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V/A - Spiritual Jazz 9: Blue Notes Part One (2xLP)

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Double LP; Part one of two double-LP versions. Gatefold sleeve.

The Blue Note Record label needs little introduction. Musically, graphically and sonically iconic, the label created and defined the golden age of modern jazz on record. Founded in 1939 by German émigré Alfred Lion, the label's roster of artists is a litany of giants -- Thelonious Monk, Sonny Rollins, Horace Silver, Lee Morgan, Art Blakey, Lee Morgan, Herbie Hancock, and many more. With peerless musicians in the grooves, the legendary Rudy Van Gelderbehind the boards, and graphic design genius Reid Milescreating emblematic artwork for every release, Blue Note -- "the Cadillac of the jazz lines" -- was outstanding in every way.Volume 9 of Jazzman's ground-breaking Spiritual Jazz series takes a close look at the deeper side of Blue Note -- from the experimental avant-garde explored by younger musicians such as Bobby Hutcherson, Joe Henderson, and Pete La Roca, to the exciting new developments in modal sounds put forward by stalwarts Hank Mobley, Jackie McLean, and Duke Pearson. The music we have selected shows how musicians working with the label responded to a period of dramatic social and sonic change, charting the route toward the esoteric and spiritualized sounds that would dominate the deepest jazz of the 1970s. As ever, Blue Note had lit the path, and this new Spiritual Jazz collection shows that the progressive and underground jazz sound of the 1960s was not only the preserve of obscure artists and private pressings. Blue spirits and heavy sounds on Blue Note -- the finest in jazz since 1939, brought to you by Jazzman.

Bobby Hutcherson - Verse

Pete Laroca - Basra

Wayne Shorter - Footprints

Elvin Jones - At This Point in Time

Andrew Hill - Poinsettia

Eddie Gale - The Rain

Duke Pearson - Empathy

Bobby Hutcherson - Searchin' The Trane

Duke Pearson - The Phantom

Freddie Hubbard - Assunta