Blue Note Japan Releases: Toshiba Era Part 2 (1983-1988)



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Toshiba EMI Era, Part 2 (1983-1988)

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Sep. 1983? "Blue Note BLP 1500" Series Part 1, by Toshiba EMI

Initial pressings came with coated cover, as well as heavy flat vinyl.


BLP-1501
Miles Davis, Vol.1
Miles Davis
1501
BLP-1502
Miles Davis, Vol.2
Miles Davis
1502
BLP-1503
The Amazing Bud Powell, Vol.1
Bud Powell
1503
BLP-1504
The Amazing Bud Powell, Vol.2
Bud Powell
1504
BLP-1505
The Eminent J.J. Johnson, Vol.1
J.J. Johnson
1505
BLP-1506
The Eminent J.J. Johnson, Vol.2
J.J. Johnson
1506
BLP-1507
The Jazz Messengers At The Cafe Bohemia, Vol.1
The Jazz Messengers
1507
BLP-1508
The Jazz Messengers At The Cafe Bohemia, Vol.2
The Jazz Messengers
1508
BLP-1509
Milt Jackson And The Thelonious Monk Quintet
Milt Jackson
1509
BLP-1510
Genius Of Modern Music, Vol.1
Thelonious Monk
1510
BLP-1511
Genius Of Modern Music, Vol.2
Thelonious Monk
1511
BLP-1512
A New Sound - A New Star : Jimmy Smith At The Organ, Vol.1
Jimmy Smith
1512
BLP-1513
Detroit - New York Junction
Thad Jones
1513
BLP-1514
The Champ : Jimmy Smith At The Organ, Vol.2
Jimmy Smith
1514
BLP-1515
Jutta Hipp At The Hickory House, Vol.1
Jutta Hipp
1515
BLP-1516
Jutta Hipp At The Hickory House, Vol.2
Jutta Hipp
1516
BLP-1517
Patterns In Jazz
Gil Mellé
1517
BLP-1518
Horace Silver & The Jazz Messengers
Horace Silver
1518
BLP-1519
Herbie Nichols Trio
Herbie Nichols
1519
BLP-1520
Horace Silver & Spotlight on Drums : Art Blakey - Sabu
Horace Silver
1520



Oct. 1983? "Blue Note BLP 1500" Series Part 2, by Toshiba EMI

Initial pressings came with coated cover, as well as heavy flat vinyl.


BLP-1521
A Night At Birdland With Art Blakey Quintet, Vol.1
Art Blakey
1521
BLP-1522
A Night At Birdland With Art Blakey Quintet, Vol.2
Art Blakey
1522
BLP-1523
Introducing Kenny Burrell
Kenny Burrell
1523
BLP-1524
'Round About Midnight At The Cafe Bohemia
Kenny Dorham
1524
BLP-1525
The Incredible : Jimmy Smith At The Organ, Vol.3
Jimmy Smith
1525
BLP-1526
Clifford Brown Memorial Album
Clifford Brown
1526
BLP-1527
The Magnificent Thad Jones
Thad Jones
1527
BLP-1528
The Incredible Jimmy Smith At Club Baby Grand, Vol.1
Jimmy Smith
1528
BLP-1529
The Incredible Jimmy Smith At Club Baby Grand, Vol.2
Jimmy Smith
1529
BLP-1530
Jutta Hipp With Zoot Sims
Jutta Hipp
1530



Nov. 1983? "Blue Note BLP 1500" Series Part 3, by Toshiba EMI

Initial pressings came with coated cover, as well as heavy flat vinyl.

cover and sticker of BLP-1537 circular sticker on the factory seal

a closer look to the circular sticker (on the factory seal).
This indicates 1st pressing, which comes with heavy-weight flat thick vinyl and coated cover.

