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To celebrate the 75th Anniversary of Blue Note Records, record stores have teamed up with Blue Note President Don Was to create a special group of stores with a deep focus on the music of the legendary label. These Blue Note Authorized Dealers will play a special part in the yearlong celebration of Blue Note, and beyond, and we invite you to pay them a visit and join in the party! 


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BLUE NOTE ANNIVERSARY RELEASES
As part of their Anniversary celebration, Blue Note will issue a series of vinyl reissues every month, one of which you’ll exclusively find first at Blue Note Authorized Dealers

STREET DATE APRIL 28

Horace Silver Quintet - Horace Silver Quintet [Blue Note Dealer Exclusive]

HORACE SILVER QUINTET Horace Silver Quintet

Recorded in 1954 for Blue Note, Horace Silver Quintet (10”) was originally released in March of 1955. This title will be reissued on 10” vinyl as part of the Blue Note Authorized Dealer program schedule of releases. 

Also out on April 28 and available at Blue Note Authorized Dealers:

Cecil Taylor - Conquistador!
Joe Henderson - State Of The Tenor, Live At The Village Vanguard Vol.1
Horace Silver - The Cape Verdean Blues
Curtis Fuller - The Opener
McCoy Tyner - Time For Tyner
Herbie Hancock - The Prisoner




STREET DATE MARCH 23

Jutta Hipp - New Faces – New Sounds From Germany (10-Inch Exclusive)

JUTTA HIPP New Faces - New Sounds From Germany

Recorded in Frankfurt, Germany, the Jutta Hipp Quintet’s New Faces – New Sounds From Germany was originally released in April of 1954. This title will be reissued on 10” vinyl on March 24, 2015 as part of the Blue Note Authorized Dealer program schedule of releases. 

Also out on March 23 and available at Blue Note Authorized Dealers:

Freddie Hubbard - Blue Spirits  
Kurt Elling - Flirting With Twilight
Grachan Moncur III  - Evolution
Sonny Rollins - Volume 1
Wayne Shorter - Night Dreamer



STREET DATE FEBRUARY 24

Elmo Hope Quintet, Volume 2 (10-Inch Re-issue)

ELMO HOPE QUINTET VOLUME 2

Originally released in June of 1954, The Elmo Hope Quintet’s Volume 2 will be reissued on 10” vinyl on February 24, 2015. Part of the Blue Note Authorized Dealer program schedule of releases, Volume 2 features Elmo Hope on piano and Art Blakey on drums. Volume 2 is comprised of six, hard bop tracks. 

Also out on February 24 and available at Blue Note Authorized Dealers:

Sonny Rollins - Newk's Time  
Don Cherry - Complete Communion
Robert Glasper  - Double Booked
Thelonious Monk - Genius Of Modern Music, Volume 2




STREET DATE JANUARY 27

Miles Davis - Vol. 3 (10-Inch Re-issue)

MILES DAVIS Vol.3

Originally released in 1954, Miles Davis’ Volume 3 will be reissued as a 10” LP as part of an overall Blue Note 75th anniversary vinyl initiative spearheaded by current Blue Note Records President, Don Was. Featuring six tracks, Volume 3 is the third and last of the three sessions Davis recorded for Blue Note. Featuring Horace Silver and Art Blakey, Volume 3 was recorded at Rudy Van Gelder’s studio in Hackensack, New Jersey. 

Also out on January 27 and available at Blue Note Authorized Dealers:

Wayne Shorter - Adam's Apple  
Herbie Hancock - Empyream Isles
Jason Moran - Soundtrack To Human Motion
Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers - Mosaic
Cecil Taylor - Unit Structures

 

 

STREET DATE DECEMBER 23

J.J. Johnson - Jay Jay Johnson

J.J. JOHNSON Jay Jay Johnson

J.J. Johnson was an American jazz trombonist and composer. He was one of the leading trombonists in the post‐swing era and was also early to embrace bebop. His original 10” album, Jay Jay Johnson, will be reissued as part of an overall Blue Note 75th anniversary vinyl initiative spearheaded by current Blue Note Records President, Don Was. 

Also out on December 23 and available at Blue Note Authorized Dealers:

Curtis Fuller - The Opener  
Grant Green - Street Of Dreams
Andrew Hill - Black Fire
Bobby Mcferrin - Spontaneous Inventions
Jackie Mclean - Let Freedom Ring
Anthony Williams - Spring

 

 

STREET DATE NOVEMBER 25

Miles Davis - Vol. 2

MILES DAVIS  Vol.2

Recorded in 1953, Miles Davis Volume 2 contains music from the great jazz trumpeter’s second session for Blue Note. Featuring jazz drummer, Art Blakey, Miles Davis Volume 2 will be reissued in its original 10” form. 

