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  • The Elements (Pre-Order) (On Sale) The Elements (Pre-Order) (On Sale) On Sale Quick View

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    The Elements is an album by American saxophonist Joe Henderson, originally released in 1973 on Milestone.

    1970 began a decade of discovery for Joe Henderson; a time to set aside the post-bop instrumentation and repertoire he was identified with and branch out into other realms. One of the most successful and challenging of these efforts that the Milestone label documented was the present four-part improvisation on the basic themes of Fire, Air, Water and Earth.

    Assisting the tenor saxophonist was a group of sympathetic explorers--Alice Coltrane on piano and harp, violin original Michael White, bass giant Charlie Haden, and the multifaceted percussionist Kenneth Nash.

    Latin American, Indian, and Native American strains enter the mix as Henderson applies the heat and mercurial invention of his more conventional work to these open-ended settings. While the music is enhanced with overdubbing in spots, the true magic of The Elements emanates from the musicians' collective genius at listening and responding to each other.

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    1. Fire
    2. Air
    3. Water
    4. Earth
    Joe Henderson & Alice Coltrane
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    Page One

    Blue Note Reissue




    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 handsBack home a month later, I unpack some test pressings Chad Kassem has sent meI 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


    Page One introduced the jazz world to the unusually mature and original young tenor saxophonist, Joe Henderson. Recorda Me and Blue Bossa have become jazz classics for their mix of Brazilian rhythms with Hard Bop muscle.


    Blue Bossa
    La Mesha
    Homestretch
    Recorda Me
    Jinrikisha
    Out of the Night
    Joe Henderson
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    A Blue Note essential, Page One, jazz tenor saxophonist Joe Henderson's debut release, is part of the Blue Note 75 anniversary vinyl reissue campaign, featuring 100 titles . Includes the jazz favorite and standard 'Recorda Me.' Key to the initiative is high quality audio at affordable prices. Also available this month on LP: Andrew Hill's Point of Departure, Jackie McLean's Capuchin Swing, Miles Davis' Volume 1 and Tina Brooks' True Blue.
    1. Blue Bossa
    2. La Mesha
    3. Homestretch
    4. Recorda-Me
    5. Jinrikisha
    6. Out Of The Night
    Joe Henderson
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    Fred Hersch has long been acclaimed as an exploratory artist, an outspoken activist, an influential educator and a uniquely revelatory and lyrical pianist. As one of the most expressive voices in modern jazz, Hersch has never been shy about letting listeners glimpse his most intimate thoughts and emotions. In September, however, Hersch's fans will be treated to even deeper, more revealing insights into the story of the renowned pianist when he publishes his much-anticipated memoir, Good Things Happen Slowly: A Life In and Out of Jazz. As a companion piece, Hersch decided to present an equally direct and vulnerable glimpse into his private musical thoughts with his 11th solo release, Open Book.


    The seven pieces on Open Book (set for release via Palmetto Records) offer some of the finest, most unguardedly emotional solo music that Hersch has created in a career unique for its profound poignancy and passion. Recorded in a South Korean concert hall on a superb Hamburg Steinway concert grand piano, the album captures the vital essence of the revelatory adventurousness and intense beauty that have made Hersch one of the most important solo artists in jazz. With more than 40 albums to his credit as a leader or co-leader, Hersch remarkably continues to discover new areas of inspiration and depths of feeling.


    "For the last two and a half decades I've been pretty open about who I am, what I like and what I'm dealing with at times," Hersch says. "But I've always got to dig deeper, and I thought this might be a chance to make an album that's a window into the kinds of things that I play at home or don't play in public all that much."


    The album arrives during a momentous month for Hersch. On September 12, the esteemed publishers Crown Archetype (Penguin Random House) will release Good Things Happen Slowly, Hersch's bravely confessional memoir. The book covers the pianist's meteoric rise in jazz from his sideman days alongside masters like Art Farmer and Joe Henderson to his gradual recognition as one of the most individualistic and innovative artists of his generation, a ten-time Grammy Award nominee and winner of countless accolades including being named a 2016 Doris Duke Artist as well as the same year's Jazz Journalists Association Pianist of the Year. But it also frankly reveals his story as the first openly gay, HIV-positive jazz musician, tracing his path through hedonistic post-Stonewall New York City to the dramatic two-month medically induced coma in 2007 from which he emerged to make some of the most stunning and captivating music of his career.


