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BLUE NOTE DELETED TITLES

A deletion of dozens of Blue Note titles took place at the beginning of May.

True Blue Music managed to secure a quantity of many of these titles, but that stock is limited.

Here's what we still have available, although please understand that supplies are low.

SINGLE CDs - DELETED TITLES; LIMITED STOCK!

Cannonball Adderley - Cannonball Takes Charge $12.98

This 1959 album is a relaxed studio quartet date featuring the great pianist Wynton Kelly. Cannonball took this opportunity to delve into some great standards that show off his incredible grasp of Charlie Parker's style. Includes two alternate takes.

Albert Ammons & Meade Lux Lewis - The First Day $12.98

Eighteen solos and duets from the masters of boogie woogie piano. Blue Note's first recording session, January 6, 1939. Includes 8 solos by Lewis, 9 by Ammons and 2 duets.

Chet Baker & Art Pepper - The Route $12.98

The first studio encounter by Chet and Art Pepper, this session was frustratingly scattered over half a dozen different Pacific Jazz albums until all 11 tunes were gathered on this CD. With Richie Kamuca, Pete Jolly, Leroy Vinnegar and Stan Levey.

Chet Baker And Crew $12.98

This Crew, a quintet with Phil Urso and Bobby Timmons, was one of Chet's hardest-swinging groups, with great tunes by Gerry Mulligan, Al Cohn, Miles Davis and others. Six bonus tracks have been added to the original LP's eight selections.

Chet Baker Sextet $12.98

This September 1954 date features Bob Brookmeyer and Bud Shank playing baritone sax with arrangements by Jack Montrose, Johnny Mandel and Bill Holman Completing this CD is a remarkable 1957 session composed and arranged by Bob Zieff and previously only available in a Baker box set.

Chet Baker Sings And Plays $12.98

Baker's second vocal album was done in 1955. The crown jewels of this album however are "This Is Always", "Someone To Watch Over Me", "I Wish I Knew" and "Grey December" with a cello quartet and artful arrangements which clearly inspire Chet to dig deep for some of his finest vocals on record.

The Fabulous Sidney Bechet $15.98

Bechet's two final sessions for Blue Note in 1951 and '53 feature Sidney De Paris and Jonah Jones and focus on the great New Orleans jazz classics. Both sessions were originally recorded on tape and have been remastered using 24-bit super bit mapping for superb fidelity. Includes five alternate takes

Kenny Burrell At The Five Spot Café $12.98

A 1959 live date at the legendary club, with Art Blakey driving a band that includes Tina Brooks and alternating pianists, Bobby Timmons and Roland Hanna. Includes three bonus tracks.

Donald Byrd - Free Form (RVG Remaster) $12.98

From the soulful "Pentacostal Feelin'" to the beautiful Hancock ballad "Night Flower" to the tricky title tune, this quintet album Hancock and Wayne Shorter stands out of one of Donald Byrd's finest in his five-decade career.

Donald Byrd - Fuego (RVG Remaster) $12.98

This 1959 quintet session with Jackie McLean, Duke Pearson, Doug Watkins and Lex Humphries features great tunes and great playing. Byrd uses a pocket trumpet for this album, giving him a brighter, more distinctive sound.

Serge Chaloff - Blue Serge $12.98

This is his finest album, recorded in 1956 with Sonny Clark, Leroy Vinnegar and Philly Joe Jones. The bonus track "How About You" completes the session.

Paul Chambers - Whims Of Chambers $12.98

The 1956 debut album with by this astonishing bassist features John Coltrane (tenor saxophone); Donald Byrd (trumpet); Horace Silver (piano); Kenny Burrell (guitar) and Philly Joe Jones (drums).

Nat King Cole - Best of The Trio (Vocal 1942-46) $15.98

The trio's greatest success came from its inventive arrangements of vocal classics. This CD captures the first edition of the trio with Oscar Moore and Johnny Miller and classics like "Straighten Up And Fly Right," "Sweet Lorraine" and "Route 66."

