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Grady TateFrom The Heart – Songs Sung Live At The Blue Note ... CD CD format
Half Note, 2006. Used ... $9.99
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Jackie AllenTangled ... CD CD format
Blue Note, 2006. Used ... $8.99
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Mose AllisonJazz Profile – Mose Allison ... CD CD format
Blue Note, Late 80s/Early 90s. Used ... $3.99
CD
(Out of print. Barcode has a cutout mark, and the booklet has a promotional sticker.)

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Patricia BarberNightclub ... CD CD format
Blue Note, 2000. Used ... $2.99
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New Jamie Cullum with Nostalgia 77Interlude ... LP LP format
Blue Note, 2015. New Copy 2LP ... $22.99 24.99
The hippest, coolest work we've ever heard from Jamie Cullum – a wonderful collaboration with Nostalgia 77, who bring a lot of deeper jazz tones back to Cullum's music! The members of the group shift from track to track, but really give the whole thing a soulful vibe that's been missing from some of Jamie's work in the past – a move back to his roots in jazz, with a sensibility that almost even steps farther back – and links him to hip 60s British talents like Georgie Fame or Zoot Money. Cullum's voice is wonderful, as always – but it's especially great to hear it in a setting like this, which is quite far from some of the more poppy directions he'd been heading on previous records. Titles include "The Seer's Tower", "Walkin", "Don't You Know", "Interlude", "Lovesick Blues", "Come & Get Me", "Out Of This World", "Make Someone Happy", "Good Morning Heartache", "Sack O Woe", and a version of "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood" done with Gregory Porter. LP, Vinyl record album

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Kurt EllingFlirting With Twilight ... CD CD format
Blue Note, 2001. Used ... $5.99
Think what you may about this groove-patched hipster – we still think he's one of the best jazz vocalists of our time! Kurt Elling's carrying a torch that few other singers could handle – a direct line back to the genius male jazz vocal work of singers like Mark Murphy and Jon Hendricks, armed with the confident emotionality and freely expressive style of the former, and the jazz-based virtuosity and sense of humor of the latter. This recent Blue Note session is very much in Elling's best mode – a bit too sweet in parts, but filled with some great numbers that show him always pushing the envelope, not content to just be a "modern classic" vocalist, as might be said for some of his female contemporaries in the jazz vocal realm. Titles include "Say It", "While You Are Mine", "I'm Thru With Love", "Orange Blossoms In Summertime", "Detour Ahead", "Lil Darlin", and "Easy Living". And sure, we wish there were more original compositions – as on other albums – but Elling really still does a great job with the standards! CD
(BMG music club pressing.)

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Kurt EllingLive In Chicago ... CD CD format
Blue Note, 2000. Used ... $3.99
We think this guy's one of the best new jazz vocalist to emerge over the past decade, and this album – his 4th for Blue Note – is far and away his best! The album was recorded live at Chicago's Green Mill nightclub – with nice small combo backing by Laurence Hobgood, Rob Amster, and Michael Raynor, plus guest horn work by Von Freeman, Eddie Johnson, and Ed Peterson. Kahil El'Zabar also plays percussion, and Jon Hendricks joins in on vocals a bit. But the best part is Elling's voice – which is a sweet mix between Mark Murphy at his best, and earlier vocalese masters, like Hendricks or Joe Lee Wilson. The album features mostly straight-ahead jazz vocalizing – with little of the hipster monologues that have ruined other Elling albums – and it includes an incredible version of Wayne Shorter's "Night Dreamer", plus the cuts "Oh My God", "Esperanto", "My Foolish Heart", "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes", and the King Pleasure classic "Don't Get Scared". A real treat – especially if you like Cleveland Watkiss' Green Chimneys album, or any of the good Mark Murphy recordings for Muse! CD

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Kurt EllingThis Time It's Love ... CD CD format
Blue Note, 1998. Used ... $3.99
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Babs GonzalesWeird Lullaby ... CD CD format
Blue Note, Late 40s/Early 50s. Used ... $11.99
Really great stuff from Babs Gonzales – a whole host of rare singles, compiled into one excellent collection! CD
(Out of print, original pressing.)

