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, 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), 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
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
B0031883-01 The Phantom  album cover Duke Pearson Featuring Bobby Hutcherson Duke Pearson Featuring Bobby Hutcherson - The Phantom(LP, Album, RE, 180) Blue Note, Blue Note B0031883-01 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
B0031963-01 Oblique  album cover Bobby Hutcherson Oblique(LP, Album, RE, 180) Blue Note, Blue Note, Blue Note, Blue Note B0031963-01 US 2020 Sell This Version
B0031964-01 Roots & Herbs  album cover Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers* Roots & Herbs(LP, Album, RE, 180) Blue Note, Blue Note, Blue Note B0031964-01 US 2020 Sell This Version
B0032109-01 The Waiting Game  album cover Tina Brooks The Waiting Game(LP, Album, RE, 180) Blue Note, Blue Note, Blue Note, Blue Note B0032109-01 US 2021 Sell This Version
B0032110-01 Tender Moments  album cover McCoy Tyner Tender Moments(LP, Album, RE, 180) Blue Note, Blue Note B0032110-01 US 2020 Sell This Version
B0032112-01 The Rajah  album cover Lee Morgan The Rajah(LP, Album, RE, 180) Blue Note, Blue Note, Blue Note, Blue Note B0032112-01 US 2021 Sell This Version
B0032113-01 Byrd In Flight  album cover Donald Byrd Byrd In Flight(LP, Album, RE, 180) Blue Note, Blue Note, Blue Note, Blue Note B0032113-01 US 2021 Sell This Version
B0032259-01 Bass On Top  album cover Paul Chambers Quartet Bass On Top(LP, Album, RE, 180) Blue Note, Blue Note, Blue Note, Blue Note B0032259-01 US 2021 Sell This Version
B0032260-01 I Can See Your House From Here  album cover John Scofield & Pat Metheny John Scofield & Pat Metheny - I Can See Your House From Here(2xLP, Album, RE, 180) Blue Note B0032260-01 US 2021 Sell This Version
B0032871-01 One Flight Up  album cover Dexter Gordon One Flight Up(LP, Album, RE, 180) Blue Note, Blue Note, Blue Note, Blue Note B0032871-01 US 2021 Sell This Version
B0032874-01 Passing Ships  album cover Andrew Hill Passing Ships(LP, 180 + LP, S/Sided, 180 + Album, RE, Gat) Blue Note, Blue Note, Blue Note, Blue Note B0032874-01 US 2021 Sell This Version
B0032875-01 The Witch Doctor  album cover Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers* The Witch Doctor(LP, Album, RE, 180) Blue Note Records, Blue Note Records, Blue Note B0032875-01 US 2021 Sell This Version
B0032877-01 Katanga!  album cover Curtis Amy & Dupree Bolton Curtis Amy & Dupree Bolton - Katanga!(LP, Album, RE, 180) Pacific Jazz, Pacific Jazz B0032877-01 US 2021 Sell This Version
B0032880-01 The All Seeing Eye  album cover Wayne Shorter The All Seeing Eye(LP, Album, RE, 180) Blue Note, Blue Note, Blue Note, Blue Note B0032880-01 US 2021 Sell This Version
B0033004-01 Expansions  album cover McCoy Tyner Expansions(LP, Album, RE, 180) Blue Note, Blue Note B0033004-01 US 2021 Sell This Version
B0033005-01 Lee Konitz Plays With The Gerry Mulligan Quartet  album cover Lee Konitz Plays With The Gerry Mulligan Quartet* Lee Konitz Plays With The Gerry Mulligan Quartet* - Lee Konitz Plays With The Gerry Mulligan Quartet(LP, Album, Mono, RE, 180) Blue Note, Blue Note, World Pacific Records B0033005-01 US 2021 Sell This Version
B0033006-01 My Conception  album cover Sonny Clark My Conception(LP, Album, RE, 180) Blue Note, Blue Note, Blue Note, Blue Note B0033006-01 US 2021 Sell This Version
B003313501 Tone Poem  album cover Charles Lloyd & The Marvels Tone Poem (Album) B003313501 US 2021 Sell This Version
BST 84321 The Prisoner  album cover Herbie Hancock The Prisoner(LP, Album, RE, 180) Blue Note, Blue Note, Blue Note BST 84321 US 2020 Sell This Version

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redod

redod

September 13, 2021
Love this series! Just missing 5 to complete the collection (up to now), but waiting for represses because a few of those are pretty pricey right now (The Kicker, Chet, Nigeria...). Anyways, highly recommended!
bigfrog101

bigfrog101

September 7, 2021
i have 27 tone poets in hand and another 12 on order... also have 28 classic/80's series with another 10 on order ... fantastic job Blue Note is doing on these.... have not found one with a defect yet, all flat clean and sound great.... unlike my bad luck with 75th anniversary series which had pops clicks and sound issues.... go get these and start a great jazz collection!
mwrobelsr5

mwrobelsr5

July 4, 2021
edited 2 months ago
The Blue Note reissue series, Tone Poet and 80 Anniversary/Classic Vinyl series, offer great insight into previous jazz sessions and new artists. We grab these up quickly to enjoy these fabulous records. But, this influx of new LPs had me (+countless others) befuddled by the lack of clear sound reproduction on the tracks. The records looked fine, so I started looking hard at my stereo components. I learned pretty quickly (thru forums), to start at my TT. The tonearm was my biggest culprit, with antiquated headshell/cartridge combo sorely lacking in true sound reproduction. Sure, the stylus had been updated, but it was an aftermarket, cheap replacement for my vintage TT setup. A deep dive into the TT told me I needed to perform some basic maintenance; clean, inspect and lubricate where necessary. Next, the disassemble and reconstruction of the headshell/cartridge. Since these were severely outdated, I upgraded to the new VM cartridge/stylus from Audio Technica with headshell. I was new to all this tinkering on my stereo, but with the help of my local record shop owner and the internet, I carefully brought my TT up to snuff. Not only was my tonearm in need of this upgrade, what I didn’t know was that one of the leads going to my cartridge was broken! So I wasn’t getting full sound reproduction, and I was getting noise on these brand new, pristine records! Now, I’ve upgraded to both a conical (for older records) and elliptical headshell/cartridge combo that I can quickly change out for my listening pleasure. I realized the need to clean my records more often, even the new ones! I’m happy now, with a great sounding system to play these beautiful LPs. I did a lot of research and talking before doing the actual work. It wasn’t hard, and it def paid off. I didn’t have to return any LPs. Keep spinning vinyl!
bigfrog101

bigfrog101

June 8, 2021
edited 4 months ago
i have 25 Tone Poets so far... i hope to get almost all of them... i hope they repress the Chet Baker and the handful that are currently out of stock. They have all arrived perfect.. no warps, no skips or pops... and the sound is fantastic... much better than the 75th BNR's that were sourced from digital files.
Mianda42472

Mianda42472

November 19, 2020
edited 11 months ago
A handful of these are OOP (sold out according to BlueNoteStore.com) are they planning on repops? or is this a one time deal?

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 about 1 year 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!