, director)
Los Angeles, CA, January 18, 1961
23441-5Trav'lin' LightVerve MGV 2157
23442-3Don't Explain-
23443-7I Hear Music-
23444-2Crazy, He Calls Me-
23445-3Lover Come Back To Me-
23446-4If The Moon Turns Green-
* Verve MGV 2157   Anita O'Day - Trav'lin' Light

Anita O'Day

Don Fagerquist (trumpet) Ben Webster (tenor sax) Jimmy Rowles (piano) Barney Kessel (guitar) Buddy Clark (bass) Mel Lewis (drums) Anita O'Day (vocals) Russ Garcia (arranger)
Los Angeles, CA, January 19, 1961
23447-6RememberVerve MGV 2157
23448-7What A Little Moonlight Can Do-
23449-6The Moon Looks Down And Laughs-
23450-8Some Other Spring-
23451-9Miss Brown To You-
23452-14God Bless The Child-
* Verve MGV 2157   Anita O'Day - Trav'lin' Light

Terry Gibbs' Dream Band

Conte Candoli, Frank Higgins, Al Porcino, Ray Triscari, Stu Williamson (trumpet) Bob Edmondson, Vern Friley, Frank Rosolino (trombone) Charlie Kennedy, Joe Maini (alto sax) Richie Kamuca, Bill Perkins (tenor sax) Jack Nimitz (baritone sax) Terry Gibbs (vibes) Pat Moran (piano) Buddy Clark (bass) Mel Lewis (drums) Manny Albam, Al Cohn, Bill Holman, Shorty Rogers (arranger)
"Summit Club", Hollywood, CA, January 20, 21 & 22, 1961
23453Day In, Day OutVerve MGV 2151
23454Too Close For Comfort-
23455Summit Blues-
23456Nose ConeVerve V 10234, MGV 2151
23457T And SVerve MGV 2151
23458Main Stem-
23473Limerick WaltzVerve V 10234, MGV 2151
23474Ja-DaVerve MGV 2151
23475You Don't Know What Love Is-
23476Sweet Georgia Brown-
* Verve MGV 2151   The Exciting Terry Gibbs Big Band
= Contemporary CCD-7656-2   Terry Gibbs - Dream Band, Vol. 4 - Main Stem
* Verve V 10234   Terry Gibbs - Nose Cone / Limerick Waltz

Ella Fitzgerald

Lou Levy (piano) Herb Ellis (guitar) Wilfred Middlebrooks (bass) Gus Johnson (drums) Ella Fitzgerald (vocals)
Los Angeles, CA, January 23, 1961
26926-6On A Slow Boat To ChinaVerve unissued
26927-7You're Driving Me Crazy-
26928-4Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most-
26929-4This Year's Kisses-
26930-5'Round Midnight-
26931-7The One I Love Belongs To Somebody Else-
26932-8I Got A Guy-
26933-32This Could Be The Start Of Something Big-
26934-1Stella By Starlight-

Jonathan Winters

Jonathan Winters (comedian)
San Francisco, CA, January 27, 1961
26953Opening / Portuguese Pirate ShipVerve MGV 15025
26954Astronauts (Test Flight)-
26955Billy The Kid-
26956New Flying SaucerVerve MGV 15025, V/V6 15047, V/V6 15052
26957OpeningVerve MGV 15025
26958Oldest Airline StewardessVerve MGV 15025, V/V6 15041, V/V6 15047, V/V6 15052
26959Child PsychiatristVerve MGV 15025
26960Thoughts Of Turtle-
* Verve MGV 15025   Jonathan Winters In Concert - Here's Jonathan
* Verve V/V6 15047   Jonathan Winters - Great Moments
* Verve V/V6 15052   Jonathan Winters - The Best Of Frickert And Suggins
* Verve V/V6 15041   Jonathan Winters' Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World

Johnny Hodges Septet

Ray Nance (trumpet) Johnny Hodges (alto sax) Ben Webster (tenor sax) Emil Richards (vibes) Russ Freeman (piano) Joe Mondragon (bass) Mel Lewis (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, January 31, 1961
23463-1On The Sunny Side Of The StreetVerve unissued
23464-3Got Nobody Now-
23465-1Have A Rib-
23466-1It's Nookie-
23467-1Got One Going-
23468-4Exactly Like You-
23469-6I'm Beginning To See The Light-
23470-1Virginia's Lament-
23471-1Tipsy Joe-
23472-1Wailing On The Champagne-

Mel Torme With Johnny Mandel Orchestra

Jack Sheldon (trumpet) Frank Rosolino (trombone) Stu Williamson (valve trombone) Joe Maini (alto sax) Ed Theodore (tenor sax) Bill Perkins (baritone sax) Jimmy Rowles (piano) Al Hendrickson (guitar) Joe Mondragon (bass) Shelly Manne (drums) Mel Torme (vocals) Johnny Mandel (arranger, director)
Los Angeles, CA, February 2, 1961
23477-4 | 62VK554Oh What A Night For LoveVerve MGV 2153
23478-2 | 62VK551Down For Double-
23479-4 | 62VK555Sent For You Yesterday-
23480-2 | 62VK552Outskirts Of Town-
23481-1 | 62VK553Blue And Sentimental-
23482-1 | 62VK556In The Evening (When The Sun Goes Down)-
* Verve MGV 2153   Mel Torme - I Dig The Duke, I Dig The Count (not released)
= Verve V/V6 8491   Mel Torme - I Dig The Duke, I Dig The Count

Dorothy Dandridge

Dorothy Dandridge (vocals) unidentified orchestra
February 2, 1961
23459-2SomebodyVerve V 10231, 314 547 514-2
23460-4Stay With It-
23461-5It's A Beautiful EveningVerve 314 547 514-2
23462-2Smooth Operator-
* Verve 314 547 514-2   Dorothy Dandridge - Smooth Operator
* Verve V 10231   Dorothy Dandridge - Somebody / Stay With It

Dizzy Gillespie Sextet

Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet, vocals) Leo Wright (alto sax, flute) Lalo Schifrin (piano) Bob Cunningham (bass) Chuck Lampkin (drums) Candido (congas)
"The Museum Of Modern Art", NYC, February 9, 1961
61VK257KushVerve V/V6 8401
61VK258Salt Peanuts-
61VK259The Mooche-
61VK260A Night In TunisiaVerve V/V6 8401, V/V6 8566
I Can't Get Startedunissued
Groovin' High-
Hot House-
Confirmation-
Manteca-
I Remember Clifford-
* Verve V/V6 8401   An Electrifying Evening With The Dizzy Gillespie Quintet
* Verve V/V6 8566   The Essential Dizzy Gillespie

Stan Getz Quintet

Bob Brookmeyer (valve trombone) Stan Getz (tenor sax) Dick Katz (piano) Percy Heath (bass) Connie Kay (drums)
NYC, February 13, 1961
23483-7Upper Manhattan Medical CentreVerve unissued
23484-2Just In Time-

Stan Getz Quartet

Stan Getz (tenor sax) Victor Feldman (piano) Sam Jones (bass) Louis Hayes (drums)
Chicago, IL, February 20, 1961
23485-1Evening In ParisVerve 815 239-1
* Verve 815 239-1   Stan Getz - Stan The Man

Stan Getz Quartet

Stan Getz (tenor sax) Steve Kuhn (piano) Scott LaFaro (bass) Pete La Roca (drums)
Chicago, IL, February 21, 1961
23486-3Baubles, Bangles And Beadsunissued
23487-1Little Old Lady-
23488-1I Remember Clifford-
23489-2For You, For Me, Forevermore-
23490-3AireginVerve 815 239-1
23491-4Speak Lowunissued
23492-4Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most-
* Verve 815 239-1   Stan Getz - Stan The Man

Johnny Hodges and others

Johnny Hodges (alto sax) and others
Los Angeles, CA, February 21, 1961
26935-1Sweet CookieVerve unissued
26936-3Frog Hop-
26937-2Zag Zig-
26938-3Dag Knows-
26939-2Twice Daily-
26940-4John Smith-
26941-2Romeo-
26942-5Black Sapphire-
26943-1Fancy Pants-
26944-4Don Juan-

The Jimmy Giuffre 3

Jimmy Giuffre (clarinet) Paul Bley (piano) Steve Swallow (bass)
Olmsted Sound Studios, NYC, March 3, 1961
23493-3Used To BeVerve MGV 8397
23494-3EmphasisVerve MGV 8397; ECM (G) ECM 1438/39
23495-1Brief Hesitation-
23496-1Venture-
23497-5Trudgin'-
23498-6Jesus Maria-
23499-3In The Mornings Out There-
23500-8Cry, Want-
23501-4Scootin' About-
AfternoonECM (G) ECM 1438/39
* Verve MGV 8397   The Jimmy Giuffre 3 - Fusion
* ECM (G) ECM 1438/39, ECM 1438/39 (CD)   Jimmy Giuffre 3, 1961

Dizzy Gillespie Big Band

John Frosk, Clark Terry, Nick Travis, Carl Warwick (trumpet) Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet, vocals) Paul Faulise, George Matthews, Arnett Sparrow, Britt Woodman (trombone) John Barrows, Richard Berg, Jim Buffington, Gunther Schuller (French horn) Don Butterfield (tuba) Leo Wright (alto sax, flute) Lalo Schifrin (piano) Art Davis (bass) Chuck Lampkin (drums) Ray Barretto, Julio Collazo, Jose Mangual (percussion) Joe Carroll (vocals)
"Carnegie Hall", NYC, March 4, 1961
61VK248This Is The WayVerve V/V6 8423
61VK249Manteca-
61VK250Things To Comeunissued
61VK251Ool-Ya-KooVerve V/V6 8423
61VK252Owunissued
61VK253Emanon-
61VK254Con Alma-
61VK255I Waited For You-
61VK256Tunisian FantasyVerve V/V6 8423
Kush-
61VK660Kush, Part 2
* Verve V/V6 8423   Dizzy Gillespie - Carnegie Hall Concert

Sonny Stitt With Ralph Burns Orchestra

Sonny Stitt (alto, tenor sax) unidentified orchestra, Ralph Burns (arranger, director)
NYC?, March 6 & 7, 1961
23502-4 | 61VK399They Say It's WonderfulVerve MGV 8404
23503-3 | 61VK362Time After Time-
23504-2 | 61VK363I Love You-
23505-2 | 61VK364Once In A While-
23506-1 | 61VK365Talk To Me-
23507-2 | 61VK366Try A Little TendernessVerve MGV 8404, VSP 38
23508-2 | 61VK367Back To My Home TownVerve MGV 8404
23509-3 | 61VK368All Of You-
23510-1 | 61VK369I Never Felt That Way Before-
23511-6 | 61VK370World Really Isn't-
* Verve MGV 8404   Sonny Stitt (not released)
= Verve V/V6 8451   The Sensual Sound Of Sonny Stitt With The Ralph Burns Strings
* Verve VSP 38   Various Artists - The Art Of The Ballad #2

