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Landmark Herbie Hancock, Dexter Gordon Titles Launch Blue Note 80 Vinyl Reissue Series

Curated by Don Was and Cem Kurosman, Blue Note 80 features mid-priced 180g vinyl releases spanning the many eras of the label’s history.

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Landmark Jazz Titles Blue Note 80

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 Blue Note 80 series launches on 10 May with the reissue of 3 remarkable Blue Note debuts – Herbie Hancock’s Takin’ Off, Dexter Gordon’s Doin’ Allright and Robert Glasper’s Canvas—and will continue with 3 albums released each month for the coming year.

The Blue Note 80 Vinyl Reissue Series includes the following titles for 2019:

May 10 – Blue Note Debuts, Part 1
Dexter Gordon – Doin’ Allright (1961)
Herbie Hancock – Takin’ Off (1962)
Robert Glasper – Canvas (2005)

June 14 – Blue Note Debuts, Part 2
Johnny Griffin – Introducing Johnny Griffin (1956)
Freddie Hubbard – Open Sesame (1960)
Grant Green – Grant’s First Stand (1961)

July 12 – Blue Grooves, Part 1
Lonnie Smith – Think! (1968)
Reuben Wilson – Blue Mode (1969)
Bobbi Humphrey – Blacks And Blues (1973)

August 9 – Blue Grooves, Part 2
Lou Donaldson – Alligator Bogaloo (1967)
Donald Byrd – Ethiopian Knights (1971)
John Scofield – Hand Jive (1993)

September 13 – Great Reid Miles Covers, Part 1
Freddie Hubbard – Hub-Tones (1962)
Kenny Dorham – Una Mas (1963)
Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers – Indestructible (1964)

October 11 – Great Reid Miles Covers, Part 2
Jutta Hipp – Jutta Hipp with Zoot Sims (1956)
Herbie Hancock – Inventions & Dimensions (1963)
Joe Henderson – In ‘n Out (1964)

November 8 – Blue Note Live, Part 1
Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers – Meet You at the Jazz Corner of the World (1960)
Horace Silver – Doin’ The Thing (1961)
Grant Green – Alive! (1970)

December 13 – Blue Note Live, Part 2
Jimmy Smith – Groovin’ At Smalls’ Paradise (1957)
Lonnie Smith – Live at Club Mozambique (1970)
Lee Konitz – Alone Together (1996)

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  1. Noël Wosniak

    March 18, 2019 at 11:21 pm

    Please let me know if these editions will be for sale in The Netherlands.

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