Dating blue note records
In 2007, Premonition Records presented The Premonition Years: 1994–2002, a three-CD box set of Barber recordings divided into originals, standards, and pop.The set includes unreleased tracks and selected songs previously released on Cafe Blue, Modern Cool, Companion, Nightclub and Verse.In any case, this is interesting information and we are taking the liberty (slight pun intended) of cleaning it up and reproducing it here for our Jazz Collector community, but we happily give Allan full credit.
"Blue Note" means there's a certain sound to a record, a style that is tight and sharp and funky but also adventurous.A Story of Modern Jazz—on Film Earlier this year a splendid 1997 documentary about Blue Note, Blue Note: A Story of Modern Jazz, was officially released on DVD.Directed by German filmmaker Julian Benedikt, it collects memories and performances by a glorious who’s who of the great label: Herbie Hancock, Freddie Hubbard, Johnny Griffin, Jay Jay Johnson, Max Roach, Ron Carter, Bob Cranshaw, and more.He performed at "open mic" events in the area and, through his manager Bill Eib's contacts with promoters, was hired as an opening act for artists like Mose Allison and B. An NPR Music reviewer described it as having "more complicated instrumentation and production" than his prior work.
Lee's third studio album, Last Days at the Lodge was released in 2008 and re-emphasized "his grounding in folk and soul".
First: You can’t tell the vintage of the pressing by the label alone or even if it has deep grooves. First: ALL “original” (not FIRST, but original pre-Liberty) pressings have the little “ear” mark in the dead wax.