Johnny Hodges Septet

Ray Nance (trumpet, violin) Lawrence Brown (trombone) Johnny Hodges (alto sax) Harry Carney (baritone sax) Al Williams (piano) Aaron Bell (bass) Sam Woodyard (drums)
live in Stockholm, Sweden, March 15, 1961
61VK204C Jam BluesVerve unissued
61VK205The Jeep Is Jumping-
61VK206Good Queen Bess-
61VK207Things Ain't What They Used To Be-
61VK208If I Were A Bell-
61VK209Sophisticated Lady-
61VK210I'll Get By-

Johnny Hodges Septet

Ray Nance (trumpet, violin) Lawrence Brown (trombone) Johnny Hodges (alto sax) Harry Carney (baritone sax) Al Williams (piano) Aaron Bell (bass) Sam Woodyard (drums): same personnel
live in Helsinki, Finland, March 16, 1961
61VK211Squeeze MeVerve unissued
61VK212Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me-
61VK213Blues For Madelon-
61VK214Autumn Leaves-

Johnny Hodges Septet

Ray Nance (trumpet, violin) Lawrence Brown (trombone) Johnny Hodges (alto sax) Harry Carney (baritone sax) Al Williams (piano) Aaron Bell (bass) Sam Woodyard (drums): same personnel
live in Paris, France, March 18, 1961
61VK215Rose Of The Rio GrandeVerve unissued
61VK216All Of Me-
61VK217On The Sunny Side Of The Street-
61VK218Blue Moon-
61VK219Perdido-
61VK220Take The "A" Train-
61VK221Mood Indigo-
61VK222In My Solitude-
61VK223Satin Doll-

Johnny Hodges Septet

Ray Nance (trumpet, violin) Lawrence Brown (trombone) Johnny Hodges (alto sax) Harry Carney (baritone sax) Al Williams (piano) Aaron Bell (bass) Sam Woodyard (drums): same personnel
live in Berlin, West Germany, March 23, 1961
61VK224I Got It Bad And That Ain't GoodVerve unissued
61VK225You Go To My Head-
61VK226Rockin' In Rhythm-
61VK227Stompy Jones-

Terry Gibbs Quartet

Terry Gibbs (vibes) Pat Moran (piano) Jimmy Bond (bass) Gary Frommer (drums)
"Shelly's Manne-Hole", Hollywood, CA, April 5-8, 1961
61VK238Moanin'Verve V/V6 8447
61VK239Let My People Blow-
61VK240Blues Wednesday-
61VK241What My Doingunissued
61VK242The Mannehole MarchVerve V/V6 8447
61VK243Lady Bugunissued
61VK244Three Blind MiceVerve VK 10271, V/V6 8447
61VK245What's Newunissued
61VK246I'll Remember April-
61VK247Stella By StarlightVerve V/V6 8447
* Verve V/V6 8447   Terry Gibbs - That Swing Thing
* Verve VK 10271   Terry Gibbs - Three Blind Mice / Hippie Twist

Judy Holliday With Gerry Mulligan Orchestra

Al DeRisi, Don Ferrara, Nick Travis (trumpet) Alan Raph (bass trombone) Bob Brookmeyer (valve trombone, arranger) Earl Chapin, Fred Klein, Gunther Schuller (French horn) Don Ashworth (oboe, sax) Walter Levinsky (alto sax, clarinet) Al Klink (tenor sax, flute) Gene Allen (baritone sax, bass clarinet) Gerry Mulligan (baritone sax, arranger, conductor) Bernie Leighton (piano) Bill Crow (bass) Mel Lewis (drums) Judy Holliday (vocals) Ralph Burns, Al Cohn, Bill Finnegan (arranger)
NYC, April 10, 1961
61VK321It's Bad For MeDRG SL 5191
61VK322Loving You-
61VK323Blue PreludeVerve unissued
61VK324Supper TimeDRG SL 5191
* DRG SL 5191   Judy Holliday, Gerry Mulligan - Holliday With Mulligan

Ernie Heckscher And His Orchestra

Ernie Heckscher And His Orchestra
Los Angeles, CA, April 10 & 11, 1961
26996-8Medley: You Are My Lucky Star / ...Verve MGV 4047
26997-5Under Paris Skies-
26998-3Carioca-
26999-3Non Dimenticar-
27000-10The Third Man Theme-
27001-4Theme From "Never On Sunday"-
27002-3 | 61VK530Song Of The Sad RancheroVerve VK 10238, MGV 4047
27003-3Medley: The Second Time Around / An Affair To RememberVerve MGV 4047
27004-7Medley: Love Is A Many-Splendored Thing / Laura / Over The Rainbow-
27005-3Lullaby Of Broadway-
27006-6 | 61VK529St. Louis BluesVerve VK 10238, MGV 4047
27007-3Medley: Let's Face The Music And Dance / Cheek To CheekVerve MGV 4047
27008-5Medley: Should I / San Francisco-
* Verve MGV 4047   Ernie Heckscher And His Orchestra - Hollywood Hits For Dancing
* Verve VK 10238   Ernie Heckscher - Song Of The Sad Ranchero / St. Louis Blues

Judy Holliday With Gerry Mulligan Orchestra

Al DeRisi, Don Ferrara, Nick Travis (trumpet) Alan Raph (bass trombone) Bob Brookmeyer (valve trombone, arranger) Earl Chapin, Fred Klein, Gunther Schuller (French horn) Don Ashworth (oboe, sax) Walter Levinsky (alto sax, clarinet) Al Klink (tenor sax, flute) Gene Allen (baritone sax, bass clarinet) Gerry Mulligan (baritone sax, arranger, conductor) Bernie Leighton (piano) Bill Crow (bass) Mel Lewis (drums) Judy Holliday (vocals) Ralph Burns, Al Cohn, Bill Finnegan (arranger)
NYC, April 11, 1961
61VK325I've Got A Right To Sing The BluesDRG SL 5191
61VK326Blue Prelude-
61VK327It Must Be Christmas-
61VK328Hong Kong BluesVerve unissued
* DRG SL 5191   Judy Holliday, Gerry Mulligan - Holliday With Mulligan

Judy Holliday With Gerry Mulligan Orchestra

Al DeRisi, Don Ferrara, Nick Travis (trumpet) Alan Raph (bass trombone) Bob Brookmeyer (valve trombone, arranger) Earl Chapin, Fred Klein, Gunther Schuller (French horn) Don Ashworth (oboe, sax) Walter Levinsky (alto sax, clarinet) Al Klink (tenor sax, flute) Gene Allen (baritone sax, bass clarinet) Gerry Mulligan (baritone sax, arranger, conductor) Bernie Leighton (piano) Bill Crow (bass) Mel Lewis (drums) Judy Holliday (vocals) Ralph Burns, Al Cohn, Bill Finnegan (arranger): same personnel
NYC, April 12, 1961
61VK329While We're YoungVerve unissued
61VK330The Party's OverDRG SL 5191
* DRG SL 5191   Judy Holliday, Gerry Mulligan - Holliday With Mulligan

Judy Holliday With Gerry Mulligan Orchestra

Al DeRisi, Don Ferrara, Nick Travis (trumpet) Alan Raph (bass trombone) Bob Brookmeyer (valve trombone, arranger) Earl Chapin, Fred Klein, Gunther Schuller (French horn) Don Ashworth (oboe, sax) Walter Levinsky (alto sax, clarinet) Al Klink (tenor sax, flute) Gene Allen (baritone sax, bass clarinet) Gerry Mulligan (baritone sax, arranger, conductor) Bernie Leighton (piano) Bill Crow (bass) Mel Lewis (drums) Judy Holliday (vocals) Ralph Burns, Al Cohn, Bill Finnegan (arranger): same personnel
NYC, April 14, 1961
61VK331Summer's OverDRG SL 5191
* DRG SL 5191   Judy Holliday, Gerry Mulligan - Holliday With Mulligan

Judy Holliday With Gerry Mulligan Orchestra

Al DeRisi, Don Ferrara, Nick Travis (trumpet) Alan Raph (bass trombone) Bob Brookmeyer (valve trombone, arranger) Earl Chapin, Fred Klein, Gunther Schuller (French horn) Don Ashworth (oboe, sax) Walter Levinsky (alto sax, clarinet) Al Klink (tenor sax, flute) Gene Allen (baritone sax, bass clarinet) Gerry Mulligan (baritone sax, arranger, conductor) Bernie Leighton (piano) Bill Crow (bass) Mel Lewis (drums) Judy Holliday (vocals) Ralph Burns, Al Cohn, Bill Finnegan (arranger): same personnel
NYC, April 17, 1961
61VK332LazyDRG SL 5191
61VK333What's The Rush-
61VK334Pass That Peace Pipe-
* DRG SL 5191   Judy Holliday, Gerry Mulligan - Holliday With Mulligan

Paul Smith Septet

Paul Smith (piano) Joe Gibbons, Tony Rizzi (guitar) Rollie Bundock (bass) Irv Cottler (drums) Milt Holland (congas) Chico Guerrero (timbales)
Los Angeles, CA, April 24, 1961
27009-15Can't You Imagine ThatVerve MGV 2156
27010-14Yes, My Heart-
27011-10Very Nice Man-
27012-9She's My Love-
27013-25Sword, Rose And Cape-
27014-19Yum Ticky Tum Tum-
27015-8Theme From "Carnival"-
27016-18It Was Always You-
27017-7Her Face-
27018-9Magic, Magic, Magic-
27019-10Beautiful Candy-
27020-12Direct From Vienna-
* Verve MGV 2156   Paul Smith (not released)
= Verve MGV 4051   Paul Smith Ensemble - Carnival! In Percussion

Sister Rosetta Tharpe

Sister Rosetta Tharpe (guitar, vocals) unidentified small instrumental group and chorus, Teacho Wiltshire (director)
NYC, April, 1961?
God Is WonderfulVerve MGV 3005
Just Keep Still-
Everything To Me-
Look In The Good Book, Brother-
With His Great Love-
As You Sow, So Shall You Reap-
There's A Hand Leading Me-
Faith In God-
Woman-
Lonesome Road-
* Verve MGV 3005   Sister Rosetta Tharpe - Sister On Tour

