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: '

Blue Note Jazz

'
Results per page:
  • Paris 1969 Paris 1969 Quick View

    $19.99
    Buy Now
    x

    Paris 1969

    Blue Note Records has announced Thelonious Monk Paris 1969, a fascinating and important late-career document of the legendary jazz pianist and composer in performance with his Quartet at the Salle Pleyel concert hall in Paris, France on December 15, 1969. Beautifully captured on B&W film, the concert also featured a surprise guest appearance from renowned drummer Philly Joe Jones. Also included is a rare on-camera interview with Monk that was conducted by the French bassist Jacques Hess after the concert.


    "The 1969 Paris concert captures the power and the undiminished beauty of Monk's music, reminding us that even as his body aged his musical imagination knew no limits," writes Monk scholar Robin Kelley in his liner notes essay. However, Kelley also illuminates what a peculiar and challenging moment 1969 was for the 52-year-old pianist. Monk hadn't achieved true success until the late-50s with his legendary run at the Five Spot CafÉ in New York City with John Coltrane (a band that was brilliantly captured on the lost recording Thelonious Monk Quartet with John Coltrane at Carnegie Hall from 1957 which was discovered and released on Blue Note in 2005). By the early-60s Monk's success had peaked when he signed with Columbia Records and was eventually featured on the cover of TIME Magazine in 1964.


    However, by 1969, in addition to health issues, Monk's success was beginning to wane with the emergence of rock and the resulting jazz fusion movement. His recording contract with Columbia had just come to end after an ill-advised attempt at marketing him to a younger rock audience. That disappointment was followed by the departure of drummer Ben Riley and bassist Larry Gales from his band which left Monk with two chairs to fill on short notice before his European tour.


    Monk eventually found two young musicians - bassist Nate Hygelund and drummer Paris Wright - to fill out the Quartet with his longtime tenor saxophonist Charlie Rouse. Luckily the inexperienced rhythm section had some time to gel before hitting the stage in Paris with a lengthy engagement in London followed by stops in Germany and Italy. By the time they reached the Pleyel the band was in fine form, which made for a triumphant return for Monk to the very stage he had made his Parisian debut on in 1954 in front of a hostile audience who felt that Monk was too avant-garde. 15 years later the situation could not have been more different with an enthusiastic audience and the concert being broadcast on television.


    In addition to rollicking Quartet versions of Monk classics such as "I Mean You," "Straight No Chaser," and "Blue Monk," the set also includes three stunning solo piano performances on "Don't Blame Me," "I Love You Sweetheart Of All My Dreams," and "Crepuscule With Nellie." However, an undeniable highlight of the concert was when the veteran drummer Philly Joe Jones who was an expat living in Paris at the time comes from backstage to borrow the sticks from the 17-year-old Wright, providing a palpable spark on Monk's "Nutty."

    1. I Mean You
    2. Ruby My Dear
    3. Straight No Chaser
    4. Bright Mississippi
    5. Light Blue
    6. Epistrophy
    7. Don't Blame Me
    8. I Love You Sweetheart of All My Dreams
    9. Crepuscule With Nellie
    10. Bright Mississippi
    11. Nutty
    12. Blue Monk
    Thelonious Monk
    $19.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • Blue And Sentimental Blue And Sentimental Quick View

    $19.99
    Buy Now
    x

    Blue And Sentimental

    During the Blue Note 75th anniversary celebration the label released 100 essential Blue Note LPs and asked New York Times readers what titles they'd like to see make the list. This album is one of five new reissues that were hand-selected by Blue Note President, Don Was, based on New York Times reader recommendations.


    Ike Quebec's 1961-1962 comeback albums for Blue Note were all pretty rewarding, but Blue and Sentimental is his signature statement of the bunch, a superbly sensuous blend of lusty blues swagger and achingly romantic ballads. True, there's no shortage of that on Quebec's other Blue Note dates, but Blue and Sentimental is the most exquisitely perfected.


    Quebec was a master of mood and atmosphere, and the well-paced program here sustains his smoky, late-night magic with the greatest consistency of tone. Part of the reason is that Quebec's caressing tenor sound is given a sparer backing than usual, with no pianist among the quartet of guitarist Grant Green, bassist Paul Chambers, and drummer Philly Joe Jones. It's no surprise that Green solos with tremendous taste and elegance (the two also teamed up on Green's similarly excellent Born to Be Blue), and there are plenty of open spaces in the ensemble for Quebec to shine through.


