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  • The Congregation (Limited Edition) The Congregation (Limited Edition) Quick View

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    The Congregation (Limited Edition)

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    Johnny Griffin is one of the fastest, sharpest tenor saxophonists to emerge in the fertile 1950s. His third and final Blue Note recording is one of a handful that sported a cover illustration by the then struggling artist Andy Warhol. The quartet date with Sonny Clark and Paul Chambers is a relaxed, mature affair that ranges from the gospel-flavored title tune to a beautiful I'm Glad There Is You and an up-tempo It's You or No One. Added to the original album is I Remember You, a bonus track from the session. Better than ever on this Limited Edition 180g Japanese Import LP!

    1. The Congregation
    2. Latin Quarter
    3. I'm Glad There Is You
    4. Main Spring
    5. It's You Or No One
    6. I Remember You
    Johnny Griffin
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    Cool Struttin'


    Part Of The Blue Note 75 Anniversary Vinyl Reissue Campaign


    Cool Struttin' is jazz pianist, Sonny Clark's most soulful and classic, Blue Note album. The recording features Jackie McLean on alto sax, Art Farmer on
    trumpet, Philly Joe Jones on drums and Paul Chambers on bass. Originally released in 1958, Cool Struttin' 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. Cool Struttin'
    2. Blue Minor
    3. Sippin' At Bells
    4. Deep Night
    Sonny Clark
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  • Sonny Clark Trio Sonny Clark Trio Quick View

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    Sonny Clark Trio

    Featuring:

    Max Roach-- drums

    George Duvivier- Bass
    Minor meeting
    Nica
    Sonny's Crip
    Blues Mambo
    Blues Blue
    Junka
    My Conception
    Sonia
    Sonny Clark
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    Blues In The Night (Awaiting Repress)

    Although Sonny Clark was just 31 years old when he passed away, he still managed to carve out his place in history as one of jazz music's top pianists. Blues in the Night, recorded in December 1958 for Blue Note, was a trio session featuring Sonny Clark on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Wes Landers on drums. Blues in the Night is an extremely rare LP that was shelved until 1979, when it finally released as part of the Japanese Blue Note series by King Records. The session finds the piano trio playing an array of standard tunes that were originally intended for release as jukebox singles. The final track, 'Gee Baby, Ain't I Good to You (Alt. Take),' recorded in November 1958, was taken from Sonny Clark's Art of the Trio session, also recorded at the Van Gelder studio, and featuring Jymie Merritt instead of Paul Chambers on bass.
    1. Can't We Be Friends?
    2. I Cover The Waterfront
    3. Somebody Loves Me
    4. Blues In The Night
    5. Blues In The Night (alternate take)
    6. All Of You
    7. Dancing In The Dark
    8. Gee Baby, Ain't I Good To You? (alternate take)
    Sonny Clark
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    Cool Struttin' (Awaiting Repress)

    Recorded in 1958, this legendary date with the still-undersung Sonny Clark in the leader's chair also featured a young Jackie McLean on alto (playing with a smoother tone than he had before or ever did again), trumpeter Art Farmer, and the legendary rhythm section of bassist Paul Chambers and drummer Philly Joe Jones, both from the Miles Davis band.
    1. Cool Struttin
    2. Blue Minor
    3. Sippin At Bells
    4. Deep Night
    Sonny Clark
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    Leapin' And Lopin'

    Part Of The Blue Note 75 Anniversary LP Reissue Campaign


    Recorded in 1961 and released in 1962, this is Clark's last album as a leader

    1. Somethin' Special
    2. Deep In A Dream

    3. Melody For C

    4. Eric Walks

    5. Voodoo

    6. Midnight Mambo
    Sonny Clark
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    Grand Stan (Pure Pleasure)

    Mr. Levey worked with Peggy Lee, Ella Fitzgerald, Bobby Darin and many other singers, and with the big bands of Benny Goodman, Woody Herman and Stan Kenton. He was also a ubiquitous presence in Los Angeles recording studios for many years. But he earned his place in jazz history primarily through his work with Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie, the leading lights of bebop.



    A self-taught drummer who played left-handed even though he was naturally right-handed, Mr. Levey was still a teenager when he began attracting attention for the ease with which he handled the breakneck tempos and tricky accents of the modern style. Working with Gillespie and Parker, he also attracted attention for being one of two white musicians (the pianist Al Haig was the other) in an otherwise all-black group, by no means a common sight in the 1940's.



