Blue Note

The definitive list of our favourite albums on the classic Blue Note label...

1500 Series:

Bud Powell: The Amazing Bud Powell Vol 1 (1503)
Thelonious Monk: Genius of Modern Music Vol 1 (1510)
Thelonious Monk: Genius of Modern Music Vol 2 (1511)
Horace Silver Quintet: 6 Pieces of Silver (1539)
John Coltrane: Blue Train (1577)

4000 Series:

Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers: Moanin' (4003)
Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers: A Message from Blakey - Holiday for Skins Vol1 (4004)
Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers: A Message from Blakey - Holiday for Skins Vol2 (4005)
Horace Silver Quintet: Blowin' the Blues Away (4017)
Horace Silver: Horace-scope (4042)
Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers: A Night In Tunisia (4049)
Donald Byrd: At the Half-Note Cafe Vol 2 (4055)
Horace Parlan Trio: Headin' South (4062)
Freddie Hubbard: Hub Cap (4073)
Horace Silver Quintet: Doin' the Thing (4076)
Freddie Hubbard: Ready for Freddie (4085)
Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers: Mosaic (4090)
Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers: Buhaina's Delight (4104)
Jackie McLean: Let Freedom Ring (4106)
Horace Silver Quintet: The Tokyo Blues (4110)
Donald Byrd: Freeform (4118)
Kenny Burrell: Midnight Blue (4123)
Donald Byrd: A New Perspective (4124)
Kenny Dorham: Una Mas (4127)
Freddie Hubbard: Here to Stay (4135)
Jackie McLean: One Step Beyond (4137)
Johnny Coles: Little Johnny C (4144)
Herbie Hancock: Inventions and Dimensions (4147)
Hank Mobley: No Room For Squares (4149)
Grachan Moncur III: Evolution (4153)
Grant Green: Idle Moments (4154)
Andrew Hill: Judgement!(4159)
Andrew Hill: Smoke Stack (4160)
Eric Dolphy: Out To Lunch! (4163)
Jackie McLean: Destination... Out! (4165)
Joe Henderson: In 'n Out (4166)
Lee Morgan: Search for the New Land (4169)
Wayne Shorter: Night Dreamer (4173)
Herbie Hancock: Empyrean Isles (4175)
Jackie McLean: It's Time! (4179)
Wayne Shorter: Ju Ju (4182)
Grant Green: Talkin' About! (4183)
Sam Rivers: Fuscia Swing Song (4184)
Horace Silver Quintet: Song For My Father (4185)
Larry Young: Into Somethin' (4187)
Joe Henderson: Inner Urge (4189)
Duke Pearson: Wahoo! (4191)
Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers: 
 Indestructible (4193)
Wayne Shorter: Speak No Evil (4194)
Herbie Hancock: Maiden Voyage (4195)
Freddie Hubbard: Blue Spirits (4196)
Bobby Hutcherson: Dialogue (4198)
Lee Morgan: The Rumproller (4199)
Andrew Hill: Andrew!! (4203)
Pete La Roca: Basra (4205)
Sam Rivers: Contours (4206)
Lee Morgan: The Gigolo (4212)
Bobby Hutcherson: Components (4213)
Jackie McLean: Right Now! (4215)
Anthony Williams: Spring (4216)
Jackie McLean: Action! (4215)
Wayne Shorter: The All-Seeing Eye (4219)
Horace Silver Quintet: Cape Verdean Blues (4220)
Larry Young: Unity (4221)
Don Cherry: Complete Communion (4226)
Joe Henderson: Mode For Joe (4227)
Hank Mobley: A Caddy For Daddy (4230)
Bobby Hutcherson: Happenings (4231)
Wayne Shorter: Adam's Apple (4232)
Big John Patton: Let 'Em Roll (4239)
Lee Morgan: Delightfulee (4243)
Bobby Hutcherson: Stick Up (4244)
Horace Silver: The Jody Grind (4250)
Jack Wilson: Something Personal (4251)
Grant Green: Street of Dreams (4253)
Blue Mitchell: Boss Horn (4257)

