Iconoclastic saxophonist and composer Ornette Coleman shook the jazz world when he arrived at the Five Spot Café in New York City in 1959 and began his run of seminal albums on Atlantic that laid the foundation for the free jazz movement to come. After a period of disillusionment during which he withdrew from public music making, Coleman re–emerged on Blue Note in 1966 and began writing an intriguing new chapter of his legendary career.
The boxset Round Trip: Ornette Coleman On Blue Note presents all-analog 180g Tone Poet Vinyl Editions of all six albums featuring Coleman that were recorded for Blue Note Records, including his five albums as a leader—the two-volume At The ‘Golden Circle’ Stockholm (1965), The Empty Foxhole (1966), New York Is Now! (1968), and Love Call (1968)— as well as his lone sideman appearance on New And Old Gospel (1967) by fellow saxophonist Jackie McLean. The boxset includes a booklet featuring rare photos and an enlightening essay by critic Thomas Conrad.
Blue Note Tone Poet Series
The Blue Note Tone Poet Series was born out of Blue Note President Don Was’ admiration for the exceptional audiophile Blue Note LP reissues presented by Music Matters. Was brought Joe Harley (from Music Matters), a.k.a. the “Tone Poet,” on board to curate and supervise a series of reissues from the Blue Note family of labels.
Extreme attention to detail has been paid to getting these right in every conceivable way, from the jacket graphics and printing quality to superior LP mastering (direct from the master tapes) by Kevin Gray to superb 180 gm audiophile LP pressings by Record Technology Inc. Every aspect of these Blue Note/Tone Poet releases is done to the highest possible standard. It means that you will never find a superior version. This is IT.
Blue Note Records’ Tone Poet Audiophile Vinyl Reissue Series is produced by Joe Harley and features all-analog, mastered-from-the-original-master-tape 180g audiophile vinyl reissues in deluxe gatefold packaging. Mastering is by Kevin Gray (Cohearent Audio) and vinyl is manufactured at Record Technology Incorporated (RTI).
At the Golden Circle Stockholm Vol. 1
Live From The Golden Circle, Stockholm /1966
A1: Announcement / Faces And Places
A2: European Echoes
B1: Dee Dee
At the Golden Circle Stockholm Vol. 2
Live From The Golden Circle, Stockholm / 1965
A1: Snowflakes And Sunshine
A2: Morning Song
B1: The Riddle
The Empty Foxhole
A1: Good Old Days
A2: The Empty Foxhole
A3: Sound Gravitation
B1: Freeway Express
B3: Zig Zag
New York Is Now!
A1: The Garden Of Souls
A2: Toy Dance
B1: We Now Interrupt For A Commercial
B2: Broad Way Blues
B3: Round Trip
A2: Love Call
B1: Open To The Public
B2: Check Out Time
New And Old Gospel
A. Offspring B. Midway C. Vernzone D. The Inevitable End
B1: Old Gospel
B2: Strange As It Seems