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Blue Note Reissue Series: Part 2

In the second half of the 1970s Blue Note/United Artists released a number of double LPs under the title Blue Note Reissue Series. The first 9 releases in this series had coloured sleeve designs. These are listed on a separate page. The remainder of the series had beige sleeve designs. These are listed on this page.

The reissue series collected together previously released or unreleased sessions from the Blue Note vault or from other labels owned by United Artists in the late 1970s. For detailed track lists and musician information use the "See more details" link when available.




Blue Note Reissue Series: Part 2

High Step, Paul Chambers & John Coltrane, 1975, BN-LA 451-H2

Tracks : Dexterity, Stablemates, Easy to Love, Visitation, John Paul Jones (Trane's Blues), Eastbound, Nita, Just for the Love, We Six, Omicron, Trane's Strain, Nixon, Dixon and Yates Blues

Musicians : Paul Chambers, John Coltrane, Donald Byrd, Curtis Fuller, Pepper Adams, Kenny Drew, Horace Silver, Roland Alexander, Kenny Burrell, Philly Joe Jones

Music previously released on the LPs Chambers' Music and Whims Of Chambers, plus two previously unreleased tracks. This double LP compilation was part of the Blue Note Reissue Series.

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Involution, Sam Rivers, 197?, BN-LA 453-H2

Tracks : Precis, Paen, Effusive Melange, Involutions, Afflatus, Helix, Violence, Pain, Illusion, Hope, Lust, Desire

Musicians : Sam Rivers, Donald Byrd, Julian Priester, James Spaulding, Andrew Hill, Cecil McBee, Walter Booker, Steve Ellington, J.C. Moses

Two previously unreleased sessions. One by the Sam Rivers Sextet and one by the Andrew Hill Quartet. This double LP compilation was part of the Blue Note Reissue Series.

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The Aladdin Sessions, Lester Young, 1975, BN-LA 456-H2

Tracks : D. B. Blues, Lester Blows Again, These Foolish Things (Remind Me Of You), Jumpin' At Mesners, It's Only A Paper Moon, After You've Gone, Lover, Come Back To Me!, Jammin' With Lester, Lester Leaps In, You're Driving Me Crazy, She's Funny That Way, Lester's Be-Bop, Sunday, S. M. Blues, No Eyes Blues, Jumpin' With Symphony Sid, Sax-O-Be-Bop, On The Sunny Side Of The Street, Movin' With Lester, Lester Smooths It Out, Jumpin' At The Woodside, Easy Does It, Just Cooling, I'm Confessin' (That I Love You), Sheik Of Araby, East Of The Sun, Something To Remember You By

A compilation of tracks previously released on the Aladdin label. This double LP compilation was part of the Blue Note Reissue Series.

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Jacknife, Jackie McLean, 1975, BN-LA 457-H2

Tracks : On The Nile, Climax, Soft Blue, Jacknife, Blue Fable, High Frequency, Combined Effort, Moonscape, Jossa Bossa, The Bull Frog

Musicians : Jackie McLean, Lee Morgan, Charles Tolliver, Larry Willis, Larry Ridley, Don Moore, Jack DeJohnette

Two previously unreleased sessions from 1965 and 1966. This double LP compilation was part of the Blue Note Reissue Series.

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In Transition, Cecil Taylor, 1975, BN-LA 458-H2

Tracks : Bemsha Swing, Charge 'Em Blues, Azure, Song, You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To, Rick Kick Shaw, Sweet And Lovely, Get Out Of Town, Carol / Three Points, Love For Sale, Little Lees, Motystrophe, I Love Paris

Musicians : Cecil Taylor, Ted Curson, Bill Barron, Steve Lacy, Buell Neidlinger, Chris White, Dennis Charles, Rudy Collins

Sessions from 1955 and 1959 previously released on the albums Jazz Advance and Love For Sale. This double LP compilation was part of the Blue Note Reissue Series.

