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Thelonious Monk - The Best Of... (1991) {Blue Note}  Music

Posted by TestTickles at Dec. 31, 2017
Thelonious Monk - The Best Of... (1991) {Blue Note}

Thelonious Monk - The Best Of… (1991) {Blue Note}
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Genre: jazz

The Best Of Thelonious Monk is a 1991 compilation album by American jazz pianist Thelonious Monk. Subtitled The Blue Note Years, this was released by Blue Note Records and represents some of Monk's period in the late 1940's/early 1950's.
Donald Byrd & Pepper Adams - The Complete Blue Note Studio Sessions (2000) {4CD Box Set Mosaic MD4-194 rec 1959-1962}

Donald Byrd & Pepper Adams - The Complete Blue Note Studio Sessions (2000) {4CD Box Set Mosaic MD4-194 rec 1959-1962}
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© 1959-62, 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.
Eric Dolphy - Other Aspects (1960) {Blue Note CDP 7 48041 2 rel 1987}

Eric Dolphy - Other Aspects (1960) {Blue Note CDP 7 48041 2 rel 1987}
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© 1960-62, 1987 Manhattan Records / Blue Note | CDP 7 48041 2
Jazz / Post-Bop / Flute / Saxophone

Other Aspects is unlike any other title in Eric Dolphy's catalog. The startling 15-minute composition "Jim Crow," recorded in 1962 with an unidentified rhythm section and operatic singer, shows his embracing of 20th century classical composition. Strong Indian influence is heard on 1960's "Improvisations and Tukras," featuring Dolphy's flute mixed with tabla and tamboura. The final three pieces were also recorded in 1960: "Inner Flight 1 and 2" are solo flute pieces, while "Dolphy'n" is a collaboration with bassist Ron Carter featuring Dolphy on alto. This music remained in the private collection of Dolphy's friend Hale Smith until the recordings were handed over to Blue Note in 1985. While Other Aspects is fascinating, and in its own way essential, it should be one of the final discs obtained for your Dolphy library.
Richard "Groove" Holmes - After Hours (1962) {1996 Pacific Jazz/Blue Note}

Richard "Groove" Holmes - After Hours (1962) {1996 Pacific Jazz/Blue Note}
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Genre: jazz

After Hours is the 1962 album by American jazz organized Richard Holmes, who was also known as Richard "Groove" Holmes or simply Groove Holmes. Originally released by Pacific Jazz, this was remastered and reissued in association with Blue Note in a different order than the original LP. Its bonus tracks are songs from the 1966 album Tell It Like It Is, although the songs were recorded around the same time the songs on After Hours were.
Sonny Fortune - A Better Understanding (1995) {Blue Note CDP 7243 8 32799 2 0}

Sonny Fortune - A Better Understanding (1995) {Blue Note CDP 7243 8 32799 2 0}
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© 1995 Blue Note | CDP 7243 8 32799 2 0
Jazz / Post Bop / Hard Bop / Saxophone / Flute

On the fine all-round A Better Understanding session, Sonny Fortune is mostly in the spotlight. Although generally playing alto, Fortune is also heard on soprano and flute. In fact, the opening 6/4 romp, "Mind Games," has Fortune overdubbed on both soprano and flute. Some of the modal pieces (such as "Awakening") sound like they could have composed by McCoy Tyner although Fortune actually wrote all nine selections.

VA - Blue Note Plays Prince (2015)  Music

Posted by Designol at Jan. 7, 2018
VA - Blue Note Plays Prince (2015)

VA - Blue Note Plays Prince (2015)
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Tribute, Jazz, R&B | Label: Blue Note | # 7243 8 63827 2 6

2006 collection that contains Jazz musicians performing the classic, unforgettable music of R&B/Rock icon Prince. Prince has been among the most original and influential artists to emerge in the second half of the 20th century. Jazz musicians have always had a keen ear for Pop tunes of lasting quality since Coleman Hawkins covered 'Body And Soul'. Blue Note celebrates the work of Prince with this collection of tracks that features cover versions of Prince classics by the Bob Belden Project featuring guest vocals by Cassandra Wilson, Venus de Milo, Phil Perry, Holly Cole and Jimi Tunnell.

Robert Glasper - In My Element (2007) {Blue Note}  Music

Posted by TestTickles at Jan. 7, 2018
Robert Glasper - In My Element (2007) {Blue Note}

Robert Glasper - In My Element (2007) {Blue Note}
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Genre: jazz

In My Element is the 2007 album by American pianst Robert Glasper. Featuring Damion Reid and Vicente Archer, the album also features covers of songs by Radiohead and Herbie Hancock plus a tribute to the late hip-hop producer James Yancey, better known as Dilla or J. Dilla. This was released by Blue Note.
The Manhattan Project - The Manhattan Project (1990) {Blue Note CDP 7 94204 2 rec 1989} {Shorter, White, Clarke, Petrucciani}

The Manhattan Project - The Manhattan Project (1990) {Blue Note CDP 7 94204 2 rec 1989} {Shorter, White, Clarke, Petrucciani}
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© 1990 Blue Note | CDP 7 94204 2
Jazz / Post Bop / Contemporary Jazz / Hard Bop

Nice combination of jazz legends Stanley Clarke (b), Wayne Shorter (sax), and L. White (d) on this debut recording that includes several standards.
Elvin Jones Jazz Machine - The Truth: Heard Live At The Blue Note (2004) {Half Note rec 1999}

Elvin Jones Jazz Machine - The Truth: Heard Live At The Blue Note (2004) {Half Note rec 1999}
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© 1999, 2004 Half Note Records
Jazz / Hard Bop / Post Bop / Drums

This 1999 live set features the great drummer Elvin Jones leading an all-star group. The repertoire, comprised of three jazz standards (including John Coltrane's lesser-known "Wise One"), three originals and an adaptation of a folk song, generally featuring one or two soloists on each cut. The straight-ahead and basic "E.J.'s Blues" has spots for trumpeter Darren Barrett (who sounds a bit like Freddie Hubbard) and Jones, while "Straight No Chaser" puts the spotlight on trombonist Robin Eubanks (in a J.J. Johnson mood), pianist Carlos McKinney and the drummer.
Jack DeJohnette - Extra Special Edition (1994) {Blue Note Records CDP 7243 8 30494 2 4}

Jack DeJohnette - Extra Special Edition (1994) {Blue Note Records CDP 7243 8 30494 2 4}
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© 1994 Blue Note Records | CDP 7243 8 30494 2 4
Jazz / Post Bop / Drums

The addition of Bobby McFerrin to drummer Jack DeJohnette's group should have been a definite plus; the singer can do so much with his voice, from substituting for a string bass to using his falsetto like a horn. This program of mostly originals, however, not only lacks more than one or two strong melodies, but also fails to have real development, particularly on the selections that include McFerrin. Performances often start in what could just as well be the middle and end inconclusively, with many of the pieces being little more than funky riffs for the rhythm section. Despite a few strong moments (mostly from pianist Michael Cain), only "Seventh D" and "Summertime" (both instrumentals) are worth hearing a second time.