Verve: The Sound of America Collector's Edition

Richard Havers, Herbie Hancock

"From the label that signed America’s jazz legends in the ‘50s and ‘60s, a look at the music, its stars and its continuing influence." —People


Hot on the heels of one of the most talked-about jazz books in years comes the musically-enhanced, strictly limited Collector’s Edition. Slipcased with vinyl reissues of ten legendary recordings on Verve, this is an exceptional opportunity to own a unique slice of jazz history.

  • All recordings remastered at Abbey Road Studios
  • Pressed onto 180g heavyweight vinyl for optimum sound quality
  • All album sleeves printed with stunning original artwork
  • Packaged in a dual-compartment cloth-bound display case
  • Strictly limited to 500 copies worldwide
  • Signed by the author

Includes the following vinyl pressings:

  1. Charlie Parker, Charlie Parker With Strings (1950)
  2. Count Basie and His Orchestra, April in Paris (1955)
  3. Billie Holiday, Lady Sings the Blues (1956)
  4. Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong, Ella And Louis (1956)
  5. Stan Getz, Big Band Bossa Nova (1962)
  6. Quincy Jones and His Orchestra, Big Band Bossa Nova (1962)
  7. Bill Evans, Conversations With Myself (1963)
  8. The Oscar Peterson Trio, Night Train (1963)
  9. Jimmy Smith, The Cat (1964)
  10. George Benson, Giblet Gravy (1968)


Richard Havers


Richard Havers is a consultant to Universal Music on jazz and has curated box sets including ?Louis Armstrong: Ambassador of Jazz and Ella Fitzgerald?: The Voice of Jazz. He has written extensively on the topic of 20th-century music and pop culture. His previous books include ?Verve, ?Bill Wyman’s Blues Odyssey, and ?Sinatra.???????

Herbie Hancock

Foreword By

Herbie Hancock is the great American jazz pianist, keyboardist, bandleader, and composer.