    Stan Levey was born in Philadelphia on April 5, 1926. The son of a prizefight promoter, he took up boxing about the same time he took up drums, and for a few years pursued both careers. But boxing, at which he was never exceptional, soon lost out to drumming, at which he was.



    His work with Gillespie and Parker in 1945, when bebop was new and controversial, won him the admiration of his peers but not much of a living. Greater success came a few years later when he began working with big bands.



    In 1954, after two years with Kenton, he settled in Los Angeles, where he spent five years with the Lighthouse All-Stars, the group in residence at a popular local nightclub. He was also in great demand for studio work, recording with many of the best-known musicians in jazz and playing on hit records like Peggy Lee's Fever. In addition, his drumming was heard on the soundtracks of hundreds of movies and television shows, including five Disney documentaries for which he wrote the music.



    Musicians:



    • Conte Candoli (trumpet)

    • Frank Rosolino (trombone)

    • Richie Kamuca (tenor saxophone)

    • Sonny Clark (piano)

    • Leroy Vinnegar (bass)

    • Stan Levey (drums)



    Recording: August 1955 in New York City



    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. Yesterdays
    2. Angel Cake
    3. Why Do I Love You
    4. Grand Stan
    5. Hit That Thing
    6. Blues At Sunrise
    7. A Gal In Calico
    8. Tiny's Tune
    Stan Levey
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  • Blue Serge Blue Serge Quick View

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    Blue Serge

    Sonny Clark: piano

    Joe Jones: Drums

    Leroy Vinnegar: Bass
    A Handful of Stars
    The Goof And I
    Thanks For The Memory
    All The Things You Are
    I've Got The World On A String
    Susie's Blues
    Stairway To The Stars
    Serge Chaloff
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    The Congregation

    The great tenor saxophonist Johnny Griffin is heard in top form on this near-classic quartet set. Assisted by pianist Sonny Clark, bassist Paul Chambers, and drummer Kenny Dennis, Griffin is exuberant on The Congregation (which is reminiscent of Horace Silver's The Preacher), thoughtful on the ballads, and swinging throughout. It's recommended for bop collectors.

    1. THE CONGREGATION

    2. LATIN QUARTER

    3. I'M GLAD THERE IS YOU

    4. MAIN SPRING

    5. IT'S YOU OR NO ONE

    Johnny Griffin
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  • Cool Struttin' (Awaiting Repress) Cool Struttin' (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    Cool Struttin' (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!


    Considered one of the great young pianists of the mid-to-late 1950s, Sonny Clark was practically the house pianist at Blue Note during 1957-62 before his tragically early death in 1963 when he was just 31. He began his career playing and recording with Teddy Charles and Wardell Gray in the early 1950s. Inspired by Bud Powell, he made a particularly strong impression during his period with clarinetist Buddy DeFranco's group. He also worked with Dinah Washington, Serge Chaloff and Sonny Criss in addition to leading his own trio. But he is most famous for his work for Blue Note In addition to leading seven albums for the label, Clark was on many sessions as a sidemen, uplifting every date with his adventurous and swinging playing. His playing was full of joyful discoveries, constant swing, and an optimistic creativity that was indescribable and quite infectious. Cool Struttin,' the pianist's most famous and rewarding album, features Sonny Clark in a quintet with altoist Jackie McLean, trumpeter Art Farmer, bassist Paul Chambers and drummer Philly Joe Jones. On this 1958 gem, Clark is featured on four lengthy performances, including Miles Davis "Sippin' At Bells" and the exotic "Deep Night." The music is filled with magical moments where the five musicians seem to think and create like one. The greatest jazz performances include moments like those heard on "Cool Struttin'" where the music has a life of its own beyond the individual players. The more one plays this superb album, the more it is obvious that this is one of the truly essential Blue Note recordings.


