19 Separately sold CDs

From Stan Kenton's 1940's (The Formative Years) first foray into what is considered by many to be the foundation of "progressive jazz" to the wonderful duo of Brubeck and Desmond (1975:The Duets) these re-polished albums serve as a wonderful historical auditory compilation. Incidentally, these recordings never sounded better, using a 96 KHz, 24 – bit digital transfer from the original reels, o­nly reconfirming Verve's continued commitment to produce high quality jazz recordings, whether new or old. These limited re-issue CDs include: Count Basie (King Of Swing), Willie Bobo (A New Dimension), Dave Brubeck & Paul Desmond (1975: The Duets), Rosemary Clooney (Swing Around Rosie), Alice Coltrane (Universal Consciousness), Ella Fitzgerald (Whisper Not), Stan Getz (Stan Getz And The Cool Sounds), Astrud Gilberto (The Shadow Of Your Smile), Woody Herman (1963), Stan Kenton (The Formative Years), Carman McRae (Birds Of A Feather), Sergio Mendes & Brasil 66 (Equinox), Wes Montgomery (Willow Weep For Me), Gerry Mulligan And The Concert Band (At The Village Vanguard), Anita O'Day (Incomparable!), Oscar Peterson (Soul Espanol), Mel Tormé (Olé Tormé), Sarah Vaughan (It's A Man's World), Margaret Whiting (Sings The Jerome Kern Song Book). So there you have it, all the CD titles, my personal endorsement and a whole lot of wonderful music just waiting to get picked up by any avid jazz aficionado, just be sure to get to your local record store before May 2005.

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