mgraham333

Blue Note Reissues for 2008...

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The Louis Smith album would be great to have, one of the very few ones that come to mind.

The missing parts of the Hall/Johnson/Dickenson Mosaic would also be great to have on individual CDs, and all of those great Art Hodes sessions, too! Any or all, that is!

And I'm sure there are some other things that have never been out or OOP for a long time, the only one that comes to mind and that I would indeed buy is Stanley Turrentine's "Look Out", but I haven't checked how hard it is to find that one...

Other than that I have the feeling that most of the stuff has been out by now and is in no real need of yet another reissue... there was a point where the RVGs indeed started getting a bit absurd, for instance when that Lee Morgan album came out again while the "old" version of it was just 2 or 3 years old...

The Smith is one of the very few from the well-known/loved/hyped years of BN (1955-1965 roughly?) that has not been readily available, Dizzy Reece's "Soundin' Off" is another one, but I'll eventually get the Mosaic Select even though I have everything else that's on it, except for that one album.

The "Tenor Man" album would be interesting though, and some more Pacific items in general. The album Groove Holmes did with Ben Webster is one that has been out but impossible to find for me so far, so there'd be another one to reissue that has already been on CD... but while there was the rather absurd Chet Baker series (almost everything was still available, grouped a bit more reasonably, too - and all of these go OOP now before EMI yurp would put out non-cc versions, too - sucks!) of reissues being reissued, I guess all the other things just wouldn't sell, or at least that's how the execs look at it (who owns BN anyway by now? Did them private equiteers already start taking things apart?)

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May I suggest a Rare Groove batch too? If not, I’ll take these from Water or some other label!

Lou Donaldson - Cosmos

Reuben Wilson - On Broadway

Jack McDuff - To Seek A New Home

Jimmy McGriff - Something To Listen To

Gene Harris And The Three Sounds

Are the tapes missing to Grant Green’s 'Green Acid'? Otherwise I’d add that one too.

Good list, though "Cosmos" isn't that good. Perhaps a reissue could wipe out the backing vocalists, though :)

Ronnie Foster, too.

And McGriff's "Black pearl" - which could be made into a twofer with the McGriff/Jr Parker "Chicken fried soul" which I think was recorded at the same gig and issued on UA. I've done a twofer of it for myself and it feels great.

MG

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complete Blue John sessions

complete Lou Donaldson "The Scorpion" live recording

the Harold Vick songs w/Patton that never came out.

Get back Rare Grooves...dug all the sessions previously mentioned for that...maybe add some Ronnie Foster to the list.

More organ stuff that's not Jimmy Smith...

Hi SS, where yer bin?

And some Freddie Roach - though the only one I haven't got on CD is "Mo greens pliz" and I mean to get a TOCJ soonish.

MG

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In a perfect (or even less imperfect) world, BN would make their entire catalogue available - RVG'd, Addey'd, whatever -make all the reissue fans happy, and get down to the business of recording good new jazz.

The bad news is that this world is far from perfect, and far from less imperfect, so neither will happen. The good news is that there's a lot more to the jazz world and the music world than Blue Note.

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Looks like digital releases might be part of the plan for the future.

Welcome to the new Blue Note Records web site. Over the past several months we have been working on this new site and will continue to do so over the coming months and years. Like Jazz, the Blue Note site will be ever growing and ever expanding. That growth and expansion will include offering high quality DRM-free MP3 downloads of our full catalog of tracks, albums, out of print titles and unique releases exclusive to the Blue Note store.

From the recently remodeled Blue Note website

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Maybe we'll see an RVG of "Come Away With Me."

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EMI is already offering DRM releases on iTunes. . . .

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The Louis Smith is waaayyy at the top of my list. Every other BN that I really, really felt like I had to have has been made available in one way or another in the last few years.

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From the recently remodeled Blue Note website

What a disappointment! I hit the link, got the home page, hit artists, hit A and saw, not without a certain amazement, the name Alpha Blondy, one of my favourite Reggae singers. So I hit the link, to be told that there are no releases by Alpha Blondy (on Blue Note).

Er... did Alpha Blondy ever have a release on Blue Note? His recordings are licensed from his own company by EMI France...

MG

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The missing parts of the Hall/Johnson/Dickenson Mosaic would also be great to have on individual CDs, and all of those great Art Hodes sessions, too! Any or all, that is!

Yes, I'd like such a CD issue too. I believe that these are Vic Dickenson-led sessions.