    His rendition of the Count Basie-associated title cut is a classic, and the other standard on the original LP, Don't Take Your Love from Me, is in a similarly melancholy vein. Green contributes a classic-style blues in Blues for Charlie, and Quebec's two originals, Minor Impulse and Like, have more complex chord changes but swing low and easy.


    Through it all, Quebec remains the quintessential seducer, striking just the right balance between sophistication and earthiness, confidence and vulnerability, joy and longing. It's enough to make Blue and Sentimental a quiet, sorely underrated masterpiece.


    -Steve Huey (All Music Guide)

    1.Blue And Sentimental
    2.Minor Impulse
    3.Don't Take Your Love From Me
    4.Blues For Charlie
    5.Like
    6.Count Every Star
    Ike Quebec
    $19.99
    Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Kind Of Blue: 50th Anniversary Collector's Edition Kind Of Blue: 50th Anniversary Collector's Edition Quick View

    $109.99
    Buy Now
    x

    Kind Of Blue: 50th Anniversary Collector's Edition

    Ranked 12/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    The Best Selling Jazz Album of All-Time Gets the Super Deluxe Treatment for its 50th Anniversary!


    Includes the Original Remastered CD, a CD of Bonus Material, a DVD of the Making of Kind of Blue, an Incredible Full-Color Book, Photos from the Sessions, Miles' Notes and the LP of the Original Album Pressed on Blue Vinyl!


    In 1958, after a string of critically acclaimed and successful albums, Miles Davis was searching for a new direction to take the music, and signs were pointing him off the chordal highway into a new jazz style: modal. His innovations would open up the world for improvisers. He recruited key players with the potential to solidify his new approach, forming his famed sextet with rising jazz giants John Coltrane, Cannonball Adderley, Bill Evans & Wynton Kelly, Paul Chambers and Jimmy Cobb. Miles hired the little-known Evans because he needed a pianist who was into the modal thing. Davis and Evans both had developed personal voices characterized by a melodic flow that suggested, rather than defined, musical structure. It was his relationship with Evans that created the spark that resulted in the album Kind of Blue.


    In only two impromptu sessions in March and April of 1959, Miles Daviss sextet created a tour de force 5 original tunes built on simple scales. Davis is committed to getting something spontaneous out of his musicians. The entire album was composed as a series of modal sketches and was conceived only hours before the recording dates. The outcome? Pure inspiration, and the stuff of legend an album made up of the first full take of each tune, captured at the historic Columbia 30th Street Studio. The album was originally released on Columbia Records in 1959, stunning the jazz world by practically creating a new language of music. Its influence goes far beyond jazz. Kind of Blue is universally considered to be one of the best albums of all time, of any genre. Fifty years later, Kind of Blue the epitome of spontaneous inventionis still the best selling jazz album ever.


    This Collectors Edition marks the 50th Anniversary with an unprecedented presentation of music, images, insight and history to celebrate the album that is essential to any music collection, the ideal gift item for any jazz lover, especially fans of Miles Davis a true collectors set.


    Do Not Miss this Limited-Edition Collector's Edition!

    Blue Colored Vinyl LP:

    1. So What

    2. Freddie The Freeloader

    3. Blue In Green

    4. All Blues

    5. Flamenco Sketches


    Disc 1 - CD:

    1. So What (9:22)

    2. Freddie Freeloader (9:46)

    3. Blue In Green (5:36)

    4. All Blues (11:32)

    5. Flamenco Sketches (9:25)

    6. Flamenco Sketches (alternate take) (9:31)

    7. Freddie Freeloader - studio sequence 1 (0:51)

    8. Freddie Freeloader - false start (1:26)

    9. Freddie Freeloader - studio sequence 2 (1:34) (*)

    10. So What - studio sequence 1 (1:55) (*)

    11. So What - studio sequence 2 (0:12) (*)

    12. Blue In Green - studio sequence (1:57) (*)

    13. Flamenco Sketches - studio sequence 1 (0:43)

    14. Flamenco Sketches - studio sequence 2 (1:10) (*)

    15. All Blues - studio sequence (0:19) (*)

    (*) previously unreleased


    Disc 2 - CD:

    1. On Green Dolphin Street (9:48)

    2. Fran-Dance (5:48)

    3. Stella By Starlight (4:43)

    4. Love For Sale (11:46)

    5. Fran-Dance (alternate take) (5:51)

    6. So What (17:28) (**)

    (**) previously released in unauthorized form

    • Rare musical material including the first session by the Miles Davis sextet, May 26, 1958

    • Over 30 minutes of studio material

    • First authorized release of two extended live performances from April 9, 1960 Den Haag Concert and The Zurich Concert.