Ella Fitzgerald

Lou Levy (piano) Jim Hall (guitar) Wilfred Middlebrooks (bass) Gus Johnson (drums) Ella Fitzgerald (vocals)
"Crescendo Club", Los Angeles, CA, May 11 & 21, 1961
23540Mr. PaganiniVerve V 10237
27036 | 64VK316 | 106651Mr. Paganini (as You'll Have To Swing It)Verve MGV 4052, V/V6 4063, V6 8795
27037Show Me The Simple Lifeunissued
27038I've Got The World On A StringVerve MGV 4052
27039You're Driving Me CrazyVerve V 10237, MGV 4052
27040Just In TimeVerve MGV 4052
27041St. Louis Bluesunissued
27042Blue MoonVerve MGV 4052
27043On A Slow Boat To Chinaunissued
27044This Could Be The Start Of Something BigVerve MGV 4052
27045Baby, Won't You Please Come Home-
27046Caravanunissued
27047The Blues-
27048It Might As Well Be SpringVerve MGV 4052
27049Take The "A" Train-
27050 | 106652Stairway To The StarsVerve MGV 4052, V6 8795
27051Satin DollVerve MGV 4052
27052 | 106649Air Mail SpecialVerve MGV 4052, V6 8795
* Verve MGV 4052   Ella Fitzgerald With Lou Levy Quartet - Ella In Hollywood
* Verve V/V6 4063   The Best Of Ella Fitzgerald
* Verve V6 8795   Ella Fitzgerald
* Verve V 10237   Ella Fitzgerald - Mr. Paganini / You're Driving Me Crazy

Bob Brookmeyer

Bob Brookmeyer (valve trombone) and others
May 17, 1961
61VK228Deep PurpleVerve unissued
61VK229But Not For Me-
61VK230Untitled Minor Tune-

Dizzy Gillespie With Gunther Schuller Orchestra

Dizzy Gillespie, Bernie Glow, Robert Nagel, Ernie Royal, Doc Severinsen, Nick Travis (trumpet) Paul Faulise, Urbie Green, Dick Hixson, Jimmy Knepper (trombone) John Barrows, Jim Buffington (French horn) Harvey Phillips, William Stanley (tuba) Gloria Agostini, Laura Newell (harp) George Duvivier (bass) Charlie Persip (drums) Gunther Schuller (conductor) J.J. Johnson (arranger)
NYC, May 18, 1961
61VK261The Sword Of OrionVerve V/V6 8411
61VK262Jubelo-
61VK263Blue Mist-
61VK264Fantasia-
61VK265Horn Of Plenty-
61VK266Ballade-
* Verve V/V6 8411   Dizzy Gillespie - Perceptions

Ray Brown Duo

Ray Brown (bass) Ed Thigpen (drums)
NYC, May 25, 1961
27021Untitled OriginalPlayboy unknown?

Gene Krupa With George Williams Orchestra

Bernie Glow, Jimmy Maxwell, Ernie Royal, Doc Severinsen (trumpet) Billy Byers, Jimmy Cleveland, Urbie Green, Tom Mitchell (trombone) Don Butterfield (tuba) Toots Mondello, Jerry Sanfino (alto sax) Romeo Penque, Eddie Wasserman (tenor sax) Danny Bank (tenor sax, flute) Hank Jones (piano) Milt Hinton (bass) Gene Krupa (drums) Mousie Alexander, Doug Allen, Joe Venuto (percussion) George Williams (arranger)
NYC, June 5, 1961
61VK312American BoleroVerve VK 10242, V/V6 8414
61VK313The Galloping ComediansVerve V/V6 8414
61VK314MeadowlandVerve VK 10242, V/V6 8414
* Verve V/V6 8414   Gene Krupa - Percussion King
= Verve V/V6 8450   Gene Krupa - Classics In Percussion
* Verve VK 10242   Gene Krupa - American Bolero / Meadowland

Gene Krupa With George Williams Orchestra

Ernie Royal, Doc Severinsen, Joe Wilder (trumpet) Billy Byers, Jimmy Cleveland, Urbie Green, Tom Mitchell (trombone) Don Butterfield (tuba) Toots Mondello, Jerry Sanfino (alto sax) Romeo Penque, Eddie Wasserman (tenor sax) Danny Bank (tenor sax, flute) Milt Hinton (bass) Gene Krupa (drums) Mousie Alexander, Doug Allen, Joe Venuto (percussion) George Williams (arranger)
NYC, June 12, 1961
61VK315Espana CaniVerve V/V6 8414
61VK316Arab Dance-
61VK317Valse TristeVerve V/V6 8414, V/V6 8594
* Verve V/V6 8414   Gene Krupa - Percussion King
= Verve V/V6 8450   Gene Krupa - Classics In Percussion
* Verve V/V6 8594   The Best Of Gene Krupa - Verve's Choice

Gene Krupa With George Williams Orchestra

Bernie Glow, Jimmy Maxwell, Ernie Royal, Doc Severinsen (trumpet) Billy Byers, Jimmy Cleveland, Urbie Green, Tom Mitchell (trombone) Don Butterfield (tuba) Toots Mondello, Jerry Sanfino (alto sax) Romeo Penque, Eddie Wasserman (tenor sax) Danny Bank (tenor sax, flute) Moe Wechsler (piano) Milt Hinton (bass) Gene Krupa (drums) Mousie Alexander, Doug Allen, Joe Venuto (percussion) George Williams (arranger)
NYC, June 16, 1961
61VK318Poet And Peasant OvertureVerve V/V6 8414
61VK319Sabre Dance-
61VK320March (From The Nutcracker Suite)-
61VK320ARitual Fire Dance-
* Verve V/V6 8414   Gene Krupa - Percussion King
= Verve V/V6 8450   Gene Krupa - Classics In Percussion

Kenyon Hopkins And His Orchestra

unidentified orchestra, Kenyon Hopkins (arranger, conductor)
NYC, June 19 & 20, 1961
61VK621Train BleuVerve V/V6 50000
61VK622Pays Des Bikinis-
61VK623Casino-
61VK624Fishing Village-
61VK625Pastoral-
61VK626Scene De Rue-
61VK627Cafe Terrasse-
61VK628Place Elegante-
61VK629Theatre-
61VK630Place Pigalle-
61VK631Au Revoir Paris-
61VK632Depart Le Havre-
* Verve V/V6 50000   Kenyon Hopkins - Sound Tour Of France

Ella Fitzgerald

Lou Levy (piano) Herb Ellis (guitar) Joe Mondragon (bass) Stan Levey (drums) Ella Fitzgerald (vocals)
Los Angeles, CA, June 22, 1961
27022-2 | 61VK393Stella By StarlightVerve V/V6 4053
27023-4 | 61VK394This Year's Kisses-
27024-8 | 61VK395Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most-
27025-12 | 61VK396Jersey Bounce-
27026-4 | 61VK397You're My Thrill-
27027-2 | 61VK398Good Morning, Heartache-
* Verve V/V6 4053   Ella Fitzgerald - Clap Hands, Here Comes Charlie!

Ella Fitzgerald

Lou Levy (piano) Herb Ellis (guitar) Joe Mondragon (bass) Stan Levey (drums) Ella Fitzgerald (vocals): same personnel
Los Angeles, CA, June 23, 1961
27028-6 | 61VK407Born To Be BlueVerve V/V6 4053
27029-1 | 61VK408'Round Midnight-
27030-6 | 61VK409My Reverie-
* Verve V/V6 4053   Ella Fitzgerald - Clap Hands, Here Comes Charlie!

Ella Fitzgerald

Lou Levy (piano) Herb Ellis (guitar) Joe Mondragon (bass) Stan Levey (drums) Ella Fitzgerald (vocals): same personnel
Los Angeles, CA, June 24, 1961
27031-3 | 61VK410Cry Me A RiverVerve VK 10241, V/V6 4053
27032-4 | 61VK406Singing OffVerve V/V6 4053
27033-5 | 61VK411Clap Hands, Here Comes CharlieVerve VK 10241, V/V6 4053
27034-4 | 61VK412A Night In TunisiaVerve V/V6 4053
27035-1 | 61VK413The Music Goes 'Round And Around-
* Verve V/V6 4053   Ella Fitzgerald - Clap Hands, Here Comes Charlie!
* Verve VK 10241   Ella Fitzgerald - Cry Me A River / Clap Hands, Here Comes Charlie

Bob Brookmeyer Quartet

Bob Brookmeyer (valve trombone, piano) Jim Hall (guitar) Bill Crow (bass) Mel Lewis (drums)
NYC, June 29, 1961
61VK231The Wrong BluesVerve V/V6 8413
61VK232I'll Be Around-
61VK233It's So Peaceful In The Country-
61VK234Blues For Alice-
61VK235Who Can I Turn To-
61VK236While We're Young-
61VK237That's The Way It Goes-
* Verve V/V6 8413   Bob Brookmeyer - 7 x Wilder

Jack Teagarden Septet

Don Goldie (trumpet) Jack Teagarden (trombone, vocals) Henry Guesta (clarinet) Don Ewell (piano) Shay Torrent (organ -8) Stan Puls (bass) Ronnie Greb (drums)
Chicago, IL, June, 1961
1.Don't Tell A Man About His WomanVerve V/V6 8416, V/V6 8505
2.Basin Street BluesVerve V/V6 8416
3.Froggie Moore Blues-
4.I Don't Want To Miss Mississippi-
5.It's All In Your Mind-
6.Mis'ry And The Blues-
7.Original Dixieland One-Step-
8.Love Lies-
9.Afternoon In August-
10.Peaceful Valley-
* Verve V/V6 8416   Jack Teagarden - Mis'ry And The Blues
* Verve V/V6 8505   Various Artists - The Essential Jazz Vocals

no information

unknown artists
circa June, 1961???
61VK200The Enchanted SeaVerve unissued
61VK201Abra Kadabra-

Gerry Mulligan And The Concert Jazz Band

Don Ferrara, Doc Severinsen, Nick Travis (trumpet) Willie Dennis (trombone) Alan Raph (bass trombone) Bob Brookmeyer (valve trombone, arranger) Bob Donovan (alto sax, flute) Gene Quill (alto sax, clarinet) Jim Reider (tenor sax) Gene Allen (baritone sax, bass clarinet) Gerry Mulligan (baritone sax, piano, director) Bill Crow (bass) Mel Lewis (drums) Johnny Carisi, Gary McFarland, George Russell (arranger)
Webster Hall, NYC, July 10 & 11, 1961
61VK335All About RosieVerve V/V6 8415
61VK336Weep-
61VK337Chuggin'-
61VK338IsraelVerve V/V6 8415, V/V6 8567
61VK339Summer's OverVerve V/V6 8415
61VK340All About Rosie, Part 3-
61VK341I Know, Don't Know How-
61VK342Joost At The Roostunissued, tape no longer exists
* Verve V/V6 8415   Gerry Mulligan And The Concert Jazz Band Present A Concert In Jazz
= Mosaic MD4-221   The Complete Verve Gerry Mulligan Concert Band Sessions
* Verve V/V6 8567   The Essential Gerry Mulligan

