Two years ago, we decided to begin remastering the jewels of the Blue Note catalog in hi-def resolutions of 96k and 192k. In order to develop a guiding artistic philosophy for this delicate endeavor, we donned our lab coats, ran dozens of sonic experiments and carefully referenced every generation of our reissues. Ultimately, we decided that our goal would be to protect the original intentions of the artists, producers and engineers who made these records and that, in the case of pre-digital-era albums, these intentions were best represented by the sound and feel of their first-edition vinyl releases. Working with a team of dedicated and groovy engineers, we found a sound that both captured the feel of the original records while maintaining the depth and transparency of the master tapes... the new remasters are really cool!

While these new versions will become available in Digital Hi Def, CD and the Mastered for iTunes formats, the allure of vinyl records is WAY too potent to ignore. This year, Blue Note - along with our friends at Universal Music Enterprises - is launching a major 75th Anniversary Vinyl Initiative that is dedicated to the proposition that our catalog should be readily available at a low cost - featuring high quality pressings and authentic reproductions of Blue Note's iconic packaging. Beginning in March 2014, we'll start rolling out five remastered vinyl reissues every month. Although this program begins in celebration of Blue Note's 75th Anniversary, our catalog runs so deep that we will faithfully be reissuing five albums a month for many years to come!

—Don Was, President, Blue Note Records

Blue Note Records 75th Anniversary Vinyl Initiative

Available March 25, 2014

Available April 22, 2014

Available May 27, 2014

Available June 24, 2014

Available July 29, 2014

Available August 25, 2014

Available September 30, 2014

Available October 28, 2014

Available November 11, 2014

Available November 25, 2014

Available December 23, 2014

Available January 27, 2015

Available February 24, 2015

Available March 24, 2015

Available April 28, 2015

Available May 26, 2015

Available June 30, 2015

Available July 31, 2015

Available August 28, 2015

Available October 23, 2015

Available November 20, 2015

**Release Dates Are Subject To Change**