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Grady TateFrom The Heart – Songs Sung Live At The Blue Note ... CD
Half Note, 2006. Used ... $7.99
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Jackie AllenTangled ... CD
Blue Note, 2006. Used ... $4.99
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Mose AllisonJazz Profile – Mose Allison ... CD
Blue Note, Late 80s/Early 90s. Used ... $1.99
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(Out of print. Barcode has a cutout mark, and the booklet has a promotional sticker.)

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Patricia BarberVerse ... CD
Blue Note, 2002. Used ... $4.99
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(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Jamie Cullum with Nostalgia 77Interlude ... CD
Blue Note, 2015. New Copy ... $13.99 14.98
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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Jamie Cullum with Nostalgia 77Interlude ... LP
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
Also available Interlude ... CD 13.99

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Kurt EllingFlirting With Twilight (75th anniversary edition) ... LP
Blue Note, 2001. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $22.99 24.99
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! LP, Vinyl record album

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Dodo GreeneMy Hour Of Need ... LP
Blue Note, Early 60s. Very Good- ... $11.99
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
Blue Note, 1995. Used ... $3.99
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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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Stacey KentDreamer In Concert (with bonus track) ... CD
Blue Note, 2012. Used ... $8.99
A great setting for Stacey Kent – one of the most lovely vocalists to emerge in recent years – heard here in a live performance that's almost got more charm than her previous studio albums for Blue Note! The space is large, but the group is nice and small – an intimate lineup that features guitar from Kent alongside the vocals, tenor and soprano sax from Jim Tomlinson, Fender Rhodes and piano from Graham Harvey, bass from Jeremy Brown, and drums from Matt Skelton – a lineup that provides perfect gentle backings for Stacey's unique way of singing – a light-voiced mode that almost feels like Blossom Dearie at times! Titles include "Waters Of March", "Quiet Nights Of Quiet Stars", "Breakfast On The Morning Tram", "O Comboio", "Dreamer", "Jardin D'Hiver", "Samba Saravah", and "Ces Petits Riens". CD features the bonus track "They Say It's Wonderful". CD

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Carmen McRaeCan't Hide Love (with bonus tracks) ... CD
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
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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Kristina TrainSpilt Milk ... CD
Blue Note, 2009. Used ... $3.99
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TrainchaLook Of Love – Burt Bacharach Songbook ... CD
Blue Note, 2007. Used ... $8.99
Traincha's got a funny name, but she's a heck of a great singer – as you'll hear on this wonderful tribute to the music of Burt Bacharach! This Blue Note Europe debut is a really well-crafted set – produced by Patrick Williams with some of the best poise and balance he's brought to other vocal sessions in his later years – backed with full orchestrations from the Metropole Orchestra, who bring in some nice jazzy inflections, but still respect Burt's intentions with the tunes. Bacharach plays a bit of piano on the set, and arrangements are by Williams and Vince Mendoza – on titles that include "The Windows Of The World", "The Look Of Love", "I Say A Little Prayer", "That's What Friends Are For", "Waiting For Charlie", "Falling Out Of Love", "This House Is Empty Now", and "Close To You". CD

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TrainchaWho'll Speak For Love – Burt Bacharach Songbook 2 ... CD
Blue Note (Netherlands), 2008. Used ... $9.99
A wonderful tribute to the mighty Bacharach – and a set that also features Burt playing piano on three of the tracks! The sound here is surprisingly soulful – way more than we'd expect from Traincha's look on the cover, or from the Blue Note placement of the album – and in a way, the album feels like some of the best mature readings of Burt's work at the start of the 70s – put together in a post-Dionne sort of way. Arrangements aren't by Bacharach, but actually by the great Pat Williams – who really brings a classic sort of feel to the record, and does a great job of setting things up for the Metropole Orchestra. Titles include "Any Day Now", "Love Is Still The Answer", "One Less Bell To Answer", "Don't Make Me Over", "I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself", and "In Between The Heartaches". CD

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Dinah WashingtonJazz Profile – Dinah Washington ... CD
Blue Note, 1950s/Early 60s. Used ... $1.99
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(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Kurt EllingClose Your Eyes ... CD
Blue Note, 1995. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
We want to hate this guy! Why? Well, because years ago, when he was still just a divinity grad student at the University of Chicago, we used to catch him sitting in on sessions all over the south side. At the time, his vocal stylings used to make us wince – but those years in the trenches definitely did something right, as Elling has emerged to be one of the freshest male vocalists that jazz has seen in 25 years. Sure, he does have an unfortunate habit for doing this annoying "jazz hipster" monologues – some of which are on these record, and which are a bit unbearable – but when he sings, really sings, he's got a way of putting over a song that can match the best of the elite (and small) group of true male jazz vocalists of the past 25 years (like Jon Hendricks, Mark Murphy, and Cleveland Watkiss). This is his first album, and it's still our favorite. Well worth having if you're into jazz vocals, and with great readings of "Close Your Eyes", "Ballad Of The Sad Young Men", and "Wait Till You See Her" – plus Elling's own catchy composition "Never Say Goodbye". CD
(Spine has a cutout notch.)