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One For One, Andrew Hill, 1975, BN-LA 459-H2

Tracks : One for One, Diddy Wah, Without Malice, Poinsetta, Illusion, Fragments, Euterpe, Erato, Pax, Eris Calliope

Musicians : Andrew Hill Charles Tolliver Freddie Hubbard, Bennie Maupin, Pat Patrick, Joe Henderson, Ron Carter, Richard Davis, Joe Chambers, Paul Motian, Mickey Roker, Ben Riley, Sanford Allen, Alfred Brown, Selwart Clarke, Kermit Moore

Music from previously unreleased sessions in 1965, 1969 and 1970. This double LP compilation was part of the Blue Note Reissue Series.

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Cosmos, McCoy Tyner, 1976, BN-LA 460-H2

Music from previously unreleased sessions in the 1968 to 1970 period. This double LP compilation was part of the Blue Note Reissue Series.

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Pacific Standard Time, Gil Evans, 1975, BN-LA 461-H2

Tracks : St. Louis Blues, King Porter Stomp, Willow Tree, Struttin' With Some Barbecue, Lester Leaps In, 'Round Midnight, Manteca, Bird Feathers, Davenport Blues, Straight, No Chaser, Ballad Of The Sad Young Men Joy Spring, Django, Chant Of The Weed, Theme

Music from the late 1950's previously released on the LPs New Bottles Old Wine and Great Jazz Standards. This double LP compilation was part of the Blue Note Reissue Series.

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Circling In, Chick Corea, 1976, BN-LA 472-H2

Tracks : Bossa, Gemini, My One and Only Love, Fragments, Windows, Samba Yanta, I Don't Know, Pannonica, Blues Connotation, Duet For Bass And Piano No.1, Duet For Bass And Piano No.2, Danse For Clarinet And Piano No.1, Danse For Clarinet And Piano No.2, Chimes Part 1, Chimes Part 2, Starp, 73º - A Kelvin, Ballad

Musicians : Chick Corea, Anthony Braxton, Dave Holland, Miroslav Vitouš, Barry Altschul, Roy Haynes

Previously unreleased sessions from 1968 and 1970 by the group Circle and a trio led by Corea. This double LP compilation was part of the Blue Note Reissue Series.

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The Trio Sides, Horace Silver, 1976, BN-LA 474-H2

Tracks : Safari, Thou Swell, Horoscope, Yeah, Ecaroh, Prelude To A Kiss, Quicksilver, Knowledge Box, How About You, I Remember You, Sliverware, Opus De Funk, Buhainia, Day In, Day Out, Shirl, For Heaven's Sake, Melancholy Mood, Sweet Stuff, Melancholy Mood, The St. Vitous Dance, Cherry Blossom, Lonely Woman, Next Time I Fall In Love

, Musicians : Horace Silver, Gene Ramey, Doug Watkins, John Williams, Art Blakey, Louis Hayes, Billy Cobham

A collection of previously released trio recordings made between 1952 and 1968. This double LP compilation was part of the Blue Note Reissue Series.

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More From The Vanguard, Sonny Rollins, 1976, BN-LA 475-H2

Tracks : I've Got You Under My Skin, Night In Tunisia, What Is This Thing Called Love, Softly, As In A Morning Sunrise, Four, Woodyn' You, All The Things You Are, Get Happy, I'll Remember April, Get Happy

Musicians : Sonny Rollins, Donald Bailey, Wilbur Ware, Pete LaRoca, Elvin Jones

Live recordings from November 1957. This double LP compilation was part of the Blue Note Reissue Series.

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The Third World, Herbie Nichols, 1976, BN-LA 485-H2

Tracks : The Third World, Step Tempest, Dance Line, Blue Chopsticks, Double Exposure, Cro-Magnon Nights, Amoeba's Dance, Crisp Day, 2300 Skiddoo, It Didn't Happen, Shuffle Montgomery, Brass Rings, The Gig, House Party Starting, Chit Chatting, The Lady Sings the Blues, Terpsichore, Hangover Triangle, The Spring Song, Query, Wildflower, Mine

Musicians : Herbie Nichols, Al McKibbon, Teddy Kotick, Art Blakey, Max Roach

Previously released trio sessions. This double LP compilation was part of the Blue Note Reissue Series.