    Later that month Hersch will reprise his ambitious Leaves of Grass full-evening piece at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Appel Room, the first time the song cycle has been performed in New York City since 2005. Vocalists Kurt Elling and Kate McGarry will reprise their roles from the original project, which sets the verse of American bard Walt Whitman. The legendary poet's timeless ode to the miracle of nature and openhearted love of all beings seems especially vital in our present socio-political moment.


    The centerpiece of Open Book, and the spark that ignited the album, is the nearly 20-minute improvisation "Through the Forest." Unique in Hersch's extensive discography, the stream-of-consciousness gem is a miniature masterpiece of narrative development, a compelling journey through an abstract, glimmering landscape, revealing that in his early 60s Hersch continues to take creative risks and daunting inventive leaps.


    The creation of "Through the Forest" was as unplanned and spontaneous as the music itself. In Seoul for a pair of solo concerts during a break in a tour of Asia with his esteemed trio, Hersch overslept during an after-breakfast nap and rushed to take the stage at JCC Art Center Concert Hall for his afternoon performance. The titular forest is, in part, a jetlag and coffee-fueled dreamscape through which Hersch wanders, applying his vivid powers of observation to unusual terrain. "I was a little groggy, my defenses were down, and rather than fight it I just gave in to it," Hersch recalls. "I'd never really done anything of that length in public where I had no agenda and was able to stay in that zone for such an extended period of time. I realized it was something special, something different that might be the core of an album."


    "Through the Forest" became the leaping-off point for an album intended to be singularly divulgent and reflective. A few months later, Hersch returned to the same hall and recorded the remainder of Open Book alone in the empty venue (with the exception of Benny Golson's classic "Whisper Not," taken from a concert during that return engagement).


    The album opens with the stark musings of "The Orb," taken from Hersch's autobiographical music-theater piece My Coma Dreams. A love letter to Hersch's longtime partner, AIDS activist Scott Morgan, "The Orb" is the final dream depicted in the show, and in this solo rendition becomes a nakedly heartfelt outpouring of raw but tender emotion. The mood then takes a turn for the playful and swinging on "Whisper Not," a longtime staple of Hersch's repertoire that here becomes a vibrant, virtuoso marathon of thematic exploration.


    The piece also serves as an ideal mirror to the album's other composition from the pen of a jazz icon, Thelonious Monk's "Eronel." Hersch has long been recognized as one of the premier interpreters of the Monk songbook, but despite including one of the iconic composer's pieces in every one of his sets for most of his career, Hersch had never tackled this particular tune, co-written by pianist Sadik Hakim. Monk's original stride-inflected lines come in for a dizzying array of variations in Hersch's endlessly imaginative take.


    The music of Brazil has also been a constant in Hersch's career, in particular the music of Antonio Carlos Jobim, the subject of one of the pianist's earlier solo efforts, 2009's Fred Hersch Plays Jobim. "Picture in Black and White" is a new addition to that repertoire, majestically transformed from a bossa nova feel to a crystalline hybrid with Chopin's last nocturne. On the other side of "Through the Forest" in the album's symmetrical structure comes Hersch's own classical-flavored "Plainsong," a spare, lyrical piece composed in the bucolic setting of the MacDowell Colony, the inspirational artists' retreat in rural New Hampshire.


    Open Book ends on a meaningful ellipsis, Billy Joel's moving "And So It Goes." In title alone it's an apt conclusion, suggesting an embrace of life as lived and hinting at its open-ended continuation. The full lyrics, which Hersch has performed in duo settings with singers including frequent collaborator Kate McGarry, remain unspoken here but obviously deeply felt in every note. "I connect with the sentiment of the words," Hersch says, "and it felt like a good benediction to the whole album."


