Grant Green - Born To Be Blue


Blue Note (Tone Poet)



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ABLU 48601
UPC: 602577868443
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180 Gram Vinyl Record

180 Gram LP

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180-gram LP

Mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio from the original master tape

Plated and pressed at RTI

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.

Grant Green's 1962 album Born To Be Blue featuring Ike Quebec is often thought of as the sister album to Quebec's classic Blue and Sentimental, which was recorded for Blue Note just three months prior and also showcased the deep chemistry between the soulful guitarist and tenor saxophonist. Quebec's deep, soul-drenched tenor sound matches beautifully with hard bop masters Green and pianist Sonny Clark, along with the tried-and-true rhythm section team of Sam Jones and Louis Hayes.

Side 1
1. Someday My Prince Will Come
2. Born To Be Blue
3. If I Should Lose You

Side 2
1. Back In Your Own Backyard
2. My One And Only Love
3. Count Every Star

Customer Reviews (5.00 Stars) 4 person(s) rated this product.

It’s a tone poet.. enough said

posted on 12/07/2022
5 Stars
Reviewer: Byron
This pressing sounds so good. The jacket is high quality. Grant green plucks never sounded so vivid. One of the quietest records I own


posted on 06/21/2021
5 Stars
Reviewer: Brian VanPelt
As usual with the Tone Poet series, there is really no surface noise to speak of, although my copy had abrasions on side 2, and they did cause sonic defects. Even with those, this record has way less surface noise than just about anything else

In this album, the dynamic range is quite big - bigger than most of the Tone Poets - maybe the most dynamic of them all.

Just listen to the first track on side 2. There is a sax blow, in the left channel, that will wake you right up, and that's just the start. Eventually, just about everyone gets in on the tune; Green on the left with that monster sax. On the right is more brass, plus the drums. In the back, middle, was the pianist and the bass player. During this tune, the sonic canvas seemed to stretch, without break, from left to right. The drummer was hitting cymbals everywhere (well, everywhere on the right), and Green is going ape poop on the left - overwhelming and extraordinary. Of course, they followed up wit

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