Blue Note Japan Releases: Toshiba Era Part 3 (1989-)




Toshiba EMI Era, Part 3 (1989-)

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Nov. 8, 1989 “Blue Note LP Last Reissue Part 1”, Limited Edition, by Toshiba EMI

The time was 1989. We all thought we couldn't buy brand-new analogue LP when it was time for the CD. However, many Japan record labels began releasing various LPs, saying "This Is The Last Time You Can Get LP!", "It's The Last LP Reissue This Time!". Anyway, we were happy to buy such "last reissue" series. Basically all are limited edition by subscription only.

Please note that BN-4027(S) and BN-4045(S) (both Freddie Redd titles) were NOT released in this Nov. 8, 1989 issue. On the paper insert, there is a mention that the Freddie Redd titles couldn't be included in the Nov. 8 issue, mainly due to a certain contract issue. BTW both titles were later issued in the Sep. 30, 1992 issue (as seen far below).

cover and OBI of BN-4031 centre label of BN-4031

1
BN-4018 (S)
Davis Cup
Walter Davis Jr.
84018
2
BN-4023 (S)
Star Bright
Dizzy Reece
84023
3
BN-4024 (S)
Swing Swang Swingin'
Jackie McLean
84024
4
BN-4027 (S)
(cancelled)
The Music From The Connection
Freddie Redd
84027
5
BN-4031 (S)
Soul Station
Hank Mobley
84031
6
BN-4032 (S)
Out Of The Blue
Sonny Redd
84032
7
BN-4034 (S)
Lee-Way
Lee Morgan
84034
8
BN-4035 (S)
Tender Feelin's
Duke Pearson
84035
9
BN-4036 (S)
Sunny Side Up
Lou Donaldson
84036
10
BN-4041 (S)
True Blue
Tina Brooks
84041
11
BN-4045 (S)
(cancelled)
Shades Of Redd
Freddie Redd
84045
12
BN-4059 (S)
Undercurrent
Kenny Drew
84059
13
BN-4082 (S)
Up And Down
Horace Parlan
84082
14
BN-4104 (S)
Buhaina's Delight
Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers
84104
15
BN-4114 (S)
Bossa Nova Soul Samba
Ike Quebec
84114
16
TRLP-4 (M)
Byrd's Eye View
Donald Byrd
Transition TRLP-4
17
TRLP-17 (M)
Byrd Blows On Beacon Hill
Donald Byrd
Transition TRLP-17
18
TRLP-19 (M)
Jazz Advance
Cecil Taylor
Transition TRLP-19
19
TRLP-20 (M)
Watkins At Large
Doug Watkins
Transition TRLP-20
20
ILP-606 (M)
Modern Art
Art Pepper
Intro ILP-606



Jun. 22, 1990 “Blue Note LP Last Reissue Part 2”, Limited Edition, by Toshiba EMI

Preceded by the success of "Last Reissue" in 1989, Toshiba decided to continue releasing other Blue Note LPs. This was Part 2, from BN 4000 series.

21
BN-4006 (S)
Blues In Trinity
Dizzy Reece
84006
22
BN-4007 (S)
Off To The Races
Donald Byrd
84007
23
BN-4010 (S)
Walkin' And Talkin'
Bennie Green
84010
24
BN-4012 (S)
LD+3
Lou Donaldson
84012
25
BN-4014 (S)
Bottoms Up
The Three Sounds
84014
26
BN-4028 (S)
Movin' And Groovin'
Horace Parlan
84028
27
BN-4037 (S)
Us Three
Horace Parlan
84037
28
BN-4038 (S)
Capuchin Swing
Jackie McLean
84038
29
BN-4042 (S)
Horace-Scope
Horace Silver
84042
30
BN-4048 (S)
Byrd In Flight
Donald Byrd
84048
31
BN-4053 (S)
Light Foot
Lou Donaldson
84053
32
BN-4056 (S)
Goin' Up
Freddie Hubbard
84056
33
BN-4058 (S)
Roll Call
Hank Mobley
84058
34
BN-4063 (S)
Whistle Stop
Kenny Dorham
84063
35
BN-4064 (S)
Grant's First Stand
Grant Green
84064






BRP-8033
(BONUS)
Back To The Tracks
Tina Brooks
84052 (unissued)



Sep. 19, 1990 “Blue Note LP Last Reissue Part 3”, Limited Edition, by Toshiba EMI

This time, the selection was from 4000 series and 4100 series.

36
BN-4068 (S)
Face To Face
Baby Face Willette
84068
37
BN-4075 (S)
The Cat Walk
Donald Byrd
84075
38
BN-4083 (S)
Dexter Calling...
Dexter Gordon
84083
39
BN-4084 (S)
Stop And Listen
Baby Face Willette
84084
40
BN-4089 (S)
A Fickle Sonance
Jackie McLean
84089
41
BN-4093 (S)
Heavy Soul
Ike Quebec
84093
42
BN-4099 (S)
Sunday Mornin'
Grant Green
84099
43
BN-4101 (S)
Royal Flush
Donald Byrd
84101
44
BN-4105 (S)
It Might As Well Be Spring
Ike Quebec
84105
45
BN-4107 (S)
Preach Brother!
Don Wilkerson
84107
46
BN-4119 (S)
Bossa Nova Bacchanal
Charlie Rouse
84119
47
BN-4130 (S)
Along Came John
John Patton
84130
48
BN-4144 (S)
Little Johnny C
Johnny Coles
84144
49
BN-4169 (S)
Search For A New Land
Lee Morgan
84169
50
BN-4179 (S)
It's Time!
Jackie McLean
84179






BRP-8033
(BONUS)
Back To The Tracks
Tina Brooks
84052 (unissued)



Dec. 26, 1990 “Blue Note LP Last Reissue Part 4” (BLP 1500 Revival), Limited Edition, by Toshiba EMI

Part 4 of the "Last Reissue" series focused on legendary BLP 1500 series. As there were many famous titles included in this series, any LPs in this series have been getting hard to find.

