Blue Note 80 Vinyl Reissue Series Curated by Don Was and Cem Kurosman; All-Analog 180g LP Mastered by Kevin Gray from the Original Master Tapes
In honor of Blue Note Records' 80th Anniversary, the legendary jazz label is launching the Blue Note 80 Vinyl Reissue Series. Distinct from the Tone Poet Audiophile Vinyl Reissue Series, this second series curated by Don Was and Cem Kurosman features 180g vinyl LP releases in standard packaging with albums spanning the many eras of the label's history presented by themes: Blue Note Debuts, Blue Grooves, Great Reid Miles Covers, Blue Note Live, and Blue Note Drummer Leaders.
One of the most influential and preternaturally gifted percussionists in history, the always in demand Tony Williams recorded several landmark albums with Miles Davis and Herbie Hancock while also working with the likes of Eric Dolphy, Kenny Dorham, Gil Evans, Stan Getz and Sonny Rollins. During the early '80s, Williams devoted a lot of time to studying composition. The results of that study were revealed on a series of albums on the Blue Note label beginning with Foreign Intrigue in 1985. Featuring Donald Harrison, Mulgrew Miller, Wallace Roney, Ron Carter and Bobby Hutcherson, the signature set finds Williams in high creative gear, and in full command as a composer-bandleader. Includes seven Williams originals such as "Sister Cheryl" and "Takin' My Time."
This Blue Note 80 Vinyl Edition is all-analog, mastered by Kevin Gray from the original master tapes, and pressed on 180g vinyl LP at Optimal.
Tony Williams, drums
Donald Harrison, alto saxophone
Mulgrew Miller, piano
Wallace Roney, trumpet
Ron Carter, bass
Bobby Hutcherson, vibes
• Blue Note 80 Vinyl Reissue Series
• 180g vinyl LP
• Curated by Don Was and Cem Kurosman
• All-analog, mastered by Kevin Gray from the original master tapes
• Pressed at Optimal
• Standard packaging