Coming August 20, 2021
Blue Note Classic Vinyl Reissue Series All-Analog 180g Vinyl LP Mastered by Kevin Gray Directly from the Original Master Tapes and Manufactured at Optimal in Germany
Blue Note Records is pleased to present the Blue Note Classic Vinyl Reissue Series, a continuation of their acclaimed Blue Note 80 Vinyl Reissue Series which was launched in celebration of the label's 80th anniversary in 2019. The Classic Series will once again feature all-analog 180g vinyl pressings in standard packaging that are mastered by Kevin Gray directly from the original master tapes and manufactured at Optimal in Germany. The first 16 titles of the Classic Series will focus on the enduring classics of the Blue Note catalog. The Classic Series will be on-going, running alongside the Tone Poet Audiophile Vinyl Reissue Series which is produced by Joe Harley.
With such inspiring sidemen as Joe Henderson, Bobby Hutcherson and Duke Pearson, Grant Green is heard at the absolute apex of his creativity throughout this stunning set. The album kicks off with the seductive, Pearson-penned title track. At nearly 15 minutes, tracks of this length were unheard of at the time. The final track recorded on the first night of recording, Green accidentally soloed for 64-bars instead of the agreed upon 32, with Pearson, Henderson and Hutcherson following his lead. The result is one of the finest moments and albums of hard bop.
Grant Green, guitar
Duke Pearson, piano
Joe Henderson, tenor saxophone
Bobby Hutcherson, vibes
Bob Cranshaw, bass
Al Harewood, drums
• Blue Note Classic Vinyl Reissue Series
• All analog 180g vinyl LP
• Mastered by Kevin Gray directly from the original master tapes
• Manufactured at Optimal in Germany
• Standard packaging