    DVD:

    • Documentary - Story Behind Kind of Blue

    • April 2, 1959 TV program, Robert Herridge Theater: The Sound of Miles Davis

    Miles Davis
    $109.99
    Colored Vinyl LP + 2 CDs + DVD - Sealed Buy Now
  • Shades Of Blue Shades Of Blue Quick View

    $42.99
    Buy Now
    x

    Shades Of Blue

    Import


    First Pressing Of 1,000 Numbered Copies On Blue And White Mixed Vinyl, Black Vinyl Thereafter

    Interpretations And Remixes Of Blue Note Classics The Look Of Slim, Distant Land, Stormy, Live Performance Of Peace/dolphin Dance And Many More Tracks

    Shades Of Blue is a unique project that turns over the legacy of the esteemed Blue Note jazz label to one of hip-hop's most unique artists, Madlib. He is considered to be one of hip-hop's most inventive visionaries and connects it's productions through smart lyrics and poetics.

    The album opens with the declaration that We are now having a little cooking session for Blue Note right here on the scene... Madlib was afforded the opportunity to mine the crates of Blue Note. On Shades of Blue, he delivers remixes and brand spanking new interpretations of Blue Note classics.

    Whether funking out Ronnie Foster's original Mystic Brew and transforming it into the Mystic Bounce, or giving Wayne Shorter's Footprints a go with Yesterday's New Quintet, rest assured that Madlib's innovative sonic vocabulary will fill the ears.

    Other artists receiving a Madlib reimagination include Donald Byrd, Bobbi Humphrey, Bobby Hutcherson, Horace Silver, The Three Sounds and many more.

    Pitchfork album reviewer Scott Hreha rates the album 8.6 Listening to Madlib's music, I'm reminded of the Black radical maestros responsible for some of the outermost-limits music-making of the past half-century: Sun Ra, George Clinton, Lee 'Scratch' Perry.

    In 2014, it ranked at number 11 on Paste's 12 Classic Hip-Hop Albums That Deserve More Attention list.

    LP 1
    1. Introduction
    2. Slim's Return
    3. Distant Land
    4. Mystic Bounce
    5. Stormy
    6. Blue Note Interlude
    7. Please Set Me At Ease
    8. Funky Blue Note
    9. Alfred Lion Interlude


    LP 2
    1. Sleeping Into Tomorrow
    2. Andrew Hill Break
    3. Montara
    4. Song For My Father
    5. Footprints
    6. Peace / Dolphin Dance
    7. Outro

    Madlib
    $42.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs 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
  • Sex 'n' Jazz (Expanded) Sex 'n' Jazz (Expanded) Quick View

    $39.99
    Buy Now
    x

    Sex 'n' Jazz (Expanded)

    Limited Edition Of 1,000 Numbered Copies On White Vinyl, Black Vinyl Thereafter

    180-Gram Audiophile Vinyl

    Gatefold Sleeve With Deluxe Spot Varnish

    Remastered Expanded Edition

    Featuring Marvin Gaye And Paul Carrack

    First Time On Vinyl!

    Originally released in March 2007, Sex 'n' Jazz, starring Marvin Gaye, Paul Carrack, and Erik Truffaz, immediately captured the public's attention and became an overnight success for Dutch groove jazz band Gare du Nord. Tracks like Marvin & Miles, You're My Medicine and Beautiful Day would become instant classics and kick-started a new jazz pop wave in The Netherlands.

    The appeal of the album was also recognized by jazz label Blue Note and in 2009 a remixed version of the album hit the shelves. With the key tracks, originally mixed in the chill mode, dramatically remixed in club soul style, the blue label parachuted Sex 'n' Jazz into platinum heaven.

    This 2017 expanded edition brings together both the Blue Note remix album master and the original vintage album master from early 2007 for the very first time. State of the art remastered, this landmark edition of Sex 'n' Jazz sounds as crispy as ever. This must be the ultimate fan experience to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the trendsetting club soul masterwork and its prelude.

    Ten years after its original release, the album is now available on vinyl for the first time. The first limited, individually numbered edition is pressed on white vinyl. Only 1,000 copies available.