First 20 titles of Part 4 (all 30 titles) were released in December 1990, while other 10 titles in January 1991.

51
BN-1524 (M)
Round About Midnight At The Cafe Bohemia
Kenny Dorham
1524
52
BN-1527 (M)
The Magnificent Thad Jones
Thad Jones
1527
53
BN-1530 (M)
Jutta Hip With Zoot Sims
Jutta Hip
1530
54
BN-1536 (M)
J. R. Monterose
J. R. Monterose
1536
55
BN-1538 (M)
Lee Morgan Indeed!
Lee Morgan
1538
56
BN-1539 (M)
6 Pieces Of Silver
Horace Silver
1539
57
BN-1541 (M)
Lee Morgan, Vol.2
Lee Morgan
1541
58
BN-1545 (M)
Wailing With Lou
Lou Donaldson
1545
59
BN-1549 (M)
Blowing In From Chicago
Criff Jordan & John Gilmore
1549
60
BN-1550 (M)
Hank Mobley Quintet
Hank Mobley
1550
61
BN-1557 (M)
Lee Morgan, Vol.3
Lee Morgan
1557
62
BN-1558 (M)
Sonny Rollins, Vol.2
Sonny Rollins
1558
63
BN-1559 (M)
A Blowing Session
Johnny Griffin
1559
64
BN-1560 (M)
Hank
Hank Mobley
1560
65
BN-1568 (S)
Hank Mobley
Hank Mobley
1568
(stereo mix)
66
BN-1570 (M)
Dial "S" For Sonny
Sonny Clark
1570
67
BN-1573 (M)
John Jenkins With Kenny Burrell
John Jenkins
1573
68
BN-1574 (M)
Peckin' Time
Hank Mobley
1574
69
BN-1575 (S)
City Lights
Lee Morgan
81575
70
BN-1576 (M)
Sonny's Crib
Sonny Clark
1576






BRP-8034
(BONUS)
Lou Mecca Quartet
Lou Mecca
5067



Jan. 25, 1991 “Blue Note LP Last Reissue Part 4” (BLP 1500 Revival, cont'd), Limited Edition, by Toshiba EMI

The rest 10 titles of the Part 4.

71
BN-1578 (S)
The Cooker
Lee Morgan
81578
72
BN-1579 (S)
Sonny Clark Trio
Sonny Clark
81579
73
BN-1580 (M)
The Congregation
Johnny Griffin
1580
74
BN-1582 (M)
Criff Craft
Criff Jordan
1582
75
BN-1584 (M)
Here Comes Louis Smith
Louis Smith
1584
76
BN-1587 (M)
Back On The Scene
Bennie Green
1587
77
BN-1590 (S)
Candy
Lee Morgan
1590
(stereo mix)
78
BN-1591 (S)
Lou Takes Off
Lou Donaldson
81591
79
BN-1594 (M)
Smithville
Louis Smith
1594
80
BN-1598 (S)
Time Waits - The Amazing Bud Powell, Vol.4
Bud Powell
81598






BRP-8034
(BONUS)
Lou Mecca Quartet
Lou Mecca
5067



Mar. 27, 1991 “Blue Note The 4000 Series Collection Part 5”, Limited Edition, by Toshiba EMI

Part 5 features many "rare" titles which seldom were previously reissued.

First 15 titles of Part 5 (all 30 titles) were released in March 1991, while other 15 titles in April 1991.

81
BN-4004
Holiday For Skins, Vol.1
Art Blakey
84004
82
BN-4005
Holiday For Skins, Vol.2
Art Blakey
84005
83
BN-4015
At The Jazz Corner Of The World, Vol.1
Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers
84015
84
BN-4016
At The Jazz Corner of The World, Vol.2
Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers
84016
85
BN-4039
Look Out!
Stanley Turrentine
84039
86
BN-4043
Speakin' My Piece
Horace Parlan
84043
87
BN-4044
Moods
The Three Sounds
84044
88
BN-4054
Meet You At The Jazz Corner Of The World, Vol.1
Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers
84054
89
BN-4055
Meet You At The Jazz Corner Of The World, Vol.2
Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers
84055
90
BN-4062
Headin' South
Horace Parlan
84062
91
BN-4066
Here 'Tis
Lou Donaldson
84066
92
BN-4067
Bluesnik
Jackie McLean
84067
93
BN-4071
Green Street
Grant Green
84071
94
BN-4074
On The Spur Of The Moment
Horace Parlan
84074
95
BN-4080
Workout
Hank Mobley
84080






BRP-8035
(BONUS)
Jackie McLean Quintet
Jackie McLean
84116(unissued)
LNJ-80118



Mar. 27, 1991 “Blue Note Original 5000 Series Collection”, Limited Edition, by Toshiba EMI

This series is a reissue of 10-inch LP (BLP 5000 series) in 12-inch LP format. Some titles were packed together in one double-LP package. For example, BN-0001 and BN-0002 were packed together: they were not sold separately.

