Pro-ject Authorized & Certified VPI Dealer

VINYL. OUR WAY OF LIFE SINCE 2004

(877) 929-8729
Site Search
Menu Free shipping on domestic orders over $49.99! - We ship worldwide!
20% Off Vinyl - LP20
Home > Products for: '

Art Blakey

'
Results per page:
  • Moanin' Moanin' Quick View

    $27.99
    Buy Now
    x

    Moanin'

    Import


    Limited Direct Metal Mastered 180 gram vinyl LP pressing of this classic album. Wax Time.


    Moanin' includes some of the greatest music Blakey produced in the studio with arguably his very best band. There are three tracks that are immortal and will always stand the test of time. The title selection is a pure tuneful melody stewed in a bluesy shuffle penned by pianist Bobby Timmons, while tenor saxophonist Benny Golson's classy, slowed Along Came Betty and the static, militaristic Blues March will always have a home in the repertoire of every student or professional jazz band.

    1. Moanin'
    2. Are You Real
    3. Along Came Betty
    4. The Drum Thunder Suite
    5. Blues March
    6. Come Rain or Come Shine
    Art Blakey
    $27.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Caravan Caravan Quick View

    $21.99
    Buy Now
    x

    Caravan

    Caravan is the legendary jazz album originally released by Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers in February 1963. It was Blakey's first album for Riverside
    Records and was produced by Orrin Keepnews. The album is described as a slick, fluid, professional set of hard bop at its finest." (BBC)


    The album has been newly reissued on vinyl for all classic jazz and vinyl collectors alike.

    1. Caravan
    2. Sweet N Sour
    3. In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning
    4. This Is For Albert
    5. Skylark
    6. Thermo
    Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers
    $21.99
    Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Caravan Caravan Quick View

    $27.99
    Buy Now
    x

    Caravan

    Import


    Includes 1 Bonus Track


    By the time that jazz icon/bandleader/percussionist Art Blakey and his Jazz Messengers began recording for Riverside in the fall of 1962, Blakey had already been the spiritual center of the group for nearly 15 years. The unprecedented caliber of performers who had already passed through the revolving-door personnel reads like a who's who of 20th century jazz. On Caravan -- his first of several notable sides for the venerable label -- he is joined by a quintet of concurrent and future all-stars. Likewise, it could be argued that each has never again been presented in such a fresh or inspired setting as on these recordings. In order to establish with any authority just how heavy (even for purveyors of hard bop) the players in this band are, they need only to be named: Curtis Fuller (trombone), Freddie Hubbard (trumpet), Wayne Shorter (tenor sax), Cedar Walton (piano), and Reggie Workman (bass). With Blakey (drums) firmly at the helm, these Jazz Messengers deliver a scintillating synergy that doesn't sacrifice intensity for the sake of cadence. The trademark give-and-take that graces the laid-back and sophisticated pop and jazz standards Skylark and In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning likewise is responsible for the palpable energy brought to the sizeable contributions from Shorter and Hubbard -- which make up half of the album's material. The title and leadoff track liquefies Duke Ellington's original arrangement and ignites it, fueling this extended fiery interpretation. Hubbard's first solo harks back to his own recording of Caravan, which can be heard on the Impulse release Artistry of Freddie Hubbard and was recorded earlier the same year. Coincidentally, that disc also features Curtis Fuller as well as a rare non-Sun Ra-related appearance from John Gilmore (tenor sax). Blow for blow, however, this reading has more than just an edge -- it possesses the entire blade. The melody snakes in and out of Blakey's strident flurry of syncopation. Another highlight is Shorter's interjectory solo, recalling his ability to succeed John Coltrane in Miles Davis' coterie. Among the original compositions, Shorter's upbeat Sweet 'n' Sour stands out as the most cohesive and ensemble-driven, although the singular group dynamic is well applied to the lively This Is for Albert as well. By contrast, Hubbard's Thermo is more angular -- taking full advantage of the musicians' aggressive chops. The 2001 20-bit remaster from Fantasy contains two bonus tracks: take four of Sweet 'n' Sour and take two of Thermo. This release can be considered definitive Blakey, bop, and Jazz Messengers.