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    1. The Orb
    2. Whisper Not
    3. Zingaro
    4. Through The Forest
    5. Plainsong
    6. Eronel
    7. And So It Goes
    Fred Hersch
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  • The State Of The Tenor, Live At The Village Vanguard, Volume 1 The State Of The Tenor, Live At The Village Vanguard, Volume 1 Quick View

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    The State Of The Tenor, Live At The Village Vanguard, Volume 1


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


    It is not only a fine trio outing, but a series of performances in which Henderson strips songs to their essence, turning them into his own vision.

    - Steve Huey (All Music)

    1. Beatrice
    2. Friday The Thirteenth
    3. Happy Reunion
    4. Loose Change
    5. Ask Me Now
    6. Isotope
    Joe Henderson
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    Little Johnny C

    The typically impressive Blue Note lineup (which includes Leo Wright on alto and flute, tenor saxophonist Joe Henderson, bassist Bob Cranshaw, and either Walter Perkins or Pete LaRoca on drums, in addition to Coles and Pearson) handles the obscure material with creative invention. Most memorable are the catchy title cut and the somber ballad So Sweet My Little Girl. Cole's brittle trumpet is the lead voice throughout, although the young Joe Henderson was already instantly recognizable.
    1. Little Johnny C.
    2. Hobo Joe
    3. Jano
    4. My Secret Passion
    5. Heavy Legs
    6. So Sweet My Little Girl
    Johnny Coles
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    Inner Urge

    Musicians

    JOE HENDERSON, MCCOY TYNER, BOB CRANSHAW, ELVIN JONES, MCCOY TYNER


    This early recording by Joe Henderson is not only one of the finest of all of his fine recordings, but is also a high point for 1960s jazz. At this point in his career, Henderson was a full-time member of Horace Silver's combo and did not yet have a steady band in his hire. He is joined on Inner Urge by veterans of other combos: McCoy Tyner and Elvin Jones from John Coltrane's unit and Sonny Rollins sideman Bob Cranshaw. This album is perhaps the best Henderson recorded in his long and illustrious career, and stands easily alongside the best records of the era.
    1. INNER URGE (Joe Henderson)
    2. ISOTOPE (Henderson)
    3. EL BARRIO (Joe Henderson)
    4. YOU KNOW I CARE (Duke Pearson)
    5. NIGHT AND DAY (Cole Porter)
    Joe Henderson
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    Solid

    Solid is a companion piece to the Grant Green classic Matador, recorded about a month later with the same rhythm section, and also not issued until 1979. Green is once again accompanied by the Coltrane supporting team of pianist McCoy Tyner and drummer Elvin Jones, plus bassist Bob Cranshaw; this time, however, Green is also joined on the front line by James Spaulding on alto sax and Joe Henderson on tenor. Both saxophonists really seem to light a fire under the proceedings, for in comparison with the relatively subdued Matador, Solid is a bright, hard-charging affair. There's a little modal jazz, but Solid's repertoire is chiefly complex hard bop, full of challenging twists and turns that the players burn through with enthusiasm. Green didn't tackle this kind of material -- or play with this kind of group -- very often, and it's a treat to hear him do so on both counts. The compositions -- highlighted by Duke Pearson's Minor League, Henderson's The Kicker, and a storming, ten-minute exploration of George Russell's Ezz-Thetic -- provoke some intricate improvisations from Green, and his perfectly controlled soloing is an interesting contrast with the passionate Spaulding and Henderson. Tyner and Jones are once again telepathic in their support, elevating the whole package to one of Green's strongest jazz outings and a unique standout in his catalog.
    Minor League
    Ezz-thetic
    Grant's Tune
    Solid
    The Kicker
    Grant Green
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    Mode For Joe


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


    Mode For Joe is the fifth studio album by jazz saxophonist Joe Henderson. Released in 1966, this is Henderson's last Blue Note studio album as a leader.
    Mode For Joe will be reissued as part of an overall Blue Note 75th anniversary vinyl reissue campaign spearheaded by current Blue Note Records
    President, Don Was.