Stan Getz With Hershey Key Orchestra

Stan Getz (tenor sax) Allan Martin, Gerald Tarack (violin) Jacob Glick (viola) Bruce Rogers (cello) Steve Kuhn (piano) John Neves (bass) Roy Haynes (drums) unidentified woodwinds, Hershey Key (conductor) Eddie Sauter (arranger)
NYC, July 14, 1961
61VK275I'm Late, I'm LateVerve VK 10251, V/V6 8412
61VK276HerVerve V/V6 8412, V/V6 8719, V3HB 8844
61VK277PanVerve V/V6 8412
61VK278I Remember WhenVerve VK 10251, V/V6 8412, V3HB 8844
* Verve V/V6 8412, VE1 2528   Stan Getz - Focus
* Verve V/V6 8719   The Best Of Stan Getz
* Verve V3HB 8844   Stan Getz - Return Engagement
* Verve VK 10251   Stan Getz - I'm Late, I'm Late / I Remember When

Randy Sparks

Randy Sparks (vocals) and others
July 27, 1961
61VK202Flay By NightVerve VK 10240
61VK203Lonely Song In My Heart-
* Verve VK 10240   Randy Sparks - Flay By Night / Lonely Song In My Heart

Oscar Peterson Trio

Oscar Peterson (piano) Ray Brown (bass) Ed Thigpen (drums)
"London House", Chicago, IL, July 28, 1961
61VK402Billy BoyVerve VK 10268, V/V6 8420
61VK403Yours Is My Heart AloneVerve VK 10268
61VK404I've Never Been In Love BeforeVerve V/V6 8420
61VK405In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning-
61VK470Chicago-
* Verve V/V6 8420   Oscar Peterson - The Trio - Live From Chicago
* Verve VK 10268   Oscar Peterson - Billy Boy / Yours Is My Heart Alone

Stan Getz With Hershey Key Orchestra

Stan Getz (tenor sax) Allan Martin, Gerald Tarack (violin) Jacob Glick (viola) Bruce Rogers (cello) Steve Kuhn (piano) John Neves (bass) Roy Haynes (drums) unidentified woodwinds, Hershey Key (conductor) Eddie Sauter (arranger)
NYC, July 28, 1961
61VK279Night RiderVerve V/V6 8412
61VK280Once Upon A Time-
61VK281A Summer Afternoon-
* Verve V/V6 8412, VE1 2528   Stan Getz - Focus

Paul Smith Sextet

Paul Smith (piano) Joe Gibbons (guitar) Rollie Bundock (bass) Irv Cottler (drums) Chico Guerrero, Milt Holland (Latin percussion)
Los Angeles, CA, July 28 & August 4, 1961
27062-18MalaguenaVerve unissued
27063-11My Romance-
27064-7The Desert Song-
27065-14My Reverie-
27066-10When I Fall In Love-
27067-13Saturday Night-
27068-13The Surrey With The Fringe On Top-
27069-10Promises-
27070-11Palos Verdes-
27071-6For All We Know-
27072-13You Stepped Out Of A Dream-
27073-12I Could Write A Book-

Oscar Peterson Trio

Oscar Peterson (piano) Ray Brown (bass) Ed Thigpen (drums)
"London House", Chicago, IL, July 29, 1961
61VK463The Night We Called It A DayVerve V/V6 8420
61VK471Sometimes I'm Happy-
61VK535Whisper NotVerve V/V6 8420, V3HB 8842
* Verve V/V6 8420   Oscar Peterson - The Trio - Live From Chicago
* Verve V3HB 8842   Oscar Peterson - Return Engagement

Sonny Stitt and others

Sonny Stitt (alto, tenor sax) and others
NYC, August 2, 1961
61VK371Skittoo'chyVerve unissued
61VK372Pampena-
61VK373My Romance-
61VK374Hi Bell-
61VK375I Want A Little Girl-
61VK376In Walked Joe-

Sonny Stitt and others

Sonny Stitt (alto, tenor sax) and others: same personnel
NYC, August 3, 1961
61VK377The Apartment ThemeVerve unissued
61VK378You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To-
61VK379unknown title-

The Jimmy Giuffre 3

Jimmy Giuffre (clarinet) Paul Bley (piano) Steve Swallow (bass)
Olmsted Sound Studios, NYC, August 4, 1961
61VK267That's True, That's TrueVerve V/V6 8402; ECM (G) ECM 1438/39
61VK268IctusVerve V/V6 8402, VE2 2514; ECM (G) ECM 1438/39, :rarum 8015
61VK269Asphalt (as The Gamut)Verve V/V6 8402; ECM (G) ECM 1438/39
61VK270Sonic-
61VK271CarlaVerve V/V6 8402, VE2 2514; ECM (G) ECM 1438/39
61VK272WhirrrrVerve V/V6 8402; ECM (G) ECM 1438/39
61VK273Goodbye-
61VK274Flight-
Me TooECM (G) ECM 1438/39
Temporarily-
Herb And Ictus-
* Verve V/V6 8402   The Jimmy Giuffre 3 - Thesis
* ECM (G) ECM 1438/39, ECM 1438/39 (CD)   Jimmy Giuffre 3, 1961
* Verve VE2 2514   Various Artists - Masters Of The Modern Piano
* ECM (G) :rarum 8015   Carla Bley - Selected Recordings

Mary Kaye Trio

Don Burke, Ronald Mancuso, Murray McEachern, Kenny Shroyer (trombone) Red Norvo (vibes) Robert Small (piano) Mary Ellen Pursley (guitar) Ernest McDaniel (bass) George Gustafsson (drums) Chico Guerrero (congas)
Los Angeles, CA, August 9, 1961
27074-7 | 61VK647An Occasional ManVerve V/V6 8446
27075-8 | 61VK645All At Once You Love Her-
27076-6 | 61VK646I Should Care-
27077-5 | 61VK644Bill Bailey Fugue-
27078-7 | 61VK648Squeeze Me-
* Verve V/V6 8446   Mary Kaye - For The Record

Timme Rogers

Timme Rogers (vocals) and others
NYC, August 9 & 10, 1961
61VK358Open The Door, RichardVerve unissued
61VK359Be Bad-
61VK360Everybody Wants To Go To Heaven-
61VK361Fla-Ga-La-Pa-

Mary Kaye Trio

Don Burke, Ronald Mancuso, Murray McEachern, Kenny Shroyer (trombone) Red Norvo (vibes) Robert Small (piano) Mary Ellen Pursley (guitar) Ernest McDaniel (bass) George Gustafsson (drums) Chico Guerrero (congas)
Los Angeles, CA, August 10, 1961
27079-5 | 61VK649My Kind Of GirlVerve V/V6 8446
27080-6 | 61VK650All About Love-
27081-10 | 61VK651For The First Time-
27082-6 | 61VK652Day By Day-
27083-12 | 61VK653September Song-
27084-3 | 61VK654All Or Nothing At All-
27085-1 | 61VK655Unchained Melody-
* Verve V/V6 8446   Mary Kaye - For The Record

Timme Rogers

Timme Rogers (vocals) and others
NYC, August 10, 1961
61VK400Good Whiskey, Bad WomenVerve unissued

Buddy Rich Sextet

Rolf Ericson (trumpet) Sam Most (flute, alto sax) Mike Mainieri (vibes) Johnny Morris (piano) Wyatt Ruther (bass) Buddy Rich (drums)
NYC, August 14, 1961
61VK354CaravanVerve V/V6 8425, V6 8778
61VK355Rose Roomunissued
* Verve V/V6 8425   Buddy Rich - Blues Caravan
* Verve V6 8778   Buddy Rich - Super Rich

Lee Konitz and others

Lee Konitz (alto sax) and others
NYC, August 15, 1961
61VK302It's Alright With MeVerve unissued
61VK303Foolin' Myself-
61VK304Just Friends-
61VK305I Remember You-

Buddy Rich Sextet

Rolf Ericson (trumpet) Sam Most (flute, alto sax) Mike Mainieri (vibes) Johnny Morris (piano) Wyatt Ruther (bass) Buddy Rich (drums)
NYC, August 16, 1961
61VK356B.R. BluesVerve V/V6 8425
61VK357Satin Dollunissued
* Verve V/V6 8425   Buddy Rich - Blues Caravan

Buddy Rich Sextet

Rolf Ericson (trumpet) Sam Most (flute, alto sax) Mike Mainieri (vibes) Johnny Morris (piano) Wyatt Ruther (bass) Buddy Rich (drums): same personnel
NYC, probably August 16, 1961
Blowin' The Blues AwayVerve V/V6 8425, V6 8778
Late DateVerve V/V6 8425
Young Blood-
I Remember CliffordVerve V/V6 8425, V6 8778
* Verve V/V6 8425   Buddy Rich - Blues Caravan
* Verve V6 8778   Buddy Rich - Super Rich

Oscar Peterson Trio

Oscar Peterson (piano) Ray Brown (bass) Ed Thigpen (drums)
"London House", Chicago, IL, August 20, 1961
61VK465Ill WindVerve V/V6 8480
61VK466Tricotism-
61VK467Blues For Big Scotiaunissued
* Verve V/V6 8480   Oscar Peterson - The Sound Of The Trio

Lee Konitz and others

Lee Konitz (alto sax) and others
NYC, August 21, 1961
61VK306Out Of NowhereVerve unissued
61VK307Imagination-
61VK308My Melancholy Baby-
61VK309You Don't Know What Love Is-
61VK310That Old Feeling-
61VK311It's You Or No One-

Johnny Hodges Quintet

Johnny Hodges (alto sax) Wild Bill Davis (organ) Les Spann (guitar, flute) Sam Jones (bass -1,3/5) Louis Hayes (drums -1,3/5)
NYC, August 23, 1961
1. 61VK292Blue HodgeVerve V/V6 8406
2. 61VK293It Shouldn't Happen To A DreamVerve VK 10273, V/V6 8406
3. 61VK294Why Are You Blue-
4. 61VK295KnucklesVerve V/V6 8406
5. 61VK296Stand By Blues-
* Verve V/V6 8406   Johnny Hodges - Blue Hodge
* Verve VK 10273   Johnny Hodges - It Shouldn't Happen To A Dream / Why Are You Blue

