• 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

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      One of Art's very last recordings - still on it!
        • Original LP£15.00
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        Art Blakey & The Jazz MessengersFirst Flight To Tokyo: The Lost 1961 RecordingsBlue Note
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            • – Sweet Sakeena

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            A few years after its release this Robert Glasper gets a well deserved deluxe edition. Black Radio is a landmark album that boldly stakes out new musical...
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                    • – Monk's Tune
                    • Original 2×LP£45.00
                      Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original blue label liberty Blue Note. Double gatefold album, bit of minor age wear to sleeve
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                    John ColtraneBlue TrainBlue Note
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                    • – Moment's Notice
                    • New Audiophile 2×LP (180 GRAM)£60.00
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                    • CD£7.99
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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,...
                      Lou DonaldsonSay it LoudBlue Note
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                      • – Say it loud I'm black and I'm proud
                      • – Snake Bone
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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
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                      • 2×LP£28.00
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                      • – Caramba
                      • Reissue LP£21.99
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                      Joe HendersonInner Urge (1965)Blue Note
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                          Reuben WilsonLove BugBlue Note
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                          • – Hot Rod
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                                • New Audiophile LP (180 GRAM)£35.00
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                                • – Tony’s Praeludium
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                                • – Awake Nu
                                • – Taste Maker
                                • – The Thing
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                                  • Original LP£40.00
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                                  • New LP £22.99
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                                    • – Portraits Of An Angel
                                    • – Enoch's Meditation
                                    • – Centelude
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                                    • – Riot
                                    • – North Portland
                                    • – I Remember
                                    • 2×LP£27.00
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                                    Dexter GordonDoin' AllrightBlue Note
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                                      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
                                        Blue Bossa - Cool Cuts From The Tropics (Volumes 1-3)Blue Note
                                        Triple CD collection of the 3 "Blue Bossa" compilations from the most famous jazz label, Blue Note. Features greats such as Horace Silver, Kenny Burrell,...
                                          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
                                          • – Filthy McNasty
                                          • LP£16.99
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                                          • – Evolution
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                                            • LP£22.00
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                                            • Original LP£50.00
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                                            Norah JonesCome Away With MeBlue Note
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                                                Out of stock
                                              • LP£25.99
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