Blue Note unveils second instalment of limited edition vinyl box set series

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With Tony Allen, Art Blakey, Bobby Hutcherson and a Tony Williams tribute album.

Blue note has announced the second edition of its “luxury box set” subscription series: Blue Note Review, out this November.

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Curated by Blue Note President Don Was, the box set features an exclusive collection of both new and archival recordings.

Blue Note Review Volume Two includes:

– A 2xLP compilation album of current drummers from Blue Note’s roster paying tribute to Tony Williams including Brian Blade, Kendrick Scott, Tony Allen, Chris Dave, Nate Smith, Eric Harland, and Rob Turner.

– A 1xLP remastered reissue of Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers’ album Africaine.

– 2×12″ lithographs of Art Blakey and Elvin Jones by photographer and Blue Note co-founder Francis Wolff

– 1 set of Tops Blue Note trading cards, based on Topps 1959 baseball cards, featuring artists including Thelonious Monk, Horace Silver, Dexter Gordon, Lee Morgan, Grant Green, Hank Mobley, Freddie Hubbard, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Charles Lloyd, Robert Glasper.

– 1 x Out Of The Blue zine featuring essays, interviews portraits, and original illustrations.

– 1 x Sprit & Time: Jazz Drummers On Their Art book, edited by Elissa Middleton, featuring insights from drummers about their craft

– 1 x Blue Note record brush

Head here for more info, watch a Blue Note’s trailer and check out the track lists below.


Sprit And Time compilation

Side A

1. Warrior – Brian Blade & The Fellowship Band
2. Civilization/Citadel – Kendrick Scott Oracle

Side B

1. Tony Allen – City of Lights
2. Chris Dave And The Drumhedz – Native Heart

Side C

1. Nate Smith – Life Of The Party
2. Eric Harland – Takin’ My Time
3. GoGo Penguin – Creatures Of Conscience

Side D

1. Tony Williams – Juicy Fruit (live)
2. Tony Williams – The Alternate Announcements (live)

Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers – Africaine

Side A

1. Patterns (Joe Chambers)
2. A Time To Go (James Spaulding)
3. Ankara (Joe Chambers)

Side B

1. Effi (Stanley Cowell)
2. Irina (Joe Chambers)
3. Nocturnal (Joe Chambers)

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