    Further decades may pass and public taste may change, but it will always be just the right time for Sex 'n' Jazz.

    LP 1
    1. Somethin' In My Mouth (Sex 'n' Jazz 1)
    2. Marvin & Miles
    3. Ride On (Featuring Paul Carrack)
    4. Cool Summer Breeze
    5. Beautiful Day
    6. You're My Medicine (feat. Marvin Gaye)
    7. More Medicine
    8. Chet's Chat
    9. Quiet Storm
    10. I Want Love
    11. Lobster For Love (Sex 'n' Jazz 2)
    12. Hey, Mr. Glider (feat. Erik Truffaz)
    13. Hot Glue


    LP 2
    1. Marvin & Miles
    2. Somethin' In My Mouth (Sex 'n' Jazz 1)
    3. Ride On
    4. You're My Medicine
    5. More Medicine
    6. Summer Breeze
    7. Beautiful Day
    8. Chet's Chat
    9. Lobster For Love (Sex 'n' Jazz 2)
    10. Hey, Mr. Glider
    11. Quiet Storm
    12. I Want Love
    13. Hot Glue

    Gare du Nord
    $39.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • I Remember I Remember Quick View

    $19.99
    Buy Now
    x

    I Remember


    Part Of The Blue Note 75 Anniversary Vinyl Reissue Campaign


    Originally released in 1991, I Remember, by jazz vocalist - and 4-time Grammy®-winner - Dianne Reeves will be re-released as part of the overall Blue
    Note 75th anniversary vinyl reissue campaign spearheaded by current Blue Note Records President, Don Was.

    1. Afro Blue
    2. The Nearness Of You / Misty
    3. I Remember Sky
    4. Love For Sale
    5. Softly As In The Morning Sunrise
    6. Like A Lover
    7. How High The Moon
    8. You Taught My Heart To Sing
    9. For All We Know
    Dianne Reeves
    $19.99
    Vinyl LP Reissue - Sealed Buy Now
  • The Feeling Of Jazz The Feeling Of Jazz Quick View

    $29.99
    Buy Now
    x

    The Feeling Of Jazz

    1962 Set from Duke Ellington and His Orchestra Contains New Material and Fresh Interpretations of Classics


    Spectacular Audiophile Restoration Series Resurrects UK Label Black Lion: Mastered at Bernie Grundman Studios by Chris Bellman and Pressed at Pallas


    EQ Notes and Curation Performed by Iconic Engineer Steve Hoffman; LPs EQ'd and Set Up by Bernie Grundman


    Conceived, Designed, and Manufactured for Collectors and Enthusiasts: Vinyl Jacket Features Exclusive Art


    Age never slowed Duke Ellington. Recorded at four different sessions in 1962 at Bell Studio in 1962, The Feeling of Jazz is one of the rarest titles America's greatest composer ever released, and contains both never-before-heard originals as well as reinterpretations of Ellington classics. Performed by the Duke Ellington Orchestra, which included players such as Paul Gonsalves, Johnny Hodges, Harold Baker, and Jimmy Hamilton, the material contains a wealth of spot-on solos and stop-on-a-dime changes.


    Originally released by the UK label Black Lion, an imprint that specialized in resurrecting rare gems from US jazz and blues legends, The Feeling of Jazz represents a critical juncture in Ellington's career and a can't-miss opportunity for collectors and enthusiasts to get closer to the man and his music. Helmed by ORG, this historical reissue is afforded the ultimate in audiophile production standards, resulting in sonics and presentation befitting the museum-like worth of this record's existence.


    Mastered from the original master tapes at Bernie Grundman Studios by Chris Bellman and pressed at Pallas, the 180g LP was curated by legendary engineer Steve Hoffman and eq'd by Grundman himself. A better team you cannot find; every step involved serious quality-control measures to guarantee gorgeous sound. The superb vinyl jacket features exclusive artwork. This is what being a collector is all about. The title isn't widely known, but this reissue preserves historically significant music that will be enjoyed by generations to come.


    Jazz fans, audiophiles, and music fanatics, don't sleep on this extraordinary treasure.