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Back From The Gig, Booker Ervin, 1976, BN-LA 488-H2

Two previously unreleased sessions from 1963 and 1968. This double LP release was part of the Blue Note Reissue Series.

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Here To Stay, Freddie Hubbard, 1976, BN-LA 496-H2

Tracks : Philly Mignon, Father And Son, Body And Soul, Nostrand And Fulton, Full Moon And Empty Arms, Assunta, Hub Cap, Cry Me Not, Luana, Osie Mae, Plexus, Earmon Jr.

Musicians : Freddie Hubbard, Wayne Shorter, Jimmy Heath, Julian Priester, Cedar Walton, Reggie Workman, Larry Ridley, Philly Joe Jones

Combines a previously released 1961 session with a previously unreleased session from 1962. This double LP release was part of the Blue Note Reissue Series.

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The Prime Element, Elvin Jones, 1976, BN-LA 506-H2

Tracks : At This Point in Time, Currents/Pollen, The Prime Element, Whims of Bal, Inner Space, Once I Loved, Raynay, Champagne Baby, Dido Afrique

Musicians : Elvin Jones, Lee Morgan, Steve Grossman, Frank Foster, Joe Farrell, George Coleman, Pepper Adams, Cornell Dupree, Jan Hammer, Gene Perla, Wilbur Little, Candido Camero, Pablo Landrum, Omar Clay, Warren Smith, Miovelito Valles

Two previously unreleased sessions from 1969 and 1973. This double LP release was part of the Blue Note Reissue Series.

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Prime Source, Fats Navarro, 1976, BN-LA 507-H2

Tracks : Our Delight, Our Delight, The Squirrel, The Squirrel, The Chase, The Chase, Dameronia, Dameronia, Lady Bird, Lady Bird, Jahbero, Jahbero, Symphonette, Symphonette, Double Talk, Double Talk, Boperation, The Skunk, 52nd Street Theme, Dance Of The Infidels, Dance Of The Infidels, Wail, Wail, Bouncing With Bud, Bouncing With Bud, Bouncing With Bud

Musicians include : Fats Navarro, Howard McGhee, Ernie Henry, Wardell Gray, Alan Eager, Charlie Rouse, Sonny Rollins, Tadd Dameron, Bud Powell, Milt Jackson, Nelson Boyd, Tommy Potter, Curly Russell, Shadow Wilson, Kenny Clarke, Roy Haynes

The complete Fats Navarro Blue Note recordings. This double LP release was part of the Blue Note Reissue Series.

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Blowin' Sessions, Johnny Griffin, John Coltrane and Hank Mobley, 1976, BN-LA 521-H2

Tracks : The Way You Look Tonight, Ball Bearing, All The Things You Are, Smoke Stack, Status Quo, Bo-Till, Blue Lights, Billie's Bounce, Evil Eye, Everywhere

Musicians : Lee Morgan, Clifford Jordan, Hank Mobley, John Coltrane, John Gilmore, Johnny Griffin, Horace Silver, Wynton Kelly, Curly Russell, Paul Chambers, Art Blakey

Recordings previously released on the Johnny Griffin album Blowing Session and the Clifford Jordan and John Gilmore album Blowing In From Chicago. This double LP release was part of the Blue Note Reissue Series.

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In India, Paul Horn, 1976, BN-LA 529-H2

Tracks : Raga Desh, Raga Bihag, Raga Vibhas, Raga Tilang, Alap, Manj-Khamaj, Raga Shivaranjani, Arti, Raga Ahir Bhairao, Tabla Solo In Teental, Raga Ppuira Dhanashri, Alap In Raga Bhairav, Raga Kerwani

Musicians : Paul Horn, Gaffar Hyder Khan, Gopal Verma, Satya Dev Pawar, Gopal Krishan, Vinay Bharat Ram, Shri Chunilal Kaul, J. N. Shivpuri, Rajinder Raina

Recordings previously released on the World Pacifc albums Paul Horn in India and Paul Horn in Kashmir. This double LP release was part of the Blue Note Reissue Series.

