Verve Music Group (now known as Verve Label Group; not for release label use!)

~ Label

Annotation

The Verve Music Group is the consequence of the Seagram/Polygram merge, and the result of the combination of the Verve and GRP earlier assets.

Universal Music Group armed-jazz-fist, it owns a number of labels and catalogs (Verve, EmArcy, Mercury, GRP, Down Home, impulse!, Norgran, Clef, Verve Forecast, Verve by Request, Commodore, Coral, Blue Thumb, Brunswick, Decca).
Though not as important as Concord, VMG still is a major force in the jazz landscape.

In 2002, VMG introduced a serie of Verve Remixed compilations, presenting remixes from its jazz back catalog.

Lately (December 2006), the Universal Music Group axed most of VMG and laid out nearly all the staff and a good part of the artist contracts, handing the catalogs over to UME.

You will probably never have to fill any release under the Verve Music Group itself, but rather under one of its subsidiary, most notably Verve or GRP and their numerous reissues collections:

  • Best Of GRP
  • Commodore
  • Definitive
  • Desert Island
  • Divas
  • Finest Hour
  • For Lovers
  • Free America
  • Jazz Books
  • Jazz in Paris
  • Ken Burns Jazz
  • LP Reproductions
  • Priceless Jazz
  • Quiet Now
  • Swingstation
  • Verve by Request
  • Verve Elite Ed.
  • Verve Master Ed.
  • Verve Out of Print
  • Verve Ultimate

For some insight about Verve history, please consult its annotation.
Also note that following its pop/commercial reorientation during the late 60s, then the Polydor buy-out during the 70s, Verve produced a number of non-jazz records and inherited from Philips/Mercury vaults and leases (making VMG the actual owner of stuff from the Velvet, Nana Mouskouri...).

Annotation last modified on 2007-11-03 16:23 UTC.

