With the first Record Store Day over, I thought it would be safe to cover the reissues of Creed Taylor productions in 2024. There have been a few already and it’s worth including them here. At the end of the post are embeds to the older reissue posts, starting with my “3R” post which I need to revisit.

If you have or get any reissues, remixes, or other 2024 Creed Taylor production release that I don’t include, let me know – “Let’s Keep The Groove Going”.

As always, I don’t have these releases unless stated. It goes without saying then that I have not heard them and can’t vouch for the quality. Stated availability was as at the time of writing (4/23/2024)

Artist: Grover Washington, Jr.
Title: Soul Box
Release date: Re-issue of 2008 release
Cat #: CDSML8580
Country: Europe/US/Japan

Description: The original 2-LP set KUX 1213 from 1973 is in stereo, and KSQX 1213 is the quadraphonic version. This outstanding release from Michael Dutton and Dutton Vocalion is a SACD Hybrid format, featuring all the original album tracks in stereo and multi-channel format for those that have the equipment. Dutton notes that “The original discrete quadraphonic master of Soul Box no longer exists; therefore, the best available discrete quadraphonic sources have been used for this reissue.” but does not say what sorces. That said, it’s a fantastic release and is available to US readers direct from Dutton Vocalion for $26 inc. secure international shipping.

Availability: Available in Japan via Tower Records, available direct from Dutton Vocalion

Artist: Kenny Burrell
Title: Guitar Forms
Release date: May 10th, 024
Cat #: AVER 504974
Country: Europe/US

Description: Acoustic Sounds Series reissue; Mastered by Ryan K. Smith at Sterling Sound from the original analog tapes. 180-gram LPs pressed at Quality Record Pressings! Stoughton Printing gatefold old-style tip-on jackets

180g black vinyl pressing with same track listing and times as the original album.

Availability: Currently available for pre-order through Acoustic Sounds website.

Artist: Idris Muhammad
Title: House Of The Rising Son
Release date: 2024
Cat #: MOVLP3297
Country: Europe/US

Description: 180g black vinyl pressing from Dutch label Music on Vinyl. Same track listing, with the drummers length tracks on the b-side. I actually think this may be a 2023 reissue or repressing of that. Unfortunately when trying to verify via the musiconvinyl.com website I get a 404. Music on Vinyl new pressings come in a resealable plastic sleeve.

Availability: Copies available new in some European countries, a few US stores have them new inc. Burnt Sound Records in Washington state.

Artist: Nina Simone
Title: Baltimore
Release date: Feb 2024
Cat #: 19658831421
Country: US

Description: Exclusive Vinyl Me Please pressing on red marbled vinyl, 2,000 foil stamped and numbered copies. Same track listing and edits as the original/

Availability: Copies available from VMP Direct. Copies also available from discogs and ebay sellers.

Artist: Deodato
Title: Prelude
Release date: Feb 2, 2024
Cat #: MOVLP214
Country: Europe

Description: Limited edition, numbered, 180g Green and Yellow marbled pressing by Dutch label Music On Vinyl for Masterworks Jazz. 1,000 copies. Same track listing, edits etc.

Availability: Copies available new in the UK and some European countries, a few US stores have them new.

Artist: Astrud Gilberto
Title: The Shadow Of Your Smile
Release date: Feb 2, 2024
Cat #: HE65001
Country: Europe

Description: Cut on vinyl at 45RPM. Seems to be a bootleg pressing or at least unlicensed release by Endless Happiness. They are registered in Russia.

Availability: Very Limited, although copies are on ebay.

Artist: Stan Getz & Bill Evans
Title: Previously Unreleased Recordings
Release date: Feb 23, 2024
Cat #: 602458538311
Country: Worldwide

Description: Originally issued in 1974, this is an Acoustic Sound Series reissue manufactured at Quality Record Pressings on 180g vinyl. Same tracks/listing etc. To be honest, I’ve never heard this album in any form, got an opinion, leave a comment!

Availability: Copies available new in many European countries, UK and USA. My vinyl supplier in Japan has a number of pressings and CDs, not this one.

Artist: Astrud Gilberto
Title: Look To The Rainbow
Release date: Feb 23, 2024
Cat #: 602458492149
Country: US

Description: Another in the “Verve By Request” series. Limited Edition pressed on Yellow/180g vinyl, audiophile quality reissue. Same tracklisting, same order and edits. While UMe claim this is audiophile Quality, there is no evidence it wasn’t pressed from a stereo release master tape or digital version of one.

Availability: A second, black vinyl pressing is available through the Verve centerstage.com store where it is currently discounted. Copies available on discogs as new at full list price.

Artist: Stan Getz / João Gilberto Featuring Antonio Carlos Jobim
Title: Getz / Gilberto
Release date: March 8, 2024
Cat #: IMP6041-1
Country: Europe / USA

Description: 2x 12″ records mastered at 45RPM. Limited Edition pressing that claimed to be from the original multi-track studio master tapes. Pressed on VR900 vinyl includes a 36-page booklet. I wrote about this in my Getz / Gilberto piece. Same track listing and lengths as original 1972 release plus bonus tracks of single edits of “The Girl From Ipanema” and “Corcavado”.

Availability: Some copies in Europe and USA on discogs, At $129.99 it’s unlikely to sell out it’s 1,000 copies quickly.

Artist: Stanley Turrentine
Title: Sugar
Release date: March, 22, 2024
Cat #: MOVLP212
Country: Europe/USA

Description: 180g orange marbled pressing from Dutch label Music. Includes the three original tracks including the sublime Billy Kaye drum intro to Sugar. Music on Vinyl new pressings come in a resealable plastic sleeve.

Availability: Copies available new in some European countries, a few US stores have them new inc. Electric Avenue in Westchester, PA.

Artist: Ray Barretto
Title: Pastime Paradise
Release date: March, 2024
Cat #: MK65004
Country: UK

Description: This is actually a new 12″ single by Major Keys in the UK using the original tracks from the 1981 CTI album “La Cuna”. When I was DJing last year, I had to drag along the album to play the full-length tracks. I got my copy from Tony Rodriguez at Luv4Wax Records in New Jersey. The A-side pressing plays at 45RPM, and the B-side at 33 1/3RPM, which is a pain, but not that unusual for 12″ singles. “Pastime Paradise” is a great party closing track, “La Cuna” is a solid dance floor track.

Availability: Copies available in UK and Europe, Luv4Wax still has an additional copy.

Audiophile Quality, really?

The Original 2021/2022 Reissue list

An Update on the 2021/2022 Reissue list plus some new/old pressings

Turrentine’s Cherry and Hammonds Gears, late in 2022

2023 Reissues – I admit, I got bored with the lack of innovative reissues last year and the only one listed is the Tamiko Jones CTI/A&M album from 1968, reissued by British company – Pleasure for Music. I’ll be following this post with another later in the week about a Tamiko Jones release and I have a detailed post that I’ll be holding back until her birthday in a couple of months.

Updates: May 7th, 2024 – Added Kenny Burrell Guitar Forms.
June 23rd, 2024 – Added Dutton Vocalion Soul Box hybrid SACD

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