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Joe Lovano's sublime 2003 album, I'm All For You: Ballad Songbook, found the saxophonist wrapping his ravishing sound around timeless melodies like, "Stella By Starlight," "I Waited For You," and "Like Someone In Love." This elegant set also introduced Lovano's marvelous quartet featuring Hank Jones (piano), George Mraz (bass), and Paul Motian (drums). Blue Note Classic Vinyl Series is all-analog, mastered by Kevin Gray from the original master tapes, and pressed on 180-gram vinyl at Optimal.
Joe Lovano - I'm All For You (Blue Note Classic Vinyl Series)[2 LP]
$37.99
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Wayne Shorter set a high bar with his first several albums for Blue Note, but 1966's Adam's Apple (featuring Herbie Hancock, Reggie Workman, and Joe Chambers) ranks as one of the saxophonist's greatest recordings, from the grooving title track to his enduring composition, "Footprints." Blue Note Classic Vinyl Series is all-analog, mastered by Kevin Gray from the original master tapes, and pressed on 180-gram vinyl at Optimal.
Wayne Shorter - Adam's Apple (Blue Note Classic Vinyl Series)[LP]
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The soulful Louisiana-born tenor saxophonist, Don Wilkerson, made his Blue Note debut in 1962 with Preach Brother! - one of the most exuberant yet under-recognized soul jazz classics of the Blue Note catalog. The album featured the Ray Charles alum with Grant Green (guitar), Sonny Clark (piano), Butch Warren (bass), and Billy Higgins (drums). Blue Note Classic Vinyl Series is all-analog, mastered by Kevin Gray from the original master tapes, and pressed on 180-gram vinyl at Optimal.
Don Wilkerson - Preach Brother! (Blue Note Classic Vinyl Series)[LP]
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Limited 180gm vinyl LP pressing. Extension was the last of three unique Blue Note sessions led by the singular saxophonist George Braith in the early 1960s. The album was rooted in soul jazz - with Grant Green (guitar), Billy Gardner (organ), and Clarence Johnston (drums) - but Braith's adventurous spirit led the music into unexpected realms on memorable originals like "Nut City." Blue Note Classic Vinyl Series is all-analog, mastered by Kevin Gray from the original master tapes.
George Braith - Extension
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Limited 180gm vinyl LP pressing. Lou Donaldson had already helmed 7 Blue Note sessions by the time he made his undisputed masterpiece Blues Walk in 1958. Joining the saxophonist were Herman Foster on piano, Peck Morrison on bass, Dave Bailey on drums, and Ray Barretto on congas for a 6-song set that yielded one of his most memorable themes with the cool struttin' title track. This Blue Note Classic Vinyl Edition is stereo, all-analog, mastered by Kevin Gray from the original master tapes.
Lou Donaldson - Blues Walk (Blue Note Classic Vinyl Series) [Limited Edition LP]
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Sonny Clark, one of the finest pianists and composers of the hard cop era, arrived fully formed on his supremely swinging 1957 Blue Note debut, Dial "S" for Sonny. Clark assembled a top-flight sextet for the occasion with Art Farmer (trumpet), Chris Fuller (trombone), Hank Mobley (tenor saxophone), Wilbur Ware (bass), and Louis Hayes (drums). Blue Note Classic Vinyl Series is all-analog, mastered by Kevin Gray from the original master tapes, and pressed on 180-gram vinyl at Optimal.

Sonny Clark - Dial 'S' For Sonny [Blue Note Classic Series]
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Organist "Brother" Jack McDuff came to Blue Note and made one of the most ambitious albums of his career with Moon Rappin'. Released in 1970, it features five funky, spaced-out originals including "Oblighetto," which would later be sampled by A Tribe Called Quest as the foundation of their classic tracks "Scenario," and "Check the Rhime." Blue Note Classic Vinyl Series is all-analog, mastered by Kevin Gray from the original master tapes, and pressed on 180-gram vinyl at Optimal.
Jack Mcduff - Moon Rappin': Blue Note Classic Vinyl Series [LP]
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Ronnie Foster caught the ear of Blue Note Records after appearing on Grant Green's album Alive! and made his own Blue Note debut with Two Headed Freap. It includes covers of Al Green and Wilson Pickett along with originals like "Mystic Brew," which A Tribe Called Quest would later sample on their classic track "Electric Relaxation." Blue Note Classic Vinyl Series is all-analog, mastered by Kevin Gray from the original master tapes, and pressed on 180-gram vinyl at Optimal.
Ronnie Foster - Two Headed Freap: Blue Note Classic Vinyl Series [LP]
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Cassandra Wilson