84000 Series:

Donald Byrd: Blackjack (84259)
McCoy Tyner: The Real McCoy (84264)
Stanley Turrentine: Easy Walker (84268)
Jack Wilson: Easterly Winds (84270)
Hank Mobley: Hi Voltage (84273)
Tyrone Washington: Natural Essence (84274)
McCoy Tyner: Tender Moments (84275)
Herbie Hancock: Speak Like A Child (84279)
Booker Ervin: The In Between (84283)
Hank Mobley: Reach Out! (84288)
Lee Morgan: Caramba! (84289)
Bobby Hutcherson: Total Eclipse (84291)
Donald Byrd: Slow Drag (84292)
Duke Pearson: The Phantom (84293)
Wayne Shorter: Schizophrenia (84297)
Lou Donaldson: Say It Loud! (84299)
Andrew Hill: Grass Roots (84303)
McCoy Tyner: Time For Tyner (84307)
Lee Morgan: Charisma! (84312)
Reuben Wilson: Love Bug (84317)
Donald Byrd: Fancy Free (84319)
Herbie Hancock: The Prisoner (84321)
Andrew Hill: Lift Every Voice (84330)
Elvin Jones: Poly-Currents (84331)
Bobby Hutcherson: Now! (84333)
McCoy Tyner: Expansions (84338)
Kenny Cox: Multidirection (84339)
Duke Pearson: How Insensitive (84344)
Jackie McLean: Demon's Dance (84345)
Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers:
 Roots and Herbs (84347)
Donald Byrd: Electric Byrd (84349)
Grant Green: Alive! (84360)
Elvin Jones: Coalition (84361)
Bobby Hutcherson: San Francisco (84362)
Donald Byrd: Ethiopian Knights (84380)
Lee Morgan: Lee Morgan (84381- issued as 84901)
Ronnie Foster: The Two-Headed Freap (84382)
Grant Green: The Final Comedown (84415)
Lee Morgan: The Rajah (84426)
Lee Morgan: Live at the Lighthouse (89906)

BN-LA series:

McCoy Tyner: Extensions (BN-LA006)
Grant Green: Live at the Lighthouse (BN-LA037)
Donald Byrd: Black Byrd (BN-LA047)
Horace Silver: In Pursuit of the 27th Man (BN-LA054)
Alphonse Mouzon: The Essence of Mystery (BN-LA059)
Donald Byrd: Street Lady (BN-LA140)
Bobbi Humphrey: Blacks and Blues (BN-LA142)
Bobby Hutcherson: Live at Montreux (BN-LA249)
Bobby Hutcherson: Cirrus (BN-LA257)
Bobbi Humphrey: Satin Doll (BN-LA344)
Donald Byrd: Steppin' Into Tomorrow (BN-LA368)
Horace Silver: Silver 'n Brass (BN-LA406)
Ronnie Laws: Pressure Sensitive (BN-LA452)
Andrew Hill: One for One (BN-LA459)
McCoy Tyner: Cosmos (BN-LA460)
Moacir Santos: Carnival of the Spirits (BN-LA463)
Eddie Henderson: Sunburst (BN-LA464)
Elvin Jones: The Prime Element (BN-LA506)
Chico Hamilton: Peregrinations (BN-LA520)
Donald Byrd: Places and Spaces (BN-LA549)
Bobbi Humphrey: Fancy Dancer (BN-LA550)
Bobby Hutcherson: Montara (BN-LA551)
Lee Morgan: The Procrastinator (BN-LA582)
Eddie Henderson: Heritage (BN-LA636)
Gene Harris: Tone Tantrum (BN-LA760)

LT series:

Lee Morgan: Sonic Boom (LT987)
Grant Green: Solid (LT990)
Hank Mobley: A Slice of the Top (LT995)
Bobby Hutcherson: Spiral (LT996)
Andrew Hill: Dance With Death (LT1030)
Lee Morgan: Taru (LT1031)
Grant Green: Nigeria (LT1032)
Bobby Hutcherson: Patterns (LT1044)
Wayne Shorter: Et cetera (LT1056)
Bobby Hutcherson: Medina (LT1086)

Japanese GFX series:

Jackie McLean: Hipnosis (GFX3022)
Grant Green: Matador (GFX3053)
Wayne Shorter: The Soothsayer (GFX3054)
Wayne Shorter: The Collector (GFX3059)
Bobby Hutcherson: Oblique (GFX3061)
Jackie McLean & Tina Brooks: Street Singer (GFX3067)
Bobby Hutcherson: Inner Glow (GFX3073)