    - Lindsay Planer (All Music)

    1. Caravan
    2. Sweet 'n' Sour
    3. In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning
    4. Sweet 'n' Sour [Alternate Take] *
    5. This Is For Albert
    6. Skylark
    7. Thermo


    *Bonus Track (From The Same Sessions. Not On The Original LP)

    Art Blakey
    $27.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers With Thelonious Monk Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers With Thelonious Monk Quick View

    $35.99
    Buy Now
    x

    Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers With Thelonious Monk

    Limited Edition Audiophile Pressing


    Mastered From The Original Tapes And Cut By Kevin Gray At Cohearent Audio.


    180-Gram LP Plated And Pressed At RTI


    Housed In An Old-style Tip-on Jacket.


    Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers with Thelonious Monk, recorded in 1957, is an album that was the result of a collaboration of Thelonious Monk with Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers.

    1. Evidence
    2. In Walked Bud
    3. Blue Monk
    4. I Mean You
    5. Rhythm-A-Ning
    6. Purple Shades
    Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers
    $35.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • A Night In Tunisia A Night In Tunisia Quick View

    $34.99
    Buy Now
    x

    A Night In Tunisia

    Import

    Art Blakey is one of the inventors of the modern bebop style of drumming. Known as a powerful musician and a vital groover his brand of bluesy, funky hard bop was and continues to be profoundly influential on mainstream jazz. For more than 30 years, his band Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers included many young musicians who went on to become prominent names in jazz.


    Released in the late fifties, A Night In Tunisia is a Jazz milestone and prime example of Blakey's exceptional rhythmic prowess. This album is not all about drumming though; it leaves much space for great melodical interplay by fellow musicians Sam Dockery on piano, John Griffin and Ferris Benda on saxophone, Bill Hardman on trumpet and Jimmy De Brest on double bass. Now available with crystal clear, remastered audio!

    1. A Night In Tunisia
    2. Off The Wall
    3. Theory Of Art
    4. Couldn't It Be You?
    5. Evans
    Art Blakey
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Somethin' Else Somethin' Else Quick View

    $19.99
    Buy Now
    x

    Somethin' Else


    Remastered And Reissued As Part Of The Blue Note 75th Anniversary Vinyl Reissue Campaign


    Recorded in March of 1958, Cannonball Adderley's Somethin' Else was recording during the era when Adderley was part of the Miles Davis Sextet.
    Featured on the album are Adderley on alto sax along with Miles Davis on trumpet, Hank Jones on piano, Sam Jones on bass and Art Blakey on drums.
    Of note, this is one of the few post-1955 appearances of Miles Davis as a sideman. Somethin' Else 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. Autumn Leaves
    2. Love For Sale
    3. Somethin' Else
    4. One For Daddy-O
    5. Dancing In The Dark
    Cannonball Adderley
    $19.99
    Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Free For All Free For All Quick View

    $19.99
    Buy Now
    x

    Free For All


    Remastered And Reissued As Part Of The Blue Note 75th Anniversary Vinyl Reissue Campaign


    Free for All is a 1964 jazz album by Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers released on Blue Note. Now, celebrating its 50th anniversary, the album will be
    newly-remastered for vinyl as part of the overall Blue Note 75th anniversary vinyl reissue campaign. It is the first of many to come. Blakey, the Jazz
    Messenger's leader and drummer, recorded Free for All with Freddie Hubbard on trumpet, recent Grammy®-winner Wayne Shorter on tenor sax, Curtis
    Fuller on trombone, Cedar Walton on piano and Reggie Workman on bass. Free for All features "Free For All" and "Hammer Head" both by Wayne
    Shorter as well as "The Core" by Freddie Hubbard and "Pensativa" by Clare Fischer. This new reissue was mastered by Alan Yoshida at Dunning-Kruger
    in Los Angeles as part of an overall Blue Note 75th anniversary vinyl reissue campaign spearheaded by current Blue Note Records President, Don Was.