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Dodo GreeneMy Hour Of Need ... LP LP format
Blue Note, Early 60s. Very Good- ... $19.99
One of the few vocal albums on Blue Note's short lived 89000 series – and one of the only few ever cut by the obscure singer Dodo Greene! Green's got this raspy voice that's just great – somewhat fragile, but not in a wispy way – kind of honest and human, and somewhere in the Billie Holiday tradition, yet very much her own bag too! The backings are quite unique – handled by an excellent group led by tenorist Ike Quebec, who's also working with Grant Green on guitar and Sir Charles Thompson on organ. The band is nice, and Quebec gets in a few solos, but the real highlight is Greene, whose beautifully fragile voice gives haunting renditions of standards like "Let There Be Love", "My Hour Of Need", "Trouble In Mind", and "I Won't Cry Anymore". A fairly mournful album, and with a nice moody late night feel. LP, Vinyl record album
(Liberty/UA pressing.)

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Lena HorneEvening With Lena Horne ... CD CD format
Blue Note, 1995. Used ... $5.99
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(Out of print. Booklet has a promo sticker, CD has a promo stamp, and barcode has some marker.)

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Carmen McRaeCan't Hide Love (with bonus tracks) ... CD CD format
Blue Note/Big Break (UK), 1976. New Copy ... $8.99
Sweet soul from Carmen McRae – a great 70s album for Blue Note, and one that has the classic singer moving into some very groovy material! The feel here is much more soul than jazz – at least the jazz of the torchy style from Carmen's roots – but as you'd guess from McRae, the vocals still bring plenty of great inflections to play – personalizing even familiar tunes, and really helping to push the level of an already-great record! Arrangements are by Gerald Wilson, Dave Grusin, Johnny Mandel, and Thad Jones – and the set includes Carmen's hip cover of "Can't Hide Love" – plus "I Wish You Well", "Only Women Bleed", "Lost Up In Loving You", "Would You Believe", "A Child Is Born", and "All By Myself". CD

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Carmen McRaeI Am Music ... CD CD format
Blue Note/Big Break (UK), 1975. New Copy ... $5.99
Carmen McRae really opens up on this sweet 70s set for Blue Note – expanding past the traditional jazz of her roots, and even some of the groovier work of her Atlantic years – into a sweeping, contemporary sound that's all adult, all the way! The vibe is great – in the same sophisticated, soulful territory as Marlena Shaw's recordings for Blue Note during the same stretch – yet also couched in those unmistakable McRae vocals – always with a crisp edge, even in the mellowest moments – a unique sound that no other singer can touch. The set was produced by Roger Kellaway – who also arranges, along with Dave Grusin and Byron Olson – all of whom give Carmen a set of sweeping larger backings that make for a fairly majestic album – on titles that include "I Am Music", "I Never Lied To You", "Like A Lover", "Who Gave You Permission", "A Letter For Anna Lee", "You Know Who You Are", and "I Ain't Here". CD

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Dinah WashingtonJazz Profile – Dinah Washington ... CD CD format
Blue Note, 1950s/Early 60s. Used ... $3.99
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(Out of print.)

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New Patricia BarberCole Porter Mix ... CD CD format
Blue Note, 2008. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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New Jamie Cullum with Nostalgia 77Interlude ... CD CD format
Blue Note, 2015. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The hippest, coolest work we've ever heard from Jamie Cullum – a wonderful collaboration with Nostalgia 77, who bring a lot of deeper jazz tones back to Cullum's music! The members of the group shift from track to track, but really give the whole thing a soulful vibe that's been missing from some of Jamie's work in the past – a move back to his roots in jazz, with a sensibility that almost even steps farther back – and links him to hip 60s British talents like Georgie Fame or Zoot Money. Cullum's voice is wonderful, as always – but it's especially great to hear it in a setting like this, which is quite far from some of the more poppy directions he'd been heading on previous records. Titles include "The Seer's Tower", "Walkin", "Don't You Know", "Interlude", "Lovesick Blues", "Come & Get Me", "Out Of This World", "Make Someone Happy", "Good Morning Heartache", "Sack O Woe", and a version of "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood" done with Gregory Porter. CD
Also available Interlude ... LP 22.99

