Masterworks Series

Masterworks Series

Profile:
Obscure jazz reissue label based in Spain offering remastered classic albums on CD in heavy cardboard foldout album covers. Beginning 2015 this series was continued in similar design and configuration by Crackerjack Records (2).
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Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
701 An Easy Introduction to Rock & Roll  album cover Various An Easy Introduction to Rock & Roll(8xCD, Comp) Masterworks Series 701 Europe 2013 Sell This Version
702 An Easy Introduction to: R&B / Soul Top-15 albums  album cover Various An Easy Introduction to: R&B / Soul Top-15 albums(8xCD, Comp) Masterworks Series 702 Europe 2013 Sell This Version
703 An Easy Introduction To The Blues - Top-15 Albums  album cover Various An Easy Introduction To The Blues - Top-15 Albums(CD, RM + CD, RM + CD, RM + CD, RM + CD, RM + CD, R) Masterworks Series 703 Europe 2013 Sell This Version
704 Masterworks (The 1954-61 Albums)  album cover Frank Sinatra Masterworks (The 1954-61 Albums)(9xCD, Comp) Masterworks Series 704 Europe 2013 Sell This Version
706 An Easy Introduction To Jazz - Top 18 Albums  album cover Various An Easy Introduction To Jazz - Top 18 Albums(10xCD, Car + Box, Comp) Masterworks Series 706 Europe 2013 Sell This Version
707 The Complete 1952-1957 Small Group Studio Sessions  album cover Billie Holiday The Complete 1952-1957 Small Group Studio Sessions(5xCD, Album, Comp, Box) Masterworks Series 707 Europe 2013 Sell This Version
21320 Cannonball's Bossa Nova  album cover Cannonball Adderley Cannonball's Bossa Nova(CD, Album, RE, RM, 24 ) Masterworks Series 21320 Europe 2013 Sell This Version
21321 Battle Royal  album cover Duke Ellington meets Count Basie Duke Ellington meets Count Basie - Battle Royal(CD, Album) Masterworks Series 21321 Europe 2013 Sell This Version
21322 The Complete Chet Baker Sings Sessions  album cover Chet Baker The Complete Chet Baker Sings Sessions(CD, Comp, RM) Masterworks Series 21322 Europe 2013 Sell This Version
21323 After Midnight (The Complete After Midnight Sessions)  album cover Nat King Cole After Midnight (The Complete After Midnight Sessions)(CD, Album) Masterworks Series 21323 Europe 2013 Sell This Version
21324 Ella & Louis  album cover Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong - Ella & Louis(CD, Comp, RM) Masterworks Series 21324 Europe 2013 Sell This Version
21329 Kind Of Blue  album cover Miles Davis Kind Of Blue(CD, Album, RE, RM) Masterworks Series 21329 Europe 2013 Sell This Version
21330 Time Out  album cover Dave Brubeck Quartet* Time Out(CD, Comp, RM) Masterworks Series 21330 Europe 2013 Sell This Version
21332 Lady In Satin  album cover Billie Holiday Lady In Satin(CD, Album, RE, RM) Masterworks Series 21332 Europe 2013 Sell This Version
21334 The Village Vanguard Sessions  album cover Bill Evans Trio* The Village Vanguard Sessions(CD, Comp) Masterworks Series 21334 Europe 2013 Sell This Version
21336 Sarah Vaughan Featuring Clifford Brown  album cover Sarah Vaughan Featuring Clifford Brown Sarah Vaughan Featuring Clifford Brown - Sarah Vaughan Featuring Clifford Brown(CD, Comp, RM, Dig) Masterworks Series 21336 Europe 2013 Sell This Version
21338 Little Girl Blue  album cover Nina Simone Little Girl Blue(CD, Album, RE, RM) Masterworks Series 21338 Europe 2013 Sell This Version
21339 The Swingin' Miss "D"  album cover Dinah Washington with Quincy Jones And His Orchestra Dinah Washington with Quincy Jones And His Orchestra - The Swingin' Miss "D"(CD, Album, RE, RM) Masterworks Series 21339 Europe 2013 Sell This Version
21340 The Incredible Jazz Guitar Of Wes Montgomery  album cover Wes Montgomery The Incredible Jazz Guitar Of Wes Montgomery(CD, Album, RE, RM) Masterworks Series 21340 Europe 2014 Sell This Version
21344 At The Village Gate  album cover Nina Simone At The Village Gate(CD, Album, RE, RM) Masterworks Series 21344 Europe 2014 Sell This Version
21345 Monk's Dream  album cover Thelonious Monk Monk's Dream(CD, Album, RE, Unofficial) Masterworks Series 21345 Europe 2014 Sell This Version
21346 Plus Four + At Basin Street  album cover Clifford Brown & Sonny Rollins Clifford Brown & Sonny Rollins - Plus Four + At Basin Street(CD, Comp, RM) Masterworks Series 21346 Europe 2014 Sell This Version
21347 Quintet In Chicago  album cover John Coltrane & Cannonball Adderley John Coltrane & Cannonball Adderley - Quintet In Chicago(CD, Album, RE, RM) Masterworks Series, Masterworks Singles Original Albums 21347 Europe 2014 Sell This Version
21348 Somethin' Else  album cover Cannonball Adderley & Miles Davis Cannonball Adderley & Miles Davis - Somethin' Else(CD, Album, RE) Masterworks Series 21348 Europe 2014 Sell This Version
21349 Mulligan Meets Webster  album cover Gerry Mulligan & Ben Webster Gerry Mulligan & Ben Webster - Mulligan Meets Webster(CD, Album) Masterworks Series 21349 Europe 2014 Sell This Version
8436539311317 An Easy Introduction To Jazz-Bossa Nova  album cover Various An Easy Introduction To Jazz-Bossa Nova(9xCD, Album, Comp) Masterworks Series 8436539311317 Europe 2013 Sell This Version
CD BMD 102 The Best Of The Charly Blues Masterworks Series  album cover Various The Best Of The Charly Blues Masterworks Series(2xCD, Comp) Charly R&B CD BMD 102 Australia 1992 Sell This Version
none Bossa Nova: 70 Classic Hits  album cover Various Bossa Nova: 70 Classic Hits(3xCD, Comp) Masterworks Series none Unknown Sell This Version

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February 13, 2019
Yet another European grey-market public domain label. I bought couple of their reissues accidentially. Packaging looked rather convincing, so I mistook these releases as official reissues.

Fortunately quality of these reissues is actually rather nice. Since these titles sound pretty much identical with their licenced counterparts, I believe that they were sourced form official Columbia, Sony, Blue Note etc. CD remasters. These Masterworks Series' reissues are usually expanded with bonus tracks. Sometimes it's outtakes from original recording sessions, while other times two different albums have been bundled on a single CD.

Although Masterworks Series is definitely above average public domain label, I am rather underwhelmed by their releases. All of their releases are classic albums that are easily available in various pressings and formats. IMHO these reissues are rather unnecessary. Although the quality is ok, these reissues are no improvement over their licenced counterparts. Since these reissues and other labels' official CD versions are pretty much equally priced, I see no reason to pick these up. Get the official reissue instead.