    1. Free For All
    2. Hammer Head
    3. The Core
    4. Pensativa
    Art Blakey
    $19.99
    Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Moanin' (Awaiting Repress) Moanin' (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

    $19.99
    Buy Now
    x

    Moanin' (Awaiting Repress)

    A Blue Note Essential, Moanin' Is Part Of The Blue Note 75 Anniversary Vinyl Reissue Campaign


    One of the most beloved recordings of all time, Moanin' is one of the few albums where listeners actually remember where they were the first time they heard it. Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers had been formed in 1955 when Blakey joined forces with Horace Silver. After Silver left to form his own successful quintet, Blakey's band struggled a bit. However this is the version of the group that made the Jazz Messengers immortal. In fact, the release of 1958's Moanin' is when the Jazz Messengers became a permanent jazz institution, a laboratory in swinging jazz.

    1. Moanin'
    2. Are You Real
    3. Along Came Betty
    4. The Drum Thunder Suite
    5. Blues March
    6. Come Rain or Come Shine
    Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers
    $19.99
    Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
  • Lee-Way Lee-Way Quick View

    $49.99
    Buy Now
    x

    Lee-Way

    Blue Note Reissue


    How do these new deluxe re-issues stack up to the alternatives? Not surprisingly, the big difference comes from the 45-RPM cutting. The faster cutting speed creates greater dynamic range and the sense of more air around the instruments, which stand out in better relief and give that you-are-there feel. The tradeoff requires you to flip the record twice as often, a small price to pay for this level of enhanced realism. These new issues maintain that timbral accuracy and at the same time bring out the piano sound like never before, for the first time Blue Note re-issues sound right. Dennis D. Davis, Hi-Fi+, Issue 57


    As much as I'd love to relay all kinds of anecdotes about the challenges Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray encounter during the mastering sessions, I witness none. These boys know the sound of the facility and the Van Gelder masters like the backs of their hands. Back home a month later, I unpack some test pressings Chad Kassem has sent me. I hear the most realistic-sounding drums ever reproduced by my system. It's as though I'm sitting at the point of creation, experiencing the same high that brought such gifted musicians together as one. Steve Hoffman, Kevin Gray, Chad Kassem, and Don MacInnis have done Rudy Van Gelder and his Blue Note artists proud. Jason Victor Serinus, Stereophile, April 2008


    ...these first five Acoustic Sounds Blue Note re-issues are pure bop genius...The best news is that Kevin Gray and Steve Hoffman were keen enough to do nothing more than gently clean up the masters, bringing us even closer to the hard bop edge. The 45 rpm pressings that I received were all super quiet with every last drop of resolution from the master tapes. I had almost forgotten just how good Paul Chambers and Phil Joe were together as the backbone of these groups. I've always loved this music but I didn't remember it sounding this good! Hank Mobley offers us some brilliant sax bits on one of Kenny Dorham's finest recordings, Whistle Stop and Dexter Gordon's performance blew me away as well. The biggest surprise were the Lee Morgan records. I suggest turning these up loud, since they possess unlimited energy and some hooks that will knock you out. Amazing! Just a small warning: Once you start playing these Blue Note recordings you will be hooked. The good news is that Acoustic Sounds is working on at least 20 more of these jazz gems. So make sure your turntable has a setting for 45 rpm, clean your stylus occassionally, and get ready to be transported to nirvana. - Dan Babineau, Tone Audio, No. 14 2008, www.tonepublications.com


    This album is unique within Lee Morgan's vast and rich Blue Note discography. With then current employer Art Blakey, band mate Bobby Timmons on piano, Paul Chambers on bass and Jackie McLean on alto saxophone, the trumpeter abandons time constraints and stretches out on four, soulful, hard-bop compositions (the first and the last are by Cal Massey). These hard bop masters are constantly inspired by Blakey's explosive grooves.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    These Are Soulful Days
    The Lion and the Wolf
    Midtown Blues
    Nakatini Suite
    Lee Morgan
    $49.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP 45 RPM - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • The Jazz Messengers (Pure Pleasure) The Jazz Messengers (Pure Pleasure) Quick View

    $49.99
    Buy Now
    x

    The Jazz Messengers (Pure Pleasure)