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New King PleasureMoody's Mood For Love ... CD CD format
United Artists/Blue Note, Early 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The rarest of three albums that King Pleasure ever recorded – and pretty darn hard to find, too. The set was recorded after King's earlier sides for the Prestige and HiFi jazz labels, but it's in a very similar style, with some wonderful vocalese-ing done in Pleasure's landmark style. He's really one of the greatest jazz singers of the 20th century, and it's unfortunate that apart from the big hit fame of "Moody's Mood For Love" (recorded here once again), King never got strong recognition as a richly talented singer. A number of cuts on here are re-recordings of earlier work – like "Don't Get Scared" and "Sometimes I'm Happy" – and other tracks include "It Might As Well Be Spring" and "Old Black Magic". Plus, this CD reissue also expands the original album with a lot of bonus cuts, including some great unreleased numbers – a total of 18 tracks in all, and a treasure trove of work by King Pleasure! CD

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New Cassandra WilsonTraveling Miles ... CD CD format
Blue Note, 1999. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Cassandra Wilson's tribute to Miles Davis – a pretty brave and ambitious move, writing lyrics to classic Miles compositions – and a winning one! Wilson produced the record, too, and her genuine love of the material makes it worth – as does her fairly earthy, timeless production. Made in the late 90s, and it honestly hasn't aged a day. Very impressive! It's a Miles-centric set, but there's a couple non-Miles numbers too, and the titles include "Run The Voodoo Down", "Traveling Miles", "Time After Time", "When The Sun Goes Down", "Someday My Prince Will Come", "Resurrection Blues (Tutu)", "Piper", "Prancing", "Right Here, Right Now" and more. CD
(Includes outer slip cover.)

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New Patricia BarberCompanion ... CD CD format
Blue Note/Premonition, 1999. Used ... Out Of Stock
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(Out of print.)

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New Patricia BarberLive – A Fortnight In France ... CD CD format
Blue Note, 2004. Used ... Out Of Stock
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(Out of print.)
 
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Andy & The Bey SistersRound Midnight (original pressing) ... LP LP format
Prestige, 1965. Very Good+ ... $29.99
One of the rare few records recorded by a young Andy Bey and his sisters! The group was an obscure jazz harmony trio formed by Andy in his earlier years – and it features him on piano, joining with the vocals of his two sisters Salome and Geradine Bey – in a soulful, moody style that's unlike anything else we can think of! Their three heavenly voices are backed by Kenny Burrell's guitar, Milt Hinton's bass, and Osie Johnson's drums, and there's lots of room around the arrangments for the Beys to stretch out and sing beautifully. Includes a haunting arrangment of "Round Midnight", plus "God Bless The Child", "Everytime We Say Goodbye", "Solitude", and the "Love Medley". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing. Cover is great on front – and has some very interesting jazz DJ notes on back.)

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Vikki CarrFirst Time Ever I Saw Your Face (with bonus tracks) ... CD CD format
Columbia/Real Gone, 1972. New Copy ... $11.99 16.98
A bit 70s album for Vikki Carr – and one that really shows a newer, sexier style for the singer! The backings are lush, but never sleepy – wrapped up with the kind of ornate sensuality of the cover image – which Vikki matches perfectly with notes that are well-formed, and understatedly mature – amidst a set of songs that really sum up the new "adult" modes of the time. Backings are mostly by All Capps – who's even more impressive here than usual – especially in his blend of acoustic and electric elements – and titles include "Without You", "First Time Ever I Saw Your Face", "The Summer Knows", "Speak Softly Love", "Song Sung Blue", "Help Me Make It Through The Night", "Brian's Song", and "The Way Of Love". CD features 9 bonus tracks – including "I Don't Want A Sometimes Man", "Reflections", "Let The Band Play On", "The Big Hurt", and "Call My Heart Your Home". CD

