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✨✧ Michel CamiloLive At The Blue Note ... CD
Telarc, 2002. Used 2 CDs ... $3.99
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Chick CoreaChick Corea (Blue Note Re-issue Series) ... LP
Blue Note, Late 60s. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $6.99
A great collection of Chick's work for Blue Note and Solid State – recorded at a key time in his career, one that's almost lost to the history books! The tracks are from the years 1968 to 1970 – a time when Chick was coming off of work in the Latin and soul jazz underground, and before he blew up to big Scientology fame. The overall feel is a mixture of arch-modern piano and some more open-ended spiritual soul jazz – and players include Woody Shaw, Hubert Laws, Roy Haynes, and Benny Maupin, as well as his partners in the group Circle, Dave Holland and Barry Altschul. Titles include "Matrix", "Jamala", "Nefertiti", "Is", "This", and "Now He Sings Now He Sobs". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Chick Corea & OriginWeek At The Blue Note (6CD set) ... CD
Stretch, 1998. Used 6 CDs ... $23.99
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Sidney DeParisSidney DeParis & His Blue Note Stompers (10 inch LP) ... LP
Blue Note, Late 40s. Very Good- ... $36.99
Sidney DeParis is in the lead for this Blue Note date – a great 10" session that includes Jimmy Archey, Omer Simeon, and George "Pops" Foster! The style is trad, but recorded in that relaxed, open style that makes Blue Note albums like this a real standout in the genre – free from cliche, and showing a strong respect for the players throughout. Titles include "Weary Blues", "Moose March", "Panama", "When You Wore A Tulip", and "A Good Man Is Hard To Find". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing – in really nice shape!)

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Lou DonaldsonComplete Blue Note Lou Donaldson Sessions 1957 to 1960 (6CD set) ... CD
Blue Note/Mosaic, Mid 60s. Used 6CDs ... $139.99
Amazing hardbop material from Lou Donaldson – including a few unissued cuts, and material that showed up on the albums Wailing With Lou, Swing & Soul, Lou Takes Off, Blues Walk, The Time Is Right, LD + 3, and Light Foot. CD
(Out of print. Includes original box, book & CD csaes – all in great shape!)

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Frank FosterManhattan Fever (Blue Note) ... LP
Blue Note, 1968. Very Good ... $14.99
Lean, righteous blowing from the legendary Frank Foster – one of a handful of extremely hip sessions he cut in the 60s under his own name! The album's the only record Foster ever did for Blue Note – and we dare say it's even better than his previous 60s work on Prestige and Impulse – with a quality that's even darker, even deeper, even more advanced from his earlier years with Basie. There's a rolling, joyous groove to many numbers – that late 60s take on soul jazz that made for so many great tracks on albums by Hank Mobley or Lee Morgan near the end of the decade. Foster keeps things tight, but he's also got an expansive vision too – an edge in the horns that points the way towards some of the chances he'd take in the 70s, but which is still wrapped around a leanly leaping soul jazz groove! Foster wrote 5 of the 6 tracks on the album, and he's working here with a sextet that includes Garnett Brown on trombone, Marvin Stamm on trumpet, and Richard Wyands on piano, who brings in some offbeat notes and colors throughout. Rhythm is by the excellent team of Bob Cranshaw on bass and Mickey Roker on drums – and titles include "Seventh Avenue Bill", "Stammpede", "Little Miss No Nose", "Manhattan Fever", and "Loneliness". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original Liberty stereo pressing with Van Gelder stamp. Cover has a bit of pen on back.)

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Milt JacksonMilt Jackson (Blue Note 1509 aka Wizard Of The Vibes) ... LP
Blue Note, Early 50s. Very Good+ ... $119.99
Wicked early work from Milt Jackson – a record that's got a lot more of an edge than some of his later work with the Modern Jazz Quartet – a near-perfect modernist bop sound that's every bit the best side of Blue Note in the early 50s! The package brings together material from a few different sessions – some originally on 10" LPs – and the core of the material features Jackson in the company of pianist Thelonious Monk, on some tracks that also feature Sahib Shihab on alto sax! John Lewis plays piano on another batch of tracks that are essentially the early MJQ lineup, but with Lou Donaldson on alto too – so they swing with a bit more soul than you might expect. Titles include "Bag's Groove", "On The Scene", "Willow Weep For Me", "Criss Cross", "Evidence", "Tahiti", "Misterioso", "Four In One", and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(New York mono pressing, with RVG stamp and ear! Cover is great, save for one slightly bumped bottom corner.)