BLP-1531
The Fabulous Fats Navarro, Vol.1
Fats Navarro
1531
BLP-1532
The Fabulous Fats Navarro, Vol.2
Fats Navarro
1532
BLP-1533
Introducing Johnny Griffin
Johnny Griffin
1533
BLP-1534
Whims Of Chambers
Paul Chambers
1534
BLP-1535
Afro-Cuban
Kenny Dorham
1535
BLP-1536
J. R. Monterose
J. R. Monterose
1536
BLP-1537
Lou Donaldson Quartet / Quintet / Sextet
Lou Donaldson
1537
BLP-1538
Lee Morgan Indeed!
Lee Morgan
1538
BLP-1539
6 Pieces Of Silver
Horace Silver Quintet
1539
BLP-1540
Hank Mobley With Donald Byrd And Lee Morgan
Hank Mobley
1540



Dec. 21, 1983 "Modern Piano Collection" Series, by Toshiba EMI

This series is interesting - first three titles (Wynton Kelly, Kenny Drew and George Wallington) are great compilations including previously-unreleased takes. They are such compilations as “Complete {Wynton Kelly, Kenny Drew, George Wallington} Leader Sessions on Blue Note”. Other seven titles are straight re-issues from Blue Note 4000 series.

cover and sticker of BNJ-71002 centre label of BNJ-71002

BNJ-71001
Piano Interpretations By Wynton Kelly
Wynton Kelly
5025 + more
BNJ-71002
Introducing The Kenny Drew Trio
Kenny Drew
5023 + more
BNJ-71003
George Wallington And His Band
George Wallington
5045 + more
BNJ-71004
The Scene Changes - The Amazing Bud Powell, Vol.5
Bud Powell
84009
BNJ-71005
Profile
Duke Pearson
84022
BNJ-71006
Flight To Jordan
Duke Jordan
84046
BNJ-71007
Headin' South
Horace Parlan
84062
BNJ-71008
Doin' The Thing
Horace Silver
84076
BNJ-71009
Here We Come
The Three Sounds
84088
BNJ-71010
Leapin' And Lopin'
Sonny Clark
84091



1983-1984 "12-inch Singles" Series, Limited Edition, by Toshiba EMI

This series (only 2 titles) may one be the most collectable among all Toshiba releases - 12-inch 45rpm extended single edition.

BNJ-27001 features “Alison's Uncle”, which was an unreleased tune from 81595. The tune was firstly appeared on this 12-inch series. Side-B contains monaural mix of “Autumn Leaves”.

cover and OBI of BNJ-27001 centre label of BNJ-27001

BNJ-27002, released on May 1, 1984, features unreleased Take 2 of “Blue Pearl” from 81571. Again, it was firstly appeared on this 12-inch series. Side-A also has Take 1 of the same tune, which was the same take appeared in 81571. Side-B features monaural mix of “Cleopatra's Dream”.

cover and OBI of BNJ-27002 centre label of BNJ-27002

BNJ-27001
Alison's Uncle / Autumn Leaves (mono mix)
Cannonball Adderley

BNJ-27002
Blue Pearl (alt. take) / Blue Pearl / Cleopatra's Dream (mono mix)
Bud Powell




1983? 1984? Jimmy Smith album, Limited Edition, by Toshiba EMI

BNJ-50101 was released by Toshiba EMI, probably in the late 1983 or early 1984. According to the OBI description, this LP was released to celebrate Jimmy Smith's tour visit to Japan at the time.

The LP's contents are very impressive like other unreleased materials: unreleased tracks from legendary Aug. 25 1957 session (same session as “House Party” and “The Sermon” albums); a quartet session with Stanley Turrentine; and a scarce session with Grant Green.

cover and OBI of BNJ-50101 centre label of BNJ-50101 (promo)

BNJ-50101
Special Guests
Jimmy Smith




Jan. 21 1984 "The Hits Of Blue Note" Series Part 1, by Toshiba EMI

This is the Volume 1 of “The Hits of Blue Note”, all very famous LPs containing hit tunes among Jazz fans.