The other issue I'd like very much would be the complete Circle recordings by Corea and the company.

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Isn't Wahoo! by Duke Pearson still unavailable? Would make a nice RVG along with Smithville.

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The missing parts of the Hall/Johnson/Dickenson Mosaic would also be great to have on individual CDs, and all of those great Art Hodes sessions, too! Any or all, that is!

Yes, I'd like such a CD issue too. I believe that these are Vic Dickenson-led sessions.

The other issue I'd like very much would be the complete Circle recordings by Corea and the company.

It would be disc 4 of that set, disc 1 is on Hall's CD "Profoundly Blue", discs 2 and 3 are on the Hall/Johnson/De Paris 2CD set

James P. Johnson Solo

James P. Johnson (p)

WOR Studios, NYC, November 17, 1943

(1) J.P. Boogie

(2) Backwater Blues

(3) Carolina Balmoral

(4) Gut Stomp

(5) Mule Walk

(6) Arkansas Blues

(7) Caprice Rag

(8) Improvisations On Pinetop's Boogie Woogie (Pinetop Smith)

Sidney DeParis And His Blue Note Stompers

Sidney DeParis (tp) Jimmy Archey (tb) Omer Simeon (cl) Bob Green (p) George "Pops" Foster (b) Joe Smith (d)

WOR Studios, NYC, June 14, 1951

(9) When You Wore A Tulip (alt)

(10) When You Wore A Tulip

(11) Moose March (trad)

(12) Panama

(13) Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone

(14) A Good Man Is Hard To Find

(15) Weary Blues

Vic Dickenson Quartet

Vic Dickenson (tb) Bill Doggett (org) John Collins (g) Jo Jones (d)

WOR Studios, NYC, June 24, 1952

(16) Tenderly

(17) Gettin' Sentimental Over You

(18) Lion's Den (alt)

(19) Lion's Den

(20) In A Mellotone

The Morton/Hamilton dates would also be great to have! (Those were done on a 1LP Mosaic "set".)

And yes on Circle! Great idea... would it be enough for a Select? Maybe with some other related material? Not "Now He Sings" obviously, but maybe the other Corea album with Holland/Altschul, "Song of Singing"? I think I'll drop Mosaic a mail...

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Well, at least the BN Circle material would be do-able.

The rest is on CBS Sony Japan and ECM.

Wahoo was on CD in Japan recently, and I don't think it was all that pricey.

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Besides "Early Circle" which is under Corea's name, what else does BN have from Cirlce?

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There were two DLP sets under the name Circulus and Circling In, both of which feature either the complete band or aggregations of Corea with Braxton, Holland and/or Altschul. There's also a Corea/Holland/Altschul trio LP on BN from the early 1970s.

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Well then, I second that Mosaic Circle set. :tup All I have is Early Circle, which is a terrific set; would love to hear more!

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I should say that Circling In has some tracks with Vitous and Haynes, so it's not entirely Circle material. Still, a little of this and a little of that could make a nice two or three CD set.

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blue note will never reissue the session material we all want to hear. think how many alternate takes there are on those tapes of our favorite blue note pieces. someday, someone will copy them all just like they did in the 80s with the beach boys capitol session tapes, and in the uk in 1982or3 at abbey road with the beatles tapes. in fact i think this already has happneed to a smaller extent. am i wrong in thinking the session tapes contain all the alternate takes?

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I should say that Circling In has some tracks with Vitous and Haynes, so it's not entirely Circle material. Still, a little of this and a little of that could make a nice two or three CD set.

I think those Vitous/Haynes tracks were on the expanded CD editions of "Now He Sings, Now He Sobs", no?

So it would be "Early Circle", parts of "Circling In", plus possibly "Song of Singing"... I don't have the playing times of the music, but I guess the Circle material would fit onto two CDs, and with "Song of Singing" it might end up being three?

Anyway, I did write them a mail suggesting this yesterday, will report if I get an answer!

