Music Matters Ltd.

Music Matters Ltd.

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"[Blue Note] created timeless art that we at Music Matters have honored in the best way we know how: releasing a trove of the best Blue Note records using purist remastering, pressing and printing techniques."

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Status Catalog Number  Image Artist Title ( Format) Label Catalog Number  Country Year Actions
84090 Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers - Mosaic Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers Mosaic(2x12", Album, Ltd, RE, 180) Blue Note, Blue Note, Blue Note, Music Matters Ltd., Blue Note 84090 US 2013 Sell This Version
509990-91392-1-3 Freddie Hubbard - Ready For Freddie Freddie Hubbard Ready For Freddie(2x12", Album, Ltd, RE) Blue Note, Music Matters Ltd., Blue Note 509990-91392-1-3 US 2012 Sell This Version
509992-17317-1-6 Hank Mobley - Hank Mobley Hank Mobley Hank Mobley(2xLP, Album, Mono, RE, 180) Blue Note, Music Matters Ltd., Blue Note, Blue Note 509992-17317-1-6 US 2009 Sell This Version
509995-11409-1-5 Kenny Drew - Undercurrent Kenny Drew Undercurrent 509995-11409-1-5 US 2008 Sell This Version
509995-20634-1-1 The Horace Silver Quintet Plus J.J. Johnson - The Cape Verdean Blues The Horace Silver Quintet Plus J.J. Johnson The Horace Silver Quintet Plus J.J. Johnson - The Cape Verdean Blues(2xLP, Album, Ltd, RE) Blue Note, Music Matters Ltd., Blue Note, Blue Note, Blue Note 509995-20634-1-1 US 2008 Sell This Version
509995-21886-1-9 Tina Brooks - True Blue Tina Brooks True Blue(2xLP, Album, Ltd, RE) Blue Note, Music Matters Ltd., Blue Note, Blue Note 509995-21886-1-9 US 2008 Sell This Version
509996-26776-1-5 Grant Green - Solid Grant Green Solid(2x12", Album, Ltd, RE) Blue Note, Music Matters Ltd., Blue Note 509996-26776-1-5 US 2010 Sell This Version
509996-26777-1-4 Kenny Dorham - Afro-Cuban Kenny Dorham Afro-Cuban(2x12", Album, Mono, Ltd, Num, RE) Blue Note, Music Matters Ltd., Blue Note, Blue Note 509996-26777-1-4 US 2010 Sell This Version
509996-26779-1-2 Joe Henderson - Inner Urge Joe Henderson Inner Urge(2x12", Album, Ltd, Num, RE) Blue Note, Music Matters Ltd., Blue Note 509996-26779-1-2 US 2010 Sell This Version
509996-281791-2 Larry Young - Unity Larry Young Unity(2x12", Album, Ltd, RE) Blue Note, Music Matters Ltd., Blue Note, Blue Note 509996-281791-2 US 2010 Sell This Version
509999-06680-1-2 The Horace Silver Quintet - Song For My Father (Cantiga Para Meu Pai) The Horace Silver Quintet Song For My Father (Cantiga Para Meu Pai)(2x12", Ltd, Num, RE, 180) Blue Note, Music Matters Ltd., Blue Note, Blue Note, Blue Note 509999-06680-1-2 US 2010 Sell This Version
509999-46206-1-0 Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers - Free For All Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers Free For All(2x12", Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Gat) Blue Note, Music Matters Ltd., Blue Note, Blue Note, Blue Note 509999-46206-1-0 US 2012 Sell This Version
ABNJ-84175 Herbie Hancock - Empyrean Isles Herbie Hancock Empyrean Isles(2xLP, TP) Music Matters Ltd. ABNJ-84175 US 2008 Sell This Version