Blue Light Til Dawn

Vinyl: $37.99 UNAVAILABLE
Double 180gm vinyl LP pressing. Blue Note Classic Vinyl Series is all-analog, mastered by Kevin Gray from the original master tapes. Cassandra Wilson's 1993 Blue Note debut, Blue Light 'Til Dawn, wove a tapestry of jazz, blues, folk, and R&B into a singular sound that opened new avenues of expression for vocal jazz. Produced by Craig Street, the album's inventive instrumentation, plus Wilson's riveting vocals, transformed songs by Robert Johnson, Joni Mitchell, Van Morrison, and more.
Cassandra Wilson - Blue Light Til Dawn
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Double 180gm vinyl LP pressing. This Blue Note Classic Vinyl Edition was mastered by Kevin Gray. The brilliant pianist and composer Geri Allen came out of Detroit's fertile jazz scene, eventually moving to New York where she became part of the emerging M-Base collective that was forging new creative ideas and approaches to jazz in the 1980s. Allen began recording for Blue Note in 1990 with The Nurturer followed by Maroons in 1992. For her 3rd Blue Note album Twenty One, recorded in 1994, Allen joined forces with two masters-bassist Ron Carter and drummer Tony Williams-for a dynamic trio date. Allen's stunning lyricism, as well as her boundless harmonic and rhythmic creativity, shines on this remarkable 12-song set that presents her own compelling originals like "Feed The Fire," "RTG," and "In The Morning" alongside choice standards ("If I Should Lose You," "Tea For Two, "Lullaby Of The Leaves," "Old Folks") and pieces by Thelonious Monk ("Introspection/Thelonious").
Geri Allen - Twenty One
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Blue Note Classic Vinyl Reissue Series!

180g Vinyl LP!

Mastered By Kevin Gray From Original Analog Tapes!

Pressed At Optimal!

The fourth volume of The Amazing Bud Powell series, recorded in 1958, found the brilliant bebop piano master in particularly fine form on an ebullient set of his original tunes including "Buster Rides Again," "Monopoly," and "John's Abbey." Powell's inventive solo flights shine in a trio setting with Sam Jones on bass and "Philly" Joe Jones on drums.

This Blue Note Classic Vinyl Edition is all-analog, mastered by Kevin Gray from the original master tapes, and pressed on 180g vinyl at Optimal.

FEATURES:

  • Blue Note Classic Vinyl Reissue Series
  • 180g Vinyl LP
  • All-Analog Pressing
  • Mastered by Kevin Gray from Original Analog Tapes
  • Manufactured at Optimal in Germany

