Blue Note

Edmond Hall, James P. Johnson, Sidney De Paris, Vic Dickenson - The Complete Blue Note Sessions (1985) {4CD Mosaic rec 1941-52}

Edmond Hall, James P. Johnson, Sidney De Paris, Vic Dickenson - The Complete Blue Note Sessions (1985) {4CD Mosaic rec 1941-52}
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© 1941-52, 1985 Mosaic Records / Blue Note | MD4-109
Jazz / Early Jazz / New Orleans Jazz / Swing / Dixieland / Stride

To say that this limited-edition six-LP Mosaic box is overflowing with classics is an understatement. Included are a variety of small-group sessions (with overlapping personnel) from the early days of Blue Note. The Edmond Hall Celeste Quartet has five songs that are the only existing examples of Charlie Christian playing acoustic guitar; clarinetist Hall, Meade Lux Lewis (on celeste), and bassist Israel Crosby complete the unique group. The king of stride piano, James P. Johnson, is heard on eight solos; other combos are led by Johnson, Hall (who heads four groups in all), trumpeter Sidney DeParis, and trombonist Vic Dickenson (heard in a 1952 quartet with organist Bill Doggett).
Donald Byrd & Pepper Adams - The Complete Blue Note Studio Sessions (2000) {4CD Box Set Mosaic MD4-194 rec 1959-1967}

Donald Byrd & Pepper Adams - The Complete Blue Note Studio Sessions (2000) {4CD Box Set Mosaic MD4-194 rec 1959-1967}
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© 1959-67, 2000 Mosaic Records / Blue Note / EMI-Capitol | MD4-194
Jazz / Hard Bop / Trumpet / Saxophone

Centered around the Byrd/Adams Blue Note dates Byrd in Hand, Chant, Royal Flush, The Cat Walk, and Off to the Races, Mosaic's Complete Blue Note Donald Byrd/Pepper Adams Studio Sessions finds the Detroit natives at the top of their game during 1959-1962. Writing and performing some of the most original and tight hard bop around, Byrd and Adams led a variety of combos that featured the likes of Herbie Hancock (his first session), Wynton Kelly, Duke Pearson (who also contributed material), Charlie Rouse, Sam Jones, and Billy Higgins. From distinct covers ("Lover Come Back to Me") to seamlessly complex originals ("Bronze Dance"), Byrd's pure-toned trumpet and Adams' angular baritone unexpectedly make a perfect match. And beyond a wealth of sides that prove the point, the collection also features – in typically thorough and classy Mosaic fashion – some stunning session photos by Blue Note lensman Francis Wolff and an extensive essay by Bob Blumenthal. A hard bop experience of the highest order.

Charlie Hunter/Leon Parker - Duo (1999) {Blue Note}  Music

Posted by TestTickles at Nov. 25, 2017
Charlie Hunter/Leon Parker - Duo (1999) {Blue Note}

Charlie Hunter/Leon Parker - Duo (1999) {Blue Note}
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MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 117 mb
Genre: jazz

Duo is a 1999 collaborative album between guitarist Charlie Hunter and drummer Leon Parker. This one is a sure fire hit from the folks at Blue Note Records.

Charlie Hunter - s/t (2000) {Blue Note}  Music

Posted by TestTickles at Nov. 25, 2017
Charlie Hunter - s/t (2000) {Blue Note}

Charlie Hunter - s/t (2000) {Blue Note}
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Genre: jazz

Jazz guitarist Charlie Hunter decided to self-title his album in 2000. The album, which also features longtime collaborator Leon Parker, was released by Blue Note.

Dr. John - Duke Elegant (2000) {Blue Note}  Music

Posted by TestTickles at Nov. 16, 2017
Dr. John - Duke Elegant (2000) {Blue Note}

Dr. John - Duke Elegant (2000) {Blue Note}
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Genre: blues, funk, jazz

Duke Elegant is the 2000 album by Malcolm Rebennack, better known as Dr. John. This was released on Parlophone Records in Europe in 1999 but this is from the Blue Note pressing in the U.S. that came out in 2000 and it honors the music and legacy of Duke Ellington through mixing up jazz with his blues, soul, and shrimp gumbo ya-ya.

