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Various - A Sample Of Blue Notes album

Various - A Sample Of Blue Notes album
  • Performer Various
  • Title A Sample Of Blue Notes
  • Date of release 1987
  • Country UK
  • Style Hard Bop, Soul-Jazz, Post Bop
  • Other formats MP1 AAC ADX ASF APE MP1 TTA
  • Genre Jazz
  • Size MP3 1839 mb
  • Size FLAC 1785 mb
  • Rating: 4.6
  • Votes: 904

Matrix, Runout: CDP 7 48337 2 AR @ 2 + +. Rights Society: BIEM/MCPS. Other Versions (3 of 3) View All.

Blue Notes is an album by American jazz saxophonist Johnny Hodges and orchestra featuring performances recorded in 1966 and released on the Verve label.

Blue Notes" by Meek Mill sampled Snowy White's "Midnight Blues". Listen to both songs on WhoSampled, the ultimate database of sampled music, cover songs and remixes. Direct Sample of Multiple Elements.

The result was their 1992 hit ‘Cantaloop (Flip Fantasia)’, which was built on a sample of Herbie Hancock’s classic track ‘Cantaloupe Island’. The group’s debut album, Hand On The Torch, featured music that sampled a variety of classic Blue Note recordings. In 2006, the Hancock original also formed the backbone for a European EDM track called ‘Blue Note Tribute’ by Congaman. com lists him as the third most-sampled jazz musician of all time, which makes the pianist responsible for an astounding amount of the best Blue Note samples to appear on record.

Track Listing - Disc 1. Sample. George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, DuBose Heyward. Erykah Badu, Robert Glasper.

The ‘blue notes’ of the blues were those aspects of the music that could not be transcribed yet were directly related to how the song conveyed emotion. It might be the fact that the instrument was not fully in tune, or the way certain notes were bent but others were not, it could even be the way a finger hit the body of a guitar right after the string was strummed. The Rite of Spring can be understood as Stravinsky ‘sampling’ the blue notes of Transylvanian folk music. In many regards sample-based composing is a modern folk tradition, so it should come as no surprise that it has its own blue notes. The sample-based composition work of today is still sampling, but much of it lacks the blue notes that helped define the golden era of the art. I attribute this discrepancy to the evolution of technology over the last two decades.

Like any great Blue Note album of the 1950’s, everyone is high on heroin. Reefer madness was around the corner, so the possibility of grass is likely too. This album swings. Opener ‘Omicron’ changes tempo and meter 3 times in the first 30 seconds. Tale Of The Fingers’ is basically the best arco tune ever recorded. I don’t know, what’s the difference. I listen to it often and find notes in it I forgot about or didn’t hear the previous time. And I sampled the hell out of it. Listen HERE. Marc Mac (4hero/Visioneers). Founding member of early breakbeat and drum and bass pioneers 4hero with Dego, Marc Mac are another from the old school to draw heavily on jazz influences and sampling that dominated so much new music in the early 90’s.

Sample this album Artist - Artist (Sample). 1. 30. Song For My Father. Song For My Father by Horace Silver. An awesome album full of terrific tracks.

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Horace Silver Blowin' The Blues Away
Bass – Eugene Taylor*Drums – Louis HayesPiano – Horace SilverTenor Saxophone – Junior CookTrumpet – Blue MitchellWritten-By – Horace Silver
A2 Stanley Turrentine Blue Riff
Bass – Andrew SimpkinsDrums – Bill DowdyPiano – Gene HarrisTenor Saxophone – Stanley TurrentineWritten-By – Gene Harris
A3 Jimmy Smith The Sermon
Alto Saxophone – Lou DonaldsonDrums – Art BlakeyGuitar – Kenny BurrellOrgan – Jimmy SmithTenor Saxophone – Tina BrooksTrumpet – Lee MorganWritten-By – Jimmy Smith
A4 Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers Minor's Holiday
Bass – Doug WatkinsDrums – Art BlakeyPiano – Horace SilverTenor Saxophone – Hank MobleyTrumpet – Kenny DorhamWritten-By – Kenny Dorham
A5 Dexter Gordon I Guess I'll Hang My Tears Out To Dry
Bass – Butch WarrenDrums – Billy HigginsPiano – Sonny ClarkTenor Saxophone – Dexter GordonWritten-By – Styne*, Cahn*
A6 Thelonious Monk Round Midnight
Written-By – B. Hanighen*, C. Williams*, T. Monk*
B1 Lou Donaldson Calling All Cats
Alto Saxophone – Lou DonaldsonBass – Peck MorrisonCongas – Ray BarrettoDrums – Dave BaileyPiano – Herman FosterWritten-By – Lou Donaldson
B2 Herbie Hancock The Eye Of The Hurricane
Bass – Ron CarterDrums – Tony Williams*Piano – Herbie HancockTenor Saxophone – George ColemanTrumpet – Freddie HubbardWritten-By – Herbie Hancock
B3 Cannonball Adderley Love For Sale
Alto Saxophone – Cannonball AdderleyBass – Sam JonesDrums – Art BlakeyPiano – Hank JonesTrumpet – Miles DavisWritten-By – Cole Porter
B4 Hank Mobley Dig Dis
Bass – Paul Chambers Drums – Art BlakeyPiano – Winton Kelly*Tenor Saxophone – Hank MobleyWritten-By – Hank Mobley
B5 Kenny Burrell Midnight Blue
Bass – Major Holley Jr.*Congas – Ray BarrettoDrums – Bill EnglishGuitar – Kenny BurrellTenor Saxophone – Stanley TurrentineWritten-By – Kenny Burrell
B6 Lee Morgan The Sidewinder
Bass – Bob CranshawDrums – Billy HigginsPiano – Barry Harris Tenor Saxophone – Joe HendersonTrumpet – Lee MorganWritten-By – Lee Morgan


  • Compiled By – Roy Carr, Tony Wadsworth


Thanks to Gilles Peterson and all the DJ's who give this music an airing.

In order to fit as many artists as possible onto this sampler some of these tracks appear in an abridged form. The complete version are on the albums illustrated.

This compilation ℗ 1987 EMI Records Ltd. Original sound recordings made by Manhattan Records, a division of Capitol Records Inc.
© 1987 EMI Records Ltd.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Human readable): 0 77774 83371 4
  • Barcode (Scanner Reader): 077774833714
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 1 Etched): BNX 1 A-1-1-1- DD
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 2 Etched): BNX 1 B-1-1-1- DD

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
CD BNX 1, CDP 7 48337 2 Various A Sample Of Blue Notes ‎(CD, Comp) Blue Note, Blue Note CD BNX 1, CDP 7 48337 2 UK 1987
CDP 7 48337 2, CD BNX 1 Various A Sample Of Blue Notes ‎(CD, Comp, Smplr) EMI, Blue Note CDP 7 48337 2, CD BNX 1 UK 1987
TC BNX 1 Various A Sample Of Blue Notes ‎(Cass, Comp, Smplr) EMI, Blue Note TC BNX 1 UK 1987