Blue Note Presents New Reissues In The Famed Rudy Van Gelder Edition

The Rudy Van Gelder Series (RVG) consists of classic Blue Note albums that have been newly remastered in 24-bit by original engineer Rudy Van Gelder with state of the art equipment. Many of these audiophile CDs contain bonus tracks and session photos.

JANUARY 8, 2002
07243 533774 2 7 Sonny Clark Trio
07243 535518 2 7 Ornette Coleman Live At The Golden Circle Vol. One
07243 535519 2 6 Ornette Coleman Live At The Golden Circle Vol. Two
07243 535560 2 0 Donald Byrd - Slow Drag
07243 535564 2 6 Grant Green - Am I Blue
07243 535565 2 5 Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers - Meet You At the Jazz Corner Of The World (double CD)

JANUARY 29, 2002
07243 535585 2 9 Bud Powell - Vol. 3 Bud!
07243 535586 2 8 Bobby Hutcherson - Dialogue
07243 495341 2 4 Freddie Hubbard - Open Sesame
07243 535587 2 7 Jimmy Smith - Cool Blues
07243 535758 2 3 Horace Silver - In Pursuit Of The 27th Man
07243 533775 2 6 Kenny Dorham - Round Midnight At The Café Bohemia (double CD)



ORNETTE COLEMAN - AT THE GOLDEN CIRCLE VOL.1
07243 535518 2 7

ORNETTE COLEMAN, alto sax; DAVID IZENZON, bass; CHARLES MOFFETT, drums.

1. Announcement
2. Faces And Places
3. European Echoes
4. Dee Dee
5. Dawn
6. Faces And Places (alternate take) *
7. European Echoes (alternate take) *
8. Doughnuts *

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ORNETTE COLEMAN - AT THE GOLDEN CIRCLE VOL.2
07243 535519 2 6

ORNETTE COLEMAN, alto sax (#2-7), trumpet and violin (#1);
DAVID IZENZON, bass; CHARLES MOFFETT, drums.


1. Snowflakes And Sunshine
2. Morning Song
3. The Riddle
4. Antiques
5. Morning Song (alternate take) *
6. The Riddle (alternate take) *
7. Antiques (alternate take) *

* previously unreleased bonus tracks


In 1962, Ornette Coleman, who'd rocked the jazz world three years earlier, debuted his new trio with classical bassist David Izenson and drummer Charles Moffett, introducing an entirely new sound. Then abruptly he announced his retirement. When he re-emerged two years later, he reformed this unique trio and signed with Blue Note Records. On his first European tour, producer Francis Wolff met the trio in Stockholm and recorded them for two nights at the Golden Circle performing eight new compositions.
The results were issued on two LPs that put Coleman in the forefront of jazz again. Rudy Van Gelder has returned to the original tapes to remaster these gems. In the process, we've added an additional tune and two alternate takes to Volume One and three alternate takes to Volume Two, all never before released.

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ART BLAKEY AND THE JAZZ MESSENGERS
MEET YOU AT THE JAZZ CORNER OF THE WORLD
07243 535565 2 5

LEE MORGAN, trumpet; WAYNE SHORTER, tenor saxophone:
BOBBY TIMMONS, piano; JYMIE MERRITT, bass; ART BLAKEY, drums.

DISC ONE
1. Announcement by Pee Wee Marquette
2. The Opener
(Hank Mobley)
3. What Know
(Lee Morgan)
4. The Theme
5. Announcement by Art Blakey
6. Round About Midnight
(Thelonious Monk)
7. The Breeze And I
(Lecuona-Camarata-Stillman)

DISC TWO
1. Announcement by Pee Wee Marquette & Art Blakey
2. High Modes
(Hank Mobley)
3. Night Watch
(Hank Mobley)
4. The Things I Love
(H. Barlow-L. Harris)
5. The Summit
(Wayne Shorter)
6. The Theme


ART BLAKEY AND THE JAZZ MESSENGERS - MEET YOU AT THE JAZZ CORNER OF THE WORLD

Wayne Shorter joined the Jazz Messengers in September 1959. When Bobby Timmons returned to the group in early 1960, one of the greatest editions of the Messengers fell into place. With Lee Morgan and Jymie Merritt, Blakey had put together a band of great composers and original soloists who blended together amazingly.


