Blue Note Record

Jimmy McGriff - Black Pearl (1971) {2014 Japan SHM-CD Blue Note 24-192 Remaster TYCJ-81098}

Jimmy McGriff - Black Pearl (1971) {2014 Japan SHM-CD Blue Note 24-192 Remaster TYCJ-81098}
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© 1971, 2014 Universal Japan / Blue Note | BN 75th The Masterworks | TYCJ-81098
Jazz / Soul Jazz / Jazz Funk / Hard Bop / Organ

Features the high-fidelity SHM-CD format (compatible with standard CD player) and the latest 24bit 192kHz remastering. One of the most hard-hitting Jimmy McGriff albums of the 70s – a raw live date recorded in Newark – and a set that's a perfect bridge between the sharp soul of his Sue Records sessions and his later funk to come! The whole thing's got a gritty vibe the really recalls the sound of a Hammond combo in a small club back in the day – a sense of recording that's different than the usual Blue Note record, and we mean that in a good way! Future Groove Merchants Fats Theus and O'Donel Levy are both on the record – the former on tenor, the latter on guitar – and Jimmy gets plenty of room to really open up and soar on the Hammond. The group also features the lesser-known Ronald White on trumpet and Joseph Morris on alto – and titles include "In A Mellow Tone", "Groove Alley" and "Man From Bad" – and a nice cover of "Ode to Billie Joe"!
Art Blakey - The Complete Blue Note Recordings Of Art Blakey's 1960 Jazz Messengers (1992) {6CD Mosaic MD6-141}

Art Blakey - The Complete Blue Note Recordings Of Art Blakey's 1960 Jazz Messengers (1992) {6CD Mosaic MD6-141}
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© 1960-61, 1992 Blue Note / Mosaic | MD6-141
Jazz / Hard Bop

Drummer Art Blakey led many great editions of the Jazz Messengers from the inaugural mid-'50s sessions until his death in the '90s. While arguments rage regarding which was his best, there is no doubt that the 1960-1961 unit figures in the debate. This wonderful six-disc set, notated with care and painstaking detail by Bob Blumenthal, covers studio and live sessions from March 6, 1960, to May 27, 1961, with the same personnel on all but two songs. Producer Michael Cuscuna used only first issue dates, and while he included some alternate takes, he did not litter the discs with second-rate vault material. They smoothly detail the band's evolution, cohesion, and maturation. This set, as with all Mosaic boxes, goes beyond essential. Get it post haste.

Us3 - Hand On The Torch (1993) {Blue Note}  Music

Posted by TestTickles at Aug. 26, 2017
Us3 - Hand On The Torch (1993) {Blue Note}

Us3 - Hand On The Torch (1993) {Blue Note}
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Genre: hip-hop, rap, jazz, reggae, dancehall

Hand On The Torch is the 1993 debut album by Us3, a project created by Mel Simpson and Geoff Wilkinson. They had a hit with the song "Cantaloop (Flip Fantasia)" and a minor hit with "Tukka Yoot's Riddim", plus non-hits "I Got It Goin' On" and "Eleven Long Years". This was released by Blue Note.
Nat Adderley - Soul Of The Bible (1972) {2CD Blue Note 7243 5 825722 9 rel 2003)

Nat Adderley - Soul Of The Bible (1972) {2CD Blue Note 7243 5 825722 9 rel 2003)
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© 1972, 2003 Capitol / Blue Note | 7243 5 825722 9
Jazz / Jazz Blues / Fusion / Soul Jazz / Cornet

Adderly worked with psychedelic cosmonaut David Axelrod among others and the religious themes which borrow from the Bible to the Bhagavad Gita and Buddhism make an interesting backdrop to the blues jazz rock fusion showcased on this double album. i've come back to this album more than a few times only to pick up on something new on the way. it's a fun idea to put cool religious/philosophical concepts over swinging seventies soul jazz fusion. not that the sermons are long and dominate the record - they don't . they usually just open a new set and leave you to marvel at some profound idea while the musicians do their thing after that! Somewhat similar or comparable to Miles' "Bitch's Brew" album, though perhaps less dark.