Also out on November 25 and available at Blue Note Authorized Dealers:

Clifford Brown - Memorial Album  
Ornette Coleman - New York Is Now!  
Lee Morgan - The Sidewinder  
Joe Lovano - Quartets: Live At The Village Vanguard Vol.1

 

STREET DATE OCTOBER 27

Miles Davis - Young Man With A Horn

MILES DAVIS  Young Man With A Horn

The first of three 10” LPS recorded for Blue Note in the 1950s. It was released in 1952 and was the only official album recorded or released that year. 

Also out on October 27 and available at Blue Note Authorized Dealers:

Thelonious Monk
 Genius Of Modern Music, Vol. 1  
Horace Silver and The Jazz Messengers Horace Silver and The Jazz Messengers  
Dianne Reeves I Remember  
Hank Mobley No Room For Squares  
The Three Sounds Out Of This World



STREET DATE SEPTEMBER 30

Milt Jackson - Wizard Of The Vibes

MILT JACKSON  Wizard of the Vibes

Wizard of the Vibes is a Blue Note Records compilation of performances by jazz vibraphonist Milt Jackson. The sessions were the work of The Thelonious Monk Quintet and The Modern Jazz Quartet plus Lou Donaldson

Also out on September 30 and available at Blue Note Authorized Dealers:
   
Sonny Clark Cool Struttin'  
Brian Blade Fellowship Perceptual  
Freddie Hubbard Ready For Freddie  
Stanley Turrentine That's Where It's At  
Kenny Drew Undercurrent



STREET DATE AUGUST 26
 

Thelonious Monk Genius Vol 2

Thelonious Monk  Genius of Modern Music Vol. 2

Volume Two of the two volume Genius of Modern Music exemplifies Thelonious Monk as a full band leader and

Consists almost entirely of original compositions. Sidemen include trumpeter Kenny Dorham, bassist Al McKibbon,
Saxophonist Sahib Shihab as well as Art Blakey and Max Roach. Both volumes of 
Genius of Modern Music belong in every jazz collection.
*Remastered and reissued on 10” vinyl, the same format as the original release 
*Find this first and, for a limited time, ONLY at Blue Note Authorized Dealers

Also coming on 8/26 and available at Blue Note Authorized Dealers: 
Terence Blanchard Flow  LP
Wayne Shorter Juju  LP
Lou Donaldson Lush Life LP  
Herbie Hancock Speak Like A Child LP  

Bud Powell The Amazing Bud Powell, Volume 1 LP



STREET DATE JULY 29
Thelonious Monk Genius Vol 1
Thelonious Monk  Genius of Modern Music Vol. 1

Volume One of the two volume 
Genius of Modern Music set comprises the first sessions Thelonious Monk recorded as a leader, on October 15 and 24 and November 21 of 1947. It is impossible to overstate the importance of these sessions as they include some of the earliest Monk recordings, some that would become standards, including
“Round Midnight? which is now one of the most popular jazz compositions ever. 
*Remastered and reissued on 10” vinyl, the same format as the original release
*Find this first and, for a limited time, ONLY at Blue Note Authorized Dealers 

Also coming on 7/29 and available at Blue Note Authorized Dealers:
Kenny Dorham  Afro-Cuban  LP
Donald Byrd  Black Byrd LP 
Kenny Burrell  Midnight Blue LP
Joe Henderson Mode For Joe LP 
Cassandra Wilson Traveling Miles LP

 


STREET DATE MAY 27

Blue Note RSD Exclusive - Marvin Gaye / Donald Byrd

Find this 12” first exclusively at Blue Note Authorized Dealers:  
One 12” 33 1/3 Single Celebrating Marvin Gaye’s 75th birthday and Blue Note’s 75th Anniversary
Side A PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED. Mixed by Larry Mizell, the original co-producer of both sides
Side B taken from Donald Byrd’s 1973 Blue Note LP releases
TRACK LIST
Side A: Marvin Gaye – 1. Where Are We Going? 2. Woman Of The World
Side B: Donald Byrd – 1. Where Are We Going? 2. Woman Of The World

ALSO COMING OUT ON 5/27 and available at Blue Note Authorized Dealers
Grant Green Idle Moments  LP
Madlib Shades of Blue  Double LP
Horace Silver Quintet Song For My Father  LP
Hank Mobley Soul Station  LP
McCoy Tyner The Real McCoy  LP


SPECIAL GIFTS WITH PURCHASE
What’s a party without gifts? While supplies last, Blue Note Authorized Dealers have a free Blue Note vinyl slipmat, yours with the purchase of three Blue Note titles.