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  1. Blue Note's TONE POET series.

    Wow! Making money off of people’s impatience. I’ll wait for a repress of The Kicker, thank you 😎
  2. Blue Note's TONE POET series.

    Whoah! On the wantlist it goes... Here's the link...
  3. Blue Note's TONE POET series.

    For me it’s just a current format preference. Not an analog/digital kind of thing. I like the production quality of the Tone Poets and it’s more fun to hold and read a big LP jacket than a little cd booklet 😎 Though I do like being able to sit for a whole album and not have to get up after every 2 songs. I may get the CD of the Lloyd too just because I’m a big Frisell fan.
  4. Blue Note's TONE POET series.

    2021-22 Tone Poet titles have been announced March 12, 2021 Charles Lloyd & The Marvels – Tone Poem (Blue Note, 2021) *mastered directly from the original 24/96 digital files* May 7, 2021 Dexter Gordon – One Flight Up (Blue Note, 1964) Andrew Hill – Passing Ships (Blue Note, 1969) 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) There’s a lot of great titles in this batch IMO. Especially excited for the Vick (my favorite BN of all-time), Konitz, Chet, Scofield and the Hill. Those Grant Green titles will be nice too. Charles Lloyd as well.
  5. Up one last time for some air. Last call on these discs. I’ll be pulling this post and selling them via another route, so act now if you’d like anything. Thanks, and have a great rest of your Sunday.
  6. Up - lowered price of Turrentine Mosaic to $60 + $3 shipping in USA.
  7. Up for updates (new titles, price reductions and flat-rate shipping) THANKS!
  8. ***August 12, 2020 - updated with new titles, price reductions and flat-rate shipping to US folks. If anyone outside the US is interested we can figure out shipping. Hey folks. I’m thinning the collection a bit and thought I’d offer these here before going the retail route. All items ship for a flat $3 to US folks, no matter how many you buy, and will be shipped USPS Media Mail. All are in NM (disc, jewel, artwork) condition unless otherwise noted, and have only been played once or twice. PM me if interested. I'll deal if you want multiple cds. Thanks! ~Aftab (Jeff) Mosaic Stanley Turrentine - The Blue Note Quintet/Sextet Studio Sessions - 5CD. Very slight wear to box, everything else fantastic - 60 Blue Note CDs Art Blakey The Jazz Messengers -- At The Cafe Bohemia Vol 1 (RVG remaster edition) - $5 Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers -- At The Cafe Bohemia Volume 2 (RVG remaster edition) - $5 Art Blakey -- Buhaina's Delight - A few cracks in back jewel case - $5 Art Blakey -- Mosaic - $5 Donald Byrd -- Byrd In Hand (24 bit RVG Remaster) - $8 Gogo Penguin -- Man Made Object - A few cracks in jewel case - $6 Horace Silver -- Horace Silver & The Jazz Messengers (RVG remaster edition) - Slight wrinkle in tray card - $5 JR Monterose -- JR Monterose (RVG remaster edition) - sealed - $6 Jackie McLean -- Fickle Sonance (RVG remaster edition) - $8 Jackie McLean -- Bluesnik - $5 Jackie McLean -- Capuchin Swing (RVG edition) - $8 Jackie McLean -- Jackie's Bag (RVG remaster edition) - $5 Jackie McLean -- Right Now (RVG Remaster Edition) - $8 Jimmy McGriff -- Electric Funk - Rare Groove Series - $5 Jimmy McGriff -- The Worm - Rare Groove Series - $5 Jimmy Smith -- Jimmy Smith Plays Fats Waller (RVG remaster edition) - $8 Jimmy Smith with Lou Donaldson -- Jimmy Smith Trio + LD - TOCJ-1610 - The BN Works 1500 Unissue Series. With OBI. Slight wrinkle in booklet - $25 John Patton -- Blue John - $10 John Patton -- Boogaloo - Rare Groove Series - $10 John Patton -- Memphis To New York Spirit - Rare Groove Series. Promo copy. Sticker on cover. Line thru barcode. Notice printed on disc - $10 Kenny Dorham -- Round About Midnight At The Cafe Bohemia -- Complete (RVG edition) - 2 CD set - $12 Kenny Dorham -- Whistle Stop (RVG remaster edition) - $8 Richard Groove Holmes -- Comin' On Home - Rare Groove Series - $8 Stanley Turrentine -- Common Touch - UK/Holland Rare Groove Series - $12 Stanley Turrentine -- Joyride - $5 Stanley Turrentine with the Three Sounds -- Blue Hour -- The Complete Sessions - Connoisseur Series. 2 CD set - $12 Freddie Redd -- Shades Of Redd - BN Connoisseur Series - $10 Freddie Redd -- Redd's Blues - BN Connoisseur Series - $10 Charlie Rouse -- Bossa Nova Bacchanal - BN Connoisseur Series - $10 Dizzy Reece -- Comin' On! - BN Connoisseur Series - $10 Leo Parker -- Rollin With Leo (RVG remaster edition) - $6 Stanley Turrentine -- ZT's Blues - $10 Stanley Turrentine with Shirley Scott -- Never Let Me Go - $5 Stanley Turrentine -- Dearly Beloved (RVG remaster edition) - $6 Stanley Turrentine -- Spoiler - $5 Stanley Turrentine -- Rough & Tumble - $5 Not on Blue Note Buddy Rich Big Band feat. Steve Marcus -- Burning For Buddy -- A Tribute To The Music Of Buddy Rich Vol 2 - Promo copy with notice on booklet and disc. Original jewel case with hype sticker - $6 Esperanza Spalding -- Junjo - Sealed with original retail stickers - $6 Rudresh Mahanthappa -- Gamak - $8 Rudresh Mahanthappa -- Samdhi -slight corner ding on ecopak - $8
  9. Hey everyone. It’s been a while! So I have 2 of the new Tone Poet LPs for sale. Both are still sealed in the original poly bags. Prices include shipping to US address. (claimed) Hank Mobley - Poppin’ - $20 - *note - there is a 2 inch split on the top center of gatefold where the record must have broken through during shipping. (Claimed) Stanley Turrentine - Comin’ Your Way - $25. - *note - Poly bag torn open 2 inches or so on top left. Everything else intact. PM me if interested. The story (if you’re interested). I ordered Poppin’ from amazon, and when it arrived I noticed the aforementioned split. Me, being picky, requested to exchange it, and amazon obliged. However, they sent me the Turrentine instead (it has a Poppin’ barcode sticker on the poly bag). When I contacted them to explain what was going on, they refunded me my money and told me to keep the records. A very unexpected outcome. Since Mobley is one of my faves I’d like to get a pristine copy of Poppin’, but if the split doesn’t bother you this is a deal for you. The Turrentine I just don’t want, so I figured I’d make it available to someone else who might and save them a little. I hope everyone is doing well during this kind of surreal time. Thanks for reading.
  10. Record Store Day - Black Friday 2019

