Blue Note 80 Vinyl Reissue Series

Blue Note 80 Vinyl Reissue Series

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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. The series launches May 10 with the reissue of 3 remarkable Blue Note debuts—Herbie Hancock Takin’ Off, Dexter Gordon Doin’ Allright, and Robert Glasper Canvas—and will continue with 3 albums released each month for the coming year.

The series will be all-analog whenever an analog source is available with Kevin Gray mastering directly from the original master tapes. The albums will be pressed on 180g vinyl at Optimal in Germany.
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Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
1585 Groovin' At Smalls' Paradise (Volume 1)  album cover Jimmy Smith Groovin' At Smalls' Paradise (Volume 1)(LP, Album, Mono, RE, RM, 180) Blue Note, Blue Note, UMe 1585 USA & Europe 2019 Sell This Version
0802771 Jutta Hipp With Zoot Sims  album cover Jutta Hipp With Zoot Sims Jutta Hipp With Zoot Sims - Jutta Hipp With Zoot Sims(LP, Album, Mono, RE, 180) Blue Note, UMe, Blue Note, UMe, Blue Note, Blue Note 0802771 USA & Europe 2019 Sell This Version
0802772 Inventions & Dimensions  album cover Herbie Hancock Inventions & Dimensions(LP, Album, RE, 180) Blue Note, UMe, Blue Note, UMe, Blue Note, Blue Note, Blue Note 0802772 USA & Europe 2019 Sell This Version
0807386 Meet You At The Jazz Corner Of The World (Volume 1)  album cover Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers Meet You At The Jazz Corner Of The World (Volume 1)(LP, Album, RE, 180) Blue Note, UMe, Blue Note, UMe, Blue Note, Blue Note, Blue Note 0807386 2019 Sell This Version
0807387 Meet You At The Jazz Corner Of The World (Volume 2)  album cover Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers Meet You At The Jazz Corner Of The World (Volume 2)(LP, Album, RE, 180) Blue Note, UMe, Blue Note, Blue Note, Blue Note 0807387 USA & Europe 2019 Sell This Version
0822932 Live At Club Mozambique  album cover Lonnie Smith Live At Club Mozambique(2xLP, Album, RE, 180) Blue Note, UMe, Blue Note, UMe, Blue Note 0822932 USA & Europe 2019 Sell This Version
0838208 Buhaina's Delight  album cover Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers Buhaina's Delight(LP, Album, RE, 180) Blue Note, UMe, Blue Note, UMe, Blue Note, Blue Note, Blue Note 0838208 USA & Europe 2020 Sell This Version
0838650 Basra  album cover Pete La Roca Basra(LP, Album, RE, 180) Blue Note, UMe, Blue Note, UMe, Blue Note, Blue Note, Blue Note 0838650 USA & Europe 2020 Sell This Version
0845480 Brian Blade Fellowship  album cover Brian Blade Fellowship Brian Blade Fellowship(2xLP, Album, RE, RM, 180) Blue Note, UMe 0845480 UK & Europe 2020 Sell This Version
0850292 A Swingin' Affair  album cover Dexter Gordon A Swingin' Affair(LP, Album, RE, 180) Blue Note, Blue Note, Blue Note, UMe 0850292 USA & Europe 2020 Sell This Version
0850312 The Rumproller  album cover Lee Morgan The Rumproller(LP, Album, RE, 180) Blue Note, Blue Note, Blue Note, Blue Note, Blue Note, UMe, UMe 0850312 USA & Europe 2020 Sell This Version
0850320 A Fickle Sonance  album cover Jackie McLean A Fickle Sonance(LP, Album, RE, 180) Blue Note, Blue Note, Blue Note, UMe 0850320 USA & Europe 2020 Sell This Version
7742399 Takin' Off  album cover Herbie Hancock Takin' Off(LP, Album, RE, 180) Blue Note, UMe, Blue Note, UMe, Blue Note, Blue Note, Blue Note 7742399 USA & Europe 2019 Sell This Version
7743593 Doin’ Allright  album cover Dexter Gordon Doin’ Allright(LP, Album, RE, 180) Blue Note, UMe, Blue Note, UMe, Blue Note, Blue Note, Blue Note 7743593 USA & Europe 2019 Sell This Version
7743600 Canvas  album cover Robert Glasper Canvas(2xLP, Album, RE, RM, 180) Blue Note, UMe, Blue Note, UMe 7743600 UK, Europe & US 2019 Sell This Version
7745061 Grant's First Stand  album cover Grant Green Grant's First Stand(LP, Album, RE, 180) Blue Note, UMe, Blue Note, UMe, Blue Note, Blue Note, Blue Note 7745061 USA & Europe 2019 Sell This Version