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The Young Rabbits, Jazz Crusaders, 1976, BN-LA 530-H2

Tracks : Fancy Dance, Tough Talk, Boopie, Robbins Nest, Watts Happening, Outback, New Time Shuffle, Dulzura, Fire Water, Congolese Sermon, Blues Up Tight, Appointment In Ghana, The Young Rabbits, Polka Dots And Moonbeams, Latin Bit, Big Hunk Of Funk, Till All Ends

, Musicians : Wilton Felder, Wayne Henderson, Hubert Laws, Clare Fischer, Joe Sample, Joe Pass, Al McKibbon, Bobby Haynes, Buster Williams, Jimmy Bond, Leroy Vinnegar, Monk Montgomery, Victor Gaskin, Stix Hooper, Carlos Vidal, Hungaria Garcia

Previously released recordings taken from Pacific Jazz albums. This double LP release was part of the Blue Note Reissue Series.

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Beginnings, Wes Montgomery, 1976, Blue Note BN-LA 531-H2

Tracks : Wes's Tune, Old Folks, Stranger In Paradise, Monk's Shop, Montgomeryland Funk, Summertime, Falling In Love With Love, Billie's Bounce, Stompin' At The Savoy, Baubles, Bangles And Beads, Bock To Bock, Fingerpickin', Leila, Far Wes, Renie, Hymn For Carl

Musicians : Wes Montgomery, Freddie Hubbard, Alonzo Johnson, Harold Land, Waymon Atkinson, Pony Poindexter, Buddy Montgomery, Joe Bradley, Richie Crabtree, Monk Montgomery, Benny Barth, Louis Hayes, Paul Parker, Tony Bazley Previously released recordings from the 1957 to 1959 period. This double LP release was part of the Blue Note Reissue Series.

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Revelation, Gerry Mulligan & Lee Konitz, 1976, BN-LA 532-H2

Tracks : Disc Jockey Jump, Almost Like Being In Love, Too Marvelous For Words, Crazy Day, Revelation, All The Things You Are, Venus De Milo, Sextet I, Four And One More, Lover Man (Oh Where Can You Be), I Can't Believe That You're In Love With Me, Turnstile, Oh Lady Be Good, Broadway, Sextet II, These Foolish Things, I'll Remember April

Musicians : Gerry Mulligan, Lee Konitz, Allen Eager, Zoot Sims, Al Cohn, Chet Baker, Freddie Green, Henry Grimes, Joe Mondragon, Carson Smith, Dave Bailey, Larry Bunker

This double LP release was part of the Blue Note Reissue Series.

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Classics Of Modern Blues, T-Bone Walker, 1976, BN-LA 533-H2

Tracks : I Got The Blues, Love Is Just A Gamble, Strollin' With Bones, Life Is Too Short, Street Walking Woman, Railroad Station Blues, Cold Cold Feeling, Everytime, Get These Blues Off Me, The Hustle Is On, I Get So Weary, News For You Baby, The Sun Went Down, High Society, You Don't Love Me, Party Girl, I Got The Blues Again, Tell Me What's The Reason, Blues Is A Woman, You Don't Understand, Through With Women, Evil Hearted Woman, Alimony Blues, I'm About To Lose My Mind, Baby You Broke My Heart, Got No Use For You, Bye Bye Baby, Blue Mood

This double LP release was part of the Blue Note Reissue Series.

