Blue Note celebrates 80th Anniversary with trove of vinyl releases

In honor of Blue Note Records’ 80th Anniversary, the legendary Jazz label is launching the Blue Note 80 Vinyl Reissue Series. Distinct from the Tone Poet Audiophile Vinyl Reissue Series, this 2nd series curated by Don Was and Cem Kurosman features mid-priced 180g vinyl releases in standard packaging with albums spanning the many eras of the label’s history presented by themes: Blue Note DebutsBlue GroovesGreat Reid Miles CoversBlue Note Live, and Blue Note Drummer Leaders.

In honor of Blue Note Records’ 80th Anniversary, the legendary Jazz label is launching the Blue Note 80 Vinyl Reissue Series. Distinct from the Tone Poet Audiophile Vinyl Reissue Series, this 2nd series curated by Don Was and Cem Kurosman features mid-priced 180g vinyl releases in standard packaging with albums spanning the many eras of the label’s history presented by themes: Blue Note DebutsBlue GroovesGreat Reid Miles CoversBlue Note Live, and Blue Note Drummer Leaders. The series launches May 10 with the reissue of 3 remarkable Blue Note debuts—Herbie Hancock Takin’ OffDexter Gordon Doin’ Allright, and Robert Glasper Canvas—and will continue with 3 albums released each month for the coming year.

Blue Note 80 Vinyl Reissue Series:

May 10 – Blue Note Debuts, Part 1

June 14 – Blue Note Debuts, Part 2

  • · Johnny Griffin – Introducing Johnny Griffin (1956)
  • · Freddie Hubbard – Open Sesame (1960)
  • · Grant Green – Grant’s First Stand (1961)

July 12 – Blue Grooves, Part 1

  • · Lonnie Smith – Think! (1968)
  • · Reuben Wilson – Blue Mode (1969)
  • · Bobbi Humphrey – Blacks And Blues (1973)

August 9 – Blue Grooves, Part 2

  • · Lou Donaldson Alligator Bogaloo (1967)
  • · Donald Byrd Ethiopian Knights (1971)
  • · John Scofield Hand Jive (1993)

September 13 – Great Reid Miles Covers, Part 1

  • · Freddie Hubbard – Hub-Tones (1962)
  • · Kenny Dorham – Una Mas (1963)
  • · Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers – Indestructible (1964)

October 11 – Great Reid Miles Covers, Part 2

  • · Jutta Hipp – Jutta Hipp with Zoot Sims (1956)
  • · Herbie Hancock – Inventions & Dimensions (1963)
  • · Joe Henderson – In ‘n Out (1964)

November 8 – Blue Note Live, Part 1

  • · Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers Meet You at the Jazz Corner of the World (1960)
  • · Horace Silver Doin’ The Thing (1961)
  • · Grant Green Alive! (1970)

December 13 – Blue Note Live, Part 2

  • · Jimmy Smith – Groovin’ At Smalls’ Paradise (1957)
  • · Lonnie Smith – Live at Club Mozambique (1970)
  • · Lee Konitz – Alone Together (1996)

January 10, 2020 – Drummer Leaders, Part 1

  • · Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers – Buhaina’s Delight (1961)
  • · Pete La Roca – Basra (1965)
  • · Tony Williams – Foreign Intrigue (1985)

February 14, 2020 – Drummer Leaders, Part 2

  • · Art Taylor – A.T.’s Delight (1960)
  • · Elvin Jones – Mr. Jones (1972)
  • · Brian Blade – Brian Blade Fellowship (1997)

March 13, 2020 – Great Reid Miles Covers, Part 3

  • · Jackie McLean – A Fickle Sonance (1961)
  • · Dexter Gordon – A Swingin’ Affair (1962)
  • · Lee Morgan – The Rumproller (1965)

April 10, 2020 – Great Reid Miles Covers, Part 4

  • · Andrew Hill – Smokestack (1963)
  • · Kenny Dorham – Trompeta Toccata (1964)
  • · Larry Young – Into Somethin’ (1964)

 

 

 
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