• 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...
        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

          Bill FrisellOrchestrasBlue Note
          Guitarist Bill Frisell’s new double LP Orchestras documents two inspired concert-hall engagements arranged by Michael Gibbs for Frisell’s long-standing...
            Hank MobleyFar Away Lands (1985)Blue Note
              • Original LP BST 84425£10.00
                Vinyl condition: VG-Sleeve condition: VG+Original Pre-Owned French Vinyl
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              Donald ByrdA New PerspectiveBlue Note
              Remarkable 1963 album with Hank Mobley, Kenny Burell, Herbie Hancock & gospel choir! includes the classic 'Cristo Redentor'. Killer and deep!
              • – Elijah
              • – Beast Of Burden
              • – Cristo Redentor
              • – The Black Disciple
              • – Chant
              Horace SilverThe Trio SidesBlue Note
                • Original 2×LP BN-LA474-H2£30.00
                  Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Original Out of Print Pre-Owned USA vinyl
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                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...
                  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....
                    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...
                      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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                              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....
                                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...
                                  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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                                    Donald ByrdPlaces And Spaces (1975)Blue Note
                                    SEMINAL MONSTER LP!!The definitive jazz funk album produced by the Mizell brothers. A classic all the way featuring the essential rare groove cuts 'Change',...
                                    • – Change
                                    • – Wind Parade
                                    • – (Fallin' Like) Dominoes
                                    • – Places And Spaces
                                    • – You And The Music
                                    • – Night Whistler
                                    • – Just My Imagination
                                    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£65.00
                                              Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+Blue label Original secondhand USA Vinyl gatefold Blue Note, top spine part split, edge wear
                                            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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                                                  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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                                                      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
                                                      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,...
                                                        Kenny CoxIntroducing Kenny Cox and The Contemporary Jazz QuintetBlue Note
                                                        Recorded in 1968, Introducing Kenny Cox and The Contemporary Jazz Quintet was the debut album by this under-recognized Detroit band led by pianist Kenny...
                                                        • – Mystique
                                                        • – You
                                                        • – Trance Dance
                                                        • – 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
                                                        • LP 3829360£22.00
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