Onrette Coleman - At The Golden Circle, Stockholm, Vol 2 (RVG Remaster) $12.98

On Ornette first European tour, producer Francis Wolff met this trio in Stockholm and recorded them for two nights at the Golden Circle performing eight new compositions. Rudy Van Gelder has returned to the original tapes to remaster these gems. In the process, three previously unissued alternate takes have been added to Volume Two.

Eric Dolphy - Illinois Concert $12.98

The hitherto unknown performance by Eric Dolphy's quartet with Herbie Hancock is a major find. Recorded live at the University of Illinois on March 10, 1963, Dolphy is in peak form, especially on the beautiful bass clarinet tour-de-force "God Bless The Child" and his searing alto sax on "Iron Man".

Kenny Dorham - Trompeta Toccata (RVG Remaster) $12.98

Tompeta Toccatta, made in September 1964 would be the final recorded collaboration by Dorham and Hoe Henderson. This one features soulful, but challenging originals and brilliant solo work from all. "Night Watch" is a bluesy, lyrical masterpiece.

Art Farmer - Modern Art $12.98

This 1958 sextet date is one of Farmer's best with Benny Golson (tenor saxophone), Bill Evans (piano). Addison Farmer (bass), Dave Bailey (drums).

Johnny Griffin - The Congregation (RVG Remaster) $12.98

This quartet date with Sonny Clark, Paul Chambers and Kenny Dennis is a relaxed mature affair that ranges from the gospely title tune to a beautiful "I'm Glad There Is You" and an uptempo "It's You Or No One." Added to the original album is "I Remember "You," a bonus track from the session.

Herbie Hancock - My Point Of View (RVG Remaster) $12.98

This album, which features Blue Note stalwarts Donald Byrd, Hank Mobley and Grant Green, also introduced Tony Williams to the jazz world. The compositions show the range and depth of this young pianist-composer who was just weeks away from joining Miles Davis's quintet.

Andrew Hill - Smokestack (RVG Remaster) $12.98

"Smoke Stack" was the second of four masterpieces that composer/pianist Andrew Hill made during his first months with Blue Note. Unique in his discography, this December 13, 1963 session features bassists Richard Davis and Eddie Khan and drummer Roy Haynes. Includes four alternate takes.

Andrew Hill - Passing Ships (Connoisseur Series) $14.98

This amazing 1969 nonet session, released here for the first time, features spectacular writing by Hill. The instrumentation is one reed (doubling on tenor, soprano, alto flute and English horn), two trumpets, trombone, French horn, tuba (doubling on bass clarinet), piano, bass and drums. Joe Farrell, Woody Shaw, Dizzy Reece, Julian Priester and Hill are the principal soloists, and the compositions are varied and inventive. A real find

Andrew Hill - Pax (Connoisseur Series) $14.98

This February 1965 date with Freddie Hubbard, Joe Henderson, Richard Davis and Joe Chambers finds Hill during his first peak era, but the results did not surface until five tunes were issued on a 1975 double album entitled "One For One."

Andrew Hill - Change (Connoisseur Series) $14.98

Andrew Hill's only recording in 1966 was his working band with Sam Rivers, Walter Booker and J.C. Moses is featured. The music is powerful and adventurous. Two very different alternate takes have been added to the original album.

Bobby Hutcherson - The Kicker (Connoisseur Series) $14.98

Hutcherson's previously unissued first session, recorded on December 29, 1963 with the same band that made Grant Green's "Idle Moments". This set features the first versions of Joe Henderson's "The Kicker" and "Step Lightly", Joe Chambers's "Mirrors" and Duke Pearson's "Bedouin".

Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra Live At The Village Vanguard $12.98

TJones almost single-handedly brought the big band into the modern age with this organization. Swung hard by Mel Lewis's drums, the band sailed through the complex charts of Jones and Bob Brookmeyer with panache. Soloists include Brookmeyer, Jones, Richard Williams, Jerome Richardson and Joe Farrell.