BN-0001 (0001 - 0002)
The Amazing Bud Powell
Bud Powell
5003
BN-0002 (0001 - 0002)
The Amazing Bud Powell, Vol.2
Bud Powell
5041
BN-0003
Fats Navarro Memorial Album
Fats Navarro
5004
BN-0004
James Moody And His Modernists
James Moody
5006
BN-0005
Wizard Of The Vibes
Milt Jackson
5011
BN-0006 (0006 - 0007)
Howard McGhee's All Stars And The McGhee - Navarro Sextet
Howard McGhee
5012
BN-0007 (0006 - 0007)
Howard McGhee Sextet, Vol.2
Howard McGhee
5024
BN-0008 (0008 - 0009)
Horace Silver Trio
Horace Silver
5018
BN-0009 (0008 - 0009)
Horace Silver Trio And Art Blakey - Sabu
Horace Silver
5034
BN-0010 (0010 - 0011)
Lou Donaldson Quintet/ Quartet
Lou Donaldson
5021
BN-0011 (0010 - 0011)
Lou Donaldson Sextet
Lou Donaldson
5055
BN-0012
New Star On The Horizon - Clifford Brown Sextet
Clifford Brown
5032
BN-0013
The Frank Foster Quinet
Frank Foster
5043
BN-0014
The Jutta Hipp Quintet
Jutta Hipp
5056
BN-0015 (0015 - 0016)
Horace Silver Quintet
Horace Silver
5058
BN-0016 (0015 - 0016)
Horace Silver Quintet, Vol.2
Horace Silver
5062
BN-0017
Afro-Cuban
Kenny Dorham
5065
BN-0018
Hank Mobley Quartet
Hank Mobley
5066
BN-0019 (0019 - 0020)
The Prophetic Herbie Nichols, Vol.1
Herbie Nichols
5068
BN-0020 (0019 - 0020)
The Prophetic Herbie Nichols, Vol.2
Herbie Nichols
5069




BRP-8036
(BONUS)
New Faces - New Sounds : Lou Donaldson - Clifford Brown
Lou Donaldson - Clifford Brown
5030



Apr. 26, 1991 “Blue Note The 4000 Series Collection Part 5” (cont'd), Limited Edition, by Toshiba EMI

The rest 15 titles of Part 5.

96
BN-4097
The African Beat
Art Blakey & The Afro-Drum Ensemble
84097
97
BN-4098
Blue And Sentimental
Ike Quebec
84098
98
BN-4102
Hey There
The Three Sounds
84102
99
BN-4110
The Tokyo Blues
Horace Silver
84110
100
BN-4111
The Latin Bit
Grant Green
84111
101
BN-4133
A Swingin' Affair
Dexter Gordon
84133
102
BN-4134
Happy Frame Of Mind
Horace Parlan
84134
103
BN-4149
No Room For Squares
Hank Mobley
84149
104
BN-4170
Free For All
Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers
84170
105
BN-4172
Beaking Point
Freddie Hubbard
84172
106
BN-4215
Right Now!
Jackie McLean
84215
107
BN-4222
Cornbread
Lee Morgan
84222
108
BN-4245
Like Someone In Love
Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers
84245
109
BN-4269
Open House
Jimmy Smith
84269
110
BN-4274
Natural Essence
Tyrone Washington
84274






BRP-8035
(BONUS)
Jackie McLean Quintet
Jackie McLean
84116(unissued)
LNJ-80118



Oct. 05, 1991 “Gold Of G.D. 100, Part 4” by Swing Journal, Shinseido and Toshiba EMI

In 1991, Japan's most famous Jazz magazine "Swing Journal" and Shinseido (music reseller) formed a project to release various "Gold Discs" in LP format, among various labels. The "Gold Disc" is an award by Swing Journal. The Swing Journal have written reviews of many albums every month, and they give the "Gold Disc" award to the album with most masterpiece musical quality. This "Gold Of G.D. 100" Series contains as much as 100 albums which won the "Gold Disc" award ever since. For there are more than 100 albums won the Gold Disc, this selection is entitled "The Gold Of Gold Disc".

In April 5, 1991, 12 albums from Impulse, MCA and Decca were released. In the next month, May 25, as much as 26 Gold Disc titles were chosen from Prestige, Riverside, Contemporary, Fantasy, Pablo, Bethlehem and Mode. Next selection, released in July 25, contains 28 titles from Verve, Brunswick, Felsted, Fontana, EmArcy, Finesse, Vee Jay, Dawn, Atlantic and Warner Brothers.

The last series Part 4, released in October 05, 1991 contains Blue Note albums. The selection was from Blue Note, Roulette, Pacific Jazz, Capitol, RCA, Xanadu, Storyville and Jazz Time. I'm including below Blue Note titles only.

And please note that the cagalogue number (SGD prefix) can be seen only on a silver OBI strap and the bottom of the back cover (and a paper insert): the label don't have SGD prefix number.

SGD-67
BLP-1521
A Night At Birdland, Vol.1
Art Blakey Quintet
1521
SGD-68
BLP-1522
A Night At Birdland, Vol.2
Art Blakey Quintet
1522
SGD-69
BLP-1600
Introducing The Three Sounds
The Three Sounds
1600
SGD-70
BST-84216
Spring
Anthony Williams
84216



Sep. 30, 1992 “Blue Note 4000 Series Ultra Collection Part 6”, Limited Edition, by Toshiba EMI

In Part 6, well-known and famous titles came again from 4000 series. They are all acclaimed, masterpiece albums.