    1. Taffy Twist
    2. Flirtibird
    3. Smada
    4. What Am I Here For
    5. Take the 'A' Train
    6. I'm Gonna Go Fishin'
    7. Boo-Dah
    8. Black and Tan Fantasy
    9. The Feeling of Jazz
    10. Jump for Joy
    11. I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart/Don't Get Around Much Anymore
    Duke Ellington
    $29.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Blue Train Blue Train Quick View

    $19.99
    Buy Now
    x

    Blue Train


    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
    3. Locomotion
    4. I'm Old Fashioned
    5. Lazy Bird
    John Coltrane
    $19.99
    Vinyl LP Reissue - Sealed Buy Now
  • Volume 2 Volume 2 Quick View

    $19.99
    Buy Now
    x

    Volume 2

    A Blue Note essential, Sonny Rollins' Volume 2 is part of the Blue Note 75 anniversary vinyl reissue campaign -
    featuring 100 titles. Key to the initiative is high quality audio at affordable prices. Album features performances
    recorded in 1960.


    Outside of Paul Chambers, who was employed as Miles Davis's bassist at this time, all of the other players on these April 1957 RVG Hackensack dates were leaders of their own renowned groups; a reflection of the respect they all shared for the date leader, Sonny Rollins. Besides Chambers, with J.J. Johnson on trombone, Art Blakey behind the drums and alternating pianists Thelonious Monk and Horace Silver, who both play on the now-famous version of Misterioso, the words All-Star seem almost demeaning to this conclave.


    The resulting recordings burst forth with confidence and enthusiasm, capturing a fire and passion usually found only with uninhibited live dates and not the constraints of a recording studio. Exceptional versions of Poor Butterfly and You Stepped Out Of a Dream elevate this record to monumental status.

    1. Why Don't I?
    2. Wail March
    3. Misterioso
    4. Reflections
    5. You Stepped Out Of A Dream
    6. Poor Butterfly
    Sonny Rollins
    $19.99
    Vinyl LP Reissue - Sealed Buy Now
  • Blue Spirits Blue Spirits Quick View

    $19.99
    Buy Now
    x

    Blue Spirits


    Part Of The Blue Note 75 Anniversary Vinyl Reissue Campaign


    Hubbard says in the albums original liner notes: I tried to get that dark sound... which characterizes much of the rest of the music in the album. All of the compositions featured in the set are Hubbard's originals. Hubbard intended for the album to be a spiritual one, but not in the religious sense. In a sense that I consider music to be spiritual experience because you can get at your deepest feeling... .

    1. Soul Surge
    2. Blue Spirits
    3. Outer Forces
    4. Cunga Black
    5. Jodo
    Freddie Hubbard
    $19.99
    Vinyl LP Reissue - 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
  • The Musician (Live at the Blue Note Jazz Club) The Musician (Live at the Blue Note Jazz Club) Quick View

    $35.99
    Buy Now
    x

    The Musician (Live at the Blue Note Jazz Club)

    Live at the Blue Note Jazz Club, New York, NY October-November 2011
    LP 1
    1. Captain Marvel
    2. Light As A Feather
    3. I Hear A Rhapsody
    4. Spirit Rides
    5. Special Beings
    6. I've Got The World On A String
    7. Spain


    LP 2
    1. Overture
    2. Your Eyes Speak To Me
    3. If I Were A Bell
    4. Nefertiti
    5. Zyryab
    6. Mi Nina Lola


    LP 3
    1. CC's Birthday Blues
    2. Caravan
    3. Hot House
    4. Dolphin Dance
    5. Cantaloupe Island
    6. Ritual
    7. Silver Temple

    Chick Corea
    $35.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 3 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • Smokin' At The Half Note Smokin' At The Half Note Quick View

    $49.99
    Buy Now
    x

    Smokin' At The Half Note

    Mastered by George Marino at Sterling Sound


    ...these are all truly classic Verve titles that you simply don't want to miss...most importantly, the sound of these reissues is nothing short of astounding. Particularly the early Billie and Ella mono records are incredible treasures of sonic beauty. I'd definitely ask Santa for the whole set, or, if you want to cherry pick, the most classic titles. Whatever you decide, you owe yourself at least a half dozen! Winner of a 2012 Positive Feedback Online Writers' Choice Award - Danny Kaey, Positive Feedback Online, November/December 2011


    A Tremendously Important Historic Jazz Record That Pairs Guitar Virtuoso Wes Montgomery With Miles Davis' Rhythm Section - Paul Chambers and Jimmy Cobb


    This is timeless music that has inspired innumerable jazz guitarists and aficionados. In fact, jazz guitar great Pat Metheny has said, I learned to play listening to Wes Montgomery's Smokin' At The Half Note. Metheny additionally said that the solo on If You Could See Me Now is his favorite of all time.


