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Blue Note Becomes Curator on Apple Music and Strong Online

By Thomas Swan t.swan@classicalite.com on Apr 04, 2016 06:41 PM EDT

Blue Note Records has been the home of numerous legends of jazz. It is one of the exemplary labels in the genre. Maintaining its leadership place in the world of jazz, the record label has been an innovator in its online presence. Following that line, the record company has become the first major label to become a curator on the music streaming site Apple Music.

To celebrate, the label is releasing some of its popular titles on 12 inch vinyl. According to Downbeat online," Among the LPs already available are saxophonist John Coltrane's Blue Train , pianist Thelonious Monk's Genius Of Modern Music and saxophonist Wayne Shorter's Speak No Evil.The Blue Note Records Vinyl Reissue Series continues on May 6 with the release of vintage titles on LP from vocalist Sheila Jordan, saxophonist Ike Quebec, trumpeter Blue Mitchell, organist Big John Patton and saxophonist Sam Rivers."

All are serious staples in jazz lovers' music collections, made all the more glorious on vinyl. The endeavor is their continuing of the project they began on their 75th anniversary two years ago. From the official website, Blue Note Don Was had this to say, "Two years ago, we began remastering the jewels of the Blue Note catalog in hi-def resolutions of 96k and 192k. In order to develop a guiding artistic philosophy for this delicate endeavor, we donned our lab coats, ran dozens of sonic experiments and carefully referenced every generation of our reissues. Ultimately, we decided that our goal would be to protect the original intentions of the artists, producers and engineers who made these records and that, in the case of pre-digital-era albums, these intentions were best represented by the sound and feel of their first-edition vinyl releases."

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