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UNIM-BLU-8064xBig John Patton
Let 'Em RollDuring 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.
In an unusual setting for a groove/soul jazz setting, B3 organist extraordinaire big John Patton creates a band around himself that includes Grant Green, drummer Otis Finch, and vibraphonist Bobby Hutcherson. It's truly weird to think of vibes on a groove date, but the way Patton's understated playing works, and the way Green is literally all things to all players, Hutcherson's role is not only a clearly defined one, but adds immeasurably to both depth and texture on this date.
What also makes this possible is the symbiotic relationship between Patton and Green. There is a double groove conscious swing happening on every track here, from the bluesed-out slip and slide of the title track which opens the record to a killer version of Hank Mobley's The Turnaround, which expands the blues vibe into solid soul territory because of Hutcherson's ability to play pianistically and slip into the funk groove whenever necessary. Green's deadly in his solo on the track, shimmering arpeggios through Patton's big fat chords and chunky hammering runs.
Also notable are Patton's own tunes, the most beautiful of which is Latona, a floating Latin number with a killer salsa rhythm in 6/8. As Patton vamps through the chorus, Green slips in one of his gnarliest solos ever. It begins with a groove like run in the hard bop blues and then shoves itself into overdrive, capturing the cold sweat of a Bola Sete or Wes Montgomery in his groove years. But when Green goes for the harmonic edges, all bets are off: Hutcherson lays out, and he and Patton go running to the bridge and bring the melody back just in time to take it out.
This is one of the least appreciated of Patton's records, and there's no reason for it; it is great.
- Thom Jurek (All Music Guide)1. Let 'Em Roll
3. The Shadow Of Your Smile
4. The Turnaround
6. One Step Ahead$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
ComponentsPart Of The Blue Note 75th Anniversary Vinyl Reissue Campaign
Components is an album by jazz vibraphonist Bobby Hutcherson. The first side of the LP features compositions by Hutcherson, in a hard bop style, whilst the second side features Joe Chambers' compositions, more in the avant-garde style.1. Components
3. Little B's Poem
4. West 22nd Street Theme
6. Juba Dance
8. Pastoral$19.99Vinyl LP Reissue - Sealed Buy Now
HappeningsPart Of The Blue Note 75th Anniversary Vinyl Reissue Campaign
A Blue Note essential, Happenings 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 was originally released in 1967 on Blue Note. Features six compositions by Hutcherson and one by Herbie Hancock.1. Aquarian Moon
4. Maiden Voyage
5. Head Start
6. When You Are Near
7. Omen$19.99Vinyl LP Reissue - Sealed Buy Now
Remastered And Reissued As Part Of The Blue Note 75th Anniversary Vinyl Reissue Campaign
Celebrating its 50th year, Idle Moments by jazz guitarist Grant Green features jazz greats Joe Henderson on tenor sax, Bobby Hutcherson on vibes, Duke
Pearson on piano, Bob Cranshaw on bass and Al Harewood on drums. Written by Pearson, this album is best known for its title piece. Remastered by
Bernie Grundman, Idle Moments 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. Idle Moments
2. Jean De Fleur
4. Nomad$19.99Vinyl LP Reissue - Sealed Buy Now
Time For Tyner
Part Of The Blue Note 75 Anniversary Vinyl Reissue Campaign
Time for Tyner finds pianist McCoy Tyner with vibraphonist Bobby Hutcherson, bassist Herbie Lewis, and drummer Freddie Waits. Tyner and Hutcherson blend together quite well on the first three tracks from the original program (all Tyner originals), and both display expertise at coming up with inventive ideas over modal vamps. The other three selections are veteran standards. I Didn't Know What Time It Was is taken by the full quartet, Hutcherson sits out on Surrey with the Fringe on Top, and a rhapsodic I've Grown Accustomed to Your Face is a piano solo. A fine all-round showcase for McCoy Tyner in the late '60s.
