• 1. Backstage Sally
      • 2. Contemplation
      • 3. Bu's Delight
      • 4. Reincarnation Blues
      • 5. Shaky Jake
      • 6. Moon River

      Reissue of the drum hero’s classic 1963 album! Recorded at Van Gelder Studios, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, during November and December 1961. The Jazz Messengers’ 11th Blue Note album. Featuring the classic Messengers line-up of Freddie Hubbard (trumpet/flugelhorn), Wayne Shorter (tenor), Curtis Fuller (trombone), Cedar Walton (piano) and Jymie Merritt (bass). Showcasing three classic Shorter compositions (‘Backstage Sally’, ‘Contemplation’, ‘Reincarnation Blues’) plus Fuller’s ‘Bu’s Delight’, Walton’s ‘Shaky Jake’ and a take on Henry Mancini’s ‘Moon River’. Produced by Blue Note co-founder Alfred Lion.

      Other Releases by Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers

      Art Blakey & The Jazz MessengersI Get A Kick Out Of Bu (1990)Soul Note
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        • Original LP£15.00
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        Art Blakey & The Jazz MessengersFirst Flight To Tokyo: The Lost 1961 RecordingsBlue Note
        'First Flight to Tokyo: The Lost 1961 Recordings' is a thrilling previously unreleased live recording of Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers captured at Hibiya...
          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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            Donald ByrdStreet Lady (1973)Blue Note
            Classic jazz funk album written and produced by the magnificent Mizell brothers! Includes 'Lansana's Priestess'.
            • – Lansana's Priestess
            • Original LP£50.00
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            Lou DonaldsonEverything I Play Is Funky (1970)Blue Note
            Blue Note take a leaf out of their rivals at Prestige for an all-star soul jazz line-up. Blue Mitchell, Idris Muhammad, Melvin Sparks, Charles Earland,...
              Blue Mitchell Collision In Black (1968)Blue Note
              Soul jazz instrumental sounds on Blue Note from trumpeter Blue Mitchell joined by Ernie Watts, Paul Humphrey and Monk Higgins - who also produced the set.
              • – Collision In Black
              Kenny CoxIntroducing Kenny Cox and The Contemporary Jazz QuintetBlue Note
              Recorded in 1968, Introducing Kenny Cox and The Contemporary Jazz Quintet was the debut album by this under-recognized Detroit band led by pianist Kenny...
              • – Mystique
              • – You
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              • – Eclipse
              • – Number Four
              • – Diahnn
              • Original LP£65.00
                Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGorig blue white label liberty first press Blue Note, top spine part undone, few non audible surface marks
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              • LP£22.00
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              Blue Lab BeatsMotherland JourneyBlue Note
              Another wicked fusion of jazz, electronics and hip vibes from duo, Blue Lab Beats. Featuring guest spots from the likes of Ghetto Boy, Kiefer, Kofi Stone,...
              • – Sky Reflections (Intro)
              • – Labels
              • – I’ll Be Here For You
              • – Gotta Go Fast
              • – A Vibe
              • – Don’t Let It Get Away
              • – Inhale & Exhale (Interlude)
              • – Blow You Away (Delila)
              • – Sensual Loving
              • – Motherland Journey
              • 2×LP£28.00
                Gatefold sleeve
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              Lee MorganCaramba (1968)Blue Note
              DEEP, DEEP, DEEP. W/ Bennie Maupin, Cedar Walton, Reginald Workman, Billy Higgins.
              • – Caramba
              • Reissue LP£21.99
                Gatefold sleeve
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              Joe HendersonInner Urge (1965)Blue Note
              Joe Henderson sax, McCoy Tyner piano, Bob Cranshaw bass, Elvin Jones drums. Coltrane's rhythm kings join Henderson for this exercise in deepness.
              • – el barrio
              Ornette ColemanRound Trip: Ornette Coleman on Blue Note (Tone Poet Edition)Blue Note
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                  • LP£22.00
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                  Reuben WilsonLove BugBlue Note
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                      Across numerous albums and mixtapes, Makaya McCraven has proven his mastery of the loop akin to hip-hop’s most celebrated beatmakers like J Dilla and...
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                      • – When Your Lover Has Gone
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                      • – Tranquility
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                      • – Autumn In New York
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                      Definitive version of the essential 1969 deep jazz record. Reissued on 180g audiophile vinyl and mastered from the original analog tapes as part of Blue...
                        • New Audiophile LP (180 GRAM)£35.00
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                        Tony AllenThere Is No EndBlue Note
                        Posthumous release of 'There Is No End' by legendary Afrobeat drummer, Tony Allen! The album features guest vocal appearances from the likes of Danny Brown,...
                        • – Tony’s Praeludium
                        • – Stumbling Down (feat. Sampa The Great)
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                        • – Mau Mau (feat. Nah Eeto)
                        • – Coonta Kinte (feat. Zelooperz)
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                        Don CherryWhere Is Brooklyn?Blue Note
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                        • – Awake Nu
                        • – Taste Maker
