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Blue Note’s 2023-2024 Classic Vinyl Reissue Series Announced

Blue Note’s next run of Classic Vinyl Reissues for 2023-2024 includes some classics from Donald Byrd, Tina Brooks, Jimmy Smith and Herbie Hancock.

Blue Note Classic Vinyl Reissues for 2023-2024

Blue Note Records has announced the next run of titles in the Classic Vinyl Reissue Series, which will present 180g all-analog vinyl reissues of some of the most iconic masterpieces of the Blue Note catalog by jazz legends including Art BlakeyDonald ByrdMiles DavisWayne ShorterHerbie HancockSonny Rollins, and more.

Curated by Don Was and Cem Kurosman, Classic Vinyl reissues are mastered by Kevin Gray directly from the original analog master tapes and pressed at Optimal. Newly announced titles will begin September 15 with the release of Horace Silver Blowin’ The Blues Away and Jimmy Smith Midnight Special, both of which are available for pre-order now on the Blue Note Store.

Release Schedule:

September 15, 2023

October 20, 2023

  • Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers – Mosaic (1961)
  • Hank Mobley – No Room for Squares (1963)

November 17, 2023

  • Tina Brooks – True Blue (1960)
  • Wayne Shorter – Night Dreamer (1964)

December 15, 2023

  • Sonny Rollins – Newk’s Time (1957)
  • Grant Green – Green Street (1961)

January 19, 2024

  • Bud Powell – Amazing Bud Powell, Vol. 1 (1949-51)
  • Clifford Brown – Memorial Album (1953)

February 16, 2024

  • Lee Morgan – Search for the New Land (1964)
  • Joe Henderson – Mode for Joe (1966)

March 15, 2024

  • Miles Davis – Volume 2 [BLP 1502] (1952-54)
  • Donald Byrd – A New Perspective (1963)

April 19, 2024

  • Bobby Hutcherson – Happenings (1966)
  • Herbie Hancock – Speak Like a Child (1968)

The Classic Vinyl Series runs alongside the Tone Poet Audiophile Vinyl Reissue Series which is produced by Joe Harley.

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3 Comments

3 Comments

  1. ORT

    August 2, 2023 at 2:03 am

    Do they actually play any songs on this or is it another repissue of random notes?

    I will have to play them on Pandora or Amazon to find out if it is worth owning.

    I do like Horace Silver and Jimmy Smith. I just do not desire to be (Hep Cat ALERT!!) “catfished”.

    ORT

    ORT

    • Ian White

      August 2, 2023 at 2:21 am

      Donald Byrd, Jimmy Smith, and Horace Silver any day of the week.

      There are some quality albums on this list.

      IW

  2. ORT

    August 2, 2023 at 3:40 am

    Thank you, Ian!

    Hard Bop can be good so I will give these a listen on Amazon and Pandora first!

    ORT

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