111
BN-4001
Newk's Time
Sonny Rollins
84001
112
BN-4002
House Party
Jimmy Smith
84002
113
BN-4003
Moanin'
Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers
84003
114
BN-4008
Finger Poppin'
Horace Silver
84008
115
BN-4009
The Scene Changes - The Amazing Bud Powell, Vol.5
Bud Powell
84009
116
BN-4011
The Sermon
Jimmy Smith
84011
117
BN-4013
New Soil
Jackie McLean
84013
118
BN-4017
Blowin' The Blues Away
Horace Silver
84017
119
BN-4019
Byrd In Hand
Donald Byrd
84019
120
BN-4020
Good Deal
The Three Sounds
84020
121
BN-4021
At The Five Spot Cafe
Kenny Burrell
84021
122
BN-4022
Profile
Duke Pearson
84022
123
BN-4025
The Time Is Right
Lou Donaldson
84025
124
BN-4026
Fuego
Donald Byrd
84026
125
BN-4027
The Music From The Connection
Freddie Redd
84027
126
BN-4029
The Big Beat
Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers
84029
127
BN-4030
Crazy Baby!
Jimmy Smith
84030
128
BN-4033
Soundin' Off
Dizzy Reece
84033
129
BN-4040
Open Sesame
Freddie Hubbard
84040
130
BN-4045
Shades Of Redd
Freddie Redd
84045






BRP-8043
(BONUS)
Minor Move
Tina Brooks
GXF-3072
GXK-8162

BRP-8044
(BONUS)
Curtis Fuller, Vol.3
Curtis Fuller
1583
(stereo mix)



Oct. 28, 1992 “Blue Note 4000 Series Ultra Collection Part 7”, Limited Edition, by Toshiba EMI

4000 series continues. Donald Byrd titles are getting hard to find nowadays.

131
BN-4046
Flight To Jordan
Duke Jordan
84046
132
BN-4047
A.T.'s Delight
Art Taylor
84047
133
BN-4049
A Night In Tunisia
Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers
84049
134
BN-4050
Home Cookin'
Jimmy Smith
84050
135
BN-4051
Jackie's Bag
Jackie McLean
84051
136
BN-4057
Blue Hour
Stanley Turrentine With The Three Sounds
84057
137
BN-4060
At The Half Note Cafe, Vol.1
Donald Byrd
84060
138
BN-4061
At The Half Note Cafe, Vol.2
Donald Byrd
84061
139
BN-4065
Coming Your Way
Stanley Turrentine
84065
140
BN-4069
Up At Minton's, Vol.1
Stanley Turrentine
84069






BRP-8043
(BONUS)
Minor Move
Tina Brooks
GXF-3072
GXK-8162

BRP-8044
(BONUS)
Curtis Fuller, Vol.3
Curtis Fuller
1583
(stereo mix)



Nov. 25, 1992 “Blue Note 4000 Series Ultra Collection Part 8”, Limited Edition, by Toshiba EMI

Part 8 of the entire "Last Reissue" series.

141
BN-4070
Up At Minton's, Vol.2
Stanley Turrentine
84070
142
BN-4072
Feelin' Good
The Three Sounds
84072
143
BN-4073
Hub Cap
Freddie Hubbard
84073
144
BN-4076
Doin' The Thing
Horace Silver
84076
145
BN-4077
Doin' Alright
Dexter Gordon
84077
146
BN-4078
Midnight Special
Jimmy Smith
84078
147
BN-4079
Gravy Train
Lou Donaldson
84079
148
BN-4081
Dearly Beloved
Stanley Turrentine
84081
149
BN-4085
Ready For Freddie
Freddie Hubbard
84085
150
BN-4086
Grantstand
Grant Green
84086






BRP-8043
(BONUS)
Minor Move
Tina Brooks
GXF-3072
GXK-8162

BRP-8044
(BONUS)
Curtis Fuller, Vol.3
Curtis Fuller
1583
(stereo mix)



Dec. 24, 1992 “Blue Note 4000 Series Ultra Collection Part 9”, Limited Edition, by Toshiba EMI

-

151
BN-4087
Let Me Tell You 'Bout It
Leo Parker
84087
152
BN-4088
Here We Come
The Three Sounds
84088
153
BN-4090
Mosaic
Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers
84090
154
BN-4091
Leapin' And Lopin'
Sonny Clark
84091
155
BN-4092
The Golden Eight
Kenny Clarke - Francy Boland
84092
156
BN-4094
Hootin' 'N Tootin'
Fred Jackson
84094
157
BN-4095
Rollin' With Leo
Leo Parker
84095
158
BN-4096
That's Where It's At
Stanley Turrentine
84096
159
BN-4100
Plays Fats Waller
Jimmy Smith
84100
160
BN-4103
Easy Living
Ike Quebec
84103






BRP-8043
(BONUS)
Minor Move
Tina Brooks
GXF-3072
GXK-8162

BRP-8044
(BONUS)
Curtis Fuller, Vol.3
Curtis Fuller
1583
(stereo mix)



Feb. 24, 1993 “Blue Note 4000 Series Ultra Collection Part 10”, Limited Edition, by Toshiba EMI

