Blue Note 80 Vinyl Reissue Series!
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 Debuts, Blue Grooves, Great Reid Miles Covers, Blue Note Live, and Blue Note Drummer Leaders.
After his six years with the seminal John Coltrane Quartet, the mighty drummer Elvin Jones signed with Blue Note Records in 1968 and made a series of 10 fantastic albums including 1972's Mr. Jones, produced by Francis Wolff and George Butler, and featuring saxophonists Dave Liebman, Steve Grossman and Pepper Adams, Thad Jones on flugelhorn, pianist Jan Hammer, bassist Gene Perla and percussionists Carlos "Patato" Valdes, Frank Ippolito and Albert Duffy. The music delves into expansive post-bop with Latin influences and includes an impassioned version of Tadd Dameron's ballad, "Soultrane", in dedication to Coltrane.
- Blue Note 80 Vinyl Reissue Series
- 180g Vinyl LP
- Blue Note 80: Drummer Leaders, Part 2
- All Analog
- Mastered by Kevin Gray from the original master tapes Pressed at Optimal in Germany
|Dave Liebman||tenor saxphone (2, 6), soprano saxophone (4), flute|
|Steve Grossman||tenor saxophone (2, 4-6), soprano saxophone (1)|
|Carlos "Patato" Valdes||congas|
|Pepper Adams||baritone saxophone|
- One's Native Place
- G. G.
- Mr. Jones
- What's Up? - That's It
- New Breed