cover and OBI of BNJ-71017 centre label of BNJ-71017

BNJ-71011
Moanin'
Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers
84003
BNJ-71012
Fuego
Donald Byrd
84026
BNJ-71013
Open Sesame
Freddie Hubbard
84040
BNJ-71014
Let Freedom Ring
Jackie McLean
84106
BNJ-71015
Takin' Off
Herbie Hancock
84109
BNJ-71016
Una Mas
Kenny Dorham
84127
BNJ-71017
The Sidewinder
Lee Morgan
84157
BNJ-71018
Song For My Father
The Horace Silver Quintet
84185
BNJ-71019
Basra
Pete La Roca
84205
BNJ-71020
Happenings
Bobby Hutcherson
84231

And this is a famous sales promotional release to introduce “The Hits Of Blue Note” series, as well as to celebrate Blue Note's 45th anniversary. The catalogue number of this promotional only LP is PRP-8248. (this photograph is provided by Tanno-san of Eary Records - thanks a lot for your contribution!)

front cover of PRP-8248 back cover of PRP-8248



Feb. 21, 1984 "Blue Note BLP 1500" Series Part 4, by Toshiba EMI

Initial pressings came with coated cover, as well as heavy flat vinyl.


BLP-1541
Lee Morgan Sextet
Lee Morgan
1541
BLP-1542
Sonny Rollins
Sonny Rollins
1542
BLP-1543
Kenny Burrell, Vol.2
Kenny Burrell
1543
BLP-1544
Hank Mobley And All Stars
Hank Mobley
1544
BLP-1545
Wailing With Lou
Lou Donaldson
1545
BLP-1546
The Magnificent Thad Jones, Vol.3
Thad Jones
1546
BLP-1547
A Date With Jimmy Smith, Vol.1
Jimmy Smith
1547
BLP-1548
A Date With Jimmy Smith, Vol.2
Jimmy Smith
1548
BLP-1549
Blowing In From Chicago
Criff Jordan & John Gilmore
1549
BLP-1550
Hank Mobley Quintet
Hank Mobley
1550



Mar. 21, 1984 "Blue Note BLP 1500" Series Part 5, by Toshiba EMI

Initial pressings came with coated cover, as well as heavy flat vinyl.

Please note BLP-1553 was an originally unused number.

cover and sticker of BLP-1558 circular sticker on the factory seal

BLP-1551
All Day Long - Jimmy Smith At The Organ, Vol.1
Jimmy Smith
1551
BLP-1552
All Day Long - Jimmy Smith At The Organ, Vol.2
Jimmy Smith
1552
-
(unused)
(unused)
1553 (unused)
BLP-1554
Orgy In Rhythm, Vol.1
Art Blakey
1554
BLP-1555
Orgy In Rhythm, Vol.2
Art Blakey
1555
BLP-1556
Sounds Of Jimmy Smith
Jimmy Smith
1556
BLP-1557
Lee Morgan, Vol.3
Lee Morgan
1557
BLP-1558
Sonny Rollins, Vol.2
Sonny Rollins
1558
BLP-1559
A Blowing Session
Johnny Griffin
1559
BLP-1560
Hank
Hank Mobley
1560



Apr. 21, 1984 "Blue Note BLP 1500" Series Part 6, by Toshiba EMI

Initial pressings came with coated cover, as well as heavy flat vinyl.


BLP-1561
Palo Congo
Sabu
1561 (stereo)
BLP-1562
The Stylings Of Silver
Horace Silver Quintet
81562
BLP-1563
Plays Pretty Just For You
Jimmy Smith
1563
BLP-1564
Paul Chambers Quintet
Paul Chambers
1564
BLP-1565
Cliff Jordan
Cliff Jordan
1565
BLP-1566
Swing And Soul
Lou Donaldson
1566
BLP-1567
The Opener
Curtis Fuller
1567
BLP-1568
Hank Mobley
Hank Mobley
1568
BLP-1569
Bass On Top
Paul Chambers
81569
BLP-1570
Dial S For Sonny
Sonny Clark
1570



May 19 1984 "The Hits Of Blue Note" Series Part 2, by Toshiba EMI

This is the Volume 2 of “The Hits of Blue Note”, all very famous LPs containing hit tunes among Jazz fans.


