Near the top of that list has to be the 75th anniversary of storied jazz label Blue Note Records. In addition to a recent
In more tangible news for jazz listeners nationwide, the label has also launched an ambitious re-release campaign of what it calls 100 essential albums. The effort includes remastered versions in all the expected digital formats, but more notably this time, due to a mini-resurgence in LP sales, vinyl versions as well.
The first batch also begins March 25 with Larry Young's "
As could be expected, many of Blue Note's choices from its rich back catalog have seen a few recent vinyl editions already, including Andrew Hill's "Point of Departure," Dexter Gordon's "Go" and Herbie Hancock's "Maiden Voyage." Still, some selections from the label's recent output have never seen a vinyl release, such as Moran's debut, "Soundtrack to Human Motion," the Brian Blade Fellowship's "Perceptual," Terence Blanchard's "Flow" and Robert Glasper's "Double Booked," the album that first introduced his R&B-steeped project the Experiment.
Other highlights include welcome reissues of Medeski Martin and Wood's "Combustication," Lee Morgan's "Search for the New Land" and Hank Mobley's "Workout." Have a look at the full list on Blue Note's site and mark your calendars accordingly.