With a strong, smooth tone and an amazing flow of fresh ideas every time he soloed, tenor saxophonist Tina Brooks should have been a major jazz artist, but his legacy is confined to a series of dates that he did for Blue Note as a sideman and leader. True Blue is the only album under his own name to come out in his lifetime. He and Freddie Hubbard had recorded Hubbards Open Sesame a week earlier. True Blue also features Hubbard on trumpet along with Duke Jordan on piano, Sam Jones on bass and Art Taylor on drums. Brooks made the best out of this opportunity here as it is a phenomenal set containing five of his originals.
1.Good Old Soul
2.Up Tight's Creek
3.Theme For Doris
6.Nothing Ever Changes My Love For You
Miles Davis Volume 1 is the first in a pair of compilation albums of recordings made by Miles Davis over 1952–1954, released by the Blue Note Record label.
The twelve inch LP (BLP 1501) was originally released in 1956 (followed by Volume 2 (BLP 1502)) after Davis won the Down Beat readers poll as best trumpeter.The two volumes of rereleased Miles Davis material were the first releases in Blue Note's new 1500 series of 12"LPs. The music compiled on the two volumes was from three separate recording sessions made over 1952–1954, some of which had been previously issued as singles, and as three now discontinued 10 inch LPs. Volume 1 contained takes of the May 9, 1952 and April 20, 1953 sessions for the label, including alternate takes of some songs.
5.How Deep Is The Ocean
7.Dear Old Stockholm
One of McLean's more underrated albums from a plethora of Blue Note releases, 1960's Capuchin Swing finds the bebop alto saxophonist in fine form on a mix of covers and originals. While McLean's future fascination with Ornette Coleman's free-form innovations can be sensed in some solos here, the majority of the album is in a classic hard bop vein. Like contemporaries Hank Mobley, Sonny Clark, and Lee Morgan, though, McLean doesn't just churn out pat jam-session fare, but comes up with consistently provocative charts and solos. Eschewing any ballad cuts, McLean focuses on mid- to fast-tempo swingers and blues. Standouts include originals like "Francisco" and "Condition Blue" and choice renditions of "Just for Now" and "Don't Blame Me." McLean enlists a sparkling lineup of hard bop stars, including trumpeter Blue Mitchell, pianist Walter Bishop, Jr., bassist Paul Chambers, and drummer Art Taylor. Mitchell particularly impresses, matching many of McLean's own inspired flights with his supple and progressive playing. Along with other fine Blue Note titles like Jackie's Bag and Bluesnik, Capuchin Swing makes for a great introduction to McLean's extensive catalog.
2. Just For Now
3. Don't Blame Me
4. Condition Blue
5. Capuchin Swing
6. On The Lion
Classic Savoy LP Reissue of recordings from one of Jazz's most distinctive and beloved piano stylists from sessions recorded in 1945 and 1949 in LA and NYC.
1. I Cover The Waterfront
2. Love Walked In
3. (I Don't Stand) A Ghost Of A Chance (With You)
4. (Back HomeAgain In) Indiana
5. Somebody Loves Me
6. Body And Soul
7. Penthouse Serenade (When We're Alone)
9. Red Sails In The Sunset
10. I Can't Believe That You're In Love With Me
11. Stompin' At The Savoy
13. More Than You Know
14. Over The Rainbow
Mastered from Original Analog Tapes by Grammy Award Winner Bernie Grundman
London Collection, Volume 2 is the second installment of Thelonious Monk’s final recording session as a band
leader. The album features bassist Al McKibbon and drummer Art Blakey backing up Monk as he plays eight
original tunes. It’s been remastered from original analog tapes by Bernie Grundman for the first vinyl pressing in
over 27 years.
3. Crepuscule With Nellie
4. I Mean You
5. Criss Cross
6. Ruby My Dear
7. Nutty (Take 2)
Calling Planet Earth comes from a concert recorded at Tivoli Hall in Copenhagen, Denmark on December 5, 1971. Sun Ra and his Arkestra are captured in their prime, while exploring some of their most far out material to date. The recording received its first ever vinyl release with for Record Store Day 2015 as an exclusive color vinyl pressing. Now it will receive a wide release on black vinyl. The recording was remastered and pressed on audiophile-grade vinyl at Pallas Group in Germany.
1. Discipline No. 5
2. Discipline No. 10
4. Love In Outer Space
5. Discipline No. 15
6. The Satellites Are Spinning
7. Calling Planet Earth
8. The Outers
9. Adventures Outer Space
Quantic Presents The Western Transient is the latest project from Will “Quantic” Holland, bringing together a handpicked band of some of his favorite American musicians to realize a set of new compositions paying homage to the rich, lively and intimate quality of the classic soul and jazz recordings. The resulting album, 'A New Constellation', is out on Tru Thoughts, in characteristically mercurial fashion this new outing sees Holland following up the explosive, worldly electronic and vocal direction of his hugely acclaimed last solo album, 'Magnetica', with a suite of traditionally recorded pieces that capture the spontaneous beauty in the old ways of music making.
2. Jumble Sale
3. A New Constellation
6. Bicycle Ride
7. Creation (East L.A.)
9. The Orchard
10. Latitude (To The Point Version)
A Blue Note essential, Page One, jazz tenor saxophonist Joe Henderson's debut release, is part of the Blue Note 75 anniversary vinyl reissue campaign, featuring 100 titles . Includes the jazz favorite and standard 'Recorda Me.' Key to the initiative is high quality audio at affordable prices. Also available this month on LP: Andrew Hill's Point of Departure, Jackie McLean's Capuchin Swing, Miles Davis' Volume 1 and Tina Brooks' True Blue.