-

161
BN-4106
Let Freedom Ring
Jackie McLean
84106
162
BN-4108
The Natural Soul
Lou Donaldson
84108
163
BN-4109
Takin' Off
Herbie Hancock
84109
164
BN-4112
Go!
Dexter Gordon
84112
165
BN-4113
Down To Earth
Freddie Roach
84113
166
BN-4115
Hub Tones
Freddie Hubbard
84115
167
BN-4117
Back At The Chicken Shack
Jimmy Smith
84117
168
BN-4118
Free Form
Donald Byrd
84118
169
BN-4120
It Just Got To Be
The Three Sounds
84120
170
BN-4121
Elder Don
Don Wilkerson
84121
171
BN-4122
Jubilee Shout!!!
Stanley Turrentine
84122 (unissued)
BN-LA 883-J2
172
BN-4123
Midnight Blue
Kenny Burrell
84123
173
BN-4124
A New Perspective
Donald Byrd
84124
174
BN-4125
Good Gracious
Lou Donaldson
84125
175
BN-4126
My Point Of View
Herbie Hancock
84126






BRP-8045
(BONUS)
Matador
Grant Green
GXF-3053
GXK-8159



Mar. 24, 1993 “Blue Note 4000 Series Ultra Collection Part 11”, Limited Edition, by Toshiba EMI

-

176
BN-4127
Una Mas
Kenny Dorham
84127
177
BN-4128
Mo' Green's Please
Freddie Roach
84128
178
BN-4129
Never Let Me Go
Stanley Turrentine
84129
179
BN-4131
Silver's Serenade
Horace Silver
84131
180
BN-4132
Feelin' The Spirit
Grant Green
84132
181
BN-4135
Here To Stay
Freddie Hubbard
84135 (unreleased)
BN-LA 496-H2
182
BN-4136
American High Life
Solomon Ilori
84136
183
BN-4137
One Step Beyond
Jackie McLean
84137
184
BN-4138
Steppin' Out
Harold Vick
84138
185
BN-4139
Am I Blue
Grant Green
84139
186
BN-4140
Page One
Joe Henderson
84140
187
BN-4141
Rockin' The Boat
Jimmy Smith
84141
188
BN-4142
Step Lightly
Blue Mitchell
84142 (unissued)
GXK-8182
LT-1082
189
BN-4143
Blue John
John Patton
84143
190
BN-4145
Shoutin'
Don Wilkerson
84145






BRP-8045
(BONUS)
Matador
Grant Green
GXF-3053
GXK-8159



Sep. 29, 1993 “Straight No Chaser Presents: Gone Global: DJ's Choice Vol II:
Blue Note Rare Groove LP Collection, Part 1”, Limited Edition, by Toshiba EMI

This series was selected from different point of view - other than ordinary "Modern Jazz" sense - from U.K.-oriented "Rare Groove"'s way. The selection was done by famous DJs Paul Bradshaw and Gilles Peterson. 20 titles were released in two parts, 10 titles each.

You can identify the LPs in this series in various ways - the most significant one is Blue-Orange OBI. The Jacket is fully coated both on the front/back sides.

BN-1535
Afro-Cuban
Kenny Dorham
1535
BN-1561
Palo Congo
Sabu
1561
BN-4173
Night Dreamer
Wayne Shorter
81473
BN-4187
Into Somethin'
Larry Young
84187
BN-4189
Inner Urge
Joe Henderson
84189
BN-4192
Oh Baby!
Big John Patton
84192
BN-4214
Down With It
Blue Mitchell
84214
BN-4220
The Cape Verdean Blues
The Horace Silver Quintet
84220
BN-4229
Got A Good Thing Goin'
Big John Patton
84229
BN-4230
A Caddy For Daddy
Hank Mobley
84230




(BONUS)
Love Bug
Reuben Wilson
84317



Oct. 27, 1993 “Straight No Chaser Presents: Gone Global: DJ's Choice Vol II:
Blue Note Rare Groove LP Collection, Part 2”, Limited Edition, by Toshiba EMI

Part 2 of the "DJ's Choice Vol II" series.

BN-4248
Vibrations
The Three Sounds
84248
BN-4263
Alligator Bogaloo
Lou Donaldson
84263
BN-4267
The Right Touch
Duke Pearson
84267
BN-4271
Mr. Shing-A-Ling
Lou Donaldson
84271
BN-4288
Reach Out!
Hank Mobley
84288
BN-4293
The Phantom
Duke Pearson
84293
BN-4342
Green Is Beautiful
Grant Green
84342
BN-4416
Natural Illusions
Bobby Hutcherson
84416
BN-0047
Black Byrd
Donald Byrd
BN-LA 047-F
BN-0549
Places And Spaces
Donald Byrd
BN-LA 549-G




(BONUS)
Love Bug
Reuben Wilson
84317



Sep. 28, 1994 “Blue Note LP 1500 Collection Part 1”, Limited Edition, by Toshiba EMI

Toshiba EMI started comprehensive CD reissues from BN-4001 to BN-4100 in 1993 (each 10 titles in every month), then 4100 series followed. At that time we thought Toshiba would not re-issue Blue Note LPs any more. But suddenly in the summer of 1994, "Blue Note LP 1500 Collection" limited edition series was announced.

All titles in this series were released in monaural.