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Hank MobleyHank Mobley Quintet (Blue Note 1550) (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1957. Used ... $11.99
An obscure late 50s set from the mighty Hank Mobley – and like all of the tenorist's sides for Blue Note, an essential gem that tops most work by the rest of his contemporaries! The setting here is a really warm and lyrical one – as Mobley's playing with Horace Silver on piano, Doug Watkins on bass, Art Blakey on drums, and the great Art Farmer on trumpet – making one of his rare (and appreciated!) Blue Note appearances on the set! The tracks have a good mixture of hardbop and more lyrical overtones – in a manner that's similar to Silver's work, but with a little more gutbucket soloing on tenor from Mobley. Titles include "Base On Balls", "Fin De L'Affaire", "Funk In Deep Freeze", and "Startin From Scratch". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Thelonious MonkGenius Of Modern Music Vol 1 – 1st & 2nd Session On Blue Note ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1947. Used ... $4.99
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(Note: CD is missing back artwork in case – and is priced accordingly. Out of print.)

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✨✧ Thelonious MonkGenius Of Modern Music Vol 2 – 3rd & 4th Session On Blue Note ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1947/1948. Used ... $5.99
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(Note: CD is missing back artwork in case – and is priced accordingly. Out of print.)

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David MorganLive At The Blue Note ... CD
Half Note, 1999. Used ... $1.99
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Fats NavarroPrime Source – Complete Blue Note Recordings ... LP
Blue Note, Late 40s/1975. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $9.99
A great collection of work by Fats Navarro – his complete Blue Note recordings, and a masterful collection of trumpet-based bop! There's are a total of 26 songs on this 2 LP set and several groups that Navarro played with are represented – The Tadd Dameron Sextet & Septet, The McGhee/Navarro Boptet and Bud Powell's Modernists. Other members of these groups included Charlie Rouse, Wardell Gray, Kenny Clarke, Milt Jackson and many more. Titles include "Our Delight", "The Chase", "Dameronia", "Lady Bird", "Double Talk", "The Skunk", "Dance Of The Infidels", and "Wail". LP, Vinyl record album

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Bud PowellComplete Blue Note Recordings 1949 to 1958 (5LP set) ... LP
Mosaic/Blue Note, Late 40s/1950s. Near Mint- 5LPs ... $99.99
5LPs, and just about every track that Bud recorded for Blue Note (except, we think, for a few more alternate takes that may have shown up in recent years.) Most of the set's straight numbers, and there's less "alternates" here than you'd think – which makes sense, because Blue Note actually released this material on as many albums as were in the box. Most tunes are in trio format – with either Paul Chambers, Curly Russell, Sam Jones, or George Duviver on bass, and either Art Taylor, Max Roach, or Philly Joe Jones on drums – but there's also material from the famous quintet session that included Sonny Rollins, Fats Navarro, Tommy Potter, and Roy Haynes. Titles include "Dry Soul", "John's Abbey", "Sub City", "Bud On Bach", "Buster Rides Again", "Duid Deed", "Cleopatra's Dream", "Borderick", and "Blue Pearl". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the booket.)

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Sonny RollinsSonny Rollins Vol 1 (Blue Note 1542) ... LP
Blue Note, 1956. Very Good+ ... $29.99
Amazing early work from Sonny Rollins – the first of his tremendous Blue Note albums – and a record that really shows him taking off at the time! The record captures Rollins at a key turning point – emerging from his firey bop years, moving into a much more complicated, introspective tenor style that was a perfect showcase for his developing genius for improvisation – not as far out as in a few years to come, but already awash in imagination and creativity. The group here includes Donald Byrd on trumpet, Wynton Kelly on piano, Gene Ramey on bass, and Max Roach on drums – but as with all Rollins Blue Note sessions, his tenor is the dominant force. Titles include "Bluesnote", "Plain Jane", "Sonnysphere", and "Decision". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing, including the insert. Cover has light wear and a small bend on one corner.)

