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      • 1. Monk's Mood
      • 2. Evidence
      • 3. Crepescule With Nellie
      • 4. Nutty
      • 5. Epistrophy
      • 6. Bye-Ya
      • 7. Sweet And Lovely
      • 8. Blue Monk
      • 9. Epistrophy (Incomplete)

      Deluxe 180g reissue of the 1957 LP by Thelonious Monk's quartet, feat. John Coltrane, performed at a gala concert at Carnegie Hall, NYC.

      Other Releases on Blue Note

      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
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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
        Anthony WilliamsCivilization (1987)Blue Note

        Blue Note 87

          • Original LP£15.00
            Vinyl condition: VG+Sleeve condition: VG+
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          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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            MadlibShades Of BlueBlue 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!

              • New 2×LP £27.99
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              Donald Byrd Chant Blue Note

              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.

              • – I'm An Old Cowhand From The Rio Grande
              • – Chant
              Freddie HubbardHub-TonesBlue Note

              **Classic album/classic Blue Note sleeve!**

              The trumpeter/flugelhornist’s classic 1963 album. His fourth Blue Note LP. Recorded at the Van Gelder Studio on 10th October 1962 . Featuring an all-star band of James Spaulding (alto sax), Herbie Hancock (piano), Reggie Workman (bass) and Clifford Jarvis (drums). The album showcases four superb Hubbard originals (the title track, ‘Prophet Jennings’, ‘Lament For Booker’, ‘For Spee’s Sake’) plus a memorable take on the standard ‘You’re My Everything’, featuring some stunning Hubbard/Hancock interplay. Produced by Alfred Lion.

                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
                • CD£12.99
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                McCoy TynerExpansions (1969)Blue Note

                Seminal deep modal jazz on Blue Note w/ Woody Shaw, Gary Bartz, Ron Carter, Herbie Lewis and Freddie Watts. Produced by Duke Pearson. HEAVY!

                Orig= Blue label liberty pressing Rare Original = USA Vinyl VG+ /Sleeve VG (spine wear,ageing)

                High-end Audio Desk Systeme Pro Machine Utrasonic cleaned+

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                • – Vision
                • – Smitty's Place
                • – Peresina
                • LP£25.00
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                Grant GreenTalkin' AboutBlue Note

                1964. With Elvin Jones and Larry Young.

                  Donald ByrdAt The Half Note Cafe Volume 1Blue Note

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

                    Freddie HubbardBreaking PointBlue Note

                    Freddie Hubbard + James Spaulding, Ronnie Mathews, Eddie Khan, Joe Chambers. Deep and essential Blue Note. New USA vinyl issue

                      VariousBlue Break Beats (Volumes 1-3)Blue Note

                      Absolutely killer compilation of some of Blue Note's finest releases - The jazz break beats that inspired hip-hop artists. Includes Donald Byrd, Eddie Henderson, Grant Green, Ronnie Foster, Herbie Hancock and many more!   

                        Gregory PorterTake Me To The AlleyBlue Note

                        Gregory Porter solidifies his standing as his generation’s most soulful jazz singer-songwriter with his new album 'Take Me To The Alley' the much-anticipated follow-up to his million-selling Grammy-winning 2013 Blue Note debut Liquid Spirit. Includes Porter's version of 'Holding On' the hit single that he wrote with Disclosure.

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                          Andrew HillGrass Roots (1968)Blue Note

                          Andrew Hill's best album, very highy recommended!


                          • – Mira
                          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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                          The 3 Sounds"Hey There" (1961)Blue Note

                          New York pressing original Blue Note Stereo orig. WITH "P" (ear) and VAN GELDER Stamp w/original Blue Note inner sleeve. V. RARE!

                            • Original LP£60.00
                              Vinyl condition: VGSleeve condition: VG+Original USA Vinyl, has some surface marks plays solid!

                              100% Guarantee on this and all Original Vinyl at Sounds Of The Universe - 'if you're not happy we're not happy' or your money back!
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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
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                            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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                            Fantastic new collection of rare and classic killer ska from the legendary Skatalites, one of the most important groups in the history of Reggae.

                            This album was first released only as a limited-edition  collectors 7-inch box set (now deleted) and is now available for the first time as a double LP edition (+ Download Code), CD and digital release - complete with 10 extra bonus tracks and new extensive sleeve notes!

                            The Skatalites brought the sound of Jamaica to the world. At the start of the 1960s, in the space of just a couple of years Don Drummond, Tommy McCook, Jackie Mittoo, Ernest Ranglin, Johnny ‘Dizzy’ Moore, Lloyd Knibbs, Lloyd Brevett and others defined the exciting beat of ‘Ska’ as the sound of newly independent Jamaica.