Time Waits: The Amazing Bud Powell

Bud Powell - Time Waits: The Amazing Bud Powell Blue Note Classic Series [LP]
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Vibraphonist Milt Jackson was a frequent presence on Blue Note sessions in the bebop era. As the 1500 Series begun in 1956, the label issued the 12" compilation, Milt Jackson and The Thelonious Monk Quintet, which expanded Jackson's 10" LP, Wizard of the Vibes, with tracks from 1948 and 1951, led by Monk. The cover art was the first designed by Reid Miles. Blue Note Classic Vinyl Series is all-analog, mastered by Kevin Gray from the original master tapes, and pressed on 180-gm vinyl at Optimal.
Milt Jackson - Milt Jackson And The Thelonious Monk Quintet Blue Note Classic Series [LP]
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Joe Henderson had fully hit his stride by the time he made Inner Urge, his fourth album for Blue Note, recorded in November 1964. After a series of quintet dates, this was the tenor saxophonist's first quartet album, and it featured an extraordinary line-up with McCoy Tyner on piano, Bob Cranshaw on bass, and Elvin Jones on drums. Blue Note Classic Vinyl Series is all-analog, mastered by Kevin Gray from the original master tapes, and pressed on 180-gram vinyl at Optimal.
Joe Henderson - Inner Urge: Blue Note Classic Series [LP]
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Limited 180gm vinyl LP pressing. Don Cherry first rose to prominence as part of the Ornette Coleman Quartet that turned the jazz world on it's ear in 1959. Then, in 1965 he began his career as a leader with a run of fiery Blue Note albums including Where Is Brooklyn?, a highly interactive quartet date with Pharoah Sanders on tenor saxophone, Henry Grimes on bass and Ed Blackwell on drums. Blue Note Classic Vinyl Series is all-analog, mastered by Kevin Gray from the original master tapes.
Don Cherry - Where Is Brooklyn
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The innovative hard bop of Jackie McLean evolved as the `60s progressed. Inspired by Ornette Coleman, the saxophonist ventured into the avant-garde but never let go of a soulful sense of swing. Destination Out! was his masterwork of inside-out jazz with Grachan Moncur III on trombone, Bobby Hutcherson on vibes, Larry Ridley on bass and Roy Hayes on drums. Blue Note Classic Vinyl Series is all-analog, mastered by Kevin Gray from the original master tapes, and pressed on 180-gram vinyl at Optimal.
Jackie Mclean - Destination Out (Blue Note Classic Series) [LP]
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Limited 180gm vinyl LP pressing. Blue Note founder Alfred Lion considered pianist Herbie Nichols to be as original and important as Thelonious Monk. Little-known in his time, recognition has grown for his unique compositions like "The Third World," and "2300 Skidoo." Both volumes are combined on 1 LP with Vol. 1 on the cover, Vol. 2 on the back, and liner notes inside a gatefold jacket. Blue Note Classic Vinyl Series is all-analog, mastered by Kevin Gray from the original master tapes.
Herbie Nichols - Prophetic Herbie Nichols Vol 1 & 2
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Drawn from 3 sessions in 1958-59, Home Cookin' stands as one of the most deeply felt, soulful albums from the Hammond B3 organ virtuoso, Jimmy Smith. Featuring tenor saxophonist Percy France, guitarist Kenny Burrell, and drummer Donald Bailey, the quartet covers tunes by Ma Rainey, Ray Charles, and Jimmy McGriff, plus originals by Smith and Burrell. Blue Note Classic Vinyl Series is all-analog, mastered by Kevin Gray from the original master tapes, and pressed on 180-gram vinyl at Optimal.
Jimmy Smith - Home Cookin' Blue Note Classic Series [LP]
$25.98
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Kenny Cox

Introducing Kenny Cox

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Limited 180gm vinyl LP pressing. Recorded in 1968, Introducing Kenny Cox and the Contemporary Jazz Quintet was the debut album by this underrecognized Detroit band, led by pianist Kenny Cox and featured trumpeter Charles Moore, tenor saxophonist Leon Henderson, bassist Ron Brooks, and drummer Danny Spencer. Blue Note Classic Vinyl Series is all-analog, mastered by Kevin Gray from the original master tapes.
Kenny Cox - Introducing Kenny Cox
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Limited 180gm vinyl LP pressing. Love Bug was organist Reuben Wilson's 2nd album for Blue Note. Recorded with an exceptional quintet including Lee Morgan (trumpet), George Coleman (tenor saxophone), Grant Green (guitar), and Leo Morris (drums), it features funky Wilson originals like "Hot Rod," "Back Out," and the title track, alongside R&B hits of the day like "I Say A Little Prayer." Blue Note Classic Vinyl Series is all-analog, mastered by Kevin Gray from the original master tapes.
Reuben Wilson - Love Bug
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Art Blakey's 1960 hard bop classic, The Big Beat, introduced one of the greatest line-ups of the Jazz Messengers with the legendary drummer joined by Lee Morgan, Wayne Shorter, Bobby Timmons, and Jymie Merritt. 3 of the 6 tunes were composed by Shorter, but the album is best-known for an unforgettable version of Timmons' enduring hit "Dat Dere." Blue Note Classic Vinyl Series is all-analog, mastered by Kevin Gray from the original master tapes, and pressed on 180-gram vinyl at Optimal.
Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers - The Big Beat [Blue Note Classic Series LP]
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Flutist Bobbi Humphrey debuted on Blue Note in 1971 and released 6 albums with them capped by Fancy Dancer in 1975, his 3rd collaboration with producer Larry Mizell. It proved to be a winning combination once again with Humphrey's alluring flute dancing through a set featuring standout Mizell compositions like "Uno Esta," and "You Make Me Feel So Good." Blue Note Classic Vinyl Series is all-analog, mastered by Kevin Gray from the original master tapes, and pressed on 180-gram vinyl at Optimal.
Bobbi Humphrey - Fancy Dancer [180 Gram]
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Donald Byrd's 1975 album, Places and Spaces, featuring the hits "Wind Parade" and "Dominoes," was the culmination of his fusion period. It was his 5th consecutive album produced by the visionary Larry Mizell, and the second to last session Byrd would cut for Blue Note, the label he had been with since 1958. Blue Note Classic Vinyl Series is all-analog, mastered by Kevin Gray from the original master tapes, and pressed on 180-gram vinyl at Optimal.
Donald Byrd - Places And Spaces [Blue Note Classic Series LP]
$29.99
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Limited 180gm vinyl LP pressing. On his first Blue Note date since relinquishing the Jazz Messengers moniker to Art Blakey, Horace Silver struck gold with the 1956 album, 6 Pieces of Silver, a sterling set of hard bop that introduced his indelible composition "Seor Blues." The pianist was joined by an ace quintet featuring Donald Byrd, Hank Mobley, Doug Watkins, and Louis Hayes. Blue Note Classic Vinyl Series is all-analog, mastered by Kevin Gray from the original master tapes, and pressed on 180-gram vinyl at Optimal.
Horace Silver - 6 Pieces Of Silver [Blue Note Classic Series Limited Edition LP]
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Recorded in 1961, Ready for Freddie was trumpeter Freddie Hubbard's fourth album for Blue Note Records. Featuring a unique sextet line-up with Wayne Shorter on tenor saxophone, Bernard McKinney on euphonium, McCoy Tyner on piano, Art Davis on bass, and Elvin Jones on drums, the album stands as one of the finest of Hubbard's career. This Blue Note Classic Vinyl Edition is all-analog, mastered by Kevin Gray from the original master tapes, and pressed on 180g vinyl at Optimal.
Freddie Hubbard - Ready For Freddie: Blue Note Classic Series [Limited Edition LP]
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Limited 180gm vinyl LP pressing. Pianist Duke Pearson recorded his Christmas album Merry Ole Soul in 1969 with Bob Cranshaw on bass and Mickey Roker on drums, as well as percussionist Airto Moreira on several tracks. The only Christmas album recorded during Blue Note's classic era, the set includes holiday favorites including "Sleigh Ride," "Jingle Bells," "Silent Night," and more.
Duke Pearson - Merry Ole Soul [180 Gram]
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Eric Dolphy

