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Clifford BrownMemorial Album (Blue Note) ... LP
Blue Note, 1953. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Clifford Brown only recorded a handful of sides for Blue Note – but all of the best ones are included in this excellent album – a full length set that culls together Brown's material from the 10" years, issued as a memorial to his early death in 1956! Side one features Brown with the modernist Gigi Gryce on flute and alto sax – plus Charlie Rouse on tenor, John Lewis on piano, Percy Heath on bass, and Art Blakey on drums – a lineup that has a strong sense of soul, balanced with a dose of modernism – on titles that include the classic "Hymn to the Orient" – worth the price of the album alone – plus "Easy Living", "Cherokee", "Wail Bait", and "Minor Mood". Side two features an equally sharp group – with Lou Donaldson on some excellent alto, and the great Elmo Hope on piano – on titles that include "Brownie Speaks", "De Dah", "Cookin", "You Go To My Head", and "Carving The Rock". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s DMM pressing, still in the original plastic outer sleeve.)

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Chick Corea & OriginWeek At The Blue Note (6CD set) ... CD
Stretch, 1998. Used 6 CDs ... $19.99
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✨✧ Gil MelleComplete Blue Note Fifties Sessions ... CD
Blue Note, Early 50s. Used 2CDs ... $34.99
Insane music that's unlike anything else on Blue Note – and unlike anything else we can describe! Gile Melle was a baritone sax player who was heavily involved with the Blue Note label in the early 50's. He recorded four 10" LPs, and one full length album for the label – and he also used his talents as a graphic designer to create many of the label's classic early covers. This amazing 2 CD set brings together all of Melle's recorded output for Blue Note, and the tracks are otherworldly mix of strange instrumentation that includes bass, guitar, baritone, and spooky vocals. The music is sublime and moving, and this short space hardly gives us room to let you know how much it affects us. Hopefully, the titles will give you some sort of a hint – and they include wistful ones like "Four Moons", "Cyclotron", "Mars", "Spellbound", "A Lion Lives Here", and "Weird Valley". A real treat – and a superb packaging job! CD
(Out of print original pressing.)

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✨✧ Hank MobleyHank Mobley with Donald Byrd & Lee Morgan (Blue Note 1540) ... LP
Blue Note, 1956. Near Mint- ... $44.99
A real hardbop treasure from Hank Mobley – one of the hardest to find albums from the legendary Blue Note 1500 series, and a title that's hardly ever been reissued over the yers! The session is a monstrous meeting of Mobley with two of the great young trumpet talents of the late 50's – Lee Morgan and Donald Byrd – really blowing in this open-ended way, but with a lot more focus than you'd find on a record that was just strictly a blowing session too! There's only 4 tracks, and all of them are great, long drawn-out hard bop classics. Horace Silver's on piano, so you know it's got a great groove – and the rest of the group features Paul Chambers on bass and Charlie Persip on drums. Titles include "Double Whammy", "Barrel Of Funk", "Touch & Go", and "Mobleymania". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s Japanese King pressing, including insert.)

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Sonny RollinsSonny Rollins Vol 1 (Blue Note 1542) ... LP
Blue Note, 1956. Very Good+ ... $24.99
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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Kenny WernerBalloons – Live At The Blue Note ... CD
Half Note, 2011. Used ... $5.99
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VariousBlue Note 86 – A New Generation Of Jazz ... LP
Blue Note, 1986. Near Mint- ... $4.99
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Art BlakeyNight In Tunisia (Blue Note) ... LP
Blue Note, 1961. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
One of a number of Art Blakey albums titled after "Night In Tunisia" – and most likely the best! The tune is a perfect fit for the Blakey Jazz Messengers format – long, rhythmic, really stretching out, yet allowing plenty of space for the horn players to solo. Players include Bobby Timmons on piano, Lee Morgan on trumpet, and Wayne Shorter on tenor – a killer lineup that's in really classic form here – driven on nicely by Blakey's drums and bass work by Jymie Merritt. Titles include "Night In Tunisia", with Blakey thundering through impeccably – plus the tracks "Yama", "Kozo's Waltz", and a version of Timmons' great "So Tired". LP, Vinyl record album
(Japanese pressing on King. Cover has a center split on the bottom seam.)