1
BN-1501
Miles Davis, Vol.1
Miles Davis
1501
2
BN-1502
Miles Davis, Vol.2
Miles Davis
1502
3
BN-1503
The Amazing Bud Powell, Vol.1
Bud Powell
1503
4
BN-1504
The Amazing Bud Powell, Vol.2
Bud Powell
1504
5
BN-1507
The Jazz Messengers At The Cafe Bohemia, Vol.1
The Jazz Messengers
1507
6
BN-1508
The Jazz Messengers At The Cafe Bohemia, Vol.2
The Jazz Messengers
1508
7
BN-1512
A New Sound - A New Star : Jimmy Smith At The Organ, Vol.1
Jimmy Smith
1512
8
BN-1513
Detroit - New York Junction
Thad Jones
1513
9
BN-1514
The Champ - Jimmy Smith At The Organ, Vol.2
Jimmy Smith
1514
10
BN-1515
Jutta Hipp At The Hickory House, Vol.1
Jutta Hipp
1515






BRP-8049
(BONUS)
Sonny Clark Quintet
Sonny Clark
1592 (unissued)
LNJ-70093



Oct. 26, 1994 “Blue Note LP 1500 Collection Part 2”, Limited Edition, by Toshiba EMI

Again, all titles were released in monaural format.

11
BN-1516
Jutta Hipp At The Hickory House, Vol.2
Jutta Hipp
1516
12
BN-1518
Horace Silver Ant The Jazz Messengers
Horace Silver
1518
13
BN-1519
Herbie Nichols Trio
Herbie Nichols
1519
14
BN-1520
Horace Silver Trio And Art Blakey - Sabu
Horace Silver
1520
15
BN-1521
A Night At Birdland, Vol.1
Art Blakey Quintet
1521
16
BN-1522
A Night At Birdland, Vol.2
Art Blakey Quintet
1522
17
BN-1523
Introducing Kenny Burrell
Kenny Burrell
1523
18
BN-1526
Clifford Brown Memorial Album
Clifford Brown
1526
19
BN-1533
Introducing Johnny Griffin
Johnny Griffin
1533
20
BN-1534
Whims Of Chambers
Paul Chambers
1534






BRP-8049
(BONUS)
Sonny Clark Quintet
Sonny Clark
1592 (unissued)
LNJ-70093



Nov. 30, 1994 “Blue Note LP 1500 Collection Part 3”, Limited Edition, by Toshiba EMI

Again, all titles were released in monaural format.

21
BN-1537
Quartet, Quintet, Sextet
Lou Donaldson
1537
22
BN-1540
Hank Mobley With Donald Byrd And Lee Morgan
Hank Mobley
1540
23
BN-1542
Sonny Rollins
Sonny Rollins
1542
24
BN-1543
Kenny Burrell, Vol.2
Kenny Burrell
1543
25
BN-1544
Hank Mobley And His All Stars
Hank Mobley
1544
26
BN-1562
The Stylings Of Silver
Horace Silver
1562
27
BN-1569
Bass On Top
Paul Chambers
1569
28
BN-1571
Bud! - The Amazing Bud Powell, Vol.3
Bud Powell
1571
29
BN-1577
Blue Train
John Coltrane
1577
30
BN-1581
A Night At The Village Vanguard
Sonny Rollins
1581






BRP-8049
(BONUS)
Sonny Clark Quintet
Sonny Clark
1592 (unissued)
LNJ-70093



Dec. 21, 1994 “Blue Note LP 1500 Collection Part 4”, Limited Edition, by Toshiba EMI

Again, all titles were released in monaural format.

31
BN-1588
Cool Struttin'
Sonny Clark
1588
32
BN-1589
Furthur Explorations
Horace Silver
1589
33
BN-1591
Lou Takes Off
Lou Donaldson
1591
34
BN-1593
Blues Walk
Lou Donaldson
1593
35
BN-1595
Somethin' Else
Cannonball Adderley
1595
36
BN-1596
Blue Lights, Vol.1
Kenny Burrell
1596
37
BN-1597
Blue Lights, Vol.2
Kenny Burrell
1597
38
BN-1598
The Time Waits - The Amazing Bud Powell, Vol.4
Bud Powell
1598
39
BN-1599
Soul Stirrin'
Bennie Green
1599
40
BN-1600
Introducing The Three Sounds
The Three Sounds
1600






BRP-8049
(BONUS)
Sonny Clark Quintet
Sonny Clark
1592 (unissued)
LNJ-70093



Nov., 1995 "Blue Note LP Original 5000 Series Collection Again!", Limited Edition, by Toshiba EMI

This series is a follow-up to the Mar. 27, 1991's “Original 5000 Collection”. Again, this is a reissue of 10-inch LP (BLP 5000 series) in 12-inch LP format.

BN-5023
New Faces - New Sounds : Introducing The Kenny Drew Trio
Kenny Drew
5023
BN-5025
New Faces - New Sounds : Piano Interpretations By Wynton Kelly
Wynton Kelly
5025
BN-5029
New Faces - New Sounds : Elmo Hope Trio
Elmo Hope
5029
BN-5035
Sal Salvador Quintet
Sal Salvador
5035
BN-5036
New Faces - New Sounds : Urbie Green Septet
Urbie Green
5036
BN-5042
Tal Farlow Quartet
Tal Farlow
5042
BN-5044
New Faces - New Sounds : Elmo Hope Quintet, Vol.2
Elmo Hope
5044
BN-5045
George Wallington And His Band
George Wallington
5045
BN-5053
New Faces - New Sounds : Julius Watkins Sextet
Julius Watkins
5053
BN-5064
Julius Watkins Sextet, Vol.2
Julius Watkins
5064




BN-5001
(BONUS)
Mellow The Mood - Jazz In A Melow Tone
Various Artists
5001



Feb. 24, 1999 "Original 10-inch LP Collection from BN5000 Part 1", Limited Edition, by Toshiba EMI

Even in 1999, Toshiba EMI provided us LP reissues. Great.