    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:

    Sonny Clark, piano

    Art Farmer, trumpet

    Jackie McLean, alto sax

    Paul Chambers, bass

    Philly Joe Jones, drums


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    1. Cool Struttin'
    2. Blue Minor
    3. Sippin' At Bells
    4. Deep Night
    Sonny Clark
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  • Blue Serge Blue Serge Quick View

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    Blue Serge

    Sonny Clark: piano

    Joe Jones: Drums

    Leroy Vinnegar: Bass
    A Handful of Stars
    The Goof And I
    Thanks For The Memory
    All The Things You Are
    I've Got The World On A String
    Susie's Blues
    Stairway To The Stars
    Serge Chaloff
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  • Sonny's Crip Sonny's Crip Quick View

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    Sonny's Crip

    Featuring:

    Bennie Green's trombone and a 29-year-old Sonny Clark on piano.
    1. Sometimes I'm Happy
    2. It's Time
    3. Solitude
    4. Sonny's Crip
    5. Cool Struttin'
    6. And That I Am So in Love
    Sonny Clark
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  • The Sound Of Sonny The Sound Of Sonny Quick View

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    The Sound Of Sonny

    The Sound Of Sonny marks a new phase in Sonny Rollins' career. At the time of the album's recording in 1957, the tenor saxophone legend was reaching
    the height of his powers, having been proclaimed Down-Beat Magazine Critics' Poll New Star of the tenor saxophone that very same year. Joined by a
    variety of accompaniment (Sonny liked to shake it up!), including pianist Sonny Clark, drummer Roy Haynes and bassists Percy Heath and Paul
    Chambers, Rollins attains a level of freedom in his soloing and rhythmic interplay that only serves to underscore his melodic brilliance. A landmark
    recording in the development of one of Jazz's true giants of the tenor saxophone, The Sound Of Sonny is a canonical smooth bop LP and an underrated
    gem in Sonny Rollins' brilliant catalog.
    1. The Last Time I Saw Paris
    2. Just In Time
    3. Toot, Toot, Tootsie
    4. What Is There To Say
    5. Dearly Beloved
    6. Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye
    7. Cutie
    8. It Could Happen To You
    9. Mangoes
    Sonny Rollins
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  • A Fickle Sonance A Fickle Sonance Quick View

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    A Fickle Sonance

    Alto saxophonist Jackie McLean was one of the few jazz players to come up through bebop and incorporate free jazz into his style. Even though A Fickle Sonance preceded McLean's intense 1962 album Let Freedom Ring, the playing remained in a swinging blues-oriented style, showing no hint of the direction his music was about to take. The sidemen on the date (Tommy Turrentine [trumpet], Sonny Clark [piano], and Butch Warren [bass]) prove to be an invigorating combination of musicians, however not as involved in the burgeoning free music as drummer Billy Higgins. At the time of these sessions, Higgins had already played with Ornette Coleman, providing a link to the avant-garde, but nevertheless his playing follows the hard bop pace of the others. McLean provides two original compositions, Subdued and the title track, while Clark, Turrentine, and Warren fill the remaining tracks.
    Five Will Get You Ten

    Subdued

    Sundu

    A Fickle Sonance

    Enitnerrut

    Lost
    Jackie McLean
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  • Capuchin Swing Capuchin Swing Quick View

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    Capuchin Swing

    One of McLean's more underrated albums from a plethora of Blue Note releases, 1960's Capuchin Swing finds the bebop alto saxophonist in fine form on a mix of covers and originals. While McLean's future fascination with Ornette Coleman's free-form innovations can be sensed in some solos here, the majority of the album is in a classic hard bop vein. Like contemporaries Hank Mobley, Sonny Clark, and Lee Morgan, though, McLean doesn't just churn out pat jam-session fare, but comes up with consistently provocative charts and solos. Eschewing any ballad cuts, McLean focuses on mid- to fast-tempo swingers and blues. Standouts include originals like Francisco and Condition Blue and choice renditions of Just for Now and Don't Blame Me. McLean enlists a sparkling lineup of hard bop stars, including trumpeter Blue Mitchell, pianist Walter Bishop, Jr., bassist Paul Chambers, and drummer Art Taylor. Mitchell particularly impresses, matching many of McLean's own inspired flights with his supple and progressive playing. Along with other fine Blue Note titles like Jackie's Bag and Bluesnik, Capuchin Swing makes for a great introduction to McLean's extensive catalog.
    1. Francisco