                        • – The Thing
                        • – There Is The Bomb
                        • – Unite
                        Horace Silver QuintetSong For My Father (1963)Blue Note
                        Mind-numbingly CLASSIC 
                          • Original LP£40.00
                            Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+DMM 1984 pressing in shrink in great condition
                            Out of stock
                          • CD£7.99
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                          • New LP £22.99
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                          Earl KlughFinger Paintings (1977)Blue Note
                          Jazz fusion album produced by Dave Grusin, featuring Harvey Mason and Ralph MacDonald. Includes the funky Headhunters style 'Keep Your Eye On The Sparrow'
                          • – Keep Your Eye On The Sparrow
                          • Original LP£10.00
                            Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original = Original UK Vinyl
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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...
                            Robert GlasperCanvasBlue Note
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                            • – Rise And Shine
                            • – Canvas
                            • – Portraits Of An Angel
                            • – Enoch's Meditation
                            • – Centelude
                            • – Jelly's Da Beener
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                            • – Riot
                            • – North Portland
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                            • 2×LP£27.00
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                            Dexter GordonDoin' AllrightBlue Note
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                              Lee MorganThe Sixth Sense (1968)Blue Note
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                              • – The Sixth Sense
                              • – Short Count
                              • – Afreaka
                              Donald ByrdAt The Half Note Cafe Volume 1Blue Note
                              D. Byrd + Pepper Adams, Duke PEarson, Laymon Jackson, Lex Humphries.  New USA vinyl
                                • New Audiophile LP (180 GRAM)£26.99
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                                Elvin JonesMr Jones (1973)Blue Note
                                Wicked deep fusion featuring Elvin Jones alongside Steve Grossman, Jan Hammer, Patato, Candido, Joe Farrell, Gene Perla and more. Original Blue label...
                                  • New LP (180g)£32.00
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                                  • Original LP£20.00
                                    Out of stock
                                  Jackie McLeanDestination... Out!Blue Note
                                  Jackie McLean, alto sax; Grachan Moncur III, trombone; Bobby Hutcherson, vibes; Larry Ridley, bass & Roy Haynes drums. A richly satisfying, though uncharacteristic,...
                                  • – Love And Hate
                                  • – Esoteric
                                  • – Kahlil The Prophet
                                  • – Riff Raff
                                  Jimmy SmithHome Cookin' (1959)Blue Note
                                  On this material drawn from three sessions in 1958 and 1959, Smith explores the blues with guitarist Kenny Burrell, drummer Donald Bailey, and guest saxophonist...
                                    • LP£22.00
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                                    • Original LP£50.00
                                      Out of stock
                                    • CD£8.99
                                      Out of stock
                                    Norah JonesCome Away With MeBlue Note
                                    Debut 2003 album from the now Blue Note signed - Norah Jones
                                      • CD£7.99
                                        Out of stock
                                      • LP£25.99
                                        20th Anniversary Edition
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                                      Freddie HubbardOpen Sesame (1960)Blue Note
                                      Freddie Hubbard trumpet, Tina Brooks sax, McCoy Tyner piano, Sam Jones bass, Clifford Jarvis drums. Recorded at Rudy Van Gelder's 1960. Nuff said!
                                        • New LP £22.99
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                                        • CD£7.99
                                          Out of stock
                                        Gregory Porter Liquid Spirit Blue Note
                                        Grammy-nominated jazz singer Gregory Porter's debut album for legendary jazz institution, Blue Note. "Liquid Spirit" follows up two albums for indie label...
                                        • – No Love Dying
                                        • – Lonesome Lover
                                        • 2×LP£31.99
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                                        • Deluxe CD£9.99
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                                        Grant Green Grant's First Stand (1961)Blue Note
                                        Guitarist Grant Green's debut on Blue Note as he's joined by Baby Face Willette on organ and Ben Dixon on drums. Smokin!
                                        • – Ain't Nobody's Business If I Do
                                        • Reissue LP£20.99
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                                        • CD£10.99
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