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Sep 16, 2020, 14:55 ET Verve Label Group And UMe Release First-Ever Official Music Video For Louis Armstrong's 'What A Wonderful World'

Verve Label Group and UMe, the global catalog company of Universal Music Group, today announced the release of the first-ever official music video...


Aug 06, 2020, 11:03 ET 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...


Jun 12, 2020, 09:03 ET Verve Label Group/UMe Announces Audiophile Vinyl Reissue Series Acoustic Sounds To Offer Definitive Audiophile Grade Versions Of Classic Jazz Records

Seeking to offer definitive audiophile grade versions of some of the most historic and best jazz records ever recorded, Verve Label Group and UMe's...


Feb 07, 2020, 09:33 ET Essential Late-Era Nina Simone Album, 'Fodder On My Wings,' To Make Long Overdue Reappearance On LP And CD Plus Wide Digital Release For The First Time In Standard And Hi-Res Audio

Recorded in 1982, not long after she moved to Paris, Fodder On My Wings was one of Nina Simone's favorite albums yet has remained one of her most...


Jan 21, 2020, 09:00 ET Ella Fitzgerald's Captivating, Intimate Duets with Pianists Compiled for the First Time as 'The Complete Piano Duets'

Ella Fitzgerald was masterful in any musical format, but there was something especially luminous about her singing alone with a piano. This was clear ...


Nov 26, 2019, 15:49 ET Jazz Legend Charlie Parker Honored With Global Bird 100 Centennial Celebration

The incomparable life and extraordinary, trailblazing career of jazz titan and influential composer Charlie Parker will be honored throughout 2020...


Oct 04, 2019, 11:00 ET Essential Late-Era Nina Simone Album, 'Fodder On My Wings,' To Make Long Overdue Reappearance On LP And CD Plus Wide Digital Release For The First Time In Standard And Hi-Res Audio

Recorded in 1982, not long after she moved to Paris, Fodder On My Wings was one of Nina Simone's favorite albums yet has remained one of her most...


Mar 15, 2019, 10:00 ET Don Cherry's Meditative, Inventive 1975 Album 'Brown Rice' Reissued On Vinyl Via Verve/UMe

Out of print in the U.S. for more than four decades, Don Cherry's meditative, inventive outsider jazz classic, Brown Rice, is available on vinyl once ...


Feb 22, 2019, 16:54 ET Verve, Impulse! Records and UMe Launch Vital Vinyl Series Today Featuring 180-Gram Vinyl Reissues of the Iconic Labels' Classic Albums

Today, Verve and Impulse! Records, together with UMe, launched their new series Vital Vinyl, a celebration of essential jazz LPs from the iconic...


Feb 22, 2019, 11:00 ET Ella Fitzgerald's Inaugural Live Album For Verve, 'Ella At The Shrine', Recorded In 1956 But Unreleased For More Than 60 Years, Available Widely Today On Vinyl Via Verve/UMe

Recorded live at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on January 21, 1956, Ella At The Shrine captures Ella Fitzgerald at the beginning of her career ...


Nov 14, 2018, 12:00 ET Marlena Shaw's Innovative, Outspoken 1969 Soul-Jazz Amalgam 'The Spice of Life' Reissued On Vinyl Via Verve/UMe Ahead Of 50th Anniversary

Marlena Shaw's long-lost soul-jazz album The Spice of Life, widely out of print since 1977, is available on vinyl once again via Verve/UMe ahead of...


Nov 13, 2018, 11:00 ET Verve Records To Pay Tribute To Its Legendary Founder Norman Granz And His Centennial With Aptly-Titled All-Star Four-Disc Box Set 'The Founder'

In jazz circles, few names command more respect than Norman Granz. Although he wasn't a musician, Granz (1918-2001) was as responsible as any...


Nov 02, 2018, 10:00 ET Brazilian Music Innovator Jorge Ben's First U.S. Vinyl Pressing Of His Influential Self-Titled 1969 Album Released Ahead Of 50th Anniversary

In advance of its 50th anniversary next year, Verve/UMe has released Brazilian music innovator Jorge Ben's massively influential self-titled 1969...


