1. Tommy LiPuma Joins UMPG as Creative Consultant

    June 12, 2014 6:18 PM EDT The Universal Music Publishing Group has signed record producer and former Verve head honcho Tommy LiPuma as a creative consultant, advising the company on everything from catalog acquisitions, new signings, songwriter collaborations and helping t ...

  2. Accolades For Al

    June 06, 2012 3:50 PM EDT 0 0 For this special feature celebrating the accomplishments of multiple Grammy Award-winning engineer/producer Al Schmitt, many of his renowned colleagues provided recollections and praise. Tommy LiPuma Tommy LiPuma and Al Schmitt are one of the dream te ...

  3. Paul McCartney Reveals 'Kisses On The Bottom' Track List

    January 09, 2012 1:00 PM EST 0 0 0 Paul McCartney has revealed the full track list to "Kisses On The Bottom," the singer-songwriter's first album since 2007 that is set for a Feb. 7 release on Hear Music/Concord Records. McCartney's follow-up to "Memory Almos ...

  4. Paul McCartney To Release New Album in February

    December 19, 2011 11:49 AM EST 0 0 0 Still-Untitled Full-Length To Feature Eric Clapton, Stevie Wonder Paul McCartney will pay homage to some of the songs that inspired his greatest songwriting achievements on a forthcoming, still-untitled album, due out Feb. 7, 2012 on Hear Music/Conc ...

  5. Diana Krall Preps Album, Producing Streisand

    December 08, 2008 1:47 PM EST 0 0 0 Diana Krall describes her first record in three years as intimate, sensual and erotic. "I'm not coy single girl singing 'Peel Me a Grape.' I love that song but I don't love it for me any more," Krall says. "I feel ...

  6. Badu, Scott, Wonder Help Latifah See The 'Light'

    July 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Stevie Wonder and soul singers Erykah Badu and Jill Scott are among the guests on Queen Latifah's second album for Verve, "Trav'lin' Light." Due Sept. 25, the project was co-produced by Tommy LiPuma a Stevie Wonder and soul ...

  7. Billboard Bits: Diana Krall, Juvenile, The Who

    June 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 News on Diana Krall, Juvenile, The Who Diana Krall has christened her new album "From This Moment On" and will release it Sept. 19 via Verve. As previously reported , the album finds Krall backed by the Clayton/Hamilton Jazz Orchestra on e ...

  8. Krall Eyeing September For New Album

    May 31, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Diana Krall will release her next studio album Sept. 12 via Verve. The as-yet-untitled album was co-produced by Krall and longtime collaborator Tommy LiPuma. Diana Krall will release her next studio album Sept. 12 via Verve. The as-yet-untitled albu ...

  9. Gladys Knight Salutes Ella, Duke, Sammy

    March 15, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 R&B veteran Gladys Knight will honor a host of legendary vocalists with the release of a covers album, "Before Me." R&B veteran Gladys Knight will honor a host of legendary vocalists with the release of a covers album, "Before ...

  10. Krall Croons Christmas Carols On New CD

    August 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Diana Krall will deliver the sounds of the season with "Christmas Songs, Featuring the Clayton/Hamilton Jazz Orchestra," due Nov. 1 from Verve Records. Diana Krall will deliver the sounds of the season with "Christmas Songs, Featuring ...

  11. Jazz Notes

    August 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Al Jarreau reunites with producer Tommy LiPuma for what Verve calls the singer's first jazz set in 27 years. Read Dan Ouellette's column. Al Jarreau reunites with producer Tommy LiPuma for what Verve calls the singer's first jazz se ...

  12. Jarreau Says Return To Jazz Is Really A First

    August 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Al Jarreau is a master of pop, R&B and jazz singing. He grooves in the funky zone, romances with artful fluidity and scats with syncopated glee. He's as much influenced by such players as piani ...

  13. Accentuate the Positive

    August 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 With "Accentuate the Positive," the acclaimed R&B/pop singer finally returns to his jazz roots. With "Accentuate the Positive," the acclaimed R&B/pop singer finally returns to his jazz roots. Tommy LiPuma, who produced Ja ...

  14. Hot Product

    August 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Al Jarreau Positive Vibrations Veteran jazz vocalist Al Jarreau reteams with producer Tommy LiPuma for their first studio album in 27 years on "Accentuate the Positive," due this week via Verve. Songs earmarked for the album include the Ho ...

  15. Ask a Woman Who Knows

    September 21, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Cole's first effort for Verve is easily her strongest recording since 1990's Unforgettable. Cole's first effort for Verve is easily her strongest recording since 1990's Unforgettable. Besides being reteamed with that set's p ...

  16. Natalie Cole Turns To Jazz

    August 05, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Natalie Cole has been among R&B and pop's enduring voices for the past 25 years-and she's more than willing to leave those worlds behind. With her Verve debut, "Ask a Woman Who Knows& ...

  17. Diana Krall's 'Look Of Love'

    September 17, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Diana Krall, revered by critics and consumers alike as one of today's preeminent jazz singers, returns Sept. 18 with "The Look of Love" -- a Verve release that strives to broaden her creative palette Diana Krall, revered by critics an ...