    2. Just For Now

    3. Don't Blame Me

    4. Condition Blue

    5. Capuchin Swing

    6. On The Lion
    Jackie McLean
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  • Go Go Quick View

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    Go


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


    Recorded and released in 1962, Go! is Dexter Gordon's tenth studio album. Go! features Sonny Clark on piano, Butch Warren on bass, Billy Higgins on
    drums and Gordon himself on tenor sax. Remastered by Bernie Grundman, Go! 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. Cheese Cake
    2. I Guess I'll Hang My Tears Out To Dry
    3. Second Balcony Jump
    4. Love For Sale
    5. Where Are You
    6. Three O'Clock In The Morning
    Dexter Gordon
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    Dial S For Sonny

    Dial S for Sonny, Sonny Clark first session for Blue Note Records and his first session as a leader, is a terrific set of laidback bop, highlighted by Sonny Clark liquid, swinging solos. Sonny Clark leads a first-rate group -- Art Farmer (trumpet), Curtis Fuller (trombone), Hank Mobley (tenor sax), Wilbur Ware (bass), Louis Hayes (drums) -- through four originals and two standards, balancing the selections between swinging bop and reflective ballads. There are traces of Bud Powell in Sonny Clark style, but he's beginning to come into his own, developing a style that's alternately edgy and charmingly relaxed. Hank Mobley, Art Farmer and Curtis Fuller have their moments, but Sonny Clark steals the show in this set of fine, straight-ahead bop.
    1. Dial S For Sonny
    2. Bootin' It
    3. It Could Happen To You
    4. Sonny's Mood
    5. Shoutin' At A Riff
    6. Love Walked In
    Sonny Clark
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    The Story of Sonny Boy Slim

    To sum up Gary Clark Jr. is more challenging every day. He's a musical universe unto himself, expanding at a nearly immeasurable rate, ever more hard to define - as a mind-blowing guitarist, a dazzling songwriter and engagingly soulful singer. He became the first artist ever recognized by the Recording Academy with Grammy Award nominations in both the rock and R&B categories for the same album in the same year, winning the latter: Best Traditional R&B Performance - Please Come Home (from the album Blak And Blu). Rolling Stone dubbed Clark The King of the Summer Festivals as he captivated audiences from Coachella to Glastonbury, Lollapalooza to the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, from Metallica's Orion Festival to Jay-Z's Made in America, and of course his hometown Austin City Limits Festival, where he his band set a daytime attendance record.
    1. Healing
    2. Grinder
    3. Star
    4. Our Love
    5. Church
    6. Hold On
    7. Cold Blooded
    8. Wings
    9. BYOB
    10. Can t Sleep
    11. Stay
    12. Shake
    13. Down to Ride
    Gary Clark Jr.
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    Blue Serge

    Sonny Clark: piano

    Joe Jones: Drums

    Leroy Vinnegar: Bass
    A Handful of Stars
    The Goof And I
    Thanks For The Memory
    All The Things You Are
    I've Got The World On A String
    Susie's Blues
    Stairway To The Stars
    Serge Chaloff
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    Blue Serge

    Baritonist Serge Chaloff's final recording as a leader is his best. Blue Serge is a quartet outing with pianist Sonny Clark, bassist Leroy Vinnegar and drummer Philly Joe Jones. Chaloff had already contracted the spinal paralysis that would kill him a year later but there is no hint of any weakness on this date. Whether it be The Goof and I, I've Got the World on a String or a beautiful rendition of Stairway to the Stars, this recording features Serge Chaloff at his best.

    -All Music Guide
    1. A Handful of Stars
    2. The Goof and I
    3. Thanks for the Memory
    4. All the Things You Are
    5. I've Got the World on a String
    6. Susie's Blues
    7. Stairway to the Stars
    8. How About You?*


    *Bonus Track

    Serge Chaloff
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    Trio

    Import


    With Dannie Richmond on drums and Hampton Hawes on piano (Sonny Clark plays only on I Can't Get Started) these 1957 NYC recordings represent Charles Mingus' trio lineup at its absolute best. Don't forget this is the year when East Coasting, Tijuana Moon and A Modern Jazz Symposium were released, proving 1957 to be an incredibly inspiring year for the man who reinvented double bass as a front line instrument. Remarkable in the trio formation are Mingus' powerful solos and hectic dialogues with Richmond's drumming.

