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Blue Note Reissues Rare 60s Recordings

Blue Note cracks open the vaults Feb. 13 to issue six rare (and in some cases unknown) vintage 1960s albums, some of which were previously unavailable on CD in the U.S. The most notable release is that of Grant Green’s original 1960-61 debut recordings (backed by Wynton Kelly, Paul Chambers and Philly Joe Jones) which are being released for the first time as First Session. The other releases are: saxophonists Don Wilkerson and George Braith are each having their three LPs are being issued as 2-CD sets both called The Complete Blue Notes Sessions; pianist Andrew Hill’s 1970 LP Lift Every Voice is being reissued with six previously unreleased bonus tracks; a collection of Hank Mobley’s ’60s recordings is being issued as Straight No Filter; and Booker Ervin’s 1966 Pacific Jazz album Structurally Sound is being issued by Blue Note for the first time.

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