This time, Toshiba reissued as much as 50 titles, all from 10-inch BN-5000 series.

1
TOJJ-5002
Genius Of Modern Music
Thelonious Monk
5002
2
TOJJ-5003
The Amazing Bud Powell
Bud Powell
5003
3
TOJJ-5004
Fats Navarro Memorial Album
Fats Navarro
5004
4
TOJJ-5006
James Moody And His Modernists With Chano Pozo
James Moody
5006
5
TOJJ-5009
Genius Of Modern Music, Vol.2
Thelonious Monk
5009
6
TOJJ-5011
Wizard Of The Vibes
Milt Jackson
5011
7
TOJJ-5012
Howard McGhee's All Stars And The McGhee - Navarro Boptet
Howard McGhee
5012
8
TOJJ-5013
Young Man With A Horn
Miles Davis
5013
9
TOJJ-5018
New Faces - New Sounds : Introducing The Horace Silver Trio
Horace Silver
1599
10
TOJJ-5020
New Faces - New Sounds : Gil Mellé Quintet-Sextet
Gil Mellé
5020






BLC-1008
(BONUS)
Mellow The Mood - Jazz In A Mellow Moode
Various Artists
5001

BLC-1009
(BONUS)
Swing Hi - Swing Lo
Various Artists
5027



Mar. 31, 1999 "Original 10-inch LP Collection from BN5000 Part 2", Limited Edition, by Toshiba EMI

-

11
TOJJ-5021
New Faces - New Sounds : Lou Donaldson Quintet-Quartet
Lou Donaldson
5021
12
TOJJ-5022
Miles Davis, Vol.2
Miles Davis
5022
13
TOJJ-5023
New Faces - New Sounds : Introducing The Kenny Drew Trio
Kenny Drew
5023
14
TOJJ-5024
Howard McGhee, Vol.2 With Gigi Gryce, Tal Farlow, Horace Silver
Howard McGhee
5024
15
TOJJ-5025
New Faces - New Sounds : Piano Interpretations By Wynton Kelly
Wynton Kelly
5025
16
TOJJ-5026
Memorable Sessions
Various Artists
5026
17
TOJJ-5028
Jay Jay Johnson With Clifford Brown
Jay Jay Johnson, Clifford Brown
5028
18
TOJJ-5029
New Faces - New Sounds : Elmo Hope Trio
Elmo Hope
5029
19
TOJJ-5030
New Faces - New Sounds : Lou Donaldson - Clifford Brown
Lou Donaldson, Clifford Brown
5030
20
TOJJ-5032
Clifford Brown - New Star On The Horizon
Clifford Brown
5032






(BONUS)
Mellow The Mood - Jazz In A Mellow Moode
Various Artists
5001

(BONUS)
Swing Hi - Swing Lo
Various Artists
5027



Apr. 28, 1999 "Original 10-inch LP Collection from BN5000 Part 3", Limited Edition, by Toshiba EMI

-

21
TOJJ-5033
Gil Mellé Quintet, Vol.2
Gil Mellé
5033
22
TOJJ-5034
Horace Silver Trio, Vol.2
Horace Silver
5034
23
TOJJ-5035
Sal Salvador Quintet
Sal Salvador
5035
24
TOJJ-5036
New Faces - New Sounds : Urbie Green Septet
Urbie Green
5036
25
TOJJ-5037
A Night At Birland With Art Blakey Quintet, Vol.1
Art Blakey Quintet
5037
26
TOJJ-5038
A Night At Birland With Art Blakey Quintet, Vol.2
Art Blakey Quintet
5038
27
TOJJ-5039
A Night At Birland With Art Blakey Quintet, Vol.3
Art Blakey Quintet
5039
28
TOJJ-5040
Miles Davis, Vol.3
Miles Davis
5040
29
TOJJ-5041
The Amazing Bud Powell, Vol.2
Bud Powell
5041
30
TOJJ-5042
Tal Farlow Quartet
Tal Farlow
5042






(BONUS)
Mellow The Mood - Jazz In A Mellow Moode
Various Artists
5001

(BONUS)
Swing Hi - Swing Lo
Various Artists
5027



May 26, 1999 "Original 10-inch LP Collection from BN5000 Part 4", Limited Edition, by Toshiba EMI

-

31
TOJJ-5043
New Faces - New Sounds : Frank Foster Quintet
Frank Foster
5043
32
TOJJ-5044
New Faces - New Sounds : Elmo Hope Quintet, Vol.2
Elmo Hope
5044
33
TOJJ-5045
George Wallington And His Band
George Wallington
5045
34
TOJJ-5053
New Faces - New Sounds : Julius Watkins Sextet
Julius Watkins
5053
35
TOJJ-5054
New Faces - New Sounds : The Gill Mellé Quartet, Vol.3
Gil Mellé
5054
36
TOJJ-5055
Lou Donaldson Sextet, Vol.2
Lou Donaldson
5055
37
TOJJ-5056
New Faces - New Sounds : Jutta Hipp Quintet
Jutta Hipp
5056
38
TOJJ-5057
The Eminent Jay Jay Johnson
Jay Jay Johnson
5057
39
TOJJ-5058
Horace Silver Quintet, Vol.1
Horace Silver
5058
40
TOJJ-5059
Best From The West - Modern Sounds From California, Vol.1
Various Artists
5059
41
TOJJ-5060
Best From The West - Modern Sounds From California, Vol.2
Various Artists
5060