Birdland was Blakey's favorite club and the site of some of his greatest recordings including this one. In addition to standards and originals by Shorter and Morgan, this session introduced three great new Hank Mobley tunes: "The Opener", "High Modes" and "Night Watch".
Rudy Van Gelder's masterful 24-bit restoration of this live date has greatly improved the sound of the original LPs.

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HORACE SILVER - IN PURSUIT OF THE 27th MAN
07243 535758 2 3


RANDY BRECKER, trumpet, fluegelhorn (#1,3,5); MICHAEL BRECKER, tenor sax (#1,3,5);
DAVID FRIEDMAN, vibes (#2,4,6,7); HORACE SILVER, piano;
BOB CRANSHAW, electric bass; MICKEY ROKER, drums.

1. Liberated Brother
(Weldon Irvine)
2. Kathy
(Santos-Livingston-Evans)
3. Gragory Is Here
4. Summer In Central Park
5. Nothin' Can Stop Me Now
6. In Pursuit Of The 27th Man
7. Strange Vibes


HORACE SILVER - IN PURSUIT OF THE 27th MAN
One of Horace Silver's best groups was the early seventies quintet with Michael and Randy Brecker, which is introduced on three tunes from this album including Silver's classic "Gregory Is Here", written to celebrate the birth of his son.
What also distinguishes this album is the unusual context (for Silver) of the remaining four tunes including Maocir Santos' "Kathy". These quartet pieces feature vibist David Friedman in place of any horns.
This is the first appearance of this album on CD.

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DONALD BYRD - SLOW DRAG
07243 535560 2 0

DONALD BYRD, trumpet; SONNY RED, alto sax;
CEDAR WALTON, piano; WALTER BOOKER, bass; BILLY HIGGINS, drums, vocal.

1. Slow Drag
(Donald Byrd)
2. Secret Love
(P.F. Webster-S. Fain)
3. Book's Bossa
(Cedar Walton-Walter Booker)
4. Jelly Roll
(Sylvester Kyner)
5. The Loner
(Cedar Walton-Ronnie Mathews)
6. My Ideal
(Robin-Chase-Whiting)

DONALD BYRD - SLOW DRAG
"Slow Drag" is one of those classic sixties Blue Note albums that is ultra hip. The groove is in the pocket and the tunes and solos are challenging and intelligent. Byrd and long time partner Sonny Red are supported by the great rhythm team of Cedar Walton, Walter Booker and Billy Higgins.
The sensual slow blues "Slow Drag" also features Billy Higgins debut as a vocalist. Sonny Red's Jelly Roll" is another funk classic. This album introduced two jazz classics in "Book's Bossa" and "The Loner".
This is the first appearance of this album on CD.

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KENNY DORHAM - 'ROUND ABOUT MIDNIGHT AT THE CAFE BOHEMIA: COMPLETE
07243 533775 2 6 SET NO.

KENNY DORHAM, trumpet; J. R. MONTEROSE, tenor sax; KENNY BURRELL, guitar;
BOBBY TIMMONS, piano; SAM JONES, bass; ARTHUR EDGEHILL, drums.

Disc One
1. K.D.'s Blues (alternate take)
2. Autumn in New York
(Vernon Duke)
3. Monaco (alternate take)
4. N.Y. Theme
5. K.D.'s Blues
6. Hill's Edge
7. A Night In Tunisia
(D. Gillespie-F. Paparelli)
8. Who Cares? (alternate take)
(G. Gershwin-I. Gershwin)
9. Royal Roost
(K. Clarke-K. Dorham)

Disc Two
1. Mexico City
2. 'Round About Midnight
(Thelonious Monk)
3. Monaco
4. Who Cares?
5 My Heart Stood Still
(R. Rodgers-L. Hart)
6. Riffin'
7 Mexico City (alternate take)
8. The Prophet


KENNY DORHAM - 'ROUND ABOUT MIDNIGHT AT THE CAFE BOHEMIA: COMPLETE
Trumpeter/composer Kenny Dorham's Jazz Prophets with legendary tenor saxophonist J.R. Monterose lasted less than a year, making this Blue Note live session all the more important. The group was also Bobby Timmons' launch into jazz's major leagues. On this occasion, producer Alfred Lion added Kenny Burrell to the group as guest artist; Burrell had recently arrived in New York and signed with Blue Note.
The original album has grown over the years to two full CDs. For this Van Gelder remastering, we've gone to great pains to research the best possible source for each performance and are presenting the music in the order in which it was performed.