    The very first edition of Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers was unfortunately short-lived, and as excellent as they were collectively, it was the beginning of a trend for the members of this group to come and go. Unbeknown to Blakey at the time, he would become a champion for bringing talent from the high minor leagues to full-blown jazz-star status, starting with this band featuring Detroit trumpeter Donald Byrd, East coast tenor saxophonist Hank Mobley, and pianist Horace Silver, a jazz legend ever after. It's evident that although there is much cohesion in the group, Byrd's star was on the rise the fastest, and he would leave in a short period, replaced briefly by Clifford Brown, then Kenny Dorham. What is most remarkable in this first recording for the band is how several of these selections have become classic hard bop vehicles, revered and replayed by thousands of bands over time worldwide. Nica's Dream is the best known of them all, typical of the calypso beats Blakey favored at the time, with a singsong, hummable melody led by Byrd that is pure soul personified, and drenched in unrequited blues.


    Musicians:



    • Donald Byrd (trumpet)

    • Hank Mobley (tenor saxophone)

    • Horace Silver (piano)

    • Doug Watkins (bass)

    • Art Blakey (drums)




    Recording: April and May 1956 by Tony Janick at Columbia 30th Street Studio, New York City

    Production: George Avakiandeutsch




    About Pure Pleasure



    At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Pure Pleasure all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.



    During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existent tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.



    A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.



    We should like to emphasize that Pure Pleasure Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle.



    We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.



    To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.



    Side A
    1. Infra-Rae

    2. Nica's Dream

    3. It's You or No One


    Side B
    4. Ecaroh

    5. Carol's Interlude

    6. The End of a Love Affair

    7. Hank's Symphony



    Side C
    8. Weird-O*
    9. Ill Wind*
    10. Late Show*


    Side D
    11. Deciphering The Message*
    12. Carol's Interlude


    *Bonus tracks not on original LP.

    Art Blakey
    $49.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP -2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • Hard Drive Hard Drive Quick View

    $32.99
    Buy Now
    x

    Hard Drive

    Import


    Hard Drive is an album by drummer Art Blakey with The Jazz Messengers recorded in late 1957 and originally released on the Bethlehem label. AllMusic awarded the album 3 stars stating "The music on this album is typical hard bop of the period, well played and full of enthusiasm and fire". All tracks were remastered in 2012. This vinyl is made with the original artwork.

    1. For Minors Only
    2. Right Down Front

    3. Deo-X

    4. Sweet Sakeena
    5. For Miles And Miles

    6. Krafty

    7. Late Spring
    Art Blakey
    $32.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Mosaic Mosaic Quick View

    $19.99
    Buy Now
    x

    Mosaic

    Originally released by Blue Note Records in 1961, "Mosaic" by Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers, will be reissued as part of an overall Blue Note 75th anniversary vinyl initiative spearheaded by current Blue Note Records President, Don Was. Performing with Blakey, "Mosiac" features critically-acclaimed jazz greats like Wayne Shorter, Freddie Hubbard and Curtis Fuller. This version of The Jazz Messengers performed together from 1961 through 1964.
    1. Mosaic
    2. Down Under
    3. Children of the Night
    4. Aarbia
    5. Crisis
    Art Blakey
    $19.99
    Vinyl LP Reissue - Sealed Buy Now
  • Art Blakey!!!!! Jazz Messengers!!!!! Art Blakey!!!!! Jazz Messengers!!!!! Quick View

    $49.99
    Buy Now
    x

    Art Blakey!!!!! Jazz Messengers!!!!!

    Art Blakey discovered and championed young talented musicians such as Clifford Brown, Lou Donaldson, Keith Jarrett and Wynton Marsalis to name but a few. But he also delivered the message of hard bop through thousands of performances at festivals right down to the smallest club. Lively, joyous performances, the very highest technical standards and somnambulistic music-making characterize this recording. Right from the very start it is clear that these jazz ambassadors have a new message for us. The hard-beat recordings win in lyricism thanks to the gentle sound of Curtis Fuller's trombone, something that was often missing in the powerful Blue Note sound. Four jazz evergreens give the musicians the time and opportunity to display their soloistic talents. The real climax, however, is to be found in the harmonic layering of the three winds which lend the themes new appeal. The message was broadcasted many times until the death of Art Blakey, but the history of jazz would have been a great deal poorer without these milestone recordings on the Impulse label. Art Blakey certainly knew how to delight his audience with fire, originality, a wealth of ideas and great humor. All these attributes are applicable to the six titles on this album.


