Pete La Roca ‎– Basra

Blue Note ‎– 0838650, UMe ‎– 0838650, Blue Note ‎– 00602508386503, UMe ‎– 00602508386503, Blue Note ‎– BST 84205, Blue Note ‎– ST-84205, Blue Note ‎– 84205
Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Stereo, 180g

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Malaguena
Written-By – Ernesto Lecuona
A2 Candu
Written-By – Pete La Roca
A3 Tears Come From Heaven
Written-By – Pete La Roca
B1 Basra
Written-By – Pete La Roca
B2 Lazy Afternoon
Written-By – Moross*, Latouche*
B3 Eiderdown
Written-By – Steve Swallow

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Originally released in 1965

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 6 02508 38650 3
  • Barcode (String): 602508386503
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 1): BJ88801-01 A1 00602508386503 0838650-A KPG@CA
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 2): BJ88801-01 B1 00602508386503 0838650-B KPG@CA
  • Label Code: LC00383

Other Versions (5 of 18) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
BLP 4205, 4205 Pete La Roca Basra(LP, Album, Mono) Blue Note, Blue Note BLP 4205, 4205 US 1965 Sell This Version
CDP 7243 8 32091 2 5, B2-32091 Pete La Roca Basra(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM) Blue Note, Blue Note CDP 7243 8 32091 2 5, B2-32091 US 1995 Sell This Version
GXK-8129, BST 84205 Pete La Roca Basra(LP, Album, RE) Blue Note, Blue Note GXK-8129, BST 84205 Japan 1979 Sell This Version
7243 8 75259 2 4 Pete La Roca Basra(CD, Album, Copy Prot., RE, RM) Blue Note 7243 8 75259 2 4 Europe 2005 Sell This Version
TOCJ-9104 Pete La Roca Basra(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Pap) Blue Note TOCJ-9104 Japan 1999 Sell This Version


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February 7, 2020
Anybody else a handfull crackles at the beginning of the first Song Side A?


February 5, 2020
Wonderful wonderful repress!! I imagine some of this comes from the fidelity of the original recording, but WOW. La Roca's kit on a few tracks (title track 'basra' for example) sounds so warm, present, and lively. Bump this one up a few notches in your wantlist.


January 21, 2020
Listening to this superlative 80th anniversary Blue Note repress, it's astonishing to think that the music was recorded in 1965. Both the recording and the music appear well ahead of their time and this reissue puts that to the fore. Reaching out to the 'outside' on a set of perfectly balanced compositions, it never flags in its ceaseless inventiveness and the exploration of 'the sound of surprise' as Whitney Balliett once put it. The stereo mix may be a little wide-panned with Henderson's belligerent tenor on one side and La Roca's skittery rhythms on the other but that doesn't detract from the music. There's nothing that stands as a better advertisement for the delights of AAA vinyl than this.