    1. A Shade Of Jade
    2. Mode For Joe
    3. Black
    4. Caribbean Fire Dance
    5. Granted
    6. Free Wheelin'
    Joe Henderson
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  • In 'N Out In 'N Out Quick View

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    In 'N Out

    From the moment that Kenny Dorham picked a 25-year old Joe Henderson out of obscurity in 1962 and had him join his band, it was obvious that Henderson was a very powerful force, a young giant who sent shock waves through the jazz world. Henderson, who had a very distinctive sound from the start along with the ability to play both "inside" and "outside," sounded very much at home whether playing bebop or free improvisations. He also proved to be a perfect musical brother for Dorham. Henderson's In 'N Out album finds the two horns expressing similar ideas, blending together perfectly, and creating memorable music that is beyond description. Every note that Dorham and Henderson play on this classic album is passionate, intense and meaningful. While most young musicians would be in awe if teamed with Dorham, McCoy Tyner, Richard Davis and Elvin Jones, Henderson not only had no difficulty playing with those masters, but he raised the intensity level and forced them to keep up with him. Rudy Van Gelder brilliantly captured this group, which has never sounded better than on this must-have reissue.

     

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    • Remastered from the Original Rudy Van Gelder Blue Note Master Tapes!

    • Remastered by Kevin Gray and Steve Hoffman at Acoustech

    • Cut at 45rpm for Better Sound!

    • Pressed on two 180 gram Virgin Vinyl LPs by RTI

    • Limited Edition

    • Numbered

    • Ultra-Durable, Extra Thick Album Jackets

    • Gatefold Album with Session Photos in stunning High Resolution


     

    Musicians:


    • Joe Henderson

    • Kenny Dorham

    • McCoy Tyner

    • Richard Davis

    • Elvin Jones


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    In 'N Out
    Punjab
    Serenity
    Short Story
    Brown's Town
    Joe Henderson
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    Step Lightly

    Trumpeter Blue Mitchell's Blue Note debut went unissued for 17 years, only coming out on this 1980 LP (not yet reissued on CD). The set must have been lost in the shuffle, for the music is consistently excellent. Mitchell, tenor saxophonist Joe Henderson, altoist Leo Wright, pianist Herbie Hancock, bassist Gene Taylor, and drummer Roy Brooks perform four originals and obscurities, plus lyrical versions of Sweet and Lovely and Cry Me a River. Worth searching for.
    Side 1.
    1. Mamacita
    2. Sweet And Lovely
    3. Andrea
    Side 2.
    1. Step Lightly
    2. Cry Me A River
    3. Bluesville
    Blue Mitchell
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    Unity

    On Unity, jazz organist Larry Young began to display some of the angular drive that made him a natural for the jazz-rock explosion to come barely four years later. While about as far from the groove jazz of Jimmy Smith as you could get, Young hadn't made the complete leap into freeform jazz-rock either. Here he finds himself in very distinguished company: drummer Elvin Jones, trumpeter Woody Shaw, and saxman Joe Henderson. Young was clearly taken by the explorations of saxophonists Coleman and Coltrane, as well as the tonal expressionism put in place by Sonny Rollins and the hard-edged modal music of Miles Davis and his young quintet.
    1. ZOLTAN (Woody Shaw)
    2. MONKS DREAM (Thelonious Monk)
    3. IF (Joe Henderson)
    4. THE MOONTRANE (Woody Shaw)
    5. SOFTLY AS A MORNING SUNRISE
    6. BEYOND ALL LIMITS (Woody Shaw)
    Larry Young
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    Straight Life

    Limited Edition of 1,000 Copies


    Pressed on 180 Gram Audiophile-Grade Vinyl at Pallas Group in Germany


    Mastered from Original Analog Tapes By Grammy Award Winner Bernie Grundman


    Features Joe Henderson, Herbie Hancock, George Benson, Ron Carter, and Jack DeJohnette


    Straight Life, arguably trumpeter Freddie Hubbard's greatest recording, features an all-star group that includes tenor saxophonist Joe Henderson, keyboardist Herbie Hancock, guitarist George Benson, bassist Ron Carter, and drummer Jack DeJohnette. Recorded in 1970 between Hubbard's better-known CTI releases, Red Clay and First Light, the album was also engineered by Rudy Van Gelder and produced by Creed Taylor. This 180gram audiophile-grade vinyl reissue, which was mastered from original tapes by Bernie Grundman and pressed at Pallas in Germany, shines new light on this amazing, underrated recording.

