The 1962 Columbia set with Clark Terry, trumpet, Tommy Flanagan, piano, Major Holley, bass, and Dave Bailey, drums.
Simple guitar and bass accompaniments and plenty of ballads spotlight SV’s marvellous voice. Mundell Lowe and George Duvivier in 1961 for Roulette; Barney Kessel and Joe Comfort a year later for Reactivation.
1961 Mercury debut, bluesy and soulful, with a seam of Trane, a Bird cover, nods to Brownie and Bechet, a terrific version of the carol; and his 1956 King, already simultaneously playing stritch, tenor, manzello.
The two 1961 Colpix LPs, Sings Ellington! and At Newport, plus her version of Mood Indigo.
Sinner Man is here. Backed by a trio of guitar, bass and drums; with six bonus tracks, including all other known recordings from the same 1961 engagement, and (with orchestra) two studio counterparts.
Bundled with Plus Four — the two 1960 Mercurys — with Stanley and Tommy Turrentine, Julian Priester and Bob Boswell.
The superb 1959 LP, with Dupree Bolton and Elmo Hope — paired with Take Aim, a Blue Note cut the following year.
The Mingus In Wonderland and Mingus Revisited LPs, from 1959 and 1960. With Max Roach, Eric Dolphy, Clark Terry, Ted Curson, Jimmy Knepper, Slide Hampton, Paul Bley, Yusef Lateef, Booker Ervin and co.
The MJQ pianist and Oxford Street department store in mostly trio settings, mostly standards, swinging and crisp.