B0018773-01 Horace Parlan - Happy Frame Of Mind Horace Parlan Happy Frame Of Mind(2xLP, Album, RE, 180) Blue Note, Music Matters Ltd., Blue Note, Blue Note B0018773-01 US 2013 Sell This Version
B0019866-01 Tina Brooks - True Blue Tina Brooks True Blue(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Blu) Blue Note, Music Matters Ltd., Blue Note, Blue Note, Blue Note B0019866-01 US 2016 Sell This Version
B0023971-01 Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers - Indestructible Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers Indestructible(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, 180) Blue Note, Music Matters Ltd., Blue Note, Blue Note, Blue Note B0023971-01 US 2017 Sell This Version
BLP 1517 Gil Melle* - Patterns In Jazz Gil Melle* Patterns In Jazz(2x12", Mono, RE) Blue Note, Music Matters Ltd. BLP 1517 US 2009 Sell This Version
BST 84041 Tina Brooks - True Blue Tina Brooks True Blue(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, 180) Blue Note, Blue Note, Music Matters Ltd. BST 84041 US 2014 Sell This Version
BST 84043 Horace Parlan Quintet - Speakin' My Piece Horace Parlan Quintet Speakin' My Piece(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, 180) Blue Note, Music Matters Ltd., Blue Note BST 84043 US 2015 Sell This Version
BST 84146 Dexter Gordon - Our Man In Paris Dexter Gordon Our Man In Paris(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Gat) Blue Note, Blue Note, Blue Note, Music Matters Ltd., Universal Music Special Markets BST 84146 US 2015 Sell This Version
BST 84157 Lee Morgan - The Sidewinder Lee Morgan The Sidewinder(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Gat) Blue Note, Music Matters Ltd. BST 84157 US 2014 Sell This Version
BST-84220 The Horace Silver Quintet Plus J.J. Johnson - The Cape Verdean Blues The Horace Silver Quintet Plus J.J. Johnson The Horace Silver Quintet Plus J.J. Johnson - The Cape Verdean Blues(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Gat) Blue Note, Blue Note, Music Matters Ltd. BST-84220 US 2016 Sell This Version
MM33 BLP-1577 A/B John Coltrane - Blue Train John Coltrane Blue Train(LP, Album, Mono, RE, RM, TP, 180) Music Matters Ltd., Blue Note MM33 BLP-1577 A/B US 2014 Sell This Version
MM33 BNST-84041 Tina Brooks - True Blue Tina Brooks True Blue(LP, Album, RE, TP, 180) Music Matters Ltd. MM33 BNST-84041 US 2013 Sell This Version
MM33 BNST-84157 Lee Morgan - The Sidewinder Lee Morgan The Sidewinder(LP, Album, TP) Blue Note, Music Matters Ltd. MM33 BNST-84157 US 2014 Sell This Version
MMBLP 1507 The Jazz Messengers* - At The Cafe Bohemia Volume 1 The Jazz Messengers* At The Cafe Bohemia Volume 1(2x12", Album, Mono, Ltd, Num, 180) Music Matters Ltd., Blue Note MMBLP 1507 US 2013 Sell This Version
MMBLP 1508 The Jazz Messengers* - At The Cafe Bohemia Volume 2 The Jazz Messengers* At The Cafe Bohemia Volume 2(2x12", Album, Mono, Ltd, RM, Gat) Music Matters Ltd., Universal Music Special Markets, Blue Note, Blue Note MMBLP 1508 US 2013 Sell This Version
MMBLP-1517 Gil Melle* - Patterns In Jazz Gil Melle* Patterns In Jazz(2x12", Mono, RE) Blue Note, Music Matters Ltd. MMBLP-1517 US 2009 Sell This Version