    1. Yesterday's
    2. Back Home Blues
    3. I Can't Get Started
    4. Hamp's New Blues
    5. Summertime
    6. Dizzy Moods
    7. Laura
    Charles Mingus
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    Smithville

    Louis Smith was one of the most vital jazz trumpeters of the late 1950s. His beautiful tone, fluent style and exciting solos competed with Lee Morgan and even Miles Davis. Smithville, from 1958, features him at the peak of his powers. Recorded the same year as Smith's heated appearance at the Newport Jazz Festival with Horace Silver, Smithville features the trumpeter interacting with tenor-saxophonist Charlie Rouse and pianist Sonny Clark on some stunning performances. The title cut, a lengthy themeless blues, is full of creative solos, "Wetu" is explosive (with Rouse challenging Smith), and "Embraceable You" contains emotional solos that make the George Gershwin ballad sound brand new. Louis Smith proves to be a masterful player whose solos are full of surprises and honest emotions. Smithville is a gem that all hard bop collectors will cherish.
    1. Smithville
    2. Wetu
    3. There Will Never Be Another You
    4. Embraceable You
    5. Later
    6. Au Privave
    7. Baking
    Louis Smith
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    Go (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


    In 1962, when the 39-year old Dexter Gordon recorded Go, he had already lived a lifetime in jazz. After gaining experience playing with the big bands of Lionel Hampton and Louis Armstrong, in 1945, Gordon became the first tenor-saxophonist to not only master bebop but to develop his own distinctive sound in the new style. He recorded with Dizzy Gillespie and as a leader, and starred in late night jam sessions in Los Angeles with fellow tenors Wardell Gray and Teddy Edwards. After a largely uneventful decade in the 1950s, Gordon made a major comeback in 1961 when he emerged in prime form on Blue Note, recording Dexter Calling. Its follow-up album Go! Was even better. Joined in his quartet by the great pianist Sonny Clark, bassist Butch Warren and drummer Billy Higgins, Gordon really digs into the colorful program. On such numbers as "Three O'Clock In The Morning" (a standard that was extinct after the early 1920s), "Love For Sale," his own "Cheesecake," and "I Guess I'll Hang My Tears Out To Dry," Gordon plays chorus after chorus of outstanding ideas in his huge tone. He caresses the melodies, creates solos that are full of swing, wit, and inspiration, and makes every phrase sound personal, fresh and original. There was no mistaking Dexter Gordon for anyone else, and he always gave one the impression that he could play for hours without running out of inventive ideas or personality. Go! Is an album that grows in interest and power with each listen. It is Dexter Gordon at the height of his powers.


    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:

    Dexter Gordon, tenor saxophone

    Sonny Clark, piano

    Butch Warren, drums

    Billy Higgins, bass


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Cheese Cake
    2. I Guess I'll Hang My Tears Out To Dry
    3. Second Balcony Jump
    4. Love For Sale
    5. Where Are You
    6. Three O'Clock In The Morning
    Dexter Gordon
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    Capuchin Swing (Awaiting Repress)

    One of McLean's more underrated albums from a plethora of Blue Note releases, 1960's Capuchin Swing finds the bebop alto saxophonist in fine form on a mix of covers and originals. While McLean's future fascination with Ornette Coleman's free-form innovations can be sensed in some solos here, the majority of the album is in a classic hard bop vein. Like contemporaries Hank Mobley, Sonny Clark, and Lee Morgan, though, McLean doesn't just churn out pat jam-session fare, but comes up with consistently provocative charts and solos. Eschewing any ballad cuts, McLean focuses on mid- to fast-tempo swingers and blues. Standouts include originals like "Francisco" and "Condition Blue" and choice renditions of "Just for Now" and "Don't Blame Me." McLean enlists a sparkling lineup of hard bop stars, including trumpeter Blue Mitchell, pianist Walter Bishop, Jr., bassist Paul Chambers, and drummer Art Taylor. Mitchell particularly impresses, matching many of McLean's own inspired flights with his supple and progressive playing. Along with other fine Blue Note titles like Jackie's Bag and Bluesnik, Capuchin Swing makes for a great introduction to McLean's extensive catalog.-- Stephen Cook


    Musicians:

    Jackie McLean: Alto Saxophone

    Blue Mitchell: Trumpet

    Walter Bishop, Jr.: Piano

    Art Taylor: Drums

    1. Francisco

    2. Just For Now

    3. Don't Blame Me

    4. Condition Blue

    5. Capuchin Swing

    6. On The Lion
    Jackie McLean
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