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My copy of Early Circle clocks in at 54:41

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Now He Sings, Now He Sobs

Chick Corea (p) Miroslav Vitous (b) Roy Haynes (d)

New York, March 14, 1968

tk 1 The law of falling and catching up Solid State SS18039, Blue Note BN-LA395, B1-90055

tk 2 Bossa Blue Note BN-LA472, (G)BST84555

tk 3 Matrix Solid State SS18039, Blue Note BN-LA395, B1-90055,

(Jap)W-5510, K23P-6725, TOCJ-5633 [CD],

(Indian)JAZ1, GRP GRD-5-9819 [CD]

tk 3 My one and only love Blue Note BN-LA472, (G)BST84555, (Jap)TOCJ-5633 [CD]

tk 1 Step - what was (intro) (*) Blue Note B1-90055

tk 1 Now he beats the drum - now he stops (body of tune) (*) Blue Note B1-90055

Note: All titles, except (*), also on Blue Note CDP7-90055-2 [CD], (Jap)CJ32-5009 [CD], Solid State (Jap)TOCJ-5355 [CD].

All above titles also on Blue Note 7-90055-2 [CD].

same

New York, March 19, 1968

Gemini Blue Note BN-LA472, (G)BST84555

tk 3 Now he sings, now he sobs Solid State SS18039, Blue Note BN-LA395, B1-90055, 7-89282-2 [CD], (Can)8-56508-2 [CD], (Jap)TOCJ-5633 [CD]

Fragments Blue Note BN-LA472, (G)BST84555

tk 4 Steps - what was (body of tune) (*) B1-90055

tk 3 Now he beats the drum - now he stops (intro) (*) -

Note: All titles, except (*), also on Blue Note (Jap)CJ32-5009 [CD], Solid State (Jap)TOCJ-5355 [CD].

All above titles also on Blue Note 7-90055-2 [CD].

same

New York, March 27, 1968

Windows Blue Note BN-LA472, (Jap)TOCJ-5633 [CD]

Samba yantra -

I don't know -

Pannonica - , (Du)1A.158-83401/04, (Jap)TOCJ-5633 [CD]

Note: All titles from Blue Note BN-LA472 also on Blue Note (G)BST84555, (Jap)CGSW-3019/20.

All above titles also on Blue Note 7-90055-2 [CD], (Jap)CJ32-5009 [CD], Solid State (Jap)TOCJ-5355 [CD].

same

New York, March 1968

Steps - what was Solid State SS18039

Now he beats the drum - now he stops -

Note: All titles from Solid State SS18039 also on Solid State (E)USS7011, (Jap)SR-3029, LAX-3151, SR-3157, GXC-3165, Pacific Jazz LN10057.

All above titles also on Blue Note 7-90055-2 [CD], (Jap)CJ32-5009 [CD].

Then come the "IS"-Sessions...

The Song of Singing: Chick Corea Trio

Chick Corea (p,perc) Dave Holland (b,perc) Barry Altschul (d)

New York, April 7, 1970

Flesh Blue Note BST84353

Toy room - , BN-LA395, (G)BST84504

Nefertiti - , BN-LA395, (G)BST84504, (Jap)TOCJ-5633 [CD]

Blues connotation Blue Note BN-LA472, (G)BST84555

Note: All above titles also on Blue Note CDP7-46401-2, CDP7-84353-2 [CD], (E)BNZ22 [CD], (Jap)CP32-9549 [CD].

same pers

New York, April 8, 1970

Rhymes Blue Note BST84353, CDP7-84353-2 [CD]

Ballad I - , BN-LA395, CDP7-84353-2 [CD], (G)BST84504

Ballad II Blue Note CDP7-84353-2 [CD]

Ballad III BST84353, BN-LA395, CDP7-84353-2 [CD], (G)BST84504

Drone Blue Note BN-LA882, CDP7-84353-2 [CD], (Jap)GXF-3026/27, (F)2S.062-61900/01

Note: All titles from Blue Note BST84353 also on Blue Note (E)BNS40030, (Port)11C.076-83122, 183122-1, (Jap)BNJ-71062, Solid State (Jap)SR-3115, GXC-3167.

All above titles also on Blue Note CDP7-46401-2 [CD], (E)BNZ22 [CD], (Jap)CP32-9549 [CD].

Circling In: Chick Corea Trio/Quartet (Circle)

Anthony Braxton (as,cl,contrabass-cl,fl) Chick Corea (p,perc) Dave Holland (b,g,cello,perc)

New York, August 13, 1970

Duet for bass and piano no. 1 (ab out) Blue Note BN-LA472

Duet for bass and piano no. 2 (ab out) -

Dance for clarinet and piano no. 1 (dh out) -

Dance for clarinet and piano no. 2 (dh out) -

Chimes, part 1 -

Chimes, part 2 -

Note: On all issues date was incorrectly listed as October 13, 1970.

