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    • Donald Byrd – I'm An Old Cowhand From The Rio Grande
    • Donald Byrd – Chant
    • 1. I'm An Old Cowhand From The Rio Grande
    • 2. You're Next
    • 3. Chant
    • 4. That's All
    • 5. Great! God
    • 6. Sophisticated Lady

    High quality 180 gram reissue on the Blue Note Tone Poet series of Donald Byrd’s 1961 recording, not released until 1979, and featuring Herbie Hancock and Pepper Adams. Includes an early version of Duke Pearson's haunting "Chant" which Donald Byrd re-recorded with voices two years later on his "New Perspective" album.

    Other Releases by Donald Byrd

    Donald ByrdAt The Half Note Cafe Volume 1Blue Note

    D. Byrd + Pepper Adams, Duke PEarson, Laymon Jackson, Lex Humphries.  New USA vinyl

      Donald ByrdThe Cat WalkBlue Note

      Classic Blue Note recording with a quintet featuring Pepper Adams and Duke Pearson

        • Reissue LP£16.00
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        Donald ByrdSlow DragBlue Note

        Wicked 1967 album. Recommended.

          • Reissue LP£12.99
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          • CD£7.99
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          Other Releases on Blue Note

          Gene HarrisYesterday, Today & Tomorrow (1973)Blue Note

          Rare Wicked funky jazz on Blue Note double vinyl

          • – Monk's Tune
          • Original 2×LP£40.00
            Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal blue label liberty Blue Note. Double gatefold album, wear to top spine, part split, age wear, name printed on back
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          Horace Silver QuintetSerenade To A Soul Sister (1968)Blue Note

          Superb late 60's album featuring Stanley Turrentine, Bennie Maupin of the Headhunters and Charles Tolliver of Strata East! Includes "Jungle Juice", "Kindred Spirits" and "Next Time I Fall in Love".

            • Original LP£50.00
              Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Blue label 1973 Blue Note/Liberty press original Blue Note gatefold sleeve, Blue Note house inner, small price sticker removal mark
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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, Sampa the Great, Lava La Rue, and more.

            • – Tony’s Praeludium
            • – Stumbling Down (feat. Sampa The Great)
            • – Crushed Grapes (feat. Lord Jah-Monte Ogbon)
            • – Très Magnifique (feat. Tsunami)
            • – Mau Mau (feat. Nah Eeto)
            • – Coonta Kinte (feat. Zelooperz)
            • – Rich Black (feat. Koreatown Oddity)
            • – Cosmosis (feat. Ben Okri + Skepta)
            GoGo PenguinRMXBlue Note

            Remixes of the electronic jazz/fusionists from the likes of James Holden, Nathan Fake, Squarepusher, Clark, Portico Quartet, Machinedrum and more!

            • – Kora (Cornelius remix)
            • – Atomised (Machinedrum remix)
            • – Embers (Yosi Horikawa remix)
            • – F Maj Pixie (Rone remix)
            • – F Maj Pixie (Squarepusher remix)
            • – Open (Nathan Fake remix)
            • – Signal In The Noise (808 State remix)
            • – Totem (James Holden remix)
            • – To The Nth (Shunya remix)
            • – Petit_A (Clark remix)
            • – Don't Go (Portico Quartet remix)
            • New 2×LP (Coloured Vinyl)£28.00
              Limited coloured vinyl edition
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            Tina BrooksThe Waiting Game (Tone Poet Edition)Blue Note

            The Waiting Game was the unsung tenor saxophonist Tina Brooks’ final album, recorded in 1961 but not released until 1999. Brooks is one of the most under-appreciated tenor players and composers of the hard bop era, with only one of his four Blue Note sessions (the classic True Blue) released during his lifetime.

            Brooks is joined here by Johnny Coles on trumpet, Kenny Drew on piano, Wilbur Ware on bass, and Philly Joe Jones on drums.

            Brooks penned five of the six tracks, showcasing his unique compositional talent in addition to his pleading and soulful tenor sound. Highlights include the Side 1 opener “Talkin’ About” and the modal masterpieces “Dhyana” and “David the King”.