Sep 21, 2018, 14:04 ET RAMP's 1977 Hyper-Influential Funk Classic 'Come Into Knowledge' Reissued On Vinyl Today Via Verve/UMe

Acid-jazz legends RAMP's one and only album, Come Into Knowledge, which hasn't been pressed on vinyl for a wide release since 1977, is available once ...


Sep 14, 2018, 11:55 ET Terry Callier's Psychedelic, Romantic And Socially Conscious 1972 Funk-Soul Classic 'What Color Is Love' Available On Vinyl Via Verve/UMe After Being Out Of Print For Nearly Two Decades

Terry Callier's 1972 album, What Color Is Love, is available on vinyl once again following nearly two decades of being out of print in the resurgent...


Aug 31, 2018, 10:00 ET New Slim Gaillard Collection, 'Groove Juice: The Norman Granz Recordings + More,' Available Now

Bulee "Slim" Gaillard was a master of groove, a multi-instrumentalist and multilingual singer, songwriter, and comedian, bouncing on the pulse of...


Aug 02, 2018, 10:00 ET Ella Fitzgerald's Acclaimed 1956 Live Album 'Ella At Zardi's' To Be Released On Vinyl On August 17 Via Verve/UMe

Following the limited-edition Record Store Day release of Ella Fitzgerald's unreleased 1956 album Ella At Zardi's on pink and blue vinyl, which...


Jun 15, 2018, 10:00 ET 'Jazz Loves Bernstein' Commemorates Beloved Composer/Conductor Leonard Bernstein's Centennial With Star-Studded Two-Disc Collection Featuring Classic Jazz Interpretations Of The Maestro's Greatest Songs

In a dazzling musical career that spanned more than forty years, Leonard Bernstein distinguished himself as a conductor, pianist and educator, as...


Apr 20, 2018, 11:00 ET Classic Jazz At The Philharmonic Titles Featuring Ella Fitzgerald, Lester Young And Oscar Peterson Revived With New Vinyl Reissues

In the annals of jazz history, few events have been more influential than the Jazz at the Philharmonic concert series, and the album series of the...


Apr 04, 2018, 12:00 ET Rock And Roll Trailblazer Sister Rosetta Tharpe's Decca & Verve Records Catalog To Be Released Digitally & Made Available For Streaming For The First Time

As The Godmother of Rock & Roll Sister Rosetta Tharpe's highly-anticipated induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame's Early Influences wing...


Dec 13, 2017, 11:00 ET Herbie Hancock's Spellbinding "River: The Joni Letters" Expanded Edition Releasing December 15 In Celebration Of 10th Anniversary

When Herbie Hancock's genre-defying River: The Joni Letters, won the 2007 Grammy® Award for "Album of the Year," beating out Kanye West, Amy...


Oct 27, 2017, 11:00 ET Long Out-Of-Print Collection "All Day Thumbsucker Revisited", Documenting The History Of Blue Thumb Records, Revived On Eve Of Legendary Label's 50th Anniversary Next Year

From 1968 to 1978, Blue Thumb Records was one of music's most adventurous and imaginative record labels, with a far-ranging roster of cutting-edge...


Sep 27, 2017, 13:00 ET 60th Anniversary of "Funny Face" Celebrated With Deluxe, Expanded Version of Soundtrack From Classic Film Starring Fred Astaire and Audrey Hepburn

To celebrate the 60th anniversary of the classic Audrey Hepburn/Fred Astaire musical film, "Funny Face," Verve Records/UMe is releasing an expanded...


Jul 28, 2017, 14:21 ET "The Very Best Of Diana Krall" Released Today On Vinyl In U.S. For First Time To Mark Album's 10th Anniversary

Verve Records/UMe are celebrating the legacy of the incomparable multiplatinum GRAMMY® Award-winning singer and pianist Diana Krall by releasing The...


Mar 13, 2017, 09:00 ET Ella Fitzgerald's Centennial Year Commemorated With A Global Ella 100 Celebration

The Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation, Verve Label Group and UMe are pleased to announce some of the major initiatives confirmed as part of this...