Out To Lunch

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Vinyl LP pressing. In February 1964, Eric Dolphy assembled a quintet of modern jazz visionaries with Freddie Hubbard - trumpet, Bobby Hutcherson - vibraphone, Richard Davis - bass, & Tony Williams - drums, & headed into Rudy Van Gelder's studio to record what would stand as his masterwork: Out to Lunch! Dolphy possesses the revolutionary spirit of the avant-garde while keeping a foot firmly planted in the feeling of swing, perfectly captured from the opening Monk tribute "Hat and Beard" to "Straight Up and Down."
Eric Dolphy - Out To Lunch
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1965's Maiden Voyage remains one of the pinnacle artistic achievements of the great pianist's career. Hancock is joined by Miles Davis Quintet bandmates Ron Carter on bass & Tony Williams on drums, along with Freddie Hubbard on trumpet & George Coleman on tenor saxophone. The quintet embarks on an oceanic exploration of 5 original Hancock compositions, several of which have since become enduring standards of the jazz lexicon including the title track, "Eye of the Hurricane," & "Dolphin Dance."
Herbie Hancock - Maiden Voyage: Blue Note Classic Series [LP]
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Limited 180gm vinyl LP pressing. Time and troubles seem to melt away during the 15 enrapturing minutes of Idle Moments, the opening track of Grant Green's sublime 1963 album of the same name. As the piece unhurriedly unfurls all the unique colors of the ensemble present themselves with Green's soulful guitar joined by Duke Pearson's elegant piano, Bobby Hutcherson's crystalline vibraphone, Bob Cranshaw's reassuring upright bass, Al Harewood's subtle drums, and lastly Joe Henderson's magnificent tenor saxophone. The pace quickens for the rest of this set including the Green original "Jean de Fleur," a bluesy take on John Lewis' MJQ standard "Django," and Pearson's original "Nomad."
Grant Green - Idle Moments (Blue Note Classic Vinyl Edition)
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Limited 180gm vinyl LP pressing. Guitarist Kenny Burrell debuted on Blue Note Records in 1956 and over the following 7 years made a series of excellent albums for the label that culminated with his masterwork Midnight Blue. Recorded in 1963, the album waded deep into the blues, conjuring an alluring late-night vibe with a profoundly soulful cast including tenor saxophonist Stanley Turrentine, bassist Major Holley, Jr., drummer Bill English, and Ray Barretto on congas. Burrell originals including "Chitlins con Carne," "Midnight Blue," "Saturday Night Blues," and the stunning solo guitar piece "Soul Lament" set the tone for this timeless classic adorned by one of the all-time great Reid Miles cover designs.
Kenny Burrell - Midnight Blue (Blue Note Classic Vinyl Edition)
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Dexter Gordon