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The Complete Genius, Thelonious Monk, 1976, BN-LA 579-H2

Tracks : 'Round Midnigt, In Walked Bud, Monk's Mood, Who Knows, Thelonious, Humph, Suburban Eyes, Evonce, Off Minor, Ruby My Dear, April In Paris, Well, You Needn't, Introspection, Nice Work If You Can Get It, Evidence, I Mean You, Epistrophy, I Should Care, All The Things You Are, Mysterioso, Mysterioso, Carolina Moon, Hornin' In, Skippy, Let's Cool One, Ask Me Now, Straight No Chaser, Four In One, Four In One, Criss Cross, Eronel, Willow Weep For Me

Musicians : Thelonious Monk, George Taitt, Idrees Sulieman, Kenny Dorham, Lou Donaldson, Sahib Shihab, Billy Smith, Lucky Thompson, Milt Jackson, Al McKibbon, Robert Paige, Gene Ramey, John Simmons, Nelson Boyd, Art Blakey, Max Roach, Shadow Wilson

This double LP release was part of the Blue Note Reissue Series.

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All Star Bags, Milt Jackson, 1977, BN-LA 590-H2

Tracks : Tahiti, Lillie, Bag's Groove, What's New, Don't Get Around Much Anymore, On The Scene, Lillie, Don't Get Around Much Anymore, What's New, Don't Walk, Lover Stratosphere, Mobley's Musings, Reunion, Ultramarine, Blues For Diahann, I Remember Clifford, Ill Wind, Whisper Not, Afternoon In Paris

Musicians : Milt Jackson, Art Farmer, Lou Donaldson, Hank Mobley, Benny Golson, John Lewis, Horace Silver, Tommy Flanagan, Percy Heath, Doug Watkins, Paul Chembers, Kenny Clarke, Art Blakey, Connie Kay

Previously released recordings from sessions between 1952 and 1958. This double LP release was part of the Blue Note Reissue Series.

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Early Art, Art Pepper, 1977, BN-LA 591-H2

Tracks : Straight Life, You're Driving Me Crazy, Yardbird Suite, Pepper Steak, Tenor Blooz, Pepper Returns, Broadway, You Go To My Head, Angel Wings, Funny Blues, Five More, Minority, Patricia, Mambo De La Pinta, Walkin' Out Blues, Blues In, What Is This Thing Called Love?, Cool Bunny, Bewitched, Diane's Dilemma, When You're Smiling (The Whole World Smiles With You), Stompin' At The Savoy, Blues Out

Musicians : Art Pepper, Jack Sheldon, Russ Freeman, Gerald Wiggins, Red Norvo, Leroy Vinnegar, Ben Tucker, Shelly Manne, Chuck Flores, Joe Morello

Previously released recordings from 1956 and 1957 sessions. This double LP release was part of the Blue Note Reissue Series.

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Little Niles, Randy Weston, 1977, BN-LA 598-G2

Tracks : Little Niles, Pam's Waltz, Let's Climb A Hill, Earth Birth, Nice Ice, Little Susan, Babe's Blues, I Know Your Kind, Every Once In A While, Once Knew A Fella, I Say Hello, High Fly, Beef Blues Stew, Where, Star Crossed Lovers, Spot Five Blues, Lisa Lovely

Musicians : Randy Weston, Idrees Sulieman, Kenny Dorham, Ray Copeland, Benny Green, Frank Rehak, Melba Liston, Slide Hampton, Coleman Hawkins, Johnny Griffin, George Joyner, Peck Morrison, Wilbur Little, Charlie Persip, Clifford Jarvis, Elvin Jones, Roy Haynes

Recordings previously released on the late 1950s albums Little Niles, Destry Rides Again and Live At The Five Spot. This double LP release was part of the Blue Note Reissue Series.

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Canteloupe Island, Jean-Luc Ponty, 1977, BN-LA 632-H2

Tracks : King Kong, Idiot Bastard Son, Twenty Small Cigars, How Would You Like to Have a Head Like That, Music for Electric Violin and Low Budget Orchestra, America Drinks and Goes Home, Foosh, Pamukkale, Contact, Cantaloupe Island, Starlight, Starbright

Recordings previously released on King Kong: Plays the Music of Frank Zappa and Jean-Luc Ponty Experience with the George Duke Trio. This double LP release was part of the Blue Note Reissue Series.

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Last updated January 2013