MMBLP-1518 Horace Silver And The Jazz Messengers* - Horace Silver And The Jazz Messengers Horace Silver And The Jazz Messengers* Horace Silver And The Jazz Messengers* - Horace Silver And The Jazz Messengers(2x12", Comp, Mono, Ltd, RE, RM) Music Matters Ltd., Blue Note MMBLP-1518 US 2013 Sell This Version
MMBLP-1524 Kenny Dorham - 'Round About Midnight At The Cafe Bohemia Kenny Dorham 'Round About Midnight At The Cafe Bohemia(2x12", Album, Mono, Ltd, RE, 180) Music Matters Ltd., Blue Note MMBLP-1524 US 2009 Sell This Version
MMBLP-1526 Clifford Brown - Memorial Album Clifford Brown Memorial Album (Comp) MMBLP-1526 US 2010 Sell This Version
MMBLP-1527 Thad Jones - The Magnificent Thad Jones Thad Jones The Magnificent Thad Jones (Album) MMBLP-1527 US 2010 Sell This Version
MMBLP-1533 Johnny Griffin - Introducing Johnny Griffin Johnny Griffin Introducing Johnny Griffin (Album) MMBLP-1533 US 2019 Sell This Version
MMBLP-1535 Kenny Dorham - Afro-Cuban Kenny Dorham Afro-Cuban (Album) MMBLP-1535 US 2010 Sell This Version
MMBLP-1536 J.R. Monterose - J.R. Monterose J.R. Monterose J.R. Monterose(2x12", Album, Mono, Ltd, RE) Music Matters Ltd., Blue Note MMBLP-1536 US 2011 Sell This Version
MMBLP-1538 Lee Morgan - Indeed! Lee Morgan Indeed!(2x12", Album, Mono, Ltd, Num, RE, 180) Music Matters Ltd., Blue Note, Blue Note, EMI Music Special Markets MMBLP-1538 US 2011 Sell This Version
MMBLP-1539 Horace Silver Quintet* - 6 Pieces Of Silver Horace Silver Quintet* 6 Pieces Of Silver(2x12", Album, Mono, Ltd, Num, RE, RM, Gat) Blue Note, Music Matters Ltd. MMBLP-1539 US 2011 Sell This Version
MMBLP-1542 Sonny Rollins - Sonny Rollins Volume 1 Sonny Rollins Sonny Rollins Volume 1 (Album) MMBLP-1542 US 2009 Sell This Version
MMBLP-1550 The Hank Mobley Quintet - Hank Mobley Quintet The Hank Mobley Quintet Quintet (Album) MMBLP-1550 US 2010 Sell This Version
MMBLP 1557 Lee Morgan - Volume 3 Lee Morgan Volume 3(2x12", Album, Mono, Ltd, Num, RE, Gat) Music Matters Ltd., Blue Note, EMI MMBLP 1557 US 2010 Sell This Version
MMBLP-1559 Johnny Griffin - Johnny Griffin, Vol. 2 Johnny Griffin Johnny Griffin, Vol. 2 (Album) MMBLP-1559 US 2011 Sell This Version
MMBLP-1562 The Horace Silver Quintet - The Stylings Of Silver The Horace Silver Quintet The Stylings Of Silver(2xLP, Album, Mono, Ltd, Num, RE, 180) Music Matters Ltd., Blue Note MMBLP-1562 US 2011 Sell This Version
MMBLP 1564 Paul Chambers Quintet With Donald Byrd, Cliff Jordan*, Tommy Flanagan, Elvin Jones - Paul Chambers Quintet Paul Chambers Quintet With Donald Byrd, Cliff Jordan*, Tommy Flanagan, Elvin Jones Paul Chambers Quintet With Donald Byrd, Cliff Jordan*, Tommy Flanagan, Elvin Jones - Paul Chambers Quintet(2x12", Album, Mono, Ltd, RE) Music Matters Ltd., Blue Note MMBLP 1564 US 2010 Sell This Version
MMBLP-1567 Curtis Fuller - The Opener Curtis Fuller The Opener(2xLP, Album, Mono, Ltd, RE, Gat) Music Matters Ltd., Blue Note MMBLP-1567 US 2010 Sell This Version
MMBLP-1568 Hank Mobley - Hank Mobley Hank Mobley Hank Mobley (Album) MMBLP-1568 US 2009 Sell This Version
MMBLP-1570 Sonny Clark - Dial Sonny Clark Dial "S" For Sonny(2xLP, Album, Mono, RE, RM, 180) Music Matters Ltd., Blue Note MMBLP-1570 US 2013 Sell This Version