    This legendary session was recorded at a New York nightclub. It captures Montgomery at the height of his improvisational powers. Many consider it the best performance on record by one of the most inventive guitarists in jazz history.


    Highlights include the Miles Davis opener, No Blues and the following track, Tadd Dameron's If You Could See Me Now. And the album's versions of Unit 7 and Four On Six have helped to establish these songs as jazz standards.


    Wynton Kelly, piano

    Wes Montgomery, guitar

    Paul Chambers, bass

    Jimmy Cobb, drums


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. No Blues
    2. If You Could See Me Now
    3. Unit 7
    4. Four On Six
    5. What's New
    Wynton Kelly Trio
    $49.99
    200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45 RPM LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • At The Half Note Cafe Vol 1 At The Half Note Cafe Vol 1 Quick View

    $19.99
    Buy Now
    x

    At The Half Note Cafe Vol 1

    Part Of The Blue Note 75 Anniversary LP Reissue Campaign


    A Blue Note essential, At The Half Note Cafe, Vol. 1 is part of the Blue Note 75 anniversary LP reissue campaign
    Key to the initiative is high quality audio at affordable prices. A live album originally recorded in 1960.

    Donald Byrd
    $19.99
    Vinyl LP Reissue - Sealed Buy Now
  • Art Blakey!!!!! Jazz Messengers!!!!! Art Blakey!!!!! Jazz Messengers!!!!! Quick View

    $27.99
    Buy Now
    x

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

    Import


    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

    1. Alamode
    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
    $27.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Field Notes Field Notes Quick View

    $17.99
    Buy Now
    x

    Field Notes

    Wil Blades Field Notes features guitarist Jeff Parker of Tortoise and drummer Simon Lott from New Orleans.


    "He is the future to carry on the legend, the legacy of the organ, of the B-3." - Dr. Lonnie Smith


    When Wil Blades sits down at the Hammond B3, count on inspired music to follow. The 34-year old, Chicago-native, Berkeley-based artist is a cornerstone organist of his generation-a modern voice in a lineage that includes giants like Richard "Groove" Holmes, Charles Earland and Brother Jack McDuff.


    Having studied at the feet of the legendary Dr. Lonnie Smith and played alongside the likes of John Lee Hooker, Melvin Sparks and Idris Muhammad, Blades has absorbed the spirit of the masters. His extensive collaborations also reflect the high regard in which he's held by contemporaries, including Stanton Moore, Anders Osborne and Nicholas Payton.
    Having released a critically acclaimed co-led duo album Shimmy with Medeski Martin & Wood drummer Billy Martin in 2012, Blades returns with a deeply soulful and sinuous nine-track effort, Field Notes, on which he's found fronting his own trio featuring Tortoise guitarist Jeff Parker and New Orleans' drummer Simon Lott.


    From the recording's outset, it's easy to picture Blades fingers free-flowing across the keys, feet gliding along the bass pedals in a continuous dance. Syncopation drives songs like "Miller's Time" and "Addis" as the trio locks in tight to a relentless groove. But there's also a refined harmonic vision and deep affection for melody on tracks like "(I Can't Stand) The Whole Lott of You" and "Dewey" where Blades' Clavinet adds a fresh sonic dimension to the proceedings. Shades of psychedelia are weaved within "Parks 'N' Wreck," while a tip of the hat to vintage soul jazz balladry informs "Forgetful" and classic pop swing is at the heart of "I Get The Blues When It Rains."


    In its sum, Field Notes is a masterful statement from an artist who's poised to keep the timeless sound of the Hammond B3 organ as vital and compelling today as it's ever been in the history of modern jazz and rock.

