Dexter Gordon One Flight Up (Tone Poet Edition)

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                        Andrew HillGrass Roots (1968)Blue Note

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                         One of the few albums Stanley Turrentine recorded with his wife, Shirley Scott. features Blue Mitchell, trumpet; Stanley Turrentine, tenor sax; Shirley Scott, organ; Earl May, bass & Al Harewood drums.

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                          Grammy-nominated jazz singer Gregory Porter's debut album for legendary jazz institution, Blue Note. "Liquid Spirit" follows up two albums for indie label Motema, and of course his smash hit and Gilles Peterson favourite "1960 What?". Fourteen tracks consistng of Porter's personal song-writing delivered in soulful unmistakable voice. Includes his striring rendition of jazz standard "I Fall In Love Too Easily," as well as covers of Abbey Lincoln's "Lonesome Lover" and Ramsey Lewis' hit "The ‘In' Crowd."
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                          Grant Green Grant's First Stand (1961)Blue Note

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