- Scott Yanow (All Music)1. African Village
2. Little Madimba
3. May Street
4. I Didn't Know What Time It Was
5. The Surrey with the Fringe on Top
6. I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face$19.99Vinyl LP Reissue - Sealed Buy Now
Shades Of BlueFirst 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
2. Slim's Return
3. Distant Land
4. Mystic Bounce
6. Blue Note Interlude
7. Please Set Me At Ease
8. Funky Blue Note
9. Alfred Lion Interlude
1. Sleeping Into Tomorrow
2. Andrew Hill Break
4. Song For My Father
6. Peace / Dolphin Dance
7. Outro$42.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Enjoy The ViewNEA Jazz Master Bobby Hutcherson makes his triumphant return to Blue Note Records, where the virtuoso vibraphonist started his career in the early
'60s, with the superb album, Enjoy the View. The vibrant session is produced by Blue Note president Don Was and will be released as a
significant event in the label's 75th anniversary yearlong celebration. Recorded by an all-star collective of saxophonist David Sanborn and organist Joey
DeFrancesco, and featuring drummer Billy Hart, the Hutcherson-sparked group plays seven original compositions that range from cool, gentle grooves to
fiery outbursts of exuberance.1. Delia
2. Don Is
3. Hey Harold
4. Little Flower
7. You$29.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Out to Lunch
Remastered And Reissued As Part Of The Blue Note 75th Anniversary Vinyl Reissue Campaign
Out To Lunch! was Eric Dolphy's only recording for Blue Note Records as a leader and today is considered one of the premiere albums in the label's
history as well as one of the top avant garde jazz albums of the 1960s. Featuring five Dolphy originals - including the Thelonious Monk tribute "Hat and
Beard," Out To Lunch! includes the artistry of Dolphy on alto sax, flute and bass clarinet along with Freddie Hubbard on trumpet, Bobby Hutcherson on
vibes, Richard Davis on bass and Anthony Williams on drums. Out To Lunch was newly-remastered for vinyl 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. Hat And Beard
2. Something Sweet, Something Tender
4. Out To Lunch
5. Straight Up And Down$19.99Vinyl LP Reissue - Sealed Buy Now
I Remember (Pure Pleasure)Jazz singer Dianne Reeves was born into a family rich in musical background. Her uncle, Charles Burrell, a bass player with the Denver Symphony Orchestra, introduced her to the music of jazz singers such as Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, and, especially impressive to Reeves, Sarah Vaughan.
Her musical career includes a tour with Eduardo del Barrio's group Caldera; singing with Billy Childs' jazz band Night Flight; touring with Sergio Mendes; from 1983-86 touring with Harry Belafonte as a lead singer. She also sang at the closing ceremony of the 2002 Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City.
Reeves has been awarded four Grammys for Best Jazz Vocal Performances for the albums In the Moment - Live In Concert (2001), The Calling: Celebrating Sarah Vaughan (2002), A Little Moonlight (2003), and Good Night and Good Luck (soundtrack) (2006).
Recorded at Madhatter Studios, Los Angeles, California on September 10-11, 1990 and The Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey on April 27-28 and May 9, 1988.
- 180g Vinyl
- Re-mastered by Ron McMaster at Capitol Studios
- Dianne Reeves, vocals
- Kevin Eubanks, acoustic guitar
- Bobby Hutcherson, vibraphone
- Greg Osby, alto saxophone
- Justo Almario, saxophone
- Charles Mims, piano
- Billy Childs, piano
- Donald Brown, piano
- Mulgrew Miller, piano
- Chris Severin, bass
- Charnett Moffett, bass
- Billy Kilson, drums
- Marvin Smitty Smith, drums
- Terri Lyne Carrington, drums
- Ron Powell, percussion, wind chimes
- Bill Summers, percussion
- Luis Conte, percussion
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.
This title is not eligible for discount.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$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Idle Moments (Out Of Stock)Cut at 33 1/3 RPM by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio from the Original Rudy Van Gelder Blue Note Master Tapes
Pressed 180 Gram Virgin Vinyl LPs by RTI
Top Quality Gatefold Packaging with Laminated Covers & High Quality Session Photos
Grant Green was, along with Wes Montgomery, the top new jazz guitarist to become prominent in the early 1960s. Due to his single-note style (Green rarely every played a chord) and his ability to create fast lines on the spot, Green was in some ways the Charlie Parker of the guitar. He gained experience playing in St. Louis in the 1950s including with Jimmy Forrest, Harry "Sweets" Edison and Lou Donaldson, moved to New York, and immediately became Blue Note's house guitarist. When it came to playing soul jazz with organ combos, jamming bebop with a quartet, caressing ballads or coming up with fresh approaches to Latin jazz and spirituals, the versatile Green was at the top of his field. But among his many recordings, Grant Green's most vital and adventurous was Idle Moments. With such inspiring sidemen as Joe Henderson, Bobby Hutcherson and Duke Pearson, Green is heard at the absolute apex of his creativity throughout this stunning set. He builds up statements like a masterful speaker, sounds both passionate and thoughtful at every tempo, and never runs out of brilliant and personal ideas to express. Every phrase leads to the next one yet all of his solos are spontaneous. While the other musicians are inspired and in top form, Idle Moments is particularly notable as the height of Grant Green's musical genius.
Limited Edition of Only 3500 Copies!
Remastered from the Original Rudy Van Gelder Blue Note Master Tapes!
Remastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio
Pressed 180 gram Virgin Vinyl LPs by RTI
Ultra-Durable, Extra Thick Album Jackets
Gatefold Album with Session Photos in stunning High Resolution
Joe Henderson, tenor sax
Bobby Hutcherson, vibes
Grant Green, guitar
Duke Pearson, piano
Bob Cranshaw, bass
Al Harewood, drums
This title is not eligible for discount.1. Idle Moments
2. Jean De Fleur
4. Nomad$54.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Temporarily out of stock