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Recent Blue Note 10" reissues - any info?

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I've been picking these up as I can, either in shops or from Amazon. They're not as nice as that run of Toshiba Japanese reissues in the late 90s, but it's nice to have them available. They sound great, and the sleeves, though thin, are nice reproductions of the originals. My only beef is that the first few were cut with almost no lead-in groove. This has been addressed on the later pressings.

But here's the weird thing - I can't really find info about them anywhere. I just sort of happen upon them, whether browsing in-store or online. Some of the earlier ones had an "Authorized Blue Note Dealer" sticker on them. The manager at the shop where I first spotted them said that this was a program that Blue Note's parent mothership set up, sort of feeding into the Record Store Day vibe. Others, like the ones from Amazon, have that BN 75th Anniversary sticker on them.

Seems like it would be an easy enough thing for BN to differentiate from a marketing angle, tracing it back to the company's early years. Nope. Nothing.

Here's what I've picked up so far:

  • Milt Jackson - Wizard of the Vibes
  • Fats Navarro - Memorial Album
  • Miles Davis - Young Man With A Horn
  • Miles Davis - Vol. 2
  • Miles Davis - Vol. 3
  • Elmo Hope - Elmo Hope Quintet
  • Thelonious Monk - Genius of Modern Music Vol. 1
  • Thelonious Monk - Genius of Modern Music Vol. 2
  • Hank Mobley - Hank Mobley Quartet
  • Horace Silver - Horace Silver
  • Jutta Hipp - New Faces, New Sounds from Germany
  • JJ Johnson - Jay Jay Johnson

I have a few more on order, coming out this month and next:

  • Gil Melle - New Faces, New Sounds
  • Clifford Brown - New Star on the Horizon
  • Sal Salvador - Sal Salvador Quintet

Anyone else have these? Or know anything more?

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I'm a sucker for these though I've held off buying more than two or three, mainly as I have to buy them from the US and I don't like paying excessive shipping.  I do like them, I suppose as very nice objects rather than for their music.  I also have half a dozen or so from a UA series from the 80s.   I don't know how extensive this series was - I'd be interested to know.

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I've picked them up on occaision as well. I compared the Miles' releases to the Classic Records 10in releases from the 90's and prefer the Classic but YMMV.

I'm assuming these are digitally sourced like the recent 75anny LP reissues. Either way, the music is great and my LPOCD loves them as artifacts.

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The two Julius Watkins ten inchers are excellent music.

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Whats's your preferred sources for buying these? (Hints on sources passably economical for European buyers welcome ;))

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Dusty Groove offers the best the most economic air mail shipping from the US as far as I know.

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The two Julius Watkins ten inchers are excellent music.

Are the Watkins 10"s scheduled?

The Blue Note Authorized Dealer thing has been scrapped, shops were required to stock 200 BN CD titles (iirc) to participate- making "indie" shops like Dusty and Amoeba the only ones that could afford it. Being authorized got you the 10"s and other promotional records (like the Byrd/Gaye 12" single) a couple months before everyone else. 

I do wish they'd make it easy to keep up with these, but yeah, there's just nothing to read. 

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The list so far, through December. Doesn't include the RSD Miles "Enigma" alternates 10".