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✨✧ Wayne ShorterBlue Note Albums (Night Dreamer/Juju/Speak No Evil/Soothsayer/Etcetera/All Seeing Eye/Adam's Apple/Schizophrenia/Super Nova...) (11CD set) ... CD
Blue Note (Italy), 1960s. New Copy 11CD ... $49.99
An incredible run of music from the legendary Wayne Shorter – 11 full albums for Blue Note Records, each presented here in a tiny LP-styled sleeve! Shorter on Blue Note is the stuff of legend – already a stellar leader on his first three records for the label – Night Dreamer, Juju, and Speak No Evil – then one who really broke out even further, with a range of experimental modes to follow! Shorter's not just a hell of a musician – his solos here are sublime throughout – but also an extremely inventive writer and arranger, one who brings out tremendous performances from all his many sidemen on the sessions – a lineup that includes Freddie Hubbard and Lee Morgan on trumpets, Herbie Hancock and McCoy Tyner on piano, James Spaulding on alto and flute, Ron Carter on bass, Elvin Jones and Tony Williams on drums, and even a bit of guitar from a young John McLaughlin! Box includes the full albums Night Dreamer, Juju, Speak No Evil, The Soothsayer, Etcetera, All Seeing Eye, Adam's Apple, Schizophrenia, Super Nova, Moto Grosso Feio, and Odyssy Of Iska. CD

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Stanley TurrentineBlue Note Stanley Turrentine Quintet/Sextet Sessions (5CD set) ... CD
Blue Note/Mosaic, Early 60s. Used 5CDs ... $79.99
Some of the greatest material Stanley Turrentine ever recorded – sessions that produced the albums Comin Your Way, Jubilee Shout, Chip Off The Old Block, In Memory Of, Mr Natural, and Another Story. CD
(Out of print. Includes original book and box – both are in great shape!)

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Kenny WernerBalloons – Live At The Blue Note ... CD
Half Note, 2011. Used ... $7.99
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VariousBlue Note 86 – A New Generation Of Jazz ... LP
Blue Note, 1986. Near Mint- ... $6.99
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VariousNew Groove – The Blue Note Remix Project Vol 1 ... CD
Blue Note, 1996. Used ... $3.99
After the success of the US3 hit "Cantaloop", Blue Note embraced the "let's sample our classics, and turn them into new dance hits" philosophy, and put together this full album that features modern DJs and producers remixing older works by the likes of Cannonball Adderley, Bobby Hutcherson, Lonnie Smith, Ronnie Foster, Grant Green, Donald Byrd, and others. Remixers include Large Professor, DJ Smash, Guru, The Roots, Diamond D, and Angel – and titles include "The Sophisticated Hippie", "Montara", "Listen Here", "Move Your Hand", "Summer Song", and "Down Here On The Ground". (New Grooves, Jazz) CD
(Out of print, mark through barcode & promotional stamp on CD.)

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VariousUncompromising Expression – The Story Of Blue Note In 75 Singles (5CD set) ... CD
Blue Note, 1940s/1950s/1960s/1970s/1980s/1990s/2000s. New Copy 5CD ... $44.99 69.99
A surprisingly cool package from Blue Note Records – especially given its unassuming cover! The 5CD set looks at a really overlooked side of the Blue Note legacy – the label's strong line of 78 and 45 rpm singles over the years – many of which featured different mixes or performances than the better-known album recordings from the time! The set begins with the earliest years of Blue Note – and goes right up to the present, to include some rare promo or download-only tracks too – but the core focus is on the legendary Blue Note years of the 50s, 60s, and early 70s – with a tremendous amount of hard-to-find gems that were originally only issued as 7" records. The package features 75 tracks in all, with a sweet little book on all the material too – which includes all the session/lineup details for each cut – and titles include "The Thin Man" by Art Blakey, "Born To Be Blue" by Wynton Kelly, "Oop Pop A Da" by Bab's 3 Bips & A Bop, "Topsy" by Ike Quebec Swing Seven, "Summertime" by Sidney Bechet, "Safari" by Horace Silver, "Roccus" by Lou Donaldson, "Senor Blues" by Bill Henderson, "Blue Train (part 1)" by John Coltrane, "Oscalypso" by Curtis Fuller, "DB Blues" by Kenny Burrell, "The High & The Mighty" by Jimmy Smith, "Message From Kenya" by Art Blakey & Sabu, "Ain't No Use" by Jimmy Smith & Bill Henderson, "The Rake" by Dizzy Reece, "True Blue" by Tina Brooks, "One Mint Julep" by Freddie Hubbard, "Ernie's Tune" by Dexter Gordon, "Our Miss Brooks" by Harold Vick, "Miss Ann's Tempo" by Grant Green, "Change" by Donald Byrd, "Chicago Damn" by Bobbi Humphrey, "Theme From Electric Surfboard" by Jack McDuff, "Smells Like Teen Spirit" by Robert Glasper, "Holding Onto You" by Derric Hodge, and "I Can't Stand The Rain" by Cassandra Wilson. CD
 