BNJ-71021
Newk's Time
Sonny Rollins
84001
BNJ-71022
Finger Poppin'
Horace Silver
84008
BNJ-71023
A Night In Tunisia
Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers
84049
BNJ-71024
Page One
Joe Henderson
84140
BNJ-71025
Idle Moments
Grant Green
84154
BNJ-71026
Night Dreamer
Wayne Shorter
84173
BNJ-71027
Empyrean Isles
Herbie Hancock
84175
BNJ-71028
The Rumproller
Lee Morgan
84199
BNJ-71029
Gettin' Around
Dexter Gordon
84204
BNJ-71030
Dippin'
Hank Mobley
84209



1984 DAM Super Analogue Disc 45, distributed to DAM members only, by Daiichi Denki & Toshiba EMI

Daiichi Katei Denki Inc., well-known home electronics reseller in Japan, once had a record club named DAM (= Daiichi-kateidenki Audio Members' Club) in 1970s and 1980s. It was a club for Japanese audiophiles and audio fans.

DAM also released nearly two hundreds of “NOT FOR SALE” audiophile albums for distributing to DAM members. Some of them include direct-cutting 45rpm LPs of live recordings, audiophile pressings of famous tracks, etc., etc., from Japanese popular songs, Japanese oriental performances, crossover fusion jazz to straightahead jazz.

I have some of them: DOR-0028 (45rpm direct cutting LP - Side-A “Suite by Kyushu Folk Songs” performed with Japanese instruments such as Shakuhachi and Koto, and Side-B of three tracks by Takeshi Yamamoto and Isao Suzuki from legendary Japanese Jazz label Three Blind Mice); DOR-0030 (45rpm LP - live performance by Toshiyuki Miyama & his New Herd - a nice jazz big band session); DOR-0136 (45rpm LP - Toshiyuki Honda's jazz/crossover tracks featuring Chick Corea on piano).

And DOR-0129, probably released in middle 1984, is a remarkable 12-inch 45rpm LP, featuring “Autumn Leaves” (from BST-81595) on Side-A; “Maiden Voyage” and “The Eye Of The Hurricane” (from BST-84195) on Side-B. This audiophile LP is made of flat thick vinyl, and the attached liner-notes are very detailed including engineering data. According to the liner-notes, this platter was cut at Toshiba EMI cutting room on April 19, 1984; the instruments used was Studer A-80 Mk.II (tape recorder), Neumann SAL-74 (amplifier), Neumann VMS-80 (cutting lathe), and Neumann SX-74 (cutting head). Cutting engineer was S. Takeuchi, and Sound engineer was Y. Watanabe.

This 45rpm audiophile pressing sounds very nice - worth looking for and listening to.

DOR-0129
SIDE-A: Autumn Leaves Cannonball Adderley
from 81595
SIDE-B: Maiden Voyage; The Eye Of The Hurricane
Herbie Hancock
from 84195



1984-1985 "The Other Side Of BLP 1500" Series, Limited Edition, by Toshiba EMI

In 1983, King ceased Blue Note releases and again Toshiba EMI started to reissue Blue Note LPs.

Their first release was "Blue Note BLP 1500 Series", all 98 titles. And mostly at the same time they recompiled the BLP 1500-era unreleased materials. This is the "Other Side Of BLP 1500" Series.

Some of the materials were firstly appeared in this series.

cover and OBI of BNJ-61011
centre label of BNJ-61011 centre label of BNJ-61003
(promotional copy)

this Japanese letters can only be seen on promo copy
(it means "Release date: June 21")
the Japanese letters in the rectangle, "Mihon Ban", whose literal translation would be "factory sample". Other three Kanji letters are "Hibai Hin", which means "not for sale".