Kai Winding Orchestra

Joe Newman, Doc Severinsen (trumpet) probably Clark Terry (flugelhorn) Billy Byers, Kai Winding (trombone) Tony Studd, George West (bass trombone) Phil Woods (alto sax) Danny Bank (baritone sax, clarinet) probably Ross Tompkins (piano) Harold Gaylor (bass) Ray Rodriguez (bongos) and others
NYC, August 23, 1961
61VK434Besame MuchoVerve V/V6 8427
61VK435Adios-
61VK436The Surrey With The Fringe Arriba (aka The Surrey With The Fringe On Top)-
* Verve V/V6 8427   Kai Winding - Kai Ole

Johnny Hodges Quintet

Johnny Hodges (alto sax) Wild Bill Davis (organ) Les Spann (guitar, flute) Sam Jones (bass) Louis Hayes (drums)
NYC, August 24, 1961
61VK297Hodge-PodgeVerve V/V6 8406
61VK298There Is No Greater Love-
61VK299And Then Some-
61VK300I Wonder Why-
61VK301Azure Te!-
* Verve V/V6 8406   Johnny Hodges - Blue Hodge

Kai Winding Orchestra

Joe Newman, Doc Severinsen (trumpet) probably Clark Terry (flugelhorn) Billy Byers, Kai Winding (trombone) Tony Studd, George West (bass trombone) Phil Woods (alto sax) Danny Bank (baritone sax, clarinet) probably Ross Tompkins (piano) Harold Gaylor (bass) Ray Rodriguez (bongos) and others
NYC, August 24, 1961
61VK437MantecaVerve V/V6 8427
61VK438Hojas De Otano (aka Autumn Leaves)-
61VK439Dansero-
61VK440Que Pasa-
* Verve V/V6 8427   Kai Winding - Kai Ole

Lee Konitz Trio

Lee Konitz (alto sax) Sonny Dallas (bass) Elvin Jones (drums)
NYC, August 24, 1961
61VK388Foolin' MyselfVerve V/V6 8399
61VK389You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To-
61VK390I'll Remember April-
61VK391I Remember You-
61VK392All Of Me-
* Verve V/V6 8399   Lee Konitz - Motion

Oscar Peterson Trio

Oscar Peterson (piano) Ray Brown (bass) Ed Thigpen (drums)
"London House", Chicago, IL, August 25, 1961
61VK464Daahoudunissued
61VK468Yesterdays-
61VK469Kadota's BluesVerve V/V6 8480
* Verve V/V6 8480   Oscar Peterson - The Sound Of The Trio

Kai Winding Orchestra

Joe Newman, Doc Severinsen (trumpet) probably Clark Terry (flugelhorn) Billy Byers, Kai Winding (trombone) Tony Studd, George West (bass trombone) Phil Woods (alto sax) Danny Bank (baritone sax, clarinet) probably Ross Tompkins (piano) Harold Gaylor (bass) Ray Rodriguez (bongos) and others
NYC, August 25, 1961
61VK441Hacia El Fin De La Tierra (aka To The Ends Of The Earth)Verve V/V6 8427
61VK442Amour-
61VK443Them There Ojos (aka Them There Eyes)-
61VK444Caribe-
61VK445Esto Es Felicidad-
* Verve V/V6 8427   Kai Winding - Kai Ole

Gene Ammons - Sonny Stitt Quintet

Sonny Stitt (alto, tenor sax) Gene Ammons (tenor sax) John Houston (piano) Charles Williams (bass) George Brown (drums)
Chicago, IL, August 27, 1961
61VK380Blues Up And DownVerve V/V6 8426
61VK381Bluesunissued
61VK382Bye Bye Blackbird-
61VK383Three Blind Mice-
61VK384Counter ClockwiseVerve V/V6 8426
61VK385There Is No Greater Love-
61VK386The One Before This-
61VK387Autumn Leaves-
* Verve V/V6 8426   Gene Ammons, Sonny Stitt - Boss Tenors
= Verve 2V6S 8812   Gene Ammons, Sonny Stitt - Prime Cuts

Cal Tjader Septet

Paul Horn (flute, alto sax) Cal Tjader (vibes) Lonnie Hewitt (piano) Al McKibbon (bass) Johnny Rae (drums) Wilfredo Vicente (congas) Armando Peraza (bongos)
Los Angeles, CA, August 28 & 29, 1961
61VK414Ben Hur (Love Theme)Verve V/V6 8419
61VK415Davita-
61VK416On Green Dolphin Street-
61VK417Pauneto's Point-
61VK418Speak Low-
61VK419TristeVerve V/V6 8419, V/V6 8725, V3HB 8843
61VK420MistyVerve V/V6 8419
61VK421Mambo In Miami-
61VK422Ecstasy-
61VK423Half And Half-
* Verve V/V6 8419   Cal Tjader - In A Latin Bag
* Verve V/V6 8725   The Best Of Cal Tjader
* Verve V3HB 8843   Cal Tjader - Return Engagement

Stan Getz - Bob Brookmeyer Quintet

Bob Brookmeyer (valve trombone) Stan Getz (tenor sax) Steve Kuhn (piano) John Neves (bass) Roy Haynes (drums)
San Francisco, CA, September 12 & 13, 1961
61VK286Minuet Circa '61Verve V/V6 8418
61VK287Would You CareVerve V/V6 8418, V/V6 8719
61VK288Nice Work If You Can Get ItVerve VS 200, V/V6 8418
61VK289Thump, Thump, ThumpVerve V/V6 8418
61VK290A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley SquareVerve VS 200, V/V6 8418
61VK291Love Jumped OutVerve V/V6 8418
* Verve V/V6 8418   Stan Getz, Bob Brookmeyer - Recorded Fall 1961
* Verve V/V6 8719   The Best Of Stan Getz
* Verve VS 200   The World Of Stan Getz

Bob Brookmeyer and others

Bob Brookmeyer (valve trombone) and others
September 14, 1961
61VK446Cohn's TuneVerve unissued
61VK447Slopjah-
61VK448Blue China-
61VK449Manuscript-

Clark Terry - Bob Brookmeyer Quintet

Clark Terry (trumpet, flugelhorn) Bob Brookmeyer (valve trombone) Eddie Costa (piano) Joe Benjamin (bass) Osie Johnson (drums)
possibly September 14 & 15, 1961
73L5916Simple WaltzVerve V6 8836
73L5917Things Ain't What They Used To Be-
73L5918Manuscript-
73L5919Stolen Moments-
* Verve V6 8836   Clark Terry And Bob Brookmeyer

Oscar Peterson Trio With Milt Jackson

Milt Jackson (vibes) Oscar Peterson (piano) Ray Brown (bass) Ed Thigpen (drums)
NYC, September 15, 1961
61VK343Like Someone In Loveunissued
61VK344On Green Dolphin StreetVerve V/V6 8429, V3HB 8842
61VK345Reunion BluesVerve V/V6 8429
61VK346Untitled Peterson Originalunissued
* Verve V/V6 8429   Oscar Peterson, Milt Jackson - Very Tall
* Verve V3HB 8842   Oscar Peterson - Return Engagement

Bob Brookmeyer and others

Bob Brookmeyer (valve trombone) and others
September 15, 1961
61VK460I Remember CliffordVerve unissued
61VK461Weep No More-
61VK462Things Ain't What They Used To Be-

Oscar Peterson Trio With Milt Jackson

Milt Jackson (vibes) Oscar Peterson (piano) Ray Brown (bass) Ed Thigpen (drums)
NYC, September 18, 1961
61VK347HeartstringsVerve V/V6 8429
61VK348The Work SongVerve V/V6 8429, V3HB 8848
61VK349John Brown's BodyVerve V/V6 8429
61VK350A Wonderful GuyVerve V/V6 8429, V/V6 8579
61VK351Untitled Peterson Originalunissued
61VK352Seven Come Eleven-
61VK353Soft Winds-
* Verve V/V6 8429   Oscar Peterson, Milt Jackson - Very Tall
* Verve V3HB 8848   Milt Jackson - Return Engagement
* Verve V/V6 8579   Various Artists - Winners All! Down Beat Jazz Poll

Anita O'Day

Anita O'Day (vocals) and others
September 20, 1961
61VK283One More MileVerve unissued
61VK284Boogie Blues-
61VK285The Ballad Of All The Sad Young Men-
61VK458You Came A Long Way From St. Louis-
61VK459Senor Blues-

Anita O'Day

Anita O'Day (vocals) and others: same personnel
September 21, 1961
61VK401Up StateVerve unissued

Ray Brown

Ray Brown (bass)
September 28, 1961
61VK450Ray's BluesVerve unissued
61VK451Old Folks-
61VK452Two Feet In The Mud-
61VK453The Very Thought Of You-
61VK454In Walked Ray-
61VK455Ray's Other Blues-
61VK456Afternoon In Paris-
61VK457Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me-

Paul Smith Trio

Paul Smith (piano) unknown (bass) unknown (drums) unidentified strings
October 3, 1961
61VK424Angel EyesMGM E/SE 4057
61VK425It Might As Well Be Spring-
61VK426I Love Paris-
61VK427Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man-
61VK428It's Only A Paper Moon-
* MGM E/SE 4057   Paul Smith - Memories Of Paris

Paul Smith Trio

Paul Smith (piano) unknown (bass) unknown (drums) unidentified strings: same personnel
October 4, 1961
61VK429On The Street Where You LiveMGM E/SE 4057
61VK430Love Come Back To Me-
61VK431Ballad For Woody-
61VK432Love For Sale-
61VK433Night And Day-
* MGM E/SE 4057   Paul Smith - Memories Of Paris

Herb Ellis Quartet

Victor Feldman (vibes, piano) Herb Ellis (guitar) Leroy Vinnegar (bass) Ronnie Zito (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, October 12 & 13, 1961
61VK634John Brown's BodyVerve V/V6 8448
61VK635Gravy Waltz-
61VK636Detour Ahead-
61VK637One Note Samba-
61VK638Like Someone In Love-
61VK639You'd Better Be Ready-
61VK640Hey Look Me Overunissued
61VK641ToniVerve V/V6 8448
61VK642Jim's Blues-
61VK643One Note Samba (short version)unissued
* Verve V/V6 8448   Herb Ellis - Softly... But With That Feeling

Anita O'Day With Gary McFarland Orchestra

Herb Pomeroy (trumpet) Bob Brookmeyer, Willie Dennis (trombone) Walt Levinsky (clarinet, alto sax) Phil Woods (alto sax) Jerome Richardson, Zoot Sims (tenor sax) Hank Jones (piano) Barry Galbraith (guitar) Anita O'Day (vocals) Gary McFarland (arranger, director) and others
NYC, October 16, 1961
61VK481One More MileVerve V/V6 8442
61VK482The Ballad Of All The Sad Young MenVerve V/V6 8442, VE2 2534
61VK483Up State-
61VK484You Come A Long Way From St. Louis-
61VK485Senor BluesVerve V/V6 8442
61VK486Boogie BluesVerve V/V6 8442, VE2 2534
61VK487A Woman Alone With The Blues-
61VK488I Want To Sing A SongVerve V/V6 8442
61VK489Night BirdVerve V/V6 8442, VE2 2534
61VK490Do Nothin' Till You Hear From MeVerve V/V6 8442
* Verve V/V6 8442   Anita O'Day - All The Sad Young Men
* Verve VE2 2534   Anita O'Day - The Big Band Sessions