                            As the house band at Clement ‘Sir Coxsone’ Dodd’s newly launched Studio One Records at 13 Brentford Road, the group comprising the finest jazz musicians on the island played on literally 1000s of recordings – Bob Marley and The Wailers, Toots and The Maytals, Delroy Wilson, Ken Boothe, Alton Ellis and many, many more.

                            During their existence (1963-65) The Skatalites also recorded 100s of their own songs, released either under their own name, or The Studio One Orchestra, or that of band members Drummond, McCook etc. This is the first collection on Soul Jazz Records to bring you some of their finest material – from classics such as ‘Guns of Navarone’, ‘El Pussy Cat Ska’, ‘Christine Keeler’ through to some serious rarities such as Dizzy Johnny and The Studio One Orchestra’s ‘Sudden Destruction’ and Don Drummond’s ‘Coolie Boy’.

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                            • The Skatalites – Guns Of Navarone
                            • The Skatalites – Christine Keeler
                            • The Skatalites – El Pussy Cat Ska
                            • Dizzy Johnny and The Studio One Orchestra – Sudden Destruction
                            • Roland Alphonso – Scambalena
                            • The Wailers – Tell Them Lord
                            • Don Drummond and The Skatalites – Russian Ska Fever
                            • Roland Alphonso and The Skatalites – Independent Anniversary Ska (I Should Have Known Better)
                            • Bongoman Byfield and The Skatalites – Marcus Garvey
                            • Don Drummond and Roland Alphonso – Heaven and Earth
                            • Bongoman Byfield and The Skatalites – Jack Ruby Is Bound To Die
                            • Don Drummond and The Skatalites – Further East (aka Trolley Song)
                            • The Skatalites – Beardsman Ska
                            • Don Drummond and The Skatalites – Surplus
                            • The Skatalites – Fidel Castro
                            • Tommy McCook and The Skatalites – Suavito
                            • Don Drummond and The Skatalites – Coolie Boy
                            • Tommy McCook – Adam's Apple (Don't Bother Me No More)
                            • Tommy McCook and The Skatalites – Full Dread
                            • The Skatalites – King Solomon
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                            Shabaka and The AncestorsWe Are Sent Here By HistoryImpulse!

                            It's the bomb!

                            Just landing! Release date brought forward! WILL SELL OUT!! Don't miss out!

                            Comet Is Coming band leader Shabaka is back with The Ancestors on 'We Are Sent Here By History', follow-up to their 2016 breakout, 'Wisdom of Elders'.

                            "The more urgent, unrelenting and darker feel of the album reflects its social commentary set the context of ancient traditions, with a mixture of African and Afro-Caribbean musical history. It takes the concept of the griot, one of the storytellers who keep alive the tradition of oral history in parts of Africa, and transports it to the present day."

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                            On their Night Dreamer debut, the sensational drummer, percussionist and musical artist Sarathy Korwar and his allstar “UPAJ Collective” gain brand new ground in their mission to rebalance spiritual jazz with authentic Indian classical music. “UPAJ” means “to improvise” in Hindi, and recording direct-to-disc at Artone Studios with almost no preconceived directions, they truly capture the “spirit of spontaneous improvisation”, as Sarathy puts it, like never before.

                            • – So said Said
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                            • – Elephant Hangover
                            • – Intimate Enemy
                            • – So said Said – Yoruba Soul Mix
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                            Ethnic Heritage EnsembleBe Known: Ancient / Future / MusicSpiritmuse Records

                            Incredible new album of spiritual and afro-futuristic jazz on Spiritmuse Records.

                            Brand new album from the mighty Ethnic Heritage Ensemble, led by legendary Chicago percussionist Kahil ElZabar. ElZabar is an artist in a league of his own, acknowledged throughout the world as the leader in the vanguard of spiritual and afro-futuristic jazz. Alongside ElZabar on multi-percussion & vocals is Corey Wilkes on trumpet, Alex Harding on baritone sax and Ian Maksin on cello. Anybody who caught their show at Church Of Sound will know that this is one of the deepest, and most talented bands in jazz today.

                            Huge recommendation from us here at SOTU!

                            • – N2 Deep
                            • – Freedom Jazz Dance
                            • – Little Sunflower
                            • – Be Known
                            • – Black Is Back
                            • – Blew It
                            • – Wish I Knew
                            • – Pharoah
                            • – Lost In Myself
                            • – Ntozake
                            • – Little Sunflower / Percussion
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                            • 2×LP (180g)£43.00
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