9 October 2020    |    New products, Latest, Records

Blue Note Tone Poet Audiophile Vinyl Reissue Series

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Blue Note Tone Poet

Blue Note Tone Poet Audiophile Vinyl Reissue Series

We have recently increased the amount of new vinyl albums we have for sale in the shop. The main focus being Blue Note’s superb Tone Poet series – which is now up to 31 titles, with more on the way throughout 2020.

Tone Poet is a special audiophile reissue collection to honour legendary jazz label, Blue Note’s 80th Anniversary. It is led by Joe “Tone Poet” Harleyco-founder and co-producer of the acclaimed Music Matters audiophile vinyl label – which we previously stocked at Loud & Clear and still have a few copies left over.

The goal was to produce a new series of all-analogue, mastered-from-the-original-master-tape 180g audiophile vinyl reissues in deluxe gatefold packaging. Mastered by Kevin Gray (Cohearent Audio) and vinyl manufactured at Record Technology Incorporated (RTI) – one of the best and expensive! pressing plants in the world.

Releases so far have included: Herbie Hancock, Horace Silver, Grant Green, Dexter Gordon, Lee Morgan, Duke Ellington and many more.

They come in at either £31 or £34 depending on title – we are trying to offer you these at competitive prices. With Blue Note standing behind this series and more units being pressed these are considerably cheaper than Music Matters, without any corners being cut.

You’ll also find some of the standard Blue Note releases from new artists and their price friendlier 80s Series of classics too.

Here’s a blog post by Joe Harley on what Blue Note means to him and the philosophy behind the Tone Poet series – Click here.


Verve Records Acoustic Sounds Audiophile Vinyl Reissue Series

We are also carrying the new Verve Records Acoustic Sounds audiophile vinyl reissue series too. The first two releases: Getz/Gilberto and Louis Armstrong Meets Oscar Peterson being incredibly popular. We’ve also taken delivery of the two new John Coltrane reissues: A Love Supreme and Ballads.


Current Tone Poet stock as at 12/10/20:

Baby Face Willette – Face To Face (Blue Note, 1961)
Bobby Hutcherson – The Kicker (Blue Note, 1963)
Chick Corea – Now He Sings, Now He Sobs (Solid State, 1968)
Dexter Gordon – Clubhouse (Blue Note, 1965)
Donald Byrd – Chant (Blue Note, 1961)
Duke Ellington – Money Jungle (United Artists, 1962)
Gil Evans – New Bottle Old Wine (World Pacific, 1958)
Grant Green – Nigeria (Blue Note, 1962)
Herbie Hancock – My Point of View (Blue Note, 1963)
Herbie Hancock – The Prisoner (Blue Note, 1969)
Horace Silver – Further Explorations (Blue Note, 1958)
Jackie McLean – It’s Time (Blue Note, 1964)
Jimmy Smith – Prayer Meetin’ (Blue Note, 1963)
Joe Henderson – The State of the Tenor: Live at the Village Vanguard, Volume 1 (Blue Note, 1985)
Joe Henderson – The State of the Tenor: Live at the Village Vanguard, Volume 2 (Blue Note, 1985)
Kenny Burrell – Introducing Kenny Burrell (Blue Note, 1956)
Lee Morgan – Cornbread (Blue Note, 1965)
Lee Morgan – The Cooker (Blue Note, 1957)
Lonnie Smith – All In My Mind (Blue Note, 2017)
Lou Donaldson – Shing-A-Ling (Blue Note, 1967)
Sam Rivers – Contours (Blue Note, 1965)
Stanley Turrentine – Comin’ Your Way (Blue Note, 1961)
Stanley Turrentine – Hustlin’ (Blue Note, 1964)
Stanley Turrentine – That’s Where It’s At (Blue Note, 1962)
Tina Brooks – Minor Move (Blue Note, 1958)
Wayne Shorter – Etcetera (Blue Note, 1965)