    1. Straight Life
    2. Mr. Clean
    3. Here's That Rainy Day
    Freddie Hubbard
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  • The Columbia Years 1968-1969 The Columbia Years 1968-1969 Quick View

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    The Columbia Years 1968-1969

    All Tracks Previously Unreleased (Except Track B5/8)


    Production By Miles Davis & Teo Macero


    Featuring Performances From Hugh Masekela, Mitch Mitchell (Jimi Hendrix Experience), John Mclaughlin, Herbie Hancock, Harvey Brooks, Wayne Shorter, Billy Cox (Band Of Gypsys), Larry Young, And Members Of The Jazz Crusaders


    Remastered From The Original Analog Master Tapes


    New Interviews, Rare Photos, And Unseen Historical Documents From The Teo Macero Archive


    One can hardly imagine Prince, Erykah Badu, or Outkast without the influence of Betty Davis. Her style of raw and revelatory punk-funk defies any notions that women can't be visionaries in the worlds of rock and pop. In recent years, rappers from Ice Cube to Talib Kweli have rhymed over her intensely strong but sensual music. Betty penned the song ''Uptown'' for The Chambers Brothers and wrote the tunes that got The Commodores signed to Motown. The Detroit label soon came calling, pitching a Motown songwriting deal, which Betty turned down. Motown wanted to own everything. Heading to the UK, Marc Bolan of T. Rex urged the creative dynamo to start writing for herself. A common thread throughout Betty's career would be her unbending DIY ethic, which made her quickly turn down anyone who didn't fit with the vision. She would eventually say no to Eric Clapton as her album producer, seeing him as too banal. In 1968, she married Miles Davis and quickly influenced him on the magic of psychedelic rock along with introducing him to Jimi Hendrix-personally inspiring the classic album, Bitches Brew.


    Miles and Betty fans have long debated the truth of a near mythological session recorded in Studios B and E at Columbia's 52nd Street Studios on May 14th and 20th, 1969. The landmark session was produced by Miles and Teo Macero and featured Betty on vocals, accompanied by Jimi Hendrix Experience drummer Mitch Mitchell, guitarist John McLaughlin, Herbie Hancock on keys, and Dylan/Miles session bassist Harvey Brooks. Other players included bassist Billy Cox (Band of Gypsys), saxophonist Wayne Shorter, and organist Larry Young. Now, Light In The Attic, with full support from Betty herself, presents these recordings to the public for the very first time. These historic sessions-never heard, never bootlegged-predate Miles' revolutionary album, Bitches Brew, and are the true birth of Miles' jazz-rock explorations, along with the roots for Betty's groundbreaking funk that came years later, starting with her self-titled debut in 1973. While, ultimately, these recordings would go unreleased for nearly half a century, they would greatly shape each of their careers.


    The vibe is intrinsically unique, fresh, and futuristic-jazz heavyweights playing psychedelia, rock, and jazz-fusion long before the term became commonplace. The songs include Betty originals and covers of classics by Creedence and Cream. The concepts explored on these previously unheard sessions fueled concepts that wouldn't be fully realized until years later with Miles' seminal On The Corner.


    Additionally, included here is the first time rerelease of a 1968 Columbia single, recorded in October 1968 at Columbia Studios in Los Angeles. The session was produced by Jerry Fuller and featured South African maverick Hugh Masekela on trumpet and arrangements, plus members of jazz-funk pioneers The Crusaders-including trombonist Wayne Henderson and pianist Joe Sample. Two of the three tracks included here from this session are previously unreleased.