    Musicians:

    Lee Morgan (trumpet)

    Curtis Fuller (trombone)

    Wayne Shorter (tenor saxophone)

    Robert H. "Bobby" Timmons (piano)

    Jymie Merritt (bass)

    Art Blakey (drums)


    Recording: June 1961 at Rudy van Gelder's Recording Studios, Englewood Cliffs, N.J., USA by Rudy van Gelder Production: Bob Thiele



    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. À la Mode
    2. Invitation
    3. Circus
    4. You Don't Know What Love Is
    5. I Hear a Rhapsody
    6. Gee Baby, Ain't I Good to You
    Art Blakey
    $49.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45 RPM LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • Sweetnighter (Awaiting Repress) Sweetnighter (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

    $29.99
    Buy Now
    x

    Sweetnighter (Awaiting Repress)


    The Weather Report/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Series Continues!


    The Original 1973 Jazz Rock Fusion Classic Sweetnighter Album


    Featuring Joe Zawinul, Wayne Shorter, Miroslav Vitous, Dom Um Romao & Herschel Dwellingham


    Mastered By Joe Reagoso And Pressed At R.T.I.


    The legendary Weather Report set the music world on fire back in the early seventies with their hypnotic
    blend of progressive-fused jazz with funk, prog-rock and soul, augmented with the brilliant and skillful
    musicianship of their superstar founders Wayne Shorter on saxophone and various electronic reeds and the
    late great Joe Zawinul on a stunning array of keyboards and electronic instruments. Both of these legendary
    musicians/composers worked with Miles Davis on his classics like Bitches Brew, plus solid tenures with legends
    like Cannonball Adderley (Zawinul) and Art Blakey (Shorter) all of which would prove to become the huge catalyst
    for things to come.


    Throughout the seventies and beyond, Weather Report's fine arsenal of recordings would take the band
    to the top of all the popular music charts. The 1973 fusion classic Sweetnighter would go on to yield one of
    the biggest albums of their career as it hit the top rungs of the jazz charts, plus major showings in the pop and
    R&B charts.


    No stone is left unturned, as this masterpiece is loaded with hit after hit with smashes like Joe Zawinul's
    funk infused Boogie Woogie Waltz, the powerful Manolete by Wayne Shorter and of course Miroslav Vitous'
    soulful Will.


    As one of the most enduring albums in their massive career catalog, Sweetnighter took the fans by storm,
    forever retaining the title superstars to the Weather Report franchise.


    Friday Music is pleased to announce for the very first time on audiophile vinyl Sweetnighter by Weather
    Report. Mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios, this amazing classic truly shines in
    the audiophile vinyl domain. Pressed at R.T.I., this brilliant masterwork truly resonates as you remember from
    years ago.


    To enhance your limited anniversary edition album experience, this first time audiophile vinyl release is
    also for a very short time being offered in a first time gatefold cover presentation, featuring the original album
    cover design.


    Welcome back and celebrate the music of Weather Report with their amazing Sweetnighter an audiophile
    first time vinyl release, only from your friends at Friday Music. Non-Stop Home!