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SONNY CLARK TRIO
07243 533774 2 7

SONNY CLARK, piano; PAUL CHAMBERS, bass: PHILLY JOE JONES, drums.

1. Be-Bop
(Dizzy Gillespie)
2. I Didn't Know What Time It Was
(R. Rodgers-L. Hart)
3. Two Bass Hit
(J. Lewis-D. Gillespie)
4. Tadd's Delight
(Tadd Dameron)
5. Softly As In A Morning Sunrise
(S. Romberg-O. Hammerstein)
6. I'll Remember April
(DePAul-Raye-Johnston)
7. I Didn't Know What Time It Was (alternate take)
(R. Rodgers-L. Hart)
8. Two Bass Hit (alternate take)
(J. Lewis-D. Gillespie)
9. Tadd's Delight (alternate take)
(Tadd Dameron)

SONNY CLARK TRIO
Considered by many to be this pianist's masterpiece, Clark is out front on this one with no horns to take the focus off his remarkable hard bop style. In Paul Chambers and Philly Joe Jones, both with Miles Davis at the time, the pianist had the greatest rhythm team in jazz at that time.
Clark swings through three standards and the bop classics "Be Bop", "Two Bass Hit" and "Tadd's Delgiht".Three alternate takes are added to the original album.

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GRANT GREEN - AM I BLUE
07243 535564 2 6


JOHNNY COLES, trumpet; JOE HENDERSON, tenor sax;
GRANT GREEN, guitar; JOHN PATTON, organ; BEN DIXON, drums.

1. Am I Blue
(Clarke-Akst)
2. Take These Chains From My Heart
(Rose-Heath)
3. I Wanna Be Loved
(Rose-Heyman)
4. Sweet Slumber
(Millinder-Woode-Neiburg)
5. For All We Know
(Coots-Lewis)


GRANT GREEN - AM I BLUE
This great guitarist recorded in a variety of settings and concepts during his years at Blue Note. "Am I Blue" featured the perennial trio of Green, organist John Patton and drummer Ben Dixon with the trumpet of Johnny Coles and the tenor saxophone of newcomer Joe Henderson.
What makes this album so unusual in Green's canon is that the entire album is in a soulful, atmospheric ballad groove. The material ranges from the blues ballad "Sweet Slumber" to the country song "Take These Chains From My Heart", but the after hours mood that these men create is never broken.
This is the first appearance of this album on CD.

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BUD POWELL
THE AMAZING BUD POWELL VOLUME 3 - BUD!
07243 535585 2 9

CURTIS FULLER, trombone (#6-8); BUD POWELL, piano:
PAUL CHAMBERS, bass: ART TAYLOR, drums.

1. Some Soul
2. Blue Pearl
3. Frantic Fancies
4. Bud On Bach
5. Keepin' In The Groove
6. Idaho
(Jesse Stone)
7. Don't Blame Me
(J. McHugh-D. Fields)
8. Moose The Mooche
(Charlie Parker)
9. Blue Pearl (alternate take) *

* bonus track, not part of original LP

BUD POWELL - THE AMAZING BUD POWELL VOLUME 3 - BUD!


Blue Note's Alfred Lion had a knack for drawing the best from piano genius Bud Powell in the fifties when Bud's frame of mind and music were going through wildly erratic cycles. "Bud!" is the first full-length 12" LP that the bebop pioneer made for the label and it featured his working trio of Paul Chambers and Art Taylor with new trombone star Curtis Fuller added on three war-horses.
The Fuller features include an amazing version of Charlie Parker's "Moose The Mooche", but the highlights here are Powell's original "Blue Pearl" and his solo performance "Bud On Bach".