(BONUS)
Mellow The Mood - Jazz In A Mellow Moode
Various Artists
5001

(BONUS)
Swing Hi - Swing Lo
Various Artists
5027



Jun. 30, 1999 "Original 10-inch LP Collection from BN5000 Part 5", Limited Edition, by Toshiba EMI

-

42
TOJJ-5062
Horace Silver Quintet, Vol.2
Horace Silver
5062
43
TOJJ-5063
Gil Mellé Quintet, Vol.4 - Five Impressions Of Color
Gil Mellé
5063
44
TOJJ-5064
Julius Watkins Sextet, Vol.2
Julius Watkins
5064
45
TOJJ-5065
Afro Cuban
Kenny Dorham
5065
46
TOJJ-5066
Hank Mobley Quartet
Hank Mobley
5066
47
TOJJ-5067
Lou Mecca Quartet
Lou Mecca
5067
48
TOJJ-5068
The Prophetic Herbie Nichols, Vol.1
Herbie Nichols
5068
49
TOJJ-5069
The Prophetic Herbie Nichols, Vol.2
Herbie Nichols
5069
50
TOJJ-5070
The Eminent Jay Jay Johnson, Vol.3
Jay Jay Johnson
5070






(BONUS)
Mellow The Mood - Jazz In A Mellow Moode
Various Artists
5001

(BONUS)
Swing Hi - Swing Lo
Various Artists
5027



Mar. 24, 2004 “Blue Note 65th Anniversary” Series, Limited Edition, by Toshiba EMI

Our dream has come true - Toshiba EMI decided to release Blue Note reissues even in this year 2004! This series (20 titles) is to celebrate Blue Note's 65th anniversary. And this series has several specialities...

This is the first Japanese LP reissues ever, from the tapes mastered by Rudy Van Gelder himself. And it must be noted that the cutting engineer of this series is the famous Toru Kotetsu, a superb cutting/pressing engineer in Japan.

However in my humble opinion, this series actually sounds like that they are pressed using the same remastered tape as “24bit by RVG” CD reissues: stereo mixing has been changed to near-monaural soundscape; I feel the atmosphere of hiss-noise and cymbals sounds rather digitally. But it's not certain whether Toshiba used newly remastered analogue tape or digitally remastered tape.

And all titles of this series come with coated cardboard jackets, as well as 180g heavy-weight thick flat vinyls.

UPDATE (Aug. 15, 2004):

I found an interesting (and very important) article on a Japanese vacuum-tube quarterly magazine “Kankyu Oukoku” (The Tube Kingdom) Vol.33 (2004 Summer). On this magazine, there is a special article regarding this newest Toshiba LP reissues - auditioning these LPs, comparing the sounds with old Toshiba LPs, King LPs, Connoisseur LPs and original issues (such as 47 West 63rd), etc. Interestingly, the writer concludes that this newest Toshiba LP issue deliver the “atmosphere” of RVG's sound. On the other hand, the writer had an interview with Tohru Kotetsu (cutting engineer) and he confirmed this LP series was pressed from 3/4-inch digital tape remasetered by RVG.

UPDATE (Apr. 13, 2008):

According to the announcement on the EMI Music Japan website (in Japanese), These twenty titles will be reissued on June 11, 2008.
Thanks Richard J. Nelson-san for letting me know.

cover and OBI of TOJJ-6513 centre label of TOJJ-6513

TOJJ-6501
Somethin' Else
Cannonball Adderley
81595
TOJJ-6502
Cool Struttin'
Sonny Clark
81588
TOJJ-6503
Moanin' Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers
84003
TOJJ-6504
The Scene Changes - The Amazing Bud Powell, Vol.5
Bud Powell
84009
TOJJ-6505
Blue Train
John Coltrane
81577
TOJJ-6506
A Night At The Village Vanguard
Sonny Rollins
1581
TOJJ-6507
Candy
Lee Morgan
1590
TOJJ-6508
Clifford Brown Memorial Album
Clifford Brown
1526
TOJJ-6509
Maiden Voyage
Herbie Hancock
84195
TOJJ-6510
Round About Midnight At The Cafe Bohemia
Kenny Dorham
1524
TOJJ-6511
Jutta Hip With Zoot Sims
Jutta Hip
1530
TOJJ-6512
Swing Swang Swingin'
Jackie McLean
84024
TOJJ-6513
Workout
Hank Mobley
84080
TOJJ-6514
Fuego
Donald Byrd
84026
TOJJ-6515
Flight To Jordan
Duke Jordan
84046
TOJJ-6516
True Blue
Tina Brooks
84041
TOJJ-6517
Undercurrent
Kenny Drew
84059
TOJJ-6517
True Blue
Tina Brooks
84041
TOJJ-6518
Midnight Blue
Kenny Burrell
84123
TOJJ-6519
The Congregation
Johnny Griffin
1580
TOJJ-6520
A Night In Tunisia
Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers
84049






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