Released in June 21, 1984 (7 titles)
BNJ-61001
More Memorable Tracks
Clifford Brown
4428
BNJ-61002
A Night At Birdland, Vol.3
Art Blakey Quintet

BNJ-61003
'Round About Midnight At The Care Bohemia, Vol.2
Kenny Dorham

BNJ-61004
'Round About Midnight At The Care Bohemia, Vol.3
Kenny Dorham

BNJ-61005
Senor Blues - Horace Silver Rare Tracks
Horace Silver

BNJ-61006
Hank Mobley Quintet Featuring Sonny Clark
Hank Mobley

BNJ-61007
At The Cafe Bohemia, Vol.3
Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers
DY-5805-01
Released in June 30, 1984
BNJ-61008/10
The Other Side Of Blue Note 1500 Series (3LP Box)
Various Artists

Released in February 21, 1985 (10 titles)
BNJ-61011
More Genius Of Thelonious Monk
Thelonious Monk

BNJ-61012
Thelonious Monk & Milt Jackson
Thelonious Monk, Milt Jackson

BNJ-61013
Jimmy Smith Trio With L. D.
Jimmy Smith, Lou Donaldson

BNJ-61014
A Night At The Village Vanguard, Vol.2
Sonny Rollins
K18P-9277
BNJ-61015
A Night At The Village Vanguard, Vol.3
Sonny Rollins
K18P-9278
BNJ-61016
Sonny Clark Quintet
Sonny Clark
LNJ-70093
1592 (unissued)
BNJ-61017
Sonny Clark Trio, Vol.2
Sonny Clark
LNJ-70079
GXF-3069
BNJ-61018
Sonny Clark Trio, Vol.3
Sonny Clark
GXF-3051
BNJ-61019
Introducing The Three Sounds, Vol.2
The Three Sounds

BNJ-61020
The 45 Session
Bennie Green
GXF-3063



Jul. 21 1984 "Blue Note For Collectors Only" Series, by Toshiba EMI

This series contains 10 Blue Note titles, most of whose original issues are very hard to find.

cover and OBI of BNJ-71034 centre label of BNJ-71034

BNJ-71031
The Time Is Right
Lou Donaldson
84025
BNJ-71032
Soundin' Off
Dizzy Reece
84033
BNJ-71033
Speakin' My Piece
Horace Parlan
84043
BNJ-71034
On The Spur Of The Moment
Horace Parlan
84074
BNJ-71035
The Golden Eight
Kenny Clarke - Francy Boland & Co.
84092
BNJ-71036
Mo' Greens Please
Freddie Roach
84128
BNJ-71037
Soul Stream
George Braith
84161
BNJ-71038
Easterly Winds
Jack Wilson
84270
BNJ-71039
The In Between
Booker Ervin
84283
BNJ-71040
Heaven On Earth
Larry Young
84304



Sep. 21, 1984 "New Wave In Jazz" Series, by Toshiba EMI

This series concentrates on “New Wave in Jazz” titles, famous free and progressive Blue Note LPs.


BNJ-71041
Out To Lunch!
Eric Dolphy
84163
BNJ-71042
Point Of Departure
Andrew Hill
84167
BNJ-71043
Life Time
Anthony Williams
84180
BNJ-71044
Fuchsia Swing Song
Sam Rivers
84186
BNJ-71045
At The Golden Circle, Vol.1
Ornette Coleman
84224
BNJ-71046
At The Golden Circle, Vol.2
Ornette Coleman
84225
BNJ-71047
Unit Structures
Cecil Taylor
84237
BNJ-71048
Symphony For Improvisers
Don Cherry
84247
BNJ-71049
Conquistador
Cecil Taylor
84260
BNJ-71050
New And Old Gospel
Jackie McLean
84262



Oct. 21, 1984 "Blue Note BLP 1500" Series Part 7, by Toshiba EMI

Initial pressings came with coated cover, as well as heavy flat vinyl.

cover and sticker of BLP-1574 centre label of BLP-1574

a closer look to the circular sticker (on the factory seal).
This indicates 1st pressing, which comes with heavy-weight flat thick vinyl and coated cover.