MMBLP-1573 John Jenkins (2) / Kenny Burrell - John Jenkins With Kenny Burrell John Jenkins (2) / Kenny Burrell John Jenkins (2) / Kenny Burrell - John Jenkins With Kenny Burrell(2xLP, Album, Mono, Ltd, Num, RE, RM, Gat) Music Matters Ltd., Blue Note, Blue Note, EMI Music Special Markets MMBLP-1573 US 2009 Sell This Version
MMBLP-1577 John Coltrane - Blue Train John Coltrane Blue Train (Album) MMBLP-1577 US 2014 Sell This Version
MMBLP-1590 Lee Morgan - Candy Lee Morgan Candy(2x12", Mono, Ltd, Num, RE, RM, Gat) Blue Note, Music Matters Ltd. MMBLP-1590 US 2009 Sell This Version
MMBLP-1593 Lou Donaldson - Blues Walk Lou Donaldson Blues Walk (Album) MMBLP-1593 US 2019 Sell This Version
MM-BLP-1594 Louis Smith (2) - Smithville Louis Smith (2) Smithville(2xLP, Album, Mono, Ltd, RE, 180) Music Matters Ltd., Blue Note MM-BLP-1594 US 2010 Sell This Version
MMBLP-5066 Hank Mobley Quartet - Hank Mobley Quartet Hank Mobley Quartet Hank Mobley Quartet(2xLP, Mono, Ltd, Num, RE, 180) Music Matters Ltd., Blue Note, Blue Note, Blue Note, EMI Music Special Markets MMBLP-5066 US 2011 Sell This Version
MM BNLP-1527 Thad Jones - The Magnificent Thad Jones The Magnificent(LP, Album, Mono, RE, TP, 180) Music Matters Ltd. MM BNLP-1527 US 2016 Sell This Version
MM BNST-1590 Lee Morgan - Candy Lee Morgan Candy(LP, RE, RM, TP, 180) Music Matters Ltd. MM BNST-1590 US 2016 Sell This Version
MM BNST-84057 A/B Stanley Turrentine With The Three Sounds - Blue Hour Stanley Turrentine With The Three Sounds Stanley Turrentine With The Three Sounds - Blue Hour(LP, Album, TP) Music Matters Ltd., Blue Note MM BNST-84057 A/B US 2014 Sell This Version
MM BNST-84083 Dexter Gordon - Dexter Calling . . . Dexter Gordon Dexter Calling . . .(LP, Album, RE, TP) Music Matters Ltd., Blue Note MM BNST-84083 US 2014 Sell This Version
MM BNST-84092 Kenny Clarke - Francy Boland And Company* - The Golden 8 Kenny Clarke - Francy Boland And Company* Kenny Clarke - Francy Boland And Company* - The Golden 8(LP, Album, RM, TP) Music Matters Ltd., Blue Note MM BNST-84092 US 2014 Sell This Version
MM BNST-84169 Lee Morgan - Search For The New Land Lee Morgan Search For The New Land(2xLP, Album, TP) Music Matters Ltd. MM BNST-84169 US 2008 Sell This Version
MMBNST-84175 Herbie Hancock - Empyrean Isles Herbie Hancock Empyrean Isles(LP, Album, RE, TP, 180) Music Matters Ltd. MMBNST-84175 US 2014 Sell This Version
MMBNST-84194 Wayne Shorter - Speak No Evil Wayne Shorter Speak No Evil(LP, Album, RE, TP, 180) Music Matters Ltd. MMBNST-84194 US 2014 Sell This Version
MM BNST-84221 Larry Young - Unity Larry Young Unity(LP, Album, RE, TP) Music Matters Ltd. MM BNST-84221 US 2014 Sell This Version
MMBST-1580 Johnny Griffin - The Congregation Johnny Griffin The Congregation (2xLP, Album, Ltd, Num, RE, RM, 180) Music Matters Ltd. MMBST-1580 US 2011 Sell This Version
MMBST-1590 Lee Morgan - Candy Lee Morgan Candy(LP, Ltd, RE, RM, Gat) Blue Note, Music Matters Ltd., Universal Music Special Markets MMBST-1590 US 2016 Sell This Version
MMBST-81576 Sonny Clark - Sonny's Crib Sonny Clark Sonny's Crib(2x12", Album, Ltd, RE, 180) Music Matters Ltd., Blue Note, Blue Note MMBST-81576 US 2011 Sell This Version