Vinyl Tracking Table

Street Date

Artist

Title

Format

Catalog #

7/29/2014

Thelonious Monk

Genius Of Modern Music, Vol. 1

10-inch

BN 5002

8/26/2014

Thelonious Monk

Genius Of Modern Music, Vol. 2

10-inch

BN 5009

9/30/2014

Milt Jackson

Wizard Of The Vibes

10-inch

BN 5011

10/28/2014

Miles Davis

Young Man With A Horn

10-inch

BN 5013

11/25/2014

Miles Davis

Vol. 2

10-inch

BN 5022

12/23/2014

J. J. Johnson

Jay Jay Johnson with Clifford Brown

10-inch

BN 5028

1/27/2015

Miles Davis

Vol. 3

10-inch

BN 5040

2/24/2015

Elmo Hope Quintet

Elmo Hope Quintet, Vol. 2

10-inch

BN 5044

3/24/2015

Jutta Hipp Quintet

New Faces - New Sounds From Germany

10-inch

BN 5056

4/28/2015

Horace Silver Quintet

Horace Silver Quintet, Vol. 1

10-inch

BN 5058

5/26/2015

Hank Mobley Quartet

Hank Mobley Quartet

10-inch

BN 5066

6/30/2015

Clifford Brown

New Star On The Horizon

10-inch

BN 5032

7/31/2015

Fats Navarro

The Fats Navarro Memorial Album

10-inch

BN 5004

8/28/2015

Gil Melle Quintet/Sextet

New Faces - New Sounds

10-inch

BN 5020

10/23/2015

Sal Salvador Quintet

Sal Salvador Quintet

10-inch

BN 5035

11/20/2015

Leonard Feather

Best From The West - Modern Sounds From California, Volume 1

10-inch

BN 5059

11/20/2015

Art Blakey Quintet

A Night At Birdland with The Art Blakey Quintet, Volume 1

10-inch

BN 5037

12/18/2015

Leonard Feather

Best From The West - Modern Sounds From California, Volume 2

10-inch

BN 5060

 

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The list so far, through December. Doesn't include the RSD Miles "Enigma" alternates 10".

Vinyl Tracking Table

Street Date

Artist

Title

Format

Catalog #

7/29/2014

Thelonious Monk

Genius Of Modern Music, Vol. 1

10-inch

BN 5002

8/26/2014

Thelonious Monk

Genius Of Modern Music, Vol. 2

10-inch

BN 5009

9/30/2014

Milt Jackson

Wizard Of The Vibes

10-inch

BN 5011

10/28/2014

Miles Davis

Young Man With A Horn

10-inch

BN 5013

11/25/2014

Miles Davis

Vol. 2

10-inch

BN 5022

12/23/2014

J. J. Johnson

Jay Jay Johnson with Clifford Brown

10-inch

BN 5028

1/27/2015

Miles Davis

Vol. 3

10-inch

BN 5040

2/24/2015

Elmo Hope Quintet

Elmo Hope Quintet, Vol. 2

10-inch

BN 5044

3/24/2015

Jutta Hipp Quintet

New Faces - New Sounds From Germany

10-inch

BN 5056

4/28/2015

Horace Silver Quintet

Horace Silver Quintet, Vol. 1

10-inch

BN 5058

5/26/2015

Hank Mobley Quartet

Hank Mobley Quartet

10-inch

BN 5066

6/30/2015

Clifford Brown

New Star On The Horizon

10-inch

BN 5032

7/31/2015

Fats Navarro

The Fats Navarro Memorial Album

10-inch

BN 5004

8/28/2015

Gil Melle Quintet/Sextet

New Faces - New Sounds

10-inch

BN 5020

10/23/2015

Sal Salvador Quintet

Sal Salvador Quintet

10-inch

BN 5035

11/20/2015

Leonard Feather

Best From The West - Modern Sounds From California, Volume 1

10-inch

BN 5059

11/20/2015

Art Blakey Quintet

A Night At Birdland with The Art Blakey Quintet, Volume 1

10-inch

BN 5037

12/18/2015

Leonard Feather

Best From The West - Modern Sounds From California, Volume 2

10-inch

BN 5060

 

Nice - I hadn't seen the Leonard Feather titles listed anywhere yet. Vol. 1 is on Amazon for pre-order.

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That might be the end of these, it's uncertain if anything but the 12" reissues are continuing. 

Not sure about other distros, but at Alliance these aren't marked as 10"s, so 10/12" records with the same title look like duplicate listings- and usually the 10"s have no thumbnail image. I bet that keeps lots of shops from ordering.

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Wanted to say thanks for posting the list above, I couldn't find a list anywhere until your post.

Love these 10" reissues.

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Yes I have been trying to source these as well, not easy to locate information. Reminds me of those Verve limited distribution CD's from the 90's

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On November 3, 2015 at 7:43:41 AM, Mattstick said:

Wanted to say thanks for posting the list above, I couldn't find a list anywhere until your post.

Love these 10" reissues.

You're welcome! Odd that they'd be releasing these so quietly.

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