BLUE NOTE: UNCOMPROMISING EXPRESSION BOOK AND BOX SET
November 4 will see the release of Blue Note: Uncompromising Expression, a label-spanning 5-CD box set that is a companion piece to a new hardcover book of the same title authored by Richard Havers. Theset opens with the label's very first artist, pianist Meade "Lux" Lewis, and closes 75 years later with the progressive sounds of bassist Derrick Hodge. A sweeping overview of one of the world's most diverse and celebrated Jazz catalogs, the collection also features Art Blakey, Donald Byrd, John Coltrane, Norah Jones, Thelonious Monk, Cassandra Wilson, and many more. Curated by Havers, each of the discs covers a specific era of the label's evolution from boogie to bop, soul jazz to 21st Century trailblazers including Robert Glasper and Gregory Porter.
THELONIOUS MONK - 'ROUND MINDNIGHT: THE COMPLETE BLUE NOTE SINGLES (1947-1959)
On November 4 we will release the 2-CD set 'Round Midnight: The Complete Blue Note Singles comprising Thelonious Monk's first recordings as a leader between 1947-1952, which include the first version of his classic composition "'Round Midnight." The Blue Note Records 75th Anniversary Vinyl Reissue Series also continues with four new titles released on October 28: Horace Silver Horace Silver And The Jazz Messengers, Thelonious Monk Genius of Modern Music, Volume 1, Hank Mobley No Room For Squares, and Dianne Reeves I Remember. Additionally, Blue Note Authorized Dealers will carry an exclusive 10" reissue of Miles Davis Young Man with a Horn, the first of three 10" albums the great trumpeter recorded for Blue Note in the early 1950s.
ASTELL & KERN BLUE NOTE 75TH ANNIVERSARY BOX SET LIMITED EDITION
Blue Note has partnered with the high-end audiophile brand Astell&Kern on a limited edition box set. The Astell & Kern Blue Note 75th Anniversary Box Set: Limited Edition features 75 essential Blue Note albums newly remastered from analog to the hi-res MQS digital format (24bit/192kHz). The lavish collection includes a Blue Note branded Astell&Kern AK240 high-resolution portable audio player pre-loaded with all 75 titles, a special book filled with original album art, as well as Richard Havers' new book, Blue Note: Uncompromising Expression.
~ Blue Note Records