    1. Boogie Woogie Waltz
    2. Manolete
    3. Adios
    4. 125th Street Congress
    5. Will
    6. Non-Stop Home
    Weather Report
    $29.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
  • A Night At Birdland, Vol. 2 A Night At Birdland, Vol. 2 Quick View

    $19.99
    Buy Now
    x

    A Night At Birdland, Vol. 2

    Part Of The Blue Note 75 Anniversary LP Reissue Campaign


    Originally released in 1954 this LP features Clifford Brown, Lou Donaldson & Horace Silver

    1. Wee Dot [Live At Birdland, New York/1954]

    2. If I Had You [Live At Birdland, New York/1954]
    3. Quicksilver [Live At Birdland, New York/1954]

    4. Now's The Time [Live At Birdland, New York/1954]

    5. Confirmation [Live At Birdland, New York/1954]
    Art Blakey
    $19.99
    Vinyl LP Reissue - Sealed Buy Now
  • New Bottle Old Wine (Pure Pleasure) New Bottle Old Wine (Pure Pleasure) Quick View

    $34.99
    Buy Now
    x

    New Bottle Old Wine (Pure Pleasure)

    If you have admired Gil Evans' arrangements on the Miles Davis recordings, you owe it to yourself to check this out. These recordings help make the case that Gil Evans was one of the great jazz arrangers of all time. Gil Evans always manages to communicate with sophistication and nuance, and on these sessions he manages to have fun as well.



    This is a LP of Gil Evans re-arranging classic jazz standards like St. Louis Blues, King Porter Stomp, and Lester Leaps. It's so interesting to be listening to these records nearly 50 years after they were made. This was a 'modern' take on jazz tunes that even then were considered classics. Hearing them now, it's like listening to one set of Old Masters interpreting an even more distant set of Old Old Masters. It's a LP that you can enjoy as a peek into modern jazz of the late 50's, or as a set of very interesting big band orchestrations. An absolute jazz classic.



    Musicians:



    • Gil Evans (arranger, conductor, piano)

    • Cannonball Adderley (alto saxophone)

    • Ernie Royal (trumpet)

    • Phil Bodner (reeds)

    • Harvey Philips (tuba),

    • Bill Barber (tuba)

    • Chuck Wayne (guitar)

    • Paul Chambers (bass)

    • Art Blakey (drums)

    • Philly Joe Jones (drums)



    Recording: April and May 1958 in New York City

    Production: Gil Evans and George Avakian



    About Pure Pleasure



    At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Pure Pleasure all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.



    During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existent tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.



    A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.



    We should like to emphasize that Pure Pleasure Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle.



    We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.



    To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.


    and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.



    1. St Louis Blues
    2. King Porter Stomp

    3. Willow Tree
    4. Struttin With Some Barbecue
    5. Lester Leaps In
    6. Round Midnight

    7. Manteca
    8. Bird Feathers
    Gil Evans
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Ugetsu Ugetsu Quick View

    $21.99
    Buy Now
    x

    Ugetsu

    1963's Ugetsu was recorded at the legendary Birdland club, when the New York post-bop era was still very much in progress. Featuring both a young Wayne Shorter and Freddie Hubbard, Ugetsu remains a reaffirmation of the belief that this kind of on-the-scene adventure can create some of the most effective recorded jazz. With Curtis Fuller, Freddie Hubbard, Wayne Shorter, Cedar Walton and Reggie Workman.
    1. One By One
    2. Ugetsu
    3. Time Off
    4. Ping-Pong
    5. I Didn't Know What Time It Was
    6. On the Ginza
    7. Eva
    8. The High Priest
    9. The Theme
    Art Blakey
    $21.99
    Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • A Night At Birdland, Vol. 1 A Night At Birdland, Vol. 1 Quick View

    $19.99
    Buy Now
    x

    A Night At Birdland, Vol. 1

    Part Of The Blue Note 75 Anniversary LP Reissue Campaign


    A Night at Birdland Vol. 1 is a 1954 release by jazz artist Art Blakey, and a quintet which featured Clifford Brown, Lou Donaldson, Horace Silver and Curly Russell.

    1. Split Kick (with Announcement by Pee Wee Marquette)
    2. Once In A While
    3. Quicksilver
    4. A Night In Tunisia
    5. Mayreh
    Art Blakey
    $19.99
    Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Moanin (Awaiting Repress) Moanin (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

    $19.99
    Buy Now
    x

    Moanin (Awaiting Repress)

    Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers present Moanin. Features exclusive cover by photographer Jean-Pierre Leloir.
    1. Moanin (Bobby Timmons)
    2. Are You Real (Benny Golson)
    3. Along Came Betty (Benny Golson)
    4. The Drum Thunder (Miniature) Suite - First Theme: Drum Thunder, Second Theme: Cry a Blue Tear, Third Theme: Harlem S Disciples (Benny Golson)
    5. Blues March (Benny Golson)
    6. Come Rain or Come Shine (Harold Arlen-Johnny Mercer)
    Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers
    $19.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
  • Tough! Tough! Quick View

    $27.99
    Buy Now
    x

    Tough!