Go

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Limited 180gm vinyl LP pressing. Featuring a quartet with Sonny Clark on piano, Butch Warren on bass, and Billy Higgins on drums, GO! Was a showcase of Gordon's limitless creativity on hard-swinging numbers like "Cheese Cake" and "Love for Sale," as well as his peerless artistry on ballads as evidenced on "I Guess I'll Hang My Tears Out to Dry" and "Where Are You." This Blue Note Classic Vinyl Edition is all-analog, mastered by Kevin Gray from the original master tapes, and pressed on vinyl at Optimal.
Dexter Gordon - Go
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Limited 180gm vinyl LP pressing. Jimmy Smith was a self-taught pianist who helped popularize the Hammond B3 organ with a revolutionary style that caught the ear of Alfred Lion at Blue Note who later dubbed him The Incredible Jimmy Smith. Back At The Chicken Shack was recorded at Rudy Van Gelder's studio in 1960 with Stanley Turrentine on tenor saxophone, Kenny Burrell on guitar, and Donald Bailey on drums.
Jimmy Smith - Back At The Chicken Shack
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Limited 180gm vinyl LP pressing. Sonny Clark was the quintessential hard bop pianist. Possessed of a lyrical flow and inventive melodic ideas, he had a deeply rooted feeling for the blues. It was in 1958 that Clark arrived at his masterwork, Cool Struttin', recorded with a quintet featuring Art Farmer, Jackie McLean, Paul Chambers, and 'Philly' Joe Jones. The album has only grown in stature since his premature death at age 31 in 1963. Blue Note Classic Vinyl Edition is all-analog, mastered from the original tapes.
Sonny Clark - Cool Strutti
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Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers

Moanin'

Vinyl: $27.98 UNAVAILABLE
Limited 180gm vinyl LP pressing. 1958's Moanin' - featuring the great drummer w/ trumpeter Lee Morgan, tenor saxophonist Benny Golson, pianist Bobby Timmons, & bassist Jymie Merritt - was the perfect crystallization of the band's bluesy, soulful sound, & it still stands today as perhaps the most quintessential hard bop recording of all-time. The album also introduced several indelible Golson compositions that would become standards of the jazz songbook including "Along Came Betty" & "Blues March."
Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers - Moanin'
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Hank Mobley

Soul Station

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Limited 180gm vinyl LP pressing. On February 7, 1960, tenor saxophonist Hank Mobley with pianist Wynton Kelly, bassist Paul Chambers, and drummer Art Blakey, laid down what would become his masterpiece: Soul Station. The crystalline six-song set was a showcase for Mobley's lyrical flow from the breezy opening take on Irving Berlin's "Remember" through bluesy originals like "Dig Dis", & the swinging up-tempo number "Split Feelin's." Soul Station endures as a jazz classic for the ages.
Hank Mobley - Soul Station
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When Lee Morgan recorded his album Caramba, he was only months away from his 30th birthday, making the fact that this was his 23rd Blue Note recording even more astounding. A full-fledged master, his technical prowess on the horn matched by the emotional depth of his playing, and a composer who could conjure different moods and styles with his writing. Blue Note Classic Vinyl Series is all-analog, mastered by Kevin Gray from the original master tapes, and pressed on 180-gram vinyl at Optimal.
Lee Morgan - Caramba: Blue Note Classic Series [LP]
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Limited 180gm vinyl LP pressing. Legendary trumpeter Miles Davis' unmistakable rasp at the end of "One for Daddy-O," makes it clear he wasn't just playing the role of sideman on Somethin' Else, the album by Cannonball Adderley. The depth of their musical camaraderie lifts this session up throughout, from the breathtaking performance of "Autumn Leaves" to the thrilling title track. Hank Jones/Sam Jones/Art Blakey round out the quintet.
Cannonball Adderley - Somethin' Else
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