Blue Note 80 Vinyl Reissue Series! In honor of Blue Note Records' 80th Anniversary, the legendary Jazz label has launched 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 Debuts, Blue Grooves, Great Reid Miles Covers, Blue Note Live, and Blue Note Drummer Leaders.
The line up of drummer Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers shifted in 1961 with trumpeter Freddie Hubbard replacing Lee Morgan, pianist Cedar Walton replacing Bobby Timmons, and the addition of Curtis Fuller on trombone who joined existing members Wayne Shorter on tenor saxophone and Jymie Merritt on bass. This powerful new sextet line up first recorded on the album Mosaic, and quickly returned to the studio the next month to begin recording Buhaina's Delight. The album featured 3 compositions by Shorter ("Backstage Sally", "Contemplation", "Reincarnation Blues") along with 1 each by Fuller ("Bu's Delight") and Walton ("Shaky Jake"), closing with an high-intensity arrangement of "Moon River".
- Blue Note 80 Vinyl Reissue Series
- 180g Vinyl LP
- Blue Note 80: Drummer Leaders, Part 1
- All Analog
- Mastered by Kevin Gray from the original master tapes
- Pressed at Optimal in Germany
|Wayne Shorter||tenor saxophone|
- Backstage Sally
- Bu's Delight
- Reincarnation Blues
- Shaky Jake
- Moon River