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


**Additional exclusive vinyl releases are available from Blue Note Authorized Dealers, for more information visit www.recordstoreday.com/BNAD

Available March 25, 2014

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Available November 25, 2014

Available December 23, 2014

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

Available January 27, 2015

Herbie Hancock Empyrean Isles
Wayne Shorter Adam's Apple
Art Blakey Mosaic
Jason Moran Soundtrack To Human Motion
Cecil Taylor Unit Structures

Available February 24, 2015

Don Cherry Complete Communion
Elvin Jones The Ultimate
Robert Glasper Double Booked
Thelonious Monk Genius Of Modern Music, Vol. 2
Sonny Rollins Newk's Time

Available March 24, 2015

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

Available April 28, 2015

Herbie Hancock The Prisoner
Horace Silver Cape Verdean Blues
McCoy Tyner Time For Tyner
Joe Henderson The State of the Tenor - Live at the Village Vanguard, Vol. 1 
Cecil Taylor Conquistador!

Available May 26, 2015

Lee Morgan Search For The New Land
Medeski Martin & Wood End Of The World Party
Art Blakey A Night A Birdland, Vol. 1
Bobby Hutcherson Components
Grant Green I Want To Hold Your Hand

Available June 30, 2015

Donald Byrd A New Perspective
Cassandra Wilson New Moon Daughter
Hank Mobley The Turnaround
Bud Powell The Scene Changes: The Amazing Bud Powell, Vol. 5
Dexter Gordon One Flight Up

Available July 28, 2015

Miles Davis Vol. 1
Tina Brooks True Blue
Andrew Hill Point Of Departure
Joe Henderson Page One
Jackie McLean Capuchin Swing

Available August 25, 2015

Donald Byrd At The Half Note Café, Vol. 1
Art Blakey A Night A Birdland, Vol. 2
Freddie Hubbard Breaking Point!
Sonny Clark Leapin' and Lopin'
Stefon Harris Black Action Figure

Available September 29, 2015

Horace Silver Blowin' The Blues Away
Miles Davis Vol. 2
McCoy Tyner Expansions
Art Blakey Moanin'
John Scofield Time On My Hands

Available October 27, 2015

Jimmy Smith Midnight Special
Sonny Rollins Vol. 2
Hank Mobley Workout
Bobby Hutcherson Happenings
Joe Lovano Rush Hour

**Release Dates Are Subject To Change**