    This deluxe package is a treasure trove for both Betty and Miles fans, including rare documents from the pen of co-producer Teo Macero, rarely seen photos from legendary photographer Baron Wolman, and new interviews with Mrs. Davis herself, Harvey Brooks, and Hugh Masekela-the entire project overseen with Betty's full blessing.

    1. Hangin' Out
    2. Politician Man

    3. Down Home Girl

    4. Born On The Bayou

    5. I'm Ready, Willing & Able (Take 1)

    6. I'm Ready, Willing & Able (Take 9)

    7. It's My Life (Alternate Take)

    8. Live, Love, Learn

    9. My Soul Is Tired
    Betty Davis
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  • Point Of Departure Point Of Departure Quick View

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    Point Of Departure

    Cut At 33 1/3 RPM By Kevin Gray At Cohearent Audio From The Original Rudy Van Gelder Blue Note Master Tapes


    Pressed On 180 Gram Virgin Vinyl LP By RTI


    Top Quality Gatefold Packaging With Laminated Covers & High Quality Session Photos


    Point Of Departure is not only one of the greatest jazz recordings of 1964, but of all time. The stellar lineup (Eric Dolphy, Kenny Dorham, Joe Henderson, Richard Davis and a teen aged Tony Williams) was given a set of challenging compositions by the brilliant pianist and composer Andrew Hill. This group created the album known as Point of Departure, an acknowledged modern day classic and one of Blue Notes most extraordinary recordings. Andrew Hill was a quiet revolutionary, but he was every bit as original in his conception as Thelonious Monk. Hill extended, twisted and turned hard bop into his own very fresh and personal music. Like Eric Dolphy, Hill spawned few imitators. His conception was so pure, and so unique, both as a player and as an arranger-composer that nearly a half century later, Point Of Departure remains a brilliant touchstone of modern jazz.


    Features:

    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 on 180 gram Virgin Vinyl LP by RTI

    Ultra-Durable, Extra Thick Album Jackets

    Gatefold Album with Session Photos in stunning High Resolution

    Stereo


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    Andrew Hill
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  • Sweet Honey Bee Sweet Honey Bee Quick View

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    Sweet Honey Bee

    Pianist/composer Duke Pearson leads an all-star group on this run-through of seven of his compositions. The musicians (trumpeter Freddie Hubbard, altoist James Spaulding, Joe Henderson on tenor, bassist Ron Carter, drummer Mickey Roker, and the pianist/leader) are actually more impressive than many of the compositions, although the swinging minor-toned Big Bertha deserved to become a standard. The frameworks are quite intelligent (and everyone doesn't solo on each selection), and the improvisations are concise and clearly related to each tune's melody and mood.


    Released 1967

    Recorded December 7, 1966

    1. Sweet Honey Bee
    2. Sudel
    3. After The Rain
    4. Gaslight
    5. Big Bertha
    6. Empathy
    7. Ready Rudy?
    Duke Pearson
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    Spectrum Road

    Spectrum Road is a groundbreaking collaboration between four giants of modern music: Jack Bruce, Vernon Reid, John Medeski and Cindy Blackman Santana. Named after one of the incendiary tracks on the original Tony Williams Lifetime album, Spectrum Road demonstrates on their self-titled debut, however, that they are in no way a tribute band.


    After making rock history with Eric Clapton and Ginger Baker in Cream, legendary British bassist Jack Bruce joined the Lifetime for two records thus serving as Spectrum Road's direct connection to their muse. The group is artfully rounded out by famed guitarist Vernon Reid, of Living Colour, and multi-keyboardist John Medeski, one-third of the juggernaut Medeski, Martin & Wood.


    Made famous by her ten plus years backing Lenny Kravitz, Cindy Blackman Santana has distinguished herself as an impressively versatile player who's as comfortable on post-bop sessions with Joe Henderson and Wallace Roney as she is touring with pop stars like Kravitz and husband Carlos Santana. The formidable line-up of Spectrum Road assures the legacy of Tony Williams lives on, and clearly qualifies as a major 2012 music event.