Releases

ReleaseArtistFormatTracksCountry/DateCatalog#Barcode
The Many Sides of Toshiko秋吉敏子CD8
POCJ 27484988005233684
Sing Me a Rainbow / Fat CityThe Sons of ChamplinVinyl2
VK-10500
Rural Still LifeTom Scott12" Vinyl6
  • -1968
[none]
Ella & Basie: On the Sunny Side of the StreetElla Fitzgerald & The Count Basie OrchestraCD12
821 576-2
The Velvet Underground (made in West Germany)The Velvet UndergroundCD10
815 454-2042281545429
Compact Jazz: Antônio Carlos JobimAntonio Carlos JobimCD16
  • -1990-08-21
843 273-2
You Gotta Pay the BandAbbey Lincoln featuring Stan GetzCD10
314511110-2731451111020
Swinging ChristmasVarious ArtistsCD15
  • DE1992-11-03
515 759-2731451575921
The Original Mambo Kings: An Introduction to Afro-CubopMachito and His OrchestraCD13
  • US1993-02-23
513876731451387623
PersonalidadeAntonio Carlos JobimCD16
  • -1993-02-23
832786-2731451413025
Solitude: Billie Holiday Story, Vol. 2Billie HolidayCD16
  • US1993-10-19
731451981029
At the Village VanguardBetty CarterCD11
The Montreal TapesCharlie Haden with Paul Bley and Paul MotianCD8
  • FR1994-09-05
523 259-20731452325921
Steal Away: Spirituals, Hymns and Folk SongsCharlie Haden & Hank JonesCD14
  • FR1995-04-04
527 249-2731452724922
The PromiseJohn McLaughlinCD11
529 828-2731452982827
Antônio Carlos Jobim and FriendsAntônio Carlos JobimCD13
  • US1996-06-04
314531-556-2731453155626
Last Chance for Common SenseRodney KendrickCD16
314531536-2731453153622
JunkanooBarbara DennerleinCD9
  • DE1997-03-28
537122-2731453712225
Jazz ProjectHumberto RamírezDigital Media9
  • US1998-01-01
Ultimate Lester YoungLester YoungCD11
539 772-2731453977228
Tjader-ized: A Cal Tjader TributeDave SamuelsCD11
  • -1998
The Enemies of EnergyKurt RosenwinkelCD10
  • US2000-01-11
314 543 042-2731454304221
Clifford Brown and Max RoachClifford Brown & Max RoachCD11
  • US2000-02-29
543 306-2731454330626
Award WinnerStan GetzCD15
  • US2000-02-29
543 320-2731454332026
BumpJohn ScofieldCD12
  • DE2000-03-06
543 430-2731454343022
Bossa NovaVarious ArtistsDigital Media15
  • IE2000-04-25
Dinah Washington's Finest HourDinah WashingtonCD18
  • XE2000-07-10
731454359627
The Best Of Ken Burns JazzVarious ArtistsCD20
  • CA2000-11-07
314 549 080-20731454908023
MiltonMilton NascimentoCD9
314 543 485-2731454348522
In ParisChet BakerCD14
314 543 547-2731454354721
My Spanish HeartChick CoreaCD18
543 303-2731454330329
A Jazz RetrospectiveVarious ArtistsCD12
BN 20802779836208026
The Next StepKurt RosenwinkelCD8
  • US2001-01-09
731454916226
Thelma GracenThelma GracenCD12
  • JP2001-02-25
UCCM-90364988005259899
A Twist of Marley - A TributeVarious ArtistsDigital Media13
  • US2001-06-11
Jazz in Paris: Modern Jazz au Club St-GermainBobby JasparCD8
  • US2001-06-26
159941
Toots Tielemans & Kenny WernerToots Thielemans, Kenny WernerCD13
  • NL2001-09-11
  • -2002
440 014 722-2044001472220
Oscar Peterson Plays the Harold Arlen Song BookOscar PetersonCD24
314 589 103-2731458910329
Compilation Verve édition spéciale du Festival: Festival International de Jazz Montreal 2001Various ArtistsCD13
umcf 4422-2
The Look of Love (bonus disc)Diana KrallCD3
Getz for LoversStan GetzCD15
  • US2002-01-15
314 589 361-2
Duke Ellington's Finest HourDuke Ellington & His OrchestraCD17
  • US2002-02-12
731458941521
Woody Herman-1963Woody Herman & His OrchestraCD8
  • US2002-05-07
717794778229
Kissing Jessica SteinVarious ArtistsCD14
  • DE2002-07-29
589 646-2731458964629
Piano, Strings and Bossa NovaLalo SchifrinCD12
  • US2002-08-20
314 589 763-2731458976325
Live in ParisDiana KrallCD12
  • US2002-10-01
440 065 109-2044006510927
Once Upon a Summertime: The Best Female Jazz VocalsVarious Artists2×CD13 + 16
  • AU2002-10-21
5209742
A Night in ParisDiana KrallCD12
  • GB2002-12-10
065 369-2044006536927
