Blue Note Tone Poet Series

Blue Note Tone Poet Series

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In honor of Blue Note Records' 80th Anniversary, in 2019, the Jazz label launched the Tone Poet Audiophile Vinyl Reissue Series. Blue Note President Don Was brought in "Tone Poet" Joe Harley—co-founder and co-producer of the acclaimed Music Matters Ltd. audiophile vinyl series—to produce this new series of all-analog, mastered-from-the-original-master-tape 180 gram audiophile vinyl reissues in deluxe gatefold packaging. Mastering is by Kevin Gray (Cohearent Audio) and vinyl is being manufactured at Record Technology Incorporated (RTI).

The titles were handpicked by Harley and cover lesser-known Blue Note classics, modern era standouts, and albums from other labels under the Blue Note catalog.
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Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
B0029356-01 Clubhouse  album cover Dexter Gordon Clubhouse(LP, Album, RE, 180) Blue Note, Blue Note, Blue Note B0029356-01 US 2019 Sell This Version
B0029357-01 Etcetera  album cover Wayne Shorter Etcetera(LP, Album, RE, 180) Blue Note, Blue Note, Blue Note, Blue Note B0029357-01 US 2019 Sell This Version
B0029363-01 Now He Sings, Now He Sobs  album cover Chick Corea Now He Sings, Now He Sobs(LP, Album, RE, 180) Solid State Records (2), Solid State Records (2), Blue Note B0029363-01 US 2019 Sell This Version
B0029413-01 Contours  album cover Sam Rivers Contours(LP, Album, RE, 180) Blue Note, Blue Note, Blue Note, Blue Note B0029413-01 US 2019 Sell This Version
B0029414-01 Glamoured  album cover Cassandra Wilson Glamoured(2xLP, Album, RE, 180) Blue Note B0029414-01 US 2019 Sell This Version
B0029472-01 The State Of The Tenor - Live At The Village Vanguard - Volume Two  album cover Joe Henderson The State Of The Tenor - Live At The Village Vanguard - Volume Two(LP, Album, RE, 180) Blue Note, Blue Note B0029472-01 US 2019 Sell This Version
B0029473-01 New Bottle Old Wine  album cover Gil Evans Orchestra* Featuring Cannonball Adderley Gil Evans Orchestra* Featuring Cannonball Adderley - New Bottle Old Wine(LP, Album, RE, 180) Blue Note, World Pacific Records, World Pacific Records, World Pacific Records B0029473-01 US 2019 Sell This Version
B0029677-01 Mr. Shing-A-Ling  album cover Lou Donaldson Mr. Shing-A-Ling(LP, Album, RE, 180) Blue Note, Blue Note B0029677-01 US 2019 Sell This Version
B0029750-01 Face To Face  album cover 'Baby Face' Willette Face To Face(LP, Album, RE, 180) Blue Note, Blue Note, Blue Note, Blue Note B0029750-01 US 2019 Sell This Version
B0029911-01 Cornbread  album cover Lee Morgan Cornbread(LP, Album, RE, 180) Blue Note, Blue Note, Blue Note, Blue Note B0029911-01 US 2019 Sell This Version
B0029974-01 Introducing Kenny Burrell  album cover Kenny Burrell Introducing Kenny Burrell(LP, Album, Mono, RE, 180) Blue Note, Blue Note, Blue Note B0029974-01 US 2019 Sell This Version
B0029975-01 Black Fire  album cover Andrew Hill Black Fire(LP, Album, RE, 180) Blue Note, Blue Note, Blue Note, Blue Note B0029975-01 US 2019 Sell This Version
B0030233-01 Hustlin'  album cover Stanley Turrentine Hustlin'(LP, Album, RE, 180) Blue Note, Blue Note, Blue Note, Blue Note B0030233-01 US 2019 Sell This Version
B0030234-01 Chant  album cover Donald Byrd Chant(LP, Album, RE, 180) Blue Note, Blue Note B0030234-01 US 2019 Sell This Version
B0030486-01 Born To Be Blue  album cover Grant Green Born To Be Blue (Album) B0030486-01 US 2019 Sell This Version
B0030487-01 Minor Move  album cover Tina Brooks Minor Move(LP, Album, RE, 180) Blue Note B0030487-01 US 2019 Sell This Version
B0030597-01 Poppin'  album cover Hank Mobley Poppin'(LP, Album, RE, 180) Blue Note B0030597-01 US 2020 Sell This Version
B0030598-01 Comin' Your Way  album cover Stanley Turrentine Comin' Your Way(LP, Album, RE, 180) Blue Note, Blue Note, Blue Note, Blue Note B0030598-01 US 2020 Sell This Version
B0031299-01 Nigeria  album cover Grant Green Nigeria(LP, Album, RE, 180) Blue Note, Blue Note B0031299-01 US 2020 Sell This Version
B0031300-01 Chet Baker Sings  album cover Chet Baker Chet Baker Sings(LP, Album, Mono, RE, 180) Blue Note, World Pacific Records, Pacific Jazz B0031300-01 US 2020 Sell This Version
B0031460-01 The Prisoner  album cover Herbie Hancock The Prisoner(LP, Album, RE, 180) Blue Note, Blue Note, Blue Note B0031460-01 US 2020 Sell This Version
B0031461-01 Money Jungle  album cover Duke EllingtonCharlie Mingus*Max Roach Duke EllingtonCharlie Mingus*Max Roach - Money Jungle(LP, Album, RE, 180) Blue Note, United Artists Jazz, United Artists Jazz B0031461-01 US 2020 Sell This Version
B0031576-01 All In My Mind  album cover Dr. Lonnie Smith* All In My Mind(LP, Album, RE, 180) Blue Note B0031576-01 US 2020 Sell This Version
B0031577-01 The Cooker  album cover Lee Morgan The Cooker(LP, Album, RE, 180) Blue Note, Blue Note, Blue Note B0031577-01 US 2020 Sell This Version
B0031578-01 The State Of The Tenor (Live At The Village Vanguard Volume 1)  album cover Joe Henderson The State Of The Tenor (Live At The Village Vanguard Volume 1)(LP, Album, RE, 180) Blue Note, Blue Note, Blue Note B0031578-01 US 2020 Sell This Version
B0031592-01 That's Where It's At  album cover Stanley Turrentine That's Where It's At(LP, Album, RE, 180) Blue Note, Blue Note, Blue Note, Blue Note B0031592-01 US 2020 Sell This Version
B0031654-01 The Kicker  album cover Bobby Hutcherson The Kicker(LP, Album, RE, 180) Blue Note, Blue Note, Blue Note, Blue Note B0031654-01 US 2020 Sell This Version
B0031655-01 It's Time!  album cover Jackie McLean It's Time!(LP, Album, RE, 180) Blue Note, Blue Note, Blue Note B0031655-01 US 2020 Sell This Version
B0031881-01 Prayer Meetin'  album cover Jimmy Smith With Stanley Turrentine Jimmy Smith With Stanley Turrentine - Prayer Meetin'(LP, Album, RE, 180) Blue Note, Blue Note, Blue Note, Blue Note B0031881-01 US 2020 Sell This Version
B0031882-01 My Point Of View  album cover Herbie Hancock My Point Of View(LP, Album, RE, 180) Blue Note, Blue Note, Blue Note, Blue Note B0031882-01 US 2020 Sell This Version
B0031884-01 Further Explorations  album cover The Horace Silver Quintet Further Explorations(LP, Album, RE, 180) Blue Note, Blue Note, Blue Note B0031884-01 US 2020 Sell This Version

