Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Music

Blue Note Records Announce New 2021-2022 Tone Poet Series Vinyl Releases

The Tone Poet series is produced by Joe Harley and features all-analog, 180g audiophile vinyl reissues that are mastered from the original master tapes.

Dexter Gordon One Flight Up Album Blue Note Tone Poet Series Vinyl Reissue

2020 was a fantastic year for Blue Note Records. With millions of people stuck at home during the pandemic, vinyl sales were brisk for the label. The Tone Poet Vinyl Reissue Series was particularly popular with jazz fans waiting weeks for albums to ship.

Blue Note Records has announced the upcoming 2021-2022 line-up for the acclaimed Tone Poet Audiophile Vinyl Reissue Series, which will kick off March 12 with Charles Lloyd & The Marvels’ new album Tone Poem, the first-ever new release to be included in the series. Fittingly, it was Lloyd who first dubbed Harley the “Tone Poet.”

Other highlights include a first-ever vinyl release of pianist Andrew Hill’s brilliant 1969 album Passing Ships, which was rediscovered in the vaults by producer Michael Cuscuna and first released in 2003, and will come out May 7 paired with tenor saxophonist Dexter Gordon’s expansive 1964 album One Flight Up. Katanga!, a rare gem from the Pacific Jazz catalog by saxophonist Curtis Amy and trumpeter Dupree Bolton, comes out on June 4 along with a first-time digital release of the album. The Tone Poet Vinyl Edition of Katanga! will include a new essay by Thomas Conrad that elucidates the story behind the album.


The Tone Poet series is produced by Joe Harley and features all-analog, 180g audiophile vinyl reissues that are mastered from the original master tapes by Kevin Gray of Cohearent Audio. Tone Poet vinyl is manufactured at RTI in Camarillo, California, and packaged in deluxe Stoughton Printing “Old Style” Gatefold Tip-On Jackets. The Tone Poet releases retail for $34.98 each. Worth every penny.

Release Dates


March 12, 2021

  • Charles Lloyd & The Marvels – Tone Poem (Blue Note, 2021) *mastered directly from the original 24/96 digital files*

May 7, 2021

June 4, 2021

  • Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers – The Witch Doctor (Blue Note, 1961)
  • Curtis Amy & Dupree Bolton – Katanga! (Pacific Jazz, 1963)

July 9, 2021

  • Sonny Clark – My Conception (Blue Note, 1959)
  • McCoy Tyner – Expansions (Blue Note, 1968)

August 6, 2021

  • Lee Konitz & Gerry Mulligan – Lee Konitz Plays With The Gerry Mulligan Quartet (Pacific Jazz, 1953)
  • Wayne Shorter – The All Seeing Eye (Blue Note, 1965)

September 10, 2021

  • Joe Pass – For Django (Pacific Jazz, 1964)
  • Stanley Turrentine – Rough ‘N Tumble (Blue Note, 1966)

October 8, 2021

  • Sonny Red – Out of the Blue (Blue Note, 1959-60)
  • Grant Green – The Latin Bit (Blue Note, 1962)

November 5, 2021

  • Hank Mobley – Curtain Call (Blue Note, 1957)
  • Jackie McLean – Tippin’ The Scales (Blue Note, 1962)

December 3, 2021

  • Gerald Wilson – Moment of Truth (Pacific Jazz, 1962)
  • Freddie Hubbard – Breaking Point! (Blue Note, 1964)

January 7, 2022

  • Kenny Burrell – Kenny Burrell (Blue Note, 1956)
  • Grant Green – Feelin’ The Spirit (Blue Note, 1962)

February 4, 2022

  • Harold Vick – Steppin’ Out (Blue Note, 1963)
  • Bobby Hutcherson – Stick Up! (Blue Note, 1966)

March 4, 2022

  • Chet Baker & Art Pepper – Picture of Heath (Pacific Jazz, 1956)
  • Blue Mitchell – Bring It Home To Me (Blue Note, 1966)

April 1, 2022

  • Donald Byrd – At The Half Note Cafe, Vol. 1 (Blue Note, 1960)
  • ScoLoHoFo (Scofield-Lovano-Holland-Foster) – Oh! (Blue Note, 2002)
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Advertisement

New Products

New Products

SVS updates its entry-level series of home theater subwoofers in sealed (SB-1000 Pro) or ported (PB-1000 Pro) designs for $499 / $599.

Earbuds & In-Ear Headphones

Apple to deliver its next-gen wireless earbuds in 3 weeks. Let the fanboy drooling commence.

New Products

Are the new Drop Sennheiser HD8xx as good as the original HD800S and should you pre-order?

CD Players

If you were wondering if people still buy CD players, McIntosh just pulled back the curtains on a mighty player built for CDs and...

Floorstanding Speakers

DALI introduces six new loudspeakers for any lifestyle priced from $999 to $3,999/pair.

New Products

Have you ever wondered about the loudspeakers used in your local AMC and how the loudspeakers in your own home theater don’t really offer...

You May Also Like

Articles

Will Spotify HiFi finally be the catalyst for renewed interest in better sounding hi-fi for younger listeners? I think so.

Articles

Events of the 20th century shaped my DNA and influenced what I've watched and listened to for almost 50 years. Can music set one...

Articles

Daft Punk said goodbye this week with a video; which is exactly how you would expect this innovative French duo to go out on...

News

Spotify will add CD-quality lossless music streaming service tier in 2021. It's finally happening.

Advertisement

ecoustics is the unbiased resource for the latest technology news, coolest gadgets, and best consumer electronics. Plus get product reviews, roundups and deals from all over the web on everything electronic. Read more



Copyright © 1999-2021 ecoustics | Disclaimer: ecoustics may earn a commission when you buy through links on our site.