    1. Miller's Time
    2. (I Can't Stand) The Whole Lott of You
    3. Chrome
    4. Dewey
    5. Addis
    6. Park N' Wreck
    7. Forgetful
    8. Red Lanterns Are Blue
    10. I Get The Blues When It Rains
    Wil Blades
    $17.99
    Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • True Blue True Blue Quick View

    $19.99
    Buy Now
    x

    True Blue

    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

    4.True Blue
    5.Miss Hazel
    6.Nothing Ever Changes My Love For You

    Tina Brooks
    $19.99
    Vinyl LP Reissue - Sealed Buy Now
  • Horace Silver And The Jazz Messengers: Volume 1 Horace Silver And The Jazz Messengers: Volume 1 Quick View

    $19.99
    Buy Now
    x

    Horace Silver And The Jazz Messengers: Volume 1

    Now available as a 10" vinyl reissue, the Horace Silver Quintet (10") was originally recorded in 1954 for Blue Note.
    1. Room 608
    2. Creepin' In
    3. Doodlin'
    4. Stop Time
    Horace Silver
    $19.99
    10 Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Blue Train (Extra Track) Blue Train (Extra Track) Quick View

    $27.99
    Buy Now
    x

    Blue Train (Extra Track)

    Import


    Blue Train is a hard bop jazz album by John Coltrane, released in 1957 on Blue Note Records, catalogue BLP 1577. Recorded at the Van Gelder Studio in Hackensack, New Jersey, it is Coltrane's second solo album, the only one he recorded for Blue Note as a leader, and the only one he conceived personally for the label. It has been certified a gold record by the RIAA. Arguably one of the most influential titles from Coltrane and one of the greatest Blue Note releases ever.


    John Coltrane - tenor saxophone, bandleader

    Lee Morgan - trumpet

    Curtis Fuller - trombone

    Kenny Drew - piano

    Paul Chambers - double bass

    Philly Joe Jones - drums

    1. Blue Train
    2. Moment's Notice
    3. East Bound (Extra Track)
    4. Locomotion
    5. I'm Old Fashioned
    6. Lazy Bird
    John Coltrane
    $27.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Kind Of Blue (Mono) Kind Of Blue (Mono) Quick View

    $39.99
    Buy Now
    x

    Kind Of Blue (Mono)

    Import

    180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl


    Mono


    Listed as one of the four most influential Jazz albums that happened to be released in 1959 (Dave Brubeck - Time Out & Charles Mingus - Ah Um among them), so much has been said and written about Miles Davis' Kind Of Blue, it's virtually impossible to summarize all the necessary info to the length of this page. We could simply list some facts (best sold Jazz album ever worldwide). We could try to explain why it's the best Jazz album ever made, but the music itself will do that to you.


    As Bill Evans said in the original liner notes for the record, the band did not play through any of these pieces prior to recording. Miles Davis laid out the themes before the tape rolled and the band improvised. The end results were fragile and wondrous. Recorded during 2 sessions in 1959, Kind of Blue worked on many different levels and will do so for many years to come.

    1. So What
    2. Freddie Freeloader
    3. Blue In Green
    4. All Blues
    5. Flamenco Sketches
    Miles Davis
    $39.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl LP Mono - Sealed Buy Now
  • Blue Rose (Pure Pleasure) Blue Rose (Pure Pleasure) Quick View

    $34.99
    Buy Now
    x

    Blue Rose (Pure Pleasure)

    One of Rosemary Clooney's best records, and one of Duke's more accessible offerings, combined on one LP. The recorded output of the 1950's didn't get much more satisfying than this. Duke's music was always very sophisticated and this time it's even more obvious with a presence of such a talented singer as Rosemary Clooney. The songs are marvelous and she sounds young, fresh and sexy (ladylike sexy). In Blue Rose, not only are Clooney's vocals outstanding, but the arrangements are some of the prettiest of jazz.



    The band swings simply and sweetly, though still thoroughly in the Duke style. As if to make the point that the band is the 'other' star of this recording, there's one instrumental here - Passion Flower (Johnny Hodges on sax never sounded more sure of himself). Its inclusion in the program, without a vocal from Clooney, is at first bizarre - but seems to make sense within the context of the album.



    The fascinating album notes explain why and how separate tracks for Rosemary Clooney and Duke Ellington's orchestra had to be laid down. One would never realize that singer and orchestra were not together. They are totally in sync. This is not big, belting jazz; this is sophisticated, late night, intimate singing and playing. This is one of the most memorable pairings of a 'popular' singer with a jazz giant; ranking with the first Sinatra-Basie album and the Coltrane-Hartman session.




    Musicians:



    • Rosemary Clooney (vocal)

    • Duke Ellington (piano, arranger)

    • Billy Strayhorn (arranger)

    • Johnny Hodges, Russell Procope (alto saxophone)

    • Clark Terry, Cat Anderson (trumpet)

    • Gordon Jackson (trombone)

    • Jimmy Woode (bass)

    • Sam Woodyard (drums)




    Recording: January and February 1956




    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.