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✨✧ Franco AmbrosettiLive At The Blue Note ... CD
Enja (Germany), 1993. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A hell of a trumpeter, with a hell of a group – heard here live at the Blue Note in New York, with a very open, freewheeling vibe! Franco Ambrosetti is a player who can sometimes be very much involved with the concept of a project – so much so that we sometimes forget that at the core, he's just a great jazz musician in an old school mode – one who's interacting here wonderfully with a group that includes Seamus Blake on tenor, Kenny Barron on piano, Ira Coleman on bass, and Victor Lewis on drums! The rhythm section is especially great – and really seems to set the right tone for the set – and the tracks are all quite long, and titles include "Phantoms", "Voyage", "Blues N Dues Et Cetera", and "Just Friends". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Blue Note All-StarsBlue Spirit ... CD
Blue Note, 1996. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Players include Tim Hagans, Greg Osby, Javon Jackson, Kevin Hays, Essiet Essiet, and Bill Stewart. CD
(Out of print, mark through barcode & promotional stamp on CD.)

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✨✧ Miles DavisMiles Davis Vol 1 (Blue Note 1501) ... LP
Blue Note, Early 50s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Brilliant early work by Miles Davis – some of his first truly important sessions to appear under his own name, recorded with players that include Jimmy Heath, JJ Johnson, Gil Coggins, Art Blakey, Kenny Clarke, Jackie McLean, and Oscar Pettiford. Tunes are shorter, and perhaps more boppish, than you might expect from some of Miles' other 50s work – but in a way that still allows for many moments of lyrical beauty, and that brilliantly cool sound of his which forever changed the sound of jazz trumpet. Titles include "Tempus Fugit", "Kelo", "Enigma", "Ray's Ida", and "CTA". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s DMM pressing. Cover has a promo stamp and a small section cut from the surface.)

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✨✧ Miles DavisMiles Davis Vol 2 (Blue Note 1502) ... LP
Blue Note, Early 50s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Volume 2 of a pair of LPs that brought together Miles Davis' early recordings for Blue Note – some excellent sessions recorded in 1952, 1953, and 1954, featuring Miles' young trumpet blowing in a wonderful mix of cool, bop, lyrical, and modern jazz. The style's a bit rougher than later years, but in a good way – one that shows that Miles' ideas were not accidents, or studio magic, but the brilliant expressions of a musician who was years ahead of his time. Titles include "Weirdo", "Take Off", "Ray's Idea", "Tempus Fugit (alt)", "The Leap", and "Wouldn'You". LP, Vinyl record album
(80s DMM pressing.)

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✨✧ Paquito D'RiveraLive At The Blue Note ... CD
Half Note, 2000. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Frank FosterManhattan Fever (Blue Note) ... LP
Blue Note, 1968. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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, with marker on the labels.. Cover has heavy edge wear, split seams, tape remnants, and pen on back.)

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✨✧ Curtis FullerCurtis Fuller Vol 3 (Blue Note 1583) ... LP
Blue Note, 1957. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A beautiful little session from trombonist Curtis Fuller – and quite possibly the most obscure of all his Blue Note albums, all of which are pretty darn obscure! The Fuller heard here is in a softer, gentler mode than on some of his hardbop stormers for other labels – laying back with a sweet sense of lyricism and soulful soloing – and playing in an excellent group that includes Art Farmer on trumpet, Sonny Clark on piano, George Tucker on bass, and Louis Hayes on drums. Farmer's horn proves to be a perfect counterpoint to Fuller's trombone – and they both bring out the best qualities in each other's work – Farmer, by forcing Fuller to find a bit more space between the notes; and Fuller, by getting Farmer to bite into the groove a bit more. Tracks are long – and titles include "Carvon", "Two Quarters Of A Mile", and "Little Messenger". LP, Vinyl record album
(Great Japanese pressing, in original shrinkwrap with sticker – includes insert.)

