'Tone Poet' Jazz Reissue Series*

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

  1. cds23

    cds23 Accidentally slowing the forum down with huge pics Thread Starter

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    I have had great results with Blake Sleeves. They are quite thick and the most transparent sleeves I have had so far. Fits MM 2LPs (and even 3LP gatefolds, like the latest Nathan Davis from Sam Records) like a glove. They exist without flap in case you don't need'em. Single sleeves have a little more space but still a very good fit. I don't know how much they cost in the U.S., but I paid $37-38 for 200 sleeves shipped (two unit at 100 pieces).
     
  2. Carter DeVries

    Carter DeVries Forum Resident

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    Ahhh....thanks for that info. :righton:
     
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  3. Krzysztof Maj

    Krzysztof Maj Forum Resident

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  4. Piero

    Piero Forum Resident

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    But the Tone Poet series are all pressed in USA by RTI ,or those sold in Europe are pressed in an european pressing plant ?
     
  5. Krzysztof Maj

    Krzysztof Maj Forum Resident

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    Hope not the case, because if pressed in EU they are rather sure digital!
     
  6. Theloneliest Monk

    Theloneliest Monk Forum Resident

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    Couldn’t have said it better myself, at last I’ve found my long lost twin!
     
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  7. Hulloder

    Hulloder Forum Resident

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    Ha! Great minds!
     
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  8. scotti

    scotti Forum Resident

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    I try an order a Jazz title from my local shop every week and have been wanting one of the releases from Hancock's "Mwandishi trilogy" and decided to go with the Speakers Corner version of "Crossings", and while placing my order they confirmed that for the 4/26 street date that they had the Tone Poet releases of Gil Evans, Joe Henderson, and Cassandra Wilson in my cart and ready to ship for release week. And to top it all off the new (well unreleased) 2-LP set from J.J. Cale - Stay Around, one of my wife's favorite artists is coming out then as well. If all goes as plan, this is going to one incredible listening session no doubt, yes I am getting excited already...

    I decided to take "Contours" for a 4th listen last night and was only going to listen to side 1, but I just could not stop, before I knew it, the album was over and I was trying to figure out what the heck just happened...this release comes very close to being as good sounding as, well I just won't say, but damn this is down right amazing!
     
  9. Gabe Walters

    Gabe Walters Forum Resident

    The Tone Poet series is being pressed at RTI for worldwide distribution. Contours was cut from analog tapes by Kevin Gray. Those stores you’ve linked have incorrect information copied from the 2004 digital release.
     
  10. Joe Harley

    Joe Harley Senior Member

    That is on the master Carter. You'll hear it on digital versions as well. Not sure the cause is but it's there on the master. It's very brief on the 1st note and then corrects mid-note.
     
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  11. Joe Harley

    Joe Harley Senior Member

    Guys, I don't control pricing at MMJ.
     
  12. Joe Harley

    Joe Harley Senior Member

    Correct.
     
  13. Carter DeVries

    Carter DeVries Forum Resident

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    If it were on a modern recording I’d have thought it intentional. It matches the vibe of the piece so well. But I was betting Hancock didn’t have a pitch shift wheel on the studio’s piano!
    Such an amazing sounding album. You guys are killing it with these. Thanks for taking the time to respond and for so many fantastic records first via MMJ and now the TP series.
     
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  14. SteveCam

    SteveCam Forum Resident

    I just received my copy of Etcetera in the mail. I haven't had the chance to play it yet but my initial impression is it's a quality product that's a cut above many vinyl releases. The outer jacket seems to be of a good weight and thickness. There is a hype sticker identifying it as part of the Tone Poet series, mastered from the original analogue tapes by Kevin Gray and pressed at RTI, so it checks off a few boxes and let's you know what you are buying or have, which as a customer I really appreciate. My Contours has also shipped. Do any of our Canadian members here know if any of the next releases from this series are available for pre order on Amazon.ca? I can't find any yet, but am interested.
     
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  15. Gez

    Gez Forum Resident

    Yes, the Henderson and Evans titles are up but at quite a bit higher prices than the first batch initially was (they have also risen). Not sure if this is supply/demand pricing or sinking Canadian dollar but hopefully they drop down a bit before release day. I ordered them since Amazon has the price guarantee if they do drop - if not, I still want them, the first two have been great.
     
  16. SteveCam

    SteveCam Forum Resident

    Thanks, I'll have a look now!
     
  17. Krzysztof Maj

    Krzysztof Maj Forum Resident

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    Thanks @Joe Harley and guys for confirmation. SOLD!
     
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  18. AnalogJ

    AnalogJ Hearing In Stereo Since 1959

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    Joe, I think he might have been being facetious. You're not in the business end of things, as contrasted to being an artistic advisor.
     
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  19. p.analogowy

    p.analogowy Forum Resident

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    Nope, everything is pressed at RTI and shipped over to Europe, AFAIK.
     
  20. Krzysztof Maj

    Krzysztof Maj Forum Resident

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    Tak też potwierdził Joe ;-)
     
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  21. jriems

    jriems Audio Ojiisan

    I'm late to the Tone Poet party, but have noticed Etcetera is on backorder everywhere at present. @Joe Harley is there an ETA on when more will be available?
     
  22. SteveCam

    SteveCam Forum Resident

    I won't be getting a chance to play my copy of Etcetera that arrived today, but I have opened it. Again, the cover is of high quality, is a gatefold with nice period photos inside, similar to the Music Matters reissues. The record looks clean with no issues, inside a poly type sleeve. So far so good.
     
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  23. formu_la

    formu_la A.I.

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    For how much they went initially? I've got a couple for $40 each. But now they are $45. Preorders are about $41.
     
  24. p.analogowy

    p.analogowy Forum Resident

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    Just got an email from amazon.fr - Contours delivery 3-6 May... :cry:
     
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  25. Gez

    Gez Forum Resident

    I ordered the Shorter and Corea for $31.28 CDN each and the Rivers for $29.99 CDN - all from Amazon.ca.
     
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