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      • 1. Prayer
      • 2. Raven
      • 3. Bardo
      • 4. A Hundred Moons
      • 5. Strid
      • 6. Transient State
      • 7. Return To Text
      • 8. Reactor
      • 9. Window

      UK troupe, GoGo Penguin return with their second album for Blue Note. 'A Humdrum Star' is a heady meld of jazz and electronic experimentalism that joins the dots between contemporaries such as BadBadNotGood through to Radiohead.

      N.B. Vinyl format is the limited, coloured edition

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        • GoGo Penguin – Weird Cat
        • GoGo Penguin – Quiet Mind
        • GoGo Penguin – Smarra
        • GoGo Penguin – Initiate
        • GoGo Penguin – Gbfisysih
        • GoGo Penguin – Surrender To Mountain
        • GoGo Penguin – Protest
        • GoGo Penguin – Fading: Feigning

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        GoGo PenguinOcean In A DropBlue Note
        GoGo Penguin's 5 track EP for Blue Note draws upon the music originally written for their original live score to Godfrey Reggio’s cult film, Koyaanisqatsi....
          Donald Byrd Chant Blue Note
          High quality 180 gram reissue on the Blue Note Tone Poet series of Donald Byrd’s 1961 recording, not released until 1979, and featuring Herbie Hancock...
          • Donald Byrd – I'm An Old Cowhand From The Rio Grande
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          Stanley TurrentineThe Look Of Love (1968)Blue Note
          Late 60s soul jazz on Blue Note with saxophonist Stanley Turrentine and huge band
          • Stanley Turrentine – The Look Of Love
          • Original LP£15.00
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          Art Blakey & The Jazz MessengersIndestructibleBlue Note
          Classic 1966 hard-bop album from legendary drummer, Art Blakey! Recorded at the Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, on 24th April/15th May...
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            • The Three Sounds – fever
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            WarL.A. Sunshine (1977)Blue Note
            Moody tough funk groover
            • War – L.A. Sunshine
            • Original 7"£8.00
              Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Unplayed Original USA 45
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            Robert GlasperCanvasBlue Note
            First time on vinyl! Robert Glasper's 2005 Blue Note debut, 'Canvas' finally get the deluxe vinyl treatment. A stunning body of work from the American...
            • Robert Glasper – Rise And Shine
            • Robert Glasper – Canvas
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            • Robert Glasper – Enoch's Meditation
            • Robert Glasper – Centelude
            • Robert Glasper – Jelly's Da Beener
            • Robert Glasper – Chant
            • Robert Glasper – Riot
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            • 2×LP£24.99
              Heavyweight 2xLP vinyl in gatefold sleeve
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            Herbie HancockTakin' OffBlue Note
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              Frank FosterManhattan Fever (1968)Blue Note
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              • Frank Foster – Little Miss No Nose
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              • New Audiophile LP (180 GRAM)£36.99
                Deluxe vinyl reissue in gatefold sleeve.
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              Donald ByrdPlaces And Spaces (1975)Blue Note
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              • Donald Byrd – Change
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              Donald ByrdEthiopian KnightsBlue Note
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                • Donald Byrd – Flight Time
                Lou DonaldsonSay it LoudBlue Note
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                • Lou Donaldson – Say it loud I'm black and I'm proud
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                John PattonUnderstanding (1968)Blue Note
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                  • Original LP£14.00
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                  MadlibShades Of BlueBlue Note
                  Back in stock!! Madlib invades Blue Note! Hip hop producer extroardinaire and world class jazz fiend Madlib gets let loose in the Blue Note vaults with...
                    • 2×LP£25.99
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                    George RussellThe African GameBlue Note
                    Mint, sealed, opened once Original = Original USA Vinyl NM- /Sleeve NM- (cutout hole) 100% Guarantee on this and all Original Vinyl at Sounds Of The...
                      Art Blakey And The Jazz MessengersLike Someone In LoveBlue Note
                      An album resulting from exactly the same 1960 sessions as the better-known 'A Night in Tunisia' Original =B1-84245 1988 pressing Original = Original...
                        • Original LP£20.00
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                        • New LP (180g)£19.99
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                        Thelonious Monk Quartet with John ColtraneAt Carnegie HallBlue Note
                        Deluxe 180g reissue of the 1957 LP by Thelonious Monk's quartet, feat. John Coltrane, performed at a gala concert at Carnegie Hall, NYC.
                          McCoy TynerExpansions (1969)Blue Note
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                          • McCoy Tyner – Vision
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                          • LP£23.99
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                          Classic Elvin Jones LP with Joe Farrell on fire, switching between tenor, soprano and flute.
                          • Elvin Jones With Joe Farrell – In The Truth
                          Tony AllenThe SourceBlue Note
                          Long time Fela Kuti drummer Tony Allen drops a new album for 2017 - a hybrid fusion of jazz and Afrobeat!
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                          • 2×LP£23.99
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                          Grant GreenTalkin' AboutBlue Note
                          1964. With Elvin Jones and Larry Young.
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                                          Bobbi HumphreyFancy Dancer (1975)Blue Note
                                          Classic jazz funk album produced by the awesome Mizell Brothers which includes the classic track "Uno Esta"! Recommended! USA original (tape on...
                                          • Bobbi Humphrey – Uno Esta
                                          • CD£7.99
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                                          Horace SilverDoin' The Thing - At The Village Gate (1961)Blue Note
                                          Killer original soul jazz on blue note - Horace + Roy Brooks, Gene Taylor, Junior Cook, Blue Mitchell
                                          • Horace Silver – Filthy McNasty
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                                          2004 contemporary vocal jazz album from the award winning Norah Jones. 
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                                            With Walter Davis, Herbie Lewis and Billy Higgins.
                                              Norah JonesNot Too LateBlue Note
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                                                Ike QuebecBlue & SentimentalBlue Note
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                                                  Debut album on Blue Note, featuring Chick Corea.
                                                    Grant GreenAlive (1970)Blue Note
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                                                    • Grant Green – Sookie, Sookie
                                                    Cecil TaylorConquistador! (1966)Blue Note
                                                    Seriously deep - actually one of Taylor's most accessible albums, which is still pretty left of centre of most players in the world! 1966 Blue Note LP.w/...
                                                    • Cecil Taylor – Conquistador
                                                    Gregory PorterTake Me To The AlleyBlue Note
                                                    Gregory Porter solidifies his standing as his generation’s most soulful jazz singer-songwriter with his new album 'Take Me To The Alley' the much-anticipated...
                                                      Reuben WilsonBlue Mode (1969)Blue Note
                                                      Classic soul jazz on Blue Note w/ Melvin Sparks guitar, Reuben Wilson organ, John Manning sax and Tommy Derrick drums.
                                                      • Reuben Wilson – Bambu
                                                      • Reuben Wilson – Knock On Wood
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