BLP-1571
Bud! - The Amazing Bud Powell, Vol.3
Bud Powell
81571
BLP-1572
Bone & Bari
Curtis Fuller
1572? 81572?
BLP-1573
John Jenkins With Kenny Burrell
John Jenkins
1573
BLP-1574
Peckin' Time
Hank Mobley
1574
BLP-1575
City Lights
Lee Morgan
81575
BLP-1576
Sonny's Crib
Sonny Clark
1576
BLP-1577
Blue Train
John Coltrane
81577
BLP-1578
The Cooker
Lee Morgan
81578
BLP-1579
Sonny Clark Trio
Cecil Taylor
81579
BLP-1580
The Congregation
Johnny Griffin
1580



Nov. 21, 1984 "Blue Note BLP 1500" Series Part 8, by Toshiba EMI

Initial pressings came with coated cover, as well as heavy flat vinyl.

cover and sticker of BLP-1588 circular sticker on the factory seal

BLP-1581
A Night At The Village Vanguard
Sonny Rollins
1581
BLP-1582
Cliff Craft
Cliff Jordan
1582
BLP-1583
Curtis Fuller, Vol.3
Curtis Fuller
1583
BLP-1584
Here Comes Louis Smith
Louis Smith
1584
BLP-1585
Groovin' At Smalls' Paradise, Vol.1
Jimmy Smith
1585
BLP-1586
Groovin' At Smalls' Paradise, Vol.2
Jimmy Smith
1586
BLP-1587
Back On The Scene
Bennie Green
1587
BLP-1588
Cool Struttin'
Sonny Clark
81588
BLP-1589
Furthur Explorations
Horace Silver
81589
BLP-1590
Candy
Lee Morgan
1590



Dec. 21, 1984 "Blue Note BLP 1500" Series Part 9 (last part), by Toshiba EMI

Initial pressings came with coated cover, as well as heavy flat vinyl.

cover and sticker of BLP-1591 circular sticker on the factory seal

BLP-1591
Lou Takes Off
Lou Donaldson
1591
BLP-1593
Blues Walk
Lou Donaldson
1593
BLP-1594
Smithville
Louis Smith
1594
BLP-1595
Somethin' Else
Cannonball Adderley
81595
BLP-1596
Blue Lights, Vol.1
Kenny Burrell
1596
BLP-1597
Blue Lights, Vol.2
Kenny Burrell
1597
BLP-1598
Time Waits - The Amazing Bud Powell, Vol.4
Bud Powell
81598
BLP-1599
Soul Stirrin'
Bennie Green
81599
BLP-1600
Introducing The Three Sounds
The Three Sounds
81600



Apr. 20, 1985 "Blue Note 4000 Series Original Collection 100" Part 1, by Toshiba EMI

Part 1 has 17 titles in all. Initial pressings came with coated jacket cover.

Since it was a “LP to CD” transition period (and Toshiba EMI began releasing numerous Blue Note titles in CD format), these “4000 Series Original Collection” did not seem to sell well. This is why these LPs are very hard to find nowadays.

cover and sticker of BNJ-71059 circular sticker on the factory seal

BNJ-71051
The Sermon
Jimmy Smith
84011
BNJ-71052
The Big Beat
Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers
84029
BNJ-71053
Hub Cap
Freddie Hubbard
84073
BNJ-71054
Go!
Dexter Gordon
84112
BNJ-71055
A New Perspective
Donald Byrd
84124
BNJ-71056
Juju
Wayne Shorter
84182
BNJ-71057
Maiden Voyage
Herbie Hancock
84195
BNJ-71058
Joyride
Stanley Turrentine
84201
BNJ-71059
Mode For Joe
Joe Henderson
84227
BNJ-71060
Daylightfulee
Lee Morgan
84243
BNJ-71061
Expansions
McCoy Tyner
84338
BNJ-71062
The Song Of Singing
Chick Corea
84353
BNJ-71063
Far Away Lands
Hank Mobley
84425
BNJ-71064
The Rajah
Lee Morgan
84426
BNJ-71065
Tippin' The Scales
Jackie McLean
GXF-3062
84427
BNJ-71066
Alternate Takes
Clifford Brown
BNJ-61001
84428
BNJ-71067/8
The Best Of Blue Note
Various Artists
84429



May. 22, 1985 "Blue Note 4000 Series Original Collection 100" Part 2, by Toshiba EMI

Part 2 has 9 titles in all. Initial pressings came with coated jacket cover.