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Laika FatienMisery – A Tribute To Billie Holiday ... CD CD format
Nocturne (France), 2008. Used ... $9.99
A really great little album – and light years from the straight torch tribute you might expect! Laika Fatien's working here with bold piano help from Robert Glasper – a player whose soulful, flowing tones have made his Blue Note albums some real recent treasures in our collections – and whose music here is a perfect match for Laika's righteous style of singing! Although the tunes are familiar numbers from the Billie Holiday songbook, the execution is quite different than the originals – often not as fragile, with a brooding sense of power that's totally great – especially on the tunes that bring in some added work from saxophonist David El Malek. If you dug Laika's previous album, you'll like this one equally well – and hopefully the Holiday connection will hip some new listeners to her sound too, and bring this excellent singer a wide new audience. Titles include "Lady's Back In Town", "You Can't Lose A Broken Heart", "All Of You", "Misery", "How Deep Is The Ocean", "Strange Fruit", "Gloomy Sunday", and "Left Alone". CD

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Jane HarveyTravelin Light (Leave It To Jane – plus bonus tracks) ... CD CD format
Dot/Little Jazz Bird, 1959. Used ... $8.99
Jane Harvey's a singer who didn't record much in the late 50s (according to the notes, she spent most of her time playing house with Bob Thiele!) – but she's a hell of a great singer, and one we wish had issued more sessions like this! She's got a voice trained in the big bands, one with more than enough punch to swing out in front of a large group on the stage – but she's also recording here in a hipper 50s jazz setting, one that brings a nice "close up" feel to her dynamic energy – letting it open up strongly on some swingers, and sparkle in more subtle ways on some of the gentler backings. The arrangements are by Jack Kane, and they're pretty fresh, and free from hoke – and titles include "Telephonez Moi", "Witchcraft", "Blue Again", "A Lover In The House", "Impossible", "Misty", and "Can't Get Out Of This Mood". CD features 8 bonus tracks – including "Foggy River", "I Had Too Much To Dream Last Night", "A Sunday Kind Of Love", "Always True To You In My Fashion", and "Close As Pages In A Book". CD

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New Manhattan TransferBrasil ... LP LP format
Atlantic, 1987. Very Good- ... $0.49
Titles include "Agua", "Soul Food To Go", "Capim", "Notes From The Underground", "Jungle Pioneer", and "The Zoo Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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Novi SingersFive, Four, Three (with bonus tracks) ... CD CD format
Polskie Nagrania/GAD (Poland), 1974. New Copy ... $16.99
One of the hippest albums ever from this incredible Polish vocal group – and that's saying a lot, because all of their albums are pretty darn hip! This set has the Novi Singers working in a freer, more open-ended mode than on some of their earlier records – hitting some territory that verges on the Karin Krog modes of the time, with lots of nice spacey touches, and going for some other numbers that have a funkier big band sort of approach – even cooler and groovier than the group's previous albums, including their classic set for MPS! Instrumentation brings in some sweet Fender Rhodes at times – with a fusion undercurrent that's subdued, and never gets in the way of the incredible harmonies – and titles include "Bongolo", "On The Road", "Five Four Three", "What Thing Is Love", "Yellow Blue & White", "Off Season", and "Dotyk". CD has great sound, notes, and four bonus tracks too – "Feel Kind Of Low", "Be My King", "Basen" and "Klown I Skrzypce". CD

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Kurt EllingFlirting With Twilight (75th anniversary edition) ... LP LP format
Blue Note, 2001. New Copy (reissue)... Around March 24, 2015
Think what you may about this groove-patched hipster – we still think he's one of the best jazz vocalists of our time! Kurt Elling's carrying a torch that few other singers could handle – a direct line back to the genius male jazz vocal work of singers like Mark Murphy and Jon Hendricks, armed with the confident emotionality and freely expressive style of the former, and the jazz-based virtuosity and sense of humor of the latter. This recent Blue Note session is very much in Elling's best mode – a bit too sweet in parts, but filled with some great numbers that show him always pushing the envelope, not content to just be a "modern classic" vocalist, as might be said for some of his female contemporaries in the jazz vocal realm. Titles include "Say It", "While You Are Mine", "I'm Thru With Love", "Orange Blossoms In Summertime", "Detour Ahead", "Lil Darlin", and "Easy Living". And sure, we wish there were more original compositions – as on other albums – but Elling really still does a great job with the standards! LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Flirting With Twilight ... CD 5.99
 
 
 



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