Now Singing in 12 Great MoviesBilly EckstineCD13
  • -2002
589 307-2731458930723
Swing Around RosieRosemary Clooney with The Buddy Cole TrioCD12
589 485-2731458948520
Footprints Live!Wayne ShorterCD8
589 679-2731458967927
The Very Best of Stan GetzStan Getz(unknown)12
  • -2002
731458421023
Soul SessionsJeff GolubCD11
  • US2003-04-05
Erroll Garner's Finest HourErroll GarnerCD16
  • US2003-04-08
731458977520
The Diva SeriesAnita O’DayCD18
  • US2003-05-20
065 213-2044006521329
Four Women: The Nina Simone Philips RecordingsNina Simone4×CD19 + 21 + 22 + 13
  • US2003-05-20
440065021-2044006502120
HeartcoreKurt RosenwinkelCD11
  • US2003-08-12
731458977629
Festival International de Jazz de Montreal - Compilation 2003Various ArtistsCD11
05054
Sarah for LoversSarah VaughanCD16
065 330-2044006533025
The Original Great American SongbookVarious ArtistsCD18
B0001182-02602498608500
SinnermanNina Simone12" Vinyl4
VERR01283-1
TemptationDiana KrallCD2
  • DE2004-03-15
0602498617571602498617571
Buttercorn LadyArt Blakey & The Jazz MessengersCD6
  • US2004-08-03
Getz/GilbertoStan Getz & João Gilberto feat. Antonio Carlos JobimHybrid SACD8
  • JP2004-09-29
UCGU-70314988005372215
We Get Requests (Hybrid SACD)The Oscar Peterson TrioSACD10
  • JP2004-09-29
UCGU-70324988005372222
Black Coffee With Peggy LeePeggy LeeCD12
  • US2004-10-26
602498631935602498631935
Crescent City SerenadeDr. Michael WhiteCD14
  • US2004-11-09
004228485452
CandidoCandido feat. Al CohnCD10
ABC-125060249861763
Cello QuartetRoger KellawayCD8
B0001457602498610626
Baker's HolidayChet BakerSACD10
B0003279-16602498635063
Jazz 2004 Compilation Festival Special EditionVarious ArtistsCD12
UMCF-05259-2
The BossJimmy SmithCD5
v6-8770
P.S. I Love You: Selections From the for Lovers SeriesVarious ArtistsCD10
  • -2004
Deep SongKurt RosenwinkelCD10
  • US2005-03-01
075021034563
Beyond the Sound BarrierWayne Shorter QuartetCD8
  • XE2005-06-20
0602498812815602498812815
The New StandardHerbie HancockCD11
  • XE2005-09-20
0602498840351602498840351
Nina Simone for LoversNina SimoneCD11
0602498636183602498636183
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?Jimmy SmithCD7
823 309-2042282330925
Beautiful Bossa NovaVarious Artists2×CD20 + 20
983 167-3, 983 167-40602498316726
Remix From Verve//Remixed^3Sarah VaughanCD3
B0004331-32602498807217
Troubles, TroublesOtis RushCD12
B0007211-02602498692592
Ella and Louis (Classics)Ella Fitzgerald & Louis ArmstrongCD11
MGV 4003602498840214
We Get RequestsThe Oscar Peterson TrioCD10
  • -2005
V6-86060602498840429
Further DefinitionsBenny Carter and His OrchestraCD16
602498840153
Jazz for LoversVarious ArtistsCD18
  • DE2006-03-31
0602498358658
New Year's at the Village VanguardDr. Michael WhiteCD10
  • US2006-08-01
07314512168240731451216824
Go Baby GoBaby Loves JazzCD18
  • US2006-08-01
602517000513
From This Moment OnDiana KrallDigital Media13
  • CA2006-09-19
Marie AntoinetteVarious Artists2×CD12 + 14
  • US2006-10-10
602517084186602517084186
My One and Only LoveDenzal SinclaireCD10
988422602498842225
From This Moment OnDiana KrallCD12
B0007530-02602517063259
The Nearness of YouHelen MerrillCD12
UCCU-92544988005432353
MiyoshiMiyoshi UmekiCD11
UCCU-93214988005452276
From This Moment OnDiana KrallCD12
602517063228
Betcha Bottom DollarThe Puppini SistersCD14
  • US2007-05-01
B0008409‐02602498461709
Kim Is BackKim Hoorweg(unknown)13
  • NL2007-05-18
0602517338180
Lullabies of BirdlandElla FitzgeraldCD11
  • US2007-06-05
20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: The Best of Nina SimoneNina SimoneCD11
  • US2007-06-12
More Than Pussy: The Remix EPBrazilian GirlsDigital Media5
  • US2007-08-28
Duke Ellington Meets Coleman Hawkins (Impulse ORIGINALS)Duke EllingtonCD8
  • XE2007-10-09
0602517448094602517448094