Stan Getz And Charlie Byrd and others

Stan Getz (tenor sax) Charlie Byrd (guitar) and others
October 25, 1961
61VK491Jazz Samba, No. 1Verve unissued
61VK492Jazz Samba, No. 2-
61VK493Jazz Samba, No. 3-

Stan Getz And Charlie Byrd and others

Stan Getz (tenor sax) Charlie Byrd (guitar) and others: same personnel
October 26, 1961
61VK494Jazz Samba, No. 4Verve unissued
61VK495Jazz Samba, No. 5-
61VK496Jazz Samba, No. 6-

Eddie Condon Octet

Jimmy McPartland (trumpet, vocals) Jack Teagarden (trombone, vocals) Pee Wee Russell (clarinet) Bud Freeman (tenor sax) Joe Sullivan (piano) Eddie Condon (guitar) Bob Haggart (bass) Gene Krupa (drums)
NYC, October 30, 1961
61VK514Logan SquareVerve V/V6 8441
61VK515Chicago-
61VK516After You've Gone-
61VK517China Boy-
* Verve V/V6 8441   Eddie Condon, Lil Armstrong - Chicago And All That Jazz

Eddie Condon Octet

Jimmy McPartland (trumpet, vocals) Jack Teagarden (trombone, vocals) Pee Wee Russell (clarinet) Bud Freeman (tenor sax) Joe Sullivan (piano) Eddie Condon (guitar) Bob Haggart (bass) Gene Krupa (drums) Lil Armstrong, Blossom Sealey (vocals)
NYC, October 31, 1961
61VK518Take Me To The Land Of JazzVerve V/V6 8441
61VK519Sugar-
61VK521Nobody's Sweetheart-
61VK523Wolverine Blues-
61VK524Chicago-
* Verve V/V6 8441   Eddie Condon, Lil Armstrong - Chicago And All That Jazz

Lil Armstrong Solo

Lil Armstrong (piano)
NYC, October 31, 1961
61VK520The Pearls (as Original Boogie)Verve V/V6 8441
61VK522Original Rag-
* Verve V/V6 8441   Eddie Condon, Lil Armstrong - Chicago And All That Jazz

Oscar Peterson Trio

Oscar Peterson (piano) Ray Brown (bass) Ed Thigpen (drums)
"London House", Chicago, IL, October, 1961
61VK661Thag's DanceVerve V/V6 8480
61VK662There Is No Greater Loveunissued
On Green Dolphin StreetVerve V/V6 8480, V3HB 8842
* Verve V/V6 8480   Oscar Peterson - The Sound Of The Trio
* Verve V3HB 8842   Oscar Peterson - Return Engagement

Benton Ames

Benton Ames
circa October, 1961???
61VK497Love Theme From "El Cid"Verve VK 10246
61VK498A Farewell To Arms-
* Verve VK 10246   Benton Ames - Love Theme From "El Cid" / A Farewell To Arms

Bob Brookmeyer And His Orchestra

Bernie Glow, Joe Newman, Doc Severinsen, Clark Terry (trumpet) Wayne Andre, Bob Brookmeyer, Billy Byers, Alan Raph (trombone) Wally Kane (bassoon -1) Eddie Caine (alto sax) Phil Woods (alto sax -1,3) Gene Quill (alto sax -2) Phil Bodner (tenor sax) Al Cohn (tenor sax -2,3) Gene Allen (baritone sax) Eddie Costa (vibes) Hank Jones (piano) George Duvivier (bass) Mel Lewis (drums)
NYC, November 6 or 8, 1961
1. 61VK507Gloomy SundayVerve V/V6 8455
2. 61VK508Caravan-
3. 61VK509Some Of My Best Friends-
* Verve V/V6 8455   Bob Brookmeyer - Gloomy Sunday And Other Bright Moments

Bob Brookmeyer And His Orchestra

Bernie Glow, Doc Severinsen, Clark Terry, Nick Travis (trumpet) Wayne Andre, Bob Brookmeyer, Bill Elton, Alan Raph (trombone) Eddie Caine, Phil Woods (alto sax) Phil Bodner, Al Cohn (tenor sax) Gene Allen (baritone sax) Eddie Costa (vibes) Hank Jones (piano) George Duvivier (bass) Mel Lewis (drums)
NYC, November 7, 1961
61VK512Ho HumVerve V/V6 8455
61VK513Why Are You Blue-
61VK544Days Gone By, Oh My!-
* Verve V/V6 8455   Bob Brookmeyer - Gloomy Sunday And Other Bright Moments

Gary McFarland And His Orchestra

Bernie Glow, Herb Pomeroy, Doc Severinsen, Clark Terry (trumpet) Bob Brookmeyer, Billy Byers, Willie Dennis (trombone) Ed Wasserman (clarinet) Phil Woods (alto sax) Al Cohn, Oliver Nelson (tenor sax) Sol Schlinger (baritone sax) Hank Jones (piano) Jim Hall (guitar) George Duvivier (bass) Mel Lewis (drums) Gary McFarland (arranger, conductor)
NYC, November 8, 1961
61VK503Love From A Heart Of GoldVerve V/V6 8443
61VK506Grand Old Ivy, Part 2-
* Verve V/V6 8443   Gary McFarland - How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying

Bob Brookmeyer And His Orchestra

Bernie Glow, Doc Severinsen, Clark Terry, Nick Travis (trumpet) Wayne Andre, Bob Brookmeyer, Billy Byers, Alan Raph (trombone) Eddie Caine, Eddie Wasserman (alto sax) Phil Bodner, Al Cohn (tenor sax) Gene Allen (baritone sax) Eddie Costa (vibes) Hank Jones (piano) George Duvivier (bass) Mel Lewis (drums)
NYC, November 8 or 6, 1961
61VK510Detour AheadVerve V/V6 8455
61VK511Where Oh Where-
* Verve V/V6 8455   Bob Brookmeyer - Gloomy Sunday And Other Bright Moments

Gary McFarland And His Orchestra

Joe Newman, Herb Pomeroy, Doc Severinsen, Clark Terry (trumpet) Bob Brookmeyer, Billy Byers, Willie Dennis (trombone) Ed Wasserman (clarinet) Phil Woods (alto sax) Al Cohn, Oliver Nelson (tenor sax) Sol Schlinger (baritone sax) Gary McFarland (vibes, arranger, conductor) Hank Jones (piano) Kenny Burrell (guitar) Joe Benjamin (bass) Osie Johnson (drums)
NYC, November 14, 1961
61VK499How To Succeed In Business Without Really TryingVerve VK 10272, V/V6 8443
61VK500Happy To Keep His Dinner WarmVerve V/V6 8443
61VK501Grand Old Ivy, Part 1-
* Verve V/V6 8443   Gary McFarland - How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying
* Verve VK 10272   Gary McFarland - How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying / I Believe In You

Gary McFarland And His Orchestra

Bernie Glow, Herb Pomeroy, Doc Severinsen, Clark Terry (trumpet) Bob Brookmeyer, Billy Byers, Willie Dennis (trombone) Ed Wasserman (clarinet) Phil Woods (alto sax) Al Cohn, Oliver Nelson (tenor sax) Sol Schlinger (baritone sax) Hank Jones (piano) Jim Hall (guitar) George Duvivier (bass) Mel Lewis (drums) Gary McFarland (arranger, conductor): McFarland plays (arranger, conductor). Bernie Glow (trumpet) Jim Hall (guitar) George Duvivier (bass) Mel Lewis (drums) replaces Newman, Burrell, Benjamin, Johnson
NYC, November 15, 1961
61VK502Paris OriginalVerve V/V6 8443
61VK504I Believe In YouVerve VK 10272, V/V6 8443
61VK505Brotherhood Of ManVerve V/V6 8443
* Verve V/V6 8443   Gary McFarland - How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying
* Verve VK 10272   Gary McFarland - How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying / I Believe In You

Frances Faye

Stu Williamson (trumpet) Bud Shank (alto sax) Al Hendrickson (guitar) Frances Faye (vocals) Marty Paich (arranger) and others
Los Angeles, CA, November 20, 1961
61VK531Do Nothing Till You Hear From MeVerve V/V6 8434
61VK532It's All Right With Me-
61VK533Love For Sale-
61VK534So In Love-
* Verve V/V6 8434   Swinging All The Way With Frances Faye

Johnny Hodges and others

Johnny Hodges (alto sax) and others
November 20, 1961
61VK525Twist TimeVerve unissued
61VK526Tippin' In-
61VK527Castle Twist-
61VK528For Dancers Only-

Frances Faye

Stu Williamson (trumpet) Bud Shank (alto sax) Al Hendrickson (guitar) Frances Faye (vocals) Marty Paich (arranger) and others
Los Angeles, CA, November 21, 1961
61VK536Should IVerve V/V6 8434
61VK537Them Who Has Gets-
61VK538There Will Never Be Another You-
61VK539Miss Otis Regrets-
* Verve V/V6 8434   Swinging All The Way With Frances Faye

Frances Faye

Stu Williamson (trumpet) Bud Shank (alto sax) Al Hendrickson (guitar) Frances Faye (vocals) Marty Paich (arranger) and others: same personnel
Los Angeles, CA, November 24, 1961
61VK540Everything Happens To MeVerve V/V6 8434
61VK541More Than You Know-
61VK542That's All-
61VK543Don't Worry 'Bout Me-
* Verve V/V6 8434   Swinging All The Way With Frances Faye

Kid Ory Band

Andrew Blakeney (trumpet) Kid Ory (trombone) Bob McCracken (clarinet) Bob Van Eps (piano) Johnny St. Cyr (guitar) Bob Boyack (bass) Doc Cenardo (drums)
Los Angeles, CA, December 4, 1961
61VK552Bill BaileyVerve unissued
61VK553Heebie Jeebies-
61VK554Brush Stomp-
61VK555Sweet Little Papa-
61VK556Cornet Shop Suey-
61VK557Without You-
61VK558Muskrat Ramble-
61VK559Little Liza Jane-
61VK560Ory's Boogie-
61VK561Squeeze Me-
61VK562Crazy About The Way You Walk-
61VK563Big Butter And Egg Man-

