• 1. Bluesnik
      • 2. Goin' 'Way Blues
      • 3. Drew's Blues
      • 4. Cool Green
      • 5. Blues Function
      • 6. Torchin'

      Widely regarded as one of Jackie McLean's finest, not to mention most accessible albums, Bluesnik gets the reissue treatment on Blue Note to bring it to the attention of a fresh swathe of jazz fans. Originally released in 1961, it's touted as an early peak for the saxophonist, but let's not overlook the sidemen. Freddie Hubbard absolutely rips on trumpet, while Kenny Drew on keys, Doug Watkins on bass and Pete La Roca on drums all more than match up to the standard for this seminal six-track set.

      Other Releases by Jackie McLean

      Jackie McLeanAction (Tone Poems)Blue Note
      Jackie McLean’s 60s output ran the gamut from hard bop to avant-garde with his 1964 album Action splitting the difference from the searing title track...
        • LP 4585226£38.99
          Expected 01 MarPreorder
        Jackie McLeanMcLean's SceneXTRA
          • Original LP XTRA 5035£40.00
            Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original Pre-Owned UK vinyl, Xtra/Transatlantic first press, crackback sleeve - nice!
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          Jackie McLeanTippin' The ScalesBlue Note
            • Original LP BST 84427£15.00
              Vinyl condition: VGSleeve condition: VG+Original Pre-Owned Blue Note vinyl, French 1984 DMM pressing, VG ONLY
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            Other Releases on Blue Note

            Jackie McLeanAction (Tone Poems)Blue Note
            Jackie McLean’s 60s output ran the gamut from hard bop to avant-garde with his 1964 album Action splitting the difference from the searing title track...
              • LP 4585226£38.99
                Expected 01 MarPreorder
              Booker ErvinTex Book TenorBlue Note
              Booker Ervin cut two stellar Blue Note records in the late-60s including Tex Book Tenor which had to wait until 2005 for its first standalone release....
                • LP 4585224£38.99
                  Expected 01 MarPreorder
                Joe HendersonMode for Joe (Classic Vinyl Series)Blue Note
                Saxophonist Joe Henderson expanded his palette on his vigorous 1966 album Mode for Joe with a dynamic septet featuring Lee Morgan, Curtis Fuller, Bobby...
                  The Jazz CrusadersTough TalkBlue Note
                    • Original 2×LP BN-LA170-G2£20.00
                      Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original Pre-Owned USA vinyl
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                    Horace SilverSilver 'N Voices (1977)Blue Note
                    Excellent 70s soul jazz on Blue Note from Silver's group with vocal choir. Deep.
                      • Original LP£20.00
                        Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original Pre-Owned USA vinyl
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                      Kenny BurrellK. B. Blues (Tone Poet Series)Blue Note
                      Recorded in 1957, Kenny Burrell’s 3rd session as a leader for Blue Note presented the guitarist’s signature stylings with a crack team of hard boppers...
                        Jack WilsonEasterly WindsBlue Note
                        KILLER Blue Note album - 100% essential.
                        • – On Children
                        • New Audiophile LP (180 GRAM) 4509258£39.00
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                        Stanley TurrentineAnother StoryBlue Note
                          • Original LP BST 84336£40.00
                            Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original Pre-Owned USA vinyl
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                          Jackie McLeanTippin' The ScalesBlue Note
                            • Original LP BST 84427£15.00
                              Vinyl condition: VGSleeve condition: VG+Original Pre-Owned Blue Note vinyl, French 1984 DMM pressing, VG ONLY
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                            Lou DonaldsonLush LifeBlue Note
                              • Original LP BST 84254£25.00
                                Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original Pre-Owned 1984 French DMM pressing copy
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                              Herbie Nichols TrioHerbie Nichols TrioBlue Note
                              One of jazz’s most tragically overlooked geniuses, Herbie Nichols was a highly original piano stylist and a composer of tremendous imagination and eclecticism....