            • – Talkin' About
            • – One For Myrtle
            • – Dhyana
            • – David The King
            • – Stranger In Paradise
            • – The Waiting Game
            • LP (180 gram)£35.00
              Deluxe, 180g 'Tone Poet' edition in a gatefold sleeve.
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            McCoy TynerTender Moments (Tone Poet Edition)Blue Note

            On his second Blue Note album Tender Moments, pianist and composer McCoy Tyner explored the colors and textures available in a nonet setting with some of the finest musicians of the time: Lee Morgan on trumpet, Julian Priester on trombone, Bennie Maupin on tenor saxophone, James Spaulding on alto saxophone and flute, Bob Northern on French horn, Howard Johnson on tuba, Herbie Lewis on bass, and Joe Chambers on drums. Highlights of the session include dedications to John Coltrane (“Mode to John”) and Thelonious Monk (“The High Priest”) as well as the stunning ballad “All My Yesterdays.”

              • LP (180 gram)£35.00
                Deluxe, 180g 'Tone Poet' edition in a gatefold sleeve.
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              Stanley TurrentineThat's Where It's At (Tone Poet Edition)Blue Note

              What happens when you combine Stanley Turrentine’s blues-drenched tenor saxophone with Les McCann’s soulful and funky piano? You end up with one of both men's best albums, an album considered to be one of the foundational sessions of soul jazz.

              Turrentine and McCann are joined by bassist Herbie Lewis (a member of McCann’s group at the time) and drummer Otis Candy Finch. Stand out tracks include 'Smile, Stacey', the deep blue groove of 'Soft Pedal Blues' and the in-the-pocket soul of 'Light Blue'.

              That’s where it’s at!

              • – Smile, Stacey
              • – Soft Pedal Blues
              • – Pia
              • – We'll See Yaw'll After While, Ya Heah
              • – Dorene Don't Cry, I
              • – Light Blue
              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
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                John ColtraneBlue Train (1957)Blue Note
                Late 50s hard bop, Coltrane's second on Blue Note. Killer line-up: John Coltrane – tenor saxophone, bandleader Paul Chambers – double bass Kenny Drew – piano Curtis Fuller – trombone Philly Joe Jones – drums Lee Morgan – trumpet
                • – moment's notice
                • Reissue LP£16.00
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                Herbie HancockTakin' OffBlue Note

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                  **Back in stock! Vinyl copies and CD too!! This essential album from the legendary drummer via Blue Note!**

                  Long time Fela Kuti drummer the late Tony Allen with a wicked hybrid fusion of jazz and Afrobeat!

                  • – Moody Boy
                  • – Bad Roads
                  • – Cruising
                  • – On Fire
                  • – Woro Dance
                  • – Tony's Blues
                  • 2×LP£23.99
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                  Grant GreenTalkin' AboutBlue Note

                  1964. With Elvin Jones and Larry Young.

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                              Gregory PorterTake Me To The AlleyBlue Note

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                                • 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 album, v2.0, which saw itself on the Mercury shortlist. Although they're an acoustic band, GoGo Penguin’s music draws from many areas of contemporary electronic music, one where you can hear arcade game bleeps, glitchy breakbeats, hypnotic Aphex-style melodies, grinding basslines and a rumbling low-end. It has been described as “acoustic electronica”, which perfectly sums up the writing process.

                                • – Allres
                                • – Unspeakable World
                                • – Branches Break
                                • – Weird Cat
                                • – Quiet Mind
                                • – Smarra
                                • – Initiate
                                • – Gbfisysih
                                • – Surrender To Mountain
                                • – Protest
                                • – Fading: Feigning
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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 sax; Shirley Scott, organ; Earl May, bass & Al Harewood drums.

                                Original= Blue Note / United Artists pressing

                                • – One O'Clock Jump
                                • – Midnight Blue
                                • – Blues In Hoss' Flat
                                • – Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most
                                • – Cherry Point
                                • Original LP£30.00
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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 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."
                                • – No Love Dying
                                • – Lonesome Lover
                                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
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                                  Doug CarnInfant EyesBlack Jazz

                                  MONSTER deep jazz with vocals from Jean Carn. Essential reissue!

                                  • – Little Bs Poem
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                                  Cuba: Music and Revolution - Compiled by Gilles Peterson and Stuart BakerSoul Jazz Records

                                  Cuba: Music and Revolution: Culture Clash in Havana: Experiments in Latin Music 1975-85 Vol. 1 is the new album compiled by Gilles Peterson and Stuart Baker (Soul Jazz Records) that explores the many new styles that emerged in Cuba in the 1970s as Jazz, Funk, Brazilian Tropicalia and even Disco mixed together with Latin and Salsa on the island as Cuban artists experimented with new musical forms created in the unique socialist state of Cuba.