1. Blue Bossa
2. La Mesha
6. Out Of The Night
Point Of Departure is not only one of the greatest jazz recordings of 1964, but of all time. The stellar lineup (Eric Dolphy, Kenny Dorham, Joe Henderson, Richard Davis and a teen aged Tony Williams) was given a set of challenging compositions by the brilliant pianist and composer Andrew Hill. This group created the album known as Point of Departure, an acknowledged modern day classic and one of Blue Notes most extraordinary recordings. Andrew Hill was a quiet revolutionary, but he was every bit as original in his conception as Thelonious Monk. Hill extended, twisted and turned hard bop into his own very fresh and personal music. Like Eric Dolphy, Hill spawned few imitators. His conception was so pure, and so unique, both as a player and as an arranger-composer that nearly a half century later, Point Of Departure remains a brilliant touchstone of modern jazz.
Akira Sakata & Jim O'Rourke with Chikamorachi & Merzbow
Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed PRE-ORDER
Flying Basket is a zonked and fantastic double album of avant jazz, discord and deconstructed rock by five master practitioners. It also marks the debut collaboration by a pair of Japan's legendary transgressors -- saxophonist Akira Sakata and noise pioneer Masami Akita, aka Merzbow. For the past ten years Sakata has rededicated himself to fiery free jazz alongside guitarist Jim O'Rourke and monstrous rhythm section Chikamorachi -- Chris Corsano (drums) and Darin Gray (double bass, percussion). Sakata's playing remains beautiful and exploratory as it did 40 years ago. But with this quartet, plus special guest Merzbow, the wheels snap off: Sakata ejects the sax and howls; O'Rourke bleeds the guitar of melody, leaving only pulsating electricity. The drum/bass truly swing it and nail it down like Ali/Garrison. Merzbow's analogue sound mass cut textured furrows headlong into these four, leaving behind harmonic shifts and caterwauling in the wake. There's minimalist motifs and repeating horn/bass/six-string phrases woven in but Flying Basket remains a massive free flowing, hallucinatory zone of propulsion. No clichés. They just kick out the jams.
1. Flying Basket, part 1
2. Flying Basket, part 2
3. Flying Basket, part 3
4. Flying Basket, part 4
Stoughton Printing old-style gatefold jacket with beautiful added photos!
Plated and pressed by Quality Record Pressings
Eunice Kathleen Waymon recorded more than 40 albums over a long, distinguished career that stretched for five decades. As Nina Simone, her distinctive mellifluous voice honed a career catagorized variously as a jazz singer, soul singer and folk artist; she was all of these — and more.
Little Girl Blue was Nina Simone's debut release. Bethlehem founder Gus Wildi, taken with the uniquely beautiful quality of her voice, gave her complete control over song selection, backing musicians, arrangements and production of the recording.
This title is not eligible for discounts.
1. Mood Indigo
2. Don’t Smoke In Bed
3. He Needs Me
4. Little Girl Blue
5. Love Me Or Leave Me
6. My Baby Just Cares For Me
1. Good Bait
2. Plain Gold Ring
3. You’ll Never Walk Alone
5. Central Park Blues
1. The Black and Crazy Blues - 5:59
2. A Laugh for Rory - 2:47
3. Many Blessings - 4:36
4. Fingers in the Wind - 5:07
5. The Inflated Tear - 4:46
6. The Creole Love Call - 3:45
7. A Handful of Fives - 2:35
8. Fly by Night - 4:09
9. Lovelletelliloqui - 3:59
2. THE LIBERATION SONG (Red, Black and Green)
3. MUST BE SOMETHING
4. AIN'T NO SUCH THING AS SUPERMAN
5. PARDON OUR ANALYSIS (We Beg Your Pardon)
7. WINTER IN AMERICA
8. WESTERN SUN
Remastered And Reissued As Part Of The Blue Note 75th Anniversary Vinyl Reissue Campaign
Recorded at Van Gelder Studio in Hackensack, New Jersey, John Coltrane’s Blue Train is a hard bob jazz album released on Blue Note in 1957. Certified
Gold, Blue Train is Coltrane's second solo album and the only one he recorded for Blue Note as a leader although he was never formally signed to the
label. Featured on the album are Coltrane on tenor sax with Lee Morgan on trumpet, Curtis Fuller on trombone, Kenny Drew on piano, Paul Chambers on
bass and Philly Joe Jones on drums. Blue Train will be reissued on vinyl as part of an overall Blue Note 75th anniversary vinyl reissue campaign
spearheaded by current Blue Note Records President, Don Was.
1. Blue Train
2. Moment's Notice
4. I'm Old Fashioned
5. Lazy Bird
1. He's A Superstar 2. He Ain't Heavy He's My Brother 3. Ain't Got Time 4. I Don't Know How To Love Him 5. He's Coming 6. We Live in Brooklyn Baby 7. Sweet Butterfly of Love 8. Sweet Tears 9. Fire Weaver
This 1971 session finds McGriff continuing to do like so many other jazz musicians of the time: embrace and adapt to the emergence of funk and soul into mainstream music, and recontextualize it in a jazz arena. The results are an unsurprisingly delicious slice of jazz-funk made from the finest ingredients. The superb playing of Richard Davis on electric bass is unquestionably the anchor throughout the album's nine slices, leaving McGriff and company to follow suit with loose (but not too far out) improvisation that's as equally relaxing as it is invigorating. While McGriff's adventurous side is slightly tamed, it's that willingness to improv and blend together as a cohesive unit that makes Groove Grease such a tasty statement that is consistently fresh with repeated listenings. Review by Rob Theakston.
Plain Brown Bag
There Will Never Be Another You
Red Sails in the Sunset