Blue Note will reissue 16 classic albums in the Blue Note Classic project

Blue Note announced another series of re-releases, called Blue Note Classic. It will be a sequel to the already proven Blue Note 80 series, launched for the 80th anniversary of the famous label in 2019.

As before, these will be 180 gram discs in a standard package. The albums are mastered by renowned sound engineer Kevin Gray from the original master tapes in Germany on Optimal Media.

Blue Note Classic project

The release of Blue Note Classic will almost coincide with the release of the last two records of the Tone Poet Audiophile series launched by Blue Note last year. A semi-annual release plan for the first 16 Blue Note Classic albums has already been released. The first of these, pianist McCoy Tyner’s album The Real McCoy and The Sidewinder by trumpet player Lee Morgan, will be released on December 4th.

The list of Blue Note Classic series releases scheduled for 2021 looks like this:
January 15
Horace Silver – “Song for My Father” Wayne Shorter – “Speak No Evil”
12th of February
Cannonball Adderley – “Somethin ‘Else” Joe Henderson – “Page One”
12 march
Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers – “Moanin ‘” Hank Mobley – “Soul Station”
9 april
Sonny Clark – “Cool Struttin ‘” Jimmy Smith – “Back At The Chicken Shack”
May 14
Dexter Gordon – “GO!” Eric Dolphy – “Out To Lunch”
June 11
Grant Green – “Idle Moments” Kenny Burrell – “Midnight Blue”
July 9
Freddie Hubbard – “Ready for Freddie” Herbie Hancock – “Maiden Voyage”