    1. Vuelta Abajo
    2. There Comes A Time
    3. Coming Back Home
    4. Where
    5. An t-Eilean Muileach
    6. Vashkar
    7. One Word
    8. Blues for Tillmon
    9. Allah Be Praised
    10. Wild Life
    Spectrum Road
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    Blow-Up Soundtrack

    Blow-Up is a soundtrack album by Herbie Hancock featuring music composed for Michelangelo Antonioni's cult film Blow-Up, released in 1966. Musically the songs evoke the ambience of swinging Sixties' London with grooves that create effective bluesy Jazz moods on the slow pieces, and funky ones on the up-tempo tracks.


    The album features performances by Hancock on keys, Freddie Hubbard and Joe Newman on trumpet, Phil Woods and Joe Henderson on sax, Ron Carter on bass and Jack DeJohnette on drums. Rumours go that either the fabled Jimmy Smith or Paul Griffin played the Hammond organ on this record.


    Rock fans remember the film and the soundtrack for the inclusion of a rare Yardbirds number, Stroll On (actually, an adaptation of Tiny Bradshaw's The Train Kept A-Rollin'), one of only three songs they recorded with both Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page on guitars. The bassline to Bring Down The Birds was sampled by Deee-Lite for their 1990 hit single Groove Is In The Heart featuring Bootsy Collins.

    1. Main Title - "Blow Up"
    2. Verushka Part I
    3. Verushka Part II
    4. The Naked Camera
    5. Bring Down The Birds
    6. Jane's Theme
    7. Stroll On
    8. The Thief
    9. The Kiss
    10. Curiosity
    11. Thomas Studies Photos
    12. The Bed
    13. End Title - "Blow Up"
    Herbie Hancock
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    Idle Moments


    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
    3. Django
    4. Nomad
    Grant Green
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  • The Sidewinder (Awaiting Repress) The Sidewinder (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    The Sidewinder (Awaiting Repress)

    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


    It came about purely by accident. At the end of a Lee Morgan record date in 1963, one more song was needed. The trumpeter quickly put together a catchy ditty with a boogaloo rhythm that he called "The Sidewinder." While it was born as an afterthought, "The Sidewinder" became Morgan's biggest hit and launched a boogaloo craze, even being used on a nationally televised commercial. The irresistible playing by Morgan, Joe Henderson and a rhythm section propelled by Billy Higgins made this into one of Blue Note's biggest selling records. Lee Morgan, who was 25 at the time, had already been a household name in jazz for seven years. He began recording for Blue Note as a leader in 1956 when he was just 18, had been a featured member of the Dizzy Gillespie Big Band while still a teenager, and had been the star of Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers during 1958-61. After a bit of time off the scene, in 1963 he launched his comeback with The Sidewinder. Beyond the classic title cut, The Sidewinder is also notable for four other Morgan hard bop originals including "Totem Pole" and "Gary's Notebook." Morgan is in brilliant form throughout, playing with the brashness, confidence and soulfulness that had made him famous as a child prodigy in jazz. Joe Henderson was rapidly emerging as one of the top young tenor-saxophonists of the time, and the quintet, which had never played together as a unit before, sounded like a well-oiled jazz machine that was on high gear. Reissued in superb sound, The Sidewinder is not only one of the major musical highpoints of Lee Morgan's life but music for the ages.


    Features:

    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

    Stereo


    Musicians:

    Lee Morgan, trumpet

    Bob Cranshaw, bass

    Barry Harris, piano

    Joe Henderson, tenor sax

    Billy Higgins, drums

    1. The Sidewinder
    2. Totem Pole
    3. Gary's Notebook
    4. Boy, What a Night
    5. Hocus Pocus
    Lee Morgan
    $39.99
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  • Song For My Father Song For My Father Quick View