Dr. John - N'Awlinz: Dis Dat Or D'udda (2004) {Blue Note}  Music

Posted by TestTickles at Nov. 16, 2017
Dr. John - N'Awlinz: Dis Dat Or D'udda (2004) {Blue Note}

Dr. John - N'Awlinz: Dis Dat Or D'udda (2004) {Blue Note}
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Genre: blues, funk, jazz

N'Awlinz: Dis Dat Or D'udda is the 2004 album by Malcolm Rebennack, better known as Dr. John. He works with a number of singers on this project, including Eddie Bo, Cyril Neville, Mavis Staples, Randy Newman, Willie Nelson and others. This was released by Blue Note.

Gene Harris - Nexus (1975) {2003 Blue Note} **[RE-UP]**  Music

Posted by TestTickles at Feb. 12, 2018
Gene Harris - Nexus (1975) {2003 Blue Note} **[RE-UP]**

Gene Harris - Nexus (1975) {2003 Blue Note}
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Genre: jazz, jazz soul, jazz funk

Nexus is Gene Harris, the 1975 album by him. Originally released by Blue Note, this CD from 2003 is also released by Blue Note because they own the masters and they do not give up their material to anyone. Some of the musicians joining him include Lee Ritenour, Chuck Rainey, George Bohannon, and Al Aarons.

Gene Harris - Nexus (1975) {Blue Note}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Feb. 11, 2018
Gene Harris - Nexus (1975) {Blue Note}

Gene Harris - Nexus (1975) {Blue Note}
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Genre: Fusion, Jazz-Funk

One of the most accessible of all jazz pianists, Gene Harris' soulful style (influenced by Oscar Peterson and containing the blues-iness of a Junior Mance) was immediately likable and predictably excellent. After playing in an Army band (1951-1954), he formed a trio with bassist Andy Simpkins and drummer Bill Dowdy which was, by 1956, known as the Three Sounds. The group was quite popular, and recorded regularly during 1956-1970 for Blue Note and Verve. Although the personnel changed and the music became more R&B-oriented in the early '70s, Harris retained the Three Sounds name for his later Blue Note sets. He retired to Boise, ID, in 1977, and was largely forgotten when Ray Brown persuaded him to return to the spotlight in the early '80s. Harris worked for a time with the Ray Brown Trio and led his own quartets in the years to follow, recording regularly for Concord and heading the Phillip Morris Superband on a few tours; 1998's Tribute to Count Basie even earned a Grammy nomination.

Duke Pearson - The Right Touch (1967) {Blue Note}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Feb. 10, 2018
Duke Pearson - The Right Touch (1967) {Blue Note}

Duke Pearson - The Right Touch (1967) {Blue Note}
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Genre: Jazz, Hard Bop

Duke Pearson rises to the challenge of writing for an all-star octet (with trumpeter Freddie Hubbard, trombonist Garnett Brown, altoist James Spaulding, Jerry Dodgion on alto and flute, Stanley Turrentine on tenor, bassist Gene Taylor, drummer Grady Tate, and the leader/pianist), contributing colorful frameworks and consistently challenging compositions. The set is full of diverse melodies (the CD reissue has a previously unissued take of "Los Malos Hombres") played by a variety of distinctive soloists; many of these songs deserve to be revived. This is one of the finest recordings of Duke Pearson's career.
Lee Morgan - The Sidewinder (1963) {Blue Note Japan, CP32-5236, Early Press rel 1986 - direct from original master}

Lee Morgan - The Sidewinder (1963) {Blue Note Japan, CP32-5236, Early Press rel 1986 - direct from original master}
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© 1963, 1986 Blue Note / EMI Japan | CP32-5236 | direct from original master
Jazz / Hard Bop / Trumpet

A jazz classic if there ever was one – and the best-selling album ever by Lee Morgan, thanks to the use of the title track in a car commercial! Sure, you've probably heard "The Sidewinder" enough that you think you know the album already – but the rest of the tunes really open up past that groover, into a realm of lyrical, soulful playing that's simply tremendous! The group on the record features Joe Henderson on tenor, Barry Harris on piano, Bob Crenshaw on bass, and Billy Higgins on drums – and the album rolls along with a sense of perfect power that is every bit Blue Note at its best!