    Import


    180 Gram Vinyl


    Includes Bonus Track

    1. Scotch Blues
    2. Flight to Jordu
    3. Transfiguration
    4. Exhibit A
    5. Gershwin Medley
    6. Gershwin Medley (First Version)*


    *Bonus Track

    Art Blakey
    $27.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Backlash (Speakers Corner) Backlash (Speakers Corner) Quick View

    $34.99
    Buy Now
    x

    Backlash (Speakers Corner)

    After his great success as a new discovery through playing on tour and in the studio with Art Blakey's creative and inspirational group, the Jazz Messengers, Freddie Hubbard made a dozen LPs over 16 years for Blue Note and Impulse under his own direction.
    It was no wonder then that a big record company made him a lucrative offer in autumn 1966. All in all, Atlantic Records released six LPs and the very first, entitled Backlash, is still until today the best of the bunch.


    Three numbers by Freddie Hubbard, one by Bob Cunningham, and two by friends, provide the basis for a successful transition between hard bop and soul beat. Hubbard made high demands on his fellow musicians James Spaulding, Albert Dailey and especially the bass player Bob Cunningham and the drummer Ray Appleton because they had to cope with the ever-changing beat. Right from the very first note, it is obvious that Freddie Hubbard had Fats Navarro and Clifford Brown in his heart and fingers. All the titles are excellent. Of special note, however, is Little Sunflower. The sound colouring of the flute harmonizes particularly well with Hubbard's brass, and Ray Barretto's contribution is more than mere decoration. You're certainly on the right track with this LP, no matter whether it's the beginning of a Freddie Hubbard collection or a further contribution to a large jazz collection.


    This Speakers Corner LP was remastered using pure analogue components only, from the master tapes through to the cutting head. All royalties and mechanical rights have been paid.

    Musicians:



    • Freddie Hubbard (fluegel horn, trumpet)
    • James Spaulding (alto saxophone, flute)
    • Albert Dailey (piano)
    • Bob Cunningham (bass)
    • Ray Appleton (drums)
    • Ray Barretto (percussion)



    Recording: 1967 by Tom Dowd, Phil Jehle and Adrian Barber

    Production: Arif Mardin




    About Speakers Corner



    At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Speakers Corner all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.



    During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existant tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.



    A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.



    We should like to emphasise that Speakers Corner Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle. We have one digital recording in our catalogue (Alan Parsons / Eye In The Sky"), but even in this particular case we used the analogue tapes for cutting.



    We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.



    To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects - excluding the exception above - and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.


    1. Backlash
    2. The Return Of The Prodigal Son
    3. Little Sunflower
    4. On The Que-Tee
    5. Up Jumped Spring
    6. Echoes Of Blue
    Freddie Hubbard
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Live In Tokyo Live In Tokyo Quick View

    $39.99
    Buy Now
    x

    Live In Tokyo


    First Time On Vinyl In North America


    The Hard To Find Vinyl Masterwork 1972's Live In Toyko


    Mastered Impeccably By Joe Reagoso


    Pressed On 2 LP Limited Edition Translucent Red Vinyl At R.T.I.


    The legendary Weather Report set the music world on fire back in the early seventies with their hypnotic blend of progressive-fused jazz with funk, prog-rock and soul, augmented with the brilliant and skillful musicianship of their superstar founders Wayne Shorter on saxophone and various electronic reeds and the late great Joe Zawinul on a stunning array of keyboards and electronic instruments.


    Both of these legendary musicians/composers worked with Miles Davis on his classics like Bitches Brew, plus solid tenures with legends like Cannonball Adderley (Zawinul) and Art Blakey (Shorter) all of which would prove to become the huge catalyst for things to come.