7745066 Open Sesame  album cover Freddie Hubbard Open Sesame(LP, Album, RE, 180) Blue Note, UMe, Blue Note, UMe, Blue Note 7745066 USA & Europe 2019 Sell This Version
7752697 Blacks And Blues  album cover Bobbi Humphrey Blacks And Blues(LP, Album, RE, 180) Blue Note, UMe, Blue Note, UMe, Blue Note 7752697 USA & Europe 2019 Sell This Version
7753113 Think!  album cover Lonnie Smith Think!(LP, Album, RE, 180) Blue Note, UMe, Blue Note, UMe, Blue Note 7753113 USA & Europe 2019 Sell This Version
7753122 Blue Mode  album cover Reuben Wilson Blue Mode(LP, Album, RE, 180) Blue Note, UMe, Blue Note, UMe, Blue Note 7753122 USA & Europe 2019 Sell This Version
7759664 Ethiopian Knights  album cover Donald Byrd Ethiopian Knights(LP, Album, RE, 180) Blue Note, UMe, Blue Note, UMe, Blue Note 7759664 USA & Europe 2019 Sell This Version
7759665 Hand Jive  album cover John Scofield Hand Jive(2xLP, Album, RE, 180) Blue Note, UMe, Blue Note, UMe 7759665 USA & Europe 2019 Sell This Version
7764739 Indestructible!  album cover Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers Indestructible!(LP, Album, RE, 180) Blue Note, UMe, Blue Note, UMe, Blue Note, Blue Note, Blue Note 7764739 USA & Europe 2019 Sell This Version
7764740 Una Mas (One More Time)  album cover Kenny Dorham Una Mas (One More Time)(LP, Album, RE, 180) Blue Note, UMe, Blue Note, UMe, Blue Note, Blue Note 7764740 USA & Europe 2019 Sell This Version
7764742 Hub-Tones  album cover Freddie Hubbard Hub-Tones(LP, Album, RE, 180) Blue Note, UMe, Blue Note, UMe, Blue Note, Blue Note 7764742 USA & Europe 2019 Sell This Version
00602508027734 In 'N Out  album cover Joe Henderson In 'N Out(LP, Album, RE, 180) Blue Note, Blue Note, Blue Note, Blue Note 00602508027734 USA & Europe 2019 Sell This Version
00602508073830 Doin' The Thing - At The Village Gate  album cover The Horace Silver Quintet Doin' The Thing - At The Village Gate(LP, Album, RE, 180) Blue Note, UMe, Blue Note, Blue Note, Blue Note 00602508073830 USA & Europe 2019 Sell This Version
00602508073854 Alive!  album cover Grant Green Alive!(LP, Album, RE, 180) Blue Note, UMe, Blue Note, Blue Note, Blue Note 00602508073854 2019 Sell This Version
602508229015 Alone Together  album cover Lee Konitz & Brad Mehldau & Charlie Haden Lee Konitz & Brad Mehldau & Charlie Haden - Alone Together(2xLP, Album, RE, RM) Blue Note, Blue Note 602508229015 USA & Europe 2019 Sell This Version
00602508525445 Smoke Stack  album cover Andrew Hill Smoke Stack(LP, Album, RE, 180) Blue Note, Blue Note, Blue Note, Blue Note, Blue Note 00602508525445 USA & Europe 2020 Sell This Version
00602508525483 Into Somethin'  album cover Larry Young Into Somethin'(LP, Album, RE, 180) Blue Note, UMe, Blue Note, Blue Note, Blue Note, Blue Note 00602508525483 USA & Europe 2020 Sell This Version
00602508525490 Trompeta Toccata  album cover Kenny Dorham Trompeta Toccata(LP, Album, RE, 180) Blue Note, Blue Note, Blue Note, Blue Note, Blue Note, UMe 00602508525490 USA & Europe 2020 Sell This Version
BLP 1533 Introducing Johnny Griffin  album cover Johnny Griffin Introducing Johnny Griffin(LP, Album, Mono, RE, 180) Blue Note, Blue Note, Blue Note, UMe, Blue Note, UMe BLP 1533 USA & Europe 2019 Sell This Version
BN-LA110-F Mr. Jones  album cover Elvin Jones Mr. Jones(LP, Album, RE, RM, 180) Blue Note BN-LA110-F US 2020 Sell This Version
BST 84263 Alligator Bogaloo  album cover Lou Donaldson Alligator Bogaloo(LP, Album, RE, 180) Blue Note, Blue Note, Blue Note, UMe, UMe BST 84263 USA & Europe 2019 Sell This Version
BT-85119 Foreign Intrigue  album cover Tony Williams* Foreign Intrigue(LP, Album, RE, 180) Blue Note, Blue Note BT-85119 USA & Europe 2020 Sell This Version
ST-84047 A.T.'s Delight  album cover Art Taylor A.T.'s Delight(LP, Album, RE, 180) Blue Note, UMe, Blue Note ST-84047 USA & Europe 2020 Sell This Version