MMBST-81582 Cliff Jordan* - Cliff Craft Cliff Jordan* Cliff Craft(2x12", Album, Ltd, RE, 180) Music Matters Ltd., Blue Note MMBST-81582 US 2011 Sell This Version
MMBST-81588 Sonny Clark - Cool Struttin' Sonny Clark Cool Struttin' (Album) MMBST-81588 US 2009 Sell This Version
MMBST-81591 Lou Donaldson - Lou Takes Off Lou Donaldson Lou Takes Off(2x12", Album, Ltd, Num, RE, 180) Music Matters Ltd., Blue Note, Blue Note MMBST-81591 US 2010 Sell This Version
MMBST-81595 Cannonball Adderley - Somethin' Else Cannonball Adderley Somethin' Else (Album) MMBST-81595 US 2014 Sell This Version
MMBST-83023 Lee Morgan - The Procrastinator Lee Morgan The Procrastinator(2x12", Album, Ltd, Num, RE, Gat) Music Matters Ltd., EMI MMBST-83023 US 2012 Sell This Version
MMBST-84001 Sonny Rollins - Newk's Time Sonny Rollins Newk's Time(2x12", Album, Ltd, Num, RE) Music Matters Ltd., Blue Note MMBST-84001 US 2012 Sell This Version
MMBST-84003 Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers* - Moanin' Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers* Moanin' (Album) MMBST-84003 US 2014 Sell This Version
MMBST-84008 The Horace Silver Quintet - Finger Poppin' With The Horace Silver Quintet The Horace Silver Quintet Finger Poppin' With The Horace Silver Quintet(2x12", Album, Ltd, Num, RE, RM, Gat) Blue Note, Music Matters Ltd. MMBST-84008 US 2012 Sell This Version
MMBST-84009 Bud Powell - The Scene Changes, Vol. 5 Bud Powell The Scene Changes, Vol. 5(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, 180) Music Matters Ltd., Blue Note, Universal Music Special Markets MMBST-84009 US 2015 Sell This Version
MMBST-84012 Lou Donaldson With The Three Sounds - LD+3 Lou Donaldson With The Three Sounds Lou Donaldson With The Three Sounds - LD+3(2x12", Album, Ltd, RE) Music Matters Ltd., Blue Note, Blue Note MMBST-84012 US 2008 Sell This Version
MMBST-84019 Donald Byrd - Byrd In Hand Donald Byrd Byrd In Hand(2xLP, Ltd, Num, RE, RM, 180) Music Matters Ltd., Blue Note, Blue Note, Blue Note, EMI Music Special Markets MMBST-84019 US 2010 Sell This Version
MMBST-84023 Dizzy Reece - Star Bright Dizzy Reece Star Bright(2x12", Album, RE, RM, 180) Music Matters Ltd. MMBST-84023 US 2013 Sell This Version
MMBST-84024 Jackie McLean - Swing, Swang, Swingin' Jackie McLean Swing, Swang, Swingin'(2x12", Album, RE, RM, 180) Music Matters Ltd., Blue Note, Blue Note, Blue Note, EMI Music Special Markets MMBST-84024 US 2009 Sell This Version
MMBST-84029 Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers - The Big Beat Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers The Big Beat (Album) MMBST-84029 US 2007 Sell This Version
MMBST-84031 Hank Mobley - Soul Station Hank Mobley Soul Station (Album) MMBST-84031 US 2008 Sell This Version
MMBST-84034 Lee Morgan - Leeway Lee Morgan Leeway(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, 180) Music Matters Ltd., Universal Music Special Markets, Blue Note, Blue Note, Blue Note MMBST-84034 US 2016 Sell This Version
MMBST-84037 Horace Parlan - Us Three Horace Parlan Us Three (Album) MMBST-84037 US 2008 Sell This Version