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Stefano Di BattistaRound About Roma ... CD
Blue Note, 2002. Used ... $4.99
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(Out of print.)

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Sidney BechetSidney Bechet Vol 1 ... LP
Blue Note, Late 40s. Very Good+ ... $14.99
Blue Note LP compiling a number of 78rpm sides recorded for Blue Note by the great Sidney Bechet. Players include Wild Bill Davison, Art Hodes, Walter Page, and Fred Moore – and titles include "Shine", "Fidgety Feet", "Sister Kate", "China Boy", "Copenhagen", "Darktown Strutter's Ball", and "Memphis Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
(Lexington/63rd Street pressing with deep groove, RVG etch, and ear. Cover has a split spine.)

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✨✧ Art BlakeyAfricaine ... LP
Blue Note, 1959. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99
Killer work from the classic late 50s years of the Jazz Messengers – and an album that Blue Note didn't choose to release until the end of the 70s! The record's a historic one – as it mark's Wayne Shorter's first session with the group, and the first time that they recorded his great composition "Lester Left Town" – a wonderful tune that sounds a bit different here than on the later Jazz Messengers recording of the composition. Shorter's talent is already burning brightly at this point – as is that of trumpeter Lee Morgan – and other group members include Walter Davis Jr on piano, Jymie Merritt on bass, and Blakey on drums. Titles include "Lester Left Town", "Haina", "The Midget", "Celine", and "Africaine", which has a guest appearance by Dizzy Reece on congas! LP, Vinyl record album

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Art BlakeyBig Beat ... LP
Blue Note, 1960. Near Mint- ... $24.99
One of the greatest Art Blakey Blue Note sessions of all time – and perhaps one of the greatest to realize the genius of the Jazz Messengers lineup that included Lee Morgan on trumpet, Wayne Shorter on tenor, and Bobby Timmons on piano! The trio of young talents are at the height of their early soulful powers here – working with Blakey and bassist Jymie Merritt in a set of tunes that are overflowing with expressive solos, unusual timings, and the Blakey genius for mixing bold statements with personally introspective moments. Nearly every track on the record's a classic – and titles include an early version of Bobby Timmons' "Dat Dere", plus Wayne Shorter's beautiful tunes "Lester Left Town", "Chess Players", and "Sakeena's Vision". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s DMM pressing. Cover has a cutout notch.)
Also available Big Beat (RVG remaster edition) ... CD 8.99

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Art BlakeyBig Beat (RVG remaster edition) ... CD
Blue Note, 1960. New Copy ... $8.99 9.98
One of the greatest Art Blakey Blue Note sessions of all time – and perhaps one of the greatest to realize the genius of the Jazz Messengers lineup that included Lee Morgan on trumpet, Wayne Shorter on tenor, and Bobby Timmons on piano! The trio of young talents are at the height of their early soulful powers here – working with Blakey and bassist Jymie Merritt in a set of tunes that are overflowing with expressive solos, unusual timings, and the Blakey genius for mixing bold statements with personally introspective moments. Nearly every track on the record's a classic – and titles include an early version of Bobby Timmons' "Dat Dere", plus Wayne Shorter's beautiful tunes "Lester Left Town", "Chess Players", and "Sakeena's Vision". CD features a bonus take on "It's Only A Paper Moon". CD
Also available Big Beat ... LP 24.99