                                Dodo GreeneMy Hour Of NeedBlue Note
                                  • Original LP BST 89001£50.00
                                    Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original Secondhand USA vinyl Blue Note blue/black label, surface marks plays well
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                                  Wayne ShorterNight Dreamer (1964)Blue Note
                                  Wayne Shorter's debut for Blue Note, with six original compositions. A transitional record but a classic one with Shorter joined by Lee Morgan, McCoy...
                                  • – Night Dreamer
                                  Tina BrooksTrue BlueBlue Note
                                  The only one of tenor saxophonist Tina Brooks’ albums as a leader to be released during his too-brief lifetime, 1960’s True Blue is a hard bop masterpiece...
                                    • New LP (180g) 5524255£28.00
                                      Expected 17 NovPreorder
                                    Sonny ClarkSonny Clark Trio (Tone Poet Series)Blue Note
                                    Pianist and composer Sonny Clark only lived for 32 years but more than left his mark on the jazz world in that time, with countless seminal albums such...
                                    • – Be-Bop
                                    • – I Didn't Know What Time It Was
                                    • – Two Bass Hit
                                    • – Tadd's Delight
                                    • – Softly As In A Morning Sunrise
                                    • – I'll Remember April
                                    Earl KlughCaptain Caribe - The Best Of Earl KlughBlue Note
                                      • Original LP GP-3205£15.00
                                        Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal Secondhand Japanese vinyl, no Obi, some sleeve staining
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                                      Robert GlasperIn My Element (Classic Vinyl Series)Blue Note
                                      Robert Glasper’s 2005 Blue Note debut Canvas signaled the arrival of a singular new voice in jazz and his 2007 follow-up In My Element solidified his...
                                        MadlibShades of Blue (Classic Vinyl Series)Blue Note
                                        Madlib invades Blue Note! Hip hop producer extroardinaire and world class jazz fiend Madlib gets let loose in the Blue Note vaults with his sampler!
                                        • – Introduction
                                        • – Slim's Return
                                        • – Distant Land
                                        • – Mystic Bounce
                                        • – Stormy
                                        • – Blue Note Interlude
                                        • – Please Set Me At Ease
                                        • – Funky Blue Note
                                        • – Alfred Lion Interlude
                                        • – Stepping Into Tomorrow
                                        • – Andrew Hill Break
                                        • – Montara
                                        • – Song For My Father
                                        • – Footprints
                                        • – Peace/Dolphin Dance
                                        • – Outro
                                        • New Audiophile 2×LP (180 GRAM) 5507723£36.99
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                                        Donald ByrdSlow Drag (Tone Poet Series)Blue Note
                                        Wicked 1967 album. Recommended.
                                          • New LP (180g) 3856842£39.00
                                            Tone Poet Edition
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                                          Freddie HubbardBlue Spirits (1966)Blue Note
                                          Freddie Hubbard, Joe Henderson, James Spaulding, Larry Ridley, Harold Mabern, Big Black. Classic Blue Note session.
                                          • – soul surge
                                          • – jodo
                                          • New Audiophile LP (180 GRAM) 3856838£34.99
                                            Tone Poet Edition
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                                          Walter Smith IIIReturn to CasualBlue Note
                                          Saxophonist and composer Walter Smith III enters a new era of his band leading career with his remarkable Blue Note debut return to casual, the long-anticipated...
                                            Ike QuebecSwing Hi - Swing Lo (1969)Blue Note
                                              • Original LP B-6507£10.00
                                                Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+
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                                              Donald ByrdStreet Lady (1973)Blue Note
                                              Classic jazz funk album written and produced by the magnificent Mizell brothers! Includes 'Lansana's Priestess'. Personnel playing on the album include...
                                              • – Lansana's Priestess
                                              • – Miss Kane
                                              • – Sister Love
                                              • – Street Lady
                                              • – Witch Hunt
                                              • – Woman of The World
                                              • New LP (180g) MOVLP3396£31.99
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                                              • Original LP£75.00
                                                Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Blue label Original secondhand USA Vinyl gatefold Blue Note,
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                                              Horace Parlan QuintetSpeakin' My PieceBlue Note
                                              Horace Parlan struck out in style as a bandleader in 1960 with a swathe of albums for Blue Note, amongst which was this dazzling display with his quintet....
