Acoustic Sounds
By: Tracking Angle

November 8th, 2023



Large Collection of Mint, New Music Matters Blue Note Reissues Just Released For Sale

record store selling individual LPs online at Discogs and Bay

A large collection of Music Matters Blue Note reissues, Serial #40 (see list below) recently went on sale on Discogs as individual records and on Ebay as a 110 double 45rpm LP set (as I write this the top bid is $7700)—all "review samples"—(not test pressings) with Blue Note Plastylite labels. In case you are interested. In case you are interested in the difference between test pressings and review samples, in this series RTI produced up to a dozen test pressings that were evaluated and once they passed listening and visual tests, actually production begins, first with a specified small number of review samples.

Dec. 2007
Art Blakey - The Big Beat
Horace Parlan – Speakin’ My Piece

Feb. 2008
Kenny Drew - Undercurrent
Lou Donaldson - LD +3

Apr. 2008
Hank Mobley - Soul Station
Horace Parlan - Us Three

May 2008
Art Blakey- Night in Tunisia
Jackie McLean - Bluesnik

Jul. 2008
Tina Brooks - True Blue
Horace Silver- The Cape Verdean Blues

Sept. 2008
Johnny Coles - Little Johnny C
Freddie Hubbard - Here To Stay

Nov. 2008
Sonny Clark - Leapin and Lopin
Lee Morgan - Tom Cat

Jan. 2009
Sonny Clark - Cool Struttin
Gil Melle - Patterns In Jazz

Feb. 2009
Hank Mobley - Sextet
Donald Byrd - The Cat Walk

Apr. 2009
Tina Brooks - Back To The Tracks
Freddie Redd - Shades of Redd

June 2009
Dexter Gordon - Doin' All Right
Lee Morgan – Candy

July 2009
Kenny Dorham - 'Round About Midnight...
Eric Dolphy - Out To Lunch

Sept. 2009
Wayne Shorter - Juju
John Jenkins & Kenny Burrell

Oct. 2009
Jackie McLean - Swing, Swang, Swingin'
Hank Mobley - Roll Call

Nov. 2009
Horace Parlan - On The Spur of The Moment
Freddie Hubbard - Open Sesame

Dec. 2009
Sonny Rollins - Vol. 1
Lee Morgan - Search for The New Land

Jan. 2010
Curtis Fuller - The Opener
Grant Green – Matador

Feb. 2010
Joe Henderson - Our Thing
Grant Green - Talkin' About!

March 2010
Lee Morgan - Vol. 3
Dexter Gordon - Gettin' Around

Apr. 2010
Clifford Brown Memorial Album
Larry Young - Unity

May 2010
Grant Green - Solid
Louis Smith – Smithville

June 2010
Stanley Turrentine - Up At Minton’s, Vol. 2
Hank Mobley - The Quintet

July 2010
Horace Silver - Song For My Father
Kenny Dorham - Afro-Cuban

Sept. 2010
The Magnificent Thad Jones
Joe Henderson - Inner Urge

Oct. 2010
Donald Byrd - Byrd In Hand
Andrew Hill - Point Of Departure

Nov. 2010
Wayne Shorter - Night Dreamer
Lou Takes Off

Dec. 2010
Paul Chambers Quintet
Grachan Moncur III – Evolution

Jan. 2011
Kenny Burrell - Freedom
The Hank Mobley Quartet

Feb. 2011
Sam Rivers - Fuchsia Swing Song
Dexter Gordon - A Swingin' Affair

Mar. 2011
Jackie McLean - Destination Out
Lee Morgan - Indeed!

Apr. 2011
Horace Silver - The Stylings Of Silver
Hank Mobly -Another Workout

May 2011
Johnny Griffin- A Blowin' Session
Elvin Jones- Puttin' It Together

Jun. 2011
Cliff Jordan - Cliff Craft
Sonny Rollins - Newk's Time

July 2011
Johnny Griffin - The Congregation
Sonny Clark - Sonny's Crib

Aug. 2011
Elvin Jones Genesis
Art Blakey -Like Someone In Love

Sept. 2011
J.R. Monterose - J.R. Monterose
Freddie Hubbard Goin' Up

Oct. 2011
McCoy Tyner The Real McCoy
Wayne Shorter - The Soothsayer

Nov. 2011
Kenny Dorham - Una Mas
Bobby Hutcherson The Happenings

Dec. 2011
Horace Silver Six Pieces Of Silver
Blue Mitchell The Thing To Do

Jan. 2012
Lee Morgan The Procrastinator
Art Blakey & The Jazz… -Indestructible

Feb. 2012
Jackie McLean One Step Beyond
Freddie Hubbard Ready For Freddie

Mar. 2012
Wayne Shorter Adam's Apple
Stanley Turrentine Look Out!

Apr. 2012
Dexter Gordon Our Man In Paris
Herbie Hancock Empyrean Isles

May 2012
Grant Green - Street Of Dreams
Wayne Shorter - Speak No Evil

Sept. 2012
Herbie Hancock - Inventions And Dimensions
Art Blakey - Free For All

Oct. 2012
Joe Henderson - In ‘N Out
Horace Silver - Finger Poppin’

Dec. 2012
Larry Young - Into Somethin’
Pete La Roca – Basra

Jan. 2013
Herbie Hancock – “Speak Like A Child”
Andrew Hill “Judgment!”

Mar 2013
Horace Silver and the Jazz Messengers
Grant Green “Gooden's Corner”

Apr. 2013
Herbie Hancock “Takin' Off”
Hank Mobley Quintet “The Feelin’s Good”

June 2013
Art Blakey - Mosaic
Horace Parlan Headin' South

July 2013
Joe Henderson - Mode For Joe
Ike Quebec - Easy Living

Sept. 2013
Donald Byrd - Royal Flush
Lee Morgan - The Gigolo

Oct. 10 2013
Dizzy Reece - Star Bright
Stanley Turrentine - Jubilee Shout!!!

Nov. 10 2013
Sonny Clark - Dial S For Sonny
Horace Parlan - Happy Frame Of Mind

Dec. 15 2013
Jazz Messengers -At The Café Bohemia, Vol. 1
Jazz Messengers -At The Café Bohemia, Vol. 2


  • 2023-11-09 12:08:18 PM

    bwb wrote:

    bid on the eBay set is over $9K early in the day on 9 Nov, reserve not met... I'm guessing the reserve is at least $20K