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FREDDIE HUBBARD - OPEN SESAME
07243 495341 2 4


FREDDIE HUBBARD, trumpet; TINA BROOKS, tenor sax;
McCOY TYNER, piano; SAM JONES, bass; CLIFFORD JARVIS, drums.

1. Open Sesame
(Tina Brooks)
2. But Beautiful
(J. Burke-J. Van Heusen)
3. Gypsy Blue
(Tina Brooks)
4. All Or Nothing At All
(J. Lawrence-A. Altman)
5. One Mint Julep
(Rudolph Toombs)
6. Hub's Nub
(Freddie Hubbard)
7. Open Sesame (alternate take) *
(Tina Brooks)
8. Gypsy Blue (alternate take) *
(Tina Brooks)

* bonus tracks, not part of original LP

FREDDIE HUBBARD - OPEN SESAME
Freddie Hubbard's recording debut announced the arrival of an extraordinary trumpeter, both technically and artistically. This album teamed him with tenor saxophonist/composer Tina Brooks (they would reconvene a week later to record Brooks' "True Blue") and pianist McCoy Tyner a few months before he joined John Coltrane's quintet.
This is one of those stunning Blue Note records where the musicians mesh and the tunes, arrangements and solo get as close to perfection as one can. Alternate takes of both Tina Brooks tunes are added to the original album.

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BOBBY HUTCHERSON - DIALOGUE
07243 535586 2 8

FREDDIE HUBBARD, trumpet; SAM RIVERS, tenor sax, soprano sax, bass clarinet & flute;
BOBBY HUTCHERSON, vibes & marimba; ANDREW HILL, piano:
RICHARD DAVIS, bass; JOE CHAMBERS, drums.

1. Catta
(Andrew Hill)
2. Idle While
(Joe Chambers)
3. Les Noirs Marchant
(Andrew Hill)
4. Dialogue
(Joe Chambers)
5. Ghetto Lights
(Andrew Hill)
6. Jasper *
(Andrew Hill)

* bonus track, not on original LP

BOBBY HUTCHERSON - DIALOGUE
Today Bobby Hutcherson is one of the established giants of mainstream modern jazz. But in 1965, He was on the cutting edge of experimentation, working with Jackie McLean, Eric Dolphy, Andrew Hill and Archie Shepp. The personnel on "Dialogue", his first album as a leader to be released, reads like a who's who of the creative front in jazz at the time: trumpeter Freddie Hubbarrd, reedman Sam Rivers, pianist/composer Andrew Hill, bassist Richard Davis and drummer/composer Joe Chambers.
Rudy Van Gelder's vivid recording style captures all nuances of this amazing album. Added to the original LP is Andrew Hill's "Jasper" from the session.

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JIMMY SMITH - COOL BLUES
07243 535587 2 7

LOU DONALDSON, alto sax (#1-6) ; TINA BROOKS, tenor sax (#1-4);
JIMMY SMITH, organ; EDDIE McFADDEN, guitar;
ART BLAKEY (#1-3), DONALD BAILEY (#4-7), drums.

1. Dark Eyes
(traditional)
2. Groovin' At Small's
(Babs Gonzales)
3. Announcement by Babs Gonzales
4. A Night In Tunisia
(D. Gillespie-F. Paparelli)
5. Cool Blues
(Charlie Parker)
6. What's New
(B. Haggart-J. Burke)
7. Small's Minor
(Jimmy Smith)
8. Once In A While
(M. Edwards-B. Green)

JIMMY SMITH - COOL BLUES
Although not released until 1980, this 1958 all-star gathering at Small's Paradise in Harlem has become one of Jimmy Smith's most highly regarded Blue Note albums. Lou Donaldson, Tina Brooks and Art Blakey join Smith's trio for four extended jams.
The first CD issue of this album was withdrawn for pitch problems. Rudy Van Gelder has gone back to the original tapes to reconstruct the CD with corrected pitch, better editing and superior sound.

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