April In Paris was one of the earliest albums to be released on Norman Granz’s new label, Verve Records. Basie plays organ and piano, and the rhythm section of Eddie Jones on bass, Sonny Payne on drums and Freddie Green on rhythm guitar drive the whole album with restrained intensity. The album helped reconnect jazz lovers with one of the finest bands of the swing era, yet there is nothing retrospective about April in Paris; it is alive with vitality, elegance, sophistication, and modernity.
Verve’s Vital Vinyl Series showcases some of the most beloved and must-have albums of the ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s from the iconic catalogues of Verve and Impulse! Records.
Whether you’re a serious collector looking to complete your collection or a music fan just getting into jazz who wants to pick up a few classics for your turntable, the Vital Vinyl series has you covered with high quality reissues of some of the best records from this exciting, prolific era in Verve and Impulse! Records history.
Pressed on 180gm vinyl each Verve’s Vital Vinyl title is cut from 24-bit/192kHz files mastered by Kevin Reeves from the original session tapes
Featuring original cover artwork, liner notes and track listings
Competitively priced, these are highly attractive propositions for completists and jazz newcomers alike
Non-Limited-Edition, Lifetime LPs