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    Song For My Father


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


    Released in 1965, Song For My Father by jazz pianist, Horace Silver, features Carmell Jones on trumpet, Joe Henderson on tenor sax, Teddy Smith on
    bass and Roger Humphries on drums on the tracks "Song For My Father," "The Natives Are Restless Tonight," "Que Pasa" and "The Kicker." "Calcutta
    Cutie" and "Lonely Woman" feature Blue Mitchell on trumpet, Junior Cook on tenor sax, Gene Taylor on bass and Roy Brooks on drums. A hard-bop
    masterpiece, Song For My Father 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. Song For My Father
    2. The Natives Are Restless Tonight
    3. Calcutta Cutie
    4. Que Pasa
    5. The Kicker
    6. Lonely Woman
    Horace Silver Quintet
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  • The Sidewinder The Sidewinder Quick View

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    The Sidewinder


    Part Of The Blue Note 75th Anniversary Vinyl Reissue Campaign


    The Sidewinder is a jazz classic if there ever was one and it also happens to be Lee Morgan's best-selling album! Sure, you've probably heard The Sidewinder enough that you think you know the album already, but the rest of the cuts really open up past the title track groover, into a realm of lyrical, soulful playing that's simply tremendous! In fine support of Morgan on The Sidewinder is Joe Henderson on tenor, Barry Harris on piano, Bob Crenshaw on bass and Billy Higgins on drums. The album rolls along with a sense of perfect focus and power that is Blue Note at its best!

    1. The Sidewinder
    2. Totem Pole
    3. Gary's Notebook
    4. Boy, What a Night
    5. Hocus Pocus
    Lee Morgan
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  • Red Clay Red Clay Quick View

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    Red Clay


    Hubbard's First Affair WithCreed Taylor's CTI Label


    Group Includes Joe Henderson, Herbie
    Hancock, Ron Carter, And Lenny White
    Recorded At Van Gelder Studios, Engineered
    By Rudy Van Gelder


    Mastered From The Original Master Tapes At 45RPM
    By Bernie Grundman


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


    "This may be Freddie Hubbard's finest moment as
    a leader, in that it embodies and utilizes all of his
    strengths as a composer, soloist, and frontman. on
    red Clay, Hubbard combines hard bop's glorious
    blues-out past with the soulful innovations of
    mainstream jazz in the 1960s, and reads them through
    the chunky groove innovations of 1970s jazz fusion.
    This session places the trumpeter in the company
    of giants such as tenor saxophonist Joe Henderson,
    pianist Herbie Hancock, bassist ron Carter, and
    drummer lenny White. Hubbard's five compositions all
    come from deep inside blues territory; these shaded
    notions are grafted onto funky hard bop melodies
    worthy of Horace silver's finest tunes, and are layered
    inside the smoothed-over cadences of shimmering,
    steaming soul. This is a classic, hands down."


    - Thom Jurek (All Music Guide)

    1. Red Clay
    2. Delphia
    3. Suite Sioux
    4. The Intrepid Fox
    Freddie Hubbard
    $49.99
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  • The Prisoner The Prisoner Quick View

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    The Prisoner


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


    As one of the first albums Herbie Hancock recorded after departing Miles Davis' quintet in 1968, as well as his final album for Blue Note, The Prisoner is one of Hancock's most ambitious efforts. Assembling a nonet that features Joe Henderson (tenor sax, alto flute), Johnny Coles (flugelhorn), Garnett Brown (trombone), Buster Williams (bass), and Albert Tootie Heath (drums), he has created his grandest work since My Point of View. Unlike that effort, The Prisoner has a specific concept -- it's a tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, evoking his spirit and dreams through spacious, exploratory post-bop. Often, the music doesn't follow conventional patterns, but that doesn't mean that it's alienating or inaccessible. It is certainly challenging, but Hancock's compositions (and his arrangement of Charles Williams' Firewater) have enough melody and space to allow listeners into the album. Throughout the record, Hancock, Coles, and Henderson exchange provocative, unpredictable solos that build upon the stark melodies and sober mood of the music. The tone is not of sorrow or celebration, but of reflection and contemplation, and on that level, The Prisoner succeeds handsomely...

    - Stephen Thomas Erlewine (All Music)

    1. I Have a Dream
    2. The Prisoner
    3. Firewater
    4. He Who Lives in Fear
    5. Promise of the Sun
    6. The Prisoner
    7. Firewater
    Herbie Hancock
    $19.99
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