The Best Blue Note Album in the World…Ever!

The Best Blue Note Album in the World...Ever
The Best Blue Note Album in the World…Ever!

I found this superior compilation earlier this year while looking for the music of Stanley Turrentine on Now the title may sound a little lofty but there is definitely some fine music here from several of the great jazz legends and their contemporaries. If I were ever to teach a Jazz 101 course (don’t get any ideas here), this would definitely be recommended listening. The music of the past gives way to the music of today and beyond.

Disc One
1. Song For My Father – Horace Silver
2. Blue Train – John Coltrane
3. Moanin’ – Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers
4. Blues Walk – Lou Donaldson
5. Autumn Leaves – Cannonball Adderley (featuring Miles Davis)
6. Midnight Blue – Kenny Burrell
7. The Sidewinder – Lee Morgan
8. Watermelon Man – Herbie Hancock
9. Amen – Donald Byrd
10. Born To Be Blue – Grant Green (featuring Ike Quebec)

Disc Two
1. Cantaloop – Us3
2. The Turnaround – John Patton
3. Greasy Granny – Charlie Hunter Trio
4. Back At The Chicken Shack – Jimmy Smith (featuring Stanley Turrentine)
5. Soy Califa – Dexter Gordon
6. Girl From Ipanema – Eliane Elias
7. Thinkin’ About Your Body – Bobby McFerrin
8. Tupelo Honey – Cassandra Wilson
9. At Last – Lou Rawls & Dianne Reeves
10. Because I Love You – Richard Elliot

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