The Clef/Verve discography is another magnificent achievement for which the jazz world owes Michel Ruppli and Greenwood Press an enormous debt of gratitude. The information contained in it should now be available to writers, researchers, and collectors. Jazztimes
Through his Jazz at the Philharmonic concerts and recordings and the Verve/Clef recordings of the 1940s and 1950s, Norman Granz had a significant impact in bringing jazz before a wide public and helping to sustain the careers of some of the most famous musical artists of the time. The first volume of the Clef/Verve discography provides comprehensive listings of recordings made or issued under the Clef, Verve, and subsidiary labels between 1944 and 1961, when Granz owned both labels and conducted recording sessions. It features many classic performances by Louis Armstrong, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Billie Holliday, and many other great names in jazz. Volume II, which is devoted to sessions made on the Verve label following its purchase by MGM in 1961 until the last sessions in 1973, includes Jazz Bossa Nova, folk music, and rock and pop groups such as Stan Getz, Wes Montgomery, and the Mothers of Invention.
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?Volume 1 of The Clef/Verve Labels is subtitled "The Norman Granz Era." The volume provides comprehensive listings of recordings made or issued under the Clef, Verve, and subsidiary labels between 1944 and 1961, when Norman Granz owned both labels and conducted recording sessions. Granz, through his "Jazz at the Philharmonic" concert series and recordings, had considerable impact in bringing jazz to a wider public and boosting the careers of some of the most famous jazz musicians of the time. Volume 1 lists classic performances by Louis Armstrong, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Billie Holliday, Ella Fitzgerald, Dizzy Gillespie, Oscar Peterson, and many other great names in jazz. Volume 2, subtitled "The MGM Era," is devoted to sessions done for the Verve label from its purchase by MGM in 1961 until the last sessions in 1973. During this period Verve expanded its catalog to include recordings of jazz, Bossa Nova, folk music, and rock and pop groups. Artists such as Stan Getz, Wes Montgomery, the Mothers of Invention, Astrud Gilberto, and the Righteous Brothers were featured. Volume 1 covers early Clef sessions (1944-1949), Clef/Norgran sessions (1950-1956), Verve sessions (1955-1961), and leased and purchased sessions. Volume 2 includes the Verve masters (1961-1966), including Verve-folkways series sessions, the MGM Master series (1966-1973), and reissues from other labels. The final three parts of volume 2 are indexes to single numerical listings, album numerical listings, and artists.?-ARBA
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Book Description Book Condition: Good. The Clef/Verve Labels: A Discography (2 Volume Set) Volume I: The Norman Granz Era; Volume II: The MGM Era (Discographies). Bookseller Inventory # Amz4384208
Book Description Greenwood Press, 1986. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. 2 vols. 894p. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1986. Bookseller Inventory # CL00608
Book Description Greenwood Press, New York, 1986. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very good. Discographies 26. 2 volumes. Vol. I: xviii, 350p. Vol. II: xvi, 351-876p. Yellow hardcover bindings with black lettering. Minor wear to edges of pages and to the binding at the extremes of spine. Binding and pages clean. Text clear and unmarked. Very good condition. Contents Volume I: Part 1 The Early Clef Sessions (1944-1949); Part 2 The Clef/Norgran Sessions (1950-1956); Part 3 The Verve Sessions (1955-1951); Part 4 Leased and Purchased Sessions. Volume II: Part 5 The Verve Masters (1961-1966); Part 6 The MGM Master Series (1966-1973); Part 7 Reissues from Other Labels; Part 8 Single Numerical Listings; Part 9 Album Numerical Listings; Part 10 Index of Artists. Bookseller Inventory # 112959
Book Description Greenwood Pub Group, New York, 1986. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Two volume set. No DJs (as issued?) Clean tight volumes with only trivial smudging to bottom edges (shelf wear). Bookseller Inventory # I1004
Book Description Greenwood Press, 1986. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Good. Bookseller Inventory # SONG0313252947