• 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 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...
        Art Blakey & The Jazz MessengersHard Drive (1957)Bethlehem Records
        Pretty heavyweight early Blakey album featuring tough tunes. Art is joined by Bill Hardman, Johnny Griffin, Junior Mance and the elusive Spanky de Brest...
        • Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers – Sweet Sakeena

        Other Releases on Blue Note

        Chet BakerChet Baker SingsBlue Note
        Recorded on 15th February 1954 and 23rd/30th July 1956 in Hollywood, California. Baker’s 14-track debut vocal album, originally released on Pacific Jazz...
          • LP (180 gram)£32.99
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          Grant GreenNigeriaBlue Note
          Recorded at the Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, on 13th January 1962. Recorded in 1962 but not originally released until 1980. Classic...
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            Hank MobleyPoppin'Blue Note
            Recorded at the original Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, New Jersey, on 20th October 1957, but not originally released until 1980. Classic hard-bop album...
              • LP (180 gram)£32.99
                Deluxe gatefold sleeve edition
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              Frank FosterManhattan Fever (1968)Blue Note
              Rare Blue Note, recorded in '68/69, featuring Marvin Stamm, Bob Cranshaw, Garnett Brown and produced by the great Duke Pearson. Killer!
              • Frank Foster – Little Miss No Nose
              • Frank Foster – You Gotta Be Kiddin'
              • Original LP£50.00
                Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal = Original USA First pressing blue/white Liberty Blue Note, Van Gelder stamp in dead wax, Liberty inner, minor sleeve wear, name written on back, audition copy stamp on back