MMBST-84039 Stanley Turrentine - Look Out! Stanley Turrentine Look Out!(2x12", Album, Ltd, RE, 180) Music Matters Ltd., Blue Note MMBST-84039 US 2012 Sell This Version
MMBST-84040 Freddie Hubbard - Open Sesame Freddie Hubbard Open Sesame(2xLP, Album, RE, 180) Music Matters Ltd., Blue Note MMBST-84040 US 2009 Sell This Version
MMBST-84041 Tina Brooks - True Blue Tina Brooks True Blue (Album) MMBST-84041 US 2008 Sell This Version
MMBST-84043 Horace Parlan Quintet - Speakin' My Piece Horace Parlan Quintet Speakin' My Piece (Album) MMBST-84043 US 2007 Sell This Version
MMBST-84045 Freddie Redd Quintet - Shades Of Redd Freddie Redd Quintet Shades Of Redd(2x12", Album, Ltd, RE, 180) Music Matters Ltd., Blue Note, Blue Note, Blue Note MMBST-84045 US 2009 Sell This Version
MMBST-84049 Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers - A Night In Tunisia Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers A Night In Tunisia (Album) MMBST-84049 US 2008 Sell This Version
MMBST-84051 Jackie McLean - Jackie's Bag Jackie McLean Jackie's Bag(LP, Album, RE, RM, Gat) Blue Note, Music Matters Ltd. MMBST-84051 US 2017 Sell This Version
MMBST-84052 Tina Brooks - Back To The Tracks Tina Brooks Back To The Tracks(2xLP, Num, RE, RM, 180) Music Matters Ltd., Blue Note, Blue Note, EMI Music Special Markets MMBST-84052 US 2009 Sell This Version
MMBST-84056 Freddie Hubbard - Goin' Up Freddie Hubbard Goin' Up (Album) MMBST-84056 US 2011 Sell This Version
MMBST-84057 Stanley Turrentine With The 3 Sounds* - Blue Hour Stanley Turrentine With The 3 Sounds* Stanley Turrentine With The 3 Sounds* - Blue Hour (Album) MMBST-84057 US 2015 Sell This Version
MMBST-84058 Hank Mobley - Roll Call Hank Mobley Roll Call(2xLP, Album, Ltd, RE, Gat) Blue Note, Music Matters Ltd. MMBST-84058 US 2009 Sell This Version
MMBST-84059 Kenny Drew - Undercurrent Kenny Drew Undercurrent (Album) MMBST-84059 US 2008 Sell This Version
MMBST-84062 Horace Parlan - Headin' South Horace Parlan Headin' South(2xLP, Album, RE, RM) Blue Note, Music Matters Ltd. MMBST-84062 US 2013 Sell This Version
MMBST-84063 Kenny Dorham - Whistle Stop Kenny Dorham Whistle Stop(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Gat) Music Matters Ltd., Universal Music Special Markets, Blue Note MMBST-84063 US 2017 Sell This Version
MMBST-84067 Jackie McLean - Bluesnik Jackie McLean Bluesnik(2xLP, RE, RM, Gat) Blue Note, Music Matters Ltd. MMBST-84067 US 2008 Sell This Version
MMBST-84070 Stanley Turrentine - Up At Stanley Turrentine Up At "Minton's" Vol. 2(2x12", Album, Ltd, Num, RE) Music Matters Ltd., Blue Note MMBST-84070 US 2010 Sell This Version
MMBST-84071 Grant Green - Green Street Grant Green Green Street(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, 180) Music Matters Ltd., Blue Note, Universal Music Special Markets MMBST-84071 US 2015 Sell This Version
MMBST-84074 Horace Parlan - On The Spur Of The Moment Horace Parlan On The Spur Of The Moment(2xLP, Album, Ltd, Num, RE, 180) Music Matters Ltd., Blue Note, Blue Note, Blue Note, EMI Music Special Markets MMBST-84074 US 2009 Sell This Version
MMBST-84075 Donald Byrd - The Cat Walk Donald Byrd The Cat Walk(2x12", Album, Ltd, Num, 180) Blue Note, Music Matters Ltd. MMBST-84075 US 2009 Sell This Version