    I picked up the two Miles releases, but have not had a chance to spin them yet. Now that the holidays are over, hopefully I’ll have time...
  11. Check this out...lots of cool titles coming, though I'll have to wait a year for Scofield/Metheny My highlights... January 24 Hank Mobley – Poppin’ (Blue Note, 1957) February 28 Chet Baker – Chet Baker Sings (Pacific Jazz, 1954-56) Grant Green – Nigeria (Blue Note, 1962) April 24 Lee Morgan – The Cooker (Blue Note, 1957) June 26 Bobby Hutcherson – The Kicker (Blue Note, 1963) September 25 Bobby Hutcherson – Oblique (Blue Note, 1967) October 23 Tina Brooks – The Waiting Game (Blue Note, 1961) November 20 Lee Morgan – The Rajah (Blue Note, 1966) December 11 Paul Chambers – Bass On Top (Blue Note, 1957) John Scofield & Pat Metheny – I Can See Your House From Here (Blue Note, 1993)
  12. Check this out! Already got my preorder in... Grant Green - Sunday Mornin’
  13. Blue Note's TONE POET series.

    Just popped over there and heard some sound samples - that does not sound good at all! Here's the Tone Poet sample that was posted - Herbie's solo... Ceora
  14. Blue Note's TONE POET series.

    Yeah, unfortunately I hear it too. I just compared it to the 2 different masterings on Spotify, and they sound better with no weird warble/phasing. My frustration is these Tone Poets were advertised as the definitive version of these recordings (sorry, I think I've said this before). I guess I have a different idea of what that means than Blue Note/RTI does unfortunately. I'll probably pick up the 2 or 3 remaining titles I'm interested in though - because I can't afford original pressings of these tiles and they are pretty good. I saw an 'Introducing Kenny Burrell' original for $950 at a shop. $950?!?! And it sold, too. Out of hand IMO... My other thought - if you mess up in a production, and someone (or a lot of someones) call(s) you on it, just admit it and move on. Denying it kind of makes you look stand-offish or ignorant. I don't know what happened or where in the process it happened, but something's not right with Black Fire. An example - the last album by the rock band Dream Theater, the Astonishing, had 2 blatant production errors and the band was called out on it online. John Petrucci, the guitar player/producer, claimed he didn't hear anything and it sounded fine to him. Ummmmm...just admit something got messed up, now it's a piece of history, and move on. Sorry for the ramble. BN75 LPs anyone...?