February 2019: Bunk Johnson & Leadbelly, Earl Hines, and Ben Webster

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We’re very excited to announce three new fantastic reissues coming in February 2019. Bunk Johnson & Leadbelly At New York Town Hall 1947, Earl Hines’ My Tribute To Louis, and Ben Webster’s The Horn will all hit the shelves at fine record stores everywhere on February 15th. In addition to the widely available black vinyl editions of each release, limited edition color vinyl pressings will be sold exclusively at Barnes & Noble. See below for more details and pre-order your copies today!

 

Bunk Johnson & Leadbelly At New York Town Hall 1947 (2xLP)

Pressed to vinyl for the first time, this live, double LP, filled with a set of players from all over the jazz, folk, and blues genres, is a great listen for any collector. Featuring artists like Omer Simeon, Jimmy Archey, Ralph Sutton, Freddie Moore, and many more, this Bunk Johnson and Leadbelly collaboration is one for the books. The recordings were remastered for vinyl by Dave Gardner at Infrasonic Mastering. A limited edition gold color vinyl pressing will be available exclusively at Barnes & Noble. Pre-order a copy of the black vinyl HERE.

 

Earl Hines – My Tribute To Louis (LP)

Twelve days after Louis Armstrong died, his old friend Earl Hines recorded a solo tribute to the great trumpeter/vocalist. This album, one of three that Hines recorded in a two-day period, features eight songs associated with Satch including Struttin’ with Some Barbeque, A Kiss to Build a Dream On, Someday You’ll Be Sorry, and two versions of Armstrong’s theme When It’s Sleepy Time Down South. This set should be of particular interest to Earl Hines collectors, for the pianist rarely performed most of these songs, and he gives fresh heartfelt renditions to the standards. The recordings were remastered for vinyl at Infrasonic Mastering for this pressing, the first in decades. A limited red color vinyl edition will be available exclusively at Barnes & Noble. Pre-order a copy of the black vinyl HERE.

 

Ben Webster – The Horn (2xLP)

The Horn is an essential release for any Ben Webster fan. Featuring musicians like Clyde Hart, Charlie Drayton, and Denzil Best, Webster thrives with an expert backing band. The first LP in the set includes the album as originally released. A second LP contains outtakes and alternate takes from those same sessions. The album was remastered for vinyl from original tapes by Dave Gardner at Infrasonic Mastering. A limited purple color vinyl edition will be available exclusively at Barnes & Noble. Pre-order the black vinyl edition HERE.