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✨✧ Mac GollehonMac Gollehon's Smokin' Section – Live At The Blue Note ... CD
Half Note, 1999. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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✨✧ Keith JarrettAt The Blue Note – The Complete Recordings (6CD set) ... CD
ECM (Germany), 1995. Used 6 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(Includes original book and box, which only has the slightest bit of edge wear!)

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✨✧ Thelonious MonkBest Of Thelonious Monk – The Blue Note Years ... CD
Riverside, Early 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Tracks include "Thelonious", "Well You Needn't", "April In Paris", "In Walked Bud", "Round Midnight", "Misterioso", "Epistrophy", "I Mean You", "Four In One", "Criss Cross", "Ask Me Now", "Monk's Mood", "Ruby My Dear", "Straight, No Chaser", "Skippy" and "Evidence". CD

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✨✧ QuasimodeMode Of Blue – Quasimode Plays Blue Note ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 2009. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The Blue Note debut of one of our favorite contemporary combos – a set that has Quasimode taking on a host of classics from the label's catalog of the 60s! Given the already-soulful sound of Quasimode on other records, the setting is a perfect one – tunes that are a perfect showcase for their mix of modal rhythms and sharp-edged solo sounds! The group's expanded a bit on some tracks by the presence of guests – but the core instrumentation features tenor, trumpet, piano, and lots of great percussion – all used to come up with a host of great club jazz-styled rhythms. Valerie Etienne sings guest vocals on a version of "Little B's Poem" – and other titles include "No Room For Squares", "Congalere", "Ghana", "The Loner", "Afrodisia", "On Children", "Night Dreamer", "African Village", "Sayonara Blues", and the group's own "Mode Of Blue". (New Grooves, Jazz) CD
 
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Sidney BechetFabulous Sidney Bechet ... CD
Blue Note, Early 50s. Used ... $6.99
17 trad tracks from Sidney – recorded for Blue Note during the years 1951 and 1953, and originally issued on 10" LPs. Players include Sidney De Paris, Pops Foster, Jonah Jones, and Jimmy Archey – and the CD features a number of alternate takes. Titles include "Black & Blue", "All Of Me", "I'm A Ding Dong Daddy", "Shine", "Rose Of The Rio Grande", and "That's A Plenty". CD
(Out of print. CD has a promo stamp. Barcode has a cutout mark.)
Also available Fabulous Sidney Bechet ... LP 24.99

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Sidney BechetFabulous Sidney Bechet ... LP
Blue Note, Early 50s. Near Mint- ... $24.99
Trad tracks from Sidney – recorded for Blue Note during the years 1951 and 1953, and originally issued on 10" LPs. Players include Sidney De Paris, Pops Foster, Don Kirkpatrick, and Jimmy Archey – and titles include "Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gave To Me", "That's A Plenty", "Ballin The Jack", and "Avalon". LP, Vinyl record album
(UA pressing. Cover has a cut corner and light wear.)
Also available Fabulous Sidney Bechet ... CD 6.99

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Brian BladeBrian Blade Fellowship ... CD
Blue Note (UK), 1997. Used ... $6.99
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(Out of print.)

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Art BlakeyAfricaine ... CD
Blue Note, 1959. Used ... $14.99
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! CD
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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 BlakeyArt Blakey & The Jazz Messengers At The Jazz Corner Of The World Vols 1 & 2 ... CD
Blue Note, 1959. Used 2CDs ... $19.99
Killer live material! Although the Jazz Messengers often recorded at Birdland (aka The Jazz Corner Of The World), the two albums on this disc are some of their best – and rarest – from that venue! The set features both volumes of these rare releases – which caught Blakey's group in an under-recorded transitional time when the lineup included new guard players Lee Morgan and Bobby Timmons, plus old guard tenor giant Hank Mobley. The mix is beautiful, and has a lot more gutbucket soul than the later sessions with Wayne Shorter. Tracks are all pretty long – and filled with live fire and frenzy. Titles include "Hipsippy Blues", "Justice", "Just Coolin", "Art's Revelation", and "M&M". CD
(Out of print.)

