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.
Stanley Turrentine’s 1966 soul jazz classic finds a deep, bluesy groove that doesn’t let up from start to finish. Joining him are trumpeter Blue Mitchell, baritone saxophonist Pepper Adams, alto saxophonist James Spaulding, and drummer Mickey Roker. Highlights include soulful covers of Ray Charles’ “What Could I Do Without You,” and “Feeling Good,” which Nina Simone recorded the year before. Blue Note Tone Poet Series features all-analog, remastered 180-gram vinyl in deluxe gatefold packaging.
|1. And Satisfy|
|2. What Could I Do Without You|
|3. Feeling Good|
|5. Walk On By|