Back in February, we reported on Blue Note Records' Tone Poet Reissue Series, a new initiative by label president Don Was and audiophile jazz expert Joe Harley that presents detailed vinyl reissues of Blue Note classics and overlooked titles from the label's 80-year history. Each title is an all-analog affair, mastered from the original master tapes by Kevin Gray and pressed onto 180-gram vinyl at RTI, then housed in deluxe gatefold packaging.
The first titles - Wayne Shorter's Etcetera and Chick Corea's Now He Sings, Now He Sobs - have been acclaimed by critics and audiophiles alike, and we're excited to report on Blue Note's updated schedule through the fall with the next batch coming later this month, on October 25. You can find the full list below and order your copies at the Blue Note Online Store!
Wayne Shorter: Etcetera (Blue Note, 1965)
Chick Corea: Now He Sings, Now He Sobs (Solid State, 1968)
Sam Rivers: Contours (Blue Note, 1965)
Gil Evans: New Bottle Old Wine (World Pacific, 1958)
Joe Henderson: The State Of The Tenor: Live At The Village Vanguard, Volume 2 (Blue Note, 1985)
Cassandra Wilson: Glamoured (Blue Note, 2003)
Lou Donaldson: Mr Shing-A-Ling (Blue Note, 1967)
Lee Morgan: Cornbread (Blue Note, 1965)
Baby Face Willette: Face To Face (Blue Note, 1961)
Dexter Gordon: Clubhouse (Blue Note, 1965)
Kenny Burrell: Introducing Kenny Burrell (Blue Note, 1956)
Andrew Hill: Black Fire (Blue Note, 1963)
Donald Byrd: Chant (Blue Note, 1961)
Stanley Turrentine: Hustlin' (Blue Note, 1964)
Grant Green: Born To Be Blue (Blue Note, 1962)
Tina Brooks: Minor Move (Blue Note, 1958)
Hank Mobley: Poppin' (Blue Note, 1957)
Stanley Turrentine: Comin' Your Way (Blue Note, 1961)
Andrew Stein says
Do the new high-res digital downloads offered by vendors such as Qobuz use the same masters as the Tone Poet 80 vinyl series? Thanks.
Andrew Stein says
Let me clarify my previous post: it seems that some (or maybe all) of those downloads are not high res, but they are still CD quality. My main concern, though, is whether they use the same masters as the Tone Poet 80 series. Thanks.
Here is one example from Qobuz:
1 disc(s) - 6 track(s)
Total length: 00:47:25
Main artist: Tina Brooks
Composer: Various Composers
Label: CM BLUE NOTE (A92)
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