Soulive - Next (2002) {Blue Note}  Music

Posted by TestTickles at Aug. 3, 2017
Soulive - Next (2002) {Blue Note}

Soulive - Next (2002) {Blue Note}
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Genre: jazz, jazz funk, jazz soul, hip-hop, rap

Next is the 2002 album by Soulive. The group had expanded from a trio to a quartet when this was recorded, which also features help from singers Dave Matthews & Amel Larrieux and rappers Black Thought of The Roots and Talib Kweli of Black Star fame. This was released by Blue Note.
Mose Allison - My Backyard (1990) {Blue Note CDP 7 93840 2 rec 1989}

Mose Allison - My Backyard (1990) {Blue Note CDP 7 93840 2 rec 1989}
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© 1990 Blue Note | CDP 7 93840 2
Jazz / Hard Bop / Jazz Blues / Piano

Mose Allison's career in his golden and quite fruitful years has yielded many surprises and challenges, not the least of which is this delightful offering. He continues to write attractive, bouncy, and fun tunes carried by his signature roiling piano style and sly lyrics. For this effort, producer and Allison disciple Ben Sidran hooked him up with musicians from the modern New Orleans jazz scene, including Astral Project members – the extraordinary drummer John Vidacovich, tenor saxophonist Tony Dagradi, and guitarist Steve Masakowski.
Joe Lovano - Flights Of Fancy: Trio Fascination Edition Two (2001) {Blue Note}

Joe Lovano - Flights Of Fancy: Trio Fascination Edition Two (2001) {Blue Note}
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Genre: jazz

Flights Of Fancy: Trio Fascination Edition Two is the 2001 album by American jazz saxophonist Joe Lovano. This was released on Blue Note and features four different trio line-ups on this, which include Joey Baron, Cameron Brown, Idris Muhammad and Toots Thielemans among the musicians.

Joe Lovano - Joyous Encounter (2005) {Blue Note}  Music

Posted by TestTickles at July 21, 2017
Joe Lovano - Joyous Encounter (2005) {Blue Note}

Joe Lovano - Joyous Encounter (2005) {Blue Note}
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Genre: jazz

Joyous Encounter is the 2005 album by American jazz saxophonist Joe Lovano. This was released on Blue Note and features assistance from Paul Motian, George Mraz and Hank Jones.

Greg Osby - 3-D Lifestyles (1993) {Blue Note}  Music

Posted by TestTickles at July 20, 2017
Greg Osby - 3-D Lifestyles (1993) {Blue Note}

Greg Osby - 3-D Lifestyles (1993) {Blue Note}
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Genre: jazz, hip-hop, rap

3-D Lifestyles is a 1993 album by American saxophonist Greg Osby. Released by Blue Note, this one combines jazz with hip-hop, it has an early 1990's feel true to the era. Along with rappers Mustafo, Mal-Blak, Lamar Supreme, RM, and Bad Newz, 3-D Lifestyles also features Geri Allen, Cassandra Wilson, and Darrell Grant.
John Coltrane - Blue Train (1957) {2014 Japan SHM-CD Blue Note 24-192 Remaster TYCJ-81001}

John Coltrane - Blue Train (1957) {2014 Japan SHM-CD Blue Note 24-192 Remaster TYCJ-81001}
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© 1957, 2014 Universal Japan / Blue Note / Capitol | BN 75th The Masterworks | TYCJ-81001
Jazz / Hard Bop / Saxophone

Features the high-fidelity SHM-CD format (compatible with standard CD player) and 24bit remastering. Includes an alternate take of "Blue Train" for the first time in the world. Although never formally signed, an oral agreement between John Coltrane and Blue Note Records founder Alfred Lion was indeed honored on Blue Train – Coltrane's only collection of sides as a principal artist for the venerable label. The disc is packed solid with sonic evidence of Coltrane's innate leadership abilities. He not only addresses the tunes at hand, but also simultaneously reinvents himself as a multifaceted interpreter of both hard bop as well as sensitive balladry – touching upon all forms in between.