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staticvar

staticvar

November 3, 2020
Music Matters started their 45 Blue Note series in December 2007. 1st two titles Art Blakey Big Beat and Horace Parlan Speakin My Piece. They ended 112 titles later in December 2013
with the final two titles. Jazz Messengers at Cafe Bohemia Vol. 1 & 2.Everything after was 33 and whatever they are playing with now.
arriggle

arriggle

August 27, 2020
I started collecting Music Matters vinyl when I heard great things about their 33 1/3 Blue Note reissues. I started getting into Blue Notes several years prior and I was really excited about finding something comparable, if not superior to original pressings. I bought a few of them and was blown away, which isn't something that happens very often (and almost NEVER with new vinyl reissues). Within the next year, I had every 33 1/3 Blue Note they produced in the first two years! I haven't missed a title since and I don't imagine I will. This is the first time in over 35 years that I remember being jacked up in anticipation of a new vinyl release, as most of what I have been collecting are 1st pressings (or early ones in most cases) from the country of origin. More luck of the draw because of the substandard equipment they were played on back in the 50's and 60's. People had no idea what they were doing to their records, and believed that they would wear out anyway.
Unless you are somebody who has experienced analog in its purest recorded form and your goal is to get as close to what was produced on the master tapes, you might be missing the boat (or have no intention of boarding it in the first place). I am by no means wealthy, but I opt for quality over quantity, and have restored (or had modded) or purchased used, equipment and music that got me closer to the original performance. It's been a great hobby and makes me wonder if I had to make a choice to give up my sight or my hearing, I would probably keep my hearing.
Before I digress into an abyss, let me say that Music Matters and R.R. are second to none, in both quality and service. He is truly a gentleman, and I can't imagine he's doing this to get rich. I have dealt with him and his staff for years, and have never been disappointed by his records, or the way he conducts business. This is a labor of love, and once people realize just how good these pressings are, it will probably be too late. It would make perfect sense that someone who is this passionate about his work probably could give two shits whether or not you buy his product or not, especially if you were somebody who broke his chops and pulled out the "I'm the customer" trump card. He still holds the Ace of Spades and got it the old fashioned way, he earned it!
Nobody asked me to write this, and I have always (and will gladly continue to) paid full price for every title. They just keep getting better and better, and make me happy that I pimped out my AR ES-1 turntable that allows me to appreciate the magic buried in those grooves. Pretty sure it's pictured on my home page.
Need to get of the soapbox before my foot goes through it!
wdrhold

wdrhold

August 3, 2020
I own over 50 Music Matters pressings, and they are all magnificent. The pressings are fantastic. The jackets are a joy. And on the rare occasion that there is a problem (I have had several over the years), MM customer service ALWAYS takes care of it. They have always been wonderful about replacements and exchanges, even when it was the postal service's fault. Top class in every way.
ryansebastiansilva

ryansebastiansilva

May 27, 2020
edited over 3 years ago
Truly awful customer service from this label. You're going to have a much better time ordering from Discogs sellers, as R.R. will go to war with you over every purchase. If the product wasn't so good, I'd say that they don't even want you to buy the records in the first place.
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beercanchicken

beercanchicken

January 3, 2017
Anyone know if there was a reason behind the order chosen of the remasters? It doesn't look to be from oldest to most recent.. Thanks!
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