180-gram mono LP
Mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio from the original master tape
Plated and pressed at RTI
Includes the hit “Lady Sings The Blues” written for Billie Holiday
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.
This mono Tone Poet Vinyl Edition was produced by Joe Harley, mastered by Kevin Gray (Cohearent Audio) from the original analog master tapes, pressed on 180-gram vinyl at Record Technology Inc. (RTI), and packaged in a deluxe gatefold tip-on jacket.
Following his introduction on the two 10″ LPs The Prophetic Herbie Nichols, Vol. 1 and Vol. 2., Nichols returned to Rudy Van Gelder’s Hackensack, New Jersey studio in August 1955 with drummer Max Roach and bassist Al McKibbon-and again in April 1956 with Roach and bassist Teddy Kotick-for sessions that produced Herbie Nichols Trio (BLP 1519). This 12″ LP was another collection of idiosyncratic Nichols originals including “The Gig,” “House Party Starting,” “Wildflower,” and perhaps his best-known composition “Lady Sings the Blues” which was written for Billie Holiday.
House Party Starting
The Lady Sings The Blues