                                                Transmissions from Total Refreshment CentreBlue Note
                                                All the best music has a community underneath it. The extended family around London’s Total Refreshment Centre (TRC) connects continents and generations,...
                                                  Bobby HutchersonSan Francisco (1971)Blue Note
                                                  100% STONE COLD CLASSIC BLUE NOTE LP!The musical partnership between vibraphonist Bobby Hutcherson and tenor saxophonist Harold Land fully blossomed on...
                                                  • – Goin' Down South
                                                  • – Prints Tie
                                                  • – Ummh
                                                  • – A Night In Barcelona
                                                  Fats NavarroThe Fabulous Fats Navarro Volume 1Blue Note
                                                    • Original LP BLP 1531£40.00
                                                      Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original Pre-Owned French 1984 DMM vinyl
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                                                    Bobbi HumphreyFancy Dancer (1975)Blue Note
                                                    Classic jazz funk album produced by the awesome Mizell Brothers which includes the ESSENTIAL track 'Uno Esta'!
                                                    • – Uno Esta
                                                    Donald ByrdLive Cookin’ with Blue Note at Montreux (1973)Blue Note
                                                    "I’ve been waiting over 30 years for this to come out officially" Gilles Peterson "Donald Byrd in a super rare 1973 public appearance of the Mizell...
                                                    • – Black Byrd (Live)
                                                    • – You've Got It Bad Girl (Live)
                                                    • – The East (Live)
                                                    • – Introductions (Live)
                                                    • – Kwame (Live)
                                                    • – Poco-Mania (Live)
                                                    Donald ByrdAt The Half Note Café, Vol. 1 (Tone Poet Series)Blue Note
                                                    In November 1960, trumpeter Donald Byrd brought his quintet in to the Half Note Café in New York City to record this soulful, swinging, and highly enjoyable...
                                                      • LP (180 gram) 3814586£35.00
                                                        Gatefold sleeve
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                                                      Harold VickSteppin' Out! (Tone Poet Series)Blue Note
                                                      In 1963, tenor saxophonist Harold Vick made his sole album as a leader for Blue Note, the underrated soul jazz gem Steppin’ Out. The record finds its...
                                                        • New Audiophile LP (180 GRAM) 3814591£36.00
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                                                        Bobby HutchersonStick-Up! (Tone Poet Series)Blue Note
                                                        Vibraphonist Bobby Hutcherson’s 1966 album Stick-Up! found him in the company of a new band line-up with Joe Henderson, McCoy Tyner, Herbie Lewis, and...
                                                          • New Audiophile LP (180 GRAM) 3573216£36.00
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                                                          Gene HarrisYesterday, Today & Tomorrow (1973)Blue Note
                                                          Rare Wicked funky jazz on Blue Note double vinyl
                                                          • – Monk's Tune
                                                          • Original 2×LP£30.00
                                                            Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VGOriginal blue label liberty Blue Note. Double gatefold album, sleeve wear/staining
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                                                          John ColtraneBlue TrainBlue Note
                                                          **Late 50s hard bop! Coltrane's second on Blue Note.** John Coltrane – tenor saxophone, bandleaderPaul Chambers – double bassKenny Drew – pianoCurtis...
                                                          • – Moment's Notice
                                                          • New Audiophile 2×LP (180 GRAM) 4548107£60.00
                                                            The Complete Masters Special Edition
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                                                          • New Audiophile LP (180 GRAM) 4548105£34.99
                                                            Original 'Blue Train' LP recording only
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                                                          • 2×CD 4806203£20.00
                                                            The Complete Masters Deluxe Edition
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                                                          • CD 5917212£7.99
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                                                          • New LP (180g) 3771410£31.99
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                                                          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!
                                                          • – Say it loud I'm black and I'm proud
                                                          • – Snake Bone