Thad Jones - Detroit-New York Junction (RVG Remaster) $12.98

Thad Jones leads an excellent sextet on his March 13, 1956 Blue Note debut with Billy Mitchell, Kenny Burrell and Tommy Flanagan representing his hometown of Detroit and Oscar Pettiford and Shadow Wilson representing New York.

Jackie McLean - Jackie's Bag (RVG Remaster) $12.98

In terms of composition, leadership and playing, this is probably Jackie McLean's greatest album, culled from two different sessions, separated by 20 months. Three bonus tracks complete the sextet session with Tina Brooks and Blue Mitchell.

Hank Mobley - The Turnaround (RVG Remaster) $12.98

Mobley and Freddie Hubbard team up on four tunes including "Straight Ahead" and "Pat 'N Chat" while Donald Byrd and Herbie Hancock appear on "The Good Life" and "East Of The Village".

Wes Montgomery - Finger Pickin' $12.98

Wes's first album session, with brothers Buddy and Monk and Freddie Hubbard (his first too) on CD for the first time, with bonus tracks from The Mastersounds "Kismet" session featuring Wes.

Ike Quebec - It Might As Well Be Spring (RVG Remaster) $12.98

Quebec with Freddie Roach, Milt Hinton and Al Harewood, made this album immediately after "Heavy Soul" and it is every bit the classic the first album proved to be. Quebec's big-toned, vulnerable tenor playing is a thing to behold.

Horace Silver Trio (RVG Remaster) $12.98

All 16 seminal recordings from Silver's initial trio sessions (1952-53) Gene Ramey, Percy Heath or Curly Russell (bass) and Art Blakey (drums).

Horace Silver - Serenade To A Soul Sister (RVG Remaster) $12.98

Horace Silver - Serenade To A Soul Sister (RVG Remaster) $12.98

With this album, Horace Silver introduced his new group with Charles Tolliver, Bennie Maupin and Billy Cobham, recorded his only encounter with Stanley Turrentine and added two more future jazz standards ("Psychedelic Sally" and the title tune) to his arsenal.

Horace Silver - Silver's Serenade (RVG Remaster) $12.98

This is the last album by the great quintet that featured Blue Mitchell, Junior Cook, Gene Taylor and Roy Brooks, recorded in May 1963. From the strolling, minor-blues title track to the funky "Let's Get To The Nitty Gritty" to the exotic "Dragon Lady," this is vintage, classic Horace at his best.

Horace Silver - The Stylings Of Silver (RVG Remaster) $12.98

Although this edition of Silver's quintet did not last long, Art Farmer and Hank Mobley proved to be two of the most empathetic and mature soloists to interpret the pianist's masterful compositions.

Jimmy Smith - Softly As A Summer Breeze (RVG Remaster) $12.98

This trio album features Kenny Burrell and Philly Joe Jones on the first four tracks including a great version of Monk's "Hackensack." Added to the album are four tunes with singer Bill Henderson.

Jimmy Smith - Six Views Of The Blues (Connoisseur Series) $14.98

With Cecil Payne, Kenny Burrell and Art Blakey, this organ master digs into 6 very different views of the blues.

Jimmy Smith - Straight Life (Connoisseur Series) $14.98

Recently released here for the first time, is Jimmy Smith's only studio recording in 1961 with his working trio and an interesting mix of original blues and standards with a version of Coleman Hawkins' "Stuffy" thrown in for good measure.

Stanley Turrentine - A Bluish Bag (Connoisseur Series) $14.98

Duke Pearson arranged the two sessions that appear in full on this CD. The material ranges from blues to standards to sambas and Turrentine as the prime soloist is superb throughout. The first session was issued piecemeal years later, but the second session is previously unreleased. Donald Byrd, Kenny Barron and McCoy get solo space as well.

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MULTI- DISC SETS - DELETED TITLES; LIMITED STOCK!

