'Tone Poet' Jazz Reissue Series*

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by cds23, Dec 23, 2018.

  1. timriepe

    timriepe Forum Resident

    Eastern, NC
    Yeah I agree..but believe me at the end of the day it is all about how it sounds! I am right there with you guys. The best thing is that we have a nice heavy gatefold..nothing worse than 50 dollar albums in flimsy sleeves..
  2. timzigs

    timzigs Forum Resident

    There's also a 180g version of this on Cisco that sounds pretty darn good to my ears.
  3. Josquin des Prez

    Josquin des Prez Forum Resident

    Midwest USA
    That's the one I have. It is good.
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  4. Stu02

    Stu02 Forum Resident

    I have that and its good enough for my ears too but I dont think its at MM or even AP levels for what its worth....it is a really fabulous session and could probably do with a redo IMHO.
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  5. JoelWat

    JoelWat Forum Resident

    Dubai, UAE
    Exciting news. Pre-ordered the two titles at MD.
  6. AmiV

    AmiV Forum Resident

    This 1980 LT cover is actually the original , isn't it ? The sixties-style covers of the LT series only came later.
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  7. Hulloder

    Hulloder Forum Resident

    Anyone found these in Europe/UK yet?
  8. Fender Relic

    Fender Relic Forum Resident

    I believe you're correct. I got mine out to play today. The LP is nice but I forgot there's a big hole punch thru cover. I guess that means I need the new RI....right?
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  9. timriepe

    timriepe Forum Resident

    Eastern, NC
    Honestly what throws me over the edge are those beautiful gate folds..
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  10. Stu02

    Stu02 Forum Resident

    It seems that Amazon Canada doesnt have these yet. It will cost me $26 CAD in shipping and duty costs for these first 2 records if I order through the American site. If anyone comes across a Canadian distributer please post here
    I thought this was an international deal. $13 bucks a record is not fatal but it will add up if I buy 15 records.

    It also looks like the full list will not be available for purchase all at once as that would reduce shipping costs too.
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  11. timriepe

    timriepe Forum Resident

    Eastern, NC
    I want the full list ASAP I am so curious...
  12. recstar24

    recstar24 Forum Resident

    Glen Ellyn, IL
    It is an international deal. It’s uMe they are worldwide! You will probably just need to wait a little bit, that is all.
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  13. calgary669

    calgary669 Forum Resident

    Calgary, Canada
    I am sure they will show up on our version of Amazon!
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  14. garrincha

    garrincha Forum Resident

    Plymouth, UK
    these are showing up on Amazon UK for £34.70, but showing as not available when you click the link! hmm
  15. Gabe Walters

    Gabe Walters Forum Resident

    They’re not available until Feb. 8.
  16. timzigs

    timzigs Forum Resident

    Well, I have the Connoisseur version, and it does have the nice cover, but curious to how the Tone Poet version will compare in sound. I think there's been some debate over the Connoisseur's being analog or digitally sourced, but Etcetera sounds pretty good regardless. Some of the other Connoisseurs I have sound a bit "splashy" on the high end.
  17. Fender Relic

    Fender Relic Forum Resident

    Played my (blue label/white b) OG Etcetera today and...meh, I'm on the fence about spending $35 to replace it. It's a very good album but not my favorite and it's in VG+ cond.. I think I'll just hold tight and spend the $'s on an SRX or another Tone Poet title that I don't already have.
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  18. funkyfriendwow

    funkyfriendwow Member

    Gonna order the Chick Corea album. I'm really hoping for Smokestack by Andrew Hill, one of my top 5 jazz albums. It could use the clarity of a good remaster. Joe hinted at an Andrew Hill album in the MM thread and it's likely Black fire, which is still good of course. I'm excited for this series, there are so many avant garde jazz albums that deserve to have quality reissues that MM understandably did not do.
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  19. Hulloder

    Hulloder Forum Resident

    But there is no pre-order option either.

    I’m sure they will turn up somehow, but I do hope it is sooner rather than later.
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  20. jphabc54

    jphabc54 Forum Resident

    AFAIK, there's never been an all-analog release of Stanley Turrentine's Z.T.'s Blues. Recorded September 13, 1961; but even the original release in 1985 was a McMaster digital remaster.

    Turrentine, Grant Green, Tommy Flanagan, Paul Chambers, and Art Taylor! A murderers' row on this session!
  21. geddy402

    geddy402 Forum Resident

    Jack Wilson is criminally underrated and would be a great candidate for a Tone Poet series. Something Personal or Easterly Winds would be a cool to hear with Kevin’s mastering. I wonder if there’s anything else by him sitting in the BN vaults?
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  22. djost

    djost Senior Member

    Dallas, TX
    Pre-ordered Wayne Shorter ‘Etcetera’ and Chick Corea ‘Now He Sings, Now He Sobs’. I’ve been streaming both albums since I’ve not heard either and they’re great. Been wanting to get some Blue Note audiophile albums that have not been reissued at a relatively reasonable price and the Tone Poet series appears to be my drug.
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  23. Bryce

    Bryce I drank what?

    New York City
    I've got the Japanese King The Collector which is basically Et Cetera, but switches out "Toy Tune" for "The Collector." Even so, I am totally in on this Tone Poet version as The Collector may be my favorite Shorter album - and would love to have a version with that Joe Harley magic.
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  24. Bryce

    Bryce I drank what?

    New York City
    Very cool, where did you hear this?
  25. riverrat

    riverrat Forum Resident

    Yeah, I have the Conn version of Etcetera, and I think it sounds just fine. Has "Wally" in the deadwax (Wally Traugott) so I'm virtually certain it is AAA. Here's some info that I posted awhile back, which in turn was cut and pasted from another SH member:

    A: The first batch of 6 titles (or was it the first two batches?) were made from digital masters. The later ones were from analog. They stopped doing Connoisseur LPs after only 3 or 4 batches (of 6) of releases. These LPs did not sell well at all. Vinyl was not a big seller back then.

    I was never able to get confirmation of exactly when the switchover was made. However, I have heard several of the suspected "digital" LPs and they sound very good to me. If you want to spin vinyl, these should suffice.

    They were issued in batches of 6, spaced about 6 months apart. Here are the dates:
    Ornette Coleman - The Empty Foxhole
    Andrew Hill - Judgment
    Bobby Hutcherson - Components
    Freddie Redd - The Connection
    Wayne Shorter - The All Seeing Eye
    Baby Face Willette - Stop And Listen

    Tina Brooks - True Blue
    Don Cherry - Symphony For Improvisers
    Kenny Dorham - Whistle Stop
    Johnny Griffin - The Congregation
    Clifford Jordan & John Gilmore - Blowing In From Chicago
    J. R. Monterose

    Grant Green - Green Street
    Pete LaRoca - Basra
    Jackie McLean - Destination Out
    Grachan Moncur III - Some Other Stuff
    Lee Morgan - Lee-Way
    Ike Quebec - Heavy Soul

    Dizzy Reece - Blues In Trinity
    Freddie Hubbard - Ready For Freddie
    Lou Donaldson - Sunny Side Up
    Shorter, Wayne - Schizophrenia
    Andrew Hill - Smokestack
    Walter Davis, Jr. - Davis Cup

    Lee Morgan - The Procrastinator
    Grant Green - Solid
    Wayne Shorter - Etcetera
    Hank Mobley - A Slice Of The Top
    Bobby Hutcherson - Patterns
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