Since it was a “LP to CD” transition period (and Toshiba EMI began releasing numerous Blue Note titles in CD format), these “4000 Series Original Collection” did not seem to sell well. This is why these LPs are very hard to find nowadays.

cover and sticker of BNJ-71075 circular sticker on the factory seal

BNJ-71069
House Party
Jimmy Smith
84002
BNJ-71070
Byrd In Hand
Donald Byrd
84019
BNJ-71071
Jackie's Bag
Jackie McLean
84051
BNJ-71072
Doin' Alright
Dexter Gordon
84077
BNJ-71074
Trompeta Toccata
Kenny Dorham
84181
BNJ-71075
Spring
Anthony Williams
84216
BNJ-71076
Tender Moments
McCoy Tyner
84275
BNJ-71077
Speak Like A Child
Herbie Hancock
84279
BNJ-71078
Total Eclipse
Bobby Hutcherson
84291



Aug. 22, 1985 "Blue Note 4000 Series Original Collection 100" Part 3, by Toshiba EMI

Part 3 has 18 titles in all. Initial pressings came with coated jacket cover.

Since it was a “LP to CD” transition period (and Toshiba EMI began releasing numerous Blue Note titles in CD format), these “4000 Series Original Collection” did not seem to sell well. This is why these LPs are very hard to find nowadays.

cover and sticker of BNJ-71094 circular sticker on the factory seal

BNJ-71073
Here To Stay
Freddie Hubbard
84135
BNJ-71079
Alternate Takes
Bud Powell
84430
BNJ-71080
Z.T.'s Blues
Stanley Turrentine
84424
BNJ-71081
Another Workout
Hank Mobley
84431
BNJ-71082
Born To Be Blue
Grant Green
84432
BNJ-71083
Blowin' The Blues Away
Horace Silver Quintet
84017
BNJ-71084
A.T.'s Delight
Art Taylor
84047
BNJ-71085
Blue Hour
Stanley Turrentine with Three Sounds
84057
BNJ-71086
Hub-Tones
Freddie Hubbard
84115
BNJ-71087
Back To The Chicken Shack
Jimmy Smith
84117
BNJ-71088
Midnight Blue
Kenny Burrell
84123
BNJ-71089
Our Thing
Joe Henderson
84152
BNJ-71090
The Thing To Do
Blue Mitchell
84178
BNJ-71091
Indestructible
Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers
84193
BNJ-71092
The Gigolo
Lee Morgan
84212
BNJ-71093
Adam's Apple
Wayne Shorter
84232
BNJ-71094
Hi Voltage
Hank Mobley
84273
BNJ-71095
Poly-Currents
Elvin Jones
84331





Mar. 20, 1986 "Blue Note 4000 Series Original Collection 100" Part 4, by Toshiba EMI

Part 4 has 7 titles in all. Initial pressings came with coated jacket cover.

Since it was a “LP to CD” transition period (and Toshiba EMI began releasing numerous Blue Note titles in CD format), these “4000 Series Original Collection” did not seem to sell well. This is why these LPs are very hard to find nowadays.


BNJ-71099
On View At The Five Sop Cafe
Kenny Burrell
84021
BNJ-71100
At The Half Note Cafe, Vol.1
Donald Byrd
84060
BNJ-71101
Our Man In Paris
Dexter Gordon
84146
BNJ-71102
Evolution
Grachan Moncur III
84153
BNJ-71103
One Flight Up
Dexter Gordon
84176
BNJ-71104
Unity
Larry Young
84221
BNJ-71105
Time For Tyner
McCoy Tyner
84307



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