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 C-7656, CCD-7656-2   Terry Gibbs Dream Band, Volume Four - 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.
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