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BLUE NOTE SERIES #6

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Quality sound taken from the original master tapes, 180g vinyl, heavy cardboard sleeve and original artwork!

Heavenly Sweetness presents the new reissue series of six LPs from the Blue Note catalogue.
These range from the beautiful vocal album by Sheila Jordan ‘Portrait of Sheila’, through to classics like Dexter Gordon’s ‘One Flight Up’ and Hank Mobley’s ‘No Room for Squares’. As usual, Heavenly Sweetness have also tried to reissue albums that are rarely seen on vinyl. So you can also find the second Grachan Moncur III album for Blue Note ‘Some Other Stuff’, impossible to find for over 20 years and the underrated Horace Parlan LP ‘Happy Frame of Mind’, which wasn’t released until 1986.
Last but not least, the late Donald Byrd’s ‘Kofi’, a 1968 session produced by Duke Pearson and released in 1995. It is a pivotal work from his “groove period”, which is available on LP and in a limited edition LP version that includes a 10” of Frank Foster’s “The Loud Minority” (limited to 300 copies).

Découvrez nos rééditions Blue Note!

Le son est analogique et au plus proche des originaux (nous partons de copie neuve des bandes originales), les artworks sont les reproductions des vinyles originaux sans modification, et les disques sont pressés sur des vinyles 180g avec pochette en carton épais.

Une nouvelle serie qui passe en revue la variété et la richesse du catalogue Blue Note, du magnifique premier album vocal de Sheila Jordan en passant par des classiques comme Dexter Gordon “One flight up” ou Hank Mobley “No Room for square”.
Comme d’habitude, nous nous sommes efforcés de ré-editer des albums rares ou des sessions inédites sorties des années après leur enregistrement. Ainsi vous pourrez retrouver le 2ème album pour Blue Note de Grachan Moncur III “some other stuff”, introuvable depuis plus de 20 ans ou ce bel album du sous estimé Horace Parlan sorti en catimini en 1986.
Enfin, last but not least, le regretté Donald Byrd avec “Kofi”, avec une session de 1968 produite par Duke Pearson sorti en 1995 en pleine période acid jazz, mais qui est une oeuvre charnière entre ses albums 60’s et sa période groove des 70’s. A re-découvrir de toute urgence!

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WE HAVE A FULL PACK SPECIAL OFFER!!

Buy the whole 6 LP series and get one for free: €100 euros the 6 lps!
Quality sound taken from the original master tapes, 180g vinyl, heavy cardboard sleeve and original artwork.

Full Pack includes:

* DONALD BYRD – KOFI (180g vinyl LP)
* HORACE PARLAN – HAPPY FRAME OF MIND (180g vinyl LP)
* HANK MOBLEY – NO ROOM FOR SQUARES (180g vinyl LP)
* GRACHAN MONCUR – SOME OTHER STUFF (180g vinyl LP)
* DEXTER GORDON – ONE FLIGHT UP (180g vinyl LP)
* PORTRAIT OF SHEILA JORDAN (180g vinyl LP)

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ARTIST : SHEILA JORDAN
TITLE : Portrait of Sheila

One of the only two vocal jazz albums that the Blue Note label ever recorded during Alfred lion reign’s– and a haunting batch of tracks from a young Sheila Jordan! The style here is quite different than that of Jordan’s later, more experimental records — and this early session shows her as an extremely talented young vocalist, with a unique approach that adds a sparkling modernist touch to standards tunes — yet which still keeps things in a relatively more straightforward fashion. There’s a great mixing of older and newer visions in the set — not just in Jordan’s vocals, but also in the small combo backing by the trio of the subtle Barry Galbraith on guitar, Steve Swallow on bass, and Denzil Best on drums. Possibly because of her originality, Sheila Jordan would not record again for over a dozen years, making this highly recommended set quite historic. (courtesy of www.dustygroove.com and www.allmusic.com)

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ARTIST : DONALD BYRD
TITLE : Kofi