    Throughout the seventies and beyond, Weather Report's fine arsenal of recordings would take the band to the top of all the popular music charts. The 1972 fusion live masterpiece Live In Toyko would go on to yield one of the most important albums of their career as it hit the top rungs of the jazz charts, plus major showings in the pop and r&b charts.


    No stone is left unturned, as this masterwork is loaded with stellar classics and long extensive live workouts on smashes like Wayne Shorter's Eurydice and Tears, the Shorter/Zawinul collaroration Umbrellas and Joe Zawinul favorite Orange Lady.


    As one of the most enduring albums in their massive career catalog, Live In Toyko in its original vinyl form took their fans by storm, paying hundreds of dollars for the original Japanese import if they were lucky to find one.


    Friday Music is pleased to announce for the very first time on audiophile vinyl Live In Toyko by Weather Report. Mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios, this amazing classic truly shines in the audiophile vinyl domain. Pressed at R.T.I., this brilliant masterwork truly resonates as you remember from years ago.


    To enhance your limited anniversary edition album experience, this first time audiophile vinyl release is also for a very short time being offered on translucent red audiophile vinyl in a first time gatefold cover presentation, featuring the rare original album cover design.


    Welcome back and celebrate the music of Weather Report with their amazing Live In Toyko ... an audiophile first time vinyl release, only from your friends at Friday Music

    LP 1
    1. Medley: Vertical Invader, Seventh Arrow, T.H. , Doctor Honoris Causa
    2. Medley: Surucucu, Lost, Early Minor, Direction


    LP 2
    1. Orange Lady
    2. Medley: Eurydice, The Moors
    3. Medley: Tears, Umbrellas

    Weather Report
    $39.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Buy Now
  • Bopping The Blues Bopping The Blues Quick View

    $27.99
    Buy Now
    x

    Bopping The Blues

    One of Miles Davis' Earliest Recording Sessions


    Pressed On Audiophile-Grade 180 Gram Vinyl At Pallas Group In Germany


    Mastered From Original Analog Tapes By Bernie Grundman


    Features Legendary Tenor Saxophonist Gene Ammons and Drummer Art Blakey


    One of Miles Davis' earliest recording sessions. The very first known instance of the famed trumpeter playing in an "open" style, and in a band with legendary tenor saxophonist Gene Ammons and drummer Art Blakey. Need any more be said? Very few jazz albums possess more historical import and wow-inspiring significance than Bopping the Blues, which documents a 1946 session in which Davis supported a group and two singers, Earl Coleman and Ann Baker, in a splendid bop affair. Yes, it's got that elusive Holy Grail quality. Originally released by the UK label Black Lion, an imprint that specialized in resurrecting rare gems from US jazz and blues legends, Bopping the Blues marks what are indisputably Davis' initial open-voiced contributions and a can't-miss opportunity for collectors and enthusiasts to get closer to the man and his music.

    1. Don't Sing Me The Blues (Take 1)
    2. Don't Sing Me The Blues (Take 2)
    3. I've Always Got The Blues (Take 1)
    4. I've Always Got The Blues (Take 2)
    5. I've Always Got The Blues (Take 3)
    6. Don't Explain To Me Baby (Take 1)
    7. Don't Explain To Me Baby (Take 2)
    8. Don't Explain To Me Baby (Take 3)
    9. Don't Explain To Me Baby (Take 4)
    10. Baby, Won't You Make Up Your Mind (Take 1)
    11. Baby, Won't You Make Up Your Mind (Take 2)
    12. Baby, Won't You Make Up Your Mind (Take 3)
    Miles Davis
    $27.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Elmo Hope Volume 2 Elmo Hope Volume 2 Quick View

    $19.99
    Buy Now
    x

    Elmo Hope Volume 2

    Volume 2 features Elmo Hope on piano and Art Blakey on drums. Volume 2 is comprised of six, hard bop tracks.
    1. Crazy
    2. Abdullah
    3. Chips
    4. Later For You
    5. Low Tide
    6. Maybe So
    Elmo Hope
    $19.99
    10 Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Go to top