Music Matters Definitive 45RPM Blue Note Series-NOW SHIPPING! Part 4

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Jeff Wong, May 19, 2011.

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  1. Six String

    Six String Forum Resident

    I am sooo pleased that Basra has finally received a release date. It's been a long, long wait. This is the first album I've preordered, maybe ever now that I think about it. Originals are price prohibitive and I've been living with a Japanese lp replica on cd for years. In fact I bought it the day I heard an original on a guys mega-buck system. It blew me away. He no longer had a need for the cd so I was able to buy it from him right then and there. But I've wanted a good lp version.
     
  2. pbda

    pbda Active Member

    Location:
    London, England
    I've been listening to a test pressing of "Takin' Off". It is absolutely sublime. The MM Crew has been saving some of the best for last.
     
  3. vintage_tube

    vintage_tube Active Member

    Location:
    East Coast
    Classified MM Top Secret, Need to Know basis only.:agree:

    Best

    Bob
     
  4. So. every title in the past three years has been done by Kevin?
     
  5. hvbias

    hvbias Forum Resident

    Location:
    East coast, USA
    Just curious where you got an MM test pressing from? Cheers.
     
  6. JHC3

    JHC3 Active Member

    Location:
    Chicago
    Yes, please let us know. Does listening mean you have a needledrop or do you have an actual copy?
     
  7. Josquin des Prez

    Josquin des Prez Forum Resident

    Location:
    St. Louis area, MO
    My card was charged today for the next subscription release.
     
  8. JHC3

    JHC3 Active Member

    Location:
    Chicago
  9. Michel Jazz

    Michel Jazz Active Member

    Location:
    Antwerp, Belgium
    They are way on time charging my credit card too...
     
  10. stevemtno

    stevemtno Active Member

    Location:
    St. Louis, MO
    Thy charged mine almost a week ago. Should see the vinyl in another week or so. :thumbsup:
     
  11. Michel Jazz

    Michel Jazz Active Member

    Location:
    Antwerp, Belgium
    I'll have to wait a few months. Living on the other side of the ocean is forcing me to ask Musicmatters to hold the albums for me till I got 6 or 8 albums. But then I will have a great Christmas present for myself...
     
  12. bladerunner119

    bladerunner119 Member

    Location:
    California
    Just received 2 more albums today!
    Joe Henderson - In ‘N Out and Horace Silver - Finger Poppin’.
    Can't wait to give them some spin time.
     
  13. Michel Jazz

    Michel Jazz Active Member

    Location:
    Antwerp, Belgium
    I'm very curious for that Joe Henderson album, please inform us !
     
  14. pbda

    pbda Active Member

    Location:
    London, England
    Review copy from MM. Look for upcoming review in Hifi Zine :)
     
  15. Michel Jazz

    Michel Jazz Active Member

    Location:
    Antwerp, Belgium
    Musimatters announced some time ago another 13 new releases in the Blue Note series.
    If you count the upcoming albums on the musicmatters site there are only 12 albums.
    What happened to Francy Boland's Golden Eight ?
     
  16. hvbias

    hvbias Forum Resident

    Location:
    East coast, USA
    Spinning Joe Henderson - In N Out and it sounds amazing! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

    Also the release schedule has been updated through September 2013 (with pictures of master tape boxes): http://musicmattersjazz.com/html/preorders-2013.html

    MMBST-84279 Herbie Hancock – “Speak Like A Child”
    MMBST-84159 Andrew Hill “Judgment!”
    MMBLP 1518 Horace Silver and the Jazz Messengers
    MMGXF-3058 Grant Green “Gooden's Corner”
    MMBST-84109 Herbie Hancock “Takin' Off”
    MMBST-84401 Hank Mobley Quintet “The Feelin’s Good”
    MMBST 84090 Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Mosaic
    MMBST 84062 Horace Parlan Headin' South
    MMBLP 84227 Joe Henderson - Mode For Joe
    MMBST 84103 Ike Quebec - Easy Living
    MMBST 84101 Donald Byrd - Royal Flush
    MMBST 84212 Lee Morgan - The Gigolo
     
  17. Roland S.

    Roland S. Active Member

    Location:
    Rostock, Germany

    So, thirteen is history now.

    They can´t stop it! :righton:
     
  18. BRush

    BRush Well-Known Member

    Location:
    LA
    Rats!, still no Herbie Nichols or Bud Powell!
     
  19. hvbias

    hvbias Forum Resident

    Location:
    East coast, USA
    Two artists I would love to see on MM (add in Monk as well). I have relegated myself to the Herbie Nichols Complete Blue Note Mosaic vinyl set which sounds very good.
     
  20. Josquin des Prez

    Josquin des Prez Forum Resident

    Location:
    St. Louis area, MO
    Oh how sweet. I really wanted them to do Horace Parlan's "Headin' South" and thought it had been canceled.
     
  21. jdw

    jdw Active Member

    Location:
    Vancouver, BC
    "Just when I thought I was out - they pull me back in!" (with Al Pacino emphasis)

    I was worried that the upcoming Universal/EMI merger would put an end to the Music Matters releases. These October 2012 announcements show that not to be the case. Knock on wood...

    Much thanks to Music Matters, Blue Note/EMI, Michael Cuscuna, the remastering team, et al, for keeping this series going.

    John
    Vancouver BC
     
  22. jdw

    jdw Active Member

    Location:
    Vancouver, BC
    I always thought that the "Golden Eight" album was a surprising choice for Music Matters to make:

    1. It's a recording that Alfred Lion seemingly purchased rather than produced himself
    2. Most wouldn't guess it's a Blue Note record just by listening to the performances (just my opinion - and I do like the album)
    3. Recorded in West Germany (no link to RVG or the "classic" Blue Note sound that the M.M. people covet)

    Maybe an explanation will appear someday. Its disappearance is not a huge loss (to me) considering the other classics Music Matters are reissuing.


    John
    Vancouver BC
     
  23. Michel Jazz

    Michel Jazz Active Member

    Location:
    Antwerp, Belgium
    It's rather a rare album, not easy to find a re-issue @ a decent price, but also its a Belgian musician. So I would be glad to see some pictures on the inside of the gatefold.
    The Music is unknown to me. But I was really looking forward to it....

    On the other hand I'm very glad that another six albums are ready to be released, so its obvious that the Musicmatters serie is far away from the finishline...
    Mode for Joe, Royal Flush & The Gigolo are all favorite albums...

    Ron Rambach & the other guys... WELL DONE and thanks for the efforts !
    To Ron: In 2014 Blue Note exists 75 years! Will there be a special Musicmatters album for this anniversary ?
     
  24. Hello all!!
    Are you enjoying the latest offerings from MM?

    Joe Henderson - In ‘N Out and Horace Silver - Finger Poppin’

    I can't wait to hear any reviews, as I'm still waiting on mine.

    So don't be shy, speak up and let's hear the news!!!
     
  25. Josquin des Prez

    Josquin des Prez Forum Resident

    Location:
    St. Louis area, MO
    Mine is at the office waiting for me to pick it up, along with my Verve subscription from AP/QRP. Looks like my Prestige subscription also shipped, so I'll pick them all up at once in a day or two. Along with some classical eBay purchases I will have quite some new goodies to listen to this week.
     
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