You should make a post about your full BN collection!
Wow! Yeah I'd like to see a post about it as well. Also, maybe your top ten BN titles.
How many albums is it total?
I'm not sure what that post would be about. The Blue Note catalogue is exhausting in so many ways. Many albums are not great but reflects a golden era of jazz.
I've heard *almost* everything there is to hear from Blue Note - unless Michael Cuscuna is sitting on additional releases :)
I've never aspired to own 100% of the catalogue but I'd say I have a...high percentage. Brrr, I should really count one day, yaiks. It's hard to count albums since I've bought so many of the Mosaic boxes which is often 'complete' per artist output of Blue Note.
Above is a good start, as well as a couple of good books / discographies published. That's what I've used all along the project.
In terms of top10, that's impossible. It needs to be broken down to top10 per five years of Blue Note history :)
But! Everything Lee Morgan ever released on Blue Note Records is brilliant. Ornette Colemans work too.
Lou Donaldsons work is fantastic, and the few albums Bud Powell did. Then there's Jimmy Smith. Groundbreaking I guess, but not everything's good. Same with Hank Mobley. Lots of great ones, some duds.
Awesome. I love Ornette.
Indeed. But his work on Blue Note needs to be seen in the light of what was and what was to come. If I'm not mistaken they got a Grammy for the live albums they did in Sweden (Live at the Golden Circle, vol1 -2.)
Check out James Blood Ulmers album with Ornette; Tales Of Captain Black. That's some great great music
I need to listen to the Live at The Golden Circle albums again. Last time I was listening to them I wasn't feeling the energy. Coulda just been me. I have them both. The Shape of Jazz to Come is probably one of my all time fave jazz studio albums though I don't believe that was Blue Note.
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