Blue Note has announced the latest addition to its audiophile vinyl series “Tone Poet”. This time – a complete collection of albums by jazz saxophonist Ornette Coleman, first released by the label in the 60s. The general title of the release is “Round Trip: Ornette Coleman On Blue Note”. It will be released on January 28th. Full analogue sound promised on 180-gram LPs.
The box set will include the double album At The ‘Golden Circle’ Stockholm, recorded in late 1965 by Coleman during his first European tour with a new trio featuring David Izenzon on bass and Charles Moffett – on drums.
This is followed by Coleman’s first studio recording in four years, the Blue Note album The Empty Foxhole (1966). Here, his 10-year-old son Denardo Coleman plays drums, and bassist Charlie Haden also participated in the recording.
On New And Old Gospel (1967), Coleman played with alto saxophonist Jackie McLean. Along with them are LaMont Johnson on piano, Scott Holt on bass and Billy Higgins on drums.
Albums “New York Is Now!” and “Love Call” were played in the spring of 1968 by a quartet led by Coleman. The line-up includes tenor saxophonist Dewey Redman, bassist Jimmy Garrison and drummer Elvin Jones. This was the outstanding musician’s last work for Blue Note.
The Coleman edition of “Tone Poet” was produced by Joe Harley. Kevin Gray from Cohearent Audio was invited to master, using the original master tapes. Vinyl pressed onto RTI.
In addition to vinyl with original covers, the box set will include a booklet with an essay on Ornette Coleman’s work by music critic Thomas Conrad – of course, supplemented by rare photographs.
Pre-ordering the “Round Trip: Ornette Coleman On Blue Note” box set on Amazon will cost US customers $230.