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✨✧ Sheila JordanPortrait Of Sheila ... CD
Blue Note, 1962. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the only two vocal jazz albums that the Blue Note label ever recorded – and a haunting batch of tracks from a young Sheila Jordan! The style here is quite different than that of Jordan's later, more experimental records – and this early session shows her as an extremely talented young vocalist, with a unique approach that adds a sparkling modernist touch to familiar tunes – yet which still keeps things in a relatively more straightforward fashion. There's a great mixing of older and newer visions in the set – not just in Jordan's vocals, but also in the small combo backing by the trio of Barry Galbraith on guitar, Steve Swallow on bass, and Denzil Best on drums. Titles include great versions of "Baltimore Oriole", "Dat Dere", and "Hum Drum Blues" – plus the tunes "I'm A Fool To Want You", "Am I Blue", "Laugh Clown Laugh", and "Who Can I Turn To?". CD
(Out of print.)
 
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Ernestine AndersonErnestine Anderson Swings The Penthouse ... CD
High Note, 1962. New Copy ... $15.99 16.98
Rare live work from Ernestine Anderson – recorded in Seattle during the same early 60s stretch when Anderson was recording for Mercury Records! The performance is quite different than the Anderson of later years – more jazz overall, and maybe a bit more composed – with less of the bluesy inflections that Ernestine opened up during her rise to fame on Concord Records, and maybe more of a cool, classy style that reminds us a bit of Sarah Vaughan on her great live sides for Mercury. The tracks are relatively short, but phrased wonderfully – and backing is by a small combo, led by pianist Dick Palombi – on titles that include "Angel Eyes", "It Could Happen To You", "On Green Dolphin Street", "Time After Time", "Just In Time", and "I Fall In Love Too Easily". CD

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Andy & The Bey SistersRound Midnight (original pressing) ... LP
Prestige, 1965. Very Good+ ... $19.99
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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Freddy ColeSinging The Blues ... CD
High Note, 2014. Used ... $9.99
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(Punch through barcode.)

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Eliane EliasMade In Brazil ... CD
Concord, 2015. New Copy ... $16.99 18.99
Eliane Elias is always plenty comfortable with the music of Brazil – and this sweet session really lives up to her earlier Brazilian-styled gems for Blue Note! The format is familiar and easygoing – Eliane on both vocals and keyboards – which includes both acoustic piano and some mighty nice Fender Rhodes – amidst some larger arrangements which are always nicely grounded with acoustic percussion and other classic bossa-styled elements! There's also some great guests on the record too – guest vocals from Ed Motta, Amanda Brecker, and Take 6 – plus Roberto Menescal, who also plays some guitar as well. Titles include "Voce", "Vida", "Incendiando", "Searching", "Some Enchanted Place", "Driving Ambition", "Rio", and "No Tabuleiro Da Baiana". CD

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Kurt EllingGate ... CD
Concord, 2011. Used ... $5.99
Brilliant stuff from the great Kurt Elling – one of our favorite modern vocalists, pretty much from the first note we heard out of him – here covering popular tunes from the worlds of jazz, rock and soul on one of the best albums producer Don Was has worked on in years! Everything just gels wonderfully here for us – with timelessly laidback jazzy instrumentation and purely sublime vocals from Kurt. A win for for Elling, Was and the songwriters and artists they cover – who include Joe Jackson, Herbie Hancock, Stevie Wonder, King Crimson and more. Includes "Matte Kudasai", "Steppin' Out", "Norwegian Wood", "Nighttown Lady Bright", "Golden Lady", "Samurai Cowboy", "Blue In Green" and more. CD

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Carmen McRaeMs Jazz ... LP
Groove Merchant, Early 70s. Very Good ... $2.99
A relatively hip set of tracks – similar to some of Carmen's work on Atlantic and Blue Note from the same time, in which she's singing a range of material that goes past her earlier jazz vocal titles, showing an interest in the hipper sounds of the pop realm. The group's a small one, with Zoot Sims on tenor and Bucky Pizzarelli on guitar – and tracks include "You Are The Sunshine Of My Life", "Masquerade", "You & I", "It's The Good Life", and "Livin". LP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl has a press flaw that plays with some noise on "You're Mine You". Cover has a cutout notch and hole.)

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Novi SingersFive, Four, Three (with bonus tracks) ... CD
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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