‘Verve Wishes You A Swinging Christmas’

This holiday season, Verve Records/UMe is boxing up some of the most classic jazz holiday titles and wrapping them in a new vinyl box set titled Verve Wishes You a Swinging Christmas. This lavish collection brings together Ella Fitzgerald‘s Ella Wishes You a Swinging Christmas (1960), Kenny Burrell‘s Have Yourself a Soulful Little Christmas (1966),… Continue reading ‘Verve Wishes You A Swinging Christmas’

Charlie ‘Bird’ Parker New Vinyl Box Set, ‘The Mercury & Clef 10-Inch LP Collection’ Available December 18th

Charlie “Bird” Parker, an architect of modern music nearly universally regarded as the greatest alto saxophonist who ever lived, released five 10-inch LPs via Mercury Records and producer Norman Granz‘s pre-Verve label Clef Records in the early 1950s. For the first time, these building-blocks of bebop — 1950’s Charlie Parker With Strings, 1952’s Bird and… Continue reading Charlie ‘Bird’ Parker New Vinyl Box Set, ‘The Mercury & Clef 10-Inch LP Collection’ Available December 18th

Jazz Icon Charlie Parker’s Centennial Celebration “Bird 100” Continues

On the 100th anniversary of Charlie Parker’s birth – August 29, 2020 – it is impossible to imagine the evolution of jazz and modern music in general without the indelible influence of one of the most important Black American figures in history. Parker’s incomparable life and extraordinary, trailblazing career is being celebrated all year with… Continue reading Jazz Icon Charlie Parker’s Centennial Celebration “Bird 100” Continues