Blue Note Tone Poet

Blue Note Records has announced the continuation of the acclaimed Tone Poet Audiophile Vinyl Reissue Series in 2020.

Launched in 2019 in honor of the label’s 80th Anniversary, the Tone Poet series is produced by Joe Harley and features all-analog, 180g audiophile vinyl reissues that are mastered from the original master tapes by Kevin Gray of Cohearent Audio. Tone Poet vinyl is manufactured at RTI in Camarillo, California, and packaged in deluxe Stoughton Printing “Old Style” Gatefold Tip-On Jackets.

The titles were once again handpicked by Harley and cover the crème de la crème of the Blue Note catalog along with underrated classics, modern era standouts, and albums from other labels under the Blue Note umbrella including Pacific Jazz and United Artists Records.

See what critics have been saying about the Tone Poet series:

An auspicious start for what is sure to be a vital ‘must have’ series”—Analog Planet

With heavy sleeves and heavy vinyl, vinyl collectors will get the sense of holding a substantial product while placing these platters on their turntables”—The Absolute Sound

One of an initial pair of releases in Blue Note’s new Tone Poet Audiophile Vinyl Reissue Series, Etcetera’s new LP incarnation gets the royal treatment… an excellent 180gm pressing.”—Stereophile

If this first reissue in the series, saxophonist Wayne Shorter’s 1965 classic Etcetera is anything to go on, this is going to be a wonderful thing for jazz fans and audiophiles”—PASTE

This Tone Poet release, pianist Andrew Hill’s 1964 Blue Note debut Black Fire, is a perfect example of everything this series gets astoundingly right… the listener is rewarded with a rich and engaging audio experience… these are an incredible deal, and audiophile jazz fans have a lot to look forward to now that a major label is tackling reissues at a quality previously only seen from small boutique operations.”—Audiophilia

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