Circulus

Barry Altschul (d,perc) added

New York, August 19, 1970

Starp Blue Note BN-LA472

73 deg. Kelvin -

Ballad -

Percussion piece BN-LA882, CDP7-84465-2 [CD], (Jap)GXF-3026/27, (F)2S.062-61900/01

Note: On all issues date was incorrectly listed as October 19, 1970.

Blue Note BN-LA882 titled "Circulus".

All titles from Blue Note BN-LA472 also on Blue Note CDP7-84465-2 [CD] (titled "Early Circle"), (G)BST84555, (Jap)CGSW-3019/20.

Anthony Braxton (cl,contrabrass-cl,as,sop,fl) Chick Corea (p,vib,perc,marimba) Dave Holland (b,g,perc) Barry Altschul (d,perc,marimba)

New York, August 21, 1970

Quartet piece No. 1 Blue Note BN-LA882

Quartet piece No. 2 -

Quartet piece No. 3 -

Note: All above titles also on Blue Note (F)2S.062-61900/01, (Jap)GXF-3026/27.

Then CBS material and more:

Circle 1 - Live in German Concert

Anthony Braxton (reeds,perc) Chick Corea (p) Dave Holland (b,cello) Barry Altschul (d,perc)

Live "Parktheater", Iserlohn, Germany, November 28, 1970

(Medley :) CBS/Sony (Jap)SOPL19-XJ

Toy room -

Q and A -

There is no greater love -

Note: All above titles also on Stretch MVCR-237 [CD].

Live in New York City:

Anthony Braxton (as) Chick Corea (p) Dave Holland (b) Barry Altschul (d)

prob. New York, 1970/1971

Nefertitti Oxford (It)OX/3005, Giganti del Jazz (It)GJ86

then comes "A.R.C." (ECM) and the "Paris Concert" (ECM)

Circle 2 - Gathering

Anthony Braxton (reeds,perc) Chick Corea (p,bamboo-fl,perc) Dave Holland (b,cello,g,perc) Barry Altschul (d,finger-p,perc)

Live, New York, May 17, 1971

Gathering (pt. 1) CBS/Sony (Jap)SOPL20-XJ

Gathering (pt. 2) -

Note: Some sources incorrectly list date of this session as March 17, 1971.

Both above titles also on Stretch MVCR-238 [CD].

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I'm going to add this info here... unless everyone thinks this deserves its own thread?

Anyway, I heard back from Michael Cuscuna about the upcoming Horace Silver date and I asked him what was in store for Blue Note in 2008. He replied back with quite a few titles, with both RVG and Connoisseur CDs listed! Blue Note's reissues are not dead (yet).

As always, these are the preliminary titles. Unless Michael includes UPC numbers, they aren't ready to go out the door. But I would think these are pretty firm.

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> from Michael >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

March 11 RVGs

Jimmy Smith – Live At The Baby Grand V. 1

Jimmy Smith – Live At The Baby Grand V. 2

Ike Quebec – Blue And Sentimental

Jutta Hipp With Zoot Sims

Here Comes Louis Smith

Stanley Turrentine – Look Out!

Freddie Redd – Shades Of Redd

Horace Silver – Further Explorations

Lou Donaldson – Here ‘Tis

Wayne Shorter – The Soothsayer

May 13 Connoisseurs

Stanley Turrentine – Return Of The Prodigal Son (the June 23 & July 28, 1967 sessions)

Louis Smith – Smithville (first time in stereo with two bonus tracks)

Bobby Hutcherson – Head On (includes three previously unissued tracks)

Art Farmer – Brass Shout (includes Aztec Suite)

Dizzy Gillespie & James Moody with Gil Fuller & The Monterey Jazz Festival Orchestra (includes Moody's Night Flight album)

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Some very interesting titles in that Conn batch.

Kevin

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I like those RVGs too. Thanks Kevin.

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Baby Grand!!! Baby Grand!!! Baby Grand!!!

I wonder if there'll be bonus tracks? There are lots of unissued tracks listed as rejected in the discography, including 3 untitled blues (surely ONE of them must be a blinder?) and "Tunisia", "Joy spring" (now that would be an interesting one) and "Red sails in the sunset" (would love to hear how he did that one).

MG

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Wayne Shorter – The Soothsayer

Hopefully with that annoying shrill-ness taken out of the sound?

Looking forward to those 3 bonus tracks on the 'Head On'. :excited:

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