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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

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Art BlakeyBuhaina's Delight ... CD
Blue Note, 1961. Used ... $6.99
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 ... CD
Blue Note, 1964. Used ... $7.99
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 features the bonus track "It's A Long Way Down", penned by Wayne Shorter. CD
(Out of print.)
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Indestructible ... LP 79.99
Indestructible (RVG remaster edition) ... CD 5.99

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✨✧ Art BlakeyIndestructible ... LP
Blue Note, 1964. Very Good ... $79.99
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 stereo pressing, with Van Gelder stamp. Cover has a split top seam, a name in pen, and some moderate wear.)
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Indestructible ... CD 7.99
Indestructible (RVG remaster edition) ... CD 5.99

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Art BlakeyIndestructible (RVG remaster edition) ... CD
Blue Note, 1964. Used ... $5.99
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 features the bonus track "It's A Long Way Down", penned by Wayne Shorter. This is the newly remastered version, too – with additional notes and photos. CD
(BMG Direct pressing.)
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Indestructible ... LP 79.99
Indestructible ... CD 7.99

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Art BlakeyMosaic ... CD
Blue Note, 1961. Used ... $5.99
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". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Mosaic (75th anniversary edition) ... LP 16.99

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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
Also available Mosaic ... CD 5.99

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✨✧ Art BlakeyNight At Birdland Vol 2 ... CD
Blue Note, Late 50s. Used ... $1.99
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 "Wee Dot", "Quicksilver" (alternate), "Now's The Time", and "Confirmation". CD
(Out of print, booklet has a cut corner.)

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Art BlakeyNight At Birdland Vol 2 (75th anniversary edition) ... LP
Blue Note, Late 50s. 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 "Wee Dot", "Quicksilver" (alternate), "Now's The Time", and "Confirmation". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Art BlakeyThree Blind Mice Vol 1 ... CD
Blue Note, 1962. Used ... $4.99
Phenomenal live material from the sextet-era version of the Jazz Messengers! This 2-volume CD series takes a small amount of live material that was originally issued under the 3 Blind Mice title, and adds a huge amount of previously unreleased tracks to expand both CDs into a whopping batch of hardbop killers. The group includes Wayne Shorter, Freddie Hubbard, Curtis Fuller, and Cedar Walton – and the live setting shows the band at their finest, able to trade lines and invent solos with amazing dexterity. This first volume includes the version of "Three Blind Mice" that was sampled years ago by Gang Starr, plus the cuts "Plexis", "Children Of The Night", "Up Jumped Spring", and "Blue Moon". CD
(Out of print first pressing.)

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✨✧ Art BlakeyThree Blind Mice Vol 2 ... CD
Blue Note, 1962. Used ... $16.99
Phenomenal live material from the sextet-era version of the Jazz Messengers! This 2-volume CD series takes a small amount of live material that was originally issued under the 3 Blind Mice title, and adds a huge amount of previously unreleased tracks to expand both CDs into a whopping batch of hardbop killers. The group includes Wayne Shorter, Freddie Hubbard, Curtis Fuller, and Cedar Walton – and the live setting shows the band at their finest, able to trade lines and invent solos with amazing dexterity. This second volume includes the cuts "Mosaic", "The Promised Land", "Arabia", and "Ping Pong" – all of which are some of the best tracks ever written for the group! CD
(Out of print.)

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Art Blakey QuintetNight At Birdland Vol 3 ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1954. Used ... $18.99
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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