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

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                                    GoGo PenguinGoGo PenguinBlue Note
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                                              • Donald Byrd – Change
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                                                        • 2×LP£21.99
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                                                        • GoGo Penguin – Allres
                                                        • GoGo Penguin – Unspeakable World
                                                        • GoGo Penguin – Branches Break
                                                        • GoGo Penguin – Weird Cat
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                                                        • GoGo Penguin – Smarra
                                                        • GoGo Penguin – Initiate
                                                        • GoGo Penguin – Gbfisysih
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                                                        Hank MobleyReach Out!Blue Note
                                                        Bop and soul-jazz album from 1968 - pressed on limited edition 180g vinyl.
                                                          Norah JonesCome Away With MeBlue Note
                                                          Debut 2003 album from the now Blue Note signed - Norah Jones
                                                            • CD£7.99 £5.00
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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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                                                            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
                                                              • 2×LP£21.99
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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!
                                                              • Grant Green – Ain't Nobody's Business If I Do
                                                              • Reissue LP£20.99
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                                                              Herbie HancockTakin' Off (1962)Blue Note
                                                              Herbie Hancock's debut album in 1962 launched a phenomenal career. Features Freddie Hubbard and Dexter Gordon and includes the seminal 'Watermelon Man".
                                                              • Herbie Hancock – watermelon man
                                                              • New LP (180g)£21.99
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                                                              Art Blakey And The Jazz MessengersA Night In Tunisia (1960)Blue Note
                                                              There are more versions of 'A Night In Tunisia' than perhaps any other jazz tune - but this is the mother of them all. Art Blakey on drums, Lee Morgan...
                                                                Herbie HancockCantaloupe Island Blue Note
                                                                This formidable recording neatly summarises Herbie Hancock's work in the 60s. The title track, Cantaloupe Island, provided inspiration for US3, who sampled...
                                                                  Herbie HancockMy Point Of ViewBlue Note
                                                                  Brilliant, less-well-known Herbie Hancock album featuring a larger group than usual with guitar and trombone! Check the superb "King Cobra"! Recommended!
                                                                  • Herbie Hancock – Blind Man, Blind Man
                                                                  • Herbie Hancock – King Cobra
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                                                                  Horace SilverHorace-Scope (1960)Blue Note
                                                                  By the time of this album - July 1960 - the Horace Silver Quintet was like a well-oiled machine. Horace Silver plus Junior Cook (ts), Blue Mitchell (t)...
                                                                    Wayne ShorterThe All Seeing Eye (1965)Blue Note
                                                                    Wayne Shorter, Freddie Hubbard, Alan Shorter (Wayne's brother), Grachan Moncur, James Spaulding, Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter, Joe Chambers. Hardcore and...
                                                                    • Wayne Shorter – The All Seeing Eye
                                                                    • Reissue LP£12.99
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                                                                    Donald ByrdA New Perspective (1963)Blue Note
                                                                    Remarkable 1963 album with Hank Mobley, Kenny Burell, Herbie Hancock & gospel choir! includes the classic 'Cristo Redentor'. Killer and deep!
                                                                      Wayne ShorterJuju (1964)Blue Note
                                                                      Saxophonist Shorter is joined by Coltrane's seminal rhythm team - McCoy Tyner, Reggie Workman and Elvin Jones. Deep and seminal.
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