Kid Ory Band

Andrew Blakeney (trumpet) Kid Ory (trombone) Bob McCracken (clarinet) Bob Van Eps (piano) Johnny St. Cyr (guitar) Bob Boyack (bass) Doc Cenardo (drums): same personnel
Los Angeles, CA, December 5, 1961
61VK564Storyville BluesVerve V/V6 8456
61VK565Doctor Jazz-
61VK566Milenberg Joys-
61VK567Jelly Roll Blues-
61VK568Winin' Boy Blues-
61VK569Boogaboo-
61VK570Smoke House-
61VK571Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans-
* Verve V/V6 8456   The Kid Ory Story - Storyville Nights

Johnny Hodges With Billy Strayhorn And The Orchestra

Cat Anderson, Harold Baker, Bill Berry, Ed Mullens (trumpet) Howard McGhee (trumpet -6) Lawrence Brown, Chuck Connors, Quentin Jackson (trombone) Jimmy Hamilton (clarinet, tenor sax) Johnny Hodges (alto sax) Russell Procope (alto sax, clarinet) Paul Gonsalves (tenor sax) Harry Carney (baritone sax) Jimmy Jones (piano) Aaron Bell (bass) Sam Woodyard (drums) Billy Strayhorn (arranger, conductor)
NYC, December 11, 1961
1. 61VK572StardustVerve V/V6 8452
2. 61VK573I Got It Bad And That Ain't GoodVerve V/V6 8452, VSP 3
3. 61VK574Passion Flowerunissued
4. 61VK575Don't Get Around Much AnymoreVerve V/V6 8452, VSP 3
5. 61VK576Jeep's Blues-
6. 61VK577Azure-
7. 61VK578The Gal From Joe's-
* Verve V/V6 8452   Johnny Hodges With Billy Strayhorn And The Orchestra
* Verve VSP 3   Johnny Hodges And All The Duke's Men

Sister Rosetta Tharpe

unknown (piano) unknown (organ) Sister Rosetta Tharpe (guitar, vocals) unknown (drums) unknown (vocal group)
NYC, December 11 & 13, 1961
61VK613On My WayVerve V/V6 8439
61VK614This Is A Mean Old World To Live InVerve VK 10249, V/V6 8439
61VK615This TrainVerve V/V6 8439
61VK616I Heard My Mother Call My Name-
61VK617In These Dark Hours Of Distress (as Stretch Out)-
61VK618Ring Those Golden Bells-
61VK619I Llok Down The Line And I Wonder-
61VK620Nobody Knows, Nobody Cares-
61VK659That's AllVerve VK 10249, V/V6 8439
* Verve V/V6 8439   Sister Rosetta Tharpe - The Gospel Truth
* Verve VK 10249   Sister Rosetta Tharpe - This Is A Mean Old World To Live In / That's All

Johnny Hodges With Billy Strayhorn And The Orchestra

Cat Anderson, Bill Berry, Ed Mullens (trumpet) Harold Baker (trumpet -1/5,7,8) Howard McGhee (trumpet -3,6) Lawrence Brown, Chuck Connors, Quentin Jackson (trombone) Jimmy Hamilton (clarinet, tenor sax) Johnny Hodges (alto sax) Russell Procope (alto sax, clarinet) Paul Gonsalves (tenor sax) Harry Carney (baritone sax) Jimmy Jones (piano) Aaron Bell (bass) Sam Woodyard (drums) Billy Strayhorn (arranger, conductor)
NYC, December 12, 1961
1. 61VK579Harmony In Harlemunissued
2. 61VK580Day DreamVerve V/V6 8452, VSP 3
3. 61VK581Tailor MadeVerve V/V6 8452
4. 61VK582Lush Lifeunissued
5. 61VK583Day Dream-
6. 61VK584I'm Just A Lucky So And SoVerve V/V6 8452, VSP 3
7. 61VK585Your Love Has FadedVerve V/V6 8452
8. 61VK586Juice A-Plenty-
* Verve V/V6 8452   Johnny Hodges With Billy Strayhorn And The Orchestra
* Verve VSP 3   Johnny Hodges And All The Duke's Men

Ella Fitzgerald With Nelson Riddle's Orchestra

Ella Fitzgerald (vocals) Nelson Riddle's Orchestra
Los Angeles, CA, December 13, 1961
61VK597Darn That DreamVerve V/V6 4055
61VK598Mean To MeVerve V/V6 4054
61VK599Georgia On My MindVerve V/V6 4055
61VK600I Can't Get Started-
* Verve V/V6 4055   Ella Fitzgerald - Ella Sings Gently With Nelson
* Verve V/V6 4054   Ella Fitzgerald - Ella Sings Brightly With Nelson

Ella Fitzgerald With Nelson Riddle's Orchestra

Ella Fitzgerald (vocals) Nelson Riddle's Orchestra: same personnel
Los Angeles, CA, December 14, 1961
61VK601What Am I Here ForVerve V/V6 4054
61VK602Alone Together-
61VK603I Only Have Eyes For You-
61VK604It's A Pity Too Say GoodnightVerve V/V6 4055
61VK605I Hear MusicVerve V/V6 4054
61VK606When Your Lover Has GoneVerve V/V6 4054, V/V6 8720
* Verve V/V6 4054   Ella Fitzgerald - Ella Sings Brightly With Nelson
* Verve V/V6 4055   Ella Fitzgerald - Ella Sings Gently With Nelson
* Verve V/V6 8720   The Best Of Ella Fitzgerald

Ed Bland

Ed Bland
December 14, 1961
61VK587Talkin' About YouVerve unissued
61VK588Hallelujah, I Love Her So-
61VK589What Would I Do Without You-
61VK590Ain't That Love-
61VK591Moon River-

Ella Fitzgerald With Nelson Riddle's Orchestra

Ella Fitzgerald (vocals) Nelson Riddle's Orchestra
Los Angeles, CA, December 15, 1961
61VK607Pick Yourself UpVerve V/V6 4054
61VK608The Gentleman Is A Dope-
61VK609Call Me DarlingVerve VK 10248
61VK610Love Me Or Leave MeVerve V/V6 4054
61VK611All Of Meunissued
* Verve V/V6 4054   Ella Fitzgerald - Ella Sings Brightly With Nelson
* Verve VK 10248   Ella Fitzgerald - Call Me Darling / What Is This Thing Called Love

Gerry Mulligan And The Concert Jazz Band

Don Ferrara, Doc Severinsen, Nick Travis (trumpet) Clark Terry (trumpet, flugelhorn) Willie Dennis (trombone) Tony Studd (bass trombone) Bob Brookmeyer (valve trombone, piano, arranger) Gene Quill (clarinet, alto sax) Eddie Caine (alto sax, alto flute) Jim Reider (tenor sax) Gene Allen (baritone sax) Gerry Mulligan (baritone sax, clarinet, arranger) Jim Hall (guitar) Bill Crow (bass) Gus Johnson (drums)
Webster Hall, NYC, December 18, 1961
61VK592Big City BluesVerve V/V6 8515
61VK593Pretty Little Gypsy-
61VK594Little Rock Getaway-
61VK595Sweet Young Girl (aka Bridgehampton South)Verve unissued, tape no longer exists
61VK596-5Ballad (alternate take)Mosaic MD4-221
61VK596-7BalladVerve V/V6 8515, V/V6 8567
* Verve V/V6 8515   Gerry Mulligan '63 - The Concert Jazz Band
= Mosaic MD4-221   The Complete Verve Gerry Mulligan Concert Band Sessions
* Verve V/V6 8567   The Essential Gerry Mulligan

Gerry Mulligan And The Concert Jazz Band

Don Ferrara, Doc Severinsen, Nick Travis (trumpet) Clark Terry (trumpet, flugelhorn) Willie Dennis (trombone) Tony Studd (bass trombone) Bob Brookmeyer (valve trombone, piano, arranger) Gene Quill (clarinet, alto sax) Eddie Caine (alto sax, alto flute) Jim Reider (tenor sax) Gene Allen (baritone sax) Gerry Mulligan (baritone sax, arranger) Jim Hall (guitar) Bill Crow (bass) Gus Johnson (drums): Mulligan plays (baritone sax, arranger)
Webster Hall, NYC, December 19, 1961
61VK597ABig City LifeVerve V/V6 8515
61VK598ABridgehampton South-
61VK598A-6Bridgehampton South (alternate take)Mosaic MD4-221
61VK612My Kinda LoveVerve V/V6 8515
* Verve V/V6 8515   Gerry Mulligan '63 - The Concert Jazz Band
= Mosaic MD4-221   The Complete Verve Gerry Mulligan Concert Band Sessions

Gerry Mulligan And The Concert Jazz Band

Don Ferrara, Doc Severinsen, Nick Travis (trumpet) Clark Terry (trumpet, flugelhorn) Willie Dennis (trombone) Tony Studd (bass trombone) Bob Brookmeyer (valve trombone, arranger) Gene Quill (clarinet, alto sax) Eddie Caine (alto sax, alto flute) Jim Reider (tenor sax) Gene Allen (baritone sax) Gerry Mulligan (baritone sax, arranger) Jim Hall (guitar) Bill Crow (bass) Gus Johnson (drums): Brookmeyer plays (valve trombone, arranger)
Webster Hall, NYC, December 21, 1961
61VK633Bridgehampton StrutVerve V/V6 8515
61VK633-1Bridgehampton Strut (take 1)Mosaic MD4-221
61VK633-17Bridgehampton Strut (alternate take)-
* Verve V/V6 8515   Gerry Mulligan '63 - The Concert Jazz Band
= Mosaic MD4-221   The Complete Verve Gerry Mulligan Concert Band Sessions

Ella Fitzgerald With Nelson Riddle's Orchestra

Ella Fitzgerald (vocals) Nelson Riddle's Orchestra
Los Angeles, CA, December 27, 1961
61VK656Don't Be That WayVerve V/V6 4054
61VK657I Won't DanceVerve V/V6 4054, V/V6 8720
61VK658I'm Gonna Go FishingVerve V/V6 4054
* Verve V/V6 4054   Ella Fitzgerald - Ella Sings Brightly With Nelson
* Verve V/V6 8720   The Best Of Ella Fitzgerald

Elsa Lanchester

Elsa Lanchester (spoken word)
1961?
Overture: Won't You Buy My Sweet Blooming Lavender / CharityVerve MGV 15024
Cockney London / Bits And Pieces-
Our Three Penny Hop / Night Club Days / The Ballad Of Sister Anne-
I May Be Fast / Cat's Meat / Lola-
I'm Glad To See You're Back-
Dancing Days And Stink Bombs / Freedom And All That / Un Bon Mouvement-
The Boatmen's Dance / HRH And NYC-
Catalogue Woman-
When A Lady Has A Piazza / Finale-
* Verve MGV 15024   Elsa Lanchester Herself