                                  The album comes as a heavyweight 3xLP and deluxe 2xCD set, complete with extensive sleeve notes, and is jam-packed with heavy bass lines, synth and Wah-Wah guitar funk combined with the heavyweight percussion, powerful brass lines and the all-encompassing Latin rhythms of Cuban music known throughout the world.

                                  The album is released to coincide with the massive new deluxe large format book Cuba: Music and Revolution: Original Cover Art of Cuban Music: Record Sleeve Designs of Revolutionary Cuba 1959-90, published in November, which is also compiled by Gilles Peterson and Stuart Baker (Soul Jazz Records), and which features the music and record designs of Cuba, made in the 30-year period following the Cuban Revolution.

                                  The music on this album features legendary Cuban groups such as Irakere, Los Van Van and Pablo Milanés as well as a host of lesser known artists such as the radical Grupo De Experimentación, Juan Pablo Torres and Algo Nuevo, Grupo Monumental and Orquesta Ritmo Oriental, groups whose names remain largely unknown outside of Cuba owing to the now 60-year old US trade embargo which remains in place today and which prevents trade with Cuba – and thus most Cuban records were only ever available in Cuba or in ex-Soviet Union states.

                                  The music on this album reflects the most cutting-edge of Cuban groups that were recording in Cuba in the 1970s and 1980s – who were all searching for a new Cuban identity and new musical forms that reflected both the Afro-Cuban cultural heritage of a nation that gave birth to Latin music - and its new position as a socialist state. Most of the music featured on this album have never been heard outside of Cuba.

                                  Both Gilles Peterson and Stuart Baker have been involved in Cuban music for more than two decades – Gilles Peterson with his many Havana Cultura projects for his Brownswood label and Stuart Baker with a number of Soul Jazz Records albums recorded in Cuba. This Soul Jazz Records album is released in conjunction with Egrem, the Cuban state record company, and has been put together after the many crate-digging trips that both compilers have made on the streets of Havana and beyond in Cuba stretching over a 20-year period, searching out rare and elusive original Cuban vinyl records.



                                  "It may only be January, but we already have a strong contender for 'compilation of the year'. Put together by devout crate-diggers and Cuban music enthusiasts Gilles Peterson and Stuart Baker (founder of Soul Jazz Records)" JUNO

                                  "It's abundantly clear that these compilers are at the very top of their game. Everything here was previously unheard outside of Cuba, making this a feast for the curious" Vinyl District

                                  "Priceless comp goes beyond Buena Vista" UNCUT


                                  *Please note the vinyl sticker of this album says "+download code" but it's a mistake! There is no download with this particular album due to legal reasons. Sorry for this error!

                                  • Grupo Irakere – Chequere Son
                                  • Conjunto Rumbavana – El Son Del Campeon
                                  • Juan Formell & Los Van Van – Mi Ritmo Caliente
                                  • Grupo Monumental – Mi Son Caridad
                                  • Grupo de Experimentación Sonora del ICAIC – Sondeando
                                  • Las D'Aida – Con Cadencia y Con Dulzura
                                  • Juan Formell & Los Van Van – Y No Le Conviene
                                  • Pablo Milanés – Te Quiero Porque Te Quiero
                                  • Emíliano Salvador – Luna Wanestain
                                  • Los Reyes 73 – Un Lamento Hecho Cancion
                                  • Eduardo Ramos – Vocación Revolución
                                  • Grupo Mounmental – Hasta Las Cuantas
                                  • Los 5 U 4 – Solo Esta Musica
                                  • Grupo de Experimentación Sonora del ICAIC – Canción Con Todos
                                  • Orquesta Los Van Van – Yo Se Que Van Van
                                  • Grupo Monumental – Nadie Se Siente Cansado
                                  • Orquesta Ritmo Oriental – Maria, Baila El Son
                                  • Juan Pablo Torres y Algo Nuevo – Rompe Cocorioco
                                  • Los Reyes 73 – Grandes Amigos
                                  • Paquito D'Rivera – La Patica
                                  • Grupo de Experimentación Sonora del ICAIC – Grifo
                                  • Raúl Gómez – Dacapo
                                  • Grupo Irakere – Juana 1600
                                  • 1. Grupo Irakere – Chequere Son
                                  • 2. Conjunto Rumbavana – El Son Del Campeon
                                  • 3. Juan Formell & Los Van Van – Mi Ritmo Caliente
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