TWO-DISC SETS

Louis Armstrong & Duke Ellington - The Great Summitt Complete Sessions

This newly remixed 2 CD set contains all 17 master takes on one disc and almost an hour of previously unissued alternate takes, rehearsals and fascinating conversations between Louis and Duke. An absolute historical must with better sound than ever! This April 1961 encounter brought together the two most influential men in jazz.

Chet Baker & Stan Getz - West Coast Live $24.98

These two CDs contain all of the material recorded by Chet and Stan at the Haig in 1953, where Getz briefly subbed for Gerry Mulligan in the pianoless quartet. Also included are three extended performances taped a year later with Russ Freeman on piano and Shelly Manne on drums.

Kenny Burrell - Blue Lights Vols. 1 & 2 $24.98

Kenny Burrell's classic Blue Note jam session with the tenors of Tina Brooks and Junior Cook, trumpeter Louis Smith and Art Blakey, complete in stereo on CD for the first time. Added to the two original LPs is the bonus track "I Never Knew."

Introducing Kenny Burrell (Connoisseur Series) $26.98

The first two complete sessions on this set are from 1956 and comprise "Introducing" and "Vol. 2", his first albums. Sidemen include Frank Foster, Tommy Flanagan and Oscar Pettiford. The third session, a year later, includes Hank Mobley, Horace Silver, Doug Watkins and Louis Hayes. Only one 45 came out in the U.S., but an album of the date was briefly issued in Japan.

Donald Byrd At The Half Note Café Vols. 1 & 2 (RVG Remaster) $26.98

The two live albums that Byrd and Pepper Adams made at The Half Note Café in 1961 were their crowning achievement artistically and commercially. Four lengthy selections have been added to the original albums on this 2-CD set.

Joe Henderson - The State Of The Tenor $22.98

Possibly the greatest recording by this inventive tenor saxophone master. Accompanied only by Ron Carter and Al Foster, Joe explores standards, originals and jazz tunes by Sam Rivers, Charles Mingus, Horace Silver and others. A masterpiece!

BOX SETS

The Complete Capitol Transcription Session Of The King Cole Trio (3 CDs) $38.98

All 71 studio performances by the trio with Oscar Moore (CD 1 & 2) and Irving Ashby (CD 3) recorded between 1946 and '50. The 31 instrumentals include Basie tunes ("Lester Leaps In", "Rock-a-Bye Basie", "Swingin' The Blues" and "One O'Clock Jump") and Tiny Grimes' "Tiny's Exercise". There are also alternate versions of hits like "Route 66" and "Baby, Baby, All The Time". Superb music.

Jimmy Smith - Retrospective (4 CDs) $59.98

From 1956 to '63, the father of the modern jazz organ was one of the most prolific artists on Blue Note. This set captures 38 classic highlights of those years through his trio sessions, quartets with Lou Donaldson and Stanley Turrentine and all-star sextets with Donald Byrd, Lee Morgan, Curtis Fuller, Jackie McLean, Hank Mobley, Tina Brooks, Ike Quebec, Kenny Burrell, Art Blakey and others. An amazing body of work.

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I assume these are titles BN is retiring, not just True Blue deciding to cut stock.

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I assume these are titles BN is retiring, not just True Blue deciding to cut stock.

Correct.

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Wow--grab Art Farmer's MODERN ART if you don't have it already.

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Yeah, things are moving slowly backwards. It has been a while since any 'new' RVG or Conn title hasn't it? I think it is amazing it got as far as it did. I wonder if we will get any more. Uh, not that I buy into the whole exploitative reissue scam any more, that is...

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Well, don't expect any more RVGs anyway, David!

Some classic stuff on that list... the Farmer, the Chaloff, the Henderson, the Ornette, some of the Chet Baker, Jackie's Bag, the Hills, the Burrells, the Mobe, Silver's Trio... and finally, the Nat Cole 3CD set is highly recommended, too!

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Looks like they're cutting their catalogue to the bone, core titles only (Somethin' Else, Genius of Modern Music, Midnight Blue, The Sermon, Maiden Voyage, et al). Truly the end.