    1. Hey Baby
    2. Sophisticated Lady

    3. Me and You
    4. Passion Flower
    5. I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart
    6. Grievin
    7. Blue Rose
    8. Im Checkin OutGoombye

    9. I Got It Bad
    10. Mood Indigo
    Rosemary Clooney & Duke Ellington
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Desmond Blue (Pure Pleasure) Desmond Blue (Pure Pleasure) Quick View

    $34.99
    Buy Now
    x

    Desmond Blue (Pure Pleasure)

    As intended, this album presents alto sax specialist Paul Desmond as never featured before, with the backing of a string orchestra. The record, filled with such beautiful jazz standards as My Funny Valentine, I've Got You Under My Skin, and Body and Soul, is very rich in texture, yet subtle and mellow overall in mood. It's unyielding purpose: to soothe the souls of its listeners. Desmond's style and tone shine with an alluring quality, and the record is filled with melodies that don't fail to stimulate the sophisticated jazz listener. Desmond's melodies are eloquently detailed and charmingly spun in the midst of the string orchestra arranged and conducted by Bob Prince. The legendary Jim Hall is featured as guest guitarist, playing yet another scintillating role and using his classic comping style. Hall is perhaps the most highly respected of all jazz guitarists for his good taste and witty inventiveness. Desmond has always been most familiar to the jazz public for his sweeping scale passages and his seemingly effortless spontaneity during periods of improvisation, although here he is often featured in a more lyrical ballad style on such romantic tunes as My Funny Valentine, Late Lament, and Then I'll Be Tired of You. This album is a highly innovative and meticulously crafted work, reflecting the ongoing success of both Desmond and Hall within the 1960s and the cool jazz period. Both of these musicians spent time working with Dave Brubeck and later lent themselves to many of Antonio Carlos Jobim's bossa nova projects. The arrangements are extraordinary throughout this collection, including the charming Valentine, which begins with a fantastic Elizabethan flavor. The intro sets up the mood to carry Desmond into the first chorus, which then glides into a 20th century style. The tune I Should Care is »a shimmering debt to Ibert and one of the most imaginative blendings you will ever hear of strings, reeds, French horn and harp,« according to the liner notes. The tone of the album: lush, reflective, thought-provoking, and soul-stirring. This work is quite a plus for any listener and especially those who consider themselves avid fans of Paul Desmond.



    Musicians:



    • Paul Desmond (saxophone)

    • Jim Hall (guitar)

    • Bob Prince (arranger, conductor & strings)



    Recording: 1962 at Webster Hall, New York City, by Ray Hall

    Production: George Aviakan



    Format: 2LPs 33rpm / gatefold sleeve



    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.



    1. My Funny Valentine
    2. Desmond Blue
    3. Then I'll Be Tired of You
    4. I've Got You Under My Skin
    5. Late Lament
    6. I Should Care
    7. Like Someone In Love
    8. Ill Wind
    9. Body and Soul
    Paul Desmond
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Blue Train (Mono & Stereo) Blue Train (Mono & Stereo) Quick View

    $37.99
    Buy Now
    x

    Blue Train (Mono & Stereo)

    Import


    LP1 - Mono

    LP2 - Stereo


    This special 2LP Gatefold Edition of the jazz masterpiece features both mono and stereo versions.


    Blue Train is a hard bop jazz album by John Coltrane, released in 1957 on Blue Note Records, catalogue BLP 1577. Recorded at the Van Gelder Studio in Hackensack, New Jersey, it is Coltrane's second solo album, the only one he recorded for Blue Note as a leader, and the only one he conceived personally for the label. It has been certified a gold record by the RIAA. Arguably one of the most influential titles from Coltrane and one of the greatest Blue Note releases ever.


    John Coltrane - tenor saxophone, bandleader

    Lee Morgan - trumpet

    Curtis Fuller - trombone

    Kenny Drew - piano

    Paul Chambers - double bass

    Philly Joe Jones - drums

    LP 1 - MONO VERSION
    1. Blue Train
    2. Moment's Notice
    3. Locomotion
    4. I'm Old Fashioned
    5. Lazy Bird


    LP 2 - STEREO VERSION
    1. Blue Train
    2. Moment's Notice
    3. Locomotion
    4. I'm Old Fashioned
    5. Lazy Bird

    John Coltrane
    $37.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Go to top