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1928khst

1928khst

October 11, 2020
Partly odd choice of released titles so far.
There art titles who need urgent reprint like JR Monterose, the first 3 albums of Lee Morgan, any mid 60´s albums of Andrew
Hill, Dolphy´s Out to lunch, Hancock´s Empyrean Isles & Maiden Voyage, Moncur III ´s Evolution, McLean´s One Step Beyond
& Destination Out etc.
turaluna

turaluna

September 30, 2020
Without having heard any release of this series, I can see why vinyl fans are excited – provided that quality control works. Still for me, there are some reservations. First, I find it somewhat narrow-minded not to release these remasters on CD (or on SACD or BR) as well. Second, if sticking to the original format is such a crucial concern, why bring them out as gatefolds which is definitely a deviation from the original? And third, since they are doing gatefolds, why not use them to include extra tracks on a second LP (for instance the eight tracks missing from the original recording sessions of Now He Sings, Now He Sobs)?
lchilds204

lchilds204

September 5, 2020
I have over 30 of the Tone Poet series and not a single one has came warp or label off center they are perfect and the sound quality is nothing short of perfection!!! I get mine from Amazon they are about 8.00 dollars cheaper and since I'm a prime member no shipping cost...Now the BN80 I don't have as much but the ones I do have are perfect and those are even cheaper on Amazon..Can't go wrong with either series!!!
nelson_iii

nelson_iii

September 3, 2020
It'd be nice if they'd go a step beyond the AAA hype sticker and include some real notes in the packaging about tape condition, what they did, what they left and why. Similar to the notes Bruce Botnick did for the Doors' Bright Midnight live releases.
Harrison_Bergeron

Harrison_Bergeron

July 29, 2020
edited 3 months ago
Don't let the one weird contrarian below dissuade you from enjoying both the Tone Poet and BN80 releases, which have been consistently excellent being plated at RTI and pressed at Optimal. With world-renowned mastering by Kevin Gray, the soundscape, dynamics and details are incredible —especially apparent on releases such as “Money Jungle” and “Chet Baker Sings”, which have never sounded better. Amazing series, amazingly priced. Nicely done, Blue Note!
soukous25

soukous25

July 21, 2020
garbage quality control, 2 out of 3 tone poet vinyls came warped and off centered... same goes for BN80s, its like a lottery because these cow milking dipshits cant release a proper quality product on the market.
anyoneelsescopy

anyoneelsescopy

May 22, 2020
edited 5 months ago
I love these gatefold editions done at 33rpm and for a reasonable price..I do hope that this series continues for a long time.
funkynial

funkynial

May 21, 2020
edited about 1 month ago
Fantastic pressings! Clean, flat and flawless! Very dynamic with depth and a lot of detail. They all have a full, warm, rich and expansive sound. Blue Note is doing a fabulous job on the "Tone Poet" and "Blue Note 80" Series. Excellent comeback after the faulty "Blue Note 75th Anniversary Vinyl Initiative"! Look out Music Matters!! These are real contenders! Also most of the Music Maters Blue Note issues have been out of stock on the web site for a very long time. Hopefully Blue Note is now going to direct release them.
AliceCooper98

AliceCooper98

November 18, 2019
Anyone know why the last 2 releases for this series are delayed? The original press release about the series had them set to be released on the 15th but i can't see anywhere online giving a new date.