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Blue Note Reissues for 2008

Despite online speculation about what grim things EMI might have in mind for the Blue Note jazz program, it appears there will be another round of RVG and Connoisseur reissues, as reported at the Organissimo board:

March 11 RVGs

Jimmy Smith – Live At The Baby Grand V. 1
Jimmy Smith – Live At The Baby Grand V. 2
Ike Quebec – Blue And Sentimental
Jutta Hipp With Zoot Sims
Here Comes Louis Smith

Stanley Turrentine – Look Out!
Freddie Redd – Shades Of Redd
Horace Silver – Further Explorations
Lou Donaldson – Here ‘Tis
Wayne Shorter – The Soothsayer

May 13 Connoisseurs

Stanley Turrentine – Return Of The Prodigal Son (the June 23 & July 28, 1967 sessions)
Louis Smith – Smithville (first time in stereo with two bonus tracks)
Bobby Hutcherson – Head On (includes three previously unissued tracks)
Art Farmer – Brass Shout (includes Aztec Suite)
Dizzy Gillespie & James Moody with Gil Fuller & The Monterey Jazz Festival Orchestra (includes Moody’s Night Flight album)

(Thanks to Organissimo poster Kevin Bresnahan for this information)

David Brent Johnson

Born in Indianapolis, Indiana, David Brent Johnson moved to Bloomington in 1991. He is an alumnus of Indiana University, and began working with WFIU in 2002. Currently, David serves as jazz producer and systems coordinator at the station. His interests include literature, history, music, writing, and movies.

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