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              Pete La RocaBasraBlue Note
              Reissue of the underrated drummer’s 1965 album. His debut solo album and one of only two Blue Note albums as leader (the second emerged in 1997). Recorded...
                Gregory PorterAll RiseBlue Note
                "All Rise is a heart-felt, joyful celebration of the evolution of his art to something even more emphatic, emotive, intimate, and universal; Gergory Porter...
                  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....
                    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...
                      Gene HarrisGene Harris Of The Three Sounds (1972)Blue Note
                      Rare funky blue note 72
                        • Original LP£45.00
                          Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original USA Vinyl, gatefold sleeve , blue note inner
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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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                        Wayne ShorterEtceteraBlue Note
                        A lost classic from the legendary saxophonist, originally recorded in 1965 but not released until 1980, featuring Herbie Hancock (piano), Cecil McBee (bass)...
                        • Wayne Shorter – Etcetera
                        • Wayne Shorter – Penelope
                        • Wayne Shorter – Toy Tune
                        • Wayne Shorter – Barracudas (General Assembly)
                        • Wayne Shorter – Indian Song
                        • New Audiophile LP (180 GRAM)£36.99
                          Deluxe vinyl reissue in gatefold sleeve.
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                        Donald ByrdPlaces And Spaces (1975)Blue Note
                        Definitive jazz funk album produced by the Mizell brothers. A classic - all the way!
                        • Donald Byrd – Change
                        • Donald Byrd – Wind Parade
                        • Donald Byrd – (Fallin' Like) Dominoes
                        Donald ByrdStreet Lady (1973)Blue Note
                        Classic jazz funk album written and produced by the magnificent Mizell brothers! Includes 'Lansana's Priestess'.
                        • Donald Byrd – Lansana's Priestess
                        • Original LP£60.00
                          Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal USA Vinyl gatefold Blue Note, original Blue Note house inner, some spine wear, sticker removal mark
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                        Ronnie LawsFever (1976)Blue Note
                        Produced by Wayne Henderson, with cult group 'Pleasure' on backing, "Let's Keep It Together" is a jazz-funk stormer, "Karmen" is a quiet storm and "Fever"...
                        • Ronnie Laws – Fever
                        • Original LP£9.99
                          Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal USA Vinyl some sleeve wear, name on front, cutout
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                        Lee MorganThe Sixth Sense (1968)Blue Note
                        RARE & KILLER. Wicked tunes. Seminal Blue Note 1968. Lee Morgan, Jackie McClean, Frank Mitchell, Cedar Walton, Victor Sproles and Billy Higgins. Recorded...
                        • Lee Morgan – The Sixth Sense
                        • Lee Morgan – Short Count
                        • Lee Morgan – Afreaka
                        Marcus Strickland & TWI LifePeople Of The SunBlue Note
                        Brooklyn composer-saxophonist Marcus Strickland and his band Twi-Life will release the new album People of the Sun via Blue Note/Revive Music. Strickland...
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                          Donald ByrdBlack Byrd (1973)Blue Note
                          Written and produced by Larry Mizell, their first collaboration!
                          • Donald Byrd – Flight Time
                          • Original LP£30.00
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                          Horace SilverSilver 'N Brass (1975)Blue Note
                          Mid 70s blue note, very deep Original USA vinyl HAS WARP
                            Lou DonaldsonSay it LoudBlue Note
                            One of the great Blue Note funk albums from 1969! Features Idris Muhammad on drums and Charles Earland on B3!
                            • Lou Donaldson – Say it loud I'm black and I'm proud
                            • Lou Donaldson – Snake Bone
                            • CD£12.99
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                            GoGo PenguinA Humdrum StarBlue Note
                            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...
                              • 2xLP + Download Code£25.99
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                              Richard Groove HolmesComin' On Home (1971)Blue Note
                              KILLER funky soul jazz - a highpoint in his career with the MASSIVE jazz dance tune Groovin With Mr G. The album features the great WELDON IRVINE on keyboards. Ist...
                              • Richard Groove Holmes – Groovin' For Mr. G.
                              • Richard Groove Holmes – Down Home Funk
                              • Original LP£35.00
                                Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal USA vinyl Blue Note pressing, some sleeve wear/spine wear
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                              Elvin Jones With Joe FarrellThe UltimateBlue Note
                              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!
                              • Tony Allen – Moody Boy
                              • Tony Allen – Bad Roads
                              • Tony Allen – Cruising
                              • Tony Allen – On Fire
                              • Tony Allen – Woro Dance
                              • Tony Allen – Tony's Blues
                              • 2×LP£23.99
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                              Grant GreenTalkin' AboutBlue Note
                              1964. With Elvin Jones and Larry Young.
                                Grant GreenNever Can Say Goodbye (1970)Blue Note
                                Original BLUE NOTE 45. 
                                • Grant Green – Never Can Say Goodbye
                                Ornette ColemanNew York Is Now! (1968)Blue Note
                                DEEP DEEP heavyweight left-field new thing Blue Note jazz. Discordant, heavy and profound. W/Dewey Redman, Jimmy Garrison and Elvin Jones.
                                • Ornette Coleman – The Garden Of Souls
                                Donald ByrdAt The Half Note Cafe Volume 1Blue Note
                                D. Byrd + Pepper Adams, Duke PEarson, Laymon Jackson, Lex Humphries.  New USA vinyl
                                  Freddie HubbardBreaking PointBlue Note
                                  Freddie Hubbard + James Spaulding, Ronnie Mathews, Eddie Khan, Joe Chambers. Deep and essential Blue Note. New USA vinyl issue
                                    Donald ByrdBlackjackBlue Note
                                    Classic Byrd on Blue Note, featuring Hank Mobley and Sonny Red.
                                    • Donald Byrd – Blackjack
                                    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,...
                                      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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                                      • Original LP£19.99
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                                      Norah JonesFeels Like HomeBlue Note
                                      2004 contemporary vocal jazz album from the award winning Norah Jones. 
                                        Norah JonesNot Too LateBlue Note
                                        Award winning Norah Jones' 2007 album, Not Too Late features her usual soft jazzy vocals.  
                                          Grant GreenAlive (1970)Blue Note
                                          The bomb! 100% killer funky jazz monster. This group is on fire. Recorded live at the Cliche Lounge, New Jersey. Claude Bartee, Grant Green, William Bivens,...
                                          • 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...
                                            • 2×LP£21.99
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                                            GoGo PenguinMan Made ObjectBlue Note
                                            Gilles Peterson's hottest tip!Man Made Object is the exciting new release from GoGo Penguin on the iconic Blue Note Records, a follow up to their previous...
                                            • GoGo Penguin – Allres
                                            • GoGo Penguin – Unspeakable World
                                            • GoGo Penguin – Branches Break
                                            • 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
                                            • LP£21.99
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                                            Andrew HillGrass Roots (1968)Blue Note
                                            Andrew Hill's best album, very highy recommended!
                                            • Andrew Hill – Mira
                                            The Three SoundsIt Just Got To Be (1963)Blue Note
                                            Top soul jazz groovy piano trio. BLUE NOTE 43 West 61st Street address. NY pressing. Microgroove. RVG stamp and ear.+High-end Audio Desk...
                                            • The Three Sounds – One For Renee
                                            Hank MobleyReach Out!Blue Note
                                            Bop and soul-jazz album from 1968 - pressed on limited edition 180g vinyl.
                                              Ornette ColemanLove CallBlue Note
                                              Deep, deep left of centre on Blue Note from Ornette genius like Coleman on the one.
                                                Lee Morgan The CookerBlue Note
                                                Classic 1958 Blue Note album from Trumpeter Lee Morgan. 
                                                • Lee Morgan – A Night In Tunisia
                                                • Lee Morgan – Heavy Dipper
                                                • Lee Morgan – Just One Of Those Things
                                                • Lee Morgan – Lover Man
                                                • Lee Morgan – New-Ma
                                                • Reissue LP (180 GRAM)£21.99
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                                                Stanley TurrentineA Chip Off The Old Block (1975)Blue Note
                                                 One of the few albums Stanley Turrentine recorded with his wife, Shirley Scott. features Blue Mitchell, trumpet; Stanley Turrentine, tenor...
                                                • Stanley Turrentine – One O'Clock Jump
                                                • Stanley Turrentine – Midnight Blue
                                                • Stanley Turrentine – Blues In Hoss' Flat
                                                • Stanley Turrentine – Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most
                                                • Stanley Turrentine – Cherry Point
                                                • Original LP£30.00
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                                                • Reissue LP (180g)£21.99
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                                                Hank Mobley No Room For Squares Blue Note
                                                Excellent Hank Mobley work from the 60s! The record is a fierce session of modal hardbop numbers, of the sort that Mobley was perfecting during this key...
                                                • Hank Mobley – Three Way Split
                                                • Hank Mobley – No Room For Squares
                                                The 3 Sounds"Hey There" (1961)Blue Note
                                                New York pressing original Blue Note Stereo orig. WITH "P" (ear) and VAN GELDER Stamp w/original Blue Note inner sleeve. V. RARE!
                                                  • Original LP£60.00
                                                    Vinyl condition: VGSleeve condition: VG+Original USA Vinyl, has some surface marks plays solid!

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                                                  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...
                                                  • Gregory Porter – No Love Dying
                                                  • Gregory Porter – Lonesome Lover

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