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Art BlakeyBuhaina's Delight ... CD
Blue Note, 1961. Used ... $8.99
A landmark recording by a whole new chapter in Art Blakey's career! During the early 60s, Blakey expanded the Jazz Messengers from a quintet to an incredibly tight sextet – adding in the trombone of Curtis Fuller for an extra-punched up frontline that also included Freddie Hubbard on trumpet, and Wayne Shorter on tenor, who had returned to the group after a short departure. The band was augmented by the wonderfully lyrical and soulful piano of a young Cedar Walton – who brought a strong degree of sophistication, and who was a perfect interpreter of Shorter's rich writing talents. The whole group performs together perfectly on this wonderful (and oft-overlooked) session – especially on the tracks "Shaky Jake", "Backstage Sally", and "Bu's Delight". This CD has four bonus tracks: alternate takes of "Moon River", "Backstage Sally", "Reincarnation Blues" and "Bu's Delight". CD

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Art BlakeyFree For All (75th Anniversary Edition) ... LP
Blue Note, 1964. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99 19.98
Hardly a free for all at all – as the album's a masterpiece of focus and direction, and a classic set from the sextet lineup of the Jazz Messengers! The album's a real feather in the mid-60s cap of Art Blakey –and features an expanded sound from the quintet era of his group – with a sublime horn lineup that features Wayne Shorter on tenor, Freddie Hubbard on trumpet, and Curtis Fuller on trombone – all gliding along these soaring piano lines from Cedar Walton! Reggie Workman works some real magic on bass, too – and the tracks are all very long – with titles that include "Free For All" and "Hammer Head" – both written by Shorter – plus "The Core", by Hubbard, and a beautiful version of Clare Fischer's "Pensativa". LP, Vinyl record album

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Art BlakeyIndestructible ... LP
Blue Note, 1964. Very Good+ ... $99.99
A killer pounding session from Blakey! The record was recorded during Blakey's bright flash of genius in 1964, when the Jazz Messengers were briefly revisited by Lee Morgan and Wayne Shorter, with the added horn of Curtis Fuller to add new colors to the group. Cedar Walton's on piano, and his lyrical comping brings the band to new soulful heights. Tracks include "The Egyptian", "Sortie", "Calling Miss Khadija", and "Mr. Jin". LP, Vinyl record album
(New York mono pressing with Van Gelder stamp.)
Also available Indestructible (Japanese pressing) ... CD 9.99

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Art BlakeyIndestructible (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1964. Used ... $9.99
A killer pounding session from Blakey! The record was recorded during Blakey's bright flash of genius in 1964, when the Jazz Messengers were briefly revisited by Lee Morgan and Wayne Shorter, with the added horn of Curtis Fuller to add new colors to the group. Cedar Walton's on piano, and his lyrical comping brings the band to new soulful heights. Tracks include "The Egyptian", "Sortie", "Calling Miss Khadija", and "Mr. Jin". CD
(Out of print. Includes obi.)
Also available Indestructible ... LP 99.99

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Art BlakeyLike Someone In Love ... LP
Blue Note, 1960. Near Mint- ... $34.99
One of the greatest Art Blakey albums from the days when the Jazz Messengers lineup included Lee Morgan, Wayne Shorter, and Bobby Timmons! The whole set's a perfect example of the blend of lyricism and fire that Blakey and this group could craft – from the magical poetry of their interpretation of "Like Someone In Love", to the wealth of original tunes like "Noise In The Attic", "Giantis", "Johnny's Blue", and "Sleeping Dancer Sleep On" – all of which went onto be the blueprint for the sound of the second wave of hardbop at Blue Note! Pure magic – and one of the greats! LP, Vinyl record album
(70s pressing. Cover has a cut corner.)