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EMI only avoided being taken over by its lenders last month because its private equity owner contributed enough cash to avoid default.

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2010/05/14/business/main6484271.shtml

The new funding comes after talks with rival music companies Universal Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment and Warner Music Group all failed in the last several months. EMI was seeking a partner to distribute its music in North America, which it hoped would raise enough cash to keep Citigroup at bay.

When those talks failed, Terra Firma had no choice but to inject more money into EMI. The funds artificially boost the company's profit to keep it above the required percentage of debt. The money also can be used by the company in its operations.

Through September of last year, Terra Firma had already put 105 million pounds into EMI to meet the loan ratio. It bought the company for 2.4 billion pounds in 2007.

While Hands and other investors can keep pouring in money, Terra Firma will have to fully repay the loan - now about 3.1 billion pounds - by 2015 or potentially lose the company to the bank.

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Truly the end.

Re-run of the mid to late 70s. All the good stuff available only on Japanese releases.

Son of 'Rainbow' series anyone?

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And, as bears mentioning with all things True Blue, I'm sure all of these are still available on Amazon at a fraction of the price and will be for a time (or at least from second-hand vendors).

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I'd have thought the Chet Bakers were perennial sellers, especially The Route and Sings & Plays.

Edited by Pete C

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Truly the end.

Re-run of the mid to late 70s. All the good stuff available only on Japanese releases.

Son of 'Rainbow' series anyone?

Some really interesting stuff saw it's initial release (and some dream titles were reissued) on the Rainbow series and the two twofer series before that. We should be so blessed at this point in time.

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damn, so glad I have the Smith's Burrell's and Henderson's. Pulled out "Blue Lights" the other day.

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I'm gonna have to fire up the credit card for the Andrew Hill, Horace Silver, Chet Baker and Kenny Burrell titles.

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Sad to see them go, but CDs are WAY down the priority list for me at the time being. In fact, the collector bug died several years ago.

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This has been a golden age for jazz fans, as far as reissues are concerned. Unfortunately, this golden age appears to be coming to an end. Just sad.

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Donald Byrd's Fuego is a pretty good one. Just ordered that along with Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Live at The Village Vanguard and Introducing Kenny Burrell. More to follow. :(

Edited by Tom 1960

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The most enticing things to me on this list are the Ammons/Lewis, Bechet, and Cole box. I guess that shows how much my tastes have changed since joining this board.

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Yeah, the 70s all over again, but we've also been spoiled by the CD reissue boom. The upside, in this case, is that it's much easier to "find" oop CDs (or downloads) than ever before.

In my case, there are few BN albums that I still need/want. Meanwhile, I've been buying several hundred CDs over the last year - used and/or cutouts - for just a buck or two, often from foreign and/or indie labels that I'd never even seen at retail. I've been buying lots of newer music and investigating more younger/unknown artists than ever before. It's been liberating to finally break the Blue Note "classic jazz" habit.

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FYI Introducing Kenny Burrell can be had at an impressive price on Amazon and Ebay-- about $7.50 sealed, not bad for a 2xCD Connoisseur.

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The most enticing things to me on this list are the Ammons/Lewis, Bechet, and Cole box. I guess that shows how much my tastes have changed since joining this board.

Yes, me too. But I also forgot to get Jimmy SMith's "Straight life" - it didn't come out all that long ago, did it? - and never got round to getting Horace's "Soul sister" and "Silver's" serenades on CD, though I've got 'em on LP. I suppose they'd better go on the priority list.

MG

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I should probably pick up the Chet Baker Sextet. Never heard that one.

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Anyone on the fence about Jackie's Bag or the Ammons/Lewis...GET OFF THE DAMN FENCE.

You know who you are.

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Anyone on the fence about Jackie's Bag or the Ammons/Lewis...GET OFF THE DAMN FENCE.

You know who you are.

Yes, Yes. If someone asked me to make a list of THE 5 essential hard bop albums, Jackie's Bag would be on it.

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