The Blue Note label has shared a list of jazz albums that will be released in the Tone Poet vinyl series. About 25 discs will be released in a little over a year. The first album to be released in 2021 by Charles Lloyd and The Marvels “Tone Poem” is the first new release in the history of the project, and not already existing. The fact is that it was Lloyd who many years ago gave the nickname “Tone Poet” to the producer of the project Joe Harley.
Among the most striking upcoming releases in the series is the first ever vinyl release of “Passing Ships”, recorded by pianist Andrew Hill in 1969, scheduled for May. Album “One Flight Up Katanga!” from the Pacific Jazz catalog of saxophonist Curtis Amy and trumpeter Dupree Bolton will be released on vinyl and digital on June 4. Many more discoveries have been promised in the Tone Poet series.
All Tone Poet records are recorded directly from the original analogue master tapes. The recordings are prepared by mastering engineer Kevin Gray at Cohearent Mastering.
The series was ordered from Record Technology in Camarillo, California, USA. When it comes to printing, Joe Harley says he pays great attention to detail and correctness in every way, from cover graphics to print quality.
The first release of the 2021 Tone Poet series will hit mid-March. Albums cost from $ 35 for a single disc edition to $ 50 for a double disc.