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✨✧ Art BlakeyMosaic (75th anniversary edition) ... LP
Blue Note, 1961. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99 19.98
An explosive session from an expanded edition of the Jazz Messengers – recorded at a key point when Art Blakey moved the group up to six members instead of five! Although bigger than the group on most Jazz Messenger Blue Notes, the sextet have an energy that's almost tighter – a sense of poise, focus, and vision that's not just driven by Blakey's drum kit alone – but by the kind of unique magic that only happens during rare groupings in classic jazz. A key part of the energy here comes from pianist Cedar Walton – who's replacing the Bobby Timmons soul jazz mode with a sound that's a bit more expansive and visionary. But equally important is the three horn lineup of Freddie Hubbard on trumpet, Curtis Fuller on trombone, and Wayne Shorter on tenor – a two-brass frontline that's used far differently than other groups – bold one minute, but personal and sensitive the next. There's a mixture of warmth and driving energy here that's simply incredible – a prime example of Blakey taking things to the next level, when it would have been easy enough for him to sit on his laurels and keep doing the same thing over and over again! Includes classic readings of Cedar Walton's "Mosaic", Freddie Hubbard's "Crisis", and Curtis Fuller's "Arabia" – as well as Shorter's excellent "Children Of The Night". LP, Vinyl record album

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Art BlakeyNight At Birdland Vol 1 ... LP
Blue Note, Late 50s. Near Mint- ... $19.99
A wonderfully hard-storming set – and a record that not only firmly put the Jazz Messengers on the map, but also set a whole new standard for live jazz recording! The group here is the early version of the Messengers – almost co-led by drummer Art Blakey with pianist Horace Silver – and featuring Clifford Brown on trumpet, just a few months before his early death – plus Lou Donaldson on alto and Curley Russell on bass. The presence of alto instead of tenor makes the sound slightly different than later incarnations of the group – and the overall approach is one that virtually defines the shift from straight bop to hardbop in the 50s – a mode that both Blakey and Silver were key in creating. Tracks include "Split Kick", "Quicksilver", "Mayreh", and "A Night In Tunisia". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s DMM pressing, still in the original plastic outer sleeve, including the poster.)

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Art BlakeyNight At Birdland Vol 1 (10 inch LP) ... LP
Blue Note, 1954. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99 19.99
A wonderfully hard-storming set – and a record that not only firmly put the Jazz Messengers on the map, but also set a whole new standard for live jazz recording! The group here is the early version of the Messengers – almost co-led by drummer Art Blakey with pianist Horace Silver – and featuring Clifford Brown on trumpet, just a few months before his early death – plus Lou Donaldson on alto and Curley Russell on bass. The presence of alto instead of tenor makes the sound slightly different than later incarnations of the group – and the overall approach is one that virtually defines the shift from straight bop to hardbop in the 50s – a mode that both Blakey and Silver were key in creating. Tracks include "Split Kick", "Once In A While", and "Quicksilver" – and it comes in a totally cool cover with a montage of photos, including one of Pee Wee Marquette, Birdland's famous midget emcee! LP, Vinyl record album

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Art Blakey & The Afro-Drum EnsembleAfrican Beat ... LP
Blue Note, Mid 60s. Very Good- ... $24.99
A slammin' LP of "jazz meets percussion", hosted by the great Art Blakey, and featuring jazz players like Curtis Fuller, Yusef Lateef, and Ahmed Abdul-Malik – plus a host of percussionists that include Solomon Ilori, Montego Joe, Chief Bey, and Garvin Masseaux. Blakey skirts nicely between the two camps, and although the record probably has more of an Afro-percussion feel than a jazz one, Lateef and Fuller blow through the mix with some nice nice solos. Titles include "Tobi Ilu", "Love, The Mystery Of", and "Obirin African". LP, Vinyl record album
(New York mono pressing. Cover has some wear.)

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Art Blakey QuintetNight At Birdland Vol 3 ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1954. Used ... $22.99
A wonderfully hard-storming set – and a record that not only firmly put the Jazz Messengers on the map, but also set a whole new standard for live jazz recording! The group here is the early version of the Messengers – almost co-led by drummer Art Blakey with pianist Horace Silver – and featuring Clifford Brown on trumpet, just a few months before his early death – plus Lou Donaldson on alto and Curley Russell on bass. The presence of alto instead of tenor makes the sound slightly different than later incarnations of the group – and the overall approach is one that virtually defines the shift from straight bop to hardbop in the 50s – a mode that both Blakey and Silver were key in creating. This unique Japanese-only 3rd volume features alternates and rare tracks not on the original albums – "Wee Dot (alt)", "Blues", "Lou's Blues", and "The Way You Look Tonight". CD
(Out of print. Includes obi.)