A fantastic set of tracks that was recorded at the cusp of the 70’s, but which wasn’t (for some strange reason) released until 1995! Donald Byrd’s playing here with two different larger groups, and the music is a perfect bridge between his spacey late 60’s attempts to mimic Miles, and his tighter Early 70’s jazz funk work with Larry Mizell. The instrumentation’s a bit different than usual, and includes a trumpet/tenor/flute frontline, backed by electric piano (played by Duke Pearson), for a sweet mellow funk sound that’s unlike most other Blue Notes from the time. We were super-happy to have this one finally come out — and believe us, it’s been worth the wait! Titles include “Kofi”, “Fufu”.(courtesy of www.dustygroove.com)

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ARTIST : DEXTER GORDON
TITLE : One flight up

An unusual set for both Dexter and Blue Note — first, because the set was recorded in Europe (not at Rudy Van Gelder’s), and second because the tracks are all quite long! The album was recorded in Paris, and is cut in an open-ended format that’s very much in the mode that Gordon would later use on late 60s and early 70s sessions for European labels. The group features (then) local contemporaries Kenny Drew on piano, and Niels Henning Orsted Pedersen on bass — and is rounded out by Donald Byrd on trumpet and Art Taylor on drums. Tracks are long, but not meanderingly so — and feature a great mix of Blue Note hardbop, with some of the “roomier” recordings that were given to American players in Europe. Side one features an extended reading of Donald Byrd’s amazing composition “Tanya”, and other tracks include Kenny Drew’s “Coppin’ The Haven”, and a version of “Darn That Dream” (courtesy of www.dustygroove.com)

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ARTIST : GRACHAN MONCUR III
TITLE : Some other stuff

A wonderful, wonderful, wonderful “new thing” jazz session from Blue Note — and proof that the avant garde in the 60s didn’t necessarily have to resort to blowing their heads off to make fantastic music! Trombonist Grachan Moncur III organized the session — but like other key Blue Note dates of this type, including work from Tony Williams and Jackie McLean, the album’s a very evenly-weighted date that features equal contributions from all members involved! The lineup’s a dream — and features Wayne Shorter on tenor, Herbie Hancock on piano, Cecil McBee on bass, and Tony Williams on drums — and the set’s very much in the vein of Williams’ Life Time album for Blue Note — with lots of dark, moody, and extremely complex compositions — and beautifully restrained modern solos. Moncur wrote all the tracks, and titles include “The Twins”, “Nomadic”, “Gnostic”, and “Thandiwa” (courtesy of www.dustygroove.com)

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ARTIST : HANK MOBLEY
TITLE : No room for square

Excellent Hank Mobley work from the 60s! The record is a fierce session of modal hardbop numbers, of the sort that Mobley was perfecting during this key point in his career. Lee Morgan’s on trumpet, and pianist Andrew Hill makes a rare “straight” appearance on the album. Titles include “Up A Step”, “Me N You”, “Three Way Split”, “Carolyn”, and the classic “No Room For Squares”. (courtesy of www.dustygroove.com)

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ARTIST : HORACE PARLAN
TITLE : Happy frame of mind

Wicked work by pianist Horace Parlan — and one of his most stunning Blue Note sessions ever! The album was first recorded in 1963, but then kept on the shelf for years — seeing only brief release as part of a Booker Ervin package in the late 70s, and finally coming out with the proper cover and lineup at some point in the 80s! Why Blue Note waited so long is a mystery, because the album’s a gem throughout — almost more important, and more starkly modern than any of Parlan’s other work for the label. Booker Ervin leads the frontline on tenor, alongside Johnny Coles on trumpet, Grant Green on guitar, and the rhythm section of Butch Warren and Billy Higgins. Parlan’s choice of material is fantastic — with a number of Africanist tracks that feature unique rhythmic patterns that really push the soloists! Titles include “A Tune For Richard”, “Dexi”, “Home Is Africa”, “Kucheza Blues”, and “Back From The Gig”. (courtesy of www.dustygroove.com)

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