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timuroguz

timuroguz

September 7, 2020
I have listened to four of them so far. Great sound, quiet vinyl, very dark background. This quality at an pretty affordable price!.. Amazing achievement.
daviswinchester

daviswinchester

August 13, 2020
edited about 1 month ago
I have originals (or have access to originals or audiophile pressings) for a few of these titles. A few of the 80 series do have a slight speed variance on some of the longer sustaining notes. This is obviously not horribly noticeable, but it's certainly there when you do an A/B test. People have speculated about the gear used to master, about the tapes degrading, etc. I will say that Basra is one of the titles that this is most noticeable on. I still love the series, and the speed variance isn't enough to aggravate the average listener, but if you are truly discerning about the sound then consider earlier pressings. I have been very happy to get some of these hard to find sessions in an affordable, good sounding LP format. The packaging is of course nothing to write home about, but it's acceptable.
jazzyvinyl

jazzyvinyl

August 10, 2020
If Blue Note stops pressings these 37 titles, prices will only go up. Soundquality of these re-issues are just amazing. Kevin Gray did a great job. Also the pressing at Optimal is close to perfection. Infact they are even better pressings than the Tone Poets pressed @ RTI.
MartyXray

MartyXray

June 20, 2020
I have bought 5 so far. All have been great - most recent Andrew Hill “Smoke Stack” sounds awesome. Some have been in light plastic lined inner sleeve which I prefer to the hard plastic Tone Poet sleeves.
pointasch

pointasch

June 20, 2020
I have most of them, not one is a disappointment, great stuff, specially for the price.
funkynial

funkynial

May 21, 2020
edited 12 days 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.
spatafore

spatafore

January 31, 2020
This pressings proves how MMJ are totally overpriced. I mean MMJ are great anything justify his insane prices.
steveoutside15

steveoutside15

August 16, 2019
These pressings are incredible regardless of price. At this price I’ve been able to grab 11/12 so far. I never thought I’d have this sound on blue note in my home and now I can actually afford to get bunches of ‘me. Together with the Tone Poet series, so much great jazz is within reach. Keep these two series going!
kapervisser

kapervisser

August 8, 2019
edited about 1 year ago
Two out of three copy's totaly warped. Very dissapointed. Anyone else the same problem with this series ? Bought from Amazon.
steveoutside15

steveoutside15

July 6, 2019
Bang for the buck co-champs with Tone Poet. Wow!! Incredible selections that average humans can afford and appreciate in a way that they should be heard.