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Terence BlanchardBreathless ... CD
Blue Note, 2015. New Copy ... $9.99 14.98
Terence Blanchard in all his many moods – some funky, some somber, and some quite serious! The album begins with a remake of "Compared To What" – done with vocals from PJ Morton, and fueled by rhythm samples from the original Les McCann and Eddie Harris version – but the music then shifts into work that recalls the sophistication of Blanchard's soundtrack material – some great mellower cuts that have Terence's trumpet gliding out spaciously over guitar from Charles Altra and piano and keyboards from Fabian Almazan. Morton makes a few more returns on the record – bringing things up to more soul-based territory at points – and Dr Cornel West appears on one track too, as a way of furthering the righteous quality of the record. Titles include "Everglades", "See Me As I Am", "Talk To Me", "Tom & Jerry", "I Ain't Got Nothin But Time", "Cosmic Warrior", "Soldiers", "Compared To What", and "Shutting Down". CD

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Terence BlanchardMagnetic ... CD
Blue Note, 2013. Used ... $5.99
The continuing evolution of Terence Blanchard – a trumpeter who's had a great sense of restraint in recent recordings – which makes each new musical moment a very nice surprise! This is the first small group set we've heard from Terence in a number of years – and it's got a fresh feel that comes through on the boldness of the very first notes, and on the ever-shifting sense of mood and color that graces the entire set – a style that references Blanchard's work in soundtrack and other large-format settings, but which comes through even more strongly here in the presence of a smaller group! Blanchard's got some great tenor help on the record – mostly from Brice Winston, but also a bit from Ravi Coltrane too – and the other key players on the set are pianist Fabian Almazan on piano, Joshua Crumbly on bass, and Kendrick Scott on drums. The set also features a bit of guest work from Lionel Loueke on guitar and Ron Carter on bass – and titles include "Another Step", "Time To Spare", "Comet", "Hallucinations", "Magnetic", "Don't Run", and "Pet Step Sitter's Theme Song". CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole. CD has a promo stamp.)

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✨✧ George BraithExtension ... LP
Blue Note, 1964. Very Good ... $39.99
A masterpiece from George Braith – one of the most unique sax players of the 60s! The album's a Blue Note classic in the Larry Young vein – with lots of free spiralling modal lines, and heavenly solos on organ, guitar, and reeds – the former of which are played by Billy Gardner and Grant Green. Braith's playing is incredible – slightly exotic, but also quite soulful – in a vein that recalls Yusef Lateef and Roland Kirk, but which also has a strong voice of its own. Braith plays tenor, soprano, and alto sax on the set – and the album is filled with groovy modal tracks like "Nut City", "Sweetville", and "Extension". Very very nice! LP, Vinyl record album
(Liberty stereo pressing, with Van Gelder Stereo stamps. Cover and label have a sticker spot.)

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Clifford BrownNew Star On The Horizon (10 inch LP) ... LP
Blue Note, Early 50s. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99 19.99
Sublime early work from Clifford Brown – one of his few sessions recorded for Blue Note, presented here in the years before the material was issued as a "memorial" after his early death! Gigi Gryce is in the sextet here with Clifford, playing both alto and flute, and bringing a real modern edge to the session – a style that makes great use of Brown's tone, and is a direction we would have liked to hear more of had he not been taken from us so early. Other players include John Lewis on piano, Charlie Rouse on tenor, and Art Blakey on drums – and titles include "Wail Bait", "Minor Mood", "Hymn Of The Orient", and "Brownie Eyes". LP, Vinyl record album

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Kenny BurrellBlue Lights Vol 2 ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1958. New Copy ... $9.99
Some of Kenny Burrell's best early work! The album catches Kenny in the perfect Blue Note jam session mode of the late 50s – which features a number of the label's star players hitting hard with the main soloist. Players on the two volume set include Duke Jordan or Bobby Timmons piano, Junior Cook and Tina Brooks tenor, Louis Smith trumpet, and Art Blakey on Drums. The cuts have a very open-ended blowing session feel, and Kenny comes through surprisingly well, really picking up steam on a way you don't always hear in more restrained recordings. Titles on this volume include "Rock Salt", "Chuckin", and "Caravan". CD
 
 
 



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