Phyllis Diller

Phyllis Diller (spoken word)
1961?
Introduction / Ad Libs / New LookVerve MGV 15026, V6 15059
ManagementVerve MGV 15026, V/V6 15053
Old AgeVerve MGV 15026, V/V6 15046, V6 15059
Beauty Parlour-
Plastic SurgeryVerve MGV 15026, V/V6 15046, V/V6 15053
LipstickVerve MGV 15026, V/V6 15053
New Cosmetic-
My Moment Of TruthVerve MGV 15026, V/V6 15046, V6 15059
Driving Downtown-
Home MakerVerve MGV 15026, V6 15059
Suki Yaki (Exotic Foods) (Suki Yaki Restaurant)Verve MGV 15026, V/V6 15046, V6 15059
The CleanersVerve MGV 15026
Insecurity-
* Verve MGV 15026   Phyllis Diller Laughs
* Verve V6 15059   Phyllis Diller - What's Left Of
* Verve V/V6 15053   The Best Of Phyllis Diller
= Verve V6 15062   Phyllis Diller - Beautiful
* Verve V/V6 15046   Phyllis Diller - Great Moments

Timmie Rogers

Timmie Rogers (spoken word)
1961?
Be Good To MeVerve MGV 15028
Richard Open The Door-
Uncle Sam Wants You-
* Verve MGV 15028   Timmie Rogers

Jonathan Winters

Jonathan Winters (comedian)
1961?
Opening-CaliforniaVerve V/V6 15032
Igor And The MonsterVerve V/V6 15032, V/V6 15057
The Lost Island-
New FrontiersVerve V/V6 15032
Civil War-
T.V.C. Commercials / American In Paris-
Moon Map / Ivy Leaguer-
Human Torpedo-
Sail Cat-
My School DaysVerve V/V6 15032, V/V6 15041
* Verve V/V6 15032   Jonathan Winters - Another Day, Another World
* Verve V/V6 15057   Jonathan Winters - Movies Are Better Than Ever
* Verve V/V6 15041   Jonathan Winters' Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World

Arthur Prysock

Zane Paul Zacharoff (flute, reeds) Stan Free (piano, director) Roger "Ram" Ramirez (organ) Mundell Lowe or Wallace Richardson (guitar) George Duvivier or Albert Lucas or Arthur Davis (bass) Maurice Marks or Ed Shaughnessy (drums) Arthur Prysock (vocals)
1961
101681Unchained MelodyOld Town LP 2004; Verve V/V6 5011
101683When I Fall In LoveOld Town LP 2004; Verve V/V6 5011, V6 650-2
same session
102326I Don't Stand A Ghost Of A ChanceOld Town LP 2004; Verve V/V6 5014
102327Time After Time-
102328April In ParisOld Town 1115, LP 2004; Verve V/V6 5014
102330How Do You Speak To An AngelOld Town LP 2004; Verve V/V6 5014
102331Let Her WonderOld Town LP 2004; Verve V/V6 5014, V6 650-2
102332Only For YouOld Town LP 2004; Verve V/V6 5014
102333Song From Moulin Rouge-
102335Imagination-
102336I'm Through With LoveOld Town LP 2004; Verve V/V6 5014, V6 650-2
* Old Town LP 2004   Arthur Prysock Sings - Only For You
* Verve V/V6 5011   The Best Of Arthur Prysock
* Verve V6 650-2   Arthur Prysock - 24 Karat Hits
* Verve V/V6 5014   Arthur Prysock - Mister Prysock
* Old Town 1115   Arthur Prysock - April In Paris / When I Fall In Love

The Temperance Seven

The Temperance Seven
1961
You're Driving Me CrazyVerve V 10236
Charley My Boy-
* Verve V 10236   The Temperance Seven - You're Driving Me Crazy / Charley My Boy

Shelley Berman

Shelley Berman (spoken word)
1961
A Personal Appearance, Part 1Verve MGV 15027
A Personal Appearance, Part 2-
* Verve MGV 15027   Shelley Berman - A Personal Appearance

Dorothy Parker

Dorothy Parker (spoken word)
1961
I Live On Your VisitsVerve V/V6 15029
Arrangement In Black And White-
Book Review / Four Verses / Partial Comfort / Bohemia / Coda / War Song-
* Verve V/V6 15029   The World Of Dorothy Parker

Billy Gray

Billy Gray (spoken word)
1961
CelebritiesVerve V/V6 15030
Our Shrinking World-
A Few Words About Texas-
Never Catch A Cold In California-
Spoofing The Spas-
Romance In The Spas-
Looney Las Vegas-
Subsidies, Security And Health-
* Verve V/V6 15030   The Many Shades Of Billy Gray

Phyllis Diller

Phyllis Diller (spoken word)
1961
Don't Eat HereVerve V/V6 15031, V/V6 15053
The Way I DressVerve V/V6 15031, V/V6 15046, V/V6 15053
BeadcraftVerve V/V6 15031, V/V6 15053
Hypocondriac-
Cook BookVerve V/V6 15031, V/V6 15046, V6 15059
Household Hints-
Cheese And TurkeyVerve V/V6 15031, V/V6 15046, V/V6 15053
Tight-Wad Airlines-
Small Chest ConditionVerve V/V6 15031, V6 15059
Labor Day-
* Verve V/V6 15031   Are You Ready For Phyllis Diller
* Verve V/V6 15053   The Best Of Phyllis Diller
= Verve V6 15062   Phyllis Diller - Beautiful
* Verve V/V6 15046   Phyllis Diller - Great Moments
* Verve V6 15059   Phyllis Diller - What's Left Of

Jackie Mason

Jackie Mason (comedian)
1961
Part 1Verve V/V6 15033
Part 2-
* Verve V/V6 15033   Jackie Mason - I'm The Greatest Comedian In The World, Only Nobody Knows It Yet

Mel Torme

Mel Torme (vocals) and others
NYC, 1961
23518Her FaceVerve V 10232
23519He's Got The Whole World In His Handsunissued
23520Yes IndeedVerve V 10232
* Verve V 10232   Mel Torme - Her Face / Yes Indeed

Sister Rosetta Tharpe

Sister Rosetta Tharpe (guitar, vocals) unidentified small instrumental group
live recordings, 1961
Take A New Look Int That Old BibleVerve MGV 3005
Joy In This Land-
* Verve MGV 3005   Sister Rosetta Tharpe - Sister On Tour

Stan Getz And Charlie Byrd and others

Stan Getz (tenor sax) Charlie Byrd (guitar) and others
1961
61VK472unknown titleVerve unissued
61VK473--
61VK474--

The Chants

The Chants
1961
61VK475Dick TracyVerve VK 10244
61VK476Choo Choo-
* Verve VK 10244   The Chants - Dick Tracy / Choo Choo

The Quotations

The Quotations (vocal group)
1961
61VK477ImaginationVerve VK 10245
61VK478A-La-Men-Sy-
* Verve VK 10245   The Quotations - Imagination / A-La-Men-Sy

Robert Holliday

Leroy Holmes as Robert Holliday
1961
61VK479Trade WindsVerve VK 10243
61VK480Bachelor's Paradise-
* Verve VK 10243   Robert Holliday - Trade Winds / Bachelor's Paradise

Mel Torme With Geoff Love Orchestra

Mel Torme (vocals) unidentified orchestra, Geoff Love (conductor)
London, England, 1961
61VK668?You And The Night And The MusicVerve V/V6 8440, V/V6 8593
By MyselfVerve V/V6 8440
Shine On Your Shoes-
Welcome To The Club-
* Verve V/V6 8440   Mel Torme - My Kind Of Music
* Verve V/V6 8593   The Best Of Mel Torme - Verve's Choice

Mel Torme With Tony Osborne Orchestra

Mel Torme (vocals) unidentified orchestra, Tony Osborne (conductor)
London, England, 1961
Stranger In TownVerve V/V6 8440
Born To Be Blue-
Dancing In The Dark-
* Verve V/V6 8440   Mel Torme - My Kind Of Music

Mel Torme With Wally Scott Orchestra

Mel Torme (vocals) unidentified orchestra, Wally Scott (conductor)
London, England, 1961
I Guess I'll Have To Change My PlansVerve V/V6 8440
Country Fair-
61VK676?The Christmas SongVerve V/V6 8440, V/V6 8593
Alone TogetherVerve V/V6 8440
* Verve V/V6 8440   Mel Torme - My Kind Of Music
* Verve V/V6 8593   The Best Of Mel Torme - Verve's Choice

Jacy Parker Quartet

Ernie Royal (trumpet) Jacy Parker (piano, vocals) Don Cinderella (bass) Sticks Evans (drums)
NYC, 1961
I Thought About YouVerve V/V6 8424
Guess Who I Saw Today-
Here Comes Trouble Again-
My Ship-
Time After Time-
You're The Cream In My Coffee-
I Like The Likes Of You-
Sweet William-
Long Gone Love-
You Mean Old World-
But Beautiful-
* Verve V/V6 8424   Spotlight On Jacy Parker

Oscar Peterson Trio

Oscar Peterson (piano) Ray Brown (bass) Ed Thigpen (drums)
"London House", Chicago, IL, 1961-1962
Billy BoyVerve 314 531 766-2
It Happened In Monterey-
Billy Boy-
Introduction-
On Green Dolphin Street-
Moanin'-
Billy Boy-
Scrapple From The Apple-
Jim-
Band Call-
The Night We Called It A Day-
The Lonesome One-
The Gravy Waltz-
Woody'n You-
Soon-
Daahoud-
As Long As There's Music-
Close Your Eyes-
Cubano Chant-
Sometimes I'm Happy-
Sophisticated Lady-
Better Luck Next Time-
Confirmation-
* Verve 314 531 766-2   Oscar Peterson - The London House Sessions

Dalida

Dalida (vocals) unidentified studio orchestra
Paris, France, 1961-1962
62VK512Un Uomo VivoVerve VK 10263, V 8467
62VK513Comme Une Symphonie-
62VK514Garde Moi La Derniere DanseVerve V 8467
62VK515Pepe-
62VK516Cordoba-
62VK517La Joie D'aimer-
62VK51824 Milabaci-
62VK519S'endormir Comme D'habitude-
62VK520Mon Amour Oublie-
62VK521Aimez-Vous Brahms-Theme-
62VK522Vieni Vieni-
62VK523Le Bonheur-
62VK524Je Me Sens Vivre-
62VK525Nuit D'espagne-
* Verve V 8467   Dalida - I Feel So Alive
* Verve VK 10263   Dalida - Un Uomo Vivo / Comme Une Symphonie